PART ONE (40 POINTS)
I.Multiple Choice(40 points in all, 1 for each)
Select from the four choices of each item the one that best answers the question or completes the statement. Write your answers in the corresponding space on the answer sheet.
1. The first mass movement of the English working class and the early sign of the awakening of the poor, oppressed people is_____.
A. The Enclosure Movement B. The Protestant Reformation
C. The Enlightenment Movement D. The Chartist Movement
2. Daniel Defoe’s works are all the following EXCEPT_____.
A. Moll Flanders B. A Tale of a Tub
C. A Journal of the Plague Year D. Colonel Jack
3. “Metaphysical Poetry” refers to the works of the 17th - century writers who wrote under the influence of _____.
A. John Donne B. Alexander Pope
C. Christopher Marlowe D. John Milton
4. The most important play among Shakespeare’s comedies is _____.
A. A Midsummer Night’s Dream B. The Merchant of Venice
C. As You Like It D. Twelfth Night
5. The most perfect example of the verse drama after Greek style in English is Milton’s _____.
A. Paradise Lost B. Paradise Regained
C. Samson Agonistes D. Areopagitica
6. Which of the following descriptions of Enlightenment Movement is NOT true?
A. It was a progressive intellectual movement that flourished in France.
B. It was a furtherance of the Renaissance of the 15th and 16th centuries.
C. The purpose was to enlighten the whole world with moderu philosophical and artistic ideas.
D. The Enlighteners advocate individual education.
7. Neoclassicists had some fixed laws and rules for prose EXCEPT_____.
A. being precise B. being direct
C. being flexible D. being satiric
8. A good style of prose“ proper works in proper places” was defined by_____.
A. John Milton B. Henry Fielding
C. Jonathan Swift D.T.S. Eliot
9. The major theme of Jane Austen’s novels is_____.
A. love and money B. money and social status
C. social status and marriage D. love and marriage
10. Wordsworth’s_____ is perhaps the most anthologized poem in English literature.
A. “To a Skylark” B. “I Wondered Lonely as a Cloud”
C. “An Evening Walk” D. “My Heart Leaps Up”
11. William Blake’s work ______ marks his entry into maturity.
A. Songs of Experience B. Marriage of Heaven and Hell
C. Songs of Innocence D. The Book of Los
12. Best of all the Romantic well- known lyric pieces is Shelley’s_____.
A. “The Cloud” B. “To a Skylark”
C. “Ode to a Nightingale” D. “Ode to the West Wind”
13. In the Victorian Period _____ became the most widely read and the most vital and challenging expression of progressive thought.
A. poetry B. novel C. prose D. drama
14. In Charles Dickens’early novels, he attacks one or more specific social evils, _____is a good example of describing the dehumanizing workhouse system and the dark, criminal underworld life.
A. David Copperfield B. Oliver Twist
C. Great Expectations D. Dombey and Son
15. Thomas Hardy’s most cheerful and idyllic work is_____.
A. The Return of the Native B. Far from the Maddin Crowd
C. Under the Greenwood Tree D. The Woodlanders
16. The rise of _____ and new science greatly incited modernist writers to make new explorations on human natures and human relationships.
A. the existentialistic idea B. the irrational philosophy
C. scientific socialism D. social Darwinism
17. In Modern English literature, the literary interest of _____ lay in the tracing of the psychological development of his characters and in his energetic criticism of the dehu-manizing effect of the capitalist industrialization on human nature.
A. George Bernard Shaw B.T.S. Eliot
C. Oscar Wilde D.D.H. Lawrence
18. George Bernard Shaw’s _____ is a better play of the later period, with the author’s almost nihilistic bitterness on the subjects of the cruelty and madness of WWI and the aimlessness and disillusion of the young.
A. Too True to Be Good B. Mrs. Warren’s Profession
C. Widowers’Houses D. Fanny’s First Play
19. Renaissance first started in Italy, with the flowering of the following fields EXCEPT_____.
A. architecture B. painting
C. sculpture D. literature
20. English Romanticism,as a historical phase of literature,is generally said to have begun with the publication of Wordsworth and Coleridge’s_____.
A. Poetical Sketches B. A Defence of Poetry
C. Lyrical Ballads D. The Prelude
21. Charlotte Bront ’s work _____ is famous for the depiction of the life of the middle - class working women, particularly governesses.
A. Jane Eyre B. Wuthering Heights
C. The Proffessor D. Shirley
22. The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot is a poem concerned with the _____ breakup of a modern civilization in which human life has lost its meaning, significance and purpose.
A. spiritual B. religious
C. political D. physical.
23. Perhaps Emily Dickinson’s greatest interpretation of the moment of _____ is to be found in “I heard a Fly buzz--when I died—”, a poem universally regarded as one of her masterpieces.
A. fantasy B. birth C. crisis D. death
24. The fiction of the American _____ period ranges from the comic fables of Washing-ton Irving to the social realism of Rebecca Harding Davis.
A. Romantic B. Revolutionary
C. Colonial D. Modernistic
25. The modern _____ technique was frequently and skillfully exploited by Faulkner to emphasize the reactions and inner musings of the narrator.
A. stream - of - consciousness B. flashback
C. mosaic D. narrative and argumentative
26. By means of “_____,” Whitman believed, he has turned the poem into an open field, an area of vital possibility where the reader can allow his own imagination to play.
A. balanced structure B. free verse
C. fixed verse D. regular rhythm
27. In 1954, _____ was awarded the Nobel Prize for “his powerful style -forming mas tery of the art” of creating modern fiction.
A. Ernest Hemingway B. Sherwood Anderson
C. Stephen Crane D. Henry James
28. The period ranging from 1865 to 1914 has been referred to as the Age of _____ in the literary history of the United States, which is actually a movement or tendency that dominated the spirit of American literature.
A. Rationalism B. Romanticism
C. Realism D. Modernism
29. When he was eighty - seven he read his poetry at the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy in 1961. This poet was_____.
A. Ezra Pound B. Robert Frost
C. E. E. Cummings D. Wallace Stevens
30. The renowned American critic H. L. Mencken regarded _____ as “the true father of our national literature.”
A. Bret Harte B. Walt Whitman
C. Washington Irving D. Mark Twain
31. We can easily find in Theodore Dreiser’s fiction a world of jungle, where “kill or to be killed” was the law. Dreiser’s _____ found expression in almost every book he wrote.
A. naturalism B. romanticism
C. cubism D. classicalism
32. A preoccupation with the Calvinistic view of _____ and the mystery of evil marked the works of Hawthorne, Melville and a host of lesser writers.
A. love and mercy B. bitterness and hatred
C. original sin D. eternal life
33. “He possessed none of the usual aids to a writer’ s career: no money, no friend in power, no formal education worthy of mention, no family tradition in letters. ” This is a description most suitable to the American writer_____.
A. Henry James B. Theodore Dreiser
C. W. D. Howells D. Nathaniel Hawthorne
34. People generally considered _____ to be Henry James’ masterpiece, which incar nates the clash between the Old World and the New in the life journey of an American girl in a European cultural environment.
A. The Europeans B. Daisy Miller
C. The Portrait of A Lady D. The Private Life.
35. The Jazz Age of the 1920s characterized by frivolity and carelessness is brought vividly to life in_______.
A. The Great Gatsby B. The Sun Also Rises
C. The Grapes of Wrath D. Tales of the Jazz Age
36. Guided by the principle of adhering to the truthful treatment of life, the American _______ introduced industrial workers and farmers, ambitious businessmen and vagrants, prostitutes and unheroic soldiers as major characters in fiction.
A. romanticists B. modernists
C. psychologists D. realists
37. The American literary spokesman of the Jazz Age is often acclaimed to be_______.
A. Henry James B. Robert Frost
C. William Faulkner D.F. Scott Fitzgerald
38. By writing Moby - Dick, _______ reached the most flourishing stage of his literary creativity.
A. Herman Melville B. Edgar Ellen Poe
C. William Faulkner D. Theodore Dreiser
39. Faulkner once said that _____ is a story of “lost innocence,” which proves itself to be an intensification of the theme of imprisonment in the past.
A. Light in August B. The Sound and the Fur y
C. Absalom, Absalom! D. The Hamlet
40. Hawthorne was not a Puritan himself, but his view of man and human history origina ted, to a great extent, in_______.
A. Calvinism B. Puritanism
C. Realism D. Naturalism
PART TWO (60 POINTS)
Ⅱ. Reading Comprehension (16 points in all, 4 for each)
Read the quoted parts carefully and answer the questions in English. Write your answers in the corresponding space on the answer sheet.
41. Behold her, single in the field,
Yon solitary Highland lass!
Reaping and singing by herself;
Stop here, or gently pass!
Alone she cuts and binds the grain,
And sings a melancholy strain;
O listen! For the Vale profound
Is overflowing with the sound.
A. Identify the poet.
B. What’ s the rhyme scheme for the stanza?
C. What’s the theme of the poem?
42. The following quotation is from Mrs. Warren’s Profession:
VIVIE: [ intensely interested by this time] No; but why did you choose that business?
Saving money and good management will succeed in any business.
MRS. WARREN: Yes, saving money. But where can a woman get the money to save in any other business? Could you save out of four shillings a week and keep yourself dressed as well? Not you. Of course, if you’ re a plain woman and cant earn anything more ; or if you have a turn for music, or the stage, or newspaper - writing ; that’s different...
A. Identify the playwright of the above quotation.
B. What business do you think Mrs. Warren is involved in?
C. What's the theme of the play?
43. My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.
A. Identify the poet and the title of the poem from which this stanza is taken.
B. What figure of speech is used in this stanza?
C. Briefly interpret the meaning of this stanza.
44. “Where are we going, Dad?” Nick asked.
“Over to the Indian camp. There is an Indian lady very sick. ”
“Oh,” said Nick.
Across the bay they found the other boat beached. Uncle George was smoking a cigar in the dark. The young Indian pulled the boat way up on the beach. Uncle George gave both the Indians cigars.
A. Identify the author and the title of the work from which the passage is taken.
B. What does Dad imply when he says “There is an Indian lady very sick”?
C. Why is Dad going to the Indian camp?
Ⅲ. Questions and Answers (24 points in all, 6 for each)
Give a brief answer to each of the following 9uestions in English. Write your answers in the corresponding space on the answer sheet.
45. What’ s the literary style of Shelley as a Romantic poet?
46. What are the main features of Bernard Shaw’s plays with regard to the theme, charac-terization and plot?
47. Henry James’ literary criticism is an indispensable part of his contribution to literature. What’s his outlook in literary criticiam?
48. Local colorism is a unique variation of American literary realism. Who is the most famous local colorist? What are local colorists most concerned?
IV. Topic Discussion(20 points in all, 10 for each)
Write no less than 150 words on each of the following topics in English in the corresponding space on the answer sheet.
49. Define modernism in English literature. Name two major modernistic British writers and list one major work by each.
50. Briefly discuss the term “The Lost Generation”and name the leading figures of this literary movement (Give at least three)..