English literature solved MCQ online quiz 181

By | September 13, 2018

10000 MCQ /questions on English literature questions answers

Question 1
Who is the poet of the Victorian Age?
A
Helen Keller
B
Mathew Arnold
C
Shakespeare
D
Robert Browning
Question 1 Explanation: 
Robert Browning is a poet of the Victorian Age.
Question 2
Who defined poetry as 'the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings?
A
William Wordsworth
B
S.T. Coleridge
C
Matthew Arnold
D
None of the above
Question 3
In the Defense of Poesy, what did Sidney attribute to poetry?
A
a magical power whereby poetry plays tricks on the reader
B
a divine power whereby poetry transmits a message from God to the reader
C
a moral power whereby poetry encourages the reader to emulate virtuous models
D
a defensive power whereby poetry and its figurative expressions allow the poet to avoid censorship
Question 4
'Egotistical Sublime' is a phrase coined by:
A
Keats
B
Wordsworth
C
Coleridge
D
Byron
Question 5
'Cervantes' is a character in:
A
Don Quixote
B
Pamele
C
Tristram Shandy
D
Tom Jones
Question 6
Who wrote 'An Apology for Poetry'?
A
P. B Shelly
B
John Donne
C
Sir Philip Sidney
D
Samuel Johnson
Question 6 Explanation: 
Sir Philip Sidney wrote the 'An Apology for Poetry'.
Question 7
How many photographs exist of William Shakespeare?
A
2
B
4
C
1
D
0
Question 8
Who are the parents of Raina?
A
Paul Petkoff and Catherine Petkoff
B
Henry Petkoff and Eliza Petkoff
C
Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle
D
None of the above
Question 9
Shakespearean tragedies are also known as
A
senecan
B
domestic
C
romantic
D
heroic
Question 10
The term 'anagnorisis' means.....
A
discovery
B
punishment
C
judgement
D
surprise
Question 11
A sub-division of a poem is called-
A
meter
B
foot
C
mythology
D
none of these
Question 12
Which of the following is not a feature of Hughie's face?
A
good looks
B
brown hair
C
grey eyes
D
large ears
Question 13
Which influential medieval text purported to reveal the secrets of the afterlife?
A
Dante's Divine Comedy
B
Boccaccio's Decameron
C
The Dream of the Rood
D
Chaucer's Legend of Good Women
Question 14
H.G.Wells's novel are type of novel.
A
Science fiction novel
B
Stream of consciousness novel
C
Historical novel
D
Picaresque novel
Question 15
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?
A
the India Mutiny in 1857
B
the Boer War in the south of Africa
C
the Jamaica Rebellion in 1865
D
all of the above
Question 16
In the year Milton's eye sight started failing.
A
1660
B
1662
C
1661
D
None of the above
Question 17
What is Diction?
A
the choice of words
B
the choice of characters
C
choice of incidents
D
choice of heroine
Question 18
Which angel tells Adam about the future in Books XI and XII?
A
Raphael
B
Uriel
C
Michael
D
None of the above
Question 19
The play ''Romeo and Juliet'' is based on
A
the story of Antony and Cleopatra
B
the story of Atreus and Thyeste
C
the story of Pyramus and Thisbe
D
None of the above
Question 20
Celia disguises herself as.....
A
Aliena
B
Touchstone
C
Frederick
D
Ganymede
There are 20 questions to complete.

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