AD's English Literature : A TO Z Literary Principles from History of English Literature: Note 61

A TO Z Literary Principles from History of English Literature: Note 61

A Set of 26 Objective Questions & Answers

1. ‘Inversion’ is the change in the word order for creating rhetorical effect, e.g. this book I like. Another term for inversion is

(A) Hypallage

(B) Hubris

(C) Haiku

(D) Hyperbaton Read More about A to Z (Objective Questions)

2. The phrase ‘the willing suspension of disbelief’ occurs in

(A) Biographia Literaria

(B) Preface to Lyrical Ballads

(C) In Defence of Poetry

(D) Poetics

3. The religious movement Methodism in the 18th century England was founded by

(A) John Tillotson

(B) Bishop Butler

(C) Bernard Mandeville

(D) John Welsey

** John Wesley, considered the founder of Methodism, and his brother Charles, the sons of an Anglican rector. John preached, and Charles wrote hymns. Together they brought about a spiritual revolution, which some historians believe diverted England from political revolution in the late 18th century. ** Read More about A to Z (Objective Questions)

4. My First Acquaintance with Poets, an unforgettable account of meeting with literary heroes, is written by

(A) Charles Lamb

(B) Thomas de Quincey

(C) Leigh Hunt

(D) William Hazlitt Read More about A to Z (Objective Questions)

 5.   Which of the Title and theme is not correctly matched?

(A) Pamela – Love of a peasant girl rewarded

(B) Clarissa- Live History of a nun

(C) A Doll’s House-women’s equality

(D) Cyrano de Bergerac- fictional account of the adventures of an author of the title name

6. Lamb's essay “Christ's Hospital Five-and-Thirty Years Ago” is reminiscent of his lifelong friend

(A)  Samuel Taylor Coleridge

(B) Thomas de Quincey

(C) Leigh Hunt Read More about A to Z (Objective Questions)

(D) William Wordsworth

7. Which among the following is not a sonnet sequence?

(A) Philip Sydney – Astrophel and Stella

(B) Samuel Daniel – Delia

(C) Derek Walcott – Omeroos

(D) D.G. Rossetti – The House of Life Read More about UGC NET

** Omeros, a book-length poem about two Caribbean fishermen that uses Homer's epics as its basis. **

8. ‘Incunabula’ refers to

(A) Books censured by the Roman Emperor

(B) Books published before the year 1501

(C) Books containing an account of myths and rituals

(D) Books wrongly attributed to an author Read More about A to Z (Objective Questions)

9. The most notable achievement in Jacobean prose was

(A) Bacon’s Essays

(B) King James’ translation of the Bible

(C) Robert Burton’s Anatomy of Melancholy

(D) None of the above Read More about UGC NET

10.Which of the Following Dramatist-Drama perfectly matched?

(A)  Maksim Gorky- Orphée

(B)  Jean Cocteau - Murder in the Cathedral

(C) J. B. Priestley -Dangerous Corner

(D)  T. S. Eliot- The Lower Depths

11. Which romantic poet coined the famous phrase ‘spots of time’?

(A) John Keats

(B) William Wordsworth

(C) S.T. Coleridge

(D) Lord Byron

**ref: The Prelude**

12. The statement ‘I think, therefore, I am’ is by

(A) Schopenhauer

(B) Plato

(C) Descartes Read More about A to Z (Objective Questions)

(D) Sartre

** Cogito, ergo sum ** Read More about UGC NET

13. The word robot came into the European vocabulary through

(A) Georg Kaiser 

(B) Karel Čapek

(C) Ernst Toller

(D)  Ibsen

 ** Czech dramatist Karel Čapek’futurist drama RUR (1921; translated 1923) brought the word robot (from the Czech word for “work”) into the European vocabulary. **

14. Which is the correct sequence of publication of Pinter’s plays?

(A) The Room, One for the Road, No Man’s Land, The Homecoming

(B) The Homecoming, No Man’s Land, The Room, One for the Road

(C) The Room, The Homecoming, No Man’s Land, One for the Road

(D) One for the Road, The Room, The Homecoming, No Man’s Land

15. Johnson’s Dictionary of the English Language was published in the year

(A) 1710

(B) 1755

(C) 1739

(D) 1759 Read More about UGC NET

 16. The literary prize, Booker of Bookers, was awarded to

(A) J.M. Coetzee

(B) Nadine Gordimer

(C) Martin Amis

(D) Salman Rushdie

17. In Keats’ poetic career, the most productive year was

(A) 1816

(B) 1817 Read More about A to Z (Objective Questions)

(C) 1820

(D) 1819

18. Pope’s The Rape of the Lock was published in 1712 in

(A) Three cantos

(B) Four cantos

(C) Five cantos

(D) Two cantos

19. Stephen Dedalus is a fictional character associated with

I. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

II. Sons and Lovers

III. Ulysses

IV. The Heart of Darkness

The correct combination for the above statement according

to the code is

(A) I & II

(B) I, II & III

(C) III & IV

(D) I & III Read More about UGC NET

20. In Moby Dick Captain Ahab falls for his

(A) Ignorance

(B) Pride

(C) Courage

(D) Drunkenness Read More about A to Z (Objective Questions)

21. Which of the following is/ are the two much-publicized revolts against realism arose during World War I (1914-1918)?

(A) Absurdism

(B) Surrealism

(C) Dadaism

(D)  Both dada and surrealism

22. Elizabeth Gaskell’s novel Mary Barton is sub-titled

(A) The Two Nations

(B) A Tale of Manchester Life

(C) A Story of Provincial Life

(D) The Factory Girl

23. Some of the Jacobean playwrights were prolific. One of them claimed to have written 200 plays. The playwright is

(A) John Ford

(B) Thomas Dekker

(C) Philip Massinger Read More about A to Z (Objective Questions)

(D) Thomas Heywood

24. The concept of “Star-equilibrium” in connection with man-woman relationship appears in

(A) Women in Love

(B) Maurice

(C) Mrs. Dalloway

(D) The Old Wives’ Tales

25.Match Sean O'Casey’s Speech with his drama? 



(A)  I ofen looked up at the sky an' assed meself the question—what is the stars, what is the stars?

I. The Shadow of a Gunman

(B) There's no reason to bring religion into it. I think we ought to have as great a regard for religion as we can, so as to keep it out of as many things as possible.

II. Juno and the Paycock

(C) Instead of counting their beads now they're countin' bullets...petrol is their holy water; their Mass is a burnin' building; their De Profundis is 'The Soldier's Song', an' their creed is, 'I believe in the gun almighty'.

III. Juno and the Paycock

(D)  The whole country's in a state o' chassis.

IV. The Plough and the Stars Read More about A to Z (Objective Questions)

1. (A)  -II, (B) –IV, (C) – I, (D) -III

2. . (A)  -III, (B) –I, (C) – IV, (D) -II

3. (A)  -III, (B) –I, (C) – II, (D) -IV

4. (A)  -III, (B) –II, (C) – I, (D) –IV Read More about UGC NET

26. Which of the English writer is not matching in this group?

(A) Brian Wilson Aldiss

 (B) Jean Genet

(C) Norman Mailer

(D)  Jonathan Edwards

**All the authors are characterized by   open treatment of sex as a theme except Jonathan Edwards. **

Ref: 1. History of English Literature- Albert     

2. The Concise Cambridge History of English Literature


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