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Q. Famine in Ireland took place in?
Ans. 1846
Q. Who wrote Biographia Literaria?

Ans. S.T Coleridge
(S T Coleridge MCQ’s)
Q. In which poem we come across, ” In the room women come and go/talking of Michaelangelo?”

Ans. The Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S Eliot
(T S Eliot MCQ’s)
Q. Whom did Ben Jonson call, “The first poet of the world in some things?”

Ans. John Donne
(Ben Jonson MCQ’s) (John Donne MCQ’s)
Q. Who wrote the novel Barchester Towers?

Ans. Anthony Trollope
Q. Milton wrote prose in?

Ans. English and Latin
(John Milton MCQ’s)
Q. Charles Lamb’s Essays contain a fine blend of?

Ans. Humor and pathos
Q. Who is regarded as the father of American Poetry?

Ans. William Cullen Bryant
Q. W.B Yeats was Born in?

Ans. 1865
(W B Yeats MCQ’s)
Q. The line, “I am not prince Hamlet, nor was meant to be” is?

Ans. In The Love Song Of J Alfred Prufrock by T.S Eliot
(Hamlet MCQ’s)

Q. Milton’s purpose in writing Paradise Lost was?
Ans. To justify the ways of God to man
(John Milton MCQ’s)
Q. Who wrote the poem Endymion?
Ans. John Keats
(John Keats MCQ’s) (Keats MCQ’s)
Q. Which poem of Keats deals with a theme similar to Shelley’s poem Alastor?

Ans. Endymion
(Shakespeare MCQ’s) (Othello MCQ’s)
Q. Where is the story of Shakespeare’s play Othello set?

Ans. Venice
Q. There was a great hue and cry against Hardy’s novels Tess and Jude The Obscure, why?

Ans. Because of obscenity in them
(Thomas Hardy MCQ’s)
Q. The character Darcy appears in?

Ans. Jane Austen’s Pride And Prejudice
(Jane Austen MCQ’s) (Pride And Prejudice MCQ’s)
Q. Milton acted as Latin secretary to?

Ans. Oliver Cromwell
(John Milton MCQ’s)
Q. About whom has it been said, “He found the drama crude and chaotic, he left it a great force in English Literature?”

Ans. Marlowe
(Christopher Marlowe MCQ’s)
Q. Who called Bacon the wisest, the brightest and the meanest of mankind?

Ans. Alexander Pope
(Alexander Pope MCQ’s)
Q. Who said about Shakespeare, “Others abide our question, thou art free?”

Ans. Mathew Arnold
(Matthew Arnold MCQ’s) (Shakespeare MCQ’s)

Q. There was a great hue and cry against Hardy’s novels Tess and Jude The Obscure, why?
Ans. Because of obscenity in them
(Thomas Hardy MCQ’s)
Q. Milton acted as Latin secretary to?

Ans. Oliver Cromwell
(John Milton MCQ’s)
Q. The character Darcy appears in?

Ans. Jane Austen’s Pride And Prejudice
(Pride And Prejudice MCQ’s)
Q. About whom has it been said, “he found the drama crude and chaotic, he left it a great force in English literature?”

Ans. Marlowe
(Christopher Marlowe MCQ’s) (Doctor Faustus MCQ’s)
Q. Who said, “I suffered from impaired eyesight, depression and poverty and left Oxford without a degree?”

Ans. Dr. Johnson
(Samuel Johnson MCQ’s)
Q. Who wrote Principal Ethica?

Ans. Thomas Moore
Q. The Bloomsbury group derived its philosophy from?

Ans. Thomas Moore’s Principal Ethica
Q. What is the philosophy in Moore’s Principal Ethica?

Ans. Pleasure of Human intercourse and the enjoyment of beautiful objects
Q. Who wrote Essay Of Dramatick Poesy?

Ans. Dryden
(Paradise Lost MCQ’s)
Q. Why did Dryden write Essay Of Dramatick Poesy?
Ans. To defend English drama against that of the ancients and the French

Q. Whose criticism of English literature led Dryden to write Essay Of Dramatick Poesy?
Ans. A French diplomat Samuel Sorbiere
(John Dryden MCQ’s)
Q. In which form is Essay of Dramatick Poesy written?

Ans. Dialogue form
Q. Who is the mouthpiece of Dryden in Essay Of Dramatick Poesy?

Ans. Neander
Q. Who wrote A Game Of Chess?

Ans. Thomas Middleton
Q. A Game Of Chess is?

Ans. An allegory
(Charles Lamb MCQ’s)
Q. What does A Game Of Chess dramatize?

Ans. It dramatizes a conflict between England and Spain
Q. A Game Of Chess is set in?

Ans. Spain
Q. Who wrote The Complete Angler?

Ans. Izaac Walton
Q. The Complete Angler is about?

Ans. It is about fishing
Q. Who wrote Antony And Cleopatra?
Ans. Shakespeare
(Shakespeare MCQ’s)

Q. What is Antony And Cleopatra?
Ans. It is a tragic play
Q. Who were Antony And Cleopatra in actual?

Ans. They are among history’s most famous lovers
Q. Who wrote Everyman In His Humor?

Ans. Ben Jonson
(Ben Jonson MCQ’s)
Q. Humor, in Everyman In His Humor means?

Ans. Every character is dominated by an obsession/humor
Q. Did the earlier English odes praise a person or the art of music or poetry?

Ans. Yes
Q. Who wrote The Castle of Indolence?

Ans. James Thomson
Q. The Castle Of Indolence is?

Ans. A burlesque imitation of Spenser’s Faerie Queene
Q. The Castle Of Indolence is?

Ans. A poem
Q. Who wrote the poem In Yonder Grave Lies The Druid?

Ans. William Collins
Q. James Thomson’s death was lamented in?

Ans. In Yonder Grave Lies The Druid

Q. Who wrote Pamela?
Ans. Samuel Richardson
(Samuel Richardson MCQ’s)
Q. Pamela is?

Ans. An epistolatory novel
Q. What is an epistolatory novel?

Ans. It is written in the form of letters
Q. Who wrote The Rivals?

Ans. Sheridan
Q. The character Mrs. Malaprop was created by?

Ans. Sheridan
Q. Mrs. Malaprop appears in?

Ans. The Rivals
Q. Malapropism is coined after?
Ans. Mrs. Malaprop
(Literary Terms MCQ’s)
Q. What is Malapropism?

Ans. The use of an incorrect word in place of a word with similar sound e.g. Electrical votes instead of electoral votes
Q. Who is known as a ploughman poet?

Ans. Robert Burns
Q. Robert Burns was?

Ans. A Scottish poet

Q. Robert Burns is also regarded as?
Ans. The national poet of Scotland
Q. Who wrote The Marriage Of Heaven And Hell?

Ans. William Blake
Q. Who was William Blake?

Ans. A mystic English poet and painter
Q. William Blake believed in?

(William Blake MCQ’s)
Ans. The importance of the spiritual world and the presence of divine in man. Q. Elizabeth II ascended the throne in?
Ans. 1952
Q. Ruskin is famous for?

Ans. Being a critic of art
(John Ruskin MCQ’s)
Q. Stephen Guest is an important character in George Eliot’s novel?

Ans. Adam Bede
(George Eliot MCQ’s)
Q. Who said, “An unexamined life is not worth-living?”

Ans. Socrates
Q. Lucy Gray is a poem written by?

Ans. Wordsworth
(Wordsworth MCQ’s) (Wordsworth Quiz)
Q. Andrea Del Sarto is a poem written by?

Ans. Robert Browning
(Robert Browning MCQ’s)

Q. Robert Frost is?
Ans. A poet of nature and country life
(Robert Frost MCQ’s) (Mending Wall MCQ’s)
Q. The character Santiago is an illustration of?
Ans. Hemingway’s respect for struggle
Q. The cardinal virtues of the Houyhohhnms in Gulliver’s Travels are?

Ans. Friendship and benevolence
(Gulliver’s Travels MCQ’s)
Q. T.S Eliot was?

Ans. Classicist
(T S Eliot MCQ’s)
Q. Pure tragedies written by Shakespeare are?

Ans. Four (Shakespeare MCQ’s)
Q. Shakespeare’s Hamlet was published in?

Ans. 1603
Q. Hamlet was killed by?

Ans. Laertes
Q. King Claudius was killed by?

Ans. Hamlet (Hamlet MCQ’s)
Q. Jane Austen’s main theme in her novel Pride And Prejudice is?

Ans. Love And Marriage
(Pride And Prejudice MCQ’s)
Q. Who is the major male character in Jane Austen’s Pride And Prejudice?

Ans. Mr. Darcy
(Jane Austen MCQ’s) (Pride and Prejudice MCQ’s)

Q. Who represents Pride in Jane Austen’s novel Pride And Prejudice?
Ans. Miss Elizabeth
Q. Who represents Prejudice in Jane Austen’s novel Pride And Prejudice?

Ans. Mr. Darcy
Q. Which Romantic poet admired Alexander Pope?

Ans. Wordsworth
(Wordsworth MCQ’s) (Alexander Pope MCQ’s)
Q. The line, “How can we know the dancer from the dancer” is taken from?

Ans. Among School Children by W.B Yeats
(W B Yeats MCQ’s)
Q. What are some other names of the neoclassical age?
Ans. The Restoration Age, The Age of Reason, The Age of Dryden
Q. Some beliefs of the Neoclassical writers were?

Ans. Man is a limited being, human pride needs to be suppressed, man has to follow nature
Q. What did Pope say about the literary rules of the ancients?

Ans. These rules of old discovered not devised, are nature still but nature methodized
(Alexander Pope MCQ’s)
Q. Significant contributions of the neoclassical age are?

Ans. Heroic couplet and satire
Q. Shakespeare’s comedy of manners are?

Ans. Love’s Labor’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing
(Shakespeare MCQ’s)
Q. Who wrote The Way Of The World?

Ans. William Congreve

Q. The characters Mr. Marwood and Mrs. Millament figure in?
Ans. Congreve’s The Way Of The World
Q. Who wrote comedy of humor?

Ans. Ben Jonson
(Ben Jonson MCQ’s) Q. Who wrote comedy of manners?
Ans. Shakespeare
(King Lear MCQ’s)
Q. Who wrote Restoration comedy?

Ans. William Congreve
Q. Who wrote sentimental comedy?

Ans. Oliver Goldsmith
Q. Ben Jonson’s comedy of humor lacked in?

Ans. Wit, courtship and satire
(Ben Jonson MCQ’s)
Q. Wit, courtship and satire can be found in?

Ans. Comedy of manners
Q. What is considered the long loved mistress rhyme?

Ans. Heroic couplet
Q. Who wrote Aurangzeb?

Ans. Dryden
(John Dryden MCQ’s)
Q. In which drama did Dryden use blank verse and gave up heroic couplet?

Ans. Aurangzeb

Q. Who wrote Essay on Criticism?
Ans. Alexander Pope
(Alexander Pope MCQ’s)
Q. Essay on criticism is actually?

Ans. A poem
Q. Pope’s Essay On Criticism shows the influence of?
Ans. Horace
Q. The heroic couplet was first used by?

Ans. Chaucer
(Chaucer MCQ’s)
Q. Who wrote Nightmare Abbey?

Ans. Thomas Love Peacock
Q. Whom did Thomas Love Peacock criticize in Nightmare Abbey?

Ans. Wordsworth and Coleridge
(S T Coleridge MCQ’s)
Q. Who wrote Songs Of Innocence?

Ans. William Blake
(William Blake MCQ’s)
Q. Blake’s Songs Of innocence is about?

Ans. The joys of childhood and the pastoral world
Q. Who wrote Songs Of Experience?

Ans. William Blake
Q. Blake’s Songs Of Experience deals with?

Ans. Social and religious oppression; sorrow and suffering

Q. Who said, pity would be no more if we make everybody poor?
Ans. William Blake
Q. Who printed his words by a method devised by him?

Ans. William Blake
Q. Who said, “Melting apparent surfaces away and displaying the infinite which was hid?”
Ans. Blake said about his method of printing
(William Blake MCQ’s)
Q. Dr. Johnson’s dictionary came out in?

Ans. 1755
(Samuel Johnson MCQ’s)
Q. The first edition of the Encyclopedia Britannia appeared in?

Ans. 1771
Q. The phrase willing suspension of disbelief is associated with?

Ans. Coleridge
(Coleridge Quiz)
Q. The year 1776 is associated with?

Ans. American independence
Q. What was The Times known earlier?

Ans. Daily Universal Register
Q. When did The Times acquire this name?

Ans. 1788
Q. Who wrote The Prelude?

Ans. Wordsworth
(Wordsworth Quiz)

Q. How many books is The Prelude comprised of?
Ans. 14
Q. Who wrote this line, “France standing on the top of nature seeming born again?”

Ans. Wordsworth
(Wordsworth MCQ’s)
Q. In which work did Wordsworth say, “France standing on the top of nature, seeming born again?”

Ans. The Prelude
Q. Who said, “when lovely woman stoops to folly?” Ans. Oliver Goldsmith

Q. Who wrote Pride and prejudice?
Ans. Jane Austen
(Jane Austen MCQ’s) (Emma MCQ’s)
Q. Who is the heroine in Jane Austen’s Pride And prejudice?

Ans. Elizabeth Bennett
(Pride and Prejudice MCQ’s)
Q. What did Charlotte Bronte write about Jane Austen?

Ans. The passions are perfectly unknown to her; she rejects even a speaking acquaintance with that stormy sisterhood
Q. Who said, Walter Scott has no business to write novels, especially good one?

(Walter Scott MCQ’s)(Walter Scott Quiz)
Ans. Jane Austen
(Jane Austen MCQ’s)
Q. Did Charles Lamb smoke a lot?

Ans. Yes
Q. What did Charles Lamb say about Tobacco?

Ans. For thy sake tobacco, I’d do anything but die

Q. Who said a thing of beauty is a joy forever?
Ans. John Keats
(John Keats MCQ’s)
Q. Who wrote Endymion?

Ans. John Keats
Q. Keats Endymion was included in?

Ans. Cockney School Of Poetry
Q. Cockney School Of Poetry is a phrase which was coined on analogy with?

Ans. The lake school
Q. Cockney School Of Poetry and the lake poets both refer to?
Ans. Poetry from the east end of London
Q. Who wrote Adonais?

Ans. Shelley
Q. Adonais is?

Ans. An elegy on Keats
(Keats MCQ’s)
Q. Shelley in Adonis implied that the death of Keats was brought about by?

Ans. Reviewers
(Shelley MCQ’s)
Q. Pre-Raphaelite painters were influenced by?

Ans. Keats
Q. Keats himself was influenced by?

Ans. Medieval architecture

Q. Who wrote Ode to a Nightingale?
Ans. Keats
Q. In which ode does Keats wonder about the sustenance of the imaginative vision?

Ans. Ode to a Nightingale
Q. Where did Keats express his dislike for poetry?

Ans. In one of his letters
(John Keats MCQ’s)
Q. In what words did Keats express his dislike for poetry?

Ans. Poetry has a palpable design upon us
(Keats MCQ’s)

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