AD's English Literature : A TO Z Literary Principles from History of English Literature: Note 92

A TO Z Literary Principles from History of English Literature: Note 92



A Set of 26 Objective Questions & Answers

UGC NET ENGLISH QUESTION BANK
                                                                
A.  Match the items in the List – I with items in List – II according to the code given below:
List – I
(years)

List – II
(incidents)

i  1066
1. Henry’s son Edward defeated the rebel factions and restored his father to power.

ii 1215
2. William Duke of Normandy invaded in 1066 and defeated Harold in the famous battle of Hastings.
Iii 1264
3. The Magna Carta agreement signed.
Iv. 1267

4. The outbreak of the second Barons war.

Codes:
i
ii
iii
iv

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

B. This is told about The Hundred Years War:

I.   the interference of France in England’s attempt to control Scotland was the only reason for the conflict.
II. Following the Norman Conquest, the connection of England to the continent has been broken. This was succeeded by conflict of interests and hostilities with France between 1337 to 1453.
III. The time that was spent fighting in the battlefield was too long, and this provoked a feeling of animosity in the minds of the English, French, the language of the enemy country was in use in England. The hundred year’s war was partly responsible for the downward trend experienced in the use of the French language in England.
IV. Canons were first used in 1346 by the English at the battle of Crecy.

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

C. Identify the correct group of Women writers in the middle Ages from the following groups:
(A) Clare of Assisi, Catherine of Siena, Bridget of Sweden, Wife of Bath, Marie de France, Christine de Pizan
(B) Clare of Assisi, Wife of Bath, Bridget of Sweden, Julian of Norwich, Marie de France, Christine de Pizan
(C) Clare of Assisi, Catherine of Siena, Bridget of Sweden, Julian of Norwich, Marie de France, Christine de Pizan
(D) Clare of Assisi, Catherine of Siena, Bridget of Sweden, Julian of Norwich, Wife of Bath, Christine de Pizan

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

List – II
(writers)

i   The Mill on the Floss  

1 play by Tennyson.

ii  Queen Mary      

2  Poem D.G Rossetti

iii  The Lady of Shallot  
  
3 1. Poem by Lord Tennyson.

Iv The Blessed Damozel

4     novel of George Eliot.


Codes:
i
ii
iii
iv

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

(D)
3
4
1

2









Notable Compositions
E. Poems of Robert Browning: Fra Lippo Lippi, Andra Del Sarto; Plays of Robert Browning: Pippa Passes, A Soul’s Tragedy, and Luria. Browning is noted for perfecting the dramatic monologue – read them also (literary composition in which the speaker reveals his or her character).
F. Elizabeth Barret Browning’s poems include Sonnets from the Portuguese, Aurora Leigh, The Try of Children
G. Christiana Rossetti’s poems include Goblin Market and other Poems
The leader of the pre- Raphaelite Movement: D. G Rossetti
The journal of the pre- Raphaelite movement: Germ (It aimed at restoring purity and simplicity that characterized the Italian painters before Raphael.)
H. The three sisters who wrote novels in the Victorian period: Charlotte Bronte, Emily Bronte, Anne Bronte.
Charlotte’s novels—Jane Eyre (1847), Shirley(1849).
 Emily’s novels—Wuthering Heights (1847)
Anne Bronte’s novels- Agnes Grey, The Tenant of  Wildfell Hall.
I. Two poems by Christiana Georgina Rossetti: Goblin Market and Other Poems (1864), The Prince’s Progress and Other Poems (1866)
J. Two poems by William Morris: The Defence of Guenevere and Other Poems, The Life and Death of Jason (heroic poem, 1867), The Earthly Paradise.
K. Four novels by Charles Dickens: The Pickwick Papers ( picaresque novel ,1836), Oliver Twist (1837), Nicholas Nickleby(1838), Hard Times (1854), A Tale of Two Cities(1859), Great Expectation (1860).
L. Mark Twain was the pen-name of Samuel L. Clements. His novels—The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), The Adventures of Huckle-berry Finn (1885).
M. Two works of John Ruskin: Modern Painters, The Seven Lamps of Architecture, Unto this Last.(1860).
N. Charles Darwin wrote The Origin of Species, published in 1859.
O. Two dramatic monologues by Robert Browning: My Last Duchess, Two in the Campagna.
P. Two poems by Matthew Arnold: The Scholar Gipsy, The Dover Beach;An elegy by Matthew Arnold : Thyrsis. In the elegy Thyrsis, Arnold mourned the death of his friend Arthur Hugh Clough
   ** His tragedy- Merope
Q. The pen-name of Dickens:  Boz. He wrote Sketches by Boz.
R. The Victorian novelist William Makepeace Thackery was born in Calcutta: His works- The Book of Snobs, Vanity Fair (1847-1848).
S. Two historical novels by Dickens: A Tale of Two Cities, Barnaby Rudge.
T. The real name of George Eliot: Mary Ann Evans. Her two novels- Adam Bede, The Mill on the Floss.
U. Two prose works by Matthew Arnold:  Culture and Anarchy (1869), Essays in Criticism.
V. Two works that deal with social problems of the Victorian age: Dickens’s Hard Times, Elizabeth Barret Browning’s poem The Cry of Children.
W. A writer whose novels belong to the 19 th century (Victorian age), but whose poetry belong to the 20 th century: Thomas Hardy
His chief novels—Far From the Madding Crowd, The Return of the Native, The Major of Casterbridge.
His chief poems—Wessex Poems, (1898), Collected Poems (1932).
X. Two novels by Joseph Conrad: The Nigger of the Narcissus.(1897).
 Y. Two novels by H.G Wells: The Time Machine (1895),  The History of Mr. Polly.
Z. Two prose works of Rudyard Kipling: The Phantom Rickshaw, Plain Tales, From the Hills, Kim.
Two poems by Kipling: Barrack- room Ballads, The Seven Seas, Poems.

  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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