English literature solved MCQ online quiz 205

By | September 13, 2018

10000 MCQ /questions on English literature questions answers

Question 1
I sit in one of the dives On Fifty Second Street, Uncertain and afraid As the clever hopes expire Of a low dishonest decade.So begins Auden's ''September 1, 1939''. What is the meaning of the word in italics?
A
house
B
park
C
bench
D
night club
Question 2
Who wrote: ''That's my last Duchess painted on the wall / looking as if she were alive''?
A
Lord Byron
B
Oscar Wilde
C
Robert Browning
D
William Wordsworth
Question 3
Byron's Poetry is ambiguous and has a vividness of phrasing which sometimes reaches the point of abstraction:
A
True
B
False
C
both A and B
D
none of these
Question 4
'I have measured out my life with coffee spoons' is taken from Eliot's poem.....
A
Gerontion
B
The HollowMen
C
Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock
D
The Wasteland
Question 5
Why is the poet so sad to see the Daffodils in 'The Daffodils'?
A
The poet is sad because the flowers have not bloomed fully.
B
The poet is sad because the flowers remind him of his own death.
C
The poet is sad because the winter will soon arrive.
D
The poet is sad because the summer will go away.
Question 5 Explanation: 
The poet so sad to see the Daffodils in 'The Daffodils' because the flowers remind him of his own death.
Question 6
The play 'Tara' was published in the year.....
A
1992
B
1998
C
1990
D
1999
Question 7
How many Sonnets did Shakespeare compose?
A
151
B
148
C
128
D
154
Question 8
Earnest Hamingway has written
A
Old Man and the Sea
B
Mr. Chips
C
Pride and Prejudice
D
None of these
Question 9
Waiting for Godot by S. Beckett was originally written in
A
Italian
B
Spanish
C
German
D
French
Question 10
Who said ''English is the language of international commerce; it is the language of diplomacy and it contains many a rich literary treasures, it gives us an introduction to western thoughts and culture''?
A
Morarji Desai
B
Ruskin Bond
C
Jawaharlal Nehru
D
Mahatma Gandhi
Question 11
is a branch of feminism that is concerned with identifying feminine subject matters in literature written by women.
A
gynocriticism
B
womanism
C
naturalism
D
humanism
Question 12
Shakespeare was born in the year.....
A
1540 AD
B
1564 AD
C
1570 AD
D
1610 AD
Question 12 Explanation: 
Shakespeare was born in the year 1564.
Question 13
Who tells Macduff that his family has been killed?
A
Donalbain
B
Macbeth
C
Lady Macduff
D
Ross
Question 14
Jonathan Swift is the author of.....
A
The Old man and the Sea
B
Robinson Crusoe
C
Gulliver's Travels
D
A Doll's House
Question 14 Explanation: 
Jonathan Swift is the author of 'Gulliver's Travels'.
Question 15
Which of these was not one of Shakespeare's plays?
A
Titus Andronicus
B
The Tempest
C
Cymbeline
D
Shakespeare in love
Question 16
What was the rent the couple paid for the house they lived in?
A
Twenty-seven dollars a week.
B
Eighteen dollars a week.
C
Eight dollars a week.
D
Thirty dollars a week.
Question 17
Expressionism was a revolt against.....
A
realism
B
humanism
C
surrealism
D
None of the above
Question 18
A pause that comes at the end of the eighth line in the Octave is called.....
A
Caesura
B
Stop
C
Spondee
D
Cease
Question 19
What is an Epic?
A
a short poem
B
a long narrative poem
C
a historical poem
D
a prose composition
Question 20
''Antony and Cleopatra'' and ''Macbeth'' was in:
A
1606
B
1607
C
1608
D
1609
There are 20 questions to complete.

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