English Literature Test 8 (Unit 5 Pages 183-235)

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I. Matching—Author with title (10)
a. William Blake
b. James Boswell
c. Robert Burns
d. William Cowper
e. Philip Doddridge
f. Oliver Goldsmith
g. Matthew Henry
h. John Newton
i. Augustus Toplady
j. Isaac Watts
k. Charles Wesley
a. The Lamb, The Tyger, The Clod and the Pebble, London, Auguries of Innocence,

b. “The Life of Samuel Johnson”

c. Afton Water



f. “The Deserted Village”, “Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog”,

g. “Meeting God in the Morning”, “Commentary on the Bible”, “Directions for Daily Communion with God”


i. “Rock of Ages”

j. “Jesus Shall Reign”, “The Heavens Declare Thy Glory, Lord”

k. “Jesus, Lover of My Soul”, “Soldiers of Christ, Arise”, “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus”

II. Multiple Choice (11)
a. Apostrophe
b. Elegy
c. Poetic Diction
d. Epigram
e. Matthew Henry’s devotion time
f. John Wesley’s “Thoughts on Nervous Disorders”
g. The Father of English Hymnody
h. Scotland’s greatest poet
i. Samuel Johnson’s biography
j. Samuel Johnson’s paper
k. The Task
l. The greatest writer of the eighteenth century
a. words addressed to an inanimate object as if it were a person

b. a melancholy poem which reflects on nature and death

c. the term used to refer to the linguistic style, the vocabulary, and the metaphors used in the writing of poetry.

d. a concise saying that is often witty or satiric



g. Issac Watts

h. Robert Burns

i. greatest biography in English literature



l. Samuel Johnson

III. Matching—Match each theme with the correct work (7)
a. “Auld Lang Syne”

b. “The Cotter’s Saturday Night”

c. The Deserted Village

d. “London”

e. “A Man’s a Man for a’ That”

f. The Task

g. “To a Louse”

h. “To a Mouse”

a. friendship

b. depicts an evening in the life of a godly Scottish family

c. laments the land of a small rural village has been enclosed and deserted because of economic advantages of living in the city.

d. pessimistic portrayal of the city of London

e. expresses one of the earliest and clearest statements outside the Bible for the worth of the individual

f. natural beauty that is observed

g. a satire on people who are overly conscious of their dress. a lesson on pretense and hypocrisy

h. indicts the author regrets that man and nature are not in harmony with one another

IV. Short Answer
a. “The Clod and the Pebble”

b. Samuel Johnson’s work

c. “The Lamb” and “The Tyger”

a. Blake represents two contrasting philosophies in this poem. The clod of clay is associated with humility, love, and self-sacrifice; the pebble is associated with pride, hatred, and selfishness.

b. ‘A Dictionary of the English Language’, ‘The Rambler’, ‘The Idler’

c. Writings of William Blake are childlike.

V. Matching—Quotation with author (5)
a. William Blake

b. Robert Burns

c. William Cowper

d. Oliver Goldsmith

e. Thomas Gray

f. John Newton



c. The Castaway, Joy and Peace in Believing, Walking with God, Light Shining Out of Darkness, The Task,


e. Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard

f. Amazing Grace, Fellowship with Christ, How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds, Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken

VI. Essay:
Regarding a line in “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard.”
(Know line 53-56, figure out what it means)

Gray is comparing the humble village people to undiscovered gems in caves at the bottom of the ocean and to undiscovered flowers in the desert.

This stanza is about unsung heroes, like the guys buried in the churchyard without monuments or “trophies,” and both the gems and the flowers are metaphors for people who do awesome stuff that doesn’t get recognized.

Categories: English Literature