I Mulitple choice （ 40 points in all ， 1 for each ）
1. which of the following is NOT regarded as one of the characteristics of Renaissance ？
A. Exaltation of the man's pursuit of happiness in this life .
B. Cultivation of the genuine flavor of ancient culture .
C. Tolerance of human foibles
D. Praise of man's efforts in having his soul delivered .
2. The most significant intellectual movement of the Renaissance was __________ .
A. the Reformation
C. the Italian revival
D. geographical explorations
3.What is the relationship between Claudius and Hamlet ？
B. Uncle and nephew .
C. Father-in-law and son-in-law .
D. Father and son .
4. Which of the following plays does not belong to Shakespeare's great tragedies ？
A. Romeo and Juliet
B. King Lear
5. Which statement about the Elizabethan age is not ture ？
A. It is the age of translation .
B. It is the age of bourgeois revolution .
C. It is the age of exploration .
D. It is the age of the protestant reformation .
6.Una in The Faerie Queene stands for _______ .
7. In Hamlet's soliloquy ， when he says ， “ To sleep ， perchance to dream ： ——ay， there's the rub . ” What is the primarily thinking about ？
A.The bad dreams that have recently been troubling him .
B. The fact that if dying is like going to sleep ， then perhaps after death we have bad dreams .
C. The sinful behavior of Gertrude ， whose guilty dreams he would like to know .
D. His desire to sleep so that he will not have to take vengeful action .
8. __________ first made blank verse the principle instrument of English drama .
9. “ the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune ” is an example of ______ .
10. In “ Not on thy sole ， but on thy soul ， harsh Jew ， / Thou mak'st thy knife keen ” ， Gratiano （ a character in The Merchant of Venice ） uses a rhetorical device called ____.
11. In The Faerie Queene Spenser impresses us with his skillful blending of religious and historical ________ with chivalric _________ .
A. symbolism …… lyricism
B. allegory …… romance
C. elegy …… narrative
D. personification …… irony
12. Milton's paradise Lost took its material from ______ .
A. the Bible
B. Greek myth
C. Roman myth
D. French romance
13. Christopher Marlowe wrote all the following plays except _______ .
A. Tamburlaine the Great
B. The Jew or Malta
D. The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus
14. Which of the following plays by Shakespeare is NOT a comedy ？
A. The Merchant of Venice
B. A Midsummer Night's Dream
C. As you like It
D. Romeo and Juliet
15. _______ is the most common foot in English poetry .
A. The iamb
B. The anapest
C. The trochee
D. The dactyl
16. “ In a dream vision ， Arthur witnessed the loveliness of Gloriana ， and upon awakening resolves to seek her . ” The two literary figures “ Arthur ” and “ Gloriana ” are from ____ .
A. The Fairie Queene
B. Romeo and Juliet
C. Dr. Faustus
D. Paradise Lost
17. In “ Sonnet 18 ” ， William Shakespeare _______ .
A. meditates on man's mortality
B. eulogizes the power of artistic creation
C. satirizes human vanity
D. presents a dream vision
18. The 18th century witnessed that in England there appeared two political parties ____， which were satirized by Swift in his “ Gulliver's Travels . ”
A. the whigs and Tories
B. the Senate and the House of Representative
C. the upper House and lower House
D. the House of Lords and the House of Commons
19 . __________ compiled the “ the Dictionary of the English language ” which became the foundation of all the subsequent English dictionaries .
A. Ben Johnson
B. Samuel Johnson
C. Alexander Pope
D. John Dryden
20. The publication of “___________” marked the beginning of Romantic Age .
A. Don Juan
B. the Rime of the Ancient Mariner
C. The Lyrical Ballads
D. Queen Mab
21. In 1850 ， Wordsworth completed a long autobiographical poem entitled “________” .
A. Biographic literaria
B. The Prelude
C. Lucy poems
D. The Lyrical Ballads
22. Which is Shelley's masterpiece ？
A. Queen Mab
B. Prometheus Unbound
C. Prometheus Bound
D. The Revolt of Isiam
23. Which is Shelley's work of literary criticism ？
A. An Essay on criticism
B. A Defence of Poetry
C. On the Necessity of Atheism
D. Of Studies
24. In the 19th century English literature ， a new literary trend _____ appeared And it flourished in the forties and in the early fifties .
D. critical realism
25. The greatest English critical realist novelist was _____ ， who criticized the bourgeois civilization and showed the misery of the common people .
A. william Makepeace Thackeray
B. Charles Dickens
C. charlotte Bronte
D. Emily Dickinson
26. ______ was a critical realist and also a severe exposer of contemporary society . His novels ， such as “ Vanity Fair ” ， are mainly a satirical portrayal of the upper strata of society .
A. George Eliot
B. Elizabeth Gaskell
C. William Makepeace Thackeray
D. John Bunyan
27. Dickens takes the French Revolution as the background of the novel “_______” .
A. A Tale of Two Cities
B. Great Expectations
C. Hard Times
D. David Copperfield
28. “________ ” is often regarded as the semiautobiography of the author Dickens in which the early life of the hero is largely based on the author's early life .
A. Tom Jones
B. David Copperfiels
C. Oliver Twist
D. Great Expectation
29. Which is Thackeray's masterpiece ？
A. The virginians
B. Vanity Fair
C. The Books of Snobs
D. The Newcomes
30.The title of the novel “ Vanity Fair” was taken from Bunyan's masterpiece “_________”。
A. The Dilgrim's Progress
B. Child Harold's Pilgrimage
C. Gulliver's Travels
D. The Canterbury Tales
31. Of all the following issues ， ______ is definitely NOT the focus of the Romantic writers in the American literary history .
A. Puritan morality
B. human bestiality
C. noble savages
D. divinity of man
32. Henry David Thoreau's work ， ______ ， has always been regarded as a masterpiece of the New England Transcendental Movement .
B. The pioneers
D. “ Song of Myself ”
33. “ Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind ” is a famous quote from ______'s writings .
A. Walt Whitman
B. Henry David Thoreau
C. Herman Melville
D. Ralph Waldo Emerson
34. The famous 20 -year sleep in “ Rip Van Winkle ” helps to construct the story in such a way that we are greatly affected by Irving's _______ .
A. involvement with the passage of time
B. transient beauty
C. laziness and corruptibility of human beings .
D. supernatural manipulation of man's life
35. According to Emerson ， man's capacity is _______ .
D. subsidiary to god
36. Moby Dick ， the big white whale ， is possibly read as symbolic of all the following EXCEPT _________ .
37.According to Nathaniel Hawthorne ， romance should be _______ .
A. both imaginative and creative
B. full of adventures
C. a true record of human life
D. a mixture of facts and fancy
38. Which of the following is NOT emphasized by the New England Transcendentalism ？
A. Nature is not purely of matter ， but alive with God's overwhelming presence .
B. Individual human beings are depraved ， hence they should be improved .
C. Material economy is good for spiritual wealth .
D. In every single human being there dwells the divine spirit .
39. The pink ribbon appears three times in respectively three places in “ Young Goodman Brown”， which might possibly suggest that ______ .
A. Goodman Brown's night trial in the forest might be an illusion .
B. Faith is seen to be there with Brown at the witch meeting .
C. Hawthorne uses it as an indication of Brown's physical pressence in the forest .
D. the pink ribbon is not Faith's
40. Walt Whitman was a founding figure of American poetry . His innovation first of all lies in his use of _____ ， poetry without a fixed beat or regular rhyme scheme .
A. blank verse
B. heroic couplet
C. free verse
D. iambic pentameter