John Dryden (1631-1700): AP Literature Online Test

“Here is God’s plenty”, who is Dryden talking about?
None of the above
Dryden’s play dealing with the story of ‘Antony and Cleopatra’ is named:
Antony and Cleopatra
Love for Love
All for Love
Love Triumphant
None of the above
Dryden is one of the most skillful exponents of a new type of tragedy known as:
Heroic Play
Blank verse play
Domestic tragedy
Comedy of manners
None of the above
Dryden wrote a poem to celebrate the return of Charles II. Which was it?
Annus Mirabilis
Mac Flecknoe
The Medal
Astraea Redux
None of the above
Which is the best known satirical poem by Dryden?
Annus Mirabilis
Absalom and Achitophel
Sacred Majesty
Astraea Redux
None of the above
Who among the following can be considered the ‘mouth piece’ of Dryden in his ‘Essay on Dramatic Poesy’ that was written in dialogue form?
None of the above
Who pronounced Dryden as the ‘Father of Modern English Criticism’?
Dr. Johnson
T. S. Eliot
Mathew Arnold
None of the above
Against whom is Dryden’s personal satire ‘The Medal’ aimed at?
Charles I
None of the above
Dryden’s prose in remarkable because he:
Shortened sentences and made expressions concise
Used extravagant vocabulary
Used excessive ornamentation
Took pains to maintain his style
None of the above
Which of the following is a comedy by Dryden?
All For Love
Marriage a la Mode
The Conquest of Granada
None of the above

Poet, critic and dramatist, Dryden heralded the Neo-classical age in literature. In poetry he had a passion for perfection of form - clarity, symmetry, obedience to rules, proportion, logic and reasoning. He perfected the ‘Heroic Couplet’ and retained its freedom and flexibility. His is a mixed art ‘in which the soundest and the truest liberties of the romantics are grafted on to a general background of order and choice’. He has been called the ‘Father of English Prose’ and also produced the first extended works of literary theory in the language and consequently contributed immensely to the development and enrichment of the literary language. This test is designed to asses the familiarity of the AP student with this great writer of English literature. This short test is prepared in the multiple choice format, specially designed for students taking AP test in English language


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3. Antony and Cleopetra ______ written by John Dryden. (was/were)
4. There _______ a temple near the hospital. (is/ are)
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