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English Multiple Choice Questions(MCQs) and Answers | English Quiz Set 53

Questions
1 To refer to the unresolvable difficulties a text may open up, Derrida makes use of the term :
1 aporia
2 difference
3 erasure
4 supplement

Answer: aporia
2 Who, among the following English playwrights,scriptedthefilm Shakespeare in Love ?
1 Harold Pinter
2 Alan Bennett
3 Caryl Churchill
4 Tom Stoppard

Answer:Tom Stoppard
3 Arrange the following in the chronological order :

1. Mary Wollstonecraft’s Vindication of the Rights of Women

2. Lyrical Ballads

3. French Revolution

4. Percy’s Reliques of Ancient English Poetry

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

Answer:4, 3, 1, 2
4 Which of the following employs a narrative structure in which the main action is relayed at second hand through an enclosing frame story ?
1 Sons and Lovers
2 Ulysses
3 The Power and the Glory
4 Heart of Darkness

Answer: Heart of Darkness
5 The Irish Dramatic Movement was heralded by such figures as
1 W. B. Yeats, Lady Gregory and Edward Martyn
2 Jonathan Swift and his contemporaries
3 H. Drummond, Edward Irving and John Ervine
4 Oscar Wilde and his contemporaries

Answer:W. B. Yeats, Lady Gregory and Edward Martyn
6 Which poem by Chaucer was written on the death of Blanche, Wife of John of Gaunt ?
1 Troilus and Criseyde
2 The House of Fame
3 The Book of Duchess
4 The Legend of Good Women

Answer:The Book of Duchess
7 The Tragedy of Ferrex and Porrex is the other title of
1 Gorboduc.
2 Ralph Roister Doister.
3 Damon and Pythias.
4 Lamentable Tragedy.

Answer:Gorboduc.
8 Who of the following poets is Australian ?
1 Austin Clarke
2 Judith Wright
3 Edwin Muir
4 Derek Walcott

Answer: Judith Wright
9 “He found it [English] brick and left it marble”, remarked one great writer on another. Who were they ?
1 Milton on Shakespeare.
2 Dryden on Milton.
3 Johnson on Dryden.
4 Jonson on Shakespeare.

Answer:Johnson on Dryden.
10 Who, among the following, is a Nobel Laureate ?
1 Tony Morrison.
2 Seamus Heaney.
3 Ted Hughes.
4 Geoffrey Hill.

Answer: Seamus Heaney.
11 The predominant tone and thrust of Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal” are
1 comic
2 solemn
3 hortatory
4 irony

Answer: irony
12 C. K. Ogden and I. A. Richards were reputed in the 1930s for introducing
1 Practical Criticism
2 New Criticism
3 Standard English Project
4 Basic English Project

Answer: Standard English Project
13 In which of the following works does Mrs. Malaprop appear ?
1 The Rivals.
2 She Stoops to Conquer.
3 The Mysteries of Udolpho.
4 The Way of the World.

Answer:The Rivals.
14 Which of the following statements about Christopher Marlowe are true ?

I. Edward II was written in the last year of Marlowe’s life.

II. Many critics consider Doctor Faustus to be Marlowe’s best play.

III. His Spanish Tragedy comes a close second.

IV. Marlowe was less educated than Shakespeare.

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

Answer:I and II are true
15 “Art for Art’s Sake” became a rallying cry for
1 the Aesthetes
2 the Symbolists
3 the Imagists
4 the Art Noveau School

Answer:the Aesthetes

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