Wednesday, 27 May 2015



MCQs: 100

(1) The subjugation of Women (1869) is an important text of:
(a) George Eliot
(b) Byron
(c) John Mill
(d) Hardy

(2) Which of the following poems by Tennyson is a monodrama?
(a) Ulysses
(b) Break, Break, Break
(c) Maud
(d) Crossing the Bar

(3) The line “she dwells with Beauty – Beauty that must be” occurs in Keats’
(a) Lamia
(b) Ode to a Grecian Urn
(c) Ode on Melancholy
(d) Endymion

(4) Negative Capability to Keats, means
(a) The ability to sympathize with other
(b) Say bad thing, about others
(c) To empathize

(5) “Art for arts sake” found its true adherent in:
(a) Wordsworth
(b) Byron
(c) Browning
(d) Wilde

(6) It as the best of times, it was the worst of time, it was the worst – the opening of
(a) Hard Times
(b) David Copperfield
(c) Oliver Twist
(d) A Tales of Two Cities

(7) The character of Little Neil is a creation of:
(a) Hardy
(b) Eliot
(c) Oscar Wilde
(d) Dickens

(8) “Idylls of the King” is illustration of Tennyson’s deep interest in:
(a) Medieval legends
(b) The role of the king
(c) Hero worship
(d) The contemporary condition

(9) Who believed that poetry is the spontaneous overflow of emotions?
(a) Blake
(b) Byron
(c) Wordsworth
(d) Keats

(10) Who after the publication of a poem, awoke and found himself famous?
(a) Shelley
(b) Browning
(c) Wordsworth
(d) Keats

(11) The image of the femme fatale dominates the poetry of:
(a) Wordsworth
(b) Keats
(c) Byron
(d) Tennyson

(12) Little Time is a character in Hardy’s
(a) The return of the native
(b) Jude the Obscure
(c) Mayor of Casterbridge

(13) Which is the famous elegy written by Shelley?
(a) In Memoriam
(b) Lycidas
(c) Adonis
(d) Thyrsis

(14) Moral choice is everything in the works of:
(a) Dickens
(b) George Eliot
(c) Hardy

(15) Which of the following is illustrative of Ruskin’s interest in social economy?
(a) The Seven Lamps
(b) Unto this Last
(c) The Stones of Venice

(16) Which one of the following poets named the Romantic poet as the “pond poets”?
(a) Southey
(b) Shelley
(c) Keats
(d) Byron

(17) The Charge of the Light Brigade” (Tennyson) commemorates:
(a) The Boer War
(b) The battle of Trafalgar
(c) The Crimean War

(18) The Elgin Marbles inspired Keats to write:
(a) Endymion
(b) Lamia
(c) The Grecian Urn
(d) Melancholy

(19) Would you tell Sordelo (Browning) as a:
(a) Dramatic Monologue
(b) Dramatic Lyrics
(c) Tragic Drama

(20) Which one of the following poets was appointed Poet Laureate in the year 1813?
(a) Tennyson
(b) Byron
(c) Southey
(d) Wordsworth

(21) Shakespeare’s Hamlet is
(a) A tragedy
(b) Comedy

(22) Earnest Hamingway has written
(a) Old Man and the Sea
(b) Mr. Chips
(c) Pride and Prejudice

(23) Who wrote Gulliver’s Travels?
(a) Charles Dickens
(b) Chaucer
(c) Jonathan Swift

(24) Which of the following is not a dramatist?
(a) Ben Johnson
(b) Byron
(c) Eliot

(25) Which of the following is not a play by Shakespeare?
(a) Hamlet
(b) Macbeth
(c) Dr. Faustus

(26) E. M. Foster is a
(a) Novelist
(b) Poet
(c) Playwright

(27) “The Pickwick Papers” is a novel by:
(a) Jane Austen
(b) Charles Dickens
(c) Thackery

(28) Who wrote “Jane Eyre”?
(a) Charlotte Bronte
(b) Emile Bronte
(c) Anne Bronte

(29) After whom is the Elizabethan Age named?
(a) Elizabeth-I
(b) Elizabeth-II
(c) Elizabeth Browning

(30) What is the name of Wordsworth’s long poem?
(a) The Canterbury Tales
(b) Don Juan
(c) The Prelude

(31) A poem mourning someone’s death is called:
(a) Fable
(b) Epic
(c) Elegy

(32) Which of the following is not a tragedy written by Shakespeare?
(a) Macbeth
(b) Othello
(c) Merchant of Venice

(33) Who wrote “The Second Coming”?
(a) E. Spencer
(b) Eliot
(c) W. B. Yeats

(34) What period in English Literature is called the “Augustans Age”?
(a) Early 16th Century
(b) 17th Century
(c) Early 18th Century

(35) Which play among the following plays is not blank verse?
(a) Hamlet
(b) The Jew of Malta
(c) Pygmalion

(36) Which one of the following writers is not woman?
(a) Emily Bronte
(b) Jane Austen
(c) Robert Browning

(37) Who is the villain in “Hamlet”?
(a) Horatio
(b) Iago
(c) Claudius

(38) Who kills Macbeth in the play “Macbeth”?
(a) Duncan
(b) Bonquo
(c) Macduff

(39) Which is the last of Shakespeare’s great tragedies?
(a) Macbeth
(b) King Lear
(c) Othello
(d) Hamlet

(40) Who is the heroine of Shakespeare’s play “Hamlet”?
(a) Cordella
(b) Desdemona
(c) Portia
(d) Ophelia

(41) Romanticism (if it can be pinpointed) is usually assumed to date from:
(a) Publication of "Intimations of Immortality"
(b) The beginning of Queen Victoria’s reign
(c) The Reform Bill of 1832
(d) Publication of "Lyrical Ballads" and its preface
(e) 1800 – 1801

(42) Which of the following would a Romantic Poet be most likely to use?
(a) A "feathered chorister"
(b) A "member of the plumy race"
(c) A "bird" (d) A "tenant of the sky"
(e) An "airy fairy"

(43) Wordsworth’s Poetry always reflects:
(a) The creation of abstract concepts
(b) An endorsement of the scientific tradition
(c) The creation of an original philosophy
(d) An examination of extraneous matters
(e) His belief in a world to come.

(44) Byron’s Poetry is ambiguous and has a vividness of phrasing which sometimes reaches the point of abstraction.
(a) True 
(b) False

(45) "English Bards and Scotch Reviewers" is a satirical attack on contemporary writers who had annoyed Byron.
(a) True
(b) False

(46) In 1850, Tennyson succeeded Wordsworth as poet laureate.  
(a) True
(b) False

(47) Mary Anne Evans is the same person as George Eliot.   
(a) True 
(b) False

(48) Keats’ widespread appeal is to the Reader’s interest in the supernatural.
(a) True
(b) False

(49) The literary figure who had the most pronounced effect on Keats was:
(a) Dante
(b) Shakespeare
(c) Wordsworth
(d) Shelley

(50) Shelly was a firm believer in all of the following except:
(a) Personal freedom
(b) The individual’s responsibility to society
(c) The power of love
(d) Human conduct based on conviction

(51) Maggie is the central character in George Eliot’s:
(a) Adam Bede
(b) Middle March
(c) The Mill on the Floss
(d) Silas Morner

(52) Which of following Books consists of Ruskin’s lectures:
(a) Modern painters
(b) The Stones of Venice
(c) The Crown of wild olive
(d) None of these

(53) Who described poetry as “Spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings”:
(a) Shelley
(b) Wordsworth
(c) Coleridge
(d) Arnold
(e) None of these

(54) ‘Hero and Hero worship’ was written by:
(a) Ruskin
(b) Carlyle
(c) Mill
(d) None of these

(55) The French Revolution took place in:
(a) 1793
(b) 1796
(c) 1798
(d) None of these

(56) ‘The Metaphysical Poets’ is a critical essay by:
(a) Arnold
(b) T. S. Eliot
(c) Shelley
(d) None of these

(57) “David Copperfield” was written by:
(a) Hardy
(b) Dickens
(c) Thackeray
(d) None of these

(58) Who said this “Poetry is the Criticism of life”:
(a) Wordsworth
(b) Byron
(c) T.S. Eliot
(d) Arnold

(59) ‘The Revolt of Islam’ was written by:
(a) Wordsworth
(b) Coleridge
(c) Shelley
(d) None of these

(60) ‘The Lotos Eaters’ was written by:
(a) Blake
(b) Byron
(c) Tennyson
(d) None of these

(61) Shelley’s poetry used all of the following components for themes except:
(a) Worship of God
(b) Passion
(c) Narcissism
(d) Emotional self-indulgence

(62) The prose of the Romantic period had a tendency to:
(a) Objectify the issue in terms of a cause
(b) Advance a single system to the public
(c) Allow the writer to draw on his
(d) Be brooding and meditative. own personality

(63) Charles Lamb’s "Dream Children" is notable for its:
(a) Crushing tragedy
(b) Humor
(c) Whimsical Pathos
(d) Cynicism

(64) The Victorian age can be dated by which of the following events and years:
(a) Mills’s "on liberty’ (1859) to end of century (1900)
(b) Reform Bill (1832) to end of Boer War (1902)
(c) Birth of Tennyson (1809) to his death (1892)
(d) Tennyson’s Poems, Chiefly Lyrical (1830) to death of Queen Victoria (1901)

(65) Which of the following works ‘had the greatest influence on the Victorian Age?
(a) Mill’s "On Liberty"
(b) Tennyson’s "In memoriam"
(c) Darwin’s "Origin of Species"
(d) Carlyle’s "Sartor Resartus"
(e) Ruskin’s "The stones of Venice"

(66) In which of the following Genres did Victorian Literature achieve its greatest success:
(a) Drama
(b) Epic Poetry
(c) Lyric Poetry
(d) The Essay
(e) The Novel

(67) Identify the sources of the quotations listed below:
1.    "Hail to thee blithe spirit"
2.    "Spirit of beauty that dost consecrate"
3.    "Paint/Must never hope to reproduce the- faint Halfflush that dies     along her throat".
4.    "Where are the songs of Spring? Ay,- where are they? Think not of    them, thou hast thy music too
5.    "Ah, happy, happy boughs! that cannot shed your leaves, nor ever       bid the Spring adieu",
6.    "Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting"
7.    "A hand may first and then a lip be kist;
    For my part, to such doings I’m a stranger"
8.    "My hair is grey, but not with years, nor grew it white, In a single       night"

(A) "May Last Duchess"
(B) "To a sky Lark"
(C) "Ode to Autumn"
(D) "Don Juan"
(E) "The Prisoner of Chillon"
(F) "Ode on a Grecian Urn"
(G) "Intimations of Immortality’ (Ode)
(H) "Hymn to Intellectual Beauty"


(68) Who wrote "Shakespeare’s Later Comedies’?
(a) A.C. Bradley
(b) Palmer D.J.
(c) Dr.Johnsofl

(69) Which of the following is not a dramatist?
(a) Ben Johnson
(b) Eliot
(c) S. Backett

(70) Which. of the following is not a play by Shakespeare?
(a) Tempest
(b) Pygmalion
(c) King Lear

(71) Who is the author of ‘After Strange Gods’?
(a) Shaw
(b) Robert Frost
(c) Eliot

(72) Who is the Villain in ‘Hamlet’?
(a) Horatio
(b) Iago
(c) Claudius

(73) Who is the heroine of ‘Hamlet’?
(a) Cordelia
(b) Portia
(c) Ophelia

(74) After whom the Elizabethan Age is named:
(a) Elizabeth I
(b) Elizabeth II
(c) Elizabeth Browning

(75) Who wrote ‘Common Pursuit’?
(a) Leavis, F.R.
(b) Cecil, D.
(c) E. M. Foster

(76) ‘ Paradise Lost is an epic by:
(a). Spenser
(b) Chaucer
(c) Milton

(77) "After Apple Picking" is written by:
(a) Robert Browning
(b) Robert Frost 

(78) Ernest Hemingway wrote:
(a) Mr. Chips
(b) Pride and Prejudice
(c) Old Man and the Sea

(79) "Intellectual Beauty" is written by:
(a) Bertrand Russell
(b) Huxley
(c) P.B. Shelley

(80) Who wrote "20th Century Views"?
(a) Abrahams, M. H.
(b) Palmer, D. J.
(c) Bertrand Russell

(81) ‘Desert Places’ is a:
(a) Poem
(b) Play
(c) Novel

(82) The University Wits were:
(a) Poets
(b) Playwrights
(c) Novelists

(83) William Shakespeare was Born in:
(a) 1564
(b) 1534
(c) 1616

(84) Francis Bacon died in:
(a) 1616
(b) 1626
(c) 1648

(85) The period from 1660 to 1750 is known as:
(a) The Age of Classicism
(b) The Restoration
(c) The age of Milton

(86) Who wrote "The Pilgrim’s Progress"?
(a) John Bunyan
(b) Daniel Defoe
(c) Dryden

(87) ‘‘The Conduct of the Allies’ is a famous work of:
(a) Jonathan Swift
(b) Samuel Johnson
(c) Oliver ‘Goldsmith

(88) The abstract theory of utilitarianism is the theme of Dicken’s novel:
(a) Bleak House
(b) A Tale of Two Cities
(c) Hard Times
(d) Great Expectations

(89) “The one remains, the many change and pass; Heaven’s light for ever shines, earth’s shadows fly” These lines occur in:
(a) Keats’ Hyperion
(b) Shelley’s Hymn to Intellectual Beauty
(c) Shelley’s Adonis
(d) Keats’ Ode to Psyche
(e) None of these

(90) Name the character of a novel of Thomas Hardy, which is much like Oedipus, King Lear
and Faust. 
(a) Tess
(b) Thomasin
(c) Eustacia

(91) “She can not fade, though thou hast not the bliss, For ever wilt thou love, and she be fair!”
The above two lines have been taken from:
(a) Keats’ Ode to a Nightingale
(b) A Thing of Beauty
(c) La Belle Dame Sans Mercy
(d) Ode on a Grecian Urn

(92) ‘Withdrawal from an uncongenial world of escape either to death or more often, to an
ideal dream world’, is the theme of Tennyson’s:
(a) Ulysses
(b) The Palace of Arts
(c) The Lotos – Eaters
(d) None of these

(93) Philip Waken, Aunt Pallet and Tom Tulliver are the characters of G. Eliot’s novel:
(a) Silas Manner
(b) Adam Bede
(c) Middle March
(d) The Mill on the Floss

(94) "In all things, in all natures, in the stars,
This active principle abides,"
Identify the poet and his peculiar belief that can be understood from the above lines.
Answer: William Wordsworth as he was of the opinion that in this universe ‘nature’ is the
point of focus for everything.

(95) “Thy, Damnation, Slunbreth, Not”
Name the writer, his book and the character who uttered/wrote these words.
Writer – Thomas Hardy
Book – Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Character – a young man who is traveling the countryside painting scripture on the sides of
barns walks

(96) In Memoriam by Tennyson is:
(a) an elegy
(b) a collection of elegies
(c) a lyric
(d) a dramatic lyric
(e) None of these

(97) The poem, “The Marriage of Heaven and Hell” was written by:
(a) Shelley
(b) Blake
(c) Byron
(d) Browning
(e) None of these

(98) ‘Unto This Last’ is a book written by:
(a) Mill on economic reforms
(b) Carlyle on moral reforms
(c) Ruskin on moral reforms
(d) None of these

(99) Mathew Arnold said: “An ineffectual angel beating in the void his luminous wings in
vain”, about:
(a) Keats
(b) Byron
(c) Shelley
(d) Blake
(e) None of these

(100) For whom it is said: “sensuousness is a paramount bias of his genius”:
(a) Blake
(b) Keats
(c) Tennyson
(d) Shelley
(e) None of these