Which of the following does NOT characterize Matthew Arnold’s “Dover Beach” ?

Which of the following does NOT characterize Matthew Arnold’s “Dover Beach” ?

A. It is a dramatic monologue.
B. Like earlier Romantic lyrics, it takes a natural setting as an occasion for philosophical reflection.
C. It has a melancholic tone.
D. It envisions Christianity as eternal.

Pope’s comment that “Know, then, thyself, presume God not to scan;/The proper study of mankind is man” in his “Essay on Man” is indicative of all of the following EXCEPT______________?

Pope’s comment that “Know, then, thyself, presume God not to scan;/The proper study of mankind is man” in his “Essay on Man” is indicative of all of the following EXCEPT______________?

A. his use of the heroic couplet.
B. an Enlightenment focus on useful knowledge.
C. a neoclassical emphasis on propriety and knowing limitations.
D. a radical questioning of revealed religion

In Linton’s The Girl of the Period, what course of behavior does the author recommend for women ?

In Linton’s The Girl of the Period, what course of behavior does the author recommend for women ?

A. Women should wear more makeup in order to attract husbands.
B. Women should make sure to receive an education in order to secure their own futures.
C. Women should take pains to remain generous, modest, and capable.
D. Women should be given the right to vote immediately.

For I have learned/To look on nature, not as in the hour/Of thoughtless youth; but hearing oftentimes/The sad, still music of humanity” ?

For I have learned/To look on nature, not as in the hour/Of thoughtless youth; but hearing oftentimes/The sad, still music of humanity” ?

A. The poet’s changing relationship to nature as fount of meaning and significance
B. The falsity of human art as opposed to the immediate truth of nature
C. The failure of the poet when a youth to imagine his future
D. The utter rejection of youthful folly in favor of mature rationality

Which of the following most accurately describes the relationship between Darwin’s On the Origin of Species and Victorian society and its ideals ?

Which of the following most accurately describes the relationship between Darwin’s On the Origin of Species and Victorian society and its ideals ?

A. Darwin’s work echoed Victorian thought with its emphasis on struggle while disrupting Victorian faith by decentering humans.
B. Darwin’s work was almost universally accepted from its first appearance.
C. Darwin’s work had little initial influence on Victorian society and culture.
D. Almost all religious authorities rejected Darwin’s work completely.