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English Literature MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions)

 Que- Graham Greene's novels are marked by ? 

a. Catholicism  

b. Protestantism  

c. Paganism  

d. Buddhism 

Answer- Catholicism

Que- Estella is the daughter of ? 

a. Joe Gargery  

b. Abel Magwitch .  

c. Miss Havisham  

d. Bentley Drumnile 

Answer- Joe Gargery

Que- Which of the following myths does not figure in The Waste Land ? 

a. Oedipus  

b. Grail Legend of Fisher King  

c. Philomela  

d. Sysyphus 

Answer- Sysyphus

Que- The epigraph of The Waste Land is borrowed from ? 

a. Virgil  

b. Fetronius  

c. Seneca  

d. Homer 

Answer- Homer

Que- With the accession of King James to the English throne, Lord Chamberlain's Man was renamed ? 

a. King Lear  

b. Gentleman  

c. King's Man  

d. None of above 

Answer- King's Man

Que- Which of the following are King Lear's daughters ? 

a. Desdemona, Goneril and Cordelia  

b. Goneril, Ophelia and Regan  

c. Goneril, Regan and Cordelia  

d. Regan, Cordelia and Beatrice 

Answer- Goneril, Regan and Cordelia

Que- Antony and Cleopatra and "Macbeth" was in ? 

a. 1606 

b. 1607 

c. 1608 

d. 1609 

Answer- 1606

Que-  Some born great, some achieve greatness And some have greatness thrust upon them. Above lines are taken from which of following plays ? 

a. Macbeth  

b. Othello  

c. Twelfth night  

d. As you like it 

Answer- Twelfth night

Que- Which character spoke following lines? "What's Montague? It is nor hand nor foot, Nor arm nor face, nor any other part Belonging to a man, O be some other name! What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other word would smell as sweet," ? 

a. Desdemona  

b. Juliet  

c. Rosalind  

d. Hero 

Answer- Juliet

Que- Who was killed by Hamlet unintentionally ? 

a. Leartus  

b. Polonius  

c. Forinbras  

d. Horatio 

Answer- Polonius

Que- Which of the following are characters of "Much ado about nothing" ? 

a. Hero, Borachio, Antonio, Claudio, Leonato  

b. Hero, Orlando, Antonio, Claudio, Leanato  

c. Mirrinda, Borachio, Antonio, Claudio, Leanato  

d. Hero, Boradio, Antonio, Claudio, Horatio 

Answer- Hero, Borachio, Antonio, Claudio, Leonato

Que- In Shakespeare's literary output, the period 1604-1608 is the period of__________________? 

a. Comedy plays  

b. Historical plays  

c. Great Tragedies  

d. None of above 

Answer- Historical plays

Que- In __________ year Shakespeare bought the largest house in Stratford, called New place ? 

a. 1595 

b. 1996 

c. 1597 

d. 15598 

Answer- 1597

Que- During which period London theaterrs remained closed on account of the plague ? 

a. 1592 

b. 1593 

c. 1594 

d. 1595 

Answer- 1593

Que- In which year Globe theater got fire and destroyed ? 

a. 1610 

b. 1611 

c. 1612 

d. 1613 

Answer- 1613

Que- Shakespeare joined the Chamber lain's Men Theatrical Company as a ? 

a. Actor and playwright  

b. Playwright and poet  

c. Playwright and writer  

d. None of above 

Answer- Playwright and writer

Que- Who tells Macbeth, "The queen, my lord, is dead " ? 

a. Seyton  

b. Siward  

c. The Doctor  

d. Caithness 

Answer- Seyton

Que- At the beginning of the play, the Scots are at war with which country ? 

a. Norway  

b. Prussia  

c. Iceland  

d. Poland 

Answer- Norway

Que- In which country is Macbeth set ? 

a. Spain  

b. Denmark  

c. Scotland  

d. Canada 

Answer- Scotland

Que- My own great religion is a belief in the blood, the flesh as being wiser than the intellect. Who wrote this ? 

a. Graham Greene  

b. D.H. Lawrence  

c. Charles Dickens  

d. Jane Austen 

Answer- D.H. Lawrence

Que- Identify the novel in which the character of Charlotte Lucas figures ? 

a. Great Expectations  

b. The Power and the Glory  

c. Lord of the Flies  

d. Pride and Prejudice 

Answer- Pride and Prejudice

Que- Identify the poet, whom Queen Victoria, regarded as the perfect poet of 'love and loss' ? 

a. Tennyson  

b. Browning  

c. Swinburne  

d. D.G. Rossetti 

Answer- D.G. Rossetti

Que- Who, among the following, is not connected with the Oxford Movement ? 

a. Robert Browning  

b. John Keble  

c. E.B. Pusey  

d. J. H. Newman 

Answer- E.B. Pusey

Que- To be or not to be that is the question, is famous line of which of Shakespeare's plays ? 

a. Othello  

b. Macbeth  

c. Hamlet  

d. King Lear 

Answer- Hamlet

Que- Triumph, my Britain, thou hast one to show To whom all scenes of Europe homage owe. He was not of an age, but for all time". Who wrote above lines for Shakespeare ? 

a. Jonson  

b. Bacon  

c. Wordsworth  

d. none of above 

Answer- Jonson

Que- W.B. Yeats received the Nobel Prize for literature in the year ? 

a. 1938 

b. 1925 

c. 1932 

d. 1923 

Answer- 1923

Que- W.B.Yeats used the phrase 'the artifice of eternity' in his poem ? 

a. Sailing to Byzantium  

b. Byzantium  

c. The Second Coming  

d. Leda and the Swan 

Answer- Sailing to Byzantium

Que- Which of the following is the first novel of D.H. Lawrence ? 

a. The White Peacock  

b. The Trespasser  

c. Sons and Lovers  

d. Women in Love 

Answer- The White Peacock

Que- The main character in Paradise Lost Book I and Book II is ? 

a. God  

b. Satan  

c. Adam  

d. Eve 

Answer- Satan

Que- Which of the following is not an apparition shown to Macbeth by the Witches ? 

a. An armed head  

b. A bloody dagger floating in mid-air.  

c. A bloody child.  

d. A child crowned, with a tree in his hand 

Answer- A bloody dagger floating in mid-air.

Que- Tennyson's poem 'In Memoriam'was written in memory of ? 

a. A.H. Hallam  

b. Edward King  

c. Wellington  

d. P.B Shelley 

Answer- A.H. Hallam

Que- How many of Shakespeare's plays are classified as histories ? 

a. 7 

b. 10 

c. 14 

d. 18 

Answer- 10

Que- Which famous play does the quote,"When shall we three meet again In thunder, lightning, or in rain?" come from ? 

a. The Taming of the Shrew  

b. King Lear  

c. The Tempest  

d. Macbeth 

Answer- Macbeth

Que- which famous Shakespeare play does the quote "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers" come from ? 

a. The Merry Wives of Windsor  

b. Othello, the Moor of Venice  

c. Pericles, Prince of Tyre  

d. King Henry the Sixth, Part II 

Answer- King Henry the Sixth, Part II

Que- What nationality was Shakespeare ? 

a. Italian  

b. English  

c. Scottish  

d. Greek 

Answer- English

Que- Which famous Shakespeare play does the quote "How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child!" come from ? 

a. King Lear  

b. As You Like It  

c. The Famous History of the Life of King Henry VIII  

d. The Life and Death of King John 

Answer- King Lear

Que- Which famous Shakespeare play does the quote, "My salad days, when I was green in judgment." come from ? 

a. Antony and Cleopatra  

b. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark  

c. The Winters Tale  

d. The Merry Wives of Windsor 

Answer- Antony and Cleopatra

Que- Was the Globe ? 

a. A Roman Amphitheater.  

b. An Elizabethan Theater.  

c. An Elizabethan sports stadium.  

d. A famous map of the world. 

Answer- An Elizabethan Theater.

Que- How many times suicide occurs in Shakespeare's plays ? 

a. 7 

b. 9 

c. 11 

d. 13 

Answer- 13

Que- Shakespeare died on ? 

a. 23rd April 1616  

b. 25th April 1616,  

c. 28th April 1616  

d. 30th April 1616 

Answer- 23rd April 1616

Que- How many sonnets did William Shakespeare write ? 

a. 110 

b. 154 

c. 175 

d. 187 

Answer- 154

Que- How many plays didWilliam Shakespeare write ? 

a. 36 

b. 37 

c. 38 

d. 39 

Answer- 37

Que- What was the age ofWilliam Shakespeare when he retired from active service to Stratford around 1613 ? 

a. 51 

b. 49 

c. 62 

d. 53 

Answer- 62

Que- When was William Shakespeare baptized ? 

a. 24 July1564  

b. 26 April 1564  

c. 26 August 1564  

d. 16 April 1564 

Answer- 26 April 1564

Que- What was the first name of the playing company King's Men that William Shakespeare partly-owned ? 

a. Lord Chamberlain's Men  

b. Stratford Theatre  

c. The Queens Troupe  

d. The London Theatre 

Answer- Lord Chamberlain's Men

Que- Where was William Shakespeare was born and brought up ? 

a. Yorkshire  

b. Stratford-upon-Avon  

c. Chester  

d. London 

Answer- Stratford-upon-Avon

Que- In 1613 the Globe Theater burned down during a production of which play ? 

a. King John  

b. Richard II  

c. Henry VIII  

d. Henry V 

Answer- Henry VIII

Que- The group of four plays known as the "major tetralogy" is ? 

a. Richard III, King John, Henry VIII, 1 Henry VI  

b. 1 Henry VI, 2 Henry VI, 3 Henry VI, Richard III  

c. King John, Henry V, Richard II, Richard III  

d. Richard II, 1 Henry IV, 2 Henry IV, Henry V 

Answer- Richard II, 1 Henry IV, 2 Henry IV, Henry V

Que- Which river is associated with Shakespeare's birth place ? 

a. The Thames  

b. The Avon  

c. The Tyburn  

d. The Seven 

Answer- The Avon

Que- In which century was Shakespeare born ? 

a. 16th  

b. 14th  

c. 15th  

d. 17th 

Answer- 16th

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