CLEP Colonial and Early National Period (Beginnings-1830) Poetry Analysis/Literary Interpretation Practice Test >> Exam 1

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Date: 22/04/2019 21:37:25
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1) Washington Irving wrote a short story‚ in which the Dutch-American protagonist finds that he ___________for 20 years‚ after he awakes in the woods.
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2) Thomas Paine’s pamphlet‚ ___________Sense (1776) gave the excerpt of this persuasive appeal.
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3) ?____________? is the title of this devotional poem by Edward Taylor.
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4) In the Year 1590 (1593)‚ This excerpt from The Fifth Voyage of M. John White into the West Indies and Parts of America called Virginia‚ refers to which early colonial settlement?
5) To which occurrences this poem is referring to ?
6) Samson was the first Native American to publish works in English‚ in addition to religious writings‚ he wrote about racial inequality.This Native American Presbyterian preacher Samson _____________authored many hymns‚ including several included in Choice Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs (1774)‚ which he edited.
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7) "The ?voice? mentioned in line 17 refers to: ________.To him who in the love of Nature holds Communion with her visible forms‚ she speaks A various language; for his gayer hours She has a voice of gladness‚ and a smile And eloquence of beauty‚ and she glides 5 Into his darker musings‚ with a mild And healing sympathy‚ that steals away Their sharpness‚ ere he is aware. When thoughts Of the last bitter hour come like a blight Over thy spirit‚ and sad images 10 Of the stern agony‚ and shroud‚ and pall‚ And breathless darkness‚ and the narrow house‚ Make thee to shudder‚ and grow sick at heart;?Go forth under the open sky‚ and list To Nature’s teachings‚ while from all around?15 Earth and her waters‚ and the depths of air?Comes a still voice?Yet a few days‚ and thee The all-beholding sun shall see no more In all his course; nor yet in the cold ground‚ Where thy pale form was laid‚ with many tears‚ 20 Nor in the embrace of ocean‚ shall exist."
8) Which of the following poems were written by Phillis Wheatley (Check all that apply.)
9) In his book‚ Of Plymouth Plantation (1651)‚ William ____________records why he wrote the forerunner of the United States’ Constitution‚ The Mayflower Compact. I shall a litle returne backe and begine with a. combination I made by them before they came ashore‚ being the first foundation of their govermente in this place; occasioned partly by the discontented and mutinous speeches that some of the strangers amongst them had let fall from them in the ship-That when they came a shore they would use their owne libertie; for none had power to command them‚ the patente they had being for Virginia‚ and not for New-england‚ which belonged to an other Goverment‚ with which the Virginia Company had nothing to doe. And partly that shuch an acte by them done (this their condition considered) might be as firme as any patent‚ and in some respects more sure.
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10) William Cullen Bryant earned international recognition as America’s first major poet‚ after he wrote his book‚ Of Plymouth Plantation (1651)‚ in which he records why he wrote the forerunner of the United States’ Constitution‚ The Mayflower Compact.?_____________? and the publication of Poems (1821)‚ a collection of blank-verse meditations on nature and death.
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11) The first book printed in North America was The Bay Psalm Book‚ or ?__________‚? and it was translated from Hebrew and published in Cambridge‚ Massachusetts‚ in 1640.
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12) The Dutch-American protagonist Washington Irving ‚ awakes after an evening in the woods to find that he ___________ for 20 years‚ in this short story.Rip Van Winkle‚ however‚ was one of those happy mortals‚ of foolish‚ well-oiled dispositions‚ who take the world easy‚ eat white bread or brown‚ whichever can be got with least thought or trouble‚ and would rather starve on a penny than work for a pound. If left to himself‚ he would have whistled life away‚ in perfect contentment; but his wife kept continually dinning in his ears about his idleness‚ his carelessness‚ and the ruin he was bringing on his family. Morning‚ noon‚ and night‚ her tongue was incessantly going‚ and everything he said or did was sure to produce a torrent of household eloquence. Rip had but one way of replying to all lectures of the kind‚ and that‚ by frequent use‚ had grown into a habit. He shrugged his shoulders‚ shook his head‚ cast up his eyes‚ but said nothing. This‚ however‚ always provoked a fresh volley from his wife‚ so that he was fain to draw off his forces‚ and take to the outside of the house?the only side which‚ in truth‚ belongs to a henpecked husband.
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13) The Day of____________ (1662)‚ which details the judgment awaiting sinners‚ clergyman and physician Michael Wigglesworth also wrote the lyrical theological poems Meat Out of the Eater (1670) and ?God’s Controversy With New England? (written in 1662‚ but published in 1873) was the Most famous for his long ballad poem.
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14) Philip__________ wrote The Rising Glory of America (1771)‚ General Gage’s Soliloquy (1775)‚ General Gage’s Confession (1775)‚ and The British Prison Ship (1781). He was considered ?the poet of the American Revolution.?
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15) Philip Freneau sought to create a distinctively American style of poetry‚ In addition to his political writings. Which was NOT one of Freneau’s poems?
16) Samson was the first Native American to publish works in English‚ in addition to religious writings‚ he wrote about racial inequality.This Native American Presbyterian preacher Samson _____________authored many hymns‚ including several included in Choice Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs (1774)‚ which he edited.
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17) These Leather-Stocking Tales belongs to What genre of literature ?There was a peculiarity in the manner of the hunter that attracted the notice of the young female‚ who had been a close and interested observer of his appearance and equipments‚ from the moment he came into view. He was tall‚ and so meagre as to make him seem above even the six feet that he actually stood in his stockings. On his head‚ which was thinly covered with lank‚ sandy hair‚ he wore a cap made of fox-skin‚ resembling in shape the one we have already described‚ although much inferior in finish and ornaments. His face was skinny and thin almost to emaciation; but yet it bore no signs of disease?on the contrary‚ it had every indication of the most robust and enduring health. The cold and exposure had‚ together‚ given it a color of uniform red. . . . his scraggy neck was bare‚ and burnt to the same tint with his face; though a small part of a shirt-collar‚ made of the country check‚ was to be seen above the overdress he wore. A kind of coat‚ made of dressed deer-skin‚ with the hair on‚ was belted close to his lank body by a girdle . . . . On his feet were deer-skin moccasins‚ ornamented with porcupines’ quills‚ after the manner of the Indians‚ and his limbs were guarded with long leggings of the same material as the moccasins‚ which‚ gartering over the knees of his tarnished buckskin breeches‚ had obtained for him among the settlers the nickname of Leather-Stocking.
18) To which early colonial settlement does this excerpt (from The Fifth Voyage of M. John White into the West Indies and Parts of America called Virginia‚ in the Year 1590 (1593)) refer to?. . . we let fall our grapnel near the shore‚ & sounded with a trumpet a call‚ & afterwards many familiar English tunes of songs‚ and called to them friendly; but we had no answer‚ we therefore landed at day-break‚ and coming to the fire‚ we found the grass & sundry rotten trees burning about the place. From hence we went through the woods . . . until we came to the place where I left our colony in the year 1586. . . . we saw in the sand the print of the savages’ feet of 2 or 3 sorts trodden the night‚ and as we entered up the sandy bank upon a tree‚ in the very brow thereof were curiously carved these fair Roman letters C R O which letters presently we knew to signify the place‚ where I should find the planters seated‚ according to a secret token agreed upon between them & me at my last departure from them‚ which was‚ that in any ways they should not fail to write or carve on the trees or posts of the doors the name of the place where they should be seated; for at my coming always they were prepared to remove from Roanoak 50 miles into the mainland. Therefore at my departure from them in An[no Domini] 1587 I willed them‚ that if they should happen to be distressed in any of those places‚ that then they should carve over the letters or name‚ a Cross+in this form‚ but we found no such sign of distress.
19) "Below is Phillis Wheatley’s poem‚ ?On Being Brought from Africa to America?. What is the tone (attitude toward a subject/an audience) ? ?TWAS mercy brought me from my Pagan land‚Taught my benighted soul to understand That there’s a God‚ that there’s a Saviour too:Once I redemption neither fought now knew‚Some view our sable race with scornful eye‚ 5 ?Their colour is a diabolic die.? Remember‚ Christians‚ Negroes‚ black as Cain‚May be refin’d‚ and join th’ angelic train. "
20) "What conceit does Edward Taylor use in ?Huswifery? to represent this yearning to be God’s tool? Make me‚ O Lord‚ thy Spinning Wheele compleat;Thy Holy Worde my Distaff make for mee.Make mine Affections thy Swift Flyers neate‚And make my Soule thy holy Spoole to bee.My Conversation make to be thy Reele‚ 5 And reele the yarn thereon spun of thy Wheele."
21) Edward Taylor’s _____________Meditations (written in 1682) and God’s Determinations Touching His Elect (written in 1682) identify him as the finest colonial metaphysical poet‚ written to aid introspection of his relationship with God and not intended for publication.
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22) "Below is the poem and the words ?Distaff‚? ?Flyers? ?Spoole‚? and ?Reele? are all parts of .______________ ?Make me‚ O Lord‚ thy Spinning Wheele compleat;Thy Holy Worde my Distaff make for mee.Make mine Affections thy Swift Flyers neate‚And make my Soule thy holy Spoole to bee.My Conversation make to be thy Reele‚ 5And reele the yarn thereon spun of thy Wheele."
23) Which of the following poems were written by Phillis Wheatley? (Check all that apply.)
24) "To him who in the love of Nature holds Communion with her visible forms‚ she speaks A various language; for his gayer hours She has a voice of gladness‚ and a smile And eloquence of beauty‚ and she glides 5 Into his darker musings‚ with a mild And healing sympathy‚ that steals away Their sharpness‚ ere he is aware. When thoughts Of the last bitter hour come like a blight Over thy spirit‚ and sad images 10 Of the stern agony‚ and shroud‚ and pall‚ And breathless darkness‚ and the narrow house‚ Make thee to shudder‚ and grow sick at heart;? Go forth under the open sky‚ and list To Nature’s teachings‚ while from all around? 15 Earth and her waters‚ and the depths of air? Comes a still voice?Yet a few days‚ and thee The all-beholding sun shall see no more In all his course; nor yet in the cold ground‚ Where thy pale form was laid‚ with many tears‚ 20 Nor in the embrace of ocean‚ shall exist. Which of the following was used by William Cullen Bryant in his poetry? (Check all that apply.)"
25) "To him who in the love of Nature holds Communion with her visible forms‚ she speaks A various language; for his gayer hours She has a voice of gladness‚ and a smile And eloquence of beauty‚ and she glides 5 Into his darker musings‚ with a mild And healing sympathy‚ that steals away Their sharpness‚ ere he is aware. When thoughts Of the last bitter hour come like a blight Over thy spirit‚ and sad images 10 Of the stern agony‚ and shroud‚ and pall‚ And breathless darkness‚ and the narrow house‚ Make thee to shudder‚ and grow sick at heart;?Go forth under the open sky‚ and list To Nature’s teachings‚ while from all around?15 Earth and her waters‚ and the depths of air?Comes a still voice?Yet a few days‚ and theeThe all-beholding sun shall see no more In all his course; nor yet in the cold ground‚Where thy pale form was laid‚ with many tears‚ 20 Nor in the embrace of ocean‚ shall exist. _________ is personified in ?Thanatopsis"."
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26) Anne ’s poems‚ such as ?Here Follows Some Verses upon the Burning of Our House‚ July 10‚ 1666‚? and ?In Reference to Her Children‚ 23 June 1659‚? offered moral interpretation of events through imagery and allusion to the classics and the Bible‚ in consistent with the poetry of the era.
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27) The lawyer poet Francis Scott Key wrote what we now call ?The Star-Spangled ?_____________ (1814)‚ which became the national anthem of the United States of America in 1931‚ who was inspired by The sight of the American flag still flying after British hostilities at Fort McHenry during the War of 1812.
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28) A ?torrent of household eloquence? refers to _____________ with reference to the below quote.Rip Van Winkle‚ however‚ was one of those happy mortals‚ of foolish‚ well-oiled dispositions‚ who take the world easy‚ eat white bread or brown‚ whichever can be got with least thought or trouble‚ and would rather starve on a penny than work for a pound. If left to himself‚ he would have whistled life away‚ in perfect contentment; but his wife kept continually dinning in his ears about his idleness‚ his carelessness‚ and the ruin he was bringing on his family. Morning‚ noon‚ and night‚ her tongue was incessantly going‚ and everything he said or did was sure to produce a torrent of household eloquence. Rip had but one way of replying to all lectures of the kind‚ and that‚ by frequent use‚ had grown into a habit. He shrugged his shoulders‚ shook his head‚ cast up his eyes‚ but said nothing. This‚ however‚ always provoked a fresh volley from his wife‚ so that he was fain to draw off his forces‚ and take to the outside of the house?the only side which‚ in truth‚ belongs to a henpecked husband.
29) "Jonathan Edwards often used logical reasoning‚ such as______________ ‚ which consist of a major premise‚ a minor premise‚ and a conclusion‚ in his sermons.Your wickedness makes you as it were heavy as lead‚ and to tend downwards with great weight and pressure towards hell; and if God should let you go‚ you would immediately sink and swiftly descend and plunge into the bottomless gulf‚ and your healthy constitution‚ and your own care and prudence‚ and best contrivance‚ and all your righteousness‚ would have no more influence to uphold you and keep you out of hell‚ than a spider’s web would have to stop a falling rock. Were it not for the sovereign pleasure of God‚ the earth would not bear you one moment; for you are a burden to it; the creation groans with you; the creature is made subject to the bondage of your corruption‚ not willingly; the sun does not willingly shine upon you to . . . serve sin . . . ; the earth does not willingly yield her increase to satisfy your lusts; nor is it willingly a stage for your wickedness to be acted upon; the air does not willingly serve you for breath to maintain the flame of life in your vitals‚ while you spend your life in the service of God’s enemies. God’s creatures are good‚ and were made for men to serve God with‚ and do not willingly subserve to any other purpose‚ and groan when they are abused to purposes so directly contrary to their nature and end. And the world would spew you out‚ were it not for the sovereign hand of him who hath subjected it in hope."
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30) The Tenth________ Lately Sprung Up in America (1650)‚was Anne Bradstreet’s collection of poems‚ in which she reveals her love for her husband‚ devotion to her family‚ and observations of colonial life.
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