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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is unusual about the essay "Once a Tramp, Always...?"
(a) It contains lewd illustrations.
(b) It includes food recipes.
(c) It contains a coded message if deciphered.
(d) It is written half in Spanish and half in English.
2. Who wrote "The Execution of Tropmann?"
(a) Hubert Butler.
(b) Carlos Fuentes.
(c) William Hazlitt.
(d) Ivan Turgenev.
3. When was Walter Benjamin Born?
(a) 1962 A.D.
(b) 1892 A.D.
(c) 1705 A.D.
(d) 1472 A.D.
4. What title did Thurber give to his humorous autobiographical essay?
(a) The Secret Life of James Thurber.
(b) James Thurber, I Hardly Knew You.
(c) James Thurber: Confidential.
(d) Autobiography of a Biographist.
5. What term best describes the type of literature written by Virginia Woolf?
(a) Epic poetry.
(b) Modern fiction.
Short Answer Questions
1. What occupation did Lu Hsun abandon to become a writer?
2. Which of the following is NOT a well-known story written by Robert Louis Stevenson?
3. Who wrote "This Tool Is Life?"
4. Who wrote "The Crack-Up"?
5. Who wrote "He and I"?
Short Essay Questions
1. What kind of literature did Virginia Woolf write? What was a common focus that united her work?
2. What level of literary output did G. K. Chesterton achieve in his lifetime?
3. What two works of G. K. Chesterton are included in this volume? What are the subjects of these essays?
4. What are the particulars of Ivan Turgenev's "The Execution of Tropmann"?
5. What is the subject of Krim's "For My Brothers and Sisters in the Failure Business"? What feelings does Krim express in the essay?
6. How does Seymour Krim's life compare to Mary McCarthy's? How did Krim's childhood impact his writing?
7. What is Ivan Turgenev's opinion of capital punishment? How did Turgenev believe servants should be treated?
8. What is the subject of Junichiro Tanizaki's "In Praise of Shadows?" What hope does Tanizaki express at the end of the essay?
9. Describe the important events in Lu Hsun's life that impacted his personal essays.
10. Under what circumstances are Lu Hsun's "This Tool is Life" and "Death" written? What are the subjects of these essays?
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