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2018年自考《英美文学选读》试题一

2020-07-29 18:18:18 来源:自学考试网 点击:3 作者:小呗老师

2018年自考《英美文学选读》试题一

Ⅰ.Multiple Choice (40 points in all, 1 for each)

Select from the four choices [A],[B],[C],[D] of each item the one that best answers the question or completes the statement and write the letter on the answer sheet.

1.Romance,which uses narrative verse or prose to tell stories of ___ adventures or other heroic deeds, is a popular literary form in the medieval period.

A.Christian B.knightly C.Greek D.primitive

2.Among the great Middle English poets, Geoffrey Chaucer is known for his production of ___.

A.Piers PlowmanB.Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

C.Confessio AmantisD.The Canterbury Tales

3.Which of the following historical events does not directly help to stimulate the rising of the Renaisssance Movement?

A.The rediscovery of ancient Greek and Roman culture.

B.The new discoveries in geography and astrology.

C.The Glorious revolution.

D.The religious reformation and the economic expansion.

4.Which of the following statements best illustrates the theme of Shakespeare's Sonnet 18?

A.The speaker eulogizes the power of Nature.

B.The speaker satirizes human vanity.

C.The speaker praises the power of artistic creation.

D.The speaker meditates on man's salvation.

5.“And we will sit upon the rocks,/Seeing the shepherds feed their flocks,/By shallow rivers to whose falls/Melodious birds sing madrigals.”The above lines are probably taken from __.

A.Spenser'sThe Faerie Queene

B.John Donne's “The Sun Rising”

C.Shakespeare's “Sonnet 18”

D.Marlowe's “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love”

6.“Bassanio:Antonio,I am married to a wife

Which is as dear to me as life itself;

But life itself, My wife, and all the world.

Are not with me esteem'd above thy life;

I would lose all, ay, sacrifice them all,

Here to the devil, to deliver you.

Portia:Your wife would give you little thanks for that,

If she were by to hear you make the offer.”

The above is a quotation taken from Shakespeare's comedyThe Merchant of Venice.

The quoted part can be regarded as a good example to illustrate ____.

A.dramatic irony B.personification

C.allegory D.symbolism

7.The ture subject of John Donne's poem,“The Sun Rising,” is to ___.

A.attack the sun as an unruly servant

B.give compliments to the mistress and her power of beauty

C.criticize the sun's intrusion into the lover's private life

D. lecture the sun on where true royalty and riches lie

8.Of all the 18thcentury novelists Henry Fielding was the first to set out, both in theory and practice, to write specifically a “___ in prose,”the first to give the modern novel its structure and style.

A.tragic epic B.comic epic

C.romance D.lyric epic

9.The Houyhnhnms depicted by Jonathan Swift inGulliver's Travelsare ___.

A.horses that are endowed with reason

B.pigmies that are endowed with admirable qualities

C.giants that are superior in wisdom

D.hairy,wild, low and despicable creatures, who resemble human beings not only in appearance but also in some other ways.

10.Here are four lines from a literary work:“Others for language all their care express,/And value books,as women men, for dress.”The work is ___.

A.Thomas Gray's “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard”

B.John Milton'sParadiseLost

C.Alexander Pope's Essay on Criticism

D.Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream

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