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BritLit Sem 1 Exam

QuestionAnswer
Which selection is considered one of the first works in English literature? Beowulf and Grendel
What characteristic of Beowulf is revealed when he refuses to use weapons to fight the monster Grendel? confidence
In "Beowulf and Grendel," Beowulf's victory is primarily symbolic of _________. a divine plan
Which of the following characters exhibits irony in The Canterbury Tales? The Miller, who steals the grain he grinds
Unlike the Parson, the Pardoner in The Canterbury Tales __________. sells false relics, sings, and preaches to make money
Based on her tale, which of the following is true about the Wife of Bath? She is intimately connected to her tale's characters and content.
In "The Wife of Bath's Tale," the knight does not want to marry the old woman and shows her disrespect because she is poor and ill-bred. According to the old woman, what is real gentility? performing good deeds
Sonnets written in English are most commonly written in ____________. iambic pentameter
A poem with a fixed rhyme scheme and definite meter whose 14 lines can be divided into an octave and a sestet is a(n) __________. Petrarchan Sonnet
In Sonnet 14 by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, the speaker tells her beloved not to love her because of the way she looks, sounds, or thinks because __________. these things are impermanent
The images of darkness and shadow in Sonnet 17 by Pablo Neruda are meant to suggest __________. intimacy
Which line helps to establish that something unnatural and wrong has happened, leading to the appearance of the Ghost in Hamlet? "Something is rotten in the state of Denmark."
Throughout most of the play, Hamlet is troubled by __________. his own tendency to hesitate and overthink
In act 1, Hamlet says that, in the future, he may "put an antic disposition on." This means that he may ____________. feign madness, but he is actually sane
Which of the following symbolizes Hamlet's obsession with death and decay in act 5 of the play? the skull of Yorick
What is an object kept as a reminder or souvenir of a person or event? memento
What is an urgent need or demand. exigency
What is a juncture? a particular point in events or time.
What is a domicile? a dwelling place : place of residence
What is a luminary? a person who inspires or influences others, especially one prominent in a particular sphere.
What does chicanery mean? the use of trickery to achieve a political, financial, or legal purpose
What does exodus mean? A mass exit
What are intelligentsia? intellectuals or highly educated people as a group, especially when regarded as possessing culture and political influence.
Correct the error in the following sentence or say "no error": Candace's mother gave her a list of chores that included cleaning the cat's box, vacuuming the living room, and to empty the dishwasher. Candace's mother gave her a list of chores that included cleaning the cat's box, vacuuming the living room, and emptying the dishwasher.
Correct the error in the following sentence or say "no error": Both candidates claim to have a solution to the community's fiscal problems. no error
Read the following sentence and decide whether the underlined portion contains a mistake, or choose No improvement or correction is required. Mr. Donovan gave a large contribution to an agency that was collecting funds for malaria prevention in Africa. No improvement or correction is required.
Read the following sentence and decide whether the underlined portion contains a mistake, or choose No improvement or correction is required. At the new boutique, there was many attractive hats that would be appropriate for the festival. At the new boutique, there WERE many attractive hats that would be appropriate for the festival.
Read the following sentence and decide whether the underlined portion contains a mistake, or choose No improvement or correction is required. To get to the stadium, you can neither take the subway or ride your bike. To get to the stadium, you can EITHER take the subway or ride your bike.
the word wantonly most nearly means __________. recklessly
Which is the clearest and most grammatically correct revision of this sentence ? Bergamot is a small citrus fruit with a strong flavor and it also has a strong fragrance. Bergamot is a small citrus fruit with a strong flavor and fragrance.
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