How do you answer multiple-choice questions about literature?

English Literature Multiple Choice Questions1. Which poem ends I shall but love thee better after death?A. How do I love theeB. Ode to a Grecian urnC. In faith I do not love thee w

How do you answer multiple-choice questions about literature?

English Literature Multiple Choice Questions

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 eyes
D. Let me not to the marriage of true minds

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 coleridges poem The rime of the Ancient Marinerwhere 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 manners?
A. E. E. Cummings
B. T. S. Elliot
C. John Greenleaf Whittier
D. Walt Whitman

6. What was strange about Emily Dickinson?
A. She rarely left home
B. She wrote in code
C. She never attempted to publish her poetry
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 Innisfree?
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
A. rhyme scheme
B. meter
C. alliteration

12. The repetition of similar ending sounds
A. alliteration
B. onomatopoiea
C. rhyme

13. Applying human qualities to non-human things
A. personification
B. onomatopoeia
C. alliteration

14. The repetition of beginning consonant sounds
A. rhyme
B. onomatopoeia
C. alliteration

15. A comparison of unlike things without using a word of comparison such as like or as
A. metaphor
B. simile
C. personification

16. The comparison of unlike things using the words like or as
A. metaphor
B. simile
C. personification

17. Using words or letters to imitate sounds
A. alliteration
B. simile
C. onomatopoeia

18. a description that appeals to one of the five senses
A. imagery
B. personification
C. metaphor

19. A poem that tells a story with plot,setting, and characters
A. lyric
B. free verse
C. narrative

20. A poem with no meter or rhyme
A. lyric
B. free verse
C. narrative

21. A poem that generally has meter and rhyme
A. lyric
B. free verse
C. narrative

22. Sylvia Plath married which English poet?
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 poetry.
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 poetrys 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 summers day/ Thouart 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 Shakespeares 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 Nights 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 marooness
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 1900s
B. The 1960s
C. The 1920s
D. The 1930s

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 Wood?
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 Baskervilles?
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 Edgeworth
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
a.John Milton
b.John Keats
c.P.B. Shelley
d.William Wordsworth

53. Of Mans first disobedience, and the fruit Of that forbidden tree whose mortal taste Brought death into the world, and all our woe, With loss of Eden. This is an extract from:
a.Paradise Lost
b.Paradise Regained
c.Samson Agonistes
d.Divorce Tracts

54. William Shakespeare was born in the year:

55. Which of the following is not a Shakespeare tragedy?
a.Titus Andronicus
e.None of the above

56. Who wrote The Winters 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 doesnt.

D. A simile must use animals in the comparison.

58. What is the word for a play on words?
A. pun
B. simile
C. haiku
D. metaphor

59. Which represents an example of alliteration?
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 mood.
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 cant have your cake and eat it, too
C. The snow was white as cotton.
D. Youre 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 languages?
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 Bailiffs Daughter of Islington. What figure of speech is used
by the poet?
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
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 stare?
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 called?
A. Quartet
B. Limerick
C. Sextet
D. Palindrome

79. How did W. H. Auden describe poetry?
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 Thomass 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 hes not a great poet, hes certainly a
great something?
A. Elliot
B. Kipling
C. Cummings
D. Brooke

1.which of
these is magnum opus of chaucer?
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 which language the stories of canterbury tale are written?
A. French
B. Latin
C. Middle english
D. English

91.chaucers franklin was guilty of which sin?
A. Lust
B. Corruption
C. Theft
D. Gluttony

92. How many languages did chaucer know?

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 1336?
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. Boethiuss Consolidation of Philosophy
B. Saint Jeromes translation of the Bible
C. Malorys Morte Darthur
D. Bedes Ecclesiastical History of the English People
E. a code of laws promulgated by King Ethelbert

106. Who was the first English Christian king?
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 sympathy.
D. bigotry and shallow triumphalism.
E. the deepest reluctance.

109. The use of whale-roadfor sea and life-housefor
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 structures
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 Englands Plantagenet kings, acquire vast provinces in southern France?
A. the Battle of Hastings
B. Saint Patricks mission
C. the Fourth Lateran Council
D. the execution of William Sawtre
E. his marriage to Eleanor of Aquitaine

113. Which of the following languages did not coexist in Anglo-Norman England?
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
romanceemerged, 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 vernacular
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 Monmouths The History of the Kings of
A. the reign of King Arthur
B. the coronation of Henry II
C. King Johns 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 tournament
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 English.
D. a and c only
E. a and b only

120. In addition to Geoffrey Chaucer and William Langland, the
floweringof 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 Canterbury?
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. Dantes Divine Comedy
B. Boccaccios Decameron
C. The Dream of the Rood
D. Chaucers Legend of Good Women
E. Gowers Confessio Amantis

123. Who is the author of Piers Plowman?
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 Kempe.

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 Chaucers father?
A. leather merchant
b.civil servant
C. a vintner

129. Chaucer became a page to which kings daughter-in-law?
A. Edward III
B. Richard II
C. Henry IV

130. which of these is not certain about Chaucer?
A. his birth date
B. his death year
C. his fathers 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 years war?
a.1300 to 1350
b.1337 to 1453
C. 1302 to 1343

133.what did Chaucers wife use to do?
A. lady-in-waiting to Queen Philip pa of Hainaut
B. nurse of royal court
C. governess to Henry IV of Chaucers daughter was?
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 for..?
A. beating a friar in a London street
B. for writing poetry against the church
C. for crossing the border of Great Britain

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. Georges 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 as?
A. Chaucers corner
B. poets corner
C. legends corner

142. what was chaucers profession?
A. a poet
B. a merchant
C. a civil servant

The Life and Works of Christopher Marlowe ( Elizabethan era)

143)One of Marlowes earliest published works was his translation of the
epic poem Pharsalia, written by which Roman poet?

144) Marlowes 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 Marlowes 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 Marlowes 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) Marlowes 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 Bartholomews 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 Marlowes play, of where was Dido the Queen?

152)Christopher Marlowe was Englands first official Poet Laureate.
(It was John Dryden-appointed in 1670)

Dr.Faustus By Christopher

153)In what country is Dr Faustus based?

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 devils

159)What does Faustus promise to the devil in exchange for great
knowledge, riches and power for a period of 24 years?
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 Renaissance:
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 language:
a)Thomas More
b)Thomas lodge
c)Ralph Robinson
d)William Tyndale

172) The first complete version of Bible in English language was made
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 Magistrates?
a)Thomas Sacville
b)Thomas Wyatt
c)Thomas lodge
d)Thomas Kyde

175) Philip Sidney was born on 30th November:

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 began?
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 fortune
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 Paris?
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 Marlowes plays were written in collaboration with Thomas
a)Queen of Carthage and The passionate Shepherd.
b)The tragedy of Dido and Queen of Carthage.
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 writers?
a)Colin clouts come home again
b)Faerie queen, first three books
c)The Shepherds calendar
d)Faerie queen, second three books

198)Spencer married in June 11, 1594 to ?
A. Elizabeth Wilton D/O Lord Grey De Wilton
b)Elizabeth Raleigh D/O Walter Raleigh
c)Elizabeth Boyle D/O James Boyle
d)Elizabeth Boyle D/O Richard Boyle

199)John Donnes The Anniversaries is a:
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 Spencers visit to his Kinsfolk in Lancashire he felt in love a
woman and who figures as__________________ much of his work:
B. Belinda
c)Both a and b
d)None of above

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 correct:
a)Shakespeares 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)Shakespeares only son Hamnet died in?
A. 1595
B. 1596

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

211)Who declared him as Britains 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


213)What is Christopher Marlowes Nationality?

214)What was the occupation of Christopher Marlowes father?
b)Civil servant

215)From where Christopher Marlowe received his early Education?
Corpus Christi College

216)Marlow died of?

217)Which was Marlowes first play?
c)The Tragedy of Dido
d)The Jew of Malta,

William Shakespeare(1564  1616)
(Elizabethan Period)


218)In which town was
Shakespeare born?

219)How many children did Shakespeare have?

220)How many plays did William Shakespeare write?

221)What was Shakespeares 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 Shakespeares plays?


227)The line To be or not to be comes from which play?
b)Twelfth Night
c)A Midsummer Nights 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 Shakespeares 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 serpents 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 published?


235)What nationality was Shakespeare?


236)In which century was Shakespeare born?


237)which famous Shakespeare play does the quote The first thing
we do, lets 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 Shakespeares 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 from?

A. The Taming of the Shrew
B. King Lear
C. The Tempest
D. Macbeth

240)How many of Shakespeares 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

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 related?

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 castle.
C. Suffers a fatal heart attack while watching Hamlet fight Laertes.
D. Poisoned by drinking from Hamlets 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. Hamlets 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 Hamlets father,
causing his death?
A. Burdock
B. Hebenon
C. Baneberry
D. Hemlock

253)How many soliloquies does Hamlet deliver?



254)In which country is Macbeth

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

A. Norway
B. Prussia
C. Iceland
D. Poland

257)Macbeth hires assassins to murder Banquos son, named
A. Angus
B. Ross
C. Fleance
D. Lennox

258)How does Lady Macbeth explain her husbands wild behavior at the

A. She tells the guests that Banquos 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 mid-air.
C. A bloody child.
D. A child crowned, with a tree in his hand

260)Who tells Macbeth, The queen, my lord, is dead.?
A. Seyton
B. Siward
C. The Doctor
D. Caithness

261) Shakespeares father died in:
A. 1600
B. 1601
C. 1602
D. 1603

262) Shakespeare joined the Chamber lains 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
A. Henry Wriothesley, the third earl of Southampton
B. Thomas Wriothesley,forth earl of Southampton
c)William Fitzwilliam, first earl of Southampton
D. Henry Wriothesley, the second earl of Southampton

266) During which period London theaterrs remained closed on account of the
A. 1592
B. 1593
C. 1594
D. 1595

267) Which roles have played by Shakespeare in Hamlet and As you like it?
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 Shakespeares 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. Loves labours lost
b) As you like it
C. A mid Summer nights dream
D. Much ado about nothing

272) :Triumph, my Britain, thou hast one to show
To whom all scenes of Europe homage owe.
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
characters speech it is?
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 Shakespeares plays?
A. Othello
B. Macbeth
c) Hamlet
d)King Lear

275) Following are the lines of:
Im your wife if you marry me
If not, Ill die your maid to be your fellow
You may deny me, but Ill 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
A. Hero, Borachio, Antonio, Claudio, Leonato
B. Hero, Orlando, Antonio, Claudio, Leanato
C. Mirrinda, Borachio, Antonio, Claudio, Leanato
D. Hero, Boradio, Antonio, Claudio, Horatio

277) Which of the following is in correct sequel ?
a)Comedy of errors, A mid summer nights dream, Much ado about nothing, Henry 6
part three.
b)A mid summer nights dream,Romeo and Juliet, As you like it, King
c)Alls well that ends well, The tempest, As you like it, As you like it,A
mid summer nights dream,Much ado about nothing.
d)King Lear, Macbeth, Othello, Measure for measure, Henry 8, Romeo and

278)Who was killed by Hamlet unintentionally?
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 lines?
Whats Montague? It is nor hand nor foot,
Nor arm nor face, nor any other part
Belonging to a man, O be some other name!
Whats in a name?
That which we call a rose
By any other word would smell as sweet,
A. Desdemona
B. Juliet
C. Rosalind
D. Hero

281) Who is the second attending gentlewoman on Hero? Ursula and_________.
A. Margaret
B. Emilia
C. Helena
D. Celia

282)  Some born great, some achieve greatness
And some have greatness thrust upon them.
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 first:
A. Henry six
B. Henry seven
C. Henry five
D. None of above

286) Which of the following are King Lears 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 Chamberlains
Man was renamed:

A. King Lear
B. Gentleman
C. Kings 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 Pips?
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 Greenes novels are marked by?
A. Catholicism
B. Protestantism
C. Paganism
D. Buddhism

299. One important feature of Jane Austens 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 Morels mothers 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 rhythm?

310.Who wrote the poem Defence of Lucknow?
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. Hamlets 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
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 in?
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 Sublime?
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 Goldings first novel?
A. The Inheritors
B. Lord of the Flies
C. Pincher Martin
D. Pyramid

324.Identify the character who is a supporter of Womens Rights in Sons and
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. Shelleys 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 Mariner
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. Keatss 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 Christs 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. Tennysons poem In Memoriamwas 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 winters traces..?
A. Chastelard
B. A Song of Italy
C. Atalanta in Calydon
D. Songs before Sunrise

340. Carlyles 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
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
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 Pips 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 Miltons?
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 Williams 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 companies
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. Claudiuss son
B. Son to the king of Norway
C. Ophelias lover
D. Hamlets 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. Lawrences father
B. Lawrences 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 Brownings philosophy of life is?
A. agnosticism
B. optimism
C. pessimism
D. skepticism

370. The title of Carlyles 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 Shakespeares?
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 Theres 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 heroes?
A. Ben Jonson
B. John Ruskin
C. Thomas Carlyle
D. William Hazlitt

379. Sir John Falstaff is one of Shakespeares greatest?
A. comic figures
B. historical figures
C. romantic figures
D. tragic figures

380. That Milton was of the Devils 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 fragments
C. remarkable for their aphoristic style
D. satirical and critical

383. The theme of Tennysons Poem The Princess is?
A. Queen Victorias coronation
B. Industrial Revolution
C. Womens Education and Rights
D. Rise of Democracy

384. Thackerays Esmond is a novel of historical realism capturing the spirit
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 brothers attraction towards his sister
D. a sons attraction towards his mother

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 Austens 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 Wordsworths 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
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. Brownings 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 of?
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 bridegroom
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 Shakespeares characters exclaims; Brave, new, world!?
A. Ferdinand
B. Antonio
C. Miranda
D. Prospero

406. Paradise Lost shows an influence of?
A. Paganism
B. Pre-Christian theology
C. Christianity and the Renaissance
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 borrower?
B. Polonius
D. Hamlet

410. Shakespeares Henry IV, Pt I contains his?
A. senecan attitude
(B. patriotism
C. love of nature
D. platonic ideals

Plays by Shakespeare..


Alls Well That Ends Well
As You Like It
Comedy of Errors
Loves Labours Lost
Measure for Measure
Merchant of Venice
Merry Wives of Windsor
Midsummer Nights Dream
Much Ado about Nothing
Taming of the Shrew
Twelfth Night
Two Gentlemen of Verona
Winters 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 nights dream
B. Much ado about nothing
c)As you like it
d)Loves labours 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 Cressida
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 Desdemona?
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 womans reason
I think him so, because I think him so
Which of Shakespeares 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 faculty,
In form and moving how express and admirable
In action! how like an angle
In apprehension! how like a God:
The beauty of the World, the paragon of animals_____
And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust?
Above lines are taken from Hamlets 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 Hamlets mother?
A. Beatrice
B. Margaret
C. Gertrude
D. Rosalind

426) Following are the characters of:
Apemantus, Alcibiades, Flavius, Lucullus, Sempronius
A. Coriolanus
B. Cymbeline
C. Timon of Athens
D. Winters tale

427) Who is the heroin of The Tempest?
A. Ophelia
B. Desdemona
C. Miranda
D. Helena

428) Hamlet consist of  acts:
A. 3
B. 4
C. 5
D. 6

429) Which of Shakespeares 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 Shakespeares 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 begins.
1776 America declared independent.
1789 Outbreak of French Revolution.
1726 Gullivers Travells by Jonathan Swift.
1749 Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
1766 The Vicar of wakefield by Goldsmith
1719 Rabinson crusoe by Defoe.
1728 Beggars 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. Drydens Essay of Dramatic Poesy.
1671 Paradise Regained, Samson Agonistes by Milton.
1670. DrydensConquest ofGranada.
1671. The  Rehearsal.
1672. Wycherleys Love in aWood.
1675. WycherleysCountry Wife.
1677. Drydens All for Love.
1677. Wycherleys Plain Dealer.
1678. The Pilgrims Progress by Bunyan.
1678. All for Love by Dryden.
1678. Third part of  Hudibras.
1680. Gilbert Burnets  Account ofthe Life and Death of the Earl of
1681. Drydens Absalom and Achitophel.
1682. Drydens The Medal,Mac Flecknoe, and
Religio Laici.
1686. Dryden joined the Church of Rome.
1686. Drydens poem To the Memory of Miss Anne Killegrew.
1687. Drydens Hind and Panther.
1687. Sir Isaac Newtons  Principia.
1688. James II flees
1688. Glorious Revolution
1689. Thomas Shadwell, made poet Laureate.
1689. Drydens Don Sebastian.

1689. Burnet appointed Bishop of Salisbury.
1691. Tillotson appointed Archbishopof Canterbury.
1692. Locke made Secretary ofProsecutions.
1693. Congreves Old Bachelor.
1694. Drydens Love Triumphant.
1694. Congreves Double Dealer.
1695. Congreves Love for Love.
1697. Drydens translation of  Virgil-
1697. Congreves Mourning Bride.
1698. Jeremy Colliers  Short View.
1699. Drydens Fables.
1700. Congreves Way of the World.
1706. FarquharsRecruiting Officer.
1707. Farquhars Beaux Stratagem.
1759. Butlers  Genuine Prose Remains published.
1775. Sheridans  The Rivals,  St. Patricks Day,: and
The Duenna.
1777. Sheridans  School for Scandal.
1779. Sheridans The Critic.
1780. Sheridan became a Member of Parliament.

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
Major Historical and Literary events

1642 Civil war begins
1642 Closure of Public Theatre
1649 Charles I executed.
1653 Oliver Cromwell becomes Land Protector.
1658 Oliver Cromwell dies His son Richard succeeds.
1660 The Restoration begins (Charles II Accession)
1660 Anne Marshall, first woman on English stage.
1660 Theatre reopened.
1629 Miltons Nativity Ode.
1631 Herberts Temple
1633 Miltons LAllegro, II Penserose.
1637 Miltons Lycidas
1642 Thomas Brownes Religio Medici

1644 Miltons 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 Drydens The Death of Cromwell
1660 Samuel Pepys begins his diary.

1667 Miltons Paradise Lost. English poet John Milton completes his
epic poem Paradise Lost in 1674 after becoming blinD. The work, which tells the
story of Lucifers rebellion in heaven and Adams fall, is an extended
meditation on humanitys relationship with God, human nature, and the meaning
of lifE. It is considered one of the masterpieces of world literature.

1678. BunyansPilgrims Progress. English Puritan John Bunyan
writes the religious allegory Pilgrims 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

Rulers of English Throne
1625-49 Charles I
1649-60 Commonwealth the Protectorate

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 I?
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 I?
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 executed?
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 wear?
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 public
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 governor
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
growingand 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


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
ones 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 Elizabeth?

A. Pope Pius V
B. Pope Innocent III
C. Pope Gregory XIII
D. Pope Boniface

451) What was Elizabeths 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 Scots?
A. Episcopalian
B. Catholic
C. Presbyterian
D. Lutheran

459)Which work did Edmund Spenser author?
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 Spensers patron?
A. The Earl of Leicester
B. Elizabeth
C. Lord Burleigh
D. Francis Bacon

464)What was a favorite entertainment in Elizabeths 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)Elizabeths 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 Elizabeths nickname for Sir Walter Raleigh?

468)The complex ranking system that Elizabethans believed ordered every
single thing in the universe was known as:
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 Shakespeares 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
16201626, 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 James.
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
sub-genre of the ________, which went through an intense development in the
Jacobean era.
a)William Shakespeare
b)Ben Jonson
d)A Midsummer Nights 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 was?
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 traditionsthe
Cavalier and the metaphysical.

English Literature(In

483) Literary divisions are not always exact, but we draw them because
they are often convenient. The majority of English literary periods are named
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 first?

485)In what language did Shakespeare write?
a)Middle English
c)Old English
d)Modern English

486)Jane Austen wrote during this period.

c)Middle English

487)Which work was published first?
a)Blakes Songs of Innocence
b)Mary Shelleys Frankenstein
c)Lord Byrons Don Juan
d)Sir Walter Scotts Ivanhoe

488)Which of the following works was written before the all-important
Battle of Hastings?
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 Miltons Paradise Lost
b)George Herberts The Temple
c)William Shakespeares Tempest
d)Ben Jonsons 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 Jamess The Ambassadors
b)Thomas Hardys Tess of the DUrbervilles
c)E.M. Forsters A Room With A View
d)Virginia Woolfs 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 period?

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 sub-periods 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)Bedes An Ecclesiastical History of the English People
b)Julian of Norwhichs Book of Showings
c)Chaucers Canterbury Tales
d)Sir Thomas Mores Utopia

501)Which of the following writers would be an appropriate subject for a
class on The Literature of the British Empire?
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
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

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 Pauls
b)Christs 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. Christs College
D. St. Xaviers College

510. Edward King, a minor poet and a contemporary of Miltons 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. Whats 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 parliaments victory in the civil war, Milton was
appointed to a position in Cromwells 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 shouldst be living at this hour. England hath
need of thee. IndeeD. But who was it, summoning his ghost?
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


Lost By John Milton

523. When was Paradise Lost published?
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. Satans 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. Whats 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 Lost?

528. Miltons 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 Gods army and Satans 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 Gods 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 Satans:

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 into?
a)a mouse
b)a cherub
c)a toad
d)a serpent

537. Who might be considered the friendliest and most sociable of all
Gods angels?

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 Gods creatures and plants

539. The reason for Satans fall might best be described as:



540. The reason for Eves fall might best be described as:

541. On the second day of battle in heaven, what does Satan use that
surprises Gods forces?
d)The Holy Sepulcher

542. Adam, Satan, and Eve herself are all dazzled by Eves:
d)Hard work and spirituality

543. The main reason for Adams 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 Satans 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 hell

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 from:
a)The New Testament
b)Homers 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 place?
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 Miltons stated purpose in Paradise Lost?
A. To assert his superiority to other poets
B. To argue against the doctrine of predestination
C. To justify the ways of God to men
D. To make his story hard to understand

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 sheeps pen
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

A. It was created before God the Son
B. Earth hangs from Heaven by a chain
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. Heavens battle and Satans tragic fall
C. The creation of the universe
D. Adam and Eves disobedience

565. Which devil is Satans second-in-command?

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 chronologically?

A. Satan and the devils rise up from the lake in Hell
B. The Son is chosen as Gods second-in-command
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 make?
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
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 stream
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
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 wandring oer the earth?
a)Satans associates

585. Who will fall through his own fault?

586.Who headlong themselves they threw Down from the verge of
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 published?
A. 1660
B. 1667
C. 1658
D. 1654

590.When was Paradise Regained published?
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 knowledge
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

595.what sparked the Renaissance?
a.The Feudal system was collapsing
b.the 95 theses
c.the Crusades
d.the Black Plague

596.who lost the most power during the renaissance?
a.Italian merchants church people
d.king and queen of Spain

597.Utopia was written by:
A. Cervantes
B. Machiavelli
C. Poliziano
D. Thomas More

598.The Prince was written to gain favor of the:
A. Pazzi
B. Republic
C. Medici
D. Inquisition

599.Who translated the New Testament into German for the first time?
A. Poliziano
B. Cervantes
C. Martin Luther
D. Alexander VI

600.The father of humanism was
d)Pico della Mirandola

601.Renaissance thinkers argued that women should be educated
a)just the same as men
b)with emphasis on science and mathematics
c)not at all
d)confined solely to music, dancing, and knitting

602.An important feature of the Renaissance was an emphasis on
a)alchemy and magic
b)the literature of Greece and Rome
c)chivalry of the Middle Ages
d)the teaching of St. Thomas Acquinas

603.Which was NOT a characteristic of the Renaissance?

a)emphasis on individuality
b)confidence in human rationality
c)the emergence of merchant oligarchies
d)the development of social insurance programs

604.The northern Renaissance differed from the Italian Renaissance
a)growth of religious activity among common people
b)earlier occurrence
c)greater appreciation of pagan writers
d)decline in the use of Latin

605.For ordinary women, the Renaissance
a)had very little impact
b)greatly improved the material conditions of their lives
c)worsened their social status
d)allowed them access to education for the first time

606.Thomas Mores Utopia placed the blame for societys problems on
a)human nature
b)Gods will
c)society itself
d)the Church

Random MCQs

607. In which century was Piers Plowman written?

608. Geoffrey Chaucer served which king?
a)Richard III
b)James 1
c)Edward III
d)Henry II

609. The 18th century work Tom Jones was written by whom?
a)Samuel Johnson
b)Henry Fielding
c)John Donne
d)Tobias Smollett

610. In 1905, Virginia Woolf began to write for which publication?
a)The Times Literary Supplement
b)The Ladys Home Journal
c)Strand Magazine
d)Reader Magazine

611. Joyces novel Ulysses takes place over what period of time?
a)A week
b)24 hours
c)A lifetime
d)6 months

612. What was the nationality of Oscar Wilde?

613. Who wrote the poem Requiem?
a)Robert Louis Stevenson
b)William Shakespeare
c)Samuel Johnson
d)John Milton

614. the prevailing feature of Chaucers humour is its

615. who is the first great English critic-poet?
c)Sir Philip Sidney

616. HYMN TO ADVERSITY is a poem by
a)Thomas gray
b)Alexander Pope
c)Edward gibbon
d)William Blake

617. Who wrote the poem The Seven Ages?
a)John Milton
b)Geoffrey Chaucer
c)William Shakespeare
d)Edward Gibbon

618. who write the story Story Teller ?
a)William Wordsworth
b)William Shakespeare
c)Thomas Grey

Restoration and The 18TH Century

619. What happened in 1707 that would forever alter the relationship between
England, Wales, and Scotland?
a)the trial and execution of Mary, Queen of Scots
b)the Toleration Act
c)the failed invasion of the Spanish Armada
d)the Bishops War
e)the Act of Union

620. Which of the following was a major factor in the unprecedented economic
wealth of Great Britain during the eighteenth century?
a)formal diplomatic relations with China
b)the exploitation of colonial resources, labor, and the slave trade
c)the American and French revolutions
d)the creation of the bourgeois novel as a commodity
e)the union of England and Wales with Scotland

621. What was restored in 1660?
a)the monarchy, in the person of Charles II
b)the dominance of the Tory Party
c)the Book of Common Prayer
d)toleration of religious dissidents
e)Irish independence.

622. What literary work best captures a sense of the political turmoil,
particularly regarding the issue of religion, just after the Restoration?
a)Gays Beggars Opera
b)Butlers Hudibras
c)Fieldings Jonathan Wild
d)Popes Dunciad
e)Drydens Absalom and Achitophel

623. Who was deposed from the English throne in the Glorious, or Bloodless,
Revolution in 1688?

a)Elizabeth I
b)James II
c)George II
d)William and Mary

624. Who became the first prime minister of Great Britain in the
reign of George II?

a)Henry St. John
b)Robert Harley
c)John Churchill
d)Robert Walpole
e)Matthew Prior

625. In the late seventeenth century, a battle of the books erupted
between which two groups?

a)abolitionists and enthusiasts for slavery
b)round-earthers and flat-earthers
c)the Welsh and the Scots
d)champions of ancient and modern learning
e)Oxfordians and Baconians

626. Which of the following best describes the doctrine of empiricism?

a)All knowledge is derived from experience.
b)Human perceptions are constructed and reflect structures of political
c)The search for essential or ultimate principles of reality.
d)The sensory world is an illusion.
e)God is the center of an ordered and just universe.

627. Against which of the following principles did Jonathan Swift inveigh?

a)theoretical science

c)abstract logical deductions
d)a and b only
e)a, b, and c

628. Whose great Dictionary, published in 1755, included more than
114,000 quotations?
a)William Hogarth
b)Jonathan Swift
c)Samuel Johnson
d)Ben Jonson
e)James Boswell

629. According to Samuel Johnson, No man but a blockhead ever wrote
except for:
d)his party.

630. What name is given to the English literary period that emulated the Rome
of Virgil, Horace, and Ovid?

631. Horaces doctrine ut pictura poesis was interpreted to mean:
a)A picture is worth a thousand words.
b)Poetry is the supreme artistic form.
c)Art should hold a mirror up to nature.
d)Poetry ought to be a visual as well as a verbal art.
e)Paintings of poets should be prized over those of kings.

632. What was most frequently considered a source of pleasure and an object of
inquiry by Augustan poets?

633. What word did writers in this period use to express quickness of mind,
inventiveness, a knack for conceiving images and metaphors and for perceiving
resemblances between things apparently unlike?

634. Which of the following was probably not a stock phrase in eighteenth-century
a)verdant mead
b)checkered shade
c)simian rivalry
d)shining sword
e)bounding main

635. Which metrical form was Pope said to have brought to perfection?
a)the heroic couplet
b)blank verse
c)free verse
d)the ode
e)the spondee

636. Which poet, critic and translator brought England a modern literature
between 1660 and 1700?

637. Which of the following is not an example of Restoration comedy?
a)Ethereges The Man of Mode
b)Wycherleys The Country Wife
c)Behns The Rover
d)Marlowes Doctor Faustus
e)Congreves Love for Love

638. Which group of intellectual women established literary clubs of their own
around 1750 under the leadership of Elizabeth Vesey and Elizabeth Montagu?

a)the Behnites
b)the bluestockings
c)the coteries of plenty
d)the Pre-Raphaelites
e)the tattlers and spectators

639. Which work exposes the frivolity of fashionable London?
a)Defoes Robinson Crusoe
b)Swifts Gullivers Travels
c)Behns Oroonoko
d)Richardsons Clarissa
e)Popes The Rape of the Lock

640. What London locale, where many poor writers lived, became synonymous with
hacks and scandal mongers?
a)Elephant and Castle
b)Grub Street
c)Covent Garden
e)Piccadilly Circus

641. With its forbidden themes of incest, murder, necrophilia, atheism, and
torments of sexual desire, Horace Walpoles Castle of Otranto, created
which literary genre?
a)the revenge tragedy
b)the Gothic romance
c)the epistolary novel
d)the comedy of manners
e)the mystery play

642. Which of the following is not indebted to the Gothic genre?
a)William Beckfords Vathek
b)Matthew Lewiss The Monk
c)Tobias Smolletts Roderick Randsom
d)Ann Radcliffes The Italian
e)William Godwins Caleb Williams

643. While compiling what sort of book did Samuel Richardson conceive of the
idea for his Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded?
a)a history of everyday life
b)an instructional manual for manners
c)a book of devotion
d)a book of model letters
e)a chapbook

644. Who was the ancient Gaelic warrior-bard considered by Napoleon and Thomas
Jefferson to have been greater than Homer?

645. John Donne is, in some

sense, the originator of metaphysical poetry. But who is most closely
associated with the founding of neoclassical poetry?
a)William Wordsworth
b)Alexander Pope
c)Ben Jonson
d)George Herbert

646. Which of the following is not generally considered to be a
neoclassical poet?
a)John Dryden
b)Henry Vaughan
c)Alexander Pope
d)Ben Jonson

647. Which of the following is not a common feature of neoclassical

a)Imitation of classical forms and allusion
to mythology
b)An effort to represent human nature
c)Use of the rhymed couplet
d)Fantastic comparisons

648. Neoclassicists tended to view poetry as the result of genius
overflowing from the mind out onto the pagE. They also considered poetry to be
an expression of the individual, inner self.

649. Most neoclassical poets viewed the world in terms of a strictly
ordered hierarchy. What was this hierarchy called?
a)The Way of the World
b)The Foundational Ladder
c)The Order of Angels
d)The Great Chain of Being

650. He wrote both religious and secular poetry. One of his poems urged
virgins to make the most of their time.
a)Ben Jonson
b)Alexander Pope
c)Robert Herrick
d)John Dryden

651. Why didnt Alexander Pope attend an English university?
a)He lived in Italy until the age of 27
b)Asthma, headaches, and spinal deformity made him an invalid
c)He was a Catholic, and therefore forbidden from attending
d)He just wasnt bright enough

Alexander Pope coined many a modern day cliché. Which of the following did not
originate with him?
a)To err is human, to forgive divine
b)Let not the sun go down upon your wrath
c)A little learning is a dangerous thing
d)Fools rush in where angels fear to tread

653. John Dryden wrote Absalom and Achitophel. Who was Achitophel,
historically speaking?
a)King Davids son
b)A Judge of Israel
c)Bathshebas first husband
d)Absaloms advisor

654. Who did Dryden use Absalom to represent, allegorically, in his
satire Absalom and Achitophel?
a)The Duke of Monmouth
b)Charles II
c)The Earl of Shaftesbury

655. Complete this famous quote by John Dryden: Who think too little,
and who talk too ____

656. What Pope poem begins, In these deep solitudes and awful cells, /
Where heavnly-pensive contemplation dwells, / And ever-musing melancholy
reigns; / What means this tumult in a vestals veins?
a)The Rape of the Lock
b)Solitude: An Ode
c)The Dunciad
d)Eloisa to Abelard

657. Pope made money by selling subscriptions to his translation of this
classical epic.
a)The Bahagavad Gita
b)The Odyssey
c)The Illiad
d)The Aeneid

658. This famous neoclassical poet wrote on profound themes such as
death, but he also had a lighter sidE. He once wrote an ode to a cat drowned in
a tub of gold fishes.
a)Alexander Pope
b)William Collins
c)Thomas Gray
d)Ben Jonson

659. His To Penthurst is considered to be one of the primary texts of
the neoclassical movement.
a)Sir John Denham
b)Ben Jonson
c)Thomas Carew
d)John Dryden

660. Sir John Denham commemorated this poet, referring to him as Old
Chaucer who, like the morning star, descends to the shades, so that
Darkness again the Age invades.
a)William Shakespeare
b)John Donne
c)Abraham Cowley
d)John Dryden

661. What mock epic begins: What dire offence from amrous causes springs,
/ What mighty contests rise from trivial things?
a)Drydens Mac Flecknoe
b)Popes The Rape of the Lock
c)Popes The Dunciad
d)Drydens Absalom and Achitophel

662.When the Parliament, controlled by the puritans, took power in
England, one of the acts that greatly influenced Literature of that time was


closing of theatres
return of the King.
c)King Arthurs dead
d)King to exile

663:Who wrote: Reader, I married
a)Jane Austen
b)Charlotte Bronte
c)Edith Wharton
d)Emily Bronte

664.Who wrote: Things fall apart; the
center cannot hold.?
a)William Butler Yeats
b)James Joyce
c)Thomas Moore
d)Edgar Allan Poe

665.In which work do you read: Things fall apart; the center
cannot hold.?
a)The Canturbury Tales
b)The Dark Angel
c)The Wild Swans of Coole
d)The Second Coming

666.Who wrote: Beauty is truth, truth beauty.?
a)John Keats
b)William Shakespeare
c)Samuel Butler
d)Samuel Taylor Coleridge

667.In which work do you read: Beauty is truth, truth
b)Bright Star
c)Ode on a Grecian Urn
d)La Bell Dame Sans Merci

668.Who wrote: In Xanadu did Kubla Khan / A stately pleasure dome
a)Samuel Taylor Coleridge
b)Robert Browning
c)John Keats
d)Walt Whitman

669.In which work do you read: In Xanadu did Kubla Khan / A
stately pleasure dome decree?
a)Kubla Khan
c)The Phoenix and the Turtle
d)The Castaway

670.A side note: Which drug/substance was Samuel Taylor Coleridge
addicted to?

671.Who wrote: I would prefer not to.?
a)Edgar Allan Poe
b)Herman Melville
c)Thomas Gray
d)Henry David Thoreau
672.Who wrote: There can be no freedom or beauty about a home life
that depends on borrowing and debt.?
a)Henry David Thoreau
b)Benjamin Franklin
c)Robert Browning
d)Henrik Ibsen

673.In which work do you read: There can be no freedom or beauty
about a home life that depends on borrowing and debt.?
a)A Dolls House
b)Riders to the Sea
c)A Handful of Dust
d)The Fatal Curiosity

674.Who wrote: My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings / Look on my
works ye mighty, and despair!?
a)Lord Byron
b)Percy Bysshe Shelley
c)William Woodsworth
d)Emily Dickinson

675.In which work do you read: My name is Ozymandias, King of
Kings / Look on my works ye mighty, and despair!?
a)The Man of Feeling
b)In Memoriam
c)Song to Aella

676.Who wrote: Thats my last Duchess painted on the wall /
looking as if she were alive.?
a)Lord Byron
b)Oscar Wilde
c)Robert Browning
d)William Wordsworth

677.In which work do you read: Thats my last Duchess painted on
the wall /looking as if she were alive.?
a)Porphyrias Lover
b)My Last Duchess
c)The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
d)Fra Lippo Lippi

678.Who wrote: I have measured

out my life with coffee spoons.?
a)William Carlos Williams
b)T.S. Eliot
c)Ernest Hemingway
d)Hart Crane

679.In which work do you read: I have measured out my life with
coffee spoons.?
a)Lovesong of J.Alfred Prufrock
b)Sonnets from the Portuguese
d)The Last Decalogue

680.A classic book is usually one that possesses what
a)It has universal appeal.
b)It can stand the test of time.
c)It makes connections.
d)All of the above.

681. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens involves which two cities?
a)London and Rome
b)Paris and Rome
c)London and Paris
d)Berlin and London

682.The Catcher in the Rye
takes place in what city?
a)New York City
b)Stanford, Connecticut
c)Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
d)Boston, Massachusetts

683.Which book was not written by Jane Austen?
a)Sense and Suspensibility
c)Pride and Prejudice
d)Mansfield Park

684.What is Shakespeares longest play?
a)Taming of the Shrew
b)Romeo and Juliet
c)A Midsummer Nights Dream

685)The poem The Battle of Maldon celebrates events which took place
in the 10th century, but who was it between
a)Danes and English
b)Dutch and English
c)Normans and English
d)French and English
686)The Faerie Queene was written during the reign of which monarch?
a)James I
b)Mary Tudor
c)Elizabeth Tudor
d)Henry VII

687)Becky sharp was the heroine in which novel?
a)Vanity Fair
b)Sense and Sensibility
c)Pride and Prejudice
d)Mansfield Park

688) How many children were there in the Bronte family?

689)Who composed The Preludes?
a)S T Coleridge
b)William Wordsworth
c)William Shakespeare
d)William Blake

690)Who is termed as The Morning Star of Renaissance?
b)John Gower

691)Who began the tradition of revenge play ?
a)Goorge peele
b)Samuel daniel
c)Phineas fletcher
d)Thomas kyd

692)How many lines are there in a Sonnet?

693)What are the names of the two feuding families in Romeo and Juliet?
a)Capulet And Montague
b)Breslow and Felsher
c)Fuech and Goodside
d)Dawson and Hurley
694)Which bird did the Ancient Mariner kill?
c)Humming Bird

695)What was the name of the Bronte sisters only brother?

696)In which county was Jane Austin born?

697)In which Dickens novel does

Pip appear?
a)Bleak House
b)Great Expectations
c)A Tale of Two Cities
d)The Pickwick Papers

698. Which of the following English groups were supportive
of the French Revolution during its early years?
A. Tories
B. Republicans
C. Liberals
D. Radicals
E. both c and d

699. Which statement(s) about inventions during the Industrial
Revolution are true?
A. Hand labor became less common with the invention of power-driven machinery.
B. Velcro replaced buttons and snaps.
C. Steam, as opposed to wind and water, became a primary source of power.
D. The invention of textile processing machines marked the end of the
Industrial Revolution.
E. both a and c

700. What is the name for the process of dividing land into privately
owned agricultural holdings?
A. partition
B. segregation
C. enclosure
D. division
E. subtraction

701. Which
social philosophy, dominant during the Industrial Revolution, dictated that only
the free operation of economic laws would ensure the general welfare and that
the government should not interfere in any persons pursuit of their personal
A. economic independence
B. the Rights of Man
C. laissez-faire
D. enclosure
E. lazy government

702. What served as the inspiration for P. B. Shelleys poems to the
working classes A Song: Men of England and England in 1819?
A. the organization of a working class mens choral group in Southern England
B. the Battle of Waterloo
C. the Peterloo Massacre
D. the storming of the Bastille
E. the first Reform Bill, passed in 1832, which aimed to bring greater
Parliamentary representation to the working classes

703. Who applied the term Romantic to the literary period
dating from 1785 to 1830?
A. Wordsworth because he wanted to distinguish his poetry and the poetry of his
friends from that of the ancien régime, especially satire
B. English historians half a century after the period ended
C. The Satanic School of Byron, Percy Shelley, and their followers
D. Oliver Goldsmith in The Deserted Village (1770)
E. Harold Bloom

704. Which poets collaborated on the Lyrical Ballads of 1798, thus
demonstrating the spirit of the age, which, in an era of
revolutionary thinking, depended on a belief in the limitless possibilities of
the poetic imagination?
A. Mary Wollstonecraft and William Blake
B. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley and Percy B. Shelley
C. William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge
D. Charles Lamb and William Hazlitt
E. Dorothy Wordsworth and Sally Ashburner

705. Which
of the following became the most popular Romantic poetic form, following on
Wordsworths claim that poetic inspiration is contained within the inner
feelings of the individual poet as the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings?
the lyric poem written in the first person
the sonnet
C. doggerel rhyme
D. the political tract
E. the ode

706. Romantic poetry about the natural world uses descriptions of nature
A. for their own sake; to merely describe natural phenomenon
B. to depict a metaphysical concept of nature by endowing it with traits
normally associated with humans
C. as a means to demonstrate and discuss the processes of human thinking
D. symbolically to suggest that natural objects correspond to an inner,
spiritual world
E. b, c, and d

707. How would Natural Supernaturalism be best characterized
as a Romantic notion introduced by Carlyle?
A. a form of animism in which objects in the natural world are believed to be
inhabited by spirits
B. a spontaneous
belief in the supernatural based upon a surprise encounter with a supernatural
C. a process by which things that are familiar and thought to be ordinary
are made to appear miraculous and new to our eyes
D. the experience of hallucinating contact with the supernatural world when
taking opium
E. an oxymoron that nobody understood and that cannot be explained in the
context of a discussion of Romantic literature

708. Which setting could you not imagine a work of Romantic literature
A. a field of daffodils
B. the Orient
C. a graveyard
D. a medieval castle
E. All of the above would be appropriate settings for Romantic literature.

709. Which poet asserted in practice and theory the value of representing
rustic life and language as well as social outcasts and delinquents not only in
pastoral poetry, common before this poets time, but also as the major subject
and medium for poetry in general?
A. William Blake
B. Alfred Lord Tennyson
C. Samuel Johnson
D. William Wordsworth
E. Mary Wollstonecraft

710. What is the term we now use for what the Romantics called
mesmerism, one of the occult practices that allowed
people to explore altered states of consciousness?
A. smoking opium
B. hypnotism
C. psychoanalysis
D. dream interpretation
E. Satanism

711. Romantic
poets would have enjoyed, agreed with, and perhaps written about which of the
following figures as depicted?
A. Goethes Faust in Faust, who is sinful because he
attempts to exceed the bounds of human knowledge by making a pact with the
devil but is nonetheless redeemed in his striving to break free of the bounds
of mortality
B. Icarus, who is killed in attempting to fly because only Gods have the power
to fly and mortals must be taught the limitations of human existence
C. Prometheus, who succeeds in stealing fire from the Gods and thereby
surpasses the limitations placed on humans by the Gods
all of the above
E. a
and c only: Romantics were more interested in representations of humans as they
were able to exceed their human limitations.

712. Which of the following best describes the sort of language and tone
most often used when Romantic writers discuss the French Revolution?
A. snide indifference
B. biblical reverence
C. condemning censure
D. satirical derision
E. none of the above: Romantic writers had no interest in the French

713. Which of the following descriptions would not have applied to any
Romantic text?
A. a spiritual autobiography written in an epic style
B. a lyric poem written in the first person
C. a comedy of manners
D. a political tract demanding labor reform
E. a
novel written about the intellectual and emotional development of a monster
created by a scientist

714. Which
of the following poems describe or celebrate an apocalyptic regeneration of
humanity and the world effected by the creative capacity of the human mind?
Coleridges Dejection: An Ode
B. Blakes Prophetic Books
C. Carlyles Sartor Resartus
D. Wollstonecrafts Vindication of the Rights of Woman
E. all but d

715. Which sorts of political reform took place during the Romantic

A. Parliamentary reform, increasing
representation of the working classes
B. Labor reform, improving working conditions for industrial laborers
C. Voting reform, extending suffrage to men and women
D. Educational reform, producing a dramatic increase in literacy
E. a
and d only: Significant labor and voting reform would have to wait for the
Victorian era and later.

716. Which
of the following factors contributed to literature becoming a profitable
A. Commercial and public lending libraries were established
in order to provide for an enlarged reading public.
B. Education reform increased literacy, thus creating a demand for commercial
and public lending libraries.
C. A new aesthetics of valuing literature for its own sake emphasized reading
for pleasure.
D. People had more leisure time to read and more disposable income to spend on
reading materials.
E. all of the above

717. Which
of the following periodical publications (reviews and magazines) appeared in
the Romantic era?
London Magazine
B. The Spectator
C. The Edinburgh Review
D. The Tatler
E. a and c only

718. According to a theater licensing act, repealed in 1843, what was
meant by legitimate drama?
The dramaturge and playwright had to be related.
All of the actors were male.
C. All of the actors were British.
D. The play was spoken.
E. The play had to be a full musical or produced in full pantomime.

719. The Gothic novel, a popular
genre for the Romantics, exemplified in the writing of Horace Walpole and Ann
Radcliffe, could contain which of the following elements?
A. supernatural phenomenon
B. perversion and sadism, often involving a maidens persecution
C. plots of mystery and terror set in inhospitable, sullen landscapes
D. secret passages, decaying mansions, gloomy castles, and dark dungeons
E. all of the above

720. Given the popularity of
the Gothic novel and the novel of purpose, which of the following novelists
wrote fiction that is closer in subject matter to the novel of manners than it
is to the writing of her own era?
Fanny Burney
B. Mary Wollstonecraft
C. Anna Letitia Barbauld
D. Jane Austen
E. Mary Shelley

721. Which two writers can be described as writing historical novels?
A. Mary Shelley and Percy Bysshe Shelley
B. William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge
C. Sir Walter Scott and Maria Edgeworth
D. Jane Austen and Charlotte Brontë
E. none of the above: Romantic novelists never wrote historical novels.

722. Which of the following texts addresses class as a social and economic
A. William Godwins Inquiry Concerning Political Justice
B. Percy Bysshe Shelleys England in 1819
C. William Godwins Caleb Williams
D. Sir Walter Scotts The Heart of Midlothian
E. all of the above

723. Which Romantic writer(s) wrote in more than one of these popular
literary forms: essay, novel, drama, poetry?
A. Percy Bysshe Shelley
B. William Wordsworth
C. George Gordon, Lord Byron
D. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
E. all of the above

724. Which of the following would not have been an appropriate protagonist
for a Romantic literary text?
A. a French revolutionary
B. a Greek or Roman mythological figure
C. a monster fabricated in a laboratory
D. a vagrant, gypsy, or any other itinerant social outcast
E. All would have been appropriate protagonists for a Romantic literary text.

725. In which of the following works is the social outcast represented
and addressed?

A. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelleys Frankenstein
B. William Worsworths Lyrical Ballads
C. Samuel Taylor Coleridges The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
D. John Keatss To Autumn
E. all but d

726. Looking to the ancient past, many Romantic poets identified with
the figure of the

A. troubadour
B. skald
C. chorister
D. minstrel
E. bard

727. What did Byron deride with his scathing reference to
Peddlers, and Boats, and Wagons!?

A. the neo-classical influence of Pope and Dryden
B. the clumsiness of Shakespeares plots
C. the Orientalist fantasies of Coleridge
D. Wordsworths devotion to the ordinary and everyday
E. Blakes apocalyptic visions

728. Wordsworth described all good poetry as

A. the rhythmic expression of moral intuition
B. the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings
C. the polite patter of a corrupted age
D. the divine gift of grace
E. the foul rag and bone shop of the heart.

729. Which poet asserted in practice and theory the value of
representing rustic life and language as well as social outcasts and
delinquents not only in pastoral poetry, common before this poets time, but
also as the major subject and medium for poetry in general?

A. William Blake
B. Alfred Lord Tennyson
C. Samuel Johnson
D. William Wordsworth
E. Mary Wollstonecraft

730. Which of the following was a typically Romantic means of achieving
visionary states?
A. opium
B. dreams
C. childhood
D. a and b
E. a, b and c

731. Which philosopher had a particular influence on Coleridge?

A. Aristotle
B. Duns Scotus
C. David Hume
D. Immanuel Kant
E. Bertrand Russell

732. Which of the following was not considered a type of the alienated,
romantic visionary?

A. Prometheus
B. Satan
C. Cain
D. Napoleon
E. George III

733. Who remained without the vote following the Reform Bill of 1832?

A. about half of middle class men
B. almost all working class men

c) all women

D. b and c
E. a, b and c

734. Which of the following charges were commonly leveled at the novel
by its detractors at the dawn of the Romantic era?

A. Too many of its readers were women.
B. It required less skill than other genres.
C. It lacked the classical pedigree of poetry and drama.
D. Too many of its authors were women.
E. all of the above

735. Which chilling novel of surveillance and entrapment had the
alternative title Things as They Are?

A. Jane Austens Emma
B. Mary Shelleys Frankenstein
C. William Godwins Caleb Williams
D. Sir Walter Scotts Waverley
E. Horace Walpoles Castle of Otranto

736. Which of the following is a typically Romantic poetic form?

A. the fractal
B. the figment
C. the fragment
D. the aubade
E. the comedy of manners

737. Who exemplified the role of the peasant poet?

A. John Clare
B. John Keats
C. Robert Burns
D. a and c only
E. b and c only

738. Who in the Romantic period developed a new novelistic language for
the workings of the mind in flux?

A. Maria Edgeworth
B. Sir Walter Scott
C. Thomas De Quincey
D. Joanna Baillie
E. Jane Austen



739. Which rulers reign marks the approximate
beginning and end of the Victorian era?

A. King Henry VIII
B. Queen Elizabeth I
C. Queen Victoria
D. King John
E. all of the above, in that order, with Victorias reign marking the most
pivotal period for Englands colonial efforts in India, Africa, and the West

740. Which city became the perceived center of Western civilization by
the middle of the nineteenth century?
A. Paris
B. Tokyo
C. London
D. Amsterdam
E. New York

741. By 1890, what percentage of the earths population was subject to
Queen Victoria?

A. 1%
B. 10%
C. 15%
D. 25%
E. 95%

742. What did Thomas Carlyle mean by Close thy Byron; open thy

A. Britains preeminence as a global power will depend on mastery of foreign
B. Even a foreign author is better than a homegrown scoundrel.
C. Abandon the introspection of the Romantics and turn to the higher moral
purpose found in Goethe.
D. In a carefully veiled critique of the monarchy, Byron and Goethe stand in
symbolically for Queen Victoria and Charles Darwin respectively.
E. Leave England and emigrate to Germany.

743. To whom did the Reform Bill of 1832 extend the vote on
parliamentary representation?

A. the working classes
B. women
C. the lower middle classes
D. slaves
E. conservative landowners

744. Elizabeth Barretts poem The Cry of the Children is concerned with
which major issue attendant on the Time of Troubles during the 1830s and 1840s?

A. womens rights and suffrage
B. child labor
C. Chartism
D. the prudishness and old-fashioned ideals of her fellow Victorians
E. insurrection in the colonies

745. Who were the Two Nations referred to in the subtitle of
Disraelis Sybil (1845)?

A. the rich and the poor
B. Anglicans and Methodists
C. England and Ireland
D. Britain and Germany
E. the industrial north and the agrarian south

746. Which of the following novelists best represents the mid-Victorian
periods contentment with the burgeoning economic prosperity and decreased
restiveness over social and political change?

A. Anthony Trollope
B. Charles Dickens
C. John Ruskin
D. Friedrich Engels
E. Oscar Wilde

747. Which event did not occur as part of the rise of the British Empire
under Queen Victoria?

A. Between 1853 and 1880, 2,466,000 emigrants left Britain, many bound for the
B. In 1876, Queen Victoria was named empress of India.
C. To save costs and maximize profits, the day-to-day government of India
was transferred from Parliament to the private East India Company.
D. From 1830 to 1870, the sum total of investments abroad by British
capitalists had risen from £300 billion to £800 billion.
E. In 1867 the Canadian provinces were unified into the Dominion of Canada.

748. What does the phrase White Mans Burden, coined by
Kipling, refer to?

A. Britains manifest destiny to colonize the world
B. the moral responsibility to bring civilization and Christianity to the peoples
of the world
C. the British need to improve technology and transportation in other parts
of the world
D. the importance of solving economic and social problems in England before
tackling the worlds problems
E. a Chartist sentiment

749. Which of the following best defines Utilitarianism?

A. a farming technique aimed at maximizing productivity with the fewest tools
B. a moral arithmetic, which states that all humans aim to maximize the
greatest pleasure to the greatest number
C. a critical methodology stating that all words have a single meaningful
function within a given piece of literature
D. a philosophy dictating that we should only keep what we use on a daily
E. a form of nonconformism

750. Which of the following discoveries, theories, and events
contributed to Victorians feeling less like they were a uniquely special,
central species in the universe and more isolated?

A. geology
B. evolution
C. discoveries in astronomy about stellar distances
D. all of the above
E. tractarianism

751. Which of the following contributed to the growing awareness in the
Late Victorian Period of the immense human, economic, and political costs of
running an empire?

A. the India Mutiny in 1857
B. the Boer War in the south of Africa
C. the Jamaica Rebellion in 1865
D. the Irish Question
E. all of the above

752. Which of the following authors promoted versions of socialism?

A. William Morris
B. John Ruskin
C. Edward FitzGerald
D. Karl Marx
E. all but c

753. Which best describes the general feeling expressed in literature
during the last decade of the Victorian era?

A. studied melancholy and aestheticism
B. sincere earnestness and Protestant zeal
C. raucous celebration mixed with self-congratulatory sophistication
D. paranoid introspection and cryptic dissent
E. all of the above

754. Which of the following acts were not passed during the Victorian

A. a series of Factory Acts
B. the Custody Act
C. the Womens Suffrage Act
D. the Married Womens Property Rights Acts
E. the Divorce and Matrimonial Causes Act

755. Which contemporary discussions on womens rights did Tennysons The
Princess address?

A. the grueling working conditions for women in textile factories
B. the debate on womens suffrage
C. the need to enlarge and improve educational opportunities for women,
resulting in the establishment of the first womens college in London
D. the question of monarchical succession and if a woman should hold royal
E. the establishment of a civil divorce court

756. Fill in the blanks from Tennysons The Princess.
Man for the field and woman for the _____:
Man for the sword and for the _____ she:
Man with the head and woman with the _____:
Man to command and woman to _____.

A. crop; scabbard; foot; agree
B. throne; scepter; soul; decree
C. school; scalpel; pen; set free
D. hearth; needle; heart; obey
E. field; sword; head; command

757. Which of the following Victorian writers regularly published their
work in periodicals?

A. Thomas Carlyle
B. Matthew Arnold
C. Charles Dickens
D. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
E. all of the above: (In addition to short fiction, most Victorian novels
appeared serialized in periodicals.)

758. What best describes the subject of most Victorian novels?

A. the representation of a large and comprehensive social world in realistic
B. a surrealist exploration of alternate states of consciousness
C. a mythic dream world
D. the attempt of a protagonist to define his or her place in society
E. a and d

759. Why did the novel seem a genre particularly well-suited to women?

A. It did not carry the burden of an august tradition like poetry.
B. It was a popular form whose market women could enter easily.
C. It was seen as a frivolous form where one shouldnt make serious statements
about society.
D. It often concerned the domestic world with which women were familiar.
E. all but c

760. What was the relationship between Victorian poets and the

A. The Romantics remained largely forgotten until their rediscovery by T. S.
Eliot in the 1920s.
B. The Victorians were disgusted by the immorality and narcissism of the
C. The Romantics were seen as gifted but crude artists belonging to a distant,
semi-barbarous age.
D. The Victorians were strongly influenced by the Romantics and experienced
a sense of belatedness.
E. The Victorians were aware of no distinction between themselves and the
Romantics; the distinction was only created by critics in the twentieth

761. Experimentation in which of the following areas of poetic
expression characterize Victorian poetry and allow Victorian poets to represent
psychology in a different way?

A. the use of pictorial description to construct visual images to represent the
emotion or situation of the poem
B. sound as a means to express meaning
C. perspective, as in the dramatic monologue
D. all of the above
E. none of the above: Victorians were not experimental in their poetry.

762. What type of writing did Walter Pater define as the special
and opportune art of the modern world?

A. the novel

B. nonfiction prose
C. the lyric
D. comic drama
E. transcripts of Parliamentary debates

763. What factors contributed to the increased popularity of nonfiction

A. a new market position for nonfiction writing and an exalted sense of the
didactic function of the writer
B. a Puritanical distrust of fictions and a thirst for trivia
C. the forbiddingly high cost of three-volume novels and the difficulty of
finding poetry in bookshops outside of London
D. the deconstruction of the truth-fiction dichotomy and an accompanying
relativistic sense that every opinion was of equal value
E. c and d

764. For what do Matthew Arnolds moral investment in nonfiction and
Walter Paters aesthetic investment together pave the way?

A. a renewed secularism in the twentieth century
B. modern literary criticism
C. latenineteenth-century and earlytwentieth-century satirical drama
D. the surrealist movement
E. none of the above: Victorian prose was mostly forgotten until recently and
had little impact on literature of or after its time.

765. Which of the following comic playwrights made fun of Victorian
values and pretensions?

A. W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
B. Oscar Wilde
C. George Bernard Shaw
D. Robert Corrigan
E. all but d


766. Which of the following phrases best
characterizes the late-nineteenth century aesthetic movement which widened the
breach between artists and the reading public, sowing the seeds of modernism?

A. art for intellects sake
B. art for Gods sake
C. art for the masses
D. art for arts sake
E. art for sale

767. What was the impact on literature of the Education Act of 1870,
which made elementary schooling compulsory?

A. the emergence of a mass literate population at whom a new mass-produced
literature could be directed
B. a new market for basic textbooks which paid better than sophisticated
novels or plays
C. a popular thirst for the classics, driving contemporary writers
to the margins
D. a, b and c
E. none of the above

768. Which text exemplifies the anti-Victorianism prevalent in the early
twentieth century?

A. Eminent Victorians
B. Jungle Books
C. Philistine Victorians
D. The Way of All Flesh
E. both a and d

769. With which enormously influential perspective or practice is the
early-twentieth-century thinker Sigmund Freud associated?

A. eugenics
B. psychoanalysis
C. phrenology
D. anarchism
E. all of the above

770. Which thinker had a major impact on early-twentieth-century
writers, leading them to re-imagine human identity in radically new ways?

A. Sigmund Freud
B. Sir James Frazer
C. Immanuel Kant
D. Friedrich Nietzsche
E. all but c

771. Which scientific or technological advance did not take place in the
first fifteen years of the twentieth century?

A. Albert Einsteins theory of relativity
B. wireless communication across the Atlantic
C. the creation of the internet
D. the invention of the airplane
E. the mass production of cars

772. Which best describes the imagist movement, exemplified in the work
of T. E. Hulme and Ezra Pound?

A. a poetic aesthetic vainly concerned with the way words appear on the page
B. an effort to rid poetry of romantic fuzziness and facile emotionalism,
replacing it with a precision and clarity of imagery
C. an attention to alternate states of consciousness and uncanny imagery
D. the resurrection of Romantic poetic sensibility
E. a neo-platonic poetics that stresses the importance of poetry aiming to
achieve its ideal form

773. What characteristics of seventeenth-century Metaphysical poetry
sparked the enthusiasm of modernist poets and critics?

A. its intellectual complexity
B. its union of thought and passion
C. its uncompromising engagement with politics
D. a and b
E. a,b, and c

774. In the 1930s, younger writers such as W. H. Auden were more _______
but less _______ than older modernists such as Eliot and Pound.

A. popular; reverenced
B. brash; confident
C. radical; inventive
D. anxious; haunting
E. spiritual; orthodox

775. Which poet could be described as part of The Movement
of the 1950s?

A. Thom Gunn
B. Dylan Thomas
C. Pablo Picasso
D. Philip Larkin
E. both a and d

776. Which British dominion achieved independence in 1921-22, following
the Easter Rising of 1916?

A. the southern counties of Ireland
B. Canada
C. Ulster
D. India
E. Ghana

777. Which of the following writers did not come from Ireland?

A. W. B. Yeats
B. James Joyce
C. Seamus Heaney
D. Oscar Wilde
E. none of the above; all came from Ireland

778. Which phrase indicates the interior flow of thought employed in
high-modern literature?

A. automatic writing
B. confused daze
C. total recall
D. stream of consciousness
E. free association

779. Which of the following is not associated with high modernism in the

A. stream of consciousness
B. free indirect style
C. irresolute open endings
D. the mythical method
E. narrative realism

780. Which novel did T. S. Eliot praise for utilizing a new
mythical method in place of the old narrative method
and demonstrates the use of ancient mythology in modernist fiction to think
about making the modern world possible for art?
A. Virginia Woolfs The Waves
B. Joseph Conrads Heart of Darkness
C. James Joyces Finnegans Wake
D. E. M. Forsters A Passage to India
E. James Joyces Ulysses

781. Who wrote the dystopian novel Nineteen-Eighty-Four in which
Newspeak demonstrates the heightened linguistic self-consciousness of modernist
A. George Orwell
B. Virginia Woolf
C. Evelyn Waugh
D. Orson Wells
E. Aldous Huxley

782. Which of the following novels display postwar nostalgia for past
imperial glory?
A. E. M. Forsters A Passage to India
B. Jean Rhyss Wide Sargasso Sea
C. Joseph Conrads Heart of Darkness
D. Paul Scotts Staying On
E. c and d

783. When was the ban finally lifted on D. H. Lawrences novel Lady
Chatterleys Lover, written in 1928.
A. 1930
B. 1945
C. 1960
D. 2000
E. The ban has not yet been formally lifted.

784. Which of the following was originally the Irish Literary Theatre?
A. the Irish National Theatre
B. the Globe Theatre
C. the Independent Theatre
D. the Abbey Theatre
E. both a and d

785. What did T. S. Eliot attempt to combine, though not very
successfully, in his plays Murder in the Cathedral and The Cocktail Party?
A. regional dialect and political critique
B. religious symbolism and society comedy
C. iambic pentameter and sexual innuendo
D. witty paradoxes and feminist diatribe
E. all of the above

786. How did one critic sum up Samuel Becketts Waiting for Godot?
A. nothing happens-twice
B. political correctness gone mad
C. kitchen sink drama
D. angry young men
E. better than Cats

787. What event allowed mainstream theater companies to commission and perform work that was politically, socially, and sexually controversial without fear of censorship?
A. the abolition of the Lord Chamberlains office in 1968
B. the illegal performance of work by Howard Brenton and Edward Bond
C. the collapse of liberal humanist consensus in the late 1960s
D. the foundation of the Field Day Theater Company in 1980
E. the establishment of the Abbey Theater

788. Which of the following has been a significant development in British theater since the abolition of censorship in 1968?
A. the rise of workshops and the collaborative ethos
B. the emergence of a major cohort of women dramatists
C. the diversifying impact of playwrights from the former colonies
D. the death of the musical
E. all but d

789. What did Henry James describe as loose baggy monsters?

A. novels
B. plays
C. the English
D. publishers
E. his trousers

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