Biographia Literaria, or, Biographical Sketches of My Literary Life and Opinions Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which thesis is described as an act of self-consciousness as a source of knowledge?
(a) Thesis X.
(b) Thesis II.
(c) Thesis III.
(d) Thesis I.

2. Who does Coleridge quote to show that this author is rich in composition?
(a) Chaucer.
(b) Shakespeare.
(c) Milton.
(d) Gower.

3. Where did Coleridge travel and lecture?
(a) England.
(b) Scotland.
(c) United States.
(d) Japan.

4. Coleridge says that if poetry is from the poet's sensation, what does the work become?
(a) Mediocre.
(b) Feasible.
(c) Amazing.
(d) Sensational.

5. Coleridge says that meter comes from a state of which emotion?
(a) Anger.
(b) Excitement.
(c) Fear.
(d) Happiness.

6. What study has Coleridge always wanted to see done?
(a) Study of his own works.
(b) Study of syntax and diction.
(c) Study of fantastic and natural language.
(d) Study of Wordsworth's works.

7. What does Coleridge say appropriateness is an issue in?
(a) Poetry.
(b) Grammar.
(c) Manners.
(d) Daily life.

8. What religion does Coleridge say he observes?
(a) Muslim.
(b) Christian.
(c) Catholic.
(d) Unitarian.

9. Coleridge states the idea of God involves which of the following?
(a) Ignorance.
(b) A pessimist.
(c) An optimist.
(d) A realist.

10. Whose meaning does Coleridge have the hardest time determining?
(a) Wordsworth.
(b) Shakespeare.
(c) Crowley.
(d) Milton.

11. What does Coleridge describe as two counteracting forces?
(a) Knowledge.
(b) Reality.
(c) Imagination.
(d) Spirit.

12. Which thesis states that truth must have corresponding reality?
(a) Thesis V.
(b) Thesis II.
(c) Thesis X.
(d) Thesis I.

13. What does Coleridge describe as the result of both the conscious and unconscious?
(a) Negative imagination.
(b) Positive knowledge.
(c) Negative knowledge.
(d) Positive imagination.

14. What did Coleridge write when living next to Wordsworth?
(a) Old Woman.
(b) Angry Fisherman.
(c) Ancient Mariner.
(d) Eastern Country.

15. How does Coleridge describe the idea of poetry?
(a) Hope.
(b) Anger.
(c) Fear.
(d) Pleasure.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Coleridge, how did Wordsworth do on his experimental poem?

2. Who or what does Coleridge mention in reference to its literary criticisms?

3. According to Coleridge, those living a rustic life have which of the following instead of language?

4. Coleridge says that many reviews will condemn a work without doing which of these?

5. What did Crowley mix?

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