A TO Z Literary Principles from History of English Literature: Note 56




History of English Literature: A Set of 26 Objective Questions & Answers

  1. Match the following:
I. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
a.  secular vision poem of   semiallegorical nature
II. The Parliament of Fowls
b. impassioned work in the form of dream visions
III. The Vision of William Concerning Piers the Plowman
c. a romance, or tale, of knightly adventure and love
IV. Le morte d'Arthur
d. Arthurian romance
(I) (II) (III) (IV)
(A) (d) (b) (c) (a)
(B) (d) (a) (b) (c)
(C) (b) (c) (d) (a)
(D) (c) (a) (b) (d)

2. A novel which tells the story of an artistically inclined man from childhood to maturity is called K├╝nstlerroman ("artist novel") -is about the development of an artist and shows a growth of the self- a subgenre of Bildungsroman

3. The movement poet know for his animal poems is Ted Hughes.Read More about A to Z (Objective Questions)

4. The Pre-Raphaelite school of poets is also called the Pre- Raphaelite Brotherhood.
5. The words “Datta, Dayadvam, Damyada” is the last line in the Waste Land . 
6. The seer in who both the sexes meet, according to T.S. Eliot, is Tiresias.
7. In English while the prefixes and suffixes are numerous Infixes  are rather rare.
8. The term 'metaphysical', to refer to Donne's school of poetry was first  used by John Dryden
9. Pairs of words such as maid/made, meet/meat, heal/heel etc. are instances of Homonyms
10. Steel and Addison published the periodical called The Spectator between 1711 and 1712.
11. Robert Browning popularized the poetic device called Dramatic Monologue. Read More about A to Z (Objective Questions)
12. The word 'radar' is an example of Acronyms.
13. Milton mourns the death of Edward King in Lycidas.
14. The rhyme scheme of Patrarchan sonnet is abbaabba cdecde (cdccdc).
15. The concept of T.G Grammar is the contribution of Noam Chomsky.


16. (a)  1066- The year of the Norman-French conquest of England.

   (b)The Germanic tribes from Europe who overran England in the 5th century, after the Roman withdrawal, brought with them the Old English, or Anglo-Saxon, language, which is the basis of Modern English.

  (c) The Germanic tribes brought also a specific poetic tradition, the formal character of which remained surprisingly constant until the termination of their rule by the Norman-French invaders six centuries later.

(d) The year 1066 is epoch- making in the history of England and English.

(A) only (a) and (b) are correct.

(B) only (d) is correct.
(C) (d) is correct and (a), (b), and (c) are the correct explanation of it.
(D) (a) and (c) are false.


17. The following phrases from Shakespeare have become the titles of
famous works. Identify the correctly matched group.

(I) Pale Fire
(a) Thomas Hardy
(II) The Sound and the Fury
(b) Somerset
Maugham
(III) Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
(c) William Faulkner
(IV) Under the Greenwood Tree
(d) Tom Stoppard

(V) Of Cakes and Ale
(e) Vladimir Nabokov
     (I) (II) (III) (IV) (V)
(A) (e) (d) (c) (a) (b)
(B) (d) (e) (b) (c) (a)
(C) (e) (c) (d) (a) (b)
(D) (c) (d) (b) (e) (a)


18. The concrete manifestation of language either through speech or writing is called Parole.
19.The active articulator is the member of the oral cavity which moves towards another relatively placid member in order to form particular strictures. Read More about A to Z (Objective Questions)


      The passive articulator is the relatively placid member towards which an active articulator moves to from a particular stricture and sound. In the production of the sound [t], the active articulator is the tip of the tongue and the passive articulator is the alveolar ridge.
20.


           pseudonyms                                          Author's actual name
                  Elia             -------------------   Charles Lamb
                  boz             --------------------- Charles Dicken
           { Currer Bell     ---------------------Charlotle Brete
           { Ellis  Bell          ------------------ Emily  Bronte ( Wuthering Heights)
           { Acton Bell ------------------------ Anne  Bronte ( Agnes Gray )
            Mark Twain    --------------------Sanuel Clemens
            George Eliot   ------------------ Mary Ann Ejans
            Saki                   ------------------Hector Munro
21.Butter's satire Hudibras , a mock romance , is derived from Don Quixote.
22.Edmund Burke is generally regarded as the ' Demosthenes of England ', His masterpieces include ' On the Impeachment of Warren Hastings ' and ' A Vindication of Natural Society '.
23.Frankenstein was written by Mary Shelly. Read More about A to Z (Objective Questions)
24.Elizabethan revenge Tragedies ---- Shakespeare’s Hamlet , Kyd’s Tragedy .
25.French philosopher who is the father or inventor of the essay --- Michel Montaigne.
26.Blank verse tragedies of the restoration period:


                              a) The Rival Queens by Nathaniel lee
                              b) The Orphan by Thomas Otway
                              c) Venice Preserved by Thomas Otway