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2003年7月高等教育自学考试英美文学选读试题

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  课程代码:00604 Ⅰ。Find the items in the

  right column which fit the left column the best and write your letters on the Answer Sheet.

  (10% )

  1.Chaucer A. Mary Ann Evans

  2.Hamlet B. The father of English poetry

  3.Coleridge C. Jane Austen

  4.The Waste Land D. T.S.Eliot

  5.Theodore Dreiser E. John Milton

  6.Carl Jung F. Collective Unconscious

  7.self-reliance G. An American Tragedy

  8.Greorge Eliot H. blood and thunder thrille

  9.Pride and Prejudice I. Ralph Waldo Emerson

  10.Paradise Lost J. Lake Poet

  Ⅱ。Complete each of the following statements with a proper word or a phrase according

  to the textbook.(20% )

  1.In the field of literature, the Enlightenment Movement brought about a revival

  of interest in the old classical works. This tendency is known as . 2.Swift is one of the

  greatest masters of English prose. He is almost unsurpassed in the writing of simple, direct,

  precise prose. He defined a good style as “_______.”

  3.Wordsworth is regarded as a “_______.”He can penetrate to the heart of things

  and give the reader the very life of nature. 4._______ is the most distinguishing feature

  of Charles Dickens‘ works. 5.In his long dramatic career , Shaw wrote more than _______

  plays. 6.James Joyce is regarded as the most prominent _______ novelist , concentrating on

  the revealing in his novels the psychic being of the characters. 7.Galsworthy is essentially

  a bourgeois liberal , a_______. 8.Structurally and thematically, Shaw followed the great

  tradition of _____. 9.Most of Faulkner‘s works are about people from a small region in _______,

  Yoknapatawpha County. 10.In Our Times is the first book to present a Hemingway hero-_______.

  Ⅲ。Each of the statements below is followed by four alternative answers. Choose the one that

  would best complete the statement and write you answer on the Answer Sheet. (10% )

  1._______ is regarded as“worshipper of nature. ”

  A. Coleridge B. Wordsworth C. T.S.Eliot D. Robert Browning 2.Marlowe‘s play Dr.Faustus

  is based on _______ of a magician aspiring for knowledge and finally meeting his tragic end

  as a result of selling his soul to the devil. A. the Scandinavian B. the German C. the ancient

  English D. the French 3.Who defined a good style as “proper words in proper places ?”

  A. Jonathan Swift B. Charles Dickens C. Edmund Spencer D. George Bernard Shaw 4._______

  is central to Blake ‘s concern in the Sogns of Innocence and Songs of Experience ?

  A. innocence and experience B. the poor C. society D. childhood 5.As a novelist _______

  wrote within a very narrow sphere , the provincial life of the late 1818-century England.

  A. Jonathan Swift B. Jane Austen C. Thomas Hardy D. Henry Fielding 6. “Trust thyself ,”

  Emerson wrote in his_______. A. The American Scholar B. The Sketch Book C. Self-Reliance D.

  Nature 7.Hawthorne‘s view of man and human history originates, to a great extent,in _______.

  A. Puritanism B. Transcendentalism C. his childhood D. his unhappy marriage 8.As _______ saw

  it, poetry could play a vital part in the process of creating a new nation. A. Emerson B.

  Hawthorne C. Whitman D. Emily Dickinson 9._______ was the first American writer to conceive

  his career in international terms. A. Emerson B. Henry James C. Mark Twain D. Ernest Hemingway

  10.According to Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury is a story of “______. ”

  A. lost generation B. lost innocence C. farmers D. industrial laborsⅣ。For each of

  the questions listed below please give the name of the author and the title of the literary

  work. (20% )

  1.“Come live with me and be my love,And we will all the pleasures prove That valleys,

  groves, hills, and fields ,Woods , or steepy mountain yields,And we will sit upon the

  rocks ,Seeing the shepherds feed their flocks,By shallow rivers to whose falls,Melodious

  birds sing madrigals. “

  2.“The apparition of these faces in the crowd;Petals on a wet , black bough. ”

  3.“He pulled back the blanket from the Indian‘s head. His hand came away wet. He

  mounted on the edge of the lower bunk with the lamp in one hand and looked in. The Indian

  lay with his face toward the wall. His throat had been cut from ear to ear. “

  4.“Then I saw in my dream, that when they were got out of the wilderness, they

  presently saw a town before them, and the name of that town is vanity; and at that town

  there is a fair kept, called vanity Fair ,…“

  5.“And because I am happy  dance  sing They think they have done me no injury,

  And are gone to praise God  his Priest  king,Who make up a heaven of our misery. “

  Ⅴ。Give brief answers to the following questions.(20% )

  1.Why has Fielding been regarded as “Father of the English novel ?”

  2.What‘s the symbolic meaning of Browning’s poem,“The Ring and the Book ?”

  3.What is literary naturalism ?

  4.How ‘s Yeats ’ style like ?

  Ⅵ。Short Essay Questions :(20% )

  1.What‘s the artistic tendency of D.H.Lawrence ?

  2.Give a brief discussion of Henry James‘ literary achievement.

 

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