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English Multiple Choice Questions(MCQs) and Answers | English Quiz Set 3

1 In the 1940’s, a critic and a philosopher produced two influential and controversial papers called “The Intentional Fallacy” and “The Affective Fallacy”.

Identify them.

(a) Cleanth Brooks

(b) Monroe C. Beardsley

(c) William K. Wimsalt Jr.

(d) R.P. Blackmur

The right combination according to the code is :

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

Answer: (b) and (c)
2 Philip Larkin’s “Sad Steps” notices “The way the moon dashes through clouds that blow Loosely as cannon-smoke to stand apart....”

The poem alludes to :

1 Coleridge’s “Dejection : An Ode”
2 The moonlit scenes in A Midsummer Night’s Dream
3 Philip Sidney’s Astrophel and Stella
4 T.S. Eliot’s “Morning at the Window”

Answer:Philip Sidney’s Astrophel and Stella
3 Identify the titles that were published in the 1920’s.

(a) Look, Stranger!

(b) The Tower

(c) The Waste Land

(d) The Road to Wigan Pier

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

Answer:(a) and (c)
4 This novel is dedicated “To the railroad of bones” and has as its epigraph the line,

“I am the woman they give dead women’s clothes to” from Christine Gelineau’s “Inheritance”. Identify the novel.

1 African Psycho by Alain Mabanckou
2 The Chibok Girls by Helon Habila
3 The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
4 The Book of Night Women by Marlon James

Answer: The Book of Night Women by Marlon James
5 An English poet couldn’t help the excitement that an historical event caused in his life-time :

Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive, But to be young was very heaven.

Which poet ? What “dawn” ?

1 W.H. Auden ; the Spanish Civil War
2 Lord Tennyson ; the Jubilee of Queen Victoria’s reign
3 William Wordsworth ; the French Revolution
4 William Blake ; the Industrial Revolution

Answer:William Wordsworth ; the French Revolution
6 Which novel by John Banville tells the story of a group of travellers who arrive on a small island and stumble upon the house of Prof. Kreutznaer whose relationship to a painting entitled The Golden World by a fictional Dutch artist named Vaublin plays a central role ?
1 Ghosts
2 The Sea
3 The Ark
4 Eclipse

7 Identify the two plays, usually paired for their critique of the politics of language and acts of police interrogation.
1 Earthly Powers, The Wanting Seed
2 Chicken Soup with Barleyots
3 Left-handed Liberty, The Hero Rises
4 One for the Road, Mountain Language

Answer:One for the Road, Mountain Language
8 Semiotics originated mainly in the works of two theorists. They are :

(a) Charles Sanders Peirce

(b) Mikhail Bakhtin

(c) Ferdinand de Saussure

(d) Valentin Voloshinov

The right combination according to the code is __________.

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

Answer: (a) and (c)
9 Robert Burton’s Anatomy of Melancholy was published in 1621 and expanded and altered in __________ subsequent editions.
1 two
2 four
3 six
4 five

10 Which of the following magazines self-consciously created an identity for Vorticists, a group of painters, sculptors and writers ?
1 Blast
2 The Egoist
3 The Criterion
4 New Age

Answer: Blast

“In every cry of every Man, In

every Infant’s cry of fear, In

every voice, in every ban...”

The figure of speech characterized by repetition of words or group of words at the beginning of consecutive sentences is called __________.

1 apostrophe
2 anaphora
3 incremental repetition
4 alliteration

Answer: anaphora
12 In which city did John Ruskin see a paradigm for Victorian Britain ?
1 Vienna
2 Venice
3 Rome
4 Paris

13 Which novel of Kazuo Ishiguro is narrated by a Japanese widow living in England and draws on the destruction and rehabilitation of Nagasaki ?
1 An Artist of the Floating World
2 The Unconsoled
3 A Pale View of Hills
4 When We Were Orphans

Answer:A Pale View of Hills
14 Which novel opens thus :

“Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anyone else, these pages must show.”

1 Tristram Shandy
2 Lady Audley’s Secret
3 David Copperfield
4 Fitz-Boodle’s Confessions

Answer: or a Young Lady’s Entrance into the World
15 Traces of the Morality plays are discernible in a play like Dr. Faustus, traces such as __________.
1 vernacular songs adapting secular themes
2 its soliloquizing protagonist, Good and Bad Angels and its final moral
3 its refrains from the Corpus Christi Carol, the complaint of Christ, the lover of mankind
4 its rhythmical prose, and the presence of a larger narrative rhythm in the Morality plays

Answer:its soliloquizing protagonist, Good and Bad Angels and its final moral

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