English Mcqs For Lecturer & Subject Specialist Exams

English Mcqs For Lecturer & Subject Specialist Exams

(i) In Shakespeare’s Tragedies Character is not Destiny but there is Character and Destiny is a remark by:
(a) Nicoll
(b) Goddord
(c) Bradley
(d) Coleridge
(e) None of these
(c) Bradley
(ii) “How came he dead? I shall not be juggled with: To hell allegiance! Vows, to the blackest devil!
Is a speech in Hamlet spoken by:
(a) Hamlet
(b) Laertes
(c) Polonius
(d) Claudius
(e) None of these
(b) Laertes
(iii) Aspect of the Novel is written by:
(a) David Cecil
(b) Walter Allen
(c) Arnold Kettle
(d) E.M. Forster
(e) None of these
(d) E.M. Forster
(iv) Lotos Eaters is a poem by:
(a) Browning
(b) Tennyson
(c) Yeats
(d) Frost
(e) None of these
(b) Tennyson
(v) ‘The Hollow Men’ is written by:
(a) T.S. Eliot
(b) Ezra Pound
(c) Yeats
(d) Larkin
(e) None of these
(a) T.S. Eliot
(vi) William Faulkner was awarded Nobel Prize for literature in:
(a) 1949
(b) 1950
(c) 1951
(d) 1953
(e) None of these
(a) 1949
(vii) G.B. Shaw was awarded Nobel Prize for literature in:
(a) 1925
(b) 1929
(c) 1930
(d) 1949
(e) None of these
(a) 1925
(viii) ‘The Winding Stair’ is written by:
(a) Ted Hughes
(b) T.S. Eliot
(c) W.B. Yeats
(d) W.H. Auden
(e) None of these
(c) W.B. Yeats
(ix) ‘Murder in the Cathedral’ is a play written by:
(a) Shakespeare
(b) Marlowe
(c) Oscar Wilde
(d) T.S. Eliot
(e) None of these
(d) T.S. Eliot
(x) ‘The Rainbow’ is a novel written by:
(a) Hemingway
(b) Virginia Woolf
(c) E.M. Forster
(d) D.H. Lawrence
(e) None of these
(d) D.H. Lawrence
(xi) The earliest play written by Shakespeare according to Oxford Shakespeare 1988 is:
(a) The Taming of the Shrew
(b) As you Like it
(c) Two Gentlemen of Verona
(d) Titus Andronicus
(e) None of these
(d) Titus Andronicus
(xii) ‘If music be the food of love, play on,
give me excess of it, that Surfeiting
The appetite may sicken and die?
is a speech from
(a) Twelfth Night
(b) A Mid Summer Nights’ Dream
(c) As you Like it
(d) The Winters’ Tale
(e) None of these
(a) Twelfth Night
(xiii) An elaborate classical form in which one Shepherd – Singer laments the death of another is called:
(a) Pastoral Romance
(b) Pastoral Elegy
(c) Ballad
(d) Epic
(e) None of these
(b) Pastoral Elegy
(xiv) The poets who believe that a hard, clear image was essential to verse are called:
(a) Imaginists
(b) Romanticists
(c) Classicists
(d) Imagists
(e) None of these
(d) Imagists
(xv) A figure of speech which contains an exaggeration for emphasis is called:
(a) Over tone
(b) Rhetoric
(c) Extended metaphor
(d) Hyperbole
(e) None of these
(d) Hyperbole
(xvi) Rhymed decasyllables, nearly always in iambic Pentameters rhymed in Pairs are called:
(a) Heroic Couplet
(b) Blank verse
(c) Terza Rima
(d) Spenserian stanza
(e) None of these
(a) Heroic Couplet
(xvii) An exhortatory speech, usually delivered to a crowd to incite them to some action is:
(a) Declamation
(b) Sermon
(c) Monologue
(d) Harangue
(e) None of these
(d) Harangue
(xviii) ‘Hearing’ a colour or ‘Seeing’ a smell is an example of:
(a) Oxymoron
(b) Synaesthesia
(c) Sensuousness
(d) Contrast
(e) None of these
(b) Synaesthesia
(xix) Drama which seeks to mirror life with the utmost fidelity is called:
(a) Realistic
(b) Naturalistic drama
(c) Humanistic drama
(d) Problem play
(e) None of these
(a) Realistic
(xx) When Leontes discovers the identity of Perdita in ‘The Winter’s Tale’ is an example of:
(a) Peripety
(b) Suspense
(c) revelation
(d) Discovery
(e) None of these
(d) Discovery
1. Ode to West Wind was written by
(a) Keats
(b) Shelley
(c) Byron
(d) Blake
(e) None of these
(b) Shelley
2. Keats was born in
(a) 1770
(b) 1779
(c) 1795
(d) 1790
(e) None of these
(c) 1795
3. Dream Children was written by
(a) Leigh Hunt
(b) Charles Lamb
(c) Hazzlit
(d) Ruskin
(e) None of these
(b) Charles Lamb
4. ‘Picture of Dorian Gray ‘ was written by
(a) Oscar Wild
(b) Dickens
(c) Hardy
(d) George Eliot
(e) None of these
(a) Oscar Wild
5. Ruskin belonged to (which age)
(a) Romantic age
(b) Modern age
(c) Victorian age
(d) Augustan age
(e) None of these
(c) Victorian Age
6. Wordsworth lived from
(a) 1770 – 1832
(b) 1775 – 1859
(c) 1770 – 1850
(d) 1770 – 1802
(e) None of these
(c) 1770-1850
7. ‘Heroes and hero worship’ was written by
(a) Mill
(b) Carlyle
(c) Macaulay
(d) Coleridge
(e) None of these
(b) Thomas Carlyle
8. ‘ Fair seed time had my soul’ is from
(a) Ode to autumn
(b) To a Highland girl
(c) Ancient Mariner
(d) Child Harold’s Pilgrimage
(e) None of these
(e) None of these (The Prelude)
9. Great Expectation was written by
(a) George Eliot
(b) Thackeray
(c) Hardy
(d) Dickens
(e) None of these
(d) Dickens
10. Lotus eaters is written by
(a) Tennyson
(b) Browning
(c) Mathew Arnold
(d) Hardy
(e) None of these
(a) Tennyson
11. Lamb, Leigh Hunt and Hazlitt are
(a) Poets
(b) Dramatists
(c) Essayists
(d) Novelists
(e) None of these
(c) Essayists
12. ‘My Last Duchess’ was written by
(a) Keats
(b) Coleridge
(c) Tennyson
(d) Browning
(e) None of these
(d) Browning
13. Emily Bronte is the writer of
a. Wuthering heights
b. Emma
c. Under the green wood tree
d. Mr.chips
e. None of the above
a. Wuthering heights
14. ‘Poetry is a spontaneous overflow of powerful feeling’ is a definition of poetry by
(a) Keats
(b) Wordsworth
(c) Shelley
(d) Coleridge
(e) None of these
(b) Wordsworth
15. ‘Heard Melodies are sweet but those unheard are sweeter’ is a line from
(a) Ode on a Grecian Urn
(b) Ode to a nightingale
(c) The Prelude
(d) Ode to Autumn
(e) None of these
(a) Ode on a Grecian Urn
16. ‘Waverley’ was written by
(a) Scott
(b) Hardy
(c) Jane Austen
(d) Dickens
(e) None of these
(a) Scott
17. ‘We are Seven’ is written by
(a) Keats
(b) Shelly
(c) Byron
(d) Hardy
(e) None of these
(e) None of these (William Wordsworth)
18. ‘Past and Present’ is written by
(a) Mill
(b) Lamb
(c) Hazlitt
(d) Carlyle
(e) None of these
(d) Carlyle
19. ‘Modern Painters’ is written by
(a) Ruskin
(b) Carlyle
(c) Mill
(d) Macaulay
(e) None of these
(a) Ruskin
20. Byron is the writer of
a. Don Juan
b. Prometheus Unbound
c. Adonias
d. Lucy Gray
e. None of the above
a. Don Juan

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