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    LLS/LLR_2_1_ISTORIA LITERATURIIENGLEZE

    ntrebarea nr. 1The characters in James fiction enjoy an unlimited freedom in acting;

    they are not pressed by the circumstances; neither are Thomas

    Hardys characters.Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 2 0In a Dickens comic character, looks, mimicry, idiosyncratic gesture,clothing, hobby or language are:

    autonomous from the characters psychological or moral identity; they simply delight or repel. outward signs of inward life.

    irrelevant of the inward identity; they exist to simply facilitate the readers memorizing them.

    ntrebarea nr. 3In James fiction, a favorite theme is the collision of European innocence and American experience.

    Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 4The time space ofPride and Prejudice is

    the future of the characters hopes.the past.

    the present.

    ntrebarea nr. 5Jane Austens narrators are ironic about Gothic imaginings and Romanticized sensibility.

    Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 6Who are the international Americans (Americans living in Europeand adopting the European ways) in the novel The Portrait of aLady:Henrietta Stackpole, Ralph Touchett, Isabel Archer?

    Isabel Archer, Madame Merle, Gilbert Osmond?

    Pansy Osmond, Caspar Goodwood, Isabel Archer?

    ntrebarea nr. 7As a realist novelist, Austen is generous, lavish in landscape

    descriptions objectifying the characters moods.

    Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 8In The Mill on the Floss, the crisis of the narrative turns on Maggiesneed to choose between her fidelity to:

    Red Deeps and her love for Philip.

    the rural society of St Oggs and her love for Stephen. the Cloven Tree and her love for Tom

    .

    ntrebarea nr. 9The setting in Fieldings Tom Jones is blurred by remoteness andimprecision.

    Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 10In the Preface to The Scarlet Letter, Hawthornes metaphors forromantic realism and romance are:

    moonlight and stage light

    moonlight and firelight

    moonlight and torchlight.

    ntrebarea nr. 11In James fiction, protagonists, European by extraction, choose tosettle down in America

    Adevarat

    Fals

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    ntrebarea nr. 12In The Scarlet Letter, Dimmesdale believes that Hesters sin is greater than his own.

    Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 13In the novel David Copperfield, the characterBetsey Trotwoodis:--a pretty empty-headed girl; Davids attempts to turn her into a

    competent house-keeper

    and to form her mind are making them both miserable

    -strong-headed and eccentric. She separated from a cruelhusband, resumed hermaiden name and took a cottage at Dover.

    -a girl of exceptionally sweet and high-minded disposition, who

    exercises a powerful influence on the rest of Davids life.

    ntrebarea nr. 14In the metaphysical novel, the symbolic setting is often used as a

    mirror to reflect:

    the name and the place of some special people living there.

    the customs of the people living in that area.

    the psychological state of the characters.

    ntrebarea nr. 15In Jane Austens world of economic survival and genteel propriety,

    the person getting married to a mate marries society as well.Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 16Characteristically, a Jane Austen novel starts:

    at the outset of the protagonists adulthood.in the protagonists mid childhood.

    in ripe maturity of the protagonists emotional intelligence.

    ntrebarea nr. 17Isabel has a typicallyAmerican hunger for experience coupled with

    a puritanical fear of her ego, which means that her freedom remains

    abstract and unreal.

    Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 18In The Mayor of Casterbridge, the mature Elisabeth Jane is thesame girl who assisted in her mothers being sold.Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 19The world George Eliot gives birth to in her novels is

    a fast advancing world of change.

    a slowly changing world originating in past links.

    ntrebarea nr. 20In The Mill on the Floss, the crisis of the narrative turns on Maggies need to choose between her fidelity to:Dorlcote Mill and her love for Philip.

    the river Floss and her love for Tom.

    the rural society of St Oggs and her love for Stephen.

    ntrebarea nr. 21In The Mayor of Casterbridges, agrarian world of the 1830s, the road at the opening of chapter 1 justifies the picaresque pattern of the plot. Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 22Henry Fielding had an in-depth knowledge of human nature so he conceived

    his character,Tom Jones,:

    with his vices and virtues.

    perfectly virtuous, never erring.

    ntrebarea nr. 23In The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne and Dimmesdale are, ultimately,Archetypes of sinning and that is why their moral development is frozen in

    Stereotyped patterns.

    Adevarat

    Fals

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    ntrebarea nr. 24Match the following "point of view" regarding Isabel's identity with the name of

    the character who has uttered it: I think you are my guardian angel! (ThePortrait of a Lady)Henrietta Stackpole

    Pansy Osmond

    Madame Merle

    Ralph Touchett

    Lord Warburton

    ntrebarea nr. 25A notorious case of fiction told mostly in omniscient narrative voice

    interspersed with authorial intrusions, in disciplined or irregular ways, is:

    Tom JonesThe Portrait of a Lady.The Scarlet Letter.

    ntrebarea nr. 26In the traditional romance, love stories or historical, e.g. W. Scotts, J. F.Coopers, character is: complex, unpredicatable, developing.

    shallow, stereotyped, polarized.

    ntrebarea nr. 27In James fiction, most of the protagonists are cultured, educated, and aristocratic.

    AdevaratFals

    ntrebarea nr. 28In Tom Jones, to his great surprise, Mr. Allworthy finds out thatToms mother was his own daughter.Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 29At the end of the novel The Scarlet Letter, Dimmesdale found theresolve to admit in public that:

    he hated Chillingworth.

    he wanted to leave New England.

    he was Pearls father.

    ntrebarea nr. 30In Eliots novels the idea of is a key one absolute freedom of the individual.

    kinship.

    the conflict between kinship and the freedom of the individual.

    ntrebarea nr. 31The picaresque novel and the detective novel are patterned upon

    plots of:

    fortune.

    thought.

    character.

    ntrebarea nr. 32In Joseph Andrew, Fielding burlesqued his own novel, Tom Jones.Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 33Along with other American writers, Mark Twain and W. D. Howells, Henry James satirized the European manners.

    Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 34The space setting ofPride and Prejudice, can be measured in:a few hours coach ride between London and a village or an estate. a weeks coach ride between London and a village or an estate.

    a one hour odd journey between country estates.

    ntrebarea nr. 35In Pride and Prejudice, before Elizabeth admitted her fault of pride,She

    -behaved on friendly, encouraging terms with Darcy.

    -disliked Darcy because he was attracted to her sister, Jane.

    -overlooked Darcys insensitive remarks about her looks.

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    ntrebarea nr. 36Dickens provides traditional novel endingsmarriage, coming into fortune, social settlementa comic world vision i.e. the reordering oftemporary disintegration or confusion.

    Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 37In Hawthornes vision is the neutral territory between reality

    and fairy land, where the Actual and the Imaginary meet and fuse.

    the window

    the ceilingthe floor

    ntrebarea nr. 38In The Mayor of Casterbridge, the mature Elisabeth Jane is acousin of the initial Elisabeth Jane, who has borrowed her name.

    Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 39Sophia's name means

    sorrow, and expresses Fielding's sense of sadness.

    wisdom, and she represents wisdom in Tom Jones.softness, and she provides a tribute to Fielding's sister.

    beauty, and she expresses Fielding's admiration for women.

    ntrebarea nr. 40In The Scarlet Letter, Hesters husband, Arthur Dimmesdale,returns incognitoand settles in the town under the name of Richard Chillingworth.

    Adevarat

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    ntrebarea nr. 41In The Mayor of Casterbridge, the mature Elisabeth Jane is thedaughter of the initial Elisabeth Jane.

    Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 42James admiration for European culture led him to an interest in theconflict of the American and European personalities.

    Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 43In Pride and Prejudice,Mr Bennetalways asks his wife a series ofquestions because he teases his wife by deliberately misunderstanding her.

    Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 44Hardys descriptions of his native Wessex nature are achieved both

    from a close proximity and from a cosmic distance.

    AdevaratFals

    ntrebarea nr. 45In Hawthornes vision, romance transforms the ordinary world into cold allegory and then back into the impression of life.

    Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 46The past tense in which events are narrated in fiction is transferred

    by the reader into:

    dramatic showing (scene), dialogue.

    summary.

    ntrebarea nr. 47The masculine pen-name of Marian Evans disguises the distance

    separating herself as the moral, serious author, favourably reviewed and read, from

    herself as an adulteress and an agnostic.

    Adevarat

    Fals

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    ntrebarea nr. 48The theme of James The Portrait of a Lady is the dangerously deceptivedisregard of the correlation of ethics and aesthetics.

    Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 49What character is described in The Mill on the Floss as a "healthy, fair,plump, and dull-witted, the flower of her family for beauty and amiability"?

    Philip's mother.

    Maggie's mother.

    Stephen's mother.Lucy's mother.

    ntrebarea nr. 50The style ofTom Jones can be best described as:comic and ironic.

    awkward but quite moving.

    grand and majestic in tone.

    ntrebarea nr. 51Charles Dickens pictures human nature from the outside, like a playwright,

    identifying the psyche with looks, gesture, speech.

    Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 52Hawthornes ROMANCES differ from NOVELS in their preference forallegory and psychological exploration.

    realistic social observation.

    artificial constrains of commercial civilization.

    ntrebarea nr. 53In The Mill on the Floss, Maggie Tulliver is a girl who needs love from herfamily since she never deserved it.

    Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 54Fielding was a playwright before being a novelist, which explains his

    dramatic vision of chapters as vivid, alert scenes, and of books as acts.

    Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 55In Pride and Prejudice, Darcys pride, in the beginning, has a social cause: he behaves in this way towards Elisabeth because she is his inferior socially.

    Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 56In Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen analyses the outcome of theIndustrial Revolution: the economic, cultural and social rise of the middle class.

    Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 57In The Mayor of Casterbridge, on remarrying Susan, MichaelHenchard chose to return to a woman

    he had always loved.

    he did not love anymore but felt compelled to marry out of guilt.

    whose beauty he was very proud of although he despised her humble origin.

    ntrebarea nr. 58Tesss fate is metaphorically dramatized when associated with:doomed snakes, rats, pheasants.

    the plight of sea faring people.

    still-born babies.

    ntrebarea nr. 59 The earth in Tess of the DUrbevilles (i.e. the green fertile vale ofBlackmoor, Talbothays dairy, the uplands of Flintcomb-Ash) is:

    -simply a natural setting for the characters to live in.

    -a dramatic factor of causation in characters lives. -a dramatic primitive antagonist of human consciousness,consequently transcending the natural into a mythic opponent to human protagonists.

    ntrebarea nr. 60

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    In Tom Jones, one character in the list below is not the narrators comic object:Mr. Allworthy.

    Lady Bellaston.

    Thwackum.

    Square.

    Blifil.

    ntrebarea nr. 61Hardys descriptions of solitary spots or of expanses of nature are often loaded with:

    denotative significance only; he is the perfect realistic regional novelist.

    symbolic, archetypal connotations, betraying a poets sensibility.

    ntrebarea nr. 62Dickens is a metaphysical novelist because his fiction fuses: realism and myth.

    philosophical thought and realism.

    realism and romance.

    ntrebarea nr. 63When Hardy describesthe heath from close proximity he is a realist,

    when he does it from Olympian distances he is an impressionist and

    a thoughtful skeptic.

    Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 64The cosmic dimension of his characters is the novelty Hardy brought to thecenturys fiction.Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 65Dickens did not modify the traditional picaresque.

    Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 66In Austens fictional world the protagonist lives only by the dictates

    of her emotional intelligence, leaping over the societys ethics.Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 67St. Ogg, the legendary patron of the town bearing his name in TheMill on the Floss, was a poor boater rewarded for his pity by theBlessed Virgin herself.

    Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 68In The Mill on the Floss, after an expedition down the Floss withStephen he offers to marry her, and Maggie:

    accepts and goes home immediately.

    returns alone to St. Oggss.

    asks her brother for permission.

    ntrebarea nr. 69Tom Jones setting is fairly divided into:country-side and London.

    country-side and highways.

    country-side, highways and London.

    ntrebarea nr. 70In The Mill on the Floss, Maggies wit, impetuosity, compassionatenature, intellectual and sensuous curiosity are associated with:

    her cousin Lucys traits of character.

    her brother Toms.her fathers.

    her mothers.

    ntrebarea nr. 71One character in the list below does not belong to the world of James ThePortrait of a Lady. Who is he?Gaspar Goodwood

    Gilbert Osmond

    Lord Wellington

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    Ralph Touchett

    ntrebarea nr. 72In Pride and Prejudice, Mr Collins, proposing to Elizabeth, states acouple of reasons. Decide which reason of the followings is not mentioned by him.to obey his patroness, Lady Catherine de Bourgh.

    because he loves her.

    to make himself happy.

    ntrebarea nr. 73From Hardys point of view, the protagonist gives up struggling at

    the first signs of disillusionment.Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 74The Portrait of a Lady is a tragedy, like Tess or The Mayor ofCasterbridge.Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 75In Fieldings novel Tom Jones, the theme of human nature asconflicting and harmoniously balanced moral consciousness and

    instinctive feeling is embodied by:

    Mr. Allworthy.Blifil.

    Tom Jones.

    Squire Western.

    ntrebarea nr. 76A novelist is involved implicitly or explicitly in:

    eluding the social, historical, cultural commentary of an age.

    a social, historical, cultural commentary of both the fictional time and of his own time.

    ntrebarea nr. 77Picaresque is a terms used to describe:

    Fielding's sense of irony.

    particularly descriptive writing.

    stories of travel, relating to the protagonist's adventures along the route of his journey.

    ntrebarea nr. 78The narrative point of view in David Copperfield and GreatExpectations is:the omniscient.

    the first person.

    the multiply-selective omniscient.

    ntrebarea nr. 79Hardys logical reasoning shows him that it is impossible to reconcile the

    benevolence of an omnipotent and omniscient force with ones freedom of choice.Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 80Henry Fielding describes Tom Jones as a comic epic in prose. It is indeed epic in short length and describes a small cross -section of people in acomic way.

    Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 81In Great Expectations, who else apart from Pip was subjected to Mrs. Joe Gargerys bringing up by hand? her child

    Estella

    Joe

    her sister

    ntrebarea nr. 82

    Match the following "point of view", regarding Isabel's identity, with the nameof the character who has uttered:Isabels changing every day Shes not the bright American girl she was.Shestaking different views, adifferent colour, and turning away from her oldidealsIve got a fear in my heart that shes going to marry one of theseEuropeans, and I want to

    prevent it. (The Portrait of a Lady)Henrietta Stackpole

    Pansy Osmond

    Madame Merle

    Ralph Touchett

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    Lord Warburton

    ntrebarea nr. 83In Pride and Prejudice, before Darcy admitted his fault of snobbery, he and Elisabethcould not communicate as sensibilities on a par.

    could communicate perfectly easily.

    avoided any private intercourse.

    ntrebarea nr. 84Satis House, in Great Expectations, a haunting Gothic residence,symbolizes:social and biological degeneration.

    triumphant love outliving perishable youth and beauty.magnificence of aristocratic wealth and prestige.

    ntrebarea nr. 85With Hardy the tragic is necessarily related to: the excellence of human nature, irrespective of the social extraction.

    Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 86Hardys characters are neither absolutely good nor absolutely wicked.

    Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 87

    Reduction and exaggeration are devices used by:a caricaturist?

    a sensational novelist?

    a history-oriented novelist?

    ntrebarea nr. 88Dickens work exhibits a strong link between Romantic imagination and .., which renders his fictional world as stylized

    perception of the real world.

    reality

    fairy-tale fancy

    pessimism

    ntrebarea nr. 89In The Mayor of Casterbridge, the pessimistic vision of MichaelHenchards fate is the grimmest at:the beginning of the novel.

    the end of the novels last chapter. the plots climax.

    ntrebarea nr. 90Hardys descriptions of the heath are always achieved from close proximity.

    Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 91Austens flat characters e.g.Mr. Woodhouse, Charlotte Lucas, Mrs

    Bennet may be seen as reducible to dominant ideas such as: sense,

    pride, snobbery and prejudice but they are not simply:

    flat.round.

    ntrebarea nr. 92How many sections is Tom Jones divided into?Five: Love, Travel, War, London, and Home

    Four: Love, Travel, War, and Home.

    Three: England, France, and Spain.

    Three: The Country, The Road, and London.

    ntrebarea nr. 93In David Copperfield, David walked penniless to Dover to throw himself on the mercy of his aunt, Betsy Trotwood after-he entered Doctors Commons, being articled to Mr. Spenlow,of the firm of Spenlow and Jorkins. -he was sent to menial employment in London where he lived a life of poverty and misery.

    -his mothers second husband, Mr Murdstone, punished him repeatedly.

    ntrebarea nr. 94In The Mill on the Floss the conflict is generated by:the protagonists irreparably damaging her relationship with the community by a moments free choice. the community living by amoral codes.

    the community, as repository of long shared moral values.

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    ntrebarea nr. 95In the novel David Copperfield, the characterAgnes Wickfieldis a pretty empty-headed girl; Davids attempts to turn her into a competent house-keeper and to form her mind are making themboth miserable.

    Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 96In The Mill on the Floss, as Maggie drifts down the river with, she repudiates her own moral will.Tom

    PhilipStephen

    ntrebarea nr. 97In The Scarlet Letter, Pearl, although only a small child, embarrasses Dimmesdale by asking him if:he will allow her to call him father.

    he will love her mother as long as he lives.

    he will stand on the pillory with her and her mother the following day.

    ntrebarea nr. 98In The Mill on the Floss, the Tullivers are placed against the Dodsons.Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 99Charles Dickens is preeminently a novelist of self-contained,provincial places.Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 100Match the following "point of view" about Isabel with the name of the character who has uttered it:

    I like her very much. Shes all you described her She has only one fault. () She has too many ideas". (The Portrait of a Lady)Lord Warburton

    Gilbert Osmond

    Ralph Touchett

    ntrebarea nr. 101Smolletts and Dickens delight in human eccentricity converged.Adevarat

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    ntrebarea nr. 102In The Mill on the Floss, within a world controlled by financial security or bankruptcy, the life of the Tullivers is a series of:financial crises.

    comfortable equilibriums between financial gains and losses

    from investment.

    ntrebarea nr. 103In Great Expectations, when Pip becomes a gentleman he starts acting heartlessly and snobbishly towards Drummle, Herbert and Orlick.Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 104In his relation with Dora, David seems to be torn between wishing his wife were more mature and reproaching himself for wanting to change

    her.(David Copperfield)Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 105In Pride and Prejudice, The Bennets have five daughters,Jane,Elisabeth, Mary, Miranda, Lydia and Mrs Bennets drivingambition is to see allof them married.Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 106In The Scarlet Letter, Hesters husband reveals his true identity to her as he tries:

    to shun some evil men who are searching for him.to practice his job of a physician.

    to find out who her lover is.

    ntrebarea nr. 107In the novel David Copperfield, the characterDora Spenlow is a girl of exceptionally sweet and high-minded disposition, who exercises apowerful influence on the rest of Davids life.

    Adevarat

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    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 108The time-setting of a romance is:

    remote.

    specifically historicized.

    ntrebarea nr. 109In The Mill on the Floss, by whisking her off the river, Stephen is depriving Maggie of her right:to sell Dorlcote Mill.

    to see her brother.

    to decide for her own future.to talk to Philip.

    ntrebarea nr. 110The setting in Fieldings Tom Jones, is historically individualized.Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 111In Pride and Prejudice, Mr Bennet always asks his wife a series of questions because he is genuinely interested in what his wife is talking about.Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 112

    Hawthornes pictorial analogies for his verbal art of the ROMANCE can beassociated with the Romantics cult of the picturesque. Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 113Match the following "point of view" about Isabel with the name of the character who has uttered it:

    Shes beautiful, generous and, for an American, well-born. Shes also very clever and she has a handsome fortune I want you of course to

    marry her (ThePortrait of a Lady)Henrietta Stackpole

    Pansy Osmond

    Madame Merle

    ntrebarea nr. 114The provincial society ofThe Mill on the Floss is located in:-the paternalistic, feudal relationships among the squire as the top of the local hierarchy and tenant farmers, artisans, field labourers.

    -the money governed social and economic (in)security controlled by impersonal economic forces in late 1820s and early 1830s.

    ntrebarea nr. 115Hawthorne considered himself a romantic realist, much like Dickens.

    Adevarat

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    ntrebarea nr. 116In Austens fictional world the individual is made of the substanceof the social environment exactly as in a romance.

    Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 117A third-person omniscient narrator tells the story in:David Copperfield.The Portrait of a Lady.Great Expectations.

    ntrebarea nr. 118Hawthorne modified the traditional romance into psychological romance.

    Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 119In The Mill on the Floss, Maggie loves to live in her world of imaginations and illustrations, however, her brother, Tom, likes to socialize andshapes a big contrast with Maggie. Maggie's family loves Tom's way of living, hates Maggie.

    Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 120The Mill on the Floss is George Eliots unsparing analysis of philistinism.Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 121

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    In The Portrait of a Lady, initially, Isabel Archers quest is:generous; a quest of self-forgetfulness and devotion to the welfare of her family

    selfish; a quest of self-fulfilment, personal happiness.

    ntrebarea nr. 122The sequence of events reconstructed from a fictional arrangement

    of episodes and happenings, is a:

    story.

    plot.

    ntrebarea nr. 123The message concluding The Scarlet Letter could be: to develop ones moral potential one must:plunge into the depth of experiential knowledge in order to ascend.

    protect ones moral worth because it is irreparable

    ntrebarea nr. 124G. Eliot voiced her doctrine of realism inchapter 17ofThe Mill on the Floss.Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 125David Copperfield is preeminently:a picaresque novel?

    a Bildungsroman?

    a romance?

    a utopia?

    ntrebarea nr. 126In The Mayor of Casterbridge, the mature Elisabeth Jane isanother girl than the one we encounter at the beginning of the book.

    Adevarat

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    ntrebarea nr. 127The omniscient obtrusive narrator interrupts the narrative and uses it as a starting point for:

    a new chapter of the book.

    some comment or generalization he/she wishes to make.

    a change in the plot.

    ntrebarea nr. 128In the world ofDavid Copperfield the villain type is embodied by Traddles and the Micawbers.Adevarat

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    ntrebarea nr. 129The plots of Dickens novels are picaresque in design in the sense that:

    they are not episodically structured.

    the writer struggled not to depart from the 18th century literary tradition.

    he was trying to see the term picaresque from a new perspective.

    ntrebarea nr. 130One of the following statements does not refer to Stonehenge, the symbolic setting Hardy chose for Tesss last appearance before she is hanged:-A very Temple of the Winds.

    -[The Temple] is older than the centuries; older than the dUrbervilles!

    -The heathen temple, you mean?-[The Temple] was without doors and the pillars lay under the roof.

    ntrebarea nr. 131In the novel Tom Jones, Blifil wants to marry Sophia because:he wants the Western estate and revenge for her rejectionof him.

    he ardently admires Squire Western.

    he's infatuated with her and driven by desire.

    he is looking forward to having a lot of children.

    ntrebarea nr. 132Even if David is younger than Dora, he feels sympathy for her much in the same way as an adult feels sympathy for a child.(David Copperfield)Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 133In Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen focuses on a type of marriage like that of which fuses the individuals sentiment with theindividuals welfare.Jane and Mr Bingley

    Charlotte and Mr Gardiner

    Lydia and Mr Forster

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    ntrebarea nr. 134TheRoman ruins about the town of Casterbridge could metaphorically suggest the heroism of famous Roman leaders of the Empire.

    Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 135Fielding conceived the novel as a comic romance, meant to expose the Ridiculous arisen from:Selfishness and Meanness.

    Self-sufficiency and Foolishness.

    Affectation, Vanity and Hypocrisy.

    ntrebarea nr. 136Overtly the Austen society keep up civilized conventions; covertly they live on hunting for the appropriate man.

    Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 137In Hardys view, man is ultimately still an animal as may be readily observed when his passions are aroused.

    Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 138In Dickens fiction most characters are conceived: allegorically, reduced to ideas, concepts of human nature.

    mimetically, in abundant varieties of human likeness.

    both allegorically and mimetically.neither allegorically nor mimetically.

    ntrebarea nr. 139Dickens plots, in the picaresque tradition, are loose and episodic,rather than compact and justified by character.

    Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 140In The Mill on the Floss, Philip Wakem makes Maggie feel she finally finds one person that knows inside of her and appreciate her quality.Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 141In Hardys view, destiny subjecting humans to a number of external influences

    (e.g. ones environment) is strongly related to:the belief in God that most characters share.

    everyones ability to avoid all possible mistakes.the development ofones character.

    ntrebarea nr. 142Tess pendulum-like swing between Alec and Angel is a swing between:

    selfishness and altruism.

    wealth and poverty.

    flesh and spirit.

    pride and modesty.

    ntrebarea nr. 143The picaresque plays an important role in George Eliots novels.

    AdevaratFals

    ntrebarea nr. 144Fielding responded to the challenge of the romance and of the classic epic by:

    a lyric introspection in the ambiguities of heroism.

    a melodramatic assertion of the heros rights to greatness. a comic redefinition of the epic protagonist and plot.

    ntrebarea nr. 145The illusion of the readers involvement in the fictions present immediacy is ensured by the: omniscient point of view.

    lavish use of dialogue.

    ntrebarea nr. 146In the novel The Mill on the Floss, Tom Tulliver, a man from upper class adds color in Maggie's life and lets her experience the beauty of love.Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 147In his novel, The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne describes the customsof the 19th century Puritan New England.

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    Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 148Dickens romantic fancy coheres with fairy-tales imagination.

    Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 149In the novel David Copperfield, the character Clara Copperfieldis a girl of exceptionally sweet and high-minded disposition, who exercises apowerful influence on the rest of Davids life.

    AdevaratFals

    ntrebarea nr. 150The Russian formalists concept ofplotis:the sequence of events assumed to have occurred in a chronological order.

    the particular selection and chronological or not chronological(re)ordering of fictional events.

    ntrebarea nr. 151There are Dickensian flat characters, e.g. The Gargeries, Wemmick, Betsey Trotwood or Pegotty, who:

    are strictly shallow.

    are not shallow, they vibrate with liveliness.

    ntrebarea nr. 152

    In The Mill on the Floss, the almost anthropologic analysis of the Dodsons, portraits and routines, is achieved in the playfully humorous tone,never in the satiric.Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 153In Joseph Andrews, Fielding burlesqued his own novel, Amelia.Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 154In the novel Great Expectations,Miss Havisham is a comic portrait of a jilted woman.Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 155In The Mill on the Floss, seeking an intellectual as her equal, Maggie forms a closeattachment to Stephen Guest, the crippled son of a local lawyer.

    Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 156HawthornesNew Englandis rendered for:historical veracity of the facts.

    historical setting.

    romantic distance and picturesque effects.

    ntrebarea nr. 157Self-conscious narrators i.e. aware of themselves as tellers, narrate the

    story in:Pride and Prejudice.The Portrait of a Lady.The Mill on the Floss.

    ntrebarea nr. 158George Eliots The Mill on the Floss is temporally located in:a short span of time.

    an average span of time.

    a great span of time.

    ntrebarea nr. 159Is one of Hardys recurrent terms forfate:The Immanent Will?

    the given?The President of the Immortals?

    ntrebarea nr. 160Young Maggie Tullivers favourite books, Daniel Defoe'sHistory of theDevil, Esop'sFables, orPilgrim's Progress, as were illustrated; she liked them because:

    of the colorful images; she particularly liked the green and yellow pictures.

    she could imagine stories of her own to accompany the pictures.

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    ntrebarea nr. 161In Pride and Prejudice, almost every character exhibits too muchpride or too littlepride. Decide what kind of prideMr Collins exhibits

    -he has pride of the right sort. He is proud to help the person he loves and her socially embarrassing family.

    -he has no special pride, and so, though a nice man, spinelessly lets himself be managed by others.

    -he glories in what are mere reflections from the rank of his titled patroness and from his status.

    ntrebarea nr. 162In his preface "The Custom House" of the novel The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne talking about ROMANCE says "If a man ... cannotdream strange things and make them look like truth, he need never try to write romance, meaning that ROMANCE allows the romancer to release

    his private fantasies.Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 163In Tom Jones, one of Toms teachers isMr Thwackum,a brutish and sadistic church chaplain.

    a nice and friendly professor.

    a good friend of Tom and Blifil.

    ntrebarea nr. 164To Maggie Tulliver, in The Mill on the Floss, the past is aninherent part of the character; loyalty to it, as to oneself, is a must.

    Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 165In the acquisitive society and culture of James fiction money symbolizes:

    control of action.

    obstruction of action.

    freedom of action.

    ntrebarea nr. 166Master Blifil (Tom Jones) is

    a neighbouring irascible fox-hunting squire.

    Mr. Allworthys nephew.a pedantic philosopher and tutor.

    ntrebarea nr. 167Mr. Allworthy (Tom Jones) is

    a rich and benevolent lawyer.

    an amiable schoolmaster.

    a country squire.

    ntrebarea nr. 168What point of view does Hardy use in Tess of the DUrbervilles?

    Omniscient.

    Selective omniscient.

    Subjective.

    ntrebarea nr. 169TheReform Billof 1884

    enfranchised all male voters.

    gave rights to women voters.enfranchised the working classes of towns.

    ntrebarea nr. 170In Fieldings Tom Jones, who is Sophia supposed to marry according to her fathers will?

    captain Blifils son

    Tom

    George Seagrim

    ntrebarea nr. 171Who visited Crusoe on the island?

    the cannibals

    the wise horses

    the giants

    the dwarvesa group of castaways

    ntrebarea nr. 172What is the name that Tristrams parents intended for him?Heracles

    John

    Trismegistus

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    Winston

    Charles

    ntrebarea nr. 173Which author(s) anticipates the postmodern techniques?

    Hardy

    Defoe

    Sterne

    Fielding

    ntrebarea nr. 174Fieldings use of names in Tom Jones (Allworthy, Sophia, Tom Jones,Lady Bellaston) isidiosyncratic, accidental.

    allegorical.

    satirical, ironical, humorous.

    ntrebarea nr. 175Why is it said that Gulliver is apersona?

    Because of the personal tone of this fictional autobiography, in fact a first person narrative;

    He does not have the consistency and solidity of a character, lacks a coherent psychology, there is no element of growth.

    Because in him Swift realizes his personal satire of the political conflicts that were dividing England at the time.

    Because in creating Gulliver, the author is following the inner development of an individual as a result of the multiple adventures and experiences

    he has.

    ntrebarea nr. 176

    George Eliot used suggestive names in her novels, such as: Uriah Heep,Mr. Bounderby, Mr. Veneering, Mr. Murdstone, Pecksniff.Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 177Which of the following authors rejects the mimetic principle in the construction of his narrative, and sets out to challenge the convention of the

    novel:

    Laurence Sterne

    Daniel Defoe

    Jonathan Swift

    Samuel Richardson

    ntrebarea nr. 178The Mill on the Floss is set ina provincial town.

    the countryside.

    Floss.

    ntrebarea nr. 179Miss Havisham (Dickenss Great Expectations) is generally taken asa Gothic, Romantic character.

    a Realistic description of British aristocracy.

    ntrebarea nr. 180Which of the following novels represent a modern version of an initiation

    journey at the end of which the hero finds maturity and respectability?

    Gullivers TravelsRobinson CrusoeTristram Shandy

    ntrebarea nr. 181The Victorian period proved to be one of

    generalised literacy and industrial development.

    cultural recession.

    ntrebarea nr. 182Henry Fielding compares literature to

    conversational commentaries.

    a feast meant to entertain the readers/guests.

    ntrebarea nr. 183Which of the following are NOT novels in a strict sense:

    George Eliot's The Mill on the Floss

    Jonathan Swifts Gullivers TravelsDaniel DefoesRobinson CrusoeLaurence Sternes Tristram Shandy.

    ntrebarea nr. 184Dickenss panorama of characters/plots/scenes ismerely social.

    universally human, having in view the whole set of humanity.

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    ntrebarea nr. 185Melville uses Queequegs image in order toassert the value of pagan morality

    warn the readers about the dangers of primitiveness

    ntrebarea nr. 186In Chapter XIwe are told that, after 15 years of solitude on the island,

    Robinson finds a footprint on the sand. He is terrified by the sight and thinks that:

    there are cannibals on the island.

    the devil left it there to scare him.

    it was his own footprint.it was Fridays footprint.

    ntrebarea nr. 187The Hardyesque character is rendered through a conflict between instinct and reason in a fictional world which abounds in signs of ill-omen,

    accidents, unhappy coincidences, magic beliefs, ancient

    rituals.

    Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 188Which of the following statements is true?

    The literature of the 18th century is generally written in the first person; it has a very pronounced introspective and subjective character, there is

    direct interaction between authors

    and their readers.The literature of the 18th century is predominantly written in the third person, and uses the omniscient narrator. It has a pronounced objective

    character, an impersonal touch. The

    author hides behind his text, and there is no direct interaction between author and reader.

    The literature of the 18th century is written both in the third and in the first person, and focuses on the exploration of the inner workings of the

    human mind. It uses the stream of consciousness technique and the free indirect speech, and tries to explain human psychology from within.

    ntrebarea nr. 189Which of the following statements is true of Laurence Sternes Tristram Shandy ?It is a Bildungsroman.

    In it Sterne constructs a critique of the patriarchal 18th century society.

    In his construction of the plot, Sterne manipulates time, playing with order,duration and frequency.

    In his development of his characters, Sterne uses pre-Freudian techniques.

    ntrebarea nr. 190What is an epistolary novel?

    A novel that follows the development of an individual from youth to maturity,

    and his/her growth as a human being through adventures and misfortune.

    A novel which is written as a series of documents, usually letters, although it

    can also consist of diary entries, newspaper clippings and other documents.

    A novel which is constructed as a fictional voyage, and is provided with

    detailed descriptions of the heros life and background, in order to create the illusion of reality.

    ntrebarea nr. 191Whose Victorian novelists motto is that of writing as a witness in a box on

    oath?Charles Dickens

    George Eliot

    Henry Fielding

    Jane Austen

    ntrebarea nr. 192Moby Dick is generally viewed asa novel proper.

    an epic romance in a tragic mode.

    a melodramatic travelogue.

    ntrebarea nr. 193George Eliot offers a discussion of the Poetics of Realism in a preface to Chapter XVII of

    Silas Marner.Adam Bede.Middlemarch.

    ntrebarea nr. 194Confronted with many ill-omen portents and apprehensions, Ahabchooses to

    accept their message and avoid the whale

    deliberately disregard them and proceed on his voyage

    ntrebarea nr. 195In Tess of the DUrbervilles, Talbothays Farm is

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    a drab and desolate place, with exhausted natural resources.

    a warm, fertile, rich place.

    ntrebarea nr. 196In Moby Dick, Melvilles character Ishmael isa New Zealand harpooner.

    the captain of the whaler.

    a mysterious Parsee.

    the New England narrator.

    ntrebarea nr. 197What does Fielding consider his Tom Jones to be as a literary genre?A.dramatic writing

    B.sublime writing

    C.prosaic writing

    D.comic writing

    E.epic writing

    F.romantic poem

    G.historical poem

    H.prosaic poem

    I.tragic poem

    J.heroic poem

    C+D+E+G

    A+B+C+J

    F+H+I

    ntrebarea nr. 198Why isRobinson Crusoe considered to be an odyssey of a

    middle class individual, and by extension, a founding myth of

    bourgeois society?

    Because of the powerful impact it exerted on the reading

    public at the time of its publication.

    Because it is a story of a process of colonization similar to the

    colonization of the world by the British Empire.

    Because it offers the reader a small version of the larger

    processes that were reshaping the face of the world

    everywhere in the 18th century.

    Because it was an accurate satirical representation of the

    political conflicts that were dividing British society at the

    time.

    ntrebarea nr. 199Thomas Hardys fictionrejected the link to the past, either the immemorial or local one.

    sided with tradition, nostalgically recreating a rural landscape.

    ntrebarea nr. 200Which of these novels is considered to be a picaresque one?

    Henry Jamess The Portrait of a LadyGeorge Eliot's The Mill on the Floss

    Henry Fieldings Tom Jones

    ntrebarea nr. 201Ch.Dickenss precursors were

    Jane Austen, Henry Fielding, Daniel Defoe.foreign (Russian and French) novelists.

    ntrebarea nr. 202In Tristram Shandy, Sterne uses a series of unconventional techniques.Thus, a cross appears on the page when Dr. Slop crosses himself, a black

    page is supposed to signify the mourning caused by the death of Yorick,

    blank pages appear to represent pages torn out while an empty page is

    offered to the reader who is asked to write his own description of Widow

    Wadmans beauty. What is the purpose of these technical devices in

    Sternes construction of the narrative?

    To illustrate the point he is trying to make.

    To use an omniscient narrator.

    To involve the reader in the process of creation of the text. To create the illusion of reality.

    ntrebarea nr. 203Why does Robinson leave home ?

    Because he wants to discover America.

    Because his family had arranged a marriage for him with Clarissa

    Because his father had destined him to a profession he didnt like

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    By accident

    Because of the rivalry between him and his older brother.

    ntrebarea nr. 204Tom Jones is described by its author as

    an idle, medieval romance.

    dynamic, realistic, comic, epic, heroic, prosaic.

    a poem in prose.

    ntrebarea nr. 205In Gulliver's Travels, what is the relationship between the physical and themoral characteristics of the inhabitants of Lilliput and of Brobdingnag?It is symbolic; their size is symbolic of their morality and generosity. The

    characters are literally and spiritually big/small.

    It is aesthetic; the physical monstrosity/delicacy of the characters corresponds

    to their morality and generosity.

    There is no relation between the two sets of attributes.

    ntrebarea nr. 206David Copperfieldis mainly written in :

    the 3rd person point of view.

    the 1st person point of view.

    the neutral omniscient perspective.

    ntrebarea nr. 207

    The Victorian economic ideology was based on the following doctrine:utilitarianism.

    consumerism.

    socialism.

    ntrebarea nr. 208Roger Chillingworth is in Hawthornes romance, The Scarlet Letter,an Indian doctor.

    a clergyman.

    Hesters husband.Pearl's father.

    ntrebarea nr. 209Coincidence and accidental occurrence are beside the point in:

    George Eliots fiction.

    Thomas Hardys fiction.

    ntrebarea nr. 210How did the rise of the middle class influence the emergence of the

    novel as a literary genre?

    Through the establishment of new universities and colleges,

    that provided their students with a classic education, largely

    destined for the aristocracy.

    The reading public grew, through the large numbers of

    people in the trading middle class who were literate and to

    whom literature offered entertainment.

    The authors were able to secure safe wages, which made it that

    they no longer needed wealthy patrons.

    The political climate changed as well, and the state

    encouraged the emergence of a new literary genre that wouldeducate the rising middle class.

    ntrebarea nr. 211Thomas Hardy was

    a poet.

    a novelist.

    a poet and novelist.

    ntrebarea nr. 212Dickenss characters are generally described asround, complex ones

    flatly-drawn, symbolic

    ntrebarea nr. 213In Hardys Mayor of Casterbridge as well as in The Return of the Native,Egdon Heath is described in

    a conventionally realistic manner.

    a mythopoetic, symbolic, mythological one.

    ntrebarea nr. 214In which of the following novels, does the main narrative line respect the

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    chronological order of events, in other words, in which novel does the

    assumed sequence of events in the story correspond to their actual order of

    presentation in the book?

    Tristram ShandyRobinson CrusoeGullivers Travels

    ntrebarea nr. 215According to Hawthornes philosophical tenets, the Unpardonable Sinner is

    an individual who tries to separate his intellect from the heart, in a lack of

    reverence for the human soul, looking on mankind as the subject of his

    experiment. What character can be considered as such:Arthur Dimmesdale

    Roger Chillingworth

    Robert Hollingworth.

    ntrebarea nr. 216Whose daughter is Sophia in Fieldings Tom Jones?

    George Seagrim

    Captain Blifil

    Squire Western

    the philosopher Square

    ntrebarea nr. 217The historical period to which Hawthorne often resorted in his fiction was:

    the medieval legendary age.his contemporary society.

    the colonial, Calvinist past.

    ntrebarea nr. 218Thomas Hardys plots are considered to berealistic.

    improbable, melodramatic.

    ntrebarea nr. 219Volume IVofThe Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy,Gentleman containsa discourse on the history of noses.

    a dialogue on morality.

    a description of Tristrams travels to France.

    ntrebarea nr. 220Initially, the Pequodsails on her fateful voyage in order to

    find a particular whale whose jaws destroyed the captains leghunt whales for their oil

    ntrebarea nr. 221Nineteenth century American fiction has a kinship with

    symbolism (traditional allegory included).

    the novel of manners (Jane Austen, J. Fielding, W. Thackeray).

    ntrebarea nr. 222In George Eliots fiction, the high-mimetic hero/ine (in Northrop Fryes terms)is trapped by deterministic relationships to which s/he participates and which s/he cannot elude.

    Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 223The typical Victorian novelist is

    isolated from his reading public.

    reader-oriented.

    uncompromising as to his writing manner.

    ntrebarea nr. 224The novelist considered as an inexhaustible inventor of comic plots and stereotypes is

    Thomas Hardy

    Charles Dickens

    George Eliot

    ntrebarea nr. 225Hawthorne projects Pearl in his romance, The Scarlet Letter, asan orphan girl, adopted by Hester.

    a vivid representation, an embodiment of the allegorical letter.

    Roger Chillingworth's daughter.

    ntrebarea nr. 226Charles Dickenss manner of characterization is achieved through

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    burlesque associations.

    picaresque tradition techniques.

    hyperboly, stereotypes.

    none of these variants.

    all variants

    ntrebarea nr. 227Ahab can be viewed as a

    truly Promethean figure

    an enraged, relentless, defying, foolhardy seafarer

    a sensible, efficient, dutiful officer

    ntrebarea nr. 228Which writer was influenced by Fuerbachs Essence of Christianity, Comtes sociological theories, Spencers evolutionarys philosophy, H. G.Lewess literary views?Charles Dickens

    George Eliot

    Jane Austen

    Thomas Hardy

    ntrebarea nr. 229Thomas Hardys pessimistic novels were influenced by Darwin, Huxley,Spencer, Mill, Schopenhauer. Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 230Why is Gullivers Travels still a universal satire, enjoyed today as much as it was enjoyed 200 years ago?Because it deals with the universal problem of growing up in the world, and of finding ones place as an adult individual in an oppressive society.

    Because its objects are mans moral nature and the defective political, economic and social institutions which human imperfec tions create.

    Because it represents an extended metaphor of colonialism, and offers the reader a small version of the larger processes that were reshaping the

    face of the world at the time.

    ntrebarea nr. 231What animals did Crusoe domesticate?

    Goats

    hares

    Fowles

    Kine

    ntrebarea nr. 232Which novelist changes the linearity of the narrative on purpose?

    Fielding

    Swift

    Sterne

    ntrebarea nr. 233The white whale suggests the following attributes

    destructive, annihilating power, evil.

    beneficient to man.

    divinity of nature.

    expansiveness, indefiniteness.

    a paradoxical image, generating multiple associations

    ntrebarea nr. 234. From a technical point of view, which is the difference between the concepts ofstory and ofplot?The story is the sum of all the events that the author presents in his novel, while theplotrefers to those parts of the story that involve the main

    character directly.

    Story is the chronologically-ordered representation of all the information concerning characters, events and settings. It is an abstract version of

    events, while theplotis the structured

    matter of the novel.

    There is no important distinction between plotand story, as both refer to the elements that form the narrative, the material that constitutes the

    novel.

    The story represents the selection which the writer makes among the information and events that constitute the plot.

    ntrebarea nr. 235Which of the following novels are Bildungsromans?

    Daniel DefoesRobinson CrusoeLaurence Sternes Tristram Shandy

    Jonathan Swifts Gullivers Travels

    ntrebarea nr. 236In Hardys Tess of the dUrbervilles, Tess murdersAlec d'Urberville.

    Angel Clare.

    both of them.

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    ntrebarea nr. 237Fictional heroes are built on the pattern of classical (Greek) models by

    Charles Dickens.

    Thomas Hardy.

    George Eliot.

    ntrebarea nr. 238In his critical prefaces, Hawthorne acknowledges to be writing fiction as:

    an objective, faithful representation of reality.

    truth under circumstances, truth of the human heart, thus claiming a licence

    from everyday probability.

    ntrebarea nr. 239Charles Dickens transforms literary conventions using symbolic

    connotations as well as dramatic, often comic associations.

    Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 240The Victorian age (overlapping with the reign of Queen Victoria)

    stretches between:

    1871-1904

    1837-1901

    1834-1920

    ntrebarea nr. 241In The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, Walter Shandy is passioned byscience.

    military sieges.

    art.

    gardens.

    ntrebarea nr. 242The eighteenth century is also named the Augustan Age. Which are the aesthetic ideals that best characterize this period?-wealth of detail, baroque extravagance, dissonance, asymmetry, instinctuality.

    -clarity, precision, order, harmony, universality, reason,propriety and harmony.

    -light and dark contrast, synchretism, opposition of contraries,emphasis on the description of the specific.

    -a strong religious spirit, religious themes, emphasis onmorality and virtue from the perspective of the Christian doctrine.

    ntrebarea nr. 243InMoby Dick, Queequeg is

    a fortune-teller

    a Polynesian harpooner

    an African captain

    ntrebarea nr. 244The doctrine of the transcendental movement in American literarure(founders: Emerson, Thoreau, G. Ripley, M. Fuller) was influenced by

    English romanticism and German idealism.

    Victorian realism.

    ntrebarea nr. 245In Fielding's Tom Jones, where does Sophia run away and why?A.London

    B.Edinburgh

    C.BristolD.Exeter

    E.she needs a change of perspective

    F.she is disgusted with her life

    G.she is disgusted by the courtship conducted by the son of Captain Blifil

    H.she starts on a quest for the son of Captain Blifil, whom she fell in love

    with

    B+D+E+G

    A+G+H

    A+G

    ntrebarea nr. 246Which of the following European authors are considered to have influenced the development of the English novel in the 18th century?

    Thomas Mann, Andre Gide, Marcel Proust.

    Cervantes, RabelaisHomer, Virgil

    Joyce, T.S. Eliot, Virginia Woolf.

    Th. Hardy, Dickens, Thackeray.

    ntrebarea nr. 247The human characters run into the category of sacrificial animals in

    George Eliots fiction.

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    Charles Dickenss novels.

    Thomas Hardys vision.

    ntrebarea nr. 248N. Hawthornes The Scarlet Letter was meant asa Puritan indictment of sin.

    a moral, allegorical probing into the nature of evil and guilt.

    ntrebarea nr. 249In the second chapter of Robinson Crusoes adventures, we are told he was sold as slave. When does this happen? When he is leaving London, heading for his island where Friday will be expecting him.

    When he is the captain of a ship heading for Guinea, and they are captured by the pirates and sold to the Moors.When he is captain of a ship trading silk in China, and due to a violent storm, is shipwrecked on the African coast.

    When he is shipwrecked in the land of Laputa, and is taken to the court of the king and made slave.

    ntrebarea nr. 250Which of the following statements about Laurence Sternes novel Tristram Shandy is true?It is a novel written in the third person, having an impersonal and omniscient narrator, who knows everything about all his characters.

    It is a meta-novel, because it is an extended meditation on story-telling,

    having as central premise the idea that what the story is about is of secondary importance to how it is told.

    It is a Bildungsroman, because it follows the story of the development of Tristram as an individual, through the multiple adventures he has, which

    shape his personality and ultimately help him find his place in society.

    It explores the dramatic situation of women in the eighteenth century, and comments on the double pressure exerted upon them by an oppressive

    patriarchal society.

    ntrebarea nr. 251In The Scarlet Letter, at firstthe letter "A" refers toArthur Dimmesdale.

    America.

    Adultery.

    Ambition.

    ntrebarea nr. 252Moby Dick should be critically interpreted asan encyclopedia of whaling.

    an exploratory voyage that raises ontological and epistemological questions.

    ntrebarea nr. 253Once arrived in the land of the Houyhnhnms, who does Gulliver feel he can identify with:

    the Yahoos.

    the Houyhnhnms.

    both.

    neither.

    ntrebarea nr. 254Mary-Ann Evans is

    the main character in George EliotsAdam Bede.Charlotte Bronts real name.neither of them.

    ntrebarea nr. 255Which of the following statements is true?

    The Bildungsroman is a literary genre that started in Germany,and is equivalent to a fictional autobiography. One example is Robinson Crusoe.

    Bildungsroman is a literary genre that started in Germany, and is in fact an adventure novel, a travel narrative. One example is Gullivers Travels

    Bildungsroman is a literary genre that started in France, and it ultimately is an extended meditation on story-telling, having as central premise theidea that what the story is about is of secondary importance to how it is told. One example is Tristram Shandy

    ntrebarea nr. 256What does Sophia discern, when very young, about Tom Jones?

    A.that he was a thoughtless rascal

    B.that he was a careful person

    C.that he was idle

    D.that he was virtuous

    E.that he was his own enemy

    F.that he was everybodys enemyG.that he was everybodys friend

    B+D+E+G

    A+C+E+G

    D+F+G

    ntrebarea nr. 257There are descriptions of ancient monuments and customs (the mummersplay, the bonfires) in Charles Dickenss novels.Thomas Hardys novels.

    George Eliots novels.

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    ntrebarea nr. 258What was the consequence of Sophias having discerned, when very young, the nature of Tom Jones? she honoured him

    she disregarded him

    she despised him

    she loathed him

    she tolerated him

    ntrebarea nr. 259By means of the narrative ofMoby Dick, H. Melville

    praises the daredevilry of the American frontier man

    meditates on the perils of Emersonian self-reliance, on human error and doom

    ntrebarea nr. 260What is Fieldings Tom Jones fundamentally about?Human Vice

    Human Virtue

    Human Nature

    ntrebarea nr. 261His work comments on the political realities of the day, and offers many-layered readings. Under the disguise of authentic travel narratives his

    book offers a subtle critique of British politics, while

    at the same time being enjoyed by children, as well as by sophisticated readers. Which of the following authors fits this description?

    Laurence Sterne

    Jonathan Swift

    Daniel Defoe

    ntrebarea nr. 262George Eliot used in her novels

    positivist, determinist, ethical concepts.

    sensational plots.

    ntrebarea nr. 263Whose writers vision was shaped by skepticism and cynicism?George Eliot

    Thomas Hardy

    Henry Fielding

    ntrebarea nr. 264Why is Laurance Sterne considered to be the precursor of the modernist novel?

    Because of his interest in the drama of women in the 18th century.

    Because of his attention to subjectivism, psychological time, and of his temporal manipulations of the plot.

    Because of his use of thepersona.

    Because of his criticism of colonialism, economic exploitation and racial discrimination.

    ntrebarea nr. 265Unlike George Eliot, who avoided the extremes of social behaviour, Hardy was concerned with the radical, the rebel.

    Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 266The 18th century novel was best suited for the tastes of

    the aristocratic audience.

    middle-class, bourgeois readers.

    ntrebarea nr. 267The main purpose of Laurence Sternes Tristram Shandy is:to follow the adventures of Tristram

    to illustrate the way a narrative is built

    to comment on social inequalities

    to create a paradigm of colonialism

    ntrebarea nr. 268In The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, Dr. Slop isthe local parson.

    an incompetent physician.

    a relative of the Shandys.

    ntrebarea nr. 269Victorian monthly publications includedonly scientifical and general issues.

    essays, poetry, fiction as well.

    ntrebarea nr. 270The metatextis an authors critical commentary on the novel itself.

    Metatexts/digressions in Fieldings Tom Jones are

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    central to the text but randomly distributed.

    ordered as formal boundaries to the chapters.

    ntrebarea nr. 271In Part IV ofGullivers Travels, Gulliver encounters the Houyhnhnms, who are intelligent horses, embodiment of a cold humanity, ruled by reason

    only. What is the downside to the society they created?

    It is chaotic, ruled by instinct, almost animal-like.

    Because of the abstract preoccupations of its inhabitants, who were interested in science only, the inhabitants of the land of the Houyhnhnms have

    lost touch with reality altogether.

    They created a society that lacks any human warmth, any human feeling of love, affection, devotion, generosity.

    ntrebarea nr. 272What kind of philosopher was Mr Toby Shandy?

    Deistic philosopher.

    Natural philosopher.

    Stoic philosopher.

    Transcendental philosopher.

    ntrebarea nr. 273This novel is considered to be not only a classic travel and adventure story,but also the prototype of the novel, because of its focus on the daily,

    external and internal activities of ordinary people, but primarily because of its exploration of both the internal and of the external aspects of his

    hero,

    whose personal development occupies a central part in the story. Which of the following books fits this description?

    Gullivers Travels

    Robinson Crusoe

    The Mayor of Casterbridge

    ntrebarea nr. 274Read the following fragment fromRobinson Crusoe, and choose among the

    statements below the one that best describes it.

    After he had slumbered, rather than slept, about half-an-hour, he awoke again, and came out of the cave to me: for I had been milking my goatswhich I had in the enclosure just by: when he espied me he came running to me, laying himself down again upon the ground, with all the possible

    signs of an humble, thankful disposition, making a great many antic gestures to show it. At last he lays his head flat upon the ground, close to my

    foot, and sets my other foot upon his head, as he had done before; and after this made all the signs to me of subjection, servitude, and submission

    imaginable, to let me know how he would serve me so long as he lived. I understood him in many things, and let him know I was very well pleased

    with him. In a little time I began to speak to him; and teach him to speak to me: and first, I let him know his name should be Friday, which was the

    day I

    saved his life: I called him so for the memory of the time. I likewise taught him to say Master; and then let him know that was to be my name: I

    likewise taught him to say Yes and No and to know the meaning of them. The fragment describes the way in which Robinson sets out to civilize the island, by recreating on it the comfort and the type of relationships he

    was accustomed to.

    The fragment describes the moment when he saves Friday from death at the hands of the band of cannibals.

    The fragment describes a crucial moment that establishes the nature of the relationship between Friday and Robinsonthat of master and slave.The fragment deals with Robinsons inner tensions between his religious beliefs and the difficult situation he finds himself in, further complicatedby the presence of Friday.

    ntrebarea nr. 275In most ofHardys novels,Fate plays a minor part.

    there are a great number of comic tinges.

    the tragic and ironic mythoi are predominant.

    ntrebarea nr. 276Marriage is described in many of Hardys novels, such as Tess of the dUrbervilles orJude the Obscure as a trap which crashes natural instinct

    against social necessity.Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 277The omniscient author

    reduces the elements of the plot to the minimum.

    involves the reader in the imaginative re-creation of the text.

    knows everything about the characters, is always in possession of truth.

    ntrebarea nr. 278In the second scaffold scene (The Scarlet Letter),the minister mounts at night the steps of the platform, joined by Hester and Pearl.

    shows his community a psychosomatic mark on his breast shaped like the letter "A".

    ntrebarea nr. 279The Pequodsails from the centre of American whaling activity, which is

    Nantucket

    New York

    ntrebarea nr. 280Gullivers Travels exploited the popular form of travel literature, parodied and adapted it to his own satiric and moral needs. The book starts like a

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    real life travel journal, with detailed descriptions

    of Gullivers life and background. What is the purpose of this presentation ?To realize a faithful copy of real events, in consonance with the realist ideals of 18th century prose, whose aim was to mirror contemporary society

    in all its aspects.

    To create a fictional world that seems real, in order to disrupt this illusion of reality by the later developments, that tell the reader that they are

    dealing not with a novel but with a

    fantasy.

    To anticipate the later developments of the story, which are also realistic accounts of Gullivers adventures on the sea in L iliput, Brobdingnag,Laputa, and the country of the Houyhnhnms.

    ntrebarea nr. 281In Fieldings Tom Jones, what does Sophia discern, when very young, about Master BlifilA.that he was thoughtless

    B.that he was prudent

    C.that he was idle

    D.that he was sober

    E.that he was interested only in himself

    F.that he was everybodys friend

    G.that he was interested in everybodys well-beingB+D+E

    A+C+D+E

    A+E+G

    ntrebarea nr. 282For its captain, the purpose of the voyage is

    to kill the Leviathan-like whaleto find out the ultimate mystery of the universe

    both variants

    ntrebarea nr. 283Robinson Crusoe can be interpreted as the fruit of a synthesis of two existing traditions: the picaresque novel, and the personal journal or the

    memoir. Why is that?

    Because of its emphasis on the development of the individual.

    Because it is written in the first person.

    Because it is a story of a process of colonization similar to the colonization of the world by the British Empire.

    Because it comments on the political realities of the period.

    ntrebarea nr. 284Which novel has a symmetrical structure based on polarities (positive versus negative characters)?

    Fieldings Tom JonesHardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles

    George Eliot s The Mill on the Floss

    ntrebarea nr. 285According to Fieldings opinion in Tom Jones, the novel should be writtenin a fanciful, imaginary, romantic style.

    in a balanced, rational, useful, democratic manner.

    ntrebarea nr. 286George Eliots character Maggie Tulliver (in The Mill on the Floss) is finally defined by:her egotistic purposes.

    self-resignation, ethical responsibility.

    her extraordinary beauty.

    ntrebarea nr. 287In Th. Hardys novels, the setting is

    Essex.Sussex.Wessex.

    ntrebarea nr. 288Victorian literature is considered to be

    documentary.

    self-reflexive.

    morally reformative.

    none.

    all variants.

    ntrebarea nr. 289Which of the following statements about Daniel Defoes Robinson Crusoe is true?It can be read as a metaphor of colonialism, because the relationship between Robinson and Friday is the archetype of colonial relations.

    Robinson lacks the psychological elements that would make him a full-fledged character; he is therefore a persona.

    Defoes novel is a complex and multilayered satire directed against the social, religious and political conflicts that were d ividing British society atthe time.

    InRobinson Crusoe, Defoe constructs a meta-novel, because in it he experiments with the mechanisms of novel-writing, thus revolutionizing the

    genre

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    ntrebarea nr. 290Dickenss fictional world was characterized by Northrop Frye as fairy-tale in :the high-mimetic mode

    the low-mimetic mode

    ntrebarea nr. 291What do the Yahoos and the Houyhnhnms stand for?

    They represent extremes of theoretical and speculative reasoning, which

    Swift criticizes because he believes that such excessive interest in science

    can lead those involved in it to lose touch with reality.They represent instinct and reason, as two opposite tendencies that naturally

    live side by side in the human spirit.

    They represent embodiments of the Whig and Tory parties. They also embody

    the English attitudes which Swift wishes to criticize and oppose to the ideal

    of the enlightened monarchy.

    ntrebarea nr. 292In Dickenss Great Expectations, Pips real benefactor/benefactress isMiss Havisham.

    Herbert Pocket.

    Magwich.

    ntrebarea nr. 293

    In The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, Widow Wadman isa neighbour to the Shandys.cousin of the Shandys.

    ntrebarea nr. 294In which volume is discussed the birth of Tristram Shandy?

    vol 1

    vol 3

    vol 4

    vol 10

    ntrebarea nr. 295Hardys character is generally reintegratedin the community in most of his novels, as wisdom often comes before its downfall.

    Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 296In George Eliots The Mill on the Floss, Lucy is presented asa subversive manner of attacking romantic illusion.

    a dark-haired, intelligent heroine at odds with the provincial mentality around her .

    ntrebarea nr. 297Choose the correct answer:The early Victorian novels were preferably published in:

    volume editions.

    weekly or monthly parts.

    ntrebarea nr. 298The picaresque plays an important role in George Eliots novels.

    AdevaratFals

    ntrebarea nr. 299Choose the correct answer:The plot of The Mayor of Casterbridge parallels Henchardsand Farfraes fates of fall and rise. The plot is:plausible, despite coincidences; life functions like that.

    symbolic; the two characters represent a conflict of ages

    (maturity versus youth)

    complicated by further conflicts: emotion versus reason;

    tradition versus novelty.

    ntrebarea nr. 300

    The freedom of will cannot in fact be other than an illusion, for a break in the chain of cause and effect (such as "freedom"necessarily connotes) isunthinkable in Hardysreligious perspective

    fatalistic perspective

    stoic perspective

    ntrebarea nr. 301From Hardys point of view, the protagonist

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    gives up struggling at the first signs of disillusionment.

    aspires towards self-fulfilment.

    always fulfils his aspirations.

    ntrebarea nr. 302Choose the correct answer:In The Mill on the Floss the conflict is generated by: the protagonists irreparably damaging her relationship with the community by a moments free choice.

    the community living by amoral codes.

    the community, as repository of long shared moral values.

    ntrebarea nr. 303In The Mayor of Casterbridge the mature Elisabeth Jane isa cousin of the initial Elisabeth Jane, who has borrowed her name.

    another girl than the one we encounter at the beginning of the book.

    the same girl who assisted in her mothers being sold.

    ntrebarea nr. 304George Eliots character, Maggie Tulliver, is finally defined by her self resignation, ethical responsibility Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 305With Hardy, the freedom of will is

    felt as a deeply rooted innate desire.imposed by external circumstances but not a matter of an inner need.

    ntrebarea nr. 306At one point in the novel, Henchard writes Farfrae two contradictory notes. They concern:

    Lucetta.

    both women.

    Elisabeth Jane.

    ntrebarea nr. 307Hardy seems to imply that his folk character bears the ills of life

    only when one shares them with his community

    by the aid of a constant inner questioning of them

    by the aid of enduring acceptance

    when one chooses to simply ignore them looking on the bright side of things

    ntrebarea nr. 308Choose the correct answer:The Mill on the Floss is a feminist novel to the extent it concentrates on:historical feminist leaders.

    Maggies innate intelligence, sensitivity, imagination, condemned by St Oggss philistinism.

    ntrebarea nr. 309 0 points SaveChoose the correct answer:Dickens acknowledged masters were:

    Russian novelists of the century.

    French contemporary novelists.

    Fielding, Smollett, Ben Jonson.

    Chaucer.

    ntrebarea nr. 310State if the following statement is TRUEor FALSE:George Eliots early novelsAdam Bede, The Mill on the Floss,Silas Marner are cast in the alert rhythms of social developments in mid 19th century.Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 311Choose the correct answer:George Eliots life and work:congenially converged i.e. she lived and wrote according to the Victorian ethic standards.

    Paradoxically diverged i.e. she lived unconventionally, as an offender of Victorian ethics, while her characters irretrievably are not allowed to

    break with conventions.

    ntrebarea nr. 312In Hardys view, man is ultimately still an animal as may be readily observed

    when his .. is/are aroused.misdirected curiosity

    passions

    prejudices

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    ntrebarea nr. 313The Victorian readers controlled:

    the length of fictional works; they preferred short novels, to be read at one sitting.

    the content of fiction; they preferred sentimentalism and entertainment.

    the form; they did not enjoy melodramas and comedies.

    ntrebarea nr. 314The term . is not always the most appropriate to referto some of Dickens characters who are convincingly built, fully rendering the impression of life

    idealistic

    grotesque

    flat

    ntrebarea nr. 315Dickens fertile, exuberant imagination is mostly remarkable for the creation of:character

    settings

    plot structures

    plot endings

    ntrebarea nr. 316On remarrying Susan, Henchard chose to return to a woman

    he had always loved.

    he did not love anymore but felt compelled to marry out of guilt.

    whose beauty he was very proud of although he despised her humble origin.

    ntrebarea nr. 317After the publication of Jude the Obscure, Hardy:

    went on writing fiction which was never published.

    reverted to poetry writing

    got immersed in editing activities

    ntrebarea nr. 318State if the following statement is TRUEor FALSE:George Eliots early novelsAdam Bede, The Mill on the Floss,Silas Marner are cast in agrarian, pre-industrial England.Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 319In Great Expectations , when Pip becomes a gentleman he starts acting heartlessly

    and snobbishly towards:

    Drummle.

    Herbert.

    Joe and Biddy.

    Orlick.

    ntrebarea nr. 320In The Mill on the Floss, the Tullivers are placedagainst the Dodsons.

    against the Wakems.

    against the guests.

    ntrebarea nr. 321In Hardys major novels, plots

    derive from characters, authenticate them.derive from characters and teem with fateful incidents.

    are autonomous from characters nature.

    ntrebarea nr. 322For George Eliot, Man is totally severed from his past.

    Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 323Choose the correct answer:In David Copperfield, the man with black shallow eye, black hair and whiskers, and a square chin, reminding the narrator of an wax -work,is:

    Dr. Strong

    MicawberMurdstone

    Steerforth

    ntrebarea nr. 324Dickenss narrative point of view is that of:a narrator who is always omniscent

    a narrator who is not always omniscient

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    ntrebarea nr. 325State if the following statement is TRUEor FALSE:In Hardys major fiction, Tess, Jude the Oscure, The Mayor of Casterbridge, the human rebellion against Fate is not essentially tragic; it simply,temporarily frustrates human wills, which

    eventually prove resilient.

    Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 326Dickens work exhibits a strong link between Romantic imagination and . which renders the fictional world as stylised perception of the real

    world.reality

    fairy-tale fancy

    pessimism

    ntrebarea nr. 327State if the following statement is TRUE or FALSE:George Eliots deterministically structured fictional world is focused on the middling heroism ofself-renunciation.Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 328In The Mill on the Floss, Maggie's history contains mostly outward eventsbeing less concerned with her inner life.

    AdevaratFals

    ntrebarea nr. 329George Eliot was an impressively self-taught intellectual, of countryside extraction, an equal of the most scholarly male minds of the time.

    Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 330Choose the correct answer:The Roman amphitheatre about the town of Casterbridge could metaphorically suggest:

    the heroism of famous Roman leaders of the Empire.

    the leveling of humans by death and time.

    the heroism of anonymous men in historical and prehistorical ages.

    ntrebarea nr. 331Choose the correct answer:The Victorian readers controlled:

    the length of fictional works; they preferred short novels, to be read at one sitting.

    the content of fiction; they preferred sentimentalism and entertainment.

    the form; they did not enjoy melodramas and comedies.

    ntrebarea nr. 332The ordinary folk in Hardys fiction:heroically rebel against Fate and end up destroyed by it.

    wisely rationalize coincidence or accident by admitting it as

    the given, or what is to be.

    ntrebarea nr. 333Choose the correct answer:The painful conflict between the old ways of provincial communities and the new order of speculative capitalism underlies:

    The Mill on the FlossThe Mayor of CasterbridgeGreat Expectations

    ntrebarea nr. 334State if the following statement is TRUEor FALSE:Hardys self-conscious, enduring protagonists are his mythic archetypes of human endurance.Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 335Choose the correct answer:

    Within Victorian culture, with Art assuming the status of Religion, and with the Artist as a moral guide, Victorian fiction:was denied a democratic inclusiveness of taboo topics, such as: the humble, the ugly, the insane, the immoral.

    was meant to delightfully, or else, emotionally entertain and morally instruct the middle class readers.

    ntrebarea nr. 336Choose the correct answer:Characteristically, a Victorian novel plot concludes with:

    the punishment of the hero and the reward of the villain.

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    a morally deserved retribution for the hero(ine) and the villain

    ntrebarea nr. 337Choose the correct answer:The villains Pip has to face in the world ofGreat Expectations are:Herbert and Matthew Pocket.

    Provis and Jaggers.

    Orlick and Compeyson.

    ntrebarea nr. 338Mr Tulliver is a fragile, meek, easy-going person.

    AdevaratFals

    ntrebarea nr. 339Choose the correct answer:Dickens comic novels focus on themes like:

    the impact of progress upon traditional ways of life.

    morally intolerable but remediable human vices and foibles.

    individual freedom versus social norms.

    ntrebarea nr. 340Choose the correct answer:Dickens fertile, exuberant imagination is mostly remarkable for the creation of:

    character.

    settings.plot structures.

    plot endings.

    ntrebarea nr. 341In G. Eliots fictional world, conflicts and drama originate strictly in society, not in the characters inward competing dri ves materialized in freewill choices.

    Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 342State if the following statement is TRUEor FALSE:The Victorian novelist wrote observing his tastes, free from the constraining authorities of publishers, book-sellers, readers.

    Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 343Choose the correct answer:In E. M. Forsters vision, the flat character of comic and melodramatic fiction is

    conceptualized, undeveloping, predictable.

    mimetically plausible, developing, unpredictable.

    not individuated, just typical representatives of human nature.

    ntrebarea nr. 344State if the following statement is TRUEor FALSE:In The Mill on the Floss, the Tullivers have a remarkable sense of humour which saves them in the moments of family tensions. Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 345In Great Expectations, Pip learns from Magwitch, Joe and Biddy that:

    feeling and conscience cannot shape him as a gentleman

    social and educational improvement are irrelevant if moral

    worth is not heeded

    ntrebarea nr. 346State if the following statements are True or False:

    In Hardys fictional ancestral agrarian communities, the folk live by traditional pagan practices.

    Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 347

    Choose the correct answer:In George Eliots fictional world, conflicts and dramas originate strictlyin the society.

    in the characters inward competing drives materialized in free will choices. in the interrelationship of both.

    ntrebarea nr. 348Hardy considered that it was impossible to reconcile the immanent energy in the universe, indifferent to human endeavour, with:

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    the benevolence of a Christian God.

    the omnipotence of a pagan Greek idol.

    ntrebarea nr. 349In a Dickens comic character, looks, mimicry, idiosyncratic gesture, clothing, hobby or language are:

    autonomous from the characters psychological or moral identity; they simply delight or repel.

    outward signs of inward life.

    irrelevant of the inward identity; they exist to simply facilitate the readers memorizing them.

    ntrebarea nr. 350State if the following statement is TRUEor FALSE:In The Mill on the Floss, the humorous portrait of Mrs. Tulliver reveals her as deliciously unaware of her involuntary humour. Adevarat

    Fals

    ntrebarea nr. 351Choose the correct answer:Focusing upon the slow but decided invasion of modern agricultural technology into a market town, like Casterbridge, Hardy

    refuses to side with Farfraes success.cannot but admit inevitable progress, with nostalgia.

    ntrebarea nr. 352Choose the correct answer:According to George Eliots doctrine of realism, expressed in Chapter XVIIof one of her famous novels, her model of fiction rests upon:Aristotelian mimesis.

    the Dutch genre painting.J.S. Bachs organist composition..

    W. Shakespeares variety of insight into human nature.

    ntrebarea nr. 353Choose the correct answer:Dickens round characters are:alive with some secret vitality.

    grip the readers attention as unmistakable individualities.unpredictable and developing and mimetically plausible.

    ntrebarea nr. 354Choose the correct answer:With Hardy the tragic is necessarily related to:

    middling human nature.

    humble nature.

    excellence of human nature, irrespective of the social extraction

    ntrebarea nr. 355Hardys Tess, Jude, or Henchard are archetypes of:absolute virtue.

    evil.

    human desires constantly countered by adverse circumstances.

    ntrebarea nr. 356Dickens is pre-eminently a novelist of

    rural space.

    cities.

    moors.

    ntrebarea nr. 357Choose the correct answer:A romance plot:

    inflates the protagonists illusions, self-deceiving expectations.deflates them.

    ntrebarea nr. 358Choose the correct answer:In The Mayor of Casterbridge:both Henchard and Lucetta succeed in denying their own past.

    Henchard admits that the past cannot be buried despite ones will or de sire.

    Susan, Newson, the furmity -woman know the secret from

    Henchards past but willingly overlook it.

    ntrebarea nr. 359In Hardys major novels, plots

    derive from characters, authenticate them.

    derive from characters and teem with fateful incidents.

    are autonomous from characters nature.

    ntrebarea nr. 360

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    Choose the correct answer:The typical Victorian novelist is:

    isolated from his reading public.

    reader-oriented.

    ego-oriented.

    ntrebarea nr. 361Choose the correct answer:Is Hardys Wessex world in The Mayor of Casterbridge dimensioned:only socially, realistically?

    only cosmically, mythically?

    both?

    ntrebarea nr. 362In Dickens fiction most characters are conceived: allegorically, reduced to ideas, concepts of human nature.

    mimetically, in abundant varieties of human likeness.

    both allegorically and mimetically.

    neither allegorically nor mimetically.

    ntrebarea nr. 363In Eliots novels the idea of is a key one absolute freedom of the individual

    kinship

    the conflict between kinship and the freedom of the individual