This is an MCQ-based quiz for GRE on the Identification Of British Plays After 1660.
Famous comedies from the era include William Wycherley's The Country Wife (1675), Aphra Behn's The Rover (1677), and George Farquhar's The Recruiting Officer (1706). Well-known Restoration tragedies include Roger Boyle's The Black Prince (1667) and Thomas Otway's Venice Preserv'd (1682).
Determine the title and author of this passage based on its content and style. “But I can"t stand saying one thing when everyone knows I mean another. What"s the use in such hypocrisy? If people arrange the world that way for women, there"s no good pretending it’s arranged the other way . . .”
Identify the author and title of the excerpt. "The great secret, Eliza, is not having bad manners or good manners or any other particular sort of manners, but having the same manner for all human souls: in short, behaving as if were in Heaven, where there are no third-class carriages, and one soul is as good as another.”
“True, "tis an unhappy circumstance of life that love should ever die before us, and that the man so often should outlive the lover. But say what you will, "tis better to be left than never to have been loved. To pass our youth in dull indifference, to refuse the sweets of life because they once must leave us, is as preposterous as to wish to have been born old, because we one day must be old. For my part, my youth may wear and waste, but it shall never rust in my possession.” Identify the title of the work from which the passage is adapted.
“How you can sit there, calmly eating muffins when we are in this horrible trouble, I can’t make out. You seem to me to be perfectly heartless.""Well, I can’t eat muffins in an agitated manner. The butter would probably get on my cuffs. One should always eat muffins quite calmly. It is the only way to eat them.""I say it’s perfectly heartless your eating muffins at all, under the circumstances.” Identify the title and author of the passage.
"You silly Arthur! If you knew anything about . . . anything, which you don"t, you would know that I adore you. Everyone in London knows it except you. It is a public scandal the way I adore you. I have been going about for the last six months telling the whole of society that I adore you. I wonder you consent to have anything to say to me. I have no character left at all. At least, I feel so happy that I am quite sure I have no character left at all.” Identify the title and author of the excerpt based on the content and style of the writing.
This play"s title is taken from a line in Shelley"s poem "To a Skylark."
What play centers on two hit-men, Ben and Gus, who are awaiting their next assignment in a windowless basement?
This play switches back and forth between the year 1809 and the present. Some of the main characters include Thomasina Coverly, Septimus Hodge, Hannah Jarvis, and Bernard Nightingale.
The Common Man, Sir Thomas More, and Thomas Cromwell are characters in which of the following plays?
Anthonio Salieri, Constanze Weber, and Emperor Joseph II are characters from which of the following plays?