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Victorian Literature

written by: iskra87
 
Victorian literature flourished in the 19th century, when Queen Victoria reigned over the United Kingdom. During that period the novel became the major literary genre.

Question 1:


He was a Victorian novelist who first started writing under the pseudonym "Boz". His novel "David Copperfield" is considered autobiographical.
Thomas Hardy
Oscar Wilde
Charles Dickens
Anthony Trollope

Question 2:


The book "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carol abounds in fusions of the real and the fantastical. What is this genre called?
Fantasy
Nonsense verse
Saga
Literary nonsense

Question 3:


This Victorian novelist wrote many poems, too. His collection of poems "Wessex Poems and Other Verses" was published in 1898.
Thomas Hardy
George Eliot
Robert Browning
Rudyard Kipling

Question 4:


Many of Dickens's characters have symbolic names. Name the benefactor of Pip, the protagonist in "Great Expectations".
Mr. Pumblechook
Wemmick
Magwitch
Mr. Jaggers

Question 5:


Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brönte were three sisters, each of whom published a novel in 1847. Which novel is not one of the three published that year?
"Wuthering Heights"
"Agnes Grey"
"Jane Eyre"
"Villette"

Question 6:


This prominent Victorian poet was appointed Poet Laureate in 1850. His first collection of poems after taking this post was "Maud and Other Poems".
Robert Browning
Lord Alfred Tennyson
Matthew Arnold
Gerard Manley Hopkins

Question 7:


What is the name of the female protagonist in George Eliot's "Middlemarch" who marries Mr. Casaubon?
Mary Garth
Dorothea Brooke
Celia Brooke
Rosamond Vincy

Question 8:


William Makepeace Thackeray wrote a novel which is a satire of the English society during the 19th century. The title of the novel was borrowed from the allegorical story "The Pilgrim's Progress". Name the novel.
"The luck of Bary Lyndon"
"Catherine"
"The Virginians"
"Vanity Fair"

Question 9:


She was a Victorian poet whose most famous work is "Sonnets from the Portuguese". She married another prominent poet of that age.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Christina Rossetti
Elisabeth Gaskel
Frances Trollope

Question 10:


Oscar Wilde was a prolific writer in various genres - drama, prose, poetry. What is his only published novel?
"The Picture of Dorian Gray"
"The Importance of Being Earnest"
"A Woman of No Importance"
"Intentions"

 


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