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English Multiple Choice Questions(MCQs) and Answers | English Quiz Set 20

Questions
1 Identify the character who is not part of the group of three protagonists in Girish Karnad’s Hayavadana :
1 Padmini
2 Gautama
3 Kapila
4 Devadatta

Answer: Gautama
2 Christopher Marlowe’s Hero and Leander can be classified as a/an
1 complaint
2 stichomythia
3 epyllion
4 pasturelle

Answer:epyllion
3 Which among the following does not belong to Indo-European language family ?
1 English
2 German
3 Scandinavian
4 Finnish

Answer:Finnish
4 What, among the following, is ruled out by Longinus as a way of achieving the sublime ?
1 great thoughts
2 immoderate emotion
3 noble diction
4 dignified and elevated word arrangement

Answer: immoderate emotion
5 Who among the following is not a beat writer ?
1 Jack Kerouac
2 Allen Ginsberg
3 Robert Lowell
4 William Burroughs

Answer:Robert Lowell
6 This was a masque written by Ben Jonson, staged on Twelfth Night and it was the first masque in which Prince Charles took part.
1 Masque of Blankness
2 The Masque of Queens
3 Pleasure Reconciled to Virtue
4 The Gypsies Metamorphed

Answer:Pleasure Reconciled to Virtue
7 Elizabeth Bishop’s poems are best remembered for their
1 conversational intimacy
2 intellectual tenor
3 astringent satire
4 urban topography

Answer:conversational intimacy
8 Which chilling novel of surveillance and entrapment had the alternative title Things as They Are ?
1 Horace Walpole’s Castle of Otranto.
2 Matthew Gregory Lewis’s The Monk.
3 Thomas Love Peacock’s Nightmare Abbey.
4 William Godwin’s Caleb Williams.

Answer: William Godwin’s Caleb Williams.
9 In “My Last Duchess” which of the following is not one of the Duchess’s misdemeanours, according to the Duke ?
1 She was flattered by compliments from Fra Pandolf.
2 She enjoyed the sunset as much as she enjoyed her husband’s favour.
3 She wouldn’t listen to her husband when he tried to correct her behaviour.
4 She was equally grateful for all acts of kindness, regardless of their source.

Answer:She wouldn’t listen to her husband when he tried to correct her behaviour.
10 In his essay “From Work to Text” Roland Barthes says the following about the text :

I. The text is singular.

II. The text can be held in the hand.

III. The text is held in language.

IV. The text is a methodological field.

The right combination according to the code is

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

Answer: III and IV
11 Seamus Heaney’s “Digging” in his first volume of poetry, Death of a Naturalist, illustrates all the following EXCEPT
1 his preoccupation with his roots.
2 his obsession with Irish legend and folklore.
3 his respect for the natural world of the farming community and the labour of his ancestors.
4 his displaced vocation of digging with a pen.

Answer:his obsession with Irish legend and folklore.
12 In Book 8, Paradise Lost Adam identifies his chief flaw or weakness to Raphael. What is this flaw ?
1 gluttony
2 pride in his superiority to Eve
3 overconfidence in his free will
4 passion for Eve

Answer: passion for Eve
13 Identify the correct chronological sequence of the following early English texts :
1 Troilus and Criseyde – The Owl and The Nightingale – Utopia – Morte d’Arthur
2 Troilus and Criseyde – Utopia – Morte d’Arthur – The Owl and the Nightingale
3 The Owl and the Nightingale – Troilus and Criseyde – Morte d’Arthur – Utopia
4 The Owl and the Nightingale – Morte d’Arthur – Troilus and Criseyde – Uttopia

Answer:The Owl and the Nightingale – Troilus and Criseyde – Morte d’Arthur – Utopia
14 In Sophocles’s play King Oedipus Laius, the erstwhile ruler of Thebes, was murdered
1 at the edge of the forest on his way to Delphi
2 at the edge of the forest as he returned from Delphi
3 at the crossroads as he returned from Delphi
4 at the crossroads on his way to Delphi

Answer: at the crossroads on his way to Delphi
15 The quintessentially metafictional novel, If On a Winter’s Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino has alternate chapters with chapter numbers and titles. Which of the following are the titles of the chapters in the novel ?

I. Looks Down in the Gathering Shadow

II. In a Network of Lines that Enlace

III. In a Network of Lines that Interface

IV. What Story there Awaits its End ?

The right combination according to the code is

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

Answer:I and II

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