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World Literature Quiz

World Literature Quiz

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This questionnaire helps graduates of Bachelor of Secondary Education in their review for the Licensure Examinations for Teachers (LET). Covered here are bits of information on the fundamental knowledge on poetry, short story as well as writers known in the world.
This questionnaire helps graduates of Bachelor of Secondary Education in their review for the Licensure Examinations for Teachers (LET). Covered here are bits of information on the fundamental knowledge on poetry, short story as well as writers known in the world.

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 I. INSTRUCTION. Read each test item carefully. Write the letter of your answer on the answer sheet to be provided by your instructor. Do not write anything nor even leave any mark on thisquestionnaire.START HERE
1.
In the 2012 game 
this second stanza of the poem is cited by one of the maincharacters: Ashley Williams, lieutenant-commander of the Alliance. From what poem the stanzawas taken? A.
Tagore’s The Tame Bird and the Free Bird
 
C. Henley’s Invictus
 B.
Tu Fu’s The Little Rain
 
D. Frost’s The Road Not Taken
 
2.
To whom best applies the title of poet laureate? A. To a poet who has published thousands of poemsB. A poet/poetess who has won Pulitzer prizeC. A poet appointed by monarchs of Great Britain to provide poems commemorating historic or official occasionsD. A poet who writes about mythology and great people
3.
His poetry is acclaimed for its great lyricism and technical virtuosity and he epitomized the moraland philosophical concerns of the Victorian age in his works. A. Tennyson B. Mistral C. Henley D. Kilmer 
4.
 
“Thou
annointeth my head with oil,
” is a line from King David’s Psalm XXIII that suggests:
  A. Abundance B. Hope C. Consecration D. Faithfulness
5.
What literary masterpiece took Rabindranath Tagore into height of fame making him the first non-Western writer to win the prestigious Nobel Prize in 1913? A. Gitanjali B. Gora C. The Tame Bird and Free Bird D. Rabindra Sangeet
6.
 
Sir Rabindranath Tagore’s Gitanjali literally means:
  A. Song Offerings C. The King of the Dark Chamber B. Abode of Peace D. A Flight of Swans
7.
The definite pattern of the end rhyme is also called______________. A. End Rhyme B. Rhyme scheme C. Enjambment D. Meter 
8.
 
Which of these qualifies Rabindranath Tagore’s influent
ial literary style? A. elegant prose and magical poetry B. historical in formC. sacred and secular D. humanistic
9.
 
Which of the following proves Tennyson’s versatility both as a literary figure and a sage of 
political affairs? A. In Cambridge University, he formed a close friendship with Arthur HallamB. He became a poet laureate and accepted baron and a seat in the House of Lords in 1884
C. In Memoriam,
he concluded with assurances that the loss of individual lives will be madegood both in eternity and in the advance of human history.
 D.
 As laureate, Tennyson composed a number of poems on national occasions
 
10.
 
Which of the following describes Tu Fu’s expressive poetry?
  A. his works reveal his love of country and his unbounded sympathy for the sad plight of thecommon peopleB. he was an eyewitness to the historical events in critical period of ChinaC. most of his poems discuss his rebellious childhood and bitter experiencesD. his well-versed writing expresses the flourishing Chinese culture in the world
In the fell clutch of circumstanceI have not winced nor cried aloud.Under the bludgeonings of chanceMy head is bloody, but unbowed.
 
11.
After 
returning to India from studying law in England and taking charge of his father’s estates, hesaw firsthand the suffering and backwardness of India’s rural poor.
  A. Mistral B. Tu Fu C. Gandhi D. Tagore
12.
 
Yea, thou I walk through the valley of the shadow my death,
” suggests:
  A. Purpose B. Test C. Protection D. Guidance
13.
 
The line: “Surely, goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,” suggests:
  A. Blessing B. Supply C. Guidance D. Protection
14.
 
“Courage and bravery in facing trials and bitter strife” is a revolving theme of what poem from the
west? A. Invictus B. The Tame Bird and the Free BirdC. The Road Not Taken D. The Little Rain
15.
He was highly influential in introducing the best Indian culture to the West and was generallyregarded as the outstanding creative artist of modern India. A. Tu Fu B. Tagore C. Henley D. Tennyson
16.
His work is tinged with sadness and loss, longing and outrage, but also a deep understandingand appreciation of life despite its hardships. A. Tagore B. Tu Fu C. Tennyson D. Henley
17.
His profound symbolism, abetted by the free-flowing nature of his verse create a universe of 
haunting beauty that expresses God’s infinite love and humanity’s deep compassion for all things
beautiful. A. Tagore B. Tu Fu C. Kilmer D. Tennyson
18.
Huang-ho and Yangtze are major rivers in what Asian country? A. India B. China C. England D. Egypt
19.
She was the first Spanish-American writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1945. A. Frederic Mistral C. Gabriela MistralB. Sir Rabindranath Tagore D. Emily Dickinson
20.
What is the rhyme scheme in the poetic stanza below?
In the fell clutch of circumstanceI have not winced nor cried aloud Under the burgeonings of chanceMy head is bloody but unbowed.
 A. aabb B. aaaa C. abab D. bbbb
21.
A poet and journalist born in New Brunswick, New Jersey who is famous for his works full of sentiments and confused simile. A. Alfred Joyce Kilmer C. Emily DickinsonB. Bob Dylan D. Robert Frost
22.
What is the regularized meter of these lines?
Beyond this place of wrath and tearsLooms but the horror of the shade
 A. Twelve B. eight C. sixteen D. no definite meter 
23.
 
The denotative meaning of the word “shepherd” mentioned in Psalm XXIII is:
  A. A person who tends sheep C. Protector B. Guide D. Lord
Under the
bludgeonings 
of chanceMy head is bloody but unbowed 
24.
What is the denotative meaning of the underlined word in the lines above? A.
 
to hit or knock down with or as with a bludgeonB. a person, line of argument, etc., that is effective but unsubtleC. trials that come along the wayD. strong will against struggles along the way in life
25.
Which of the following is NOT a literary work of Robert Frost? A. The Road Not Taken C. A Witness TreeB. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening D. Trees
 
26.
 
 And I will dwell in the
house of the Lord forever.” 
 
The connotative meaning of “
house 
” in the line
: A. Home B. residence C. kingdom in heaven D. abode
27.
Robert Frost was born in: A. New Jersey B. San Francisco C. Las Vegas D. New York
Today fresh colors break the soil, and Butterflies take wing 
28.
To what dimension the poetic lines appeal to the audience? A. Intellectual B. Emotional C. Imaginative D. Political
Out of the night that covers meBlack as the Pit from pole to pole
29.
What figurative language is used by the poet? A. Onomatopoeia B. Metaphor C. Personification D. Simile
30.
It is a form of literature characterized by condensed form of language in which words are well-chosen for their sound and meaning. A. Poema B. Poem C. Prose D.Novel
31.
What particular line from Henle
y’s Invictus was the
 
Daily Mirror 
's headline the day after the7 July2005 London bombings? A. Bloody but unbowed C. Looms but the Horror of the shadeB. It matters not how strait the gate D. And yet the menace of the years
32.
The lines are taken from: A.
Henley’s Invictus
C. Gabriela
Mistral’s Tiny Feet
 
B. Tu Fu’s The Little Rain
 
D. Tagore’s The Tame Bird and the Free Bird
 
33.
Rabindranath Tagore was an Indian poet. What is the capital of India that is also considered asthe most expensive city in the country for expatriates in terms of cost of living? A. Calcutta B. Bombay C. New Delhi D. West Bengal
34.
From what poem the following lines are taken?
O well for the fisherman’s boy 
 That he shouts with his sister at play 
 A.
Tennyson’s Break, Break, Break
 
C. Dylan’s Blowin’ In the Wind
 B.
Kilmer’s Trees
D. Frost
’s The Road Not Taken
 
35.
A song written byBob Dylanin 1962 and released on his album 
  A. The Road Not Taken
C. Blowin’ in the Wind
 B. My Way D. Trees
36.
Who wrote a humanistic poem that contains the following lines:Down broidered lawn all bright withPearls in the garden of the king A. Tu Fu B. Robert Frost C. William Henley D. A. J. Kilmer 
37.
In poetry, the use of concrete words or details that appeal to the senses is also known as: A. Tone B. Imagery C. Rhythm D. Rhyme
38.
From what poem the following lines are taken?Last night cloud-shadows gloomedThe path that winds to my abode A.
Henley’s Invictus
 
C. Mistral’s Tiny Feet
 B.
Tu Fu’s The Little Rain
 
D. Tagore’s The Tame Bird and the Free Bird
 
39.
This poem is about how each child has the potential to be anything they want to be, but adultssometimes ignore it. Children represent our hope for the future, and if adults do not encourage,support or become a positive influence on them, the future would be hopeless. A.
Henley’s
Invictus
C. Mistral’s Tiny Feet
 B.
Tu Fu’s The Little Rain
 
D. Tagore’s The Tame Bird and the Free Bird
 
Since, however, you walk through the streets so straight,you are courageous, without fault.

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