2007年4月自考英美文学选读试卷及答案

2007年4月高等教育自学考试全国统一命题考试英美文学选读试卷+答案 PART ONE (40 POINTS) I. Multiple Choice (40 points in all, 1 for each) 1. The work that presented, for the first time in English literature, a comprehensive realis¬tic picture of the medieval English society and created a whole gallery of vivid charac¬ters from all walks of life is most likely ______. A. William Langland5 s Piers Plowman B. Geoffrey Chaucer9 s The Canterbury Tales C. John Gower5 s Confession Amantis D. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight 2. The tragedy of Dr. Faustus, the protagonist in Christopher Marlowe' s The Tragic Histo¬ry of Dr. Faustus, is the very fact that ______. A. man is confined to time B. he tried to join Africa to Spain C. he became a man without soul after he sold it D. he conjured up Helen, the lady who was partially responsible for the breaking - up of the Trojan War 3. The sentence "Shall I compare thee to a summer5 s day?" is the beginning line of one of Shakespeare) s ______.A. comedies B. tragedies C. sonnets D. histories 4. Paradise Lost is actually a story taken from A. the Renaissance B. the Old Testament C. Greek Mythology D. the New Testament 5.Spenser' s masterpiece ______ is a great poem of its time. A.The Faerie Queene B. The Shepheardes Calender C.The Canterbury Talks D. Metamorphoses 6._____ is the essence of the Renaissance. A.Poetry B. Drama C.Humanism D. Reason 7.The most famous dramatists in the Renaissance England are Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare and ______.A.John Milton B. John Marlowe C.Ben Jonson D. Edmund Spenser 8.―To be, or not to be—that is the question‖ is a line taken from ______. A.Hamlet B. Othello c.king Lear D. The Merchant of Venice 9.Francis Bacon' s essays are famous for their brevity, compactness and ______. http://www.mianfeiwendang.complicity B. complexity C.powerfulness D. mildness 10.Literature of Neoclassicism is different from that of Romanticism in that ______. A.the former celebrates reason, rationality, order and instruction while the latter sees literature as an expression of an individual? s feeling and experiences B.the former is heavily religious but the latter secular C.the former is an intellectual movement, the purpose of which is to arouse the mid¬dle class for political rights while the latter is concerned with the personal cultiva¬tion D.the former advocates the "return to nature" whereas the latter turns to the ancient Greek and Roman writers for its models 11.Dmiel Defoe describes ______ as a typical English Middle - class man of the eighteenth century, the very prototype of the empire builder or the pioneer colonist. A. Tom Jones B. Gulliver C.Moll Flanders D. Robinson Crusoe 12.____ is a typical feature of Swift' s writings. A. Bitter satire B. Elegant style C.Casual narration D. Complicated sentence structure 13.The Pilgrim' s Progress by John Bunyan is often said to be concerned with the search for______. A. material wealth B. spiritual salvation C. universal truth D. self – fulfillment 14.Alexander Pope strongly advocated ,emphasizing that literary works should be judged by rules of order, reason, logic, restrained emotion, good taste and deco¬rum. A. SentimentalismB. Romanticism C. Idealism D. Neoclassicism 15. "Metaphysical poetry" refers to the works of the 17th - century writers who wrote un¬der the influence of ______.A. John Donne B. Alexander Pope C. Christopher Marlowe D. John Milton 16. It is generally regarded that Keats9 s most important and mature poems are in the form of______. A. ode B. elegy C. epic sonnet 17. ______ is the most outstanding stream of consciousness novelist, with ______ as his encyclopedia - like masterpiece.A. James Joyce, Ulysses B. E. M. Foster, A Passage to India C. D. H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers D. Virginia Woolf, Mrs Dalloway 18. Which of the following poems is a landmark in English poetry? A. Lyrical Ballads by William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge B. &quo

t;I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" by William Wordsworth C. "Remorse" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge D. Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman

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