English Literature MCQ’s Part 08 l UGC-NET

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Q. What is Setting in literature?
Ans. It is the Time and Place in which the story takes place.
Q. The setting in most of Joseph Conrad’s novels is?

Ans. His experiences of the sea.
(Note: To Conrad, the sea meant above all the tragedy of loneliness)
(Joseph Conrad MCQ’s)
Q. Who wrote The Rainbow?

Ans. D.H Lawrence
(D H Lawrence MCQ’s)
Q. Which novel begins with, “The Brangwens had lived for generations on the Marsh Farm?”

Ans. The Rainbow by D.H Lawrence
Q. Victoria became Empress of India?

Ans. 1877
(The Victorian Age MCQ’s)
Q. Who said, “Asking a working writer what he thinks about writers is like asking a lamp-post who it thinks about dogs?”

Ans. John Osborne
(Look Back In Anger MCQ’s)
Q. Who wrote The Quintessence Of Ibsenism?

Ans. G.B Shaw
(G B Shaw MCQ’s)
Q. What is The Quintessence Of Ibsenism?

Ans. It is an essay by G.B Shaw in which he provides an extended analysis of the works of Henrik Ibsen
Q. What is Apocope in Phonology?

Ans. Loss of sounds from the end of a word is known as apocope. Example: Pronunciation of ‘child’ as ‘chile’ and ‘most’ as ‘mos’
Q. T.S Eliot’s The Waste Land is based on?

Ans. The legend of the Fisher King
(T S Eliot MCQ’s)
Q. The figure that appears throughout The Waste Land is?

Ans. Tiresias
Q. In which poem T.S Eliot wrote, “Speak to me. Why do you never speak. Speak?”

Ans. The Waste Land
(E M Forster MCQ’s)
Q. The pen name of Charlotte Bronte was?

Ans. Currer Bell
Q. Who wrote the poem Four Quartets?

Ans. T.S Eliot
(Rudyard Kipling MCQ’s)
Q. T.S Eliot’s Four Quartets is based on?

Ans. A musical pattern
Q. The theme of T.S Eliot’s Four Quartets is?

Ans. Artistic Consciousness
Q. W.B Yeats was given Nobel Prize in literature?

Ans. In 1923
(W B Yeats MCQ’s)
Q. Who said about T.S Eliot’s The Waste Land that, “It is a cross-word puzzle” and “a spurious verbal algebra?”

Ans. Wyndham Lewis
Q. Who wrote The play Mrs. Warren’s Profession?

Ans. G.B Shaw
(Pygmalion MCQ’s)
Q. Which play of G.B Shaw was proscribed because of its portrayal of sexual exploitation?

Ans. Mrs. Warren’s Profession

Q. What is Naturalism?
Ans. The belief that only natural laws and forces operate in the world. It opposes Spiritualism and Supernaturalism
Q. Who is Emile Zola?

Ans. A French novelist. He was a naturalist.
Q. Who wrote the play Misalliance?

Ans. G.B Shaw
(Bertrand Russell MCQ’s)
Q. G.B Shaw’s Misalliance is about?

Ans. The parent-child relations
Q. Abolition of the slave trade in the British Empire?

Ans. 1807
Q. Who viewed T.S Eliot’s The Waste Land as “The longest poem in the English language because of its profundity, perplexity and density of poetic allusions, myths and meaning?

Ans. Ezra Pound
Q. T.S Eliot’s The Waste Land was dedicated to?

Ans. Ezra Pound
Q. Who wrote about T.S Eliot’s The Waste Land, “know deligent reader/that on each occasion/Ezra performed the Caesarian Operation?”

Ans. Ezra Pound
Q. What is Approximant?

Ans. A sound that is produced while the air is barely disturbed by the tongue, lips or other vocal organs. Approximants are often called glides, semivowels or semiconsonants. Examples: w and y
Q. W.B Yeats was interested in reviving the language and literature of?

Ans. Ireland
Q. Who founded The Irish National Literary Society?

Ans. W.B Yeats
Q. For most of his poetry, W.B Yeats depended on the sources of?

Ans. Both (a) Irish legend and folklore (b) Indian legend, magic and theosophy
Q. The pen name of Emily Bronte was?

Ans. Ellis Bell
(Wuthering Heights MCQ’s)
Q. Who wrote the essay Hamlet And His Problems?

Ans. T.S Eliot
Q. World Within World is the autobiography of?

Ans. Stephen Spender
Q. Who said, “For art’s sake alone I would not face the toil of writing a single sentence?”

Ans. G.B Shaw
Q. Bertrand Russell was given Nobel Prize in literature ?

Ans. In 1950
(Walter Pater MCQ’s)
Q. Who wrote the play Man And Superman?

Ans. G.B Shaw
Q. G.B Shaw’s play Man And Superman deals with?

Ans. Woman’s pursuit of her mate
Q. Where can we find the phrase, ” Don Juan in Hell?”

Ans. In G.B Shaw’s play Man And Superman. It is actually the name of an Act in this play

Q. Saxons were a tribe. When did the Saxons come to England?
Ans. 450 A.D
(Anglo-Saxon Period MCQ’s)
Q. The key figures of Oxford Movement were?

Ans. Cardinal Newman, Henry Newman and John Keble
Q. e.g stands for?

Ans. ‘Exempli gratia’ which means ‘for example’
Q. Who wrote, The Warden?

Ans. Anthony Trollope
Q. In The Warden, Anthony Trollope satirizes?

Ans. Dickens and Carlyle
(Charles Dickens MCQ’s)
Q. Who said about Tennyson, “He had the finest ear, perhaps of any English poet. He was also the stupidest.”

Ans. W.H Auden
Q. Which novelist represented mostly the education system of his time?

Ans. Dickens
(Thomas Carlyle MCQ’s) (Alfred Tennyson MCQ’s)
Q. Who wrote David Copperfield?

Ans. Dickens
(A Tale of Two Cities MCQ’s)
Q. David Copperfield contains?

Ans. Autobiographic element
Q. Who wrote The Mill On The Floss?

Ans. George Eliot
(George Eliot MCQ’s)
Q. The Mill On The Floss concludes with?

Ans. “The tomb bore the names of Tom and Maggie Tulliver and…”
Q. Who spoke of Nature, “Red in tooth and claw?”

Ans. Tennyson
Q. “Red in tooth and claw” means?

Ans. Nature is no longer kindly
Q. Who wrote Jude The Obscure?

Ans. Thomas Hardy
(Thomas Hardy MCQ’s)
Q. The character Sue Bridehead figures in ?

Ans. Hardy’s Jude The Obscure
Q. Are Hardy’s protagonists alienated from society?

Ans. Yes
Q. Rabindranth Tagore(Indian) was given Nobel Prize in?

Ans. 1913
Q. Who wrote A Tale Of Two Cities?

Ans. Dickens
Q. The theme of A Tale Of Two Cities is?

Ans. War
Q. Dickens’ A Tale Of Two Cities was influenced by?

Ans. Carlyle’s French Revolution

Q. Who wrote Visions Of The Daughters of Albion?
Ans. William Blake
(William Blake MCQ’s)
Q. Blake denounced the subordination of women in?

Ans. Visions Of The Daughters of Albion
Q. Who wrote Book Of Urizen?

Ans. William Blake
Q. Book Of Urizen is about?

Ans. The origin of evil
Q. Who wrote The Lives Of The English Poets?

Ans. Dr. Johnson
(Samuel Johnson MCQ’s)
Q. Is Dr. Johnson’s attitude judicial in The Lives Of The English Poets?

Ans. Yes
Q. Who is credited with the invention of gothic?

Ans. Horace Walpole
Q. In which work did Horace Walpole invent gothic?

Ans. The Castle Of Otranto
Q. Who wrote The Vicar Of Wakefield?

Ans. Oliver Goldsmith
Q. The main character of The Vicar Of Wakefield is?

Ans. Dr. Primrose
Q. Who was Edmund Burke?

Ans. Anglo-Irish author and statesman
Q. Who wrote Reflections on the revolutions in France?

Ans. Edmund Burke
Q. The French Revolution took place in?

Ans. 1789
Q. The word Romantic is derived from?

Ans. An old French word ‘Romans’
Q. What does the old French word ‘Romans’ means?

Ans. A vernacular language descended from Latin
Q. Romantic period is characteristic of?

Ans. Discovery of local cultures and flowering of vernacular literature
Q. Romanticism reacted against?

Ans. The rationalism of the 18th century, the view of physical world dominated by science, and the theories of John locke
Q. Romantic writers were influenced by?

Ans. The ideal philosophy of Kant and Hegel
Q. Kant and Hegel belonged to?

Ans. Germany
Q. Who said, “The world is too much with us?”

Ans. Wordsworth
(Wordsworth MCQ’s)

Q. The phrase ‘Stormy Sisterhood’ is associated with the?
Ans. Charlotte Bronte, Emily Bronte and Anne Bronte
Q. The novels of ‘Stormy Sisterhood’ are preoccupied with?

Ans. The feminine life and soul
Q. What award was given to Thomas Hardy?

Ans. Order of Merits
Q. Who wrote The Mayor of Casterbridge?

Ans. Thomas Hardy
Q. The character Michael Henchard figures in?

Ans. The Mayor of Casterbridge
Q. The incident of ‘Wife Auction’ takes place in?

Ans. The Mayor of Casterbridge
Q. Who said, ” Romanticism is addition of strangeness to beauty?”

Ans. Walter Pater
Q. Oscar Wilde was influenced by?

Ans. Walter Pater
(Oscar Wilde MCQ’s)
Q. Charles Dickens unfinished novel is?

Ans. The Mystery Of Edwin Drood
Q. Who wrote, “If God didn’t exist, it would be necessary to invent him?”

Ans. Voltair
Q. Who said, “Poetry is a criticism of life?”

Ans. Mathew Arnold
(Matthew Arnold MCQ’s)
Q. What according to Arnold should poetry answer?

Ans. “It must answer the questions as to how to live”
Q. Who wrote In Memoriam?

Ans. Tennyson
Q. Tennyson’s In Memoriam was written in memory of?

Ans. Arthur Hallam
Q. Who complained about Browning’s poetry?

Ans. John Ruskin who said that Browning’s poetry is obscure
Q. Who wrote Dramatic Monologues?

Ans. Browning
(Robert Browning MCQ’s) (John Ruskin MCQ’s)
Q. Many of Browning’s narrators in Dramatic Monologues are?

Ans. Artists
Q. Many Victorian writers were drawn towards?

Ans. Italy
Q. Who wrote Tintern Abbey?

Ans. Wordsworth
Q. What is the full title of Tintern Abbey?

Ans. Lines Composed A Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey

Q. Union of England and Ireland took place in?
Ans. 1800
Q. Who wrote Sons And Lovers?

Ans. D.H Lawrence
Q. Which novel of D.H Lawrence has an element of autobiography?

Ans. Sons And Lovers
Q. The phrase, “Religion by the blood” is associated with?

Ans. D.H Lawrence
Q. i.e stands for?

Ans. ‘Id est’ which means ‘that is’. It is used for explanation.
Q. Who wrote The novel Ulysses?

Ans. James Joyce
(James Joyce MCQ’s)
Q. James Joyce’s Ulysses is modelled on?

Ans. Homer’s Odyssey
Q. Who wrote, “A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing?”

Ans. Oscar Wilde
Q. What is Sprung Rhythm?

Ans. One that contains specific number of stressed syllables and varying number of unstressed syllables
Q. Who introduced Sprung Rhythm?

Ans. G.M Hopkins
Q. Who wrote A Passage To India?

Ans. E.M Forster
(A Passage To India MCQ’s)
Q. Which novel begins with, “Except for the Malabar Caves and they are and they are twenty miles the city of Chandrapore presents nothing extraordinary?”

Ans. A Passage To India by E.M Forster
Q. T.S Eliot was given Nobel Prize in?

Ans. 1948
Q. Who first used the phrase, “Stream Of Consciousness?”

Ans. William James in his work, Principles Of Psychology
Q. Who perfected Stream Of Consciousness?

Ans. James Joyce
Q. Who wrote Experiment In Autobiography?

Ans. H.G Wells. It is the autobiography of H.G Wells
Q. What is Morpheme?

Ans. a word or a part of a word that has a meaning and that cannot be further divided. Examples: The word ‘Unbreakable’ contains 3 morphemes, ‘un’ and ‘break’ and ‘able’
Q. Who wrote the novel Kangaroo?

Ans. D.H Lawrence
Q. Which novel did D.H Lawrence call as “thought adventure?”

Ans. Kangaroo
Q. Who wrote Debits And Credits?

Ans. Rudyard Kipling

Q. Outbreak of American Civil War took place in?
Ans. 1861
Q. Jane Austen’s first novel was?

Ans. Sense And Sensibility published in 1811
(Jane Austen MCQ’s)
Q. Who wrote the novel Catalina?

Ans. Somerset Maugham
Q. Who wrote Gone With The Wind?

Ans. Margaret Mitchell
Q. What is the locale of Romeo And Juliet?

Ans. Verona
Q. Who wrote Eminent Victorians?

Ans. Lytton Strachey
Q. Who said about James Joyce’s Ulysses, “The work of a queasy undergraduate scratching his pimples?”

Ans. Virginia Woolf
(Virginia Woolf MCQ’s)
Q. Who wrote, “Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some to be chewed and digested?”

Ans. Bacon
Q. Which city in USA banned the maximum number of books on moral grounds?

Ans. Boston

Q. How many Christian names did Oscar Wilde have?
Ans. 4
(Oscar Wilde MCQ’s)
Q. Who was also known as Swan Of Litchfield?

Ans. Anna Seward
Q. Who was called a Hyena In Petticoats?

Ans. Mary Wollstonecraft
Q. Who started the Left Book Club?

Ans. Victor Gollaniz
Q. What was the nationality of Khalil Gibran?

Ans. Lebanese

Q. G.B Shaw died at the age of?
Ans. 94
Q. Who was the tutor of Alexander The Great?

Ans. Aristotle
Q. Who said, “Next to of course God, America I love you?”

Ans. T.S Eliot
Q. John Steinbeck was given Nobel Prize in?

Ans. 1962
Q. The ambition of Edmund Spenser was?

Ans. To express the dreams of English chivalry
(Edmund Spenser MCQ’s)
Q. Who wrote The Satires Of Circumstance?

Ans. Thomas Hardy. It is a collection of poems

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