English Literature MCQ

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English literature MCQ

Question 1 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of these Kings was the subject of a play by Marlowe?
A
Henry V
B
Richard III
C
Edward II
D
John
Question 1 Explanation: 
It is one of the earliest English history plays, and focuses on the relationship between King Edward II of England and Piers Gaveston, and Edward's murder on the orders of Roger Mortimer. Marlowe found most of his material for this play in the third volume of Raphael Holinshed's Chronicles (1587).
Question 2 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following authors promoted versions of socialism?
A
William Morris
B
John Ruskin
C
Edward FitzGerald
D
all but C
Question 3 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Marlowe born in.....
A
1562
B
1563
C
1564
D
1565
Question 3 Explanation: 
The Birth of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, in April 1564. The exact date of his birth is not recorded, but it is most often celebrated around the world on 23 April.
Question 4 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
collection of poems by wordsworth was published posthumously.
A
The Prelude
B
The Excursion
C
The Recluse
D
Ode to Duty
Question 4 Explanation: 
The Prelude, in full The Prelude, or Growth of a Poet's Mind, autobiographical epic poem in blank verse by William Wordsworth, published posthumously in 1850.
Question 5 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
In which state is the Shelby farm located?
A
Tennessee
B
Kentucky
C
Alabama
D
Mississipi
Question 5 Explanation: 
At 4,500 acres, Shelby Farms Park is one of the largest urban parks in the country! Located in Memphis, Tennessee, the Park is both a vibrant community hub and a retreat from the hustle and bustle of urban life.
Question 6 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
What type of non-rhymed poetry did Christopher Marlowe pioneer?
A
Blank verse
B
The sonnet
C
Trochaic Heptameter
D
Free-flow verse
Question 6 Explanation: 
Christopher Marlowe was the first English author to achieve critical fame for his use of blank verse.
Question 7 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The basic theme of Arnold's Literature and Dogma is:
A
Art and Literature
B
Theology
C
Contemporary literary criticism
D
Social changes in the Victorian Age
Question 8 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
In which work Edmund Spenser celebrates his marriage with Elizabeth Boyle?
A
Amoretti
B
Epithalamion
C
Faerie Queen
D
Prothalamion
Question 8 Explanation: 
Epithalamion is an ode written by Edmund Spenser to his bride, Elizabeth Boyle, on their wedding day in 1594. It was first published in 1595 in London by William Ponsonby as part of a volume entitled Amoretti and Epithalamion.
Question 9 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Why did the man hesitate before forwarding his foot?
A
He did not want to put his foot on the boy's tender knees.
B
He disapproved of child labour.
C
He was apprehensive that the boy's brush was very dirty.
D
None of the above
Question 10 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which part of the protagonist's anatomy got affected in this story?
A
Eyes
B
Chin
C
nose
D
navel
Question 10 Explanation: 
That is the most important thingL: characters must shape the story. They need to influence the action and make the narrative one that could only happen to them. What happens in the story should be the result of what your character does, and her/his actions are dependent on both their personality and what they want.
Question 11 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
What was the sum of the pension that the government offered to the prisoner?
A
400 francs
B
600 francs
C
650 francs
D
300 francs
Question 11 Explanation: 
As per the government's decision, those who were imprisoned for a month will be given a monthly pension of Rs 5,000 and those jailed for more duration will get Rs 10,000 per month.
Question 12 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following are Thomas Hardy books?
A
The Poor Man and the Lady
B
correctchoice The Return of Native
C
Chollttee
D
None of the above
Question 12 Explanation: 
I read "Far From the Madding Crowd" first and then read "Tess," but I would start with either "Madding Crowd" or "Tess." Both are good introductions to Hardy's writing style and themes. Okay, that settles it. I'll probably read Tess of the D'Urbervilles next.
Question 13 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
What was the title of the play by Marlowe that portrayed the events surrounding the Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre in 1572?
A
The Massacre at Berlin
B
The Massacre at Rome
C
The Massacre at Copenhagen
D
The Massacre at Paris
Question 13 Explanation: 
The Massacre at Paris is an Elizabethan play by the English dramatist Christopher Marlowe (1593) and a Restoration drama by Nathaniel Lee (1689), the latter chiefly remembered for a song by Henry Purcell.
Question 14 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following writers would be an appropriate subject for a class on ''The Literature of the British Empire''?
A
Rudyard Kipling
B
Edward Fitzgerald
C
Charlotte Bronte
D
Any of these
Question 14 Explanation: 
Author Ian Watt, and many others for that matter, usually credit Daniel Defoe as being the author of the first English novel (Chapt. 3). The first novel is usually credited to be Defoe's Robinson Crusoe which was first published in 1719 (Lee).
Question 15 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
What were the names of Bindya's cows?
A
Neelu- Gori
B
Neetu-Gori
C
Neena -Gauri
D
None of the above
Question 15 Explanation: 
The Devi Bhagavata Purana narrates that Krishna and his lover Radha were enjoying dalliance, when they thirsted for milk. So, Krishna created a cow called Surabhi and a calf called Manoratha from the left side of his body, and milked the cow.
Question 16 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
When was the second edition of the poem Paradise Lost published?
A
1667
B
1676
C
1681
D
1674
Question 16 Explanation: 
These six editions are all modernized, but they show various differences with regard to text.
Question 17 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
''She Walks in Beauty'' was first published in
A
Idle Hours
B
Childe Harold
C
Don Juan
D
Hebrew Melodies
Question 17 Explanation: 
Written in 1814, when Byron was twenty-six years old, and published in Hebrew Melodies in 1815, the poem of praise “She Walks in Beauty” was inspired by the poet's first sight of his young cousin by marriage, Anne Wilmot.
Question 18 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
is natural justice or fate.
A
Nemesis
B
Themis
C
Catharsis
D
Fate
Question 18 Explanation: 
Natural justice is a concept of common law which has its origin in 'Jus Natural' which means a law of nature. In its layman language natural justice means natural sense of what is right and wrong and in its technical sense it is synonymous with fairness.
Question 19 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The 18th century critic and writer Dr Samuel Johnson said that the purpose of literature was to.....
A
entertain
B
amuse
C
instruct
D
invigorate
Question 19 Explanation: 
Johnson once characterized literary biographies as “mournful narratives,” and he believed that he lived “a life radically wretched.” Yet his career can be seen as a literary success story of the sickly boy from the Midlands who by talent, tenacity, and intelligence became the foremost literary figure and the most
Question 20 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
With her first cheque, Virginia Woolf bought a/an
A
German Shepherd dog
B
Australian parrot
C
Persian cat
D
African elephant
Question 20 Explanation: 
'Earn 500 Pounds A Year': What Virginia Woolf Had To Say About Women Making Money. Woolf wrote some of her most mature works in a time when the goal of suffragettes like Mary Wollstonecraft had finally been won. But her first novel, The Voyage Out, was published during the First World War, when she was 33.
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9 thoughts on “English Literature MCQ

  1. Mani

    You’re might me mistaken For this which poet called himself ” I awake one morning and found myself famous” The Answer is Shelley.

    I think u might me mistaken

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