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English Multiple Choice Questions(MCQs) and Answers | English Quiz Set 25

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1 Which figure explains the meaning of the play Everyman at its conclusion ?
1 Angel
2 Knowledge
3 Doctor
4 Good Deeds

Answer: Doctor
2 The Restoration period’s most characteristic drama, the “comedy of manners”, was gradually replaced by “sentimental drama” in response to shifts in the audience’s taste. Which of the following statements best represents the difference between these two types of comedy ?
1 Comedies of manners expose human follies to laughter, sentimental comedies provoke sympathetic tears for the characters’ faults.
2 Comedies of manners were commercially successful; sentimental comedies were not.
3 Comedies of manners were critically successful; sentimental comedies were not.
4 Comedies of manners were written in rhymed couplets; sentimental comedies were written in blank verse.

Answer:Comedies of manners expose human follies to laughter, sentimental comedies provoke sympathetic tears for the characters’ faults.
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3 The epitaph on her tombstone that Emily Dickinson composed herself reads
1 The List is done
2 Redemption – Brittle Lady
3 Judge tenderly – of Me
4 Called Back

Answer:Called Back
4 Shel is a character in Virginia Woolf’s novel _______.
1 Mrs. Dalloway
2 To the Lighthouse
3 The Waves
4 Orlando

Answer: Orlando
5 Thomas Mann described the theme of one of his fictional works as “the fascination of death, the triumph of disorder in a life founded on order.” Which of his works was he referring to ?
1 Buddenbrooks
2 Death in Venice
3 The Magic Mountain
4 Doctor Faustus

Answer:Death in Venice
6 In the middle of the story the narrator in Oroonoko digresses from the central tale of Oroonoko’s revolt and tells of various expeditions taken in company with Oroonoko. What is the purpose of these digressions, according to the narrator ?
1 To illustrate the richness of the country of Surinam
2 To enliven the dullness of the central narrative
3 To give proof of Oroonoko’s daring and curiosity
4 To convince the reader that the narrator is indeed an eye-witness to the events described

Answer:To give proof of Oroonoko’s daring and curiosity
7 In 1941 John Day Company in New York published Jawaharlal Nehru’s autobiography under the title
1 Toward Freedom
2 In Search of Freedom
3 Toward Independence
4 In Search of Independence

Answer:Toward Freedom
8 “In honoured poverty thy voice did weave/songs consecrate to truth and liberty, Deserting these, thou leavest me to grieve” are lines from “To Wordsworth”. Who is the poet ?
1 Coleridge
2 Shelley
3 Byron
4 Keats

Answer: Shelley
9 Speaking of Siva is an English translation by A.K. Ramanujan of some _____ Bhakti poems composed by Virasaiva saints.
1 Konkani
2 Tamil
3 Telugu
4 Kannada

Answer:Kannada
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10 In Beowulf, Beowulf accuses Unferth of

I. pagan beliefs

II. killing his own “kith and kin”

III. “unchecked atrocity”

IV. unprovoked war

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: II and III
11 Charles Dickens opined that “no man ever before had the art of making himself mentally so like a woman since the world began.” He was acknowledging the quality of the work of which writer ?
1 Walter Scott
2 William Mackpeace Thackeray
3 George Meredith
4 George Eliot

Answer:George Eliot
12 In his well-known essay “Politics and the English Language”, George Orwell provides representative examples of what common faults ?
1 Staleness of imagery and lack of precision
2 Lack of precision and incorrect formatting
3 Incorrect formatting and staleness of imagery
4 Staleness of precision and lack of imagery

Answer: Staleness of imagery and lack of precision
13 According to Roland Barthes, the “writerly text” is
1 a unique expression of the writer’s individual genius
2 consumed by way of a seemingly unitary meaning
3 linked to active participation of the reader in the establishment of the text’s meaning
4 immediately accessible to the reader

Answer:linked to active participation of the reader in the establishment of the text’s meaning
14 The Canadian Nobel Laureate Alice Munro is known for her
1 novels
2 poems
3 short stories
4 novellas

Answer: short stories
15 A critical question Eliot’s Prufrock poses, so important to an understanding of his character, is
1 “To be or not to be ?”
2 “What are you thinking of ?”
3 “Do I dare ?”
4 “Is there nothing in your head ?”

Answer:“Do I dare ?”

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