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Question 1: Although there was no classical precedent for the form, it drew some inspiration from ancient Greek novels set in the countryside, such as ________ .
CharitonLongusDaphnis and ChloeAethiopica

Question 2: Indeed, the pastoral life is sometimes depicted as being far closer to the ________ than the rest of human life.
Golden AgeCyclopsHeraGreek mythology

Question 3: [4] ________ also wrote his famous Pastoral Symphony, avoiding his usual musical dynamism in favour of relatively slow rhythms.
Ludwig van BeethovenBeethoven's musical styleWolfgang Amadeus MozartBeethoven and his contemporaries

Question 4: Italian poets revived the pastoral from the 14th century onwards, first in Latin (examples include works by ________, Pontano and Mantuan) then in the Italian vernacular (Boiardo).
PetrarchRenaissancePoetryDante Alighieri

Question 5: Later, French artists were also attracted to the pastoral, notably Claude, ________ (e.g.
Nicolas PoussinWestern paintingGian Lorenzo BerniniCaravaggio

Question 6: It contains elegies, ________ and a discussion of the role of poetry in contemporary England.
NovelLiterary techniqueFairy taleFable

Question 7: Virgil presented a more idealised vision of rural life than Theocritus and was the first to set his poems in ________, the favourite location of subsequent pastoral literature.
ArcadiaIlia PrefectureAchaeaLaconia

Question 8: The tasks of their employment with sheep and other rustic chores is held in the fantasy to be almost wholly undemanding and is left in the background, abandoning the shepherdesses and their swains in a state of almost perfect ________.
John NeulingerEuropeLeisurePersonal life

Question 9: Notable examples include the shepherd's "alte Weise" from Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, or the pastoral ballet occupying the middle of ________'s The Queen of Spades.
Tchaikovsky and the Belyayev circleNikolai Rimsky-KorsakovPyotr Ilyich TchaikovskyTchaikovsky and The Five

Question 10: The Roman poet ________ adapted the genre into Latin with his highly influential Eclogues.

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