Romanticism Test Two -- Part One

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Romanticism Test Two -- Part One

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  • 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

  • 26. 
    Hawthorne was a descendent of Puritans who were involved in the Salem witch trials. Choose the BEST possible answer
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    Poe's “The Philosophy of Composition” asserts that the ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the world. Choose the BEST possible answer.
    • A. 

      Death of star crossed lovers

    • B. 

      Death of a beautiful woman

    • C. 

      Death of a righteous man

    • D. 

      Birth of an innocent child

  • 28. 
    With Hawthorne, the purpose/meaning of his writings is explicit; interpretation is never left open to the reader at the end of his stories. Choose the BEST possible answer
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 29. 
    Hoose the BEST possible answer. In Hawthorne's "The Minister's Black Veil," Mr. Hooper's black veil made him a living symbol that may represent:
    • A. 

      People not revealing who they truly are, wearing a figurative mask

    • B. 

      Each of these are possible interpretations of the living symbol that Mr. Hooper represented in "The Minister's Black Veil."

    • C. 

      Secrets can be hidden in this world, but not in death

    • D. 

      The mask that every person hides certain secrets behind

  • 30. 
    One possible theory is that Poe appealed to people’s “anti-civilization emotions” in his short stories because he understood the potential for success with murder as his subject matter. Choose the BEST possible answer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 31. 
    Choose the BEST possible answer. Hawthorne's "The Birth Mark" is
    • A. 

      A critique of how science was prevailing over religion in the 19th century.

    • B. 

      A statement about how seeking perfection is a noble and worthy goal.

    • C. 

      None of these are true of Hawthorne's "The Birth Mark"

    • D. 

      All of these are true of Hawthorne's "The Birth Mark"

  • 32. 
    Poe's "Philosophy of Composition" explains how he wrote "The Black Cat." Choose the BEST possible answer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 33. 
    Romantics saw themselves above it all, particularly the period in which they lived. They often wrote for posterity, scornful of their own time period. Hawthorne is possibly doing this with his dark view of human nature/hypocrisy in “Young Goodman Brown.” Choose the BEST possible answer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 34. 
    Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown" has romantic characteristics, such as the supernatural. Choose the BEST possible answer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 35. 
    Edgar Allan Poe's "The Black Cat" is a romantic work of literature. Choose the BEST possible answer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 36. 
    Lincoln's primary goal as president during the Civil War was preserving the union. Choose the BEST possible answer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 37. 
    Martin R. Delany believed that security could be found in being legally free; whether or not they had a true say in government did not matter. Choose the BEST possible answer
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 38. 
    Harriet Jacobs was born into slavery in North Carolina, and was aware she was a slave beginning at the age of 5. Choose the BEST possible answer
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 39. 
    Choose the BEST possible answers. Choose those that apply to Abraham Lincoln
    • A. 

      Had highly educated parents

    • B. 

      Held a grudge against the south

    • C. 

      Had barely literate parents

    • D. 

      Attended school no more than a year, total, his entire life

    • E. 

      Received an elite formal education at Harvard

    • F. 

      Obtained a career in law through independent study of the basic books of law

    • G. 

      Very forgiving of the south

  • 40. 
    Angelina E. Grimke believed that women, though having no legal influence over slavery, could be influential as wives, mothers, sisters and daughters of the men who did have power and influence over slavery. Choose the BEST possible answer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 41. 
    Douglass was legally freed when his friends in England purchased his freedom. Choose the BEST possible answer
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 42. 
    Douglass learned at an early age that ___________ was the key to his freedom. Choose the BEST possible answer.
    • A. 

      Education

    • B. 

      Connections

    • C. 

      Escaping/running

    • D. 

      Strength

  • 43. 
    Douglass claimed that he never met a slave who knew their birth date; however, he was certain of his own. Choose the BEST possible answer
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 44. 
    Douglass came to believe that his father was a fellow slave who worked in the field with his mother. Choose the BEST possible answe
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 45. 
    Douglass published a paper entitled the ______ ______. Choose the BEST possible answer.
    • A. 

      North Trek

    • B. 

      North Star

    • C. 

      Northern Promise

    • D. 

      Northern Way

  • 46. 
    According to Sojourner Truth's Speech at the Women's Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio in 1851, what role did man play in the birth of Christ? Choose the BEST possible answer.
    • A. 

      Man helped deliver Christ.

    • B. 

      None

    • C. 

      Man took care of Christ's mother, ensuring he was carried to term.

  • 47. 
    Choose the BEST possible answer. Who wrote:"We imagine her, from her writings, to be a muscular, black-browed, grenadier-looking female, who would be more at home in a boxing gallery than in a parlor...."
    • A. 

      A critic of Fanny Fern

    • B. 

      Fanny Fern

    • C. 

      Fanny Fern's brother

    • D. 

      Frederick Douglass

  • 48. 
    Fresh Leaves, by Fanny Fern" was written by Fanny Fern. Choose the BEST possible answer
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 49. 
    Margaret Fuller's works encompass Transcendentalist ideas. Choose the BEST possible answer
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 50. 
    Fuller claimed that men possess feminine qualities and women possess masculine qualities--no person is 100% masculine or 100% feminine. Choose the BEST possible answer
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 51. 
    When facing the judge regarding the charges of "obstructing traffic," Lucy Burns says, "To pay the fine would be admitting guilt. We haven't broken a law. Not one ________!" Choose the BEST possible answer.
    • A. 

      Dollar

    • B. 

      Bill

    • C. 

      Cent

    • D. 

      Dime

  • 52. 
    Who wrote a letter stating: "I was put in a straight jacket and taken to the psychopathic ward. I could not see my family or friends, counsel was denied me. I saw no other prisoners and heard nothing of them. I could see no papers. Today I was force fed for the third time, I refused to open my mouth. My left nostril, throat, and muscles of my neck are very sore. I vomit continuously during the process." Choose the BEST possible answer.
    • A. 

      Mabel Vernon

    • B. 

      Alice Paul

    • C. 

      Doris Stevens

    • D. 

      Lucy Burns

  • 53. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 54. 
    Which of the following are quotes on the banners held outside of the white house by the suffragists? Choose the BEST possible answers.
    • A. 

      "We shall fight for the things which we have always carried nearest our hearts, for Democracy, for the right of those who submit to authority to have a voice in their own government."

    • B. 

      "This war could not be fought by America if it had not been for the services of women."

    • C. 

      "We demand an amendment to the Constitution of the United States enfranchising women."

    • D. 

      "Forward out of the darkness. Leave behind the night. Forward out of terror, forward into light."

    • E. 

      "Mr. President, How long must women wait for liberty?"

  • 55. 
    What song do the women sing as Alice is being dragged away from the dining hall? Choose the BEST possible answer.
    • A. 

      "Ring of Fire"

    • B. 

      "Will the Circle be Unbroken"

    • C. 

      "We Shall Overcome"

    • D. 

      "Never Surrender"