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Lecture 1: English literature from the Anglo-Saxon to the 18th century

Hamlet is?

a. A passionate lover Câu trả lời đúng
b. An over ambitious man
c. An intellectual
d. A man of action

In the 14th century, the most important writer is ______.

a. Langland
b. Chaucer Câu trả lời đúng
c. Gower
d. Wyclif

When was Jonathan Swift born?

a. 11 January 1660
b. 14 April 1656
c. 30 November 1667 Câu trả lời đúng
d. 3 June 1663

Which of the following books was written by Jonathan Swift?

a) Gulliver’s Travels Câu trả lời đúng

Where was Jonathan Swift born?

b) Dublin

Which school did Jonathan Swift attend?
b) Kilkenny Grammar School
Which college did Jonathan Swift attend?
d) Trinity College
What is the height of men in Lilliput?
c) Six inches
Which is the land of Yahoos?
a) Houyhnhnms
To which church did Jonathan Swift belong?
c) Church of Ireland
Of which cathedral was Jonathan Swift dean?
b) St. Patrick’s Cathedral
When did Jonathan Swift die?
a) 19 October 1745

How does Queen Gertrude die?

a. Suffers a fatal heart attack while watching Hamlet fight Laertes.
b. Poisoned by drinking from Hamlet’s cup. Câu trả lời đúng
c. Drowns in the river outside the castle.
d. Accidentally stabbed by Laertes.

Which of the following languages did not coexist in Anglo-Norman England?

a. French
b. Dutch Câu trả lời đúng
c. Celtic
d. Latin

In what century was William Shakespeare active as a playwright?

A) 15th century
B) 16th century
C) 17th century
D) B and C Câu trả lời đúng

The dates of Shakespeare’s life put him firmly in the middle of which musical period?

A) Medieval
B) Renaissance Câu trả lời đúng
C) Baroque
D) Classical

In addition to writing plays, William Shakespeare was also:

A) A poet who wrote over 150 sonnets
B) An actor who performed for royalty
C) A successful businessman
D) A and B
E) A, B and C Câu trả lời đúng

How many plays do we know that Shakespeare wrote?

A) 11
B) 26
C) 32 Câu trả lời đúng
D) 37

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, Shakespeare was the first to introduce over 3,000 words and expressions to the English language… words that we still use today. Which of these words do you think that Shakespeare did NOT coin?

A) Eyeball
B) Zany
C) Joyous Câu trả lời đúng
D) Scuffle
E) Birthplace

What kinds of characters generally sing in Shakespeare’s plays?

A) Kings and queens
B) Servants, clowns, fools and other minor characters with low status Câu trả lời đúng
C) Fairies
D) Noblemen

When a major character in a Shakespeare play sings, it is most likely because:

A) They are suffering from mental illness Câu trả lời đúng
B) They are in love
C) They are entertaining friends or guests
D) They are speaking their innermost thoughts

The music performed during Shakespeare’s plays was meant to:

A) Create a mood or atmosphere
B) Establish the mental or emotional state of characters
C) Provide an interlude between acts
D) A part of a silly comedy act performed at the end of tragic plays
E) All of the above Câu trả lời đúng

In Elizabethan England, people believed that this instrument could improve people’s emotional state by turning sadness into art:

A) Oboes
B) Trumpets
C) Viols (an earlier version of the violin) Câu trả lời đúng

How many plays did William Shakespeare write?

a. 37 Câu trả lời đúng
b. 38
c. 36
d. 39

From which of Shakespeare’s plays is this famous line: ‘Did my heart love til now?/ Forswear it, sight/ For I never saw a true beauty until this night’

a. Hamlet
b.
c. Othello
d. Romeo and Juliet Câu trả lời đúng
e. A Midsummer Night’s Dream

In 1066, ___ led the Norman army to invade and defeat England.

a. Julius Caesar
b. William the conqueror Câu trả lời đúng
c. Alfred the Great
d. Claudius

How many children did Shakespeare have?

a. 8
b. 12
c. 3 Câu trả lời đúng
d. 5

What is the name of the playlet Hamlet stages for Claudius?

a. Slings and Arrows
b. Vice of Kings
c. The Murder of Gonzago Câu trả lời đúng
d. The Slaying of Lucianus

Choose the best answer to complete each sentence
Which character spoke following lines?”What’s Montague? It is nor hand nor foot,Nor arm nor face, nor any other partBelonging to a man, O be some other name!What’s in a name?That which we call a roseBy any other word would smell as sweet,”

a. Desdemona
b. Juliet Câu trả lời đúng
c. Hero
d. Rosalind

What is the sub-title of the play Twelfth Night?

a. Or, What you Will Câu trả lời đúng
b. Or, What you Think
c. Or, What is you Will
d. Or, What you Like It

Thomas More’s masterpiece Utopia was written in _______.

a. Latin Câu trả lời đúng
b. French
c. Greek
d. English

William Shakespeare born in:

a. 26 April 1564 Câu trả lời đúng
b. 26 April 1566
c. 26 April 1567
d. 26 April 1565

William Shakespeare was born in the year:

a. 1564 Câu trả lời đúng
b. 1578
c. 1544
d. 1582

Though Beowulf was introduced by Angles, the events and _____ are Scandinavian.

a. Belief
b. . Idea
c. God
d. Characters Câu trả lời đúng

William Shakespeare is not the author of:

a. Hamlet
b. White Devil Câu trả lời đúng
c. Titus Andronicus
d. Taming of the Shrew

“To be or not to be that is the question”, is famous line of which of Shakespeare’s plays?

a. King Lear
b. Macbeth
c. Othello
d. Hamlet Câu trả lời đúng

Who wrote Canterbury Tales?

a. King Richard II
b. Thomas Lancaster
c. Dick Whittington
d. Geoffrey Chaucer Câu trả lời đúng

Which people began their invasion and conquest of southwestern Britain around 450?

a. The Celts
b. The Anglo-Saxons Câu trả lời đúng
c. The Geats
d. The Normans

In which language the stories of Canterbury Tale are written?

a. French
b. English
c. Latin
d. Middle English Câu trả lời đúng

Words from which language began to enter English vocabulary around the time of the Norman Conquest in 1066?

a. French Câu trả lời đúng
b. Spanish
c. Norwegian
d. Hungarian

________ was a progressive intellectual movement throughout western Europe in the 18th century.

a. The Religious Reformation
b. The Renaissance
c. The Chartist Movement
d. The Enlightenment Câu trả lời đúng

Was killed by Hamlet unintentionally?

a. Leartus
b. Forinbras
c. Horatio
d. Polonius Câu trả lời đúng

How are Polonius and Laertes related?

a. Brother/brother
b. Father/son Câu trả lời đúng
c. Uncle/nephew
d. Cousin/cousin

Hamlet’s famous speech ‘To be,or not to be; that is the question’ occurs in?

a. Act III, Scene III
b. Act II, Scene I
c. Act IV, Scene III
d. Act III, Scene I Câu trả lời đúng

_____ is one of Shakespeare’s famous four tragedies.

a. Anthony and Cleopatra
b. Romeo and Juliet
c. Julius Caesar
d. Othello Câu trả lời đúng

Which is the last play written by William Shakespeare?

a. Two Gentlemen from Verona
b. The Tempest Câu trả lời đúng
c. Henry V
d. As you like it

He married to the Anne Hathaway at the age of_______ in______.

a. 16, 1580
b. 17, 1581
c. 18, 1582
d. 15, 1579

Which of the following is not a Shakespeare tragedy?

a. Macbeth
b. Hamlet
c. None of the above
d. Titus Andronicus
e. Othello

When was Daniel Defoe born?

September 13, 1660

When did Daniel Defoe die?

a. 26 April 1731 Câu trả lời đúng
b. 7 December 1725
c. 5 January 1740
d. 12 September 1748

What was Daniel Defoe’s original surname?

a. Foe Câu trả lời đúng
b. Good
c. Neigbour
d. Friend

Who get Daniel Defoe released?

a. Robert Harley Câu trả lời đúng
b. Oliver Cromwell
c. James Robert Oaklay
d. Alexander Selkirk

Which poem written y Daniel Defoe made him popular with William III?

a. The True Born Englishman
b. Moll Flanders
c. Hymn to the Pillory
d. Captain Jack

In Which rebellion was Daniel Defoe involved?

a. Monmouth Câu trả lời đúng
b. Boxer
c. Cioux
d. Mapla

Which of the following books was written by Daniel Defoe?

a. Robinson Crusoe Câu trả lời đúng
b. Gulliver’s Travels
c. Odyssey
d. Either Or

Why was Daniel Defoe arrested in May 1703?

a. Writing the pamphlet The Shortest Way of Dissenters Câu trả lời đúng
b. Not paying debts
c. Piracy
d. Translating Bible in English

Who or what were Eye Witness, Andrew Morton, T. Tayor and Merchant?

a. Pen names of Daniel Defoe Câu trả lời đúng
b. Friends od Daniel Defoe
c. Colleagues of Daniel Defoe
d. Enemies of Daniel Defoe

 Bài 2: The 19th century English Literature

Choose the best answer to complete each sentence In the last twenty years of the 18th century, England produced two great romantic poets. They are

a. Johnson and Blake
b. Blake and Burns Câu trả lời đúng
c. Pope and Goldsmith
d. Gray and Young

In Pride and Prejudice we initially dislike but later tend to like?

a. Wickham
b. Bingley
c. Darcy Câu trả lời đúng
d. Mr. Bennet

Which of the following novels has the sub-title ‘A Novel Without a Hero’?

a. Vanity Fair Câu trả lời đúng
b. Oliver Twist
c. Wuthering Heights
d. Middlemarch

A Red, Red Rose is a______.

a. Epic
b. Lyric Câu trả lời đúng
c. Satirical poem
d. Ode

Vanity Fair is a novel by?

a. Charles Dickens
b. W. M. Thackeray Câu trả lời đúng
c. Jane Austen
d. Thomas Hardy

Which of the following is an unfinished novel by Jane Austen?

a. Sense and Sensibility
b. Sandition Câu trả lời đúng
c. Mansfield Park
d. Persuasion

Pride and Prejudice was originally a youthful work entitled?

a. ‘False Impressions’
b. ‘Last Impressions’
c. ‘True Impressions’
d. ‘First Impressions’ Câu trả lời đúng

Who was often called as the Romantic Poet as most of his poems revolved around nature?

a. William Shakespeare
b. William Wordsworth Câu trả lời đúng
c. William Blake
d. William Morris

Which method of narration has been employed by Dickens in his novel “Great Expectations”?

a. Stream of Consciousness technique
b. Documentary method
c. Direct or epic method Câu trả lời đúng
d. Autobiographical method

 Bài 3: The 20th century English Literature

Graham Greene’s novels are marked by?

a. Protestantism

b. Buddhism
c. Catholicism Câu trả lời đúng
d. Paganism

Which of the following best summarizes the relationship between Fowler, Pyle, and Phuong in The Quiet American?

a. Love triangle Câu trả lời đúng

b. Colleagues

c. Enemies
d. Good friends

Which of the following has been a significant development in British theater since the abolition of censorship in 1968?

a. The rise of workshops and the collaborative ethos, The emergence of a major cohort of women dramatists, The diversifying impact of playwrights from the former colonies Câu trả lời đúng

b. The rise of workshops and the collaborative ethos

c. The diversifying impact of playwrights from the former colonies
d. The emergence of a major cohort of women dramatists
e. The death of the musical

Which text exemplifies the anti-Victorianism prevalent in the early twentieth century?

a. The Way of All Flesh
b. Eminent Victorians
c. Philistine Victorians
d. Jungle Books
e. Eminent Victorians, The Way of All Flesh Câu trả lời đúng

Which of the following writers wrote historical novels?

a. Sir Walter Scott and Maria Edgeworth Câu trả lời đúng
b. William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge
c. Mary Shelley and Percy Bysshe Shelley
d. Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte

Jack Worthing, the central character in The Importance of Being Earnest, is found as a baby in a handbag in the cloakroom of which railway station

a. Victoria Câu trả lời đúng
b. Paddington
c. Waterloo
d. Euston

Who wrote “The Hound of the Baskervilles?”

a. P D James
b. H Ryder-Haggard
c. Agatha Christie
d. Arthur Conan Doyle Câu trả lời đúng

Which of the following phrases best characterizes the late-nineteenth century aesthetic movement which widened the breach between artists and the reading public, sowing the seeds of modernism?

a. Art for art’s sake Câu trả lời đúng
b. Art for God’s sake
c. Art for the masses
d. Art for intellect’s sake

Where was Oscar Wilde born?

a. Cork
b. Dublin Câu trả lời đúng
c. Glasgow
d. London

Choose the best answer to complete each sentence
What is the title of Wilde’s only novel?

a. The Picture of Declan Gray
b. The Picture of Dorian Gray Câu trả lời đúng
c. The Picture of Deominic Gray
d. The Picture of Damien Gray

 Ôn tập: Bài 1 đến Bài 3
• Bài kiểm tra trắc nghiệm 01
Vanity Fair is a novel by?
Chọn một câu trả lời:

a. W. M. Thackeray Câu trả lời đúng
b. Charles Dickens
c. Jane Austen
d. Thomas Hardy

I Wandered lonely as a Cloud is a ________.
Chọn một câu trả lời:

a. Romance in prose
b. Lyrical poem Câu trả lời đúng
c. Sonnet
d. Lyrical prose

The main literary stream of the 18th century was ______.

Chọn một câu trả lời:
a. Romanticism
b. Neo-classicism
c. Sentimentalism
d. Naturalism

 Bài 4: American Literature

What is the imitation of natural sounds in word form?

a. Personification
b. Hyperboles
c. Alliteration
d. Onomatopoeia Câu trả lời đúng

Where did O. Henry flee to avoid trial?

a. Canada
b. Brazil
c. Honduras Câu trả lời đúng

Which humourous weekly was started by O. Henry?

a. Shankar’s Weekly
b. Eve’s Weekly
c. The Rolling Stone Câu trả lời đúng

How many dollars does Della get for her hair in The Gift of the Magi?

a. 80
b. 60
c. 20 Câu trả lời đúng

Where did O. Henry work as a teller?

a. ANZGrindlays Bank, Atlanta
b. First American Bank, Washington
c. Chase Manhattan Bank, New York
d. First National Bank, Austin Câu trả lời đúng

What does Jim buy for Della in The Gift of the Magi?

a. Silver bracelet
b. Combs
c. Diamond ring
d. Gold chain

Where did O. Henry die?

a. London
b. New York Câu trả lời đúng
c. Philadelphia
d. Austin

Which story by O. Henry deals with sacrifices husband and wife make for buying Christmas presents for each other?

a. The Gift of the Magi Câu trả lời đúng
b. The Gentle Grafter
c. Let me feel your pulse
d. Heart of the West

Which story by O. Henry deals with kidnappers who find the kidnapped boy a nuisance and want to return him with money?

a. The Cop and the Anthem
b. Christmas by Injunction
c. The Duplicity of Hargraves
d. The Ransom of Red Chief Câu trả lời đúng

What was O. Henry’s real name?
Chọn một câu trả lời:

a. Arthur Kent
b. William Sidney Porter Câu trả lời đúng
c. Henry Ford
d. Clark Cable

When was O. Henry born?
Chọn một câu trả lời:

a. 3 June 1868
b. 14 April 1865
c. 2 January 1870
d. 11 September 1862 Câu trả lời đúng

Questions on literary terms
What is a sonnet?

a. A poem of six lines
b. A poem of eight lines
c. A poem of fourteen lines Câu trả lời đúng
d. A poem of twelve lines

Where did O. Henry work as a teller?

a. Chase Manhattan Bank, New York
b. First National Bank, Austin Câu trả lời đúng
c. First American Bank, Washington
d. ANZGrindlays Bank, Atlanta

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