Test your basic knowledge |

Introduction To English Major

Subject : english
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
  • If you are not ready to take this test, you can study here.
  • Match each statement with the correct term.
  • Don't refresh. All questions and answers are randomly picked and ordered every time you load a test.

This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers obvious, but you will see it re-enforces your understanding as you take the test each time.
1. Langston Hughes

2. (Period and characteristics)

3. Seriousness and sobriety

4. Individualistic - skeptical of society

5. How are sentimentality and emotions portrayed in 'The Wild Honey Suckle' by Freneau?

6. 'A Description of Morning' (Characteristics)

7. (Title and period)

8. Minimalism

9. Rewriting and subverting a history of American prejudices and ideological scripts

10. (Period and types)

11. Discovery of Americas

12. 'Guinea Women'(Period and characteristics)

13. How is Whitman's 'When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer' a romantic poem?

14. William Blake Interest in imagination

15. Earnest - didactic - sincere

16. What type of interpretation is Troy Book? Why?

17. Earnest - didactic - sincere

18. What is 'Dover Beach' a poetical record of?

19. Transnational character

20. Charles I executed and Puritan government comes into power

21. Naturalistic Period

22. Harlem Renaissance subverting of history

23. What ideas did the end of the Commonwealth Period give birth to? What were the poetic responses?

24. What was literature's goal in the Augustan Age?

25. Rejection of form and order - Emphasis on uncertainty and play

26. Scientific revolutions

27. Transnational literature

28. On the cusp of romanticism/realism

29. Emphasis on instinct and feelings

30. (Period and characteristics)

31. Experimentation in 'When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer'

32. Literary goal = to explain and edify

33. Imaginative vision in 'When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer'

34. What was the unifying theme of Romantic literature in Britain?

35. 19th century as a corpse seen through winter landscape

36. Often abstract and non-representational

37. Natural world as endowed with feelings - pathos - passion - expression

38. Transnational literature

39. (Period and characteristics)

40. What is the retreat of the tide in 'Dover Beach' a metaphor for?

41. Protestant Reformation

42. Some revive medieval ideas - some stress freedom from all constraints - some support escapist fancy

43. Relations of colonizer and colonized

44. Augustan Age/Neoclassical Period

45. (Title and period)

46. (Period and definition)

47. Reverence for childhood and the primitive

48. Stabilizing of middle class and concern for morality

49. Innovation in 'When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer'

50. Form of Iroquois prayer-song