1.When Robert Frost was 87, he read his poetry at the inauguration of President___
2.Emily Dickinson wrote many short poems on various aspects of life. Which of the following is NOT a usual subject of her poetic expression?
A.Religion and immortality
B.Life and death
C.Love and marriage
D.War and peace
3.In the first part of the novel Pride and prejudice, Mr. Darcy has a （n） __ of the Bennet family .
4.Robert Frost won___ Plitzer prices.
5.The story of the Scarlet Letter is set in___
D.Salt lake City
6.Which of the following is a comedy?
D.The Merry Wives of Windsor
7.Walt Whitman was a pioneering figure of American poetry. His innovation first of all lies in his use of , poetry without a fixed beat or regular rhyme scheme.
8.In Fitzgerald＇s The Great Gatsby, there are detailed descriptions of big parties. The purpose of such descriptions is so show _.
A.emptiness of life
B.the corruption of the upper class
C.contrast of the rich and the poor
D.the happy days of the Jazz Age
9.In all his novels Theodore Dreiser sets himself to project the __ American values. For example, in Sister Carrie, there is not one character whose status is not determined economically.
10.Whitman＇s poems are characterized by all the following features EXCEPT __ .
A.the strict poetic form
B.the free and natural rhythm
C.the easy flow of feelings
D.the simple and conversational language
11.which of the following is NOT written by Dreiser?
B.Go down, Moses
C.An American Tragedy
12.Mr. Micawber in David Copperfield and Sam Well in Pickwick Papers are perhaps the best __ characters created by Charles Dickens.
13.In English poetry the _ is regarded as the most common foot.
14.Jane Austen passed away when she was___
15.Which of the following is taken from John Keats＇Ode to a Nightingale?
A.”Beauty is truth, truth beauty.”
B.”Earth has not anything to show more fair.”
C.”They are both gone up to the church to pray.”
D.”was it a vision, or a waking dream?”
16.The pen name Mark Twain means___
17.Which of the following is a tragedy?
A.Antony and Cleopatra
D.Much ado about Nothing
18.After reading the first chapter of Pride and Prejudice, we may come to know that Mrs. Bennet is a woman of _ .
A.simple character and quick wit
B.simple character and poor understanding
C.intricate character and quick wit
D.intricate character and poor understanding
19.You may have meet the term “Yahoo” on internet, but you may also have met it in English literature .It is found in _
A.John Bunyan＇s Pilgrim＇s Progress
B.Samuel Johnson＇s The Vanity of Human Wishes
C.Jonathan Swift＇s Gulliver＇s Travels
D.Henry Fielding＇s tom Jones
20.What kind of girl is Dora?
A.pretty and clever
B.pretty and empty-headed
C.plain-looking and understading
D.lovely and clever