English Specialization 004 LET Reviewer

English and Americal Literature (English Specialization) LET Reviewer 2019. This review material for 2019 Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) covers various topics in English and American Literature including famous literary pieces such as Elizabeth Browning’s Sonnets from the Portuguese, Henry Wordsworth Longfellow’s The Builders, Washington Irving’s Rip Van Winkle, John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address, Dean Doner’s Indian Burial, and others.

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  1. What is the rhythm or sound pattern of the poetic lines in Sonnet 43 of Elizabeth Browning’s Sonnets from the Portuguese: I love thee to the depth and breadth and height?
    • Anapestic hexameter
    • Iambic pentameter
    • Trochaic pentameter
    • Spondaic tetrameter
  2. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Analyzing the line of the sonnet, thee refers to:
    • The Little Portuguese
    • Elizabeth’s dead brother
    • Robert Browning, Elizabeth’s husband-to-be
    • The sonneteer’s mother
  3. The repetition of the poetic unit I love thee at the beginning of lines 2, 5, 7, 8, 9, and 11 in Sonnet 43 is an evidence of:
    • The use of Anaphora
    • The use of Anastrophe
    • The repetition of phrases
    • The omission of rhythmic pattern
  4. Which of these poems portray/s a development of love and relationship between the poet/ess towards his/her partner?
    • Wordsworth’s She was a Phantom of Delight
    • The Ruined City (from an Anglo-Saxon Era)
    • Browning’s Sonnets from a Portuguese
    • Both A and B
  5. What is the rhyme scheme of Henry Wordsworth Longfellow’s The Builders? (consider the end sounds of: great, rime, Time, and Fate)
    • AABB
    • ABAB
    • ABBA
    • AAAA
  6. Crafty men condemn studies; simple men admire them, and wise men use them; for they teach not their own use; but that is wisdom without them and above them, won by observation. In discussing the various aspects of studies, Francis Bacon employs what is known as the balanced style. In the given argument, the word crafty likely pertains to:
    • Wicked people
    • People who prefer practical knowledge and skills
    • The cymini sectores or the scholars
    • Philosophers             
  7. What are the three important uses of studies according to Francis Bacon?
    • For happiness, for truth, and for knowledge
    • For judgment, for disposition, and for wisdom
    • For delight, for ornament, and for ability
    • For personal, social, and transcendental inclinations
  8. Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtle; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric able to contend: Abuena studia in mores! Abuena studia mores means:        
    • Studies develop into habits.
    • Studies lead to morality.
    • Studies build mores.
    • Studies discuss norms.
  9. Dean Doner’s Indian Burial is narrated using:
    • First person point of view
    • Omniscient point of view
    • Third person limited point of view
    • Third person omniscient point of view
  10. In Washington Irving’s Rip Van Winkle, what happens to Dame Van Winkle after Rip’s disappearance?
    • She divorces him.
    • She declares him dead, and remarries.
    • She moves from the area to start a new life.
    • She falls dead from the burst blood vessel.
  11. What happens to Rip Van Winkle at the end of the story?
    • He returns to his home to live out the rest of his life before.
    • He moves in with his daughter and her husband.
    • He builds a cabin for himself and his dog high up in the mountains.
    • He moves into the hotel, and becomes a partner in the business.
  12. In the same story, what is Rip Van Winkle’s one personality flaw?
    • He cannot carry on a conversation with anyone.
    • He cannot relax.
    • He is mean to his wife.
    • He helps everyone else before attending to his own business.
  13. What important event in American history takes place during Rip Van Winkle’s sleep?
    • Civil War
    • Mexican War
    • Revolutionary War
    • French and Indian War
  14. What makes Rip Van Winkle fall asleep in the mountains?
    • He has hunted hard all day.
    • He has put in a hard day’s work.
    • He has sampled the stranger’s liquor.
    • He has hit his head while hunting.
  15. For how many years has Rip Van Winkle been asleep in the mountain?
    • For ten years
    • For twenty years
    • For fifteen years
    • For thirty years
  16. In his Inaugural Address, how does John F. Kennedy set the tone of his speech?
    • By gloating in his victory over Nixon
    • By opening with comments on renewal and change
    • By humorous remarks about the weather
    • By threatening a show of force if attacked
  17. In the same speech, what expression does he use with respect to dealing with the Soviet Union?
    • Let both sides…
    • The evil empire…
    • Ask not what we can do…
    • The sleeping giant…
  18. How does John F. Kennedy end his Inaugural Address?
    • By threatening a show of force if attacked
    • With a call to work together for freedom
    • By saluting the flag
    • By leaving a message of thanks for the electoral support
  19. How much did William Shakespeare write?
    • 1 play, 38 sonnets, and 154 epic narrative poems
    • 54 plays, 5 sonnets, and 38 epic narrative plays
    • 54 plays, 38 sonnets, and 5 epic narrative poems
    • 38 plays, 154 sonnets, and 2 epic narrative poems
  20. Which of these phrases appears on William Shakespeare’s gravestone?
    • “May the great author rest in peace”
    • “He wrote so much that man will take years to understand everything.”
    • “He arrived on this earth with nothing. When he died, he left everything to us.”
    • “…curst be he that moves my bones.”
  21. In Shakespeare’s historical narratives, which king of England has been portrayed as a hunchbacked monster of unparalleled villainy?
    • Edward VI
    • Henry VI
    • Edward V
    • Richard III
  22. What is the name given to a pair of rhyming lines of verse that are self-contained in grammatical structure and meaning?
    • Quatrain
    • Sonnet
    • Iambic Pentameter
    • Couplet
  23. What term refers to the passage in a drama in which a character expresses his thoughts or feelings aloud while alone upon the stage or with the other actors keeping silent?
    • Stream of Consciousness
    • Soliloquy
    • Oration
    • Speech
  24. Widely acclaimed as the Father of Free Verses, he revealed his experiences about miracles nurturing the idea that life is a big miracle through his poem Miracles.
    • William Wordsworth
    • William Shakespeare
    • Walt Whitman
    • Sir Walter Scott
  25. It is a one verse poem composed by Alfred Lord Tennyson which consists of forty nine lines and illustrates the fluidity of life; it also speaks about how change is constant, and therefore life is filled with small deaths until the whole of life completely dies.
    • All Things Will Die
    • Nothing Will Die
    • The Unknown Citizen
    • The Builders
  26. In Quentin Reynolds’ A Secret for Two, what has been revealed at the end of the story?
    • Jacques tells Pierre that his horse, Joseph has died.
    • Pierre has been blind for five years, and no one knows it, perhaps, except Joseph.
    • Pierre has been fired from his job, and receives no death benefits.
    • Joseph is an angel who has disguised as a horse.
  27. A portrait of the ruins of the Roman city of Bath, The Ruined City is an eighteenth-century Old English poem from the Exeter Book by an unknown author. It is by structure:
    • An elegiac lyric poem
    • A sonnet in iambic pentameter
    • An ode
    • A ballad
  28. Of course he wouldn’t do it, Stupid! He’d take Little Bear in to town, and they’d bury him in a pauper’s grave, or they’d take him to the reservation, and bury him. Little Bear hated the reservation. They don’t know that. I’m the only one who knows what he liked. He was my brother, and I’m going to bury him. These are lines taken from Dean Doner’s Indian Burial. The one speaking is:
    • The narrator, Dean Doner himself
    • Dean’s aunt, Edith Johnson
    • Dean’s cousin, Ansel
    • The narrator’s Uncle Edwin
  29. Why does the character (in item 28) consider Little Bear as his brother?
    • He believes Little Bear has adopted him into the tribe through a ritual initiation.
    • He considers anyone who needs help and respect as his brother.
    • Little Bear has told him everything about Indian culture.
    • He knows that both of them belong to the same lineage.
  30. In Dean Doner’s Indian Burial, how do the boys bury Little Bear?
    • The boys dig a grave in the ground near the old Indian’s cabin.
    • They wrap the dead Indian’s body in a blanket, and wedge it up the cotton wood.
    • They carry the body near the river, and burn it.
    • The boys wrap the body in a blanket, anchor it with heavy rocks, and throw it in the river.