AD's English Literature : A TO Z Literary Principles from History of English Literature: Note 90

Sunday, June 7, 2015

A TO Z Literary Principles from History of English Literature: Note 90



A Set of 26 Objective Questions & Answers

UGC NET ENGLISH QUESTION BANK

Turning Points in English Literature

(a) How many parts, according to Aristotle, are there in a tragedy? (i) Three (ii) four (iii) five (iv) six

 (b) Coleridge belongs to ---- school of criticism (i) Neo-classica (ii) Classical (iii) romantic (iv) Aesthetic Read More A to Z (Objective Questions)    

(c) Poetry has been defined as ‘criticism of life’ by (i) Aristotle (ii) Dr. Johnson

(iii) Matthew Arnold (iv) T.S. Eliot

(d) Ben Jonson is one of the first significant critics in English.

(a) Romantic (b) Academic (c) Neo-classic (d) Classical

(e) Who called Dryden ‘the father of English Criticism’?

(a) Alexander Pope (b) Doctor Johnson (c) Coleridge (d) Hazlitt Read More A to Z (Objective Questions)    

(f) How do you Define of Humanism?  What are its characteristics?

We may define Humanism as the rejection of a religion in favour of a belief in the advancement of humanity by its own efforts, a cultural movement of the Renaissance based on Classical studies. It is the belief that people can live using their intelligence and reason rather than depending on a god or religion. Someone who believes in humanism is called a humanist (see Collins English Dictionary & Thesaurus, 2006 and Macmillan English Dictionary for Advanced Learners, 2007). Read More A to Z (Objective Questions)    

 Humanism, whether, it is viewed as a form of dictate, philosophy, religion, politics, ethics, law, critique, social dictate, fiction, a system or even as a culture, however, and in this what scope and rationality, it may be viewed to exist and function. It is human angle, and is a form of rational and correct behaviour when viewed from the angle of the members of its school of thought or disciples. Read More A to Z (Objective Questions)    


 (g)  Name few Major Humanists of the ancient and Medieval Europe.

  Petrarch (1304-1374), Plato (428-348BC), Giovanni Boccacclo (1313-1375), Coluccio Salutati (1331-1406), Gasparno Barzizza (1360-1430), Aristotle (384-822BC), Guarino Veronese (1374-1460), Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527), Francesco Guicciardini (1483-1540), Rudolphus Agricola (1443-1485), John Colet (1467-1519), Sir Thomas More (1478-1535), Francis Bacon (1561-1626) and Michael Montaigne (1533-1592), Arnoldus Arlenius (1510-1582), Nicholas of Cusa, Nicolaus Cusanus, Nicholas Kues (1401-1464), Thomas Reid, (1586-1624), Roger Bacon (1214-1294), Michael Servetus (1509-1553),  Gian Vittorio Rossi Giano Nico Eritreo (1577-1647), and David Hume or Home (1558-1629)   

(h) Which of the following represents Dryden?

(i) Neander (ii) Eugenius (iii) Lisideius

(i) Preface to Lyrical Ballads was first published in (i) 1798 (ii) 1800 (iii) 1802 (iv) 1815

(j) . Identify the correct group of Plato’s work   from the following groups :

(A) The Lion, Euthyphro, Protaguras, The Crito, Apology,   The Confession,   The Republic and The Laws

(B) The Lion, The Confession, Protaguras, The Crito, Apology,   Theaetetus,   The Republic and The Laws

(C) The Lion, Euthyphro, Protaguras, The Crito, Apology,   Theaetetus,   The Republic and The Laws Read More A to Z (Objective Questions)    

(D) The City of God, Euthyphro, Protaguras, The Crito, Apology,   Theaetetus,   The Republic and The Laws

(k). This is told about Aristotle’s Poetics:

I.   The focus of Aristotle’s Poetics was comedy.

II. Aristotle  identified six elements of tragedy as plot, character, thought, diction, song, and spectacle; out of which he says plot is the chief among them all; hence described as the soul of tragedy, tragic plot thus contains “peripeteia” (a reversal of fortunes), “anagnorisis” (discovery or exposition). Read More A to Z (Objective Questions)    

III. Aristotle argued that his comparisons in poetry are correct because we cannot use the similar standard to measure what is correct in reality with that in poetry.

IV. Aristotle’s Poetics appears like an attempt to answer the critical questions raised by his teacher, Plato and indicates the philosopher’s attempt to answers doubts raised by Plato to justify the existence of poets in any ideal Republic.



Find out the correct combination according to the code:

(A) I, II and III are correct, as IV is true explanation of it

(B) I, II and IV are correct, but III is false

(C) I, III and IV are correct, as II is true explanation of it

(D) II, III and IV are correct, but as I is false

(l). Match the items from The Canterbury Tales in the List – I with items in List – II according to the code given below:

List – I
(groups)

List – II
(characters)

i  The Upper Class or nobles in the Age of Chaucer
1   Millen
ii the lower class
2  the Wife of Bathe

iii  characters that dominated the church of Chaucer’s time
3  Prioress
Iv  rich woman

4     The Knight  



Codes:
i
ii
iii
iv

(A)
1
3
2
4
(B)
4
1
3
2
(C)
2
3
4
1

(D)
3
1
2
4











(m)- The phrase “willing suspension of disbelief” is associated with (a) Wordsworth (b) Coleridge (c) Keats (d) Byron

  (n)As soon as Faustus (Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus ) time runs to its end, the devil reaches for his soul and drags him into Hell unappeasably ignoring Faustus plea for mercy.

What is the time specified in the drama?

(A) The twenty four years bargain Read More A to Z (Objective Questions)    

(B) The twenty four hours bargain

(C) The twenty four months bargain

(D) The twenty four days bargain

(o). Match the items from   the List – I with items in List – II according to the code given below:

List – I
(authors)

List – II
(works)

i  The Venerable Bede
1   Opus Majus
ii Roger Bacon
2 Doctor Angelius

iii  Thomas Aquinas
3  On the Reckoning of Time
Iv  Rabanus Maurus

4     De Universo



Codes:
i
ii
iii
iv

(A)
1
3
2
4
(B)
4
1
3
2
(C)
2
3
4
1

(D)
3
1
2
4















Read More A to Z (Objective Questions)     

Ref: 1. History of English Literature- Albert     
2. The Concise Cambridge History of English Literature
3. UGC NET OLD QUESTION PAPERS
4. Baugh, A.C and Cable T (2001). A History of the English Language. 5th ed. London: Routledge

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