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Question 1: Mentioned in ________ by Louisa May Alcott - is dropped on the floor by Jo March as she talks to Mr Laurence about his Grandson Laurie's prank.
Little Women (disambiguation)Little Women (1949 film)Little WomenLittle Women (1994 film)

Question 2: The plot concerns Rasselas, son of the King of Abyssinia (modern day ________), who leaves his home in company with his sister, Nekayah, and a philosopher, Imlac, to discover the secret of a happy life.

Question 3: The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia, often abbreviated to Rasselas, is a novella about happiness by ________.
Edmund BurkeJames BoswellSamuel JohnsonJames Macpherson

Question 4: The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia at ________
Project GutenbergAmazon KindleProject Gutenberg AustraliaGoogle Books

Question 5: [1] Rasselas is seen to express an hostility to the rising imperialism of his day and who rejects stereotypical “orientalist” viewpoints that justified ________.
Portuguese EmpireColonialismSpanish EmpireBritish Empire

Question 6: Ten years prior to writing Rasselas he published “________” in which he describes the inevitable defeat of worldly ambition.
London (Samuel Johnson poem)Early life of Samuel JohnsonThe Vanity of Human WishesSamuel Johnson

Question 7: It was considered by early readers as a work of philosophical and practical importance and critics often remark on the difficulty of classifying Rasselas as a ________.


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