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1._________ works are marked by a preoccupation with the Calvinistic view of original sin and the mystery of evil.
A.Emerson’s B. Hawthorne’s C. Thoreau’s D. Allan Poe’s
2. Irving’s “Rip Van Winkle” got ideas from _______ legends.
A.B ritish B. German C. Italian D. French
3. “Rip Van Winkle” reveals the theme of ______ the past.
A. nostalgia for B. rejectionn to C. detachment from D. dislike for
4. In Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter , “A” may stand for ____________.
A. Angel B. Adultery C. Able D.all the above
4. According to Hawthorne, the scarlet letter “A” which originally stood for “____” finally obtained the meaning of “able” or “angel” through Hester’s efforts.
A. adultery B. arrogance C. accomplishment D. agony
5. Which one is not the characteristics of the puritan style?
A. Fresh B. Simple C. Grand D. Direct
6. In his ______, Benjamin Franklin creates the image of a boy’s rise from rags to riches and demonstrates his belief that the new world America was a land of opportunities which might be met through hard work and wise management.
A. The Autobigraphy B. Poor Richard’s Almanack
C. The Way to Wealth D. Common Sense
7. The ________ is a doctrine of predestination, original sin, total depravity and limited atonement.
A. Puritanism B. Transcendentalism C. Imagism D. Naturalism
8. Which of the following does not belong to the points of view of Transcendentalists?
A. Believing in the transcendence of the Oversoul
B. Believing in the “infinitude of man”
C. Believing in rational and logical of nature
D. Believing in making himself by making his world
9. Which is regarded as one of the most important works in the Transcendentalist period?
A. Nature B. The Marble Faun C. Leaves of Grass D. The Raven
10. ______ intend to depict the local character of their region, and Mark Twain is one of the representative writers.
A. Romanticists B. Local Colorists
C. Writers of Colonial and Revolutionary periods D. Modernists
11. _____ put forward three Imagist poetic principles.
A. Walt Whitman B. Robert Frost C. Henry W. Longfellow D. Ezra Pound
12. _____ became Mark Twain’s masterpiece, as Hemingway noted, it is the one book from which “all modern American Literature comes”.
A. B. C. D.
13. Faulkner’s works have been termed as the ________ saga, in which he invented the geography, history and people of an imaginary county in the Deep South.
A. Winesburg B. Yoknapatawpha C. Forsyte D. Olinger
14. Imagist poems are mainly composed in the form of ______.
A. blank B. sonnet C. free verse D. quatrain
15. Direct treatment of the “thing”, rigid economy of words, organic rhythm and the image as a fusion of idea and emotion are principles laid down by _____ for the new poetry he championed.
A. Amy Lowell B. T. S. Eliot C. Wallace Stevens D. Ezra Pound
16. Which of the following statements is not true about Imagism?
A. It rebels against the traditional ways of poetry.
B. Imagists do not use extra words that don’t express the feeling.
C. It only gets the inspiration from the ancient Greek or Latin.
D. It is the most influential movement in the 1920s of American poetry.
17. Which of the following is not one of the main ideas advocated by Emerson, the chief spokesman of American Romanticism Transcendentalism?
A. Importance of the Inpidual B. Faith in Christianity
C. The oversoul D. Self-Reliance
18. In Irving’s “Rip Van Winkle”, the drastic political changes in the lapsed 20years are suggested by all of the following except ________.
A. the flag of the United States B. the portrait of Georgre Washington
C. the graves of the dead Union soldiers D.the mention of election and Congress
19. Which of the works concerns most concentratedly the Calvinistic view of original sin?
A. The Waste Land B. The Scarlet Letter
C. Leaves of Grass D. As I Lay Dying
20. The finest example of Hawthorne’s symbolism is the recreation of Puritan Boston in ____.
A. The Scarlet Letter B. Young Goodman Brown
C. The Marble Faun D. The Ambitious Guest
21. Transcendentalists recognized _____ as the “highest power of the soul”.
A. intuition B. logic C. data of the senses D. thinking
22. Transcendentalist doctrines found their great literary advocates in _____ and Thoreau.
A. Jefferson B. Emerson C. Freneau D. Paine
23. Which of the following is not a famous concept of Transcendentalism?
A. Nature is ennobling B. The inpidual is pine and self–reliant
C. Man is capable of knowing truth by intuition D.Man is corrupted in nature.
24. The Scarlet Letter by Hawthorne is mainly concerned with ______.
A. the corruption of society
B. the consequence of sin and guilt
C. the wrongdoing of one generation that lives into the successive ones
D. “overreaching intellect”
25. Walt Whitman was a famous figure in American poetry. His innovation first of all lies in his use of _____, poetry without a fixed beat or regular rhyme scheme.
A. blank verse B. heroic couplet C. free verse D. iambic pentameter