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English Multiple Choice Questions(MCQs) and Answers | English Quiz Set 18

Questions
1 Identify the two books by C.S. Lakshmi (Ambai) published in English translation :

I. Astride the Wheel

II. Going Home

III. A Purple Sea

IV. In a Forest, A Deer

The right combination according to the code is

1 III and II
2 I and II
3 I and IV
4 III and IV

Answer: III and IV
2 Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnets from the Portuguese is

I. a sequence of forty four Petrarchan sonnets.

II. a rewriting of Popean didactic verse.

III. a depiction of a contemporary setting and small events of ordinary life.

IV. a scathing criticism of the British colonial enterprise.

The right combination according to the code is

1 I and II
2 I and III
3 II and IV
4 I and IV

Answer:I and III
3 In The Story of My Experiments with Truth, M.K. Gandhi covers the narrative of his life from early childhood through to
1 1925
2 1929
3 1921
4 1927

Answer:1921
4 In a writing system the minimal unit that can cause a difference of meaning is called
1 phoneme
2 grapheme
3 morpheme
4 jargon

Answer: grapheme
5 Nnu Ego is a character in
1 Chinua Achebe’s Anthills of Savannah
2 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun
3 Buchi Emecheta’s The Joys of Motherhood
4 Ben Okri’s The Famished Road

Answer:Buchi Emecheta’s The Joys of Motherhood
6 What would help a reader recognize Keats’s “To Autumn” as a poem from the Romantic period ?
1 Its logical succession of images
2 Its concise use of couplets
3 Its lavish natural imagery
4 Its use of iambic pentameter

Answer:Its lavish natural imagery
7 Which of the following is an accurate description of ‘heteroglossia’ ?
1 Heteroglossia makes the job of the novelist easier by incorporating diversity into the novelistic structure.
2 Heteroglossia functions in a novel in alliance with its stylistic system incorporating multiple voices inscribed in social language and differentiated components of a writer’s ideological position.
3 Heteroglossia creates concrete conceptualisations through language in association with the singular view of the artistic effort resulting in the unified world of the novel.
4 Heteroglossia enters the linguistic universe of the novel to homogenize its multiple differences and voices in a singular vision of accomplished structure.

Answer:Heteroglossia functions in a novel in alliance with its stylistic system incorporating multiple voices inscribed in social language and differentiated components of a writer’s ideological position.
8 In Ulysses Leopold Bloom works for a Dublin
1 bar
2 park
3 newspaper
4 bank

Answer: newspaper
9 Which pair of plays belongs to the early career of Harold Pinter ?

I. The Caretaker

II. One for the Road

III. Celebration

IV. The Room

The right combination according to the code is

1 I and III.
2 II and III.
3 I and IV.
4 II and IV.

Answer: I and IV.
10 Who among the following contemporaries of John Donne wrote the following lines on his death : “Here lies a king, that ruled as he thought fit/The universal monarch of wit” ?
1 George Herbert
2 Henry King
3 Thomas Carew
4 Henry Crashaw

Answer: Thomas Carew
11 In his poem “Australia” A.D. Hope says that

I. Australia is “without songs, architecture, history”.

II. “Her five cities are like five dry rivers.”

III. The poet turns to her “to find/The Arabian desert of the human mind/Hoping if still from deserts prophets come.”

IV. “She is the first of lands, the warmest.”

Codes :
1 I and III.
2 II and III.
3 III and IV.
4 I and IV.

Answer: I and III.
12 Basic English, a simplified and fundamental framework of English, was formulated by

I. I.A. Richards

II. Alastair Fowler

III. William Empson

IV. C.K. Ogden

The right combination according to the code is :

1 I and II
2 II and III
3 I and IV
4 I and III

Answer: I and IV
13 “Britons will never be slaves !” – felt proud Britons in the eighteenth century. A great many Britons, though, had no qualms about owning slaves and profiting from them. Who among the following British authors self-consciously engaged with the issue of slavery in some poems ?

I. Hannah More

II. Mary Collier

III. Anna Seward

IV. Anna Yearsley

The right combination according to the code is

1 I and III
2 I and IV
3 II and III
4 III and IV

Answer:I and IV
14 Identify the right chronological sequence :
1 The American Pastoral – Sister Carrie – The Great Gatsby – Beloved
2 The Great Gatsby – Sister Carrie – Beloved – The American Pastoral
3 Sister Carrie – The Great Gatsby – Beloved – The American Pastoral
4 Sister Carrie – The Great Gatsby – The American Pastoral – Beloved

Answer: Sister Carrie – The Great Gatsby – Beloved – The American Pastoral
15 In which of the following senses did Marx and Engels originally use the term “ideology” in The German Ideology ?
1 Something that mystifies the actual material conditions of society, a sort of false consciousness.
2 The elaborate structures and institutions that mark the bourgeoise society.
3 The concepts of base and superstructure that govern the economic relations of the society.
4 The fundamental class consciousness of the proletariat which leads to their awakening.

Answer:Something that mystifies the actual material conditions of society, a sort of false consciousness.

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