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2003年7月自考英美文学选读试卷

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  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 Timesis 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. ColeridgeB. Wordsworth

  C. T.S.EliotD. 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 ScandinavianB. the German

  C. the ancient EnglishD. the French

  3.Who defined a good style as “proper words in proper places?”

  A. Jonathan SwiftB. Charles Dickens

  C. Edmund SpencerD. George Bernard Shaw

  4._______ is central to Blake's concern in the Sogns of Innocence andSongs of Experience?

  A. innocence and experienceB. the poor

  C. societyD. childhood

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

  A. Jonathan SwiftB. Jane Austen

  C. Thomas HardyD. Henry Fielding

  6.“Trust thyself,” Emerson wrote in his_______.

  A. The American ScholarB. The Sketch Book

  C. Self-RelianceD. Nature

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

  A. PuritanismB. Transcendentalism

  C. his childhoodD. his unhappy marriage

  8.As _______ saw it, poetry could play a vital part in the process of creating a new nation.

  A. EmersonB. Hawthorne

  C. WhitmanD. Emily Dickinson

  9._______ was the first American writer to conceive his career in international terms.

  A. EmersonB. Henry James

  C. Mark TwainD. Ernest Hemingway

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

  A. lost generationB. lost innocence

  C. farmersD. industrial labors

  Ⅳ.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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