一、单选题（共 40 道试题，共 100 分。）V 1. The one who translated Homer’s epics into English is|
2. “Come to me－come to me entirely now,” said he ; and added, in his deepest tone, speaking in my ear as his cheek was laid on mine, “Make my happiness－I will make yours.” The above passage presents a scene in .
A. Emily Bronte’s Withering Heights
B. Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre
C. John Galsworthy′s The Forsyte Saga
D. Thomas Hardy′s Tess of the D′Urbervilles
3. ______ was written by James Joyce.
A. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
B. Portrait of a Lady
C. Picture of Dorian Gray
D. To the Lighthouse
4. Toni Morrison is the first and the only American black writer to become ______ .
A. poet laureate
B. Nobel Prize winner
C. Pulitzer Prize winner
5. The sentence “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day ?” is the beginning line of one of Shakespeare’s .
6. The Renaissance is actually a movement stimulated by a series of historical events, which one of the following is NOT such an event ?
A. The rediscovery of ancient Roman and Greek culture.
B. England’s domestic rest.
C. New discovery in geography and astrology.
D. The religious reformation and the economic expansion.
7. the most significant idea of the Renaissance is____.
8. The first novel of Thomas Pynchon is ______ .
B. The Crying of Lot 49
9. If Winter comes，can Spring be far behind?”is an epigrammatic line by____.
C. W. Wordsworth
10. Each of the professions listed below is correctly paired with Dickens except
11. “The Forsyte Saga” is a trilogy by _______.
A. John Galsworthy
B. Thomas Hardy
C. Charles Dickens
D. H. Lawrence
12. Which of the following is NOT typical of metaphysical poetry best represented by John Donne’s works?
A. Common speech.
D. Refined language.
13. The impact of Darwin‘s evolutionary theory on the American thought and the influence of the nineteenth-century French literature on the American men of letters gave rise to yet another school of realism: American ________ .
A. local colorism
14. All the qualities can be contributed to Portia except
15. Dryen’s contribution to England literature lies in the following except
A. he established the heroic couplet as one of the principal English verse forms
B. he clarified the English prose
C. he raised the English literary criticism to a new level
D. he raised English comedy to a higher level
16. ______________ has always been regarded as a writer who “perfected the best classic style that American Literature ever produced”.
A. Edgar Ellen Poe
B. Walt Whitman
C. Henry David Thoreau
D. Washington Irving
17. Of the following poems , which is written by Poe ?
A. The Day of Doom
B. To Helen
C. To a Waterfowl
18. "So much the worse for me, that I an strong. Do I want to live? What kind of living will it be when you-oh, God! Would you like to live with your soul in the grave?" In the above passage quoted from Emily Bronte‘s Wuthering Heights, the word "soul" apparently refers to _______ .
D. one‘s spiritual lift
19. The English novelist_______ has been regarded as the “Prose Homer”.
A. Daniel Defoe
B. Jonathan Swift
C. Henry Fielding
D. Samuel Richardson
20. The one who tempts Eve to eat an apple from the forbidden tree is
21. " ’Damn the fool! There he is’, cried Heathcliff, sinking back into his seat. ’Hush, my darling! Hush, hush, Catherine! I’ll stay. If he shot me so, I’d expire with a blessing in my lips.’" The novel from which the passage is taken must be _________.
A. Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice
B. Charles Dickens’s The Old Curiosity Shop
C. Samuel Richardson’s Pamela
D. Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights
22. Shakespeare‘s tragedies include all the fOllowing except____.
A. Hamlet and King lear
B. Antony and Cleopatra and Macbeth
C. julius Caesar and Othello
D. the Merchant of Venice and A Midsummer Night`s Dream
23. “The novel is structured around the discovery of the hero’s origin.” This novel is most probably .
A. Charles Dickens’s David Copperfield
B. James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
C. Thomas Hardy’s Far from the Madding Growd
D. Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones
24. Which of the following brings LITTLE impact on the development of 20th century literature?
A. Friedrich Nietzche’s assertions: "God is dead"
B. Arther Schopenharuer’s and Henry Bergson’s philosophical ideas of irrationality.
C. Oscar Wilde’s idea of "Art for Art’s Sake".
D. Freudian-Jungian psycho-analysis
25. The Pilgrim‘s Progress by John Bunyan is often said to be concerned with the search for _______ .
A. material wealth
B. spiritual salvation
C. universal truth
26. “The history of the world is the biography of the great men” can sum up the book
A. Heroes and Hero-worship
B. The French Revolution
C. A Modern Comedy
D. Life of Schiller
27. The following poets are all Poet Laureate except_____
A. Ben Jonson
B. Thomas Gray
C. Robert Southey
D. William Wordsworth
28. Ode to The West Wind was written by _______
A. T.S Eliot
B. George Eliot
C. Ezra Pound
29. The statement “A demanding mother turns away from her husband and gives all her affection to her sons” sums up the main plot of D. H. Lawrence′s .
A. Lady Chatterley’s Lover
B. Women in love
C. Sons and Lovers
D. The Plumed Serpent
30. Emily Dickinson‘s poem（441）"This is my letter to the World" expresses the poet‘s _______ about her communication with the outside world.
31. As an autobiographical play, O‘Neill‘s _______ （1956）has gained its status as a world classic and simultaneously marks the climax of his literary career and the coming of age of American drama.
A. The Iceman Cometh
B. Long Day‘s Journey Into Night
C. The Hairy Ape
D. Desire Under the Elms
32. Here are two lines taken from The Merchant of venice：“NOt on thy Sole，but on thy soul，harsh Jew /thou mak‘st thy knife keen．”What kind of figurative device is used in the above lines?
33. “Ode to the West Wind” is the representative work of_______ .
A. P.B. Shelley’s
B. John Keats’s
C. Samuel Coleridge’s
D. Lord Byron’s
34. _______ is a typical feature of Swift‘s writings.
A. Bitter satire
B. Elegant style
C. Casual narration
D. Complicated sentence structure
35. Of the following writers , who wrote the critical essay On Poetry and Poets ?
36. “Drive my dead thought over the universe Like withered leaves to quicken a new birth.” (Percy Bysshe Shelley, “Ode to the West Wind”) What rhetorical device does the poet use in the quoted lines?
37. The pair not correctly associated is
38. "‘I believe you are made of stone,‘he said, clenching his fingers so hard that he broke the fragile cup. …‘You seem to forget,‘ she said,‘that cup is not!‘" From the above quoted passage, we can find the woman‘s tone is very _______ .
39. Best known for his novels about the adventure is
40. Most of the poems in Whitman‘s Leaves of Grass sing of the "en-mass" and the _______ as well.