British Literature II -- Romantic Exam

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British Literature II -- Romantic Exam

This is a quiz to prepare me for my first exam in Brit Lit II. The quiz is over Romantic Poetry.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who wrote: "Songs of Innocence," "Songs of Experience," and "Visions of the Daughters of Albion?"
    • A. 

      Mary Wollstonecraft

    • B. 

      Lord Byron

    • C. 

      William Blake

  • 2. 
    Who wrote "A Vindication of the Rights of Women?"
    • A. 

      Joanna Baillie

    • B. 

      William Wordsworth

    • C. 

      Mary Wollstonecraft

  • 3. 
    Who wrote "To a Mouse," "To a Louse," and "A Red, Red Rose?"
    • A. 

      Robert Burns

    • B. 

      Lord Byron

    • C. 

      John Keats

  • 4. 
    Who wrote "Tinturn Abbey," "The Lucy Poems," "The World is too Much With Us," and "Surprised by Joy?"
    • A. 

      Dorothy Wordsworth

    • B. 

      William Wordsworth

    • C. 

      Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  • 5. 
    Who wrote the journals?
    • A. 

      Thomas De Quincey

    • B. 

      Percy Shelley

    • C. 

      Dorothy Wordsworth

  • 6. 
    Who wrote "Kubla Khan," "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," "Dejection Ode," and "The Pains of Sleep?"
    • A. 

      William Blake

    • B. 

      Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    • C. 

      John Keats

  • 7. 
    Who wrote "Confessions of an English Opium Eater?"
    • A. 

      Thomas De Quincey

    • B. 

      William Wordsworth

    • C. 

      Lord Byron

  • 8. 
    Who wrote "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage?"
    • A. 

      Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    • B. 

      Lord Byron

    • C. 

      Percy Shelley

  • 9. 
    Who wrote "Hymn to an Intellectual Beauty," "To a Skylark," "A Defence of Poetry," and "To Wordworth?"
    • A. 

      Percy Bysshe Shelley

    • B. 

      John Keats

    • C. 

      Thomas De Quincey

  • 10. 
    Who wrote "La Belle Dame Sans Merci," "Sonnet to Sleep," "Ode on a Grecian Urn," "A Thing of Beauty," and "Ode to a Nightingale?"
    • A. 

      William Wordsworth

    • B. 

      John Keats

    • C. 

      William Blake

  • 11. 
    Who said, "A poem is the expression of "negative capability, that is when man is capable of being in uncertainties, mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and reason?""
    • A. 

      Lord Byron

    • B. 

      William Blake

    • C. 

      John Keats

  • 12. 
    Who said, "Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds?"
    • A. 

      Percy Bysshe Shelley

    • B. 

      William Wordsworth

    • C. 

      Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  • 13. 
    Who said, "'Tis to create, and in creating live / a being more intense?"
    • A. 

      Lord Byron

    • B. 

      William Blake

    • C. 

      John Keats

  • 14. 
    Who said, "Simple, sensuous, passionate and by its imagery elicit truth at a flash?"
    • A. 

      Percy Bysshe Shelley

    • B. 

      William Wordsworth

    • C. 

      Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  • 15. 
    Who said, "The spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings... recollection in tranquility?"
    • A. 

      William Blake

    • B. 

      William Wordsworth

    • C. 

      Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  • 16. 
    Who said, "Poetry is the experience of the spirit and life... (of the) Real Man: The Imagination which liveth forever?"
    • A. 

      John Keats

    • B. 

      William Blake

    • C. 

      Lord Byron

  • 17. 
    What are words and language that were once in regular use but are now relatively rare and suggestive of an earlier style or period?
    • A. 

      Archaisms

    • B. 

      Internal rhyme

    • C. 

      Medievalism

  • 18. 
    What are songs in Scots dialect collected by Robert Burns?
    • A. 

      Iambic pentameter

    • B. 

      Nature

    • C. 

      Ayres

  • 19. 
    What is a popular four-line verse form using alternating rhyme associated with fold songs/hymn?
    • A. 

      Heroic couplet

    • B. 

      Ballad

    • C. 

      Sonnet

  • 20. 
    What are poems written by professional poets that imitate the story-telling techniques of traditional ballads?
    • A. 

      Art ballads

    • B. 

      Incremental repetition

    • C. 

      Archaisms

  • 21. 
    What is an unrhymed iambic pentameter?
    • A. 

      Platonism

    • B. 

      Mythic pattern

    • C. 

      Blank verse

  • 22. 
    What is a pause usually in the middle of a line of verse indicated by a pause in sense?
    • A. 

      Enjambment

    • B. 

      Gothicism

    • C. 

      Caesura

  • 23. 
    What is a technique used in ballads in which the narrative is presented through a question and answer exchange?
    • A. 

      Dialogue format

    • B. 

      Spenserian stanza

    • C. 

      Orientalism

  • 24. 
    What is the running over of two or more lines of verse without end punctuation?
    • A. 

      Enjambment

    • B. 

      Ayres

    • C. 

      Pisan circle

  • 25. 
    What is an imaginative type of essay popular during the Romantic period? E.g. Thomas De Quincey's "The Confessions of an English Opium Eater."
    • A. 

      Iambic pentameter

    • B. 

      Familar essay

    • C. 

      Mythic pattern

  • 26. 
    What is a popular literary and art movement in the late 18th c. and 19th c. aimed at evoking primal emotions of fear and wonder? It constituted a revival of medievalism which took the form in literature of "tales of terror" set in castles or faraway places.
    • A. 

      Orientalism

    • B. 

      Primitivism

    • C. 

      Gothicism

  • 27. 
    What are paired lines of iambic pentameter, such as Wordworth's "Tintern Abbey?"
    • A. 

      Internal rhyme

    • B. 

      Heroic couplet

    • C. 

      Sonnet

  • 28. 
    What is a verse line consisting of five iambs -- an iamb being a metrical foot in which an unaccented syllable is followed by an accented syllable?
    • A. 

      Heroic couplet

    • B. 

      Iambic pentameter

    • C. 

      Ode

  • 29. 
    What is a ballad technique in which repetition is used to advance or amplify the narrative?
    • A. 

      Mythic pattern

    • B. 

      Internal rhyme

    • C. 

      Incremental repetition

  • 30. 
    What is a ballad technique in which rhyming occurs within a line?
    • A. 

      Internal rhyme

    • B. 

      Heroic couplet

    • C. 

      Negative capability

  • 31. 
    What is a love fo the Middle ages, especially strong in the 19th c. as an expression of a longing for more colorful pre-Industrial times?
    • A. 

      Orientalism

    • B. 

      Medievalism

    • C. 

      Gothicism

  • 32. 
    What is a three-part organizational principle for the mythic journey consisting of the separation of hero-in-the-making from the familiar; initiation experiences including a descent into "hell" and ascent into "heaven"; and a return home with new knowledge essential for the survival of the hero's culture? E.g. "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
    • A. 

      Gothicism

    • B. 

      Familiar essay

    • C. 

      Mythic pattern

  • 33. 
    What is, for the Neo-Classical Pope, a source of intelligent principles, and for the Romantic, Wordsworth, a nurturing mother?
    • A. 

      Nature

    • B. 

      Caesura

    • C. 

      Primitivism

  • 34. 
    What is Keats' phrase for the ability he found in Shakespeare to live with mysteries and doubts without "any irritable grasping reachig after fact and reason?"
    • A. 

      Negative capability

    • B. 

      Romanticism

    • C. 

      Spenserian stanza

  • 35. 
    What is a lyrical poem in an elevated style on a serious subject consisting of irregular stanzas -- that is, stanzas with an irregular pattern in line lengths and rhymes?
    • A. 

      Trochaic meter

    • B. 

      Opium wars or anglo-chinese wars

    • C. 

      Ode

  • 36. 
    • A. 

      Nature

    • B. 

      Platonism

    • C. 

      Opium wars or anglo-chinese wars

  • 37. 
    What is the study of the East shaped by attitudes of European imperialism in the 18th and 19th centuries?
    • A. 

      Orientalism

    • B. 

      Primitivism

    • C. 

      Gothicism

  • 38. 
    What is a circle of English friends centering Pisa including Byron and Shelley?
    • A. 

      Pisan circle

    • B. 

      Sonnet

    • C. 

      Ode

  • 39. 
    What is the philosophy of Plato that poses the existence of "The One" or transcendental absolute as the source of perfect forms of innate ideas of which the objects of sense are imperfect copies?
    • A. 

      Pisan circle

    • B. 

      Platonism

    • C. 

      Scot's dialect

  • 40. 
    What is the so-called cult of noble savages; a movement originating in the 18th c. and associated with Rousseau which believed in man's natural goodness and the corrupting of civilization?
    • A. 

      Primitivism

    • B. 

      Gothicism

    • C. 

      Medievalism

  • 41. 
    What is a movement in art and literature occurring in England in the early 19th century in which the values of imagination, intuition, self-expression, emotion, and non-conformity supersede Neo-classical values of reason, order, objectivity, and rules?
    • A. 

      Romanticism

    • B. 

      Gothicism

    • C. 

      Orientalism

  • 42. 
    What is an English dialect spoken in the Scottish lowlands influenced by Gaelic and Norse?
    • A. 

      Scot's dialect

    • B. 

      Trochaic meter

    • C. 

      Platonism

  • 43. 
    What is a verse form consisting of fourteen lines of iambic pentameter divided into an octave or eight lines (the "burden") and a sestet or six lines (the "release")? They are traditionally amatory in nature.
    • A. 

      Ode

    • B. 

      Sonnet

    • C. 

      Internal rhyme

  • 44. 
    What is a nine-line stanza rhyming ABABBCBCC? The poem contains numerous archaisms, as did Spenser's poem, which give it a mock-medieval flavor.
    • A. 

      Scot's dialect

    • B. 

      Pisan circle

    • C. 

      Spenserian stanza

  • 45. 
    What is the reverse of iambic meter and consisting of an accented syllable followed by an unaccented syllable?
    • A. 

      Trochaic meter

    • B. 

      Primitivism

    • C. 

      Negative capability

  • 46. 
    Who was the visionary artist/poet?
    • A. 

      Dorothy Wordsworth

    • B. 

      William Blake

    • C. 

      Thomas De Quincey

  • 47. 
    Who was the farmer poet ("Heaven taught plowman")?
    • A. 

      Robert Burns

    • B. 

      Percy Bysshe Shelley

    • C. 

      Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  • 48. 
    Who was the natur poet (Lake District)?
    • A. 

      Dorothy Wordworth

    • B. 

      William Wordsworth

    • C. 

      Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  • 49. 
    Who was the keen observer of nature ("barometer")?
    • A. 

      John Keats

    • B. 

      Dorothy Wordsworth

    • C. 

      William Blake

  • 50. 
    Who is the addicted, mad poet of the supernatural?
    • A. 

      Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    • B. 

      Thomas De Quincey

    • C. 

      John Keats

  • 51. 
    Who was the imaginative essayist?
    • A. 

      Robert Burns

    • B. 

      Thomas De Quincey

    • C. 

      William Wordworth

  • 52. 
    Who was the passionate idealist?
    • A. 

      Thomas De Quincey

    • B. 

      Dorothy Wordsworth

    • C. 

      Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • 53. 
    Who was the sensuous, passive, yearning "singer?"
    • A. 

      John Keats

    • B. 

      Robert Burns

    • C. 

      Samuel Taylor Coleridge