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CENTRAL UNIVERSITY OF HIMACHAL PRADESH

[Established under the Central Universities Act 2009]


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Course Code: EEL 402


Course Name: History of English Literature
Course Instructor: Dr KBS Krishna
Quiz I
Marks: 25

1. Comedy of Humours is based on the ancient physiological theory that the body
constitutes ________ humours.
a. Six
b. Eight
c. Four (blood/liver (sanguine), phlegm/lungs (phlegmatic), yellow bile/spleen
(choleric), black bile/gall bladder (melancholic))
d. Five
2. _______ is a major division in the action of a play.
a. Curtain
b. Act
c. Scene
d. Denouement
3. Poetry can be divided into
a. Lyrical and Heroic
b. Emotional and Immoral
c. Lyrical and Narrative
d. Narrative and Hysterical
4. __________ are kinds of prose
a. Drama, novelette, and satire
b. Novel, novella, and drama
c. Essay, short sortie and novel
d. None of the above
5. Drama is meant to be __________
a. reformed
b. written
c. performed
d. read
6. Biography is defined as

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a. history of literature
b. history of ones life
c. history of particular mens lives (John Dryden)
d. All of the above
7. Prindaric odes are ______; Horatian odes are ____
a. Pindars; Horaces
b. Regular; Irregular
c. encomiastic (exalted style); homostrophic (balanced style)
d. long; short
8. A ballad is _________
a. broadcast speech
b. oral poetry
c. elegiac verse
d. formal prose
9. Satires can be classified as ________
a. Juvenal and Menippean
b. Varronian and Horatian
c. Direct and Indirect
d. Bitter and Sweet
10. Elegy is a ________ for the dead
a. lamentation
b. longing
c. recrimination
d. All of the above
11. Miltons Paradise Lost is _________
a. a mock epic
b. a sonnet
c. an epic
d. the biography of an anti-hero
12. An epic begins in
a. argument
b. netherworld
c. invoking the muse
d. the middle of things
13. A curtailed sonnet has __________
a. 14 lines
b. 8 lines
c. 6 lines
d. 12 lines (Gerald Manley Hopkins)
14. The rhyme scheme in Shakespearean sonnet is ___________

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a. abbaabbacdecde
b. ababcdcdefefgg
c. abbaabbacdcdcd
d. abbacddceffegg
15. Tragedies have a _________ effect.
a. mundane
b. purgatory
c. hamartia
d. cosmetic
16. Comedies end in _________
a. laughter
b. happiness
c. lamentation
d. death
17. A prose work that is neither as long as a novel nor as short as a short story is called a
__________
a. essay
b. novella (17,500 to 39,999 words)
c. novelette (7,500 words to 17,500 words)
d. both b and c
18. The word essay is derived from ______
a. Latin exagium
b. French essay
c. I say
d. both a and b
19. A pastoral elegy uses __________ setting
a. idle
b. melancholic
c. urban
d. rustic
20. Idylls have their root in _________
a. Theocrituss pastoral poems (Theocritus, c. 300 bc, 260 bc), Greek poet.
His poems were termed eidyllia (idylls), meaning little poems.)
b. Homers epics
c. Arthurs escapades
d. None of the above
21. A limerick has _______ lines
a. 3
b. 5
c. 4

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d. None of the above (5 lines)
22. Implausible acts and sensational events depicted in literature are often termed as
a. Drama
b. Masque
c. Melodrama (Melos/music + Drama)
d. Baroque
23. Characters in fiction can be classified as
a. fat and round
b. round and square
c. sound and square
d. None of the above (flat and round)
24. Farce is a kind of ___________
a. comedy
b. interlude
c. satire
d. fable
25. Threnody is a type of
a. elegy
b. monody
c. dirge
d. poetry