A TO Z Literary Principles from History of English Literature: Note 70

A Set of 26 Objective Questions & Answers
1. Which of the following is not a tragedy of blood and revenge?
a. The Spanish Tragedy of Thomas Kyd.
b. Shakespeare's Hamlet.
c. Marlowe's Edward II (it’s a chronicle tragedy)
 2. At the end of The Portrait of a Lady Isabel Archer
I. Goes back to the house from the Garden.
II. Accepts the proposal of Casper Goodwood.
III. Straight away refuses the offer of Goodwood.
IV. Probably goes back to Rome and Osmond.
Which are the correct combinations according to the code?
(A) I and II are correct.
(B) III and IV are correct.
(C) I and IV are correct.
(D) I and III are correct. Read More about A to Z (Objective Questions)
3. Consider the following statements of English Renaissance and choose the given options.
I. The poetry between 1580 and 1660 was the result of a remarkable outburst of energy- Renaissance awakening.
II. It is the drama of roughly the same period that stands highest in popular estimation. 
III. Renaissance drama reached for secular audiences, but the poetry remained the personal patronage.
IV.   Renaissance plays were written in an elaborate verse style and under the influence of classical examples, but the popular taste, to which drama was especially susceptible, required a flamboyance and sensationalism largely alien to the spirit of Greek and Roman literature.
A.    I is correct and IV is its proper explanation
B.     II is correct and III & IV are its proper explanation
C.     I is correct and II is its proper explanation
D.    I is correct and III is its proper explanation
4. “I will put myself in poor and mean attire And with a kind of umber smirch my
face”. The word umber means:
(A) A dusty yellow or brown pigment
(B) A dark brown pigment
(C) Light brown powder
(D) Yellow paste
5. Which of the following psychoanalysts rewrote Descarte’s dictum: “I think therefore I am’ as ‘I am not where I think, and I think where I am not’?
(A) Lacan
(B) Freud
(C) Jung
(D) Cixous
6. By the end of In Memorium the speaker
(A) Re-embraces a Christian vision of after life
(B) Re-asserts religious doubts and scientific skepticism.
(C) Reiterates the Darwinian view of social life.
(D) Reaffirms his faith in universal brotherhood. Read More about A to Z (Objective Questions)

7. Which of the following dramatist best suits the given statement: “Elizabethan tragedy and comedy alike reached their true flowering in his works. Beyond his art, his rich style, and his complex plots,   and beyond his unrivaled projection of character, his compassionate understanding of the human lot has perpetuated his greatness. “
A. William Shakespeare
 B. Ben Jonson
C. Christopher Marlowe
D. John Kyd
8. The system of social rules that a speaker knows about language and uses it is called
(A) Grammar
(B) Morphology
(C) Orthography
(D) Pragmatics
9. The term ‘ecological imperialism’ was coined by
(A) Vandana Shiva
(B) Laurence Buell
(C) Paulo Freire
(D) Alfred Crosby
10. What is the English rendering of Religio Medici?
A. Religion of a Doctor
B. Religion of a Meditation
C Religion of a Magic
D. Reign of a Doctor
11. Emotional ties and personal relationships play a minor part in Defoe’s works. The following protagonists of Defoe have no family except one who leaves family at an early age. Which is that character?
(A) Moll Flanders
(B) Colonel Jacque
(C) Robinson Crusoe
(D) Captain Singleton Read More about A to Z (Objective Questions)
12. Match the following phrases from Ben Jonson with the famous works.   

(I) Every Man in His Humour

(a) Honour! tut, a breath:
There's no such thing in nature: a mere term
Invented to awe fools.

(II) Every Man Out of His Humour
(b) Helter skelter, hang sorrow, care'll kill a cat, up-tails all, and a louse for the hangman.

(III) The Poetaster

(c) Blind Fortune still
Bestows her gifts on such as cannot use them.

(IV) Volpone
(d) That old bald cheater, Time.

     (I) (II) (III) (IV) 
(A) (b) (d) (c) (a) 
(B) (d) (a) (b) (c) 
(C) (b) (c) (d) (a)  
(D) (c) (d) (b) (a) 
13. Match the following lists:
List – I(Novels)List – II(Settings)
I. The Power and the Glory 1. Vietnam
II. The QuietAmerican         2. Haiti
III. The HonoraryConsul    3. Paraguay
IV. The Comedians            4. Mexico
The right combination according to the code is:
(A) 4 1 3 2
(B) 1 2 3 4
(C) 4 3 2 1
(D) 3 4 1 2 Read More about A to Z (Objective Questions)
14. Which of the following play support the statement:”In this dramatic romance Shakespeare sets a mood of quiet acceptance and ultimate reconciliation that was a fitting close for his literary career?”
A. The Tempest
B. King Lear
C. Hamlet
D. Twelfth Night
15. “...... every other stone is god or cousin there is no crop other than god and god is harvested here around the year.”
This extract is from:
(A) Jayanta Mahapatra’s “Konarak”
(B) Arun Kolatkar’s Jejuri
(C) P. Lal’s “Being Very Simple, God”
(D) R. Parthasarathy’s “Under Another Sky”
16. In EM Foster’s A Passage to India some of the major symbols are associated with:
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I. Mountains
II. Tigers
III. Echoes
IV. Clouds
The right combination according to the code is:
(A) I and II are correct.
(B) I, II and IV are correct.
(C) I and III are correct.
(D) II and IV are correct. Read More about A to Z (Objective Questions)
17. What is common in the following books: Advancement of Learning (1605) ,The New Atlantis (1627), Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1690) and An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding (1748)  ?
A. Devine rights
B. Belief in experience
C. advocating reasoning and scientific investigation
D.  Emphasizing rationalism 
I. Only A and B is common
 II. Only B and C is common
III. Only C and D is common
IV. Only B, C and D is common
V. Only A and D is common
18. Which of the following features are present in Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment?
I. Nihilism Read More about A to Z (Objective Questions)
II. Utilitarianism
III. Rationalism
IV. Christian Symbolism
The correct combination according to the code is:
(A) I and II are correct
(B) I and IV are correct
(C) III and IV are correct
(D) I and III are correct
19. The common trait of books, Leviathan (1651) and Treatises on Government (1690) is:
A. oppose to monarch's divine right
B. skeptical criticism
C. people's welfare
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I. Only A and B is correct
 II. Only B and C is correct
III. Only C and D is correct
IV. All the options are correct
20. “Count no man happy until he dies, free of pain at last”, is the last line of
(A) Oedipus at Colonus
(B) Agamemnon
(C) Oedipus the King
(D) Orestes
21. The following dates from History of English literature have become famous for different reasons. Identify the correctly matched group.

(I) 1476
(a) The War of roses; and the fall of Constantinople.
(II) 1381
(b) The Hundred years’ War between England and France.
(III) 1349
(c) The peasant Revolt occurred.

(IV) 1453-1485
(d) The Black Death occurred.
(V) 1338-1453
(e) Caxton established the first press in England.

     (I) (II) (III) (IV) (V)
(A) (e) (c) (d) (a) (b)
 (B) (d) (e) (b) (c) (a)
 (C) (c) (d) (b) (e) (a)
(D) (e) (d) (c) (a) (b)

22. Th’ inferior Priestess, at her Altar’sside, /Trembling, begins the sacred Rites of Pride.
In this description of Belinda at the dressing table, what does the word Pride refer to?
(A) Vanity
(B) Pride as the first of man’s sins
(C) Both (A) and (B)
(D) Complacency
23. “Cover her face; mine eyes dazzle; she died young..... She and I were twins: And should I die this instant, I had liv’d her time to a minute”
In the light of the above quotation which of the following interpretations is not correct?
(A) The beauty and youth of the Duchess become obvious to Ferdinand when he sees her dead body.
(B) Only when he identifies himself with her, does he realize the enormity of his crime.
(C) When he compares the age of the Duchess with his own and puts himself in her position does he realize his guilt? Read More about A to Z (Objective Questions)
(D) He wants her face to be covered because it reminds him of her infidelity.
24. All except one of the following scholars have come up with models which aim to haracterise world Englishes within one conceptual set.
Identify the lone exception.
(A) Tom McArthur
(B) Noam Chomsky
(C) Braj Kachru
(D) Manfred Gorlach
25. The following dates from History of English literature have become famous for different reasons. Identify the correctly matched group.

(I) 1688
(a) Charles I was executed.
(II) 1660
(b) The defeat of the Spanish armada.
(III) 1642
(c) Charles II of the Stuart line was restored to the throne.
(IV) 1649
(d) The theatre was closed.
(V) 1588
(e) The glorious revolution occurred in the reign of James Ii and William and Mary succeeded to the throne.
     (I) (II) (III) (IV) (V)
(A) (c) (d) (b) (e) (a)
(B) (d) (e) (b) (c) (a)
 (C) (e) (c) (d) (a) (b)
(D) (e) (d) (c) (a) (b)
26. A close friend of Dickens objected to the original ending of Great Expectations in which Estellare marries and Pip remains single. Dickens accordingly revised to a more conventional ending which suggests that Pip and Estella will marry. Who was the friend?
(A) Wilkie Collins Read More about A to Z (Objective Questions)
(B) Thomas Beard
(C) Thomas Carlyle
(D) Richard Bentley