Contexts Of British Prose 1660–1925

This is an MCQ-based quiz for GRE on the Contexts Of British Prose 1660–1925.

This includes The Fall of the House of Usher, Gulliver’s Travels, The History of a Young Lady, and Frankenstein.

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What is considered the first English work of Gothic literature?

Jane Eyre Frankenstein “The Fall of the House of Usher” The Castle of Otranto The Mystery of Edwin Drood

In James Joyce’s seminal modernist work Ulysses, a hapless dreamer named Leopold Bloom goes about his daily routine in which city?

Dublin Belfast Edinburgh London Cambridge

Which of the following male author names is actually the pseudonym of a female writer?

E. M. Forster Henry Fielding Daniel Defoe Thomas Hardy George Eliot

With which movement is Oscar Wilde’s novel The Picture of Dorian Gray most closely associated?

Modernism Expressionism Realism Empiricism Aestheticism

The 1726 work Gulliver’s Travels satirizes which then-popular type of writing?

Melodrama Eclogue Epic poem Travelogue Epistolary novel

Which of the following is the earliest novel written in English amongst the answer choices?

Clarissa Gulliver’s Travels Pamela Robinson Crusoe Don Quixote

Samuel Richardson’s Clarissa, or, the History of a Young Lady is an early example of which style of novel?

Gothic Tragicomic Pastoral Epistolary Picaresque

Which of the following is not a theme of Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel Frankenstein?

Aesthetics Secrecy Politics The nature of knowledge Insanity

Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness is set in which of the following locations?

The Amazon River The Congo River The Nile River The Mississippi River The Zambezi River

Which of the following are subjects of Wuthering Heights?

Education and domestic subservience

Classism and a love triangle

Democracy and agrarian disputes

Nature and industrial advancements

Childhood and federal crime

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Title: Contexts Of British Prose 1660–1925
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