GRE Subject Test: Literature in English : Contexts of World Poetry

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Example Question #41 : Contexts Of World Poetry

What form does Autobiography of Red take?

Possible Answers:

Memoir

Creative Nonfiction

Comedy of Manners

Translation

Novel-in-verse

Correct answer:

Novel-in-verse

Explanation:

While Autobiography of Red (1998) is loosely based on the Greek myth of Geryon, and despite its title, it is neither translation nor memoir/creative nonfiction. The work is a fragmentary, lyric novel told in verse.

Example Question #42 : Contexts Of World Poetry

Who is the author of The Labyrinth of Solitude?

Possible Answers:

Julio Cortázar

Gabriel García Márquez

José Emilio Pacheco

Octavio Paz

Laura Esquivel

Correct answer:

Octavio Paz

Explanation:

The Labyrinth of Solitude (1950) is by the poet Octavio Paz.

Julio Cortázar wrote Hopscotch (1963), Gabriel García Márquez wrote Leaf Storm (1955), José Emilio Pacheco wrote Don't Ask Me How the Time Goes by: Poems (1978), and Laura Esquivel wrote Like Water for Chocolate (1989).

Example Question #368 : Gre Subject Test: Literature In English

What country is the author of The Labyrinth of Solitude from?

Possible Answers:

Colombia

Argentina

Panama

Mexico 

Chile

Correct answer:

Mexico 

Explanation:

Octavio Paz is a Mexican writer who also served as a diplomat for his country.

The Labyrinth of Solitude was published in 1950.

Example Question #43 : Contexts Of World Poetry

Which of the following is not another work by the author of The Labyrinth of Solitude?

Possible Answers:

Sunstone

The Dream 

Renga: A Chain of Poems

The Double Flame

Airborn

Correct answer:

The Dream 

Explanation:

Octavio Paz wrote Sunstone (1956), The Double Flame (1994), In Light of India (1997), Airborn (1979), and Renga: A Chain of Poems (1972). The Dream (1692) is by the 17th-century Mexican nun Juana Inés de la Cruz.

Example Question #44 : Contexts Of World Poetry

Who is the author of The Striders?

Possible Answers:

Hanya Yanagihara

Paul Yoon

Jhumpa Lahiri

Maxine Hong Kingston

A. K. Ramanujan

Correct answer:

A. K. Ramanujan

Explanation:

The Striders (1966) is a collection of poetry by the writer and translator A. K. Ramanujan.

Paul Yoon wrote Once the Shore (2009), Jhumpa Lahiri wrote The Namesake (2003), Maxine Hong Kingston wrote Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book (1989), and Hanya Yanagihara wrote The People in the Trees (2013)

Example Question #22 : Contexts Of World Poetry After 1925

What country is the author of The Striders from?

Possible Answers:

India

Pakistan

Indonesia

Turkey

Afghanistan

Correct answer:

India

Explanation:

A. K. Ramanujan is an Indian writer. He was born in Mysuru in the state of Karnataka, India.

The Striders was published in 1966.

Example Question #45 : Contexts Of World Poetry

Which of the following authors is not from the same country as the author of The Striders?

Possible Answers:

Salman Rushdie

Rabindranath Tagore

Marjane Satrapi

Amitav Ghosh

Arundhati Roy

Correct answer:

Marjane Satrapi

Explanation:

Rabindranath Tagore, Salman Rushdie, Amitav Ghosh, and Arundhati Roy are all Indian writers. Marjane Satrapi is a French-Iranian writer and graphic novelist.

The Striders was published in 1966.

Example Question #46 : Contexts Of World Poetry

Which of the following is another work by the author of Autobiography of Red?

Possible Answers:

Sonnets from the Portuguese

Last Poems

Red Doc>

Casa Guidi Windows

Aurora Leigh

Correct answer:

Red Doc>

Explanation:

Red Doc> (2013) is a 21st-century sequel to Autobiography of Red (1998). The other titles are all by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Sonnets from the Portuguese was published in 1850, Last Poems was published in 1862, Aurora Leigh was published in 1857, and Casa Guidi Windows was published in 1851.

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