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English Multiple Choice Questions(MCQs) and Answers | English Quiz Set 4

Questions
1 The branch of philosophy that asks the question, ‘How do we know what we know ?’ is __________.
1 ontology
2 epistemology
3 eschatology
4 phenomenology

Answer: epistemology
2 The eighteenth century practice in England of bookselling was midway between direct patronage and impersonal sales. A patron paid half the cost of a book before publication and half on delivery. The author of the book received these payments directly. The patron’s name appeared in the preface for the book published in this manner.

This practice was known as __________.

1 Subscription
2 Contribution
3 Pre-publication
4 Remaindering

Answer:Subscription
3 Oxford India has published a volume of Premchand translations in English, The Oxford India Premchand. Who among the following is not one of the translators ?
1 David Rubin
2 Alok Rai
3 Gillian Wright
4 Christopher King

Answer:Gillian Wright
4 Which of the two novels of Jane Austen have the spa town of Bath as a primary location ?

(a) Emma

(b) Pride and Prejudice

(c) Northanger Abbey

(d) Persuasion

The right combination according to the code is :

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

Answer: (c) and (d)
5 In the communicative approach to ELT, the development of language learning or teaching involves a shift :

(a) from form-based to a meaning-based approach.

(b) from an eclectic approach to a rigid method.

(c) from teacher-centred to learner-centred classes.

(d) from broad-based competence to specific needs.

The right combination, according to the Code is :

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

Answer:(a) and (c)
6 The four Moral Essays of Alexander Pope are addressed to carefully selected figures. Identify the correct group.
1 Timons, Newton, Martha Blount, Wellington
2 Lord Cobham, Robert Walpole, Houghton Hall, Chandos
3 Martha Blount, Lord Cobham, Bathurst, Burlington
4 William III, John Haydn, Joseph Addison, John Dennis

Answer:Martha Blount, Lord Cobham, Bathurst, Burlington
7 Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children presents the war-torn Europe as its protagonist as she follows troops with her canteenwagon. What is the real name of Mother Courage ?
1 Paula Danckert
2 Anna Fierling
3 Jane Vanstone
4 Jani Lauzon

Answer:Anna Fierling
8 From among the following, identify the journal that publishes articles on English language teaching and learning.
1 University of Toronto Quarterly
2 Agenda
3 TESOL Quarterly
4 English Language Notes

Answer: TESOL Quarterly
9 Arrange the following elegies in English in chronological order.
1 “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard” - “Adonais” - “Thyrsis” - “In Memoriam”
2 “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard” - “Adonais” - “In Memoriam” - “Thyrsis”
3 “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard” - “In Memoriam” - “Adonais” - “Thyrsis”
4 “Adonais” - “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard” - “In Memoriam” - “Thyrsis”

Answer: “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard” - “Adonais” - “In Memoriam” - “Thyrsis”
10 Who is the only one of Milton’s contemporaries to be mentioned by name in Paradise Lost ?
1 Francis Bacon
2 Johannes Vermeer
3 Gallileo
4 King Charles 1

Answer: Gallileo
11 K.S. Maniam is a major writer of Indian origin, writing in English, born and living in Malaysia. Identify two of his novels from the following list.

(a) The Rice Mother

(b) The Return

(c) Touching Earth

(d) Between Lives

The right combination according to the code is :

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

Answer:(b) and (d)
12 What did Thomas Percy collect in his Reliques ?
1 medieval folklore and lyrics of the Midlands.
2 old songs, ballads, and romances in English and Scots.
3 Highland lore, mostly oral wisdom of the Scots.
4 Romantic idylls, sonnets and odes.

Answer:old songs, ballads, and romances in English and Scots.
13 Nirad Chaudhuri’s Autobiography of an Unknown Indian concludes with an essay on the course of Indian history. But in the penultimate chapter Chaudhuri concludes the account of events in his life. How does this narrative end ?
1 Chaudhuri ties the knot with his childhood sweetheart and moves from Calcutta to Delhi .
2 Chaudhuri obtains a job in the military accounts department and gives it up because he finds it soul-destroying.
3 Chaudhuri joins the editorial team of a Calcutta newspaper and is upset over the drudgery of a reporter’s life.
4 Chaudhuri rushes to his ancestral village Bangram on receiving the news of the death of his uncle and recalls his past life.

Answer:Chaudhuri obtains a job in the military accounts department and gives it up because he finds it soul-destroying.
14 In John Gower’s Confessio Amantis, Amans, the lover makes his confession to the priest named __________.
1 Verito
2 Genius
3 Amor
4 Phoebe

Answer: Genius
15 In Eugene Ionesco’s Chairs, the absurdity is not so much in the banal words that are uttered as __________.
1 in the large scale use of frightening stage props and lightning effects.
2 n the absurdist interpretation of them by character after character.
3 in the fact that they are spoken to an ever-growing number of empty chairs.
4 in the fact that they are spoken time and again by members of the audience.

Answer:in the fact that they are spoken to an ever-growing number of empty chairs.

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