Tuesday, November 19, 2019

A quiz of 110 questions

1. At the very beginning of "An Essay on Criticism", Pope writes, "'Tis hard to say, if greater want of skill / Appear in writing or in judging ill"; thus he begins his thorough exploration of the principles judges should use to determine the quality of good writing. Not surpisingly, he decides the bad literary critic is guilty of the greater crime against people, having misled their understanding. He points out that what the critic presents as fact is truly only his opinion--and everyone's got one of those. Pope writes, "'Tis with our judgments as our _________, none / Go just alike, yet each believes his own" (lines 9-10). Which of the following words goes in the blank? (If you don't know, try each word and think about which makes the most sense).

 hair dressers

2. In "An Essay on Criticism", Pope praises Virgil because he modeled his "Aeneid" on the works of an earlier significant writer. Pope writes, "Nature and ________ were, he [Virgil] found, the same" (line 135). Which ancient author of the "Iliad" and the "Odyssey" goes in this blank?


3. In "An Essay on Criticism" Pope refers to "pride, the never-failing vice of fools" (line 204). He blames it for most of the error and bias of which writers and critics are guilty. Because of pride's part in human nature, a critic cannot trust himself to be honest with himself about his own faults. Pope writes, "Trust not yourself: but your defects to know, / Make use of every friend--and __________" (lines 213-14). Which of the following groups of words goes in this blank?

 every foe
 let them show
 try to grow
 trust they know

4. One of the most famous couplets from Pope's "An Essay on Criticism" is the following: "A little learning is a dangerous thing; / drink deep, or taste not the Pierian ________" (lines 215-16). What word goes in this blank?

5. Later, in Part 2 of "An Essay on Criticism", Pope makes an argument to support brevity. He writes, "Words are like _______; and where they most abound, / Much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found" (309-10). Think about something that often blankets a forest floor; then, determine what needs to be in the blank here.


6. Earlier in Part 2 of "An Essay on Criticism", Alexander Pope insists that readers and critics should judge a composition as a complete work, not criticize the composition's pieces separate from one another: "A perfect judge will read each work of wit / With the same spirit that its author writ: / Survey the whole, nor seek slight faults to find" (lines 233-35). After all, we do not judge a woman's attractiveness by only one part of her body. Pope explains, "'Tis not a lip, or eye, we _______ call, / But the joint force and full result of all" (lines 245-46). What word below completes this quotation?


7. Later in "An Essay on Criticism", Pope attacks critics' wishy-washiness and hypocrisy, or perhaps their fear to commit to truth. He writes, "Some praise at morning what they blame at night, / But always think the last opinion ______" (lines 430-431). Which word below completes this quotation?


8. Alexander Pope reminds us in his "Essay on Criticism" that each generation adds something to the pursuit of truth and that we should again embrace humility before judging one another. He writes, "We think our ________ fools, so wise we grow; / Our wiser sons, no doubt, will think us so" (lines 438-39). Which word below best completes this quotation?


9. Alexander Pope also encourages us to judge with courage and sincerity. When we read something that is true, beautiful, and good, we should stand up and say it is so. In "An Essay on Criticism", he writes, "Be thou the first true merit to _______; / His praise is lost who stays till all commend" (lines 474-75). What word below best completes this quotation?


10.. What poem was inspired by a man who secretly eloped with his pregnant pupil, only to be castrated at the command of her uncle?

 Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot
 The Rape of the Lock
 Eloisa to Abelard
 The Dunciad

11. Some of the most famous words of Pope's occur in "An Essay on Criticism" after he admonishes critics not "to let the man be lost!" within themselves (line 523). What word completes the following well-known quotation: "Good nature and good sense must ever join; / To err is human, to forgive ________" (lines 524-25)?

12. The "Rape of the Lock" is based on a real occurance.


13. In the poem, who was "shock"?

 the maid
 the Baron
 the dog

14. What do women of "soft yielding minds" become after death?


15. Who adores the "sparkling cross" Belinda has on her neck?


16. The predominant literary device in the line "Or Stain her honor, or her new brocade" (canto 2- line 107) is:


17. What card game do the Baron and Belinda play?


18. Who descends into the Underworld?


19. What is NOT an item or ability brought back by the Gnome to fight the Baron?


20. According to Pope, which weighed more?

 The lapdog
 The hair
 The men's wits
 The Parade of Gnomes

21. What does Belinda's hair become in the end?

 The Baron's necklace
 A group of stars
 Part of a rug
 A wig

22. One of the first of Pope's original works was the "Pastorals", published in 1709. It is divided in four parts. Which of these are the constituent parts?

 Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
 Red, Green, Yellow, Blue
 Water, Earth, Wind and Fire
 Blood, Yellow Bile, Black Bile and Phlegm

23. "Messiah", one of the shortest poems by Alexander Pope, was based upon two ancient sources. One was Virgil's "Fourth Eclogue". Who provided the other source?


24. In 1718 Alexander Pope wrote the "Ode on St. Cecilia's Day". In Roman Catholicism St. Cecilia is the patroness of music, and so Pope described a mortal mythical musician. Who was this lyre player exalted by Pope?


25. Several of Pope's best known verses stem from the "Essay on Criticism". Just one example: "A little learning is a dangerous thing // Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring." The Pierian spring was the well of wisdom according to which mythology?


26. Pope's best known work is arguably "The Rape of the Lock", about an incident in which a nobleman cut off one of the tresses of a lady during a game. During what game did this happen?

 Hide and seek

27. Alexander Pope is frequently compared to William Shakespeare. Both wrote about "star-crossed lovers". Which doomed couple (from real history) is the subject of one of Pope's poems?

 Admetus and Alcestis
 Paolo and Francesca
 Abelard and Heloise
 Pyramus and Thisbe

28. Pope is known not only for his original works, but also for his adaptations of other authors. Whose "The Wife of Bath" did he adapt to Eighteenth Century English?

 Venerable Bede
 Geoffrey Chaucer
 Thomas Malory
 Walter Scott

29. Which of Pope's poems consists of four epistles to Lord Bolingbroke and was intended to form the touchstone of ethics?

 January and May
 An Essay on Man
 Three Hours After Marriage
 Windsor Forest

30. Alexander Pope also wrote a mock epic sanctifying boring people and stupidity. What was Pope's title?

 A Confederacy of Dunces
 In Praise of Folly
 The Idiot

31. Alexander Pope gained substantial income from his translations of classical texts. Which of these Greek texts did he personally and completely translate into English? It wasn't Pope's Achilles heel.

 The Battle of Frogs and Mice

32. John Keats wrote many of what kind of poem?


33. In Keats' final sonnet, "Bright Star, would I were steadfast as thou art", to whom does the title, "Bright Star" refer?

 Margaret Brawne
 Fanny Brawne
 Charles Brown

34. Which of these poems by Keats includes the character Porphyro?

 The Eve of St. Agnes

35. "A thing of beauty is a joy for ever" is the opening line of which poem?

 Ode on a Grecian Urn
 La Belle Dame Sans Merci
 Ode on Indolence

36. Keats's poem, "Endymion", is made up of how many books?


37. To which movement did Keats belong?


38. Which of these did Keats write an ode to?


39. There are two editions of "La Belle Dame Sans Merci", with the title of the hero of the first version being "knight-at-arms"; what is the hero's title in the amended version?

 Brave Sir
 Fearsome Vagabond
 Soldier Most Armed
 Wretched Wight

40. The hero of which poem is the "knight at arms, alone and palely loitering"?

 The Gadfly
 Ode to Psyche
 La Belle Dame Sans Merci

41. Which fellow poet wrote "Adonais" as an elegy to Keats?

 Lord Byron

.42 This sonnet sparked Keats's literary fame in 1816.

 When I have fears that I may cease to be
 Bright star, would I were steadfast as thou art
 On Seeing the Elgin Marbles
 On First Looking into Chapman's Homer

43. Keats wrote many Odes. In "Ode on Melancholy," Keats encourages the reader (or, perhaps, himself) to "go not" to which river from classical mythology?


44. To/on which of these did Keats NOT write an ode?


45. In an ode to/on this, Keats writes: "What leaf-fring'd legend haunts about thy shape / Of deities or mortals, or of both, / In Tempe or the dales of Arcady?"

 A Grecian Urn

46. This ode is prefaced with this passage from Scripture: "They toil not, neither do they spin".

 Ode to Psyche
 Ode on Melancholy
 Ode on a Grecian Urn
 Ode on Indolence

47. In this ode, from which this quiz derives its title, Keats writes the following lines: "Darkling I listen; and, for many a time / I have been half in love with easful Death, / Call'd him soft names in many a mused rhyme, / To take into the air my quiet breath; / Now more than ever seems it rich to die,..."

 Ode on Melancholy
 Ode on Indolence
 Ode on a Grecian Urn
 Ode to a Nightingale

48. Which is said to be Keats's last sonnet?

 After dark vapours have oppress'd our plains
 When I have fears that I may cease to be
 Bright star, would I were steadfast as thou art
 On Seeing the Elgin Marbles

49. Keats wrote some longer poems too. This one tells the tale of a mortal searching for an immortal goddess whom he has seen in several visions.

 The Eve of St. Agnes

50. In this longer poem, the subject encounters Saturn in his shrine.

 The Eve of St. Agnes
 The Fall of Hyperion

51. "The Eve of St. Agnes" is written as a sequence of stanzas. Who created this stanza form?

 Keats created his own form
 William Shakespeare
 Edmund Spenser
 Sir Philip Sydney

52. While on the subject, who is St. Agnes?

 the patron saint of poets
 the patron saint of beauty
 the patron saint of marriage
 the patron saint of virgins

53. Keats wrote a sonnet to this famous poet, in which he wrote: "Standing aloof in giant ignorance, / Of thee I hear and of the Cyclades, / As one who sits ashore and longs perchance / To visit dolphin-coral in deep seas".


54. Keats wrote many letters in addition to poetry. To whom in particular did he write many love letters?

 Fanny Brawne
 Georgiana Keats
 Lucy Gray
 Mary Shelley

55.In what poem does a wanton woman entrance a "woebegone" knight with her beauty and playfulness, only to lead him into a despairing state of solitude.

 The Fall of Hyperion
 The Eve of St. Agnes
 La Belle Dame Sans Merci

56. Befitting of a final question, unless it's already come upon you, this poem ends, "Turn the key deftly in the oiled wards, / And seal the hushed casket of my soul."

 Ode on Melancholy
 When I have fears that I may cease to be
 Sonnet to Sleep
 Bright star, would I were steadfast as thou art

57. When was Bloomsday?

 June 16, 1914
 July 6, 1904
 June 16, 1904
 July 6, 1914

58. What's the nickname of Stephen Dedalus?


59. "I'm the queerest young fellow that ever you heard. My mother's a jew [sic] and my father's a bird." In what century did I live?

 17th century AD
 4th century BC
 8th century BC
 1st century AD

60. What country is the only one that never persecuted the Jews, according to Mr Deasy?

 United States

61. Where do Leopold and Molly Bloom live?

 16 Parnell Street
 7 Eccles Street
 221B Baker Street
 Martello Tower, Sandycove Point

62. What difficult word does Leopold have to explain to Molly?


63. What's the name of Leopold Bloom's daughter?


67. What does Leopold Bloom have for breakfast?

 a stuffed roast heart
 thick giblet soup

68. Who doesn't belong in this row?

 Nosey Flynn
 Leopold Bloom
 Henry Flower

69. What stylistic device does Joyce often use? Stream of _____________ .

Answer:  ( One Word)

70. What did Martha Clifford send along with her letter?

 lemon wax soap
 a cigar
 a yellow flower with flatted petals

71. What does "INRI" mean according to Molly Bloom?

Answer:  ( Four Words)

72. Leopold Bloom left his latchkey in his other trousers. What else did he leave there?

 lemon wax soap
 a recipe for the chemist
 Martha's letter
 a cigar

73. Who's still alive on Bloomsday?

 Rudy Bloom
 Robert Emmet
 Davy Byrne
 Paddy Dignam

74. What's the first name of Stephen's father?


75. What journalist writes that a Mr M'Intosh was at the funeral?

 Tom Rochford
 Joe Hynes
 Myles Crawford

76. Alexander is a potential client of Leopold. What phrase does he want to use in an advertisement?

 House of Key(e)s
 Spot the Winner
 Only Once More than Soap
 Raising the Wind

77. What horse wins the Ascot Gold Cup Race on Bloomsday?


78. "... But a bloody sweep came along and he near drove his gear into my eye." To what creatures in Homer's "Odyssey" does this quote refer?

 Lotus Eaters

79. Where does the masturbation scene take place?

 in the Martello Tower
 at the Glasnevin graveyard
 on Sandymount shore
 in the National Library

80. What's the profession of Zoe Higgins?


81. There are eighteen chapters. In what form is chapter 17 written?


82. With what weapon is little Harry Hughes killed?

 rat poison

83. Who kisses Molly's bottom?

 Stanley Gardner
 Blazes Boylan
 Leopold Bloom
 Father Corrigan

84.Whose interior monologue can we read in the final chapter?

 Buck Mulligan
 Leopold Bloom
 Molly Bloom
 Stephen Dedalus

85.From the story "Mowgli's Brothers", which animal is the most apt to go mad?

 Shere Khan the tiger
 Tabaqui the jackal
 Baloo the bear
 Akela the wolf

86. What is wrong with Shere Khan, the tiger?

 None of the above
 He has toothache
 He is lame in one foot
 He was shot in the shoulder

87. Baloo is a tougher teacher than Bagheera. True or false?


88. Who are the jungle people with no laws?

 The Elephants
 The Snakes
 The Monkeys
 The Wolves

89. Kaa is a poisonous snake. True or false?


90. Who killed Shere Khan?

 The buffaloes
 Colonel Hathi the elephant
 Buldeo, the village hunter

91. What is the name of the White Seal?

 Sea Catch
 Moby Dick

92. Whose ghost do the Aluet people think that the white seal is?

 The priest

93. Rikki-tikki-tavi killed the cobras without help. True or false?


94. What is the name of the child of the houshold that Rikki-tikki-tavi is protecting?


95. From the story "Toomai of the Elephants", what is the name of the old elephant?

 Kala Nag
 Radha Pyri
96. From the story "Toomai of the Elephants", what is an ankus?

 An elephant-goad
 A type of cross
 Something to tie to an elephant to stop him
 A swear word

97. In the story "Servants of the Queen", how is Afghanistan described?

 A very wild country
 A very peaceful country
 A very beautiful country
 A very tranquil country

98. In the story "Servants of the Queen", Billy is a troop horse. True or false?


99. Who, according to Hathi in the story "How Fear Came", was the First of the Elephants?


100. Mysa is the leader of the buffalo in the strory "When Fear Came".


101. What is the head and the hoof and the haunch and the hump of the Law of the Jungle?


102. From "The Miracle of Purun Bagat", what State was Sir Purun Dass Prime Minister of?

 Uttar Pradesh

103. What is Mowgli's Wolf pack name?

 Grey Brother
 Lone Wolf
 Little Brother
105. From "The Undertakers", what was the village of Mugger-Ghat named after?

 A flower
 A hoodie
 A crocodile
 A priest

106. The great white cobra in "The King's Ankus" couldn't kill anyone. True or false?


107. What are Kadlu, Amoraq and Kotuko in the story "Quiquern"?


108. What is the name of the Red Dogs of the Dekkan?


109. Did any of the Red Dogs make it back to the Dekkan after the fight with Mowgli and the wolves?


110. What is Mowgli's name in the village?


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