Modernism Review

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Modernism Review

Take this quiz to review the concepts you've learned about in this unit.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Modernism was born because
    • A. 

      a. people were disillusioned and uncertain about our country due to WWI

    • B. 

      b. authors were sick of reading Puritan writing

    • C. 

      c. of the Great Depression

    • D. 

      d. authors wanted to be like the writers of England

  • 2. 
    The modernist time period took place from
    • A. 

      a. 1870-1930

    • B. 

      b. 1920-1950

    • C. 

      c. 1900-1950

    • D. 

      d. 1850-1900

  • 3. 
    In "The Yellow Wallpaper," Gilman describes the wallpaper as
    • A. 

      a. "a bright yellow that lights up the room"

    • B. 

      b. "something strange and eerie"

    • C. 

      c. "repellent, almost revolting; a smoldering, unclean yellow"

    • D. 

      d. "airy, beautiful to look at"

  • 4. 
    Readers of modernist literature had to draw upon their own conclusions because
    • A. 

      a. they were smarter than the authors

    • B. 

      b. themes were implied, rather than stated

    • C. 

      c. it was important that they connected the literature to themselves

    • D. 

      d. authors were trying to make readers smarter

  • 5. 
    Imagism can be described as
    • A. 

      a. poetry that rhymes

    • B. 

      b. poetry that is only written in free verse

    • C. 

      c. poetry that had concrete images and the language of everyday speech

    • D. 

      d. poetry that has a specific meter and style

  • 6. 
    Many expatriates moved to
    • A. 

      a. London

    • B. 

      b. New York

    • C. 

      c. Paris

    • D. 

      d. Mexico

  • 7. 
    According to "The Yellow Wallpaper," which statement best describes the role of women in this society?
    • A. 

      a. "She is a perfect enthusiastic housekeeper, and hopes for no better profession."

    • B. 

      b. "You see he does not believe I am sick!"

    • C. 

      c. "John laughs at me, of course, but one expects that in marriage."

    • D. 

      d. "Personally, I disagree with their ideas."

  • 8. 
    "The Red Wheelbarrow" depicts a
    • A. 

      a. realistic scene

    • B. 

      b. series of fantastic images

    • C. 

      c. character's sorrow

    • D. 

      d. historically important moment

  • 9. 
    Modernist authors sought to
    • A. 

      a. write literature that supported WWII

    • B. 

      b. capture the essence of modern life

    • C. 

      c. encourage all Americans to move to Europe

    • D. 

      d. convince readers to agree with their thoughts and opinions

  • 10. 
    Modernism can be described as
    • A. 

      a. literature that moved away from traditional themes

    • B. 

      b. literature that moved away from traditional styles

    • C. 

      c. literature that used bold experimentation

    • D. 

      d. all of the above

  • 11. 
    The influence of Imagism in "The Red Wheelbarrow" is most clearly reflected in the
    • A. 

      a. emotions suggested in the poem

    • B. 

      b. simplicity of the images and language

    • C. 

      c. use of musical rhythms

    • D. 

      d. lack of rhyme

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      a. imitating the flow of a character's perceptions and memories

    • B. 

      b. writing from 3rd person omniscient point of view

    • C. 

      c. writing from an unconscious character's point of view

    • D. 

      d. examining the loss of innocence in people

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      a. remove all uncertainty about what he is trying to say

    • B. 

      b. allow the reader to draw his or her own conclusions

    • C. 

      c. de-emphasize the importance of language

    • D. 

      d. reduce the story to its essentials

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      a. Self-discipline is important to him.

    • B. 

      b. It is his duty as an officer to become fit for service.

    • C. 

      c. His injury is improving rapidly.

    • D. 

      d. He wants to talk with the narrator.