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English Multiple Choice Questions(MCQs) and Answers | English Quiz Set 36

Questions
1 Who among the following protagonists of Thomas Hardy feels his lot as akin to Job’s ?
1 Clym Yeo bright
2 Angel Clare
3 Jude
4 Troy

Answer: Jude
2 Edward Brathwaite’s poem “Calypso” assumes that you are familiar with __________.
1 the business of Calypso during the Middle Passage
2 the West Indian music in syncopated African rhythm
3 the folk ways and mores of Trinidadian merchants
4 the operatic performance of Banjos

Answer:the West Indian music in syncopated African rhythm
3 Which of the modern plays by a British playwright actually puts Shakespeare as character on stage ?
1 Edward Bond’s Bingo
2 Harold Pinter’s Mountain Language
3 Terence Rattigan’s Inspector calls
4 Joe Orton’s Loot

Answer:Edward Bond’s Bingo
4 A famous challenge to the Neoclassical tenets of form and reason in aesthetic considerations came from Edmund Burke. His work was titled :
1 An Enquiry into the Philosophical Origin of, Our Ideas of the sublime and the Beautiful
2 Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and the Beautiful
3 An Enquiry into the Philosophical Origin of Our Ideas of the Beautiful and the Sublime
4 Philosophical Enquiry into Our Original Ideas of the Beautiful and the Sublime

Answer: Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and the Beautiful
5 Which of these works by Indian writers does NOT have the Naxalite Movement as a background ?
1 Mother of 1084
2 The Lives of Others
3 The Shadow Lines
4 The Lowland

Answer:The Shadow Lines
6
“So when the last and dreadful hour
This crumbling pageant shall devour,
The trumpet shall be heard on high,
The dead shall live, the living die,
And music shall untune the sky”
These are the closing lines of a famous poem.
Identify the poem.
1 Il penseroso
2 “Song for St. Cecilia’s Day”
3 “The Good - Morrow”
4 “Song : The Year’s at the Spring”

Answer:“Song for St. Cecilia’s Day”
7 This eighteenth-century English poem imitates spenser in stanza form and in allegorical narrative : passers - by are lured by an enchanter with promises of ease, luxury, and aesthetic delight, then consigned to a dungeon where they languish in apathy and impotence until the Knight of Arts and Industry dissolves the spell. Identify the poem.
1 The Vanity of Human Wishes
2 The Seasons
3 The Castle of Indolence
4 The Task

Answer:The Castle of Indolence
8 Which of the following statements on the Hogarth press is FALSE ?
1 The Hogarth press was founded in 1917 by Leonard and Virginia Woolf
2 Its location was their home, called Hogarth House
3 The press was solely devoted to publishing international classics in translation
4 The press published translations of Gorky, Chekhov, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Rilke, Svevo and others

Answer: The press was solely devoted to publishing international classics in translation
9 Two of the following list are “Angry Young Men” of the 1950’s British literary scene.

I. John Osborne

II. C.P. Snow

III. Anthony Powell

IV. Kingsley Amis

The right combination, according to the code

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

Answer:I & IV
10 Laurence Sterne’s Tristram Shandy contains
1 Six volumes
2 Nine volumes
3 Ten volumes
4 Four volumes

Answer: Nine volumes
11 Which of the following statement is NOT true of Areopagitica ?
1 It was published in 1644.
2 It argues for the liberty of Unlicensed Printing.
3 It pleads for British privileges regarding Free Trade.
4 It is a speech addressed to the Parliament of England.

Answer: It pleads for British privileges regarding Free Trade.
12 Thomas Hardy’s last major novel was _______.
1 Tess of the D’urbervilles
2 Jude the Obscure
3 The Return of the Native
4 The Trumpet Major

Answer: Jude the Obscure
13 The Hind and the Panther Transvers’d to the Story of the Country Mouse and the City Mouse is a satire on
1 Alexander Pope
2 Jonathan Swift
3 John Dryden
4 Samuel Butler

Answer:John Dryden
14 In King Lear who among the following speaks in the voice of Poor Tom ?
1 Kent
2 Edgar
3 Edmund
4 Gloucester

Answer:Edgar
15 In Wordsworth’s Prelude the Boy of Winander is affected by
1 Blindness
2 Deafness
3 Muteness
4 Lameness

Answer:Muteness

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