A TO Z Literary Principles from History of English Literature: Note 98

A Set of 26 Objective Questions & Answers

1.      Eliot uses the term objective correlative as a compact critical theory in his essay, Hamlet and His Problems. ‘Objective correlative’ is the term referring to a symbolic article used to show inexplicable feelings like emotion. The term was popularized by Eliot in the essay Hamlet and His Problems. However,  the term was first used by Washington Allston.
2.    Seamus Heaney was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in the year 1995. 
3.     English novels is in the correct chronological sequence: Kim 1901, Sons and Lovers 1913, A passage to India 1924, Brave New World 1932.
4.    Verses on the Death of Dr. Swift is written by Jonathan Swift in 1731; Published 1739.
5.     Widowers’ Houses was written by G.B. Shaw. In fact,   Widowers’ Houses (1892) is the first play written by G.B. Shaw to be staged.
6.    Heteroglossia refers to the juxtaposition of multiple voices in a text.
7.     Margaret Drabble is the author of The Witch of Exmoor.
8.    MacFlecknoe is an attack on Dryden’s literary rival, Thomas Shadwell.
9.    Eighteenth century major writers used satire frequently for attacking human vices and follies.
10.   Byron’s The Vision of Judgement is a satire directed against Robert Southey.
11.  Tom Paine’s The Rights of Man was published in 1791. 
12.The Rime of Ancient Mariner is about the guilt and expiation of the Ancient Mariner.
13. Who among the following Marxist critics has reconsidered the classic problem of ‘base and superstructure in relation to literature' ? : Raymond Williams
14.  The Siege of Krishnapur novel by J. G. Farrel (1973) reconstructs the historical events of the Indian Mutiny.
15. England, my England is a poem by W.E. Henley.
16.The author of the pamphlet Short View of Immorality and Profaneness of the English Stage (1698) was Jeremy Collier.

17. Play in the following list that is written by Oscar Wilde:   A Woman of No Importance , The Importance of Being Earnest , An Ideal Husband
18.Thomas Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy was influenced by Seneca.
19.Final version of The Waste Land is 434 lines.
20.  Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea is set in The Caribbean. Wide Sargasso Sea(1966) is the most successful and post colonial novel by Dominican born Jean Rhys. The novel parallels Charlotte Bronte’s  Jane Eyre . Her other novel is Good morning , midnight. 1939. Part One takes place in Coulibri, Jamaica and is narrated by Antoinette. Part Two alternates between the points of view of her husband and of Antoinette following their marriage and is set in Granbois, Dominica.
21. Hamlet, lying wounded, says to his friend, Horatio, I am dead. ...This is an example of prolepsis. Prolepsis is a Figurative device by which a future event is presumed to have already occurred.
22.TheCastle of Otranto is an example of Gothic fiction.
23.   The City of Dreadful Night, a long poem depicting the late Victorian sense of gloom and despondency, is written by James Thomson.
24.   V.S. Naipaul's novel  A Bend in the River    is set in an unnamed African country and carries echoes of Joseph Conrad.
25.    In The Rape of the Lock, Belinda’s lapdog is named Shock.
26. The pamphlet on the Irish condition, An Address to the Irish People , the controversial piece, was composed by P.B. Shelley.  However, he was expelled from the Oxford University due to the publication of The Necessity of Atheism.
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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