Robert Browning MCQs Part 01 l Robert Browning Quiz l Browning Facts

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(Robert Browning MCQs Part 02)

Q. Who described Italy as his university?
Ans. Robert Browning
Q. Robert Browning was critically dismissed by patrician writers such as…….., for the desertion of England for foreign lands?
Ans. Charles Kingsley
Q. Who championed animal rights in several poems attacking vivisection?
Ans. Robert Browning
Q. Robert Browning’s father was a well-paid clerk for the……?
Ans. Bank of England
(He was earning about £150 per year)
Q. His parents’ staunch evangelical faith prevented Robert Browning’s study at either…… because both were then open only to members of the Church of England?
Ans. Oxford or Cambridge University
Q. Robert Browning was also a stalwart opponent of……?
Ans. Anti-Semitism
Q. Robert Browning believed spiritualism to be………?
Ans. A fraud
Q. In which poem does Robert Browning speak in his own person?
Ans. Prospice
(Robert Browning MCQs Part 02)
Q. The poem Prospice is about……?
Ans. Robert Browning’s love for his wife Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Q. The Latin word “Prospice” means?
Ans. Looking forward

Q. Who developed Dramatic Monologue to its greatest heights?
Ans. Robert Browning
Q. Robert Browning met Elizabeth Barrett in 1845 and eloped with her in……..?
Ans. 1846
(W B Yeats MCQs)
Q. Where did Robert Browning and his wife live until the wife’s death?
Ans. Italy
Q. What was the full title of the poem Pauline by Robert Browning?
Ans. “Pauline, a Fragment of a Confession”
Q………is a long poem composed in homage to the poet Shelley?
Ans. Pauline
Q. Pauline by Robert Browning was published in?
Ans. 1833
Q. Robert Browning paid tribute to P B Shelley’s work in his poem?
Ans. Pauline
Q. Robert Browning was a poet and a…….?
Ans. Playwright
Q. Robert Browning’s verse was noted for irony, characterization, dark humour, social commentary, historical settings and challenging………?
Ans. Vocabulary and syntax
Q. What was the Alma mater of Robert Browning?
Ans. University College London


Q. Which publication had some commercial and critical success, being noticed by Wordsworth, Dickens, Landor, J. S. Mill and the already famous Tennyson?
Ans. Paracelsus by Robert Browning
Q. It is a monodrama without action, dealing with the problems confronting an intellectual trying to find his role in society. Which work?
Ans. Paracelsus
Q. Paracelsus by Robert Browning was published in……?
Ans. 1835
Q. Who said that Robert Browning is pre-eminently the poet of the world?
Ans. Rickett
Q. Robert Browning’s 1840 poem Sordello was seen as wilfully……..?
Ans. Obscure
(This shranked his reputation for a decade)
Q. Name the book-length epic poem by Robert Browning?
Ans. The Ring and the Book
Q. Robert Browning was born in……..?
Ans. Camberwell, London
Q. How many children did Robert Browning have?
Ans. He had a son. His name was Robert Wiedeman Barrett Browning
Q. Robert Browning’s son was generally known by what name?
Ans. Pen
Q. Robert Browning has paid a tribute to his wife’s work in his poem……..?
Ans. Prospice

Q. What is the theme of the poem
Death In The Desert by Robert Browning?
Ans. Religion
Q. What type of work is
The Ring And The Book?
Ans. It is a long narrative poem
Q. Who wrote Porphyria’s Lover?
Ans. Robert Browning
Q. What work did Robert Browning dedicate to his wife?
Ans. Men And Women
Q. The Ring And The Book is based on…….?
Ans. An old book which told of a Roman murder trial
Q. Robert Browning’s paternal grandfather was…….. in West Indies?
Ans. A slave owner
Q. Robert Browning’s father had been sent to the West Indies to work on a…….but due to a slave revolt there, had returned to England?
Ans. Sugar plantation
Q. Robert Browning’s father was a literary collector. He had amassed a library of around?
Ans. 6,000 books
Q. In 1838, Robert Browning visited Italy looking for background for his work…..? 
Ans. Sordello
Q. Who wrote that his wife had read the poem Sordello and could not tell whether Sordello was a man, a city or a book?
Ans. Carlyle


Q. The work Bells and Pomegranates by Robert Browning is a series of………?
Ans. Eight pamphlets
Q. In 1868, after……..Robert Browning completed and published the long blank-verse epic poem The Ring and the Book?
Ans. Five years work
Q……….by Robert Browning is a children’s poem?
Ans. The Pied Piper of Hamelin
Q. Home Thoughts from Abroad is a……..?
Ans. Patriotic poem
Q. The line, “It was roses, roses all the way” occurs in……..?
Ans. The Patriot by Robert Browning
Q. Robert Browning had only one sister. Her name was……..?
Ans. Sarianna
Q. Robert Browning was a great admirer of the Romantic poets, especially Shelley?
Ans. True
Q. Following the precedent of………, Robert Browning became an atheist and vegetarian?
Ans. P B Shelley
Q…….. is based on a convoluted murder-case from 1690s Rome?
Ans. The Ring and the Book
Q. There are 10 lengthy dramatic monologues narrated by various characters in this story. Which story?
Ans. The Ring and the Book


Q. Which work of Robert Browning has been called a tour de force of dramatic poetry?
Ans. The Ring and the Book
Q. The Ring and the Book was published in………?
Ans. Four parts
Q. The major work of Robert Browning’s later years was………? 
Ans. Parleyings with Certain People of Importance in Their Day
Q. The Robert Browning Society was formed in………?
Ans. 1881
Q. Who sponsored the publication of Robert Browning’s poems?
Ans. His father
Q. Who invited Robert Browning to write a play?
Ans. Macready
Q. The poem Paracelsus contains…….?
Ans. 3 characters
Q. Paracelsus is a story of……..?
Ans. The development of the soul of a Renaissance physician
Q. Stratford by Robert Browning is……..?
Ans. A tragedy
Q. The first play of Robert Browning is….?
Ans. Stratford

Q. Robert Browning published Sordello in…..?
Ans. 1840
Q. What is Sordello about?
Ans. It is the story of a little known Italian poet. It is written in Heroic verse
Q. What did Tennyson say about Sordello?
Ans. There were only two lines in which Robert Browning could be understood
Q. Upon William Wordsworth’s death in 1850, who was a serious contender to become Poet Laureate, the position which eventually went to Tennyson?
Ans. Robert Browning’s wife, Elizabeth Barrett
Q. The marriage of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett was initially secret because Elizabeth’s domineering father disapproved of marriage for any of his children. He disinherited Elizabeth for marrying?
Ans. Very true
Q. Robert Browning was identified as a……?
Ans. Liberal
Q. Robert Browning’s only notable prose work, with the exception of his letters, is his…….?
Ans. Essay on Shelley
Q. It consists of a fictionalised version of the life of Sordello da Goito. Which work?
Ans. Sordello
Q. Who championed the most criticized poem Sordello decades later?
Ans. Algernon Swinburne and Ezra Pound
Q Pippa Passes is a……by Robert Browning?
Ans. Verse drama


Q…….. was the second play written by Robert Browning for the stage?
Ans. King Victor and King Charles
Q. Porphyria’s Lover is Robert Browning’s first ever………?
Ans. Short dramatic monologue
Q. Name the first of Robert Browning’s poems to examine abnormal psychology?
Ans. Porphyria’s Lover
Q. The plot of this poem centers around the speaker’s hatred for “Brother Lawrence”. Which poem?
Ans. Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister
Q. Which poem by Robert Browning is frequently anthologised as an example of the dramatic monologue?
Ans. My Last Duchess
Q. Robert Browning supported the emancipation of women and opposed slavery. He expressed sympathy for the North in the……..?
Ans. American Civil War
Q. Whose grave now lies immediately adjacent to that of Alfred Tennyson?
Ans. Robert Browning’s
Q. Which English author turned down anything that involved public speaking?
Ans. Robert Browning
Q. Who said that Browning will die in
a white tie?
Ans. Tennyson
Q. In the first edition of Dramatic Lyrics, the poem My Last Duchess was titled……?
Ans. “Italy”


Q. The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Robert Browning is also known as the…….?
Ans. Pan Piper or the Rat-Catcher of Hamelin
Q. This poem first appeared in 1842 in Browning’s Dramatic Lyrics, where it was known simply as “France”. Which poem?
Ans. Count Gismond
Q. Who wrote the poem Johannes Agricola in Meditation?
Ans. Robert Browning
Q. Dramatic Romances and Lyrics is a collection of English poems by Robert Browning, first published in……?
Ans. 1845
Q. This poem is set in seventeenth-century France. It is the monologue of a woman speaking to an apothecary as he prepares a poison, which she intends to use to kill her rivals in love. Which poem?
Ans. The Laboratory
Q. What is the good news in How They Brought the Good News from Ghent to Aix?
Ans. The news which alone could save Aix from her fate
Q. Who had the offer of the Lord Rectorship of Glasgow?
Ans. Robert Browning
Q. Who was made LL.D. of Edinburgh?
Ans. Robert Browning
Q. Which Victorian English author was made a life Governor of London University?
Ans. Robert Browning
Q. Which poem of Robert Browning is “noted for its onomatopoetic effects?
Ans. How They Brought the Good News from Ghent to Aix

Q. Who wrote the poem The Bishop Orders His Tomb at Saint Praxed’s Church?
Ans. Robert Browning
Q. This poem is an attack on Wordsworth or any liberal leader who has deserted his cause. Which poem?
Ans. The Lost Leader
Q. It is considered an exemplary work of Romantic literature for its evocation of a sense of longing and sentimental references to natural beauty. Which work?
Ans. Home Thoughts From Abroad
Q. Kennedy and Hair describe this poem as the “most sensual poem” Robert Browning had written up to that time. Which poem?
Ans. Meeting at Night
Q. The main theme of this poem is the urgency and desire for the lover to meet the beloved. Which poem?
Ans. Meeting at Night
Q. Men and Women is a collection of…….poems in two volumes by Robert Browning?
Ans. Fifty-one
Q. Who wrote the poem Evelyn Hope?
Ans. Robert Browning
Q. The first poem in the collection Men and Women by Robert Browning is?
Ans. Love Among the Ruins
Q. Stephen King’s…….series directly refer to Robert Browning’s poem Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came?
Ans. The Dark Tower
Q. Who wrote,  “Grow old along with me?”
Ans. Robert Browning

Q. Who wrote, “A man’s reach should exceed his grasp?” 
Ans. Robert Browning
Q. The title of Robert Browning’s poem “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came”, which forms the last words of the poem, is a line from William Shakespeare’s play……..?
Ans. King Lear
Q. This poem asks the question whether art should be true to life or an idealized image of life?
Ans. Fra Lippo Lippi
Q. Who wrote A Grammarian’s Funeral?
Ans. Robert Browning
Q. This poem deals with Caliban, a character from Shakespeare’s The Tempest, and his reflections on Setebos. Which poem?
Ans. Caliban Upon Setebos
Q. Rabbi ben Ezra is a poem by Robert Browning about………?
Ans. Abraham ibn Ezra
Q. Jocoseria is a………by Robert Browning?
Ans. Collection of short poems
Q. Dramatic Idylls was published in?
Ans. 1879
Q. Robert Browning called this poem “a failure” later. Which poem?
Ans. Paracelsus
Q. The collection Dramatic Lyrics by Robert Browning was published in?
Ans. 1842
(Robert Browning MCQs Part 02)

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