Literature Questions

Topics: Modernism, Henry James, Poetry Pages: 16 (1160 words) Published: July 20, 2014
 Which of the following words from the poem “Home Burial” give the reader insight into the relationship between the man and woman? Mark all that apply. Select one or more:
a. opening
b. mounting 
c. arguing
d. shrinking 
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The correct answer is: mounting, shrinking
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The poem “The Weary Blues,” by Langston Hughes, focuses on all but the following elements of modernism:  Select one or more:
a. fragmentary nature of thought
b. erasing the disctinction between high and low art 
c. using the first person voice 
d. subjectivity 
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The correct answer is: fragmentary nature of thought, subjectivity Question 3
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List the three major ideas discussed in Klages's essay in the order in which they appear in history. Select one:
a. modernity, modernism, and postmodernism 
b. postmodernism, modernity, and modernism
c. modernsim, postmodernism, and modernity
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The correct answer is: modernity, modernism, and postmodernism Question 4
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Which of the following is true of the Hughes poem “I, Too”? Select one or more:
a. It parodies another poem by a well-know American poet.
b. It shares a refrain with another poem by a well-known American poet.  c. It is a response to another poem by a well-known American poet.  d. It agrees with another poem by a well-known American poet.  Feedback

The correct answer is: It shares a refrain with another poem by a well-known American poet., It is a response to another poem by a well-known American poet. Question 5
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According to the textbook Billy Collins' poetry is all of the following except: Select one:
a. playful
b. trivial
c. measured
d. formal 
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The correct answer is: trivial
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The poetry of Li-Young Lee often focuses on logic, conflict, and academic references. Select one:
True
False 
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Langston Hughes would argue that although blues music is artistic, it is much simpler than classical music, so it is a lower form of art while classical music is a higher form of art. Select one:
True 
False
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"Stopping By Woods" has been interpreted as referencing death. Select one:
True 
False
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Frost often read his poem "Home Burial" to audiences.
Select one:
True
False 
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The correct answer is 'False'.
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“Forgetfulness” by Billy Collins is about trying to forget useless information. Select one:
True
False 
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According to Klages' essay, critics began discussing the way modernism gives way to post-modernism some time in the 1960s. Select one:
True
False 
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The correct answer is 'False'.
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Gloria Anzaldua discusses the way society, and those in power, attempt to limit identities of outsiders, and this is an issue that postmodernists are not interested in since they are only interested in playfulness. Select one:

True 
False
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When applied to literature and art, the terms contemporary and modern mean the same thing. Select one:
True
False 
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The correct answer is 'False'....
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