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Q. One of the most overtly racist Victorian novels is the novel………by Thackeray?
Ans. Philip

(E M Forster MCQ’s)
Q. Matthew Arnold’s poem Dover Beach deals with what central source of worry in Victorian life?
Ans. The loss of religious faith

(Matthew Arnold MCQ’s)
Q. Sewage systems for cities were built in?

Ans. Victorian era
Q. The three major European thinkers of the Victorian period were?
Ans. Charles Darwin, Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud
Q. The principal theme of George Eliot was?

Ans. Egoism
Q. In Victorian England, which Bill extended the right to vote to working class men in towns?
Ans. Second Reform Bill (1867)
Q. The most gloomy and pessimistic novel by Anthony Trollope is?
Ans. The Way We Live Now

(George Eliot MCQ’s)
Q. Who wrote, “Hug me, kiss me, suck my juices?”
Ans. Christina Rossetti
Q. Like Algernon Swinburne, who opens up the secrecy and silence that surrounded women’s sexuality in the 19th century?
Ans. Christina Rossetti
Q. A novelist who reported on life in an exhaustively researched manner was?
Ans. Emila Zola
Q. The achievement of Rudyard Kipling in the 1890s is that he presented a coherent and positive vision?
Ans. True
Q. Who wrote The Light that Failed?
Ans. Rudyard Kipling
Q. Bernard Shaw’s early plays exposed?
Ans. Social hypocrisy

(G B Shaw MCQ’s)
Q. Whose plays express a radical and thoroughly disconcerting vision of society?

Ans. Oscar Wilde’s
(Oscar Wilde MCQ’s)
Q. What became a delicate means of evading materialism, capitalism and the sheer complexity of the Victorian Age?
Ans. Aestheticism

(Rudyard Kipling MCQ’s)
Q. Aestheticism prompted a form of poetry in which musical effects are perhaps more important than sense?
Ans. True
Q. Who said, “Beneath the rule of men entirely great, the pen is mightier than the sword?”
Ans. Edward Bulwer Lytton
Q. Who was the son of an East India Company official?
Ans. Thackeray
Q. Which novel is at times reminiscent of the storm scenes in King Lear?
Ans. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

(Wuthering Heights MCQ’s)
Q. Queen Victoria succeeded her uncle…….as sovereign of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in 1837?
Ans. William lV

(King Lear MCQ’s)
Q. Which novel of Charles Dickens tells us a great deal about the early Victorian period? Ans. Oliver Twist

(Charles Dickens MCQ’s)
Q. An obvious target of the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens was?
Ans. The New Poor Law of 1834
Q. What confined paupers to workhouses in the 19th century?
Ans. The New Poor Law of 1834
Q. Who wrote A Summer Night?
Ans. Matthew Arnold
Q. What does the speaker of “A Summer Night” speak to?
Ans. The Moon
Q. The period around 1837 was one of unprecedented change as an agricultural country was transformed into?
Ans. An industrial one
Q. In England, more people lived in towns than in countryside by?
Ans. 1851

Q. Who wrote Goblin Market?
Ans. Christina Rossetti
Q. The most significant novelist in the last quarter of the 19th century was?
Ans. Thomas Hardy

(Thomas Hardy MCQ’s)
Q. Which famous Victorian work calls upon the world of dreams?
Ans. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Q. Who wrote Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland?
Ans. Lewis Carroll
Q. The novel Middlemarch by Thomas Hardy starts with the name of which main character?
Ans. Miss Brooke
Q. By the last 20 years of the 19th century, Britain’s economic lead over all other nations was beginning to?
Ans. Fade
Q. An important idea in the Victorian period was?
Ans. Domestic order acted as a refuge and sustaining structure in a changing world.
Q. The most celebrated Victorian novelist was?
Ans. Charles Dickens
Q. Anthony Trollope was?
Ans. A Victorian Novelist
Q. Who wrote the novel Phineas Finn?
Ans. Anthony Trollope
Q. A period of around……… in 1847-8 is generally regarded as perhaps the most significant in the entire history of the English novel?
Ans. 18 months
Q. Why a period of around 18 months in 1847-8 is generally regarded as perhaps the most significant in the entire history of the English?
Ans. Because novels were published by Dickens, Thackeray, Elizabeth Gaskell, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte
Q. The Victorians valued……..in a way that had never been the case previously?
Ans. Marriage
Q. The horizons of literature were reduced by?
Ans. The Victorians (Because they focused domestic life)
Q. What name did the American poet Walt Whitman call Tennyson?
Ans. The Boss

(Tennyson MCQ’s)
Q. Who said about Tennyson, “Tennyson is the most restful, brother, solid-hearted man?”

Ans. Carlyle
(Thomas Carlyle MCQ’s)
Q. Who wrote the novel Ruth?
Ans. Elizabeth Gaskell
Q. 1830s and 1840s were characterized by?

Ans. Social, industrial and political unrest
Q. In whose novels do we see a refusal to become enthusiastic about the new values of the Victorian era?
Ans. Thackeray’s

(Walter Pater MCQ’s)
Q. Who was seen as the equal of Charles Dickens?
Ans. Thackeray
Q. Whose lack of commitment to the associated values of marriage and family establishes him as an awkward outsider in the early Victorian novel?
Ans. Thackeray’s
Q. Poetess Elizabeth Barrett Browning was the wife of?
Ans. Robert Browning

(Robert Browning MCQ’s)
Q. Best known poems of Elizabeth Barrett Browning appear in her work?
Ans. Sonnets From The Portuguese
Q. Who wrote The History of Pendennis?

Ans. Thackeray
Q. If a woman did not conform in Victorian society, she was punished and the usual form of it took was?
Ans. Incarceration

Q. What two things can be seen in Victorian novels?
Ans. A new sense of social order and psychological complexity
Q. Elizabeth Gaskell provides an example of which spirit that is encountered in a great deal of fiction in the 1850s?
Ans. Positive spirit
Q. Oscar Wilde won Newdigate Prize for his poem?
Ans. Ravenna
Q. Who wrote the play An Ideal Husband?

Ans. Oscar Wilde
Q. Oscar Wilde wrote the poem Requiescat in the memory of his?
Ans. Sister
Q. By the 1860s, there was an awareness of the failure that material prosperity had not actually improved people’s lives?
Ans. True
Q. Who wrote the novel North and South?

Ans. Elizabeth Gaskell
Q. In Victorian……….there is a delving into the strange and dark depths of the mind?

Ans. Poetry
(Paradise Lost MCQ’s)
Q. Two Victorian poets who explored strange states of mind were?
Ans. Alfred Tennyson and Robert Browning
Q. Quintessence Of Ibsenism is written by?

Ans. Bernard Shaw
Q. The most underrated comedy of Bernard Shaw is?
Ans. You Never Can Tell
Q. In the history of English drama, Bernard Shaw’s position is next to?
Ans. Shakespeare

(Shakespeare MCQ’s)
Q. Lunatic asylums, prisons and vast hospitals were built in?
Ans. Victorian era
Q. Police force was introduced in?
Ans. Victorian era
Q. Who are referred to as the Victorian sages?
Ans. Thomas Carlyle, John Stuart Mill, Matthew Arnold, John Ruskin
Q. Who wrote the novel The Woman in White?
Ans. Wilkie Collins

(John Ruskin MCQ’s)
Q. Major narrator of The Woman in White is?

Ans. Walter Hartright
Q. Hardy took the name Wessex from an old?

Ans. Saxon kingdom
Q. The first poem of Hardy was?
Ans. Domicilium
Q. Hardy had a child from his?
Ans. Niece
Q. What shook the foundation of religious faith in the the Victorian Age?
Ans. Darwin’s work The Origin of Species
Q. What did the familiar picture of Queen Victoria with her husband prince Albert and children emphasize?
Ans. The importance of family as a key social unit
Q. The Victorian Age is also known as?
Ans. The Age of Compromise
Q. Who said about the Victorian Age as “The modern period of progress and unrest?”
Ans. William J. Long
Q. Who suspected that George Eliot was a woman working under a male pseudonym?

Ans. Charles Dickens
Q. Who placed George Eliot among the greatest Western writers of all time?
Ans. Harold Bloom
Q. Queen Victoria and George Eliot were born in?
Ans. The same year, 1819
Q. The Victorian Age was characterized by an increased desire of people to question religion and?
Ans. Politics
Q. The most modern of the Victorians was?

Ans. Thomas Hardy
Q. Who is acknowledged as the founder of modern prose drama?
Ans. Henrik Ibsen

Q. Who wrote the play Doll’s House?
Ans. Henrik Ibsen
Q. Barnaby Rudge by Dickens is?
Ans. A historical novel
Q. Dickens felt offended when the absence of what was pointed out in his novels?
Ans. The absence of form
Q. Who said Dickens may not construct his story well but he tells it admirably?
Ans. David Cecil
Q. Who wrote the novel Wives and Daughters?
Ans. Elizabeth Gaskell

(Heart of Darkness MCQ’s)
Q. The late Victorian period is characterized by?
Ans. Revival of drama
Q. Bernard Shaw’s approach to drama was heavily influenced by the Norwegian writer?

Ans. Henrik Ibsen
Q. Name the play that offers a comic view of life which can be described as absurd?
Ans. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
Q. Notable figures associated with Aestheticism were Lionel Johnson, Ernest Dowson and?
Ans. Arthur Symons
Q. What was Oscar Wilde’s full name?
Ans. Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde
Q. Who wrote the play Salome?
Ans. Oscar Wilde
Q. Which play of Oscar Wilde was written in French and then translated into English?

Ans. Salome
Q. Oscar Wilde’s dramas restored the sparkling comedy of manners which disappeared with?
Ans. Sheridan
Q. Who wrote the novel Sylvia’s Lovers?
Ans. Elizabeth Gaskell
Q. Who produced extraordinary innovative poems about his relationship to God?
Ans. G M Hopkins
Q. The most ambitious of G M Hopkins’ poems is?
Ans. The Wreck of the Deutschland
Q. G M Hopkins’ poetry was not published until?
Ans. 1918
Q. It is in the late 19th century that the presence of a………..subculture first becomes apparent?
Ans. Homosexual
Q. Who said, “Shaw has been for modern Britain what Socrates was for ancient Greece?”
Ans. A.C Ward
Q. Bernard Shaw got Oscar Award in?
Ans. 1938
Q. The novel An Unsocial Socialist was written by?
Ans. Bernard Shaw
Q. Charles Dickens dedicated his novel Hard Times to?
Ans. Thomas Carlyle
Q. Thackeray was born in?

Ans. Calcutta
Q. Who wrote the novel Mary Burton?
Ans. Elizabeth Gaskell
Q. Who exposed the cruelty of the industrial system as she had seen it in Manchester?

Ans. Mrs. Gaskell
Q. In which novels did Mrs. Gaskell expose the cruelty of the industrial system?
Ans. Mary Burton and North and South
Q. Which was Thomas Hardy’s first novel?

Ans. The Poor Man And The Lady
Q. Who conferred the Order Of Merit on Thomas Hardy?
Ans. George V
Q. In which year Thomas Hardy announced that he would not write fiction again?
Ans. 1896

Q. Who wrote A Feminist Reading Of Hardy?
Ans. Patricia Ingham
Q. In……… there is a great deal of contemporary relevance in the way that it examines the position of women in Victorian period?
Ans. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Q. The novel……. shows a consistent awareness of the economic life of early Victorian Britain, in particular its colonial dimension?
Ans. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Q. All Victorian novelists focus on the relationship between?
Ans. The individual and society
Q. Who wrote The Moonstone?
Ans. Wilkie Collins
Q. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins starts with the storming of Seringapatam in?
Ans. 1799
Q. Who wrote the novel The History of Henry Esmond?
Ans. Thackeray
Q. Who wrote the novel Vanity Fair?
Ans. Thackeray
Q. The subtitle of the novel Vanity Fair is?

Ans. A Novel Without a Hero
Q. Wilkie Collins wrote?
Ans. Sensational novels
Q. Who said about Swinburne’s poetry ‘I don’t see any internal centre from which springs anything that he does’?
Ans. George Meredith
Q. Whose drawing-room became the meeting-place of such different personalities as Tennyson, Ruskin, and Browning?
Ans. Coventry Patmore
Q. Charlotte Bronte dedicated her novel Jane Eyre to?
Ans. Thackeray
Q. Who was the godfather of Matthew Arnold?
Ans. John keble
Q. About whom is it said that when the poet in him died, the critic was born?
Ans. Matthew Arnold
Q. Arnold classified English society into Barbarians, Philistines and?
Ans. Populace
Q. The Victorian Age is sometimes stretched from the date of the first Reform Bill in 1832 to the end of the reign of King Edward in?

Ans. 1910
Q. The ideas of radicalism and democracy had passed away by the?
Ans. 1840s
Q. The adjective Victorian was coined by…….?
Ans. 1851
Q. In the Victorian Age, secular and religious authorities propagated the ideals of chastity and?
Ans. Strict moral codes
Q. Thomas Hardy achieved fame with his novel…….?
Ans. Far From the Madding Crowd
Q. Who wrote the novel Germinal?
Ans. Emile Zola
Q. The best-known novel of George Gissing is?
Ans. New Grub Street
Q. In the Victorian Age, brothels were considered acceptable institutions as long as they did not destroy the sanctified boundaries of……?
Ans. Marriage
Q. The thematic scope of the Victorian novel rarely went beyond?
Ans. Social criticism
Q. The effects of the industrial revolution are reflected in………?
Ans. Victorian literature
Q. Chartist Riots and bloodshed over trade unions rights were also a……….in many works?
Ans. Motif

Q. George Eliot was hailed as the ‘Victorian Sage’ after the publication of?
Ans. Middle March
Q. The novel Adam Bede by George Eliot was published in?
Ans. 1859
Q. The character of Dinah in Adam Bede represents?
Ans. George Eliot’s aunt
Q. Who said, “George Eliot is unmistakably a painter of bourgeois life as Thackeray was a painter of life of drawing rooms?”
Ans. Henry James
Q. The Victorian Era was a time of imperial glory and expansion?
Ans. True
Q. Between 1830 and 1900, England became a………….power?
Ans. Colonial
Q. Who developed Jeremy Bentham’s doctrine of utilitarianism?
Ans. John Stuart Mill
Q. Who wrote the essay Utilitarianism?
Ans. John Stuart Mill
Q. After the death of his wife, Browning settled in?
Ans. England
Q. Browning threw his work in fire when he didn’t find a publisher at the age of?
Ans. Twelve
Q. Who influenced Browning the most?
Ans. Lord Byron

(Lord Byron MCQ’s)
Q. According to utilitarian principles, happiness meant?

Ans. Success
Q. The real name of Lewis Carroll was?
Ans. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
Q. Who wrote What Alice Found There?
Ans. Lewis Carroll
Q. The most controversial figure among Victorian poets is?
Ans. G M Hopkins
Q. Who wrote Treasure Island?
Ans. Robert Louis Stevenson
Q. Who is the hero of Treasure Island?
Ans. Jim Hawkins
Q. Who wrote Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde?

Ans. Robert Louis Stevenson
Q. In the last twenty years of the 19th century, many established values and conventions seem to?
Ans. Fall apart
Q. Who developed Sprung Rhythm?
Ans. G M Hopkins
Q. The Pre-Raphaelite movement was influenced by?
Ans. Ruskin’s Modern Painters
Q. The Pre-Raphaelite artists were also inspired by?
Ans. John Keats
Q. Who established a monthly journal, The Germ?
Ans. The Pre-Raphaelite artists
Q. What did the Pre-Raphaelites want to restore?
Ans. They wanted to restore simplicity and naturalness which they claimed was lost after the times of Raphael
Q. Tennyson’s Morte De Arthur was written in 1835 and published in?
Ans. 1842
Q. Morte De Arthur is an adaptation of?
Ans. Homer
Q. The novel of an Australian author took its title from which line of The Lady Of Shallot by Tennyson?
Ans. Tirra Lirra By The River
Q. When was Fabian Society founded?
Ans. 1884

Q. What did Fabian Society advocate?
Ans. It advocated social reforms rather than revolutionary action
Q. The major activists of Fabian Society were?
Ans. G B Shaw, H G Wells and George Russell
Q. Who is known as a writer of the Empire?

Ans. Rudyard Kipling
Q. Who wrote Just So Stories?
Ans. Rudyard Kipling
Q. A dramatic poem by Arnold “in which the suffering finds no vent in action,” in which there is “everything to be endured, nothing to be done?”
Ans. Empedocles On Etna
Q. Name Matthew Arnold’s classical tragedy?
Ans. Merope
Q. In his poetry Arnold reflects the doubt of an age which witnessed the conflict between?
Ans. Science and revealed religion
Q. Rugby Chapel is a poem by Matthew Arnold in the memory of?
Ans. Father
Q. When was The Great Exhibition held in London?
Ans. 1851
Q. Why was The Great Exhibition held?
Ans. To exhibit Britains’ achievement and manufactured products
Q. When did UK declare war on Russia?
Ans. 1854 (Crimean War)
Q. In the Victorian Age, literature for…….also flourished?
Ans. Children.

Q. Which magazine did George Eliot edit for two years?
Ans. The Westminster Review
Q. George Eliot met Herbert Spenser in?
Ans. 1851
Q. George Eliot’s Scenes Of Clerical Life is a collection of?
Ans. Three stories
Q. For her novel Romola, George Eliot received the then-record payment for a novel of?
Ans. £10,000
Q. What was regarded as the key to success in the Victorian Age?
Ans. Hard work
Q. Boer War lasted from?
Ans. 1899 to 1902
Q. Boer War was fought in?
Ans. South Africa
Q. Who wrote Communist Manifesto?
Ans. Marx and Engles
Q. Wilde’s last words were reputedly: ‘This……….. is terrible – one of us will have to go’?
Ans. Wallpaper
Q. Oscar Wilde’s play A Woman Of No Importance satirises?
Ans. The British upper class
Q. De Profundis by Oscar Wilde was written by him in?
Ans. Prison. It was published five years after his death
Q. Which Age marks a time of great economic growth, technological discovery and industrialization?
Ans. The Victorian Age
Q. England changed from a rural, agricultural country to an urban, intustrialized one in?

Ans. The Victorian Age
Q. Whose sermon on national apostasy from 1833 was considered the start of Oxford Movement?
Ans. John Keble’s
Q. What four major sub-genres can be distinguished in the early Victorian fiction?

Ans. Adventure novels, sporting novels, silver-folk novels and Newgate novels
Q. Karl Marx’s major treatise was?
Ans. Das Kapital

Q. Who wrote Studies in Hysteria?
Ans. Sigmund Freud
Q. Charles Darwin’s The Origin Of Species appeared in?
Ans. 1859
Q. The Silver-folk novels was a mocking name for the early nineteenth century novels of fashionable life and manners?
Ans. True
Q. Who was labeled “silver-folk polisher” in Fraser’s Magazine?
Ans. Edward Bulwer Lytton
Q. The Victorian period was the height of England’s imperial power?
Ans. True
Q. In Victorian poetry, autobiographical self-examination was no longer so frequent as it was in……….?
Ans. Romanticism
Q. The Dickens World is a book written by?

Ans. Humphrey House
Q. Dickens had a natural gift for homely?

Ans. Pathos
Q. Who wrote to Dickens that he had cried and sobbed over the death of Paul?
Ans. Lord Macaulay
Q. Dickens’ experiences during his stay in America were named as?
Ans. American Notes
Q. Who represent a different trend in Victorian poetry, with the poetry of nonsense and the absurd?
Ans. Edward Lear and Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
Q. George Meredith began his literary career as a?
Ans. Poet
Q. Whose novels had to wait thirty years before they began to be widely read?
Ans. George Meredith
Q. Whose novels started the school of fiction named the Kailyard School?
Ans. George Macdonald
Q. George Macdonald was?
Ans. A Scottish novelist
Q. The Famous Tragedy Of The Queen Of Cornwall is Hardy’s?
Ans. Verse play
Q. Hardy wrote………… novels in all?
Ans. 14
Q. Which novel of Thomas Hardy deals with Napoleonic Wars?
Ans. The Dynasts
Q. The theme of the novel Jude The Obscure is?
Ans. Sex and marriage
Q. Aestheticism propounded the view that art is self-sufficient and does not have to serve any purpose?
Ans. True
Q. Who claimed that life imitates art?
Ans. Oscar Wilde
Q. The Symbolist Movement spread from……….to the rest of Europe?
Ans. France
Q. W B Yeats and Ezra Pound belonged to?

Ans. The Symbolist Movement
Q. Who said about Dickens that he has the life and soul of fifty human beings?
Ans. Leigh Hunt

(W B Yeats MCQ’s)
Q. Dickens’ Sketches By Boz were firstly published in?
Ans. Monthly Magazine
Q. Dickens’ beloved discouraged him to be a writer of?
Ans. Stories
Q. Late Victorian literature is marked by?

Ans. Decadence
Q. Decadence signifies decline compared with the excellence of former ages?
Ans. True
Q. What exerted a strong influence on Oscar Wilde?
Ans. Decadence
Q. Both Meredith and Thomas Hardy had been influenced by the teaching of?
Ans. Darwin
Q. What is the name of the governess in Wilde’s play The Importance of Being Earnest?
Ans. Miss Prism
Q. Who wrote the poem The Sphinx?
Ans. Oscar Wilde
Q. The Happy Prince And Other Tales by Oscar Wilde contained?
Ans. 10 stories
Q. The original Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood was formed by?
Ans. D G Rossetti, Millais and Holman Hunt
Q. D G Rossetti was?
Ans. A painter and poet
Q. The name of D G Rossetti’s sister was?

Ans. C G Rossetti
Q. A C Swinburne was the friend of William Morris and?
Ans. D G Rosetti
Q. Dickens is most admirable for his?
Ans. Eccentric characters
Q. What is considered the soul of Dickens’ novels?
Ans. Humor
Q. The sales of Dickens’ novel The Old Curiosity Shop reached?
Ans. One lac pounds
Q. Who said about Dickens, “The mere record of his conviviality is exhausting?”
Ans. Lionel Trilling
Q. The title of Vanity Fair by Thackeray comes from John Bunyan’s?
Ans. The Pilgrim’s Progress
Q. The novelist Charles Reade began his career as a?
Ans. Dramatist
Q. Who was a moralist in the style of George Eliot but of a more political slant in the works of Disraeli?
Ans. Charles Kingsley
Q. During whose reign were most of Tennyson’s poems published?
Ans. Queen Victoria
Q. Bernard Shaw built his own theater, the theater of?
Ans. Ideas
Q. Who is considered the founder of the drama of ideas?
Ans. Shaw
Q. Shaw’s play Man And Superman proved tremendous success especially in?
Ans. New York
Q. Shaw’s last unfinished play was given to?

Ans. The British Museum
Q. The accession of Queen Victoria was in?

Ans. 1837
Q. Thomas Carlyle made his influence felt in every department of?
Ans. Victorian life
Q. T.S Eliot shows a bent towards?
Ans. Victorianism
Q. Oscar Wilde was a Victorian…..?
Ans. Playwright, poet and short story writer
Q. Who wrote Esther Waters?
Ans. George Moore
Q. Who wrote The Way Of All Flesh?
Ans. Samuel Butler
Q. The Way Of All Flesh was written between?
Ans. 1874 and 1884
Q. How did Victorian readers initially respond to Wuthering Heights?
Ans. They were scandalized by it
Q. In England, Robert Frost learnt to abandon the conventional languages of?
Ans. Late Victorians
Q. Queen Victoria became Empress of India?

Ans. 1877
Q. Many Victorian writers were drawn towards?
Ans. Italy
Q. Who is considered a poet of soul?
Ans. Browning. He doesn’t pour his own soul rather of his characters
Q. In which poem Browning speaks in his own person?
Ans. Prospice. It’s a poem about Browning’s love.
Q. The Latin word Prospice means?
Ans. Looking forward
Q. Browning paid tribute to Shelley’s work in his poem?
Ans. Pauline
Q. Who wrote Eminent Victorians?
Ans. Lytton Strachey
Q. The novelist Anthony Trollope belongs to?

Ans. The Victorian Age
Q. Poet Laureate during the reign of Queen Victoria?
Ans. Tennyson
Q. The Victorian Age can be dated by?
Ans. Tennyson’s Poems, chiefly Lyrical(1830) to the death of Queen Victoria(1901)
Q. Who said the strongest part of our religion today is its unconscious poetry?
Ans. Matthew Arnold
Q. In the poets of Victorian Age, after Tennyson and Browning the third place may perhaps be assigned to?
Ans. Matthew Arnold
Q. Matthew Arnold was a great admirer of?
Ans. Wordsworth

(Wordsworth MCQ’s)
Q. In literature Arnold strove to rehabilitate and to propagate?
Ans. The classical spirit in his country
Q. Who wrote the poem Cromwell?
Ans. Matthew Arnold
Q. Which work had the greatest influence on the Victorian Age?
Ans. Carlyle’s Sartor Resartus
Q. In which genre did Victorian literature achieve its greatest success?
Ans. The Novel
Q. Macaulay represented?
Ans. Bourgeois Victorian Enlightenment
Q. Tennyson is?
Ans. The representative poet of Victorian Age.

Q. The Victorian Age can be divided into Early, Middle and Late Victorian Periods?
Ans. True
Q. Early Victorian Period lasted from?
Ans. 1832 to 1848
Q. Middle OR Mid Victorian Period lasted from?
Ans. 1848 to 1870
Q. Late Victorian Period lasted from?
Ans. 1870 to 1901
Q. Who wrote the novels Agnes Grey and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall?
Ans. Anne Bronte
Q. The most revealing work of Elizabeth Barrett Browning is?
Ans. Aurora Leigh
Q. What is Aurora Leigh?
Ans. A novel in verse
Q. Who seems to be almost the complete embodiment of the mid-Victorian period?

Ans. George Eliot
Q. Pre-Raphaelites belonged to?
Ans. Middle Victorian Period (1848 to 1870)
Q. Late Victorian Period is characterized by?

Ans. Aestheticism and Decadence
Q. Which Age is known as The Age of Peace and Prosperity?
Ans. The Victorian Age
Q. England got freedom from wars in?
Ans. The Victorian Age
Q. Who wrote Westward Ho?
Ans. Charles Kingsley
Q. Who wrote the novel The Last Days of Pompeii?
Ans. Edward Bulwer Lytton
Q. Who translated the Arabian Nights?
Ans. Sir Richard Burton
Q. Who wrote the melodramatic narrative It is Never Too Late to Mend?
Ans. Charles Reade
Q. Most of the Victorian writers were?
Ans. Nostalgic
Q. Which Age is characterized by Women Question?
Ans. The Victorian Age
Q. In the nineteenth century literature, what years were barren?
Ans. 1820 to 1832
Q. Repeal of the Corn Laws took place in?

Ans. 1846
Q. Name the two satires in which Samuel Butler attacked contemporary values?
Ans. Erewhon and Erewhon Revisited
Q. At his death, Robert Louis Stevenson was working on an unfinished novel?
Ans. Weir of Hermiston
Q. Who said about whom, “decidedly the greatest of our living poets?”
Ans. Wordsworth said about Tennyson
Q. Thomas Carlyle had no faith in?
Ans. Democracy
Q. Queen Victoria became queen at the age of?
Ans. 18
Q. As it was claimed, over which did the sun never set?
Ans. British Empire
Q. Which poem of Tennyson was particularly liked by Queen Victoria?
Ans. Charge Of The Light Brigade
Q. George Meredith’s Modern Love consists of fifty sixteen-line?
Ans. Sonnets
Q. Who wrote The Ordeal of Richard Feverel?

Ans. George Meredith
Q. Who wrote The Egoist?
Ans. George Meredith
Q. The British considered the vast empire as a mean of fulfilling the white men’s mission of?
Ans. Civilizing the nation 😜
Q. The Victorian Age is known as?
Ans. The Age of Novel
Q. Who was concerned with the clubs, the drawing rooms and the well-to-do?
Ans. Thackeray
Q. Thackeray’s famous phrase was?
Ans. Vanitas Vanitatum
Q. After Byron, who influenced Browning the most?
Ans. Shelley
Q. What moved Browning to declare himself an atheist and vegetarian at the age of 16?

Ans. Queen Mab by Shelley
(Shelley MCQ’s)
Q. Browning’s wife Elizabeth Barrett was?

Ans. Six years older than Browning
Q. Who wrote King Solomon’s Mines?
Ans. H R Haggard
Q. The novel was……….in the hands of Dickens?
Ans. Humanitarian
Q. Who wrote the Netherworld?
Ans. George Gissing
Q. The most famous Scottish writer since Walter Scott?
Ans. Robert Louis Stevenson

(Walter Scott MCQ’s)
Q. Who wrote polemical pieces deriding English Colonialism?
Ans. Robert Louis Stevenson
Q. Who wrote The Earthly Paradise?
Ans. William Morris
Q. Name the drama that Swinburne wrote on the classical Greek model?
Ans. Atalanta in Calydon
Q. Who wrote Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam?

Ans. Edward Fitzgerald
Q. What does Rubáiyát mean?
Ans. Quatrains
Q. Thomas Hardy wrote about?
Ans. 900 poems
Q. Who conveys the uneasy transition from Victorianism to Modernism?
Ans. Thomas Hardy
Q. Whose works show Victorian pessimism?

Ans. James Thomson
Q. The memorable work of A.H Clough is?

Ans. Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth
Q. Which novel of Thomas Hardy first gained notice?
Ans. Far From The Madding Crowd
Q. Jude The Obscure by Hardy first appeared in abridged form in?
Ans. Harper’s Magazine
Q. Who wrote An Essay On Hardy?
Ans. John  Bayley
Q. Pre-Raphaelite poets drew their inspiration from the works of Italian painter…….?
Ans. Raphael
Q. Characteristics of The Pre-Raphaelite Movement are?
Ans. Medievalism, picturesqueness, love of symbolism, music and melody
Q. The eldest of the Pre-Raphaelite school was?
Ans. D G Rosetti
Q. D G Rossetti was influenced by?
Ans. Dante
Q. Who said about Tennyson, “His age was vividly with him and he wrote of patriotism?”

Ans. Stopford Brooke
Q. Who wrote the works the Palace Of Art and Tithonus?
Ans. Tennyson
Q. In the poem, Tithonus longs for?
Ans. Death
Q. In which poem Tennyson anticipates his death?
Ans. Crossing The Bar
Q. Tennyson wrote “Crossing The Bar” when he was?
Ans. 81
Q. Who modeled himself on Chaucer?
Ans. William Morris
Q. The Oxford Movement is also known as?

Ans. The Tractarian Movement
Q. The Oxford Movement was a strong protest against?
Ans. Materialism and Utilitarianism
Q. A historical novel on religious controversy, Hypatia was written by?
Ans. Charles Kingsley
Q. Browning is considered as an uncompromising foe of?
Ans. Scientific materialism
Q. Browning’s poetry was a protest against the pessimistic mood generated by?
Ans. Contemporary philosophies
Q. The number of plays produced by Browning?
Ans. Five
Q. Who wrote the book, Charles Dickens: His Tragedy And Triumph?
Ans. Edgar Johnson
Q. Which Victorian writer was the prime  minister of England?
Ans. Benjamin Disraeli
Q. Who used novel as a medium of his philosophical interpretation of life?
Ans. George Meredith
Q. Who said about the Victorian Age, “Wondering between two worlds, one dead, the other powerless to be born?”
Ans. Matthew Arnold
Q. Beneath the public optimism and positivism the nineteenth century was also a period of……….and uncertainties?
Ans. Paradoxes
Q. Bernard Shaw started to write dramas under the influence of?
Ans. Ibsen
Q. What, according to Shaw, changed the current of his life?
Ans. Henry George’s speech
Q. Which is decidedly Shaw’s best novel?

Ans. Cashel Byron’s Profession
Q. What is the subtitle given to Pygmalion by Shaw?
Ans. A Romance
Q. In some anthologies, who is classified as a modern twentieth century poet and in others he is classified as a late Victorian poet?
Ans. G M Hopkins
Q. Victorian despair reaches its climax in the poetry of?
Ans. G M Hopkins
Q. What important event occurred in the 1840s in England?
Ans. Chimney Sweep Act
Q. Who was the leader of The Oxford Movement?
Ans. Henry Newman
Q. Oscar Wilde’s book ‘Intention’ contained?

Ans. Four essays
Q. The Star Child by Oscar Wilde is a?
Ans. Fairy tale
Q. Who wrote the novel The Well Beloved?

Ans. Thomas Hardy
Q. What is the theme of the poem Death In The Desert by Robert Browning?
Ans. Religion
Q. Which languages did Browning learn by the time he was 14?
Ans. Latin, Greek, French and Italian
Q. In which poem did Mrs. Browning express her ardent love for her husband?
Ans. Sonnets From the Portuguese
Q. Which sovereign of England ruled the country for more than 60 years?
Ans. Queen Victoria
Q. What is meant by PRB?
Ans. Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
Q. By 1890, what percentage of the earth’s population was subject to Queen Victoria?

Ans. 25%
Q. Who wrote the novels Coningsby, Sybil and Tancred?
Ans. Benjamin Disraeli
Q. Name George Eliot’s novel of the Italian Renaissance?
Ans. Romola
Q. Who wrote the work Autobiography?
Ans. Anthony Trollope
Q. Who wrote a sombre and stately ‘epic’ fragment Sohrab and Rustum?
Ans. Matthew Arnold
Q. Who wrote The Trumpet Major?
Ans. Thomas Hardy
Q. To whom did the Reform Bill of 1832 extend on parliamentary representation?

Ans. The lower middle classes
Q. Elizabeth Barrett’s The Cry of the Children is concerned with which major issue during the 1830s and 1840s?
Ans. Child labor
Q. Who were the two nations referred to in the subtitle of Disraeli’s work Sybil?
Ans. The rich and the poor
Q. Who coined the phrase “White man’s burden”?
Ans. Rudyard Kipling
Q. A mystery novel by Agatha Christie takes its title from a line of The Lady Of Shallott. What is the name of the novel?
Ans. The Mirror Crack’d From Side To Side
Q. J.W Waterhouse gave name to his painting from which line of The Lady Of Shallott?
Ans. I am half sick of shadows
Q. The inspiration for Tennyson’s “Mariana” comes from which Shakespearean play?
Ans. Measure For Measure
Q. Where did Tennyson conceive of the idea for “Tears, Idle Tears”?
Ans. Tintern Abbey
Q. Literature And Dogma is written by?
Ans. Matthew Arnold
Q. What does the phrase “White man’s burden” mean?
Ans. The moral responsibility to bring civilization and Christianity to other parts of the world.
Q. What age can be called the Age of Doubt?

Ans. The Victorian Age
Q. “Knowledge comes but wisdom lingers” appears in the work of?
Ans. Tennyson
Q. The predominant mood in Matthew Arnold’s poetry is that of?
Ans. Melancholy
Q. The first novel of Charles Kingsley was?

Ans. Yeast
Q. Who wrote the novel No Name?
Ans. Wilkie Collins
Q. Who wrote the play Getting Married?
Ans. Shaw
Q. The final section of “In Memoriam” describes the marriage between which two people?
Ans. Tennyson’s sister and Edmund Lushington
Q. Matthew Arnold’s work Memorial Verses mourns the deaths of?
Ans. Wordsworth, Goethe and Byron
Q. Who is known as poet of liberty?
Ans. A.C Swinburne
Q. Who called Wuthering Heights a sport?

Ans. F.R Leavis
Q. Studies in the History of Renaissance was written by?
Ans. Walter Pater
Q. Who wrote The Seven Seas?
Ans. Rudyard Kipling
Q. Who wrote Life of Charles Dickens?
Ans. John Forster
Q. Art for Art’s Sake was advocated by?
Ans. Walter Pater
Q. Who is known for the “Condition of England” novel?
Ans. Disraeli
Q. G.B.S stands for?
Ans. George Bernard Shaw
Q. The title of Thomas Hardy’s Under the Greenwood Tree is derived from?
Ans. Shakespeare
Q. Who wrote the poem The Rural Muse?

Ans. John Clare
Q. Who wrote the poems Remembrance and The Prisoner?
Ans. Emily Bronte
Q. George Gissing’s novel New Grub Street is about?
Ans. Poor artists
Q. George Moore’s A Modern Lover was banned for being?
Ans. Immoral
Q. Which decade is called “the decade of decadence”?
Ans. 1890s
Q. W B Yeats, Lionel Johnson and Ernest Dowson were the members of?
Ans. Rhymer’s Club
Q. Who wrote Goblin Market?
Ans. C G Rossetti
Q. Who wrote The Defence of Guenevere?

Ans. William Morris
Q. Who was interested in abnormal people?

Ans. Robert Browning
Q. Late Victorian novels were more close to?

Ans. Rustic life
Q. What is very important and in abundance in Victorian literature?
Ans. Characterization
Q. In the Victorian Age, the revolutionary theories by Romantics were replaced by……….concepts of progress by Charles Darwin and Bantam?
Ans. Evolutionary
Q. Who wrote The Life of Charlotte Bronte?

Ans. Mrs. Gaskell
Q. The most celebrated book of Mrs. Gaskell is?
Ans. Cranford
Q. Who wrote Apologia pro Vita Sua?
Ans. John Henry Newman
Q. Browning believed spiritualism to be……..?

Ans. Fraud
Q. Swinburne was influenced by?
Ans. Shelley and Shakespeare
Q. George Meredith was famous for?
Ans. Maxims and aphorisms
Q. Who disliked his middle name?
Ans. Gerard Manley Hopkins
Q. Sybil by Benjamin Disraeli was subtitled as?
Ans. The Two Nations
Q. Thackeray’s first substantial fiction was?

Ans. Catherine: A Story
Q. Who wrote The Idea of a University?
Ans. John Henry Newman
Q. The full name of D G Rossetti was?
Ans. Gabriel Charles Dante Rossetti
Q. The Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria’s reign was celebrated in?
Ans. 1887
Q. D G Rosetti’s famous poem The Blessed Damozel is about?
Ans. Union of flesh and spirit
Q. Who wrote Barsetshire Novels?
Ans. Anthony Trollope
Q. Who wrote The Blessed Damozel?
Ans. D G Rossetti
Q. Name D G Rossetti’s sonnet sequence?

Ans. The House of Life
Q. The subtitle of Andrea Del Sarto by Robert Browning is?
Ans. The Faultless Painter
Q. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins is an………novel?
Ans. Epistolatory
Q. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins is generally considered the first……..novel in the English language?
Ans. Detective
Q. The Victorian Age is also called?
Ans. The Age of Reading
Q. The Victorian Age is also called?
Ans. The Age of Periodicals
Q. The novels of the Victorian Age are very long because they were often published in?

Ans. Serial form
Q. Who wrote East Lynne?
Ans. Mrs. Henry Wood
Q. Who wrote Through The Looking Glass?

Ans. Lewis Carroll
Q. When had England settled down after long domestic and foreign struggles?
Ans. In The Victorian Age
Q. Steamships were used in England in?
Ans. The nineteenth century
Q. What was the main feature of the Victorian poetry?
Ans. Faith in the reality of progress
Q. During the Victorian Age, population of London expanded from two million to?
Ans. Six million
Q. Victorian people suffered from?
Ans. Anxiety
Q. Railway lines connected major cities of England by?
Ans. 1850
Q. The Time of Troubles in England was?

Ans. The decades 1830s and 1840s
Q. Why were 1830s and 1840s considered the Time of Troubles?
Ans. Because of the Unemployment, poverty, rioting, slums and terrible working conditions for women
Q. Which Victorian period was the time of prosperity, improvement, stability and optimism?
Ans. The Mid-Victorian Period (1848-1870)
Q. What building was erected to display the exhibits of modern technology and science at the 1851 Great Exhibition?
Ans. Crystal Palace
Q. The greatest good for the greatest number refers to?
Ans. Utilitarianism
Q. Challenges to religious faith in the Victorian Age were?
Ans. Darwin, Huxley, astronomy and geology
Q. Decay of Victorian values can be noticed in?
Ans. Late Victorian Period (1870-1901)
Q. What countries became England’s rival powers in the Late Victorian Period?
Ans. Germany and United States
Q. In 1839, what act gave a mother the right to petition the court for access to her minor children and custody of children under seven and later sixteen?
Ans. The Custody Act
Q. First women’s college was established in London in?
Ans. 1848
Q. By the end of Victoria’s reign, women could take degrees from……….university colleges?
Ans. Twelve
Q. In the Victorian Age, the only opportunity of earning some money for an unmarried middle class woman was to work as a?
Ans. Governess
Q. The Victorian Age is also called?
Ans. The Age Of Tennyson
Q. What destroyed the political supremacy of the landed aristocracy in the nineteenth century?
Ans. The Reform Bill of 1832
Q. Chartism was a…………movement?
Ans. Working class
Q. Chartism emerged in?

Ans. 1836
Q. Chartism was most active between?
Ans. 1838 and 1848
Q. Chartism got its name from the people’s……….that listed the six main aims of the movement?
Ans. Charter
Q. Chartism kept England for some ten years in a state of?
Ans. Political unrest
Q. Queen Victoria believed that education should be for all?
Ans. True
Q. The Reform Bill of 1884 extended the vote to include all adult males?
Ans. True
Q. Who wrote A Shropshire Lad?
Ans. A E Houseman
Q. A E Houseman was born in?
Ans. 1859.

Q. Thomas Macaulay was a………politician?
Ans. Whig
Q. Thomas Macaulay was born in?
Ans. 1800
Q. Who wrote Lays of Ancient Rome?
Ans. Macaulay
Q. Who destroyed traditional Indian educational system?
Ans. Macaulay
Q. Who wrote the ballad The Armada?
Ans. Macaulay
Q. Who wrote News From Nowhere?
Ans. William Morris
Q. Who wrote The Well at the World’s End?

Ans. William Morris
Q. The Story of the Glittering Plain is a………..novel by William Morris?
Ans. Fantasy
Q. William Morris’s novel The Wood Beyond the World was published in?
Ans. 1894
Q. Name the novel by William Morris about the Great Revolt of 1381?
Ans. A Dream of John Ball
Q. Who is known as “the most influential English-speaking philosopher of the nineteenth century?”
Ans. John Stuart Mill
Q. J S Mill was proponent of?
Ans. Utilitarianism
Q. Who wrote the early feminist work The Subjection of Women?
Ans. J S Mill
Q. Who defined social liberty as protection from “the tyranny of political rulers”?
Ans. J S Mill
Q. Who wrote the work On Liberty?
Ans. J S Mill
Q. John Henry Newman was a poet and?

Ans. Theologian
Q. What was the motto of John Henry Newman?
Ans. “Heart speaks unto heart”
Q. Who wrote Grammar of Assent?
Ans. John Henry Newman
Q. Who wrote the philosophical novel Loss and Gain?
Ans. John Henry Newman
Q. Who wrote, “Fear not that thy life shall come to an end, but rather fear that it shall never have a beginning?”
Ans. John Henry Newman
Q. Who wrote The Renaissance?
Ans. Walter Pater
Q. Who wrote Marius the Epicurean?
Ans. Walter Pater
Q. What was the full name of Walter Pater?

Ans. Walter Horatio Pater
Q. Who said books are a refuge from the vulgarities of the actual world?
Ans. Walter Pater
Q. Walter Pater died in?
Ans. 1894
Q. Sonnets from the Portuguese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning is a collection of?
Ans. 44 love sonnets
Q. Aurora Leigh is a novel in……….by Elizabeth Barrett Browning?
Ans. Blank Verse
Q. Who wrote Lady Geraldine’s courtship?

Ans. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Q. Casa Guidi Windows (1851) by Elizabeth Barrett Browning had been a deliberate attempt to win sympathy for?
Ans. The Florentines
Q. Who wrote The seraphim, and other poems?
Ans. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Q. Who was an English poet, an educationalist, and the devoted assistant to Florence Nightingale?
Ans. Arthur Hugh Clough
Q. Who wrote Amours De Voyage?
Ans. Arthur Hugh Clough
Q. While on a visit to Italy, who contracted malaria and died at the age of 42?
Ans. Arthur Hugh Clough
Q. Arthur Hugh Clough’s incomplete poem is?

Ans. Dipsychus
Q. Which poem of Arthur Hugh Clough fully expresses Clough’s doubts about the social and spiritual developments of his era?
Ans. His long, incomplete poem Dipsychus
Q. Who said, “The worst moment for the atheist is when he is really thankful and has nobody to thank?”
Ans. D G Rossetti
Q. D G Rossetti’s early poetry was influenced by?
Ans. John Keats
Q. The House of Life by D G Rossetti is a collection of?
Ans. 100 sonnets
Q. Who was fascinated by the work of the American writer Edgar Allan Poe?
Ans. D G Rossetti
Q. Who wrote How They Met Themselves?

Ans. D G Rossetti
Q. Who wrote the poem Remember?
Ans. Christina Rossetti
Q. Who contributed to the literary magazine, The Germ, under the pseudonym of “Ellen Alleyne”?
Ans. Christina Rossetti
Q. Christina Rossetti’s most famous collection, Goblin Market and Other Poems, appeared in?
Ans. 1862
Q. Who lauded Christina Rossetti?
Ans. Tennyson, Hopkins and Swimburne
Q. Swimburne dedicated his work A Century of Roundels to?
Ans. Christina Rossetti
Q. Who said, “I come like Water, and like Wind I go?”
Ans. Edward Fitzgerald
Q. What is common between Edward Fitzgerald and Tennyson?
Ans. Both of them were born in 1809
Q. Edward Fitzgerald had a lifelong friendship with?
Ans. Thackeray and Tennyson
Q. Edward Fitzgerald died in?
Ans. His sleep
Q. Tennyson dedicated Tiresias to?
Ans. Edward Fitzgerald
Q. A C Swinburne was a poet, novelist, playwright and?
Ans. Critic
Q. Notable work of A C Swinburne is?
Ans. Poems and Ballads
Q. Who wrote Songs Before Sunrise?
Ans. A C Swinburne
Q. Who devised the poetic form called the roundel?
Ans. A C Swinburne
Q. Who wrote the epic-length poem Tristram of Lyonesse?
Ans. A C Swinburne
Q. Who wrote Binsey Poplars?
Ans. G M Hopkins
Q. Who wrote Pied Beauty?
Ans. G M Hopkins
Q. Who wrote The Windhover: To Christ our Lord?
Ans. G M Hopkins
Q. Who wrote The Wreck of the Deutschland?

Ans. G M Hopkins
Q. A 35-stanza ode by Gerard Manley Hopkins with Christian themes is?
Ans. The Wreck of the Deutschland
Q. A curtal sonnet by the English poet Gerard Manley Hopkins is?
Ans. Pied Beauty
Q. Which poem by G M Hopkins was inspired by the felling of a row of poplar trees?
Ans. Binsey Poplars
Q. Who wrote the novel The Luck of Barry Lyndon?
Ans. William Makepeace Thackeray
Q. Who wrote A Shabby Genteel Story?
Ans. William Makepeace Thackeray
Q. An early and unfinished novel by William Makepeace Thackeray was?
Ans. A Shabby Genteel Story
Q. This novel by William Makepeace Thackeray is about a member of the Irish gentry trying to become a member of the English aristocracy?
Ans. The Luck of Barry Lyndon
Q. The first full-length work of fiction produced by William Makepeace Thackeray was?
Ans. Catherine: A Story
Q. The pen name of Charlotte Bronte was?

Ans. Currer Bell
Q. Who has been called the “first historian of the private consciousness”?
Ans. Charlotte Bronte
Q. Who is the protagonist of the novel The Professor by Charlotte Bronte?
Ans. William Crimsworth
Q. Charlotte Bronte has written a novel Villete, what is Villete?
Ans. A French-speaking city
Q. Which novel’s popularity led to the title character’s name becoming a woman’s name, which before its publication was a male name?
Ans. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte
Q. What choices does the heroine of Charlotte Bronte’s novel Jane Eyre have?

Ans. Sexual need and ethical duty
Q. In which novel did Charlotte Bronte try to be “as unromantic as Monday morning?”

Ans. Shirley
Q. How many chapters are there in the novel Wuthering Heights?
Ans. 34
Q. What pseudonym did Emily Brontë originally use to publish the novel?
Ans. Ellis Bell
Q. How did Charlotte Bronte defend the novel Wuthering Heights?
Ans. She defended it on the basis of the more respectable secondary characters
Q. Emily Bronte was born in?
Ans. Thornton, United Kingdom
Q. Who wrote the poem Come Hither Child?

Ans. Emily Bronte
Q. The pen name of Emily Bronte was?
Ans. Acton Bell
Q. The most shocking of the Brontës’ novels is?
Ans. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
Q. Charlotte Bronte prevented its re-publication in England until 1854?
Ans. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
Q. The debut novel of Anne Brontë was?
Ans. “Agnes Grey, A Novel”
Q. Who praised Agnes Grey as “the most perfect prose narrative in English letters?”

Ans. The Irish novelist George Moore
Q. Who was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature seven times?
Ans. George Meredith
Q. Who wrote The Shaving of Shagpat?
Ans. George Meredith
Q. Which novel is a humorous oriental romance and allegory written in the style of the Arabian Nights?
Ans. The Shaving of Shagpat
Q. The subject of which novel is the inability of systems of education to control human passions?
Ans. The Ordeal of Richard Feverel by George Meredith
Q. A glowing comedy of Victorian presumptions by George Meredith?
Ans. Evan Harrington
Q. The Egoist by George Meredith was published in?
Ans. 1879
Q. The Lark Ascending is a poem of 122 lines by?
Ans. George Meredith
Q. Who wrote The Amazing Marriage?
Ans. George Meredith
Q. What is the theme of The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith?
Ans. That a wife is free to leave a husband who does not recognize her as an equal
Q. The most difficult of George Meredith’s novels because of the indirect and cryptic style, metaphor, and long passages of interior monologue is?
Ans. One of Our Conquerors
Q. Anthony Trollope’s first major success came with?
Ans. The Warden
Q. Who wrote Palliser novels?
Ans. Anthony Trollope
Q. Anthony Trollope wrote?
Ans. 47 novels
Q. Who wrote of Trollope as follows: “Of all novelists in any country, Trollope best understands the role of money?”
Ans. W H Auden
Q. The third novel in Anthony Trollope’s series known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire is?
Ans. Doctor Thorne
Q. Who wrote The Cloister and the Hearth?

Ans. Charles Reade
Q. Its main theme is the struggle between man’s obligations to family and to Church. Which novel?
Ans. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade
Q. Who wrote the play Masks and Faces?

Ans. Charles Reade
Q. Which novel of Charles Reade is about the poor treatment of patients in private insane asylum?
Ans. Hard Cash
Q. Which novel has been an inspiration to Black while in prison?
Ans. It is Never Too Late to Mend by Charles Reade
Q. Who was a friend and correspondent of Charles Darwin?
Ans. Charles Kingsley
Q. Who wrote the novel Yeast?
Ans. Charles Kingsley. It was the first novel by Charles Kingsley
Q. Which novel by Charles Kingsley was written in sympathy with the Chartist movement?
Ans. Alton Locke
Q. How many pages are there in the novel Westward Ho by Charles Kingsley?
Ans. 378
Q. Who said, “Feelings are like chemicals, the more you analyze them the worse they smell?”
Ans. Charles Kingsley
Q. Who twice served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom?
Ans. Benjamin Disraeli
Q. Benjamin Disraeli’s first novel is?
Ans. Vivian Grey
Q. Benjamin Disraeli was a British politician of the?
Ans. Conservative Party
Q. Benjamin Disraeli’s last completed novel was?
Ans. Endymion
Q. Benjamin Disraeli’s unfinished novel was?

Ans. Falconet
Q. What novel brought Edward Lytton public acclaim in 1828 and established his reputation as a wit and dandy?
Ans. Pelham
Q. The novel Pelham by Edward Lytton resembled Benjamin Disraeli’s novel?
Ans. Vivian Grey
Q. Who wrote the horror story “The Haunted and the Haunters”?
Ans. Bulwer Lytton
Q. Money by Edward Lytton is a……..play?

Ans. Comic
Q. Who convinced Charles Dickens to revise the ending of Great Expectations to make it more palatable to the reading public?
Ans. Charles Dickens
Q. Who made prose translations of the Iliad and Odyssey that are still consulted today?

Ans. Samuel Butler
Q. What is the subtitle of the novel Erewhon by Samuel Butler?
Ans. Over the Range
Q. A semi-autobiographical novel by Samuel Butler that attacks Victorian-era hypocrisy?

Ans. The Way of All Flesh
Q. Who wrote, “A hen is only an egg’s way of making another egg?”
Ans. Samuel Butler
Q. Who wrote, “All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it?”
Ans. Samuel Butler
Q. Who wrote the novel The Odd Women?

Ans. George Gissing
Q. The character Jasper Milvain figures in the novel?
Ans. New Grub Street by George Gissing
Q. The plot of this novel concerns several poor families living in the slums of 19th century London. Which novel?
Ans. The Nether World by George Gissing
Q. George Gissing belonged to which literary movement?
Ans. Naturalism
Q. Who wrote the novel Born in Exile?
Ans. George Gissing
Q. Who wrote A Child’s Garden of Verses?

Ans. R L Stevenson
Q. A Child’s Garden of Verses by R L Stevenson contains about?
Ans. 65 poems
Q. Which novel of R L Stevenson narrates a tale of “buccaneers and buried gold”?
Ans. Treasure Island
Q. The sequel of the novel kidnapped by R L Stevenson was?
Ans. Catriona
Q. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by R L Stevenson was published in?
Ans. 1886
Q. Who wrote The Confessions of a Young Man?
Ans. George Moore
Q. Who is often regarded as the first great modern Irish novelist?
Ans. George Moore
Q. Which work did George Moore co-write with W B Yeats?
Ans. Diarmuid and Grania
Q. Who wrote, “After all there is but one race — humanity?”
Ans. George Moore
Q. Who was an Irish novelist, short-story writer, poet, art critic, memoirist and dramatist?
Ans. George Moore
Q. What was the full name of Rudyard Kipling?
Ans. Joseph Rudyard Kipling
Q. Who wrote the poem Gunga Din?
Ans. Rudyard Kipling
Q. A poem by Rudyard Kipling about the Philippine–American War?
Ans. The White Man’s Burden
Q. Kipling’s only novel set entirely in America is?
Ans. Captain Courageous
Q. Who wrote the poem “Mandalay”?
Ans. Rudyard Kipling
Q. Unto This Last by Ruskin contained?
Ans. Four essays
Q. The publication of Unto This Last began in CornHill Magazine under the editorship of?

Ans. Thackeray
Q. Who wrote Time And Tide?
Ans. Ruskin
Q. The subject of Time And Tide is?
Ans. Political economy
Q. Time And Tide is in the form of?
Ans. A series of twenty-five letters
Q. Praeterita by Ruskin is?
Ans. The autobiography of Ruskin
Q. Ruskin was a disciple of?
Ans. Carlyle
Q. The Ethics Of The Dust was written by?

Ans. Ruskin
Q. Ruskin’s moral principles have greatly been admired by?
Ans. Leo Tolstoy
Q. Tolstoy considered Ruskin as the greatest?
Ans. Thinker of England
Q. Who said, “Though England is deafened with spinning wheels, here people have no clothes?”
Ans. Ruskin
Q. Which architecture is upheld by Ruskin as the finest and noblest style of architecture?

Ans. Goethic
Q. The rise and fall of Goeth is discussed by Ruskin in?
Ans. The Stones Of Venice
Q. Ruskin’s prose is?
Ans.Ornate
Q. Which work of Ruskin influenced Gandhi?

Ans. Unto This Last
Q. Who is Thomas Carlyle’s biographer?
Ans. James Anthony Froude
Q. Who was the greatest English example of ideal man for Thomas Carlyle?
Ans. Oliver Cromwell
Q. Who wrote Chartism?
Ans. Thomas Carlyle
Q. In which work Carlyle appeared as a bitter opponent of conventional economic theory?

Ans. Chartism
Q. Thomas Carlyle’s spiritual and bodily torments are revealed in?
Ans. Sartor Resartus
Q. “The Everlasting No” and “The Everlasting Yea,” are the chapters of?
Ans. Sartor Resartus
Q. Which work had the greatest influence on the Victorian Age?
Ans. Carlyle’s Sartor Resartus
Q. Which work of Thomas Carlyle solved his financial difficulties?
Ans. The French Revolution
Q. Who is the censor of the nineteenth century?
Ans. Thomas Carlyle
Q. Who is the author of Oliver Cromwell’s Letters and Speeches?
Ans. Thomas Carlyle
Q. Who wrote Latter-Day Pamphlets?
Ans. Thomas Carlyle
Q. The savage side of Thomas Carlyle’s nature was particularly prominent in?
Ans. Latter-Day Pamphlets
Q. Thomas Carlyle was in marked contrast with?
Ans. Macaulay
Q. What did Thomas Carlyle call the famous Reform Bill?
Ans. “Progress into darkness”
Q. What did Carlyle call democracy?
Ans. “The rule of the worst rather than the best”
Q. Who wrote Specimens of German Romance?
Ans. Thomas Carlyle
Q. Who wrote Shooting Niagara?
Ans. Thomas Carlyle
Q. Henry James was an American writer domiciled in?
Ans. Britain
Q. Henry James frequently focuses upon the lives of?
Ans. Unmarried heroines
Q. Who wrote The Portrait Of a Lady?
Ans. Henry James
Q. Who wrote The Bostonians?
Ans. Henry James
Q. Who wrote The Golden Bowl?
Ans. Henry James
Q. What work of Walter Pater contain judgments of Shakespeare, Wordsworth and other English writers?
Ans. Appreciations
Q. Who wrote Imaginary Portraits?
Ans. Walter Pater
Q. Who wrote the dramas Caste, Play and Society?
Ans. Thomas Robertson
Q. George Eliot’s famous novels are?
Ans. 7
Q. George Eliot wasn’t a fan of most women writers of her day?
Ans. True
Q. George Eliot was not?
Ans. Pretty
Q. George Eliot invented the word?
Ans. Pop
Q. Who admired George Eliot’s writing?
Ans. Virginia Woolf

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