Test your basic knowledge |

Introduction To English Major

Subject : english
Instructions:
  • 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. Beat Generation






2. Expansion into new topics - esp. graphic treatments of sexuality






3. Realistic representation of class tension - frustration - envy


4. Changes for women (right to vote - contraception - etc)






5. Why is survival such an issue in Native American literature?






6. Example of Literature of Contact






7. Transnational






8. Harlem Renaissance subverting of history


9. Emphasis on instinct and feelings






10. In the Kiowa tale - language =






11. Drive for learning and artistic expression






12. Subdivisions of Early Modern Period/Renaissance






13. Theme of the Kiowa tale






14. (Title and period)


15. American Renaissance






16. From Jamestown to the American Revolution






17. Economic revolutions (Period and characteristics)






18. Dates of the Romantic Period (Britain)






19. Result of historical context of the Victorian Period






20. Culture preserved through oral means rather than written






21. (Period and effect)






22. Often compared to Thomas Gray's 'Elegy in a Country Churchyard'


23. Uses ordinary language






24. Questioning of traditional religion






25. Experimentation - wildly creative verse






26. What period is marked by industrialization?






27. Who is the author - what is the period - and what is this an example of?






28. Stabilizing of middle class and concern for morality






29. Applied Darwin's ideas to society






30. Disintegration of British Empire






31. (Author and period)


32. Realistic details of 'Richard Cory'






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






34. Twist at the end of 'The Darkling Thrust' =






35. From the Jacksonian period to the Civil War






36. Experimentation and 'stylistic unconventionality'






37. Influenced by Darwin






38. Dates of American Romanticism/Realism and Naturalism






39. Emphasis on spontaneity rather than convention or formalism






40. Story of the Trojan War (Title - author and period)






41. Interrogation and incorporation of mass media forms and images






42. Impact of WWII






43. Human nature is essentially good






44. Period of immense emigration - constant expansion






45. Similarities between 'The Indian Burying Ground' and 'Elegy in a Country Churchyard'






46. Religious/devotional mixed with secular






47. Backlash against neoclassicism and its restraint and decorum






48. (Period and characteristics)






49. Dramatic political changes






50. Includes a lot of repressed stuff