03年7 月英美文学选读试题
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Find the items in the right column which fit the left column the best and write your letters on the Answer Sheet.(10% )

        1.Chaucer A. Mary Ann Evans

        2.Hamlet B. The father of English poetry

        3.Coleridge C. Jane Austen

        4.The Waste Land D. T.S.Eliot

        5.Theodore Dreiser E. John Milton

        6.Carl Jung F. Collective Unconscious

        7.self-reliance G. An American Tragedy

        8.Greorge Eliot H. blood and thunder thrille

        9.Pride and Prejudice I. Ralph Waldo Emerson

        10.Paradise Lost J. Lake Poet

        Ⅱ。Complete each of the following statements with a proper word or a phrase according to the textbook.(20% )

        1.In the field of literature, the Enlightenment Movement brought about a revival1 of interest in the old classical works. This tendency is known as . 2.Swift is one of the greatest masters of English prose. He is almost unsurpassed in the writing of simple, direct, precise prose. He defined a good style as “_______.”

        3.Wordsworth is regarded as a “_______.”He can penetrate2 to the heart of things and give the reader the very life of nature. 4._______ is the most distinguishing feature of Charles Dickens‘ works. 5.In his long dramatic career , Shaw wrote more than _______ plays. 6.James Joyce is regarded as the most prominent _______ novelist , concentrating on the revealing in his novels the psychic3 being of the characters. 7.Galsworthy is essentially4 a bourgeois5 liberal , a_______. 8.Structurally6 and thematically, Shaw followed the great tradition of _____. 9.Most of Faulkner’s works are about people from a small region in _______,Yoknapatawpha County. 10.In Our Times is the first book to present a Hemingway hero-_______.Ⅲ。Each of the statements below is followed by four alternative answers. Choose the one that would best complete the statement and write you answer on the Answer Sheet. (10% )

        1._______ is regarded as“worshipper of nature. ”

        A. Coleridge B. Wordsworth C. T.S.Eliot D. Robert Browning 2.Marlowe‘s play Dr.Faustus is based on _______ of a magician aspiring7 for knowledge and finally meeting his tragic8 end as a result of selling his soul to the devil. A. the Scandinavian B. the German C. the ancient English D. the French 3.Who defined a good style as “proper words in proper places ?”

        A. Jonathan Swift B. Charles Dickens C. Edmund Spencer D. George Bernard Shaw 4._______ is central to Blake ‘s concern in the Sogns of Innocence9 and Songs of Experience ?

        A. innocence and experience B. the poor C. society D. childhood 5.As a novelist _______ wrote within a very narrow sphere , the provincial10 life of the late 1818-century England. A. Jonathan Swift B. Jane Austen C. Thomas Hardy11 D. Henry Fielding 6. “Trust thyself ,” Emerson wrote in his_______. A. The American Scholar B. The Sketch12 Book C. Self-Reliance D. Nature 7.Hawthorne‘s view of man and human history originates, to a great extent,in _______. A. Puritanism B. Transcendentalism C. his childhood D. his unhappy marriage 8.As _______ saw it, poetry could play a vital part in the process of creating a new nation. A. Emerson B. Hawthorne C. Whitman D. Emily Dickinson 9._______ was the first American writer to conceive his career in international terms. A. Emerson B. Henry James C. Mark Twain D. Ernest Hemingway 10.According to Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury is a story of “______. ”

        A. lost generation B. lost innocence C. farmers D. industrial labors13Ⅳ。For each of the questions listed below please give the name of the author and the title of the literary work. (20% )

        1.“Come live with me and be my love,And we will all the pleasures prove That valleys,groves, hills, and fields ,Woods , or steepy mountain yields,And we will sit upon the rocks ,Seeing the shepherds feed their flocks,By shallow rivers to whose falls,Melodious birds sing madrigals. ”

        2.“The apparition14 of these faces in the crowd;Petals on a wet , black bough15. ”

        3.“He pulled back the blanket from the Indian‘s head. His hand came away wet. He mounted on the edge of the lower bunk16 with the lamp in one hand and looked in. The Indian lay with his face toward the wall. His throat had been cut from ear to ear. ”

        4.“Then I saw in my dream, that when they were got out of the wilderness17, they presently saw a town before them, and the name of that town is vanity; and at that town there is a fair kept, called vanity Fair ,…”

        5.“And because I am happy & dance & sing They think they have done me no injury,And are gone to praise God & his Priest & king,Who make up a heaven of our misery18. ”

        Ⅴ。Give brief answers to the following questions.(20% )

        1.Why has Fielding been regarded as “Father of the English novel ?”

        2.What‘s the symbolic19 meaning of Browning’s poem,“The Ring and the Book ?”

        3.What is literary naturalism ?

        4.How ‘s Yeats ’ style like ?

        Ⅵ。Short Essay Questions :(20% )

        1.What‘s the artistic20 tendency of D.H.Lawrence ?

        2.Give a brief discussion of Henry James‘ literary achievement.


1 revival UWixU     
  • The period saw a great revival in the wine trade.这一时期葡萄酒业出现了很大的复苏。
  • He claimed the housing market was showing signs of a revival.他指出房地产市场正出现复苏的迹象。
2 penetrate juSyv     
  • Western ideas penetrate slowly through the East.西方观念逐渐传入东方。
  • The sunshine could not penetrate where the trees were thickest.阳光不能透入树木最浓密的地方。
3 psychic BRFxT     
  • Some people are said to have psychic powers.据说有些人有通灵的能力。
  • She claims to be psychic and to be able to foretell the future.她自称有特异功能,能预知未来。
4 essentially nntxw     
  • Really great men are essentially modest.真正的伟人大都很谦虚。
  • She is an essentially selfish person.她本质上是个自私自利的人。
5 bourgeois ERoyR     
  • He's accusing them of having a bourgeois and limited vision.他指责他们像中产阶级一样目光狭隘。
  • The French Revolution was inspired by the bourgeois.法国革命受到中产阶级的鼓励。
6 structurally b9ab462aabf667bfba00ea360ed6c929     
  • The house roof was (structurally) unsound. 这屋顶(结构)不牢固。
  • Pinhole on shot-hole damage is never structurally significant. 针孔和蛀洞所造成的危害对结构的影响不大。
7 aspiring 3y2zps     
  • Aspiring musicians need hours of practice every day. 想当音乐家就要每天练许多小时。
  • He came from an aspiring working-class background. 他出身于有抱负的工人阶级家庭。 来自辞典例句
8 tragic inaw2     
  • The effect of the pollution on the beaches is absolutely tragic.污染海滩后果可悲。
  • Charles was a man doomed to tragic issues.查理是个注定不得善终的人。
9 innocence ZbizC     
  • There was a touching air of innocence about the boy.这个男孩有一种令人感动的天真神情。
  • The accused man proved his innocence of the crime.被告人经证实无罪。
10 provincial Nt8ye     
  • City dwellers think country folk have provincial attitudes.城里人以为乡下人思想迂腐。
  • Two leading cadres came down from the provincial capital yesterday.昨天从省里下来了两位领导干部。
11 hardy EenxM     
  • The kind of plant is a hardy annual.这种植物是耐寒的一年生植物。
  • He is a hardy person.他是一个能吃苦耐劳的人。
12 sketch UEyyG     
  • My sister often goes into the country to sketch. 我姐姐常到乡间去写生。
  • I will send you a slight sketch of the house.我将给你寄去房屋的草图。
13 labors 8e0b4ddc7de5679605be19f4398395e1     
v.努力争取(for)( labor的第三人称单数 );苦干;详细分析;(指引擎)缓慢而困难地运转
  • He was tiresome in contending for the value of his own labors. 他老为他自己劳动的价值而争强斗胜,令人生厌。 来自辞典例句
  • Farm labors used to hire themselves out for the summer. 农业劳动者夏季常去当雇工。 来自辞典例句
14 apparition rM3yR     
  • He saw the apparition of his dead wife.他看见了他亡妻的幽灵。
  • But the terror of this new apparition brought me to a stand.这新出现的幽灵吓得我站在那里一动也不敢动。
15 bough 4ReyO     
  • I rested my fishing rod against a pine bough.我把钓鱼竿靠在一棵松树的大树枝上。
  • Every bough was swinging in the wind.每条树枝都在风里摇摆。
16 bunk zWyzS     
  • He left his bunk and went up on deck again.他离开自己的铺位再次走到甲板上。
  • Most economists think his theories are sheer bunk.大多数经济学家认为他的理论纯属胡说。
17 wilderness SgrwS     
  • She drove the herd of cattle through the wilderness.她赶着牛群穿过荒野。
  • Education in the wilderness is not a matter of monetary means.荒凉地区的教育不是钱财问题。
18 misery G10yi     
  • Business depression usually causes misery among the working class.商业不景气常使工薪阶层受苦。
  • He has rescued me from the mire of misery.他把我从苦海里救了出来。
19 symbolic ErgwS     
  • It is symbolic of the fighting spirit of modern womanhood.它象征着现代妇女的战斗精神。
  • The Christian ceremony of baptism is a symbolic act.基督教的洗礼仪式是一种象征性的做法。
20 artistic IeWyG     
  • The picture on this screen is a good artistic work.这屏风上的画是件很好的艺术品。
  • These artistic handicrafts are very popular with foreign friends.外国朋友很喜欢这些美术工艺品。