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Jul 26, 2017

English- MCQ, Part 4

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 Shakespeare's first play?
a)King Lear
b)Henry VIc)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 1616b)25th April 1616,
c)28th April 1616
d)30th April 1616

225)Shakespeare died at the age of

226)How many times suicide occurs in Shakespeare's plays?


227)The line "To be or not to be" comes from which play?
b)Twelfth Night
c)A Midsummer Night's dream

228) Was the Globe…
a) A Roman Amphitheater.
b) An Elizabethan Theater.c) An Elizabethan sports stadium.
d) A famous map of the world.

229)Is there is a monument of Shakespeare in Stratford today?

230)Which of these was not one of Shakespeare's plays?
a)Titus Andronicus
b)The Tempest
d)Shakespeare in love

231)Which famous Shakespeare play does the quote,"My salad days, when I was green in judgment." come from?
a)Antony and Cleopatra b)Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
c)The Winters Tale
d)The Merry Wives of Windsor

232)Which famous Shakespeare play does the quote,"Neither a borrower nor a lender be" come from?
b)Hamletc)Titus Andronicus
d)Pericles, Prince of Tyre

233)Which famous Shakespeare play does the quote "How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child!" come from?
a)King Lear
b)As You Like It
c)The Famous History of the Life of King Henry VIII
d)The Life and Death of King John

234)In what year was the First Folio published?


235)What nationality was Shakespeare?


236)In which century was Shakespeare born?

a)16th b)14th

237)which famous Shakespeare play does the quote "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers" come from?

a)The Merry Wives of Windsor
b)Othello, the Moor of Venice
c)Pericles, Prince of Tyre
d)King Henry the Sixth, Part II
238)Which river is associated with Shakespeare's birth place?

a)The Thames
b)The Avonc)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 Shakespeare's plays are classified as histories?

a) 7
b) 10c) 14
d) 18

241)The group of four plays known as the "major tetralogy" is:

a) Richard III, King John, Henry VIII, 1 Henry VI
b) 1 Henry VI, 2 Henry VI, 3 Henry VI, Richard III
c) King John, Henry V, Richard II, Richard III
d) Richard II, 1 Henry IV, 2 Henry IV, Henry V 

242)In 1613 the Globe Theater burned down during a production of which play?

a) King John
b) Richard II
c) Henry VIIId) Henry V


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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 Hamlet's cup.

Who does Polonius send to spy on Laertes in Paris?
a) Francisco
b) Gorgonzola
c) Reynaldo
d) Samson

251)Who is Voltimand?
a) Ambassador to the King of Norway from the King of Denmark
b) Hamlet's cousin
c) Ambassador to the King of Denmark from the King of Norway
d) Assassin in the service of Fortinbras

252)What poison does Claudius pour into the ear of Hamlet's father, causing his death?
a) Burdock
b) Hebenon
c) Baneberry
d) Hemlock

253)How many soliloquies does Hamlet deliver?



254)In which country is Macbeth set?

a) Spain
b) Denmark
c) Scotland
d) Canada

255)Who is traveling with Macbeth when he first encounters the Three Witches?
a) Macduff
b) Mercutio
c) Lady Macbeth
d) Banquo

256)At the beginning of the play, the Scots are at war with which country?

a) Norway
b) Prussia
c) Iceland
d) Poland

257)Macbeth hires assassins to murder Banquo's son, named...
a) Angus
b) Ross
c) Fleance
d) Lennox

258)How does Lady Macbeth explain her husband's wild behavior at the banquet?

a) She tells the guests that Banquo's ghost is haunting Macbeth.
b) She tells the guests that Macbeth has had too much to drink.
c) She informs the guests that Macbeth is ill.d) She reveals that Macbeth is overcome with grief over the death of Duncan.

259)Which of the following is not an apparition shown to Macbeth by the Witches:
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) Shakespeare"s father died in:
a) 1600
b) 1601c) 1602
d) 1603

262) Shakespeare joined the Chamber lain's Men Theatrical Company as a:
a) Actor and playwright
b) Playwright and poet
c)Playwright and writerd)None of above

263) How many from his plays were published in his lifetime:
a) Only sixteen
b) Only seventeen
c) Only eighteen
d) Only nineteen

264) In which year Globe theater got fire and destroyed?

265)Shakespeare dedicated his long narrative poem Venus and Adonis to---------------.
a) Henry Wriothesley, the third earl of Southampton
b) Thomas Wriothesley,forth earl of 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 plague?
a) 1592
b) 1593c) 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) 1597d) 15598

269) In 1599 which famous actor and his brother Cuthbert set a new playhouse on the Bank side,
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called the Globe?
a) Augustine Phillipps
b) John Heimnge
c) Henry Condell
d) Richard Burbage

270) In Shakespeare's literary output, the period 1604-1608 is the period of:
a) Comedy plays
b) Historical plays
c) Great Tragedies
d) None of above

271) "Under the green wood tree" is a song in:
a) Love's labour's lost
b) As you like itc) A mid Summer night's dream
d) Much ado about nothing

272) :Triumph, my Britain, thou hast one to show
To whom all scenes of Europe homage 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 character's 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 Shakespeare's plays?
a) Othello
b) Macbeth
c) Hamletd)King Lear

275) Following are the lines of:
"I'm your wife if you marry me
If not, I'll die your maid to be your fellow
You may deny me, but I'll be your servant Whether you deny or not".

a) Hamlet
b) Romeo and Juliet
c) Tempestd) Othello

276) Which of the following are characters of "Much ado about nothing":
a) Hero, Borachio, Antonio, Claudio, Leonatob) 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 night's dream, Much ado about nothing, Henry 6 part three.
b)A mid summer night's dream,Romeo and Juliet, As you like it, King Lear,Pericles.
c)All's well that ends well, The tempest, As you like it, As you like it,A mid summer night's dream,Much ado about nothing.d)King Lear, Macbeth, Othello, Measure for measure, Henry 8, Romeo and Juliet.

278)Who was killed by Hamlet unintentionally?
a) Leartus
b)Poloniusc) 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?
"What's Montague? It is nor hand nor foot,
Nor arm nor face, nor any other part
Belonging to a man, O be some other name!
What's in a name?
That which we call a rose
By any other word would smell as sweet,"
a) Desdemona
b) Julietc) Rosalind
d) Hero

281) Who is the second attending gentlewoman on Hero? Ursula and_________.
a) Margaretb) 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 nightd) As you like it

283) Which of the following play was written in 1601?
a) Othello
b) Hamletc) King Lear
d) Macbeth

284) "Antony and Cleopatra" and "Macbeth" was in:
a) 1606b)1607

285) Which of the following was written first:
a) Henry sixb) Henry seven
c) Henry five
d) None of above

286) Which of the following are King Lear's daughters?
a) Desdemona, Goneril and Cordelia
b) Goneril, Ophelia and Regan
c)Goneril, Regan and Cordeliad) Regan, Cordelia and Beatrice

287) Shakespeare wrote _____ plays?
a) 32
b) 34
c) 36d) 38

288) With the accession of King James to the English throne, Lord Chamberlain's Man was renamed:

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a) King Lear
b) Gentleman
c) King's Mand) None of above

290) Uneasy lies the head that_____( King Henry four, part two):
a) Wears a crownb) Wears a hat
c) Wears a wig
d) none of these

291) The epigraph of The Waste Land is borrowed from?
(A) Virgil
(B) Fetronius
(C) Seneca
(D) Homer

292. Who called ‘The Waste Land ‘a music of ideas’?
(A) Allen Tate(B) J. C. Ransom
(C) I. A. Richards
(D) F. R Leavis

293. T. S. Eliot has borrowed the term ‘Unreal City’ in the first and third
sections from?
(A) Baudelaire
(B) Irving Babbit
(C) Dante(D) Laforgue

294. Which of the following myths does not figure in The Waste
(A) Oedipus
(B) Grail Legend of Fisher King
(C) Philomela
(D) Sysyphus
295. Joe Gargery is Pip’s?
(A) brother
(B) brother-in-Jaw
(C) guardian
(D) cousin

296. Estella is the daughter of?
(A) Joe Gargery
(B) Abel Magwitch .
(C) Miss Havisham
(D) Bentley Drumnile

297. Which book of John Ruskin influenced Mahatma Gandhi?
(A) Sesame and Lilies
(B) The Seven Lamps of Architecture
(C) Unto This Last
(D) Fors Clavigera

298. Graham Greene’s novels are marked by?
(A) Catholicism
(B) Protestantism
(C) Paganism
(D) Buddhism

299. One important feature of Jane Austen’s style is?
(A) boisterous humour
(B) humour and pathos
(C) subtlety of irony
(D) stream of consciousness

300. The title of the poem ‘The Second Coming’ is taken from?
(A) The Bible(B) The Irish mythology
(C) The German mythology
(D) The Greek mythology

301. The main character in Paradise Lost Book I and Book II is?
(A God
(B) Satan(C) Adam
(D) Eve

302. In Sons and Lovers, Paul Morel’s mother’s name is?
(D) Emily

303. The twins in Lord of the Flies are?
(A)Ralph and Jack
(B) Simon and Eric
(C) Ralph and Eric
(D) Simon and Jack

304.Mr. Jaggers, in Great Expectations, is a
(A) lawyer
(B) postman
(D) School teacher

305. What does ‘I’ stand for in the following line?
‘To Carthage then I came’
(A) Buddha
(B) Tiresias
(C) Smyrna Merchant
(D) Augustine

306. The following lines are an example……… of image.
‘The river sweats
Oil and tar’
(A) visual
(B) kinetic
(C) erotic
(D) sensual

307. Which of the following novels has the sub-title ‘A Novel Without a Hero’?
(A) Vanity Fair
(B) Middlemarch
(C) Wuthering Heights
(D) Oliver Twist

308. In ‘Leda and the Swan’, who wooes Leda in guise of a swan?
(A) Mars
(B) Hercules
(C) Zeus
(D) Bacchus

309. Who invented the term ‘Sprung 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. Hamlet’s famous speech ‘To be,or not to be; that is the question’
occurs in?
(A) Act II, Scene I
(B) Act III, Scene III
(C) Act IV, Scene III
(D) Act III, Scene I
313. Identify the character in The Tempest who is referred to as an honest old counselor
(A) Alonso
(B) Ariel
(C) Gonzalo(D) Stephano

314. What is the sub-title of the play Twelfth Night?
(A) Or, What is you Will
(B) Or, What you Will(C) Or, What you Like It
(D) Or, What you Think

315. Which of the following plays of Shakespeare, according to T. S.
Eliot, is ‘artistic failure’?
(A) The Tempest
(B) Hamlet(C) Henry IV, Pt I
(D) Twelfth Night

316. Who is Thomas Percy in Henry IV, Pt I?
(A) Earl of Northumberland
(B) Earl of March
(C) Earl of Douglas
(D) Earl of Worcester

317. Paradise Lost was originally written 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?
(A)Mexico(B) Italy
(D) Germany

323. Which of the following is Golding’s first novel?
(A) The Inheritors
(B) Lord of the Flies(C) Pincher Martin
(D) Pyramid

324.Identify the character who is a supporter of Women’s Rights in Sons and Lovers?
(A) Mrs. Morel(B) Annie
(C) Miriam
(D) Clara Dawes

325. Vanity Fair is a novel by?
(A) Jane Austen
(B) Charles Dickens
(C) W. M. Thackeray(D) Thomas Hardy

326. Shelley’s Adonais is an elegy on the death of?
(A) Milton
(B) Coleridge
(C) Keats(D) Johnson

327. Which of the following is the first novel of D. H. Lawrence?
(A) The White Peacock(B) The Trespasser
(C) Sons and Lovers
(D) Women in Love

328. In the poem ‘Tintern Abbey’, ‘dearest friend’ refers to?
(A) Nature
(B) Dorothy(C) Coleridge
(D) Wye

329. Who, among the following, is not the second generation of British
(A) Keats
(B) Wordsworth(C) Shelley
(D) Byron

330. Which of the following poems of Coleridge is a ballad?
(A) Work Without Hope
(B) Frost at Midnight
(C) The Rime of the Ancient Mariner(D) Youth and Age

331. Identify the writer who was expelled from Oxford for circulating a pamphlet—
(A) P. B. Shelley(B) Charles Lamb
(C) Hazlitt
(D) Coleridge

332. Keats’s Endymion is dedicated to?
(A) Leigh Hunt(B) Milton
(C) Shakespeare
(D) Thomas Chatterton

333. The second series of Essays of Elia by Charles Lamb was published in?
(A) 1823
(B) 1826
(C) 1834
(D) 1833

334. Which of the following poets does not belong to the ‘Lake School’?

 (A) Keats
(B) Coleridge
(C) Southey
(D) Wordsworth

335.Who, among the following writers, was not educated at Christ’s Hospital School,
(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 Poetry’?
(A) Tennyson
(8) Charles Lamb
(C) Lockhart
(D) T. S. Eliot
337. Tennyson’s poem ‘In Memoriam’was written in memory of?
(A) A. H. Hallam
(B) Edward King
(C) Wellington
(D) P. B. Shelley

338. Who, among the following, is not connected with the Oxford Movement?
(A) Robert Browning
(B) John Keble
(C) E. B. Pusey(D) J. H. Newman

339. Identify the work by Swinburne which begins “when the hounds of spring are on winter’s traces..”?
(A) Chastelard
(B) A Song of Italy
(C) Atalanta in Calydon
(D) Songs before Sunrise

340. Carlyle’s work On Heroes, Hero Worship and the Heroic in History is a course of?
(A) six lectures
(B) five lectures
(C) four lectures
(D) seven lectures

341. Who is praised as a hero by Carlyle in his lecture on the ‘Hero as King’?
(A) Johnson
(B) Cromwell(C) Shakespeare
(D) Luther

342. Identify the work by Ruskin which began as a defence of contemporary landscape artist especially Turner?
(A) The Stones of Venice
(B) The Two Paths
(C) The Seven Lamps of Architecture
(D) Modem Painters
343. The term ‘the Palliser Novels’ is used to describe the political novels of?
(A) Charles Dickens
(B) Anthony Trollope
(C) W. H. White
(D) B. Disraeli
344. Identify the poet, whom Queen Victoria, regarded as the perfect poet of ‘love and loss’—
(A) Tennyson
(B) Browning
(C) Swinburne
(D) D. G. Rossetti
345. A verse form using stanza of eight lines, each with eleven syllables, is known as?
(A) Spenserian Stanza
(B) Ballad
(C) Ottava Rima(D) Rhyme Royal

346. Identify the writer who first used blank verse in English poetry?
(A) Sir Thomas Wyatt
(B) William Shakespeare
(C) Earl of Surrey
(D) Milton

347. The Aesthetic Movement which blossomed during the 1880s was not influenced by?
(A) The Pre-Raphaelites
(B) Ruskin
(C) Pater
(D) Matthew Arnold

348. Identify the rhetorical figure used in the following line of Tennyson “Faith un-faithful kept him falsely true.”
(A) Oxymoron
(B) Metaphor
(C) Simile
(D) Synecdoche

349. W. B. Yeats used the phrase ‘the artifice of eternity’ in his poem?
(A) Sailing to Byzantium
(B) Byzantium
(C) The Second Coming
(D) Leda and the Swan

350. Who is Pip’s friend in London?
(A) Pumblechook
(B) Herbert Pocket
(C) Bentley Drummle
(D) Jaggers

351. Who is Mr. Tench in The Power and the Glory?
(A) A teacher
(B) A clerk
(C) A thief
(D) A dentist

352. ‘Brevity is the soul of wit’ is a quotation from?
(A) Milton
(B) William Shakespeare
(C) T. S. Eliot
(D) Ruskin
353. “Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and ale.” Who speaks the lines given above in Twelfth Night?
(A) Duke Orsino
(B) Malvolio
(C) Sir Andrew Aguecheek
(D) Sir Toby Belch

354. In Paradise Lost, Book I, Satan is the embodiment of Milton’s?
(A) Sense of injured merit
(B) Hatred of tyranny
(C) Spirit of revolt
(D) All these

355. Who calls poetry “the breadth and finer spirit of all knowledge”?
(A) Wordsworth
(B) Shelley
(C) Keats
(D) Coleridge

356. Twelfth Night opens with the speech of?
(B) Duke
(D) Malvolio

357. What was the cause of William’s death in Sons and Lovers?
(A) An accident
(B) An overdose of morphia
(C) Suicide
(D) Pneumonia

358. Which poem of Coleridge is an opium dream?
(A) Kubla Khan
(B) Christabel
(C) The Ancient Mariner
(D) Ode on the Departing Year

359. Which stanza form did Shelley use in his famous poem ‘Ode to the West Wind’?
(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) Claudius’s son
(B) Son to the king of Norway
(C) Ophelia’s lover
(D) Hamlet’s Mend

365. How many soliloquies are spoken by Hamlet in the play Hamlet?
A) Nine
(b) Five
(c )Seven
(D) Three

366. “The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.” The above lines have been taken from?
(A) The Waste Land
(B) Tintern Abbey
(C) The Second Coming
(D) Prayer for My Daughter

367.William Morel in Sons and Lovers is drawn after?
(A) Lawrence’s father
(B) Lawrence’s brother
(C) Lawrence himself
(D) None of these

368. The most notable characteristic of Keats’ poetry is?
(A) Satire
(B) Sensuality
(C) Sensuousness
(D) Social reform

369. The key-note of Browning’s philosophy of life is?
(A) agnosticism
(B) optimism
(C) pessimism
(D) skepticism

370. The title of Carlyle’s ‘Sartor Resartus’ means?
(A) Religious Scripture
(B) Seaside Resort
(C) Tailor Repatched
(D) None of these

371. “Epipsychidion” is composed by?
(A) Coleridge
(B) Wordsworth
(C) Keats
(D) Shçlley

372. “The better part of valour is discretion” occurs in Shakespeare’s—?
(A) Hamlet
(B) Twelfth Night
(C) The Tempest
(D) Henry IV, Pt I

373. Epic similes are found in which work of John Milton?
(A) Paradise Lost
(B) Sonnets
(C) Lycidas
(D) Areopagitica

374. Identify the writer who used a pseudonym, Michael Angelo Titmarsh, for much of his early work?
(A) Charles Dickens
(B) W. M. Thackeray
(C) Graham Greene
(D) D. H. Lawrence

375. Pride and Prejudice was originally a youthful work entitled?
(A)‘Last Impressions’
(B)‘False Impressions’
(C)‘First Impressions’
(D)‘True Impressions’

376. Identify the novel in which the character of Charlotte Lucas figures
(A) Great Expectations
(B) The Power and the Glory
(C) Lord of the Flies
(D) Pride and Prejudice

377  ‘There’s a special providence in the fall of a sparrow.”
The line given above occurs in
(A) Hamlet
(B) Henry IV, Pt I
(C) The Tempest
(D) Twelfth Night

378. Who said that Shakespeare in his comedies has only heroines and no heroes?
(A) Ben Jonson
(B) John Ruskin
(C) Thomas Carlyle
(D) William Hazlitt

379. Sir John Falstaff is one of Shakespeare’s greatest?
(A) comic figures
(B) historical figures
(C) romantic figures
(D) tragic figures

380. That Milton was of the Devil’s party without knowing it, was said by?
(B) Eliot
(D) Shelley

381. Who called Shelley ‘a beautiful and ineffectual angel beating in the void his luminous wings in vain’?
(A) Walter Pater
(B) A. C. Swinburne
(C) Matthew Arnold
(D) T. S. Eliot

382. Essays of Ella are?
(A) full of didactic sermonising
(B) practically autobiographical fragments
(C) remarkable for their aphoristic style
(D) satirical and critical

383. The theme of Tennyson’s Poem ‘The Princess’ is?
(A) Queen Victoria’s coronation
(B) Industrial Revolution
(C) Women’s Education and Rights
(D) Rise of Democracy

384. Thackeray’s “Esmond” is a novel of historical realism capturing the spirit of?
(A) the Medieval age
(B) the Elizabethan age
(C) the age of Queen Anne
(D) the Victorian age

385. Oedipus Complex is?
(A) a kind of physical ailment
(B) a kind of vitamin
(C)a brother’s attraction towards his sister
(D) a son’s 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 Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is a?
(A) Picaresque novel
(B) Gothic novel
(C) Domestic novel
(D) Historical novel

390. ‘Heaven lies about us in our infancy’. This line occurs in the poem?
(A) Immortality Ode
(B) Tintern Abbey
(C) The Second Coming
(D) Leda and the Swan

391. Wordsworth calls himself ‘a Worshipper of Nature’ in his
(A) Immortality Ode
(B) Tintern Abbey
(C) The Prelude
(D) The Solitary Reaper

392. When Wordsworth’s ‘Immortality Ode’ was first published in
1802, it had only?
(A) Stanzas I to IV
(B) Stanzas I toV
(C) Stanzas I to VI
(D) Stanzas I to VII

393. Which method of narration has been employed by Dickens in his novel “Great Expectations”?
(A) Direct or epic method
(B) Documentary method
(C) Stream of Consciousness technique
(D) Autobiographical method

394. Who said ‘Keats was a Greek’?
(A) Wordsworth
(B) Coleridge
(C) Lamb
(D) Shelley

395. D. G. Rossetti was a true literary
descendant of?
(A) Keats
(B) Byron
(C) Shelley
(D) Wordsworth

396. To which character in Hamlet does the following description apply?
“The tedious wiseacre who meddles his way to his doom.”
(A) Claudius
(B) Hamlet
(C) Polonius
(D) Rosencrantz

46. Browning’s famous poem ‘Rabbi Ben Ezra’ is included in?
(A) Dramatis Personae
(B) Dramatic Idyls
(C) Asolando
(D) Red Cotton Night-Cap Country

397. S. T. Coleridge was an Associate 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 Expectations”?
(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 Shakespeare’s 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. Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Pt I contains his?
(A) senecan attitude
(B) patriotism
(C) love of nature
(D) platonic ideals

Plays by Shakespeare..


All's Well That Ends Well
As You Like It
Comedy of Errors
Love's Labour's Lost
Measure for Measure
Merchant of Venice
Merry Wives of Windsor
Midsummer Night's Dream
Much Ado about Nothing
Taming of the Shrew
Twelfth Night
Two Gentlemen of Verona
Winter's Tale


Henry IV, Part I
Henry IV, Part II
Henry V
Henry VI, Part I
Henry VI, Part II
Henry VI, Part III
Henry VIII
King John
Richard II
Richard III


Antony and Cleopatra
Julius Caesar
King Lear
Romeo and Juliet
Timon of Athens
Titus Andronicus
Troilus and Cressida

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411) Which of the following is the earliest comedy of Shakespeare?
a) A mid summer night's dream
b) Much ado about nothing
c)As you like it
d)Love's labour's lost

412) "Twelfth night" is a:
b) Comedy
c) Problem play
d) Both a and b

413) Who was villain in Othello?
a) Claudius
b) Iago
c) Egeus
d) None of above

414) Which of the following are tragedies of Shakespeare?
a) Hamlet, Othello and Troilus and 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 Othellob) 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 twoc) Henry 6 part one
d) Henry 4 part one

423) "I have no other but a woman's reason
I think him so, because I think him so"
Which of Shakespeare's play contain above lines?
a) The two gentle men of Verona
b) Merry wives of Windsor
c) The noble Kinsman
d) Measure for measure

424)" What piece of work is a man
How noble in reason, how infinite in 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 Hamlet's which act?
a) act 1 scene two
b) act 2 scene twoc) act 3 scene two
d) act 4 scene two

425) Which of the following is Hamlet's mother?
a) Beatrice
b) Margaret
c) Gertruded) Rosalind

426) Following are the characters of:
Apemantus, Alcibiades, Flavius, Lucullus, Sempronius
a) Coriolanus
b) Cymbeline
c) Timon of Athensd) Winter's 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) 5d) 6

429) Which of Shakespeare's play is his only play that has never been adopted for film or Television?
a) Taming of the Shrew
b) The two Noble Kinsmen
c) Troilus and Cressida
d) Cymbeline

430) Which of Shakespeare's play features Sir John Falstaff?
a) The merry wives of Windsorb) 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 Gulliver’s Travells by Jonathan Swift.
1749 Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
1766 The Vicar of wakefield by Goldsmith
1719 Rabinson crusoe by Defoe.
1728 Beggar’s opera by Gay.
1712 The Rape of The Lock by Pope.
1740 Pamela by Richardson.

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English Rulers

1702-1714 Anne
1714-27 George
I1727-1760 George II


1667-1745 Jonathan Swift
1668-1744 Alexander Pope
1689-1761 Samuel Richardson
1707-1754 Henry Fielding
1728-1774 Oliver Goldsmith
1672-1719 Joseph Addison
1716-1771 Thomas Gray
1721-59 Collins
1700-48 Thomson
1731-1800 Cowper
1709-84 Dr. Johnson

Major Historical and Literary Events

1668. Dryden Made poet Laureate
1668. Dryden's "Essay of Dramatic Poesy."
1671 Paradise Regained, Samson Agonistes by Milton.
1670. Dryden's"Conquest ofGranada."
1671. The " Rehearsal."
1672. Wycherley's" Love in aWood."
1675. Wycherley's"Country Wife."
1677. Dryden's "All for Love."
1677. Wycherley's "Plain Dealer."
1678. The Pilgrim’s Progress by Bunyan.
1678. All for Love by Dryden.
1678. Third part of " Hudibras."
1680. Gilbert Burnet's " Account ofthe Life and Death of the Earl of Rochester."
1681. Dryden's "Absalom and Achitophel."
1682. Dryden's "The Medal,""Mac Flecknoe," and" Religio Laici."
1686. Dryden joined the Church of Rome.
1686. Dryden's poem "To the Memory of Miss Anne Killegrew."
1687. Dryden's" Hind and Panther."
1687. Sir Isaac Newton's " Principia."
1688. James II flees
1688. Glorious Revolution
1689. Thomas Shadwell, made poet Laureate.
1689. Dryden's" Don Sebastian."

1689. Burnet appointed Bishop of Salisbury.
1691. Tillotson appointed Archbishopof Canterbury.
1692. Locke made Secretary ofProsecutions.
1693. Congreve's" Old Bachelor."
1694. Dryden's" Love Triumphant."
1694. Congreve's" Double Dealer."
1695. Congreve's" Love for Love."
1697. Dryden's translation of " Virgil-"
1697. Congreve's "Mourning Bride."
1698. Jeremy Collier's " Short View."
1699. Dryden's" Fables."
1700. Congreve's "Way of the World."
1706. Farquhar's"Recruiting Officer."
1707. Farquhar's "Beaux Stratagem."
1759. Butler's " Genuine Prose Remains" published.
1775. Sheridan's " The Rivals," " St. Patrick's Day,: and" The Duenna."
1777. Sheridan's " School for Scandal."
1779. Sheridan's "The Critic."
1780. Sheridan became a Member of 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 Milton
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 Milton’s Nativity Ode.
1631 Herbert’s Temple
1633 Milton’s L’Allegro, II Penserose.
1637 Milton’s Lycidas
1642 Thomas Browne’s Religio Medici

1644 Milton's "Areopagitica." English poet and writer John Milton publishes “Areopagita,” an essay espousing freedom of the press. Milton writes the piece in response to the censorship that is rampant in England at the time.
1659 Dryden’s The Death of Cromwell
1660 Samuel Pepys begins his diary.

1667 Milton's "Paradise Lost." English poet John Milton completes his epic poem Paradise Lost in 1674 after becoming blind. The work, which tells the story of Lucifer’s rebellion in heaven and Adam’s fall, is an extended meditation on humanity’s relationship with God, human nature, and the meaning of life. It is considered one of the masterpieces of world literature.

1678. Bunyan's"Pilgrim's Progress." English Puritan John Bunyan writes the religious allegory Pilgrim's Progress in 1678. The work, generally considered a masterpiece in Christian and English literature, describes the journey of the central character, named Christian, through life to eventual salvation.

Rulers of English Throne
1625-49 Charles I
1649-60 Commonwealth the 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 Maryb)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 Churchb)The Roman Catholic Church
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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 underwearc)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 pursue?

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 horsed)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 growing--and the most prominent of all was London. While Londoners were considered wealthy and arrogant, the city was begrimed, filthy, and infested with vermin. Where did people primarily dispose of their trash and wastes?

a)Dump sites in the nearby country
b)The streetsc)The underground drains
d)Designated "trash" areas

446)Elizabethans were notoriously superstitious. They feared witches, believed in magical animals, and sought good luck charms. What "science" did they utilize in trying to predict and control the future?

447)The fine arts flourished in Elizabethan England. William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, and Edmund Spenser were some of the more famous playwrights and poets of the time. Drama, music, songs, and art were popular with noblemen and commoners alike. Exploring certain topics, however, was considered taboo in any art form. What was a strictly forbidden subject?

b)Criticism of the queenc)Murder

448)Staying alive was a difficult task for Elizabethans. Disease, infection, poverty, childbirth, and occupational accidents could all result in one's untimely demise. Most people never reached the age of fifty. When an Elizabethan died, intricate rituals were followed. What was NOT a funeral custom?

a)Long processionals
b)Mourning clothes
c)Strict simplicityd)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 Elizabeth's close circle of advisers called?

(a) The Star Chamber
(b) Parliament
(c) The Privy Council(d) The Cabinet

452) Which of the following is a ceremony in which a sovereign is officially crowned?
(A) Investiture
(B) Invocation
(C) Gala
(D) Coronation
453)Which country believed it had an "Invincible Armada" before 1588?
(a) France
(b) England
(c) Spain(d) The Netherlands

454)What type of non-rhymed poetry did Christopher Marlowe pioneer?

(a) Blank verse(b) The sonnet
(c) Trochaic Heptameter
(d) Free-flow verse

455)Elizabeth and Mary I belonged to what royal family?
(a) Windsor
(b) Stuart
(c) Tudor(d) Plantagenet

456) Which English king had several of his wives killed in his obsessive quest for a male heir?

(a) Edward VI
(b) Richard III
(c) George III
(d) Henry VIII

457)What religion was Mary I?
(a) Catholic(b) Anglican
(c) Episcopalian
(d) Presbyterian

458)What religion was Mary Queen of 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

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(c) James I(d) Edward VI

461)Which of the following was Elizabeth known as?
(a) Unintelligent
(b) Rude
(c) Stingy(d) Fanatic

462)Which language did young Elizabeth learn in secret?
(a) French
(b) Gaelic
(c) Esperanto
(d) Welsh
463)Who was Edmund Spenser's patron?
(a) The Earl of Leicester(b) Elizabeth
(c) Lord Burleigh
(d) Francis Bacon

464)What was a favorite entertainment in Elizabeth's court?
(a) Swimming
(b) Gambling
(c) Jousting(d) Backgammon

465)Which of the following disciplines most fascinated Elizabeth?
(a) Philology
(b) Alchemy
(c) Zoology
(d) Astrology
466)Elizabeth's reign was longer than that of any other Tudor. When she died at the age of 69 in 1603, how many years had she reigned?

467)What was Elizabeth’s nickname for Sir Walter Raleigh?

468)The complex ranking system that Elizabethans believed ordered every single thing in the universe was known as:
a)The Great Order of Life
b)The Great Chain of Beingc)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 Reformationc)The Protestant Restoration
d)The Protestant Resolution

471)What is the name for a shift in tone or meaning of a sonnet
b)Voltac)Iambic Pentameter

Jacobean Era

472)In literature, some of Shakespeare's most powerful plays were written in that period (for example The Tempest, King Lear, and Macbeth), as well as powerful works by John Webster and ________.
a)William Shakespeare
b)Ben Jonsonc)Ben Jonson folios
d)English Renaissance theatre

473)What proceeded Jacobean era?
a)Elizabethan Era
b)Caroline erac)Victorian era
d)Jacobean Era

474)The Jacobean era ended with a severe economic depression in 1620–1626, complicated by a serious outbreak of ________ in London in 1625.
c)Bubonic plagued)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 erab)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
c)Masqued)A Midsummer Night's Dream
478)the first fire-breathing dragon in English literature occurs in which Old English epic poem.

c)Beowulfd)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 Johnsond)George Herbert

481)The foremost poet of Jacobean era was?
a)John Milton
b)Charles Bacon
c)John Donned)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) Englandc)Malaysia

>>>The foremost poets of the Jacobean era, Ben Jonson and John Donne, are regarded as the originators of two diverse poetic traditions—the Cavalier and the metaphysical.
English Literature(In General)

483) Literary divisions are not always exact, but we draw them because they are often convenient. The majority of English literary periods are named after:
a)The leading characteristic of the age
b)Monarchs or political eventsc)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.
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c)Middle English
487)Which work was published first?
a)Blake’s "Songs of Innocence"b)Mary Shelley’s "Frankenstein"
c)Lord Byron’s "Don Juan"
d)Sir Walter Scott’s "Ivanhoe"

488)Which of the following works was written before the all-important Battle of Hastings?
a)Beowulfb)Canterbury Tales
c)The Domesday Book
d)Sons and Lovers

489)Who wrote first?

a)George Eliot
b)Christopher Marlowe
c)Howard, Earl of Surreyd)William Shakespeare

490)Which work was completed last?
a)John Milton's "Paradise Lost"b)George Herbert's "The Temple"
c)William Shakespeare's "Tempest"
d)Ben Jonson's "Volpone"

491)One of these men did NOT write during the Restoration period. Who?
a)John Milton
b)Thomas Otway
c)Sir Walter Scottd)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 Hopkinsc)Elizabeth Barret Browning
d)Ted Hughes

494)This work was NOT originally published in the 20th Century.
a)Henry James's "The Ambassadors"
b)Thomas Hardy's "Tess of the D'Urbervilles"c)E.M. Forster's "A Room With A View"
d)Virginia Woolf's "Mrs. Dalloway"

495)Which poet did NOT write during the 16th century?
a)John Skelton
b)William Shakespeare
c)Sir Thomas Wyatt
d)Thomas Carew
496)Historical events often influence literature. Which of the following did NOT occur during the Restoration period?

a)Charles II was restored to the throne
b)The French Revolutionc)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 Agec)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 Periodc)The Jacobean Age
d)The Middle English Period

500)This work was written before the other three choices.

a)Bede's "An Ecclesiastical History of the English People"b)Julian of Norwhich's "Book of Showings"
c)Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales"
d)Sir Thomas More's "Utopia"

501)Which of the following writers would be an appropriate subject for a class on “The Literature of the British 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 as:
A) Caleron
B) Corneille
C) Couperin
D) Moliere
505)The first Englishwoman to earn her living as a playwright was:
A) Nell Gwynn
B) Aphra BehnC) Lady Teazle
D) Ann Hathaway
The Life Of John Milton(Caroline Period-The Renaissance)
506.In which city was Milton?

507. When was John Milton born?
a) 22 April 1600
b) 19 August 1604
c) 6 June 1606
d) 9 December 1608

508. Which school did Milton attend?
a)St Paul's
b)Christ's Hospital
c)Merchant Taylors'

509. Milton continued his studies at Cambridge. Which college of the university did he attend?
a) Pembroke College
b) Trinity College
c) Christ’s College
d) St. Xavier’s College

510. Edward King, a minor poet and a contemporary of Milton's at Cambridge, was drowned at sea in 1637. Milton wrote an elegy for him. What was the title of this poem?
a)lycidasb)Paradise Lost
c)Il penseroso

511. In 1638 and 1639 Milton traveled abroad. In which country did he spend most of the time?

512. How many times did Milton marry?
513. John Milton was 34 when he married Mary Powell. How old was she?
a) 48
b) 34
c) 22
d) 17

514. Milton was a royalist?

True or False

515. Which of the following works was NOT written by John Milton?

c)'Il Penseroso'
d)'Absolom and Achitophel'

516. In 1634 Milton wrote a masque. What's the name of that masque?
a)'Il Penseroso'
c)'Comus'd)'The Masque of Blackness'

517. Which of these words or usages did Milton NOT coin?
a)Space – used to mean “outer space”
518. Following parliament’s victory in the civil war, Milton was appointed to a position in Cromwell’s government in 1649. What was his title?
a)Heresy tsar
b)Poet laureate
c)Secretary to the Admiralty
d)Secretary for Foreign Tongues

519. As well as poetry, Milton published extensively on politics, philosophy and religion. Which of the following was NOT one of his works?

a)Of Prelatical Episcopacy
b)The Likeliest Means to Remove Hirelings from the Church
c)Of Practical Exorcisme
d)Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce
520. When did John Milton die?

a) 4 February 1702
b) 2 June 1700
c) 17 April 1688
d) 8 November 1674

521. "Milton, thou should'st be living at this hour. England hath need of thee." Indeed. But who was it, summoning his ghost?
a)Horatio Herbert Kitchener
b)William Blake
c)William Wordsworthd)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 Leavisb)Harold Bloom
c)William Empson
d)Mariella Frostrup
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Paradise Lost By John Milton
523. When was Paradise Lost published?
a) 1660
b) 1667c) 1658
d) 1654

524. "Paradise Lost" is considered a:
a) First Person Narrative
b)Short Story
c)Epic Poemd)Novel

525. Satan's name before he fell from heaven was:
526. 'Book 1' of 'Paradise Lost' presents Satan with his angels fallen into Hell. When recovered, Satan awakens all his legions and speaks to them. The first he addresses is described as 'one next to himself in power, and next in crime, long after known in Palestine'. What's the name of this fallen angel?

527. In 'Paradise Lost', which angel is ordered by God to drive Adam and Eve out of Paradise? Before he does so, he shows Adam a number of visions about the future of the human race, beginning with Cain murdering Abel and ending with the redemption of mankind through Christ. Who is this angel that has a large role in the finishing chapters of 'Paradise Lost'?

528. Milton's "unholy trinity" of characters includes:
a)Error, Temptation, and Satan
b)Sin, Death and Temptation
c)Sin, Temptation, and Satan
d)Satan, Sin, and Death
529. The battle between God's army and Satan's rebels in heaven lasted:
a)One day
b)Three daysc)Seven days
d)One hour

530. In the phrase, "thy seed shall bruise our foe," the "seed" refers to:
a)The Tree of Knowledge
c)Cane and Abel
d)Jesus Christ
531. In the phrase, "thy seed shall bruise our foe," "thy" refers to:
532. The two archangels who serve as generals in God's army are:
a)Michael and Gabrielb)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 chaind)Ladder

535. Sin was born out of Satan's:

535. Eve before the Fall might best be described as:
a)a feminist
b)uncomfortable with Adam
c)detailed oriented
d)a docile, vain creature
536. Throughout the poem, Satan transforms himself into many creatures. Which creature does Satan not turn into?
a)a mouseb)a cherub
c)a toad
d)a serpent

537. Who might be considered the friendliest and most sociable of all God's 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 God's creatures and plants

539. The reason for Satan's fall might best be described as:
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540. The reason for Eve's fall might best be described as:

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

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

543. The main reason for Adam's fall might best be described as:
b)love for Evec)pride

544. When God sees that Adam and Eve have disobeyed him, who does he send to "judge" them and the snake?
a)The Sonb)The Holy Ghost

545. Inspired by Satan's victory over man, Sin and Death construct:

a)a bridge from hell to heaven
b)a temple to welcome Satan back
c)a bridge from hell to earthd)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 otherd)Blame each other for their Fall

547. The Archangel Michael might best be described as:
a)Jealous and envious
c)Firm and militantd)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)Homer's epic poems
c)The Hebrew Bibled)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 rationalb)Chaotic
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 Milton’s 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 sheep’s 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 Lost?

(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) Heaven’s battle and Satan’s tragic fall
(C) The creation of the universe
(D) Adam and Eve’s disobedience

 Which devil is Satan’s 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 God’s 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 create?
(A) The Son
(B) Adam and Eve
(C) Computers
(D) He creates everything
571. Who does Milton name as his heavenly muse?
(A) Titania
(B) Urania(C) Virgil
(D) Michael

572. What does Eve do when she first becomes conscious?
(A) Go in search of her mate
(B) Talk to the animals
(C) Look at her reflection in a stream(D) Eat of the Tree of Knowledge

573.Who is the main protagonist of Paradise Lost?

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574.In how many books is Paradise Lost divided?


575.Which is the longest book?
a)Book X
b)Book VIII
c)Book IXd)Book I

576.In Books I-II, the rebels of Satan build the Pandemonium. What is it?
a)The forbidden fruit
b)The capital of Heaven
c)A beautiful garden
d)The capital of Hell

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 VIIb)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 Regainedd)Paradise Lost Again

583.who was the companion of Adam in paradise?

584.Who is "till wand'ring o'er the earth"?
a)Satan's associates

585. Who will fall through his own "fault"?

586.Who "headlong themselves they threw Down from the verge of Heav'n"?
a)Adam and Eve
b)Noah and the elephant
c)Rebel angelsd)Benjamin and Joseph

587. Who pondered, "How such united force of gods, how such As stood like these, could ever know repulse?"?

Who is described? "For dignity composed and high exploit: But all was false and hollow"

589. When was Paradise Lost published?
a) 1660
b) 1667c) 1658
d) 1654

590.When was Paradise Regained published?
a) 1671b) 1656
c) 1669
d) 1652

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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 greekd.french and greek

593.the word renaissance means
a.the rebirth of learning or knowledgeb.reading of books
c.the time of astronauts
d.the study of art

594.Which of the following techniques was NOT used in the Renaissance art?
595.what sparked the Renaissance?
a.The Feudal system was collapsingb.the "95 theses"
c.the Crusades
d.the Black Plague

596.who lost the most power during the renaissance?
a.Italian merchants 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 Lutherd) Alexander VI

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

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 peopleb)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 impactb)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 More's Utopia placed the blame for society's problems on
a)human nature
b)God's will
c)society itselfd)the Church

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607. In which century was Piers Plowman written?

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

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

610. In 1905, Virginia Woolf began to write for which publication?
a)The Time's Literary Supplementb)The Lady's Home Journal
c)Strand Magazine
d)Reader Magazine

611. Joyce's novel 'Ulysses' takes place over what period of time?
a)A week
b)24 hoursc)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 Chaucer's humour is its

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

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

617. Who wrote the poem 'The Seven Ages'?
a)John Milton
b)Geoffrey Chaucer
c)William Shakespeared)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
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)Gay's Beggar's Opera
b)Butler's Hudibras
c)Fielding's Jonathan Wild
d)Pope's Dunciad
Dryden's 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
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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
Oxfordians and Baconians

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

a)All knowledge is derived from experience.
Human perceptions are constructed and reflect structures of political power.
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?
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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
Ben Jonson
e)James Boswell

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

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

631. Horace's 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 poetry?
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
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)Etherege's The Man of Mode
b)Wycherley's The Country Wife
c)Behn's The Rover
d)Marlowe's Doctor Faustus
Congreve's 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
the coteries of plenty
d)the Pre-Raphaelites
e)the tattlers and spectators

639. Which work exposes the frivolity of fashionable London?
a)Defoe's Robinson Crusoe
b)Swift's Gulliver's Travels
c)Behn's Oroonoko
d)Richardson's Clarissa
e)Pope's 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
Covent Garden
e)Piccadilly Circus

641. With its forbidden themes of incest, murder, necrophilia, atheism, and torments of sexual desire, Horace Walpole's Castle of Otranto, created which literary genre?
a)the revenge tragedy
b)the Gothic romance
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 Beckford's Vathek
b)Matthew Lewis's The Monk
c)Tobias Smollett's Roderick Randsom
d)Ann Radcliffe's The Italian
e)William Godwin's 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
a chapbook

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

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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 Jonsond)George Herbert

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

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

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 Herrickd)John Dryden

651. Why didn’t 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 attendingd)He just wasn’t 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 wrathc)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 David’s son
b)A Judge of Israel
c)Bathsheba’s first husband
d)Absalom’s advisor
654. Who did Dryden use Absalom to represent, allegorically, in his satire “Absalom and Achitophel”?
a)The Duke of Monmouthb)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 heav'nly-pensive contemplation dwells, / And ever-musing melancholy reigns; / What means this tumult in a vestal's 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 Illiadd)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 Grayd)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 Jonsonc)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 Cowleyd)John Dryden

661. What mock epic begins: “What dire offence from am'rous causes springs, / What mighty contests rise from trivial things”?
a)Dryden’s “Mac Flecknoe”
b)Pope’s “The Rape of the Lock”c)Pope’s “The Dunciad”
d)Dryden’s “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
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a)The closing of theatresb)The return of the King.
c)King Arthurs' dead
d)King to exile

663:Who wrote: "Reader, I married him."?
a)Jane Austen
b)Charlotte Brontec)Edith Wharton
d)Emily Bronte
664.Who wrote: "Things fall apart; the center cannot hold."?
a)William Butler Yeatsb)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 beauty."?
b)Bright Star
c)Ode on a Grecian Urnd)La Bell Dame Sans Merci

668.Who wrote: "In Xanadu did Kubla Khan / A stately pleasure dome decree..."?
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 Khanb)Hellas
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

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 Doll's Houseb)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: "That's my last Duchess painted on the wall / looking as if she were alive."?
a)Lord Byron
b)Oscar Wilde
c)Robert Browningd)William Wordsworth

677.In which work do you read: "That's my last Duchess painted on the wall /looking as if she were alive."?
a)Porphyria's Lover
b)My Last Duchessc)The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
d)Fra Lippo Lippi
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678.Who wrote: "I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."?
a)William Carlos Williams
b)T.S. Eliotc)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 Prufrockb)Sonnets from the Portuguese
d)The Last Decalogue

680.A "classic" book is usually one that possesses what quality?
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 Shakespeare's longest play?
a)Taming of the Shrew
b)Romeo and Juliet
c)A Midsummer Night's 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 Tudord)Henry VII

687)Becky sharp was the heroine in which novel?
a)Vanity Fairb)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 Wordsworthc)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?
c)14 d)22

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

695)What was the name of the Bronte sister’s only brother?

In which county was Jane Austin born?

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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) enclosured) division
e) subtraction

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 person's pursuit of their personal interests?
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. Shelley's poems to the working classes A Song: "Men of England" and England in 1819?
a) the organization of a working class men's choral group in Southern England
b) the Battle of Waterloo
c) the Peterloo Massacred) 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

Which of the following became the most popular Romantic poetic form, following on Wordsworth's claim that poetic inspiration is contained within the inner feelings of the individual poet as "the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings"?a) the lyric poem written in the first personb) 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
a spontaneous belief in the supernatural based upon a surprise encounter with a supernatural being
c) a process by which things that are familiar and thought to be ordinary are made to appear miraculous and new to our eyesd) 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 employing?
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 poet's 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 Wordsworthe) 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) hypnotismc) psychoanalysis
d) dream interpretation
e) Satanism

Romantic poets would have enjoyed, agreed with, and perhaps written about which of the following figures as depicted?
Goethe's 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
d) all of the above
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 Revolution.

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
a novel written about the intellectual and emotional development of a monster created by a scientist

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?a) Coleridge's Dejection: An Ode
b) Blake's "Prophetic Books"
c) Carlyle's Sartor Resartus
d) Wollstonecraft's Vindication of the Rights of Woman
e) all but d
715. Which sorts of political reform took place during the Romantic period?
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

a and d only: Significant labor and voting reform would have to wait for the Victorian era and later.

Which of the following factors contributed to literature becoming a profitable business?
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

Which of the following periodical publications (reviews and magazines) appeared in the Romantic era?a) 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?
a) The dramaturge and playwright had to be related.b) 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 maiden's 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?a) Fanny Burney
b) Mary Wollstonecraft
c) Anna Letitia Barbauld
d) Jane Austene) 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 Edgeworthd) Jane Austen and Charlotte Brontë
e) none of the above: Romantic novelists never wrote historical novels.

 Which of the following texts addresses class as a social and economic reality?
a) William Godwin's Inquiry Concerning Political Justice
b) Percy Bysshe Shelley's England in 1819
c) William Godwin's Caleb Williams
d) Sir Walter Scott's 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

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 Shelley's Frankenstein
b) William Worsworth's Lyrical Ballads
c) Samuel Taylor Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
d) John Keats's "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 Shakespeare's plots
c) the Orientalist fantasies of Coleridge
d) Wordsworth's devotion to the ordinary and everydaye) Blake's apocalyptic visions

 Wordsworth described all good poetry as

a) the rhythmic expression of moral intuition
b) the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelingsc) 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 poet's 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 Wordsworthe) 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 Kante) 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
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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 Austen's Emma
b) Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
c) William Godwin's Caleb Williamsd) Sir Walter Scott's Waverley
e) Horace Walpole's Castle of Otranto

 Which of the following is a typically Romantic poetic form?

a) the fractal
b) the figment
c) the fragmentd) 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 onlye) 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

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739. Which ruler's reign marks the approximate beginning and end of the Victorian era?

a) King Henry VIII
b) Queen Elizabeth I
c) Queen Victoriad) King John
e) all of the above, in that order, with Victoria's reign marking the most pivotal period for England's colonial efforts in India, Africa, and the West Indies

740. Which city became the perceived center of Western civilization by the middle of the nineteenth century?
a) Paris
b) Tokyo
c) Londond) Amsterdam
e) New York

741. By 1890, what percentage of the earth's 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 Goethe"?

a) Britain's preeminence as a global power will depend on mastery of foreign languages.
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 classesd) slaves
e) conservative landowners

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

a) women's rights and suffrage
b) child laborc) 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 Disraeli's Sybil (1845)?

a) the rich and the poorb) 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 period's contentment with the burgeoning economic prosperity and decreased restiveness over social and political change?

a) Anthony Trollopeb) 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 colonies.
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 Man's Burden," coined by Kipling, refer to?

a) Britain's manifest destiny to colonize the world
b) the moral responsibility to bring civilization and Christianity to the peoples of the worldc) 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 world's problems
e) a Chartist sentiment

 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 basis.
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 abovee) 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 aestheticismb) 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 era?

a) a series of Factory Acts
b) the Custody Act
c) the Women's Suffrage Actd) the Married Women's Property Rights Acts
e) the Divorce and Matrimonial Causes Act

755. Which contemporary discussions on women's rights did Tennyson's The Princess address?

a) the grueling working conditions for women in textile factories
b) the debate on women's suffrage
c) the need to enlarge and improve educational opportunities for women, resulting in the establishment of the first women's college in Londond) the question of monarchical succession and if a woman should hold royal power
e) the establishment of a civil divorce court

756. Fill in the blanks from Tennyson's 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; obeye) 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 detail
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 shouldn't 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 Romantics?

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 Romantics.
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 century.

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 abovee) 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"?
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a) the novel
b) nonfiction prosec) the lyric
d) comic drama
e) transcripts of Parliamentary debates

763. What factors contributed to the increased popularity of nonfiction prose?

a) a new market position for nonfiction writing and an exalted sense of the didactic function of the writerb) 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 Arnold's moral investment in nonfiction and Walter Pater's aesthetic investment together pave the way?

a) a renewed secularism in the twentieth century
b) modern literary criticismc) late–nineteenth-century and early–twentieth-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

20th Century
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 intellect's sake
b) art for God's sake
c) art for the masses
d) art for art's sakee) 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 directedb) 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) psychoanalysisc) 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 Einstein's theory of relativity
b) wireless communication across the Atlantic
c) the creation of the internetd) 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 imageryc) 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 be) 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; inventived) 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 Irelandb) 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 novel?

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 Woolf's The Waves
b) Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness
c) James Joyce's Finnegan's Wake
d) E. M. Forster's A Passage to India
e) James Joyce's Ulysses
781. Who wrote the dystopian novel Nineteen-Eighty-Four in which Newspeak demonstrates the heightened linguistic self-consciousness of modernist writers?
a) George Orwellb) 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. Forster's A Passage to India
b) Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea
c) Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness
d) Paul Scott's Staying One) c and d

783. When was the ban finally lifted on D. H. Lawrence's novel Lady Chatterley's Lover, written in 1928.
a) 1930
b) 1945
c) 1960d) 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 Beckett's 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 Chamberlain's office in 1968b) 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) novelsb) plays
c) the English
d) publishers
e) his trousers
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