Спецкурс «Литература англоязычных стран»
TEST1. I.There were five invasions of England. Match the time and the invaders.
about the 4th century BC a) the Danes
the 1st century AD b) Anglo-Saxon tribes
the middle of the 5th century c) the Celts
the end of the 8th century d) the Normans
the 11th century e) the Romans
II. Divide the words into two groups: those of Celtic (1) and Latin (2) origin.
III. The beautiful Saxon poem «Beowolf» tells us of the times long before the Anglo-Saxons came to Britain.Choose the events, which took plaсe in the poem.
a monster killed and ate people
a king fell in love with a princess
a fight with Grendel
a magician helped Hrothgar
a young knight of Jutes saved the country
IV. Beowolf was from
V. Hrothgar was
VI. During the period of the Norman conquest there were different kinds of literature, which were written in different languages. Match each type of literature with the language it was written in.
1.historical chronicles a) Norman - French
2. ballads and songs b) Anglo - Saxon
3. poetry c) Latin
VII. Choose the events, which took place in the 14th century in Britain.
The Danes invaded the country
Christianity was penetrated
Three epidemics of the plague
The first University was founded
Hundred Yeas War
War of Roses
VIII. Who translated the Bible from Latin into English?
IX. Who is the author of the following sayings: «Better three hours too soon than a minute too late».”Have more than you show, speak less than you know”.
X. Choose the words which we can use speaking about Geoffrey Chaucer.
an educated man
XI. What was Chaucer’s attitude towards:
1. religion and churchmen a) escaped his satire
2. the court and the knights b) he attacked with real humor
3. the townsfolk c) he liked the sense of
4. the peasants d) he spoke with admiration
XII. What Chaucer’s stories are the following characters from?
Arveragus a) “The Pardoner’s Tale”
The Traitor Death b) “Three Promises”
XIII. Which of the following are from the ballads about Robin Hood (1) and which are from the legends about King Arthur (2)?
The Noble Knights
XIV. How is Elizabethan time (1558 – 1603) called?
flourishment of art
XV. What of the following is connected with the life of Thomas More?
War of Roses
XVI. William Shakespeare wrote both tragedies and comedies. Which of the following plays are tragedies (1) and which are comedies (2)?
“Much Ado about Nothing”
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
“ The Twelfth Night”
“All’s Well That Ends Well”
“As You Like It”
XVII. From what Shakespeare’s play are these characters
XVIII. These events take place in one of Shakespeare’s plays. Which one?
the father divides his kingdom between his two daughters
the king is left without power and kingdom
the third daughter tries to help her father
the king goes mad
XIX. W.Shakespeare wrote …………… sonnets.
XX. Shakespeare devoted his sonnets to:
The Age of Enlightenment was a period during:
the second half of the 16th century and the first half of the 17th century
the second half of the 17th century and all the 18th century
all the 17th century
The writers of the Age of Enlightenment wanted:
to improve the world by teaching people
to improve people
to improve the political situation in the world
The central problem of the writers of the Enlightenment was:
the study of man and the origin of his good and evil qualities
the study of the political situation in the world
the study of the influence of the church on the political situation
English writers of the Age of Enlightenment formed two groups. Match the groups (1, 2) with the names of the writers (a – f):
a group of writers who hoped to better the world simply by teaching
a group of writers who openly protested against the vicious social order
Who is the author of the following novels:” Oliver Twist”, “Domby and Son”, “Pickwick Papers”, “David Copperfield”:
George Gordon Byron
Who of sisters Bronte wrote the novel “Jane Eyre”?
Match the names of the following writers with the titles of their books.
George Gordon Byron a) “The Devoted Friend”
Charles Dickens b) “Silver Blaze”
Oscar Wilde c) “Childe Haroild’s Pilgrimage”
Arthur Conan Doyle d)”Pickwick Papers”
In what novel of Oscar Wilde the portrait reflects all the changes in the hero’s appearance, but the hero himself remains untouched by the course of time?
“The Devoted Friend”
“The Picture of Dorian Gray”
“The Selfish Giant”
Who of the following writers was a doctor by profession?
Arthur Conan Doyle