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  1. The first humanist philosophers were concerned with defining what the limits of human knowledge were.
    They were called

    (A) Sophists.

    ( B ) Deists.

    ( C ) Epicureans.

    ( D ) Zenoists.

    ( E ) Marxists


    • The correct answer is A.
    • Sophists were a group of traveling scholars who were masters of formal debate


  2. Which of the following plays was NOT by Aristophanes?

    (A) lysistrata

    ( B ) Medea

    ( C ) The Frogs

    ( D ) The Clouds

    ( E ) None of the above




    • The correct answer is B. Medea was written by Euripides

  3. The Iliad, by Homer, takes place during the

    (A) Peloponnesian War.

    ( B ) Persian War.

    ( C ) Punic Wars.

    ( D ) Crusades.

    ( E ) Trojan War.








    • The correct answer is E.

    • The correct answer is E.
    • The Iliad tells the story of the Trojan War, famous for the Greeks' gift of the
    • Trojan Horse.



























  4. Which of the following was NOT written by Edgar Allan Poe?
    (A) The Raven



    ( B ) The Count of Monte Cristo



    C ) The Fall of the House of Usher



    ( D ) The Tell-Tale Heart



    ( E ) The Pit and the Pendulum





    • The correct answer is B.
    • The Count of Monte Cristo was written by Alexander Dumas

  5. Match the line(s) with the author.
    “Call me Ishmael.”
    (A) Robert Frost
    ( B ) Carl Sandburg
    ( C ) Herman Melville
    ( D ) Edgar Allan Poe
    ( E ) Charles Dickens

  6. Match the line(s) with the author.
    “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”
    (A) Robert Frost
    ( B ) Carl Sandburg
    ( C ) Herman Melville
    ( D ) Edgar Allan Poe
    ( E ) Charles Dickens

  7. Match the line(s) with the author.
    “Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary.”
    (A) Robert Frost
    ( B ) Carl Sandburg
    ( C ) Herman Melville
    ( D ) Edgar Allan Poe
    ( E ) Charles Dickens

  8. Match the line(s) with the author.
    “Hog butcher for the World,
    Tool maker, stacker of wheat
    Player with railroads and the Nations Freight Handler
    Stormy, husky, brawling
    City of the Big Shoulders”
    (A) Robert Frost
    ( B ) Carl Sandburg
    ( C ) Herman Melville
    ( D ) Edgar Allan Poe
    ( E ) Charles Dickens

  9. Which of the following was NOT written by John Steinbeck?

    (A) Cannery Row

    ( B ) The Grapes of Wrath



    ( C ) Of Mice and Men

    ( D ) The Great Gatsby

    ( E ) The Pearl








  10. Match the definition with the name of the literary form.

    a legend, a way of people explaining why things are

    (A) Epic
    ( B ) Picaresque novel
    ( C ) Myth
    ( D ) Historical novel
    ( E ) Novella

  11. Match the definition with the name of the literary form.

    a novel based on historical facts

    (A) Epic
    ( B ) Picaresque novel
    ( C ) Myth
    ( D ) Historical novel
    ( E ) Novella

  12. Match the definition with the name of the literary form.

    a short novel, often Italian or French

    (A) Epic
    ( B ) Picaresque novel
    ( C ) Myth
    ( D ) Historical novel
    ( E ) Novella

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