MCQ’s on English (Lecturership Written Test) Literary terms 1- Which has corrective purpose, expressed through a critical mode

which ridicules or otherwise attacks those conditions needing reformation in the opinion of the satirist? a) irony b) hyperbole c) satire d) allegory 2 - How many lines does a sonnet have? a) 10 b) 14 c) 12 d) they vary 3- Which is a type of protracted symbolism? a) alliteration b) irony c) satire d) allegory 4- An extended narrative poem recounting actions, travels, adventures, and heroic episodes and written in a high style is…….. a) sonnet b) heroic couplet c) epic d) ballad 5- What type of poem is Virgil’s “Aeneid”? a) an epic b) a heroic couplet c) a sonnet d) a ballad 6- Samuel Richardson’s “Pamela” is ………………….? a) an Epistolary novel b) an historical novel c) a detective novel d) romantic novel 7- The substitution of a mild or less negative word or phrase for a harsh or blunt one is called ------------. a) connotation b) denotation c) exaggeration d) euphemism 8- The metrical foot having an unstressed followed by a stressed syllable is called……….…. a) trochee b) dactyl c) anapest d) iambus 9- An actor’s speech, directed to the audience, that is not supposed to be heard by other actors on stage is called …………………. . a) soliloquy b) monologue c) aside d) speech 10- A character in a story or poem who deceives, frustrates, or works against the main character, or hero/heroine in some way is called ……………….. . a) protagonist b) antagonist c) speaker d) alter ego 11- ……………………… is the final outcome of the main complication in a play or story. a) climax b) denouement c) anticlimax d) catastrophe 12- …………………… is a literary device that is used when a character reveals his or her innermost thoughts and feelings, those that are hidden throughout the course of the story line, through a poem or a speech. a) aside b) dramatic monologue c) colloquy d) soliloquy 13- A type of literature defined as a song or poem expressing sorrow or lamentation, usually for one who has died is called …………………. . a) eulogy b) elegy c) blank verse d) eloquent speech 14- An extravagant exaggeration is called ………………………. . a) extravagance b) requiem c) hyperbole d) eloquence 15- A literary term referring to how a person, situation, statement, or circumstance is not as it would actually seem is ……………….. a) extravagance b) irony c) hyperbole d) eloquence 16- …………….. is a figure of speech which substitutes one term with another that is being associated with the that term. a) anatomy b) irony c) hyperbole d) metonymy 17- Alexander Pope’s “The Rape of the Lock” is an instance of ……………………. . a) fine poetry b) ironic poetry c) inverted epic d) onomatopoeia 18- The rhythmic pattern produced when words are arranged so that their stressed and unstressed syllables fall into a more or less regular sequence, resulting in repeated patterns of accent is called ………………. . a) foot b) versification c) meter d) personification 19- …………….a foot or unit of poetry consisting of two unstressed syllables followed by a single stressed syllable. a) dactyl b) anapest c) rhyming couplet d) anaphora 20- verse structure that includes nine feet is called …………….. . a) Dimeter b) Trimeter c) Heptameter d) Nonameter

a) 100 b) 200 c) 99 d) 150 9.The Rape of the Lock is a --------------------------------.in The Prologue to the Canterbury Tales. "shit on your head'.Pope is famous for ---------------------.asp which century were Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales written? þÿ 'Jane Eyre' was written by which Bronte sister? þÿ hat is the book 'Lord of the Flies' about? þÿ The following taboo phrases were used by which writer? "I fart at thee".Chaucer is called ----------------------------------------. "dirty bastard" ..Poetry 1-How many female characters are there in The Prologue to the Canterbury Tales? a) 1 b) 2 c) 3 d) 4 2.. a) a great flood b) a horrible tempest c) black death d) a stormy rain 4.. in his work. a) clerk b) Merchant c) Miller d) Parson 10Drama Novel Criticism Grammar 1.quizmoz.Chaucer has idealized the ------------. a) irony b) satire c) drama d) allegory 7. a) a social treatise b) a social document c) a social poem d) a social satire 8..Which poet turned blind? a) Chaucer b) Byron c) Pope d) Milton 6.Any group of Who wrote 'Where ignorance is bliss.com/quizzes/Books-and-Magazines-Quizzes/e/English-Literature-Quiz. a) verse b) heroic couplet c) blank verse d) free verse 5. it is folly to be wise'? þÿ http://www.Chaucer mentions ………………………. a) a poet b) the father of English poetry c) the third English poet d) the boring poet 3.in his poetry.themes before finalizing the fall of Man in Paradise Lost.Milton reviewed -----.Chaucer used ------------------.

d. c. b. c. b. c. comedy tragedy heroic none the prevailing feature of chaucer's humour is its a. c. c. b. b. d. c. 15th 16th 17th 18th shakespear's twelfth night is what type of work a. b. Richard III James 1 Edward III Henry II The 18th century work 'Tom Jones'was written by whom? a. d. urbanity crudity triviality . b. Samuel Johnson Henry Fielding John Donne Tobias Smollett Joyce's novel 'Ulysses' takes place over what period of time? a. d. A week 24 hours A lifetime 6 months John Milton wrote 'Paradise lost' during which century? a.þÿ Geoffrey Chaucer served which king? a. d.

Byron John Keats Sheely Wordsworth the contemporary of shakespeare is a. d. b.sparknotes. c. b.htm http://web. c. 1370s 1450s 1640s 1470s http://www.com/testcenter/ap/englishlit/ http://www. d. c. d. d. sancity who is the first great english critic-poet? a.cn.funtrivia. c.htm http://www.virtualsalt.uncp.com/playquiz/quiz143371a7580.d. shakespear arnold sidney chaucer "A thing of beauty is joy for ever " written by a.com/litterms. Ben Johnson Cowley william wordsworth Longman Middle English Literature lasted upto a.html http://www.edu/home/canada/work/allam/general/glossary.com/lit/ . b.edu/kwheeler/lit_terms.virtualsalt.html http://testprep. b.

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