English Specialization 001 LET Reviewer

World Literature (English Specialization) LET Reviewer 2019. This review material for 2019 Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) covers various topics in World Literature such as famous literary pieces and writers, figures of speech, literary themes, and others. Try answering these questions and do further research to verify whether your answers are correct. You may also submit your answers to [email protected] for further feedback.

  1. In the fell clutch of circumstance. I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance. My head is bloody, but unbowed. In the 2012 game Mass Effect 3, this second stanza of the poem is cited by one of the main characters: Ashley Williams, lieutenant-commander of the Alliance. From what poem the stanza was taken?
    • Tagore’s The Tame Bird and the Free Bird
    • Henley’s Invictus
    • Tu Fu’s The Little Rain
    • Frost’s The Road Not Taken
  2. To whom best applies the title of poet laureate?
    • To a poet who has published thousands of poems
    • To a poet/poetess who has won Pulitzer prize
    • To poet appointed by monarchs of Great Britain to provide poems commemorating historic or official occasions
    • To poet who writes about mythology and great people
  3. His poetry is acclaimed for its great lyricism and technical virtuosity and he epitomized the moral and philosophical concerns of the Victorian age in his works.
    • Tennyson
    • Mistral
    • Henley
    • Kilmer
  4. Thou annointeth my head with oil, is a line from King David’s Psalm XXIII that suggests:
    • Abundance
    • Hope
    • Consecration
    • Faithfulness
  5. What literary masterpiece took Rabindranath Tagore into height of fame making him the first non-Western writer to win the prestigious Nobel Prize in 1913?
    • Gitanjali
    • B. Gora
    • The Tame Bird and Free Bird
    • Rabindra Sangeet
  6. Sir Rabindranath Tagore’s Gitanjali literally means:
    • Song Offerings
    • The King of the Dark Chamber
    • Abode of Peace
    • A Flight of Swans
  7. The definite pattern of the end rhyme is also called:
    • End Rhyme
    • Rhyme Scheme
    • Enjambment
    • Meter
  8. Which of these qualifies Rabindranath Tagore’s influential literary style?
    • Elegant prose and magical poetry
    • Historical in form
    • Sacred and secular
    • Humanistic
  9. Which of the following proves Tennyson’s versatility both as a literary figure and a sage of political affairs?
    • In Cambridge University, he formed a close friendship with Arthur Hallam.
    • He became a poet laureate and accepted baron and a seat in the House of Lords in 1884.
    • In Memoriam, he concluded with assurances that the loss of individual lives will be made good both in eternity and in the advance of human history.
    • As poet laureate, Tennyson composed a number of poems on national occasions.
  10. Which of the following describes Tu Fu’s expressive poetry?
    • His works reveal his love of country and his unbounded sympathy for the sad plight of the common people.
    • He was an eyewitness to the historical events in critical period of China.
    • Most of his poems discuss his rebellious childhood and bitter experiences.
    • His well-versed writing expresses the flourishing Chinese culture in the world.
  11. After returning to India from studying law in England and taking charge of his father’s estates, he saw firsthand the suffering and backwardness of India’s rural poor.
    • Mistral
    • Tu Fu
    • Gandhi
    • Tagore
  12. Yea, thou I walk through the valley of the shadow my death suggests:
    • Purpose
    • Test
    • Protection
    • Guidance
  13. The line Surely, goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life suggests:
    • Blessing
    • Supply
    • Guidance
    • Protection
  14. Courage and bravery in facing trials and bitter strife is a revolving theme of what poem from the west?
    • Invictus
    • The Tame Bird and the Free Bird
    • The Road Not Taken
    • The Little Rain
  15. He was highly influential in introducing the best Indian culture to the West and was generally regarded as the outstanding creative artist of modern India.
    • Tu Fu
    • Tagore
    • Henley
    • Tennyson
  16. His work is tinged with sadness and loss, longing and outrage, but also a deep understanding and appreciation of life despite its hardships.
    • Tagore
    • Tu Fu
    • Tennyson
    • Henley
  17. His profound symbolism, abetted by the free-flowing nature of his verse create a universe of haunting beauty that expresses God’s infinite love and humanity’s deep compassion for all things beautiful.
    • Tagore
    • Tu Fu
    • Kilmer
    • Tennyson
  18. Huang-ho and Yangtze are major rivers in what Asian country?
    • India
    • China
    • England
    • Egypt
  19. She was the first Spanish-American writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1945.
    • Frederic Mistral
    • Gabriela Mistral
    • Sir Rabindranath Tagore
    • Emily Dickinson
  20. What is the rhyme scheme in the poetic stanza: In the fell clutch of circumstance. I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the burgeonings of chance. My head is bloody but unbowed?
    • aabb
    • aaaa
    • abab
    • bbbb
  21. A poet and journalist born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, who is famous for his works full of sentiments and confused simile:
    • Alfred Joyce Kilmer
    • Emily Dickinson
    • Bob Dylan
    • Robert Frost
  22. What is the regularized meter of these lines: Beyond this place of wrath and tears. Looms but the horror of the shade?
    • Twelve
    • Eight
    • Sixteen
    • No definite meter
  23. The denotative meaning of the word shepherd mentioned in Psalm XXIII is:
    • A person who tends sheep
    • Protector
    • Guide
    • Lord
  24. Under the bludgeonings of chance. My head is bloody but unbowed. What is the denotative meaning of the word bludgeonings?
    • To hit or knock down with or as with a bludgeon
    • A person, line of argument, etc., that is effective but unsubtle
    • Trials that come along the way
    • Strong will against struggles along the way in life
  25. Which of the following is NOT a literary work of Robert Frost?
    • The Road Not Taken
    • A Witness Tree
    • Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    • Trees
  26. And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. The connotative meaning of house in the line:
    • Home
    • Residence
    • Kingdom in heaven
    • Abode
  27. Robert Frost was born in:
    • New Jersey
    • San Francisco
    • Las Vegas
    • New York
  28. Today fresh colors break the soil, and Butterflies take wing. To what dimension the poetic lines appeal to the audience?
    • Intellectual
    • Emotional
    • Imaginative
    • Political
  29. Out of the night that covers me Black as the Pit from pole to pole. What figurative language is used by the poet?
    • Onomatopoeia
    • Metaphor
    • Personification
    • Simile
  30. It is a form of literature characterized by condensed form of language in which words are well-chosen for their sound and meaning.
    • Poema
    • Poem
    • Prose
    • Novel
  31. What particular line from Henley’s Invictus was the Daily Mirror’s headline the day after the 7 July 2005 London bombings?
    • Bloody but unbowed
    • Looms but the Horror of the shade
    • It matters not how strait the gate
    • And yet the menace of the years
  32. Since, however, you walk through the streets so straight,  you are courageous, without fault. The lines are taken from:
    • Henley’s Invictus
    • Gabriela Mistral’s Tiny Feet
    • Tu Fu’s The Little Rain
    • Tagore’s The Tame Bird and the Free Bird
  33. Rabindranath Tagore was an Indian poet. What is the capital of India that is also considered as the most expensive city in the country for expatriates in terms of cost of living?
    • Calcutta
    • Bombay
    • New Delhi
    • West Bengal
  34. From what poem the following lines are taken: O well for the fisherman’s boy. That he shouts with his sister at play?
    • Tennyson’s Break, Break, Break
    • Dylan’s Blowin’ In the Wind
    • Kilmer’s Trees
    • Frost’s The Road Not Taken
  35. A song written byBob Dylan in 1962 and released on his album The Freewheelin:
    • The Road Not Taken
    • Blowin’ in the Wind
    • My Way
    • Trees
  36. Who wrote a humanistic poem that contains the following lines: Down broidered lawn. All bright with Pearls in the garden of the king?
    • Tu Fu
    • Robert Frost
    • William Henley
    • A. J. Kilmer
  37. In poetry, the use of concrete words or details that appeal to the senses is also known as:
    • Tone
    • Imagery
    • Rhythm
    • Rhyme
  38. From what poem the following lines are taken: Last night cloud-shadows gloomed. The path that winds to my abode?
    • Henley’s Invictus
    • Mistral’s Tiny Feet
    • Tu Fu’s The Little Rain
    • Tagore’s The Tame Bird and the Free Bird
  39. This poem is about how each child has the potential to be anything they want to be, but adults sometimes ignore it. Children represent our hope for the future, and if adults do not encourage, support or become a positive influence on them, the future would be hopeless.
    • Henley’s Invictus
    • Mistral’s Tiny Feet
    • Tu Fu’s The Little Rain
    • Tagore’s The Tame Bird and the Free Bird
  40. An idea or feeling which is expressed in one line and is continued with little or no pause into the next line is called:
    • Enjambment
    • Run-on lines
    • Meter
    • A and B
  41. Who wrote the poem entitled The Arrow and the Song?
    • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    • William Ernest Henley
    • Robert Frost
    • Alfred Joyce Kilmer
  42. The attitude toward the subject and in some cases the attitude of the writer or implied speaker of the poem is called:
    • Imagery
    • Tone
    • Rhythm
    • Message
  43. The refrain The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind has been described as impenetrably ambiguous: either the answer is so obvious it is right in your face, or the answer is as intangible as the wind.
    • Tennyson’s Break, Break, Break
    • Dylan’s Blowin’ In the Wind
    • Kilmer’s Trees
    • Frost’s The Road Not Taken
  44. The lyrics of his songs incorporated a variety of political, social, philosophical, and literary influences. They defied existing pop music conventions and appealed hugely to the then burgeoning counterculture.
    • Joyce Kilmer
    • Elvis Presley
    • Bob Dylan
    • Gabriela Mistral
  45. It is the basic unit of composition in poems.
    • Stanza
    • Rhyme
    • Poetic Line
    • Meter
  46. It is a set of annual international awards bestowed in a number of categories by Scandinavian committees in recognition of cultural and/or scientific advances.
    • Nobel Prize
    • Pulitzer Prize
    • Poem Laureate
    • Ramon Magsaysay Asian Awards
  47. Poem comes from the Latin term which means something composed or created:
    • Litera
    • Poema
    • Ponema
    • Prose
  48. From the age of 12, William Ernest Henley suffered from what disease which resulted in the amputation of his left leg below the knee during either 1865 or 1868–69?
    • Cancer of the bone
    • Tuberculosis of the bone
    • Kidney Cancer
    • Asthma
  49. I breathed a song into the air, It fell to earth, I knew not where; For who has sight so keen and strong, That it can follow the flight of song. The stanza was taken from what poem?
    1. Longfellow’s The Arrow and the Song
    2. Frost’s The Road Not Taken
    3. Tagore’s The Tame Bird and the Free Bird
    4. Tennyson’s break, Break, Break
  50. He was an American poet and educator whose works include Paul Revere’s RideThe Song of Hiawatha, and Evangeline. He was also the first American to translate Dante Alighieri’s The Divine Comedy and was one of the five Fireside Poets.
    • William Ernest Henley
    • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    • Alfred Joyce Kilmer
    • Alfred Lord Tennyson
  51. Which is regarded as the first great heroic narrative of world literature written down about 2000 BC in Ancient Mesopotamia?
    • Mahabharata
    • Ramayana
    • Gilgamesh
    • Odyssey
  52. What is the Indian guiding principle of human conduct that preserves social, moral, and cosmic integrity of the universe?
    • Dharma
    • Bhakti
    • Vedas
    • Analects
  53. Which literary period is considered The Golden Age of Greek Literature?
    • Ancient Period
    • Classical Period
    • Medieval Period
    • Romantic Period
  54. Which is considered the first significant novel in world literature written in 11th century by Murasaki Shikibu?
    • Tale of Genji
    • Kokinshu
    • Man’yoshu
    • Canterbury Tales
  55. Which writer belongs to the Lost Generation or The Jazz Age from 1914-1929?
    • Hemingway
    • Emerson
    • Matshuo Basho
    • William Shakespeare
  56. What is the national epic of the African Manding people?
    • Mahabharata
    • Gilgamesh
    • Son-Jara
    • Iliad
  57. Which religions acquired a more important status during China’s Middle Period?
    • Confucianism and Hinduism
    • Taoism and Buddhism
    • Christianity and Islam
    • Shintoism and Judaism
  58. All of them are colonial and revolutionary writers except:
    • Benjamin Franklin
    • Thomas Paine
    • Thomas Jefferson
    • Edgar Allan Poe
  59. Coleridge, Blake, and Keats wrote about nature, imagination, and individuality, and they are best referred to as:
    • Gothic Writers
    • Romantic Writers
    • Realist Writers
    • Revolutionary Writers
  60. What is considered the intellectual backlash against early Puritanism that marked literature during the Period of Enlightenment?
    • Deism
    • Realism
    • Transcendentalism
    • Renaissance
  61. Who is considered the founder of Protestantism?
    • John Milton
    • King Charles II
    • Martin Luther
    • Augustus Caesar
  62. Who provided an unparalleled account of life in the Ottoman empire during the mid-17th century in his 10-volume Book of Travels?
    • Muhammad
    • Evliya Celebi
    • Son-Jara Keita
    • Montezuma
  63. In which period writers like Shakespeare, Marlowe, Kydd, and Sidney gained prominence in literature?
    • Early Tudor Period
    • Commonwealth Period
    • Elizabethan Period
    • Romantic Period
  64. Which literary period is attributed to the compilation of the Bible and the spread of Christianity across Europe and Roman Empire?
    • Patristic Period
    • Romantic Period
    • Neoclassical Period
    • Homeric Period
  65. Which city-state was then the center Greek democracy and world’s finest art forms?
    • Sparta
    • Athens
    • Rome
    • England