A TO Z Literary Principles from History of English Literature: Note 99

A Set of 26 Objective Questions & Answers


1.     Alexander is the author of An Essay on Criticism (1711) and Matthew Arnold is the author of The Essay in Criticism (1865).
2.     Two philosophical poems of Pope: To Lord Bathurst and An Essay on Man.
3.     In Dunciad Pope attacks Theobald who pointed out some mistakes in Pope’s edition of Shakespeare.
4.     In Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot, Pope attacks Addition and Harvey.
5.     Mathew Prior. His two parodies—(a)  The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse , a parody of Dryden’s The Hind and the Panther  and (b) Alma , an imitation of Samuel Butler’s Hubibras.
6.     Periodicals of the 18th century: The Spectator, The Tatler, Review, Rambler, The Citizen of the World.
7.     Shakespearean scholars and editors: Pope, Nicholas Rowe, Malone.
8.     John Gay wrote The Beggar’s Opera. It was published in 1728.
9.     Epistolary novel is one type of novel which is in the form of letters (epistles). Richardson’s Pamela, Clarissa are epistolary novels.
10.   Picaresque novel is a novel which deals with a rogue or rascal who travels from place to place: Daniel Defoe’s Moll Andes , Tobias Smollett’s Roderick Random are picaresque novels.
11.    “A little learning is a dangerous thing” is taken from Alexander Pope.
12.   Apologia Pro Vista Sua by Newman is a defence of the author’s stand.  Apologia is written in reaction to Charles Kingsley’s criticism of Newman.
13.   Who is the author of ‘Journal of the Plague Year’? Daniel Defoe.
14. The Chartist Movement sought Recognition of chartered trading companies Extension of the political rights to the working class. Chartism was the first mass working class movement for the political rights from 1838 – 48 in England.   It got its name from the people’s charter in 1838. 
15.  A confession of an English Opium Eater is written by De Quincy.
16. The dictum ‘only connect’ is central to the writings of E.M Forster.
17.  The criterion of Leavis’s Great Tradition is reader-response.
18.  In ‘Culture and Anarchy’, Mathew Arnold recommends fusion of Hellenism and Hebraism.

19.  Robinson Crusoe lives on the deserted Island= Crusoe's unfortunate journey was on 1659 September. He returned to England on 1686 Dec.  19. Total period is 27 years two months and 19 days. 
20.The Great Exhibition takes place in 1851.
21.Yeats’ Leda and the Swan drawn upon Leda and the Swan a Greek myth in which Zeus, in the form of a swan, seduces Leda.
22. The source of E.M Forster’s title Where Angels Fear to Tread is Pope’s An Essay On Criticism – ‘Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.’
23.    The lines “Things fall apart/ Centre cannot hold” occur in Yeats’ Second Coming.
24.    The ‘Movement’ is a literary phenomenon in the Forties.
25.  John Donne ‘affects the metaphysics’. This remark was made by John Dryden.
26.In Shakespeare, Dr. Johnson says “There is no moral purpose.
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Ref: 1. History of English Literature- Albert     
2. The Concise Cambridge History of English Literature
4. Baugh, A.C and Cable T (2001). A History of the English Language. 5th ed. London: Routledge
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