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English Multiple Choice Questions(MCQs) and Answers | English Quiz Set 39

Questions
1 New Science is a work associated with _______.
1 Ernest Cassirer
2 Wilhelm von Humboldt
3 G. Battista Vico
4 Immanuel Kant

Answer: G. Battista Vico
2 Identify Petrarch’s sonnet sequence from among the following :
1 Rine Sparse
2 Astrophel and Stella
3 Amoretti
4 Delia

Answer:Rine Sparse
3 The island setting of Latmos figures in Keats’s
1 Endymion
2 The Eve of St. Agnes
3 Lamia
4 Hyperion

Answer:Endymion
4 Which of the following African writers won the Nobel Prize for Literature ?
1 Chinua Achebe
2 Nadine Gordimer
3 Ngugi wa Thiong’o
4 Bessie Head

Answer: Nadine Gordimer
5
“My lute, be as thou wert when thou didst grow
With thy green mother in some shady groove”

– William Drummond

The above quote is an example of _______.
1 End-stopped rhyme
2 Alliteration
3 Run-on line
4 Tercet

Answer:Run-on line
6
This work was a satire in Ottava rima,
attacking George III and Robert
Southey. Identify the poem :
1 Dunciad
2 The Vision of Judgment
3 Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage
4 Alastor

Answer:The Vision of Judgment
7
“The shrill, demented choirs of waiting shells,
And bugles calling for them from sad shires.”
These lines are from Wilfred Owen’s :
1 “Strange Meeting”
2 “Futility”
3 “Anthem for Doomed Youth”
4 “Duke et Decorum Est”

Answer:“Anthem for Doomed Youth”
8 In Aphra Behn’s Oronooko, how does the titular character die ?
1 He disembowels himself.
2 He is whipped to death.
3 He is hanged in the public square.
4 He is cut to pieces slowly by the executioner.

Answer: He is cut to pieces slowly by the executioner.
9 The library where the “Battle of Books” takes place is _______.
1 St. James’ Library
2 King’s Library
3 Sir William’s Library
4 Christ Church Library

Answer:King’s Library
10 In Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex the first scene finds Oedipus
1 in conversation with a priest
2 in consultation with a general
3 giving audience to an ambassador
4 in consultation with a minister

Answer: in conversation with a priest
11 Who among Shakespeare’s contemporaries did not write tragedies ?
1 Thomas Kyd
2 John Lyly
3 Christopher Marlowe
4 Ben Jonson

Answer: John Lyly
12 The Kite Runner, a novel by Khaled Hosseini tells the story of ________.
1 Ahmed
2 Nadira
3 Amir
4 Amourrah

Answer: Amir
13 Thomas Babington Macaulay, the writer of the infamous Minute of 1835, finds a mention in Salman Rushdie’s
1 Midnight’s Children
2 Shame
3 The Moor’s Last Sigh
4 Fury

Answer:The Moor’s Last Sigh
14 The issue of privileging speech over writing was taken up for discussion in Plato’s :
1 Ion
2 Republic Book III
3 Republic Book X
4 Phaedrus

Answer:Phaedrus
15 ‘The Medium is the Message’ is a concept given by
1 Ernest Hemingway
2 Sylvia Plath
3 Seymour Hersh
4 Marshal McLuhan

Answer:Marshal McLuhan

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