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 English Literature

1. Which poem ends ‘I shall but love thee better after death’?
a. How do I love thee
b. Ode to a Grecian urn
c. In faith I do not love thee with mine eyes
d. Let me not to the marriage of true

2. Which poet is considered a national hero in Greece?
a. John keats
b. Lord Byron
c. Solan
d. Sappho

3. Which kind of poem is Edward Lear associated with?
a. Nature
b. Epics
c. Sonnets
d. Nonsense

4. In coleridge’s poem ‘The rime of the Ancient Mariner’where were the three gallants going?
a. A funeral
b. A wedding
c. Market
d. To the races

5. Harold Nicholson described which poet as ‘Very yellow and glum. Perfect manners’?
a. e. e. Cummings
b. T. S. Elliot
c. John Greenleaf Whittier
d. Walt Whitman

6. What was strange about Emily Dickinson?
a. She rarely left home
b. She wrote in code
c. She never attempted to publish her poetry
d. She wrote her poems in invisible ink

7. Rupert Brooke wrote his poetry during which conflict?
a. Boer War
b. Second World War
c. Korean War
d. First World War

8. Which Poet Laureate wrote about a church mouse?
a. Betjeman
b. Hughes
c. Marvel
d. Larkin

9. Which American writer published ‘A brave and startling truth’ in 1996
a. Robert Hass
b. Jessica Hagdorn
c. Maya Angelou
d. Micheal Palmer

10. Who wrote about the idyllic ‘Isle of Innisfree’?
a. Dylan Thomas
b. Ezra Pound
c. W. B. Yeats
d. e. e. cummings

11. A pattern of accented and unaccented syllables in lines of poetry
1. rhyme scheme
2. meter
3. alliteration

12. The repetition of similar ending sounds
1. alliteration
2. onomatopoiea
3. rhyme

13. Applying human qualities to non-human things
1. personification
2. onomatopoeia
3. alliteration

14. The repetition of beginning consonant sounds
1. rhyme
2. onomatopoeia
3. alliteration

15. A comparison of unlike things without using a word of comparison such as like or as
1. metaphor
2. simile
3. personification

16. The comparison of unlike things using the words like or as
1. metaphor
2. simile
3. personification

17. Using words or letters to imitate sounds
1. alliteration
2. simile
3. onomatopoeia

18. a description that appeals to one of the five senses
1. imagery
2. personification
3. metaphor

19. A poem that tells a story with plot, setting, and characters
1. lyric
2. free verse
3. narrative

20. A poem with no meter or rhyme
1. lyric
2. free verse
3. narrative

21. A poem that generally has meter and rhyme
1. lyric
2. free verse
3. narrative

22. Sylvia Plath married which English poet?
a. Masefield
b. Causley
c. Hughes
d. Larkin

23. Carl Sandburg ‘Planked whitefish’ contains what kind of imagery?
a. Sea scenes
b. Rural Idyll
c. War
d. Innocent childhood

24. Which influential American poet was born in Long Island in 1819?
a. Emily Dickinson
b. Paul Dunbar
c. John Greenleaf Whittier
d. Walt Whitman

25. In 1960 ‘The Colossus’ was the first book of poems published by which poetess?
a. Elizabeth Bishop
b. Sylvia Plath
c. Marianne Moore
d. Laura Jackson

26. In his poem Kipling said ‘If you can meet with triumph and . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ‘?
a. Glory
b. Ruin
c. Disaster
d. victory

27. Which of the following is not a literary device used for aesthetic effect in poetry?
a. Assonance
b. Onomatopaea
c. Rhyme
d. Grammar

28. True or false: Writing predates poetry.
a. True
b. False

29. What is the earliest surviving European poem?
a. The Homeric epic
b. The Gilgamesh epic
c. The Deluge epic
d. The Hesiodic ode

30. Which of the following is not a poetic tradition?
a. The Epic
b. The Comic
c. The Occult
d. The Tragic

31. What is the study of poetry’s meter and form called?
a. Prosody
b. Potology
c. Rheumatology
d. Scansion

32. Shakespeare composed much of his plays in what sort of verse?
a. Alliterative verse
b. Sonnet form
c. Iambic pentameter
d. Dactylic hexameter

33. Which poet invented the concept of the variable foot in poetry?
a. William Carlos Williams
b. Emily Dickinson
c. Gerard Manly Hopkins
d. Robert Frost

34. Who wrote this famous line: ‘Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day/ Thou art more lovely
and more temperate…’
a. TS Eliot
b. Lord Tennyson
c. Charlotte Bronte
d. Shakespeare

35. From what century does the poetic form the folk ballad date?
a. The 12th
b. The 14th
c. The 17th
d. The 19th

36. From which of Shakespeare’s plays is this famous line: ‘Did my heart love til now?/ Forswear
it, sight/ For I never saw a true beauty until this night’
a. A Midsummer Night’s Dream
b. Hamlet
c. Othello
d. Romeo and Juliet

37. What is a poem called whose first letters of each line spell out a word?
a. Alliterative
b. Epic
c. Acrostic
d. Haiku

38. Auld Lang Syne is a famous poem by whom?
a. Sir Walter Scott
b. William Butler Yeats
c. Henry Longfellow
d. Robert Burns

39. How has Stephen Dunn been described in ‘the Oxford Companion to 20th Century Poetry?
a. A poet of middleness
b. Capturing a sense of spiritual marooness
c. One of the leading prairie poets
d. Has some distinction as a critic

40. ‘The Cambridge school’ refers to a group who emerged when?
a. The 1900’s
b. The 1960’s
c. The 1920’s
d. The 1930’s

41. Margaret Atwood was born in which Canadian city?
a. Vancouver
b. Toronto
c. Ottowa
d. Montreal
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42. Which of the following words describe the prevailing attitude of High-Modern Literature?
e.Both a & c

43. Which Welsh poet wrote “Under Milk Wood?”
a.Anthony Hopkins
b.Richard Burton
c.Tom Jones
d.Dylan Thomas

44. Who wrote Canterbury Tales?
a.Geoffrey Chaucer
b.Dick Whittington
c.Thomas Lancaster
d.King Richard II

45. Who wrote “The Hound of the Baskervilles?”
a.Agatha Christie
b.H Ryder-Haggard
c.P D James
d.Arthur Conan Doyle

46. Wlliam Shakespeare is not the author of:
a.Titus Andronicus
b.Taming of the Shrew
c.White Devil

47. ___________is a late 20th century play written by a woman?
a.Queen Cristina
b.Top Girls
d.The Homecoimg

48. Which of the following writers wrote historical novels?
a.Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte
b.Sir Walter Scott and Maria Edgeworth
c.William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge
d.Mary Shelley and Percy Bysshe Shelley

49. Who wrote “Ten Little Niggers?”
a.Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
b.Irvine Welsh
c.Agatha Christie
d.None of above

50. Which of the following are Thomas Hardy books?
a.The Poor Man and the Lady
b.The Return of Native
d.None of the above

51. Which of the following is not a work of John Keats?
b.To some ladies
c.To hope
d.None of above

52. Who wrote the poems, “On death” and “Women, Wine, and Snuff?”
a.John Milton
b.John Keats
c.P.B. Shelley
d.William Wordsworth

53. “Of Man’s first disobedience, and the fruit Of that forbidden tree whose mortal taste Brought
death into the world, and all our woe, With loss of Eden.”
This is an extract from:
a.Paradise Lost
b.Paradise Regained
c.Samson Agonistes
d.Divorce Tracts

54. William Shakespeare was born in the year:

55. Which of the following is not a Shakespeare tragedy?
a.Titus Andronicus
e.None of the above

56. Who wrote ‘The Winter’s Tale?’
a.George Bernard Shaw
b.John Dryden
c.Christopher Marlowe
d.William Shakespeare

57. What is the difference between a simile and a metaphor?
a) No difference. Simply two different ways in referring to the same thing.
b) A simile is more descriptive.
c) A simile uses as or like to make a comparison and a metaphor doesn’t.
d) A simile must use animals in the comparison.

58. What is the word for a “play on words”?
a) pun
b) simile
c) haiku
d) metaphor

59. Which represents an example of alliteration?
a) Language Arts
b) Peter Piper Picked Peppers
c) I like music.
d) A beautiful scenery with music

60. What is the imitation of natural sounds in word form?
a) Personification
b) Hyperboles
c) Alliteration
d) Onomatopoeia

61. The theme is …?
a) a plot.
b) an character
c) an address
d) the point a writer is trying to make about a subject.

62. Concentrate on these elements when writing a good poem.
a) characters, main idea, and theme
b) purpose and audience
c) theme, purpose, form, and mood.
d) rhyme and reason

63. Which is not a poetry form?
a) epic
b) tale
c) ballad
d) sonnet

64. Which is an example of a proverb?
a) Get a “stake” in our business.
b) You can’t have your cake and eat it, too
c) The snow was white as cotton.
d) You’re driving me crazy.

65. Which is an exaggeration?
a) Alliteration
b) Haiku
c) Hyperbole
d) Prose

66. Which of the following is not a poet?
a) William Shakespeare
b) Terry Saylor
c) Elizabeth B. Browning
d) Emily Dickinson

67. Who has defined ‘poetry’ as a fundamental creative act using languages?
a. H. W. Longfellow
b. Ralph Waldo Emerson
c. Dylan Thomas
d. William Wordsworth

68. What is a sonnet?
a. A poem of six lines
b. A poem of eight lines
c. A poem of twelve lines
d. A poem of fourteen lines

69. What is study of meter, rhythm and intonation of a poem called as?
a. Prosody
b. Allegory
c. Scansion
d. Assonance

70. Which figure of speech is it when a statement is exaggerated in a poem?
a. Onomatopeia
b. Metonymy
c. Alliteration
d. Hyperbole

71. There was aware of her true love, at length come riding by – This is a couplet from the
Bailiff’s Daughter of Islington. What figure of speech is used by the poet?
a. Metaphor
b. Synecdoche
c. Euphemism
d. Irony

72. Which culture is known for their long, rhymic poetic verses known as Qasidas?
a. Hindu
b. Celtic
c. Arabic
d. Arameic

73. Complete this Shakespearan line – Let me not to the marriage of true minds bring:
a. Impediments
b. Inconveniences
c. Worries
d. Troubles

74. Which of the following is a Japanese poetic form?
a. Jintishi
b. Villanelle
c. Ode
d. Tanka

75. What is the title of the poem that begins thus – ‘What is this life, if full of care, we have no
time to stand and stare’?
a. Comfort
b. Leisure
c. Relaxation
d. Tranquility

76. Which of the following is not an English poet (i. e. from England)?
a. Victor Hugo
b. Alexander Pope
c. John Milton
d. Samuel Taylor Coleridge

77. Who was often called as the Romantic Poet as most of his poems revolved around nature?
a. William Blake
b. William Shakespeare
c. William Morris
d. William Wordsworth

78. What is a funny poem of five lines called?
a. Quartet
b. Limerick
c. Sextet
d. Palindrome

79. How did W. H. Auden describe poetry?
a. An awful way to earn a living
b. A game of knowledge
c. The soul exposed
d. An explosion of language

80. Sassoon and Brooke wrote what kind of poetry?
a. Light verse
b. Romantic
c. Political satire
d. War poems

81. Where did T. S. Eliot spend most of his childhood?
a. Denver
b. St Louis
c. Cuba
d. Toronto

82. Ted Hughes was married to which American poetess?
a. Carolyn Kizer
b. Mary Oliver
c. Sylvia Plath
d. Marianne Moore

83. How old was Rupert Brooke at the time of his death?
a. 24
b. 31
c. 21
d. 28

84. In what form did Dylan Thomas’s ‘Under Milk Wood’ first become known?
a. Book of poetry
b. A radio play
c. A stage play
d. a short film

85. The magazine ‘Contemporary Poetry and Prose’ was inspired by which exhibition?
a. The Festival of Britain
b. The Surrealist Exhibition
c. People of the 20th Century
d. Drawing the 20th CEntury

86. Why did ‘Poetry Quarterly’ cease publication in 1953?
a. Owner convicted of fraud
b. Fall in Sales
c. Rise in taxation on magazines
d. Shortage of paper

87. Aldous Huxley was a poet, but was better known as what?
a. Politician
b. Dramatist
c. Novelist
d. Architect

88. Of which poet was it said ‘Even if he’s not a great poet, he’s certainly a great something’?
a. Elliot
b. Kipling
c. Cummings
d. Brooke

89.which of these is magnum opus of chaucer?
A. Troilus and Criseyde
b. House of fame
c. The canterbury tales
d. Parliament of fowls.

90.in which language the stories of canterbury tale are written?
A. French
b. Latin
c. Middle english
d. English

91.chaucer’s franklin was guilty of which sin?
A. Lust
b. Corruption
c. Theft
d. Gluttony

92. How many languages did chaucer know?

93.from which language the name ”chaucer” has been driven?

94. Where did chaucer bury?
A.westminster abbey
b.kent church
c.chapel at windsor

95.chaucer was imprisoned during———————-?
A.hundred years’ war
b. Black death
c. Peasant revolt

96 .how many children chaucer had?

97. Which people began their invasion and conquest of southwestern Britain around 450?
a) the Normans
b) the Geats
c) the Celts
d) the Anglo-Saxons
e) the Danes

98. Words from which language began to enter English vocabulary around the time of the
Norman Conquest in 1066?
a) French
b) Norwegian
c) Spanish
d) Hungarian
e) Danish

99. Which hero made his earliest appearance in Celtic literature before becoming a staple subject
in French, English, and German literatures?
a) Beowulf
b) Arthur
c) Caedmon
d) Augustine of Canterbury
e) Alfred

100. Toward the close of which century did English replace French as the language of conducting
business in Parliament and in court of law?
a) tenth
b) eleventh
c) twelfth
d) thirteenth
e) fourteenth

101. Which king began a war to enforce his claims to the throne of France in 1336?
a) Henry II
b) Henry III
c) Henry V
d) Louis XIV
e) Edward III

102. Who would be called the English Homer and father of English poetry?
a) Bede
b) Sir Thomas Malory
c) Geoffrey Chaucer
d) Caedmon
e) John Gower

103. What was vellum?
a) parchment made of animal skin
b) the service owed to a lord by his peasants (“villeins”)
c) unrhymed iambic pentameter
d) an unbreakable oath of fealty
e) a prized ink used in the illumination of prestigious manuscripts

104. Only a small proportion of medieval books survive, large numbers having been destroyed in:
a) the Anglo-Saxon Conquest beginning in the 1450s.
b) the Norman Conquest of 1066.
c) the Peasant Uprising of 1381.
d) the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the 1530s.
e) the wave of contempt for manuscripts that followed the beginning of printing in 1476.

105. What is the first extended written specimen of Old English?
a) Boethius’s Consolidation of Philosophy
b) Saint Jerome’s translation of the Bible
c) Malory’s Morte Darthur
d) Bede’s Ecclesiastical History of the English People
e) a code of laws promulgated by King Ethelbert

106. Who was the first English Christian king?
a) Alfred
b) Richard III
c) Richard II
d) Henry II
e) Ethelbert

107. In Anglo-Saxon heroic poetry, what is the fate of those who fail to observe the sacred duty
of blood vengeance?
a) banishment to Asia
b) everlasting shame
c) conversion to Christianity
d) mild melancholia
e) being buried alive

108. Christian writers like the Beowulf poet looked back on their pagan ancestors with:
a) nostalgia and ill-concealed envy.
b) bewilderment and visceral loathing.
c) admiration and elegiac sympathy.
d) bigotry and shallow triumphalism.
e) the deepest reluctance.

109. The use of “whale-road”for sea and “life-house”for body are examples of what literary
technique, popular in Old English poetry?
a) symbolism
b) simile
c) metonymy
d) kenning
e) appositive expression

110. Which of the following statements is not an accurate description of Old English poetry?
a) Romantic love is a guiding principle of moral conduct.
b) Its formal and dignified use of speech was distant from everyday use of language.
c) Irony is a mode of perception, as much as it was a figure of speech.
d) Christian and pagan ideals are sometimes mixed.
e) Its idiom remained remarkably uniform for nearly three centuries.

111. Which of the following best describes litote, a favorite rhetorical device in Old English
a) embellishment at the service of Christian doctrine
b) repetition of parallel syntactic structures
c) ironic understatement
d) stress on every third diphthong
e) a compound of two words in place of a single word

112. How did Henry II, the first of England’s Plantagenet kings, acquire vast provinces in
southern France?
a) the Battle of Hastings
b) Saint Patrick’s mission
c) the Fourth Lateran Council
d) the execution of William Sawtre
e) his marriage to Eleanor of Aquitaine

113. Which of the following languages did not coexist in Anglo-Norman England?
a) Latin
b) Dutch
c) French
d) Celtic
e) English

114. Which twelfth-century poet or poets were indebted to Breton storytellers for their narratives?
a) Geoffrey Chaucer
b) Marie de France
c) Chrétien de Troyes
d) a and c only
e) b and c only

115. To what did the word the roman, from which the genre of “romance”emerged, initially
a) a work derived from a Latin text of the Roman Empire
b) a story about love and adventure
c) a Roman official
d) a work written in the French vernacular
e) a series of short stories

116. Popular English adaptations of romances appealed primarily to
a) the royal family and upper orders of the nobility
b) the lower orders of the nobility
c) agricultural laborers
d) the clergy
e) the Welsh

117. What is the climax of Geoffrey of Monmouth’s The History of the Kings of Britain?
a) the reign of King Arthur
b) the coronation of Henry II
c) King John’s seal of the Magna Carta
d) the marriage of Henry II to Eleanor of Aquitaine
e) the defeat of the French by Henry V

118. Ancrene Riwle is a manual of instruction for
a) courtiers entering the service of Richard II
b) translators of French romances
c) women who have chosen to live as religious recluses
d) knights preparing for their first tournament
e) witch-hunters and exorcists

119. The styles of The Owl and the Nightingale and Ancrene Riwle show what about the poetry
and prose written around the year 1200?
a) They were written for sophisticated and well-educated readers.
b) Writing continued to benefit only readers fluent in Latin and French.
c) Their readers’ primary language was English.
d) a and c only
e) a and b only

120. In addition to Geoffrey Chaucer and William Langland, the “flowering”of Middle English
literature is evident in the works of which of the following writers?

a) Geoffrey of Monmouth
b) the Gawain poet
c) the Beowulf poet
d) Chrétien de Troyes
e) Marie de France

121. Why did the rebels of 1381 target the church, beheading the archbishop of Canterbury?
a) Their leaders were Lollards, advocating radical religious reform.
b) The common people were still essentially pagan.
c) They believed that writing, a skill largely confined to the clergy, was a form of black magic.
d) The church was among the greatest of oppressive landowners.
e) a and c only

122. Which influential medieval text purported to reveal the secrets of the afterlife?
a) Dante’s Divine Comedy
b) Boccaccio’s Decameron
c) The Dream of the Rood
d) Chaucer’s Legend of Good Women
e) Gower’s Confessio Amantis

123. Who is the author of Piers Plowman?
a) Sir Thomas Malory
b) Margery Kempe
c) Geoffrey Chaucer
d) William Langland
e) Geoffrey of Monmouth

124. What event resulted from the premature death of Henry V?
a) the Battle of Agincourt
b) the Battle of Hastings
c) the Norman Conquest
d) the Black Death
e) the War of the Roses

125. Which literary form, developed in the fifteenth century, personified vices and virtues?
a) the short story
b) the heroic epic
c) the morality play
d) the romance
e) the limerick

126. Which of the following statements about Julian of Norwich is true?
a) She sought unsuccessfully to restore classical paganism.
b) She was a virgin martyr.
c) She is the first known woman writer in the English vernacular.
d) She made pilgrimages to Jerusalem, Rome, and Santiago.
e) She probably never met Margery Kempe.

127. Which of the following authors is considered a devotee to chivalry, as it is personified in Sir
a) Julian of Norwich
b) Margery Kempe
c) William Langland
d) Sir Thomas Malory
e) Geoffrey Chaucer

128.what was the occupation of Chaucer’s father?
a. leather merchant
b.civil servant
c. a vintner

129. Chaucer became a page to which king’s daughter-in-law?
a. Edward III
b. Richard II
c. Henry IV

130. which of these is not certain about Chaucer?
a. his birth date
b. his death year
c. his father’s name

131. which of these kings was not served by Chaucer?
a. Edward III
b. Henry II
c. Richard II

132.what was the duration of hundred year’s war?
a.1300 to 1350
b.1337 to 1453
c. 1302 to 1343

133.what did Chaucer’s wife use to do?
a. lady-in-waiting to Queen Philip pa of Hainaut
b. nurse of royal court
c. governess to Henry IV

134.one of Chaucer’s daughter was…………?
a. a musician
b. an astronomer
c. a nun

135. in which year chaucer was imprisoned by the French?
a. 1360
b. 1357
c. 1378

136.chaucer was fined in 1367 or 1366 for…………..?
a. beating a friar in a London street
b. for writing poetry against the church
c. for crossing the border of Great Britain

137. Chaucer was made in-charge of many palaces,which of these was not in his charge?
a. Westminster Palace
b. Tower of London
c. St. George’s chapel at Windsor
d. Buckingham Palace

138. Chaucer acted as a controller of custom during………….?
a. 1374 to 1385
b. 1350 to 1360
c. 1360 to 1400

139. Chaucer was released from legal action by …………………… in a deed of May 1, 1380 from
rape and abduction?
a. Miss Cecily Chaumpaigne
b. Philippa de Roet of Flanders
c. Agnes de Copton

140. Chaucer became a member of Parliament in………..?
a. 1386
b. 1300
c. 1343

141. Chaucer buried in a corner of Westminster, which came to know as………?
a. Chaucer’s corner
b. poet’s corner
c. legend’s corner

142. what was chaucer’s profession?
a. a poet
b. a merchant
c. a civil servant
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The Life and Works of Christopher Marlowe
( Elizabethan era)

143)One of Marlowe’s earliest published works was his translation of the epic poem ‘Pharsalia’,
written by which Roman poet?

144) Marlowe’s poem ‘The Passionate Shepherd to His Love’ begins with the line “Come live with
me and be my love”; which other English author wrote a famous poem beginning with this line?
a)William Shakespeare
b)Thomas Kyd
c)John Dryden
d)John Donne

145)In Marlowe’s play, what was the name of the Jew of Malta?

146: How many years of happiness was Dr Faustus promised by the Devil?

147) Which of these Kings was the subject of a play by Marlowe?
a)Henry V
b)Richard III
c)Edward II

148)One of Marlowe’s most famous poems was an account of which lovers?
a)Anthony and Cleopatra
b)Hero and Leander
c)Troilus and Cressida
d)Apollo and Hyacinth

149) Marlowe’s play ‘Tamburlaine the Great’ was based loosely on the life of which Asian ruler?
a)Zhu Yuanzhang
b)Genghis Khan
d)Kublai Khan

150)What was the title of the play by Marlowe that portrayed the events surrounding the Saint
Bartholomew’s Day Massacre in 1572?
a)The Massacre at Berlin
b)The Massacre at Rome
c)The Massacre at Copenhagen
d)The Massacre at Paris

151)In the title of Marlowe’s play, of where was Dido the Queen?
152)Christopher Marlowe was England’s first official Poet Laureate.
(It was John Dryden-appointed in 1670)

Dr.Faustus By Christopher Marlowe

153)In what country is ‘Dr Faustus’ based?

154)When, is it estimated, was ‘Dr Faustus’ first performed?

155)At what famous university is Faustus a scholar?

156)Faustus’ servant shares his name with a famous German composer. Who?

157)Faustus asks two magicians to aid him in summoning the devil. What are their names?
a)Valdes and Cornelius
b)Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
c)Troilus and Cressida
d)Pyramus and Thisbe

158)Through his magic, Faustus is visited first by which of the devil’s angels?

159)What does Faustus promise to the devil in exchange for great knowledge, riches and power
for a period of 24 years?
a)his body
b)his house
c)his soul
d)his horse

160)Which of the following qualities would most accurately describe Faustus’ character at the
beginning of the play?

161)Which powerful figure does Faustus ridicule with his new-found powers?
a)The Pope
b)The Holy Roman Emperor
c)The King of England
d)The King of France

162)At the end of the play, Faustus is dragged down to hell, begging to repent.

163) “Renaissance” is a:
a)French word
b)Italian word
c)Greek word
d)Spanish word

164) What is the meaning of “Renaissance”:
a)Rebirth, revival and re-awaking
b)Reveal, revel and reverie
c)Raillery, renunciation and recoup

165) Renaissance first came to the:

166) Which of the following are University wits:
a)John Gower and Robert Peele
b)John Skelton and Thomas lodge
c)John Lyly and Robert Greene
d)John Donne and Thomas Nashe

167) University Wits were those who:
a)Had training at two universities
b)gave curriculum of two universities
c)Erected two universities

168) Which century is known as Dawn of Renaissance:
a)14 th
b)15 th
c)16 th
d)14 th and 16 th

169) Who born in 1422:
a)William Caxton
b)Robert Henry
c)John Lyly
d)Thomas more

170) Utopia was first printed in:

171) Who translated Utopia in English language:
a)Thomas More
b)Thomas lodge
c)Ralph Robinson
d)William Tyndale

172) The first complete version of Bible in English language was made by:
b)Thomas more
c)John Lyly
d)Robert Greene

173) Who took Degree at fifteen from Cambridge in 1518?
a)Thomas Nash
b)Thomas More
c)Thomas lodge
d)Thomas Wyatt

174) Who wrote “Mirror for Magistrates”?
a)Thomas Sacville
b)Thomas Wyatt
c)Thomas lodge
d)Thomas Kyde

175) Philip Sidney was born on 30th November:

176) “Astrophel and Stella” is a:
a) Allegory
b) Epic

177) Greville was biographer of:
a)Edmund Spencer
b)John Donne
c)Sir Philip Sidney
d)John Milton

178) “The Prince Of Poets in his time”, on whom grave the inscription is given?
a)Sir Philip Sidney
b)John Milton
c)Edmund Spencer
d)John Donne

179) What is Faerie Queene:
a)An allegory
b)An epic
c)A ballad
d)A sonnet

180) In whose reign Morality plays began?
a)Henry five
b) Elizabeth one
c)Henry six
d)Henry eight

181) Which book Edmund Spenser dedicated to the Philip Sidney:
a)The Faerie Queene
b)The shepheaedes Calendar
d)Colin Clouts come home again

182) Which poet was first who used metaphysical poetry among his contemporaries:
a)Edmund Spenser
b)John Milton
c)John Donne
d)Sir Philip Sidney

183) The first regular English comedy, based on the model of the Latin comedy, is attributed to ?
a)Nicholas Udall
b)Thomas Colwell
c)Lord Burghley

184)Thomas kyd (1558-95) achieved great popularity with which of his first work?
a)The Rare Triumphs of love and fortune
b)The Spanish Tragedy

185)Marlowe born in________

186)In “the tragic history of Doctor Faustus”. Faustus was a :
a) German scholar
b)French scholar
c)Spanish scholar
d)Greek scholar

186)Who wrote “The Massacre at Paris”?
b)Christopher Marlowe
c)Edmund Spenser
d)john Milton

187)After the death of Christopher Marlowe who completed his unfinished poem “Hero and
b)Thomas Nash
c)George Chapman
d)Thomas More

188) Who succeeded Lyly?
a)Robert Greene
b)John Milton
c)Philip Sidney
d)Christopher Marlowe

189) Which of the Marlowe’s plays were written in collaboration with Thomas Nash?
a)Queen of Carthage and The passionate Shepherd.
b)The tragedy of Dido and Queen of Carthage.
c)The passionate Shepherd and The tragedy of Dido.
d)Queen of Carthage and The Massacre of Paris.

190) Who was the son of a rich London merchant and born in 1557?
a)Thomas Nah
b)Thomas lodge
c)Thomas Kyd
d)Thomas Hardy

191) The collection of the papers and correspondence of a well-to-do Norfolk family is known as:
a)Letters to the Margret Paston
b)Margret Paston to John Paston
c)The Paston letters
d)To John Paston

192) Who wrote “Holy Sonnets”
a)Edmund Spenser
b)John Donne
d)John Milton

193) Who wrote following lines:
“…….. I am involved in mankind: and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it
tolls for thee.”
a)John Donne
b)John Milton
c)Earnest Hemingway
d)D.H. Lawrence

194) “On his blindness”, a collection of sonnets is written by:
a)Edmund Spenser
b)John Milton
d)Sir Philip Sidney

195) “Paradise lost” was lost by:
c)Both a and b

196) In “Paradise regained” who regained the paradise?
c)Adam and Eve
d)Only Adam

197) Which of the following published in 1579 and although it placed Spencer immediately in the
highest rank of living writers?
a)Colin clouts come home again
b)Faerie queen, first three books
c)The Shepherd’s calendar
d)Faerie queen, second three books

198)Spencer married in June 11, 1594 to ————————————–?
a) Elizabeth Wilton D/O Lord Grey De Wilton
b)Elizabeth Raleigh D/O Walter Raleigh
c)Elizabeth Boyle D/O James Boyle
d)Elizabeth Boyle D/O Richard Boyle

199)John Donne’s “The Anniversaries” is a:
a)An elegy in two parts
b)An epic in three parts
c)A ballad in four parts
d) None of these

200) Who of the following is known as Child Of Renaissance?

201)During Spencer’s visit to his Kinsfolk in Lancashire he felt in love a woman and who figures
as__________________ much of his work:
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:

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:

207)After __________ years of his marriage he left his native town and try his fortune in the
great city of London.

208)Shakespeare’s only son Hamnet died in————?
a) 1595
b) 1596

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:

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?

214)What was the occupation of Christopher Marlowe’s father?
b)Civil servant

215)From where Christopher Marlowe received his early Education?

e) Corpus Christi College

216)Marlow died of?

217)Which was Marlowe’s first play?
c)The Tragedy of Dido
d)The Jew of Malta,
William Shakespeare(1564 – 1616)
                                                           (Elizabethan Period)

218)In which town was Shakespeare born?

219)How many children did Shakespeare have?

220)How many plays did William Shakespeare write?

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?

223)How many photographs exist of William Shakespeare?
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

226)How many times suicide occurs in Shakespeare’s plays?

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

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?

230)Which of these was not one of Shakespeare’s plays?
a)Titus Andronicus
b)The Tempest
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
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?


235)What nationality was Shakespeare?

236)In which century was Shakespeare born?

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?

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?

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
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
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
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
(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?
(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
(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’?

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?
(B) Italy
(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
(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,
(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
(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?
(B) Duke
(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”?
(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
(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?
(B) Eliot
(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
(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?
(B) 1925
(D) 1923

401. The Romantic Revival in English Poetry was influenced
by the?
(A) French Revolution
(B) Glorious Revolution of1688
(C) Reformation
(D) Oxford Movement

402. The Pre-Raphaelite poets were mostly indebted to the poets of the?
(A) Puritan movement
(B) Romantic revival
(C) Neo-classical age
(D) Metaphysical school

403. ‘O, you are sick of self-love’ Who is referred to in these
words in Twelfth Night?
(B) Sir Andrew
(C)Sir Toby
(D) Malvolio

404. Hamlet is?
(A) an intellectual
(B) a man of action
(C) a passionate lover
(D) an over ambitious man

405. Which of Shakespeare’s characters exclaims; ‘Brave, new, world!’?
(A) Ferdinand
(B) Antonio
(C) Miranda
(D) Prospero

406. Paradise Lost shows an influence of?
(A) Paganism
(B) Pre-Christian theology
(C) Christianity and the Renaissance
(D) Greek nihilism

407. The style of Paradise Lost is?
(A) more Latin than most poems
(B) more spontaneous than thought out
(C) more satirical than spontaneous
(D) more dramatic than lyrical

408. In Pride and Prejudice we initially dislike but later tend to like?
(A) Mr. Bennet
(B) Wickham
(D) Darcy

409. Who in Hamlet suggests that one should neither be a lender nor a borrower?
(B) Polonius
(D) Hamlet

410. Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Pt I contains his?
(A) senecan attitude
(B) patriotism
(C) love of nature
(D) platonic ideals

     Plays by Shakespeare..

411) Which of the following is the earliest comedy of Shakespeare?
a) A mid summer night’s dream
b) Much ado about nothing
c)As you like it
d)Love’s labour’s lost

412) “Twelfth night” is a:
b) Comedy
c) Problem play
d) Both a and b

413) Who was villain in Othello?
a) Claudius
b) Iago
c) Egeus
d) None of above

414) Which of the following are tragedies of Shakespeare?
a) Hamlet, Othello and Troilus and Cressida
b) Coriolanus, Timon of Athens and Titus Andronicus
c) King Lear, Measure for measure and The merchant of Venice
d) Macbeth, Much ado about nothing and Antony and Cleopatra

415) Which of the following tragedy is not written by Shakespeare?
a) Hamlet
c) King Lear
d) King Oedipus

416) Othello was a :
a) General of England
b)General of Denmark
c) Prince of England
d) Prince of Denmark

417) ————- was father of Desdemona?
a) Othello
b) Brabantio
c) Iago
d) Gratiano

418) Othello was sent to fight with:
a) French army
b) German army
c) Ottomans
d) None of above

419) Desdemona was killed by :
a) Iago
b) Casio
c) Othello
d) Brabantio

420) Othello gave Desdemona ————- as a token of love:
a) Ring
b) Handkerchief
c) Pendant
d) Bengals

421) Desdemona was :
a) wife of Othello
b) daughter of Othello
c) both a and b
d) none of above

422) ” A man can die but once” is one of quote of following plays:
a) Henry 6 part three
b) Henry 4 part two
c) Henry 6 part one
d) Henry 4 part one

423) “I have no other but a woman’s reason
I think him so, because I think him so”
Which of Shakespeare’s play contain above lines?
a) The two gentle men of Verona
b) Merry wives of Windsor
c) The noble Kinsman
d) Measure for measure

424)” What piece of work is a man
How noble in reason, how infinite in faculty,
In form and moving how express and admirable
In action! how like an angle
In apprehension! how like a God:
The beauty of the World, the paragon of animals_____
And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust?
Above lines are taken from Hamlet’s which act?
a) act 1 scene two
b) act 2 scene two
c) act 3 scene two
d) act 4 scene two

425) Which of the following is Hamlet’s mother?
a) Beatrice
b) Margaret
c) Gertrude
d) Rosalind

426) Following are the characters of:
Apemantus, Alcibiades, Flavius, Lucullus, Sempronius
a) Coriolanus
b) Cymbeline
c) Timon of Athens
d) Winter’s tale

427) Who is the heroin of The Tempest?

a) Ophelia
b) Desdemona
c) Miranda
d) Helena

428) Hamlet consist of ————— acts:
a) 3
b) 4
c) 5
d) 6

429) Which of Shakespeare’s play is his only play that has never been adopted for film or
a) Taming of the Shrew
b) The two Noble Kinsmen
c) Troilus and Cressida
d) Cymbeline

430) Which of Shakespeare’s play features Sir John Falstaff?
a) The merry wives of Windsor
b) Troilus and Cressida
c) King John
d) Titus Andronicus

431) What was the nickname of Mary I?
a)Bloody Mary
b)Mary, Mary Quite Contrary
c)Mary, Queen of Scots
d)None of the Above

432)Who was the sister of Mary I?
d)Elizabeth I

433)Who was the father of the previous two? (Questions 1 and 2?)
a)Henry VI
c)George III
d)Henry VIII

434)Who was the first Tudor King?
a)Henry VIII
b)Henry VII
c)George III
d)James I

435)What are the beginning and ending dates of the Elizabethan era?

436)Who was the mother of Elizabeth I?
a)Catherine of Aragon
b)Jane Seymour
c)Catherine Howard
d)Anne Boleyn

437)In what year did England and Spain fight a famous sea battle?

438)Which relative did Elizabeth I have executed?
a)Anne Boleyn
b)Mary I
c)Mary, Queen of Scots
d)Catherine of Aragon

439)What church did Elizabeth I establish or re-establish by law in England during her reign?
a)The Anglican Church
b)The Roman Catholic Church
d)The Lutheran Church

440) Everyone in Elizabethan England was born into a social class. Peasants were the unluckiest
of the lot: they were denied basic comforts, security, and even the chance to dress well. Yep, the
Statutes of Apparel outlined the clothes one could legally wear based on rank. Which of the
following could the poor wear?
a)Purple silk dresses
b)Woolen underwear
c)Sable-lined cloaks
d)Velvet coats

441)Marriage was a social obligation, and for many families a topic of obsession. Betrothals were
often arranged by parents, especially for the high-class. What criterion was considered the least
important in deciding upon a suitable match?

442) Elizabethans had many occupational choices. One could become an apothecary, clerk,
physician, or even court jester. Though there seemed to be a myriad of careers to choose from,
most people still ended up being very poor. In order to survive, what illegal activity did a large
number of citizens pursue?
b)Money lending
d)Wine bottling

443)Crime was ardently followed by punishment. Elizabethans had devised various ways to fine,
humiliate, torture, and kill offenders. Which crime was punishable by death?
a)Skipping church on Sunday
b)A woman screaming at her husband in public
c)Stealing a horse
d)Public drunkenness

444)Religion played a pivotal part in Elizabethan life. Protestants, Catholics, Puritans, and other
religious groups jostled for power and survival in uncertain times. In 1559, an Act of Parliament
was passed which determined the “supreme governor” of all things spiritual. Who was it?
a)The Pope in Rome
b)Each man was his own supreme governor
c)The Archbishop of Canterbury
d)Queen Elizabeth I

445)Elizabethan England was largely rural, with the majority of its population living in the
verdant countryside. Towns and cities, however, were growing–and the most prominent of all
was London. While Londoners were considered wealthy and arrogant, the city was begrimed,
filthy, and infested with vermin. Where did people primarily dispose of their trash and wastes?
a)Dump sites in the nearby country
b)The streets
c)The underground drains
d)Designated “trash” areas

446)Elizabethans were notoriously superstitious. They feared witches, believed in magical
animals, and sought good luck charms. What “science” did they utilize in trying to predict and
control the future?

447)The fine arts flourished in Elizabethan England. William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe,
and Edmund Spenser were some of the more famous playwrights and poets of the time. Drama,
music, songs, and art were popular with noblemen and commoners alike. Exploring certain topics,
however, was considered taboo in any art form. What was a strictly forbidden subject?
b)Criticism of the queen

448)Staying alive was a difficult task for Elizabethans. Disease, infection, poverty, childbirth, and
occupational accidents could all result in one’s untimely demise. Most people never reached the
age of fifty. When an Elizabethan died, intricate rituals were followed. What was NOT a funeral
a)Long processionals
b)Mourning clothes
c)Strict simplicity
d)Tolling of church bells

449)Which of the following was the Tower of London used for in the Elizabethan age?
(a) As an astronomical observation deck
(b) As a storage place for grain
(c) As a prison
(d) As a school for the royal children

450)Who issued an interdict against Elizabeth?
(a) Pope Pius V
(b) Pope Innocent III
(c) Pope Gregory XIII
(d) Pope Boniface

451) What was Elizabeth’s close circle of advisers called?

(a) The Star Chamber
(b) Parliament
(c) The Privy Council
(d) The Cabinet

452) Which of the following is a ceremony in which a sovereign is officially crowned?
(A) Investiture
(B) Invocation
(C) Gala
(D) Coronation

453)Which country believed it had an “Invincible Armada” before 1588?
(a) France
(b) England
(c) Spain
(d) The Netherlands

454)What type of non-rhymed poetry did Christopher Marlowe pioneer?
(a) Blank verse
(b) The sonnet
(c) Trochaic Heptameter
(d) Free-flow verse

455)Elizabeth and Mary I belonged to what royal family?
(a) Windsor
(b) Stuart
(c) Tudor
(d) Plantagenet

456) Which English king had several of his wives killed in his obsessive quest for a male heir?
(a) Edward VI
(b) Richard III
(c) George III
(d) Henry VIII

457)What religion was Mary I?
(a) Catholic
(b) Anglican
(c) Episcopalian
(d) Presbyterian

458)What religion was Mary Queen of Scots?
(a) Episcopalian
(b) Catholic
(c) Presbyterian
(d) Lutheran

459)Which work did Edmund Spenser author?
(a) The Castle of Perseverance
(b) The Double
(c) The Metamorphoses
(d) The Faerie Queene

460)Who succeeded Elizabeth I?
(a) Mary Queen of Scots
(b) Charles I
(c) James I
(d) Edward VI

461)Which of the following was Elizabeth known as?
(a) Unintelligent
(b) Rude
(c) Stingy
(d) Fanatic
462)Which language did young Elizabeth learn in secret?
(a) French
(b) Gaelic
(c) Esperanto
(d) Welsh

463)Who was Edmund Spenser’s patron?
(a) The Earl of Leicester
(b) Elizabeth
(c) Lord Burleigh
(d) Francis Bacon

464)What was a favorite entertainment in Elizabeth’s court?
(a) Swimming
(b) Gambling
(c) Jousting
(d) Backgammon
465)Which of the following disciplines most fascinated Elizabeth?
(a) Philology
(b) Alchemy
(c) Zoology
(d) Astrology

466)Elizabeth’s reign was longer than that of any other Tudor. When she died at the age of 69 in
1603, how many years had she reigned?

467)What was Elizabeth’s nickname for Sir Walter Raleigh?

468)The complex ranking system that Elizabethans believed ordered every single thing in the
universe was known as:
a)The Great Order of Life
b)The Great Chain of Being
c)The Great System of Shakespeare
d)The Great Sonnet Symbolism Maker
469)A poem that deals in an idealized way with Shepherds and rustic life is known as:
a)A Protestant Poem
b)A Petrarchan Sonnet
c)An extended metaphor
d)A pastoral poem

470)The term for the reaction against corruption in the Catholic Church was known as:
a)The Protestant Revolution
b)The Protestant Reformation
c)The Protestant Restoration
d)The Protestant Resolution

471)What is the name for a shift in tone or meaning of a sonnet
c)Iambic Pentameter
Jacobean Era

472)In literature, some of Shakespeare’s most powerful plays were written in that period (for
example The Tempest, King Lear, and Macbeth), as well as powerful works by John Webster and
a)William Shakespeare
b)Ben Jonson
c)Ben Jonson folios
d)English Renaissance theatre

473)What proceeded Jacobean era?
a)Elizabethan Era
b)Caroline era
c)Victorian era
d)Jacobean Era
474)The Jacobean era ended with a severe economic depression in 1620–1626, complicated by a
serious outbreak of ________ in London in 1625.
c)Bubonic plague
d)Plague (disease)

475)The word “Jacobean” is derived from the ________ name Jacob, which is the original form
of the English name James.
a)Samaritan Hebrew language
b)Biblical Hebrew
c)Mishnaic Hebrew
d)Hebrew language

476)The Jacobean era succeeds the ________ and precedes the Caroline era, and specifically
denotes a style of architecture, visual arts, decorative arts, and literature that is predominant of
that period.
a)Elizabethan era
b)English Reformation
d)Tudor period

477)Jonson was also an important innovator in the specialized literary sub-genre of the
________, which went through an intense development in the Jacobean era.
a)William Shakespeare
b)Ben Jonson
d)A Midsummer Night’s Dream

478)the first fire-breathing dragon in English literature occurs in which Old English epic poem.
d)Canterbury Tales

479)What are the beginning and ending dates of the reign of James I ?

480)Famous satiric drama,Volpone,is written by?
a)Sir Walter Scot
b)Christopher Marlow
c)Ben Johnson
d)George Herbert

481)The foremost poet of Jacobean era was?
a)John Milton
b)Charles Bacon
c)John Donne
d)Herbert Spencer

482)”The Jacobean Era” refers to a period of time in the early 17th century in which of the
following countries?
a) Jordan
b) England

>>>The foremost poets of the Jacobean era, Ben Jonson and John Donne, are regarded as the
originators of two diverse poetic traditions—the Cavalier and the metaphysical.
English Literature(In General)

483) Literary divisions are not always exact, but we draw them because they are often
convenient. The majority of English literary periods are named after:
a)The leading characteristic of the age
b)Monarchs or political events
c)The primary author of the age
d)The language of the age

484)Which period of literature came first?

485)In what language did Shakespeare write?
a)Middle English
c)Old English
d)Modern English

486)Jane Austen wrote during this period.
c)Middle English

487)Which work was published first?
a)Blake’s “Songs of Innocence”
b)Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein”
c)Lord Byron’s “Don Juan”
d)Sir Walter Scott’s “Ivanhoe”

488)Which of the following works was written before the all-important Battle of Hastings?
b)Canterbury Tales
c)The Domesday Book
d)Sons and Lovers

489)Who wrote first?
a)George Eliot
b)Christopher Marlowe
c)Howard, Earl of Surrey
d)William Shakespeare

490)Which work was completed last?
a)John Milton’s “Paradise Lost”
b)George Herbert’s “The Temple”
c)William Shakespeare’s “Tempest”
d)Ben Jonson’s “Volpone”

491)One of these men did NOT write during the Restoration period. Who?
a)John Milton
b)Thomas Otway
c)Sir Walter Scott
d)John Dryden

492)The Bronte sisters wrote during this period.

493)Which of the following poets wrote during the Victorian period but was not published until
the 20th century?
a)Christina Rossetti
b)Gerard Manley Hopkins
c)Elizabeth Barret Browning
d)Ted Hughes

494)This work was NOT originally published in the 20th Century.
a)Henry James’s “The Ambassadors”
b)Thomas Hardy’s “Tess of the D’Urbervilles”
c)E.M. Forster’s “A Room With A View”
d)Virginia Woolf’s “Mrs. Dalloway”

495)Which poet did NOT write during the 16th century?
a)John Skelton
b)William Shakespeare
c)Sir Thomas Wyatt
d)Thomas Carew

496)Historical events often influence literature. Which of the following did NOT occur during the
Restoration period?
a)Charles II was restored to the throne
b)The French Revolution
c)The Great Fire of London
d)The Exclusion Bill Crisis

497)He was not a Renaissance writer.
a)William Shakespeare
b)Sir Philip Sidney
c)Christopher Marlowe
d)Sir Thomas Malory

498)Which of the following literary sub-periods does NOT fall under the Neoclassical Period?
a)The Restoration
b)Jacobean Age
c)The Augustan Age
d)The Age of Sensibility

499)Which of the following periods of English literature came last?
a)The Elizabethan Age
b)The Commonwealth Period
c)The Jacobean Age
d)The Middle English Period

500)This work was written before the other three choices.
a)Bede’s “An Ecclesiastical History of the English People”
b)Julian of Norwhich’s “Book of Showings”
c)Chaucer’s “Canterbury Tales”
d)Sir Thomas More’s “Utopia”

501)Which of the following writers would be an appropriate subject for a class on “The Literature
of the British Empire”?
a)Rudyard Kipling
b)Edward Fitzgerald
c)Charlotte Bronte
d)Any of these

502)World War I affected the writing of many authors. Which of the following poets would not
have been touched by that event?
a)T.S. Eliot
b)Siegfried Sassoon
c)Wilfred Owen
d)Oscar Wilde

503)The period of maturation, intellectual growth and social graces during the Renaissance is
called the:
A) aristocracy
B) New Age
C) Reformation
D) Enlightenment

504)The most popular French playwright, Jean Baptiste Poquelin, is known as:
A) Caleron
B) Corneille
C) Couperin
D) Moliere

505)The first Englishwoman to earn her living as a playwright was:
A) Nell Gwynn
B) Aphra Behn
C) Lady Teazle
D) Ann Hathaway

   The Life Of John Milton(Caroline Period-The Renaissance)
506.In which city was Milton?

507. When was John Milton born?
a) 22 April 1600
b) 19 August 1604
c) 6 June 1606
d) 9 December 1608
508. Which school did Milton attend?
a)St Paul’s
b)Christ’s Hospital
c)Merchant Taylors’

509. Milton continued his studies at Cambridge. Which college of the university did he attend?
a) Pembroke College
b) Trinity College
c) Christ’s College
d) St. Xavier’s College

510. Edward King, a minor poet and a contemporary of Milton’s at Cambridge, was drowned at
sea in 1637. Milton wrote an elegy for him. What was the title of this poem?
b)Paradise Lost
c)Il penseroso

511. In 1638 and 1639 Milton traveled abroad. In which country did he spend most of the time?

512. How many times did Milton marry?

513. John Milton was 34 when he married Mary Powell. How old was she?
a) 48
b) 34
c) 22
d) 17

514. Milton was a royalist?
True or False
515. Which of the following works was NOT written by John Milton?
c)’Il Penseroso’
d)’Absolom and Achitophel’

516. In 1634 Milton wrote a masque. What’s the name of that masque?
a)’Il Penseroso’
d)’The Masque of Blackness’

517. Which of these words or usages did Milton NOT coin?
a)Space – used to mean “outer space”

518. Following parliament’s victory in the civil war, Milton was appointed to a position in
Cromwell’s government in 1649. What was his title?
a)Heresy tsar
b)Poet laureate
c)Secretary to the Admiralty
d)Secretary for Foreign Tongues

519. As well as poetry, Milton published extensively on politics, philosophy and religion. Which of
the following was NOT one of his works?
a)Of Prelatical Episcopacy
b)The Likeliest Means to Remove Hirelings from the Church
c)Of Practical Exorcisme
d)Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce

520. When did John Milton die?
a) 4 February 1702
b) 2 June 1700
c) 17 April 1688
d) 8 November 1674
521. “Milton, thou should’st be living at this hour. England hath need of thee.” Indeed. But who
was it, summoning his ghost?
a)Horatio Herbert Kitchener
b)William Blake
c)William Wordsworth
d)John Keats

522. The 20th century has been less kind to his memory. TS Eliot found his imagery distracting,
and considered his work “not serious poetry”, but it was another critic who accused him of
“callousness to the intrinsic nature of English”. Who?
a)FR Leavis
b)Harold Bloom
c)William Empson
d)Mariella Frostrup

 Paradise Lost By John Milton
523. When was Paradise Lost published?
a) 1660
b) 1667
c) 1658
d) 1654

524. “Paradise Lost” is considered a:
a) First Person Narrative
b)Short Story
c)Epic Poem
525. Satan’s name before he fell from heaven was:
526. ‘Book 1’ of ‘Paradise Lost’ presents Satan with his angels fallen into Hell. When recovered,
Satan awakens all his legions and speaks to them. The first he addresses is described as ‘one
next to himself in power, and next in crime, long after known in Palestine’. What’s the name of
this fallen angel?

527. In ‘Paradise Lost’, which angel is ordered by God to drive Adam and Eve out of Paradise?
Before he does so, he shows Adam a number of visions about the future of the human race,
beginning with Cain murdering Abel and ending with the redemption of mankind through Christ.
Who is this angel that has a large role in the finishing chapters of ‘Paradise Lost’?
528. Milton’s “unholy trinity” of characters includes:
a)Error, Temptation, and Satan
b)Sin, Death and Temptation
c)Sin, Temptation, and Satan
d)Satan, Sin, and Death
529. The battle between God’s army and Satan’s rebels in heaven lasted:
a)One day
b)Three days
c)Seven days
d)One hour

530. In the phrase, “thy seed shall bruise our foe,” the “seed” refers to:
a)The Tree of Knowledge
c)Cane and Abel
d)Jesus Christ
531. In the phrase, “thy seed shall bruise our foe,” “thy” refers to:
532. The two archangels who serve as generals in God’s army are:
a)Michael and Gabriel
b)Michael and Raphael
c)Raphael and Gabriel
d)Michael and Lucifer

533. For inspiration in writing the poem, Milton says he depends on:
b)The Holy Spirit
c)His favorite pen
d)The Son

534. Earth is described as being connected to heaven by a:
a)”stepping stones of clouds
b)Golden rope
c)Golden chain
535. Sin was born out of Satan’s:
535. Eve before the Fall might best be described as:
a)a feminist
b)uncomfortable with Adam
c)detailed oriented
d)a docile, vain creature
536. Throughout the poem, Satan transforms himself into many creatures. Which creature does
Satan not turn into?
a)a mouse
b)a cherub
c)a toad
d)a serpent
537. Who might be considered the friendliest and most sociable of all God’s angels?
538. Everyday before the Fall Adam and Eve went out to work. What did their work consist of?
a)Hunting and gathering food
b)Tending to the Garden of Eden
c)Building shelter to live in
d)Naming all God’s creatures and plants
539. The reason for Satan’s fall might best be described as:


540. The reason for Eve’s fall might best be described as:
541. On the second day of battle in heaven, what does Satan use that surprises God’s forces?
d)The Holy Sepulcher

542. Adam, Satan, and Eve herself are all dazzled by Eve’s:
d)Hard work and spirituality

543. The main reason for Adam’s fall might best be described as:
b)love for Eve
544. When God sees that Adam and Eve have disobeyed him, who does he send to “judge” them
and the snake?
a)The Son
b)The Holy Ghost
545. Inspired by Satan’s victory over man, Sin and Death construct:
a)a bridge from hell to heaven
b)a temple to welcome Satan back
c)a bridge from hell to earth
d)a funnel from Eden to the gates of hell

546. After they have both eaten from the Tree of Knowledge, the first thing Adam and Eve do is:
a)Ask forgiveness from God
b)Put some clothes on
c)Satisfy their sexual desire for each other
d)Blame each other for their Fall

547. The Archangel Michael might best be described as:
a)Jealous and envious
c)Firm and militant
d)Kind and caring

548. When Michael tells Adam what will become of mankind after the Fall, he is actually
narrating stories taken directly from:
a)The New Testament
b)Homer’s epic poems
c)The Hebrew Bible
d)The Koran

549. What are the best words to describe the Garden of Eden, the weather, and nature in
general, before the Fall of Adam and Eve?
a)Ordered and rational
c)Wild and unmanageable
550. Which angel does Satan trick by disguising himself as a cherub?
(A) Michael
(B) Uriel
(C) Raphael
(D) Abdiel
551. In what book does the fall take place?
(A) Book VIII
(B) Book X
(C) Book IX
(D) Book VII

552. In which book of the Bible does the story of Adam and Eve occur?
(A) Leviticus
(B) Exodus
(C) Genesis
(D) Deuteronomy

553. Which devil advocates a renewal of all-out war against God?
(A) Belial
(B) Moloch
(C) Mammon
(D) Beelzebub

554. What is Milton’s stated purpose in Paradise Lost?
(A) To assert his superiority to other poets
(B) To argue against the doctrine of predestination
(C) To justify the ways of God to men
(D) To make his story hard to understand

555. Which of the following is not a character in Paradise Lost?
(A) Night
(B) Agony
(C) Discord
(D) Death

556. Which angel wields a large sword in the battle and wounds Satan?
(A) Michael
(B) Abdiel
(C) Uriel
(D) Satan is not injured
557. When Satan leaps over the fence into Paradise, what does Milton liken him to?
(A) A snake slithering up a tree
(B) A germ infecting a body
(C) A wolf leaping into a sheep’s pen
(D) A fish leaping out of water
558. Which angel tells Adam about the future in Books XI and XII?
(A) Raphael
(B) Uriel
(C) Michael
(D) None of the above
559. Which of the following is not found in Hell?
(A) Gems
(B) Gold
(C) Oil
(D) Minerals
560. Which statement about the Earth is asserted as true in Paradise Lost?
(A) It was created before God the Son
(B) Earth hangs from Heaven by a chain
(C) The Earth is a lotus flower
(D) The Earth revolves around the sun
561. Which devil is the main architect of Pandemonium?
(A) Mulciber
(B) Mammon
(C) Moloch
(D) Belial
562. How many times does Milton invoke a muse?
(A) One
(B) Two

(C) Three
(D) Four

563. Which of the following poets does Milton emulate?
(A) Virgil
(B) Homer
(C) Both Virgil and Homer
(D) Neither Virgil or Homer

564. What is the stated subject of Paradise Lost?
(A) The fight between good and evil
(B) Heaven’s battle and Satan’s tragic fall
(C) The creation of the universe
(D) Adam and Eve’s disobedience
565. Which devil is Satan’s second-in-command?
(A) Mammon
(B) Sin
(C) Moloch
(D) Beezelbub

566. Who discusses cosmology and the battle of Heaven with Adam?
(A) God
(B) Eve
(C) Raphael
(D) Michael

567. Which scene happens first chronologically?
(A) Satan and the devils rise up from the lake in Hell
(B) The Son is chosen as God’s second-in-command
(C) God and the Son create the universe
(D) The angels battle in Heaven
568. Which of the angels is considered a hero for arguing against Satan?
(A) Abdiel
(B) Uriel
(C) Michael
(D) Raphael
569. In an attempt to defeat God and his angels, what do the rebel angels make?
(A) A fortress
(B) A catapult
(C) A large sword
(D) A cannon

570. According to Paradise Lost, which of the following does God not create?
(A) The Son
(B) Adam and Eve
(C) Computers
(D) He creates everything
571. Who does Milton name as his heavenly muse?
(A) Titania
(B) Urania
(C) Virgil
(D) Michael
572. What does Eve do when she first becomes conscious?
(A) Go in search of her mate
(B) Talk to the animals
(C) Look at her reflection in a stream
(D) Eat of the Tree of Knowledge

573.Who is the main protagonist of Paradise Lost?

574.In how many books is Paradise Lost divided?

575.Which is the longest book?
a)Book X
b)Book VIII
c)Book IX
d)Book I

576.In Books I-II, the rebels of Satan build the Pandemonium. What is it?
a)The forbidden fruit
b)The capital of Heaven
c)A beautiful garden
d)The capital of Hell
577.The fruit of which tree were Adam and Eve forbidden to eat?
a)Tree of Life
b)Tree of God
c)Tree of Sin
d)Tree of Knowledge
578.Which is the shortest book?
a)Book VII
b)Book III
c)Book VIII
d)Book V
579.Who was sent to Earth to warn Man of the dangers he was facing?
580.Who was the first to eat the forbidden fruit?
581.Which of the following is not a character in Paradise Lost?

582.What is the name of the sequel to Paradise Lost?
a)Paradise Found
b)Paradise Lost Twice
c)Paradise Regained
d)Paradise Lost Again

583.who was the companion of Adam in paradise?
584.Who is “till wand’ring o’er the earth”?
a)Satan’s associates

585. Who will fall through his own “fault”?

586.Who “headlong themselves they threw Down from the verge of Heav’n”?
a)Adam and Eve
b)Noah and the elephant
c)Rebel angels
d)Benjamin and Joseph

587. Who pondered, “How such united force of gods, how such As stood like these, could ever
know repulse?”?
588.Who is described? “For dignity composed and high exploit: But all was false and hollow”

589. When was Paradise Lost published?
a) 1660
b) 1667
c) 1658
d) 1654
590.When was Paradise Regained published?
a) 1671
b) 1656
c) 1669
d) 1652
The Renaissance

591.In what country did the Renaissance begin?
592.who is considered as the model of the people during the renaissance?
a.greek and austrian
b.roman and french
c.roman and greek
d.french and greek
593.the word renaissance means
a.the rebirth of learning or knowledge
b.reading of books
c.the time of astronauts
d.the study of art

594.Which of the following techniques was NOT used in the Renaissance art?

595.what sparked the Renaissance?
a.The Feudal system was collapsing
b.the “95 theses”
c.the Crusades
d.the Black Plague
596.who lost the most power during the renaissance?
a.Italian merchants
b.catholic church
c.black people
d.king and queen of Spain

597.Utopia was written by:
a) Cervantes
b) Machiavelli
c) Poliziano
d) Thomas More
598.The Prince was written to gain favor of the:
a) Pazzi
b) Republic
c) Medici
d) Inquisition
599.Who translated the New Testament into German for the first time?
a) Poliziano
b) Cervantes
c) Martin Luther
d) Alexander VI

600.The “father of humanism” was
d)Pico della Mirandola

601.Renaissance thinkers argued that women should be educated

a)just the same as men
b)with emphasis on science and mathematics
c)not at all
d)confined solely to music, dancing, and knitting

602.An important feature of the Renaissance was an emphasis on
a)alchemy and magic
b)the literature of Greece and Rome
c)chivalry of the Middle Ages
d)the teaching of St. Thomas Acquinas

603.Which was NOT a characteristic of the Renaissance?
a)emphasis on individuality
b)confidence in human rationality
c)the emergence of merchant oligarchies
d)the development of social insurance programs

604.The northern Renaissance differed from the Italian Renaissance
a)growth of religious activity among common people
b)earlier occurrence
c)greater appreciation of pagan writers
d)decline in the use of Latin
605.For ordinary women, the Renaissance
a)had very little impact
b)greatly improved the material conditions of their lives
c)worsened their social status
d)allowed them access to education for the first time

606.Thomas More’s Utopia placed the blame for society’s problems on
a)human nature
b)God’s will
c)society itself
d)the Church

  Random MCQs
607. In which century was Piers Plowman written?

608. Geoffrey Chaucer served which king?
a)Richard III
b)James 1
c)Edward III
d)Henry II
609. The 18th century work ‘Tom Jones” was written by whom?
a)Samuel Johnson
b)Henry Fielding
c)John Donne
d)Tobias Smollett
610. In 1905, Virginia Woolf began to write for which publication?
a)The Time’s Literary Supplement
b)The Lady’s Home Journal
c)Strand Magazine
d)Reader Magazine
611. Joyce’s novel ‘Ulysses’ takes place over what period of time?
a)A week
b)24 hours
c)A lifetime
d)6 months
612. What was the nationality of Oscar Wilde?
613. Who wrote the poem “Requiem”?
a)Robert Louis Stevenson
b)William Shakespeare
c)Samuel Johnson
d)John Milton

614. the prevailing feature of Chaucer’s humour is its

615. who is the first great English critic-poet?
c)Sir Philip Sidney
616. HYMN TO ADVERSITY is a poem by
a)Thomas gray
b)Alexander Pope
c)Edward gibbon
d)William Blake
617. Who wrote the poem ‘The Seven Ages’?
a)John Milton
b)Geoffrey Chaucer
c)William Shakespeare
d)Edward Gibbon
618. who write the story “Story Teller” ?
a)William Wordsworth
b)William Shakespeare
c)Thomas Grey
                                 Restoration and The 18TH Century
619. What happened in 1707 that would forever alter the relationship between England, Wales,
and Scotland?
a)the trial and execution of Mary, Queen of Scots
b)the Toleration Act
c)the failed invasion of the Spanish Armada
d)the Bishops’ War
e)the Act of Union

620. Which of the following was a major factor in the unprecedented economic wealth of Great
Britain during the eighteenth century?
a)formal diplomatic relations with China
b)the exploitation of colonial resources, labor, and the slave trade
c)the American and French revolutions
d)the creation of the bourgeois novel as a commodity
e)the union of England and Wales with Scotland
621. What was “restored” in 1660?
a)the monarchy, in the person of Charles II
b)the dominance of the Tory Party
c)the “Book of Common Prayer”
d)toleration of religious dissidents
e)Irish independence.

622. What literary work best captures a sense of the political turmoil, particularly regarding the
issue of religion, just after the Restoration?
a)Gay’s Beggar’s Opera
b)Butler’s Hudibras
c)Fielding’s Jonathan Wild
d)Pope’s Dunciad
e)Dryden’s Absalom and Achitophel

623. Who was deposed from the English throne in the Glorious, or Bloodless, Revolution in 1688?
a)Elizabeth I
b)James II
c)George II
d)William and Mary
624. Who became the first “prime minister” of Great Britain in the reign of George II?
a)Henry St. John
b)Robert Harley
c)John Churchill
d)Robert Walpole
e)Matthew Prior
625. In the late seventeenth century, a “battle of the books” erupted between which two groups?
a)abolitionists and enthusiasts for slavery
b)round-earthers and flat-earthers
c)the Welsh and the Scots
d)champions of ancient and modern learning
e)Oxfordians and Baconians

About the author

Saif Ullah Rumi

Saif Ullah Rumi

The writer is a political scientist with specialization in International Relations. He read a lot about politics, global economy, religion, International Relations, history, conflicts and war etc. He likes to take ideas he once learned a long time ago apply them to whatever strikes his fancy.

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