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1. Where was Keats born?
2. Which period is termed as " most placid time in Keats' life" by cowden
Keats' lodging in the attic above the surgery at 7 Church street
3. In which school Keats studied?
John Clarke's school
4. In which hospital John Keats registered as a medical student after finishing
his apprenticeship with Hammond?
Guy's Hospital
5. When Keats died?
23rd february 1821
6. When was Keats born?
31st october 1795
7. What was the profession of Thomas Hammond under whom John Keats
joined for apprenticeship?
8. Which is the first extant poem of John Keats, which is written in the year
1814 when when was 19 years of age?
An imitation of spenser
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1. First major work of Chaucer?
The Book of Duchess
2. Chaucer is also known as?
The father of english literature
3. Which one of the following works of Geoffrey Chaucer is an elegy written for Blanche of Lancaster?
The Book of Duchess
4. In which year did Chaucer fought in Hundred Years' War between France and England?
5. The Canterbury Tales is an unfinished work, wherein each pilgrim was supposed to tell more than one tale. How many tales did Chaucer originally envision each pilgrim telling?
6. Which of Chaucer's works is associated with Valentine's Day?
Parliament of fouls
7. During the period of which king did Chaucer fight in the English Army for the Hundred Years' War between France and England?
Edward 3
8. When did Geoffrey Chaucer start working on The Canterbury Tales?
Early 1380s
9. From where Matthew Arnold took the story for his Sohras and Rustam?
Shah Nama
10. What was common amongst D.G Rossetti, Christina Rossetti, Morris and Swinburne?
All belonged to pre-Raphaelite school
11. Who is the author of Blessed Damozel?
12. Wild's drama Woman of No Importance appared in ?
13. Spenser's Epithalamion is?
A wedding hymn
14. What is meant by 'Wessex'?
Region where Hardy's novels are set
15. George Eliot's novel Romola is a?
Historical novel
16. The Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria's reign was celebrated in?
17. Which one is the unfinished novel of Charles Dickens?
Edwin Drood
18. Which one is Gaskell's first novel?
Mary Barton
19. Dunstan is a character from the novel?
Silas Marner
20. Who was the leader of Pre-Raphaelite group of artists in England?
D.G Rossetti
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Some helpful mcqs are here.
. 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

12. The repetition of similar ending sounds


13. Applying human qualities to non-human things


14. The repetition of beginning consonant sounds


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


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


17. Using words or letters to imitate sounds


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


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

free verse

20. A poem with no meter or rhyme

free verse

21. A poem that generally has meter and rhyme

free verse

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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
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1. Which work of William Wordsworth is generally considered to be his magnum opus?
The Prelude
2. In which magazine, in the year 1787, that William Wordsworth made his debut as a writer by publishing a sonnet?
The European Magazine
3. Where was William Wordsworth born?
4. What is the name of the sister of William Wordsworth, who is also a poet and diarist?
Dorothy Wordsworth
5. Which college did William Wordsworth attend?
St. John's College
6. When was William Wordsworth born?
7 April 1770
7. When was William Wordsworth appointed poet laureate?
8. When did William Wordsworth die?
23 April `1850
9. When did William Wordsworth marry Mary Hutchinson?
10. From which year to which year that William Wordsworth served as the Poet Laureate of Britain?
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11. Which work of William Wordsworth, with the joint publication with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature?
Lyrical Ballads
12. What was the first published title of Christopher Marlow's play The Jew of Malta?
The Famous Tragedy of the Rich Jew of Malta
13. When did Christopher Marlow die?
30 May 1593
14. Which one of the following plays of Christopher Marlow tells the story of the disposition of a king by his barons and the Queen?
Edward the second
15. Which one of the following dramas attributed to Christopher Marlow is believed to have been his first?
Dido, Queen of Carthage
16. At what age did Christopher Marlow die?
17. In which year the play of Christopher Marlow The Jew of Malta first performed?
18. In which place of England Christopher Marlow born?
19. The title page which play of Christopher Marlow attributes the play to Marlowe and Thomas Nashe?
Dido, Queen of Carthage
20. The title page which play of Christopher Marlow attributes the play to Marlowe and Thomas Nashe?
Corpus Christie college
21. The title page which play of Christopher Marlow attributes the play to Marlowe and Thomas Nashe?
26 Feb 1564
22. To which theater was Christopher Marlow associated with?
English Renaissance Theatre
23. Where was John Milton born?
24. When was John Milton born?
9 Dec 1608
25. When did John Milton die?
8 Nov 1674
26. Which book was about the temptation of Christ?
Paradise Regained
27. Which Poem caused Milton's stature as a poet to be recognized?
Paradise Lost
28. When did John Milton publish Tenure of Kings and Magistrates?
29. What is the meaning of Milton's work Samson Agonistes?
30. Which college did John Milton attend?
Christ's college
31. Which one of Milton's senses were lost during writing his works?
32. Who did Milton have to write his works down when he became Blind?
His Daughters
33. In whose memory did John Milton write Methought I saw my late espousčd saint?
Katherine Woodcock
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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

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 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
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