English Literature Objective Questions and Answers

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1- Aaron’s Rod was written by—-in—-years

A- D.H Lawrence, 1922   

B-Stephen King, 1970

C-Nadine Gardiner, 1970

D-None

 

2-Which novel by Sir Walter Scott was equal to ‘The Monastery’?

A- The Abbot 

B-Lochleven Castle

C-Lady of Avenel

D-On Baile’s Strand

 

3- Absalom and Achitophel a poem by Dryden was written in the year

A-1681     

B-1682

C-1983

D-1987

 

4-What do ‘Acmeism’ mean?

A- School of Russain Poetry   

B-School of novelists

C-Critics

D-Linguists

 

5- Who wrote ‘The Campaign a poem in heroic couplets in celebration of the victory of Blenheim?

A- Joseph Addison

B-Shelley

C-Yeats

D-Keats

 

6- Adonais an Elegy was written on the death of

A- Keats   

B-Byron

C-Shelley

D-Wordsworth

 

7-The Adventure of Philip was written by

A- Thackeray   

B-George Eliot

C-Dickens

D-Bronte Sister

 

8-Who wrote ‘Three Tall Women?

A- Albee 

B-Woolf

C-T.S Eliot

D-W.B Yeats

 

9- When was The Alchemist a comedy Jonson first published?

A-1612 

B-1611

C-1610

D-1913

 

10-‘The World Well Lost a tragedy Dryden is better to know by

A- All for Love     

B-Spanish Frayar

C-Troilus and Cressida

D-The Rehearsal

 

11-Alonso is the king in Shakespeare play

A- Tempest   

B-Hamlet

C-Othello

D-Henry VI

 

12- The Amazing Marriage a novel written by

A- George Meredith 

B-Salman Rushdie

C-Pearl S Buck

D- E.M Foster

 

13- Who wrote the novel, Amelia?

A- Henry Fielding       

B-Melville

C-W.M Thackery

D-Charles Dickens

 

14-Hans Christian Andersen was

A- Danish     

B-French

C-Italian

D-German

 

15—-is an incomplete poem by Chaucer in 357 lines.

A- Anelida and Arcite   

B-Knights Tale

C-Troilus and Cressida

D-Wave of Bath Tale

 

16-Angria and Gondal are imaginary kingdoms invented by

A- Bronte’s 

B-Dickens

C-George Eliot

D-Melville

 

17-The Arcadia by Sir Philip Sidney is

A- A prose romance       

B- A tragic comedy

C- A play

D-None

 

18-William Archer was born in

A- Scotland     

B-France

C-England

D-Wales

 

19- Aspatria is a character in —-play.

A- The Maids Tragedy   

B-The Revenge Tragedy

C-The Bride of Lammer Moor

D-None

 

20- Astrophel and Stella is a sequence of —–sonnets and —-songs.

A-108,11       

B-185,12

C-156,25

D-None

 

21-Jacques, Touchstone, Celia features in —–play by Shakespeare

A- As You Like It   

B-Othello

C-Hamlet

D-Tempest

 

22-Atalanta in Calydon is a poetic drama by

A- Swinburne   

B-Marlowe

C-Jonson

D-Goldsmith

 

23-Athenaeum Club was founded in —-in 1824

A- London   

B-Chicago

C-Moscow

D-Paris

 

24- Aurora Leigh is a

A- Poem 

B- Drama

C-Novel

D-None

 

25-Edna Pontellier is a character in

A- The Awakening 

B-Pride and Prejudice

C-Both

D-None

 

26- Bab Ballads is a collection of humorous ballads by

A- W.S Gilbert 

B-Keats

C-Shelley

D-Wordsworth

 

27- Francis Bacon lived between

A-1561-1626   

B-1578-1626

C-1550-1620

D-None

 

28- The life and Death of Mr.Badman is an allegory by

A- Bunyan     

B-Daniel Dafoe

C-Samuel Richardson

D-Hardy

 

29-Honore de Balzac was a

A-Novelist   

B-Poet

C-Dramatist

D-Critic

 

30- Bananas was

A- Literary Periodical   

B-Play

C-Drama Company

D-Poem

 

31- Edward, Emma, Ruben Haredale are a character in —-Dickens Novel.

A-Barnaby Rudge 

B- Pickwick Paper

C-Oliver Twist

D-Domby and Sons

 

32- Bernadine is a prisoner in —-Shakespeare play

A- Measure for measure

B-Othello

C-Hamlet

D-Tempest

 

33- Barney is a Jew associate of Fagin in —-Dickens Novel.

A- Oliver Twist 

B-Pickwick Papers

C-Little Dorrit

D-Dombey and Sons

 

34- Beatrice is the heroine of which Shakespeare’s play?

A- Much Ado About Nothing 

B-King John

C-Henry IV

D-Othello

 

35- Simon De Beauvoir was

A- French   

B-Italian

C-English

D-German

 

36- Becket is a tragedy by

A- Tennyson

B-Browing

C-Jonson

D-Goldsmith

 

37-Saul Bellow was born in the year

A-1915   

B-1916

C-1917

D-1919

 

38-Bells and Pomegranates the cover titles of a series of plays and collected of shoter poems as written

A-Browning

B-Keats

C-Shelley

D-Wordsworth

 

39-Mr. and Mrs. Jane Elizabeth Mary Lydia are characters from Jane Austen Novel

A-Pride and Prejudice   

B-Sense and sensibility

C-Persuasion

D-Northanger Abbey

 

40- Beowulf is an Old English poem of —-lines

A-3182 

B-3186

C-3184

D-3154

 

41—was the last novel by Virginia Woolf

A- Between the acts   

B-Mrs. Dalloway

C-To the Light House

D-Orlando

 

42- Issac Bickerstaffe was a playwright

A- Irish 

B-French

C-German

D-British

 

43- In which novel of Orwell we come across a character called Big Brother?

A-1984     

B-Inside the whale

C-Burmese Days

D-The Road to Wigan Pier

 

44-Charles Bingley Caroline features in —-Jane Austen Novel

A-Pride and Prejudice     

B-Emma

C-Mansfield Park

D-Persuasion

 

45-Biographia Literaria by Coleridge was published in

A-1817   

B-1816

C-1815

D-1818

 

46-Who wrote Bishop Blougram’s Apology?

A- Tennyson 

B-Shelley

C-Keats

D-Browning

 

47-Stephen Blackpool is in Dickens —-a novel

A-Hard Times 

B-David Copperfield

C-Oliver Twist

D-Dombey and Sons

 

48-William Blake lived between

A-1757-1827   

B-1827-1890

C-1815-1860

D-1727-1575

 

49-Blandamour appears in Faerie Queene Book

A- Book IV   

B-Book VI

C-Book VIII

D-Book IX

 

50- Blatant Beast a Monster is in Faerie Queene Book

A- Book IV     

B-Book I

C-Book II

D- Book VII

 

51- Richard Carstone, Ada Clare is a character from- Dickens’s novel.

A- Bleak House 

B-Dombey and Sons

C-David Copperfield

D-Oliver Twist

 

52- Bloom, Leopold Paula, and his wife Molly are characters in Joyce’s novel

A- Ulysses         

B-Portrait of an artist as a young man

C-Egoist

D-Stephen Hero

 

53-Boldwood a character in Hard’s Far from the Madding Crowd was a

A- Farmer   

B-Preacher

C-Labourer

D-Joker

 

54-In which year did Heinrich Boll the German author got the Nobel Prize?

A-1972 

B-1971

C-1973

D-1975

 

55-The Book of Duchess a dream-poem of 1334 lines was written by

A- Chaucer         

B-Shakespeare

C-Goldsmith

D-Spenser

 

56- Bosola is a character in which Webster’s play?

A- Duchess of Malfi 

B-White Devil

C-Northward Hoe

D-A Late Murder

 

57- Bertolt Brecht was a dramatist and poet

A- German   

B-French

C-Italian

D-Russian

 

58- Brighton Rock is a novel by

A- G. Greene   

B-Huxley

C-Forester

D-Naipaul

 

59-The Broken Heart is a tragedy by

A-John Ford 

B-John Webster

C-Marlow

D-Congreve

 

60-Sir Thomas Browne was a by profession

A- Doctor 

B-Priest

C-Lawyer

D-Teacher

 

61-Mr. Brownlow is a character in Dickens Novel

A- Oliver Twist 

B-Hard Times

C-Pickwick Papers

D-David Copperfield

 

62- Cadenus and Vanessa is a poem written by

A- Swift     

B-Dickens

C-Thackeray

D-Hardy

 

63- Cain a Mystery is a poetic drama by

A- Byron 

B-Shelley

C-Keats

D-Dryden

 

64- Kingsley Amio Novel Lucky Jim is a novel

A- Campus 

B-Comedy

C-Tragic Comedy

D-Tragic

 

65-Albert Camus lived between—-year

A-1913-60                 B-1900-1947             C-1910-1911            D-None

 

66- The case is Altered is a comedy by

A- Jonson

B-Marlowe

C-Congreve

D-Middleton

 

67-The Charge of Light Brigade is a poet by

A- Tennyson 

B-Rosseti

C-Browning

D-Shelley

 

68- Child Ronald to the Dark Tower Came is a poem by

A- Browning   

B-Rosseti

C-Tennyson

D-Shelley

 

69-Naom Chomsky is a professor r of

A- Language 

B-History

C-Drama

D-Literature

 

70-Colin Clouts Come home again an allegorical pastoral was written by

A-Spenser   

B-Chaucer

C-Doone

D-Shakespeare

 

71-William Collins is a character in J. Austen’s novel

A- Robert Browning   

B-W.B Yeats

C-T.S Eliot

D-Shelley

 

72- The Counters Cathleen a play in blank verse was written by

A- W.B Yeats     

B-T.S Eliot

C-Shelley

D-None

 

72-The Country Wife by Wycherly is a

A- Comedy

B-Tragedy

C-Romance

D-None

 

73- The Criterion an influential literary periodical launched as a quarterly was edited by

A- T.S Eliot 

B-W.B Yeats

C-Ted Hughes

D-Wallace Stevens

 

74- The Critic is a comedy by

A- Sheridan

B-Congreve

C-Marlowe

D-Jonson

 

75- Crossing the Bar a poem in stanzas by Lord Tennyson

A- Four     

B-Five

C-Six

D-Three

 

76- Culture and Anarchy is by Mathew Arnold

A- Criticism 

B-Play

C-Poetry

D-Novel

 

77- I wandered lonely as a cloud is a line from Wordsworth poem

A- Daffodils       

B-Prelude

C-Excursions

D-Michael

 

78- Where was G.V Desani born?

A- Nairobi     

B-Bombay

C-New York

D-Trinidad

 

79-The Deserted Village by Goldsmith was published in the year

A-1770 

B-1760

C-1740

D-1790

 

80- The Devil is An Ass is a comedy y

A-Jonson 

B-Marlowe

C-Fletcher

D-Congreve

 

81- The Excursion by Wordsworth is in —-books

A- Nine

B-Seven

C-Five

D-Three

 

82-Eyeless in Gaza is a novel by

A- A. Huxley 

B-Iris Murdoch

C-Sheldon

D-J.Huxley

 

83- Frederick is —-in Shakespeare’s As You Like It.

A- Duke

B-Sailor

C-King

D-None

 

84- Sigmund Freud was born in

A- Bulgaria

B-Germany

C-Moravia

D-England

 

85- Friar Truck is one of the principal characters in

A- Robin Hood

B-The Friend

C-Friar Bungay

D-None

 

86-A Game of Cheese is a comedy by

A- Middleton 

B-Fry

C-Marlowe

D-Galsworthy

 

87- Gabriel Garcia Marques was awarded Nobel Prize for literature in the year

A- 1982   

B-1981

C-1984

D-1999

 

88-Andre Gide as a

A- French 

B-British

C-Swedish

D-Italian

 

89-Andre Gide was awarded Nobel Prize in the year

A-1947     

B-1948

C-1949

D-None

 

90- The Glatsaunt Beast is the creature in

A- Morte De Arthur 

B-Faerie Queene

C-Paradise Lost

D-Canterbury Tales

 

91- Prince Hal is a character in Shakespeare play

A- Henry IV   

B- Henry V

C-Hamlet

D-Macbeth

 

92- The Hind and the Panther is a poem by

A- Dryden   

B-Pope

C-Coleridge

D-Shelley

 

93- Hogarth Press was founded in

A-1917 

B-1916

C-1919

D-1918

 

94- The Holy Fair is a poem by

A- Burns 

B-Coley

C-Doone

D-Herbert

 

95- Hours of Idleness is a collection of Poems by

A- Byron 

B-Shelley

C-Coleridge

D-Wordsworth

 

96- Kubla Khan a poem by Coleridge is also called

A- A vision in a Dream     

B-Lovers

C-A Vision

D-The Kraken

 

97- The Kraken is a short poem by

A- Tennyson   

B-Browning

C-Rossetti

D-Shelley

 

98- La Belle Dams Sans Merci by Keats is a

A- Ballad

B-Drama

C-Story

D-Poem

 

99-Lady Susan is a novel by

A- Jane Austen

B-G.Eliot

C-Hardy

D-Trollope

 

100- Lara is a poem by

A- Byron 

B-Keats

C-Shelley

D-Wordsworth

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