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English Multiple Choice Questions(MCQs) and Answers | English Quiz Set 42

Questions
1 Identify the right chronological sequence :
1 The Game of Chess – Volpone – The Duchess of Malfi – The City Madam
2 The City Madam – The Duchess of Malfi – Volpone – A Game of Chess
3 Volpone – The Duchess of Malfi – A Game of Chess – The City Madam
4 The Duchess of Malfi – Volpone – A Game of Chess – The City Madam

Answer: Volpone – The Duchess of Malfi – A Game of Chess – The City Madam
2 ‘Nasal tone’ in speech is a distinguishing feature of _______.
1 British English
2 Scottish English
3 Australian English
4 American English

Answer:American English
3 Which of the following writers did NOT receive the Nobel Prize for Literature ?
1 Wole Soyinka
2 Chinua Achebe
3 J. M. Coetzee
4 Nadine Gordimer

Answer:Chinua Achebe
4 The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon is a significant work in ______ volumes.
1 3
2 4
3 5
4 6

Answer: 6
5 The first novel written by Graham Greene is
1 Stamboul Train
2 England Made Me
3 The Heart of the Matter
4 The Man Within

Answer:The Man Within
6 From among the Canterbury pilgrims, which group would qualify as the ‘upper class’ ?
1 The Pardoner, The Miller, The Nun’s Priest
2 Franklin, Parson, Wife of Bath
3 The Knight, The Squire, The Prioress
4 The Reeve, The Manciple, The Clerk

Answer:The Knight, The Squire, The Prioress
7 What superstition around the Eve of St. Agnes is crucial to an understanding John Keat’s famous poem ?
1 If a virgin performed the proper ritual on St. Agnes’ Eve, she would dream of her future husband.
2 If a virgin performed the proper ritual on St. Agnes’ Eve, she would marry her lover.
3 If a married woman performed the proper ritual on St. Agnes’ Eve, she would be reunited with her husband.
4 If a woman performed the proper ritual on St. Agnes’ Eve, she would dream of her future lover.

Answer:If a virgin performed the proper ritual on St. Agnes’ Eve, she would dream of her future husband.
8 Identify the person who sets himself up as the ‘Knight’ with a pestle rather than a sword in the play The Knight of the Burning Pestle :
1 Ralph
2 Tim
3 George
4 Squire

Answer: Ralph
9 Works like The Earthly Paradise, Dante and His Circle, Goblin Market and Other Poems and the journal, The Germ are associated with ________.
1 the Pre-Raphaelites
2 Higher Criticism
3 the Cavalier Poets
4 the Pre-Romantics

Answer:the Pre-Raphaelites
10 Which of the following arrangements is in the correct chronological sequence ?
1 Every Man in His Humour The Shoemaker’s Holiday Antonio’s Revenge The Changeling
2 The Shoemaker’s Holiday Every Man in his Humour The Changeling Antonia’s Revenge
3 The Changeling Antonio’s Revenge Every Man in His Humour The Shoemaker’s Holiday
4 Antonio’s Revenge Every Man in His Humour The Changeling The Shoemaker’s Holiday

Answer: Every Man in His Humour The Shoemaker’s Holiday Antonio’s Revenge The Changeling
11 In ‘The Prologue’ to Dr. Faustus, the chorus proposes that the theme should be –

I. “cursed necromancy”

II. “audacious deeds”

III. “dalliance of love”

IV. “self-conceit”

The correct combination according to the code is

1 I and II are correct
2 II and III are correct
3 I and IV are correct
4 III and IV are correct

Answer: I and IV are correct
12 The centre of his plays is a proud character on Marlowe’s model, with a bold licence in speech and action, full of elaborate metaphors, phrase tumbling after phrase, as he asserts himself in the French Court. Dryden unjustly described his style as “a dwarfish thought, dressed up in gigantic words”. Who is this Jacobean playwright ?
1 John Fletcher
2 John Webster
3 George Chapman
4 John Marston

Answer: George Chapman
13 In which poem of Donne’s is the lover’s face reflected in the eyes of his beloved ?
1 “The Good Morrow”
2 “The Canonization”
3 “The Apparition”
4 “A Valediction : Forbidding Mourning”

Answer:“The Good Morrow”
14 Though Coleridge refers to “Motivehunting of a motiveless malignity”, the “human villain” Iago is far from “motiveless”. His motives are

I. He has been disappointed of military promotion.

II. He suspects Othello of cuckolding him

III. He has been in love with Desdemona

IV. He wants to become Othello.

Find the most appropriate combination according to the code :

1 I and II are correct
2 I and III are correct
3 I and IV are correct
4 II and IV are correct

Answer:I and II are correct
15 Scott is known for the creation of mad, irrational witch-like women characters. From the following list pick the odd one out :
1 Madge Wildfive
2 Meg Murdockson
3 Euphemia Deans
4 Meg Merrilees

Answer:Euphemia Deans

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