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English Literature MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions)

 Que- Which of the following statement is correct ? 

a. Shakespeare's first child Susanna was born in 1583.  

b. In 1585 twins were born and named Hamnet and Judith.  

c. Both (A) and (B)  

d. None of above. 

Answer- Both (A) and (B) 

Que- How many languages did chaucer know ? 

a. 2 

b. 4 

c. 1 

d. 5 

Answer- 4

Que- in which language the stories of Canterbury tale are written ? 

a. French  

b. Latin  

c. Middle english  

d. English 

Answer- Middle english

Que- Of which poet was it said 'Even if he's not a great poet, he's certainly a great something' ? 

a. Elliot  

b. Kipling  

c. Cummings  

d. Brooke 

Answer- Kipling

Que- Why did 'Poetry Quarterly' cease publication in 1953 ? 

a. Owner convicted of fraud  

b. Fall in Sales  

c. Rise in taxation on magazines  

d. Shortage of paper 

Answer- Owner convicted of fraud

Que- In what form did Dylan Thomas's 'Under Milk Wood' first become known ? 

a. Book of poetry  

b. A radio play  

c. A stage play  

d. a short film 

Answer- A radio play

Que- Ted Hughes was married to which American poetess ? 

a. Carolyn Kizer  

b. Mary Oliver  

c. Sylvia Plath  

d. Marianne Moore 

Answer- Sylvia Plath

Que- Sassoon and Brooke wrote what kind of poetry ? 

a. Light verse  

b. Romantic  

c. Political satire  

d. War poems 

Answer- War poems

Que- What is a funny poem of five lines called _________________ ? 

a. Quartet  

b. Limerick  

c. Sextet  

d. Palindrome 

Answer- Limerick

Que- What is the title of the poem that begins thus – 'What is this life, if full of care, we have no time to stand and stare' ? 

a. Comfort  

b. Leisure  

c. Relaxation  

d. Tranquility 

Answer- Leisure

Que- Complete this Shakespearan line – Let me not to the marriage of true minds bring________________? 

a. Impediments  

b. Inconveniences  

c. Worries  

d. Troubles 

Answer- Impediments

Que- There was aware of her true love, at length come riding by – This is a couplet from the Bailiff's Daughter of Islington. What figure of speech is used by the poet ? 

a. Metaphor  

b. Synecdoche  

c. Euphemism  

d. Irony 

Answer- Synecdoche

Que- What is study of meter, rhythm and intonation of a poem called as _______________-? 

a. Prosody  

b. Allegory  

c. Scansion  

d. Assonance 

Answer- Prosody

Que- Who has defined 'poetry' as a fundamental creative act using languages ? 

a. H. W. Longfellow  

b. Ralph Waldo Emerson  

c. Dylan Thomas  

d. William Wordsworth 

Answer- Dylan Thomas

Que- Which is an example of a proverb ? 

a. Get a "stake" in our business.  

b. You can't have your cake and eat it, too  

c. The snow was white as cotton.  

d. You're driving me crazy. 

Answer- You can't have your cake and eat it, too

Que- The theme is_____________? 

a. a plot.  

b. an character  

c. an address  

d. the point a writer is trying to make about a subject. 

Answer- the point a writer is trying to make about a subject.

Que- What is the word for a "play on words" ? 

a. pun  

b. simile  

c. haiku  

d. metaphor 

Answer- pun

Que- Who wrote 'The Winter's Tale ?' 

a. George Bernard Shaw  

b. John Dryden  

c. Christopher Marlowe  

d. William Shakespeare 

Answer- William Shakespeare

Que- William Shakespeare was born in the year_______________? 

a. 1564 

b. 1544 

c. 1578 

d. 1582 

Answer- 1564

Que- Which of the following writers wrote historical novels ? 

a. Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte  

b. Sir Walter Scott and Maria Edgeworth  

c. William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge  

d. Mary Shelley and Percy Bysshe Shelley 

Answer- Sir Walter Scott and Maria Edgeworth

Que- Who wrote Canterbury Tales ? 

a. Geoffrey Chaucer  

b. Dick Whittington  

c. Thomas Lancaster  

d. King Richard II 

Answer- Geoffrey Chaucer

Que- Which of the following words describe the prevailing attitude of High-Modern Literature ? 

a. Skeptical  

b. Authoritative  

c. Impressionistic  

d. Both a & c 

Answer- Both a & c

Que- THE CAMBRIDGE SCHOOL refers to a group who emerged when ? 

a. The 1900's  

b. The 1960's  

c. The 1920's  

d. The 1930's 

Answer- The 1960's

Que- What is a poem called whose first letters of each line spell out a word ? 

a. Alliterative  

b. Epic  

c. Acrostic  

d. Haiku 

Answer- Acrostic

Que- From what century does the poetic form the folk ballad date ? 

a. The 12th  

b. The 14th  

c. The 17th  

d. The 19th 

Answer- The 12th

Que- Which poet invented the concept of the variable foot in poetry ? 

a. William Carlos Williams  

b. Emily Dickinson  

c. Gerard Manly Hopkins  

d. Robert Frost 

Answer- William Carlos Williams

Que- What is the study of poetry's meter and form called ? 

a. Prosody  

b. Potology  

c. Rheumatology  

d. Scansion 

Answer- Prosody

Que- In his poem Kipling said 'If you can meet with triumph and _____________'? 

a. Glory  

b. Ruin  

c. Disaster  

d. victory 

Answer- Disaster

Que- Which influential American poet was born in Long Island in 1819 ? 

a. Emily Dickinson  

b. Paul Dunbar  

c. John Greenleaf Whittier  

d. Walt Whitman 

Answer- Walt Whitman

Que- Sylvia Plath married which English poet ? 

a. Masefield  

b. Causley  

c. Hughes  

d. Larkin 

Answer- Hughes

Que- Which American writer published 'A brave and startling truth' in 1996 ? 

a. Robert Hass  

b. Jessica Hagdorn  

c. Maya Angelou  

d. Micheal Palmer 

Answer- Maya Angelou

Que- Rupert Brooke wrote his poetry during which conflict? 

a. Boer War  

b. Second World War  

c. Korean War  

d. First World War 

Answer- First World War

Que- Harold Nicholson described which poet as 'Very yellow and glum. Perfect manners' ? 

a. e. e. Cummings  

b. T. S. Elliot  

c. John Greenleaf Whittier  

d. Walt Whitman 

Answer- T. S. Elliot

Que- Which kind of poem is Edward Lear associated with ? 

a. Nature  

b. Epics  

c. Sonnets  

d. Nonsense 

Answer- Nonsense

Que- Which poem ends 'I shall but love thee better after death' ? 

a. How do I love thee  

b. Ode to a Grecian urn  

c. In faith I do not love thee with mine eyes  

d. Let me not to the marriage of true minds 

Answer- How do I love thee

Que- Which of the following are Thomas Hardy books ? 

a. The Poor Man and the Lady  

b. The Return of Native  

c. Chollttee  

d. None of the above 

Answer- The Poor Man and the Lady

Que- What is the earliest surviving European poem ? 

a. The Homeric epic  

b. The Gilgamesh epic  

c. The Deluge epic  

d. The Hesiodic ode 

Answer- The Homeric epic

Que- Where did chaucer bury ? 

a. westminster abbey  

b. kent church  

c. chapel at windsor  

d. none of the above 

Answer- westminster abbey

Que- Which of the following is not an English poet (i. e. from England) ? 

a. Victor Hugo  

b. Alexander Pope  

c. John Milton  

d. Samuel Taylor Coleridge 

Answer- Victor Hugo

Que- Which of the following is not a poet ? 

a. William Shakespeare  

b. Terry Saylor  

c. Browning  

d. Emily Dickinson 

Answer- Terry Saylor

Que- Who wrote the poems, "On death" and "Women, Wine, and Snuff ?" 

a. John Milton  

b. John Keats  

c. P.B Shelley  

d. William Wordsworth 

Answer- John Keats

Que- A poem with no meter or rhyme______________? 

a. lyric  

b. free verse  

c. narrative  

d. none of the above 

Answer- free verse

Que- A poem that tells a story with plot, setting, and characters_______________? 

a. lyric  

b. free verse  

c. narrative  

d. none of the above 

Answer- narrative

Que- Using words or letters to imitate sounds_____________? 

a. alliteration  

b. simile  

c. onomatopoeia  

d. none of the above 

Answer- onomatopoeia

Que- A comparison of unlike things without using a word of comparison such as like or as______________? 

a. metaphor  

b. simile  

c. personification  

d. none of the above 

Answer- metaphor

Que- Applying human qualities to non-human things ? 

a. personification  

b. onomatopoeia  

c. alliteration  

d. none of the above 

Answer- personification

Que- A pattern of accented and unaccented syllables in lines of poetry ? 

a. rhyme scheme  

b. meter  

c. alliteration  

d. none of the above 

Answer- meter

Que- from which language the name "chaucer" has been driven ? 

a. french  

b. latin  

c. italian  

d. English 

Answer- french

Que- chaucer's franklin was guilty of which sin ? 

a. Lust  

b. Corruption  

c. Theft  

d. Gluttony 

Answer- Gluttony

Que- which of these is magnum opus of chaucer ? 

a. Troilus and criseyde  

b. House of fame  

c. The canterbury tales  

d. Parliament of fowls 

Answer- The canterbury tales

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