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高等自学考试指定教材冲刺模拟试卷2

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  I Multiple Choice ( 40 points in all , 1 for each )

  1. The Renaissance was _______ in reaching England not only because of England ''s separation from the Continent , but also because of its domestic unrest .

  A. quick

  B. slow

  C. speedy

  D. deep

  2. Geoffrey Chaucer introduced from France the rhymed stanzas of various types to English poetry to replace the Old English ______ verse .

  A. rhymed

  B. alliterative

  C. romantic

  D. visionary

  3. In the history play Henry IV , William Shakespeare present the _____ spirit for the integrity of England .

  A. pessimistic

  B. optimistic

  C. patriotic

  D. active

  4. In the 18th century English literature , teh representative writer of new -classicism is ________.

  A. Swift

  B. Defoe

  C. Milton

  D. Pope

  5. A number of poems from Songs of Innocence find a counterpart in Songs of Experience .Infant Joy is matched with Infant Sorrow , and the pure Lambis paired with the flaming ________ .

  A. The Chimney Sweeper

  B. London

  C. Sheep

  D. Tyger

  6. The unifying principle in _____ written by G.G. Byron is the basic ironic theme of appearance and reality .

  A. Child Harold ''s Pilgrimage

  B. Cain

  C. Don Juan

  D. Hours of Idleness

  7. Jane Austen ''s main literary concern is about human beings in their ______ relationships . Because of this , her novels have a universal significance .

  A. personal

  B. natural

  c. satisfied

  D. hostile

  8. Among the famous novelists of the Victorian period were the critical realists like _____, William Makepeace Thackery , Charlotte Bronte , Emily Bronte , Mrs . Gaskell and Anthony Trollope , etc .

  A. Thomas Hardy

  B. Charles Dickens

  C. Robert Browning

  D. Jane Austen

  9. The short lyric Break ,Break , Break , is written in memory of ______ ''s best friend , Arthur Hallam , whose death has a lifelong influence on the poet .

  A. Afred Tennyson

  B. Robert Browning

  C. Emily Bronte

  D. Charlotte Bronte

  10. Reading _____ ''s Crossing the Bar , we can feel his fearlessness towards death , his faith in God and afterlife .

  A. Afred Tennyson

  B. Robert Browning

  C. John Keats

  D. Emily Dickins

  11. Generally speaking , _________ is the best of T.S. Eliot''s plays in the sense that it contains the best poetry and the most coherent drama .

  A.Murder in the Cathedral

  B. The Cocktail Party

  C. Hamlet

  D. The Family Reunion

  12. With his conversion to ______ in 1927 , T.S. Eliot characterized his Four Quartes by a philosophical and emotional calm quite in contrast to the despair and suffering of his early works .

  A. Catholicism

  B. Protestantism

  C. Anglicanism

  D. Enlightenment

  13. In his novel Ulysses , James Joyce intends to present a microcosm of the whole _____ by providing an instance of how a single event contains all the events of its kind , and how history is recapitulated in the happenings of one day .

  A. animal kingdom

  B. human life

  C. Ireland

  D. Britain

  14. In his Finnegan''s Wake , an encycleopedic work , James Joyce ambitiously attempted to pack the whole history of mankind into _______ .

  A. one man''s mind

  B. one night''s dream

  C. one story

  D. one lyric poem

  15. Transcendentalists recognized _____ as the “ highest power of the soul ”。

  A. intuition

  B. Thoreau

  C. Mark Twain

  D. Dreiser

  17. Where Mark Twain satirized European manners at times , ________ was an admirer .

  A. O.Henry

  B. Henry James

  C. Walt Whitman

  D. Jack London

  18. “ The Way of the Beaten : A Harp in the Wind ,” this is the title of one chapter in Dreiser'' s novel _______ .

  A. An American Tragedy

  B. Sister Carrie

  C. Dreiser Looks at Russia

  D. Jannie Gerhardt

  19. The American “ Thirties ” , lasted from the crash , through the ensuing Great Depression , until the outbreak of the Second World War 1939 . This was a period of _____ .

  A. poverty

  B. important social movement

  C. a new social consciousness

  D. all of the above

  20. In the pre-war period , such writers as _______ , pointed out the contradictions between what American preached and they practiced .

  A. Mark Twain

  B. Stephen Grane

  C. Theodore Dreise

  D. all of the above

  21. The period of the old English literature extends from about 450 to 1066 , the year of the ______ of England .

  A. religious Reformation

  B. Norman Conquest

  C. Roman Invasion

  D. the centralization of power

  22. The ______ movement in the eighteenth century Europe was a furtherance of the Renaissance of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries .

  A. Enlightenment

  B. Renaissance

  C. Sentimental

  D. Transcendental

  23. As a lexicographer , Samuel Johnson distinguished himself as the author of the first English _______ by an Englishman .

  A. novel

  B. drama

  C. poetry

  D. dictionary

  24. The novel Oliver Twist presents Oliver Twist as Charles Dickens'' first ______ hero .

  A. female

  B. male

  C. child

  D. imaginary

  25. _______ is considered to be the best-known English dramatist since William Shakespeare .

  A. George Bernard Shaw

  B. Richard Brinsley Sheridan

  C. Christopher Marlowe

  D. John Donne

  26. T.S. Eliot ''s classic expression of the temper of his age is ________ .

  A. The Waste Land

  B. Ash Wednesday

  C. Four Quartets

  D. The Love Song of J.Alfred Prufrock

  27. The short story ________ is taken from Irving ''s work named The Sketch Book .

  A. Young Goodman Brown

  B. The legend of sleepy Hollow

  C. Rip Van Wrinkle

  D. Nature

  28. Hester Prynne is the heroine in Hawthorne ''s novel _______________ .

  A. The House of the Seven Gables

  B. The Scarlet Letter

  C. Moby Dick

  D. Daisy Milly

  29. American writers of the first postwar era self-consciously acknowledged that they were a “_______________” .

  A. Lost Generation

  B. Broken Generation

  C. Optimist

  D. Pessimist

  30. Fitzgerald summarized the experiences and attitudes of the 1920s decade in his masterpiece novel _______ .

  A. This Side of Paradise

  B. Tender Is the Night

  C. The American Dream

  D. The Great Gatsby

  31. _________ , the first important English essayist , is best known for his essays which greatly influenced the development of this literary form .

  A. John Donne

  B. John Milton

  C. Francis Bacon

  D. Edmund Spenser

  32. Pope''s An Essay on Criticism is a didactic poem written in ________ .

  A. blank verse

  B. heroic couplets

  C. free verse

  D. dramatic monologue

  33. According to Edmund Spenser''s own explanation , his The Faerie Queene is a “________” , but it is also an allegory .

  A. imaginary poem

  B. historical poem

  C. romantic poem

  D. poetic drama

  34. Sheridan''s plays , especially The Rivals and The school for Scandal , are generally regarded as important links between the masterpiece of Shakespeare and those of ________.

  A. Christopher Marlow

  B. John Galsworthy

  C. Bernard Shaw

  D. James Joyce

  35. Shelley''s greatest achievement is his four-act poetic drama —— __________ .

  A. Promethus Unbound

  B. Ode to the West Wind

  C. Adonais

  D. In Defense of Poetry

  36. Charlotte Bronte''s works are all about the struggle of an individual consciousness towards self-realization , about some lonely and neglected _______ .

  A. young man

  B. young woman

  C. children

  D. old people

  37. In general , Browning ''s _______ are not meant to entertain the readers with the usual acoustic and visual pleasures , but they are supposed to keep them alert , thoughtful and enlightened .

  A. novels

  B. essays

  C. plays

  D. poems

  38. ________ novels are all Victorian in date . Most of them are set in Wessex , the fictional primitive and crude rural region which is really the home place he both loves and hates .

  A. Hardy''s

  B. Bronte''s

  C. Lawrence''s

  D. Joyce''s

  39. In his essay , _______ clearly expresses the main principles of his Transcnedentalist pursuit and his love for nature .

  A. Francis Bacon

  B. Walt Whitman

  C. Ralph Waldo Emerson

  D. Ezra Pound

  40. In ______ , Hawthorne discusses sin and evil and sets out to prove that everyone posesses some evil secret .

  A. The Scarlet Letter

  B. Young Goodman Brown

  C. Sister Carrie

  D. Daisy Milly

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