I. Fill in the following blanks and put your answers on the Answer Sheet. (15%, 1 point for each) 1. The publication of ______ established Emerson as the most eloquent spokesman of New England
2. Hard work, thrift, ______ and sobriety were the Puritan values that dominated much of the earliest
3. At 87, ______ read his poetry at the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy.
4. Jack London’s masterwork _________ is somewhat autobiographical.
5. ______, the tragic hero of Moby Dick, burning with a baleful fire, becomes evil himself in his thirst to
6. Ezra Pound was the leader of a new movement in poetry which he called the “________” movement. 7. “The Custom House” is an introductory note to the novel _______.
8. Among the works attacking the “American Dream”, __________by Fitzgerald is a powerful piece. 9. Walt Whitman was a pioneering figure of American poetry. His innovation first of all lies in his use of
________, poetry without a fixed beat or regular rhyme scheme.
10. In 1954, _______ won the Nobel Prize for Literature for his “mastery of the art of modern narration”. 11. In American literary history, ________ is called “the Recluse of Amherst” since she isolated herself from
the outside almost for life.
12. “The Fall of the House of Usher” is a short story written by _______.
13. _______ launched two kinds of immensely popular stories: the sea adventure and the frontier saga,
represented by The Leatherstocking Tales.
14. The publication of T. S. Eliot’s ________ in 1922, the most significant American poem of the 20th
century, helped to establish a modern tradition of literature rich with learning and allusive thought. 15. “The Cop and the Anthem” is a short story written by ______.
II. Each of the following statements is followed by four alternative answers. Choose the one that would best complete the statement. Then put your answers on the Answer Sheet. (20%, 1 point for each) 1. For Melville, as well as for the reader and _____, the narrator, Moby Dick is still a mystery, an
ultimately mystery of the universe.
A. Stubb B. Ishmael C. Ahab D. Starbuck
2. Most of the poems in Whitman’s Leaves of Grass sing of the “en-mass” and the ____ as well.
A. nature B. self-reliance C. self D. life
3. Which of the following is Not one of the main ideas advocated by Ralph Emerson?
A. Importance of the Individual B. Faith in Christianity
C. The Over-Soul D. Self-Reliance
4. In Hawthorne’s novels and short stories, intellectuals usually appear as _____.
A. saviors B. villains
C. commentators D. observers
5. In American literature, escaping from the society and returning to nature is a common subject. The
following titles are all related, in one way or another, to the subject except _____.
A. Dreiser’s Sister Carrier
B. Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
C. Cooper’s Leatherstocking Tales
D. Thoreau’s Walden
A. Ralph Emerson B. Walt Whitman
C. Nathaniel Hawthorne D. Henry Thoreau