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English Multiple Choice Questions(MCQs) and Answers | English Quiz Set 46

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1 The novel tells the story of twin brothers, Waldo, the man of reason and intellect, and Arthur, the innocent half-wit, the way their lives are inextricably intertwined. Which is the novel ?
1 The Tree of Man
2 Voss
3 The Solid Mandala
4 The Vivisector

Answer: The Solid Mandala
2 Who among the following was NOT a member of the Scriblerus Club ?
1 Thomas Parnell
2 Alexander Pope.
3 Joseph Addison
4 John Gay.

Answer:Joseph Addison.
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3 _______ is a theological term brought into literary criticism by _______.
1 Entelechy, St. Augustine
2 Ambiguity, William Empson
3 Adequation, Fr Walter Ong
4 Epiphany, James Joyce

Answer:Epiphany, James Joyce
4
________ the Almighty Power
Hurled headlong flaming from th’ Ethereal Sky,
With hideous ruin and combustion down
To bottomless perdition, there to dwell
In Adamantine Chains and penal Fire
Who durst defy th’ Omnipotent to Arms.
(Paradise Lost, I.44-49.)

Choose the appropriate word :

1 Him
2 He
3 Satan
4 The Fiend

Answer: Him
5 Which of the following works does not have a mad woman as a character in it ?
1 The Yellow Wallpaper
2 The Mad Woman in the Attic
3 Jane Eyre
4 Wide Sargasso Sea

Answer:The Mad Woman in the Attic
6 Which of the following is NOT a quest narrative ?
1 Shelley’s Alastor
2 Byron’s Manfred
3 Coleridge’s Christabel
4 Keats’s Endymion

Answer:Coleridge’s Christabel
7 The novel has a scene where African American students are made to compete and fight with each other as they rush for the gold coins tossed on an electric blanket. Identify the novel.
1 Richard Wright : Native Son
2 James Baldwin : Another Country
3 Ralph Ellison : Invisible Man.
4 Toni Morrison : Bluest Eye.

Answer:Ralph Ellison : Invisible Man.
8 G.M. Hopkins’s “Windhover” is dedicated :
1 To Christ, our Lord
2 To Christ our lord
3 to no one
4 to Christ, the Lord

Answer: To Christ our lord
9 “Late capitalism”, by which is meant accelerated technological development and the massive extension of intellectually qualified labour, was first popularised by ______.
1 Terry Eagleton
2 Ernst Mandel
3 Raymond Williams
4 Stanley Fish

Answer:Ernst Mandel
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10 Which of the following arrangements is in the correct chronological sequence ?
1 Native Son by Richard Wright – Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison – Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neil Hurston – Another Country by James Baldwin
2 Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neil Hurston – Native Son by Richard Wright – Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison – Another Country by James Baldwin
3 Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison – Native Son by Richard Wright – Another Country by James Baldwin – Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neil Hurston
4 Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neil Hurston – Another Country by James Baldwin – Native Son by Richard Wright – Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Answer: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neil Hurston – Native Son by Richard Wright – Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison – Another Country by James Baldwin
11 Metaphor is so widespread that it is often used as an umbrella term to include other figures of speech such as metonyms which can be technically distinguished from it in its narrower usage.

Identify the metaphorical phrase in this sentence :

1 narrower usage
2 technically distinguished
3 figures of speech
4 umbrella term

Answer: umbrella term
12 The tramp in Pinter’s first big hit, The Caretaker, often travels under an assumed name. It is
1 Bernard Jenkins
2 Roly Jenkins
3 Jack Jenkins
4 Peter Jenkins

Answer: Bernard Jenkins
13 Here is a list of early English plays imitating Greek and Latin plays. Pick the odd one out :
1 Gorboduc
2 Tamburlaine
3 Ralph Roister Doister
4 Gammer Gurton’s Needle

Answer:Tamburlaine
14 Where does Act I Scene 1 of William Congreve’s Way of the World open ?
1 A Chocolate-House
2 A Pub
3 A Carrefour
4 The drawing room of Sir Willfull’s mansion

Answer:A Chocolate-House
15 While “a well-boiled icicle” for “a well-oiled bicycle” is an example of Spoonerism, someone saying “Congenital food” for ‘Continental food’ is an example of ______.
1 Malaproprism
2 Pleonasm
3 Neologism
4 Archaism

Answer:Malaproprism

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