En 201 Quiz 1

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Poem Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    The claim is made that a poem cannot simply be summed up in a paraphrase because the meaning of the poem is communicated through its use of language, through things like rhythm, imagery, and allusion.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Rhyme occurs in a poem when the sound of two or more words is the same, for example, fed and bed, cane and rain – it is not necessary that they are spelled alike.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    According to what was presented in class, which of the following statements is correct?    
    • A. 

      Sometimes the musical effect of a poem comes from the combination of syllables or the arrangement of them or their repetition.

    • B. 

      Onomatopoeia involves the use of words which supposedly sound like what they mean, such as snap and bang.

    • C. 

      Alliteration consists in the repetition of the final consonant sound, for example, struts and frets, first and last.

    • D. 

      Imagery consists in the the representation through language of sense experience – what one hears, tastes, smells, touches, sees; at its simplest an image is a picture made with words.

    • E. 

      Allusion is a reference, explicit or implicit, to something in previous literature or history, used to reinforce the emotion or ideas of the present poet or other writer or speaker with the emotions or ideas of another work or occasion.

    • F. 

      A, B, E

    • G. 

      A, B, D, E

    • H. 

      All of the Above

  • 4. 
     Imagism ('s)
    • A. 

      Is the name given to a small “school” or group of American and British poets between 1912 and 1917, among whom were Ezra Pound and Amy Lowell

    • B. 

      Focused on creating a single image in a poem and were influenced by Asian poetry

    • C. 

      Basic rule was to use the language of common speech, but to employ always the exact word, not the nearly-exact, not the merely decorative word

    • D. 

      Tried to reproduce in the twentieth century the kind of poetry that characterized the nineteenth century

    • E. 

      Was a short-lived movement and it is agreed that it had little impact on the rest of the poetry of the twentieth century.

    • F. 

      A,B,C

    • G. 

      A and B

    • H. 

      All of the Above

  • 5. 
     Which of the following statements are true regarding “primitivism”?  
    • A. 

      It was a movement in art, music, and literature that celebrated the supposedly free and contented existence found in a tribal or native way of life as opposed to the artificialities of urban civilization.

    • B. 

      Some claim that Jean Jacques Rousseau was the most influential primitivist.

    • C. 

      Among the writers who celebrate primitivism is William Golding, especially in his novel, The Lord of the Flies.

    • D. 

      An example of primitivism is the picture of the “noble savage,” someone untainted by civilization who shows great ability and natural goodness, for example, some characters in the writings of James Fenimore Cooper.

    • E. 

      The art of Paul Gauguin and the “Rite of Spring” by Igor Stravinsky are examples of this movement.

    • F. 

      A and D

    • G. 

      A, B, D, E

    • H. 

      All of the Above

  • 6. 
     "Gunga Din"
    • A. 

      Is an example of narrative poetry, characterized by strong rhythm and rhyme, about a larger than life situation.

    • B. 

      Has some marks of a ballad but unlike a ballad, it is not told impersonally and it is not divided into quatrains.

    • C. 

      Exhibits what is called local color in using an English dialect (cockney) in telling the story.

    • D. 

      Seemingly reflects an “unconscious racism,” demonstrated, for example, by equating Gunga Din’s goodness to being white inside.

    • E. 

      A, C, D

    • F. 

      All of the Above

  • 7. 
    “The World Is Too Much With Us” and “The Grandeur of God” are like in the following ways: 
    • A. 

      Both are examples of a Elizabethan or Shakespearean sonnet.

    • B. 

      Both take up the problem of the industrial revolution and what that has done to nature and the human beings contact with nature.

    • C. 

      Throughout the poems the tone is basically the same.

    • D. 

      The same convictions about nature, about God, about what is happening, and what the outcome will be are shared by the poets

    • E. 

      A, B, D

    • F. 

      A, B, C

    • G. 

      A and B

    • H. 

      All of the Above

  • 8. 
    What is the literary device used in the following lines?   Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches’ wings;     Landscape plotted and pieced – fold, fallow, and plough……  
    • A. 

      Metonymy

    • B. 

      Rhyme

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Alliteration

  • 9. 
    What is the literary device used in the following lines?   "Earth felt the wound; and Nature from her seat, Sighing, through all her works, gave signs of woe."  
    • A. 

      Rhyme

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Alliteration

    • D. 

      Irony

  • 10. 
    What is the literary device used in the following lines?             it strikes like lightnings to hear him sing ….    
    • A. 

      Alliteration

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Assonance

  • 11. 
    What is the literary device used in the following lines?   Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor  player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage ….    
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Metonymy

    • D. 

      Rhyme

  • 12. 
    What is the literary device that is used in this poem?   The fog comes on little cat feet. it sits looking over harbor and city on silent haunches and then moves on  
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Imagery

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Iambic pentameter

  • 13. 
    What term best describes the following description: a time in the United States when there was a renewed experience of black artistic expression.  It brought a new self-awarenes and critical respect to black literature, art, and music.  
    • A. 

      Romantic Period

    • B. 

      Symbolist Period

    • C. 

      Harlem Renaissance

    • D. 

      The time of the new criticism

  • 14. 
    Romanticism or the Romantic Age  
    • A. 

      Is characterized by an emphasis on reason and a formal, almost mechanical, style.

    • B. 

      Prized spontaneity, self-express, intuition, emotion, imagination.

    • C. 

      Considered folk art and the literature and art of the medieval period as second-rate and not worthy of attention.

    • D. 

      Was characterized by a certain melancholy, world-weariness, sadness.

    • E. 

      Celebrated the heroic individual who was gifted, misunderstood and often a loner.

    • F. 

      A, B, C, D

    • G. 

      B, D, E

    • H. 

      All of the Above

  • 15. 
    Gerard Manley Hopkins is convinced that nothing human beings can do will exhaust, spend, deplete nature because deep down in nature there is an energy of rejuvenation that the Spirit of God activates.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    “Ozymandias,” a poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley, communicates the sense of the transitory (passing) nature of glory and power by an example and makes the point by contrasting how a mighty one thought about himself and in the future with the actual situation of the present.  In the process of doing this he uses the literary device known as irony of situation.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False