The Renaissance is actually a movement stimulated by a series of historical events, which one of the following is not such an event?
A.The rediscovery of ancient Rome and Greek culture.
B.England's domestic rest.
C.New discovery in geography and astrology.
D.The religious reformation and the economic expansion.
Which of the following is regarded as the most successful religious allegory in the English language.
A.The Pilgrim's Progress B. Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners
C.The Life and Death of Mr. Badman D. The Holy War
It is alone who, for the first time in English literature, presented to us a comprehensive realistic picture of the English society of his time and created a whole gallery of vivid characters from all walks of life.
A. Geoffrey Chaucer B. Martin Luther C. William Langland D. John Gower
All of the following four except are the most eminent dramatists in the Renaissance England.
A. Francis Bacon B. Christopher Marlowe C. William Shakespeare D. Ben Jonson
It is generally regarded that Keats's most important and mature poems are in the form of .
A. elegy B. ode C. epic D. sonnet
Daniel Defoe's novels mainly focus on .
A. the struggle of the unfortunate for mere existence
B. the struggle of the shipwrecked persons for security
C. the struggle of the pirates for wealth
D. the desire of the criminals for property
In Beowulf, fought against the monster Grendel and a five breathing dragon.
A. the Anglo-Saxons B. Beowulf C. the Scandinavian D. the Winter Dragon
Francis Bacon is best known for his which greatly influenced the development of this literary form.
A. essays B. poems C. works D plays
Most of Thomas Hardy's novels are set in Wessex .
A. a crude region in England B. a fictional primitive region
C. a remote rural area D. Hardy's hometown
We can perhaps describe the west wind in Shelley's poem "Ode to the West Wind" with all the following terms except .
A. swift B. proud C. tamed D. wild
"Blindness", "partiality", "prejudice", and "absurdity" in the novel "Pride and Prejudice" are most likely the characteristics of .
A. Elizabeth B. Darcy C. Mr. Bennet D. Mrs. Bennet
The modern English novel came into being in .
A. the middle of the 17th century B. the 17th century
C. the late 18th century D. the middle of the 18th century
Who is not the major figure of modernist movement?
A. Eliot B. Joyce C. Charles Dickens D. Pound
Who is considered to be the best known English dramatist since Shakespeare?
A. Oscar Wilde B. John Galsworthy C. W.B. Yeats D. George Bernard Shaw
Of the following poets, which is not regarded as "Lake Poets"?
A. Samuel Taylor Coleridge B. Robert Southy C. William Words worth D. William Shakespeare
In the first part of Gulliver's Travels, Gulliver told his experience in .
A. Lilliput B. Brobdingnag C. Houyhnhnm D. England
Which of the following cannot describe "Byronic hero"?
A. proud B. mysterious C. noble origin D progressive
In the history of literature, Romanticism is generally regarded as .
A. the thought that designates a literary and philosophical theory which tends to see the individual as the very center of all life and all experience.
B. the thought that designates man as a social animal
C. the orientation that emphasizes those features which men have in common
D. the modes of thinking
The term "metaphysical poetry" is commonly used to name the work of the 17th century writers who wrote under the influence of .
A. John Milton B. John Donne C. John Keats D. John Bunyan
"The Vanity Fair" is a well-known part in .
A. The Pilgrim's Progress B. Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners
C. The Life and Death of Mr. Badman D. The Holy War
In Oliver Twist, Charles criticizes .
A. money worshipping tendency B. dehumanizing of workhouse system
C. hypocrisy of the upper society D. distortion of human heart
Which of the following plays by Shakespeare is history play?
A. Julius Caesar B. The Merry Wives of Windsor C. Henry IV D. King Lear
Who is regarded as a "worshipper of nature".
A. John Keats B. William Blake C. William Wordsworth D. Jane Austen
Which of the following writing is not the work by Charles Dickens?
A. A Tale of Two Cities B. Hard Times C. Oliver Twist D. Sons and Lovers
The 18th century England is known as the in the history.
A. Romanticism B. Classicism C. Renaissance D. Enlightenment