2Background Info What were the dates for the Restoration Period? Who was in reign at the beginning of the Restoration Period?Charles IIWhat did the Bill of Rights do for the propertied classes?Allowed them to rule Parliament through electing Parliamentary officialsWhat did the Act of Settlement state?The throne could not be inhabited by a Roman CatholicWhat was the Act of Union?When Scotland and England joined to create the Kingdom of Great Britain
3Background InfoWhat did the Industrial revolution do for this time period? Be specific. Give at least 2 examples.Technology, Factories, Class DistinctionsWhat was it called and what year did it take place when 70,000 people died from being bitten by fleas that had sucked rats’ blood?The Plague of 1665Give the title of the event when a fire broke out in a bakery and burnt down 13,000 houses and 88 churched in 4 days.The Great Fire of 1666What object did King Louis XIV introduce?Wig
4A Modest ProposalWhich of the following social problems does Swift's proposal not address?(A) Poverty(B) Unemployment(C) Population(D) HomosexualityWho, according to Swift, are the "principle Breeders of the Nations"?(A) Catholics(B) Dissenting Protestants(C) Anglicans(D) HindusWhat will be the average price of a child, according to Swift's calculations?(A) Five shillings(B) Eight shillings(C) Two pounds(D) Five pounds
5A Modest ProposalAt what age does Swift suggest that children should be sold?(A) At birth(B) At one year(C) At five years(D) At twelve yearsWhy does the author reject the idea of eating teenagers?(A) Because they are old enough to feel pain(B) Because the children might fight back(C) Because their meat is tough(D) Because they are more valuable as farm laborOf the children who will be allowed to survive, what will be the ratio of males to females?(A) 1:1(B) 2:1(C) 1:2(D) 1:4
6A Modest ProposalWhat does the author suggest can be made out of the skin of the butchered infants?(A) Sausage casings(B) Men's hats(C) Diapers(D) Ladies' glovesWho will be the primary consumers of human flesh, according to the proposal?(A) The rich(B) Welfare recipients(C) The old and infirm(D) AtheistsWhere will the meat of babies not be consumed?(A) In Dublin(B) In the countryside(C) In taverns(D) In EnglandAt what age can a child normally begin a career as a thief?(A) Four B. Six C. Eleven D. Fifteen
7Gulliver’s TravelsWhat is happening to Gulliver at the beginning of the Lilliput story?He is tied down and little people are on top of him trying to see what he is and what he looks like.When the Lilliputs read the rules to Gulliver, why might he find some of the articles not so honorable?Because he is being made a servant and it is a blow to his pride.In which voyage was Gulliver a giant?Voyage to LilliputIn which voyage was Gulliver tiny?Voyage to Brodingnag
8An Essay on Man What is this poem about? Humans being in a state between goodness and baseness.What does Pope imply in the last line of the poem?That humans are superior and inferior and are impossible to figure out.What advice does the speaker offer in the following lines? “Know then thyself, presume not God to scam;/ The proper study of mankind is man”Know yourself.What is the human condition compared to in the following line? “Placed on this isthmus of a middle state,/ A being darkly wise, and rudely great:”Humanity is compared to an isthmus- a narrow strip of land that connects to 2 larger land masses.
9The Raven and the FoxWhat characteristic is most prominent in the fox?Trickery/ WitWhat fault does the raven have?VanityWhat lesson is learned in this fable?Don’t be fooled by flatteryWhat does the fox want from the raven?CheeseHow does the fox characterize the raven? Give at least 2 characteristicsBeautiful, Eyes are bright, neck is charmingWhat quality does the fox say the raven lacks?Sense
10Letter to Her DaughterOn Pg 555 what figure of speech does Montagu use when she talks about marriage?Metaphor…marriage to the lotteryWhat is Montagu’s reaction to the news that her granddaughter is good at arithmetic?Please because knowledge of arithmetic is evidence of cognitive thinkingWhy does Montagu say that languages out to be called “vehicles of learning” rather than “learning” itself?Learning languages is a way to communicate and a way to learn more.Why does Montagu tell her daughter to inform her daughter to hide her learning and knowledge? (2 reasons)People will be envious and jealous and hate her for it. Also, women were not educated at the time.Besides being taught to read books, what else does Montagu expect her granddaughter to learn?Sewing, needle work, drawing
11The Diary of Samuel Pepys What is Pepys political stance?Supporter of the restoration of the monarchy.Where was the Coronation held?Westminister AbbyWhen does the Coronation happen?4:00 amWhy would some Londoners stay at home “till the very fire touched them”?Many were poor and had no place to go and no possessions to save. Some may have hoped that the fire would have been stopped before it got to them.How are some people attempting to make money from the fire?By making carts available to those who are fleeing with their possessions.
12The Diary of Samuel Pepys When Pepys first views the fire burning in the distance, what does he do?Goes back to bedWhen Pepys goes to see the burning city, what does he notice most people doing? (Hint: 3 kinds of people)Some are trying to fight the fire, some are no attempt to do anything, and others are crowding the streets with all their possessionsWhen Pepys goes to see the burning city, what does he notice about the pigeons?They were burned in the fireWhat does Pepys compare the fire to that took place during the night on September 2?He compares the line of fire to an arch or bow
13On Keeping a NotebookWhat is the difference between a diary and a notebook?A diary is for keeping a factual account; whereas a notebook is for recording personal impressions.
14A Journal of the Plague Year How does Defoe try to make the reader believe that was he is writing is historically accurate?He tells the skeptics to go talk to the survivors.What is ironic about Defoe?He wants to stay away from danger, but he does to look at the burial sites at night.How is the cloaked man a symbol? What does he symbolize?Death and the plague that is affecting all the people.Why was the great pit dug in the churchyard of the parish?The plague took so many lives that a mass burial site was neededWhat reason does the narrator give the sexton for visiting the great pit in the churchyard?Says it may be an instructing site to himWhy does the initial order of forbidding people to see the pit become more necessary as time passes?As the plague spread many dying people came to the pit and threw themselves in to await deathHow were the plague victims buried?In masses and thrown in there…not laid
15Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard What is the rhyme scheme?ABABIs the following alliteration, assonance, allusion, or consonance? “And all the air a solemn stillness holds,”AlliterationIs the following alliteration, assonance, allusion, or consonance? “Save where the beetle wheels his droning flight.”AssonanceWhat allusions does Gray draw on in his elegy?Milton, Cromwell, HampdenAt what time of day is the poem set?Evening
16Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard What mood is evoked in this poem?Calm, SereneIn the lines what sights, sounds, and feelings, does the speaker say the dead have left behind?The dead no longer feel the breeze, hear the swallows, rise to the crowing cock, enjoy the fire, or have interaction with their familyWhat purpose does the speaker hope the elegy will fulfill?To memorialize common people.