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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

English Mcqs For Lecturer & Subject Specialist Exams

English Mcqs for lecturer & Subject Specialist Exams

English Mcqs For Lecturer & Subject Specialist Exams

(i) Wordsworth was appointed Poet Laureate in:
(a) 1817
(b) 1839
(c) 1843
(d) 1849
(e) None of these

(c) 1843

(ii) Who suggested Shelley to “Curb your magnanimity and be more of a poet’?
(a) Wordsworth
(b) Coleridge
(c) Keats
(d) Blake
(e) None of these

(c) Keats

(iii) The lines ‘The one remains, the many change and pass; Heaven’s light for ever shines, earth’s shadow fly; are composed by:
(a) Shelley
(b) Byron
(c) Keats
(d) Southey
(e) None of these

(a) Shelley

(iv) ‘On Pathetic Fallacy’ was written by:
(a) Carlyle
(b) Lamb
(c) Ruskin
(d) Shelley
(e) None of these

(c) Ruskin

(v) The 1805 text of ‘The Prelude’ is edited by:
(a) Helen Darbishire
(b) Ernest De Selin Court
(c) Herbert Reads
(d) Coleridge
(e) None of these

(b) Ernest De Selin Court

(vi) ‘The Lay of the Last Minstrel’ is written by:
(a) Blake
(b) Byron
(c) Tennyson
(d) Walter Scott
(e) None of these

(d) Walter Scott

(vii) __________ the quality when man is capable of being in uncertainties, mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and reason’ ___ is:
(a) Objectivity
(b) Subjectivity
(c) Negative capability
(d) Scepticism
(e) None of these

(d) Scepticism

(viii) ‘The Quarterly Review’ was founded by:
(a) Walter Scott
(b) Byron
(c) Coleridge
(d) Thomas De Quincey
(e) None of these

(c) Coleridge

(ix) ‘Mansfield Park’ is a novel by:
(a) Katherine Mansfield
(b) Emily Bronte
(c) George Eliot
(d) Jane Austen
(e) None of these

(d) Jane Austen

(x) ‘I am half sick of shadows’ is a line from:
(a) Shelley
(b) Wordsworth
(c) Coleridge
(d) Tennyson
(e) None of these

(d) Tennyson

(xi) Adonais is an elegy on the death of:
(a) Moschus
(b) Edward William
(c) John Keats
(d) Shakespeare
(e) None of these

(c) John Keats

(xii) ‘Poetry is the criticism of life’ is a view about poetry by:
(a) Arnold
(b) Dr. Johnson
(c) Shelley
(d) Hazlitt
(e) None of these

(a) Arnold

(xiii) ‘The Pickwick Papers’ by Dickens was published in:
(a) 1837
(b) 1838
(c) 1839
(d) 1841
(e) None of these

(a) 1837

(xiv) ‘On Heroes and Hero-worship is written by:
(a) Huxley
(b) Carlyle
(c) Ruskin
(d) Mill
(e) None of these

(b) Carlyle

(xv) Dickens, Thackeray, George Eliot and Trollope are:
(a) Novelists
(b) Poets
(c) Critics
(d) Essayists
(e) None of these

(a) Novelists

(xvi) ‘The Voyage of the Beagle’ was written by:
(a) J.S. Mill
(b) Ruskin
(c) Carlyle
(d) Darwin
(e) None of these

(d) Darwin

(xvii) Who gave the aesthetic theory of Art For Arts’ Sake:
(a) Wordsworth
(b) Browning
(c) Oscar Wilde
(d) Galsworthy
(e) None of these

(e) None of these (Walter Pater)

(xviii) “Poetry is not like reasoning, a power to be exerted according to the determination of will”, is a statement by:
(a) Wordsworth
(b) Shelley
(c) Coleridge
(d) Arnold
(e) None of these

(b) Shelley

(xix) ‘A woman of no importance’ is a ______ by Oscarwilde:
(a) Comedy
(b) Tragedy
(c) Dramatic Romance
(d) Farce
(e) None of these

(a) Comedy

(xx) George Eliot and T.S. Eliot are:
(a) Brother & Sister
(b) Contemporary writers
(c) Modern poets
(d) Critics
(e) None of these

(b) Contemporary writers

English Mcqs For Lecturer & Subject Specialist Exams

English Mcqs for Lecturer & Subject Specialist Exams

English Mcqs For Lecturer & Subject Specialist Exams

(1) The Nurse’s Song was written by:
(a) Keats
(b) Tennyson
(c) Blake
(d) Shelley
(e) None of these

(2) William Wordsworth was born in:
(a) 1770
(b) 1771
(c) 1772
(d) 1779
(e) None of these

(3) Byron’s first published collection was called:
(a) Years of Idleness
(b) Hours of Idleness
(c) Moments of Idleness
(d) Eons of Idleness
(e) None of these

(4) The Essay of Elia was written by:
(a) Tennyson
(b) Blake
(c) Byron
(d) Keats
(e) None of these

(5) Shelley’s final unfinished poem was:
(a) Hellas
(b) Prometheus Unbound
(c) The Ancient Mariner
(d) The Triumph of life
(e) None of these

(6) Lyrical Ballads as jointly composed by:
(a) Keats and Shelley
(b) Wordsworth and Shelley
(c) Keats and Coleridge
(d) Wordsworth and Coleridge
(e) None of these

(7) On liberty was written by:
(a) Carlyle
(b) Macaulay
(c) Godwin
(d) Mill
(e) None of these

(8) “Men may be beaten, chained, tormented, yoked like cattle, slaughtered like summer flies … yet remain free …” This was said by:
(a) Carlyle
(b) J.S. Mill
(c) Ruskin
(d) Mathew Arnold
(e) None of these

(9) Macaulay lived from
(a) 1800 – 1859
(b) 1802 – 1859
(c) 1859 – 1900
(d) 1889 – 1902
(e) None of these

(10) Macaulay represented:
(a) Bourgeois Victorian enlightenment
(b) Working class Victorian attitudes
(c) Upper class tolerance
(d) Radical Romanticism
(e) None of these

(11) Stones of Venice was written by:
(a) Macaulay
(b) Newman
(c) Ruskin
(d) Carlyle
(e) None of these

(12) Browning is famous for his:
(a) Sensory images
(b) Dramatic Monologues
(c) Narrative ballads
(d) Blank Verse
(e) None of these

(13) In Memoriam was written in:
(a) 1833
(b) 1853
(c) 1860
(d) 1863
(e) None of these

(14) “Oh sir, she smiled, no doubt,
Whene’er I passed her; but who passed without
Much the same smile? This grew; I gave commands;
Then all smiles stopped together”.

This was written by:

(a) Tennyson
(b) Browning
(c) Mathew Arnold
(d) William Morris
(e) None of these

(15) Tennyson was appointed Poet Laureate in:
(a) 1843
(b) 1847
(c) 1850
(d) 1857
(e) None of these

(16) Dickens was from a:
(a) Lower middle class origin
(b) Upper class origin
(c) Middle class origin
(d) Working class origin
(e) None of these

(17) George Eliot’s real name was:
(a) George Evans
(b) Eliot Evans
(c) Marian Evans
(d) Marian Eliot
(e) None of these

(18) George Eliot was an:
(a) Atheist
(b) Agnostic
(c) Occultist
(d) Conventionalist
(e) None of these

(19) Under the Greenwood Tree is a:
(a) Tale of rustic life
(b) Tale of man’s destruction of nature
(c) Historical novel
(d) Tale of city life
(e) None of these

(20) The Professor was the first novel by:
(a) Emily Bronte
(b) Charlotte Bronte
(c) Anne Bronte
(d) Jane Austen
(e) None of these

(1) ______________ is called the first romantic critic.
(a) Wordsworth
(b) Longinus
(c) Horace
(d) Sidney
(e) None of these

(2) _______________ defines a play as a just and lively image of human nature.
(a) Dr. Johnson
(b) Shakespeare
(c) Dryden
(d) Coleridge
(e) None of these

(3) ‘SARTOR RESARTUS’ is a prose work by:
(a) John Ruskin
(b) Carlyle
(c) Bacon
(d) Lamb
(e) None of these

(4) The period of English literature from 1660 to the end of the century is called:
(a) Renaissance
(b) Jacobean Period
(c) Restoration Period
(d) Romantic Age
(e) None of these

(5) ‘Stream of Consciousness’ is the phrase first used by:
(a) James Joyce
(b) William James
(c) Virginia Woolf
(d) William Faulkner
(e) None of these

(6) ______________ consists of nine-eight five foot iambic lines followed by an iambic line of six fed with rhyme scheme ab ab bc bcc:
(a) Octometer
(b) Sonnet
(c) Terza Rina
(d) Spenserian Stanza
(e) None of these

(7) A phrase, line or lines repeated at intervals during a poem and especially at the end of a stanza is called:
(a) Period
(b) Refrain
(c) Feminine Ending
(d) Alexandrine
(e) None of these

(8) Shaw’s ‘Man and Superman’ is an example of:
(a) Comedy of Errors
(b) Comedy of Manners
(c) Comedy of Ideas
(d) Romantic Comedy
(e) None of these

(9) ‘Verslibre’ is called as:
(a) Free Verse
(b) Blank Verse
(c) Free meter
(d) Iambic
(e) None of these

(10) Placing Phrase or Sentences of similar construction and meaning and balancing each other is called:
(a) Parallelism
(b) Alliteration
(c) Para Rhyme
(d) Rhetoric
(e) None of these

(11) ‘Hamlet and Oedipus’ was written by:
(a) Bradley
(b) Dover Wilson
(c) Earnest Jones
(d) Freud
(e) None of these

(12) ‘Haste me to know’t, that I, with wings as Swift as meditation or the thoughts of love, May Sweep to my revenge’ is a speech from.
(a) Lear
(b) Macbeth
(c) Othello
(d) Hamlet
(e) None of these

(13) ‘Macbeth and Oedipus’ is by:
(a) W. H. Auden
(b) Earnest Jones
(c) Nicoll
(d) Freud
(e) None of these

(14) Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes are:
(a) Husband and wife
(b) Brother and Sister
(c) Father and daughter
(d) Friends
(e) None of these

(15) The Eve of St. Agnes is a poem by:
(a) Milton
(b) Keats
(c) Byron
(d) Blake
(e) None of these

(16) ‘The Olive Tree’ is a collection of essays by:
(a) Ruskin
(b) Carlyle
(c) Huxley
(d) Oscar Wilde
(e) None of these

(17) The poem “Wind” is written by:
(a) Shelley
(b) John Ashbery
(c) Sylvia Plath
(d) Ted Hughes
(e) None of these

(18) ‘Egotistical Sublime’ is a phrase coined by:
(a) Keats
(b) Wordsworth
(c) Coleridge
(d) Byron
(e) None of these

(19) ‘Apologie for Poetrie’ is written by:
(a) Arnold
(b) Philip Sidney
(c) Pope
(d) Dryden
(e) None of these

(20) ‘I count religion but a toy’ is a line from Marlowe’s play:
(a) Dr. Faustus
(b) The Jew of Malta
(c) Tamburlaine
(d) Edward II
(e) None of these

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