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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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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 this questionnaire. START HERE In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed. 1. In the 2012 game Mass Effect 3, this second stanza of the poem is cited by one of the main characters: Ashley Williams, lieutenant-commander of the Alliance. From what poem the stanza was 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 To whom best applies the title of poet laureate? A. To a poet who has published thousands of poems B. A poet/poetess who has won Pulitzer prize C. A poet appointed by monarchs of Great Britain to provide poems commemorating historic or official occasions D. A poet who writes about mythology and great people His poetry is acclaimed for its great lyricism and technical virtuosity and he epitomized the moral and philosophical concerns of the Victorian age in his works. A. Tennyson B. Mistral C. Henley D. Kilmer “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 What literary masterpiece took Rabindranath Tagore into height of fame making him the first nonWestern writer to win the prestigious Nobel Prize in 1913? A. Gitanjali B. Gora C. The Tame Bird and Free Bird D. Rabindra Sangeet 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 The definite pattern of the end rhyme is also called______________. A. End Rhyme B. Rhyme scheme C. Enjambment Which of these qualifies Rabindranath Tagore’s influential literary style? A. elegant prose and magical poetry B. historical in form C. sacred and secular D. humanistic 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 Hallam B. 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 made good both in eternity and in the advance of human history. D. As laureate, Tennyson composed a number of poems on national occasions

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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 the common people B. he was an eyewitness to the historical events in critical period of China C. most of his poems discuss his rebellious childhood and bitter experiences D. his well-versed writing expresses the flourishing Chinese culture in the world

11. After returning to India from studying law in England and taking charge of his father’s estates, he saw 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 Bird C. The Road Not Taken D. The Little Rain 15. He was highly influential in introducing the best Indian culture to the West and was generally regarded 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 understanding and 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 Mistral B. Sir Rabindranath Tagore D. Emily Dickinson 20. What is the rhyme scheme in the poetic stanza below? In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud Under the burgeonings of chance My 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 Dickinson B. Bob Dylan D. Robert Frost 22. What is the regularized meter of these lines? Beyond this place of wrath and tears Looms 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 chance My 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 bludgeon B. a person, line of argument, etc., that is effective but unsubtle C. trials that come along the way D. 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 Tree B. 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 Out of the night that covers me Black as the Pit from pole to pole 29. What figurative language is used by the poet? A. Onomatopoeia B. Metaphor

D. Political

C. Personification

D. Simile

30. It is a form of literature characterized by condensed form of language in which words are wellchosen for their sound and meaning. A. Poema B. Poem C. Prose D. Novel 31. What particular line from Henley’s Invictus was the Daily Mirror's headline the day after the 7 July 2005 London bombings? A. Bloody but unbowed C. Looms but the Horror of the shade B. It matters not how strait the gate D. And yet the menace of the years Since, however, you walk through the streets so straight, you are courageous, without fault. 32. The lines are taken from: A. Henley’s Invictus B. Tu Fu’s The Little Rain

C. Gabriela Mistral’s Tiny Feet 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 as the 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 by Bob Dylan in 1962 and released on his album The Freewheelin'. 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 with Pearls 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 gloomed The 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 adults sometimes 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

40. An idea or feeling which is expressed in one line and is continued with little or no pause into the next line is called: A. Enjambment B. Run-on lines C. Meter D. A&B 41. Who wrote the poem entitled The Arrow and the Song? A. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow C. William Ernest Henley B. Robert Frost D. Alfred Joyce kilmer 42. The attitude toward the subject and in some cases the attitude of the writer or implied speaker of the poem is called: A. Imagery B. Tone C. Rhythm D. Message 43. The refrain "The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind " has been described as "impenetrably ambiguous: either the answer is so obvious it is right in your face, or the answer is as intangible as the wind. A. Tennyson’s Break, Break, Break C. Dylan’s Blowin’ In the Wind B. Kilmer’s Trees D. Frost’s The Road Not Taken 44. The lyrics of his songs incorporated a variety of political, social, philosophical, and literary influences. They defied existing pop music conventions and appealed hugely to the then burgeoning counterculture. A. Joyce Kilmer C. Elvis Presley B. Bob Dylan D. Gabriela Mistral 45. It is the basic unit of composition in poems. A. Stanza B. Rhyme

C. Poetic Line

D. Meter

46. It is a set of annual international awards bestowed in a number of categories by Scandinavian committees in recognition of cultural and/or scientific advances. A. Nobel Prize C. Pulitzer Prize B. Poem Laureate D. Ramon Magsaysay Asian Awards 47. Poem comes from the Latin term ___________which means something composed or created. A. Litera B. Poema C. Ponema D. Prose 48. From the age of 12, William Ernest Henley suffered from what disease which resulted in the amputation of his left leg below the knee during either 1865 or 1868–69? A. Cancer of the bone C. Tuberculosis of the bone B. Kidney Cancer D. Asthma

I breathed a song into the air, It fell to earth, I knew not where; For who has sight so keen and strong, That it can follow the flight of song? 49. The stanza was taken from what poem? A. Longfellow’s The Arrow and the Song B. Tagore’s The Tame Bird and the Free Bird

C. Frost’s The Road Not Taken D. Tennyson’s break, Break, Break

50. He was an American poet and educator whose works include " Paul Revere's Ride", The Song of
Hiawatha, and Evangeline. He was also the first American to translate Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy and was one of the five Fireside Poets. A. William Ernest Henley C. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow B. Alfred Joyce Kilmer D. Alfred Lord Tennyson

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