文学 TPO50-L3 American Realism

TPO50-L3

American Realism


 

 

  1. What is the main purpose of the lecture?
  • A. To highlight realism’s causes and characteristics
  • B. To explore plot and character development in realist literature
  • C. To examine realism’s contribution to social change
  • D. To show how two realist authors influenced literature in the United States

 

  1. Why does the professor mention the scientific method and rational philosophy?
  • A. To give examples of subjects commonly chosen by realist authors
  • B. To provide context for his discussion of realist authors
  • C. To explain how the realist style had an effect in areas unrelated to literature
  • D. To highlight changes in society that realist authors opposed

 

  1. According to the professor, what are three characteristics of realist literature?
    [CHOOSE 3 ANSWERS]
  • A. Sentimental plot structure
  • B. Concern for social change
  • C. Well-developed characters
  • D. Use of a narrator to complicate the plot
  • E. Use of regional speaking styles

 

  1. According to the professor, what makes Life in the Iron Mills by Rebecca Harding Davis notable?
  • A. It is unlike her other works.
  • B. It led to many changes throughout society.
  • C. It was one of the first examples of realist literature.
  • D. It influenced the more famous works of Mark Twain.

 

  1. What is the professor’s opinion of the writing of Rebecca Harding Davis?
  • A. It is similar in quality to Mark Twain’s writing.
  • B. It provides valuable insight about the time period.
  • C. It was not successful in bringing about the changes it advocated.
  • D. Davis’ style was not as realistic as Twain’s.

 

  1. What does the professor imply about literature in the United States prior to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?
  • A. It did not yet have a distinct American style.
  • B. Very few books were published.
  • C. Romanticism and realism had started to combine.
  • D. British authors were using realism more than American authors were.

答案:
A B BCE C B A

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