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English Multiple Choice Questions(MCQs) and Answers | English Quiz Set 22

Questions
1 In one of Marlowe’s plays the hero is warned not “to practise more than heavenly power permits.” Identify the play.
1 The Jew of Malta
2 Edward the Second
3 Doctor Faustus
4 Tamburlaine the Great

Answer: Doctor Faustus
2 What was the title of the collection of short stories published by James Joyce in 1914 ?
1 Dubliners
2 Londoners
3 New Yorkers
4 Berliners

Answer:Dubliners
3 Patrick White’s classic work Voss is based on the story of a _____ explorer.
1 Flemish
2 Australian
3 German
4 Spanish

Answer:German
4 In “Tradition and Individual Talent” Eliot describes the workings of the poet’s mind in terms of which of the following ?
1 Natural selection
2 A chemical reaction
3 A flowing river
4 A cornucopia

Answer: A chemical reaction
5 Who among the following wrote an immensely powerful play about the remapping of Irish places with new British names ?
1 J.M. Synge
2 South AfSeamus Heaneyrica
3 Brian Friel
4 G.B. Shaw

Answer:Brian Friel
6 Identify the term among the following which does not relate to a movement in art or literature.
1 Cubism
2 Empiricism
3 Expressionism
4 Surrealism

Answer:Empiricism
7 “Kubla Khan” is thought to have been written in 1797, but it was not published until 1816. Who persuaded Coleridge to publish it ?
1 Wordsworth
2 Byron
3 Keats
4 Wordsworth’s sister

Answer:Byron
8 In Restoration comedy, character names often reveal character traits. What trait does the name Sir Wilfull Witwoud reveal ?
1 Woodenness
2 Miserliness
3 A desire to be thought of as witty
4 Petulance

Answer: A desire to be thought of as witty
9 From the following list identify the two novels published by John Henry Newman

I. The Grammar of Assent

II. Apologia pro vita sua

III. Loss and Gain

IV. Callista

The right combination according to the code is :

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

Answer:III and IV
10 Consider the following lines form Beowulf :

What literary device does the poet use in these lines ?

A few miles from here

a frost-stiffened wood waits and keeps watch above a mere.

1 Personification
2 Pathetic fallacy
3 Metaphor
4 Litotes

Answer: Personification
11 Which of the following plays of Bernard Shaw attacks Darwinism ?
1 You Never Can Tell.
2 Man and Superman.
3 St. Joan.
4 Back to Methuselah.

Answer:Back to Methuselah.
12 In King Lear to which woman has Edmund sworn his love ?
1 Cordelia
2 Goneril
3 Regan
4 both Goneril and Regan

Answer: both Goneril and Regan
13 The poetic line, “Break, break, break” is an example of
1 spondee
2 trochee
3 iambus
4 pyrrhics

Answer:spondee
14 Ben Jonson’s Pleasure Reconciled to Virtue is a
1 domestic tragedy
2 masque
3 villanelle
4 closet drama

Answer: masque
15 What is the rhyme scheme of the Shakespearean sonnet ?
1 abcbcbcabc bc dd
2 abba abbc decd ee
3 ababcdcdef ef gg
4 aa bb cc dd aa bb dd

Answer:ababcdcdef ef gg

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