ENGL 202 Test 3


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ENGL 202 Test 3 Liberty University

  1. Reading “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” through a modernistic lens would lead one to what type of argument about the main character’s conflict?
  2. Which president is mentioned in “The Negro Speaks of Rivers”?
  3. Which of the following is not one of the rivers mentioned in “The Negro Speaks of Rivers”?
  4. Which of the following is not a biblical image alluded to in “Journey of the Magi”?
  5. Why had Mr. Hale gone to visit the farmhouse in Trifles (the day he learned of the murder)?
  6. In what way does Nella Larsen’s novel Quicksand illustrate the divisions among African American intellectuals during the 1920s?
  7. Hughes’s draws much of his poetic vocabulary from
  8. The women in Trifles decide that Minnie planned to do what with her stitching?
  9. The women in Trifles found that Mrs. Wright had been working on a piece of sewing–what was she making?
  10. Which of the following is not a question that Prufrock asks of his listener during the poem?
  11. When Mr. Hale visits the farmhouse in Trifles, where does he find Mrs. Wright?
  12. “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” opens with an epigraph from what poet?
  13. Match the author to his or her character.
  14. According to our editors’ introduction of modernism, the modernistic writer often used what types of allusion in his or her writing?
  15. What do the women find in Minnie’s sewing box in Trifles?
  16. Match the author with his or her contribution to American literature.
  17. What was the significance of the Scottsboro, Alabama, trial in 1931 of nine African American men for the alleged rape of two white women in a railroad car for many American writers?
  18. In “Theme for English B,” the speaker directly addresses
  19. After Homer disappears, Emily opens her house back up for what purpose?
  20. Why did many American authors treat the trial of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, condemned to death in 1921 for a robbery and homicide in Boston, from a sympathetic standpoint?
  21. Who is suspected of having killed the owner of the farmhouse in Trifles?
  22. This Lowell poem relies on natural imagery to build its message.
  23. Which of the following statements best explains this passage’s contribution to the overall message of the poem in which it is found: “They’ll see how beautiful I am And be ashamed–“
  24. What was the name of the small, experimental theater group, founded in 1915 by Susan Glaspell, Eugene O’Neill, and other dramatists in order to challenge Broadway’s control over the American drama scene?
  25. How did modernist poets’ emphases on directness, precision, and vividness of expression affect both poetry and prose during this period?
  26. Which of the following statements best explains how this passage contributes to the text of which it is a part:
  27. Why did Homer Baron come to Jackson in “A Rose for Emily”?
  28. Peters in Trifles is the wife of whom?
  29. This Lowell poem commemorates the difficulties of getting back to “normal” after World War I.
  30. What does the speaker of “I, Too” do with his time while he’s been denied equal access to his rights?
  31. What movement’s participants “deliberately chose to depart from the traditional forms, techniques, and subjects of familiar European art history”?
  32. The journey of the magi is described as all of the following types of journeys (in the poem of the same name) except for which of the following?
  33. Which of the following types of dramas performed in the United States during this period was not a distinctively American innovation (rather than one borrowed or adapted from another culture)?
  34. In “I, Too,” what metaphor does Hughes use to describe America?
  35. In “Babylon Revisited,” when Charlie first sees Marion and Lincoln Peters, he announces that his income is now larger than it was in the 1920s. He begins to elaborate, but then stops short. Why?
  36. What benefit does Colonel Sartoris bestow on Emily in Faulkner’s story?
  37. In “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” the speaker’s “divided self” is best represented by what element of the poem?
  38. In “Babylon Revisited,” why does Charlie Wales return to Paris?
  39. To what does the title of the play (“trifles”) refer?
  40. Which of the following is a decision that Prufrock makes within the poem?