I . Multiple Choice (40 points , 1point for each )
Select from the four choices of each item the one that best answers the question or completes the statement . Mark your choice by blackening the corresponding letter A ,B,C or D on the answer sheet .
1． The Renaissance is actually a movement stimulated by a series of historical events, which one of the following is NOT such an event ?
A. The rediscovery of ancient Roman and Greek culture.
B. England’s domestic rest.
C. New discovery in geography and astrology.
D. The religious reformation and the economic expansion.
2. is the successful religious allegory in the English language .
A. The Pilgrim’s Progress B. Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners
C. The Life and Death of Mr. Badman D. The Holy War
3. Among the representatives of the Enlightenment, who was the first to introduce rationalism to England ?
A . John Bunyan B. Daniel Defoe
C. Alexander Pope C. Jonathan Swift
4.Of all the eighteenth-century novelists , who was the first to set out, both in theory and practice , to write specially a “comic epic in prose”, the first to give the modern novel its structure and style ?
A. Thomas Gray B. Richard Brinsley Sheridan
C. Johathan Swift D. Henry Fielding
5. Generally , the Renaissance refers to the period between the 14th and mid-17th centuries, its essence is .
A. science B . philosophy
C. arts D. humanism
6 . “ So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see, / So long lives this , and this gives life to thee.”(Shakespeare, Sonnets 18) What does “this” refer to ?
A. Lover B. Time
C. Summer D. Poetry
7. The giant Moby Dick may symbolize all EXCEPT .
A. mystery of the universe B. sin of the whale
C. power of the Great Nature D. evil of the world
8. It is alone who , for the first time in English literature, presented to us a comprehensive realistic picture of the English society of his time and created a whole gallery of vivid characters from all walks of life.
A. Geoffrey Chaucer B. Martin Luther
C. William Langland D. John Gower
9. Fielding has been regarded by some as “_______________”,for his contribution to the estab- lishment of the form of the modern novel .
A . Best writer of the English novel B. Father of the English novel
C. the most gifted writer of the English novel D. conventional writer of English novel
10 .The sentence “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day ?” is the beginning line of one of Shakespeare’s .
A. comedies B. tragedies
C. histories D. sonnets
11. The unquenchable spirit of Robinson Crusoe struggling to maintain a substantial existence on a lonely island reflects .
A. man’s desire to return to nature B. the author’s criticism of the colonization
C. the ideal of the rising bourgeoisie D. the aristocrats’ disillusionment of the harsh social reality
12. Here are four lines from a long poem: “Others for language all their care express, / And value books, as women men , for dress.” The poem must be .
A. Thomas Gray’s “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard”
B. John Milton’s Paradise Lost
C. Alexander Pope’s Essay on Criticism
D. Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream
13. Gothic novels are mostly stories of , which take place in some haunted or dilapidated Middle Age castles .
A. love and marriage B . sea adventures
C. mystery and horror D. saints and martyrs
14. the Rime of the Ancient Mariner is a poem written in the form of .
A. ballad B. sonnet
C. heroic couplet D. Spenserian stanza
15. Which of the following words NOT appropriate to describe Mrs. Bennet, a character in pride and Prejudice .
A. Beautiful B. Intelligent
C. Snobbish D. Vulgar
16. “You and the girls may go ,or you may send them by themselves , which perhaps will be still better , for as you are as handsome as any of them , Mr. Bingley might like you the best of the party.” What figure of speech is used in the underlined part ?
A. Paradox B. Simile
C. Irony D. Antithesis
17. In Chapter III of Oliver Twist, Oliver is punished for that “impious and profane offence of asking for more” . What did Oliver ask for more?
A. More time to play B. More food to eat
C. More books to read D. More money to spend
18. The title of Alfred Tennyson’s poem “Ulysses” reminds the reader of the following EXCEPT
A. the Trojan War B. Homer’s Odyssey
C. adventures over the sea D. religious quest
19. In Hardy’s Tess of D’urbervilles , the heroine’s tragic ending is due to .
A. her weak character B . her ambition
C . Angel Clare’s selfishness D. a hostile society