Romanticism Test Two -- Part One

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Romanticism Test Two -- Part One

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Select those which are characteristics of Romanticism. Choose the BEST possible answers.
    • A. 

      Embracing and delighting in a strong sense of self-expression and individuality

    • B. 

      Believing faith should be placed in reason (as opposed to religious doctrine)

    • C. 

      Devoted to objectivity, reason and order

    • D. 

      Trusting in human intuition, inspiration, spirituality and a love of freedom and rebellion

    • E. 

      Embracing and delighting in the irrational, emotional, unpredictable and exotic

  • 2. 
    During the Antebellum period, women wrote primarily didactic, or _________ __________, literature for female readers, helping them to negotiate the passage from childhood to adulthood, though some of the writing criticized the idea of separate cultural spheres for men and women. Choose the BEST possible answer.
    • A. 

      Minutely educational

    • B. 

      None of these are correct

    • C. 

      Modestly educational

    • D. 

      Morally educational

  • 3. 
    Uring the Antebellum period, American writers could not stake a claim in the British market because primarily only those who were __________ writers did best in Britain. Choose the BEST possible answer.
    • A. 

      Antislavery

    • B. 

      Pro-suffragist

    • C. 

      Pro-slavery

    • D. 

      Anti-suffragist

  • 4. 
    Which reform movements also contributed to Antebellum period literature? Choose the BEST possible answers.
    • A. 

      Temperance

    • B. 

      National crimes

    • C. 

      Women’s rights/suffrage

    • D. 

      Urban reform

    • E. 

      Abolitionism

  • 5. 
    Why was it difficult for writers in the U.S. during the Antebellum period to get paid for their writing? Choose the BEST possible answer.    
    • A. 

      Because publishers in the U.S. were pirating British writers, so there was no need for publishers to pay American writers for their works when they could publish British works at no expense.

    • B. 

      Because so few people were literate, and as a result, few people purchased written works.

    • C. 

      None of these are correct

    • D. 

      Because there were no publishers in the U.S. who were willing to pay American writers.

  • 6. 
    During the Antebellum period, writing (particularly poetry and fiction) was seen as ____________. Choose the BEST possible answer.    
    • A. 

      None of these are correct

    • B. 

      Feminine

    • C. 

      Masculine

    • D. 

      Dangerous

  • 7. 
    During the Antebellum period, what caused interest in travel literature to grow? Choose the BEST possible answer.
    • A. 

      People were working hard to build a thriving nation, and their work made it so that that they did not have the time to travel. Therefore, they bought books about traveling to satisfy their curiosities.

    • B. 

      More people were traveling to the west, and people were interested in knowing more about this territory.

    • C. 

      Interest in travel literature did not grow during the Antebellum period.

    • D. 

      People were afraid to travel away from their new-found homes because they were afraid that they would lose their homes. Thus, they bought fictional books about traveling to satisfy their curiosities.

  • 8. 
    Hawthorne stated in his preface to The Scarlet Letter that his Puritan ancestors would have been delighted at the thought that he was a “writer of storybooks.” Choose the BEST possible answer
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    During the Antebellum period, what kept American authorship and publishing from experiencing a figurative death? Choose the BEST possible answer.
    • A. 

      All of these are the correct answer

    • B. 

      Increasing urbanization

    • C. 

      Expansion of railroads, canals and other transportation

    • D. 

      Publishing technological advances

    • E. 

      Growth in the nation’s population and territorial expansion

  • 10. 
    Excessive patriotism or devotion to one’s nation, also known as _____________, was important in the culture that was emerging in the U.S. in the Antebellum period. Choose the BEST possible answer    
    • A. 

      Nationalism

    • B. 

      None of these are correct

    • C. 

      Abolitionism

    • D. 

      Transcendentalism

  • 11. 
    Choose the BEST possible answer. Who said: "Oh for a man who is a man, and, as my neighbor says, has a bone in his back which you cannot pass your hand through."
    • A. 

      Henry David Thoreau

    • B. 

      Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • 12. 
    Choose the BEST possible answer. Who said: "I quietly declare war with the state...."
    • A. 

      Henry David Thoreau

    • B. 

      Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • 13. 
    Ralph Waldo Emerson was part of a group of Transcendentalists who published The __________, a Transcendentalist journal. Choose the BEST possible answer.
    • A. 

      Dialogue

    • B. 

      Diary

    • C. 

      Dial

    • D. 

      Diagram

  • 14. 
    Which BEST describes Ralph Waldo Emerson's beliefs? Choose the BEST possible answers.
    • A. 

      Happiness comes from living in the present.

    • B. 

      It is better to keep silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.

    • C. 

      One’s past is what one is. It is the only way by which people should be judged.

    • D. 

      A person should speak their mind.

  • 15. 
    Choose the BEST possible answer. Who said: "Insist on yourself; never imitate."
    • A. 

      Ralph Waldo Emerson

    • B. 

      Henry David Thoreau

  • 16. 
    Thoreau was Emerson's teacher, and Emerson's works reflect much of what Thoreau taught him. Choose the BEST possible answer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Emerson said, "I think we should be men first, and subjects afterward." Choose the BEST possible answer
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Ralph Waldo Emerson showed great promise as a young man. Choose the BEST possible answer
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Choose the BEST possible answer. Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Self-Reliance" is about
    • A. 

      Earning to be reliant on one's self by living off the land.

    • B. 

      the limited potential of human beings.

    • C. 

      Humans beings are depraved and have to struggle for goodness.

    • D. 

      Expressing yourself and being true to yourself, regardless of what the norm in society is.

  • 20. 
    Choose the BEST possible answer. Who said: "Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist."
    • A. 

      Ralph Waldo Emerson

    • B. 

      Henry David Thoreau

  • 21. 
    Who spent time in jail for refusing to pay his poll tax, as a protest against what he regarded as the proslavery agenda of the war against Mexico? Choose the BEST possible answer.
    • A. 

      Ralph Waldo Emerson

    • B. 

      Henry David Thoreau

  • 22. 
    Choose the BEST possible answer. Who said: "A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within...."
    • A. 

      Henry David Thoreau

    • B. 

      Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • 23. 
    Choose the BEST possible answer. Who said: "Accept the place the divine Providence has found for you...."
    • A. 

      Ralph Waldo Emerson

    • B. 

      Henry David Thoreau

  • 24. 
    Choose the BEST possible answer. Who said: "The power which resides in him is a new in nature, and none but he knows what that is which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried."
    • A. 

      Henry David Thoreau

    • B. 

      Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • 25. 
    Choose the BEST possible answer. Who said: "To be great is to be misunderstood."
    • A. 

      Henry David Thoreau

    • B. 

      Ralph Waldo Emerson