English literature solved MCQ online quiz 56

By | September 13, 2018

10000 MCQ /questions on English literature questions answers

Question 1
Who wrote Canterbury Tales?
A
Geoffrey Chaucer
B
Dick Whittington
C
Thomas Lancaster
D
King Richard II
Question 2
'Trifle' means.....
A
'useless'
B
'insignificant'
C
'boring'
D
None of the above
Question 3
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?
A
smoking opium
B
hypnotism
C
psychoanalysis
D
dream interpretation
Question 4
'Faerie Queen' is a/an.....
A
Play
B
short story
C
epic
D
novel
Question 4 Explanation: 
'Faerie Queen' is an epic.
Question 5
My soul had been a lawn besprinkled O'er with flowers, and Stirring Shades, and baffled dreams is an example of:
A
Metaphor
B
Simile
C
Personification
D
None of these
Question 6
Who is the author of 'Man and Superman'?
A
W. Shakespeare
B
George Bernard Shaw
C
Leo Tolstoy
D
Charles Dickens
Question 6 Explanation: 
George Bernard Shaw is the author of 'Man and Superman'.
Question 7
When was Arms and the Man published in Plays Pleasant?
A
1895
B
1885
C
1898
D
None of the above
Question 8
was of the opinion that by reading about the deeds of good and heroic men we are led towards goodness and heroism.
A
Dr Johnson
B
John Dryden
C
Charles Dickens
D
Philip Sidney
Question 9
Literature is expression of life in words of.....
A
Love and praise
B
Faith and reverence
C
Intellect and imagination
D
Truth and beauty
Question 10
Who said 'Keats was a Greek'?
A
Wordsworth
B
Coleridge
C
Lamb
D
Shelley
Question 11
Which was not among the new genres promoted by poets such as Jonson, Donne, and Herbert?
A
the Petrarchan sonnet
B
the classical satire
C
the country-house poem
D
the epigram
Question 12
Which of the following is the only tragedy written by William Congreve?
A
Empress of Morocco
B
Orphan
C
The Rival Queens
D
The Mourning Bride
Question 13
Who is the writer of the poem 'Andrea Del Sarto'?
A
William Shakespeare
B
Shelley
C
Wordsworth
D
Robert Browning
Question 13 Explanation: 
Robert Browning is the writer of the poem 'Andrea Del Sarto'.
Question 14
What do you mean by an Elegy?
A
a poem of happy ending
B
a poem of unhappy ending
C
a song of praising God
D
a song of Mourning the dead
Question 15
One rainy night, the four brothers.....
A
gave milk to the Kala Nag
B
attacked the Kala Nag with Bamboo sticks
C
killed the Kala Nag and threw it in the river
D
caught the Kala Nag with their bare hands
Question 16
How did W. H. Auden describe poetry?
A
An awful way to earn a living
B
A game of knowledge
C
The soul exposed
D
An explosion of language
Question 17
Dryden and Shadwell had many disagreements but what was their main political disagreement?
A
Dryden was a Protestant while Shadwell was a Catholic
B
Dryden was a protestant while Shadwell was a Troy
C
Dryden support the monarchy while Shadwell was a Whig
D
None of the above
Question 18
Arms and the Man-a novel is written by:
A
George Bernard Shaw
B
Samuel Beckett
C
Jane Austen
D
None of these
Question 19
Who is ''till wand'ring o'er the earth''?
A
Satan's associates
B
Satan
C
Adam
D
Eve
Question 20
Short view of the Immortality and Profaneness of the English Stage, a fierce attack on Restoration Drama, is written by.....
A
John Dryden
B
Charles Lamb
C
Jeremy Collier
D
John Demnham
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