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英美文学选读(99下半年江苏) A. Each of the following below is followed by four alternative answer. Choose the one that would bet complete the statement and put the letter in the blank.(每小题1分,共30分)

  1. Generally, the Renaissance refers to the period between ______ and _______ centuries.
  A. 14th...mid-17th B. 14th...mid-18th
  C. 16th...mid-18th D. 16th...mid-17th

  2. _______ frequently applied conceits in his poems.
  A. Spenser B. Donne C. Blake D. Thomas Gray

  3. _______ is known as "the poet's poet".
  A. Shakespeare B. Marlowe C. Spenser D. Donne

  4. The 18th century England is known as the ______ in the history.
  A. Renaissance B. Classicism C. Enlightenment D. Romanticism

  5. ________ and William Shakespeare are the best representatives of the English humanism.
  A. Edmund Spenser, Christoper Marlowe
  B. Thomas More, Christoper Marlowe
  C. John Donne, Edmund Spenser
  D. John Milton, Thomas More

  6. The middle of the 18th century was predominated by a newly rising literary form, that is the modern English ______, which gives a realistic presentation of life of the common English people.
  A. prose B. short story C. novel D. tragicomedy

  7. _______ is the central concern to Blake's concern in the Song of Innocence and Song of Experience.
  A. childhood B. woman C. poetry D. happiness

  8. Among the following plays which is not written by Marlowe? _____
  A. Dr. Faustus B. The Jew of Malta
  C. Edward II D. School for scandal

  9. Shakespeare's greatest tragedies are _______.
  A. Hamlet, Othello, King Lear and Macbeth
  B. Hamlet, Othello, King Lear and Romeo and Juliet
  C. Hamlet, Coriolanus, King Lear and Macbeth
  D. Hamlet, Julius caesar, Othello and Macbeth

  10. Among the pioneers of the 18th century novelists were Daniel Defoe, Samuel Richardson, Henry fielding and _______.
  A. Laurance Sterne B. John Dryden
  C. Charles Dickens D. Alexander Pope

  11. Which of the following Gothic novels was not written in the 18th century? ______
  A. The Castle of Otranto
  B. The Italian
  C. The Monk
  D. The Fall of the House of Usher

  12. In the theatrical world of the neoclassical period, _______ was the leading figure among the host of playwrights.
  A. William Blake B. Richard Sheridan
  C. Ben Johnson D. Bernard Shaw

  13. Dickens' works are characterized by a mingling of _______ and pathos.
  A. humor B. satire C. passion D. metaphor

  14. The success of Jane Eyre is not only because of its sharp criticism of the existing society, but also due to its introduction to the English novel the first ______ heroine.
  A. explorer B. peasant C. worker D. governess

  15. In ______ Tennyson dealt with the theme of women's rights and position.
  A. Poem B. The Princess C. In Memorian D. Idylls of the King

  16. "The Custom-House" is an introductory note to ______.
  A. Moby-Dick B. The Scarlet Letter
  C. The Marble Faun D. The Blithedale Romance

  17. The publication of _______ established Emerson as the most eloquent spokesman of the New England Transcendentalism.
  A. Nature B. Self-Reliance C. The Over-Soul D. The American Scholar

  18. "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloomed" is most probably a poem ______.
  A. that celebrates the burgeoning life of cities
  B. that sings highly freedom and democracy
  C. that condemns violence and bloodshed
  D. that mourns for the death of Lincoln

  19. _______ is not a dominant figure of the Realistic Period.
  A. William Dean Howells B. Mark Twain
  C. Henry James D. James F. Cooper

  20. The book from which "all modern American literature comes" refers to _______.
  A. Moby-Dick B. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  C. The Sun Also Rises D. The Great Gatsby

  21. Strong affinity to the Chinese and Oriental literature can be found in the works of _______.
  A. Mark Twain B. Ezra Pound C. Emily Dikinson D. Arthur Miller

  22. "In a Station of the Metro" is regarded by critics as a classic specimen of _______.
  A. the absurd poetry B. the transcendental poetry
  C. the romantic poetry D. the imagist poetry

  23. The founder of the American drama is _______.
  A. Arthur Miller B. Eugene O'Neill
  C. Tennesee Williams D. Clifford Odets

  24. F. Scott Fitzgerald is not the author of _______.
  A. This Side of Paradise B. Tender is the Night
  C. The Great Gatsby D. In Our Time

  25. _______ is not a fictional character in the Scarlet Letter.
  A. Hester B. Arthur Dimmersdale
  C. Roger Chillingworth D. Ishmael

  26. The period ranging from 1865 to 1914 has been referred to as _____.
  A. the Age of Colonicalism B. the Age of Romanticism
  C. the Age of Realism D. the Age of Modernism

  27. Statement _______ is NOT true in describing American naturalists.
  A. They were deeply influenced by Darwinism.
  B. They were identified with French novelist and theorist Emile Zola.
  C. They chose their subjects from the lower ranks of society.
  D. They used more serious and more sympathetic tone in writing than realists.

  28. ______ is considered by H.L.Mencken as "the true father of our national literature."
  A. Hemingway B. Poe C. Irving D. Twain

  29. they all shared the same thematic concern except ______.
  A. Robert Penn Warren B. Flannery O'Conner
  C. William Faulkner D. Norman Mailer

  30. _________ draws on the Jewish experience and tradition and examines subtly the dismantling of the self by an intolerable modern history.
  A. Allen Ginsberg B. John Updike
  C. Saul Bellow D. J.D. Salinger

  B. Give the author and genre of each of the following literary works.(每小题2分,共20分)

  1. The Shepheardes Calender
  2. Farewell to love
  3. Much Ado About Nothing
  4. Childe Harold's Pilgrmage
  5. Dombey and the Son
  6. The Iceman Cometh
  7. The Road Not Taken
  8. The Cantos
  9. The Grapes of Wrath
  10. Babbit

  C. Define the literary terms listed below. (每小题5分,共10分)

  1. Utilitarianism

  2. Free Verse

  D. For each of the quotations listed below please give the name of the author and the title of the literary work from which it is taken and then briefly interpret it.(每小题5分,共15分)

  1. Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
  Thou are more lovely and more temperate:
  Rough winds do shake the daring buds of May,
  And summer's least hath all too short a date:
  Sometimes too hot the eye of heaven shines
  And often is his gold complexion dimmed;

  2. I heard a Flay buzz--when I died-
  The Stillness in the Room
  Was like the Stillness in the Air-
  Between the Heaves of Storm-

  3. There is music from my neighbor's house through the summer nights. In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and stars. At high tide in the afternoon I watched his guests diving from the tower of his raft, or taking the sun on the hot sand of his beach while his two motor-boats slit the waters of the Sound, drawing aquaplanes over cataracts of foam. On week-ends his Rolls-Royce became an omnibus, bearing parties to and from the city between nine in the morning and long past midnight, while his station wagon scampered like a brisk yellow bug to meet all trains. And on Mondays eight servants, including an extra gardener, toiled all day with mops and scrubbing-brushes and hammers and garden-shears, repairing the ravages of the night before...

  E. Give brief answers to the following questions.(每小题5分,共10分)

  1. What is Bernard Shaw's viewpoint on literature?

  2. What does the night journey young Goodman Brown makes symbolize?

  F. Short Essay Questions(共15分)

  1. What is the striking feature of Paul, the main character in Sons and lovers?(7分)

  2. Give a brief analysis of Emily Grierson In "A Rose for Emily".(8分)

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