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2004年7月自考英美文学选读试卷

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  Ⅰ. Match authors in Column A with their literary works in Column B. Please write your answer on the Answer Sheet. (20 points, 2 for each pair)

  1. John MiltonA. The Leaves of Grass

  2. Samuel JohnsonB. Mrs. Warren's Profession

  3. Walt WhitmanC. Art of Fiction

  4. Jane AustenD. Sister Carrie

  5. Theodore DreiserE. A Dictionary of the English Language

  6. George Bernard ShawF. The Return of the Native

  7. Henry JamesG. Samson Agonistes

  8. Washington IrvingH. Pride and Prejudice

  9. Thomas HardyI. Rip Van Winkle

  10. Eugene O'NeillJ. The Emperor Jones

  Ⅱ. Complete each of the following statements with a proper word or a phrase according to the textbook. Please write your answer on the Answer Sheet.(10 points, 1 for each)

  1. Christopher Marlowe's greatest achievement lies in that he perfected the ________ and made it the principal medium of English drama.

  2. The Enlightenment Movement brought about a revival interest in the old classical works. This tendency is known as ________.

  3. The poem Elegy Written in a Country Church once and for all established ________'s fame as the leader of the sentimental poetry of the day, especially “the Graveyard School”.

  4. In 1798, ________ and Samuel Taylor Coleridge published a joint volume of poetry entitled Lyrical Ballads, which becomes a landmark in English poetry.

  5. With violence, horror, and the supernatural as its major elements, ________ is a type of romantic fiction that predominated in the late 18th century.

  6. American fiction in the 1960s and 1970s proves to be different from its predecessors and is always referred to as “________ fiction. ”

  7. ________ is the most representative Victorian poet. His poetry voices the doubt and the faith, the grief and the joy of the English people in an age of fast social changes.

  8. ________ is regarded as the first American prose epic. Although it is presented in the form of a novel, at times it seems like a prose poem.

  9. As a most representative figure of the 1920s, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote much of his own experience into the novel________.

  10. Almost all of James Joyce's literary works have the same setting: ________.

  Ⅲ. Each of the statements below is followed by four alternative answers. Choose the one that would best complete the statement. Please write your answer on the Answer Sheet.(40 points, 2 for each)

  1. ________ employed the heroic couplet with true ease and charm for the first time in the history of English Literature.

  A. Geoffrey ChaucerB. George Gordon Byron

  C. Edmund SpenderD. Robert Browning

  2. Which of the following is William Shakespeare's history play?

  A. MacbethB. Henry IV

  C. Romeo and JulietD. King Lear

  3. For his contribution to the establishment of the form of the modern novel, ________ has been regarded as “Father of the English Novel”.

  A. Henry FieldingB. Daniel Defoe

  C. John BunyanD. James Joyce

  4. “The apparition of these faces in the crowd;

  Petals on a wet, black bough. “

  These two lines are quoted from ________'s poem?

  A. Emily DickinsonB. Robert Frost

  C. Ezra PoundD. William B. Yeats

  5. Jane Austen wrote within a very narrow sphere. The subject matter, the social setting, and plots are all restricted to the provincial life of the ________.

  A. late 19th -centuryB. 17th -century

  C. 20th -centuryD. late 18th -century

  6. Usually basing on her own experiences, Emily Dickinson addresses issues that concern the whole human beings. Which of the following is NOT a usual subject of her poetic expression?

  A. Life and DeathB. Religion

  C. Love and NatureD. War and Peace

  7. Walden is a ________.

  A. Transcendentalist workB. epic in prose

  C. lyric poemD. short story

  8. Henry James' realism is different from others, because he pays more attention to ________.

  A. the traditional styleB. the common people

  C. the inner world of human beingsD. the class struggle

  9. ________ is considered Mark Twain's greatest achievement.

  A. The Gilded AgeB. Innocents Abroad

  C. The Adventures of Tom SawyerD. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

  10. At the beginning of Faulkner's A Rose for Emily, there is a detailed description of Emily's old house. The purpose of such description is to imply that the person living in it ________.

  A. is a wealthy ladyB. is a conservative aristocrat

  C. is a prisoner of the pastD. has good taste

  11. ________ is NOT a Nobel Prize winner.

  A. Eugene O'NeillB. F. Scott Fitzgerald

  C. Ernest HemingwayD. William Faulkner

  12. Which of the following is NOT a typical feature of Mark Twain's language?

  A. VernacularB. Elegant

  C. ColloquialD. Humorous

  13. The most distinguishing feature of Charles Dicken's works lies in his ________.

  A. social criticismB. optimism

  C. character-portrayalD. social setting

  14. As the representative of the Enlightenment, Pope was one of the first to introduce ________ to England.

  A. rationalismB. romanticism

  C. criticismD. realism

  15. Shelley's greatest achievement is his four-act poetic drama ________.

  A. AdonaisB. To a Skylark

  C. A Song: Men of EnglandD. Prometheus Unbound

  16. The Victorian Age is most famous for its ________.

  A. playsB. novels

  C. poemsD. essays

  17. Which of the following women does not belong to the famous Bronte Sisters?

  A. Mary BronteB. Charlotte Bronte

  C. Emily BronteD. Anne Bronte

  18. “Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtle; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend. Abeunt studia in mores. ” This sentence appears in ________.

  A. The Advancement of LearningB. A Dictionary of the English Language

  C. An Essay on CriticismD. Of Studies

  19. In his novel, Robinson Crusoe, Defoe eulogizes the hero of the ________?

  A. aristocratic classB. enterprising landlords

  C. rising bourgeoisieD. hard-working people

  20. Which of the following works does not belong to John Milton?

  A. Paradise LostB. Paradise Regained

  C. AdonaisD. Llycidas

  Ⅳ. Give a brief explanation to each of the following items. Please write your answer on the Answer Sheet.(20 points, 5 for each)

  1. Dramatic Monologue

  2. The theme of Hawthron's “The Scarlet Letter”

  3. American Naturalism

  4. Hemingway Code heroes

  Ⅴ. Write a short essay on the following question. Please write your answer on the Answer Sheet.(10 points)

  The most clearly defined literary movement in Romantic period is New England Transcendentalism. Please make a comment on this philosophical and literary school.

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