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Has to be done well. All of the readings bellow are required. Most of them are very very short and simple poems so do not be alarmed of the amount of readings that are listed.

1. The Diary of Samuel Pepys

2. Charles II, Declaration to London

3. A Journal of the Plauge Year by Daniel Defore

4. Gulliver's Travels

5. A modest Proposal

6. The Rape of the Lock

7. Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language

8. The life of Samuel Johnson

9. Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard

10. A Nocturnal Reverie

11. The Spectator

12. To a mouse

13. To a Louse

14. The Lamb

15. The Tyger

16. The Chimney Sweeper

17. Infant Sorrow

18. "Song"-John Donne

19. "A Valediction"-John Donne

20. "Holy Sonnet 10"- John Donne

21. "Meditation XVII"-John Donne

22. "On my First Son" Ben Johnson

23. "Still to be neat, still to be dressed" Ben Johnson

24. "Song to Celia" Ben Johnson

25. "To His Coy Mistress" Andrew Marvell

26. "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time" Robert Herrick

27. "Song: Why so pale and wan fond lover" Sir John Suckling

28. "Sonnet 7" John Milton

29. "Sonnet 19" John Milton

30. "The Pilgrims Progress" John Bunyan

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Course Name: Twelfth Grade English 1: Early British Literature Student: Devin Vega Course ID: ENGH043060 ID: H56683935 Submittal: 59 Progress Test 3 This Progress Test covers the course materials that were assigned in Units 5 and 6. Although the progress test is similar in style to the unit evaluations, the progress test is a closed-book, proctored test. You may not have access to notes or any of the course materials while you are taking the test. It is important that you do your own work. Select the response that best completes the statement or answers the question. ____ 1. What is another way of saying this quote taken from "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning"? "Dull sublunary lovers' love / (Whose soul is sense) cannot admit Absence because it doth remove / Those things which elemented it." a. b. c. ____ 2. "The Aims of The Spectator" has a purpose to a. b. c. ____ 3. an island a publisher a bell In Paradise Lost, Satan wants to regain favor with God. a. b. ____ 7. True False What is God compared to in "Meditation 17"? a. b. c. ____ 6. people are emotional when they should be logical people are more like beasts than angels people have many strengths and weaknesses In The Pilgrim's Progress, the Slough of Despond is ordered to be repaired. a. b. ____ 5. ask Addison's audience to submit ideas for topics. describe Addison's philosophies about working. explain Addison's goal for the paper. The main idea of __________ is found in the excerpt of An Essay on Man. a. b. c. ____ 4. Unlike physical love, spiritual love can withstand absence. People should appreciated earthly love because it is all they can know. Love does not need divine approval. True False In "Meditation 17," what is meant by the statement "when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language"? a. b. c. When we die, we do not cease to exist but instead achieve eternal life. Through our deaths, others learn how to live better lives. The church records both the lives and deaths of its members. ____ 8. The "steps" that Help refers to in The Pilgrim's Progress are a. b. c. ____ 9. stairs cut into the ground beneath the slough. pathways to salvation and grace. flat rocks forming a pathway near the slough. Which line states the main theme of "Meditation 17?" a. b. c. "Any man's death diminishes me because I am involved in mankind . . . " " . . . he for whom this bell tolls may be so ill as that he knows not it tolls for him . . . " ". . . some pieces are translated by age, some by sickness, some by war . . . " ____ 10. In Sonnet XIX ("When I Consider How My Light Is Spent") the problem the speaker examines is how to a. b. c. do his work as a blind person. overcome his blindness. bear the burden of his blindness. ____ 11. The mock epic characteristic of __________ is found in The Rape of the Lock. a. b. c. a high-level style a historic event an accusatory tone ____ 12. What is the main idea of "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard"? a. b. c. Ordinary people live and die, and no one notices. Once powerful kings lie buried in country churchyards. All lives, no matter how great or unknown, end in death. ____ 13. Due to the humiliation Belinda went through, she left church early in The Rape of the Lock. a. b. True False ____ 14. The speaker states, "My sin was too much hope of thee, loved boy." This line, taken from "On My First Son" means a. b. c. the speaker's sin was in wanting too much for his son. the speaker regrets how he treated his son. the speaker is sorry for disappointing his son. ____ 15. When Gulliver offers the king of Brobdingnag the technology to make gunpowder and the king refuses is a satire about a. b. c. the inability of rulers to accept change. the wisdom of European leaders. the inhumanity of modern warfare. ____ 16. Samuel Johnson conferred with Parliament before putting some of the words in his Dictionary of the English Language. a. b. True False ____ 17. What is the speaker saying about women in the following lines from "Still Be Neat"? "Lady, it is to be presumed, / Though art's hid causes are not found / All is not sweet, all is not sound." a. b. c. Perfect makeup and grooming cover flaws. Most women only take such care for special occasions. Women spend hours making themselves beautiful. ____ 18. To say "unkindly kind" as found in Donne's "Song" is paradoxical because a. b. c. it repeats itself. it implies that the lover is being kind and cruel at the same time. it is an exaggerated way of speaking. ____ 19. In The Pilgrim's Progress, what is the allegorical significance of the Slough of Despond? a. b. c. It represents obstacles in the path to Christian salvation. It represents any difficulty in life. It represents financial setbacks. ____ 20. The reader sees the speaker in the opening lines of "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard." a. b. c. wandering in the countryside after dark visiting with friends in the country attending the funeral of an older relative ____ 21. King Charles II did not take measures to prevent a fire before the Great Fire of London. a. b. True False ____ 22. The "Little-enders/Big-enders" controversy in Gulliver's Travels symbolized the controversy between Catholics and Protestants. a. b. True False ____ 23. In "To His Coy Mistress," the speaker is urging his love to move to the country with him. a. b. True False ____ 24. The speaker's attitude is __________ toward the woman in "Song." a. b. c. scolding humorous sorrowful ____ 25. The speaker __________ at the end of "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard." a. b. c. is told to stop visiting the graveyard becomes famous and moves away dies and is buried in the graveyard ____ 26. The following is taken from "The Aims of The Spectator" "I have brought philosophy out of closets and libraries, schools and colleges, to dwell in clubs and assemblies, at tea tables and in coffeehouses." What does this mean? a. b. c. He has made philosophy popular with ordinary people. He has begun teaching philosophy in schools and colleges. He thinks philosophy is a waste of time for most people. ____ 27. Robert Burns used both the Irish and Scottish dialect in his poems. a. b. True False ____ 28. A person reading both Pepys's Diary and Charles II's "Declaration to London, 1666" would understand a. b. c. they were not intended to be read by the public. they were written for publication. the conditions in London in 1666 by seeing firsthand what happened. ____ 29. "Meditation 17" uses a reoccurring symbol of a Bible. a. b. True False ____ 30. In the excerpt from the Life of Samuel Johnson, which of Johnson's personal qualities does Boswell praise the highest? a. b. c. his strength of character his sense of humor his thinking abilities ____ 31. The term __________ best describes the lines Our two souls therefore, which are one, / Though I must go, endure not yet / A breach, but an expansion . . . taken from "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning." a. b. c. conceit conclusion paradox ____ 32. In "To His Coy Mistress," the meaning of the two lines "But at my back I always hear / Time's winged chariot hurrying near . . . " is a. b. c. he is rushing to meet another woman. death is approaching quickly. rivals may soon win his mistress's heart. ____ 33. What does this excerpt from Pepys's Diary reveal about his position in the community? "Church being done, my Lord Bruncker, Sir J. Minnes, and I up to the vestry at the desire of the Justices of the Peace, Sir Theo. Biddulph and Sir W. Boreman and Alderman Hooker, in order to the doing something for the keeping of the plague from growing . . ." a. b. c. He is one of the decision-makers and leaders of the community. He is a doctor whose opinion is valued. He takes orders from the justices of the peace. ____ 34. What is one of Samuel Johnson's themes in "The Preface"? a. b. c. The dictionary is a first try; his next dictionary will be better. Not everyone has a chance to write the first dictionary for a language. His dictionary may not be perfect, but no one else has even completed one. ____ 35. How does the father react to the child's birth in "Infant Sorrow"? a. b. c. He cries. He leaves. He leaps for joy. ____ 36. The reason Satan rules in Hell (according to Paradise Lost) is because Satan a. b. c. he betrayed Beelzebub. wanted his own realm. led a rebellion against God. ____ 37. What is the speaker's attitude in these final lines from Sir John Suckling's "Song"? "If of herself she will not love, / Nothing can make her: / The devil take her!" a. b. c. confidence frustration sadness ____ 38. What is the speaker saying about himself in the lines from Sonnet VII ("How soon hath Time")? "Perhaps my semblance might deceive the truth, / That I to manhood am arrived so near, / And inward ripeness doth much less appear . . . " a. b. c. I may appear to be a man, but I am not yet mentally mature. I do mean to lie to you, but I am almost a man. I have a great talent that you have not seen yet. ____ 39. "A Nocturnal Reverie" describes night as a. b. c. a time filled with dread over what the next day will bring. a time for recovery and celebration. a time when all living things sleep in peace. ____ 40. Happiness and a sense of achievement are human emotions represented by the Slough of Despond in The Pilgrim's Progress. a. b. True False ____ 41. In Gulliver's Travels, war breaks out when the Lilliputians quarrel. What is the quarrel about? a. b. c. which end of an egg to break open what to do with Gulliver how to elect political leaders ____ 42. What is the main idea of the excerpt from A Journal of the Plague Year? a. b. c. The plague brought sorrow to everyone. The plague caused a breakdown in orderly behavior. The plague did not affect many people. ____ 43. The speaker __________ in "On My First Son" which is the main idea of the poem. a. b. c. recalls his son's birth celebrates his son's birth mourns the death of his son ____ 44. A person would learn __________ by reading Johnson's "The Preface" to his dictionary. a. b. c. how people reacted to it why he wrote it about his life ____ 45. Why do you think Jonson wrote "Song: To Celia"? a. b. c. to remember his lost love to describe the courtship of lovers to show how silly lovers can be ____ 46. Charles II states in "Declaration to London, 1666" that he wants houses to built out of a. b. c. brick or stone. brick only. brick or wood. ____ 47. As Satan sits in Hell, what does he vow to do, according to the excerpt from Paradise Lost? a. b. c. to forget about God forever to deceive Adam and Eve to create evil out of all good ____ 48. Using the dialect found in "To a Mouse" what would be the best translation of "Thy wee bit housie, too, in ruin"? a. b. c. You should run from your house! You ruin your own house too! Your small house is also destroyed! ____ 49. "The Lamb" contains philosophical ideas. Which one of the following is the main one? a. b. c. The earth is beautiful. God is kind. Life is a mystery. ____ 50. Salvation is seen through Pliable's attitude towards it in The Pilgrim's Progress as that of a. b. c. if it requires too much effort, Pliable is not interested. Pliable is willing to do anything to achieve it. Pliable would work hard for it if he were sure he could get it. Carefully review your answers on this progress test and make any corrections you feel are necessary. 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