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English Multiple Choice Questions(MCQs) and Answers | English Quiz Set 29

Questions
1 Marxist literary criticism stresses that

I. class is an imaginary concept

II. the economy is the final determinant of cultural production

III. texts reveal the economic conditions of the time in which they were written.

IV. the critic should see the work as self-sufficient

The right combination according to the code is

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

Answer: II and III
2 St. Augustine brought Christianity, and the Latin language enriched Old English by giving it the capacity to talk about _______
1 common experience
2 place names
3 abstract ideas
4 agricultural concepts

Answer:abstract ideas
3
Who makes the following speech in Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts ?
“I almost think we are all ghosts, all of us …
It isn’t just what we have inherited from our
father and mother that walks in us. It’s all
sorts of dead ideas, and all sorts of old and
obsolete beliefs. They’re not alive in us; but
they are lodged in us and we can never free
ourselves from them …. There must be
ghosts the whole country over,
as thick as the sands of the sea.”
1 Mrs. Alving
2 Engstrand
3 Pastor Manders
4 Oswald

Answer:Mrs. Alving
4 Which of these lines is NOT in Pope’s Essay on Criticism ?
1 “Wretches hang that jury men may dine”
2 “A little learning is a dangerous thing”
3 “Fools rush in where angels fear to tread”
4 “The sound must seem an echo to the sense”

Answer: “Wretches hang that jury men may dine”
5 One of the principles of materials preparation for language learning is that
1 complex material should be chosen
2 any kind of material can be chosen
3 grading of materials should be done
4 a small amount of material should be introduced

Answer:grading of materials should be done
6 R.K. Narayan’s “A Horse and Two Goats” is set in a tiny village called ______
1 Idupali.
2 Samudram
3 Kritam.
4 Mallur.

Answer:Kritam.
7 Kishori Mohan Ganguli, an Indian translator working in the last quarter of 19 century, is best known for his free English translation of
1 the Ramayana.
2 the Mahabharata.
3 the Bhagavad Gita.
4 Upanishad Sangraha.

Answer:the Mahabharata.
8 Who, among the following, advanced the theory that the mind is a tabula rasa at birth, and acquires all ideas by experience ?
1 John Locke
2 John Wesley
3 Isaac Watts
4 Denis Diderot

Answer: John Locke
9 Which of the following authors wrote Studies in the History of the Renaissance ?
1 Walter Pater
2 Oscar Wilde
3 Thomas Carlyle
4 John Ruskin

Answer:Walter Pater
10 Whom does Harriet Smith finally marry in one of Jane Austen’s novels ?
1 Knightley
2 Darcy
3 Collins
4 Mr. Martin

Answer: Mr. Martin
11 A poet once referred to an old man as “A tattered coat upon a stick”. That is an example of __________.
1 Metonymy
2 Sarcasm
3 Simile
4 Metaphor

Answer:Metaphor
12 Which of these is NOT a pastoral elegy ?
1 Lycidas
2 In Memoriam
3 Thyrsis
4 Adonais

Answer: In Memoriam
13 In Beckett’s Waiting for Godot the characters often use dislocated, repetitious and cliched speech primarily to :
1 illustrate the essentially illogical, purposeless nature of the human condition
2 re-create the workings of the subconscious
3 mock the exaggerated dignity and wisdom of modern, self-professed intellectuals
4 reinforce the comic action of farcical plots

Answer:illustrate the essentially illogical, purposeless nature of the human condition
14 Patrick White published two novels in the 1950s giving the eras of pioneering and exploration in Australian history an epic, ironic and psychological dimension. The novels are :

(a) A Fringe of Leaves

(b) The Tree of Man

(c) Voss

(d) The Aunt’s Story

The right combination according to the code is :

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

Answer:(b) and (c)
15 In which of the following works did Bakhtin propose his widely cited concept of the ‘Carnivalesque’ ?
1 “Discourse in the novel”
2 Dialogic Imagination
3 Rabelais and his world
4 “Forms of Time and of the Chronotope in the Novel”

Answer:Rabelais and his world

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