121. What word did writers in this period use to express quickness of mind, inventiveness, a knack for conceiving images and metaphors and for perceiving resemblances between things apparently unlike?
122. Which metrical form was Pope said to have brought to perfection? (Lecturer 2016)
(a) heroic couplet
(b) blank verse
(c) free verse
(d) the ode
123. Which poet, critic and translator brought England a modern literature between 1660 and 1700?
124. Which of the following is not an example of Restoration comedy?
(a) Etherege’s The Man of Mode
(b) Wycherley’s The Country Wife
(c) Behn’s The Rover
(d) Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus
125. Which work exposes the frivolity of fashionable London?
(a) Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe
(b) Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels
(c) Behn’s Oroonoko
(d) Pope’s The Rape of the Lock
126. With its forbidden themes of incest, murder, necrophilia, atheism, and torments of sexual desire, Horace Walpole’s Castle of Otranto, created which literary genre?
(a) the revenge tragedy
(b) the Gothic romance
(c) the epistolary novel
(d) the comedy of manners
127. While compiling what sort of book did Samuel Richardson conceive of the idea for his Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded?
(a) a history of everyday life
(b) an instructional manual for manners
(c) a book of devotion
(d) a book of model letters
128. Which poets collaborated on the Lyrical Ballads of 1798? (Lecturer 2013)
(a) Mary Wollstonecraft and William Blake
(b) Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley and Percy Bysshe Shelley
(c) William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(d) Charles Lamb and William Hazlitt
129. Looking to the ancient past, many Romantic poets identified with the figure of the
130. Wordsworth described all good poetry as
(a) the rhythmic expression of moral intuition
(b) the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings
(c) the polite patter of a corrupted age
(d) the divine gift of grace
131. Which of the following was a typically Romantic means of achieving visionary states? (Lecturer 2015)
(d) All of these
132. Which of the following texts published in the 1790s did not epitomize the radical social thinking stimulated by the French Revolution?
(a) Wollstonecraft’s Vindication of the Rights of Men
(b) Paine’s Rights of Man
(c) Godwin’s Enquiry Concerning Political Justice
(d) Burke’s Reflections on the Revolution in France
133. Which philosopher had a particular influence on Coleridge?
(b) Duns Scotus
(c) David Hume
(d) Immanuel Kant
134. Which of the following was not considered a type of the alienated, romantic visionary?
(d) George III
135. Who remained without the vote following the Reform Bill of 1832?
(a) About half of middle class men
(b) Almost all working class men
(c) All women
(d) All of these
136. Which of the following factors did not contribute to the growth of the reading public in this period?
(a) The notoriety of the “Lake School”
(b) Technological developments, such as the steam-driven printing press
(c) Innovations in retailing, such as the cut-price sale of remaindered books
(d) Increased literacy, thanks in large part to Sunday schools
137. Which of the following plays was actually performed on stage?
(a) Byron’s Manfred
(b) Coleridge’s Remorse
(c) Shelley’s Prometheus Unbound
(d) Shelley’s The Cenci
138. Which two writers can be described as writing historical novels?
(a) Mary Shelley and Percy Bysshe Shelley
(b) William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(c) Sir Walter Scott and Maria Edgeworth
(d) Jane Austen and Charlotte Brontë
139. Which chilling novel of surveillance and entrapment had the alternative title Things as They Are?
(a) Jane Austen’s Emma
(b) Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
(c) William Godwin’s Caleb Williams
(d) Sir Walter Scott’s Waverley
140. Who exemplified the role of the “peasant poet”?
(a) John Clare
(b) John Keats
(c) Robert Burns
(d) a and c only
141. Which wood was the preferred material for the awesome English longbow?
142. Which battle was the last where the British army was led by the reigning monarch in person?
(a) Battle of Dettingen
(b) Battle of Naseby
(c) Battle of Culloden
(d) Battle of Trafalgar
143. Historians estimate that in early Victorian Britain, nearly 5 out of 6 working class families were regular users of one of the following. Which?
(d) Sun dried tomatoes
144. Queen Victoria refused to give her consent to an Act of Parliament making lesbianism illegal. Why? (Lecturer 2013)
(a) She was not amused
(b) She was a lesbian
(c) She did not believe women would do such a thing
(d) She had a headache
145. What happened in October of 1641? (Lecturer 2011)
(a) Irish Catholic peasants slaughtered their Protestant masters
(b) The King went to Ireland to slaughter the population
(c) Ireland was brought into the United Kingdom
(d) The Republic of Ireland was created
146. Who did the Roundheads support? (Lecturer 2016)
(a) The royal family
(b) The Irish
(c) The French
(d) A radicalized Parliament
147. In what year did the civil war begin?
(a) August 22, 1642
148. In what city did Charles raise his standard, starting the civil war? (Lecturer 2015)
149. What does Parliament promise Scotland in return for military assistance?
(a) To model the Church of England after the Scottish Kirk
(b) Freedom from England
(c) Freedom of religion
(d) The next leader would be Scottish
150. Why did the King’s forces ultimately take back what they lost in the July 1644 Battle of Marston Moor? (Lecturer 2013)
(a) The King had more men
(b) Parliament’s forces never followed-up on their victory
(c) Parliament was using inferior weapons
(d) The King’s forces got French troops to help
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