1.Multiple choice （40 points in all ， 1 for each ）
select from the four choices of each item the one that best answers the question or complets the statement . Mark your choice by blackening the corresponding letter A.B.C or D on the answer sheet .
1. In the medieval period ， it is Chaucer alone who ， for the first time in English literature ， presented to usa comprehensive ___________ picture of the English society of his time and created a whole galery of vivid ___________ from all walks of life in his masterpiece “the Canterbury Tales ”。
A. visionary / women
B. romantic /men
C. realistic / characters
D. natural / figures
2. Humanism spmg from the endeavor to restore a medieval reverence for the antique authors and is frequently taken as the beginning of the Renaissance on its conscious ， intellectual side ，for the Greek and Roman civilization was based on the conception that man is the __________ of all things .
3. Many people today tend to regard the play “ The Merchant of Venice ” as a satire of the hypocrisy of __________ and their false standards of friendship and love ， their cunning ways of pursuing worldliness and their unreasoning prejudice against _________ .
A. Christians / Jews
B. Jews / Christians
C. oppressors / oppressed
D. people / Jews
4. In “ Sonnet 18 ” ， Shakespeare has a profound meditation on the destructive power of _________ and the eternal __________ brought forth by poetry to the one he loves .
A. death/ life
B. death/ love
C. time / beauty
D. hate / love
5. In the 18th century English literature ， the representative writer of neo-classicism is __________ .
6. The ______ was a progressive intellectual movement throughout western Europe in the 18th century .
C. Religious Reformation
D. Chartist Movement
7. Blake ， Wordsworth ， ___________ ， Byron ， Shelley and __________ are the major Romantic poets .
A. Coleridage / Southey
B. Coleridge / Keats
C. Keats / Scott
D. Scott / Coleridge
8. Best of all the well -known lyric pieces written by P.B. Shelley is the poet “________” ， for here his rhapsodic and declamatory tendencies find a subject perfectly suited to him .
A. To a skylark
B. The Cloud
C. Ode to the West Wind
D. Men of England
9.In his early novels ， Charles Dickens attacks one or more specific social evils in each ： for example ， the dehumanizing workhouse system and the dark ， criminal underworld life in “______________” .
A.The pickwich Paper
D.A Tale of Two Cities
10. The title of the novel “ Vanity Fair ” was taken from Bunyan's masterpiece __________.
A. The pilgrim's Progress
B. Gulliver's Travels
C. Hard Times
D. Wuthering Heights
11. G.B. Shaw's plays have plots ，but they do not work by plots . It is the vitality of the __________ that takes primacy over mere story .
12. The title of the novel “ A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man ” written by James Joyce suggests a character study with strong _________ elements .
13. A typical Forsyte ， according to John Galsworthy ， is a man with a strong sense of __________ ， who never pays any attention to human feelings .
14. According to D.H. Lawrence ， the __________ is most resposible for the alienation of the human relationships and the perversion of human personality .
A. pride of the aristocratic class
B. vanity of the middle class
C. man's desire for power and money
D. capitalist mechanical civilization
15. G.B. Shaw's play ， Mrs . Warren's frofession is a grotesquely realistic exposure of the _______________.
A. slum landlordism
B. political corruption in England
C. economic oppression of women
D. religious corruption in England
16.In Shaw 's play ， Mrs Warren's Profession ， Mrs. Warren once said ：“ If there is a thing I hate in a woman ，it's want of character. ” The word “want ” here means __________.
17. According to the ideas discussed in Chapter 13 of The Man of Property ， the tense relationship between Soames ， the husband ，and Irene ， the wife ， is caused by __________.
A.Irene's free-minded way of thinking
B.Irene's love for Bosinney
C. Soames's love for Irene
D. Soames's strong desire to possess Irene
18. Thematically Yeats's poem ， “ The Lake Isle of Innisfree ”，__________________.
A. celebrates the rich and colorful life of the modern people
B.criticizes the emptiness of the hermit's life in the remote country .
C. laments the loss of the Irish legendary tradition
D. laments the emptiness of the urban life and advocates a return to the simple and serene life of nature documentary precision are main features of his writing .
19. Eliot's poem ， The Waste Land ， is mainly concerned with the _________ of a modern civilization .
A. social corruption
B. spiritual breakup
C. physical breakup
D. religious corruption
20. Eliot 's “ The love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock ” is presented as a （n） __________， suggesting an ironic contrast between a pretended “ love song ” and a confession of his incapability of facing up to love and to life in a sterile upper-class world .
A. interior monologue
B. authentic dialogue
C. lyric song
D. religious confession
21. The excerpt from Chapter 10 of Sons and Lovers ends with the conflict between Paul and his mother . The conflict is possibly caused by Paul and his mother's different views towards __________ .
A. Paul's father
D. Paul's brother
22. The __________ can be regarded as one of the themes of Joyce's story “ Araby ” .
A. loss of innocence
B. childish love
c. awareness of harsh life
D. false sentimentality
23. After reading “ Araby ” ， one may feel the story has a _________ tone .
24. In “Araby ” ， Joyce's diction evokes a sort of __________ quality that characterizes the boy on his otherwise altogether ordinary shopping trip .
25. The major concern of ___________ fiction lies in the tracing of the psycholoical development of his characters and in his energetic criticism of the dehumanizing effect of the capitalist industrialization on human nature .
A. D. H. Lawrence 's
B. J. Galsworthy's
C. W. Thackeray 's
D. T. Hardy's
26. The mission of __________ drama was to reveal the moral ， political and economic truth from a radical reformist point of view .
A. T.S. Eliot's
B. J. Galsworthy's
C. W. Thackerary 's
D. T. Hardy 's
27. Irving was best know for his famous short stories such as ___________ .
A. Rip Van Winkle
B. Young Goodman Brown
C. Life of Goldsmith
D. Life of Washington
28. Melville's ___________ is an encycolopedia of everything ， history ， philosophy ， religion ， etc .
A. The Old Man and the Sea
B.Moby - Dick
C. White Jacket
D. Billy Budd
29 . Mark Twain created ， in ____________ ， a masterpiece of American realism that is also one of the great books of world literature .
A. Huckleberry Finn
B. Tom Sowyer
C. The Gilded Age
D. The Mysterious Stranger
30. American literature produced only one female poet during the ninetheenth century ， This was ___________ .
A. Anne Bradsteet
B. Jane Austen
c. Emily Dickinson
D. T. S. Eliot
31. The main theme of ___________ The Art of Fiction reveals his literary credo that representation of life should be the main object of the novel .
A. Henry James'
B. Mark Twain's
C. Theodore Dreiser's
D. William Howells'
32. In the 1920s， O'Neil established an international reputation with the plays _________.
A. The Emperor Jones
B. Anna Christle
C. The Hairy Ape
D. all of the above
33.In 1954 ， ___________ was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature for his “ mastery of the art of modern narration . ”
A. T.S. Eliot
B. Ernest Hemingway
C. John Steinbeck
34. “The apparition of these faces in the crowd ； Petals on a wet ， black bough . ” This is the shortest poem written by _____________.
A. T.S. Eliot
B. Robert Frost
C. Ezra Pound
D. Emily Dickinson
35. In Robert Frost 's famous poems “ Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening ”， there are four lines like these ：“ The woods are lovely ，dark and deep ， /But I have promises to keep ， ？And miles to go before I sleep ， / And miles to go before I sleep ”。 The second sleep refers to _____________.
B. calm down
C. fall into sleep
D. stop walking
36. Of the following American poets ， whose work was first recognized in England and then in America ？ ___________.
A. Robert Frost
B. Walt Whitman
C. Emily Dickinson
D. Wallace Stevens
37. “ For I have had too much / Of apple-picking： I am overtired / Of the great harvest I myself desired ”。 From these lines we can conclude that the speaker ____________.
A. is happy about the harvest
B. is tired of the work of apple-picking
C. is not tired when seeing the harvest
D. becomes indifferent of the job
38. Chinese poetry and philosophy had great influence on _____ .
A. Robert Frost
B. Ralph Waldo Emerson
C. Ezra Pound
D. Emily Dickinson
39. The Hemingway code heroes are best remembered for their ________________ .
A. indestructible spirit
B. pessimistic view of life
C. war experiences
40. Lots of people rushed to Gatsby's party at the weekend and they clustered around Castsby 's wealth like ______________ .
1.C 2.A 3.A 4.B 5.A 6.B 7.B 8.C 9.C 10.A 11.C 12.A 13.A 14.D 15.C 16.B 17.D 18.D 19.B 20 A 21.C 22.A 23.D 24.A 25.A 26.C 27.A 28.B 29.A 30. C 31.A 32.D 33.B 34.C 35.A 36.A 37.B 38.C 39.A 40.D