Test: GRE Subject Test: Literature in English

“How you can sit there, calmly eating muffins when we are in this horrible trouble, I can’t make out. You seem to me to be perfectly heartless."

"Well, I can’t eat muffins in an agitated manner. The butter would probably get on my cuffs. One should always eat muffins quite calmly. It is the only way to eat them."

"I say it’s perfectly heartless your eating muffins at all, under the circumstances.” 

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Identify the title and author of the passage.

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

The Way of the World by William Congreve

The Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter

Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward

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