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English Multiple Choice Questions(MCQs) and Answers | English Quiz Set 9

Questions
1 Which of the following historical events does Tennyson’s poem “The Charge of the Light Brigade” describe ?
1 The Battle of Hastings
2 The Wars of the Roses
3 The Battle of Waterloo
4 The Crimean War

Answer: The Crimean War
2 Northrop Frye’s influential work, Anatomy of Criticism includes, as the subtitle indicates, four essays. Which of the following is NOT one among them ?
1 “Archetypal Criticism: Theory of Myths”
2 “Typological Criticism: Theory of Types”
3 “Historical Criticism : Theory of Modes”
4 “Ethical Criticism : Theory of Symbols”

Answer:“Typological Criticism: Theory of Types”
3 In Robert Browning’s “Andrea del Sarto”, with which of the following painters does Andrea NOT compare himself with ?
1 Michelangelo
2 Leonardo da Vinci
3 Rembrandt
4 Raphael

Answer:Rembrandt
4 In Jonathan Swift’s Gullivers Travels Gulliver refers to William Dampier, the famous writer of two voyages, as :
1 master
2 brother
3 cousin
4 uncle

Answer: cousin
5 Who among the following is NOT a character in Pride and prejudice ?
1 Mr. Darcy
2 Miss Bingley
3 Miss Bates
4 Mr. Collins

Answer:Miss Bates
6 “All the world’s a stage,

And all the men and women merely players”,

occurs in Shakespeare’s As You Like It. Which character says the line ?
1 Jacques
2 Celia
3 Rosalind
4 Touchstone

Answer:Jacques
7 Which of the following rivers are mentioned in Andrew Marvell’s poem “To His Coy Mistress” ?
1 Thames and Rhine
2 Thames and Ganges
3 Ganges and Humber
4 Thames and Humber

Answer:Ganges and Humber
8 “The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth”.

The above is an example of :

1 ploce
2 epizeuxis
3 plurisignation
4 diaeresis

Answer: ploce
9 Which of the following images is NOT part of W.H. Auden’s poem “In Memory of W.B. Yeats” ?
1 Mercury sinking in the mouth of the dying day
2 Wolves running through evergreen forests
3 Silence invading the suburbs
4 Memory scattering like the beads

Answer: Memory scattering like the beads
10 Who among the following is the author of Steps to the Temple ?
1 John Donne
2 Richard Crashaw
3 George Herbert
4 Henry Vaughan

Answer: Richard Crashaw
11 In the opening book of The Prelude Wordsworth mentions famously that he was “fostered alike by __________ and __________”.

Pick out the right pair.

(a) nature

(b) fear

(c) imagination

(d) beauty

The right combination according to the code is :

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

Answer: (d) and (b)
12 The title of Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s Petals of Blood is derived from a poem by Derek Walcott. Identify the poem.
1 “A Far Cry from Africa”
2 “The Swamp”
3 “Goats and Monkeys”
4 “Midsummer”

Answer:“The Swamp”
13 This Byron work revolves around a wife whose husband is presumed lost at sea and she takes a lover in his absence. Everybody behaves agreeably on the husband’s return. Byron’s technical skills in verse is in display here as the work counterpoints the colloquial and the formal. Identify the work :
1 Manfred
2 Don Juan
3 Beppo
4 The Bride of Abydos

Answer:Beppo
14 Who is the author of the poem, “Our Casuarina Tree” ?
1 Sarojini Naidu
2 Toru Dutt
3 Rabindranath Tagore
4 Kamala Das

Answer: Toru Dutt
15 In this Jacobean play the Black King and his men, representing Spain and the Jesuits, are checkmated by the White Knight, Prince Charles. This political satire drew crowds to the Globe Theatre until the Spanish ambassador protested and James I suppressed the play.

Identify the play :

1 The Wonderful Yeare
2 A Game at Chess
3 A King and No King
4 The Knight of the Burning Pestle

Answer:A Game at Chess

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