English Literature: Poetry Questions & Answers

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1. Which poem ends ‘I shall but love

thee better after death’?

a. How do I love thee

b. Ode to a Grecian urn

c. In faith I do not love thee with mine


d. Let me not to the marriage of true


2. Which poet is considered a national

hero in Greece?

a. John keats

b. Lord Byron

c. Solan

d. Sappho

3. Which kind of poem is Edward Lear

associated with?

a. Nature

b. Epics

c. Sonnets

d. Nonsense

4. In coleridge’s poem ‘The rime of the

Ancient Mariner’where were the three

gallants going?

a. A funeral

b. A wedding

c. Market

d. To the races

5. Harold Nicholson described which

poet as ‘Very yellow and glum. Perfect


a. e. e. Cummings

b. T. S. Elliot

c. John Greenleaf Whittier

d. Walt Whitman

6. What was strange about Emily


a. She rarely left home

b. She wrote in code

c. She never attempted to publish her


d. She wrote her poems in invisible ink

7. Rupert Brooke wrote his poetry

during which conflict?

a. Boer War

b. Second World War

c. Korean War

d. First World War

8. Which Poet Laureate wrote about a

church mouse?

a. Betjeman

b. Hughes

c. Marvel

d. Larkin

9. Which American writer published ‘A

brave and startling truth’ in 1996

a. Robert Hass

b. Jessica Hagdorn

c. Maya Angelou

d. Micheal Palmer

10. Who wrote about the idyllic ‘Isle of


a. Dylan Thomas

b. Ezra Pound

c. W. B. Yeats

d. e. e. cummings

11. A pattern of accented and

unaccented syllables in lines of poetry

1. rhyme scheme

2. meter

3. alliteration

12. The repetition of similar ending


1. alliteration

2. onomatopoiea

3. rhyme

13. Applying human qualities to nonhuman


1. personification

2. onomatopoeia

3. alliteration

14. The repetition of beginning

consonant sounds

1. rhyme

2. onomatopoeia

3. alliteration

15. A comparison of unlike things

without using a word of comparison

such as like or as

1. metaphor

2. simile

3. personification

16. The comparison of unlike things

using the words like or as

1. metaphor

2. simile

3. personification

17. Using words or letters to imitate


1. alliteration

2. simile

3. onomatopoeia

18. a description that appeals to one of

the five senses

1. imagery

2. personification

3. metaphor

19. A poem that tells a story with plot,

setting, and characters

1. lyric

2. free verse

3. narrative

20. A poem with no meter or rhyme

1. lyric

2. free verse

3. narrative

21. A poem that generally has meter

and rhyme

1. lyric

2. free verse

3. narrative


22. Sylvia Plath married which English


a. Masefield

b. Causley

c. Hughes

d. Larkin

23. Carl Sandburg ‘Planked whitefish’

contains what kind of imagery?

a. Sea scenes

b. Rural Idyll

c. War

d. Innocent childhood

24. Which influential American poet was

born in Long Island in 1819?

a. Emily Dickinson

b. Paul Dunbar

c. John Greenleaf Whittier

d. Walt Whitman

25. In 1960 ‘The Colossus’ was the first

book of poems published by which


a. Elizabeth Bishop

b. Sylvia Plath

c. Marianne Moore

d. Laura Jackson

26. In his poem Kipling said ‘If you can

meet with triumph and . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . ‘?

a. Glory

b. Ruin

c. Disaster

d. victory

27. Which of the following is not a

literary device used for aesthetic effect

in poetry?

a. Assonance

b. Onomatopaea

c. Rhyme

d. Grammar

28. True or false: Writing predates


a. True

b. False

29. What is the earliest surviving

European poem?

a. The Homeric epic

b. The Gilgamesh epic

c. The Deluge epic

d. The Hesiodic ode

30. Which of the following is not a

poetic tradition?

a. The Epic

b. The Comic

c. The Occult

d. The Tragic

31. What is the study of poetry’s meter

and form called?

a. Prosody

b. Potology

c. Rheumatology

d. Scansion

32. Shakespeare composed much of his

plays in what sort of verse?

a. Alliterative verse

b. Sonnet form

c. Iambic pentameter

d. Dactylic hexameter

33. Which poet invented the concept of

the variable foot in poetry?

a. William Carlos Williams

b. Emily Dickinson

c. Gerard Manly Hopkins

d. Robert Frost

34. Who wrote this famous line: ‘Shall I

compare thee to a summer’s day/ Thou

art more lovely and more temperate…’

a. TS Eliot

b. Lord Tennyson

c. Charlotte Bronte

d. Shakespeare

35. From what century does the poetic

form the folk ballad date?

a. The 12th

b. The 14th

c. The 17th

d. The 19th

36. From which of Shakespeare’s plays

is this famous line: ‘Did my heart love til

now?/ Forswear it, sight/ For I never

saw a true beauty until this night’

a. A Midsummer Night’s Dream

b. Hamlet

c. Othello

d. Romeo and Juliet

37. What is a poem called whose first

letters of each line spell out a word?

a. Alliterative

b. Epic

c. Acrostic

d. Haiku

38. Auld Lang Syne is a famous poem

by whom?

a. Sir Walter Scott

b. William Butler Yeats

c. Henry Longfellow

d. Robert Burns

39. How has Stephen Dunn been

described in ‘the Oxford Companion to

20th Century Poetry?

a. A poet of middleness

b. Capturing a sense of spiritual


c. One of the leading prairie poets

d. Has some distinction as a critic

40. ‘The Cambridge school’ refers to a

group who emerged when?

a. The 1900’s

b. The 1960’s

c. The 1920’s

d. The 1930’s

41. Margaret Atwood was born in which

Canadian city?

a. Vancouver

b. Toronto

c. Ottowa

d. Montreal


42. Which of the following words

describe the prevailing attitude of High-

Modern Literature?





e.Both a & c

43. Which Welsh poet wrote “Under Milk


a.Anthony Hopkins

b.Richard Burton

c.Tom Jones

d.Dylan Thomas

44. Who wrote Canterbury Tales?

a.Geoffrey Chaucer

b.Dick Whittington

c.Thomas Lancaster

d.King Richard II

45. Who wrote “The Hound of the


a.Agatha Christie

b.H Ryder-Haggard

c.P D James

d.Arthur Conan Doyle

46. Wlliam Shakespeare is not the

author of:

a.Titus Andronicus

b.Taming of the Shrew

c.White Devil


47. ___________is a late 20th century

play written by a woman?

a.Queen Cristina

b.Top Girls


d.The Homecoimg

48. Which of the following writers wrote

historical novels?

a.Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte

b.Sir Walter Scott and Maria


c.William Wordsworth and Samuel

Taylor Coleridge

d.Mary Shelley and Percy Bysshe Shelley

49. Who wrote “Ten Little Niggers?”

a.Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

b.Irvine Welsh

c.Agatha Christie

d.None of above

50. Which of the following are Thomas

Hardy books?

a.The Poor Man and the Lady

b.The Return of Native


d.None of the above

51. Which of the following is not a work

of John Keats?


b.To some ladies

c.To hope

d.None of above

52. Who wrote the poems, “On death”

and “Women, Wine, and Snuff?”

a.John Milton

b.John Keats

c.P.B. Shelley

d.William Wordsworth

53. “Of Man’s first disobedience, and the

fruit Of that forbidden tree whose

mortal taste Brought death into the

world, and all our woe, With loss of


This is an extract from:

a.Paradise Lost

b.Paradise Regained

c.Samson Agonistes

d.Divorce Tracts

54. William Shakespeare was born in the






55. Which of the following is not a

Shakespeare tragedy?

a.Titus Andronicus




e.None of the above

56. Who wrote ‘The Winter’s Tale?’

a.George Bernard Shaw

b.John Dryden

c.Christopher Marlowe

d.William Shakespeare

57. What is the difference between a

simile and a metaphor?

a) No difference. Simply two different

ways in referring to the same thing.

b) A simile is more descriptive.

c) A simile uses as or like to make a

comparison and a metaphor


d) A simile must use animals in the


58. What is the word for a “play on


a) pun

b) simile

c) haiku

d) metaphor

59. Which represents an example of


a) Language Arts

b) Peter Piper Picked Peppers

c) I like music.

d) A beautiful scenery with music

60. What is the imitation of natural

sounds in word form?

a) Personification

b) Hyperboles

c) Alliteration

d) Onomatopoeia

61. The theme is …?

a) a plot.

b) an character

c) an address

d) the point a writer is trying to

make about a subject.

62. Concentrate on these elements

when writing a good poem.

a) characters, main idea, and theme

b) purpose and audience

c) theme, purpose, form, and


d) rhyme and reason

63. Which is not a poetry form?

a) epic

b) tale

c) ballad

d) sonnet

64. Which is an example of a proverb?

a) Get a “stake” in our business.

b) You can’t have your cake and eat

it, too

c) The snow was white as cotton.

d) You’re driving me crazy.

65. Which is an exaggeration?

a) Alliteration

b) Haiku

c) Hyperbole

d) Prose

66. Which of the following is not a poet?

a) William Shakespeare

b) Terry Saylor

c) Elizabeth B. Browning

d) Emily Dickinson

67. Who has defined ‘poetry’ as a

fundamental creative act using


a. H. W. Longfellow

b. Ralph Waldo Emerson

c. Dylan Thomas

d. William Wordsworth

68. What is a sonnet?

a. A poem of six lines

b. A poem of eight lines

c. A poem of twelve lines

d. A poem of fourteen lines

69. What is study of meter, rhythm and

intonation of a poem called as?

a. Prosody

b. Allegory

c. Scansion

d. Assonance

70. Which figure of speech is it when a

statement is exaggerated in a poem?

a. Onomatopeia

b. Metonymy

c. Alliteration

d. Hyperbole

71. There was aware of her true love, at

length come riding by – This is a couplet

from the Bailiff’s Daughter of Islington.

What figure of speech is used by the


a. Metaphor

b. Synecdoche

c. Euphemism

d. Irony

72. Which culture is known for their

long, rhymic poetic verses known as


a. Hindu

b. Celtic

c. Arabic

d. Arameic

73. Complete this Shakespearan line –

Let me not to the marriage of true

minds bring:

a. Impediments

b. Inconveniences

c. Worries

d. Troubles

74. Which of the following is a Japanese

poetic form?

a. Jintishi

b. Villanelle

c. Ode

d. Tanka

75. What is the title of the poem that

begins thus – ‘What is this life, if full of

care, we have no time to stand and


a. Comfort

b. Leisure

c. Relaxation

d. Tranquility

76. Which of the following is not an

English poet (i. e. from England)?

a. Victor Hugo

b. Alexander Pope

c. John Milton

d. Samuel Taylor Coleridge

77. Who was often called as the

Romantic Poet as most of his poems

revolved around nature?

a. William Blake

b. William Shakespeare

c. William Morris

d. William Wordsworth

78. What is a funny poem of five lines


a. Quartet

b. Limerick

c. Sextet

d. Palindrome

79. How did W. H. Auden describe


a. An awful way to earn a living

b. A game of knowledge

c. The soul exposed

d. An explosion of language

80. Sassoon and Brooke wrote what

kind of poetry?

a. Light verse

b. Romantic

c. Political satire

d. War poems

81. Where did T. S. Eliot spend most of

his childhood?

a. Denver

b. St Louis

c. Cuba

d. Toronto

82. Ted Hughes was married to which

American poetess?

a. Carolyn Kizer

b. Mary Oliver

c. Sylvia Plath

d. Marianne Moore

83. How old was Rupert Brooke at the

time of his death?

a. 24

b. 31

c. 21

d. 28

84. In what form did Dylan Thomas’s

‘Under Milk Wood’ first become known?

a. Book of poetry

b. A radio play

c. A stage play

d. a short film

85. The magazine ‘Contemporary Poetry

and Prose’ was inspired by which


a. The Festival of Britain

b. The Surrealist Exhibition

c. People of the 20th Century

d. Drawing the 20th CEntury

86. Why did ‘Poetry Quarterly’ cease

publication in 1953?

a. Owner convicted of fraud

b. Fall in Sales

c. Rise in taxation on magazines

d. Shortage of paper

87. Aldous Huxley was a poet, but was

better known as what?

a. Politician

b. Dramatist

c. Novelist

d. Architect

88. Of which poet was it said ‘Even if

he’s not a great poet, he’s certainly a

great something’?

a. Elliot

b. Kipling

c. Cummings

d. Brooke

1.which of these is magnum opus of


A. Troilus and criseyde

b. House of fame

c. The canterbury tales

d. Parliament of fowls.

89. Where were the pilgrims going in

the canterbury tales?

A. To the shrine of st. Peter at

canterbury cathedral

b. To the shrine of saint thomas

becket at canterbury cathedral

90.in which language the stories of

canterbury tale are written?

A. French

b. Latin

c. Middle english

d. English

91.chaucer’s franklin was guilty of which


A. Lust

b. Corruption

c. Theft

d. Gluttony

92. How many languages did chaucer






93.from which language the name

”chaucer” has been driven?





94. Where did chaucer bury?

A.westminster abbey

b.kent church

c.chapel at windsor

95.chaucer was imprisoned during——-


A.hundred years’ war

b. Black death

c. Peasant revolt

96 .how many children chaucer had?






97. Which people began their invasion

and conquest of southwestern Britain

around 450?

a) the Normans

b) the Geats

c) the Celts

d) the Anglo-Saxons

e) the Danes

98. Words from which language began

to enter English vocabulary around the

time of the Norman Conquest in 1066?

a) French

b) Norwegian

c) Spanish

d) Hungarian

e) Danish

99. Which hero made his earliest

appearance in Celtic literature before

becoming a staple subject in French,

English, and German literatures?

a) Beowulf

b) Arthur

c) Caedmon

d) Augustine of Canterbury

e) Alfred

100. Toward the close of which century

did English replace French as the

language of conducting business in

Parliament and in court of law?

a) tenth

b) eleventh

c) twelfth

d) thirteenth

e) fourteenth

101. Which king began a war to enforce

his claims to the throne of France in


a) Henry II

b) Henry III

c) Henry V

d) Louis XIV

e) Edward III

102. Who would be called the English

Homer and father of English poetry?

a) Bede

b) Sir Thomas Malory

c) Geoffrey Chaucer

d) Caedmon

e) John Gower

103. What was vellum?

a) parchment made of animal skin

b) the service owed to a lord by his

peasants (“villeins”)

c) unrhymed iambic pentameter

d) an unbreakable oath of fealty

e) a prized ink used in the illumination

of prestigious manuscripts

104. Only a small proportion of medieval

books survive, large numbers having

been destroyed in:

a) the Anglo-Saxon Conquest beginning

in the 1450s.

b) the Norman Conquest of 1066.

c) the Peasant Uprising of 1381.

d) the Dissolution of the

Monasteries in the 1530s.

e) the wave of contempt for

manuscripts that followed the beginning

of printing in 1476.

105. What is the first extended written

specimen of Old English?

a) Boethius’s Consolidation of


b) Saint Jerome’s translation of the Bible

c) Malory’s Morte Darthur

d) Bede’s Ecclesiastical History of the

English People

e) a code of laws promulgated by

King Ethelbert

106. Who was the first English Christian


a) Alfred

b) Richard III

c) Richard II

d) Henry II

e) Ethelbert

107. In Anglo-Saxon heroic poetry, what

is the fate of those who fail to observe

the sacred duty of blood vengeance?

a) banishment to Asia

b) everlasting shame

c) conversion to Christianity

d) mild melancholia

e) being buried alive

108. Christian writers like the Beowulf

poet looked back on their pagan

ancestors with:

a) nostalgia and ill-concealed envy.

b) bewilderment and visceral loathing.

c) admiration and elegiac


d) bigotry and shallow triumphalism.

e) the deepest reluctance.

109. The use of “whale-road”for sea and

“life-house”for body are examples of

what literary technique, popular in Old

English poetry?

a) symbolism

b) simile

c) metonymy

d) kenning

e) appositive expression

110. Which of the following statements

is not an accurate description of Old

English poetry?

a) Romantic love is a guiding

principle of moral conduct.

b) Its formal and dignified use of speech

was distant from everyday use of


c) Irony is a mode of perception, as

much as it was a figure of speech.

d) Christian and pagan ideals are

sometimes mixed.

e) Its idiom remained remarkably

uniform for nearly three centuries.

111. Which of the following best

describes litote, a favorite rhetorical

device in Old English poetry?

a) embellishment at the service of

Christian doctrine

b) repetition of parallel syntactic


c) ironic understatement

d) stress on every third diphthong

e) a compound of two words in place of

a single word

112. How did Henry II, the first of

England’s Plantagenet kings, acquire

vast provinces in southern France?

a) the Battle of Hastings

b) Saint Patrick’s mission

c) the Fourth Lateran Council

d) the execution of William Sawtre

e) his marriage to Eleanor of


113. Which of the following languages

did not coexist in Anglo-Norman


a) Latin

b) Dutch

c) French

d) Celtic

e) English

114. Which twelfth-century poet or

poets were indebted to Breton

storytellers for their narratives?

a) Geoffrey Chaucer

b) Marie de France

c) Chrétien de Troyes

d) a and c only

e) b and c only

115. To what did the word the roman,

from which the genre of

“romance”emerged, initially apply?

a) a work derived from a Latin text of

the Roman Empire

b) a story about love and adventure

c) a Roman official

d) a work written in the French


e) a series of short stories

116. Popular English adaptations of

romances appealed primarily to

a) the royal family and upper orders of

the nobility

b) the lower orders of the nobility

c) agricultural laborers

d) the clergy

e) the Welsh

117. What is the climax of Geoffrey of

Monmouth’s The History of the Kings of


a) the reign of King Arthur

b) the coronation of Henry II

c) King John’s seal of the Magna Carta

d) the marriage of Henry II to Eleanor

of Aquitaine

e) the defeat of the French by Henry V

118. Ancrene Riwle is a manual of

instruction for

a) courtiers entering the service of

Richard II

b) translators of French romances

c) women who have chosen to live

as religious recluses

d) knights preparing for their first


e) witch-hunters and exorcists

119. The styles of The Owl and the

Nightingale and Ancrene Riwle show

what about the poetry and prose written

around the year 1200?

a) They were written for sophisticated

and well-educated readers.

b) Writing continued to benefit only

readers fluent in Latin and French.

c) Their readers’ primary language was


d) a and c only

e) a and b only

120. In addition to Geoffrey Chaucer

and William Langland, the “flowering”of

Middle English literature is evident in the

works of which of the following writers?

a) Geoffrey of Monmouth

b) the Gawain poet

c) the Beowulf poet

d) Chrétien de Troyes

e) Marie de France

121. Why did the rebels of 1381 target

the church, beheading the archbishop of


a) Their leaders were Lollards,

advocating radical religious reform.

b) The common people were still

essentially pagan.

c) They believed that writing, a skill

largely confined to the clergy, was a

form of black magic.

d) The church was among the

greatest of oppressive landowners.

e) a and c only

122. Which influential medieval text

purported to reveal the secrets of the


a) Dante’s Divine Comedy

b) Boccaccio’s Decameron

c) The Dream of the Rood

d) Chaucer’s Legend of Good Women

e) Gower’s Confessio Amantis

123. Who is the author of Piers


a) Sir Thomas Malory

b) Margery Kempe

c) Geoffrey Chaucer

d) William Langland

e) Geoffrey of Monmouth

124. What event resulted from the

premature death of Henry V?

a) the Battle of Agincourt

b) the Battle of Hastings

c) the Norman Conquest

d) the Black Death

e) the War of the Roses

125. Which literary form, developed in

the fifteenth century, personified vices

and virtues?

a) the short story

b) the heroic epic

c) the morality play

d) the romance

e) the limerick

126. Which of the following statements

about Julian of Norwich is true?

a) She sought unsuccessfully to restore

classical paganism.

b) She was a virgin martyr.

c) She is the first known woman

writer in the English vernacular.

d) She made pilgrimages to Jerusalem,

Rome, and Santiago.

e) She probably never met Margery


127. Which of the following authors is

considered a devotee to chivalry, as it is

personified in Sir Lancelot?

a) Julian of Norwich

b) Margery Kempe

c) William Langland

d) Sir Thomas Malory

e) Geoffrey Chaucer

128.what was the occupation of

Chaucer’s father?

a. leather merchant

b.civil servant

c. a vintner

129. Chaucer became a page to which

king’s daughter-in-law?

a. Edward III

b. Richard II

c. Henry IV

130. which of these is not certain about


a. his birth date

b. his death year

c. his father’s name

131. which of these kings was not

served by Chaucer?

a. Edward III

b. Henry II

c. Richard II

132.what was the duration of hundred

year’s war?

a.1300 to 1350

b.1337 to 1453

c. 1302 to 1343

133.what did Chaucer’s wife use to do?

a. lady-in-waiting to Queen Philip

pa of Hainaut

b. nurse of royal court

c. governess to Henry IV

134.one of Chaucer’s daughter


a. a musician

b. an astronomer

c. a nun

135. in which year chaucer was

imprisoned by the French?

a. 1360

b. 1357

c. 1378

136.chaucer was fined in 1367 or 1366


a. beating a friar in a London street

b. for writing poetry against the church

c. for crossing the border of Great


137. Chaucer was made in-charge of

many palaces,which of these was not in

his charge?

a. Westminster Palace

b. Tower of London

c. St. George’s chapel at Windsor

d. Buckingham Palace

138. Chaucer acted as a controller of

custom during………….?

a. 1374 to 1385

b. 1350 to 1360

c. 1360 to 1400

139. Chaucer was released from legal

action by …………………… in a deed of

May 1, 1380 from rape and abduction?

a. Miss Cecily Chaumpaigne

b. Philippa de Roet of Flanders

c. Agnes de Copton

140. Chaucer became a member of

Parliament in………..?

a. 1386

b. 1300

c. 1343

141. Chaucer buried in a corner of

Westminster, which came to know


a. Chaucer’s corner

b. poet’s corner

c. legend’s corner

142. what was chaucer’s profession?

a. a poet

b. a merchant

c. a civil servant


The Life and Works of Christopher


( Elizabethan era)

143)One of Marlowe’s earliest published

works was his translation of the epic

poem ‘Pharsalia’, written by which

Roman poet?





144) Marlowe’s poem ‘The Passionate

Shepherd to His Love’ begins with the

line “Come live with me and be my

love”; which other English author wrote

a famous poem beginning with this line?

a)William Shakespeare

b)Thomas Kyd

c)John Dryden

d)John Donne

145)In Marlowe’s play, what was the

name of the Jew of Malta?





146How many years of happiness was

Dr Faustus promised by the Devil?





147) Which of these Kings was the

subject of a play by Marlowe?

a)Henry V

b)Richard III

c)Edward II


148)One of Marlowe’s most famous

poems was an account of which lovers?

a)Anthony and Cleopatra

b)Hero and Leander

c)Troilus and Cressida

d)Apollo and Hyacinth

149) Marlowe’s play ‘Tamburlaine the

Great’ was based loosely on the life of

which Asian ruler?

a)Zhu Yuanzhang

b)Genghis Khan


d)Kublai Khan

150)What was the title of the play by

Marlowe that portrayed the events

surrounding the Saint Bartholomew’s

Day Massacre in 1572?

a)The Massacre at Berlin

b)The Massacre at Rome

c)The Massacre at Copenhagen

d)The Massacre at Paris

151)In the title of Marlowe’s play, of

where was Dido the Queen?





152)Christopher Marlowe was England’s

first official Poet Laureate.



(It was John Dryden-appointed in


Dr.Faustus By Christopher Marlowe

153)In what country is ‘Dr Faustus’






154)When, is it estimated, was ‘Dr

Faustus’ first performed?





155)At what famous university is

Faustus a scholar?





156)Faustus’ servant shares his name

with a famous German composer. Who?





157)Faustus asks two magicians to aid

him in summoning the devil. What are

their names?

a)Valdes and Cornelius

b)Rosencrantz and Guildenstern

c)Troilus and Cressida

d)Pyramus and Thisbe

158)Through his magic, Faustus is

visited first by which of the devil’s





159)What does Faustus promise to the

devil in exchange for great knowledge,

riches and power for a period of 24


a)his body

b)his house

c)his soul

d)his horse

160)Which of the following qualities

would most accurately describe Faustus’

character at the beginning of the play?





161)Which powerful figure does

Faustus ridicule with his new-found


a)The Pope

b)The Holy Roman Emperor

c)The King of England

d)The King of France

162)At the end of the play, Faustus is

dragged down to hell, begging to




163) “Renaissance” is a:

a)French word

b)Italian word

c)Greek word

d)Spanish word

164) What is the meaning of


a)Rebirth, revival and re-awaking

b)Reveal, revel and reverie

c)Raillery, renunciation and recoup

165) Renaissance first came to the:





166) Which of the following are

University wits:

a)John Gower and Robert Peele

b)John Skelton and Thomas lodge

c)John Lyly and Robert Greene

d)John Donne and Thomas Nashe

167) University Wits were those who:

a)Had training at two universities

b)gave curriculum of two universities

c)Erected two universities

168) Which century is known as Dawn

of Renaissance:

a)14 th

b)15 th

c)16 th

d)14 th and 16 th

169) Who born in 1422:

a)William Caxton

b)Robert Henry

c)John Lyly

d)Thomas more

170) Utopia was first printed in:





171) Who translated Utopia in English


a)Thomas More

b)Thomas lodge

c)Ralph Robinson

d)William Tyndale

172) The first complete version of Bible

in English language was made by:


b)Thomas more

c)John Lyly

d)Robert Greene


173) Who took Degree at fifteen from

Cambridge in 1518?

a)Thomas Nash

b)Thomas More

c)Thomas lodge

d)Thomas Wyatt

174) Who wrote “Mirror for


a)Thomas Sacville

b)Thomas Wyatt

c)Thomas lodge

d)Thomas Kyde

175) Philip Sidney was born on 30th






176) “Astrophel and Stella” is a:

a) Allegory

b) Epic



177) Greville was biographer of:

a)Edmund Spencer

b)John Donne

c)Sir Philip Sidney

d)John Milton

178) “The Prince Of Poets in his time”,

on whom grave the inscription is given?

a)Sir Philip Sidney

b)John Milton

c)Edmund Spencer

d)John Donne

179) What is Faerie Queene:

a)An allegory

b)An epic

c)A ballad

d)A sonnet

180) In whose reign Morality plays


a)Henry five

b) Elizabeth one

c)Henry six

d)Henry eight

181) Which book Edmund Spenser

dedicated to the Philip Sidney:

a)The Faerie Queene

b)The shepheaedes Calendar


d)Colin Clouts come home again

182) Which poet was first who used

metaphysical poetry among his


a)Edmund Spenser

b)John Milton

c)John Donne

d)Sir Philip Sidney

183) The first regular English comedy,

based on the model of the Latin

comedy, is attributed to ?

a)Nicholas Udall

b)Thomas Colwell

c)Lord Burghley

184)Thomas kyd (1558-95) achieved

great popularity with which of his first


a)The Rare Triumphs of love and


b)The Spanish Tragedy



185)Marlowe born in________





186)In “the tragic history of Doctor

Faustus”. Faustus was a :

a) German scholar

b)French scholar

c)Spanish scholar

d)Greek scholar

186)Who wrote “The Massacre at



b)Christopher Marlowe

c)Edmund Spenser

d)john Milton

187)After the death of Christopher

Marlowe who completed his unfinished

poem “Hero and Leander”?


b)Thomas Nash

c)George Chapman

d)Thomas More

188) Who succeeded Lyly?

a)Robert Greene

b)John Milton

c)Philip Sidney

d)Christopher Marlowe

189) Which of the Marlowe’s plays were

written in collaboration with Thomas


a)Queen of Carthage and The

passionate Shepherd.

b)The tragedy of Dido and Queen of


c)The passionate Shepherd and The

tragedy of Dido.

d)Queen of Carthage and The Massacre

of Paris.

190) Who was the son of a rich London

merchant and born in 1557?

a)Thomas Nah

b)Thomas lodge

c)Thomas Kyd

d)Thomas Hardy

191) The collection of the papers and

correspondence of a well-to-do Norfolk

family is known as:

a)Letters to the Margret Paston

b)Margret Paston to John Paston

c)The Paston letters

d)To John Paston

192) Who wrote “Holy Sonnets”?


a)Edmund Spenser

b)John Donne


d)John Milton

193) Who wrote following lines:

“…….. I am involved in mankind: and

therefore never send to know for whom

the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.”

a)John Donne

b)John Milton

c)Earnest Hemingway

d)D.H. Lawrence

194) “On his blindness”, a collection of

sonnets is written by:

a)Edmund Spenser

b)John Milton


d)Sir Philip Sidney

195) “Paradise lost” was lost by:



c)Both a and b


196) In “Paradise regained” who

regained the paradise?



c)Adam and Eve

d)Only Adam

197) Which of the following published in

1579 and although it placed Spencer

immediately in the highest rank of living


a)Colin clouts come home again

b)Faerie queen, first three books

c)The Shepherd’s calendar

d)Faerie queen, second three books

198)Spencer married in June 11, 1594

to ————————————–?

a) Elizabeth Wilton D/O Lord Grey De


b)Elizabeth Raleigh D/O Walter Raleigh

c)Elizabeth Boyle D/O James Boyle

d)Elizabeth Boyle D/O Richard Boyle

199)John Donne’s “The Anniversaries” is


a)An elegy in two parts

b)An epic in three parts

c)A ballad in four parts

d) None of these

200) Who of the following is known as

Child Of Renaissance?





201)During Spencer’s visit to his Kinsfolk

in Lancashire he felt in love a woman

and who figures

as__________________ much of his



b) Belinda

c)Both a and b

d)None of above

202) William Shakespeare born in:

a)26 April 1567

b)26 April 1566

c)26 April 1565

d)26 April 1564

203) William Shakespeare was……. child

of John and Mary:





204) He married to the Anne Hathaway

at the age of_______ in______.

a)18, 1582

b)17, 1581

c)16, 1580

d)15, 1579

205) Which of the following statement is


a)Shakespeare’s first child Susanna was

born in 1583.

b)In 1585 twins were born and named

Hamnet and Judith.

c) both a and b.

d) None of above.

206)Ann Hathaway was _________

years older than Shakespeare:





207)After __________ years of his

marriage he left his native town and try

his fortune in the great city of London.





208)Shakespeare’s only son Hamnet

died in————?

a) 1595

b) 1596



209)Shakespeare is buried inside the:

a)Westminster Abbey

b)Trinity Church

c)Protestant Cemetery

d)None of above

210)By ——– Shakespeare had

established himself in London as an

actor and dramatist:





211)Who declared him as Britain’s

greatest dramatist in 1598?

a)Queen Elizabeth

b)Francis Meres, a lawyer

c)Burbage, an actor

d)King James

212) Shakespeare made Stratford his

regular home in:

a)About 1611

b) About 1610

c)About 1609

d) About 1608

Christopher Marlowe

213)What is Christopher Marlowe’s






214)What was the occupation of

Christopher Marlowe’s father?


b)Civil servant



215)From where Christopher Marlowe

received his early Education?

Corpus Christi College





216)Marlow died of?





217)Which was Marlowe’s first play?



c)The Tragedy of Dido

d)The Jew of Malta,

William Shakespeare(1564 – 1616)

(Elizabethan Period)



218)In which town was Shakespeare






219)How many children did

Shakespeare have?





220)How many plays did William

Shakespeare write?





221)What was Shakespeare’s first play?

a)King Lear

b)Henry VI

c)The Tempest

d)Romeo and Juliet

222)How many sonnets did William

Shakespeare write?





223)How many photographs exist of

William Shakespeare?





224)Shakespeare died on?

a)23rd April 1616

b)25th April 1616,

c)28th April 1616

d)30th April 1616

225)Shakespeare died at the age of





226)How many times suicide occurs in

Shakespeare’s plays?





227)The line “To be or not to be”

comes from which play?


b)Twelfth Night

c)A Midsummer Night’s dream


228) Was the Globe…

a) A Roman Amphitheater.

b) An Elizabethan Theater.

c) An Elizabethan sports stadium.

d) A famous map of the world.

229)Is there is a monument of

Shakespeare in Stratford today?



230)Which of these was not one of

Shakespeare’s plays?

a)Titus Andronicus

b)The Tempest


d)Shakespeare in love

231)Which famous Shakespeare play

does the quote,”My salad days, when I

was green in judgment.” come from?

a)Antony and Cleopatra

b)Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

c)The Winters Tale

d)The Merry Wives of Windsor

232)Which famous Shakespeare play

does the quote,”Neither a borrower nor

a lender be” come from?



c)Titus Andronicus

d)Pericles, Prince of Tyre

233)Which famous Shakespeare play

does the quote “How sharper than a

serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless

child!” come from?

a)King Lear

b)As You Like It

c)The Famous History of the Life of King

Henry VIII

d)The Life and Death of King John

234)In what year was the First Folio






235)What nationality was Shakespeare?





236)In which century was Shakespeare






237)which famous Shakespeare play

does the quote “The first thing we do,

let’s kill all the lawyers” come from?

a)The Merry Wives of Windsor

b)Othello, the Moor of Venice

c)Pericles, Prince of Tyre

d)King Henry the Sixth, Part II

238)Which river is associated with

Shakespeare’s birth place?

a)The Thames

b)The Avon

c)The Tyburn

d)The Seven

239)Which famous play does the

quote,”When shall we three meet again

In thunder, lightning, or in rain?” come


a) The Taming of the Shrew

b) King Lear

c) The Tempest

d) Macbeth

240)How many of Shakespeare’s plays

are classified as histories?

a) 7

b) 10

c) 14

d) 18

241)The group of four plays known as

the “major tetralogy” is:

a) Richard III, King John, Henry VIII, 1

Henry VI

b) 1 Henry VI, 2 Henry VI, 3 Henry VI,

Richard III

c) King John, Henry V, Richard II,

Richard III

d) Richard II, 1 Henry IV, 2 Henry

IV, Henry V

242)In 1613 the Globe Theater burned

down during a production of which play?

a) King John

b) Richard II

c) Henry VIII

d) Henry V




243)Complete the following famous line

from Hamlet: Something is rotten in the

state of…

a) England

b) Venice

c) Denmark

d) Maine

244)Which of the following characters

does not appear in Hamlet?

a) Polonius

b) Gertrude

c) Claudius

d) Miranda

245)Where was Hamlet studying before

he returned to Denmark?

a) Wittenberg

b) Oslo

c) London

d) Dublin

246)How are Polonius and Laertes


a) Father/son

b) Uncle/nephew

c) Cousin/cousin

d) Brother/brother

247)What is the name of the playlet

Hamlet stages for Claudius?

a) Slings and Arrows

b) Vice of Kings

c) The Murder of Gonzago

d) The Slaying of Lucianus

248)Who says, “Good night, sweet

prince,/And flights of angels sing thee to

thy rest.”?

a) Fortinbras

b) Marcellus

c) Chorus

d) Horatio

249)How does Queen Gertrude die?

a) Accidentally stabbed by Laertes.

b) Drowns in the river outside the


c) Suffers a fatal heart attack while

watching Hamlet fight Laertes.

d) Poisoned by drinking from

Hamlet’s cup.

250)Who does Polonius send to spy on

Laertes in Paris?

a) Francisco

b) Gorgonzola

c) Reynaldo

d) Samson

251)Who is Voltimand?

a) Ambassador to the King of

Norway from the King of Denmark

b) Hamlet’s cousin

c) Ambassador to the King of Denmark

from the King of Norway

d) Assassin in the service of Fortinbras

252)What poison does Claudius pour

into the ear of Hamlet’s father, causing

his death?

a) Burdock

b) Hebenon

c) Baneberry

d) Hemlock

253)How many soliloquies does Hamlet







254)In which country is Macbeth set?

a) Spain

b) Denmark

c) Scotland

d) Canada

255)Who is traveling with Macbeth

when he first encounters the Three


a) Macduff

b) Mercutio

c) Lady Macbeth

d) Banquo

256)At the beginning of the play, the

Scots are at war with which country?

a) Norway

b) Prussia

c) Iceland

d) Poland

257)Macbeth hires assassins to murder

Banquo’s son, named…

a) Angus

b) Ross

c) Fleance

d) Lennox

258)How does Lady Macbeth explain

her husband’s wild behavior at the


a) She tells the guests that Banquo’s

ghost is haunting Macbeth.

b) She tells the guests that Macbeth has

had too much to drink.

c) She informs the guests that

Macbeth is ill.

d) She reveals that Macbeth is

overcome with grief over the death of


259)Which of the following is not an

apparition shown to Macbeth by the


a) An armed head.

b) A bloody dagger floating in midair.

c) A bloody child.

d) A child crowned, with a tree in his


260)Who tells Macbeth, “The queen,

my lord, is dead.”?

a) Seyton

b) Siward

c) The Doctor

d) Caithness

261) Shakespeare”s father died in:

a) 1600

b) 1601

c) 1602

d) 1603

262) Shakespeare joined the Chamber

lain’s Men Theatrical Company as a:

a) Actor and playwright

b) Playwright and poet

c)Playwright and writer

d)None of above

263) How many from his plays were

published in his lifetime:

a) Only sixteen

b) Only seventeen

c) Only eighteen

d) Only nineteen

264) In which year Globe theater got

fire and destroyed?





265)Shakespeare dedicated his long

narrative poem Venus and Adonis to—–


a) Henry Wriothesley, the third earl

of Southampton

b) Thomas Wriothesley,forth earl of


c)William Fitzwilliam, first earl of


d) Henry Wriothesley, the second earl of


266) During which period London

theaterrs remained closed on account of

the plague?

a) 1592

b) 1593

c) 1594

d) 1595

267) Which roles have played by

Shakespeare in Hamlet and As you like


a) Fortinbras, Corin

b)Leartus, Silvius

c)Osric, Touchstone

d) Ghost, Old servant Adam

268) In ……. year Shakespeare bought

the largest house in Stratford, called

New place:

a) 1595

b) 1996

c) 1597

d) 15598

269) In 1599 which famous actor and

his brother Cuthbert set a new

playhouse on the Bank side,



called the Globe?

a) Augustine Phillipps

b) John Heimnge

c) Henry Condell

d) Richard Burbage

270) In Shakespeare’s literary output,

the period 1604-1608 is the period of:

a) Comedy plays

b) Historical plays

c) Great Tragedies

d) None of above

271) “Under the green wood tree” is a

song in:

a) Love’s labour’s lost

b) As you like it

c) A mid Summer night’s dream

d) Much ado about nothing

272) :Triumph, my Britain, thou hast

one to show

To whom all scenes of Europe homage


He was not of an age, but for all time”.

Who wrote above lines for Shakespeare:

a) Jonson

b) Bacon

c) Wordsworth

d) none of above

273) Seven Ages of Man appears in ” As

you like it”. Which character’s speech it


a) Amiens

b) Orlando

c) Oliver

d) Jaques

274) “To be or not to be that is the

question”, is famous line of which of

Shakespeare’s plays?

a) Othello

b) Macbeth

c) Hamlet

d)King Lear

275) Following are the lines of:

“I’m your wife if you marry me

If not, I’ll die your maid to be your


You may deny me, but I’ll be your

servant Whether you deny or not”.

a) Hamlet

b) Romeo and Juliet

c) Tempest

d) Othello

276) Which of the following are

characters of “Much ado about nothing”:

a) Hero, Borachio, Antonio, Claudio,


b) Hero, Orlando, Antonio, Claudio,


c) Mirrinda, Borachio, Antonio, Claudio,


d) Hero, Boradio, Antonio, Claudio,


277) Which of the following is in correct

sequel ?

a)Comedy of errors, A mid summer

night’s dream, Much ado about nothing,

Henry 6 part three.

b)A mid summer night’s dream,Romeo

and Juliet, As you like it, King


c)All’s well that ends well, The

tempest, As you like it, As you like

it,A mid summer night’s

dream,Much ado about nothing.

d)King Lear, Macbeth, Othello, Measure

for measure, Henry 8, Romeo and Juliet.

278)Who was killed by Hamlet


a) Leartus


c) Forinbras

d) Horatio

279) Who is second Prince of Arragon in

“Much ado about nothing”?

a) Leonato

b) Balthasar

c) Don John

d) Don Pedro

280) Which character spoke following


“What’s Montague? It is nor hand nor


Nor arm nor face, nor any other part

Belonging to a man, O be some other


What’s in a name?

That which we call a rose

By any other word would smell as


a) Desdemona

b) Juliet

c) Rosalind

d) Hero

281) Who is the second attending

gentlewoman on Hero? Ursula


a) Margaret

b) Emilia

c) Helena

d) Celia

282) ” Some born great, some achieve


And some have greatness thrust upon


Above lines are taken from which of

following plays?

a) Macbeth

b) Othello

c) Twelfth night

d) As you like it

283) Which of the following play was

written in 1601?

a) Othello

b) Hamlet

c) King Lear

d) Macbeth

284) “Antony and Cleopatra” and

“Macbeth” was in:

a) 1606




285) Which of the following was written


a) Henry six

b) Henry seven

c) Henry five

d) None of above

286) Which of the following are King

Lear’s daughters?

a) Desdemona, Goneril and Cordelia

b) Goneril, Ophelia and Regan

c)Goneril, Regan and Cordelia

d) Regan, Cordelia and Beatrice

287) Shakespeare wrote _____ plays?

a) 32

b) 34

c) 36

d) 38

288) With the accession of King James

to the English throne, Lord

Chamberlain’s Man was renamed:



a) King Lear

b) Gentleman

c) King’s Man

d) None of above

290) Uneasy lies the head that_____(

King Henry four, part two):

a) Wears a crown

b) Wears a hat

c) Wears a wig

d) none of these

291) The epigraph of The Waste Land is

borrowed from?

(A) Virgil

(B) Fetronius

(C) Seneca

(D) Homer

292. Who called ‘The Waste Land ‘a

music of ideas’?

(A) Allen Tate

(B) J. C. Ransom

(C) I. A. Richards

(D) F. R Leavis

293. T. S. Eliot has borrowed the term

‘Unreal City’ in the first and third

sections from?

(A) Baudelaire

(B) Irving Babbit

(C) Dante

(D) Laforgue

294. Which of the following myths does

not figure in The Waste


(A) Oedipus

(B) Grail Legend of Fisher King

(C) Philomela

(D) Sysyphus

295. Joe Gargery is Pip’s?

(A) brother

(B) brother-in-Jaw

(C) guardian

(D) cousin

296. Estella is the daughter of?

(A) Joe Gargery

(B) Abel Magwitch .

(C) Miss Havisham

(D) Bentley Drumnile

297. Which book of John Ruskin

influenced Mahatma Gandhi?

(A) Sesame and Lilies

(B) The Seven Lamps of Architecture

(C) Unto This Last

(D) Fors Clavigera

298. Graham Greene’s novels are

marked by?

(A) Catholicism

(B) Protestantism

(C) Paganism

(D) Buddhism

299. One important feature of Jane

Austen’s style is?

(A) boisterous humour

(B) humour and pathos

(C) subtlety of irony

(D) stream of consciousness

300. The title of the poem ‘The Second

Coming’ is taken from?

(A) The Bible

(B) The Irish mythology

(C) The German mythology

(D) The Greek mythology

301. The main character in Paradise

Lost Book I and Book II is?

(A God

(B) Satan

(C) Adam

(D) Eve

302. In Sons and Lovers, Paul Morel’s

mother’s name is?




(D) Emily

303. The twins in Lord of the Flies are?

(A)Ralph and Jack

(B) Simon and Eric

(C) Ralph and Eric

(D) Simon and Jack

304.Mr. Jaggers, in Great Expectations,

is a

(A) lawyer

(B) postman


(D) School teacher

305. What does ‘I’ stand for in the

following line?

‘To Carthage then I came’

(A) Buddha

(B) Tiresias

(C) Smyrna Merchant

(D) Augustine

306. The following lines are an

example……… of image.

‘The river sweats

Oil and tar’

(A) visual

(B) kinetic

(C) erotic

(D) sensual

307. Which of the following novels has

the sub-title ‘A Novel Without a Hero’?

(A) Vanity Fair

(B) Middlemarch

(C) Wuthering Heights

(D) Oliver Twist

308. In ‘Leda and the Swan’, who wooes

Leda in guise of a swan?

(A) Mars

(B) Hercules

(C) Zeus

(D) Bacchus

309. Who invented the term ‘Sprung






310.Who wrote the poem ‘Defence of


(A) Browning

(B) Tennyson

(C) Swinburne

(D) Rossetti

311.Which of the following plays of

Shakespeare has an epilogue?

(A) The Tempest

(B) Henry IV, Pt I

(C) Hamlet

(D) Twelfth Night

312. Hamlet’s famous speech ‘To be,or

not to be; that is the question’

occurs in?

(A) Act II, Scene I

(B) Act III, Scene III

(C) Act IV, Scene III

(D) Act III, Scene I

313. Identify the character in The

Tempest who is referred to as an honest

old counselor

(A) Alonso

(B) Ariel

(C) Gonzalo

(D) Stephano

314. What is the sub-title of the play

Twelfth Night?

(A) Or, What is you Will

(B) Or, What you Will

(C) Or, What you Like It

(D) Or, What you Think

315. Which of the following plays of

Shakespeare, according to T. S.

Eliot, is ‘artistic failure’?

(A) The Tempest

(B) Hamlet

(C) Henry IV, Pt I

(D) Twelfth Night

316. Who is Thomas Percy in Henry IV,

Pt I?

(A) Earl of Northumberland

(B) Earl of March

(C) Earl of Douglas

(D) Earl of Worcester

317. Paradise Lost was originally written


(A) ten books

(B) eleven books

(C) nine books

(D) eight books

318. In Pride and Prejudice, Lydia

elopes with?

(A) Darcy

(B) Wickham

(C) William Collins

(D) Charles Bingley

319. Who coined the phrase ‘Egotistical


(A) William Wordsworth

(B) P.B.Shelley

(C) S. T. Coleridge

(D) John Keats

320. Who is commonly known as ‘Pip’ in

Great Expectations?

(A) Philip Pirrip

(B) Filip Pirip

(C)Philip Pip

(D) Philips Pirip

321. The novel The Power and the Glory

is set in?


(B) Italy


(D) Germany

323. Which of the following is Golding’s

first novel?

(A) The Inheritors

(B) Lord of the Flies

(C) Pincher Martin

(D) Pyramid

324.Identify the character who is a

supporter of Women’s Rights in Sons

and Lovers?

(A) Mrs. Morel

(B) Annie

(C) Miriam

(D) Clara Dawes

325. Vanity Fair is a novel by?

(A) Jane Austen

(B) Charles Dickens

(C) W. M. Thackeray

(D) Thomas Hardy

326. Shelley’s Adonais is an elegy on the

death of?

(A) Milton

(B) Coleridge

(C) Keats

(D) Johnson

327. Which of the following is the first

novel of D. H. Lawrence?

(A) The White Peacock

(B) The Trespasser

(C) Sons and Lovers

(D) Women in Love

328. In the poem ‘Tintern Abbey’,

‘dearest friend’ refers to?

(A) Nature

(B) Dorothy

(C) Coleridge

(D) Wye

329. Who, among the following, is not

the second generation of British


(A) Keats

(B) Wordsworth

(C) Shelley

(D) Byron

330. Which of the following poems of

Coleridge is a ballad?

(A) Work Without Hope

(B) Frost at Midnight

(C) The Rime of the Ancient


(D) Youth and Age

331. Identify the writer who was

expelled from Oxford for circulating a


(A) P. B. Shelley

(B) Charles Lamb

(C) Hazlitt

(D) Coleridge

332. Keats’s Endymion is dedicated to?

(A) Leigh Hunt

(B) Milton

(C) Shakespeare

(D) Thomas Chatterton

333. The second series of Essays of Elia

by Charles Lamb was published in?

(A) 1823

(B) 1826

(C) 1834

(D) 1833

334. Which of the following poets does

not belong to the ‘Lake School’?

(A) Keats

(B) Coleridge

(C) Southey

(D) Wordsworth

335.Who, among the following writers,

was not educated at Christ’s Hospital



(A) Charles Lamb

(B) William Wordsworth

(C) Leigh Hunt

(D) S. T. Coleridge

336. Who derided Hazlitt as one of the

members of the ‘Cockney School of


(A) Tennyson

(8) Charles Lamb

(C) Lockhart

(D) T. S. Eliot

337. Tennyson’s poem ‘In

Memoriam’was written in memory of?

(A) A. H. Hallam

(B) Edward King

(C) Wellington

(D) P. B. Shelley

338. Who, among the following, is not

connected with the Oxford Movement?

(A) Robert Browning

(B) John Keble

(C) E. B. Pusey

(D) J. H. Newman

339. Identify the work by Swinburne

which begins “when the hounds of

spring are on winter’s traces..”?

(A) Chastelard

(B) A Song of Italy

(C) Atalanta in Calydon

(D) Songs before Sunrise

340. Carlyle’s work On Heroes, Hero

Worship and the Heroic in History is a

course of?

(A) six lectures

(B) five lectures

(C) four lectures

(D) seven lectures

341. Who is praised as a hero by Carlyle

in his lecture on the ‘Hero as King’?

(A) Johnson

(B) Cromwell

(C) Shakespeare

(D) Luther

342. Identify the work by Ruskin which

began as a defence of contemporary

landscape artist especially Turner?

(A) The Stones of Venice

(B) The Two Paths

(C) The Seven Lamps of Architecture

(D) Modem Painters

343. The term ‘the Palliser Novels’ is

used to describe the political novels of?

(A) Charles Dickens

(B) Anthony Trollope

(C) W. H. White

(D) B. Disraeli

344. Identify the poet, whom Queen

Victoria, regarded as the perfect poet of

‘love and loss’—

(A) Tennyson

(B) Browning

(C) Swinburne

(D) D. G. Rossetti

345. A verse form using stanza of eight

lines, each with eleven syllables, is

known as?

(A) Spenserian Stanza

(B) Ballad

(C) Ottava Rima

(D) Rhyme Royal

346. Identify the writer who first used

blank verse in English poetry?

(A) Sir Thomas Wyatt

(B) William Shakespeare

(C) Earl of Surrey

(D) Milton

347. The Aesthetic Movement which

blossomed during the 1880s was not

influenced by?

(A) The Pre-Raphaelites

(B) Ruskin

(C) Pater

(D) Matthew Arnold

348. Identify the rhetorical figure used

in the following line of Tennyson “Faith

un-faithful kept him falsely true.”

(A) Oxymoron

(B) Metaphor

(C) Simile

(D) Synecdoche

349. W. B. Yeats used the phrase ‘the

artifice of eternity’ in his poem?

(A) Sailing to Byzantium

(B) Byzantium

(C) The Second Coming

(D) Leda and the Swan

350. Who is Pip’s friend in London?

(A) Pumblechook

(B) Herbert Pocket

(C) Bentley Drummle

(D) Jaggers

351. Who is Mr. Tench in The Power

and the Glory?

(A) A teacher

(B) A clerk

(C) A thief

(D) A dentist

352. ‘Brevity is the soul of wit’ is a

quotation from?

(A) Milton

(B) William Shakespeare

(C) T. S. Eliot

(D) Ruskin

353. “Dost thou think, because thou art

virtuous, there shall be no more cakes

and ale.” Who speaks the lines given

above in Twelfth Night?

(A) Duke Orsino

(B) Malvolio

(C) Sir Andrew Aguecheek

(D) Sir Toby Belch

354. In Paradise Lost, Book I, Satan is

the embodiment of Milton’s?

(A) Sense of injured merit

(B) Hatred of tyranny

(C) Spirit of revolt

(D) All these

355. Who calls poetry “the breadth and

finer spirit of all knowledge”?

(A) Wordsworth

(B) Shelley

(C) Keats

(D) Coleridge

356. Twelfth Night opens with the

speech of?


(B) Duke


(D) Malvolio

357. What was the cause of William’s

death in Sons and Lovers?

(A) An accident

(B) An overdose of morphia

(C) Suicide

(D) Pneumonia

358. Which poem of Coleridge is an

opium dream?

(A) Kubla Khan

(B) Christabel

(C) The Ancient Mariner

(D) Ode on the Departing Year

359. Which stanza form did Shelley use

in his famous poem ‘Ode to the West


(A) Rime royal

(B) Ottava rima

(C) Terza rima

(D) Spenserian Stanza

360. The phrase ‘Pathetic fallacy’ is

coined by?

(A) Milton

(B) Coleridge

(C) Carlyle

(D) John Ruskin

361. Tracts for the Times relates to?

(A) The Oxford Movement

(B) The Pre-Raphaelite Movement

(C) The Romantic Movement

(D) The Symbolist Movement

362. The Chartist Movement sought?

(A) Protection of the political rights

of the working class

(B) Recognition of chartered trading


(C) Political rights for women

(D) Protection of the political rights of

the middle class



363. Who wrote “Biographia Literaria”?


(B) Shelley

(C) Coleridge

(D) Lamb

364. Who was “Fortinbras”?

(A) Claudius’s son

(B) Son to the king of Norway

(C) Ophelia’s lover

(D) Hamlet’s Mend

365. How many soliloquies are spoken

by Hamlet in the play Hamlet?

A) Nine

(b) Five

(c )Seven

(D) Three

366. “The best lack all conviction, while

the worst are full of passionate

intensity.” The above lines have been

taken from?

(A) The Waste Land

(B) Tintern Abbey

(C) The Second Coming

(D) Prayer for My Daughter

367.William Morel in Sons and Lovers is

drawn after?

(A) Lawrence’s father

(B) Lawrence’s brother

(C) Lawrence himself

(D) None of these

368. The most notable characteristic of

Keats’ poetry is?

(A) Satire

(B) Sensuality

(C) Sensuousness

(D) Social reform

369. The key-note of Browning’s

philosophy of life is?

(A) agnosticism

(B) optimism

(C) pessimism

(D) skepticism

370. The title of Carlyle’s ‘Sartor

Resartus’ means?

(A) Religious Scripture

(B) Seaside Resort

(C) Tailor Repatched

(D) None of these

371. “Epipsychidion” is composed by?

(A) Coleridge

(B) Wordsworth

(C) Keats

(D) Shçlley

372. “The better part of valour is

discretion” occurs in Shakespeare’s—?

(A) Hamlet

(B) Twelfth Night

(C) The Tempest

(D) Henry IV, Pt I

373. Epic similes are found in which

work of John Milton?

(A) Paradise Lost

(B) Sonnets

(C) Lycidas

(D) Areopagitica

374. Identify the writer who used a

pseudonym, Michael Angelo Titmarsh,

for much of his early work?

(A) Charles Dickens

(B) W. M. Thackeray

(C) Graham Greene

(D) D. H. Lawrence

375. Pride and Prejudice was originally a

youthful work entitled?

(A)‘Last Impressions’

(B)‘False Impressions’

(C)‘First Impressions’

(D)‘True Impressions’

376. Identify the novel in which the

character of Charlotte Lucas figures

(A) Great Expectations

(B) The Power and the Glory

(C) Lord of the Flies

(D) Pride and Prejudice

377 ‘There’s a special providence in the

fall of a sparrow.”

The line given above occurs in

(A) Hamlet

(B) Henry IV, Pt I

(C) The Tempest

(D) Twelfth Night

378. Who said that Shakespeare in his

comedies has only heroines and no


(A) Ben Jonson

(B) John Ruskin

(C) Thomas Carlyle

(D) William Hazlitt

379. Sir John Falstaff is one of

Shakespeare’s greatest?

(A) comic figures

(B) historical figures

(C) romantic figures

(D) tragic figures

380. That Milton was of the Devil’s party

without knowing it, was said by?


(B) Eliot


(D) Shelley

381. Who called Shelley ‘a beautiful and

ineffectual angel beating in the void his

luminous wings in vain’?

(A) Walter Pater

(B) A. C. Swinburne

(C) Matthew Arnold

(D) T. S. Eliot

382. Essays of Ella are?

(A) full of didactic sermonising

(B) practically autobiographical


(C) remarkable for their aphoristic style

(D) satirical and critical

383. The theme of Tennyson’s Poem

‘The Princess’ is?

(A) Queen Victoria’s coronation

(B) Industrial Revolution

(C) Women’s Education and Rights

(D) Rise of Democracy

384. Thackeray’s “Esmond” is a novel of

historical realism capturing the spirit of?

(A) the Medieval age

(B) the Elizabethan age

(C) the age of Queen Anne

(D) the Victorian age

385. Oedipus Complex is?

(A) a kind of physical ailment

(B) a kind of vitamin

(C)a brother’s attraction towards his


(D) a son’s attraction towards his


386. “My own great religion is a belief in

the blood, the flesh as being wiser than

the intellect.” Who wrote this?

(A)Graham Greene

(B)D. H. Lawrence

(C)Charles Dickens

(D) Jane Austen

387 .Shakespeare makes fun of the

Puritans in his play?

(A) Twelfth Night

(B) Hamlet

(C) The Tempest

(D) Henry IV,Pt I

388. “The rarer action is in virtue that in

vengeance.” This line occurs in?

(A) Hamlet

(B) Henry IV,Pt I

(C) The Tempest

(D) Twelfth Night

389. Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

is a?

(A) Picaresque novel

(B) Gothic novel

(C) Domestic novel

(D) Historical novel



390. ‘Heaven lies about us in our

infancy’. This line occurs in the poem?

(A) Immortality Ode

(B) Tintern Abbey

(C) The Second Coming

(D) Leda and the Swan

391. Wordsworth calls himself ‘a

Worshipper of Nature’ in his


(A) Immortality Ode

(B) Tintern Abbey

(C) The Prelude

(D) The Solitary Reaper

392. When Wordsworth’s ‘Immortality

Ode’ was first published in

1802, it had only?

(A) Stanzas I to IV

(B) Stanzas I toV

(C) Stanzas I to VI

(D) Stanzas I to VII

393. Which method of narration has

been employed by Dickens in his novel

“Great Expectations”?

(A) Direct or epic method

(B) Documentary method

(C) Stream of Consciousness technique

(D) Autobiographical method

394. Who said ‘Keats was a Greek’?

(A) Wordsworth

(B) Coleridge

(C) Lamb

(D) Shelley

395. D. G. Rossetti was a true literary

descendant of?

(A) Keats

(B) Byron

(C) Shelley

(D) Wordsworth

396. To which character in Hamlet does

the following description apply?

“The tedious wiseacre who meddles his

way to his doom.”

(A) Claudius

(B) Hamlet

(C) Polonius

(D) Rosencrantz

46. Browning’s famous poem ‘Rabbi Ben

Ezra’ is included in?

(A) Dramatis Personae

(B) Dramatic Idyls

(C) Asolando

(D) Red Cotton Night-Cap Country

397. S. T. Coleridge was an Associate


(A) The Royal Society of Edinburgh

(B) The Royal Society ofLondon

(C) Royal Society of Arts

(D) Royal Society of Literature

398. Which of the following is an

unfinished novel by Jane Austen?

(A) Sense and Sensibility

(B) Mansfield Park

(C) Sandition

(D) Persuasion

399.Why did Miss Havisham remain a

spinster throughout her life in “Great


(A) She was poor

(B) She was arrogant

(C) Because she was betrayed by the


(D) She was unwilling to marry

400. W. B. Yeats received the Nobel

Prize for literature in the year?


(B) 1925


(D) 1923

401. The Romantic Revival in English

Poetry was influenced

by the?

(A) French Revolution

(B) Glorious Revolution of1688

(C) Reformation

(D) Oxford Movement

402. The Pre-Raphaelite poets were

mostly indebted to the poets of the?

(A) Puritan movement

(B) Romantic revival

(C) Neo-classical age

(D) Metaphysical school

403. ‘O, you are sick of self-love’ Who is

referred to in these

words in Twelfth Night?


(B) Sir Andrew

(C)Sir Toby

(D) Malvolio

404. Hamlet is?

(A) an intellectual

(B) a man of action

(C) a passionate lover

(D) an over ambitious man

405. Which of Shakespeare’s characters

exclaims; ‘Brave, new, world!’?

(A) Ferdinand

(B) Antonio

(C) Miranda

(D) Prospero

406. Paradise Lost shows an influence


(A) Paganism

(B) Pre-Christian theology

(C) Christianity and the


(D) Greek nihilism

407. The style of Paradise Lost is?

(A) more Latin than most poems

(B) more spontaneous than thought out

(C) more satirical than spontaneous

(D) more dramatic than lyrical

408. In Pride and Prejudice we initially

dislike but later tend to like?

(A) Mr. Bennet

(B) Wickham


(D) Darcy

409. Who in Hamlet suggests that one

should neither be a lender nor a



(B) Polonius


(D) Hamlet

410. Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Pt I

contains his?

(A) senecan attitude

(B) patriotism

(C) love of nature

(D) platonic ideals

Plays by Shakespeare..


All’s Well That Ends Well

As You Like It

Comedy of Errors

Love’s Labour’s Lost

Measure for Measure

Merchant of Venice

Merry Wives of Windsor

Midsummer Night’s Dream

Much Ado about Nothing

Taming of the Shrew


Twelfth Night

Two Gentlemen of Verona

Winter’s Tale



Henry IV, Part I

Henry IV, Part II

Henry V

Henry VI, Part I

Henry VI, Part II

Henry VI, Part III

Henry VIII

King John


Richard II

Richard III


Antony and Cleopatra



Julius Caesar

King Lear



Romeo and Juliet

Timon of Athens

Titus Andronicus

Troilus and Cressida



411) Which of the following is the

earliest comedy of Shakespeare?

a) A mid summer night’s dream

b) Much ado about nothing

c)As you like it

d)Love’s labour’s lost

412) “Twelfth night” is a:


b) Comedy

c) Problem play

d) Both a and b

413) Who was villain in Othello?

a) Claudius

b) Iago

c) Egeus

d) None of above

414) Which of the following are

tragedies of Shakespeare?

a) Hamlet, Othello and Troilus and


b) Coriolanus, Timon of Athens and

Titus Andronicus

c) King Lear, Measure for measure and

The merchant of Venice

d) Macbeth, Much ado about nothing

and Antony and Cleopatra

415) Which of the following tragedy is

not written by Shakespeare?

a) Hamlet


c) King Lear

d) King Oedipus

416) Othello was a :

a) General of England

b)General of Denmark

c) Prince of England

d) Prince of Denmark

417) ————- was father of


a) Othello

b) Brabantio

c) Iago

d) Gratiano

418) Othello was sent to fight with:

a) French army

b) German army

c) Ottomans

d) None of above

419) Desdemona was killed by :

a) Iago

b) Casio

c) Othello

d) Brabantio

420) Othello gave Desdemona ———–

— as a token of love:

a) Ring

b) Handkerchief

c) Pendant

d) Bengals

421) Desdemona was :

a) wife of Othello

b) daughter of Othello

c) both a and b

d) none of above

422) ” A man can die but once” is one

of quote of following plays:

a) Henry 6 part three

b) Henry 4 part two

c) Henry 6 part one

d) Henry 4 part one

423) “I have no other but a woman’s


I think him so, because I think him so”

Which of Shakespeare’s play contain

above lines?

a) The two gentle men of Verona

b) Merry wives of Windsor

c) The noble Kinsman

d) Measure for measure

424)” What piece of work is a man

How noble in reason, how infinite in


In form and moving how express and


In action! how like an angle

In apprehension! how like a God:

The beauty of the World, the paragon of


And yet, to me, what is this

quintessence of dust?

Above lines are taken from Hamlet’s

which act?

a) act 1 scene two

b) act 2 scene two

c) act 3 scene two

d) act 4 scene two

425) Which of the following is Hamlet’s


a) Beatrice

b) Margaret

c) Gertrude

d) Rosalind

426) Following are the characters of:

Apemantus, Alcibiades, Flavius, Lucullus,


a) Coriolanus

b) Cymbeline

c) Timon of Athens

d) Winter’s tale

427) Who is the heroin of The Tempest?

a) Ophelia

b) Desdemona

c) Miranda

d) Helena

428) Hamlet consist of —————


a) 3

b) 4

c) 5

d) 6

429) Which of Shakespeare’s play is his

only play that has never been adopted

for film or Television?

a) Taming of the Shrew

b) The two Noble Kinsmen

c) Troilus and Cressida

d) Cymbeline

430) Which of Shakespeare’s play

features Sir John Falstaff?

a) The merry wives of Windsor

b) Troilus and Cressida

c) King John

d) Titus Andronicus

Historical Events & Literary Events

1700 Begin Of London Club

1702 First daily newspaper

1727 Death of Newton

1775 War of American independence


1776 America declared independent.

1789 Outbreak of French Revolution.

1726 Gulliver’s Travells by Jonathan


1749 Tom Jones by Henry Fielding

1766 The Vicar of wakefield by


1719 Rabinson crusoe by Defoe.

1728 Beggar’s opera by Gay.

1712 The Rape of The Lock by Pope.

1740 Pamela by Richardson.

English Rulers

1702-1714 Anne

1714-27 George

I1727-1760 George II


1667-1745 Jonathan Swift

1668-1744 Alexander Pope

1689-1761 Samuel Richardson

1707-1754 Henry Fielding

1728-1774 Oliver Goldsmith

1672-1719 Joseph Addison

1716-1771 Thomas Gray

1721-59 Collins

1700-48 Thomson

1731-1800 Cowper

1709-84 Dr. Johnson

Major Historical and Literary Events

1668. Dryden Made poet Laureate

1668. Dryden’s “Essay of Dramatic


1671 Paradise Regained, Samson

Agonistes by Milton.

1670. Dryden’s”Conquest ofGranada.”

1671. The ” Rehearsal.”

1672. Wycherley’s” Love in aWood.”

1675. Wycherley’s”Country Wife.”

1677. Dryden’s “All for Love.”

1677. Wycherley’s “Plain Dealer.”

1678. The Pilgrim’s Progress by Bunyan.

1678. All for Love by Dryden.

1678. Third part of ” Hudibras.”

1680. Gilbert Burnet’s ” Account ofthe

Life and Death of the Earl of Rochester.”

1681. Dryden’s “Absalom and


1682. Dryden’s “The Medal,””Mac

Flecknoe,” and” Religio Laici.”

1686. Dryden joined the Church of


1686. Dryden’s poem “To the Memory of

Miss Anne Killegrew.”

1687. Dryden’s” Hind and Panther.”

1687. Sir Isaac Newton’s ” Principia.”

1688. James II flees

1688. Glorious Revolution

1689. Thomas Shadwell, made poet


1689. Dryden’s” Don Sebastian.”

1689. Burnet appointed Bishop of


1691. Tillotson appointed Archbishopof


1692. Locke made Secretary


1693. Congreve’s” Old Bachelor.”

1694. Dryden’s” Love Triumphant.”

1694. Congreve’s” Double Dealer.”

1695. Congreve’s” Love for Love.”

1697. Dryden’s translation of ” Virgil-“

1697. Congreve’s “Mourning Bride.”

1698. Jeremy Collier’s ” Short View.”

1699. Dryden’s” Fables.”

1700. Congreve’s “Way of the World.”

1706. Farquhar’s”Recruiting Officer.”

1707. Farquhar’s “Beaux Stratagem.”

1759. Butler’s ” Genuine Prose Remains”


1775. Sheridan’s ” The Rivals,” ” St.

Patrick’s Day,: and” The Duenna.”

1777. Sheridan’s ” School for Scandal.”

1779. Sheridan’s “The Critic.”

1780. Sheridan became a Member of


English Rulers

1660-1685 Charles II

1685-1688 James II

1688-1702 William & Mary

Major Authors

1631-1700 John Dryden

1628-88 John Bunyan

1664-1721 Matthew Prior

1633-1703 Samuel Pepys

1664-1726 Sir John Vanbragh

Age of Milton

Major Historical and Literary events

1642 Civil war begins

1642 Closure of Public Theatre

1649 Charles I executed.

1653 Oliver Cromwell becomes Land


1658 Oliver Cromwell dies His son

Richard succeeds.

1660 The Restoration begins (Charles II


1660 Anne Marshall, first woman on

English stage.

1660 Theatre reopened.

1629 Milton’s Nativity Ode.

1631 Herbert’s Temple

1633 Milton’s L’Allegro, II Penserose.

1637 Milton’s Lycidas

1642 Thomas Browne’s Religio Medici

1644 Milton’s “Areopagitica.” English

poet and writer John Milton publishes

“Areopagita,” an essay espousing

freedom of the press. Milton writes the

piece in response to the censorship that

is rampant in England at the time.

1659 Dryden’s The Death of Cromwell

1660 Samuel Pepys begins his diary.

1667 Milton’s “Paradise Lost.” English

poet John Milton completes his epic

poem Paradise Lost in 1674 after

becoming blind. The work, which tells

the story of Lucifer’s rebellion in heaven

and Adam’s fall, is an extended

meditation on humanity’s relationship

with God, human nature, and the

meaning of life. It is considered one of

the masterpieces of world literature.

1678. Bunyan’s”Pilgrim’s Progress.”

English Puritan John Bunyan writes the

religious allegory Pilgrim’s Progress in

1678. The work, generally considered a

masterpiece in Christian and English

literature, describes the journey of the

central character, named Christian,

through life to eventual salvation.

Rulers of English Throne

1625-49 Charles I

1649-60 Commonwealth the


Authors of This Era

1579-1625 John Fletcher

1593-1633 Herbert

1605-1682 Sir Thomas Browne

1608-1674 John Milton

1621-1666 Henry Vaughan

1633-1703 Samuel Pepys

Elizabethan Period

431) What was the nickname of Mary


a)Bloody Mary

b)Mary, Mary Quite Contrary

c)Mary, Queen of Scots

d)None of the Above

432)Who was the sister of Mary I?




d)Elizabeth I

433)Who was the father of the previous

two? (Questions 1 and 2?)

a)Henry VI


c)George III

d)Henry VIII

434)Who was the first Tudor King?

a)Henry VIII

b)Henry VII

c)George III

d)James I

435)What are the beginning and

ending dates of the Elizabethan era?





436)Who was the mother of Elizabeth


a)Catherine of Aragon

b)Jane Seymour

c)Catherine Howard

d)Anne Boleyn

437)In what year did England and

Spain fight a famous sea battle?





438)Which relative did Elizabeth I have


a)Anne Boleyn

b)Mary I

c)Mary, Queen of Scots

d)Catherine of Aragon

439)What church did Elizabeth I

establish or re-establish by law in

England during her reign?

a)The Anglican Church

b)The Roman Catholic Church




d)The Lutheran Church

440) Everyone in Elizabethan England

was born into a social class. Peasants

were the unluckiest of the lot: they were

denied basic comforts, security, and

even the chance to dress well. Yep, the

Statutes of Apparel outlined the clothes

one could legally wear based on rank.

Which of the following could the poor


a)Purple silk dresses

b)Woolen underwear

c)Sable-lined cloaks

d)Velvet coats

441)Marriage was a social obligation,

and for many families a topic of

obsession. Betrothals were often

arranged by parents, especially for the

high-class. What criterion was

considered the least important in

deciding upon a suitable match?





442) Elizabethans had many

occupational choices. One could become

an apothecary, clerk, physician, or even

court jester. Though there seemed to be

a myriad of careers to choose from,

most people still ended up being very

poor. In order to survive, what illegal

activity did a large number of citizens



b)Money lending


d)Wine bottling

443)Crime was ardently followed by

punishment. Elizabethans had devised

various ways to fine, humiliate, torture,

and kill offenders. Which crime was

punishable by death?

a)Skipping church on Sunday

b)A woman screaming at her husband in


c)Stealing a horse

d)Public drunkenness

444)Religion played a pivotal part in

Elizabethan life. Protestants, Catholics,

Puritans, and other religious groups

jostled for power and survival in

uncertain times. In 1559, an Act of

Parliament was passed which

determined the “supreme governor” of

all things spiritual. Who was it?

a)The Pope in Rome

b)Each man was his own supreme


c)The Archbishop of Canterbury

d)Queen Elizabeth I

445)Elizabethan England was largely

rural, with the majority of its population

living in the verdant countryside. Towns

and cities, however, were growing–and

the most prominent of all was London.

While Londoners were considered

wealthy and arrogant, the city was

begrimed, filthy, and infested with

vermin. Where did people primarily

dispose of their trash and wastes?

a)Dump sites in the nearby country

b)The streets

c)The underground drains

d)Designated “trash” areas

446)Elizabethans were notoriously

superstitious. They feared witches,

believed in magical animals, and sought

good luck charms. What “science” did

they utilize in trying to predict and

control the future?





447)The fine arts flourished in

Elizabethan England. William

Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, and

Edmund Spenser were some of the

more famous playwrights and poets of

the time. Drama, music, songs, and art

were popular with noblemen and

commoners alike. Exploring certain

topics, however, was considered taboo

in any art form. What was a strictly

forbidden subject?


b)Criticism of the queen



448)Staying alive was a difficult task for

Elizabethans. Disease, infection,

poverty, childbirth, and occupational

accidents could all result in one’s

untimely demise. Most people never

reached the age of fifty. When an

Elizabethan died, intricate rituals were

followed. What was NOT a funeral


a)Long processionals

b)Mourning clothes

c)Strict simplicity

d)Tolling of church bells

449)Which of the following was the

Tower of London used for in the

Elizabethan age?

(a) As an astronomical observation deck

(b) As a storage place for grain

(c) As a prison

(d) As a school for the royal children

450)Who issued an interdict against


(a) Pope Pius V

(b) Pope Innocent III

(c) Pope Gregory XIII

(d) Pope Boniface

451) What was Elizabeth’s close circle

of advisers called?

(a) The Star Chamber

(b) Parliament

(c) The Privy Council

(d) The Cabinet

452) Which of the following is a

ceremony in which a sovereign is

officially crowned?

(A) Investiture

(B) Invocation

(C) Gala

(D) Coronation

453)Which country believed it had an

“Invincible Armada” before 1588?

(a) France

(b) England

(c) Spain

(d) The Netherlands

454)What type of non-rhymed poetry

did Christopher Marlowe pioneer?

(a) Blank verse

(b) The sonnet

(c) Trochaic Heptameter

(d) Free-flow verse

455)Elizabeth and Mary I belonged to

what royal family?

(a) Windsor

(b) Stuart

(c) Tudor

(d) Plantagenet

456) Which English king had several of

his wives killed in his obsessive quest for

a male heir?

(a) Edward VI

(b) Richard III

(c) George III

(d) Henry VIII

457)What religion was Mary I?

(a) Catholic

(b) Anglican

(c) Episcopalian

(d) Presbyterian

458)What religion was Mary Queen of


(a) Episcopalian

(b) Catholic

(c) Presbyterian

(d) Lutheran

459)Which work did Edmund Spenser


(a) The Castle of Perseverance

(b) The Double

(c) The Metamorphoses

(d) The Faerie Queene

460)Who succeeded Elizabeth I?

(a) Mary Queen of Scots

(b) Charles I



(c) James I

(d) Edward VI

461)Which of the following was

Elizabeth known as?

(a) Unintelligent

(b) Rude

(c) Stingy

(d) Fanatic

462)Which language did young

Elizabeth learn in secret?

(a) French

(b) Gaelic

(c) Esperanto

(d) Welsh

463)Who was Edmund Spenser’s


(a) The Earl of Leicester

(b) Elizabeth

(c) Lord Burleigh

(d) Francis Bacon

464)What was a favorite entertainment

in Elizabeth’s court?

(a) Swimming

(b) Gambling

(c) Jousting

(d) Backgammon

465)Which of the following disciplines

most fascinated Elizabeth?

(a) Philology

(b) Alchemy

(c) Zoology

(d) Astrology

466)Elizabeth’s reign was longer than

that of any other Tudor. When she died

at the age of 69 in 1603, how many

years had she reigned?





467)What was Elizabeth’s nickname for

Sir Walter Raleigh?





468)The complex ranking system that

Elizabethans believed ordered every

single thing in the universe was known


a)The Great Order of Life

b)The Great Chain of Being

c)The Great System of Shakespeare

d)The Great Sonnet Symbolism Maker

469)A poem that deals in an idealized

way with Shepherds and rustic life is

known as:

a)A Protestant Poem

b)A Petrarchan Sonnet

c)An extended metaphor

d)A pastoral poem

470)The term for the reaction against

corruption in the Catholic Church was

known as:

a)The Protestant Revolution

b)The Protestant Reformation

c)The Protestant Restoration

d)The Protestant Resolution

471)What is the name for a shift in

tone or meaning of a sonnet



c)Iambic Pentameter


Jacobean Era

472)In literature, some of

Shakespeare’s most powerful plays were

written in that period (for example The

Tempest, King Lear, and Macbeth), as

well as powerful works by John Webster

and ________.

a)William Shakespeare

b)Ben Jonson

c)Ben Jonson folios

d)English Renaissance theatre

473)What proceeded Jacobean era?

a)Elizabethan Era

b)Caroline era

c)Victorian era

d)Jacobean Era

474)The Jacobean era ended with a

severe economic depression in 1620–

1626, complicated by a serious outbreak

of ________ in London in 1625.



c)Bubonic plague

d)Plague (disease)

475)The word “Jacobean” is derived

from the ________ name Jacob, which

is the original form of the English name


a)Samaritan Hebrew language

b)Biblical Hebrew

c)Mishnaic Hebrew

d)Hebrew language

476)The Jacobean era succeeds the

________ and precedes the Caroline

era, and specifically denotes a style of

architecture, visual arts, decorative arts,

and literature that is predominant of

that period.

a)Elizabethan era

b)English Reformation


d)Tudor period

477)Jonson was also an important

innovator in the specialized literary subgenre

of the ________, which went

through an intense development in the

Jacobean era.

a)William Shakespeare

b)Ben Jonson


d)A Midsummer Night’s Dream

478)the first fire-breathing dragon in

English literature occurs in which Old

English epic poem.




d)Canterbury Tales

479)What are the beginning and

ending dates of the reign of James I ?





480)Famous satiric drama,Volpone,is

written by?

a)Sir Walter Scot

b)Christopher Marlow

c)Ben Johnson

d)George Herbert

481)The foremost poet of Jacobean era


a)John Milton

b)Charles Bacon

c)John Donne

d)Herbert Spencer

482)“The Jacobean Era” refers to a

period of time in the early 17th century

in which of the following countries?

a) Jordan

b) England



>>>The foremost poets of the

Jacobean era, Ben Jonson and John

Donne, are regarded as the originators

of two diverse poetic traditions—the

Cavalier and the metaphysical.

English Literature(In General)

483) Literary divisions are not always

exact, but we draw them because they

are often convenient. The majority of

English literary periods are named after:

a)The leading characteristic of the age

b)Monarchs or political events

c)The primary author of the age

d)The language of the age

484)Which period of literature came






485)In what language did Shakespeare


a)Middle English


c)Old English

d)Modern English

486)Jane Austen wrote during this






c)Middle English


487)Which work was published first?

a)Blake’s “Songs of Innocence”

b)Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein”

c)Lord Byron’s “Don Juan”

d)Sir Walter Scott’s “Ivanhoe”

488)Which of the following works was

written before the all-important Battle of



b)Canterbury Tales

c)The Domesday Book

d)Sons and Lovers

489)Who wrote first?

a)George Eliot

b)Christopher Marlowe

c)Howard, Earl of Surrey

d)William Shakespeare

490)Which work was completed last?

a)John Milton’s “Paradise Lost”

b)George Herbert’s “The Temple”

c)William Shakespeare’s “Tempest”

d)Ben Jonson’s “Volpone”

491)One of these men did NOT write

during the Restoration period. Who?

a)John Milton

b)Thomas Otway

c)Sir Walter Scott

d)John Dryden

492)The Bronte sisters wrote during

this period.





493)Which of the following poets wrote

during the Victorian period but was not

published until the 20th century?

a)Christina Rossetti

b)Gerard Manley Hopkins

c)Elizabeth Barret Browning

d)Ted Hughes

494)This work was NOT originally

published in the 20th Century.

a)Henry James’s “The Ambassadors”

b)Thomas Hardy’s “Tess of the


c)E.M. Forster’s “A Room With A View”

d)Virginia Woolf’s “Mrs. Dalloway”

495)Which poet did NOT write during

the 16th century?

a)John Skelton

b)William Shakespeare

c)Sir Thomas Wyatt

d)Thomas Carew

496)Historical events often influence

literature. Which of the following did

NOT occur during the Restoration


a)Charles II was restored to the throne

b)The French Revolution

c)The Great Fire of London

d)The Exclusion Bill Crisis

497)He was not a Renaissance writer.

a)William Shakespeare

b)Sir Philip Sidney

c)Christopher Marlowe

d)Sir Thomas Malory

498)Which of the following literary subperiods

does NOT fall under the

Neoclassical Period?

a)The Restoration

b)Jacobean Age

c)The Augustan Age

d)The Age of Sensibility

499)Which of the following periods of

English literature came last?

a)The Elizabethan Age

b)The Commonwealth Period

c)The Jacobean Age

d)The Middle English Period

500)This work was written before the

other three choices.

a)Bede’s “An Ecclesiastical History

of the English People”

b)Julian of Norwhich’s “Book of


c)Chaucer’s “Canterbury Tales”

d)Sir Thomas More’s “Utopia”

501)Which of the following writers

would be an appropriate subject for a

class on “The Literature of the British


a)Rudyard Kipling

b)Edward Fitzgerald

c)Charlotte Bronte

d)Any of these

502)World War I affected the writing of

many authors. Which of the following

poets would not have been touched by

that event?

a)T.S. Eliot

b)Siegfried Sassoon

c)Wilfred Owen

d)Oscar Wilde

503)The period of maturation,

intellectual growth and social graces

during the Renaissance is called the:

A) aristocracy

B) New Age

C) Reformation

D) Enlightenment

504)The most popular French

playwright, Jean Baptiste Poquelin, is

known as:

A) Caleron

B) Corneille

C) Couperin

D) Moliere

505)The first Englishwoman to earn her

living as a playwright was:

A) Nell Gwynn

B) Aphra Behn

C) Lady Teazle

D) Ann Hathaway

The Life Of John Milton(Caroline

Period-The Renaissance)


506.In which city was Milton?





507. When was John Milton born?

a) 22 April 1600

b) 19 August 1604

c) 6 June 1606

d) 9 December 1608

508. Which school did Milton attend?

a)St Paul’s

b)Christ’s Hospital

c)Merchant Taylors’


509. Milton continued his studies at

Cambridge. Which college of the

university did he attend?

a) Pembroke College

b) Trinity College

c) Christ’s College

d) St. Xavier’s College

510. Edward King, a minor poet and a

contemporary of Milton’s at Cambridge,

was drowned at sea in 1637. Milton

wrote an elegy for him. What was the

title of this poem?


b)Paradise Lost

c)Il penseroso

511. In 1638 and 1639 Milton traveled

abroad. In which country did he spend

most of the time?





512. How many times did Milton marry?





513. John Milton was 34 when he

married Mary Powell. How old was she?

a) 48

b) 34

c) 22

d) 17

514. Milton was a royalist?

True or False

515. Which of the following works was

NOT written by John Milton?



c)’Il Penseroso’

d)’Absolom and Achitophel’

516. In 1634 Milton wrote a masque.

What’s the name of that masque?

a)’Il Penseroso’



d)’The Masque of Blackness’

517. Which of these words or usages

did Milton NOT coin?

a)Space – used to mean “outer space”




518. Following parliament’s victory in

the civil war, Milton was appointed to a

position in Cromwell’s government in

1649. What was his title?

a)Heresy tsar

b)Poet laureate

c)Secretary to the Admiralty

d)Secretary for Foreign Tongues

519. As well as poetry, Milton published

extensively on politics, philosophy and

religion. Which of the following was

NOT one of his works?

a)Of Prelatical Episcopacy

b)The Likeliest Means to Remove

Hirelings from the Church

c)Of Practical Exorcisme

d)Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce

520. When did John Milton die?

a) 4 February 1702

b) 2 June 1700

c) 17 April 1688

d) 8 November 1674

521. “Milton, thou should’st be living at

this hour. England hath need of thee.”

Indeed. But who was it, summoning his


a)Horatio Herbert Kitchener

b)William Blake

c)William Wordsworth

d)John Keats

522. The 20th century has been less

kind to his memory. TS Eliot found his

imagery distracting, and considered his

work “not serious poetry”, but it was

another critic who accused him of

“callousness to the intrinsic nature of

English”. Who?

a)FR Leavis

b)Harold Bloom

c)William Empson

d)Mariella Frostrup



Paradise Lost By John Milton

523. When was Paradise Lost


a) 1660

b) 1667

c) 1658

d) 1654

524. “Paradise Lost” is considered a:

a) First Person Narrative

b)Short Story

c)Epic Poem


525. Satan’s name before he fell from

heaven was:





526. ‘Book 1’ of ‘Paradise Lost’ presents

Satan with his angels fallen into Hell.

When recovered, Satan awakens all his

legions and speaks to them. The first he

addresses is described as ‘one next to

himself in power, and next in crime,

long after known in Palestine’. What’s

the name of this fallen angel?





527. In ‘Paradise Lost’, which angel is

ordered by God to drive Adam and Eve

out of Paradise? Before he does so, he

shows Adam a number of visions about

the future of the human race, beginning

with Cain murdering Abel and ending

with the redemption of mankind through

Christ. Who is this angel that has a large

role in the finishing chapters of ‘Paradise






528. Milton’s “unholy trinity” of

characters includes:

a)Error, Temptation, and Satan

b)Sin, Death and Temptation

c)Sin, Temptation, and Satan

d)Satan, Sin, and Death

529. The battle between God’s army

and Satan’s rebels in heaven lasted:

a)One day

b)Three days

c)Seven days

d)One hour

530. In the phrase, “thy seed shall

bruise our foe,” the “seed” refers to:

a)The Tree of Knowledge


c)Cane and Abel

d)Jesus Christ

531. In the phrase, “thy seed shall

bruise our foe,” “thy” refers to:





532. The two archangels who serve as

generals in God’s army are:

a)Michael and Gabriel

b)Michael and Raphael

c)Raphael and Gabriel

d)Michael and Lucifer

533. For inspiration in writing the

poem, Milton says he depends on:


b)The Holy Spirit

c)His favorite pen

d)The Son

534. Earth is described as being

connected to heaven by a:

a)”stepping stones of clouds

b)Golden rope

c)Golden chain


535. Sin was born out of Satan’s:





535. Eve before the Fall might best be

described as:

a)a feminist

b)uncomfortable with Adam

c)detailed oriented

d)a docile, vain creature

536. Throughout the poem, Satan

transforms himself into many creatures.

Which creature does Satan not turn


a)a mouse

b)a cherub

c)a toad

d)a serpent

537. Who might be considered the

friendliest and most sociable of all God’s






538. Everyday before the Fall Adam

and Eve went out to work. What did

their work consist of?

a)Hunting and gathering food

b)Tending to the Garden of Eden

c)Building shelter to live in

d)Naming all God’s creatures and plants

539. The reason for Satan’s fall might

best be described as:







540. The reason for Eve’s fall might

best be described as:





541. On the second day of battle in

heaven, what does Satan use that

surprises God’s forces?




d)The Holy Sepulcher

542. Adam, Satan, and Eve herself are

all dazzled by Eve’s:




d)Hard work and spirituality

543. The main reason for Adam’s fall

might best be described as:


b)love for Eve



544. When God sees that Adam and

Eve have disobeyed him, who does he

send to “judge” them and the snake?

a)The Son

b)The Holy Ghost



545. Inspired by Satan’s victory over

man, Sin and Death construct:

a)a bridge from hell to heaven

b)a temple to welcome Satan back

c)a bridge from hell to earth

d)a funnel from Eden to the gates of


546. After they have both eaten from

the Tree of Knowledge, the first thing

Adam and Eve do is:

a)Ask forgiveness from God

b)Put some clothes on

c)Satisfy their sexual desire for

each other

d)Blame each other for their Fall

547. The Archangel Michael might best

be described as:

a)Jealous and envious


c)Firm and militant

d)Kind and caring

548. When Michael tells Adam what will

become of mankind after the Fall, he is

actually narrating stories taken directly


a)The New Testament

b)Homer’s epic poems

c)The Hebrew Bible

d)The Koran

549. What are the best words to

describe the Garden of Eden, the

weather, and nature in general, before

the Fall of Adam and Eve?

a)Ordered and rational


c)Wild and unmanageable


550. Which angel does Satan trick by

disguising himself as a cherub?

(A) Michael

(B) Uriel

(C) Raphael

(D) Abdiel

551. In what book does the fall take


(A) Book VIII

(B) Book X

(C) Book IX

(D) Book VII

552. In which book of the Bible does

the story of Adam and Eve occur?

(A) Leviticus

(B) Exodus

(C) Genesis

(D) Deuteronomy

553. Which devil advocates a renewal

of all-out war against God?

(A) Belial

(B) Moloch

(C) Mammon

(D) Beelzebub

554. What is Milton’s stated purpose in

Paradise Lost?

(A) To assert his superiority to other


(B) To argue against the doctrine of


(C) To justify the ways of God to


(D) To make his story hard to


555. Which of the following is not a

character in Paradise Lost?

(A) Night

(B) Agony

(C) Discord

(D) Death

556. Which angel wields a large sword

in the battle and wounds Satan?

(A) Michael

(B) Abdiel

(C) Uriel

(D) Satan is not injured

557. When Satan leaps over the fence

into Paradise, what does Milton liken

him to?

(A) A snake slithering up a tree

(B) A germ infecting a body

(C) A wolf leaping into a sheep’s


(D) A fish leaping out of water

558. Which angel tells Adam about the

future in Books XI and XII?

(A) Raphael

(B) Uriel

(C) Michael

(D) None of the above

559. Which of the following is not found

in Hell?

(A) Gems

(B) Gold

(C) Oil

(D) Minerals

560. Which statement about the Earth

is asserted as true in Paradise Lost?

(A) It was created before God the Son

(B) Earth hangs from Heaven by a


(C) The Earth is a lotus flower

(D) The Earth revolves around the sun

561. Which devil is the main architect

of Pandemonium?

(A) Mulciber

(B) Mammon

(C) Moloch

(D) Belial

562. How many times does Milton

invoke a muse?

(A) One

(B) Two

(C) Three

(D) Four

563. Which of the following poets does

Milton emulate?

(A) Virgil

(B) Homer

(C) Both Virgil and Homer

(D) Neither Virgil or Homer

564. What is the stated subject of

Paradise Lost?

(A) The fight between good and evil

(B) Heaven’s battle and Satan’s tragic


(C) The creation of the universe

(D) Adam and Eve’s disobedience

565. Which devil is Satan’s second-incommand?

(A) Mammon

(B) Sin

(C) Moloch

(D) Beezelbub

566. Who discusses cosmology and the

battle of Heaven with Adam?

(A) God

(B) Eve

(C) Raphael

(D) Michael

567. Which scene happens first


(A) Satan and the devils rise up from

the lake in Hell

(B) The Son is chosen as God’s


(C) God and the Son create the universe

(D) The angels battle in Heaven

568. Which of the angels is considered

a hero for arguing against Satan?

(A) Abdiel

(B) Uriel

(C) Michael

(D) Raphael

569. In an attempt to defeat God and

his angels, what do the rebel angels


(A) A fortress

(B) A catapult

(C) A large sword

(D) A cannon

570. According to Paradise Lost, which

of the following does God not create?

(A) The Son

(B) Adam and Eve

(C) Computers

(D) He creates everything

571. Who does Milton name as his

heavenly muse?

(A) Titania

(B) Urania

(C) Virgil

(D) Michael

572. What does Eve do when she first

becomes conscious?

(A) Go in search of her mate

(B) Talk to the animals

(C) Look at her reflection in a


(D) Eat of the Tree of Knowledge

573.Who is the main protagonist of

Paradise Lost?







574.In how many books is Paradise

Lost divided?





575.Which is the longest book?

a)Book X

b)Book VIII

c)Book IX

d)Book I

576.In Books I-II, the rebels of Satan

build the Pandemonium. What is it?

a)The forbidden fruit

b)The capital of Heaven

c)A beautiful garden

d)The capital of Hell

577.The fruit of which tree were Adam

and Eve forbidden to eat?

a)Tree of Life

b)Tree of God

c)Tree of Sin

d)Tree of Knowledge

578.Which is the shortest book?

a)Book VII

b)Book III

c)Book VIII

d)Book V

579.Who was sent to Earth to warn

Man of the dangers he was facing?





580.Who was the first to eat the

forbidden fruit?





581.Which of the following is not a

character in Paradise Lost?





582.What is the name of the sequel to

Paradise Lost?

a)Paradise Found

b)Paradise Lost Twice

c)Paradise Regained

d)Paradise Lost Again

583.who was the companion of Adam

in paradise?





584.Who is “till wand’ring o’er the


a)Satan’s associates




585. Who will fall through his own






586.Who “headlong themselves they

threw Down from the verge of Heav’n”?

a)Adam and Eve

b)Noah and the elephant

c)Rebel angels

d)Benjamin and Joseph

587. Who pondered, “How such united

force of gods, how such As stood like

these, could ever know repulse?”?





588.Who is described? “For dignity

composed and high exploit: But all was

false and hollow”





589. When was Paradise Lost


a) 1660

b) 1667

c) 1658

d) 1654

590.When was Paradise Regained


a) 1671

b) 1656

c) 1669

d) 1652

The Renaissance



591.In what country did the

Renaissance begin?





592.who is considered as the model of

the people during the renaissance?

a.greek and austrian

b.roman and french

c.roman and greek

d.french and greek

593.the word renaissance means

a.the rebirth of learning or


b.reading of books

c.the time of astronauts

d.the study of art

594.Which of the following techniques

was NOT used in the Renaissance art?