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Literary divisions are not always exact, but we draw them because they are often convenient. The majority of English literary periods are named after:
The leading characteristic of the age
The language of the age
The primary author of the age
Monarchs or political events
Which period of literature came first?
In what language did Shakespeare write?
Jane Austen wrote during this period.
Which work was published first?
Sir Walter Scott's "Ivanhoe"
Lord Byron's "Don Juan"
Blake's "Songs of Innocence"
Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein"
Which of the following works was written before the all-important Battle of Hastings?
The Domesday Book
Sons and Lovers
Who wrote first?
Howard, Earl of Surrey
Which work was completed last?
John Milton's "Paradise Lost"
George Herbert's "The Temple"
William Shakespeare's "Tempest"
Ben Jonson's "Volpone"
One of these men did NOT write during the Restoration period. Who?
Sir Walter Scott
The Bronte sisters wrote during this period.
Which of the following poets wrote during the Victorian period but was not published until the 20th century?
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Elizabeth Barret Browning
This work was NOT originally published in the 20th Century.
Thomas Hardy's "Tess of the D'Urbervilles"
E.M. Forster's "A Room With A View"
Henry James's "The Ambassadors"
Virginia Woolf's "Mrs. Dalloway"
Which poet did NOT write during the 16th century?
Sir Thomas Wyatt
Historical events often influence literature. Which of the following did NOT occur during the Restoration period?
The Exclusion Bill Crisis
Charles II was restored to the throne
The French Revolution
The Great Fire of London
He was not a Renaissance writer.
Sir Thomas Malory
Sir Philip Sidney
Which of the following literary sub-periods does NOT fall under the Neoclassical Period?
The Augustan Age
The Age of Sensibility
Which of the following periods of English literature came last?
The Middle English Period
The Elizabethan Age
The Commonwealth Period
The Jacobean Age
This work was written before the other three choices.
Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales"
Bede's "An Ecclesiastical History of the English People"
Julian of Norwich's "Book of Showings"
Sir Thomas More's "Utopia"
Which of the following writers would be an appropriate subject for a class on "The Literature of the British Empire"?
Any of these
World War I affected the writing of many authors. Which of the following poets would not have been touched by that event?
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Compiled Apr 04 13