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English Multiple Choice Questions(MCQs) and Answers | English Quiz Set 2

Questions
1 Who among the following proposed that the First Gulf War had never taken place, it was simply a hyperreal, media-generated spectacle ?
1 Richard Rorty
2 Jean-Francois Lyotard
3 Jean Baudrillard
4 Umberto Eco

Answer: Jean Baudrillard
2 Sir Thomas Browne’s Urn Burial was prompted by __________.
1 the discovery of ancient burial-urns near Norwich
2 the contemporary researches on burial rites in Norway
3 the death of St. Francis of Assissi and his burial
4 the publication of the English Book of Common Prayer

Answer:the discovery of ancient burial-urns near Norwich
3 Identify from among the following list those that cannot be called War Fiction.

(a) A Modern Instance

(b) Catch - 22

(c) The Age of Innocence

(d) The Naked and the Dead

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

Answer:(a) and (c)
4 Who among the following writers was not the one identified with The Movement of the 1950’s England ?
1 Roy Fuller
2 Kingsley Amis
3 Philip Larkin
4 Donald Davie

Answer: Roy Fuller
5 Which of the following novels does not belong to Nuruddin Farah’s Blood In the Sun Trilogy ?
1 Maps
2 Knots
3 Gifts
4 Secrets

Answer:Knots
6 In the following series, which one has all the poets correctly matched with their poems ?
1 Ezekiel, “Poet, Lover, Birdwatcher”; Ramanujan, “Small-scale Reflections on a Great House”; Dutt, “Sunset at Puri”; Mahapatra, “Our Casuarina Tree”.
2 Ezekiel, “Sunset at Puri”; Ramanujan, “Small-scale Reflections on a Great House”; Dutt, “Our Casuarina Tree”; Mahapatra, “Poet, Lover, Birdwatcher”.
3 Ezekiel, “Poet, Lover, Birdwatcher”; Ramanujan, “Sunset at Puri”; Dutt, “Our Casuarina Tree”; Mahapatra, “Small-scale Reflections on a Great House”.
4 Ezekiel, “Poet, Lover, Birdwatcher”; Ramanujan, “Small-scale Reflections on a Great House”; Dutt, “Our Casuarina Tree”; Mahapatra, “Sunset at Puri”.

Answer:Ezekiel, “Poet, Lover, Birdwatcher”; Ramanujan, “Small-scale Reflections on a Great House”; Dutt, “Our Casuarina Tree”; Mahapatra, “Sunset at Puri”.
7 From among the following, identify the incorrect observation regarding Ferdinand de Saussure’s seminal distinction between langue and parole.
1 Parole is the particular language system, the elements of which we learn as children, and which is codified in our grammars and dictionaries, whereas langue is the languageoccasion (what A says to B).
2 A language consists in the interrelationship between langue and parole.
3 Saussure made this crucial distinction in a study called A Course in General Linguistics (1916).
4 Langue is the particular language-system, the elements of which we learn as children, and which is codified in our grammars and dictionaries, whereas parole is the language-occasion (what A says to B).

Answer:Parole is the particular language system, the elements of which we learn as children, and which is codified in our grammars and dictionaries, whereas langue is the languageoccasion (what A says to B).
8 John Heywood wrote a farcical interlude called The Four P’s. Who were the Four P’s ?
1 a Palmer, a Pedlar, a Pothecary, a Packer
2 a Printer, a Pedlar, a Pothecary, a Palmer
3 a Pedlar, a Parson, a Palmer, a Pothecary
4 a Palmer, a Pardoner, a Pothecary, a Pedlar

Answer: a Palmer, a Pardoner, a Pothecary, a Pedlar
9 In the mechanical drill method of second language acquisition :

(a) The learner has the freedom to choose from many responses.

(b) The learner’s response is totally controlled.

(c) Comprehension of the item by the learner is not required.

(d) Comprehension of the item by the learner is obligatory.

The right combination according to the code is :

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

Answer:(b) and (c)
10 The very last passage of a novel is given below. Identify the novel.
“Welcome, O life, I go to encounter for the millionth time the reality of experience and to forge in the smithy of my soul the uncreated conscience of my race.
April 27. Old father, old artificer, stand me now and ever in good stead.”
1 To the light house
2 A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
3 Maurice
4 Almayer’s Folly

Answer: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
11 Francis Bacon’s New Atlantis is about a utopian state called __________.
1 Asgard
2 Avalon
3 Bensalem
4 Baltia

Answer: Bensalem
12 The 1950’s saw the rise of backlash against modernism and against New Romanticism that became known as The Movement. Which of the following little magazines came to be associated with The Movement ?

(a) Departure

(b) New Verse

(c) London Mercury

(d) New Poems

The right combination according to the code is :

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

Answer:(a) and (d)
13 The error of interpreting a literary work by referring to evidence outside of itself, such as the design and purpose of the author is called __________.
1 Affective fallacy
2 Intentional fallacy
3 Authorial fallacy
4 Synecdochic fallacy

Answer:Intentional fallacy
14 Fanny Burney’s Evelina carries the subtitle :
1 or a Naive Lady’s Entrance into the World
2 or a Young Lady’s Entrance into the World
3 or a Young Lady’s Exit from the World
4 or a Bold Lady’s Entrance into the Hall

Answer: or a Young Lady’s Entrance into the World
15 What does Philip Sidney call poet-haters in his Defence of Poesie ?
1 misogynists
2 misanthropes
3 misnomers
4 mysomousoi

Answer:mysomousoi

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