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Shakespeare born in 1564
2)He died in 1616
3)Marlow died in 1595
4 )Wuthering Heights written by Charlottee Brontee.
5)Hopkins Born in india.
6)Shakespeare wrote 4 historical plays
7)Marlow died at the age of 29
8)Keats was influenced by shakespeare
9)George Bernard Shaw was born in 1856
10)Trench poets are the poets who wrote from1914 to 1918


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MCQs English Literature For PMS,PPSC and other competitive Exams


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 minds

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

rhyme scheme
meter
alliteration

12. The repetition of similar ending sounds

alliteration
onomatopoiea
rhyme

13. Applying human qualities to non-human things

personification
onomatopoeia
alliteration

14. The repetition of beginning consonant sounds

rhyme
onomatopoeia
alliteration

15. A comparison of unlike things without using a word of comparison such as like or as

metaphor
simile
personification

16. The comparison of unlike things using the words like or as

metaphor
simile
personification

17. Using words or letters to imitate sounds

alliteration
simile
onomatopoeia

18. a description that appeals to one of the five senses

imagery
personification
metaphor

19. A poem that tells a story with plot, setting, and characters

lyric
free verse
narrative

20. A poem with no meter or rhyme

lyric
free verse
narrative

21. A poem that generally has meter and rhyme

lyric
free verse
narrative



Maneesh Rastogi


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

Maneesh Rastogi


42. Which of the following words describe the prevailing attitude of High-Modern Literature?
a.Skeptical
b.Authoritative
c.Impressionistic
d.Confident
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
d.Hamlet

47. ___________is a late 20th century play written by a woman?
a.Queen Cristina
b.Top Girls
c.Camille
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
c.Chollttee
d.None of the above

51. Which of the following is not a work of John Keats?
a.Endymion
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:
a.1564
b.1544
c.1578
d.1582

55. Which of the following is not a Shakespeare tragedy?
a.Titus Andronicus
b.Othello
c.Macbeth
d.Hamlet
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

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

89. Where were the pilgrims going in the canterbury tales?
A. To the shrine of st. Peter at canterbury cathedral
b. To the shrine of saint thomas becket at canterbury cathedral

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?
A.2
b.4
c.1
d.5

93.from which language the name ''chaucer'' has been driven?
A.french
b.latin
c.italian
d.english

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?
A.4
b.1
c.0
d.2

MIDDLE AGES


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

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Re: mcqs for lecturer english

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MCQ English Literature
POETRY
Maneesh Rastogi

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 minds

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

Maneesh Rastogi

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
Maneesh Rastogi

42. Which of the following words describe the prevailing attitude of High-Modern Literature?
a.Skeptical
b.Authoritative
c.Impressionistic
d.Confident
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
d.Hamlet

47. ___________is a late 20th century play written by a woman?
a.Queen Cristina
b.Top Girls
c.Camille
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
c.Chollttee
d.None of the above

51. Which of the following is not a work of John Keats?
a.Endymion
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:
a.1564
b.1544
c.1578
d.1582

55. Which of the following is not a Shakespeare tragedy?
a.Titus Andronicus
b.Othello
c.Macbeth
d.Hamlet
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
1.which of these is magnum opus of chaucer?
A. Troilus and criseyde
b. House of fame
c. The canterbury tales
d. Parliament of fowls.

89. Where were the pilgrims going in the canterbury tales?
A. To the shrine of st. Peter at canterbury cathedral
b. To the shrine of saint thomas becket at canterbury cathedral

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?
A.2
b.4
c.1
d.5

93.from which language the name ''chaucer'' has been driven?
A.french
b.latin
c.italian
d.english

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?
A.4
b.1
c.0
d.2
MIDDLE AGES

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 poetry?
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 apply?
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 Lancelot?
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?
a)Ovid
b)Lucan
c)Virgil
d)Horace

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?
a)Lazarus
b)Solomon
c)Barabas
d)Shylock

146How many years of happiness was Dr Faustus promised by the Devil?
a)16
b)20
c)24
d)28

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

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
c)Timur
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?
a)Troy
b)Carthage
c)Sparta
d)Persia

152)Christopher Marlowe was England's first official Poet Laureate.
a)True
b)False
(It was John Dryden-appointed in 1670)
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Dr.Faustus By Christopher Marlowe
153)In what country is 'Dr Faustus' based?
a)England
b)Italy
c)France
d)Germany

154)When, is it estimated, was 'Dr Faustus' first performed?
a)1594
b)1604
c)1590
d)1593

155)At what famous university is Faustus a scholar?
a)Wittenburg
b)Sorbonne
c)Heidelberg
d)Cambridge

156)Faustus' servant shares his name with a famous German composer. Who?
a)Bach
b)Schumann
c)Beethoven
d)Wagner

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?

a)Mephastophilis
b)beelzebub
c)Aamon
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?

a)kind
b)stupid
c)sensitive
d)arrogant

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.

a)True
b)False
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:
a)France
b)Italy
c)England
d)Rome

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:
a)1615
b)1516
c)1517
d)1518

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:
a)Wyclif
b)Thomas more
c)John Lyly
d)Robert Greene
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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:
a)1553
b)1554
c)1555
d)1550

176) "Astrophel and Stella" is a:
a) Allegory
b) Epic
c)Sonnet
d)Ballad

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
c)Complaints
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
c)Jeronimo
d)Cornelia

185)Marlowe born in________
a)1562
b)1563
c)1564
d)1565
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"?
a)Shakespeare
b)Christopher Marlowe
c)Edmund Spenser
d)john Milton

187)After the death of Christopher Marlowe who completed his unfinished poem "Hero and Leander"?
a)Shakespeare
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"?
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a)Edmund Spenser
b)John Donne
c)Shakespeare
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
c)Shakespeare
d)Sir Philip Sidney

195) "Paradise lost" was lost by:
a)Eve
b)Adam
c)Both a and b
d)Satan

196) In "Paradise regained" who regained the paradise?
a)Satan
b)Jesus
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?
a)Marlowe
b)Milton
c)Spencer
d)Johnson

201)During Spencer's visit to his Kinsfolk in Lancashire he felt in love a woman and who figures as__________________ much of his work:
a)Rosalind
b) Belinda
c)Both a and b
d)None of above
202) William Shakespeare born in:
a)26 April 1567
b)26 April 1566
c)26 April 1565
d)26 April 1564

203) William Shakespeare was....... child of John and Mary:
a)second
b)fourth
c)third
d)fifth

204) He married to the Anne Hathaway at the age of_______ in______.
a)18, 1582
b)17, 1581
c)16, 1580
d)15, 1579

205) Which of the following statement is correct:
a)Shakespeare's first child Susanna was born in 1583.
b)In 1585 twins were born and named Hamnet and Judith.
c) both a and b.
d) None of above.

206)Ann Hathaway was _________ years older than Shakespeare:
a)7
b)8
c)9
d)10
207)After __________ years of his marriage he left his native town and try his fortune in the great city of London.
a)two
b)three
c)four
d)five

208)Shakespeare's only son Hamnet died in------------?
a) 1595
b) 1596
c)1597
d)1598
209)Shakespeare is buried inside the:
a)Westminster Abbey
b)Trinity Church
c)Protestant Cemetery
d)None of above

210)By -------- Shakespeare had established himself in London as an actor and dramatist:
a)1590
b)1591
c)1592
d)1593

211)Who declared him as Britain's greatest dramatist in 1598?
a)Queen Elizabeth
b)Francis Meres, a lawyer
c)Burbage, an actor
d)King James

212) Shakespeare made Stratford his regular home in:
a)About 1611
b) About 1610
c)About 1609
d) About 1608

Christopher Marlowe

213)What is Christopher Marlowe's Nationality?
a)British
b)German
c)Dutch
d)American

214)What was the occupation of Christopher Marlowe's father?
a)Carpenter
b)Civil servant
c)Cobbler
d)Farmer

215)From where Christopher Marlowe received his early Education?
Corpus Christi College
a)Cambridge
b)oxford
c)witternburg
d)Harvard

216)Marlow died of?
a)Illness
b)stabbing
c)poisoned
d)Hanged

217)Which was Marlowe's first play?
a)Dr.Faustus
b)Tamburlaine
c)The Tragedy of Dido
d)The Jew of Malta,

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(Elizabethan Period)
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218)In which town was Shakespeare born?
a)London
b)Cambridge
c)Stratford
d)Oxford

219)How many children did Shakespeare have?
1)3
2)5
3)8
4)12

220)How many plays did William Shakespeare write?
a)36
b)37
c)38
d)39

221)What was Shakespeare's first play?
a)King Lear
b)Henry VI
c)The Tempest
d)Romeo and Juliet
222)How many sonnets did William Shakespeare write?
a)110
b)154
c)175
d)187


223)How many photographs exist of William Shakespeare?
a)2
b)4
c)1
d)0

224)Shakespeare died on?
a)23rd April 1616
b)25th April 1616,
c)28th April 1616
d)30th April 1616

225)Shakespeare died at the age of
a)48
b)52
c)60
d)63

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

a)7
b)9
c)11
d)13


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


228) Was the Globe…
a) A Roman Amphitheater.
b) An Elizabethan Theater.
c) An Elizabethan sports stadium.
d) A famous map of the world.

229)Is there is a monument of Shakespeare in Stratford today?
a)True
b)False

230)Which of these was not one of Shakespeare's plays?
a)Titus Andronicus
b)The Tempest
c)Cymbeline
d)Shakespeare in love

231)Which famous Shakespeare play does the quote,"My salad days, when I was green in judgment." come from?
a)Antony and Cleopatra
b)Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
c)The Winters Tale
d)The Merry Wives of Windsor

232)Which famous Shakespeare play does the quote,"Neither a borrower nor a lender be" come from?
a)Cymbeline
b)Hamlet
c)Titus Andronicus
d)Pericles, Prince of Tyre

233)Which famous Shakespeare play does the quote "How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child!" come from?
a)King Lear
b)As You Like It
c)The Famous History of the Life of King Henry VIII
d)The Life and Death of King John

234)In what year was the First Folio published?

a)1626
b)1621
c)1623
d)1629

235)What nationality was Shakespeare?

a)Italian
b)English
c)Scottish
d)Greek

236)In which century was Shakespeare born?

a)16th
b)14th
c)15th
d)17th

237)which famous Shakespeare play does the quote "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers" come from?

a)The Merry Wives of Windsor
b)Othello, the Moor of Venice
c)Pericles, Prince of Tyre
d)King Henry the Sixth, Part II

238)Which river is associated with Shakespeare's birth place?

a)The Thames
b)The Avon
c)The Tyburn
d)The Seven

239)Which famous play does the quote,"When shall we three meet again In thunder, lightning, or in rain?" come from?

a) The Taming of the Shrew
b) King Lear
c) The Tempest
d) Macbeth

240)How many of Shakespeare's plays are classified as histories?

a) 7
b) 10
c) 14
d) 18


241)The group of four plays known as the "major tetralogy" is:

a) Richard III, King John, Henry VIII, 1 Henry VI
b) 1 Henry VI, 2 Henry VI, 3 Henry VI, Richard III
c) King John, Henry V, Richard II, Richard III
d) Richard II, 1 Henry IV, 2 Henry IV, Henry V


242)In 1613 the Globe Theater burned down during a production of which play?

a) King John
b) Richard II
c) Henry VIII
d) Henry V

Hamlet
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243)Complete the following famous line from Hamlet: Something is rotten in the state of...
a) England
b) Venice
c) Denmark
d) Maine

244)Which of the following characters does not appear in Hamlet?
a) Polonius
b) Gertrude
c) Claudius
d) Miranda

245)Where was Hamlet studying before he returned to Denmark?
a) Wittenberg
b) Oslo
c) London
d) Dublin

246)How are Polonius and Laertes related?

a) Father/son
b) Uncle/nephew
c) Cousin/cousin
d) Brother/brother

247)What is the name of the playlet Hamlet stages for Claudius?

a) Slings and Arrows
b) Vice of Kings
c) The Murder of Gonzago
d) The Slaying of Lucianus

248)Who says, "Good night, sweet prince,/And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest."?
a) Fortinbras
b) Marcellus
c) Chorus
d) Horatio

249)How does Queen Gertrude die?
a) Accidentally stabbed by Laertes.
b) Drowns in the river outside the castle.
c) Suffers a fatal heart attack while watching Hamlet fight Laertes.
d) Poisoned by drinking from Hamlet's cup.

250)Who does Polonius send to spy on Laertes in Paris?
a) Francisco
b) Gorgonzola
c) Reynaldo
d) Samson

251)Who is Voltimand?
a) Ambassador to the King of Norway from the King of Denmark
b) Hamlet's cousin
c) Ambassador to the King of Denmark from the King of Norway
d) Assassin in the service of Fortinbras

252)What poison does Claudius pour into the ear of Hamlet's father, causing his death?
a) Burdock
b) Hebenon
c) Baneberry
d) Hemlock

253)How many soliloquies does Hamlet deliver?

a)2
b)4
c)7
d)9


Macbeth
254)In which country is Macbeth set?

a) Spain
b) Denmark
c) Scotland
d) Canada

255)Who is traveling with Macbeth when he first encounters the Three Witches?
a) Macduff
b) Mercutio
c) Lady Macbeth
d) Banquo

256)At the beginning of the play, the Scots are at war with which country?

a) Norway
b) Prussia
c) Iceland
d) Poland

257)Macbeth hires assassins to murder Banquo's son, named...
a) Angus
b) Ross
c) Fleance
d) Lennox

258)How does Lady Macbeth explain her husband's wild behavior at the banquet?

a) She tells the guests that Banquo's ghost is haunting Macbeth.
b) She tells the guests that Macbeth has had too much to drink.
c) She informs the guests that Macbeth is ill.
d) She reveals that Macbeth is overcome with grief over the death of Duncan.

259)Which of the following is not an apparition shown to Macbeth by the Witches:
a) An armed head.
b) A bloody dagger floating in mid-air.
c) A bloody child.
d) A child crowned, with a tree in his hand


260)Who tells Macbeth, "The queen, my lord, is dead."?
a) Seyton
b) Siward
c) The Doctor
d) Caithness

261) Shakespeare"s father died in:
a) 1600
b) 1601
c) 1602
d) 1603

262) Shakespeare joined the Chamber lain's Men Theatrical Company as a:
a) Actor and playwright
b) Playwright and poet
c)Playwright and writer
d)None of above


263) How many from his plays were published in his lifetime:
a) Only sixteen
b) Only seventeen
c) Only eighteen
d) Only nineteen

264) In which year Globe theater got fire and destroyed?
a)1610
b)1611
c)1612
d)1613


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


266) During which period London theaterrs remained closed on account of the plague?
a) 1592
b) 1593
c) 1594
d) 1595

267) Which roles have played by Shakespeare in Hamlet and As you like it?
a) Fortinbras, Corin
b)Leartus, Silvius
c)Osric, Touchstone
d) Ghost, Old servant Adam


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


269) In 1599 which famous actor and his brother Cuthbert set a new playhouse on the Bank side,
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called the Globe?
a) Augustine Phillipps
b) John Heimnge
c) Henry Condell
d) Richard Burbage


270) In Shakespeare's literary output, the period 1604-1608 is the period of:
a) Comedy plays
b) Historical plays
c) Great Tragedies
d) None of above

271) "Under the green wood tree" is a song in:
a) Love's labour's lost
b) As you like it
c) A mid Summer night's dream
d) Much ado about nothing

272) :Triumph, my Britain, thou hast one to show
To whom all scenes of Europe homage owe.
He was not of an age, but for all time".
Who wrote above lines for Shakespeare:
a) Jonson
b) Bacon
c) Wordsworth
d) none of above

273) Seven Ages of Man appears in " As you like it". Which character's speech it is?
a) Amiens
b) Orlando
c) Oliver
d) Jaques


274) "To be or not to be that is the question", is famous line of which of Shakespeare's plays?
a) Othello
b) Macbeth
c) Hamlet
d)King Lear

275) Following are the lines of:
"I'm your wife if you marry me
If not, I'll die your maid to be your fellow
You may deny me, but I'll be your servant Whether you deny or not".

a) Hamlet
b) Romeo and Juliet
c) Tempest
d) Othello


276) Which of the following are characters of "Much ado about nothing":
a) Hero, Borachio, Antonio, Claudio, Leonato
b) Hero, Orlando, Antonio, Claudio, Leanato
c) Mirrinda, Borachio, Antonio, Claudio, Leanato
d) Hero, Boradio, Antonio, Claudio, Horatio

277) Which of the following is in correct sequel ?
a)Comedy of errors, A mid summer night's dream, Much ado about nothing, Henry 6 part three.
b)A mid summer night's dream,Romeo and Juliet, As you like it, King Lear,Pericles.
c)All's well that ends well, The tempest, As you like it, As you like it,A mid summer night's dream,Much ado about nothing.
d)King Lear, Macbeth, Othello, Measure for measure, Henry 8, Romeo and Juliet.

278)Who was killed by Hamlet unintentionally?
a) Leartus
b)Polonius
c) Forinbras
d) Horatio

279) Who is second Prince of Arragon in "Much ado about nothing"?
a) Leonato
b) Balthasar
c) Don John
d) Don Pedro

280) Which character spoke following lines?
"What's Montague? It is nor hand nor foot,
Nor arm nor face, nor any other part
Belonging to a man, O be some other name!
What's in a name?
That which we call a rose
By any other word would smell as sweet,"
a) Desdemona
b) Juliet
c) Rosalind
d) Hero


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


282) " Some born great, some achieve greatness
And some have greatness thrust upon them".
Above lines are taken from which of following plays?
a) Macbeth
b) Othello
c) Twelfth night
d) As you like it

283) Which of the following play was written in 1601?
a) Othello
b) Hamlet
c) King Lear
d) Macbeth


284) "Antony and Cleopatra" and "Macbeth" was in:
a) 1606
b)1607
c)1608
d)1609

285) Which of the following was written first:
a) Henry six
b) Henry seven
c) Henry five
d) None of above

286) Which of the following are King Lear's daughters?
a) Desdemona, Goneril and Cordelia
b) Goneril, Ophelia and Regan
c)Goneril, Regan and Cordelia
d) Regan, Cordelia and Beatrice

287) Shakespeare wrote _____ plays?
a) 32
b) 34
c) 36
d) 38

288) With the accession of King James to the English throne, Lord Chamberlain's Man was renamed:
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a) King Lear
b) Gentleman
c) King's Man
d) None of above

290) Uneasy lies the head that_____( King Henry four, part two):
a) Wears a crown
b) Wears a hat
c) Wears a wig
d) none of these

291) The epigraph of The Waste Land is borrowed from?
(A) Virgil
(B) Fetronius
(C) Seneca
(D) Homer

292. Who called ‘The Waste Land ‘a music of ideas’?
(A) Allen Tate
(B) J. C. Ransom
(C) I. A. Richards
(D) F. R Leavis

293. T. S. Eliot has borrowed the term ‘Unreal City’ in the first and third
sections from?
(A) Baudelaire
(B) Irving Babbit
(C) Dante
(D) Laforgue

294. Which of the following myths does not figure in The Waste
Land?
(A) Oedipus
(B) Grail Legend of Fisher King
(C) Philomela
(D) Sysyphus

295. Joe Gargery is Pip’s?
(A) brother
(B) brother-in-Jaw
(C) guardian
(D) cousin

296. Estella is the daughter of?
(A) Joe Gargery
(B) Abel Magwitch .
(C) Miss Havisham
(D) Bentley Drumnile

297. Which book of John Ruskin influenced Mahatma Gandhi?
(A) Sesame and Lilies
(B) The Seven Lamps of Architecture
(C) Unto This Last
(D) Fors Clavigera

298. Graham Greene’s novels are marked by?
(A) Catholicism
(B) Protestantism
(C) Paganism
(D) Buddhism

299. One important feature of Jane Austen’s style is?
(A) boisterous humour
(B) humour and pathos
(C) subtlety of irony
(D) stream of consciousness

300. The title of the poem ‘The Second Coming’ is taken from?
(A) The Bible
(B) The Irish mythology
(C) The German mythology
(D) The Greek mythology

301. The main character in Paradise Lost Book I and Book II is?
(A God
(B) Satan
(C) Adam
(D) Eve

302. In Sons and Lovers, Paul Morel’s mother’s name is?
(A)Susan
(B)Jane
(C)Gertrude
(D) Emily

303. The twins in Lord of the Flies are?
(A)Ralph and Jack
(B) Simon and Eric
(C) Ralph and Eric
(D) Simon and Jack

304.Mr. Jaggers, in Great Expectations, is a
(A) lawyer
(B) postman
(C)Judge
(D) School teacher

305. What does ‘I’ stand for in the following line?
‘To Carthage then I came’
(A) Buddha
(B) Tiresias
(C) Smyrna Merchant
(D) Augustine

306. The following lines are an example……… of image.
‘The river sweats
Oil and tar’
(A) visual
(B) kinetic
(C) erotic
(D) sensual

307. Which of the following novels has the sub-title ‘A Novel Without a Hero’?
(A) Vanity Fair
(B) Middlemarch
(C) Wuthering Heights
(D) Oliver Twist

308. In ‘Leda and the Swan’, who wooes Leda in guise of a swan?
(A) Mars
(B) Hercules
(C) Zeus
(D) Bacchus

309. Who invented the term ‘Sprung rhythm’?
(A)Hopkins
(B)Tennyson
(C)Browning
(D)Wordsworth

310.Who wrote the poem ‘Defence of Lucknow’?
(A) Browning
(B) Tennyson
(C) Swinburne
(D) Rossetti

311.Which of the following plays of Shakespeare has an epilogue?
(A) The Tempest
(B) Henry IV, Pt I
(C) Hamlet
(D) Twelfth Night

312. Hamlet’s famous speech ‘To be,or not to be; that is the question’
occurs in?
(A) Act II, Scene I
(B) Act III, Scene III
(C) Act IV, Scene III
(D) Act III, Scene I

313. Identify the character in The Tempest who is referred to as an honest old counselor
(A) Alonso
(B) Ariel
(C) Gonzalo
(D) Stephano

314. What is the sub-title of the play Twelfth Night?
(A) Or, What is you Will
(B) Or, What you Will
(C) Or, What you Like It
(D) Or, What you Think

315. Which of the following plays of Shakespeare, according to T. S.
Eliot, is ‘artistic failure’?
(A) The Tempest
(B) Hamlet
(C) Henry IV, Pt I
(D) Twelfth Night

316. Who is Thomas Percy in Henry IV, Pt I?
(A) Earl of Northumberland
(B) Earl of March
(C) Earl of Douglas
(D) Earl of Worcester

317. Paradise Lost was originally written in?
(A) ten books
(B) eleven books
(C) nine books
(D) eight books

318. In Pride and Prejudice, Lydia elopes with?
(A) Darcy
(B) Wickham
(C) William Collins
(D) Charles Bingley

319. Who coined the phrase ‘Egotistical Sublime’?
(A) William Wordsworth
(B) P.B.Shelley
(C) S. T. Coleridge
(D) John Keats

320. Who is commonly known as ‘Pip’ in Great Expectations?
(A) Philip Pirrip
(B) Filip Pirip
(C)Philip Pip
(D) Philips Pirip

321. The novel The Power and the Glory is set in?
(A)Mexico
(B) Italy
(C)France
(D) Germany

323. Which of the following is Golding’s first novel?
(A) The Inheritors
(B) Lord of the Flies
(C) Pincher Martin
(D) Pyramid

324.Identify the character who is a supporter of Women’s Rights in Sons and Lovers?
(A) Mrs. Morel
(B) Annie
(C) Miriam
(D) Clara Dawes

325. Vanity Fair is a novel by?
(A) Jane Austen
(B) Charles Dickens
(C) W. M. Thackeray
(D) Thomas Hardy

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Re: mcqs for lecturer english

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