Literature

| December 15, 2015

QUESTION 1

  1. In “The Fall of the House of Usher,” Poe creates an Amercan version of the European

    naturalistic novel

    novel of manners

    picaresque novel

2 points

QUESTION 2

  1. Long after his death, Poe’s poetry had a major influence on

    Emerson

    free verse

    the symbolist movement

    the Harlem Renaissance

2 points

QUESTION 3

  1. The setting for the “Fall of the House of Usher” is

    spring

    summer

    winter

    fall

2 points

QUESTION 4

  1. In the poem “the Haunted Palace” (in the Fall of the House of Usher”), “the two luminous windows” are

    Christmas lights

    store display windows

    Usher’s eyes

    windows in Usher’s house illuminated by a fireplace

2 points

QUESTION 5

  1. One of the conventions of horror stories that Poe establishes in The Fall of the House of Usher is

    being alone in a house with a crazy person

    haunted suits of armor

    using an evil scientist to bring people back from the dead

    strange apparitions of ghosts

2 points

QUESTION 6

  1. Without Poe, there might not have been

    Hamlet

    Sherlock Holmes

    Pride and Prejudice

2 points

QUESTION 7

  1. Poe called his stories like “The Purloined Letter”

    tales of ratiocination

    romances

    science fiction

    romances

2 points

QUESTION 8

  1. According to Poe’s definition of beauty in “The Philosophy of Composition,” the beauty that appears in both “the Raven,” and Ulalume” is represented by a

    blackbird

    marble bust

    dead young woman

    full moon over the river

2 points

QUESTION 9

  1. According to Poe, the most beautiful sound in the English language is

    the tinkle of money

    the long vowel O

    the long vowel A

    a rolled R

2 points

QUESTION 10

  1. In his review of Hawthorne’s writings in “Twice-To;d Tales: a Review,” Poe identifies the most important quality of a work of fiction as

    the power of blackness

    characterization

    plot

    the single effect

2 points

QUESTION 11

  1. In his review of Hawthorne’s writings, Poe  says Hawthorne’s stories are

    less original than Irving’s

    less realistic than Irving’s

    more original than Irving’s

    more derived from European sources than Irving’s

2 points

QUESTION 12

  1. In “The Minister’s Black Veil,” Hawthorne wants his readers to conclude that Reverend Hooper

    has gone crazy

    killed someone

    none of the above

2 points

QUESTION 13

  1. From Hawthorne’s point of view, the greatest price that Hooper pays for wearing the veil is

    ridicule

    loss of the woman he loves

    loss of his effectiveness as a preacher

    loss of his self respect

2 points

QUESTION 14

  1. Hawthorne believed that his wife Sophia had taught him

    everything he knew about writing

    that he had a heart

    that he could succeed in business

    how to read Greek

2 points

QUESTION 15

  1. In”My Kinsman Major Molineux,” Hawthorne’s opening paragraph about royal governors

    has no relevance to the story

2 points

QUESTION 16

  1. In romance, evil women have

    blond hair and blue eyes

    dark hair and dark eyes

    dark hair and green eyes

    tattoos

2 points

QUESTION 17

  1. According to Hawthorne, a romance was

    a love story

    realistic in setting

    true to the human heart

    totally fanciful

2 points

QUESTION 18

  1. The greatest suffering for Major Molineux was

    being tarred and feathered

    losing his job

    being thrown out of town

2 points

QUESTION 19

  1. Young Goodman Brown commits the sin of

    egotism

    gluttony

    lust

    anger

2 points

QUESTION 20

  1. The reader knows that Goodman Brown may have been deceived because

    the story is set after dark

    the setting is in the forest

    the guide has satanic qualities

    all of the above

2 points

QUESTION 21

  1. The Devil in Young Goodman Brown

    has a long tail

    has cloven feet

    is red

    looks like Goodman Brown

2 points

QUESTION 22

  1. Young Goodman Brown

    is the only clearly evil character in the story

    is of average moral character

    is basically good but has a few flaws

2 points

QUESTION 23

  1. When Hawthorne read the Scarlet Letter to his wife, she

    fell asleep

    went to bed with a headache

    asked him to read it again

2 points

QUESTION 24

  1. Hawthorne considered the Scarlet Letter

    realistic

    naturalistic

    a novel of manners

    a romance

2 points

QUESTION 25

  1. The work that the English writer D.H. Lawrence considered to be “the most colossal satire ever penned,” is

    The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

    The House of the Seven Gables

    The Scarlet Letter

    The Tell-Tale Heart

2 points

QUESTION 26

  1. The Scarlet Letter symbolized

    adultery

    Able

    Angel

    all of the above

2 points

QUESTION 27

  1. When Hester takes off her hat in the forest and lets her hair hang free, she is suggesting to Dimmesdale that

    she would like to resume her passionate relationship with him

    she is a loose woman

    she has lost her mind

    she is breaking the law

2 points

QUESTION 28

  1. A Roman Catholic in the crowd by the scaffold where Hester is holding her baby Pearl might have

    approved of the punishment

    attempted to free Hester

    approved of her adultery

    compared her to the Virgin Mary

2 points

QUESTION 29

  1. Although most people think intelligence is a good quality, the phrase, “The remarkable intelligence in his features” has negative connotations for

    Dimmesdale

    Chillingworth

    Reverend Wilson

    The devilish Indian

2 points

QUESTION 30

  1. The statement, “By degrees…her (Hester Prynne’s) handiwork became what would now be termed the fashion,” suggests that

    Hester has been forgiven by the town

    the elders of the town will need to enforce stricter punishment

    all the women in town want to become just like her

2 points

QUESTION 31

  1. When Reverend Wilson asks Pearl where she came from, she answers

    from God

    from Mommy and Mr. Dimmesdale

    from a wild rose bush

    from a stork

2 points

QUESTION 32

  1. The tapestry in Dimmesdale’s study depicted

    Noah’s Ark

    David and Bathsheba

    Adam and Eve

    the crucifixion

2 points

QUESTION 33

  1. Dimmesdale’s conflict with himself ends

    he is alone in the forest with Hester, and they make love for the second time

    in the second scaffold scene

    in the final scaffold scene

    when he kills Chillingworth

2 points

QUESTION 34

  1. The setting for Melville’s story Bartleby is

     

     

    Wall Street

    Main Street

    a law office in Boston

    the Stock Exchange

2 points

QUESTION 35

  1. Bartleby is narrated

    by a crazy person

    by a naive narrator who never does understand Bartleby

2 points

QUESTION 36

  1. The knowledge that Bartleby had worked in the Dead Letter Office

    turns out to be false

2 points

QUESTION 37

  1. What Melville seems to admire the most about Hawthorne’s writing is

    his use of realistic dialogue

    his characterization

    his moral lessons

    his power of blackness

2 points

QUESTION 38

  1. The names Ahab and Ishmael in Moby Dick both come from

    Shakespeare

    Melville’s own family

    the Bible

    Milton

2 points

QUESTION 39

  1. Melville got the idea for a whale sinking a ship from the account of the wreck of

    the Titanic

     the Essex

    the Half Moon

     the Hesperus

2 points

QUESTION 40

  1. Melville got his idea for the white whale from

    Poe

    the Legend of Mocha Dick

    the Big Bear of Arkansas

    Hawthorne

2 points

QUESTION 41

  1. Melville dedicated Moby Dick to

    his wife

    Poe

    Hawthorne

    Emerson

2 points

QUESTION 42

  1. In his obsession with the idea that “all visible objects are but as pasteboard masks, and if a man would strike, he must strike through the mask,” Ahab most resembles

    the puritan William Bradford

    the deist Ben Franklin

    the transcendentalist, Henry David Thoreau

    the feminist, Margaret Fuller

2 points

QUESTION 43

  1. When, at the end of Moby Dick, Ishmael says that, “I alone am left to tell you,” he is quoting from

    the Scarlet Letter

    the Raven

    The Book of Job

    the Book of John

2 points

QUESTION 44

  1. In the Chapter in Moby Dick called “the whiteness of the whale,” Ishmael says that the color white is the color of

    innocence

    atheism

    belief

    virtue

2 points

QUESTION 45

  1. In “the whiteness of the whale,”  Melville concludes that all of nature, from butterfly wings to pretty girls, is

    beautiful on the outside but that beauty is just a mask for deception and danger within

    a manifestation of God’s goodness

    working for the benefit of man

    evolving into a higher beauty

2 points

QUESTION 46

  1. In Billy Budd, the character Claggart is a good example of the puritan idea of

     natural goodness

    natural depravity

    predestination

    symbolic perception

2 points

QUESTION 47

  1. Readers often compare Billy Budd to Jesus because of his innocence and unjust execution, but he lacks one quality that Jesus had:

    compassion

    kindness

    an understanding of evil

    generosity

2 points

QUESTION 48

  1. In Billy Budd, Captain Vere insists on Billy’s execution because

    he wants justice for Claggart

    he always suspected that Billy Budd was no good

    his duty as a captain of a military ship in time of war trumped his personal sense of morality

    he really liked and admired the victim, Claggart

2 points

QUESTION 49

  1. Claggart’s main motivation for undermining Billy Budd’s efforts to be a good sailor was

    his own desire to be a good officer

    his genuine belief that Billy Budd was evil

    as payback for something Billy had done to him years ago

    jealousy

2 points

QUESTION 50

  1. In Billy Budd, Melville uses ship names ironically to show how many things in this world are the opposite of what they should be. For example, Billy Budd is impressed against his will to leave the American ship Rights of Man to serve in the British navy on a battleship. When Captain Vere, an almost god-like man, is killed in battle the ship he is fighting is named

    the Pequod

    the Atheist

    the Revelation

    the Gabrial

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