British Literature 17th Century

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  • 1. 

    What was the 17th Century solution to how far the Reformation should go?

    Correct Answer(s)
    As far as individual groups wanted to take it
    As far as individual groups want to take it
    Explanation
    In the 17th century, the solution to how far the Reformation should go was determined by the desires and preferences of individual groups. This means that each group had the freedom to determine the extent to which they wanted to pursue religious reform. There was no central authority or overarching rule dictating the limits of the Reformation, allowing different groups to follow their own interpretations and practices.

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  • 2. 

    What was the 17th Century solution to how much power the monarch should have apart from Parliament? 

    Correct Answer(s)
    almost none
    very little
    Explanation
    During the 17th century, the concept of limited monarchy emerged as a solution to the issue of how much power the monarch should have apart from Parliament. This idea proposed that the monarch's power should be significantly restricted, allowing them to have only a minimal amount of authority. This approach aimed to prevent absolute rule and ensure a system of checks and balances where Parliament would share power and have a significant role in decision-making. Therefore, "almost none" and "very little" accurately describe the 17th-century solution to the monarch's power.

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  • 3. 

    When did the puritan Revolution occur?

    Correct Answer(s)
    1640-1660
    Explanation
    The Puritan Revolution occurred between 1640 and 1660. This period was marked by political and religious conflicts in England, as the Puritans sought to reform the Church of England and establish a more puritanical society. The revolution ultimately led to the overthrow of King Charles I and the establishment of a republican government under Oliver Cromwell. The Puritan Revolution had significant long-term effects on English society and politics, shaping the development of constitutional monarchy and religious tolerance in the country.

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  • 4. 

     Frictions began to occur after the accession of Charles I in _____

    Correct Answer(s)
    1625
    Explanation
    Frictions began to occur after the accession of Charles I in 1625 because his reign was marked by conflicts between the monarchy and Parliament. Charles I's policies, such as his attempts to impose taxes without Parliament's consent and his religious policies that were seen as a threat to Protestantism, led to tensions and eventually sparked the English Civil War. This war was a result of the growing discontent and opposition to Charles I's actions, which started to manifest after he became king in 1625.

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  • 5. 

    Open conflict broke out in ______

    Correct Answer(s)
    1642
    Explanation
    In 1642, open conflict broke out. This implies that there was a significant event or series of events that led to a conflict during that year. The question is incomplete as it does not provide any context or specific location for the conflict. However, based on the given information, it can be inferred that the conflict occurred in the year 1642.

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  • 6. 

    What year was Charles I executed? 

    Correct Answer(s)
    1649
    Explanation
    Charles I was executed in 1649. This was a significant event in English history as it marked the end of the English Civil War and the establishment of the Commonwealth of England. Charles I was found guilty of high treason by the Rump Parliament and was beheaded on January 30, 1649.

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  • 7. 

    The Puritans were not successful in establishing a stable government after the king's execution. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Puritans were not successful in establishing a stable government after the king's execution. This is true because after the execution of King Charles I in 1649, the Puritans, led by Oliver Cromwell, established a republic known as the Commonwealth of England. However, this government was not stable and faced numerous challenges, including conflicts with royalists and internal divisions. Eventually, the Commonwealth dissolved, and the monarchy was restored in 1660. Therefore, it can be concluded that the Puritans were indeed unsuccessful in establishing a stable government after the king's execution.

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  • 8. 

    Oliver Cromwell's military dictatorship worked effectively 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Oliver Cromwell's military dictatorship did not work effectively. While he was able to achieve some military successes, his rule was marked by widespread repression, censorship, and the suppression of political opposition. Cromwell's regime was also characterized by economic instability and religious intolerance, leading to social unrest and resistance. Ultimately, his dictatorship ended with his death and the restoration of the monarchy in 1660.

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  • 9. 

    In what year did Cromwell die and his son Richard assume power?

    Correct Answer
    1658
    Explanation
    Cromwell died in 1658 and his son Richard assumed power in the same year.

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  • 10. 

    In what year did Charles II return from exile and take position as king?

    Correct Answer
    1660
    Explanation
    In 1660, Charles II returned from exile and assumed the position of king. This marked the end of the English Interregnum period, which began after the execution of his father, Charles I, in 1649. Charles II's return to power restored the monarchy in England and brought stability to the country after years of political and social upheaval.

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  • 11. 

    The Puritan Revolution proved that there was no universal _____ to be had. 

    Correct Answer
    truth
    Explanation
    The Puritan Revolution, also known as the English Civil War, demonstrated that there was no universal truth to be had. This period of conflict and political turmoil highlighted the deep divisions within society, particularly between the Puritan faction and the monarchy. Each side claimed to possess the ultimate truth and authority, leading to a violent struggle for power. The lack of a universally accepted truth during this time is evident in the ongoing debates and conflicts that emerged, ultimately resulting in a temporary overthrow of the monarchy and the establishment of a republican government.

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  • 12. 

    17th Century values of court society 

    • A.

      Belief in hierarchal order

    • B.

      Uniformity

    • C.

      Obedience to the national church

    • D.

      Loyalty to the monarch

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Belief in hierarchal order
    B. Uniformity
    C. Obedience to the national church
    D. Loyalty to the monarch
    Explanation
    During the 17th century, court society placed great importance on certain values. One of these values was the belief in hierarchical order, which meant that society was structured in a way that emphasized the importance of social ranks and positions. Another value was uniformity, meaning that there was an expectation for individuals to conform to established norms and standards. Obedience to the national church was also highly valued, as it was seen as a way to maintain social order and control. Lastly, loyalty to the monarch was considered crucial, as it ensured stability and the preservation of the existing social order.

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  • 13. 

    Values of Courtiers in the 17th Century

    • A.

      Love but not necessarily marriage

    • B.

      Warfare- largely free of political context

    • C.

      Devotional piety - apart from practical morality

    • D.

      Emphasis upon honor as the supreme principle in life

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Love but not necessarily marriage
    B. Warfare- largely free of political context
    C. Devotional piety - apart from practical morality
    D. Emphasis upon honor as the supreme principle in life
    Explanation
    The values of courtiers in the 17th century included a focus on love, which did not always necessitate marriage. Warfare was seen as separate from political context, suggesting that it was not solely driven by political motivations. Devotional piety was emphasized, but it was seen as separate from practical morality, indicating a distinction between religious beliefs and everyday behavior. Lastly, honor was considered the supreme principle in life, suggesting that courtiers valued reputation and dignity above all else.

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  • 14. 

    During the puritan rule, ____ were closed.

    Correct Answer(s)
    theaters
    Explanation
    During the puritan rule, theaters were closed. This is because the puritans believed that theater was sinful and immoral, as it involved acting, which they considered to be a form of lying. They also believed that theater encouraged immorality and led people astray from their religious duties. As a result, the puritans closed down theaters and banned the performance of plays, considering them to be a corrupting influence on society.

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  • 15. 

    After the puritan rule, social attitudes became more ______ and _______

    Correct Answer(s)
    secular, materialistic
    materialistic, secular
    Explanation
    After the puritan rule, social attitudes became more secular and materialistic. This means that there was a shift away from religious and spiritual beliefs towards a focus on worldly possessions and material wealth. This change in attitude can be attributed to the loosening of religious constraints and the increasing emphasis on individualism and consumerism in society.

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  • 16. 

    Milton was greatly influenced by what author?

    Correct Answer(s)
    Spencer
    Explanation
    Milton was greatly influenced by the author Spencer.

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  • 17. 

    After the restoration people became interested in literature that was more _____.

    Correct Answer(s)
    serious
    Explanation
    After the restoration, people became interested in literature that was more serious. This suggests that during the restoration period, there was a shift in people's preferences towards literature that had a more profound and thought-provoking nature. It implies that they were seeking content that tackled deeper themes and subjects, possibly reflecting a desire for intellectual stimulation and a departure from lighter or frivolous literary works.

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  • 18. 

    After the Restoration _____ was no longer the center of influence 

    Correct Answer(s)
    court
    the court
    Explanation
    After the Restoration, the court was no longer the center of influence. This implies that there was a shift in power and authority away from the court. It suggests that the court lost its previous position as the primary source of influence and control. This could be due to various factors such as political changes, social shifts, or the emergence of new centers of power. Without further context, it is difficult to determine the specific reasons for this change.

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  • 19. 

    After the restoration the established church became ____ in its control of people 

    Correct Answer(s)
    weak
    Explanation
    After the restoration, the established church became weak in its control of people. This suggests that the church's influence and authority over the population diminished or declined significantly. It implies that people were no longer easily swayed or controlled by the church's teachings or directives, indicating a loss of power and influence on the part of the church.

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  • 20. 

    After the restoration protestant sects ______

    Correct Answer(s)
    multiplied
    Explanation
    After the restoration, Protestant sects experienced a significant increase in numbers or grew rapidly. This growth could be attributed to various factors such as religious freedom, the spread of new ideas, the appeal of Protestant teachings, or the influence of charismatic leaders. The term "multiplied" implies a significant expansion or proliferation of these sects, indicating a substantial increase in their presence and influence during this period.

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  • 21. 

    At the end of the 17th Century rhymed ______ and formal verse _____ became popular 

    Correct Answer(s)
    couplets, satire
    Explanation
    In the late 17th Century, rhymed couplets and formal verse, specifically satire, gained popularity. Rhymed couplets are a poetic form consisting of two lines that rhyme and have the same meter, often used to express wit and humor. Satire, on the other hand, is a literary genre that uses irony, sarcasm, and ridicule to criticize and expose human vices or shortcomings. This combination of rhymed couplets and satire became a popular choice for poets during this time period, allowing them to convey their criticisms and social commentary in a clever and entertaining manner.

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  • 22. 

    At the end of the 17th Century a movement began toward ____ and away from _____

    Correct Answer(s)
    prose, poetry
    Explanation
    During the late 17th Century, there was a shift in literary preferences, moving towards prose and away from poetry. This movement can be attributed to various factors such as the rise of scientific thought and rationality, which favored prose as a more logical and informative form of expression. Additionally, the increasing influence of the Enlightenment period emphasized the importance of reason and clarity, making prose a more suitable medium for conveying ideas. As a result, prose gained popularity as a means of communication and artistic expression, while poetry took a backseat in literary circles.

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  • 23. 

    What play did Christopher Marlow rewrite?

    Correct Answer(s)
    Hero and Leander
    Explanation
    Christopher Marlowe rewrote the play "Hero and Leander".

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  • 24. 

    Renaissance Literature celebrates physical form because human beauty is connected to 

    Correct Answer(s)
    virtue
    Explanation
    Renaissance Literature celebrates physical form because human beauty is connected to virtue. During the Renaissance period, there was a renewed interest in humanism and the belief that individuals possess inherent worth and potential for greatness. Beauty was seen as a reflection of inner virtue, and physical attractiveness was often associated with moral goodness. This belief is evident in many Renaissance literary works that emphasize the importance of physical beauty and its connection to virtuous qualities such as grace, purity, and nobility.

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  • 25. 

    Aphra Behn wrote ______

    Correct Answer(s)
    Oroonoko
    Explanation
    Aphra Behn is known for writing the novel "Oroonoko."

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  • 26. 

    Frances Burney wrote ____

    Correct Answer(s)
    Evalina
    Explanation
    Frances Burney wrote "Evalina".

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  • 27. 

    Name of Charles I's wife

    Correct Answer(s)
    Henrietta Maria
    Explanation
    The name of Charles I's wife was Henrietta Maria.

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  • 28. 

    What position did Milton acquire in 1652?

    Correct Answer(s)
    Latin secretary
    Explanation
    In 1652, Milton acquired the position of Latin secretary.

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  • 29. 

    Milton called himself a ____ preacher

    Correct Answer(s)
    poet
    Explanation
    Milton referred to himself as a poet.

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  • 30. 

    What form of play did Henrietta Maria like?

    Correct Answer(s)
    masque
    Explanation
    Henrietta Maria liked the form of play known as masque. A masque is a type of entertainment that was popular during the Renaissance and Baroque periods. It involved a combination of music, dance, poetry, and elaborate costumes. Masques were often performed at court, and they typically featured allegorical or mythological themes. Henrietta Maria, who was the queen consort of England, Scotland, and Ireland in the 17th century, was known for her love of the arts and patronage of theatrical performances. Therefore, it is likely that she enjoyed watching and participating in masques.

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  • 31. 

    Donne believed that the church is most like Christ when it is open to the most people 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Donne believed that the church is most like Christ when it is open to the most people. This suggests that Donne believed in the inclusive nature of the church, where it should welcome and accept all individuals regardless of their backgrounds or beliefs. By being open to the most people, the church can embody the teachings and values of Christ, which emphasize love, acceptance, and inclusivity. This aligns with the idea that the church should strive to emulate Christ's example and teachings in its actions and attitudes towards others.

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  • 32. 

    Who wrote The Tragedy of Miriam 

    Correct Answer
    Elizabeth Cary
    Explanation
    Elizabeth Cary wrote The Tragedy of Miriam.

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  • 33. 

    Catholics were against Lanyer because she was a Christianized ____

    Correct Answer
    Jew
    Explanation
    Catholics were against Lanyer because she was a Christianized Jew. This suggests that Lanyer was originally Jewish but had converted to Christianity. The Catholic Church historically had a complicated relationship with Judaism, often viewing Jews as outsiders or even enemies. Therefore, Lanyer's conversion to Christianity may have been seen as a betrayal or a threat to the Catholic community, leading to their opposition towards her.

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  • 34. 

    King Edward made a rule that __ were not allowed to live in London

    Correct Answer
    Jews
    Explanation
    During King Edward's reign, he implemented a rule that prohibited Jews from residing in London. This decision was likely influenced by the prevailing anti-Semitic sentiments of the time. It is important to note that such discriminatory practices against Jews were unfortunately common throughout history, often driven by religious, social, or economic factors.

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  • 35. 

    Who wrote "On Inviting a Friend to Supper?"

    Correct Answer
    Ben Jonson
    Explanation
    The correct answer for this question is Ben Jonson. Ben Jonson was a renowned English playwright and poet during the 16th and 17th centuries. He is best known for his satirical comedies and his contributions to the development of the English drama. "On Inviting a Friend to Supper" is one of his poems, where he expresses his hospitality and joy in inviting a friend to share a meal.

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  • 36. 

    Elizabeth Cary was a friend of 

    Correct Answer
    Queen Anne
    Explanation
    Elizabeth Cary was a friend of Queen Anne. This statement suggests that Elizabeth Cary had a personal relationship with Queen Anne and they were on friendly terms. It implies that they had a close bond and shared a friendship.

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  • 37. 

    Elizabeth Cary was a _____ and Queen Anne was _____

    Correct Answer
    protestant, catholic
    Explanation
    Elizabeth Cary was a protestant, meaning she followed the Protestant branch of Christianity. Queen Anne, on the other hand, was a catholic, indicating that she followed the Catholic branch of Christianity. This suggests that Elizabeth Cary and Queen Anne belonged to different religious denominations, with Cary being a Protestant and Anne being a Catholic.

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  • 38. 

    Who helps convert Elizabeth Cary to catholicism? 

    Correct Answer
    Henrietta Maria
    Explanation
    Henrietta Maria helps convert Elizabeth Cary to Catholicism.

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  • 39. 

    The Tragedy of Miriam fit in the category of ____ drama

    Correct Answer
    closet
    Explanation
    The Tragedy of Miriam fits in the category of closet drama. Closet drama refers to plays that are written to be read rather than performed on stage. These plays are often meant for private or personal enjoyment rather than public performance. The term "closet" refers to the idea that these plays were typically read or performed in the privacy of one's own study or "closet." The Tragedy of Miriam falls into this category because it is a play that is meant to be read and enjoyed by individuals rather than being performed in a public setting.

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  • 40. 

    George Herbert views God as always ____

    Correct Answer
    forgiving
    Explanation
    George Herbert views God as always forgiving. This means that Herbert believes that no matter what mistakes or sins we may commit, God is always willing to forgive us. This view emphasizes God's mercy and compassion towards humanity, and highlights the importance of seeking forgiveness and redemption in our relationship with God.

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  • 41. 

    John Donne could never feel _____

    Correct Answer
    forgiven
    Explanation
    John Donne could never feel forgiven suggests that John Donne, the subject of the statement, was unable to experience the feeling or belief that he had been pardoned or absolved of his wrongdoings. This implies that he may have carried guilt or remorse, and despite any external forgiveness or redemption, he was unable to personally accept or internalize it.

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  • 42. 

    Who wrote The Rape of the Lock?

    Correct Answer
    Alexander Pope
    Explanation
    Alexander Pope is the correct answer because he is the well-known author of the poem "The Rape of the Lock." This satirical poem, first published in 1712, is a mock-heroic narrative that humorously addresses the triviality of social conventions and the vanity of upper-class society in 18th-century England. Pope's skillful use of wit and his mastery of poetic form make him a significant figure in English literature, and "The Rape of the Lock" is considered one of his most famous works.

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  • 43. 

    Who wrote Vanity of Human Wishes?

    Correct Answer
    Samuel Johnson
    Explanation
    Samuel Johnson is the correct answer because he is the author of the poem "Vanity of Human Wishes." This poem was published in 1749 and is a satirical reflection on the futility of human desires and ambitions. Johnson was a renowned English writer and literary critic, known for his contributions to English literature, including his dictionary and numerous essays.

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