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Question 1: Although literary modernism reached its peak between the First and Second ________, the earliest examples of the movement's attitudes appeared in the mid to late nineteenth century.
End timeSocietal collapseWorld warRisks to civilization, humans and planet Earth

Question 2: ________ also began to be popular in London, and there was significant literary resistance to this Italian incursion.
French operaOperaFachThe opera corpus

Question 3: Henry Fielding attacked the absurdity of this novel with two of his own works, Joseph Andrews and Shamela, and then countered Richardson's ________ with Tom Jones.
Saskia WickhamPamela, or Virtue RewardedUnited KingdomClarissa

Question 4: However, it seemed to be an allegory for ________ and the directors of the South Sea Company, and so Gay's follow up opera was banned without performance.
Henry PelhamWilliam Pitt the YoungerHenry Addington, 1st Viscount SidmouthRobert Walpole

Question 5: It was in the ________ (1837-1901) that the novel became the leading form of literature in English.
United KingdomGeorgian eraVictorian eraEngland

Question 6: ________, William S. Burroughs, Joseph Heller, Kurt Vonnegut, Hunter S. Thompson, Truman Capote, Thomas Pynchon, Taylor Gray
June MillerHenry MillerBeat GenerationAller Retour New York

Question 7: Additionally, ________ and John Rich began to battle each other for greater and greater spectacles to present on stage.
Colley CibberRestoration comedyThe DunciadTheatre Royal, Drury Lane

Question 8: The "Second generation" of Romantic poets includes Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary Shelley and ________.
William BlakeRomantic poetryGeorge Gordon Byron, 6th Baron ByronJohn Keats

Question 9: Her most important and popular novel, ________, would set the model for all Romance Novels to follow.
Pride and Prejudice (1995 TV serial)Elizabeth BennetFitzwilliam DarcyPride and Prejudice

Question 10: Marlowe was fascinated and terrified by the new frontiers opened by modern ________.
Social sciencesSciencePseudoscienceScientific method


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