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Default English Literature MCQs for Lecturer-ship through SPSC

1. The earliest surviving work in English Literature is
Ans: Caedmon's Hymn
2. The epic poem Beowulf consists
Ans: 3182 alliterative lines
3. Which epic poem from old English Literature has been declared the national epic poem of England?
Ans: Beowulf Epic Poem
4. The epic poem Beowulf is written in
Ans: Scandinavian Script
5. Who wrote the epic poem Beowulf?
Ans: Anonymous
6. The Old English "Martyrology" is a Merican collection of
Ans: Hagiographies
7. Eynsham was a prolific 10th-century writer of
Ans: Hagiographies and Homilies
8. The earliest English poet whose name is known is;
Ans: Caedmon
9. King Alfred's reign ended in
Ans: 9th century
10. In the battle of Maldon in 991, The Anglo-Saxons failed to prevent
Ans: Vikings' Invasion
11. "The Wanderer" is an old English poem that consists
Ans: 115 Lines of alliterative verse
12. A poem that mourns a loss, or has the more general meaning of a simply sorrowful piece of writing is called;
Ans: Elegy
13. The English Literature is generally seen as beginning with the;
Ans: Epic Poem Beowulf
14. Normans conquered the England in
Ans: 1066
15. Which language became the standard language of courts, parliament and polite society during the reign of Normans?
Ans: Law French
16. Who translated the Bible in the Middle English Period?
Ans: Wycliffe
17. Which pre-Reformation movement rejected many of the distinctive teachings of the Roman Catholic Church?
Ans: The Lollard Movement

18. The term "Lollard" refers to whom?
Ans: The followers of John Wycliffe
19. A prominent theologian who was dismissed from the University of Oxford in 1381 for criticism of the Church was;
Ans: John Wycliffe
20. Middle English Period lasts up till the;
Ans: 1470
21. Patience and Purity are alliterative poems written by;
Ans: Sir Gawain
22. What is the term "Chancery Standard" meant in English Literature?
Ans: A form of London-based English
23. Where is the Geoffrey Chaucer buried in?
Ans: Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey
24. Geoffrey Chaucer is best known for his;
Ans: Canterbury Tales
25. The first recorded association of Valentine's Day is in Chaucer's;
Ans: Parliament of Fouls
26. Who was the personal friend of Geoffrey Chaucer?
Ans: John Gower
27. Which book is believed to be the first published book written by a woman in the English language?
Ans: Revelation of Divine Love
28. William Caxton invented the printing press in
Ans: 1476
29. Pilgrim's progress is a famous allegory of medieval period written by;
Ans: John Bunyan
30. Renaissance is usually regarded as beginning in 14th-century in;
Ans: Italy
31. The term Renaissance in English Literature means
Ans: Re-birth
32. The English Renaissance was actually the;
Ans: Cultural and Artistic Movement
33. John Florio was an excellent;
Ans: Linguist and Lexicographer
34. Sonnet was introduced into English Literature from
Ans: Italian Literature
35. The Faerie Queene, an epic poem was written by
Ans: Edmund Spencer


36. The defense of the poetry is the work of
Ans: Sir Philip Sidney
37. What is significant about "Gorboduc" the first verse drama in English Literature?
Ans: Blank Verse was used in it for the first time ever
38. Reign of the Elizabeth-I started in
Ans: 1558
39. Reign of the James-I started in
Ans: 1603
40. Thomas Wyatt is one of the earliest English poet of
Ans: Renaissance Age
41. Who is known as the poets' poet in English Literature?
Ans: Edmund Spencer
42. Sonnet is a
Ans: 14-lines poem
43. What is called the first eight lines of Sonnet?
Ans: Octave
44. What is called the last six lines of Sonnet?
Ans: Sestet
45. What is the rhyming scheme of Octave in sonnet?
Ans: a-b-b-a-a-b-b-a
46. What is the rhyming scheme of sestet in sonnet?
Ans: : c-d-e-c-d-e or c-d-c-c-d-c.
47.William Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, and Christopher Marlowe were
Ans:Elizabethan age playwrights.
48. Dr. Faustus is the very famous play, written by
Ans: Christopher Marlowe
49. The Alchemist, comedy was written by
Ans: Ben Johnson
50. The 'Table Alphabeticall' is believed to be first ever dictionary in English language was written in 1604 by;
51. What is the meaning of “Renaissance” ?
Rebirth, revival and re-awaking
Ans; Robert Cawdrey
52. English Civil War was fought during the reign of
Ans: King Charles I
53. Who was the last great poet of the age of renaissance?
Ans. John Milton
54. John Milton got blind at the age of
Ans. 40

55. The most dominant figure of the age of Restoration is
Ans. John Dryden
56. The first ever significant female novelist was
Ans. Aphra Behn
57. The first official/formal poet laureate is believed to be
Ans. John Dryden
58. Who introduced Alexdandrine and Triplet into english poetry for the first time?
Ans. John Dryden
59. The age of enlightenment which started in 18th century is also known as
Ans. Age of reason/Augustan age
60. Which english poet is most discussed after Shakespeare?
Ans. Robert Burns
61. What is the meaning of the term "Magnum Opus"?
Ans: Master Piece
62. Which English poet was born with deformed feet?
Ans: Lord Byron
63. Which drug did Samuel Taylor Coleridge use to take?
Ans: Opium
64. Name the English poet, who got blind at the age of 40.
Ans: John Milton
65. Which Irish poet, dramatist and novelist was accused of porns and sodomite.
Ans: Oscar Wild
66. Democracy is the tyranny of majority. Who said this?
Ans: JS Mill
67. Democracy is the bludgeoning of the people, for the people and by the people. Whose statement is this?
Ans: Oscar Wilde
68. Due to which unique quality Oscar Wilde is so famous?
Ans: Hard Hitting Quotations
69. Man can be destroyed but can't be defeated. These words are taken from
Ans: Old Man and the Sea
70. How Ernest Hemingway was died?
Ans: He had killed himself/Suicided.
71. Gulliver's Travels is the Magnum opus of
Ans: Jonathon Swift
72. Who is believed as the father of English Literature?
Ans: Geoffrey Chaucer
73. How many total stories are there in The Canterbury Tales?
Ans: 24

74. King James Bible that was first ever bible written in English Language, published in
Ans: 1611
75. Renaissance Movement is believed to be started first in fourteenth century in
Ans: Italy
76. Who is credited to introduce sonnet in English Literature?
Ans: Thomas Wyatt.
77. Who has written one of the all times best novel war and piece?
Ans: Leo Tolstoy ( a Russian novelist)
78. Name the very famous French novelist who wrote Madame Bovary?
Ans: Gastave Flaubert
79. How many total acts are in Shakespeare's comedy A Midsummer' Night's Dream?
Ans: Five
80. Who is considered the most significant auther after Shakespeare in English Literature?
Ans: John Milton
81. Who uttered these words “Beauty is truth, truth is beauty, that is all” ?
John Keats
82. Which was Marlowe’s first play ?
Tamburlaine
83. To which theater was Christopher Marlow associated with ?
English Renaissance theatre
84. What was the first published title of Christopher Marlow’s play The Jew of Malta ?
The Famous Tragedy of the Rich Jew of Malta
85. The first complete version of Bible in English language was made by ?
Wyclif
86. Which century is known as Dawn of Renaissance ?
15th
87. Renaissance first came to the ?
Italy
88. Which of the following qualities would most accurately describe Faustus’ character at the beginning of the play ?
arrogant
89. Who of the following is known as Child Of Renaissance ?
Spencer
90. “On his blindness”, a collection of sonnets is written by ?
John Milton
91. “The Prince Of Poets in his time”, on whom grave the inscription is written ?
Edmund Spencer
92. What is Faerie Queene ?
An allegory

93. Who wrote “Holy Sonnets” ?
John Donne
94. Who wrote “The Massacre at Paris” ?
Christopher Marlowe
95. Which famous work of John Milton’s was based on the fall of man ?
Paradise Lost
96. What is the meaning of Milton’s work Samson Agonistes ?
Wrestler
97. Which poem ends 'I shall but love thee better after death'?
How do I love thee
98. A pattern of accented and unaccented syllables in lines of poetry
Meter
99. The repetition of similar ending sounds
Rhyme
100. Applying human qualities to non-human things
Personification
101. The repetition of beginning consonant sound
Alliteration
102. A comparison of unlike things without using a word of comparison such as like or as
metaphor
103. The comparison of unlike things using the words like or as
simile
104. Using words or letters to imitate sounds
onomatopoeia
105. a description that appeals to one of the five senses
imagery
106. A poem that tells a story with plot, setting, and characters
narrative
107. A poem with no meter or rhyme
free verse
108. A poem that generally has meter and rhyme
lyric
109. Shakespeare composed much of his plays in what sort of verse?
Iambic pentameter
110. Which poet invented the concept of the variable foot in poetry?
William Carlos Williams
111. Who wrote this famous line: 'Shall I compare thee to a summer's day/ Thou art more lovely and more temperate…'
Shakespeare

112. From what century does the poetic form the folk ballad date?
The 12th
113. 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'
Romeo and Juliet
114. What is a poem called whose first letters of each line spell out a word?
Acrostic
115. Auld Lang Syne is a famous poem by whom?
Robert Burns
116. How has Stephen Dunn been described in 'the Oxford Companion to 20th Century Poetry?
A poet of middleness
117. 'The Cambridge school' refers to a group who emerged when?
The 1960's
118. Margaret Atwood was born in which Canadian city?
Ottowa
119. Which of the following words describe the prevailing attitude of High-Modern Literature?
Skeptical & Impressionistic
120. Which Welsh poet wrote "Under Milk Wood?"
Dylan Thomas
121. Who wrote Canterbury Tales?
Geoffrey Chaucer
122. Who wrote "The Hound of the Baskervilles?"
Arthur Conan Doyle
123. ___________is a late 20th century play written by a woman?
Camille
124. Which of the following writers wrote historical novels?
Sir Walter Scott and Maria Edgeworth
125. Who wrote "Ten Little Niggers?"
Agatha Christie
126. Which of the following are Thomas Hardy books?
The Poor Man and the Lady & The Return of Native
127. Who wrote the poems, "On death" and "Women, Wine, and Snuff?"
John Keats
128. "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:
Paradise Lost

129. William Shakespeare was born in the year:
1564
130. Who wrote 'The Winter's Tale?'
William Shakespeare
131. What is the difference between a simile and a metaphor?
A simile uses as or like to make a comparison and a metaphor doesn't.
132. What is the word for a "play on words"?
pun
133. Which represents an example of alliteration?
Peter Piper Picked Peppers
134. What is the imitation of natural sounds in word form?
Onomatopoeia
135. The theme is ...?
the point a writer is trying to make about a subject.
136. Concentrate on these elements when writing a good poem.
theme, purpose, form, and mood.
137. Which is not a poetry form?
tale
138. Which is an example of a proverb?
You can't have your cake and eat it, too
139. Which is an exaggeration?
Hyperbole
140. Who has defined 'poetry' as a fundamental creative act using languages?
Dylan Thomas
141. What is a sonnet?
A poem of fourteen lines
142. What is study of meter, rhythm and intonation of a poem called as?
Prosody
143. Which figure of speech is it when a statement is exaggerated in a poem?
Hyperbole
144. 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?
Synecdoche
145. Which culture is known for their long, rhymic poetic verses known as Qasidas?
Arabic
146. Complete this Shakespearan line - Let me not to the marriage of true minds bring:
Impediments
147. Which of the following is a Japanese poetic form?
a. Jintishi

148. 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'?
Leisure
149. Who was often called as the Romantic Poet as most of his poems revolved around nature?
William Wordsworth
150. What is a funny poem of five lines called?
Limerick
151. How did W. H. Auden describe poetry?
A game of knowledge
152. Sassoon and Brooke wrote what kind of poetry?
War poems
153. Where did T. S. Eliot spend most of his childhood?
St Louis
154. Ted Hughes was married to which American poetess?
Sylvia Plath
155. How old was Rupert Brooke at the time of his death?
28
156. In what form did Dylan Thomas's 'Under Milk Wood' first become known?
A radio play
157. The magazine 'Contemporary Poetry and Prose' was inspired by which exhibition?
The Surrealist Exhibition
158. Why did 'Poetry Quarterly' cease publication in 1953?
Owner convicted of fraud
159. Aldous Huxley was a poet, but was better known as what?
Novelist
160. Of which poet was it said 'Even if he's not a great poet, he's certainly a great something'?
Kipling
161. Which people began their invasion and conquest of southwestern Britain around 450?
the Anglo-Saxons
162. Words from which language began to enter English vocabulary around the time of the Norman Conquest in 1066?
French
163. Which hero made his earliest appearance in Celtic literature before becoming a staple subject in French, English, and German literatures?
Arthur

164. Toward the close of which century did English replace French as the language of conducting business in Parliament and in court of law?
fourteenth
165. Which king began a war to enforce his claims to the throne of France in 1336?
Edward III
166. Who would be called the English Homer and father of English poetry?
Geoffrey Chaucer
167. What was vellum?
parchment made of animal skin
168. Only a small proportion of medieval books survive, large numbers having been destroyed in:
the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the 1530s.
169. What is the first extended written specimen of Old English?
a code of laws promulgated by King Ethelbert
170. Who was the first English Christian king?
Ethelbert
171. In Anglo-Saxon heroic poetry, what is the fate of those who fail to observe the sacred duty of blood vengeance?
everlasting shame
172. Christian writers like the Beowulf poet looked back on their pagan ancestors with:
admiration and elegiac sympathy.
173. The use of "whale-road"for sea and "life-house"for body are examples of what literary technique, popular in Old English poetry?
kenning
174. Which of the following statements is not an accurate description of Old English poetry?
Romantic love is a guiding principle of moral conduct.
175. Which of the following best describes litote, a favorite rhetorical device in Old English poetry?
ironic understatement
176. How did Henry II, the first of England's Plantagenet kings, acquire vast provinces in southern France?
his marriage to Eleanor of Aquitaine
177. Which of the following languages did not coexist in Anglo-Norman England?
Dutch
178. To what did the word the roman, from which the genre of "romance"emerged, initially apply?
a work written in the French vernacular

179. Popular English adaptations of romances appealed primarily to
the clergy
180. What is the climax of Geoffrey of Monmouth's The History of the Kings of Britain?
the reign of King Arthur
181. Ancrene Riwle is a manual of instruction for
women who have chosen to live as religious recluses
182. 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?
the Gawain poet
183. Why did the rebels of 1381 target the church, beheading the archbishop of Canterbury?
The church was among the greatest of oppressive landowners.
184. Which influential medieval text purported to reveal the secrets of the afterlife?
Dante's Divine Comedy
185. Who is the author of Piers Plowman?
William Langland
186. What event resulted from the premature death of Henry V?
the War of the Roses
187. Which literary form, developed in the fifteenth century, personified vices and virtues?
the morality play
188. Which of the following statements about Julian of Norwich is true?
She is the first known woman writer in the English vernacular.
189. Which of the following authors is considered a devotee to chivalry, as it is personified in Sir Lancelot?
Sir Thomas Malory
190. Thomas kyd (1558-95) achieved great popularity with which of his first work?
The Spanish Tragedy
191. Marlowe born in________
1564
192. In "the tragic history of Doctor Faustus". Faustus was a :
German scholar
193. Who wrote "The Massacre at Paris"?
Christopher Marlowe
194. After the death of Christopher Marlowe who completed his unfinished poem "Hero and Leander"?
George Chapman
195. Who succeeded Lyly?
Robert Greene

196. Which of the Marlowe's plays were written in collaboration with Thomas Nash?
The tragedy of Dido and Queen of Carthage..
197. Who was the son of a rich London merchant and born in 1557?
Thomas lodge
198. The collection of the papers and correspondence of a well-to-do Norfolk family is known as:
The Paston letters
199. Who wrote "Holy Sonnets"?
John Donne
200. Who wrote following lines:
201. "........ I am involved in mankind: and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee."
John Donne
202. "On his blindness", a collection of sonnets is written by:
John Milton
203. "Paradise lost" was lost by:
Eve & Adam
204. In "Paradise regained" who regained the paradise?
Jesus
205. Which of the following published in 1579 and although it placed Spencer immediately in the highest rank of living writers?
The Shepherd's calendar
206. Spencer married in June 11, 1594 to --------------------------------------?
Elizabeth Boyle D/O James Boyle
207. John Donne's "The Anniversaries" is a:
An elegy in two parts
208. Who of the following is known as Child Of Renaissance?
Spencer
209. During Spencer's visit to his Kinsfolk in Lancashire he felt in love a woman and who figures as__________________ much of his work:
Rosalind
210. The epigraph of The Waste Land is borrowed from?
Homer
211. Who called ‘The Waste Land ‘a music of ideas’?
Allen Tate
212. T. S. Eliot has borrowed the term ‘Unreal City’ in the first and third sections from?
Dante
213. Which of the following myths does not figure in The Waste Land?
Sysyphus

214. Joe Gargery is Pip’s?
guardian
215. Estella is the daughter of?
Joe Gargery
216. Which book of John Ruskin influenced Mahatma Gandhi?
Unto This Last
217. Graham Greene’s novels are marked by?
Catholicism
218. One important feature of Jane Austen’s style is?
humour and pathos
219. The title of the poem ‘The Second Coming’ is taken from?
The Bible
220. The main character in Paradise Lost Book I and Book II is?
Satan
221. In Sons and Lovers, Paul Morel’s mother’s name is?
Gertrude
222. The twins in Lord of the Flies are?
Ralph and Jack
223. Mr. Jaggers, in Great Expectations, is a
lawyer
224. What does the ‘I’ stand for in the following line?
‘To Carthage then I came’
Augustine
225. The following lines are an exampl of.............image.
‘The river sweats Oil and tar’
erotic
226. Which of the following novels has the sub-title ‘A Novel Without a Hero’?
Vanity Fair
227. In ‘Leda and the Swan’, who wooes Leda in guise of a swan?
Zeus
228. Who invented the term ‘Sprung rhythm’?
Hopkins
229. Who wrote the poem ‘Defence of Lucknow’?
Swinburne
230. Which of the following plays of Shakespeare has an epilogue?
The Tempest
231. Hamlet’s famous speech ‘To be,or not to be; that is the question’ occurs in?
Act III, Scene I

232. Identify the character in The Tempest who is referred to as an honest old counselor
Gonzalo
233. What is the sub-title of the play Twelfth Night?
Or, What you Will
234. Which of the following plays of Shakespeare, according to T. S.
Eliot, is ‘artistic failure’?
Hamlet
235. Who is Thomas Percy in Henry IV, Pt I?
Earl of Northumberland
236. Paradise Lost was originally written in?
eight books
237. In Pride and Prejudice, Lydia elopes with?
Wickham
238. Who coined the phrase ‘Egotistical Sublime’?
S. T. Coleridge
239. Who is commonly known as ‘Pip’ in Great Expectations?
Philip Pip
240. The novel The Power and the Glory is set in?
Mexico
241. Which of the following is Golding’s first novel?
Lord of the Flies
242. Identify the character who is a supporter of Women’s Rights in Sons and Lovers?
Mrs. Morel
243. Vanity Fair is a novel by?
W. M. Thackeray
244. Shelley’s Adonais is an elegy on the death of?
Keats
245. Which of the following is the first novel of D. H. Lawrence?
The White Peacock
246. In the poem ‘Tintern Abbey’, ‘dearest friend’ refers to?
Dorothy
247. Who, among the following, is not the second generation of British Romantics?
Wordsworth
248. Which of the following poems of Coleridge is a ballad?
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
249. Identify the writer who was expelled from Oxford for circulating a pamphlet—
P. B. Shelley
250. Keats’s Endymion is dedicated to?
Leigh Hunt

251. The second series of Essays of Elia by Charles Lamb was published in?
1833
252. Which of the following poets does not belong to the ‘Lake School’?
Keats
253. Who, among the following writers, was not educated at Christ’s Hospital School, London?
Charles Lamb
254. Who derided Hazlitt as one of the members of the ‘Cockney School of Poetry’?
T. S. Eliot
255. Tennyson’s poem ‘In Memoriam’was written in memory of?
A. H. Hallam
256. Who, among the following, is not connected with the Oxford Movement?
Robert Browning
257. Identify the work by Swinburne which begins “when the hounds of spring are on winter’s traces..”?
Atalanta in Calydon
258. Carlyle’s work On Heroes, HeroWorship and the Heroic in History is a course of?
five lectures
259. Who is praised as a hero by Carlyle in his lecture on the ‘Hero as King’?
Cromwell
260. Identify the work by Ruskin which began as a defence of contemporary landscape artist especially Turner?
Modem Painters
261. The term ‘the Palliser Novels’ is used to describe the political novels of?
B. Disraeli
262. Identify the poet, whom Queen Victoria, regarded as the perfect poet of ‘love and loss’—
D. G. Rossetti
263. A verse form using stanza of eight lines, each with eleven syllables, is known as?
OttavaRima
264. Identify the writer who first used blank verse in English poetry?
Earl of Surrey
265. The Aesthetic Movement which blossomed during the 1880s was not influenced by?
Matthew Arnold
266. Identify the rhetorical figure used in the following line of Tennyson “Faith un-faithful kept him falsely true.”
Oxymoron
267. W. B. Yeats used the phrase ‘the artifice of eternity’ in his poem?
Sailing to Byzantium

268. Who is Pip’s friend in London?
Jaggers
269. Who is Mr. Tench in The Power and the Glory?
A thief
270. ‘Brevity is the soul of wit’ is a quotation from?
William Shakespeare
271. “Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and ale.” Who speaks the lines given above in Twelfth Night?
Sir Toby Belch
272. In Paradise Lost, Book I, Satan is the embodiment of Milton’s?
Spirit of revolt
273. Who calls poetry “the breadth and finer spirit of all knowledge”?
Wordsworth
274. Twelfth Night opens with the speech of?
Duke
275. What was the cause of William’s death in Sons and Lovers?
Pneumonia
276. Which poem of Coleridge is an opium dream?
Kubla Khan
277. Which stanza form did Shelley use in his famous poem ‘Ode to theWest Wind’?
Terza rima
278. The phrase ‘Pathetic fallacy’ is coined by?
John Ruskin
279. Tracts for the Times relates to?
The Oxford Movement
280. The Chartist Movement sought?
Protection of the political rights of the working class
281. Who wrote “Biographia Literaria”?
Coleridge
282. Who was “Fortinbras”?
Son to the king of Norway
283. How many soliloquies are spoken by Hamlet in the play Hamlet?
Five
284. “The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.” The above lines have been taken from?
The Second Coming
285. The most notable characteristic of Keats’ poetry is?
Sensuousness

286. The key-note of Browning’s philosophy of life is?
optimism
287. The title of Carlyle’s ‘Sartor Resartus’ means?
Tailor Repatched
288. “Epipsychidion” is composed by?
Shelley
289. “The better part of valour is discretion” occurs in Shakespeare’s—?
Henry IV, Pt I
290. Epic similes are found in which work of John Milton?
Paradise Lost
291. Identify the writer who used a pseudonym, Michael Angelo Titmarsh, for much of his early work?
Graham Greene
292. Pride and Prejudice was originally a youthful work entitled?
‘First Impressions’
293. Identify the novel in which the character of Charlotte Lucas figures
Pride and Prejudice
294. ‘There’s a special providence in the fall of a sparrow.” The line given above occurs in
Hamlet
295. Who said that Shakespeare in his comedies has only heroines and no heroes?
John Ruskin
296. Sir John Falstaff is one of Shakespeare’s greatest?
comic figures
297. That Milton was of the Devil’s party without knowing it, was said by?
Blake
298. Who called Shelley ‘a beautiful and ineffectual angel beating in the void his luminous wings in vain’?
Matthew Arnold
299. Essays of Ella are?
practically autobiographical fragments
300. The theme of Tennyson’s Poem ‘The Princess’ is?
Women’s Education and Rights
301. Thackeray’s “Esmond” is a novel of historical realism capturing the spirit of?
the Medieval age
302. Oedipus Complex is?
a son’s attraction towards his mother
303. “My own great religion is a belief in the blood, the flesh as being wiser than the intellect.” Who wrote this?
D. H. Lawrence

304. Shakespeare makes fun of the Puritans in his play?
Twelfth Night
305. “The rarer action is in virtue that in vengeance.” This line occurs in?
The Tempest
306. Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is a?
Domestic novel
307. ‘Heaven lies about us in our infancy’. This line occurs in the poem?
Immortality Ode
308. Wordsworth calls himself ‘a Worshipper of Nature’ in his poem—
Tintern Abbey
309. When Wordsworth’s ‘Immortality Ode’ was first published in 1802, it had only?
Stanzas I toV
310. Which method of narration has been employed by Dickens in his novel “Great Expectations”?
Direct or epic method
311. Who said ‘Keats was a Greek’?
Coleridge
312. D. G. Rossetti was a true literary descendant of?
Keats
313. To which character in Hamlet does the following description apply?
“The tedious wiseacre who meddles his way to his doom.”
Hamlet
314. Browning’s famous poem ‘Rabbi Ben Ezra’ is included in?
Dramatis Personae
315. S. T. Coleridge was an Associate of?
Royal Society of Literature
316. Which of the following is an unfinished novel by Jane Austen?
Sandition
317. Why did Miss Havisham remain a spinster throughout her life in “Great Expectations”?
She was arrogant
318. W. B. Yeats received the Nobel Prize for literature in the year?
1923
319. The Romantic Revival in English Poetry was influenced by the?
French Revolution
320. The Pre-Raphaelite poets were mostly indebted to the poets of the?
Romantic revival
321. ‘O, you are sick of self-love’ Who is referred to in these words in Twelfth Night?
Malvolio

322. Hamlet is?
a passionate lover
323. Which of Shakespeare’s characters exclaims; ‘Brave, new, world!’?
Miranda
324. Paradise Lost shows an influence of?
Christianity and the Renaissance
325. The style of Paradise Lost is?
more Latin than most poems
326. In Pride and Prejudice we initially dislike but later tend to like?
Darcy
327. Who in Hamlet suggests that one should neither be a lender nor a borrower?
Polonius
328. Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Pt I contains his?
patriotism
329. Literary divisions are not always exact, but we draw them because they are often convenient. The majority of English literary periods are named after:
Monarchs or political events
330. Which period of literature came first?
Restoration
331. In what language did Shakespeare write?
Modern English
332. Jane Austen wrote during this period.
Regency
333. Which work was published first?
Blake’s "Songs of Innocence"
334. Which of the following works was written before the all-important Battle of Hastings?
Beowulf
335. Who wrote first?
Howard, Earl of Surrey
336. Which work was completed last?
John Milton's "Paradise Lost"
337. One of these men did NOT write during the Restoration period. Who?
Sir Walter Scott
338. The Bronte sisters wrote during this period.
Victorian
339. Which of the following poets wrote during the Victorian period but was not published until the 20th century?
Gerard Manley Hopkins


340. This work was NOT originally published in the 20th Century.
Thomas Hardy's "Tess of the D'Urbervilles"
341. Which poet did NOT write during the 16th century?
Thomas Carew
342. Historical events often influence literature. Which of the following did NOT occur during the Restoration period?
The French Revolution
343. Which of the following literary sub-periods does NOT fall under the Neoclassical Period?
Jacobean Age
344. Which of the following periods of English literature came last?
The Commonwealth Period
345. This work was written before the other three choices.
Bede's "An Ecclesiastical History of the English People"
346. World War I affected the writing of many authors. Which of the following poets would not have been touched by that event?
Oscar Wilde
347. The period of maturation, intellectual growth and social graces during the Renaissance is called the:
Enlightenment
348. The most popular French playwright, Jean Baptiste Poquelin, is known as:
Moliere
349. The first Englishwoman to earn her living as a playwright was:
Aphra Behn
350. In which century was Piers Plowman written?
14th
351. Geoffrey Chaucer served which king?
Edward III
352. The 18th century work 'Tom Jones" was written by whom?
Henry Fielding
353. In 1905, Virginia Woolf began to write for which publication?
The Time's Literary Supplement
354. Joyce's novel 'Ulysses' takes place over what period of time?
24 hours
355. What was the nationality of Oscar Wilde?
Irish
356. Who wrote the poem "Requiem"?
Robert Louis Stevenson

357. the prevailing feature of Chaucer's humour is its
urbanity
358. Who is the first great English critic-poet?
Sir Philip Sidney
359. HYMN TO ADVERSITY is a poem by
Thomas gray
360. Who wrote the poem 'The Seven Ages'?
William Shakespeare
361. Who write the story "Story Teller" ?
Saki
362. Who wrote: "Reader, I married him."?
Charlotte Bronte
363. Who wrote: "Things fall apart; the center cannot hold."?
William Butler Yeats
364. In which work do you read: "Things fall apart; the center cannot hold."?
The Second Coming
365. Who wrote: "Beauty is truth, truth beauty."?
John Keats
366. In which work do you read: "Beauty is truth, truth beauty."?
Ode on a Grecian Urn
367. Who wrote: "In Xanadu did Kubla Khan / A stately pleasure dome decree..."?
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
368. In which work do you read: "In Xanadu did Kubla Khan / A stately pleasure dome decree..."?
Kubla Khan
369. A side note: Which drug/substance was Samuel Taylor Coleridge addicted to?
Opium
370. Who wrote: "I would prefer not to."?
Herman Melville
371. Who wrote: "There can be no freedom or beauty about a home life that depends on borrowing and debt."?
Henrik Ibsen
372. In which work do you read: "There can be no freedom or beauty about a home life that depends on borrowing and debt."?
A Doll's House
373. Who wrote: "My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings / Look on my works ye mighty, and despair!"?
Percy Bysshe Shelley

374. In which work do you read: "My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings / Look on my works ye mighty, and despair!"?
Ozymandias
375. Who wrote: "That's my last Duchess painted on the wall / looking as if she were alive."?
Robert Browning
376. In which work do you read: "That's my last Duchess painted on the wall /looking as if she were alive."?
My Last Duchess
377. Who wrote: "I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."?
T.S. Eliot
378. In which work do you read: "I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."?
Lovesong of J.Alfred Prufrock
A "classic" book is usually one that possesses what quality?
379. It has universal appeal, It can stand the test of time & It makes connections.
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens involves which two cities?
London and Paris
380. The Catcher in the Rye takes place in what city?
New York City
381. Which book was not written by Jane Austen?
Sense and Suspensibility
382. What is Shakespeare's longest play?
Hamlet
383. The poem 'The Battle of Maldon' celebrates events which took place in the 10th century, but who was it between
Danes and English
384. The Faerie Queene was written during the reign of which monarch?
Elizabeth Tudor
385. Becky sharp was the heroine in which novel?
Vanity Fair
386. How many children were there in the Bronte family?
4
387. Who composed The Preludes?
William Wordsworth
388. Who is termed as "The Morning Star of Renaissance"?
Chaucer
389. Who began the tradition of revenge play ?
Thomas kyd

390. How many lines are there in a Sonnet?
14
391. What are the names of the two feuding families in Romeo and Juliet?
Capulet And Montague
392. Which bird did the Ancient Mariner kill?
Albatross
393. What was the name of the Bronte sister?s only brother?
Branwell
394. In which county was Jane Austin born?
Hampshire
395. In which Dickens novel does Pip appear?
Great Expectations
396. Which of the following English groups were supportive of the French Revolution during its early years?
Liberals & Radicals
397. Which statement(s) about inventions during the Industrial Revolution are true?
Hand labor became less common with the invention of power-driven machinery.
Steam, as opposed to wind and water, became a primary source of power.
398. What is the name for the process of dividing land into privately owned agricultural holdings?
enclosure
399. Which social philosophy, dominant during the Industrial Revolution, dictated that only the free operation of economic laws would ensure the general welfare and that the government should not interfere in any person's pursuit of their personal interests?
laissez-faire
400. What served as the inspiration for Percy Bysshe Shelley's poems to the working classes A Song: "Men of England" and England in 1819?
the Peterloo Massacre
401. Who applied the term "Romantic" to the literary period dating from 1785 to 1830?
English historians half a century after the period ended. Which poets collaborated on the Lyrical Ballads of 1798, thus demonstrating the "spirit of the age," which, in an era of revolutionary thinking, depended on a belief in the limitless possibilities of the poetic imagination?
William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge
402. Which of the following became the most popular Romantic poetic form, following on Wordsworth's claim that poetic inspiration is contained within the inner feelings of the individual poet as "the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings"?
the lyric poem written in the first person
403. Which poet asserted in practice and theory the value of representing rustic life and language as well as social outcasts and delinquents not only in pastoral poetry, common before this poet's time, but also as the major subject and medium for poetry in general?
William Wordsworth
404. What is the term we now use for what the Romantics called "mesmerism," one of the "occult" practices that allowed people to explore altered states of consciousness?
hypnotism
405. Which of the following best describes the sort of language and tone most often used when Romantic writers discuss the French Revolution?
biblical reverence
406. Which of the following periodical publications (reviews and magazines) appeared in the Romantic era?
London Magazine & The Edinburgh Review
407. According to a theater licensing act, repealed in 1843, what was meant by "legitimate" drama?
The play was spoken.
408. Given the popularity of the Gothic novel and the novel of purpose, which of the following novelists wrote fiction that is closer in subject matter to the novel of manners than it is to the writing of her own era?
Jane Austen
409. Which two writers can be described as writing historical novels?
Sir Walter Scott and Maria Edgeworth
410. Looking to the ancient past, many Romantic poets identified with the figure of the
bard
411. What did Byron deride with his scathing reference to "'Peddlers,' and 'Boats,' and 'Wagons'!"?
Wordsworth's devotion to the ordinary and everyday
412. Wordsworth described all good poetry as
the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings
413. Which poet asserted in practice and theory the value of representing rustic life and language as well as social outcasts and delinquents not only in pastoral poetry, common before this poet's time, but also as the major subject and medium for poetry in general?
William Wordsworth
414. Which of the following was a typically Romantic means of achieving visionary states?
opium, dreams & childhood
415. Which philosopher had a particular influence on Coleridge?
Immanuel Kant


416. Which of the following was not considered a type of the alienated, romantic visionary?
George III
417. Who remained without the vote following the Reform Bill of 1832?
about half of middle class men
almost all working class men
all women
418. Which of the following charges were commonly leveled at the novel by its detractors at the dawn of the Romantic era?
Too many of its readers were women.
It required less skill than other genres.
It lacked the classical pedigree of poetry and drama.
Too many of its authors were women.
419. Which chilling novel of surveillance and entrapment had the alternative title Things as They Are?
William Godwin's Caleb Williams
420. Which of the following is a typically Romantic poetic form?
the fragment
421. Who exemplified the role of the "peasant poet(s)"?
John Clare & Robert Burns
422. Who in the Romantic period developed a new novelistic language for the workings of the mind in flux?
Jane Austen
423. Which ruler's reign marks the approximate beginning and end of the Victorian era?
Queen Victoria
424. Which city became the perceived center of Western civilization by the middle of the nineteenth century?
Tokyo
425. By 1890, what percentage of the earth's population was subject to Queen Victoria?
25%
426. What did Thomas Carlyle mean by "Close thy Byron; open thy Goethe"?
Abandon the introspection of the Romantics and turn to the higher moral purpose found in Goethe.
427. To whom did the Reform Bill of 1832 extend the vote on parliamentary representation?
The lower middle classes
428. Elizabeth Barrett's poem The Cry of the Children is concerned with which major issue attendant on the Time of Troubles during the 1830s and 1840s?
child labor
429. Who were the "Two Nations" referred to in the subtitle of Disraeli's Sybil (1845)?
the rich and the poor
430. Which of the following novelists best represents the mid-Victorian period's contentment with the burgeoning economic prosperity and decreased restiveness over social and political change?
Anthony Trollope
431. Which event did not occur as part of the rise of the British Empire under Queen Victoria?
To save costs and maximize profits, the day-to-day government of India was transferred from Parliament to the private East India Company.
432. What does the phrase "White Man's Burden," coined by Kipling, refer to?
the moral responsibility to bring civilization and Christianity to the peoples of the world
433. Which of the following best defines Utilitarianism?
a moral arithmetic, which states that all humans aim to maximize the greatest pleasure to the greatest number
434. Which of the following discoveries, theories, and events contributed to Victorians feeling less like they were a uniquely special, central species in the universe and more isolated?
geology, evolution& discoveries in astronomy about stellar distances
435. Which of the following contributed to the growing awareness in the Late Victorian Period of the immense human, economic, and political costs of running an empire?
the India Mutiny in 1857
the Boer War in the south of Africa
the Jamaica Rebellion in 1865
the Irish Question
436. Which of the following authors promoted versions of socialism?
William Morris, John Ruskin & Karl Marx
437. Which best describes the general feeling expressed in literature during the last decade of the Victorian era?
studied melancholy and aestheticism
438. Which of the following acts were not passed during the Victorian era?
the Women's Suffrage Act
439. Which contemporary discussions on women's rights did Tennyson's The Princess address?
the need to enlarge and improve educational opportunities for women, resulting in the
440. Fill in the blanks from Tennyson's The Princess.
Man for the field and woman for the _____: hearth;
Man for the sword and for the _____ she: needle;
Man with the head and woman with the _____: heart;
Man to command and woman to _____. obey

441. What best describes the subject of most Victorian novels?
the representation of a large and comprehensive social world in realistic detail
the attempt of a protagonist to define his or her place in society
442. What was the relationship between Victorian poets and the Romantics?
The Victorians were strongly influenced by the Romantics and experienced a sense of belatedness.
443. Experimentation in which of the following areas of poetic expression characterize Victorian poetry and allow Victorian poets to represent psychology in a different way?
the use of pictorial description to construct visual images to represent the emotion or situation of the poem.
sound as a means to express meaning
perspective, as in the dramatic monologue
444. What type of writing did Walter Pater define as "the special and opportune art of the modern world"?
nonfiction prose
445. What factors contributed to the increased popularity of nonfiction prose?
a new market position for nonfiction writing and an exalted sense of the didactic function of the writer
446. For what do Matthew Arnold's moral investment in nonfiction and Walter Pater's aesthetic investment together pave the way?
modern literary criticism
447. Which of the following comic playwrights made fun of Victorian values and pretensions?
W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, Oscar Wilde & Robert Corrigan
448. Which of the following phrases best characterizes the late-nineteenth century aesthetic movement which widened the breach between artists and the reading public, sowing the seeds of modernism?
art for art's sake
449. What was the impact on literature of the Education Act of 1870, which made elementary schooling compulsory?
the emergence of a mass literate population at whom a new mass-produced literature could be directed
450. Which text exemplifies the anti-Victorianism prevalent in the early twentieth century?
Eminent Victorians & The Way of All Flesh
451. With which enormously influential perspective or practice is the early-twentieth-century thinker Sigmund Freud associated?
psychoanalysis

452. Which thinker had a major impact on early-twentieth-century writers, leading them to re-imagine human identity in radically new ways?
Sigmund Freud, Sir James Frazer & Friedrich Nietzsche
453. Which scientific or technological advance did not take place in the first fifteen years of the twentieth century?
the creation of the internet
454. Which best describes the imagist movement, exemplified in the work of T. E. Hulme and Ezra Pound?
an effort to rid poetry of romantic fuzziness and facile emotionalism, replacing it with a precision and clarity of imagery
455. What characteristics of seventeenth-century Metaphysical poetry sparked the enthusiasm of modernist poets and critics?
its intellectual complexity & its union of thought and passion
456. In the 1930s, younger writers such as W. H. Auden were more _______ but less _______ than older modernists such as Eliot and Pound.
radical; inventive
457. Which poet could be described as part of "The Movement" of the 1950s?
Thom Gunn & Philip Larkin
458. Which British dominion achieved independence in 1921-22, following the Easter Rising of 1916?
the southern counties of Ireland
459. Which phrase indicates the interior flow of thought employed in high-modern literature?
stream of consciousness
460. Which of the following is not associated with high modernism in the novel?
narrative realism
461. Which novel did T. S. Eliot praise for utilizing a new "mythical method" in place of the old "narrative method" and demonstrates the use of ancient mythology in modernist fiction to think about "making the modern world possible for art"?
James Joyce's Ulysses
462. Who wrote the dystopian novel Nineteen-Eighty-Four in which Newspeak demonstrates the heightened linguistic self-consciousness of modernist writers?
George Orwell
463. Which of the following novels display postwar nostalgia for past imperial glory?
Paul Scott's Staying On
464. When was the ban finally lifted on D. H. Lawrence's novel Lady Chatterley's Lover, written in 1928.
1960

465. Which of the following was originally the Irish Literary Theatre?
the Irish National Theatre, the Abbey Theatre
466. What did T. S. Eliot attempt to combine, though not very successfully, in his plays Murder in the Cathedral and The Cocktail Party?
religious symbolism and society comedy
467. How did one critic sum up Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot?
"nothing happens-twice"
468. What event allowed mainstream theater companies to commission and perform work that was politically, socially, and sexually controversial without fear of censorship?
the abolition of the Lord Chamberlain's office in 1968
469. Which of the following has been a significant development in British theater since the abolition of censorship in 1968?
The rise of workshops and the collaborative ethos
The emergence of a major cohort of women dramatists
The diversifying impact of playwrights from the former colonies
470. What did Henry James describe as "loose baggy monsters"?
novels























Geoffrey Chaucer = The Father of English Literature
Geoffrey Chaucer = The Father of English Poetry
Geoffrey Chaucer = The Father of English Language
Geoffrey Chaucer = The Morning Star of the Renaissance
Geoffrey Chaucer = The First National Poet
Venerable Bede = The Father of English Learning.
Venerable Bede = The Father of EnglishHistory
King Alfred the Great = The Father of English Prose
Aeschylus = The Father of Tragedy
Nicholas Udall = The First English Comedy Writer
Edmund Spenser = The Poet’s poet (by Charles Lamb)
Edmund Spenser = The Child of Renaissance
Edmund Spenser = The Bridge between Renaissance and Reformation
Gutenberg = The Father of Printing
William Caxton = Father of English Press
Francis Bacon = The Father of English Essay
John Wycliffe = The Morning Star of the Reformation
Christopher Marlowe = The Father of English Tragedy
William Shakespeare = Bard of Avon
William Shakespeare = The Father of English Drama
William Shakespeare = Sweet Swan of Avon William Shakespeare = The Bard
Robert Burns = The Bard of Ayrshire (Scotland)
Robert Burns = The National Poet of Scotland Robert Burns = Rabbie
Robert Burns = The Ploughman Poet
William Dunber = The Chaucer of Scotland
John Dryden = Father of English criticism
William of Newbury = Father of Historical Criticism
John Donne = Poet of love John Donne = Metaphysical poet
John Milton = Epic poet John Milton = The great master of verse
John Milton = Lady of the Christ College
John Milton = Poet of the Devil’s Party
John Milton = Master of the Grand style
John Milton = The Blind Poet of England
Alexander Pope = Mock heroic poet
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The subjugation of Women (1869) is an important text of:
John Mill

Which of the following poems by Tennyson is a monodrama?
Maud

The line “she dwells with Beauty – Beauty that must be” occurs in Keats’
Ode on Melancholy

Negative Capability to Keats, means
To empathize

“Art for arts sake” found its true adherent in:
Wilde

It as the best of times, it was the worst of time, it was the worst – the opening of Dickens’
A Tales of Two Cities

The character of Little Neil is a creation of:
Dickens

“Idylls of the King” is illustration of Tennyson’s deep interest in:
The role of the king

Who believed that poetry is the spontaneous overflow of emotions?
Wordsworth

Who after the publication of a poem, awoke and found himself famous?
Wordsworth

The image of the femme fatale dominates the poetry of:
Keats

Little Time is a character in Hardy’s
Jude the Obscure

Which is the famous elegy written by Shelley?
Adonis

The moral choice is everything in the works of:
Dickens

Which of the following is illustrative of Ruskin’s interest in social economy?
Unto this Last

Which one of the following poets named the Romantic poet as the “pond poets”?
Southey

The Charge of the Light Brigade” (Tennyson) commemorates:
The Crimean War

The Elgin Marbles inspired Keats to write:
The Grecian Urn

Would you tell Sordelo (Browning) as a:
Dramatic Lyrics

Which one of the following poets was appointed Poet Laureate in the year 1813?
Southey
Shakespeare’s Hamlet is
A tragedy

Earnest Hamingway has written
Old Man and the Sea

Who wrote Gulliver’s Travels?
Jonathan Swift

Which of the following is not a dramatist?
Byron

Which of the following is not a play by Shakespeare?
Dr. Faustus

E. M. Foster is a
Novelist

“The Pickwick Papers” is a novel by:
Charles Dickens

Who wrote “Jane Eyre”?
Charlotte Bronte

After whom is the Elizabethan Age named?
Elizabeth-I

What is the name of Wordsworth’s long poem?
The Prelude

A poem mourning someone’s death is called:
Elegy

Which of the following is not a tragedy written by Shakespeare?
Merchant of Venice

Who wrote “The Second Coming”?
W. B. Yeats

What period in English Literature is called the “Augustans Age”?
Early 18th Century

Which play among the following plays is not blank verse?
Pygmalion

Which one of the following writers is not woman?
Robert Browning


Who is the villain in “Hamlet”?
Claudius

Who kills Macbeth in the play “Macbeth”?
Macduff

Which is the last of Shakespeare’s great tragedies?
King Lear

Who is the heroine of Shakespeare’s play “Hamlet”?
Ophelia
Romanticism (if it can be pinpointed) is usually assumed to date from:
Publication of "Lyrical Ballads" and its preface

Which of the following would a Romantic Poet be most likely to use?
An "airy fairy"

Wordsworth’s Poetry always reflects:
The creation of an original philosophy

Byron’s Poetry is ambiguous and has a vividness of phrasing which sometimes reaches the point of abstraction:
True

"English Bards and Scotch Reviewers" is a satirical attack on contemporary writers who had annoyed Byron.
True

In 1850, Tennyson succeeded Wordsworth as poet laureate.
True

Mary Anne Evans is the same person as George Eliot.
True

Keats’ widespread appeal is to the Reader’s interest in the supernatural.
False

The literary figure who had the most pronounced effect on Keats was:
Shakespeare

Shelly was a firm believer in all of the following except:
Human conduct based on conviction

Shelley’s poetry used all of the following components for themes except:
Worship of God

The prose of the Romantic period had a tendency to:
Objectify the issue in terms of a cause

Charles Lamb’s "Dream Children" is notable for its:
Whimsical Pathos

The Victorian age can be dated by which of the following events and years:
Tennyson’s Poems, Chiefly Lyrical (1830) to death of Queen Victoria (1901)
Which of the following works ‘had the greatest influence on the Victorian Age?
Tennyson’s "In memoriam"

In which of the following Genres did Victorian Literature achieve its greatest success:
The Novel

Identify the sources of the quotations listed below:

"Hail to thee blithe spirit"
"To a sky Lark"

"Spirit of beauty that dost consecrate"
"Hymn to Intellectual Beauty"

"Paint/Must never hope to reproduce the- faint Halfflush that dies along her throat".
"May Last Duchess"

" Where are the songs of Spring? Ay,- where are they? Think not of them, thou hast thy music too
"Ode to Autumn"

"Ah, happy, happy boughs! that cannot shed your leaves, nor ever bid the Spring adieu",
"Ode on a Grecian Urn"

"Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting"
"Intimations of Immortality’ (Ode)

"A hand may first and then a lip be kist;
"Don Juan"

For my part, to such doings I’m a stranger"
"My hair is grey, but not with years, nor grew it white, In a single night"
"The Prisoner of Chillon"

Who wrote "Shakespeare’s Later Comedies’?
Palmer D.J.

Which. of the following is not a play by Shakespeare?
Pygmalion

Who is the author of ‘After Strange Gods’?
Eliot

Who is the Villain in ‘Hamlet’?
Claudius

Who is the heroine of ‘Hamlet’?
Ophelia

After whom the Elizabethan Age is named:
Elizabeth I

Who wrote ‘Common Pursuit’?
Leavis, F.R.

‘ Paradise Lost is an epic by:
Milton

"After Apple Picking" is written by:
Robert Frost

Old Man and the Sea was written by:
Earnest Hemingway

"Intellectual Beauty" is written by:
P.B.Shelley

Who wrote "20th Century Views"?
Abrahams, M. H.

‘Desert Places’ is a:
Poem

The University Wits were:
Playwrights

William Shakespeare was Born in:
1564

Francis Bacon died in:
1626

The period between 1660 to 1750 is known as:
The Restoration
Who wrote "The Pilgrim’s Progress"?
John Bunyan

‘‘The Conduct of the Allies’ is a famous work of:
Jonathan Swift
The abstract theory of utilitarianism is the theme of Dicken’s novel:
Hard Times

The one remains, the many change and pass;
Heaven’s light for ever shines, earth’s shadows fly;
Shelley’s Adonis

Name the character of a novel of Thomas Hardy, which is much like Oedipus, King Lear and Faust.
Tess.

She can not fade, though thou hast not the bliss,
For ever wilt thou love, and she be fair!
Ode on a Grecian Urn

‘Withdrawal from an uncongenial world of escape either to death or more often, to an ideal dream world’, is the theme of Tennyson’s:
The Lotos - Eaters

Philip Waken, Aunt Pallet and Tom Tulliver are the characters of G. Eliot’s novel:
The Mill on the Floss
"In all things, in all natures, in the stars,
This active principle abides,"
Identify the poet and his peculiar belief that can be understood from the above lines.

William Wordsworth as he was of the opinion that in this universe ‘nature’ is the point of focus for everything.

“Thy, Damnation, Slunbreth, Not”
Name the writer, his book and the character who uttered/wrote these words.

Writer – Thomas Hardy
Book – Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Character – a young man who is traveling the countryside painting scripture on the sides of barns walks

In Memoriam by Tennyson is:
an elegy

The poem, “The Marriage of Heaven and Hell” was written by:
Blake

‘Unto This Last’ is a book written by:
Ruskin on moral reforms

Mathew Arnold said: “An ineffectual angel beating in the void his luminous wings in vain”, about:
Shelley

For whom it is said: “sensuousness is a paramount bias of his genius”:
Keats

“Meeting at Night” by Browning is a:
Monologue

A pioneer is psychological analysis in fiction is:
G. Eliot

“Thou glorious mirror, where the Almighty’s form Glasses itself in tempest”.
The above line occur in Byron’s:
Roll on, Thou deep and dark Blue Oceans

Dickens gives a tragic picture of the French Revolution in his novel:
A Tale of Two Cities

Love of political freedom, always the noblest of Byron’s passions, inspired him to write:
The prisoner of Chillon

An aesthetic delight in art and a streak of extreme sadistic cruelty can be observed in Browning’s Poem:
Pippa Passes

Edward Fitzgerald’s “The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam” inspired Browning to write:
Rabbi Ben Ezra
Shakespeare uses soliloquy for:
revelation of character


‘Gulliver’s Travels’ is a:
Satire

Hemingway wrote:
The Sun also Rises

The heroine of Pride and Prejudice is
Elizabeth

‘Hyperion’ by Keats may be classified as:
An Epic

T. S. Eliot wrote:
The Waste Land

G.B. Shaw’s principles of criticism are similar to those of:
Karl Marx

“The Waste Land’ is:
Blank verse

Yeats poetry possess the imaginative mysticism of:
Criticism

Who considers Hamlet to be an Artistic failure
Eliot

Which influence is shown in the work of Shaw?
French

Eliot shows a bent towards
Romanticism

Mrs. Dalloway is the masterpiece of:
V. Woolf

The Central Figure among the Victorian Poets is:
Tennyson

Browning is known for his:
Dramatic Monologue

Which novel is written by D. H. Lawrence?
Sons and Lovers

The ‘Arcadia’ by Sir Philip Sydney is a:
Romance

‘The Faerie Queene’ was written by:
Spenser

‘The Crowns of Wild Olive’ was written by:
Ruskin

David Copper Field, Hard Times and Little Dorrit, all were written by:
Dickens
‘All good poetry is spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings’ who made this statement?
Wordsworth

“A long poem is a combination of short poems.” Who has held the above opinion?
Wordsworth

Rabbi Ben Ezra was written by?
Browning

In 1857, Matthew Arnold as Professor of Poetry at Oxford delivered his inaugural lecture in
English

The second generation of the romantic poets (Shelley, Byron and Keats) was dead by:
1825

The Advertisement added to the Lyrical Ballads was published in:
1798

Hero and Hero Worship was written by:
Carlyle

Which poem of Tennyson was particularly like by Queen Victoria?
In Memoriam

Hardy’s Nature is:
Indifferent

Does the personal name Lucy (in Wordsworth’s poetry) stands for
Dorothy

‘Who knows but the world many end to-night.’ In which of Browning’s poems the above line appears?
The Last Ride together

The Prelude was written in”
None of these

The Crown of Wild Olive is written by:
Ruskin

Oscar Wilde believed in:
Aestheticism

‘Bliss was it, in that Dawn to be alive But to be young was very heaven.’ Who has written these lines?
Wordsworth

When was the poem Tintern Abbey written?
1798

The correct date of French Revolution:
1789

Human situation in Hardy’s novels is controlled by:
Fate

"Prophets of Nature ……………………. What we have loved Other will love …………….”
In which poem by Wordsworth do these lines appear?
One Summer Evening

“But God’s eternal Laws are kind And break the heart of stone.” In which poem do these lines appear?
Ballad of Reading Goal (Oscar Wilde)
Fortinbras is a character of the play:
Hamlet

Who wrote preface to Shakespeare:
Dr. Johnson

The ‘Tragic Flaw’ is also called:
Hamartia

The Winter’s Tale is Shakespeare
Dramatic monologue

Who is believed to be suffering from Oedipus Complex:
Oedipus

Whose comedies are called ‘Comedies of Mask’:
Bernard Shaw’s

Who belongs to the theatre of Absurd
Backett

Which of the novels of Hemingway is called Hemingway’s Waste Land?
None of these

Poetry is defined as ‘Spontaneous overflow of powerful feeling’ by:
Wordsworth

Which is called the Victorian Age:
19th Century

A poem which consists of fourteen line is called:
A Sonnet

‘Murder in the Cathedral’ is written by”
T. S. Eliot

‘End Game’ is written by:
Beckett

My soul had been a lawn besprinkled O’er with flowers, and Stirring Shades, and baffled dreams is an example of:
Metaphor

Iron, times of doubts, disputes, distraction and Fear is an example of:
Alliteration

‘Pleasant Pain’ is an example of”
Oxymoron

Which of the plays is not written by T. S. Eliot?
The importance of being Earnest

Which of the novels is not written by Jane Austen?
Adam Bede

‘Lapis Lazuli’ is:
A Poem

‘My Fair Lady’ is a Cinematic Version of:
Pygmalion
Who said ‘The true opposite of Poetry is not Prose but Science’.
Coleridge

“The first in beauty should be first in might” … is the line spoken in Hyperion by:
Hyperion

The Eve of St. Agnes is written by:
Keats

Adonis is modeled on:
Bion’s lament for Adonis

Hardy is a:
Pessimist

Who is one of the lake poets:
Coleridge

Ernest De Selincourt is the editor of:
The Prelude

Who usually caricatures his characters?
Dickens

Tradition and Individual Talent is a critical essay by:
T. S. Eliot

‘Hebrew Melodies’ is written by:
Byron

‘She dwells with beauty – beauty that must die’ is a line from
Ode to Melancholy

‘A Little Girl Lost’ is written by:
Blake

The first eight lines of a sonnet are called
Octave

The Revolt of Islam is a:
Lyrical Drama

The repetition of sounds in a sequence of words is called
Alliteration

‘The child is the father of man’ is a line from Wordsworth’s:
My heart leaps when I Behold a Rainbow in the Sky.

‘Lady Windermere’s fan’ is written by:
Oscar Wilde

Who wrote ‘Tales From Shakespeare’?
Charles Lamb and his sister

‘East Coker’ is written by:
T. S. Eliot

In which poem lies the line ‘The One remain, the many change and pass’?
Adonis
OF all his predecessors, the following exerted a direct influence upon Shakespeare.
Lyly and Marlowe

Shakespeare has written
Comedies, Tragedies & Historical Plays

Jane Austen’s other writings are:
Sense and Sensibility, Emma & Persuasion

Texts like Waiting for Godot are:
Ageless

“We are such stuff as dreams are made”. Whose words are these.
Shakespeare

The only play by Shakespeare which confirms to the classical unities is:
Twelfth Night

Yahoo’s according to Gulliver were:
European

‘Young leading the young is like blind leading the blind’ who has said these words:
Lord Chesterfield

Arms and the Man – a novel is written by:
George Bernard Shaw

‘Proper study of Mankind is man’ – who has said these words:
Pope

‘Supernaturalism’ was an important feature of the poetry of:
Coleridge


‘Sweet Hellen make me immortal with kiss’. Who has said these words?
Marlow

Who did write/publish preface to lyrical ballads:
Wordsworth

The word renaissance means:
Rebirth

‘Of Studies’ an essay is written by:
Francis Bacon

Spenser was:
a poet

All is well that ends well is a:
Comedy

The second shortest play of Shakespeare is:
Much ado about nothing

‘Paradise Lost’ is written by:
Milton

‘Money is a tie of all ties. It is a tie which ties and unties all ties’ is quotation from
Of Money
Hellenism of Keats connotes:
his love of Greek culture and art

The line ‘Beauty is truth, truth beauty’ occurs in which one of Keats’ following poems:
Ode to Grecian Urn

In his poetry Tennyson is:
The representative poet of Victorian Age

Thomas Hardy is:
A fatalist

Maggie is the central character in George Eliot’s:
The Mill on the Floss

Which of following Books consists of Ruskin’s lectures:
The Crown of wild olive

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

‘Hero and Hero worship’ was written by:
Carlyle

The French Revolution took place in:
None of these


‘The Metaphysical Poets’ is a critical essay by:
T. S. Eliot

“David Copperfield” was written by:
Dickens

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

‘The Revolt of Islam’ was written by:
Shelley

‘The Lotos Eaters’ was written by:
Tennyson

‘Importance of Being Earnest’ was written by:
Oscar Wilde

The treatise ‘On Liberty’ was written by:
Mill

Ruskin is famous for:
A social reformer
Stephen Guest is an important Character in One of the following novels of George Eliot:
The Mill on the Floss

‘Lucy Gray’ is a poem written by:
Wordsworth

‘Andrea Del Sarto’ is a poem written by:
Browning
Frost is:
Poet of Country life

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

Santiago is an illustration of:
Hemingway’s philosophy of life

The Cardinal virtues of the Houyhnhnms are:
Friendship and benevolence

Gulliver was expelled from the land of Yahoos because he was considered
he hated their king

Yeats was
Victorian poet & a modern poet

‘How can we know the dancer from the dance’? This line written by Yeats is taken from:
The Second Coming



T. S. Eliot was
Classicist

Shakespeare other than dramas also wrote
Poems

Shakespeare was born in:
1564

Pure tragedies written by Shakespeare are:
Four

Shakespeare died in:
1616

Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ was published in:
1602

Hamlet was killed by:
Learteus

The kind Claudius was killed by:
Hamlet

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

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

Who represents Pride in Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’:
None of these

Who represents Prejudice in Jane Austen’s novel ‘Pride and Prejudice’:
Miss Elizabeth
Byron wrote ‘Childe Harold’ in:
1812

Which English romantic poet admired Pope:
Byron

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

‘Songs of Experience’ written by Blake was published in:
1794

‘The Excursion’ was written by:
(Wordsworth)

The Last Ride Together was written by:
Browning


‘A Tale of Two Cities’ was written by:
Dickens

‘Adam Bede’ is a novel written by
George Eliot

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

‘The Lotus-Eaters’ was written by
Tennyson

‘The Art for Art sake’ theory was presented by:
Oscar Wilde

‘The Old Familiar Faces’ was written by:
Charles Lamb

‘The Stone of Venice’ was written by:
Ruskin

Which poem of Keats contains ‘Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter’.
Ode on a Grecian Urn

Which of the Romantic poets is called an escapist?
Keats

‘Andrea del Sarto’ is a poem written by
Browning

‘The importance of Being Earnest’ was written by:
Oscar Wilde

Which of the following novels of Hardy has ‘clymn’ as the main male character?
None of these

The principle of political Economy was the main theme of the writings of:
J. S. Mill

Which novel of Hardy presents ‘Egdon Heath’ as the background of the story?
Return of the Native
It is for the world to decide whether you are a poet or not. For whom these words are meant:
Frost

Earnest Hemingway in addition to ‘Old Man and the Sea’ bad written:
A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls & Death in the Afternoon

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

“I have suffered with those, that I saw suffering”. These Humanistic words are attributed to:
Miranda in the ‘Tempest’


“None of thou shalt be my paramour” these words are attributed to:
Helen of Troy – Dr. Faustus

“Lyrical ballads” were published by:
Both Coleridge and Wordsworth

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

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

Famous romantic poets were
Six

‘The quality of Mercy is not strained’ the line is taken from
Merchant of Venice

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

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

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

Beckett was born in Dublin Ireland.
In 1906

To err is human, forgive is divine. Who has said these words:
a) Pope

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

Jane Austen in addition to, ‘Pride and Prejudice’ had also written:
Emma, Sense and Sensibility & Persuasion

Mr. and Mrs. Bennet had __________ Daughters.
Five

Father of antiquities were:
Socrates, Aristotle & Plato
Restoration period was known as the age of :
satire

Who is famous for representing London in his novels.
Dickens

Great Expectations was published in:
1860-1

Jane Eyre was written by:
C. Bronte

Who was a known aesthete?
Huxley

"In Memoriam" is :
an elegy

Tennyson was:
a Victorian

Who is the most illustrious representative of the doctrine of utilitarianism?
Ruskin

A dominant theme in Hardy's novels is:
( fatalism

"The Recluse" was written by:
Worsdworth

Dorothy was the gifted sister of:
Wordsworth

"The Frankenstein" is a novel by:
Mrs. Shelley

An element of the supernatural is present in the poetry of :
Coleridge

Don Juan is an ironic replica of the very subject of :
(a) Childe Harolde

"The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" was written by:
Coleridge

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

"The Crown of Wild Olive", is written by:
Ruskin

Mr. Rochester is the major character of:
Jane Eyre

In which novel by Hardy are "Hayshope", "Flint Comb Ash" and "stone Henge" used as backdrop:
Tess of the d'Urbervilles

"The Wuthering Heights" is a famous novels written by:
Emile Bronte
Who has defined tragedy as “an imitation of an action”?
Aristotle


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

A poet is a man speaking to men says?
Wordsworth

Hermione is the heroine of Shakespeare in:
The Winter’s Tale

“Gyre” is a favorite symbol with
Yeats

Who is labeled as misanthropist?
Swift

‘Tradition and Individual Talent’ is written by:
T. S. Eliot

‘Nothing more real than nothing’ are the words of?
Beckett

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

‘Lapis Lazuli’ is a poem written by:
W. B. Yeats

Which of the plays has an epilogue?
Devils’ Disciple

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

Yeats was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in:
1923

Whose work is called ‘mock utopia’?
Swift’s

The Waste Land was published by Eliot in:
1922

Feminine Ending is:
a metrical device

‘Persona’ is
the actor in a play

A Winter’s Tale by Shakespeare is a:
Comedy

‘Preface to Shakespeare’ is written by:
Dr. Johnson
‘Songs of Experience’ was written by:
Blake

‘The Prelude’ was composed by:
Wordsworth

Which writing includes the manifesto of Romantic poetry?
Lyrical Ballads

Who does consider ‘love’ as a transcending power handling all things into beauty?
Keats

Who did write an epic on the growth of his own mind?
Wordsworth

Who was more under the influence of Godwin’s philosophy of life?
Shelley

“The Heard melodies are sweet but those unheard are sweeter” appear in:
Ode on a Grecian Urn

Lord Byron was born in:
1788

Tennyson talks about the equality of women in:
The Princess

Pauline was written by:
Browning

Which Victorian Poet is called the psychologist?
Browning

‘The last Essays of Elia’ was written by:
Lamb

Hazlitt’s intellectual awakening had been stimulated by:
Shakespeare

Paul David and Pip are the three notable descriptions of sensitive, nervous childhood in the works of:
Dickens

Which of the following novelists is known for his Satire in the Victorian literature?
Thackeray

Amongst the following, who is considered to be the “pioneer of the novel of female emancipation”?
Charlotte Bronte

The world of “Lady Shallot” belongs to the:
Victorian era

Egden Heath forms the back-drop of which of the following novels by Hardy?
Return of the Native

“Beauty is Truth, Truth Beauty” This line has been taken from:
Ode on a Grecian Urn

Upon Wartminister Bridge, written by Wordsworth is:
Sonnet
B. Shaw confessed to be a disciple of:
Ibsen

Arms and the Man, Candida and Man and Super Man are written by:
Shaw

Which of the following was written by Shakespeare?
The Rape of Lucrece

Who wrote Samson Agonistes and Paradise Lost?
Milton

The Rape of the Lock is a:
Parody

The Dunciad, Essay on Man, Epistles are all written by:
Pope

Who said … “expression ought to be the dress of the thought”?
Coleridge

What kind of books are Robinson Crusoe and Moll Flanders?
Travel-books

Who believed that Shakespeare did much better in Comedy than in tragedy?
Johnson

Who wrote The Vicar of Wake Field?
Goldsmith

‘Cervantes’ is a character in:
Don Quixote

Parson Adams and Squire Western are creations of:
Fielding

Mr. Bennet is one of Jane Austen’s characters in:
Pride and Prejudice

The Prelude is written in:
Blank Verse

In whose poetry do we find – ‘a love of nature, simplicity and faith in the dignity of the humblest’?
Wordsworth

Who among the Romantic poets chores the ‘Super natural’ as his theme?
Coleridge


Which poet is not always bound up with the reformer?
Tennyson

The Common Sojourn of Byron, Shelley, Keats was:
Lake district

Childe Harold was written by:
Byron

Pleasure and joy in Beauty become a feast of the scenes in the poetry of:
Keats
The Nurse’s Song was written by:
Blake

William Wordsworth was born in:
1770

Byron’s first published collection was called:
Hours of Idleness

The Essay of Elia was written by:
Charles Lamb

Shelley’s final unfinished poem was:
The Triumph of life

Lyrical Ballads are jointly composed by:
Wordsworth and Coleridge

On liberty was written by:
Mill

“Men may be beaten, chained, tormented, yoked like cattle, slaughtered like summer flies … yet remain free …” This was said by:
Ruskin

Macaulay lived from
1800 - 1859

Macaulay represented:
Bourgeois Victorian enlightenment

Stones of Venice was written by:
Ruskin

Browning is famous for his:
Dramatic Monologues

In Memoriam was written in:
1849 , byTennyson




“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”. Who said this?
Browning

Tennyson was appointed Poet Laureate in:
1850

Dickens was from a:
Lower middle class origin

George Eliot’s real name was:
Marian Evans

George Eliot was an:
Atheist

Under the Greenwood Tree is a:
Tale of rustic life

The Professor was the first novel by:
Charlotte Bronte
______________ is called the first romantic critic.
Longinus

_______________ defines a play as a just and lively image of human nature.
Dryden

‘SARTOR RESARTUS’ is a prose work by:
Carlyle

The period of English literature from 1660 to the end of the century is called:
Restoration Period

‘Stream of Consciousness’ is the phrase first used by:
William James

______________ consists of nine-eight five foot iambic lines followed by an iambic line of six fed with rhyme scheme ab ab bc bcc:
Spenserian Stanza

A phrase, line or lines repeated at intervals during a poem and especially at the end of a stanza is called:
Refrain

Shaw’s ‘Man and Superman’ is an example of:
Comedy of Ideas

‘Verslibre’ is called as:
Free Verse

Placing Phrase or Sentences of similar construction and meaning and balancing each other is called:
Parallelism

‘Hamlet and Oedipus’ was written by:
Earnest Jones

‘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.
Hamlet

‘Macbeth and Oedipus’ is by:
W. H. Auden

Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes are:
Husband and wife
The Eve of St. Agnes is a poem by:
Keats

‘The Olive Tree’ is a collection of essays by:
Huxley

The poem “Wind” is written by:
Ted Hughes

‘Egotistical Sublime’ is a phrase coined by:
Keats

‘Apologie for Poetrie’ is written by:
Philip Sidney

‘I count religion but a childish toy’ is a line from Marlowe’s play:
The Jew of Malta
Wordsworth was appointed Poet Laureate in:
1843

Who suggested Shelley to “Curb your magnanimity and be more of a poet’?
Keats

The lines ‘The one remains, the many change and pass; Heaven’s light for ever shines, earth’s shadow fly; are composed by:
Shelley

‘On Pathetic Fallacy’ was written by:
Ruskin

The 1805 text of ‘The Prelude’ is edited by:
Ernest De Selin Court

‘The Lay of the Last Minstrel’ is written by:
Walter Scott

__________ the quality when man is capable of being in uncertainties, mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and reason’ ___ is:
Scepticism

‘The Quarterly Review’ was founded by:
Coleridge

‘Mansfield Park’ is a novel by:
Jane Austen

‘I am half sick of shadows’ is a line said by:
Tennyson


Adonais is an elegy on the death of:
John Keats

‘Poetry is the criticism of life’ is a view about poetry by:
Arnold

‘The Pickwick Papers’ by Dickens was published in:
1837

‘On Heroes and Hero-worship is written by:
Carlyle

Dickens, Thackeray, George Eliot and Trollope are:
Novelists

‘The Voyage of the Beagle’ was written by:
Darwin

Who gave the aesthetic theory of Art For Arts’ Sake:
Walter Pater

“Poetry is not like reasoning, a power to be exerted according to the determination of will”, is a statement by:
Shelley

‘A woman of no importance’ is a ______ by Oscarwilde:
Comedy

George Eliot and T.S. Eliot are:
Contemporary writers

In Shakespeare’s Tragedies Character is not Destiny but there is Character and Destiny is a remark by:
Bradley

“How came he dead? I shall not be juggled with: To hell allegiance! Vows, to the blackest devil!
Is a speech in Hamlet spoken by:
Laertes

Aspect of the Novel is written by:
E.M. Forster

Lotos Eaters is a poem by:
Tennyson

‘The Hollow Men’ is written by:
T.S. Eliot

William Faulkner was awarded Nobel Prize for literature in:
1949

G.B. Shaw was awarded Nobel Prize for literature in:
1925

‘The Winding Stair’ is written by:
W.B. Yeats

‘Murder in the Cathedral’ is a play written by:
T.S. Eliot

‘The Rainbow’ is a novel written by:
D.H. Lawrence

The earliest play written by Shakespeare according to Oxford Shakespeare 1988 is:
Titus Andronicus

‘If music be the food of love, play on,
give me excess of it, that Surfeiting
The appetite may sicken and die?
is a speech from
Twelfth Night

An elaborate classical form in which one Shepherd – Singer laments the death of another is called:
Pastoral Elegy

The poets who believe that a hard, clear image was essential to verse are called:
Imagists

A figure of speech which contains an exaggeration for emphasis is called:
Hyperbole

Rhymed decasyllables, nearly always in iambic Pentameters rhymed in Pairs are called:
Heroic Couplet

An exhortatory speech, usually delivered to a crowd to incite them to some action is:
Harangue

‘Hearing’ a colour or ‘Seeing’ a smell is an example of:
Synaesthesia

Drama which seeks to mirror life with the utmost fidelity is called:
Realistic

When Leontes discovers the identity of Perdita in ‘The Winter’s Tale’ is an example of:
Discovery

Ode to West Wind was written by
Shelley

Keats was born in
1795

Dream Children was written by
Charles Lamb

'Picture of Dorian Gray ' was written by
Oscar Wild

Ruskin belonged to (which age)
Victorian Age

Wordsworth lived from
1770-1850

'Heroes and hero worship' was written by
Thomas Carlyle

' Fair seed time had my soul' is from
The Prelude

Great Expectation was written by
Dickens

Lotus eaters is written by
Tennyson

Lamb, Leigh Hunt and Hazlitt are
Essayists

'My Last Duchess' was written by
Browning

Emily Bronte is the writer of
Wuthering heights

'Poetry is a spontaneous overflow of powerful feeling' is a definition of poetry by
Wordsworth

'Heard Melodies are sweet but those unheard are sweeter' is a line from
Ode on a Grecian Urn

'Waverley' was written by
Scott

'We are Seven' is written by
None of these (William Wordsworth)

'Past and Present' is written by
Carlyle

'Modern Painters' is written by
Ruskin

Byron is the writer of
Don Juan
Who belongs to the Absurd School of Drama?
Beckett

To the Light House” is written by:
None of these (Virginia Woolf)

I am too much in the sun in “Hamlet” is spoken by:
Hamlet

“Ullyses” is written by:
James Joyce

Elizabeth is a character from Jane Austen’s:
Pride and Prejudice


“Tear Idle Tears” is a poem by:
None of these (Tennyson)

“Thought Fox” is written by:
Ted Hughes

“Major Barbra” is written by:
Shaw

Lilliput is a character from:
Gulliver’s Travels

“Fire and Ice” is written by:
Frost

Swift belong to:
Augustan age

The Novel of Lawrence banned by the government was:
Lady Chatterley’s Lover

“Undo this Button” is a line from Shakespeare’s:
King Lear

“Ode to Psyche” is a poem by:
Keats

“I am no Prince Hamlet” is a line written by:
Eliot

“Things fall apart” is a line from Yeats’s:
The Second coming

“Good flences make good neighbours” is from Frosts’:
None of these (Mending Wall)

‘April is the Cruelest month of all is taken from Eliot’s:
The Wasteland

“A Farewell to Arms” is written by:
Hemmingway

“A passage to India” is written by:
Forester
. Intense emotion coupled with an intense display of imagery are characteristics of __________ age
Romantic

S.T. Coleridge was born in
1772

Wordsworth settled in
Lake District

Childe Harold’s Pilgrimmage is written by:
Byron

Queen Mab is one of the first two great poems written by:
Shelley

Hyperion is a/an __________ poem
Epic

Romanticism expressed a restlessness of
Soul

Northanger Abbey, Emma and Sense and Sensibility are novels written by
Jane Austen

Shelley is remembered as a _______ poet
Lyric

Keats is prominently a man of:
Sensations

As a moralist J. S. Mill develops the doctrine of:
Utilitarianism

Charles Dickens was born in
1812

Charles Dickens is known for being
Idealist

Shirley, Jane Eyre, Villete were written by:
C. Bronte

Emile Bronte’s verse reveals a conscious
Pantheism

The Mayor of Caster Bridge was written by:
Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy was brought up to the profession of:
Architect

The Picture of Dorian Gray is written by:
Oscar Wilde

Ruskin was born in:
1819

__________ is a novel by Miss Burney
Evelina
In Greek tragedy irony and ____________ are fused into one.
Satire

Joseph Andrews was written by
Fielding

Shakespeare was born in
1564

‘The Wheel of Fire’ a criticism was written by
W. Knight

Kubla Khan was written by
Coleridge

G. B. Shaw began his literary career first as:
Novelist

W. B. Yeats was born in
1865

Jane Austen’s Work is transfused with the spirit of
Classicism

The Waste Land by T. S. Elliot is an
Elegy

Waiting for Godot by S. Beckett was originally written in
French

The ________ age tended to favour the taste and search for truth in art:
Romantic

Maud and In memoriam were written by
Tennyson

Tennyson was born in
1809

. ___________ has a super abundant wealth of words and superfluous ornaments
Hyperbole

Keats’ aestheticism was later turned into
Pre-Raphaelitism

_________ is the animating force in the work of C. Bronte
Idealism

The Wilde Swans at Coole is first great collection of poems of
Yeats

T. S. Eliot was born in
1888

Jane Eyre was written by
Bronte

Ophelia, Julia , Viola, Imogene are the characters created by
Shakespeare
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