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专八试题精练二

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Exercise 2

1. ______________ is the author of the first American short stories and familiar essays and the first American author to achieve international distinction.

  A) Harriet Beecher Stowe

  B) Washington Irving

  C) Edgar Allan Poe                  

  D) Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

2. Emerson’s _______________ had been called “the manifesto of American Transcendentalism”.

A) To a Waterfowl

  B) The Yellow Violet

  C) Nature

  D) Song of Hiawatha

 

3. ______________ is a great democratic poet and the first great American poet to use free verse in poetry.

A) Walt Whitman

  B) William Cullen Bryant

  C) Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  D) Washington Irving

 

4. The central subject of Hawthorne’s major works is ______________.

A) poverty

  B) materialism

  C) natural disasters

  D) human soul

 

5. ____________ is Longfellow’s most famous poem, which encourages people to persevere despite tragedy, to affirm life, to pick up courage from losses and to push ahead for all momentary defeats.

A) Psalm of Life

  B) Leaves of Grass

  C) The Song of Hiawatha

  D) To Helen

 

6. Which character is NOT from Scarlet Letter?

A) Hester Prynne

  B) Roger Chillingworth

  C) Rip Van Winkle

  D) Pearl

 

7. __________ is Thoreau’s masterpiece, a great Transcendentalist work.

A) A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

  B) Civil Disobedience

  C) Walden

  D) Uncle Tom’s Cabin

 

8. _____________ is Hawthorne’s masterpiece, which established him as the leading American native novelist of the 19th century.

A) The House of the Seven Gables

B) Twice-Told Tales

  C) The Scarlet Letter

  D) Mosses from an Old Manse

 

9. ______________ is the first American professional writer and the first writer of detective story in the world.

A) Edgar Allan Poe

B) Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  C) Emerson

  D) William Cullen Bryant

 

10.__________ has attained almost universal acceptance as America’s greatest book of poems and it has been praised as “Democratic Bible” and as American Epic.

A) Franklin Evans

B) Drum Taps

  C) Sequel to Drum Taps

  D) Leaves of Grass

 

11. Who among the following is a poet of free verse?

  A) Ralph Waldo Emerson

  B) Walt Whitman

  C) Herman Melville                 

  D) Theodore Dreiser

 

12. Rip Van Winkle in a short story written by__________________.

A) James Fenimore Cooper

  B) Washington Irving

  C) Edgar Allan Poe

  D) Mark Twain

 

13. The Legend of Sleeping Hallow is a short story written by_______________.

A) James Fenimore Cooper

  B) Washington Irving

  C) Edgar Allan Poe

  D) Mark Twain

 

14. Cooper’s Leatherstocking Tales consists of ______________ stories.

A) 3

  B) 4

  C) 5

  D) 6

 

15. Which of the following is NOT included in Leatherstocking Tales by James F. Cooper?

A) The Pioneers

  B) The Last of the Mohicans

  C) The Pathfinder

  D) The Crater

 

16. The Romantic Period in American Literary history started with the publication of_________.

A) Washington Irving’s The Sketch Book

B) Washington Irving’s Tales of a Traveller

  C) Whitman’s Leaves of Grass

  D) James Fenimore Cooper’s Leatherstocking Tales

 

17. Edgar Allan Poe is known as a poet and critic but most famous as the first master of the ___________ form.

A) poem

  B) drama

  C) short story

  D) essay

 

18. The Raven is a poem by ________________.

A) Edgar Allan Poe

B) Walt Whitman

  C) Ralph Waldo Emerson

  D) Henry David Thoreau

 

19. The Philosophy of Composition was written by _________ who is also the writer of The Poetic Principle.

A) Edgar Allan Poe

B) Walt Whitman

  C) Ralph Waldo Emerson

  D) Henry David Thoreau

 

20. The Purloined Letter is a detective story by_______________.

A) Arthur Conan Doyle

B) Edgar Allan Poe

  C) Washington Irving

  D) James Fenimore Cooper                                     

 

Keys to Exercise 2: 1-5: BCADA   6-10: CCCAD   11-15: BBBCD   16-20: ACAAB