Question types

Start with

Question limit

of 151 available terms

Print test

5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. Petrarchan conceit
  2. Noble savage
  3. Novel of manners
  4. Satire
  5. Idyll
  1. a A work or manner that blends a censorious attitude with humor and wit for improving human institutions or humanity
  2. b A term describing one or another of the poetic genres that are short and possess marked descriptive, narrative, and pastoral qualities
  3. c A novel dominated by social customs, manners, conventions, and havits of a definite social class
  4. d This kind of conceit used by Petrarch in his love sonnets and widely imitated or ridiculed by Renaissance English sonneteers. It rests on exaggerated comparisons expressing the beauty, cruelty, and charm of the beloved and the suffering of the forlorn lover.
  5. e The idea that primitive human beings are naturally good and that whatever evil they develop is the product of the corrupting action of civilization

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Literally a manifestation or showing-forth, usually of some divine being
  2. The chief character in a work
  3. A term used by Friedrich Nietzsche for the spirit in Greek tragedy associated with Dionysus, the god of wine. It refers to states of ecstatic, orgiastic, or irrational.
  4. Used to designate the types or categories into which the literary works are grouped according to form, technique, or sometimes, subject matter (ex: tragedy, comedy epic, lyric, pastoral, etc.)
  5. Magazines printed on rough pulp paper, cheaply produced, with lurid illustrations and gaudy covers, and featuring tales of love, crime, and adventure

5 True/False questions

  1. AnachronismA concise statement of a principle of precept given in pointed words. For example, "life is short, art is long, opportunity fleeting, experimenting dangerous, reasoning difficult."


  2. DadaismA chant embodying a prayer for the repose of the dead [sad]


  3. RecognitionA ___ plot is one in which the principal reversal or peripety results from someone's acquisition of knowledge previously withheld but which works a decisive change


  4. BurlesqueA form of comedy characterized by ridiculous exaggeration and distortion: the sublime may be made absurd; honest emotion may be turned to sentimentality; a serious subject may be treated frivolously or frivolous subject seriously


  5. Poetic justiceIdeal judgment that rewards virtue and punishes vice