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The Humanistic Tradition, 4/e
Gloria K. Fiero

The Romantic Hero

Multiple Choice Quiz

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In his Diary, Napoleon places great emphasis on the power of
A)his army.
B)religious inspiration.
D)university education.

Prometheus was a favorite fictional hero because
A)he defied the Greek gods.
B)he risked losing his soul to gain knowledge.
C)he was transformed into a monster.
D)all of the above.

Pushkin's general attitude toward Napoleon:
A)condemnation for his bravado
B)admiration for his heroic actions
C)disapproval of his political policies
D)anger at his ultimate failure

In My Bondage and My Freedom, Douglass confesses that he stole food
A)on the grounds of morality.
B)as an act of revenge against his master.
C)because other slaves did so.
D)on a misguided impulse.

Prior to signing a pact with the devil, Faust tries to gain knowledge through
A)completing degrees in Law and Medicine.
B)mastering the art of black magic.
C)studying theology.
D)all of the above.

The stereotype of the female LEAST often presented by nineteenth-century male writers pictured womankind as
A)jealous and seductive.
B)procreative and nurturing.
D)angelic and chaste.