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TEST – 26



Q1. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales is based on –

a. Boccacio’s Decameron b. Dante’s Divine Comedy c. Virgil’s Aeneid d. None

Q2. The Norman Conquest took place in the year –

a. 1170 b. 1453 c. 1066 d. None

Q3. Everyman is an example of ____ play

a. Miracle b. Morality c. Mystery d. None

Q4. Una in The Faerie Queene represents

a. Roman Catholic Church b. Anglican Church c. Both d. None

Q5.” Hieronimo is mad again” is sub title of

a. Macbeth b. Jew of Malta c. Duchess of Malfi d. None

Q6. The first English tragedies were highly inspired from –

a. Seneca b. Aeschylus c. Plautus d. None

Q7. The Anatomy of Melancholy is a work of

a. Samuel Butler b. Robert Burton c. Thomas Browne d. None

Q8. Who utters “My love is like a red red rose”?

a. Wordsworth b. Blake c. Robert Burns d. None

Q9. Rhyme scheme of Spensarian stanza is –


Q10. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding” is a book by

a. Thomas Hobbes b. John Locke c. Francis Bacon d. None

Q11. Who utters “nothing can please many, and please long, but just representation of general
nature”? a. Dryden b. Pope c. Johnson d. None

Q12. Who writes “There is a pleasure in the pathless woods” ?

a. Byron b. Keats c. Frost d. None

Q13. Who writes “God is not in the heaven, and all is wrong with the world”?
a. Tennyson b. Browning c. Hardy d. None

Q14. The Ancient Mariner is couched in –

a. Ballad stanza b. Heroic couplet c. Blank verse d. None

Q15. The term Comparative literature was first used by –

a. D G Rossetti b. Mathew Arnold c. John Ruskin d. None
Q16. “good advice for Satan’s kingdom”. ______ said this for Bacon’s essays
a. Arnold b. W. Blake c. J. Milton d. None

Q17. When was the battle of Blenheim (celebrated in Addison’s The Campaign) fought?
a. 1704 b. 1714 c. 1724 d. None

Q18. “Daddy” is a confessional poem by –

a. Emily Dickinson b. Dylan Thomas c. Sylvia Plath d. None

Q19. Who is the protagonist of Joyce’s “A Portrait of an artist as a young man” ?

a. Simon Dedalus b. Stephen Dedalus c. Leopard Bloom d. None

Q20. Who wrote “Structure, Sign and Play in the Discourse of Human Sciences”
a. Saussure b. Derrida c. Harold Bloom d. None

Q21.” Black Skin, White Masks” was a book by –

a. Roland Barthes b. J P Sartre c. Frantz Fanon d. None

Q22. Wessex is associated with –

a. Thomas Hardy b. G B Shaw c. D H Lawrence d. None

Q23. The subtitle of the play Philaster(Beaumont and Fletcher) is –

a. Two times a day b. Love lies a bleeding c. A heroic play d. None

Q24. John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger was first performed in which year?
a. 1954 b. 1956 c1957 d. None

Q25. Lycidas” mourns the death of –

a. Edward Albee b. John Keats c. Arthur Henry Hallam d. None

Q26. The first English play in verse is –

a. Titus Adronicus b. Hamlet c. Gorbodoc d. None

Q27. Cavalier and Metaphysical poets composed many poems which were “carpe diem”. What is
Carpe diem a. Conceited poetry b. Seize the day c. Day of the Lords d. None

Q28. The book “Shakespearean Tragedy” was written by –

a. Dover Wilson b. Charles Lamb c. A C Bradley d. None

Q29. “beauty truth, truth beauty” appears in which poem?

a. Ode on a Grecian Urn b. Endymion c. To the Nightingale d. None

Q30. Who is the writer of the Holy Sonnets?

a. G M Hopkins b. John Donne c. George Herbert d. None

Q31. “Fern Hill” is a poem of Childhood memories. Who composed it?

a. Dylan Thomas b. Philip Larkin c. Ted Hughes d. None
Q32. Shakespeare’s “Coriolanus” has the setting of which country
a. Greece b. Spartan c. Rome d. None

Q 33. At what famous University is Faustus a scholar?

a. Wittenberg b. Sorbonne c. Heidelberg d. Cambridge

Q3 4. Chaucer’s Franklin was guilty of which sin?

a. Lust b. Corruption c. Theft d. Gluttony

Q35. The magazine ‘ Contemporary poetry and prose’ was inspired by which exhibition?

a. The festival of Britain b. The Surrealist Exhibition

b. People of the 20th century d. Drawing the 20th century

Q36. Aldous Huxley was a poet But was better known as what?

a. Politician b. Dramatist c. Novelist d. Architect

Q3 7. Ted Hughes was married to which American porters?

a. Carolyn Kizer b. Mary Oliver c. Sylvia Plath d. Marianne Moore

Q38. Sassoon and Brooke wrote what kind of poetry?

a. Light verse b. Romantic c. Political satire d. War poems

Q39. Where did T. S Eliot spend most of his childhood?

a. Denver b. St Louis c. Cuba d. Toronto

Q40. How did W. H. Auden describe poetry?

a. An awful way to earn a living b. A game of knowledge

b. The soul exposed d. An explosion of language

Q4 1. Who provided model for satire in a Neo- classical satire?

a. Horace b. Juvenal c. Pindar d. Both a and b

Q4 2. Who termed 18th as ‘ an age of prose and reason’?

a. George saintsbury b. Mathew Arnold c. Macaulay d. None of these

Q43. Who wrote Ars poetica?

a. Neoptelemus b. Horace c. Longinus d. None of these

Q44. Who called the author “ a mere envelop around the text”?

a. Michael Foucault b. Ronald Barthes c. Jacques Derrida d. None

Q4 5. Who wrote Of Grammatology?

a. Ronald Barthes b. Jacques Derrida c. Michael Foucault d. None

Q4 6. In which novel by Dickens does the monstrous dwarf Quilp figure?

a. Oliver Twist b. The old curiousity house c. Bleak House d. None

Q4 7. In which period is the action in Vanity Fair set?

a. The Victorian period b. The 18th century c. The Napoleonic period d. None

Q48. Which of the following rulers patronised comedy of manners?

a. Chares-I b. Elizabeth c. James – I d. None

Q4 9. An “ Innuendo “ is

a. A witty remark b. A repartee c. An oblique reference to some topical happening d. None

Q50. The literature of which country- influenced the Jucobean drama in England?

a. France b. Italy c. Spain d. Both b and c

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