The Restoration Formative

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Formative assessment of genres, style, literary devices, and British literature of the Restoration.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Identify which of the following genres were popular during the Restoration period. Choose all that are correct.

    • A.

      Satires

    • B.

      Miracle plays

    • C.

      Odes

    • D.

      Limericks

    • E.

      Elegies

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Satires
    C. Odes
    E. Elegies
    Explanation
    During the Restoration period, satires, odes, and elegies were popular genres. Satires were widely used to criticize and mock societal and political issues. Odes were celebrated for their lyrical and formal structure, often praising and glorifying a person or event. Elegies were popular for their mournful and reflective tone, often expressing grief or lamentation for a lost loved one. Miracle plays and limericks, on the other hand, were not particularly popular during this period.

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  • 2. 

    An imitation of a work of art done for the purpose of humor or instruction is known as a

    Correct Answer(s)
    parody
    Explanation
    A parody refers to an imitation of a work of art created with the intention of humor or instruction. It often involves exaggerating or mocking certain elements of the original work in a satirical manner. Parodies are commonly used to entertain audiences by offering a comedic twist on well-known pieces of art, literature, music, or film. They can also serve as a form of commentary or critique, highlighting and ridiculing certain aspects of the original work. Overall, a parody is a creative expression that aims to entertain or educate through humor and imitation.

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  • 3. 

    A poem idealizing the a country setting would be known as a

    Correct Answer(s)
    pastoral
    Explanation
    A poem idealizing the country setting is known as a pastoral. Pastoral poetry often depicts rural life, nature, and the simplicity and beauty of the countryside. It typically portrays a peaceful and idyllic landscape, with shepherds, nymphs, and other rustic characters. The term "pastoral" comes from the Latin word "pastor," meaning shepherd, and it originated in ancient Greece. Pastoral poetry became popular during the Renaissance and has continued to be a significant genre in literature.

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  • 4. 

    The Restoration is also known as which of the following names?  Choose all that are correct.

    • A.

      Age of Reason

    • B.

      Age of Romance

    • C.

      The Enlightenment

    • D.

      Neoclassical Period

    • E.

      The Protectorate

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Age of Reason
    C. The Enlightenment
    D. Neoclassical Period
    Explanation
    The Restoration is known by the names "Age of Reason," "the Enlightenment," and "Neoclassical Period" because during this time, there was a shift in thinking towards rationality, scientific progress, and a revival of classical ideals. The period was characterized by a focus on reason, logic, and scientific inquiry, which led to advancements in various fields. The term "Age of Romance" is not applicable to the Restoration as it does not accurately reflect the intellectual and cultural changes that occurred during this time. "The Protectorate" refers to the period of Oliver Cromwell's rule, which preceded the Restoration.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following sentences demonstrates irony?  Choose all that are correct.

    • A.

      Grace is known for her inability to walk across the room without tripping.

    • B.

      When that boy turns sideways and sticks out his tongue, he looks like a zipper.

    • C.

      Hurricane Katrina caused some inconvenience to the people of New Orleans.

    • D.

      I hurried to answer the phone hoping it was my boyfriend and it was a bill collector I had been trying to avoid, instead.

    • E.

      The bill for the meal in the restaurant was over $100 for the two of us. I think the tax might have been miscalculated.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Grace is known for her inability to walk across the room without tripping.
    D. I hurried to answer the phone hoping it was my boyfriend and it was a bill collector I had been trying to avoid, instead.
    Explanation
    The sentence "Grace is known for her inability to walk across the room without tripping" demonstrates irony because it presents a situation where someone is expected to perform a simple task, but fails to do so consistently. This creates a contrast between what is expected (walking without tripping) and what actually happens (tripping). Similarly, the sentence "I hurried to answer the phone hoping it was my boyfriend and it was a bill collector I had been trying to avoid, instead" demonstrates irony as it presents a situation where the speaker anticipates a positive outcome (hearing from their boyfriend) but experiences a negative outcome (getting a call from a bill collector).

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following are examples of understatement? Choose all that are correct.

    • A.

      Grace is known for her inability to walk across the room without tripping

    • B.

      When that boy turns sideways and sticks out his tongue, he looks like a zipper.

    • C.

      Hurricane Katrina caused some inconvenience to the people of New Orleans.

    • D.

      I hurried to answer the phone hoping it was my boyfriend and it was a bill collector I had been trying to avoid, instead.

    • E.

      The bill for the meal in the restaurant was over $100 for the two of us. I think the tax might have been miscalculated.

    Correct Answer(s)
    C. Hurricane Katrina caused some inconvenience to the people of New Orleans.
    E. The bill for the meal in the restaurant was over $100 for the two of us. I think the tax might have been miscalculated.
    Explanation
    The given answer choices are examples of understatement because they downplay or minimize the severity or impact of a situation. In the first example, Hurricane Katrina is described as causing "some inconvenience" when in reality it caused widespread devastation. In the second example, the high cost of the meal is described as a possible miscalculation of the tax, which understates the actual expense.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following are examples of exaggeration or hyperbole?  Choose all that are correct.

    • A.

      Grace is known for her inability to walk across the room without tripping

    • B.

      When that boy turns sideways and sticks out his tongue, he looks like a zipper.

    • C.

      Hurricane Katrina caused some inconvenience to the people of New Orleans.

    • D.

      I hurried to answer the phone hoping it was my boyfriend and it was a bill collector I had been trying to avoid, instead.

    • E.

      The bill for the meal in the restaurant was over $100 for the two of us. I think the tax might have been miscalculated.

    Correct Answer
    B. When that boy turns sideways and sticks out his tongue, he looks like a zipper.
    Explanation
    The statement "When that boy turns sideways and sticks out his tongue, he looks like a zipper" is an example of exaggeration or hyperbole because it is an overstatement that is not meant to be taken literally. It is an exaggerated comparison between the boy's appearance and a zipper, emphasizing the boy's unusual or peculiar look.

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  • 8. 

    Choose the following true statements.

    • A.

      A heroic couplet is found in only in epic poetry.

    • B.

      A couplet can be both heroic and closed.

    • C.

      A mock epic has all the characteristics of a true epic.

    • D.

      Odes and elegies are both forms of neoclassical literature.

    • E.

      Alexander Pope was the "master of the heroic couplet."

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. A couplet can be both heroic and closed.
    D. Odes and elegies are both forms of neoclassical literature.
    E. Alexander Pope was the "master of the heroic couplet."
    Explanation
    A heroic couplet is a specific type of couplet that is commonly found in epic poetry, but it is not exclusive to it. Therefore, the statement "A couplet can be both heroic and closed" is true because a couplet can have both heroic characteristics and be a closed form of poetry. Odes and elegies are indeed both forms of neoclassical literature, making the statement "Odes and elegies are both forms of neoclassical literature" true. Lastly, Alexander Pope is widely recognized as the "master of the heroic couplet," making the statement "Alexander Pope was the 'master of the heroic couplet'" true as well.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following statements are true?

    • A.

      Samuel Pepys worked for the English government and kept a diary.

    • B.

      Alexander Pope and Johnathan Swift were both satirists.

    • C.

      John Milton wrote a mock epic entitled "Paradise Lost" in which he satirized Adam and Eve.

    • D.

      Gulliver's Travels is a whimsical children's book about lands inhabited by little people or giants or talking horses.

    • E.

      "A Song for St. Cecilia's Day" is actually an ode written by the poet laureate of England.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Samuel Pepys worked for the English government and kept a diary.
    B. Alexander Pope and Johnathan Swift were both satirists.
    E. "A Song for St. Cecilia's Day" is actually an ode written by the poet laureate of England.
    Explanation
    Did you look up the word "whimsical"?

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