18th Century Literature Dieterich

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A MODEST PROPOSAL
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A MODEST PROPOSAL
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All of the following are problems afflicting Ireland with which Swift is concerned in this essay except
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the breakdown of parental authority
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What is the primary consideration of the speaker’s argument in \”A Modest Proposal\”
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economics
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According to the speaker all of the following are advantages of his proposal except that
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the catholic population will be reduced
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Which of the following best describes the cumulative effect on the reader of the speaker’s presenting the advantages of his proposal one after another
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horrifying
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To remove all suggestion of irony from the title of this essay one might rename it
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\”An outrageous proposal\”
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The overall tone of this essay could best be described as
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mock earnest
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Swift’s main purpose in writing this essay was most probably to
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shock the reader into realizing the plight of Ireland’s poor
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The speaker believes that the answer to Ireland’s problems lies in
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cannibalism
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According to the speaker’s calculations the greatest number of children born in Ireland are
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born into poverty
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When the speaker argues that only one male for every four females need be reserved for breeding he is implying that
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poor people are not faithful to one mate
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What point does swift make through the speaker’s statement that the landlords have already devoured most of the parents of poor children
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Landlords are responsible for the poverty of poor people
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Swift suggests that the main problem with absentee landlords is that they
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take from, but do not add to, Ireland’s economy
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GULLIVER’S TRAVELS
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GULLIVER’S TRAVELS
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In the story of how the dispute arose between the Big Endians and the Little Endians the chief objects of Swift’s satire are
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triviality and pettiness
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Gulliver’s spectacles provide him
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protection from the arrows, and increased insight
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After Gulliver brings the enemy ships to the Lilliputian prince, the prince’s request prompts Gulliver to make the generalization that all rulers are
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greedy
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According to the king of Brobdingnag the qualifications necessary to be an English legislator are
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ignorance, idleness, and vice
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Gulliver’s stories about his country’s greatness convince the king of Brobdingnag that the English as a group are
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Hateful Vermin
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In this story Swift is satirizing the religious wars between Protestant England and Catholic France
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true
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The Lilliputians are a race of people who are
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only six inches tall
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The Brobdingnag’s are a race of people who are
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giants twelve times as tall as Gulliver
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When an emperor issued of an edict commanding all of his subjects to crack their eggs on the smaller end of the shell, this sparked a war between the Lilliputians and the Brobdingnag’s
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true
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Gulliver protests bringing all the rest of the ships because \”he would never be an instrument of bringing free and brave people into slavery\”
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true
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People tend to think that their own disputes are more important than those of others is a theme conveyed in \”A Voyage to Lilliput\” and \”A Voyage to Brobdingnag\” together
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true
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What is the target of Swift’s satire when he has Gulliver offer king of Brobdingnag the technology to make gunpowder and the king refuses
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the inhumanity of warfare
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Swift uses the king of Brobdingnag’s comments and questions to ridicule the weakness and evils of Gulliver’s world
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true
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THE RAPE OF THE LOCK
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THE RAPE OF THE LOCK
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Belinda and the baron play a card game called
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Omber
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The baron tries 3 times before he finally cuts the lock of hair
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true
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Name one of Belinda’s weapons
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snuff
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The baron could represent
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a man
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Belinda could represent
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a woman
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What did the lock of hair become
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a constellation
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Ariel represents a magical element in this work
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true
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Pettiness of the nobility is a theme from this work
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true
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A work that treat a trivial subject in the grand elevated style of an epic is a
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mock epic
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Pope’s purpose for writing \”The Rape of the Locke\” was to poke fun at the spoiled upper class
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true
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A central theme in \”The Rape of the Lock\” is the tragedy of romantic love
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false
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When the baron cries out that the glorious prize is his, he was referring to the card game
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false
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AN ESSAY IN MAN
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AN ESSAY ON MAN
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A central idea of the excerpt from \”An Essay on Man\” is that human beings resemble beasts more than angels
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false
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Pope’s images in the excerpt suggest the view that intellect and emotions are
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strongly opposing
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When Pope refers to \”a middle state\” he is referring most likely to a state between
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god and animal
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A DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
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A DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
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Johnson’s tone in the preface is weary and resigned
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true
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In the excerpt from the preface, Johnson indirectly compares the English language to
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growing tree
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An appropriate purpose for Reading the preface would be to find out why Johnson wrote the dictionary
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true
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Johnson includes quotations from the minute offers to demonstrate correct usage
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true
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ELEGY WRITTEN IN A COUNTRY CHURCHYARD
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ELEGY WRITTEN IN A COUNTRY CHURCHYARD
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The mood of this poem can best be described as
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melancholy
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The paths of glory lead but to the grave summarizes the ides that
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death comes even to the wealthy and powerful
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In this poem Gray chiefly laments the deaths of those people
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whose potential abilities were never realized
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In which stanza of the poem does it become clear that the setting is a graveyard
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stanza 4
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Lines 55 and 56 refer to those people
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whose abilities are not publicly recognized
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In line 75, whom does they refer to
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the people buried in the churchyard
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Gray hopes to be remembered as being
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generous and sincere
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In this poem, which line best expresses the speakers view of life
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The paths of glory lead but to the grave
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These forefathers are rude because they are unsophisticated
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true

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