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Q. What was T.S Eliot’s writing limit per day?
Ans. Three hours per day
(Charles Lamb MCQ’s)
Q. Why did T.S Eliot never return to Harvard to take the final oral examination for the Ph.D. degree?
Ans. World War l intervened

(The Victorian Age MCQ’s)
Q. Which book aroused interest in T.S Eliot in the poetry of Laforgue, a French symbolist? Ans. Arthur Symon’s The Symbolist Movement
Q. Eliot is often charged with?
Ans. Obscurity
Q. T.S Eliot took special interest in the philosophy of?
Ans. Patanjali
Q. T.S. Eliot may have been the first person to write the word?
Ans. “BULLS**T.” (Bullshit)
Q. Who wrote “Hamlet and His Problems”?

Ans. T.S Eliot
(Hamlet MCQ’s)
Q. T.S. Eliot learnt Greek philosophy at?
Ans. Merton College
Q. Who wrote, “In my beginning is my end, in my end is my beginning?”
Ans. T.S Eliot
Q. After his death, his……… preserved his legacy by editing and adding several notes to ‘The Letters of T. S. Eliot?’
Ans. Wife
Q. Sweeney Agonistes is a………by T.S Eliot?

Ans. Play
Q. T.S Eliot’s incomplete play is?
Ans. Sweeney Agonistes
Q. Title of Sweeney Agonistes is inspired from?
Ans. Milton’s Samson Agonistes

(John Milton MCQ’s)
Q. T.S Eliot was awarded Dante Medal (of Florence) in?
Ans. 1959
Q. T.S Eliot was the…….. of his parents’ seven children?
Ans. Youngest
Q. In his childhood, T.S Eliot was especially fond of?
Ans. ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer’
Q. His first poems, written at the age of fourteen, were inspired by?
Ans. Edward Fitzgerald’s Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam


Q. Who wrote The Metaphysical Poets?
Ans. T.S Eliot
Q. The first long poem after his conversion
was?
Ans. Ash Wednesday
Q……..expresses the pangs and the strain involved in the acceptance of religious belief and religious discipline?
Ans. Ash Wednesday
Q. In 1964, he received Presidential Medal of Freedom from?
Ans. United States of America
Q. Who is known as the most daring poet of 20 century?
Ans. T.S Eliot
Q. T.S Eliot received a degree in BA within three years in 1909 instead of the usual four years?
Ans. True
Q. T.S Eliot died of?
Ans. Emphysema
Q. The Criterion by…….. was the most distinguished international critical journal of the period?
Ans. T.S Eliot
Q. Eliot’s first volume of verse was?
Ans. Prufrock and Other Observations
Q. T.S Eliot’s The Waste Land concludes with?
Ans. A Sanskrit word
Q. In 1986, the US Postal Service issued a 22-cent stamp in T.S Eliot’s honor?
Ans. True
Q. Aldous Huxley referred to him as?
Ans. “The most bank-clerky of all bank clerks”
Q. T.S Eliot was married?
Ans. Two times
Q. T.S Eliot had no children?
Ans. True
Q. Who wrote the play The Elder Statesman?

Ans. T.S Eliot
Q. “April is the cruelest month of all” is taken from?
Ans. T.S Eliot’s The Waste Land
Q. The Waste Land by T.S Eliot is an?
Ans. Allegory
Q. The Cocktail Party is a………by T.S Eliot?

Ans. Play

Q. T.S Eliot’s father, Henry Ware Eliot, was an?
Ans. Industrialist and philanthropist
Q. T.S Eliot was poet, essayist, publisher, playwright, literary critic and?
Ans. Editor
Q. T.S Eliot married Vivienne Haigh-Wood in?

Ans. 1915
Q. What family did he belong to?
Ans. Boston Brahmin family
Q. Who said, “Next to of course God, America I love you?”
Ans. T.S Eliot
Q. T.S Eliot served as Charles Norton Professor Of Poetry at?
Ans. Harvard
Q. Which modern poet alluded to Chaucer in one of his poems?
Ans. T.S Eliot
Q. What is common between The Waste Land by T.S Eliot and Ulysses by James Joyce?
Ans. Both were published in 1922. And both present similar views on the predicament of modern man

(James Joyce MCQ’s)
Q. What movie is based on T.S Eliot’s really bad marriage?
Ans. Tom & Viv
Q. T.S Eliot was born in?
Ans. Saint Louis, Missouri
Q. What Movements did T.S Eliot belong to?

Ans. Modernism, New Criticism
Q. Who wrote Journey of the Magi?
Ans. T.S Eliot
Q. What poem of T.S Eliot is called drama of literary anguish?
Ans. Prufrock and other observations
Q. Who wrote the poem Portrait of a Lady ?

Ans. T.S Eliot
Q. Who compared Dickens to Shakespeare?

Ans. T.S Eliot
(Shakespeare MCQ’s)
Q. In what words did T.S Eliot compare Dickens to Shakespeare?
Ans. “Dickens can with a phrase make a character as real as flesh and blood
Q. He was a “director,” or working editor, of the publishing firm of?
Ans. Faber & Faber Ltd.
Q. T.S Eliot became a naturalized British subject in?
Ans. 1927


Q. T.S Eliot’s The Waste Land is based on?

Ans. The legend of the Fisher King
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
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. 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 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. T.S Eliot was assistant editor of?
Ans. The Egoist
Q. T.S Eliot was awarded Order of Merit in?

Ans. 1948
Q. T.S Eliot was born in?
Ans. 1888
Q. T.S Eliot received BA Degree in?
Ans. 1909
Q. Prufrock is a?
Ans. Laforguan poem
Q. Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock is?
Ans. An interior monologue
Q. The title of Love Song Of J Alfred Prufrock is?
Ans. Ironical
Q. Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock opens with?
Ans. Let us go then you and I
Q. Who are you and I in the first line of Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock
Ans. Prufrock’s public personality and the ego
Q. The men who influenced him at Harvard were George Santayana, the philosopher and poet, and the critic Irving?
Ans. Babbitt

Q. From Babbitt he derived an?
Ans. Anti-Romantic attitude
Q. Eliot was to pursue four careers: editor, dramatist, literary critic, and?
Ans. Philosophical poet
Q. T.S Eliot was probably the most erudite poet of his time in the?
Ans. English language
Q. He sought a poetic diction that might be spoken by an educated person, being……. ? Ans. “Neither pedantic nor vulgar”
Q. T.S Eliot took the title of The Waste Land from Charles Dickens’ novel?
Ans. Our Mutual Friend

(Charles Dickens MCQ’s)
Q. The Waste Land consists of?
Ans. 434 lines
Q. What are the five sections of The Waste Land?
Ans. The burial of the dead, the game of chess, the fire sermon, death by water, what the thunder said
Q. Epic of modern age is?
Ans. The Waste Land
Q. For a year Eliot taught French and Latin at the?
Ans. Highgate School
Q. T.S Eliot attended?
Ans. Harvard University
Q. Eliot was very much influenced by the English?
Ans. Metaphysical poets
Q. After his conversion to Christianity in the 1927, Eliot’s views became increasingly? Ans. Conservative
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
Q. Who wrote The Family Reunion?
Ans. T.S Eliot
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
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. Who is a classicist in literature, royalist in politics and anglo-catholic in religion?”
Ans. T.S Eliot
Q. What did T.S Eliot say about John Milton?

Ans. “He is admirable as virgil or Dante and in this respect he is unique among us. None else in English literature possesses the like distinction.”
(John Milton MCQ’s)

Q. Who said, “Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion?”
Ans. T.S Eliot
Q. At various times T.S Eliotreceived honorary degrees from thirteen universities in?
Ans. Europe and America
Q. The Hollow Men is a poetic play by T.S Eliot?
Ans. False. It’s not poetic
Q. “The single most influential poetic work of the twentieth century is?”
Ans. The Waste Land
Q. Ariel Poems were published in?
Ans. 1927
Q. T.S Eliot was?
Ans. A Classicist
Q. T.S Eliot was influenced by?
Ans. Ezra Pound
Q. What did T.S Eliot say about Shelley?
Ans. “He is a poet of adolescence and the bulk of his poetry is immature”
Q. The most adverse critic of Shelley is?
Ans. T.S Eliot

(Shelley MCQ’s)
Q. T.S Eliot stands for?
Ans. Thomas Stearns Eliot
Q. The epigraph of Love Song Of J Alfred Prufrock is taken from?
Ans. Dante’s  Inferno
Q. Which Italian poet is referred to in the poem Love Song Of J Alfred Prufrock?
Ans. Michael Angelo
Q. T.S Eliot was an American-born…….?
Ans. British poet
Q. But it must be apparent that Mr. Yeats has been and is the greatest poet of his time, says?
Ans. T.S Eliot

(W B Yeats MCQ’s)
Q. T.S Eliot and Ezra Pound were the……….. of Yeats?
Ans. Contemporaries
Q. How did T.S Eliot consider Milton’s poetry?

Ans. “Not serious poetry”
Q. T.S Eliot was influenced by?
Ans. Dante
Q. T.S Eliot was also influenced by ?

Ans. Indian literature and philosophy

Q. Who wrote The Man Who Was King?
Ans. T.S Eliot
Q. T.S. Eliot had an epistolatory friendship with ?
Ans. GROUCHO MARX, a comedian
Q. EZRA POUND tried to crowdfund T.S. Eliot’s ?
Ans. WRITING
Q. Writing in French helped T.S. Eliot overcome?
Ans. Writer’s Block of that time
Q. T.S Eliot was also a big?
Ans. Prankster
Q. T.S. Eliot set off stink bombs in London with ?
Ans. His Nephew
Q. Eliot’s second famous phrase is?
Ans. “Dissociation of sensibility,”
Q. What is Dissociation of Sensibility?
Ans. It refers to the way in which intellectual thought was separated from the experience of feeling in seventeenth century poetry.
Q. Who wrote, “Our civilization comprehends great variety and complexity?”
Ans. T.S Eliot
Q. Who considers the play Hamlet to be an artistic failure?
Ans. T.S Eliot
Q. T.S Eliot shows a bent towards?
Ans. Victorianism
Q. In the academic year 1909–10, T.S Eliot was an assistant in philosophy at?
Ans. Harvard
Q. Who wrote Thoughts After Lambeth?
Ans. T.S Eliot
Q. His first important publication, and the first masterpiece of “modernism” in English, was?
Ans. “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.”
Q. Who wrote, Let us go then, you and I,
When the evening is spread out against the sky Like a patient etherized upon a table? Ans. T.S Eliot
Q. In 1917, T.S Eliot began his brief career as a bank clerk in?
Ans. Lloyds Bank Ltd
Q. Who wrote “Knowledge and Experience in the Philosophy of F.H. Bradley?”
Ans. T.S Eliot
Q. Who wrote the play The Rock?
Ans. T.S Eliot
Q. Who used the phrase “Rich Disorganization” for T.S Eliot’s The Waste Land?
Ans. F.R Leavis
Q. In 1914 Eliot met and began a close association with the American poet?
Ans. Ezra Pound



Q. Who wrote the poem Gerontion?
Ans. T.S Eliot
Q. Gerontion means?
Ans. Little old man
Q. The poem “Gerontion,” by T.S Eliot is a meditative interior monologue in?
Ans. Blank verse
Q. What is so special about Gerontion?
Ans. nothing like this poem had appeared in English
Q. Who wrote Four Quartets?
Ans. T.S Eliot
Q. Name all Four Quartets?
Ans. Burnt Norton; East Poker; The Dry Savages and Little Gidding
Q. Who wrote The Hollow Men?
Ans. T.S Eliot
Q. Who wrote, “When a poet’s mind is perfectly equipped of its work, it is constantly amalgamating human experience?”
Ans. T.S Eliot
Q. T.S Eliot won Nobel Prize for literature in?

Ans. 1948
Q. Which work led him to win nobel prize for literature?
Ans. Four Quartets
Q. Who said, “The 20th century is still the 19th, although it may in time acquired its own character?”
Ans. T.S Eliot
Q. Who wrote, “When a poet’s mind is perfectly equipped of its work, it is constantly amalgamating human experience?”
Ans. T.S Eliot
Q. Who wrote the play The Confidential Clerk?
Ans. T.S Eliot
Q. Who said, “The 20th century is still the 19th although it may in time acquired its own character?”
Ans. T.S Eliot
Q. T.S Eliot’s first published poem was?
Ans. “A Fable For Feasters
Q. One of the longest-running broadway shows “Cats” is based on his work….?
Ans. Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats
Q. What work did T.S Eliot consider to be his best?
Ans. Four Quartets
Q. T.S Eliot spent the year 1910–11 in France, attending Henri Bergson’s lectures in?
Ans. Philosophy
Q. Who wrote Notes Towards the Definition of Culture?
Ans. T.S Eliot
Q. Who wrote the lines, “We are all the hollow men/we are the stuffed men?”
Ans. T.S Eliot
Q. From 1911 to 1914, T.S Eliot was back at Harvard reading Indian philosophy and studying?
Ans. Sanskrit
Q. Who said, “The complexity of the modern poetry is the result of the complexity of the modern life?”
Ans. T.S Eliot
Q. Who is the author of After Strange Gods?

Ans. T.S Eliot
(S T Coleridge MCQ’s) (Wordsworth MCQ’s)
Q. How did T.S Eliot criticize Wordsworth and Coleridge?
Ans. As much of the poetry of Wordsworth and Coleridge was as artificial as the poetry of 18th century. What then was all the fuss about.
Q. With the publication of his poem The Waste Land, Eliot won an?
Ans. International reputation
Q. Who wrote The Idea of a Christian Society?
Ans. T.S Eliot
Q. Who said, “A thought to Donne was an experience. It modified his sensibility?”

Ans. T.S Eliot
(John Donne MCQ’s)
Q. The Waste Land was published in?
Ans. 1922
Q. The Waste Land expresses with great power the disenchantment, disillusionment, and disgust of the period after?
Ans. World War I
Q. The Waste Land consists of?
Ans. Five sections
Q. The poem’s original manuscript of about 800 lines was cut down to 433 at the suggestion of?
Ans. Ezra Pound
Q. Who wrote A Tale of a Whale?
Ans. T.S Eliot
Q.  Who wrote the essay “Tradition and the Individual Talent?”
Ans. T.S Eliot
Q. Eliot’s first famous phrase is?
Ans. “Objective correlative”
Q. What is Objective Correlative?
Ans. It refers to an image, action, or situation that somehow evokes a particular emotion from the reader without stating what that emotion should be.
Q. Who wrote the poetic play Murder In The Cathedral?

Ans. T.S Eliot
Q. The play Murder in the Cathedral by T.S Eliot was published in?
Ans. 1935
Q. Murder in the Cathedral is a modern miracle play on the martyrdom of?
Ans. Thomas Becket
Q. The most successful play of T.S Eliot is?

Ans. Murder in the Cathedral
Q. T.S Eliot’s first critical volume is?
Ans. The Sacred Wood
Q. Who wrote Birds of Prey?
Ans. T.S Eliot
Q. T.S. Eliot died in?
Ans. 1965
Q. T.S Eliot died at the age of?
Ans. 76

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