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English Multiple Choice Questions(MCQs) and Answers | English Quiz Set 48

Questions
1 Name the theorist who divided poets into “strong” and “weak” and popularized the practice of misreading:
1 Alan Bloom”
2 Harold Bloom
3 Geoffrey Hartman
4 Stanley Fish

Answer: Harold Bloom
2 In The Rape of the Lock Pope repeatedly compares Belinda to
1 the sun
2 the moon
3 the north star
4 the rose

Answer:the sun
3 Which of the following awards is not given to Indian–English writers ?
1 The Booker Prize
2 The Sahitya Akademi Award
3 The Gyanpeeth
4 Whitbread Prize

Answer:The Gyanpeeth
4 Identify the correct statement below :
1 Gorboduc is a comedy, while Ralph Roister Doister and Gammer Gurton’s Needle are tragedies.
2 Gorboduc is a tragedy, while Ralph Roister Doister and Gammer Gurton’s Needle are comedies.
3 All of them are problem plays.
4 All of them are farces.

Answer: Gorboduc is a tragedy, while Ralph Roister Doister and Gammer Gurton’s Needle are comedies.
5 W.M. Thackeray’s Vanity Fair owes its title to
1 Browning’s Fifine at the Fair
2 Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice
3 Goldsmith’s Vicar of Wakefield
4 Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress

Answer:Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress
6 The Puritans shut down all theaters in England in
1 1642
2 1640
3 1659
4 1660

Answer:1642
7 Who of the following was not a contemporary of Wordsworth and Coleridge ?
1 Robert Southey
2 Sir Walter Scott
3 William Hazlitt
4 A. C. Swinburne

Answer:A. C. Swinburne
8 Who, among the following is credited with the making of the first authoritative Dictionary of the English Language ?
1 Bishop Berkeley
2 Samuel Johnson
3 Edmund Burke
4 Horace Walpole

Answer: Samuel Johnson
9 In Dryden’s Essay of Dramatic Poesy (1668), who opens the discussion on behalf of the ancients ?
1 Lisideius
2 Crites
3 Eugenius
4 Neander

Answer:Crites
10 The term invective refers to
1 the abusive writing or speech in which there is harsh denunciation of some person or thing.
2 an insulting writing attack upon a real person, in verse or prose, usually involving caricature and ridicule.
3 a written or spoken text in which an apparently straightforward statement or event is undermined in its context so as to give it a very different significance.
4 the chanting or reciting of words deemed to have magical power.

Answer: the abusive writing or speech in which there is harsh denunciation of some person or thing.
11 Which of the following novels depicts the plight of the Bangladeshi immigrants in East London ?
1 How far can you go
2 The White Teeth
3 An Equal Music
4 Brick Lane

Answer: Brick Lane
12 The year 1939 proved to be a crucial year for two important writers in England. Identify the correct phrase below :
1 For Yeats who died, for Auden who left England for the U. S.
2 For Eliot who started publishing verse–drama, for Hardy whose Wessex Poems were published.
3 For Evelyn Waugh and Graham Greene, each for publishing his first novels.
4 For Eliot who won the Nobel Prize and Orwell who published his Animal Farm.

Answer: For Yeats who died, for Auden who left England for the U. S.
13 The Enlightenment was characterized by
1 acceleratedindustrial production and general well– being of the public.
2 a belief in the universal authority of reason and emphasis on scientific experimentation.
3 the Protestant work ethic and compliance with Christian values of life.
4 an undue faith in predestination and neglect of free will.

Answer:a belief in the universal authority of reason and emphasis on scientific experimentation.
14 Which Shakespearean play contains the line: “...there is a special providence in the fall of a sparrow” ?
1 King Lear
2 Hamlet
3 Coriolanus
4 Macbeth

Answer:Hamlet
15 Which of the following poems uses terza rima ?
1 John Keats’s “Ode to a Nightingale”.
2 P.B. Shelley’s “Ode to the West Wind”.
3 William Wordsworth’s “The Solitary Reaper”.
4 Alfred Tennyson’s “Ulysses”.

Answer:P.B. Shelley’s “Ode to the West Wind”

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