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Q. How many plays and mosques did Jonson compose?
Ans. 19 plays and 36 masques
Q. What two tragedies by Jonson largely failed to impress renaissance audiences?

Ans. Sejanus and Catiline
Q. Who is called the father of English classical comedy?
Ans. Ben Jonson
Q. What is the subtitle of Ben Jonson’s Timber?
Ans. Discoveries. It is his prose volume
Q. Who considered that the chief function of literature is to instruct?
Ans. Ben Jonson
Q. Who wrote “Drink to me only with thin eyes?”
Ans. Ben Jonson
Q. Who wrote the work Less Powerful?
Ans. Ben Jonson
Q. What was the full name of Ben Jonson?

Ans. Benjamin Jonson
Q. Jonson married?
Ans. Anne Lewis in 1594
Q. Shakespeare acted a part in which play of Ben Jonson?
Ans. Every Man In His Humor

(Shakespeare MCQ’s)

Q. Jonson wrote many masques in honor of?
Ans. James l and Queen Anne
Q. Who wrote Masques Of Blackness?
Ans. Ben Jonson
Q. Ben Jonson’s single volume of prose is called?
Ans. Timber OR Discoveries
Q. Who wrote The Devil Is An Ass?
Ans. Ben Jonson
Q. Ben Jonson co-authored which play with George Chapman and John Harston?
Ans. Eastward Ho
Q. Which play offended King James?
Ans. Eastward Ho
Q. On his grave was laid a marble slab on which was written?
Ans. “O Rare Ben Jonson”
Q. Ben Jonson worked as a_______ like his stepfather?
Ans. Bricklayer
Q. Ben Jonson was imprisoned for writing which play?
Ans. The Isle Of Dogs
Q. Who wrote The Magnetic Lad?
Ans. Ben Jonson

Q. Ben Jonson was born a………. after his father’s death?
Ans. Month
Q. Whose plays are the longest in the Elizabethan drama?
Ans. Ben Jonson’s
Q. Who is called the most skillful technician of Elizabethan playwrights?
Ans. Ben Jonson
Q. Who never created the character of any noble lady?
Ans. Ben Jonson
Q. Who is called an earth-born titan?
Ans. Ben Jonson
Q. Who is the father of English realistic comedy?
Ans. Ben Jonson
Q. Who is considered to be not only a dramatist but also a theorist of drama?
Ans. Ben Jonson
Q. Who said, “Jonson brought critical learning into vogue?”
Ans. Alexander Pope (Alexander Pope MCQ’s)
Q. Like Donne, Ben Jonson revolted against the………… of the age?
Ans. Artistic conventions

(John Donne MCQ’s)
Q. What two kinds of humors did Dryden describe in Every Man Out Of His Humor?

Ans. True Humour and Adopted Humour
(John Dryden MCQ’s)

Q. Dryden called the later plays of Ben Jonson as……….. as they were not well received?
Ans. Dotages

(John Dryden MCQ’s)
Q. Who thinks that humours are juices in a human body?
Ans. Ben Jonson
Q. Who is more a satirist than a moralist?

Ans. Ben Jonson
Q. Who killed a fellow actor Gabriel Spenser in duel?
Ans. Ben Jonson
Q. Who wrote masques for private performances in King James’ court?
Ans. Ben Jonson
Q. Epigram and The Forest are the……….. by Ben Jonson?
Ans. Poetic collections
Q. Which work made Ben Jonson a celebrity?

Ans. Everyman In His Humor
Q. Ben Jonson was a literary dictator at?

Ans. The mermaid tavern
Q. The works of Ben Jonson appeared in Folio Format in?
Ans. 1616
Q. There are four Humours in Ben Jonson’s characters. The first one is Blood or Sanguine. What does this humor mean?
Ans. Sociable and pleasure seeking

Q. The second humour in Ben Jonson’s characters is?
Ans. Phlegm. It means relaxed and quiet
Q. The third humour in Ben Jonson’s characters is?
Ans. Choler OR Yellow Bile. It means ambitious and leader-like
Q. The fourth humour in Ben Jonson’s characters is?
Ans. Melancholy OR Black Bite. It means introverted and thoughtful
Q. Who wrote The Staple Of Knews?
Ans. Ben Jonson
Q. Who was the champion of the realistic comedy?
Ans. Ben Jonson
Q. Shakespeare played the role of which character in Every Man In His Humor by Ben Jonson?
Ans. Edward Knowell

(Shakespeare MCQ’s)
Q. Charles Dickens played the role of which character in Every Man In His Humor by Ben Jonson?
Ans. Captain Bobadill

(Charles Dickens MCQ’s)
Q. Epicene OR The Silent Woman takes place in?
Ans. London
Q. Followers of Ben Jonson are called?
Ans. Sons of Ben OR Tribe Of Ben

Q. Who wrote A Tale Of A Tub?
Ans. Ben Jonson

Q. Which comedy did Ben Jonson popularize?
Ans. Comedy Of Humors
Q. How was Ben Jonson buried?
Ans. He was buried standing up
Q. What phrase did Ben Jonson write for Shakespeare?
Ans. “Not of an age, but for all time”

(Shakespeare MCQ’s)
Q. Second most important dramatist during the reign of James l was?
Ans. Ben Jonson.
Q. Whom did Ben Jonson describe thus: “a shrew, yet honest”?
Ans. His wife
Q. Ben Jonson journeyed on foot to?
Ans. Scotland
Q. King James l appointed him as poet laureate in 1616 but Jonson______this title?

Ans. Refused
Q. Ben Jonson’s comedy is connected with?

Ans. Medical theory
Q. Famous followers of Ben Jonson were Robert Herrick, Richard Lovelace and?
Ans. Sir John Suckling
Q. Which work of Jonson satirizes the humors of the court?
Ans. Cynthia’s Revels

Q. Ben Jonson’s unfinished play is?
Ans. The Sad Shepherd
Q. ________is also called a beast fable?
Ans. Volpone
Q. Ben Jonson is best known for?
Ans. Satirical plays
Q. Ben Jonson is buried in?
Ans. Westminster Abbey
Q. Ben Jonson was born in?
Ans. 1572. He died in 1637
Q. Who wrote “Art hath an enemy call’d ignorance?”
Ans. Ben Jonson
Q. The first great play of Ben Jonson was?

Ans. Everyman In His Humor
Q. Everyman In His Humor is a model of what is called?
Ans. The comedy of humors
Q. Who wrote Cynthia’s Revels?
Ans. Ben Jonson
Q. Cynthia’s Revels satirizes?
Ans. The humors of the court

Q. Who wrote Poetaster?
Ans. Ben Jonson
Q. Which play of Ben Jonson is the result of a quarrel with his contemporaries?
Ans. Poetaster
Q. Who wrote Everyman Out Of His Humor?

Ans. Ben Jonson
Q. The aim of the satirical play Every Man In His Humor was to ridicule?
Ans. The humors of the city
Q. Volpone by Ben Jonson is also called?

Ans. The Fox
Q. What is the theme of Volpone?
Ans. Greed can make people gullible
Q. The Alchemist by Ben Jonson is a study of?
Ans. Quackery
Q. Name the prose comedy of Ben Jonson?

Ans. The Silent Woman OR Epicene
Q. Who wrote Bartholomew Fair?
Ans. Ben Jonson
Q. Ben Jonson also worked as a soldier in?

Ans. Flanders Law countries

Q. In 1616, Ben Jonson received a yearly pension of about?
Ans. £60
Q. Ben Jonson was also an actor. He played the role of the protagonist in the play The Spanish Tragedy by?
Ans. Thomas Kyd
Q. The character of Horace in Poetaster represents?
Ans. Jonson himself
Q. Which work of Ben Jonson did Coleridge consider had of the three perfect plots in literature?

Ans. The Alchemist
(S T Coleridge MCQ’s)
Q. Jonson was?
Ans. Dramatist, poet, actor, singer, song writer, author, illustrator, entrepreneur and businessman
Q. Ben Jonson received an honorary Masters Of Arts degree from?
Ans. Oxford University
Q. Ben Jonson’s personal library was destroyed by fire in?
Ans. 1623
Q. When was Everyman In His Humor performed?
Ans. 1598
Q. Where was Bartholomew Fair played for the first time?
Ans. Hope theater

Q. Corvino and Corbaccio are characters from which play of Jonson?
Ans. Volpone

Q. Ben Jonson wrote Cynthia’s Revels as a reply to?
Ans. Thomas Nashe’s play Jack Drum’s Entertainment
Q. Who is the father of the comedy of humors?
Ans. Ben Jonson
Q. Identify the good character in Volpone?

Ans. Benario
Q. Which play of Jonson was praised by Dryden in his Essay Of Dramatic Poesy?
Ans. Epicoene

(John Dryden MCQ’s)
Q. Name the anti-masque by Jonson?
Ans. The Masque Of Queens
Q. Shakespeare and Richard Burbage both acted in the play?
Ans. Sejanus His Fall

(Shakespeare MCQ’s)
Q. Which was the longest play written for Elizabethan public theater?
Ans. Everyman Out Of His Humor
Q. Which Shakespearean plays are mentioned by Jonson in Everyman Out Of His Humor?

Ans. Julius Caesar and Henry IV part 2
Q. Who were Benjamin Jonson and Mary Jonson?
Ans. His children

(Shakespeare MCQ’s)
Q. Cynthia’s Revels is a/an________comedy?

Ans. Allegorical

Q. Which work of Ben Jonson might be termed as The Crying Game of Renaissance Drama?
Ans. Epicene OR The Silent Woman
Q. Excluding its two prologues, this play is written entirely in prose?
Ans. Epicene OR The Silent Woman
Q. How many acts are there in Ben Jonson’s The Alchemist?
Ans. Five
Q. Which playwrights did Jonson satirize in Everyman Out Of His Humor?
Ans. Thomas Dekker and John Marston
Q. Who is Volpone?
Ans. A wealthy Venetian
Q. Which disease has swept London in Ben Jonson’s The Alchemist?
Ans. Bubonic plague
Q. Which was the last staged play during Ben Jonson’s lifetime?
Ans. A Tale Of A Tub
Q. In An Essay Of Dramatic Poesy whom does John Dryden refer to as “The most learned and judicious writer which any theater ever had?”
Ans. Ben Jonson
Q. “To The Memory Of My Beloved, the Author Mr. William Shakespeare: And What He Hath Left Us” is an ode composed by?

Ans. Ben Jonson
Q. In the very opening scene of Volpone, the protagonist says, “Open the shrine that I may see my saint.” By the word saint, Volpone is referring to?
Ans. Gold

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