Please complete the questions in the document attached.

Please complete the questions in the document attached.


Course Name: Twelfth Grade English 1: Early British
Literature
Student: Aguistin Spaan
Course ID:
ENGH043060
ID: G87557040
Submittal:
59
Progress Test 3
This Progress Test covers the course materials that were assigned in Units 5 and 6. 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.
What problem does the speaker examine in Sonnet XIX (“When I Consider How My Light Is Spent”)?
a.
b.
c.
____ 2.
Which line states the main theme of “Meditation 17?”
a.
b.
c.
____ 3.
True
False
A person would learn __________ by reading Johnson’s “The Preface” to his dictionary.
a.
b.
c.
____ 7.
True
False
Robert Burns used Irish dialect in his writings.
a.
b.
____ 6.
which end of an egg to break open
what to do with Gulliver
how to elect political leaders
Samuel Johnson selected every word in his Dictionary of the English Language.
a.
b.
____ 5.
“Any man’s death diminishes me because I am involved in mankind . . . ”
” . . . he for whom this bell tolls may be so ill as that he knows not it tolls for him . . . ”
“. . . some pieces are translated by age, some by sickness, some by war . . . ”
In Gulliver’s Travels, war breaks out when the Lilliputians quarrel. What is the quarrel about?
a.
b.
c.
____ 4.
how to overcome his blindness
how to bear the burden of his blindness
how to do his work as a blind person
how people reacted to it
why he wrote it
about his life
The speaker’s attitude is __________ toward the woman in “Song.”
a.
b.
c.
scolding
humorous
sorrowful
____ 8.
What is the target of Swift’s satire when he has Gulliver offer the king of Brobdingnag the technology to
make gunpowder and the king refuses?
a.
b.
c.
____ 9.
the inhumanity of modern warfare
the inability of rulers to accept change
the wisdom of European rulers
The speaker in “To His Coy Mistress” says there is no hurry to begin a romantic relationship.
a.
b.
True
False
____ 10. The important controversy between Catholics and Protestants was actually omitted as a symbol in
Gulliver’s Travels.
a.
b.
True
False
____ 11. In Donne’s “Song” why is the phrase “unkindly kind” paradoxical?
a.
b.
c.
It implies that the lover is being kind and cruel at the same time.
It repeats itself.
It is an exaggerated way of speaking.
____ 12. “When one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language” is a
quote from “Meditation 17.” What is meant by this quote?
a.
b.
c.
Through our deaths, others learn how to live better lives.
When we die, we do not cease to exist but instead achieve eternal life.
The church records both the lives and deaths of its members.
____ 13. A reoccurring symbol in “Mediation 17” is a choir singing.
a.
b.
True
False
____ 14. In Sir John Suckling’s “Song,” the speaker is showing __________ when he says, “If of herself she will not
love, / Nothing can make her: / The devil take her.”
a.
b.
c.
sadness
confidence
frustration
____ 15. The Slough of Despond in The Pilgrim’s Progress is ordered to be cleaned.
a.
b.
True
False
____ 16. What happens to the speaker at the end of “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard”?
a.
b.
c.
The speaker dies and is buried in the graveyard.
The speaker becomes famous and moves away.
Someone tells the speaker to stop visiting the graveyard.
____ 17. At the end of The Rape of the Lock, Belinda becomes famous due to undergoing humiliation.
a.
b.
True
False
____ 18. The following is taken from “The Aims of The Spectator” “I have brought philosophy out of closets and
libraries, schools and colleges, to dwell in clubs and assemblies, at tea tables and in coffeehouses.” What
does this mean?
a.
b.
c.
He has made philosophy popular with ordinary people.
He has begun teaching philosophy in schools and colleges.
He thinks philosophy is a waste of time for most people.
____ 19. What is the main philosophical idea of “The Lamb”?
a.
b.
c.
God is kind.
The earth is beautiful.
Life is a mystery.
____ 20. What is Addison’s purpose in writing “The Aims of The Spectator”?
a.
b.
c.
to ask his audience to submit ideas for topics
to explain his goal for the paper
to describe his philosophies about working
____ 21. What is one of Samuel Johnson’s themes in “The Preface”?
a.
b.
c.
The dictionary is a first try; his next dictionary will be better.
Not everyone has a chance to write the first dictionary for a language.
His dictionary may not be perfect, but no one else has even completed one.
____ 22. In The Pilgrim’s Progress, what is the allegorical significance of the Slough of Despond?
a.
b.
c.
It represents obstacles in the path to Christian salvation.
It represents any difficulty in life.
It represents financial setbacks.
____ 23. Boswell has the highest praise for Johnson’s __________ in his excerpt from the Life of Samuel Johnson.
a.
b.
c.
thinking abilities
strength of character
sense of humor
____ 24. The main idea of __________ is found in “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard.”
a.
b.
c.
all lives, no matter how great or unknown, end in death
once powerful kings lie buried in country churchyards
ordinary people live and die, and no one notices
____ 25. Both Pepys’s Diary and Charles II’s “Declaration to London, 1666”
a.
b.
c.
give readers a first-hand look at conditions in London in 1666.
were not intended to be read by the public.
were written for publication.
____ 26. In “On My First Son,” the speaker when he says “My sin was too much hope of thee, loved boy.”
a.
b.
c.
regrets how he treated his son
is sorry for disappointing his son
sin was in wanting too much for his son
____ 27. What does this excerpt from Pepys’s Diary reveal about his position in the community? “Church being
done, my Lord Bruncker, Sir J. Minnes, and I up to the vestry at the desire of the Justices of the Peace, Sir
Theo. Biddulph and Sir W. Boreman and Alderman Hooker, in order to the doing something for the keeping
of the plague from growing . . .”
a.
b.
c.
He is one of the decision-makers and leaders of the community.
He is a doctor whose opinion is valued.
He takes orders from the justices of the peace.
____ 28. Depression and hopelessness are human emotions represented by the Slough of Despond in The Pilgrim’s
Progress.
a.
b.
True
False
____ 29. In “Declaration to London, 1666” Charles II says he wants __________ houses built.
a.
b.
c.
brick only
brick or wood only
brick or stone
____ 30. In the opening lines of “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard,” the speaker is
a.
b.
c.
visiting with friends in the country.
attending the funeral of an older relative.
wandering in the countryside after dark.
____ 31. The mock epic characteristic of __________ is found in The Rape of the Lock.
a.
b.
c.
a high-level style
a historic event
an accusatory tone
____ 32. How does the father react to the child’s birth in “Infant Sorrow”?
a.
b.
c.
He cries.
He leaves.
He leaps for joy.
____ 33. “Lady, it is to be presumed, / Though art’s hid causes are not found / All is not sweet, all is not sound” from
“Still Be Neat” means
a.
b.
c.
the woman has spent hours making herself beautiful.
perfect makeup and grooming cover flaws.
most women only take such care for special occasions.
____ 34. What is the meaning of these lines from Sonnet VII (“How soon hath Time”)? “Perhaps my semblance might
deceive the truth, / That I to manhood am arrived so near, / And inward ripeness doth much less appear. . . ”
a.
b.
c.
I do not mean to lie to you, but I am almost a man.
I have a great talent that you have not seen yet.
I may appear to be a man, but I am not yet mentally mature.
____ 35. Help refers to “the steps” in The Pilgrim’s Progress as
a.
b.
c.
flat rocks forming a pathway near the slough.
stairs cut into the ground beneath the slough.
pathways to salvation and grace.
____ 36. Salvation is seen through Pliable’s attitude towards it in The Pilgrim’s Progress as that of
a.
b.
c.
if it requires too much effort, Pliable is not interested.
Pliable is willing to do anything to achieve it.
Pliable would work hard for it if he were sure he could get it.
____ 37. How did Satan come to rule in Hell, according to the excerpt from Paradise Lost?
a.
b.
c.
He betrayed Beelzebub.
He led a rebellion against God.
He wanted his own realm.
____ 38. The speaker __________ in “On My First Son” which is the main idea of the poem.
a.
b.
c.
recalls his son’s birth
celebrates his son’s birth
mourns the death of his son
____ 39. Satan wants to __________ as he sits in Hell, according to the Paradise Lost excerpt.
a.
b.
c.
deceive Adam and Eve
create evil out of all good
to forget about God forever
____ 40. In “To His Coy Mistress,” the meaning of the two lines “But at my back I always hear / Time’s winged chariot
hurrying near . . . ” is
a.
b.
c.
he is rushing to meet another woman.
death is approaching quickly.
rivals may soon win his mistress’s heart.
____ 41. In “Meditation 17” God is compared to
a.
b.
c.
a publisher.
a bell.
an island.
____ 42. The term __________ best describes the lines Our two souls therefore, which are one, / Though I must go,
endure not yet / A breach, but an expansion . . . taken from “A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning.”
a.
b.
c.
conceit
conclusion
paradox
____ 43. What is the main idea of the excerpt from A Journal of the Plague Year?
a.
b.
c.
The plague brought sorrow to everyone.
The plague caused a breakdown in orderly behavior.
The plague did not affect many people.
____ 44. “Song: To Celia” was perhaps written by Jonson to
a.
b.
c.
describe the courtship of lovers.
remember his lost love.
show how silly lovers can be.
____ 45. What is the best translation of this line of dialect from “To a Mouse”? “Thy wee bit housie, too, in ruin!”
a.
b.
c.
Your small house is also destroyed!
You should run from your house!
You ruin your own house, too!
____ 46. What is the speaker saying in the following quote from “A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning”? “Dull sublunary
lovers’ love / (Whose soul is sense) cannot admit / Absence, because it doth remove / Those things which
elemented it.”
a.
b.
c.
People should appreciate earthly love because it is all they can know.
Unlike physical love, spiritual love can withstand absence.
Love does not need divine approval.
____ 47. King Charles II tried to take measures to prevent a fire before the Great Fire of London occurred.
a.
b.
True
False
____ 48. “A Nocturnal Reverie” describes night as
a.
b.
c.
a time filled with dread over what the next day will bring.
a time for recovery and celebration.
a time when all living things sleep in peace.
____ 49. The main idea of __________ is found in the excerpt of An Essay on Man.
a.
b.
c.
people are emotional when they should be logical
people are more like beasts than angels
people have many strengths and weaknesses
____ 50. In Paradise Lost, Satan wants to regain favor with God.
a.
b.
True
False
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