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GRE Literature: Subject Test Authors And Works

Subjects : gre, literature
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. William Blake






2. Chinua Achebe'S retelling of Nigerian independence






3. James Joyce






4. William Makepeace Thackeray






5. Alexander Pope'S The Rape of the Lock - 1717






6. 'The Way of the World' by William Congreve - 1700






7. William Blake






8. J. M. Synge






9. John Lydgate






10. First line of The Iliad






11. Ovid'S Metamorphoses - basis for Manciple'S tale in Canterbury Tales






12. In Memoriam A.H.H. by Alfred - Lord Tennyson






13. Keat'S 'Ode to a Nightingale'






14. Washington Irving






15. Philip Sidney






16. Andrew Marvell






17. Matthew Arnold






18. Amiri Baraka/Leroi Jones






19. Richard Sheridan 'The School for Scandal' 1777






20. Last paragraph of James Joyce'S 'The Dead' from Dubliners






21. Jeffrey Aspern - Modeled after Lord Byron) as long-dead famous poet - biographer is trying to secure some papers from Aspern'S former mistress and homely daughter. Set in Venice.






22. Christopher Newman - good-hearted but gauche American businessman on his first tour of Europe - looking for different world than the harsh world of 19th century American business. Mostly concerns his courting of a young widow from aristocratic Parisi






23. The legendary hero of an anonymous Old English epic poem composed in the early 8th century






24. Vladimir Nabokov






25. Charlotte Perkins Gilman






26. John Dryden






27. 'The Country Wife' by William Wycherley - 1675






28. Dedication of Shakespeare'S sonnets






29. Thomas Carlyle






30. John Donne sermon - 'Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions'






31. Last lines of Walt Whitman'S 'Song of Myself'






32. Milly Theale - an American heiress stricken with a serious disease - and her impact on the people around her (Kate Croy - Merton Densher)






33. Arthur Rimbaud






34. John Milton






35. Eugene O'Neill






36. Robert Burns






37. D.H. Lawrence






38. Flannery O'Connor






39. John Donne sermon - 'Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions'






40. Mark Twain






41. John Lyle






42. John Fenimore Cooper






43. Winterbourne courts young - flirtatious - nouveau-riche American girl in Europe






44. Joseph Conrad






45. Northanger Abbey






46. Langston Hughes






47. Henry Wadsworth Longsfellow






48. Walt Whitman






49. Gulliver'S Travels - flying island where practical projects neglected and impractical projects pursued






50. Jonathan Swift