1、What is included in Jane Austen's landscapes?
2、It is in Southern England that the women in Jane Austen's novels can feel comfortable.
3、The marriage transactions in Jane Austen's novels take place in the following places:
4、The characteristics of the late eighteenth century in England include:
A、enclosures of the land
B、the elevating of women's status
C、the industrial development
D、the competition for social status
5、Literary geography is a perspective on literature that incorporates the study of geographical space and place.
6、When does the cultural turn of human geographies take place?
A、the sixteenth century
B、the early twentieth century
C、the end of the 1950s
D、the end of the 1980s
7、The scope of literary geography studies includes:
B、the study of literature in space
C、the study of space in literature
8、Geography is not an inert container, is not a box where cultural history happens, but an active force, that pervades the literary field and shapes it in depth
9、The act of writing itself might be considered as a form of mapping or cartographic activity.
10、Great Britain is a country.
1、Who is honoured as the father of English literature?
2、In the Medieval hierarchical system of England, the church was responsible for the spiritual welfare of the body politic.
3、Geoffrey Chaucer's diplomatic mission to Italy in 1372 brought him into direct contact with the Italian Renaissance.
4、Scholars conjecture that The Canterbury Tales was probably first conceived in 1386, when Chaucer was living in Canterbury.
5、When does the pilgrimage take place in The Canterbury Tales?
6、Which one is the opening tale after "The General Prologue" in The Canterbury Tales?
A、"The Miller's Tale"
B、"The Knight's Tale"
C、"The Wife of Bath's Tale"
D、The Reeve's Tale"
7、A dialectic between ___ is a recurrent feature of The Canterbury Tales.
8、The persona "I" in The Canterbury Tales is also one of the pilgrims.
9、“The Miller’s Tale” concerned with order, love and fraternity parodies "The Knight’s tale" that involves deception and body.
10、“The Miller's Tale" has the following characteristics:
1、Shakespeare was a contemporary of ( ).
A、Queen Elizabeth I and King James II
B、Queen Elizabeth I and King James I
C、King Charles II and Queen Victoria
D、King George IV and Queen Elizabeth II
2、Shakespeare came from a well-educated family in Stratford-upon-Avon.
3、Shakespeare was buried in Westminster Abbey.
4、Geographically speaking, Stratford-upon-Avon is situated in the Southeast of London.
5、In Shakespeare’s life, he had been ( ).
D、a theatre manager
6、The Globe Theatre is situated on ( ).
A、the south bank of River ThamesRiver Thames
B、the north bank of River Thames
C、the south bank of River Avon
D、the north bank of River Avon
7、Which of the following was once a patron of Shakespeare?
C、The 3rd Earl of Southampton
8、Before 1597, many plays were published without the identification of its writer.
9、Which of the followings statement is NOT true about Shakespreare’s The First Folio?
A、It was published after his death.
B、It contains all of Shakespeare’s plays.
C、It includes comedies, tragedies, and historical dramas.
D、It helps modern day scholars to understand Shakespeare.
10、The first actor who played Hamlet was ( )
1、Burns Night is traditionally celebrated on？
2、Robert Burns’s parents were buried in the graveyard of the same old kirk featured in his poem “Tam O’Shanter”.
3、Tam in “Tam O’Shanter” witness ( ) at a stormy night.
A、a debate between God and Satan
B、a fight happened at the market
C、witches and warlocks partying with the devil
D、a murder that happened in the graveyard
4、Scots refers to English spoken in the Scottish accent.
5、The development of the Scots language has been influence by ( ）
A、the Romance languages
B、the Germanic languages
C、the Scandinavian languages
D、the Cyrillic languages
6、“A wee bairn” in Scots means ( ) in English:
A、a small dog
B、a small child
C、a big dog
D、a big child
7、Because “Tam O’Shanter” was written for a historical record of Scottish castles and churches, the story of it was factual.
8、The 18th century Ayrshire was dominated by ( ).
C、the Orthodox Church
D、none of above
9、Robert Burns’s education include ( )
A、his father’s teaching him to read from The Bible
B、folksongs and tales from his mother and nanny
C、school and a private tutor
D、the University of Edinburgh
1、Which one is the largest natural lake in England?
2、The Lake District is well known for its connection with Romantic poets, such as William Blake.
3、Where was William Wordsworth born?
4、Dorothy Wordsworth wrote the Grasmere Journal when she lived in the Dove Cottage.
5、In whose work does the following passage appear? "I never saw daffodils so beautiful they grew among the mossy stones about & about them, some rested their heads upon these stones as on a pillow for weariness & the rest tossed & reeled & danced & seemed as if they verily laughed with the wind that blew upon them over the Lake"
B、Thomas De Quincey
D、Samuel Taylor Coleridge
6、The final version of "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" published in 1815 is a revision of the original published in 1807.
7、In "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud", what words does the poet use to convey a tranquil image?
8、In "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud", the poet compares the daffodils to ___
9、What does "the inward eye" refer to in "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud"?
10、William Wordsworth's life at the Lake District exerts a huge impact on his poetry.
1、Which of the following titles belong to Walter Scott?
A、The Wizard of the North
B、The Wizard of Oz
C、The Inventor of Scottish History
D、The Heaven-taught Ploughman
2、Walter Scott decorated his house with the entrance doorway to the Old Talbooth Prison in Edinburgh.
3、How many times did Walter Scott meet Robert Burns?
4、The name of Walter Scott’s castle comes from the route leading to the Melrose Abbey, an abbey important in Scottish history.
5、The aftermath of the Jacobite’s defeat on Culloden Moor includes:
A、the taboo on wearing tartan
B、the restriction of foreign travel
C、the decline of the Gaelic language
D、the dying of the clan system
6、In Waverley, the character Fergus MacIvor was a highland chieftain loyal to the Jacobite leader “Bonnie Prince Charles”.
7、Edward Waverley believed that the Jacobite cause would succeed.
8、Which of the following British monarchs was the first to visit Scotland wearing a tartan kilt after the Battle of Culloden ?
9、Walter Scott received help from ( ) to collect ballads.
D、all of above
10、Walter Scott was against ballad singers or collectors leaving their own stamps on the ballads.
1、The City of Bath is situated in the Southwest of England.
2、The Romans were good at combining their own gods and the local deities after they conquered other lands.
3、Bath started to regain its Roman glory when Richard “Beau” Nash invested in the city in the ( )
4、Which of the followings are likely to be a Regency social event in Bath?
B、a cricket match
D、a dinner party
5、Bath’s influences on Austen’s life and works include ( ）
A、a documentary record of the social manners
B、a practical experience working with the lower class people
C、an ethical perspective of the gentry
D、the romantic encounter of her future husband
6、In the Regency Era, Bath’s social hierarchy could be reflected by the different carriages arriving at ballrooms such as the Pump Room.
7、Catherine Morland in Northanger Abbey was the heir of a rich couple Mr and Mrs Allen and thus she attracted much attention from suitors.
8、The estate of Northanger Abbey is owned by ( )
A、Mr and Mrs Allen
9、Which of the following statements is/are true about Bath’s social geography in the Regency Era?
A、The upper class people lived in the south of the city.
B、The lower class people lived in the south of the city.
C、The rich population lived in the north of the city.
D、The poor population lived in the north of the city.
10、The Camden Place was a fictional location created by Austen, it did not actually exist in Bath.
1、Which one of the following works is written by Anne Bronë?
2、The Brontë sisters' connection with Yorkshire was through blood.
3、The Brontë sisters were born in Thornton, West Yorkshire, England in the early 19th century.
4、Emily Brontë incorporates the harsh and unhealthy conditions of the clergy school she attended in her novel Wuthering Heights.
5、Who is the most private and reclusive one of the three Brontë sisters?
6、Wuthering Heights is similar to Dickens' novels in terms of its engagement with social issues.
7、Which one of the following settings is the counterpart of Wuthering Heights in the eponymous novel?
8、The following passage is uttered by ____ in Wuthering Heights: "This is certainly a beautiful country! In all England, I do not believe that I could have fixed on a situation so completely removed from the stir of society."
9、The following passage shows that the moor is a place of ___ in Wuthering Heights: "About midnight, while we still sat up, the storm came rattling over the Heights in full fury. There was a violent wind, as well as thunder, and either one or the other split a tree off at the corner of the building; a huge bough fell across the roof, and knocked down a portion of the east chimney-stack, sending a clatter of stones and soot into the kitchen fire".
10、The moors witness a kind of U-turn in the story: paradise for young Catherine and Heathcliff – hell for their adult life – paradise again for the offspring.
1、Dickens, like some of his fictional characters, was forced to serve as a child labor in a shoe “blacking factory” to eke out a living at a very young age
2、Dickens' first novel( ) brought him instant success at the age of twenty-five.
B、The Pickwick Papers
D、A Tale of Two Cities
3、Dickens harbors a strong sense of localism rooted in the modes of existence and landscape of the countryside.
4、The image of London offered by Dickens in Oliver Twist is generally charming and attractive.
5、In order to highlight Oliver’s first encounter with the shockingly filthy London underworld, Dickens portrays London with a series of unpleasant natural elements including ( ).
A、stones covered with thick mud
B、rain that falls sluggishly down
D、“everything felt cold and clammy to the touch”
6、The streets in Oliver Twist are marked by ( ).
7、Dickens' depiction of those ruinous slums in London can find expression in (), the most notorious gutter alongside The Thames.
C、the “Folly Ditch”
D、Tottenham Court Road
8、The fall of those slum houses has been embedded by Dickens with two layers of implications, ( ).
A、the precarious state of existence of those disenfranchised groups
B、the extremely dire financial conditions
C、the rocketing development of capitalism
D、the fall of the hypocritical capitalist humanism
9、Dickens’depiction of the slums, those dilapidated houses in particular, pushes to the climax his critique of the government’s indifference towards the poor and, more generally, its non-performance in tackling the problem of poverty.
10、Dickens witnessed the rise of London as one of the largest metropolises in the European continent because it ( ).
B、built intricate sewer and street systems
C、erected all sorts of facilities
D、attained great achievements of industrialization and urbanization
1、The following passage appears in the novel ___: "London. Michaelmas Term latterly over, and the Lord Chancellor sitting in Lincoln’s Inn Hall. Implacable November weather."
C、The Sign of the Four
D、A Study in Scarlet
2、Much of the 19th-century detective fiction was published in periodicals.
3、It's generally believed that The Moonstone is the first detective novel in Britain.
4、In which one of the following works does the character Shelock Holmes first appear?
A、The Sign of the Four
B、The Hound of Baskerville
C、A Study in Scarlet
5、It’s said that Conan Doyle’s inspiration for the character Sherlock Holmes came from Bucket, a Scottish lecturer at the medical school of the University of Edinburgh
6、The Sign of the Four gets its name bcause in the story there are four pieces of treasure stolen.
7、Although Conan Doyle lived only a few months in London before moving to the suburbs, London exerts a huge impact on his writings.
8、The following quotation describes the city of London in ____: "a dense drizzly fog lay low upon the great city, mud-coloured clouds drooped sadly over the muddy streets."
A、A Study in Scarlet
B、The Sign of the Four
D、The Hound of Baskerville
9、Lyceum Theatre in the East End figures in both Conan Doyle’s real life and his stories.
1、Modernism is a movement only in literature.
2、European Modernism lasted from the end of 19th century to ( )
A、the breakout of WWI
B、the breakout of WWII
3、Before Modernism, art converted the unexplainable to a very abstract form.
4、Which of the following theories contributed to Modernism?
A、Marxism and Darwinism
B、Nietzsche’s “Will to Power”
C、Bergson’s “élan vital”
D、Einstein’s “theory of relativity”
5、Freud and literature mutually influenced each other.
6、Which of the following writers had been influenced by Freudian theories?
7、For most of Virginia Woolf’s life, she lived in ( )
A、the East End of London
C、the West End of London
D、the seaside of Southwest England
8、Virginia Woolf was sent to study at the University of Oxford.
9、None of the characters in Mrs. Dalloway met one another during their walks on that day before Clarissa Dalloway’s party.
10、Septimus Warren Smith suffers from
A、a serious wound he got from fighting in WWI
B、post-traumatic stress disorder
C、a depressing unhappiness in marriage
D、none of above
1、Oxford got its name for being the fording point in Saxon times.
2、Which one is the oldest university in the English-speaking world?
A、University of Paris
B、University of Oxford
C、University of Cambridge
3、University of Oxford was modeled on the University of Paris.
4、Which one(s) of the following is(are) the initial faculties of the University of Oxford?
5、The various colleges of Oxford were intended primarily for well-off scholars.
6、Oxford is known as the “City of Spires” or the “City of Dreaming Spires”, because of its beautiful skyline of Gothic towers and steeples.
7、C. S. Lewis completed The Chronicles of Narnia series at Oxford.
8、J.R.R. Tolkien taught English language and literature at the University of Oxford.
1、The famous journal Edinburgh Review founded in the 19th century promoted the literary trend of ( )
2、The Edinburgh born writers include ( )
A、Robert Louis Stevenson
D、J. M. Barrie
3、Spark was honoured “Dame Muriel Spark” for her contribution in literature.
4、Muriel Spark was raised as a ( ) but later converted to a ( )
A、Catholic … Protestant
B、Catholic … Presbyterian
C、Jewish … Catholic
D、Presbyterian … Catholic
5、The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is a biographical work of Muriel Spark’s school teacher Miss Christina Kay.
6、The “prime” of Miss Jean Brodie, according to herself, referred to ( )
A、her past youth
B、her coming years
C、her current teaching career
D、her school years
7、The regular members of “The Brodie Set” includes ( )
8、The most controversial topic Miss Jean Brodie taught the girls which eventually led to her being expelled from the school was
B、her personal romantic history
9、Miss Jean Brodie eventually found out which girl of the Brodie Set betrayed her.
10、Calvinism is a religious branch of ( )
1、V. S. Naipaul was born in an impoverished rural area of Trinidad.
2、V. S. Naipaul is a travel writer.
3、The values of the English middle class that Naipaul celebrates basically refer to ( ).
B、the British monarchy
4、( )prompted Naipaul to view Victorian tradition as a lifeline.
A、his lack of readers
B、his nostalgia for Trinidad
C、his desire to purge himself of his West Indianness
D、his image of writing as a fundamentally British vocation
5、The protagonist of The Enigma of Arrival is widely accepted to be Naipaul.
6、In Naipaul's eye, this rural county in Wiltshire is an embodiment of ( ).
A、the pastoral beauty
C、the imperial past
7、In The Enigma of Arrival, Naipaul gives a meticulous and detailed account of this rural county, including ( )
C、clusters of vegetation
8、According to Naipaul, Wiltshire rehearses the process of the destruction of ( ).
A、an illusory conception of England
B、the British colonialism in Trinidad
C、the agriculture in England
D、the capitalism in Britain
9、The critical comments received by The Enigma of Arrival are conflicting.