Which narrative poem by Lord Tennyson presents the story of a fisherman turned merchant-sailor who, after a shipwreck, is marooned on a desert island ?
In “Memorial Verses” Matthew Arnold pays tribute to three great poets. Who are they ?
Answer:Goethe, Wordsworth, Byron
Who among the following English playwrights wrote screenplays on novels such as Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time, John Fowles’s French Lieutenant’s Woman, and Margaret Atwood’s Handmaid’s Tale ?
The years in English literary history between 1649 and 1660 are known as __________.
Answer: the Commonwealth period
In R.K. Narayan’s Swami and Friends, which game offers Swami the best kind of emotional release from the strains and pressures of disagreeable circumstances ?
William Blake expressed the importance of the particular when he said that “To Generalize is to be __________. To particularize is the alone Distinction of Merit.” Fill in the blank.
Which of the following was not a dialect of Old English ?
Anthony Burgess’s last novel, published in 1993, is called A Dead Man in Deptford. Who is the central character to whom the title refers ?
Answer: Christopher Marlowe
Choose the correct chronological order :
Answer:William Caxton prints the first English book - “Tottel’s Miscellany” (Songs and Sonnets) - William Shakespeare’s First Folio - John Milton’s Areopagitica.
What does the phrase ut pictura poesis from Horace’s Art of Poetry mean ?
Answer: “as in painting, so in poetry”.
Who among the following is the author of Account of the Augustan Age in England (1759) ?
In how many parts did Cervantes publish his novel, Don Quixote ?
Lytton Strachey’s Eminent Victorians carries biographical sketches of writers and public figures. Identify the list below that correctly mentions those Eminent Victorians.
Answer:Cardinal Manning, Florence Nightingale, Thomas Arnold and General Gordon.
One of the following statements about the eponymous saint of Dryden’s “Song for St. Cecilia’s Day” is incorrect. Identify that statement.
Answer: St. Cecilia was an Armenian devotee of the Christian faith.
Which of the statements on Michael Roberts’s Faber Book of Modern Verse (1936) is not true ?
Answer:The collection begins with the poems of Robert Bridges.