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

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Example Questions

Example Question #41 : Contexts Of World Prose After 1925

What country is the author of The Street of Crocodiles from?

Possible Answers:

Poland

Russia

Austria

Spain

Hungary

Correct answer:

Poland

Explanation:

Bruno Schulz is a Polish writer and artist.

Example Question #41 : Contexts Of World Prose

What is the title of another work by the author of The Street of Crocodiles?

Possible Answers:

There Once Lived a Girl Who Seduced Her Sister's Husband, and He Hanged Himself: Love Stories

Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass

There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor's Baby: Scary Fairy Tales

The Time: Night

There Once Lived a Mother Who Loved Her Children…

Correct answer:

Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass

Explanation:

Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass, a 1937 novel, is by Schulz. All the rest are works by the Russian author Ludmilla Petrushevskaya.

Example Question #43 : Contexts Of World Prose After 1925

When was The Street of Crocodiles first published?

Possible Answers:

1940s

1960s

1930s

1920s

1950s

Correct answer:

1930s

Explanation:

The novel was originally published in Polish in 1934, but it wasn’t translated into English until the 1960s.

Example Question #44 : Contexts Of World Prose After 1925

The Tin Drum is part of which trilogy?

Possible Answers:

Night

Gormenghast

Danzig

Regeneration

Border

Correct answer:

Danzig

Explanation:

The Tin Drum is the first novel in Grass’s Danzig Trilogy. It is followed by Cat and Mouse (1961) and Dog Years (1963).

Example Question #45 : Contexts Of World Prose After 1925

When was Dictionary of the Khazars published?

Possible Answers:

1970s

1980s

1990s

1950s

1960s

Correct answer:

1980s

Explanation:

The novel was originally punished in 1984.

Example Question #42 : Contexts Of World Prose

Who is the author of The Tin Drum?

Possible Answers:

Cornelia Funke

Hermann Hesse

Christa Wolf

Herta Müller

Günter Grass

Correct answer:

Günter Grass

Explanation:

The Tin Drum (German: Die Blechtrommel) (1959) is a novel by the novelist, poet, and artist Günter Grass (1927-2015).

Hermann Hesse wrote Siddhartha (1922). Herta Müller wrote Nadirs (1982). Christa Wolf wrote Parting from Phantoms (1995). Cornelia Funke wrote The Thief Lord (2000). All of these answer choices are noted German fiction writers of the 20th century.

Example Question #43 : Contexts Of World Prose

The Tin Drum is a seminal example of which genre?

Possible Answers:

Magical Realism

Ethnography

Comedy of Manners

Historical Fiction

Horror

Correct answer:

Magical Realism

Explanation:

With its elements of fairytale and magic, The Tin Drum is well known as an early example of magical realism.

Günter Grass published The Tin Drum in 1959.

Example Question #48 : Contexts Of World Prose After 1925

What nationality is the author of The Tin Drum?

Possible Answers:

Austrian

Algerian

Greek

French

German

Correct answer:

German

Explanation:

Although born in what is now Gdańsk, Poland, Günter Grass wrote in German and lived in Germany for most of his life.

Günter Grass published The Tin Drum in 1959.

Example Question #49 : Contexts Of World Prose After 1925

When was The Tin Drum published?

Possible Answers:

1930s

1940s

1950s

1920s

1910s

Correct answer:

1950s

Explanation:

Günter Grass published The Tin Drum in 1959.

Example Question #44 : Contexts Of World Prose

Which of the following is not another work by the author of The Tin Drum?

Possible Answers:

The Glass Bead Game

Dog Years

The Meeting at Telgte

My Century

The Flounder

Correct answer:

The Glass Bead Game

Explanation:

Dog Years (1963), The Flounder (1977), My Century (1999), and The Meeting at Telgte (1979) are all by Günter Grass. The Glass Bead Game (1943) is by the German author Hermann Hesse.

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