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SALTEnglishLitTest

Preparation for English Lit Test on Restoration & 18th Century

QuestionAnswer
What were the three most important literary contributions of the Restoration Age? prose satire, journalism, and the novel
"A Song for St. Cecelia's Day" uses what type of lyrical poetry? ode
What writing device is employed in "A Song for St. Cecelia's Day"? onomatopoeia
What is the name of the European movement characterized by an interest in an imitation of classical works and styles, emphasizing conformity to fixed literary standards, proper patterns of outward social conduct, formality, restraint, polish and elegance? Neoclassicism
Which American modeled his own writing after Addison and Steele? Benjamin Franklin
Who wrote the epigram "To err is human, to forgive divine"? Alexander Pope
Who wrote the epigram "For fools rush in where angels fear to tread"? Alexander Pope
Daniel Defoe claimed that Robinson Crusoe was not a novel, but instead a(n) ___? allegory
Plot, setting, characterization and theme are the elements of what writing style? Novel
Who was the most important author of the Restoration Age? John Dryden
Who was the only poet of note during the Restoration Age? Alexander Pope
What rose to prominence during the eighteenth century as a place for social and literary meetings? Coffeehouses
Which group forcibly opposed any type of fiction, considering it to be a collection of blatant lies? Puritans
How many times did Daniel Defoe find wealth and lose it? Thirteen
Why did Daniel Foe change his surname to Defoe? To avoid creditors
What was Jonathan Swift's greatest satire? Gulliver's Travels
What was the first English novel to get worldwide recognition? Robinson Crusoe
What was the writing style of Joseph Addison, Richard Steele and Samuel Johnson? journalism
What was the name of the aristocratic woman who helped train evangelical preachers? Countess Selina Huntingdon
Author of A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life William Law
Who compiled a monumental English dictionary? Samuel Johnson
What literary form reached its lowest point during the Restoration? drama
Four kings with the same name who ruled during the 18th and 19th centuries? George
What two disastrous events occurred during the reign of Charles II? bubonic plague and great fire
What relates to the joining of Scotland to England and Wales in 1707 to form the new state of Great Britain? The Act of Union
What was the effect of the Restoration of 1660? the return of Charles Stuart to England
Who ascended the British throne during the Glorious, or Bloodless, Revolution in 1688? William and Mary
Who became the first "prime minister" of Great Britain under the reign of George II? Robert Walpole
Who is the dominant church character mocked and praised in The Spectator? Sir Roger de Coverley
Definition: central idea which gives a work meaning; in a story it is the interpretation of the events (plot) and persons (characters) from which some truth of human experience is learned. Theme
Definition: the portrayal of the imaginary persons who carry out the action of the plot in a novel or story. Characterization
Definition: the physical background against which the events of a story take place. Setting
Definition: the arrangement of events in a story or play; the sequence of related actions. Plot
Definition: ridicule of human folly or vice with the purpose of correcting it. Satire
Definition: a belief in an impersonal God, who, after creating the world, left it to run by natural laws and who left man to take care of himself by using his intellect. Deism
According to Blackstone, with what two qualities is man endowed? reason and free will
How does Blackstone define law? a rule of action
According to Blackstone, where is revealed law found? Holy Scriptures
Definition: presenting characters, dialogue, and events that prepare the reader for action that will take place later in the story. foreshadowing
How long had Robinson Crusoe been gone from England? 35 years
What did Robinson Crusoe see on the beach that caused him to think the devil was after him? footprint
Who became Robinson Crusoe's servant on the island? Friday
Who practiced paganism before he met Crusoe? Friday
Which American modeled his own writing after Addison and Steele? Benjamin Franklin
What animal did Crusoe raise for meat, milk and hide on the island? goats
How does Robin Crusoe first grow grain on the island? He throws seeds by accident when he discards cornhusks
To what does the name Benamuckee refer? Friday's god
To what does the name "Poll" refer? a pet bird
Crusoe’s father wishes his son to go into which profession? law
The cross that Crusoe erects on the island serves as what? a calendar
Which type of fruit does Crusoe learn how to dry? grapes
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