1. Henry James’ novels are referred to as ___.
A novels of humor
B novels of criticism
C novels of manners
D novels of history
2. Henry James’ fame rested largely upon his handling of his major fictional theme, “the international theme”, which includes all the following but ___.
A the meeting of American and Europe
B American innocence in contact and contrast with European decadence
C the moral and psychological complications
D the nostalgic feeling of ancient Europe
3. In his whole writing career James was concerned with ___ which is at the center of his aesthetic of the novel.
A “point of wiew”
4. Most of William Dean Howells’s literary-aesthetic ideas are best elucidated in his ___.
A Aspects of fiction
B Philosophy of Composition
C Arts of Fiction
D Criticism and Fiction
5. As a poet, Ezra Pound is best known for his active involvement in ___.
A the Beat Generation movement
B the radical political protests
C the poetic revolution
D the school of Naturalism
6. F. Scott Fitzgerald shows an interest in the spiritual predicament of ___ in his fiction.
A the working class people
B the upper class society
C the exiles in Paris
D intellectuals and artists
7. which of the following is NOT written by Theodore Dreiser?.
A The Genius
B The Titan
C Light in August
D Jennie Gerhardt
8. Which of the Hemingway’s novels describe the drifting life of American exiles in Europe?
A The Sun Also Rises
B A Farewell to Arms
C For Whom the Bell Tolls
D The Old Man and the Sea
9. Which statement about Eugene O’Neill is NOT true?
A He was awarded the Nobel Prize
B He experimented with expressionism
C He has produced over 40 plays in his lifetime
D His later works are generally inferior in quality
10. Apart form the dislocation of time and the modern stream-of-consciousness, the other narrative techniques Faulkner used to construct his stories include ___, symbolism and mythological and biblical allusions.
C multiple points of view
D first person point of view