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English Multiple Choice Questions(MCQs) and Answers | English Quiz Set 33

Questions
1 Which of these works in nineteenth-century Russian fiction originated the type of a Superfluous Man ?
1 The Diary of a Superfluous Man
2 A Hero of our Own Times
3 Eugene Onegin
4 Dead Souls

Answer: Eugene Onegin
2 What is Gilgamesh ?

(a) a Babylonian epic poem

(b) a series of gnomic verses

(c) a classical play

(d) the story of a harsh ruler

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

Answer:(a) and (d)
3 American Dictionary of the English Language was the work of __________ published in __________.
1 Merriam Webster, 1903
2 H.L. Mencken, 1930
3 Noah Webster, 1828
4 Benjamin Franklin, 1768

Answer:Noah Webster, 1828
4 Which of the following texts of Amitav Ghosh is based on the refugee occupation of an island in the Sundarvans ?
1 Sea of Poppies
2 The Hungry Tide
3 River of Smoke
4 The Glass Palace

Answer: The Hungry Tide
5 Which of the following is described by Robert Browning as “A Child’s Story” ?
1 “Bells and Pomegranates”
2 “Pauline”
3 “Fifine at the Fair”
4 “The Pied Piper of Hamelin”

Answer:“The Pied Piper of Hamelin”
6 Identify the New Critic who served as the cultural attaché at the American Embassy in London from 1964 to 1966 :
1 John Crowe Ransom.
2 Cleanth Brooks.
3 Allen Tate.
4 Robert Penn Warren.

Answer:Cleanth Brooks.
7 “The Gilded Age” refers to a period of American history between 1870 and the first decades of the twentieth century.
Who among the following American writers is credited with the coining of the term ?
1 F. Scott Fitzgerald.
2 Mark Twain.
3 William Dean Howells.
4 Theodore Dreiser.

Answer:Mark Twain.
8 The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire in six volumes was a great achievement by Edward Gibbon. It was published between 1776 and 1788, two significant dates that.
1 Signalled the end of the Napoleonic wars and the rise of Feudalism
2 Signalled the American Revolution and the French Revolution
3 Covered the fall of peasantry and the rise of bureaucracy in England
4 Suggest the period of Queen Anne’s reign

Answer: Signalled the American Revolution and the French Revolution
9
Did I request thee, Maker, from my clay
To mould me man ? Did I solicit thee
From darkness to promote me ?
Which nineteenth-century work bears these lines from Paradise Lost as epigraph ?
1 Wuthering Heights
2 Frankenstein
3 Don Juan
4 Jude the Obscure

Answer:Frankenstein
10 A literary researcher now faced with choosing between a print text and its digital counterpart chooses the latter mostly to :
1 facilitate the consultation of an exhaustive bibliography
2 avoid the expense of buying books
3 look for specific words and phrases and lines
4 enhance his/her understanding of textual variants, if any, between the two media

Answer: look for specific words and phrases and lines
11 Which of the following statements on Hudibras are true ?

(a) It is a novel written by Matthew Prior.

(b) It is a satirical poem published in 3 parts.

(c) Hudibras was written by Samuel Butler.

(d) Hudibras discusses complex issues of justice, politics and religion.

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

Answer: (b) and (c) are true
12 The formalist critic __________ mocked the character - based criticism of __________ by posing a famous question, “How many children had Lady Macbeth” ?
1 F.R. Leavis, E.K. Chambers
2 Cleanth Brooks, F.L. Lucas
3 Monroe Beardsley, Kenneth Burke
4 L.C. Knights, A.C. Bradley

Answer: L.C. Knights, A.C. Bradley
13 Which of the following pair of words does not have two different vowel glides ?
1 care, pure
2 write, freight
3 caught, court
4 eight, ate

Answer:eight, ate
14

Assertion (A) : Arts will often work obliquely, by myth or symbol. They may make their best ‘criticism of life’ simply by being; they may best state by not stating.

Reason (R) : It follows, if even only part of all this is true, that the arts do have an important social function. [...] Arts can give greater depth to a society’s sense of itself. [...] A country without great art might be a powerful collection of thriving earthworms but would be a sorry society.

1 Reason (R) is perfectly aligned with Assertion (A)
2 Assertion (A) is unrelated to Reason (R)
3 Assertion (A) hardly reflects Reason (R)’s elaboration
4 Reason (R), in fact, contradicts Assertion (A)

Answer:Reason (R) is perfectly aligned with Assertion (A)
15 Which of the following is NOT an example of derivational morpheme ?
1 friend – friendship
2 courage – courageous
3 rely – reliable
4 climate – climactic

Answer:climate – climactic

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