Przykładowe pytania z egzaminu wstępnego przedmiotowego na studia II stopnia w Instytucie Anglistyki Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego - Specjalizacja amerykańska: literatura i kultura

1. Which of the following is FALSE about Edgar Allan Poe:

a) he was the son of itinerant actors
b) Gothic elements frequently appear in his texts
c) his writings had a crucial influence on European symbolist poets
d) there are no female characters in his stories

2. In his poetry Whitman did NOT use:

a) repetitions
b) catalogs
c) free verse
d) quatrains

3. Which war in American history does Crane depict in his novel:

a) The Civil War
b) The Great War
c) The Mexican War
d) King Philip’s War

4. The festivity described in The Sun Also Rises is:

a) the carnival in Rio de Janeiro
b) the bull fighting in Pamplona
c) the Easter Sunday mass in Madrid
d) celebrations of the end of WWI.

5. Nick Carraway of The Great Gatsby grew to dislike Jordan Baker because she:

a) stood him up
b) cheated
c) drank too much
d) neglected her friends

6. The US is commonly divided into four major cultural-historical regions:

a) North-East, South, Midwest, West
b) North-East, South-East, Midlands, West
c) North, South, Mountains, Deserts
d) North, Lakes, Midlands, Valleys

7. The first ten amendments to the US Constitution are collectively known as:

a) The Bill of Freedoms
b) The Bill of Liberties
c) The Bill of Federal Rights
d) The Bill of Rights

8. The region described below is:

"It is quintessentially American, the area to which the news media refer when they speak of the "heartland". It is the only region with significant sections in which the Protestant sects most identified with the country [...] actually dominate religious affiliation."

"Making America", ed. Luther S. Luedtke

a) New England
b) South
c) Midwest
d) Pacific Northwest

9. In the context of the powers of the U.S. government, the "separation of powers" means:

a) division of powers among three separate branches
b) division of powers between federal and state authorities
c) division of powers among fifteen separate departments
d) division of powers between state and local governments

10. Common law:

a) comes from U.S. Congress
b) is judge-made law
c) is a type of statutory law
d) is usually formulated by the Department of Justice