John Dryden And Alexander Pope Quiz

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  • 1. 

    In which year was The Act of Union passed, joining the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland into a single, united kingdom named “Great Britain”?

    • A.

      1660

    • B.

      1667

    • C.

      1670

    • D.

      1707

    Correct Answer
    D. 1707
    Explanation
    The Act of Union was passed in 1707, joining the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland into a single, united kingdom named "Great Britain". This act marked a significant political and historical event, as it created a unified nation with a shared government and institutions.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following adjectives best describes 18th century English Augustan poetry? 

    • A.

      Political

    • B.

      Satirical

    • C.

      Classical

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above" because 18th century English Augustan poetry can be described as political, satirical, and classical. This type of poetry often focused on political and social issues of the time, using satire to criticize and mock individuals and institutions. It also drew inspiration from classical works and followed the stylistic conventions of ancient Roman and Greek poetry. Therefore, all three adjectives accurately describe the characteristics of 18th century English Augustan poetry.

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  • 3. 

    In John Dryden’s Absalom and Achitophel, the character of Ishbosheth represents which of the following historical figures?

    • A.

      Richard Cromwell

    • B.

      Oliver Cromwell

    • C.

      The Duke of Monmouth

    • D.

      Anthony Cooper

    Correct Answer
    A. Richard Cromwell
    Explanation
    In John Dryden's Absalom and Achitophel, the character of Ishbosheth represents Richard Cromwell. Richard Cromwell was the son of Oliver Cromwell and briefly served as the Lord Protector of England after his father's death. Similarly, Ishbosheth is portrayed as a weak and ineffective ruler who is unable to maintain his power and is eventually overthrown. This parallel between Ishbosheth and Richard Cromwell suggests that Dryden is criticizing Richard's lack of leadership qualities and his inability to successfully continue his father's legacy.

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  • 4. 

    In Absalom and Achitophel, radical puritans are indirectly blamed for the Civil War. True or false?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In Absalom and Achitophel, a satirical poem by John Dryden, radical puritans are indeed indirectly blamed for the Civil War. The poem allegorically represents the political situation in England during the late 17th century, particularly the Exclusion Crisis. The character of Achitophel represents the radical puritan leader, Titus Oates, who is depicted as a manipulative and divisive figure. The poem criticizes the radical puritans for their role in exacerbating tensions and ultimately leading to the outbreak of the Civil War. Therefore, the statement "True" accurately reflects the poem's portrayal of the puritans' involvement in the conflict.

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  • 5. 

    In Dryden’s An Essay of Dramatic Poesie, which character supports English drama because of its variety?

    • A.

      Eugenius

    • B.

      Crites

    • C.

      Lisideius

    • D.

      Neander

    Correct Answer
    D. Neander
    Explanation
    Neander supports English drama because of its variety.

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  • 6. 

    English tragedies usually take place over the course of 24 hours. True or false?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    English tragedies do not usually take place over the course of 24 hours. The time span of a tragedy can vary and is not limited to a specific duration. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 7. 

    How many versions of The Rape of the Lock did Alexander Pope publish?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    C. 3
    Explanation
    Alexander Pope published three versions of The Rape of the Lock. This satirical poem was first published in 1712 as a two-canto work, then expanded to a five-canto version in 1714, and finally revised again in 1717 as a five-canto poem with additional material. These different versions demonstrate Pope's ongoing refinement and expansion of the poem, highlighting his dedication to perfecting his work.

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  • 8. 

    In The Rape of the Lock, a mock epic, Alexander Pope imitates the characteristics of which of the following texts?

    • A.

      The Aeneid (Vergil)

    • B.

      The Divine Comedy (Dante)

    • C.

      Paradise Lost (Milton)

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    In The Rape of the Lock, Alexander Pope imitates the characteristics of all three texts mentioned: The Aeneid by Vergil, The Divine Comedy by Dante, and Paradise Lost by Milton. This means that Pope incorporates elements such as epic themes, grand language, and the use of supernatural beings in his mock epic poem. By imitating these renowned works, Pope adds a satirical twist to his poem and highlights the triviality of the subject matter, which is a quarrel over a lock of hair.

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  • 9. 

    Who is the muse of The Rape of the Lock?

    Correct Answer
    John Caryll
    Explanation
    John Caryll is the correct answer because he was the friend of Alexander Pope, the poet who wrote The Rape of the Lock. Caryll is believed to be the inspiration or muse for the poem, as it was written to reconcile him with a lady named Arabella Fermor after a real-life incident involving the cutting of a lock of her hair. Caryll's involvement and influence on the poem make him the muse of The Rape of the Lock.

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  • 10. 

    In Canto III of The Rape of the Lock, which monarch “dost sometimes counsel take—and sometimes tea” at Hampton Court?

    • A.

      Mary I

    • B.

      Anne I

    • C.

      Elizabeth I

    • D.

      Charles II

    Correct Answer
    B. Anne I
    Explanation
    In Canto III of The Rape of the Lock, the monarch who "dost sometimes counsel take—and sometimes tea" at Hampton Court is Anne I. This answer is derived from the context of the question, which specifically mentions Canto III of the poem.

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