Reading Comprehension Practice Test 12

Reading Comprehension Practice Test 12


Read the passage carefully and answer the questions that follow it:

“As a term in English literary history, Augustanism refers to the dominant condition prevailing in the area of cultural production in the first half of the eighteenth century. Politically, Augustanism refers to the parallels drawn between the emerging structure of English society and those existing in the period of Emperor Augustus (63BC-14AD) in ancient Rome. In fact the process of finding similarities between the Augustan period in ancient Rome and English society began in the early seventeenth century, when writers like Ben Johnson alluded to the possibility. The immediate similarity was seen in the ‘restoration’ of political order by both Augustus and Charles II after periods of political Turmoil. The concept of Pax Britannica was developed to encompass the process of peaceful political and social order in line with the more famous idea of Pax Romana”

1. that term Augustanism is used to describe
(a) cultural production
(b) political situation
(c) both of these
(d) none of these

Ans. c

2. Augustus was emperor of
(a) England
(b) France
(c) Germany
(d) Rome

Ans. d

3. Augustus lived for …………. years
(a) 63
(b) 77
(c) 14
(d) 59

Ans. b

4. Ben Jonson died in
(a) the first half of 17th century
(b) the second half of 17th century
(c) the first half of 18th century
(d) the second half of 18th century

Ans. a

5. Pax in Roman mythology is the goddess of
(a) politics
(b) peace
(c) social order
(d) none of these

Ans. b