Advertisement

English Multiple Choice Questions(MCQs) and Answers | English Quiz Set 10

Advertisement
Questions
1 Frederic Jameson associated postmodern culture with __________ capitalism.
1 market
2 monopoly
3 imperialist
4 multinational

Answer: multinational
2 Early in Evelyn Waugh’s A Handful of Dust, while Tony and his young son, John Andrew, walk to the church, John tells his father a story he has heard from the stable manager, Ben about a mule “who had drunk his company’s rum ration” in the First World War and subsequently died. What is the mule named ?
1 Peppermint
2 Dopey
3 Dynamo
4 Pookey

Answer:Peppermint
Advertisement
3 The Oxford English Dictionary was published in twelve volumes with its current title in the year :
1 1928
2 1930
3 1933
4 1915

Answer:1933
4 The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman is notorious for its many digressions across nine volumes and its failure to deliver a complete autobiography. In which volume does Tristram Shandy finally recount his birth ?
1 Volume III
2 Volume V
3 Volume VIII
4 Volume IX

Answer: Volume III
5 Miguel de Cervantes’s inimitable Don Quixote, foreshadows metafictional moorings when the novelist,

(a) says that the first chapters of the narrative are recreated from the Archive of La Mancha

(b) says that it is a faithful rendering of a Catalan text in Spanish

(c) says that part of it has been translated from the Arabic by the Moorish author Cide Hamete Benengeli

(d) says that he is rewriting the history of a medieval knight altering the heroic vein with a farcical mode

The right combination according to the code is :

1 (a) and (b)
2 (b) and (c)
3 (a) and (c)
4 (b) and (d)

Answer:(a) and (c)
6 In his theory of Mimesis, Plato says that all art is mimetic by nature; art is an imitation of life. To argue his case he gives the example of a :
1 cloud
2 chair
3 tree
4 river

Answer:chair
7 The translation of Geeta into English in 1784 called Bhagvit - Geeta marked, in William Jones’s opinion, an “event that made it possible for the first time to have a reliable impression of Indian Literature”. Who was the translator ?
1 Charles Wilkins
2 H. J. Colebrooke
3 Rammohan Roy
4 Nathaniel Halhed

Answer:Charles Wilkins
8 One of the plays among the following contains the characters Coll, Gib, Dan and Mak. Identify the play :
1 Everyman
2 The Castle of Perseverance
3 The Second Shepherd’s Play
4 The Marshals

Answer: The Second Shepherd’s Play
9 Tereza, in Milan Kundera’s novel The Unbearable Lightness of Being, troubled by Tomas’s promiscuity, falls an easy prey to jealousy, fear and nightmares. Which of the following are the terrible dreams she has ?

(a) She dreams of cats attacking her.

(b) She dreams of wolves attacking her.

(c) She dreams that she is dead and buried in a common grave where she lies with the corpses of strangers.

(d) She dreams that she is dead, stripped of her clothes and plagued by other naked corpses.

The right combination according to the code is :

1 (a) and (c)
2 (a) and (d)
3 (b) and (c)
4 (b) and (d)

Answer: (a) and (d)
10 Christina Rossetti’s “Goblin Market”, a rare blend of allegory and fairytale world presents the story of two sisters, Laura and Lizzie. Which of the following is NOT true about the enchanted world that the poem unravels ?
1 Laura buys fruits from the goblins in exchange of her “golden lock” of hair and a “tear more rare than pearl”
2 Jeanie, a girl who ate the goblins’ fruits, “pined away” and “sought them by night and day”
3 Laura, who goes to the market again, does not see the goblins but hears only “their shrill cry piercing the air”
4 Laura’s hair “grew thin and grey” and she wanes like the full moon to “swift decay”

Answer: Laura, who goes to the market again, does not see the goblins but hears only “their shrill cry piercing the air”
11 In which of these prisons is Defoe’s character, Moll Flanders born ?
1 Gatehouse
2 King’s Bench
3 Newgate
4 Ludgate

Answer: Newgate
12 Years before, Winston Smith, the protagonist of George Orwell’s dystopia, Nineteen Eighty - Four got an evidence of the party’s dishonesty. What is it ?
1 Emmanuel Goldstein’s confession that he is a party operative; not an enemy of the party.
2 O’ Brien’s diary entry hinting at the non-existence of Big Brother.
3 A photograph which proves that some citizen accused of a crime was out of the country while it was committed.
4 A colleague’s revelation that the Inner Party members have systematically destroyed all historical documents and created false documents.

Answer: A photograph which proves that some citizen accused of a crime was out of the country while it was committed.
13 The Indian Queen is :
1 a heroic tragedy in rhymed couplets by John Dryden
2 a long poem in free verse by Keki Daruwalla
3 an autobiography of an Indian princess in exile
4 a fictional account of the Life of Maharani Gayatri Devi

Answer:a heroic tragedy in rhymed couplets by John Dryden
14 In J. M. Coetzee’s Disgrace David Lurie is working on an opera on the life of one of the Romantic poets. Who is the poet ?
1 Blake
2 Shelley
3 Byron
4 Coleridge

Answer: Byron
15

Assertion (A) : There is no unity or absolute source of the myth.

Reason (R) : The focus or the source of the myth are always shadows and virtualities which are elusive , unactualizable, and nonexistent in the first place. Any search for the discursive unity in the myth is, therefore, misplaced.

In the context of the above statements :

1 Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
2 Both (A) and (R) are true but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
3 (A) is true but (R) is false
4 (A) is false, but (R) is true

Answer:Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)

View All English Practice Test Sets

Advertisement
Advertisement
Subscribe to Gkseries
Work with Gkseries
Gkseries ebooks

Please Join Our Discussion Group