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  • 1. 
    In which year was The Act of Union passed, joining the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland into a single, united kingdom named “Great Britain”?
    • A. 

      1660

    • B. 

      1667

    • C. 

      1670

    • D. 

      1707

  • 2. 
    Which of the following adjectives best describes 18th century English Augustan poetry? 
    • A. 

      Political

    • B. 

      Satirical

    • C. 

      Classical

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    In John Dryden’s Absalom and Achitophel, the character of Ishbosheth represents which of the following historical figures?
    • A. 

      Richard Cromwell

    • B. 

      Oliver Cromwell

    • C. 

      The Duke of Monmouth

    • D. 

      Anthony Cooper

  • 4. 
    In Absalom and Achitophel, radical puritans are indirectly blamed for the Civil War. True or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    In Dryden’s An Essay of Dramatic Poesie, which character supports English drama because of its variety?
    • A. 

      Eugenius

    • B. 

      Crites

    • C. 

      Lisideius

    • D. 

      Neander

  • 6. 
    English tragedies usually take place over the course of 24 hours. True or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    How many versions of The Rape of the Lock did Alexander Pope publish?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 8. 
    In The Rape of the Lock, a mock epic, Alexander Pope imitates the characteristics of which of the following texts?
    • A. 

      The Aeneid (Vergil)

    • B. 

      The Divine Comedy (Dante)

    • C. 

      Paradise Lost (Milton)

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    Who is the muse of The Rape of the Lock?
  • 10. 
    In Canto III of The Rape of the Lock, which monarch “dost sometimes counsel take—and sometimes tea” at Hampton Court?
    • A. 

      Mary I

    • B. 

      Anne I

    • C. 

      Elizabeth I

    • D. 

      Charles II

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