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GRE Literature: Subject Test Authors And Works

Subjects : gre, literature
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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. J. M. Synge






2. Edmund Spenser - 1590






3. Upton Sinclair






4. Andrew Marvell






5. T.S. Eliot 'The Hollow Men'






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






7. Bram Stoker






8. James Joyce






9. Richard Wright






10. Dedication of Shakespeare'S sonnets






11. Malcom Lowry






12. Gulliver'S Travels - everyone is 6' tall and cruel






13. Sylvia Plath






14. George Meredith






15. First line of The Iliad






16. Daniel Defoe






17. John Dos Passos






18. John Ruskin






19. James Baldwin






20. Ann Radcliffe






21. George Orwell






22. Charlotte Bronte






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






24. George Eliot






25. First line of William Langland'S Piers Plowman






26. Geoffrey Chaucer






27. T.S. Eliot






28. Nadine Gordimer






29. Follows trip of protagonist Lewis Lambert Strether to Europe in pursuit of his widowed fiancee'S supposedly wayward son - Chad Newsome. Strether is to bring the young man back to the family business - but he encounters unexpected complications. The t






30. Oscar Wilde






31. Rudyard Kipling






32. Ernest Hemingway






33. Gertrude Stein






34. Amiri Baraka/Leroi Jones






35. Christopher Marlowe






36. Percy Bysshe Shelley






37. Club formed by Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift - dedicated to the ridicule of folly/satire






38. Ovid'S Metamorphoses - basis for Romeo and Juliet - play in Midsummer Night'S Dream






39. William Makepeace Thackeray






40. Dylan Thomas






41. Ben Jonson






42. Kate Chopin






43. First Englishwoman to publish a substantial volume of original poems (1611)






44. Edith Wharton






45. Keat'S 'Ode to a Nightingale'






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






47. Eric Arthur Blair






48. T.E. Lawrence






49. Northanger Abbey






50. William Langland - search for the right way to salvation - controversial as it explores rebellion - revolution - social and religious issues