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1) Hellenism of Keats connotes:

a) his love of poetry
b) his love of ancient cultures
c) his love of Greek culture and art
d) None of these

c) his love of Greek culture and art


2. The line ‘Beauty is truth, truth beauty’ occurs in which one of Keats’ following poems:

a) Ode to Nightingale
b) Ode to Grecian Urn
c) Ode to Psyche
d) None of these

b) Ode to Grecian Urn



3. In his poetry Tennyson is:

a) The representative poet of Victorian Age
b) The representative poet of Romantic Age
c) The best nature poet
d) None of these

a) The representative poet of Victorian Age


4. T. Hardy is:

a) A social reformer
b) A satirist
c) A fatalist
d) A lover of nature
e) None of these

c) A fatalist


5. Maggie is the central character in George Eliot’s:

a) Adam Bede
b) Middle March
c) The Mill on the Floss
d) Silas Morner
e) None of these

c) The Mill on the Floss


6. Which of following Books consists of Ruskin’s lectures:

a) Modern painters
b) The Stones of Venice
c) The Crown of wild olive
d) None of these

c) The Crown of wild olive



7. Who described poetry as “Spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings”:

a) Shelley
b) Wordsworth
c) Coleridge
d) Arnold
e) None of these

b) Wordsworth



8. ‘Hero and Hero worship’ was written by:

a) Ruskin
b) Carlyle
c) Mill
d) None of these

b) Carlyle



9. The French Revolution took place in:

a) 1793
b) 1796
c) 1798
d) None of these

d) None of these


10. ‘The Metaphysical Poets’ is a critical essay by:

a) Arnold
b) T. S. Eliot
c) Shelley
d) None of these

b) T. S. Eliot


11. “David Copperfield” was written by:

a) Hardy
b) Dickens
c) Thackeray
d) None of these

b) Dickens



12. Who said this “Poetry is the Criticism of life”:

a) Wordsworth
b) Byron
c) T. S. Eliot
d) Arnold
e) None of these

d) Arnold


13. ‘The Revolt of Islam’ was written by:

a) Wordsworth
b) Coleridge
c) Shelley
d) None of these

c) Shelley


14. ‘The Lotos Eaters’ was written by:

a) Blake
b) Byron
c) Tennyson
d) None of these

c) Tennyson



15. ‘Importance of Being Earnest’ was written by:

a) Oscar Wilde
b) Browning
c) Blake
d) None of these

a) Oscar Wilde


16. The treatise ‘On Liberty’ was written by:

a) Ruskin
b) Lamb
c) Mill
d) Oscar Wilde
e) None of these

c) Mill



17. Ruskin is famous for:

a) Being a critic of art
b) A social reformer
c) A moral teacher
d) None of these

b) A social reformer


18. Stephen Guest is an important Character in One of the following novels of George Eliot:

a) The Mill on the Floss
b) Adam Bede
c) Silas Marner
d) None of these

a) The Mill on the Floss


19. ‘Lucy Gray’ is a poem written by:

a) Coleridge
b) Wordsworth
c) Keats
d) None of these

b) Wordsworth


20. ‘Andrea Del Sarto’ is a poem written by:

a) Tennyson
b) Browning
c) Keats
d) T. S. Eliot
e) None of these

b) Browning
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1) Frost is:

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b) Poet of Country life
c) a poet of nature and country life
d) None of these

b) Poet of Country life


2. Who said these words in ‘The Old Man and the Sea’ … “No one should be alone in their old age”:

a) Hemingway
b) Santiago
c) Manolin
d) None of these

b) Santiago



3. Santiago is an illustration of:

a) Hemingway’s respect for struggle
b) Hemingway’s total view of life
c) Hemingway’s philosophy of life
d) None of these

c) Hemingway’s philosophy of life


4. The Cardinal virtues of the Houyhnhnms are:

a) Friendship and benevolence
b) Bitterness and revenge
c) Hatred and jealousy
d) None of these

a) Friendship and benevolence


5. Gulliver was expelled from the land of Yahoos because he was considered

a) a yahoo
b) a criminal
c) he hated their king
d) None of these

c) he hated their king


6. Yeats was

a) Victorian poet
b) a modern poet
c) Both
d) None of these

c) Both


7. ‘How can we know the dancer from the dance’? This line written by Yeats is taken from:

a) Sailing to Byzantium
b) Among School Children
c) The Second Coming
d) None of these

c) The Second Coming


8. T. S. Eliot was a

a) Critic
b) Poet
c) Both
d) None of these

c) Both


9. T. S. Eliot was

a) Romantic
b) Classicist
c) Both
d) None of these

b) Classicist


10. Shakespeare wrote

a) Tragedies
b) Comedies
c) Poems
d) All of above

d) All of above


11. Shakespeare was born in:

a) 1570
b) 1564
c) 1590
d) None of these

b) 1564


12. Pure tragedies written by Shakespeare are:

a) Four
b) Six
c) Eight
d) None of these

a) Four


13. Shakespeare died in:

a) 1625
b) 1616
c) 1618
d) None of these

b) 1616


14. Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ was published in:

a) 1602
b) 1608
c) 1610
d) None of these

a) 1602


15. Hamlet was killed by:

a) Polonius
b) Learteus
c) Claudius
d) None of these

b) Learteus


16. The kind Claudius was killed by:

a) Laerteus
b) Hamlet
c) Horatio
d) None of these

b) Hamlet


17. Jane Austen’s main theme in her novels especially in ‘Pride and Prejudice’ is:

a) Love and marriage
b) Life of big landlords
c) Politicians
d) None of these

a) Love and marriage


18. Who is the major male character in Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’:

a) Mr. Darcy
b) Mr. Bennett
c) Mr. Collius
d) None of these

a) Mr. Darcy


19. Who represents Pride in Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’:

a) Mr. Bennett
b) Mr. Bingley
c) Miss Elizabeth
d) None of these

d) None of these


20. Who represents Prejudice in Jane Austen’s novel ‘Pride and Prejudice’:

a) Mr. Darcy
b) Miss Elizabeth
c) Miss Jane
d) None of these

b) Miss Elizabeth
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1) Byron wrote ‘Childe Harold’ in:

a) 1808
b) 1812
c) 1818
d) None of these

b) 1812


2. Which English romantic poet admired Pope:

a) Coleridge
b) William Wordsworth
c) Byron
d) None of these

c) Byron


3. The poem “the Triumph of life” was written by:

a) Keats
b) Blake
c) Shelley
d) None of these

c) Shelley


4. ‘Songs of Experience’ written by Blake was published in:

a) 1790
b) 1794
c) 1820
d) None of these

b) 1794


5. ‘The Excursion’ was written by:

a) Coleridge
b) Blake
c) Shelley
d) None of these

d) None of these (Wordsworth)


6. The Last Ride Together was written by:

a) Byron
b) Tennyson
c) Browning
d) None of these

c) Browning


7. ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ was written by:

a) Dickens
b) Hardy
c) George Eliot
d) None of these

a) Dickens


8. ‘Adam Bede’ is a novel written by

a) Dickens
b) Hardy
c) George Eliot
d) None of these

c) George Eliot


9. ‘The Ring and the Book’ is a poem written by:

a) Browning
b) Mathew Arnold
c) Tennyson
d) None of these

a) Browning


10. ‘The Lotus-Eaters’ was written by

a) Tennyson
b) Browning
c) Blake
d) None of these

a) Tennyson


11. ‘The Art for Art sake’ theory was presented by:

a) Ruskin
b) Carlyle
c) Oscar Wilde
d) None of these

c) Oscar Wilde


12. ‘The Old Familiar Faces’ was written by:

a) Ruskin
b) Charles Lamb
c) J. S. Mill
d) None of these

b) Charles Lamb


13. ‘The Stone of Venice’ was written by:

a) J. S. Mill
b) Carlyle
c) Ruskin
d) None of these

c) Ruskin


14. Which poem of Keats contains ‘Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter’.

a) Ode to Autumn
b) Ode on a Grecian Urn
c) Ode to melancholy
d) None of these

b) Ode on a Grecian Urn


15. Which of the Romantic poets is called an escapist?

a) Keats
b) Shelley
c) Wordsworth
d) None of these

a) Keats


16. ‘Andrea del Sarto’ is a poem written by

a) Shelley
b) Browning
c) Tennyson
d) None of these

b) Browning


17. ‘The importance of Being Earnest’ was written by:

a) Byron
b) Wordsworth
c) Oscar Wilde
d) None of these

c) Oscar Wilde


18. Which of the following novels of Hardy has ‘clymn’ as the main male character?

a) Tess of the D’Urberville
b) Major of the Casterbridge
c) Jude the Obscure
d) None of these

d) None of these


19. The principle of political Economy was the main theme of the writings of:

a) Ruskin
b) J. S. Mill
c) Carlyle
d) None of these

b) J. S. Mill


20. Which novel of Hardy presents ‘Egdon Heath’ as the background of the story?

a) Tess of the D’Urberville
b) Return of the Native
c) Jude the Obscure
d) None of these

b) Return of the Native
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a) Frost
b) Pope
c) Byron
d) None of these

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2. Earnest Hemingway in addition to ‘Old Man and the Sea’ bad written:

a) A Farewell to Arms
b) For Whom the Bell Tolls
c) Death in the Afternoon
d) All of the above

d) All of the above


3. All that glitters is not gold. You have heard often this told. This maxim is included in Shakespeare’s

a) Merchant of Venice / Shakespeare’s
b) Shakespeare’s Tempest
c) Shakespeare’s Much ado about nothing.
d) None of these

a) Merchant of Venice / Shakespeare’s



4. “I have suffered with those, that I saw suffering”. These Humanistic words are attributed to:

a) Miranda in the ‘Tempest’
b) Portia in ‘Merchant of Venice’
c) Lady Macbath in ‘Macbeth’
d) None of these

a) Miranda in the ‘Tempest’


5. “None of thou shalt be my paramour” these words are attributed to:

a) Helen of Troy – Dr. Faustus
b) Marlow’s Jew of Malta
c) Marlow’s Tamburlaine
d) None of these

a) Helen of Troy – Dr. Faustus


6. “Lyrical ballads” were published by:

a) Coleridge
b) Wordsworth
c) Both Coleridge and Wordsworth
d) None of these

c) Both Coleridge and Wordsworth


7. The proper study of mankind in man. This line is taken from the work of:

a) Wordsworth
b) Pope
c) Swift
d) Thomson

b) Pope


8. There is no man like Showman. These views were held by:

a) Thomas Carlyle
b) Spencer
c) Shakespeare
d) None of these

a) Thomas Carlyle


9. Shakespeare has written:

a) Historical plays
b) Comedies
c) Tragedies
d) All of these

d) All of these


10. Famous romantic poets were

a) Five
b) Four
c) Six
d) None of these

c) Six


11. ‘The quality of Mercy is not strained’ the line is taken from

a) Merchant of Venice
b) Two gentleman of Verona
c) Midsummer’s Night Dream
d) Anthony and Cleopatra

a) Merchant of Venice



12. A thing of beauty is joy forever. It is composed by:

a) Keats
b) Shelley
c) Byron
d) None of these

a) Keats


13. Your plan is a good one if a girl only wants to be married. Who said these words?

a) Charlotte
b) Mr. Bennet
c) Mr. Bingley
d) None of these

a) Charlotte


14. In Chapter XVI the word muffled in ‘Pride and Prejudice’ is:

a) Confused
b) Amazed
c) Not thinking clearly
d) None of these

a) Confused


15. Beckett was born in Dublin Ireland.

a) In 1906
b) In 1969
c) In 1952
d) None of these

a) In 1906


16. To err is human, forgive is divine. Who has said these words:

a) Pope
b) Swift
c) Dryden
d) None of these

a) Pope


17. Poetry is spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings. It takes it origin from emotions recollected in tranquility. Who has given the description of the poetry?

a) Aristotle
b) Plato
c) Wordsworth
d) None of these

c) Wordsworth


18. Jane Austen in addition to, ‘Pride and Prejudice’ had also written:

a) Emma
b) Sense and Sensibility
c) Persuasion
d) All of these

d) All of these


19. Mr. and Mrs. Bennet had __________ Daughters.

a) Six
b) Seven
c) Five
d) None of these

c) Five


20. Father of antiquities were:

a) Socrates
b) Aristotle
c) Plato
d) All of these

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1. Restoration period was known as the age of :

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(b) paganism
(c) classicism
(d) puritanism

(a) satire


2. Who is famous for representing London in his novels.

(a) Thackeray
(b) Hardy
(c) Dickens
(d) W. Scott

(c) Dickens


3. Great Expectations was published in:

(a) 1860-1
(b) 1857-8
(c) 1852-3
(d) none of these

(a) 1860-1


4. Jane Eyre was written by:

(a) C. Dickens
(b) G. Eliot
(c) C. Bronte
(d) J. Austen

(c) C. Bronte


5. Who was a known aesthete?

(a) Ruskin
(b) Russell
(c) Huxley
(d) J.S. Mill

(c) Huxley


6. "In Memoriam" is :

(a) an ode
(b) an elegy
(c) a sonnet
(d) neither

(b) an elegy


7. Tennyson was:

(a) a romantic
(b) a Victorian
(c) a Pre-Raphaelite
(d) none of these

(b) a Victorian


8. Who is the most illustrious representative of the doctrine of utilitarianism?

(a) Ruskin
(b) Russell
(c) Huxley
(d) None of these

(a) Ruskin


9. A dominant theme in Hardy's novels is:

(a) naturalism
(b) romanticism
(c) fatalism
(d) classicism

(c) fatalism


10. "The Recluse" was written by:

(a) Worsdworth
(b) Coleridge
(c) W. Blake
(d) Southey

(a) Worsdworth


11. Dorothy was the gifted sister of:

(a) R. Browning
(b) Shelley
(c) Wordsworth
(d) Coleridge

(c) Wordsworth


12. "The Frankenstein" is a novel by:

(a) W. Scott
(b) Lewis
(c) Mrs. Shelley
(d) If none of these then by whom

(c) Mrs. Shelley


13. An element of the supernatural is present in the poetry of :

(a) Wordsworth
(b) Coleridge
(c) Browning
(d) Byron

(b) Coleridge


14. Don Juan is an ironic replica of the very subject of :

(a) Childe Harolde
(b) Queen Mab
(c) Prometheus
(d) The Recluse

(a) Childe Harolde


15. "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" was written by:

(a) W.Scott
(b) Coleridge
(c) Shelley
(d) None of these

(b) Coleridge


16. Adonias, Prometheus and "The triumph of life" are some of the beautiful poems by:

(a) W. Blake
(b) Byron
(c) Shelley
(d) none of these

(c) Shelley


17. "The Crown of Wild Olive", is written by:

(a) Ruskin
(b) J.S.Mill
(c) C. Lamb
(d) Russell

(a) Ruskin


18. Mr. Rochester is the major character of:

(a) Silas Marner
(b) Jane Eyre
(c) Jude the Obscure
(d) Adam Bede

(b) Jane Eyre


19. In which novel by Hardy are "Hayshope", "Flint Comb Ash" and "stone Henge" used as backdrop:

(a) A pair of Blue Eyes
(b) Jude the Obscure
(c) Return of the Native
(d) if none of these then give the correct answer

Tess of the d'Urbervilles


20. "The Wuthering Heights" is a famous novels written by:

(a) C.Bronte
(b) Hardy
(c) Emile Bronte
(d) Jane Austen

(c) Emile Bronte
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ENGLISH LITERATURE, PAPER - II

TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS MAXIMUM MARKS:100

COMPULSORY QUESTION


Q.8 Write only the correct answer in the Answer Book. Do not reproduce the question.

(1)Who has defined tragedy as “an imitation of an action”?

(a) Shakespeare
(b) Dryden
(c) Aristotle
(d) None of these

(c) Aristotle


(2) In Shakespeare “Character is not Destiny” but “character and Destiny”. Whose comment is this?

(a) Bradley
(b) Dr. Johnson
(c) Nicoll
(d) None of these

(a) Bradley


(3) A poet is a man speaking to men says?

(a) Pope
(b) Robert Frost
(c) Wordsworth
(d) None of these

(c) Wordsworth


(4) Hermione is the heroine of Shakespeare in:

(a) The Winter’s Tale
(b) Taming of the Shrew
(c) Tempest
(d) None of these

(a) The Winter’s Tale


(5) “Gyre” is a favorite symbol with

(a) T. S. Eliot
(b) Yeats
(c) Emily Dickenson
(d) None of these

(b) Yeats


(6) Who is labeled as misanthropist?

(a) Jane Austen
(b) Hardy
(c) Swift
(d) None of these

(c) Swift



(7) ‘Tradition and Individual Talent’ is written by:

(a) Russell
(b) Carlyle
(c) T. S. Eliot
(d) None of these

(c) T. S. Eliot


(8) ‘Nothing more real than nothing’ are the words of?

(a) Harold Pinter
(b) Beckett
(c) Shaw
(d) None of these

(b) Beckett


(9) ‘Earth is the right place for Love and I do not know where it is likely to go better.’ These lines are from:

(a) The Road Not Taken
(b) Fire and Ice
(c) Birches
(d) None of these

(c) Birches


(10) ‘Lapis Lazuli’ is a poem written by:

(a) Hopkins
(b) W. B. Yeats
(c) Larkin
(d) None of these

(b) W. B. Yeats


(11) Which of the plays has an epilogue?

(a) Man and Superman
(b) Devils’ Disciple
(c) Pygmalion
(d) None of these

(b) Devils’ Disciple


(12) ‘I care for life, for humanity, and you are a part of it.’ Whose words are these?

(a) Doolittle
(b) Huggins
(c) Pickering
(d) None of these

(b) Huggins


(13) Yeats was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in:

(a) 1927
(b) 1832
(c) 1924
(d) None of these

(d) None of these


(14) Whose work is called ‘mock utopia’?

(a) Swift’s
(b) Sir Thomas More’s
(c) Wordsworth’s
(d) None of these

(a) Swift’s


(15) The Waste Land was published by Eliot in:

(a) 1922
(b) 1923
(c) 1932
(d) None of these

(a) 1922


(16) T. S. Eliot and George Eliot were:

(a) Brothers
(b) Father and Son
(c) Novelists
(d) None of these

(d) None of these


(17) Feminine Ending is:

(a) a Novel
(b) a poem
(c) a metrical device
(d) None of these

(c) a metrical device


(18) ‘Persona’ is

(a) the actor in a play
(b) the plural of Person
(c) a projection of the poet into another person
(d) None of these

(a) the actor in a play


(19) A Winter’s Tale by Shakespeare is a:

(a) Dramatic Monologue
(b) Comedy
(c) Tragedy
(d) None of these

(b) Comedy


(20) ‘Preface to Shakespeare’ is written by:

(a) Bradely
(b) Dryden
(c) Dr. Johnson
(d) None of these

(c) Dr. Johnson
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NOTE: (i) Attempt FIVE questions in all including question No. 8 which is compulsory. All questions carry EQUAL marks.


8. Write only the correct answer in the Answer Book. Do not reproduce the questions.

(1) ‘Songs of Experience’ was written by:
(a) Blake
(b) Wordsworth
(c) Keats
(d) Shelley
(e) None of these

(a) Blake


(2) ‘The Prelude’ was composed by:
(a) Keats
(b) Wordsworth
(c) Blake
(d) Byron
(e) None of these

(b) Wordsworth


(3) Which writing includes the manifesto of Romantic poetry?
(a) The Prelude
(b) Lyrical Ballads
(c) The Ancient Mariner
(d) Songs of Innocence
(e) None of these

(b) Lyrical Ballads



(4) Who does consider ‘love’ as a transcending power handling all things into beauty?
(a) Wordsworth
(b) Keats
(c) Shelley
(d) Byron
(e) None of these

(b) Keats


(5) Who did write an epic on the growth of his own mind?
(a) Blake
(b) Tennyson
(c) Browning
(d) Wordsworth
(e) None of these

(d) Wordsworth


(6) Who was more under the influence of Godwin’s philosophy of life?
(a) Byron
(b) Browning
(c) Shelley
(d) Keats
(e) None of these

(c) Shelley


(7) “The Heard melodies are sweet but those unheard are sweeter” appear in:
(a) Ode to Autumn
(b) Ode on a Grecian Urn
(c) Ode to a Nightingale
(d) Ode on Melancholy
(e) None of these

(b) Ode on a Grecian Urn


(8) Lord Byron was born in:
(a) 1788
(b) 1789
(c) 1790
(d) 1791
(e) None of these

(a) 1788



(9) Tennyson talks about the equality of women in:
(a) The Princess
(b) In memoriam
(c) Maud
(d) Lackslay Hall
(e) None of these

(a) The Princess


(10) Pauline was written by:
(a) Browning
(b) Keats
(c) Byron
(d) Blake
(e) None of these

(a) Browning


(11) Which Victorian Poet is called the psychologist?
(a) Rossetti
(b) Morris
(c) Browning
(d) Swinburne
(e) None of these

(c) Browning


(12) ‘The last Essays of Elia’ was written by:
(a) Carlyle
(b) Lamb
(c) Hunt
(d) Ruskin
(e) None of these

(b) Lamb



(13) Hazlitt’s intellectual awakening had been stimulated by:
(a) Shakespeare
(b) Coleridge
(c) Wordsworth
(d) De Quincey
(e) None of these

(a) Shakespeare


(14) Paul David and Pip are the three notable descriptions of sensitive, nervous childhood in the works of:
(a) Thackery
(b) Kingsley
(c) Dickens
(d) Austin
(e) None of these

(c) Dickens


(15) Which of the following novelists is known for his Satire in the Victorian literature?
(a) Charlotte Bronte
(b) Thackeray
(c) Hardy
(d) Meredith
(e) None of these

(b) Thackeray


(16) Amongst the following, who is considered to be the “pioneer of the novel of female emancipation”?
(a) Jane Austin
(b) Charlotte Bronte
(c) Emily Bronte
(d) Virginia Woolf
(e) None of these

(b) Charlotte Bronte



(17) The world of “Lady Shallot” belongs to the:
(a) Medieval era
(b) Greek era
(c) Victorian era
(d) Romantic era
(e) None of these

(c) Victorian era



(18) Egden Heath forms the back-drop of which of the following novels by Hardy?
(a) Jude the Obscure
(b) Hard Times
(c) Return of the Native
(d) Tess
(e) None of these

(c) Return of the Native



(19) “Beauty is Truth, Truth Beauty” This line has been taken from:
(a) Ode to Autumn
(b) Ode to a Nightingale
(c) Ode on a Grecian Urn
(d) La Belle Dame Sans Merci
(e) None of these

(c) Ode on a Grecian Urn


(20) Upon Wartminister Bridge, written by Wordsworth is:
(a) Ballad
(b) Pastoral poem
(c) Sonnet
(d) Lyrical poem
(e) None of these

(c) Sonnet
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COMPULSORY QUESTION

8. Write only the correct answer in the Answer Book. Do not reproduce the questions.

(1) B. Shaw confessed to be a disciple of:
(a) Ibsen
(b) Swift
(c) Butler
(d) Wells
(e) None of these

(a) Ibsen


(2) Arms and the Man, Candida and Man and Super Man are written by:
(a) Shaw
(b) Butler
(c) Moris
(d) Wells
(e) None of these

(a) Shaw


(3) Which of the following was written by Shakespeare?
(a) The Rape of Lucrece
(b) The Rape of the Lock
(c) Endymion
(d) Fairie Queene
(e) None of these

(a) The Rape of Lucrece


(4) Who wrote Samson Agonistes and Paradise Lost?
(a) Spenser
(b) Milton
(c) Byron
(d) Pope
(e) None of these

(b) Milton



(5) The Rape of the Lock is a:
(a) Parody
(b) Elegy
(c) Romance
(d) Sonnet
(e) None of these

(a) Parody


(6) The Dunciad, Essay on Man, Epistles are all written by:
(a) Shakespeare
(b) Dryden
(c) Pope
(d) Shaw
(e) None of these

(c) Pope


(7) Who said … “expression ought to be the dress of the thought”?
(a) Pope
(b) Dryden
(c) Locke
(d) Coleridge
(e) None of these

(d) Coleridge


(8) What kind of books are Robinson Crusoe and Moll Flanders?
(a) Travel-books
(b) Tragedy
(c) Romance
(d) Comedy
(e) None of these

(a) Travel-books


(9) Who believed that Shakespeare did much better in Comedy than in tragedy?
(a) Dryden
(b) Bradley
(c) Johnson
(d) L. C. Knight
(e) None of these

(c) Johnson


(10) Who wrote The Vicar of Wake Field?
(a) Richardson
(b) Fielding
(c) Defoe
(d) Goldsmith
(e) None of these

(d) Goldsmith


(11) ‘Cervantes’ is a character in:
(a) Don Quixote
(b) Pamele
(c) Tristram Shandy
(d) Tom Jones
(e) None of these

(a) Don Quixote


(12) Parson Adams and Squire Western are creations of:
(a) Richardson
(b) Sterne
(c) Fielding
(d) Smollett
(e) None of these

(c) Fielding



(13) Mr. Bennet is one of Jane Austen’s characters in:
(a) Emma
(b) Persecution
(c) Pride and Prejudice
(d) Sense and sensibility
(e) None of these

(c) Pride and Prejudice



(14) The Prelude is written in:
(a) Couplets
(b) Blank Verse
(c) Terza rima
(d) None of these

(b) Blank Verse


(15) In whose poetry do we find – ‘a love of nature, simplicity and faith in the dignity of the humblest’?
(a) Coleridge
(b) Southey
(c) Wordsworth
(d) Burns
(e) None of these

(c) Wordsworth



(16) Who among the Romantic poets chores the ‘Super natural’ as his theme?
(a) Coleridge
(b) Shelley
(c) Byron
(d) Keats
(e) None of these

(a) Coleridge


(17) Which poet is not always bound up with the reformer?
(a) Wordsworth
(b) Coleridge
(c) Pope
(d) Tennyson
(e) None of these

(d) Tennyson


(18) The Common Sojourn of Byron, Shelley, Keats was:
(a) Lake district
(b) Hampshire
(c) Wessex
(d) Utopia
(e) None of these

(a) Lake district



(19) Childe Harold was written by:
(a) Byron
(b) Shelley
(c) Tennyson
(d) None of these

(a) Byron



(20) Pleasure and joy in Beauty become a feast of the scenes in the poetry of:
(a) Shelley
(b) Keats
(c) Byron
(d) None of these

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NOTE: (i) First attempt PART-I (MCQ) on separate Answer Sheet which shall be taken back after 30 minutes.
(ii) Overwriting/cutting of the options/answers will not be given credit.

PART – I (MCQ)
COMPULSORY

Q.1 Select the best option/answer and fill in the appropriate box on the Answer Sheet.

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

(c) Blake


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

(a) 1770



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

(b) Hours of Idleness


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

(e) None of these


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

(d) The Triumph of life


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

(d) Wordsworth and Coleridge


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

(d) Mill



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

(c) Ruskin


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

(a) 1800 - 1859


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

(a) Bourgeois Victorian enlightenment



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

(c) Ruskin


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

(b) Dramatic Monologues


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

(e) None of these


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

This was written by:
(a) Tennyson
(b) Browning
(c) Mathew Arnold
(d) William Morris
(e) None of these

(b) Browning


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

(c) 1850


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

(a) Lower middle class origin


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

(c) Marian Evans



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

(a) Atheist


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

(a) Tale of rustic life



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

(b) Charlotte Bronte
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PART – I (MCQ)
COMPULSORY

Q.1 Select the best option/answer and fill in the appropriate box on the Answer Sheet.

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

(b) Longinus


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

(c) Dryden


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

(b) Carlyle


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

(c) Restoration Period


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

(b) William James


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

(d) Spenserian Stanza


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

(b) Refrain



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

(c) Comedy of Ideas


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

(a) Free Verse


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

(a) Parallelism


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

(c) Earnest Jones


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

(d) Hamlet


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

(a) W. H. Auden


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

(a) Husband and wife


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

(b) Keats



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

(c) Huxley


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

(d) Ted Hughes


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

(a) Keats


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

(b) Philip Sidney


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

(b) The Jew of Malta
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