English Literature MCQ For BPSC Exam- English literature is an integral part of any PSC examination. In the BPSC (Bihar Public Service Commission) examination. English language and literature are one of the portions of the BPSC examination.
Here you will get 100+ MCQ on English literature (Contain all ages) for free. This English literature MCQ book contains MCQ with answers from all ages, includes major writers and their literary works.
The BPSC examination contains 3 stages,
- Prelims- one objective type paper for 150 Marks
- Mains- 4 Descriptive paper (1 Qualifying +3 merit ranking)
- Interview- 120 Marks
English Literature MCQ for BPSC Exam
1- Back Sharp, an adventurer, figures in which of Thackeray’s novels?
A-Vanity Fair B-History of Pendennis C-The book of Snobs D- None
2- Who introduced the heroic couplet into English?
A-Chaucer B-Pope C-Spenser D-None
3- Cromwell, the dictator was said to have been influenced by
A- The Prince B-The Capital C- Utopia D-None
4- ho is Wordsworth referring to in ”Brother, Englishman and Friend”?
A- Spenser B- Shakespeare C-Coleridge D-Bacon
5- The word ”Elia” is associated with
A- Charles Lamb B-William Hazlitt C-Thomas De Quincey D- None
6- Who has defined easy as a ”receptacle for detached thoughts’ and as ”dispersed meditations”?
A-Bacon B-Gardiner C- Steel D-Addison
7- The dialect that Chaucer used was
A-East Midland B-Northern Dialect C-Both A and B D- None
8- Who called Chaucer, ”The Father of English Poetry”?
A- Arnold B-Sidney C- Spenser D-None
9-” The Well of English Undefield” What quality of Chaucer does this phrase refer to?
A- His avoidance of foreign influences B- His diction C- His linguistic competence D- None
10- Who is Lowes talking about in the following line? ”He found English a dialect and left it a language”
A- Chaucer B-Milton C-Shakespeare D-T.S Eliot
11-The epithet ”Augustan ” was first applied to Dryden by
A- Dr. Johnson B-John Bunyan C-Thomas Shadwell D- William Congreve
12-Because of whose refusal that the post of Poet Laureate went to Robert Southey in 1813?
A- Walter Scott B- Henry James C-Jane Austen D- None
13- The novel of Walter Scott deals with senses in
A- Scotland B-Switzerland C-America D-None
14- Cousin Bridget, a character figures in the works of
A- Charles Lamb B- William Hazlitt C-Jane Austen D-Scott
15- The Phrase, Waverly novels is associated with
A- Walter Scott B-Jane Austen C-Henry Fielding D- None
16- The Age of Restoration is called because
A- Charles 2 was restored in that age B-The theatres were restored in that age
C- James 2 was restored in that age D- None
17- The Game of Chess is
A- An Allegory B-A Comedy C- A Romance D- None
18- T. S Eliot was awarded Nobel Prize for Literature in the year
A- 1948 B-1947 C-1949 D-1950
19- Name James Joyce’s only play
A- Exiles B-Ulysses C-Pigmalion D-Finnegan’s Wake
20- Which Novel of Jane Austen has been considered the best from a literary point of view.
A-Emma B-Northanger Abbey C- Mansfield Park D-Sense and Sensibility
21-World within World is an autobiography of
A- Stephen Spender B-W.H Auden C- C. Day-Lewis D- T. S Eliot
22- The theme of Eliot’s Four Quartets is
A- Time and Eternity B-Artistic Consciousness C-The potential of words D- All of the above
23- Shaw’s plays are known for
A- Social criticism B-Plays of Ideas C- Both A and B D- None
24- The name of the fictional inn where the pilgrims in The Canterbury Tales met is
A- Tabard B-Canterbury C-Southwark D- None
25-When was Wordsorths Lyrical Ballad published?
A- 1798 B-1797 C-1799 D-1800
26- Restoration period lasted from —————to—————.
A- 1660-1700 B-1700-1740 C-1650-1700 D-1629-1700
27- The History of Henry VII a classical book on the Elizabethan era was written by
A- Bacon B-Lamb C-Shakespeare D-Charles Lamb
28- ” Sons of Belial, flown with insolence and wine” is being referred to whom by Milton.
A- Court writers of Restoration B- French Army C- The writers of Restoration Age D- None
29- The best known of Dryden’s satirical poem is
A- Absalom and Achitophel B-Annus Mirabilis C-Sacred Majesty D- Astraea Redux
30- On which is Samuel Butlers book Hudibras fashioned on
A- Don Quixote B- King Lear C-Boccaio D-Morte D Arthur
31-Who began the variety and excellence of prose style in the 18th century?
A- Dryden B-Pope C- Gibbon D-Hobbes
32- Alexander Pope was the undisputed master of
A- Tragedy B-Song of Nature C-Lyrical Poetry D- Satiric and Didactic Verse
33- At what age did Alexander Pope became famous with his work ‘Rape of the Lock’
A- 24 Years B-34 Years C-30 years D-54 Years
34- Rape of the Lock is based on
A- A small matter of the court which led to a great quarrel between two families
B- Greek Tragedy C-Romance D-French Folklore
35-Alexander Pope wrote ‘Moral Epistles’ as revenge upon his critics for criticizing his ——-Work.
A-Dunuad B-Messiah C- Windsor Forest D- Rape of the Lock
36-Hardy added a subtitle to his novel ‘Tess of d’urbervilles’ as his personal statement. What is it?
A- A pure women B- A plaything of fate C- A tragedy of innocent D- Maids Tragedy
37- What was Arthur Conan Dayle’s real profession?
A- Doctor B-Stock Broker C-Detective D-Mechanic
38- What do you understand byword ‘Incunabula?
A-Medical Book B-Children’s Literature C- Books produced in the infancy of printing from movable types
39- Which is the letter of the English alphabet which occurs most often in writing?
A- E B- S C- R D- A
40- Where is Malgudi Town located?
A- Mysore B-Travancore C- Madras D-Mumbai
41- Who writes a hilarious novel called ‘Hotel Riviera’?
A- R. K Laxman B- R. K Narayan C- Sudhir Dar D- Abu Abraham
42- Who is the author of ”The Sword and the Sickle” The Village Coolie’
A- Mulk Raj Anand B- Shoba De C-Arun Joshi D-Amrita Pritam
43-What is Caesura in poetry?
A- Sprung Rhythm B- A line containing consonance C- A pause indicated by a comma D- None
44- Who was it that called the eighteenth century, the age of prose and reason?
A- Matthew Arnold B- Dr.Johnson C-John Ruskin D-None
45- The term ”New Critics ” was used for the first time by
A- I. A Richards B- Oscar Wilde C- T.S Eliot D- John Ruskin
46- Who is the author of ‘The Time Machine’?
A- H. G Wells B- Joseph Conrad C- Samuel Butler D- None
47- ”A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing” Who wrote this?
A- Oscar Wilde B- H.G Wells C- D.H Lawrence D- None
48- Fielding’s Joseph Andrews parodies
A- Richardson’s Pamela B- Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels C- Hardy’s Tess D- None
49- The Times acquired this name in 1788 what was it known as earlier.
A- Daily Universal Register B- Sunday Mirror C- Tatler D- The Telegraph
50- Who helped Pitt informing the literary club?
A- Samuel Johnson B-Boswell C-Reynolds D-Gibbon
BPSC Syllabus PDF: English Language and Literature
- History of English Literature (Anglo Saxon to Post Modernism)
- Chaucer to Shakespeare
- Middle English Literature
- Indian English Literature
- Romantic Literature
- Victorian English Literature
- Modern English Literature
- Post-Modern English Literature
- American and Non-British Literature
- Literary Theory
- Feminist Criticism
- Literary Term
- Literary Comprehension
- Jacobean and Restoration Period
- Augustan Age
- Age of Milton
- English Language and Teaching
- English Language and Pedagogy
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- Labour and Social Welfare
- Civil Engineering
- Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
- Pali Language and literature
- Bangala Language and Literature
- Political Science and International Relation
- Hindi Language and Literature
- Maithili Language and Literature
- English Language and Literature
- Sanskrit Language and Literature
- Persian Language and Literature
- Urdu Language and Literature
- Public Administration
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
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