1. Which of the following
is true of the female aspect of Romantic literature?
a) Due to the social conditions of the time, the number of female writers
b) Female Romantic writers proved that women could write equal to or
better than male Romantic writers
c) Female Romantics wrote poetry and novels under pseudonyms
d) Female writers dominated the Romantic literary movement and the movement
would not have occurred if it wasn't due to individuals like Jane Austen,
Mary Shelley, and Ann Radcliffe.
e) None of the above
2. Which of the following
is true of opium and the Romantic literary movement?
a) It was not until Thomas De Quincey's Confessions of an English Opium
Eater that other British poets and writers began experimenting with
b) Many writers who used opium believed it enhanced their imagination
and therefore enhanced the quality of their work
c) Edgar Allan Poe, John Keats, Charles Pierre Baudelaire, and members
of the Club Des Haschischins all used Opium
d) American Romantic authors did not use opium
e) All of the Above
3. All of the following
are true about the Gothic Romance EXCEPT:
a) They were interested in things such as mysteries, ghosts, Gothic
castles, violence, vampires, terrors, and all other recurring motifs
of Gothic literature
b) They were interested in the supernatural
c) The Gothic Romance is the same as Dark Romanticism
d) Critics of the time claimed that Gothic Romances had no moral or
e) Gothic literature is tainted with symbolism
4. What were the opinion
of Romantics in regards to the Devil?
a) Romantics liked the Devil as they expressed their problems, hidden
tendencies, and ambitions through the Devil as a character in stories
b) the Devil is rarely mentioned in Romantic literature and thus no
strong opinion exists
c) The devil was an important character of Romanticism to celebrate
the impossible or absurd
d) both a and c
e) none of the above
5. What did the American
Dark Romantics analyze?
a) the grotesque, the gloomy, the morbid, the fantastic
b) the psyche of humans
c) the supernatural world
d) the wrongs of society such as injustice, murders, and child abuse
e) a, b, and c
6. What was unique about
the Romantic fairy tale?
a) It followed the traditions of a classic fairy tale
b) It was unorthodox as it included complex problems open to interpretation
and lacked human warmth
c) It was written for mainly a children audience
d) It was a genre in which young Romantic writers could express themselves
e) both b and d
7. What was the Sturm und
Drang movement spurred by?
b) Rebellion against reason
c) The potency and spontaneity of emotions
d) The discomfort of society
e) all of the above
8. What did the preface
of lyrical ballads declare?
a) Napoleon was a heretic
b) the Gothic Romance was actually an important and profound work of
c) to abandon one's pursuit of knowledge for the pursuit of nature
d) the role of poetry in society must change
e) Samuel Taylor Coleridge was an opium addict
9. Which of the following
did American Romantics support?
b) the Doctrine of Slavery
c) Jacksonian Democracy
d) both a and c
e) none of the above, the American Romantics were a literary circle
who did not involve themselves in political and social reforms
10. Which of the following
is NOT a quality of a Romantic Hero?
a) he often comes in contact with people and saves them
b) he values emotion over rational thought
c) he attempts to become one with the natural world
d) he is often youthful, innocent, and intuitive
e) he is hopelessly uneasy with women
1. What is the difference
between the first and second wave of Romanticism?
2. What is the Transcendental
idea of Oversoul?
3. What were the themes
behind Mary Shelley's Frankenstein?
4. What were the main themes
of the British Romantic poets?
5. How is the devil compared
to the Romantic movement?