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English Multiple Choice Questions(MCQs) and Answers | English Quiz Set 26

1 A test of listening comprehension is a test of
1 Receptive skill
2 Productive skill
3 Hearing skill
4 Phonology

Answer: Receptive skill
2 Colin Clout, Spenser’s persona in The Shepheardes Calendar appears in two of these ecologues.

I. ‘June’

II. ‘February’

III. ‘November’

IV. ‘December’

The right combination according to the code is

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

Answer:I and IV
3 Which character in Crime and Punishment speaks of St. Petersburg as a city of half crazy people filled with gloomy, harsh and strange influences ?
1 Razumikhin
2 Peter Petrovich Luzhyn
3 Raskolnikov
4 Svidrigailov

4 At the conclusion of Swift’s Modest Proposal, the narrator declares that he has “not the least personal interest in endeavouring to promote this necessary work, having no other motive than the public good of my country.” What evidence does the narrator give that his advice is free from other motives ?

I. The narrator is Irish and a sworn bachelor, unlikely to father children.

II. He has no children who will be affected by the scheme, and thus cannot make money from it.

III. His wife is past childbearing, and thus the narrator cannot benefit by “breeding” her.

IV. The narrator is English, and therefore this scheme will not affect him personally.

The right combination according to the code is

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

Answer: II and III
5 The Grammar Translation Method was historically used in teaching
1 Greek and French
2 Greek and Latin
3 Latin and Scandinavian
4 French and German

Answer:Greek and Latin
6 “There is no set and there are no wings; the stage is empty and in almost total darkness. This is in order that right from the beginning the audience shall receive the impression of being present not at a performance of a carefully rehearsed play, but at a performance of a play that suddenly happens.”

Which of the following plays have the above stage directions ?

1 Eugene Ionesco’s The Chairs
2 August Strindberg’s A Dream Play
3 Luigi Pirandello’s Six Characters in Search of an Author
4 Samuel Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape

Answer:Luigi Pirandello’s Six Characters in Search of an Author
7 In Thomas Hobbes’s grand metaphor in Leviathan, a commonwealth is like _____
1 a great ship piloted by one man, but managed by the efforts of many.
2 an artificial man imbued with the strength of many men.
3 an octopus whose many tentacles represent the competing interests of men.
4 an ostrich, which thrusts its head in the sand to avoid danger and self examination.

Answer:an artificial man imbued with the strength of many men.
8 The word “Calamus”, a kind of water reed referenced in the title Calamus Poems, is a symbol for Whitman of
1 water nymphs
2 male companions
3 the spirit of American democracy
4 the impending American Civil War

Answer: male companions

Assertion (A) : The world is becoming increasingly multilingual.

Reason (R) : To monolingual Anglophones it may look like everyone in the world is learning English.

In the context of these two statements

1 Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
2 Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
3 (A) is true, but (R) is false.
4 (A) is false, but (R) is true.

Answer:Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
10 The first scene in Girish Karnad’s Tughlaq opens in front of a ______
1 court
2 temple
3 tavern
4 shop

Answer: court
11 What is the final word in Joyce’s Ulysses ?
1 Love
2 Sex
3 Death
4 Yes

12 Which Victorian novel has the subtitle “New Foes with an Old Face” ?
1 Hypatia
2 Sybil
3 Pendennis
4 Phineas Finn

Answer: Hypatia
13 In which of the following poems does W.H. Auden call 1930s “a low dishonest decade” ?
1 “September 1, 1939”
2 “In Memory of W.B. Yeats”
3 “No Change of Place”
4 “The Watershed”

Answer:“September 1, 1939”
14 Two examples of closet drama are

I. Byron’s Manfred

II. Shelley’s Cenci

III. Marlowe’s Edward II

IV. Shaw’s Widower’s Houses

The right combination according to the code is

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

Answer: I and II
15 Who among the following postcolonial critics worked on the fiction of Joseph Conrad in his/her early career ?
1 Edward Said
2 G.C. Spivak
3 Homi Bhabha
4 Dipesh Chakrabarty

Answer:Edward Said

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