English Literature Past Papers solved Mcqs NTS, PPSC, KPPSC, FPSC, CSS |Part2

English Literature Past Papers solved Mcqs NTS, PPSC, KPPSC, FPSC, CSS |Part2

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201)During Spencer’s visit to his Kinsfolk in Lancashire he felt in love a woman and who figures
as__________________ much of his work:
a)Rosalind
b) Belinda
c)Both a and b
d)None of above
202) William Shakespeare born in:
a)26 April 1567
b)26 April 1566
c)26 April 1565
d)26 April 1564
203) William Shakespeare was……. child of John and Mary:
a)second
b)fourth
c)third
d)fifth
204) He married to the Anne Hathaway at the age of_______ in______.
a)18, 1582
b)17, 1581
c)16, 1580
d)15, 1579
205) Which of the following statement is correct:
a)Shakespeare’s first child Susanna was born in 1583.
b)In 1585 twins were born and named Hamnet and Judith.
c) both a and b.
d) None of above.
206)Ann Hathaway was _________ years older than Shakespeare:
a)7
b)8
c)9
d)10
207)After __________ years of his marriage he left his native town and try his fortune in the
great city of London.
a)two
b)three
c)four
d)five
208)Shakespeare’s only son Hamnet died in————?
a) 1595
b) 1596
c)1597
d)1598
209)Shakespeare is buried inside the:
a)Westminster Abbey
b)Trinity Church
c)Protestant Cemetery
d)None of above
210)By ——– Shakespeare had established himself in London as an actor and dramatist:
a)1590
b)1591
c)1592
d)1593
211)Who declared him as Britain’s greatest dramatist in 1598?
a)Queen Elizabeth
b)Francis Meres, a lawyer
c)Burbage, an actor
d)King James
212) Shakespeare made Stratford his regular home in:
a)About 1611
b) About 1610
c)About 1609
d) About 1608
Christopher Marlowe

213)What is Christopher Marlowe’s Nationality?
a)British
b)German
c)Dutch
d)American
214)What was the occupation of Christopher Marlowe’s father?
a)Carpenter
b)Civil servant
c)Cobbler
d)Farmer
215)From where Christopher Marlowe received his early Education?

Corpus Christi College
a)Cambridge
b)oxford
c)witternburg
d)Harvard
216)Marlow died of?
a)Illness
b)stabbing
c)poisoned
d)Hanged
217)Which was Marlowe’s first play?
a)Dr.Faustus
b)Tamburlaine
c)The Tragedy of Dido
d)The Jew of Malta,
218)In which town was Shakespeare born?
a)London
b)Cambridge
c)Stratford
d)Oxford
219)How many children did Shakespeare have?
1)3
2)5
3)8
4)12
220)How many plays did William Shakespeare write?
a)36
b)37
c)38
d)39
221)What was Shakespeare’s first play?
a)King Lear
b)Henry VI
c)The Tempest
d)Romeo and Juliet
222)How many sonnets did William Shakespeare write?
a)110
b)154
c)175
d)187

223)How many photographs exist of William Shakespeare?
a)2
b)4
c)1
d)0
224)Shakespeare died on?
a)23rd April 1616
b)25th April 1616,
c)28th April 1616
d)30th April 1616
225)Shakespeare died at the age of
a)48
b)52
c)60
d)63
226)How many times suicide occurs in Shakespeare’s plays?
a)7
b)9
c)11
d)13

227)The line “To be or not to be” comes from which play?
a)Macbeth
b)Twelfth Night
c)A Midsummer Night’s dream
d)Hamlet

228) Was the Globe…
a) A Roman Amphitheater.
b) An Elizabethan Theater.
c) An Elizabethan sports stadium.
d) A famous map of the world.
229)Is there is a monument of Shakespeare in Stratford today?
a)True
b)False
230)Which of these was not one of Shakespeare’s plays?
a)Titus Andronicus
b)The Tempest
c)Cymbeline
d)Shakespeare in love
231)Which famous Shakespeare play does the quote,”My salad days, when I was green in
judgment.” come from?
a)Antony and Cleopatra
b)Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
c)The Winters Tale
d)The Merry Wives of Windsor
232)Which famous Shakespeare play does the quote,”Neither a borrower nor a lender be” come
from?
a)Cymbeline
b)Hamlet
c)Titus Andronicus
d)Pericles, Prince of Tyre
233)Which famous Shakespeare play does the quote “How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to
have a thankless child!” come from?
a)King Lear
b)As You Like It
c)The Famous History of the Life of King Henry VIII
d)The Life and Death of King John
234)In what year was the First Folio published?
a)1626
b)1621
c)1623
d)1629
235)What nationality was Shakespeare?
a)Italian
b)English
c)Scottish
d)Greek
236)In which century was Shakespeare born?
a)16th
b)14th
c)15th
d)17th
237)which famous Shakespeare play does the quote “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the
lawyers” come from?
a)The Merry Wives of Windsor
b)Othello, the Moor of Venice
c)Pericles, Prince of Tyre
d)King Henry the Sixth, Part II
238)Which river is associated with Shakespeare’s birth place?
a)The Thames
b)The Avon
c)The Tyburn
d)The Seven
239)Which famous play does the quote,”When shall we three meet again In thunder, lightning,
or in rain?” come from?
a) The Taming of the Shrew
b) King Lear
c) The Tempest
d) Macbeth
240)How many of Shakespeare’s plays are classified as histories?
a) 7
b) 10
c) 14
d) 18

241)The group of four plays known as the “major tetralogy” is:
a) Richard III, King John, Henry VIII, 1 Henry VI
b) 1 Henry VI, 2 Henry VI, 3 Henry VI, Richard III
c) King John, Henry V, Richard II, Richard III
d) Richard II, 1 Henry IV, 2 Henry IV, Henry V

242)In 1613 the Globe Theater burned down during a production of which play?
a) King John
b) Richard II
c) Henry VIII
d) Henry V
243)Complete the following famous line from Hamlet: Something is rotten in the state of…
a) England
b) Venice
c) Denmark
d) Maine
244)Which of the following characters does not appear in Hamlet?
a) Polonius
b) Gertrude
c) Claudius
d) Miranda
245)Where was Hamlet studying before he returned to Denmark?
a) Wittenberg
b) Oslo
c) London
d) Dublin
246)How are Polonius and Laertes related?
a) Father/son
b) Uncle/nephew
c) Cousin/cousin
d) Brother/brother
247)What is the name of the playlet Hamlet stages for Claudius?
a) Slings and Arrows
b) Vice of Kings
c) The Murder of Gonzago
d) The Slaying of Lucianus
248)Who says, “Good night, sweet prince,/And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.”?
a) Fortinbras
b) Marcellus
c) Chorus
d) Horatio
249)How does Queen Gertrude die?
a) Accidentally stabbed by Laertes.
b) Drowns in the river outside the castle.
c) Suffers a fatal heart attack while watching Hamlet fight Laertes.
d) Poisoned by drinking from Hamlet’s cup.
250)Who does Polonius send to spy on Laertes in Paris?
a) Francisco
b) Gorgonzola
c) Reynaldo
d) Samson
251)Who is Voltimand?
a) Ambassador to the King of Norway from the King of Denmark
b) Hamlet’s cousin
c) Ambassador to the King of Denmark from the King of Norway
d) Assassin in the service of Fortinbras
252)What poison does Claudius pour into the ear of Hamlet’s father, causing his death?
a) Burdock
b) Hebenon
c) Baneberry
d) Hemlock
253)How many soliloquies does Hamlet deliver?
a)2
b)4
c)7
d)9

254)In which country is Macbeth set?
a) Spain
b) Denmark
c) Scotland
d) Canada
255)Who is traveling with Macbeth when he first encounters the Three Witches?
a) Macduff
b) Mercutio
c) Lady Macbeth
d) Banquo
256)At the beginning of the play, the Scots are at war with which country?
a) Norway
b) Prussia
c) Iceland
d) Poland
257)Macbeth hires assassins to murder Banquo’s son, named…
a) Angus
b) Ross
c) Fleance
d) Lennox
258)How does Lady Macbeth explain her husband’s wild behavior at the banquet?
a) She tells the guests that Banquo’s ghost is haunting Macbeth.
b) She tells the guests that Macbeth has had too much to drink.
c) She informs the guests that Macbeth is ill.
d) She reveals that Macbeth is overcome with grief over the death of Duncan.
259)Which of the following is not an apparition shown to Macbeth by the Witches:
a) An armed head.
b) A bloody dagger floating in mid-air.
c) A bloody child.
d) A child crowned, with a tree in his hand

260)Who tells Macbeth, “The queen, my lord, is dead.”?
a) Seyton
b) Siward
c) The Doctor
d) Caithness
261) Shakespeare”s father died in:
a) 1600
b) 1601
c) 1602
d) 1603
262) Shakespeare joined the Chamber lain’s Men Theatrical Company as a:
a) Actor and playwright
b) Playwright and poet
c)Playwright and writer
d)None of above

263) How many from his plays were published in his lifetime:
a) Only sixteen
b) Only seventeen
c) Only eighteen
d) Only nineteen
264) In which year Globe theater got fire and destroyed?
a)1610
b)1611
c)1612
d)1613

265)Shakespeare dedicated his long narrative poem Venus and Adonis to—————.
a) Henry Wriothesley, the third earl of Southampton
b) Thomas Wriothesley,forth earl of Southampton
c)William Fitzwilliam, first earl of Southampton
d) Henry Wriothesley, the second earl of Southampton

266) During which period London theaterrs remained closed on account of the plague?
a) 1592
b) 1593
c) 1594
d) 1595
267) Which roles have played by Shakespeare in Hamlet and As you like it?
a) Fortinbras, Corin
b)Leartus, Silvius
c)Osric, Touchstone
d) Ghost, Old servant Adam

268) In ……. year Shakespeare bought the largest house in Stratford, called New place:
a) 1595
b) 1996
c) 1597
d) 15598

269) In 1599 which famous actor and his brother Cuthbert set a new playhouse on the Bank side,
called the Globe?
a) Augustine Phillipps
b) John Heimnge
c) Henry Condell
d) Richard Burbage
270) In Shakespeare’s literary output, the period 1604-1608 is the period of:
a) Comedy plays
b) Historical plays
c) Great Tragedies
d) None of above
271) “Under the green wood tree” is a song in:
a) Love’s labour’s lost
b) As you like it
c) A mid Summer night’s dream
d) Much ado about nothing
272) :Triumph, my Britain, thou hast one to show
To whom all scenes of Europe homage owe.
He was not of an age, but for all time”.
Who wrote above lines for Shakespeare:
a) Jonson
b) Bacon
c) Wordsworth
d) none of above
273) Seven Ages of Man appears in ” As you like it”. Which character’s speech it is?
a) Amiens
b) Orlando
c) Oliver
d) Jaques

274) “To be or not to be that is the question”, is famous line of which of Shakespeare’s plays?
a) Othello
b) Macbeth
c) Hamlet
d)King Lear
275) Following are the lines of:
“I’m your wife if you marry me
If not, I’ll die your maid to be your fellow
You may deny me, but I’ll be your servant Whether you deny or not”.
a) Hamlet
b) Romeo and Juliet
c) Tempest
d) Othello

276) Which of the following are characters of “Much ado about nothing”:
a) Hero, Borachio, Antonio, Claudio, Leonato
b) Hero, Orlando, Antonio, Claudio, Leanato
c) Mirrinda, Borachio, Antonio, Claudio, Leanato
d) Hero, Boradio, Antonio, Claudio, Horatio
277) Which of the following is in correct sequel ?
a)Comedy of errors, A mid summer night’s dream, Much ado about nothing, Henry 6 part three.
b)A mid summer night’s dream,Romeo and Juliet, As you like it, King Lear,Pericles.
c)All’s well that ends well, The tempest, As you like it, As you like it,A mid summer
night’s dream,Much ado about nothing.
d)King Lear, Macbeth, Othello, Measure for measure, Henry 8, Romeo and Juliet.
278)Who was killed by Hamlet unintentionally?
a) Leartus
b)Polonius
c) Forinbras
d) Horatio
279) Who is second Prince of Arragon in “Much ado about nothing”?
a) Leonato
b) Balthasar
c) Don John
d) Don Pedro
280) Which character spoke following lines?
“What’s Montague? It is nor hand nor foot,
Nor arm nor face, nor any other part
Belonging to a man, O be some other name!
What’s in a name?
That which we call a rose
By any other word would smell as sweet,”
a) Desdemona
b) Juliet
c) Rosalind
d) Hero

281) Who is the second attending gentlewoman on Hero? Ursula and_________.
a) Margaret
b) Emilia
c) Helena
d) Celia

282) ” Some born great, some achieve greatness
And some have greatness thrust upon them”.
Above lines are taken from which of following plays?
a) Macbeth
b) Othello
c) Twelfth night
d) As you like it
283) Which of the following play was written in 1601?
a) Othello
b) Hamlet
c) King Lear
d) Macbeth

284) “Antony and Cleopatra” and “Macbeth” was in:
a) 1606
b)1607
c)1608
d)1609
285) Which of the following was written first:
a) Henry six
b) Henry seven
c) Henry five
d) None of above
286) Which of the following are King Lear’s daughters?
a) Desdemona, Goneril and Cordelia
b) Goneril, Ophelia and Regan
c)Goneril, Regan and Cordelia
d) Regan, Cordelia and Beatrice
287) Shakespeare wrote _____ plays?
a) 32
b) 34
c) 36
d) 38
288) With the accession of King James to the English throne, Lord Chamberlain’s Man was
renamed:

a) King Lear
b) Gentleman
c) King’s Man
d) None of above
290) Uneasy lies the head that_____( King Henry four, part two):
a) Wears a crown
b) Wears a hat
c) Wears a wig
d) none of these
291) The epigraph of The Waste Land is borrowed from?
(A) Virgil
(B) Fetronius
(C) Seneca
(D) Homer
292. Who called ‘The Waste Land ‘a music of ideas’?
(A) Allen Tate
(B) J. C. Ransom
(C) I. A. Richards
(D) F. R Leavis
293. T. S. Eliot has borrowed the term ‘Unreal City’ in the first and third
sections from?
(A) Baudelaire
(B) Irving Babbit
(C) Dante
(D) Laforgue
294. Which of the following myths does not figure in The Waste
Land?
(A) Oedipus
(B) Grail Legend of Fisher King
(C) Philomela
(D) Sysyphus
295. Joe Gargery is Pip’s?
(A) brother
(B) brother-in-Jaw
(C) guardian
(D) cousin
296. Estella is the daughter of?
(A) Joe Gargery
(B) Abel Magwitch .
(C) Miss Havisham
(D) Bentley Drumnile
297. Which book of John Ruskin influenced Mahatma Gandhi?
(A) Sesame and Lilies
(B) The Seven Lamps of Architecture
(C) Unto This Last
(D) Fors Clavigera
298. Graham Greene’s novels are marked by?
(A) Catholicism
(B) Protestantism
(C) Paganism
(D) Buddhism
299. One important feature of Jane Austen’s style is?
(A) boisterous humour
(B) humour and pathos
(C) subtlety of irony
(D) stream of consciousness
300. The title of the poem ‘The Second Coming’ is taken from?
(A) The Bible
(B) The Irish mythology
(C) The German mythology
(D) The Greek mythology
301. The main character in Paradise Lost Book I and Book II is?
(A God
(B) Satan
(C) Adam
(D) Eve
302. In Sons and Lovers, Paul Morel’s mother’s name is?
(A)Susan
(B)Jane
(C)Gertrude
(D) Emily
303. The twins in Lord of the Flies are?
(A)Ralph and Jack
(B) Simon and Eric
(C) Ralph and Eric
(D) Simon and Jack
304.Mr. Jaggers, in Great Expectations, is a
(A) lawyer
(B) postman
(C)Judge
(D) School teacher
305. What does ‘I’ stand for in the following line?
‘To Carthage then I came’
(A) Buddha
(B) Tiresias
(C) Smyrna Merchant
(D) Augustine
306. The following lines are an example……… of image.
‘The river sweats
Oil and tar’
(A) visual
(B) kinetic
(C) erotic
(D) sensual
307. Which of the following novels has the sub-title ‘A Novel Without a Hero’?
(A) Vanity Fair
(B) Middlemarch
(C) Wuthering Heights
(D) Oliver Twist
308. In ‘Leda and the Swan’, who wooes Leda in guise of a swan?
(A) Mars
(B) Hercules
(C) Zeus
(D) Bacchus
309. Who invented the term ‘Sprung rhythm’?
(A)Hopkins
(B)Tennyson
(C)Browning
(D)Wordsworth
310.Who wrote the poem ‘Defence of Lucknow’?
(A) Browning
(B) Tennyson
(C) Swinburne
(D) Rossetti
311.Which of the following plays of Shakespeare has an epilogue?
(A) The Tempest
(B) Henry IV, Pt I
(C) Hamlet
(D) Twelfth Night
312. Hamlet’s famous speech ‘To be,or not to be; that is the question’
occurs in?
(A) Act II, Scene I
(B) Act III, Scene III
(C) Act IV, Scene III
(D) Act III, Scene I
313. Identify the character in The Tempest who is referred to as an honest old counselor
(A) Alonso
(B) Ariel
(C) Gonzalo
(D) Stephano
314. What is the sub-title of the play Twelfth Night?
(A) Or, What is you Will
(B) Or, What you Will
(C) Or, What you Like It
(D) Or, What you Think
315. Which of the following plays of Shakespeare, according to T. S.
Eliot, is ‘artistic failure’?
(A) The Tempest
(B) Hamlet
(C) Henry IV, Pt I
(D) Twelfth Night
316. Who is Thomas Percy in Henry IV, Pt I?
(A) Earl of Northumberland
(B) Earl of March
(C) Earl of Douglas
(D) Earl of Worcester
317. Paradise Lost was originally written in?
(A) ten books
(B) eleven books
(C) nine books
(D) eight books
318. In Pride and Prejudice, Lydia elopes with?
(A) Darcy
(B) Wickham
(C) William Collins
(D) Charles Bingley
319. Who coined the phrase ‘Egotistical Sublime’?
(A) William Wordsworth
(B) P.B.Shelley
(C) S. T. Coleridge
(D) John Keats
320. Who is commonly known as ‘Pip’ in Great Expectations?
(A) Philip Pirrip
(B) Filip Pirip
(C)Philip Pip
(D) Philips Pirip
321. The novel The Power and the Glory is set in?
(A)Mexico
(B) Italy
(C)France
(D) Germany
323. Which of the following is Golding’s first novel?
(A) The Inheritors
(B) Lord of the Flies
(C) Pincher Martin
(D) Pyramid
324.Identify the character who is a supporter of Women’s Rights in Sons and Lovers?
(A) Mrs. Morel
(B) Annie
(C) Miriam
(D) Clara Dawes
325. Vanity Fair is a novel by?
(A) Jane Austen
(B) Charles Dickens
(C) W. M. Thackeray
(D) Thomas Hardy
326. Shelley’s Adonais is an elegy on the death of?
(A) Milton
(B) Coleridge
(C) Keats
(D) Johnson
327. Which of the following is the first novel of D. H. Lawrence?
(A) The White Peacock
(B) The Trespasser
(C) Sons and Lovers
(D) Women in Love
328. In the poem ‘Tintern Abbey’, ‘dearest friend’ refers to?
(A) Nature
(B) Dorothy
(C) Coleridge
(D) Wye
329. Who, among the following, is not the second generation of British
Romantics?
(A) Keats
(B) Wordsworth
(C) Shelley
(D) Byron
330. Which of the following poems of Coleridge is a ballad?
(A) Work Without Hope
(B) Frost at Midnight
(C) The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
(D) Youth and Age
331. Identify the writer who was expelled from Oxford for circulating a pamphlet—
(A) P. B. Shelley
(B) Charles Lamb
(C) Hazlitt
(D) Coleridge
332. Keats’s Endymion is dedicated to?
(A) Leigh Hunt
(B) Milton
(C) Shakespeare
(D) Thomas Chatterton
333. The second series of Essays of Elia by Charles Lamb was published in?
(A) 1823
(B) 1826
(C) 1834
(D) 1833
334. Which of the following poets does not belong to the ‘Lake School’?

(A) Keats
(B) Coleridge
(C) Southey
(D) Wordsworth
335.Who, among the following writers, was not educated at Christ’s Hospital School,
London?
(A) Charles Lamb
(B) William Wordsworth
(C) Leigh Hunt
(D) S. T. Coleridge
336. Who derided Hazlitt as one of the members of the ‘Cockney School of Poetry’?
(A) Tennyson
(8) Charles Lamb
(C) Lockhart
(D) T. S. Eliot
337. Tennyson’s poem ‘In Memoriam’was written in memory of?
(A) A. H. Hallam
(B) Edward King
(C) Wellington
(D) P. B. Shelley
338. Who, among the following, is not connected with the Oxford Movement?
(A) Robert Browning
(B) John Keble
(C) E. B. Pusey
(D) J. H. Newman
339. Identify the work by Swinburne which begins “when the hounds of spring are on winter’s
traces..”?
(A) Chastelard
(B) A Song of Italy
(C) Atalanta in Calydon
(D) Songs before Sunrise
340. Carlyle’s work On Heroes, Hero Worship and the Heroic in History is a course of?
(A) six lectures
(B) five lectures
(C) four lectures
(D) seven lectures
341. Who is praised as a hero by Carlyle in his lecture on the ‘Hero as King’?
(A) Johnson
(B) Cromwell
(C) Shakespeare
(D) Luther
342. Identify the work by Ruskin which began as a defence of contemporary landscape artist
especially Turner?
(A) The Stones of Venice
(B) The Two Paths
(C) The Seven Lamps of Architecture
(D) Modem Painters
343. The term ‘the Palliser Novels’ is used to describe the political novels of?
(A) Charles Dickens
(B) Anthony Trollope
(C) W. H. White
(D) B. Disraeli
344. Identify the poet, whom Queen Victoria, regarded as the perfect poet of ‘love and loss’—
(A) Tennyson
(B) Browning
(C) Swinburne
(D) D. G. Rossetti
345. A verse form using stanza of eight lines, each with eleven syllables, is known as?
(A) Spenserian Stanza
(B) Ballad
(C) Ottava Rima
(D) Rhyme Royal
346. Identify the writer who first used blank verse in English poetry?
(A) Sir Thomas Wyatt
(B) William Shakespeare
(C) Earl of Surrey
(D) Milton
347. The Aesthetic Movement which blossomed during the 1880s was not influenced by?
(A) The Pre-Raphaelites
(B) Ruskin
(C) Pater
(D) Matthew Arnold
348. Identify the rhetorical figure used in the following line of Tennyson “Faith un-faithful kept
him falsely true.”
(A) Oxymoron
(B) Metaphor
(C) Simile
(D) Synecdoche
349. W. B. Yeats used the phrase ‘the artifice of eternity’ in his poem?
(A) Sailing to Byzantium
(B) Byzantium
(C) The Second Coming
(D) Leda and the Swan
350. Who is Pip’s friend in London?
(A) Pumblechook
(B) Herbert Pocket
(C) Bentley Drummle
(D) Jaggers
351. Who is Mr. Tench in The Power and the Glory?
(A) A teacher
(B) A clerk
(C) A thief
(D) A dentist

352. ‘Brevity is the soul of wit’ is a quotation from?
(A) Milton
(B) William Shakespeare
(C) T. S. Eliot
(D) Ruskin
353. “Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and ale.” Who
speaks the lines given above in Twelfth Night?
(A) Duke Orsino
(B) Malvolio
(C) Sir Andrew Aguecheek
(D) Sir Toby Belch
354. In Paradise Lost, Book I, Satan is the embodiment of Milton’s?
(A) Sense of injured merit
(B) Hatred of tyranny
(C) Spirit of revolt
(D) All these
355. Who calls poetry “the breadth and finer spirit of all knowledge”?
(A) Wordsworth
(B) Shelley
(C) Keats
(D) Coleridge
356. Twelfth Night opens with the speech of?
(A)Viola
(B) Duke
(C)Olivia
(D) Malvolio
357. What was the cause of William’s death in Sons and Lovers?
(A) An accident
(B) An overdose of morphia
(C) Suicide
(D) Pneumonia
358. Which poem of Coleridge is an opium dream?
(A) Kubla Khan
(B) Christabel
(C) The Ancient Mariner
(D) Ode on the Departing Year
359. Which stanza form did Shelley use in his famous poem ‘Ode to the West Wind’?
(A) Rime royal
(B) Ottava rima
(C) Terza rima
(D) Spenserian Stanza
360. The phrase ‘Pathetic fallacy’ is coined by?
(A) Milton
(B) Coleridge
(C) Carlyle
(D) John Ruskin
361. Tracts for the Times relates to?
(A) The Oxford Movement
(B) The Pre-Raphaelite Movement
(C) The Romantic Movement
(D) The Symbolist Movement
362. The Chartist Movement sought?
(A) Protection of the political rights of the working class
(B) Recognition of chartered trading companies
(C) Political rights for women
(D) Protection of the political rights of the middle class
363. Who wrote “Biographia Literaria”?
(A)Byron
(B) Shelley
(C) Coleridge
(D) Lamb
364. Who was “Fortinbras”?
(A) Claudius’s son
(B) Son to the king of Norway
(C) Ophelia’s lover
(D) Hamlet’s Mend
365. How many soliloquies are spoken by Hamlet in the play Hamlet?
A) Nine
(b) Five
(c )Seven
(D) Three
366. “The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.” The above
lines have been taken from?
(A) The Waste Land
(B) Tintern Abbey
(C) The Second Coming
(D) Prayer for My Daughter
367.William Morel in Sons and Lovers is drawn after?
(A) Lawrence’s father
(B) Lawrence’s brother
(C) Lawrence himself
(D) None of these
368. The most notable characteristic of Keats’ poetry is?
(A) Satire
(B) Sensuality
(C) Sensuousness
(D) Social reform
369. The key-note of Browning’s philosophy of life is?
(A) agnosticism
(B) optimism
(C) pessimism
(D) skepticism
370. The title of Carlyle’s ‘Sartor Resartus’ means?
(A) Religious Scripture
(B) Seaside Resort
(C) Tailor Repatched
(D) None of these
371. “Epipsychidion” is composed by?
(A) Coleridge
(B) Wordsworth
(C) Keats
(D) Shçlley
372. “The better part of valour is discretion” occurs in Shakespeare’s—?
(A) Hamlet
(B) Twelfth Night
(C) The Tempest
(D) Henry IV, Pt I
373. Epic similes are found in which work of John Milton?
(A) Paradise Lost
(B) Sonnets
(C) Lycidas
(D) Areopagitica
374. Identify the writer who used a pseudonym, Michael Angelo Titmarsh, for much of his early
work?
(A) Charles Dickens
(B) W. M. Thackeray
(C) Graham Greene
(D) D. H. Lawrence
375. Pride and Prejudice was originally a youthful work entitled?
(A)‘Last Impressions’
(B)‘False Impressions’
(C)‘First Impressions’
(D)‘True Impressions’
376. Identify the novel in which the character of Charlotte Lucas figures
(A) Great Expectations
(B) The Power and the Glory
(C) Lord of the Flies
(D) Pride and Prejudice
377 ‘There’s a special providence in the fall of a sparrow.”
The line given above occurs in
(A) Hamlet
(B) Henry IV, Pt I
(C) The Tempest
(D) Twelfth Night
378. Who said that Shakespeare in his comedies has only heroines and no heroes?
(A) Ben Jonson
(B) John Ruskin
(C) Thomas Carlyle
(D) William Hazlitt

379. Sir John Falstaff is one of Shakespeare’s greatest?
(A) comic figures
(B) historical figures
(C) romantic figures
(D) tragic figures
380. That Milton was of the Devil’s party without knowing it, was said by?
(A)Blake
(B) Eliot
(C)Johnson
(D) Shelley
381. Who called Shelley ‘a beautiful and ineffectual angel beating in the void his luminous wings
in vain’?
(A) Walter Pater
(B) A. C. Swinburne
(C) Matthew Arnold
(D) T. S. Eliot
382. Essays of Ella are?
(A) full of didactic sermonising
(B) practically autobiographical fragments
(C) remarkable for their aphoristic style
(D) satirical and critical
383. The theme of Tennyson’s Poem ‘The Princess’ is?
(A) Queen Victoria’s coronation
(B) Industrial Revolution
(C) Women’s Education and Rights
(D) Rise of Democracy
384. Thackeray’s “Esmond” is a novel of historical realism capturing the spirit of?
(A) the Medieval age
(B) the Elizabethan age
(C) the age of Queen Anne
(D) the Victorian age
385. Oedipus Complex is?
(A) a kind of physical ailment
(B) a kind of vitamin
(C)a brother’s attraction towards his sister
(D) a son’s attraction towards his mother
386. “My own great religion is a belief in the blood, the flesh as being wiser than the intellect.”
Who wrote this?
(A)Graham Greene
(B)D. H. Lawrence
(C)Charles Dickens
(D) Jane Austen
387 .Shakespeare makes fun of the Puritans in his play?
(A) Twelfth Night
(B) Hamlet
(C) The Tempest
(D) Henry IV,Pt I
388. “The rarer action is in virtue that in vengeance.” This line occurs in?
(A) Hamlet
(B) Henry IV,Pt I
(C) The Tempest
(D) Twelfth Night
389. Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is a?
(A) Picaresque novel
(B) Gothic novel
(C) Domestic novel
(D) Historical novel
390. ‘Heaven lies about us in our infancy’. This line occurs in the poem?
(A) Immortality Ode
(B) Tintern Abbey
(C) The Second Coming
(D) Leda and the Swan
391. Wordsworth calls himself ‘a Worshipper of Nature’ in his
poem—
(A) Immortality Ode
(B) Tintern Abbey
(C) The Prelude
(D) The Solitary Reaper
392. When Wordsworth’s ‘Immortality Ode’ was first published in
1802, it had only?
(A) Stanzas I to IV
(B) Stanzas I toV
(C) Stanzas I to VI
(D) Stanzas I to VII
393. Which method of narration has been employed by Dickens in his novel “Great Expectations”?
(A) Direct or epic method
(B) Documentary method
(C) Stream of Consciousness technique
(D) Autobiographical method
394. Who said ‘Keats was a Greek’?
(A) Wordsworth
(B) Coleridge
(C) Lamb
(D) Shelley
395. D. G. Rossetti was a true literary
descendant of?
(A) Keats
(B) Byron
(C) Shelley
(D) Wordsworth
396. To which character in Hamlet does the following description apply?
“The tedious wiseacre who meddles his way to his doom.”
(A) Claudius
(B) Hamlet
(C) Polonius
(D) Rosencrantz
46. Browning’s famous poem ‘Rabbi Ben Ezra’ is included in?
(A) Dramatis Personae
(B) Dramatic Idyls
(C) Asolando
(D) Red Cotton Night-Cap Country
397. S. T. Coleridge was an Associate of?
(A) The Royal Society of Edinburgh
(B) The Royal Society ofLondon
(C) Royal Society of Arts
(D) Royal Society of Literature
398. Which of the following is an unfinished novel by Jane Austen?
(A) Sense and Sensibility
(B) Mansfield Park
(C) Sandition
(D) Persuasion
399.Why did Miss Havisham remain a spinster throughout her life in “Great Expectations”?
(A) She was poor
(B) She was arrogant
(C) Because she was betrayed by the bridegroom
(D) She was unwilling to marry
400. W. B. Yeats received the Nobel Prize for literature in the year?
(A)1938
(B) 1925
(C)1932
(D) 1923

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