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English Multiple Choice Questions(MCQs) and Answers | English Quiz Set 7

Questions
1 In which poem does Matthew Arnold express the dilemma of :

“Wandering between two worlds, one dead, The other powerless to be born” ?

1 “Self - Dependence”
2 “Stanzas from the Grande Chartreuse”
3 “To a Republican Friend”
4 “Dover Beach”

Answer: “Stanzas from the Grande Chartreuse”
2 Who made the comment that, “All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn” ?
1 Henry James
2 William Faulkner
3 Jack London
4 Ernest Hemingway

Answer: Ernest Hemingwayle
3 The Emblem is a poetic genre containing a symbolic picture with a text and a verse exposition popular in the early 17TH century. Who popularised this kind of poetry through the work Emblems [1635] ?
1 Robert Southwell
2 Francis Quarles
3 John Davies
4 Joseph Sylvester

Answer:Francis Quarles
4 Which Byron work begins thus :

“I want a hero : an uncommon want, when every year and month sends forth a new one .........” ?

1 Beppo
2 Cain
3 Manfred
4 Don Juan

Answer: Don Juan
5 The title of Sir Thomas Browne’s famous treatise, Religio Medici means :
1 Religion of a Doctor
2 Religion of Magician
3 Religion of Divinity
4 Religion of Meditation

Answer:Religion of a Doctor
6 Which among the following recent novels is a retelling of Sophocles’s Antigone ?
1 Kamila Shamsie, Home Fire
2 Fiona Mozley, Elmet
3 Zadie Smith, Swing Time
4 Mohsin Hamid, Exit West

Answer:Kamila Shamsie, Home Fire
7 Identify the two important works of Paul de Man from the following list :

(a) Blindness and Insight

(b) Allegories of Reading

(c) Theoretical Essays

(d) Criticism and Ideology

The right combination according to the code is :

1 (a) and (b)
2 (a) and (c)
3 (b) and (c)
4 (b) and (d)

Answer:(a) and (b)
8 Samuel Johnson denounced the metaphysical poets saying, “About the beginning of the seventeenth century appeared a race of writers that may be termed the metaphysical poets”. In the biography of which of the following poets in his Lives of Poets did Johnson make this remark ?
1 John Dryden
2 Thomas Parnell
3 Abraham Cowley
4 Alexander Pope

Answer: Abraham Cowley
9 The terms of the contract are not disagreeable to me. The above sentence contains an example of :
1 enumeratio
2 litotes
3 anaphora
4 metonymy

Answer: litotes
10 In Women in Love what is Winifred’s pekinese dog called ?
1 Bismarck
2 Looloo
3 Lucky
4 Buddy

Answer: Looloo
11 Which of the following New Critics put forward the idea of the ‘heresy of paraphrase’ ?
1 Allen Tate
2 Cleanth Brooks
3 W.K. Wimsatt
4 Monroe C Beardsley

Answer: Cleanth Brooks
12 Edmund Spenser’s Colin Clout’s Come Home Again is a fine example of :
1 carpe diem
2 sonnet sequence
3 georgic poetry
4 pastoral eclogue

Answer:pastoral eclogue
13 In An Essay of Dramatic Poesy whom does John Dryden refer to as “the most learned and judicious Writer which any Theater ever had” ?
1 John Webster
2 Christopher Marlowe
3 Ben Jonson
4 William Shakespeare

Answer:Ben Jonson
14 This Australian poet was raised in New South Wales and grew up in rural Australian landscape. In 1946 she published her first book of poems. In 1962, she became cofounder and president of the Wild Life Preservation Society of Queensland and served as its president several times thereafter. Identify the poet.
1 Dorothy Hewett
2 Nettie Palmer
3 Judith Wright
4 Amy Witting

Answer: Judith Wright
15 Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko is set in __________.
1 Surinam
2 Abyssinia
3 Egypt
4 Assyria

Answer:Surinam

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