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English Multiple Choice Questions(MCQs) and Answers | English Quiz Set 54

Questions
1 Confessions of an English Opium Eater is a literary work by
1 S. T. Coleridge
2 P. B. Shelley
3 Thomas De Quincey
4 Lord Byron

Answer: Thomas De Quincey
2 Who, among the following, was a Catholic novelist, an Intelligence Officer, a film critic and set his fictions in far-away places wrecked by political conflicts ?
1 Anthony Powell
2 Evelyn Waugh
3 William Golding
4 Graham Greene

Answer:Graham Greene
3 In which of the following travel books does Mark Twain give an account of his visit to India ?
1 A Tramp Abroad
2 Roughing It
3 The Innocents Abroad
4 Following the Equator

Answer:Following the Equator
4 William Blake’s famous poems such as “London”, “The Sick Rose”, and “The Tyger” appear in
1 Songs of Innocence
2 Songs of Experience
3 The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
4 Vision of the Daughters of Albion

Answer: Songs of Experience
5 Who among the following English artists illustrated the novels of Dickens and Scott ?
1 Richard Hogarth
2 Joshua Reynolds
3 George Cruishank
4 John Tennial

Answer:George Cruishank
6 The last of Gulliver’s Travels is to
1 The Land of the Houyhnhnms
2 The Land of Homosapiens
3 The Land of the Hurricanes
4 The Newfound Land

Answer:The Land of the Houyhnhnms
7 Madam Merle is a character in
1 The Great Gatsby.
2 The Portrait of a Lady.
3 The Jungle.
4 The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.

Answer:The Portrait of a Lady.
8 In which of the following scenes of The Waste Land do we have a departure from Standard English ?
1 The typist scene
2 The pub scene
3 The hyacinth garden scene
4 The Chapel Perilous scene

Answer: The pub scene
9 The words “If it were done when tis done, then twere well / It were done quickly…” are uttered by
1 Hamlet.
2 Lear.
3 Othello.
4 Macbeth.

Answer:Macbeth.
10 John Dryden’s Absalom and Achotophel a
1 religious tract.
2 political allegory.
3 comic verse epic.
4 comedy.

Answer: political allegory.
11 Examine the following statements and identify one of them which is not true.
1 Rudyard Kipling died in the year 1936.
2 He was born in India but schooled in England.
3 He returned to India as a police constable in Burma.
4 He is the author of Jungle Book and Barrack Room Ballads.

Answer: He returned to India as a police constable in Burma.
12 Name the poet who chooses his successor and the successor-poet whom Dryden satirises in his famous poem.
1 James Shirley and Chris Shirley
2 Henry Treece and Charles Triesten
3 Richard Flecknoe and Thomas Shadwell
4 Thomas Percy and Samuel Pepys

Answer: Richard Flecknoe and Thomas Shadwell
13 “If______ comes, can_______ be far behind ?” (Shelley, “Ode to the West Wind”)
1 winter, spring.
2 autumn, summer.
3 wind, rains.
4 spring, winter.

Answer:winter, spring.
14 Which of the following is not a revenge tragedy ?
1 Hamlet
2 The Duchess of Malfi
3 Volpone
4 Gorboduc

Answer:Volpone
15 What is a neologism ?
1 A word with roots in a native language
2 A word whose meaning changes with every renewed use
3 A word newly coined or used in a new sense
4 An obsession with new words and phrases

Answer:A word newly coined or used in a new sense

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