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English Multiple Choice Questions(MCQs) and Answers | English Quiz Set 47

1 Brother to a Prince and fellow to a beggar if he be found worthy.

This is the epigraph to

1 T.S. Eliot’s “The Hollow Men”
2 Rudyard Kipling’s “The Man Who Would be the King”
3 George Eliot’s Silas Marner
4 E.M. Forster’s Howard’s End

Answer: Rudyard Kipling’s “The Man Who Would be the King”
2 Which of the following is NOT mentioned in Northrop Frye’s four ‘generic plots’ ?
1 The comic
2 The tragic
3 The lyric
4 The ironic

Answer:The lyric
3 Arrange the sections of The Waste Land in the order in which they appear in the poem :

1.The Fire Sermon

2.Death by Water

3.A Game of Chess

4.What the Thunder Said

5.The Burial of the Dead

1 3, 2, 1, 5, 4
2 5, 1, 2, 3, 4
3 5, 2, 3, 1, 4
4 5, 3, 1, 2, 4

Answer:5, 3, 1, 2, 4
4 Sir Plume is a character in ____ .sa
1 Dryden’s Absalom and Achitophel
2 Congreve’s The Way of the World
3 Pope’s The Rape of the Lock
4 Farquhar’s The Beaux’ Strategem

Answer: Pope’s The Rape of the Lock
5 Steeling herself to the murder, Lady Macbeth calls on ______ to “unsex me here”. (Macbeth I.5.39)

Choose the right option to fill in the blank :

1 God
2 the spirits of hell
3 the angels in heaven
4 no one in particular

Answer:the spirits of hell
6 The following postmodernist novel has an unusual protagonist whose gender is not revealed. So much so, that we keep wondering whether that person’s relationships are homo-/hetero-sexual :
1 The French Lieutenant’s Woman
2 English Music
3 Written on the Body
4 Enduring Love

Answer:Written on the Body
7 Which novel of Graham Greene in the following list does NOT end in some form of suicide by the protagonist ?
1 The Heart of the Matter
2 England Made Me
3 Brighton Rock
4 Brighton Rock

Answer:England Made Me
8 Who among the following gave a happy ending to King Lear ?
1 James Quin
2 Nahum Tate
3 Peg Woffington
4 Charles Macklin

Answer: Nahum Tate
9 Ian McEwan’s Saturday spans one day in the life of
1 a divorce lawyer
2 an ageing pianist
3 a London neurosurgeon
4 a famous poet

Answer:a London neurosurgeon
10 “Open Forum” as applied to poetry, is the same as ________. It is poetry that is not written according to traditional fixed patterns. (Fill up)
1 Blank verse
2 Concrete poetry
3 L = A = N = G = U = A = G = E poetry
4 Free verse

Answer: Free verse
11 The author of the book observes “I have attempted, through the medium of biography, to present some Victorian visions to the modern eye”. The four main characters in this book are Cardinal Manning, Florence Nightingale, Dr. Arnold and General Gordon. Who is this author ?
1 Mathew Arnold
2 Robert Browning
3 Lytton Strachey
4 Oscar Wilde

Answer: Lytton Strachey
12 In his attack delivered on the theatre in A Short View of the Immorality and Profaneness of the English Stage, Jeremy Collier specially arraigned ______ and _______.
1 Congreve and Vanbrugh
2 Farquhar and Vanbrugh
3 Wycherley and Farquhar
4 Congreve and Etherege

Answer: Congreve and Vanbrugh
13 I.A. Richards’ Practical Criticism (1929) inaugurated a new phase in the history of English critical thought. What was this book’s subtitle ?
1 Studies in Poetry
2 A Study in Literary Judgement
3 Essays and Studies
4 A Theoretical Guide

Answer:A Study in Literary Judgement
14 Which of the following arrangements is in the correct chronological sequence ?
1 The Castle of Otranto – Melmoth the Wanderer – The Monk – The Mysteries of Udolpho
2 The Castle of Otranto – The Mysteries of Udolpho – The Monk – Melmoth the Wanderer
3 The Mysteries of Udolpho – The Castle of Otranto – The Monk – Melmoth the Wanderer
4 Melmoth the Wanderer – The Castle of Otranto – The Mysteries of Udolpho – The Monk

Answer:The Castle of Otranto – The Mysteries of Udolpho – The Monk – Melmoth the Wanderer
15 Why is The Signifying Monkey of Henry Louis Gates JR. a notable contribution to the study of AfricanAmerican literature ?
1 It focuses on largely neglected African-American novelists and poets.
2 It offers a theory of AfricanAmerican criticism that draws upon rhetorical and signifying practices.
3 It offers a theory of AfricanAmerican films and dramatic arts that signify Black ethos.
4 It departs from critical theory of autobiographical narratives involving Black lives and cultural traditions.

Answer:It offers a theory of AfricanAmerican criticism that draws upon rhetorical and signifying practices.

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