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English Literature MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions)

 Que- We find Subjective Elements in ? 

a. Keats  

b. Shelley  

c. Wordsworth  

d. All 

Answer- All

Que- Who wrote 'Hard Times' and 'A tale of two Cities' ? 

a. John Milton  

b. Charles Dickens  

c. John Webster  

d. Daniel Defoe 

Answer- Charles Dickens

Que- Who was American poet ? 

a. Robert Frost  

b. John Keats  

c. John Milton  

d. Robert Herrick 

Answer- Robert Frost

Que- Which year Geoffrey Chaucer was born ? 

a. 1340 AD  

b. 1341 AD  

c. 1342 AD  

d. 1343 AD 

Answer- 1340 AD

Que- Total number of sonnets written by Shakespeare______________? 

a. 102 

b. 154 

c. 163 

d. 194 

Answer- 154

Que- Keats' widespread appeal is to the Reader's interest in the supernatural ? 

a. True  

b. False  

c. both A and B  

d. none of these 

Answer- FALSE

Que- Who was more under the influence of Godwin's philosophy of life ? 

a. Byron  

b. Browning  

c. Shelley  

d. Keats 

Answer- Shelley

Que- Famous romantic poets were_____________? 

a. Five  

b. Four  

c. Six  

d. None of these 

Answer- Six

Que- From 1st January 2007, how many digits contains in ISBN (International Standard Book Number)? 

a. 9 

b. 10 

c. 13 

d. 15 

Answer- 13

Que- Which one of the following is a comedy ? 

a. All's Well that Ends Well  

b. Hamlet  

c. Timon of Athens  

d. Antony and Cleopatra 

Answer- All's Well that Ends Well

Que- Would you tell Sordelo (Browning) as a______________? 

a. Dramatic Monologue  

b. Dramatic Lyrics  

c. Tragic Drama  

d. None of these 

Answer- Dramatic Lyrics

Que- Which book wins the 2013 Man Booker Prize__________________? 

a. The Luminaries  

b. Wolf Hall  

c. The White Tiger  

d. The Sea 

Answer- The Luminaries

Que- In his poetry Tennyson is_______________? 

a. The representative poet of Victorian Age  

b. The representative poet of Romantic Age  

c. The best nature poet  

d. None of these 

Answer- The representative poet of Victorian Age

Que- Who was a friend of John Milton ? 

a. John Donne  

b. John Dryden  

c. Andrew Marvell  

d. Alexander Pope 

Answer- Andrew Marvell

Que- Who wrote 'Crime and Punishment' ? 

a. Shelley  

b. Tolstoy  

c. Byron  

d. Dostoyevsky 

Answer- Dostoyevsky

Que- Thomas Hardy was brought up to the profession of_____________? 

a. Architect  

b. Engraver  

c. Sculptor  

d. None of these 

Answer- Architect

Que- What did Robert Frost's father do ? 

a. teacher  

b. journalist  

c. black-smith  

d. farmer 

Answer- journalist

Que- Vanity Fair' is a novel by_______________? 

a. Dickens  

b. Thackeray  

c. Scott  

d. Fielding 

Answer- Thackeray

Que- The period of English literature from 1660to the end of the century is called_____________? 

a. Renaissance  

b. Jacobean Period  

c. Restoration Period  

d. Romantic Age 

Answer- Restoration Period

Que- Find the Odd man out ? 

a. Tom Jones : Henry Fielding  

b. Roxana: Daniel Defoe  

c. The Good-nature man: Oliver Goldsmith  

d. All for Love: John Milton 

Answer- All for Love: John Milton

Que- Which is called the Victorian Age______________? 

a. 18th Century  

b. 19th Century  

c. 20th Century  

d. None of these 

Answer- 19th Century

Que- Which one of the following writers is not woman ? 

a. Emily Bronte  

b. Jane Austen  

c. Robert Browning  

d. None of these 

Answer- Robert Browning

Que- Shirley, Jane Eyre, Villete were written by_______________? 

a. E. Bronte  

b. J. Austen  

c. Bronte  

d. None of these 

Answer- Bronte

Que- Who is the writer of 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' ? 

a. George Bernard Shaw  

b. Christopher Marlowe  

c. Lord Tennyson  

d. William Shakespeare 

Answer- Lord Tennyson

Que- James Joyce's famous novel_____________? 

a. Roots  

b. Ulysses  

c. Tom Jones  

d. Rebecca 

Answer- Ulysses

Que- On Heroes and Hero…worship is written by________________? 

a. Huxley  

b. Carlyle  

c. Ruskin  

d. Mill 

Answer- Carlyle

Que- One of the following was a Romantic poet______________? 

a. Tennyson  

b. Arnold  

c. P.B. Shelley  

d. Browning 

Answer- P.B. Shelley 

Que- The Rape of the Lock is a_______________? 

a. Parody  

b. Elegy  

c. Romance  

d. Sonnet 

Answer- Parody

Que- Beauty is truth, truth is beauty is stated by_____________? 

a. Keats  

b. P.B. Shelley  

c. Jane Austine  

d. Charles Lamb 

Answer- Keats

Que- What do you mean by Quatrain ? 

a. a poem of fourteen lines  

b. a stanza of fourteen lines  

c. a stanza of six lines  

d. a stanza of four lines 

Answer- a stanza of four lines

Que- Who is the author of 'A Brief History of Time' ? 

a. Albert Einstein  

b. Stephen Hawking  

c. Jagadish Chandra Basu  

d. Isaac Newton 

Answer- Stephen Hawking

Que- But God's eternal Laws are kind And break the heart of stone. In which poem do these lines appear ? 

a. We Are Seven (Wordsworth)  

b. Ballad of Reading Goal (Oscar Wilde)  

c. Prisoner of Chillon (Byron)  

d. None of these 

Answer- Ballad of Reading Goal (Oscar Wilde)

Que- The most popular French playwright, Jean Baptiste Poquelin, is known as______________? 

a. Caleron  

b. Corneille  

c. Couperin  

d. Moliere 

Answer- Moliere

Que- World War I affected the writing of many authors. Which of the following poets would not have been touched by that event ? 

a. T.S. Eliot  

b. Siegfried Sassoon  

c. Wilfred Owen  

d. Oscar Wilde 

Answer- Oscar Wilde

Que- This work was written before the other three choices ? 

a. Bede's "An Ecclesiastical History of the English People"  

b. Julian of Norwhich's "Book of Showings"  

c. Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales"  

d. Sir Thomas More's "Utopia" 

Answer- Bede's "An Ecclesiastical History of the English People"

Que- Which of the following literary sub periods does NOT fall under the Neoclassical Period ? 

a. The Restoration  

b. Jacobean Age  

c. The Augustan Age  

d. The Age of Sensibility 

Answer- Jacobean Age

Que- Historical events often influence literature. Which of the following did NOT occur during the Restoration period ? 

a. Charles II was restored to the throne  

b. The French Revolution  

c. The Great Fire of London  

d. The Exclusion Bill Crisis 

Answer- The French Revolution

Que- This work was NOT originally published in the 20th Century ? 

a. Henry James's "The Ambassadors"  

b. Thomas Hardy's "Tess of the D'Urbervilles"  

c. E.M. Forster's "A Room With A View"  

d. Virginia Woolf's "Mrs. Dalloway" 

Answer- Thomas Hardy's "Tess of the D'Urbervilles"

Que- Which work was completed last ? 

a. John Milton's "Paradise Lost"  

b. George Herbert's "The Temple"  

c. William Shakespeare's "Tempest"  

d. Ben Jonson's "Volpone" 

Answer- John Milton's "Paradise Lost"

Que- Which of the following works was written before the all-important Battle of Hastings? 

a. Beowulf  

b. Canterbury Tales  

c. The Domesday Book  

d. Sons and Lovers 

Answer- Beowulf

Que- In what language did Shakespeare write ? 

a. Middle English  

b. German  

c. Old English  

d. Modern English 

Answer- Modern English

Que- Literary divisions are not always exact, but we draw them because they are often convenient. The majority of English literary periods are named after_______________? 

a. The leading characteristic of the age  

b. Monarchs or political events  

c. The primary author of the age  

d. The language of the age 

Answer- Monarchs or political events

Que- One of these men did NOT write during the Restoration period. Who ? 

a. John Milton  

b. Thomas Otway  

c. Sir Walter Scott  

d. John Dryden 

Answer- Sir Walter Scott

Que- Who write the story "Story Teller" ? 

a. William Wordsworth  

b. William Shakespeare  

c. Thomas Grey  

d. Saki 

Answer- Saki

Que- HYMN TO ADVERSITY is a poem by_______________? 

a. Thomas gray  

b. Alexander Pope  

c. Edward gibbon  

d. William Blake 

Answer- Thomas gray

Que- Who wrote the poem "Requiem" ? 

a. Robert Louis Stevenson  

b. William Shakespeare  

c. Samuel Johnson  

d. John Milton 

Answer- Robert Louis Stevenso

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