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Mr. Marcel Unit Exam (Semester 2)(Victorian Poetry, A Clockwork Orange, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead)
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a place or situation of perfection; it is an idealistic goal or concept for political or social reform
explores what man values now and raises the question of whether he is capable of overcoming the evil that seems to be inherent in mankind
St. Thomas More
Who first wrote Utopia?
Which author is attributed the beginning in the popularity of utopian literature in the 1800s?
Dystopian novels came about due to what in the 1900s?
Who wrote the dystopian novel We (1924), about a totalitarian society?
Who wrote the dystopian novel Brave New World (1932), about free will's sacrifice in favor of social stability?
Who wrote 1984 (written in 1947)?
When was Anthony Burgess born?
True/False: Anthony Burgess served in the military
phonetics, English literature
Anthony Burgess was a lecturer in which two subjects?
false (he was a critic of Shakespeare and Joyce)
True/False: Anthony Burgess was a critic of Greek tragedians
True/False: Anthony Burgess wrote music
Define: in Burgess's words, a belief that the wrong god is temporarily ruling the world and that the true god has gone under
In terms of Burgess's novels: "All of his novels are somewhat __________________, because they are all in some way ______________: "no novel ...can possess any vitality without an implied sense of values from religion."
young thug, personal dialect
In Clockwork Orange, Burgess insisted that the main character had to be a __________ __________ and that the story must be told in that character's ________________ ________________.
By reading A Clockwork Orange, the reader would be brainwashed into learning minimal ______________.
false (a glossary would disrupt the brainwashing effect)
True/False: Anthony Burgess wanted to add a glossary to Clockwork Orange to make the novel easier to read
What is the name of the language used in Clockwork Orange?
The irony of the Nadsat language is that it emphasizes _____________________ and maintains illusion of a dehumanized world at the same time.
Which scientist pioneered the idea of conditioning?
Which scientist pioneered the Operant Conditioning Chamber that measured responses of organisms with their environments?
BF Skinner discovered that _______________________ for the organism played a large role in how the organism responded in certain situations.
In reference to the title, Anthony Burgess punningly refers to a mechanically responsive (_______________) human and orange (which in Malay, means _______________).
"A clockwork orange: meaning that he has the appearance of an organism lovely with colour and juice but is in fact only a clockwork toy to be wound up by _______ or the __________."
In terms of the twentieth century, which artists practiced cubism and modern art?
In terms of Modernism, which two musicians were most prominent?
Einstein's theory of relativity
In terms of Modernism, which scientific advancement helped develop an understanding of the universe?
Which twentieth century person pioneered psychoanalysis?
What caused the reassuring nineteenth century truths to be called into question?
Samuel Beckett (Irish), Ionesco (Romanian), Albee (American), Pinter (British)
Which four playwrights (and their nationalities) pioneered the theater of the absurd?
True/False: after WWII, writers of the absurd felt a sense of loss, despair and hopelessness; our world is an absurd, meaningless one
human loneliness in a world without God, inability to communicate, dehumanization of individuals, meaninglessness of life
What are the four central themes of absurdism?
fear of nuclear war, rampant materialism, inability to communicate
What were three primary causes of absurdism?
In what year was Tom Stoppard born?
In which country was Tom Stoppard born?
reporter, freelance writer
Before becoming a playwright, Tom Stoppard worked as what two professions?
When was Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead first produced?
Edinburgh fringe festival
Where was Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead first produced?
Lord Malquist and Mr. Moon
In 1966, Tom Stoppard published his only novel. What is its name?
What was Tom Stoppard's pseudonym while a critic?
For Tom Stoppard, there are two types of characters that frequently appear: "________ is a person to whom things happen. _________ is rather more aggressive."
Which of these works is not by Tom Stoppard: Jumpers, Travesties, Night and Day, The Real Thing, From Darkness, Hapgood, Arcadia, Coast of Utopia, Rock'n'Roll
false (none of Stoppard's characters control their own destiny; their irrepressible vitality and eccentric persistence, constitute what Stoppard feels to be an authentic response to existence)
True/False: Most of Tom Stoppard's characters have some power over their future
Which two sources were the "twin syringes" for inspirations for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead?
When did Samuel Beckett publish Waiting for Godot?
Who wrote "The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock"?
True/False: For Prufrock and Hamlet, their secret wish is only to regress to a safe haven where his inner universe is no longer disturbed by any tormenting human problems
Who wrote "The Lady of Shalott"?
Who wrote "The Charge of the Light Brigade"?
Who wrote "Ulysses"?
Who wrote "My Last Duchess"?
Who wrote "Dover Beach"?
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