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English Multiple Choice Questions(MCQs) and Answers | English Quiz Set 41

Questions
1 Who of the following has written the novel The Return ?
1 Bapsi Sidhwa
2 V.S. Naipaul
3 K. S. Maniam
4 Pankaj Mishra

Answer: K. S. Maniam
2 Who among the following is a well-known Neo-Aristotelian critic ?
1 R.P. Blackmur
2 John Crowe Ranson
3 R.S. Crane
4 Lionel Trilling

Answer:R.S. Crane
3

Assertion (A) : The act of reading a text is both determinate and indeterminate.

Reason (R) : Since our reading includes both a sense of the unity of the narrative held in place at the end and the different wishes and guesses made along the way.

1 Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the true explanation of (A).
2 Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the true explanation of (A).
3 (A) is true, but (R) is false.
4 (A) is false, but (R) is true.

Answer:Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the true explanation of (A).
4 Edward Said’s well-known book Orientalism was published in
1 1978
2 1968
3 2008
4 1988

Answer: 1978
5 “To the Memory of my Beloved, the Author Mr. William Shakespeare : And What He Hath Left Us” is an ode composed by
1 John Milton
2 Ben Jonson
3 Andrew Marvell
4 John Suckling

Answer:Ben Jonson
6 Call me Ishmail Tonight is written by
1 A.K. Ramanujan
2 Agha Shahid Ali
3 Saleem Peeradina
4 Nissim Ezekiel

Answer:Agha Shahid Ali
7 “All fiction for me is a kind of magic or trickery – a confidence trick.” The statement has been made by
1 Angus Wilson
2 Anthony Powell
3 John Fowles
4 George Orwell

Answer:Angus Wilson
8 Which of the following in Jacques Derrida’s epigraph to his “Structure, Sign and Play in the Discourse of the Human Sciences” ?
1 More body, hence more writing. ……. Helene Cixous.
2 We need to interpret interpretations more than to interpret things. ……… Michel Eyquem de Montaigne.
3 But unlike philosophical reflection, …. the reflections we are dealing with here concern rays whose only source is hypothetical … Claude Levi-Strauss
4 If Cleopatra’s nose had been shorter the whole history of the world would have been different. ……… Blaise Pascal.

Answer: We need to interpret interpretations more than to interpret things. ……… Michel Eyquem de Montaigne.
9 In Mann’s Death in Venice, death of the protagonist occurs
1 in a bar
2 in a beach
3 in a church
4 on the highway

Answer:in a beach
10 In which of the following works Yeats developed his theory of ‘gyres’ ?
1 “A Vision”
2 “The Secret Rose”
3 “John Sherman and Dhoya”
4 “The Celtic Twilight”

Answer: “A Vision”
11 Mystery and Miracle plays in English were based on ______.
1 English folklore
2 English legends
3 Biblical stories
4 Anglo-Saxon myths

Answer: Biblical stories
12 When we rewrite a piece of discourse from one script into another, it is called ________.
1 Translation
2 Transliteration
3 Transcreation
4 Transformation

Answer: Transliteration
13 The term “womanism” was first used by
1 Helene Cixous
2 Gayatri Spivak
3 Gayatri Spivak
4 Alice Walker

Answer:Alice Walker
14 Flowers is a short play written by
1 Mahesh Dattani
2 Asif Currimbhoy
3 Girish Karnad
4 Paoli Sengupta

Answer:Girish Karnad
15 “The Books You Needn’t Read, the Books Made For Purposes Other Than Reading, Books Read Before You Open Them Since They Belong To The Category of Books Read Before Being Written …”

The above extract is taken from

1 Jorge Luis Borges’s “The Library of Babel”
2 Italo Colvino’s If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller
3 Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose
4 Francis Bacon’s “Of Studies”

Answer:Italo Colvino’s If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller

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