_ 1.____ 2.____ 3.____ 4.____ 5.____ 6.____ 7.Which phrase from “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” contains alliteration?”Hither to work us weal””It cracked and growled, and roared and howled””The guests are met, the feast is set”What fear does Keats have in “When I Have Fears That I May Cease to Be”? Consider the following line: “I may never live to trace / Their shadows, with the magic hand of chance.”I may never leave the shadows as long as I live.I may never live to write about them.I may never live to paint pictures of them.What favorite aim of the Romantic poets did Mary Shelley exhibit when writing Frankenstein?to evoke intense and vivid feelingsto write for the intellectual eliteto use reason, logic, and objective thinking
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Course Name: Twelfth Grade English 2: Modern British
Literature
Student: Kwinda Netshitangani
Course ID:
ENGH044060
ID: J47865775
Submittal:
51
Progress Test 1
This Progress Test covers the course materials that were assigned in Units 1 and 2. Although the progress test is
similar in style to the unit evaluations, the progress test is a closed-book, proctored test. You may not have access to
notes or any of the course materials while you are taking the test. It is important that you do your own work. Select
the response that best completes the statement or answers the question.
____ 1.
Which phrase from “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” contains alliteration?
a.
b.
c.
____ 2.
What fear does Keats have in “When I Have Fears That I May Cease to Be”? Consider the following line: “I
may never live to trace / Their shadows, with the magic hand of chance.”
a.
b.
c.
____ 3.
schools that focus too much on discussion
schools that smother imagination and treat children like machines
the lack of respect that young people have for education.
Why may the Lady in “The Lady of Shalott” not leave the island?
a.
b.
c.
____ 7.
“To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield”
“Much have I seen and known”
“Free hearts, free foreheads – you and I are old”
In Hard Times, what is Charles Dickens mainly criticizing?
a.
b.
c.
____ 6.
to evoke intense and vivid feelings
to write for the intellectual elite
to use reason, logic, and objective thinking
Which line best represents the theme of “Ulysses”?
a.
b.
c.
____ 5.
I may never leave the shadows as long as I live.
I may never live to write about them.
I may never live to paint pictures of them.
What favorite aim of the Romantic poets did Mary Shelley exhibit when writing Frankenstein?
a.
b.
c.
____ 4.
“Hither to work us weal”
“It cracked and growled, and roared and howled”
“The guests are met, the feast is set”
A curse is on her that forbids her doing so.
She is too overburdened with her weaving to do so.
She has no means of transport at the beginning of the poem.
Dickens believes students exposed to only factual learning will
a.
b.
c.
become well educated.
become great teachers.
lose their creativity and individuality.
____ 8.
What mental state does Mary Shelley say she was in when she thought of the idea for Frankenstein?
a.
b.
c.
____ 9.
waking dream
daytime nap
deep slumber
What is the meaning of the following line in “In Memoriam, A.H.H.”? “Far off thou art, but ever nigh”?
a.
b.
c.
Although A.H.H. is dead, the speaker holds his memory close.
The speaker regrets that A.H.H. ever left the country.
Death and life are closer than it may seem.
____ 10. In Jane Eyre, the purpose of describing the cold bedroom, the meals, and the daily tasks is
a.
b.
c.
to explain how education took place
to show the discomforts at Lowood
to show that life was interesting
____ 11. When you compare the following two lines, what do the speakers have in common? “I gave commands; /
Then all smiles stopped together” (from “My Last Duchess”) and “Escape me? / Never-” (from “Life in a
Love”)
a.
b.
c.
dominance
playfulness
generosity
____ 12. “Kubla Khan” represents the Romantic movement by utilizing the
a.
b.
c.
moderate and reasonable.
classical and the mythological.
faraway and the exotic.
____ 13. Tennyson wrote “In Memoriam, A.H.H.” to commemorate
a.
b.
c.
the end of a love affair.
a dead close friend.
the lives of common people.
____ 14. What is Thomas Gradgrind’s teaching style?
a.
b.
c.
Teach boys and girls to respect their elders.
Teach boys and girls nothing but facts.
Teach boys and girls gently but firmly.
____ 15. How do lines 70-74 of Wordsworth’s The Prelude relate to Romanticism?
a.
b.
c.
the questioning products of reason such as “precepts, judgments, maxims, and creeds”
the acceptance of products of reason such as “precepts, judgments, maxims, and creeds”
the following of “Nature’s way by outward accidents”
____ 16. How is the Lady in “The Lady of Shalott” similar to an artist?
a.
b.
c.
She lives on a silent isle.
She weaves a magic web.
She is robed in snowy white.
____ 17. Mary Shelley’s statement–that because her introduction will be confined to topics related to Frankenstein
alone, she can “scarcely accuse [herself] of a personal intrusion”–implies that
a.
b.
c.
she is modest.
she respects her readers’ privacy.
she likes to write about herself.
____ 18. What assumption does Jane Eyre make that a modern-day student would also make?
a.
b.
c.
One must stand up for oneself against injustice.
Every student is well versed in the Bible.
She must learn to be less rebellious.
____ 19. Which of these lines from “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” contains internal rhyme?
a.
b.
c.
“Ah wretch! said they, the bird to slay . . . ”
“Sweet sounds rose slowly through their mouths&nhellips;”
“And listens like a three years’ child&nhellips;”
____ 20. A strong theme in “Ozymandias” is the
a.
b.
c.
insignificance of physical death.
meaninglessness of earthly power.
permanence of sculpted monuments.
____ 21. The speaker in “Sonnet 43” answers which of the following questions?
a.
b.
c.
What is the meaning of love?
In what ways do I love you?
Does love survive death?
____ 22. For Keats, in “Ode on a Grecian Urn,” the lovers pictured on the urn symbolize
a.
b.
c.
eternal youth and hope.
maturation and full fruition.
despair and frustrated desire.
____ 23. Why does the speaker of Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage admire the ocean?
a.
b.
c.
The ocean is unchanged by human activities.
The ocean is beautiful, and its sounds are soothing.
Many people depend on fish from the ocean for food.
____ 24. The narrator in the excerpt from Don Juan appears to be
a.
b.
c.
brave and virtuous
unselfish and caring
weary and reflective
____ 25. What is Dickens’ purpose in having Gradgrind refer to Sissy Jupe as “girl number twenty”?
a.
b.
c.
to show the readers the school’s emphasis on teaching mathematics
to criticize that students in the overpopulated school are treated as numbers, not individuals
to emphasize Gradgrind’s inability to remember names and faces
____ 26. How does Matthew Donald present the Victorian view of faith in the poem “Dover Beach”?
a.
b.
c.
Traditional religious faith was coming into question.
Religious faith had become more powerful, like the tides.
People were looking for religious faith in the wrong place.
____ 27. There is a contrast between ____________ in “Porphyria’s Lover.”
a.
b.
c.
the stormy weather and the peaceful love
what Porphyria says and what she does
the way each of the lovers demonstrates love
____ 28. In “Dover Beach” the speaker is comparing what two things?
a.
b.
c.
the tides and human life
the ocean and the land
the sea and war
____ 29. In the poem “To a Skylark,” which image suggests that the skylark’s music is everywhere at once?
a.
b.
c.
“Like a glowworm golden / In a dell of dew . . . ”
“As from thy presence showers a rain of melody.”
“Like a rose embowered / In its own green leaves . . . ”
____ 30. What do you learn about the speaker’s mental state in “Porphyria’s Lover”?
a.
b.
c.
He is mentally unstable.
He loves someone else.
He wants what is best for Porphyria.
____ 31. What is Keats referring to when he writes “the realms of gold” in “On First Looking Into Chapman’s Homer”?
a.
b.
c.
tropical oceans
foreign countries
literary classics
____ 32. Why does Tennyson refer to the past as “Death in Life” in the poem “Tears, Idle Tears”?
a.
b.
c.
The speaker’s life no longer has meaning to him.
Our lives have more meaning after death.
We experience the “death” of the past while we are still living.
____ 33. The selection from Jane Eyre takes place at Lowood, which is
a.
b.
c.
a summer school.
a public high school.
a girls’ boarding school.
____ 34. In “My Last Duchess,” the speaker’s monologue is about
a.
b.
c.
the father of the woman he wants to marry.
someone who is in love with his wife.
a portrait of his dead wife.
____ 35. According to this line from “Dover Beach,” what is the one piece of hope the world has? “Ah, love, let us be
true / to one another . . .”
a.
b.
c.
faith
love
nature
____ 36. The speaker’s feelings in “Life in a Love” can be compared to the woman’s feelings by saying
a.
b.
c.
She feels the same way he does.
She feels flattered by his attention.
She does not care for him.
____ 37. Throughout the story, what does the reader learn about the school that Jane Eyre attends?
a.
b.
c.
It is a great opportunity for poor children.
It is too expensive for families and society.
It denies children both respect and compassion.
____ 38. Between Helen Burns and Jane Eyre, which would be more likely to grow up and make a change in the
world?
a.
b.
c.
Helen Burns
Jane Eyre
neither
____ 39. Wordsworth demonstrates which type of lyric in both “The World Is Too Much With Us” and “London, 1802”?
a.
b.
c.
Both lyric poems illustrate the elegy form.
Both lyric poems illustrate the mock epic form.
Both lyric poems illustrate the sonnet form.
____ 40. In “Dover Beach,” what is the speaker’s view of the world?
a.
b.
c.
The world is a place of peace and calm for those who seek it.
The world is a place of sadness, misery, and violence.
The world is a calm, forgiving, and beautiful home.
____ 41. What characteristic is shared between Gothic novels and literature in the Romantic tradition?
a.
b.
c.
They both emphasize science and logic.
They both emphasize society as a whole.
They reject that science explains all aspects of life.
____ 42. Why is Wordsworth’s “Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey” identified as Romantic poetry?
a.
b.
c.
because of the description of the power of nature and the emotions nature evokes
because of the description of a religious symbol–a church
because of the description of sharing an experience with a family member
____ 43. What is the speaker in “Ulysses” planning to do at the end of the poem?
a.
b.
c.
He plans to teach his son to be a good ruler.
He plans to board his ship and sail away.
He plans to retire and quietly await his death.
____ 44. What statement best describes the predominant theme of “Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern
Abbey”?
a.
b.
c.
the educational and religious benefits of solitude
the renewing and uplifting power of nature
the wondrous and fleeting emotions of childhood
____ 45. Which statement best summarizes Shelley’s depiction of the West Wind in “Ode to the West Wind”?
a.
b.
c.
The West Wind represents the goodness of nature.
The West Wind’s destructiveness makes new life possible.
The West Wind represents death and hopelessness.
____ 46. Samuel Coleridge puts ________________ as the central theme of “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.”
a.
b.
c.
the equality of all human beings
the excitement of all imaginative voyages
the sanctity of all living creatures
____ 47. Lord Byron’s Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage emphasizes to the reader the ________ of the ocean.
a.
b.
c.
anger
generosity
permanence
____ 48. “Tears, Idle Tears” is mostly about
a.
b.
c.
the futility of crying.
the pain of remembrance.
the horror of death.
____ 49. The modern writing that most closely resembles Frankenstein is ________.
a.
b.
c.
informative essay
informative speech
science fiction
____ 50. What is Mr. Gradgrind’s opinion of horse riders?
a.
b.
c.
He does not approve of them.
He is fascinated with them.
He believes they have a dangerous job.
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