The Enclosure Acts and the Deserted Village.

In The Deserted Village, the villagers are driven from their homes because the Enclosure Acts have enabled a wealthy landowner to buy the public property. True or False

In The Deserted Village, the poet says that the villagers will either go to America or to crowded, corrupted charity homes. True or False

In Gulliver’s Travels, the king of Brobdingnag observes that most men are morally qualified for their careers. True or False

Goldsmith wrote a novel entitled The Vicar of Wakefield, about a parson’s family.

True or False


At the end of The Deserted Village, Poetry leaves with the rural virtues and the displaced villagers because many of the people in England are too corrupted by wealth to appreciate art. True or False

Oliver Goldsmith believed that extreme wealth is destructive. True or False

Oliver Goldsmith wrote only poetry. True or False

In The Deserted Village, Goldsmith insults the sentimental village preacher.

True or False


Samuel Johnson wrote periodical essays in numerous newspapers. True or False

In “On His Blindness,” Milton regrets that _____. (life is unfair, he is in prison, he is blind, his blindness restricts his work)
he is in prison

Units of two rhyming lines each with five iambic feet _____. (allegory, heroic couplets, sonnets, didactic couplets)
heroic couplet

To give something human characteristics is to (personify it, condemn it, address it, or satirize it).

A fourteen-line poem written in iambic pentameter is called _____. (satire, heroic couplet, allegory sonnet)

A type of literature that ridicules something to correct behavior is _____.

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(a satire, a personification, an allegory, a sonnet)

a satire

Milton was imprisoned because of his previous position in the (monarchy, church, or commonwealth).

Why does the poet take the loss of The Deserted Village personally? (He realizes that Poetry is dead., He, too, has lost much in the Restoration. He regrets his inability to feel real emotion. He had planned to retire and die there.)
He had planned to retire and die there.

What fictitious country or group of people did Swift use in Gulliver’s Travels to satirize English society? (the Lilliputians, the Brobdingnagians, all of the above, none of the above)
all of the above

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