1. ‘------------ is the first of our really national English poets’.
The jolly host of the Tabard Inn was ------?
Name Chaucer’s contemporary who recorded in spirited narrative the great deeds of Robert Bruce ?
Robert M anning
4. Who authored Morte D ’Arthur ?
Will iam Caxton
Sir Thomas Malory
King Edward IV
The Complete English Bible of Miles Coverdale was published in ?
------- was the first English poet to use the unrimed ten-syllabled verse to which the name blank verse is popularly applied?
Who is Tottel in Tottel’s Miscellany ?
‘The morality play, like the miracle play,was didactic; but its characters, insteadof being taken from sacred narratives, were--------’.
l egendary saints
animals and birds
‘While--------aroused the intellect and the aesthetic faculties,------ awakened the spiritual nature’.
Chaucer . . . Spenser
the Renaissance . . . the Reformation
t he Anglo - S axon Literature . . . the English Bible
None of the above
Of the twelve books,which Spenser projected in the Faery Queene ,how many were published during his lifetime?
Which of the following is not ‘sonnets in sequences ’?
Sidney?óÔé¼Ôäós Astrophel and Stella
Warner?óÔé¼Ôäós A lbio n?óÔé¼Ôäó s England
John Donne was a ?
poet and preacher
poet and playwright
playwright and preacher
preacher and sonnetee
Of the following who was not the contemporary of Christopher Marlowe ?
Lohn Lyly’s Eupheus is -------.
a dramatic work
an English translation
a prose romance
15. Downright, Morose, Well-bred, Subtle, Bertinax Surly, Sir Epicure Mammon, are characters in the plays of------?
‘The names of---------are always associated and they did much work in collaboration’.
Beaumont and Fletcher
Marlowe and Jo nson
Sackville and Sidney
Lodge and Nashe
Who among the following is not a University Wit?
‘Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man, and writing an exact man.’Whose words are these?
Who described Bacon as ‘the wisest, brightest and meanest of mankind’?
A lexander Pope
Which translation of the English Bible is described as the greatest of all translations?
The Revised V ersion
The Revised S tandard V ersion
The Authorised V ersion
The New Revised Standard Version
Shakespeare’s Sonnets were published in ----------.
Which play of Shakespeare begins with the following line:‘If music be the food of love, play on. . .’
The Winter?óÔé¼Ôäós Tale
23. Which of the following pairs of plays are the earliest plays written by Shakespeare?
The Comedy of Errors , Titus Andronicus
Measure for Measure , The Merchant of Venice
The Tempest , The Winter?óÔé¼Ôäós Tale
Which three plays,ignored byMeres,were included by the editors of the First Folio in the canon of Shakespeare’s works?
Antony and Cleopatra , Coriolanus, Henry V
King John, Richard III, A Mid Summer Night?óÔé¼Ôäós Dream
Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear
Henry VI Part I, Part II , Part III
‘--------------is more of a lyrical monologue than any other play by Shakespeare,with the monologue very exquisitely written’.
Romeo and Juliet
As You Like It
J ulius Caesar
Which critic of Shakespeare divided his dramatic career into four stages?
Which literary historian made the following comment?‘Julius Caesar is fine;Coriolanus is admirable;Antony and Cleopatrais superb.?
George Samps o n
28. ‘---------------is the most voluminously discussed play ever written; and we may say at once that if people were to read the play itself more often than books about it their minds would be less confused ?
'Age cannot wither her / Nor custom stale her infinite variety’. Which cha r acter is described and in which play ?
Cordelia in King Lear
Miranda in The Tempest
Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra
None of these
When was theThird Folio of the Collected Plays of Shakespeare first published?
Which play of Shakespeare is generally referred to as Shakespeare’s magical swan- song?
The Winter?óÔé¼Ôäós Tale
All?óÔé¼Ôäós Well that Ends Well
32. What is meant by ‘feminine ending’ in Shakespeare?
A n unaccented eleventh syllable
An accented eleventh syllable
An unaccented ten th syllable
An accented tenth syllable
33. Which of the following pairs is not Shakespearean?
Duke Orsino, Viola
De Flores, Beatrice
34. Name the author of the most reliable biography of Shakespeare,WilliamShakespeare: A Study of Facts and Problems.
Granville - Barker
35. The clowning of Dogberry and Verges appears in ------- .
The Merchant of Venice
Much Ado about Nothing
As You Like It
36. Name the first editor of Shakespeare ?
Who described Hamlet a ‘ an artistic failure ’ ?
38. Name a popular Indian critic of Shakespeare.?"
C.D. Narasim ha iah
K.R. Srinivasa Iy e ngar
39. In which tragedy which character describes life as ‘a tale told by an idiot full of sound and fury signifying nothing’.?
Macbeth , Macbeth
K ing Lear , Lear
Othello , Othello
Hamlet , Hamlet
40. In--------we have a Puritanism which is political and ecclesiastical as well as spiritual and ethical.?
Il P enseroso
Milton’s Areopagitica was directed against an Order of Parliament whichestablished --------?.
a censorship of book
a curtailment of human rights
a ban on lampooning
a ban on writers ?óÔé¼Ôäó involveme nt in politics
Which book of the Paradise Lost describes the fall of Adam and Eve?
Who described Milton as our one acknowled ged master of ‘the grand style’?
Mat t hew Arnold
44. Whose secular poetry was published under the title Hesperides ?
The Metaphysical poets were men of learning, and to show their learning washeir whole endeavour . . . They neither copied nature nor life . . .These are thwords of?
J eremy Taylor
Who did John Dryden regard as his masters?
Ben Jo nson and Christopher Marlowe
Walter and Denham
Milton and Spenser
Donne and Crashaw
Dryden’s The Hind and the Panther offers an elaborate argument in favour of-----.
Who is the author of Hudibras ?
Christian is the central character in John Bunyan’s--------.?
The Life and Death of Mr. Badman
The Holy War
Pilgrim?óÔé¼Ôäós Progr ess
In which of his writing s does Pope say that ‘his life was one long disease’?
Epistle to Dr. Arbuth not
Essay on Criticism
The Rape of the Lock
‘From writing biographies with real names attached to them it was but a short stepto writing biographies with fictitious names.’ Who is the author referred to ?
In which book does Swift describe the voyage to Brobingnag ?
A Tale of a Tub
The Battle of the Books
Journal of Stella
The subtitle of Richardson’sPamela is----.?
The paths of glory lead but to the grave ’is a line from Gray’s?
Elegy W ritten in a Country C hurchyard
The Progress of Poesy
The Fatal Sisters
‘The design of the collaborators was to include in it two different kinds of poetry; in the one ‘the incidents and agents were to be in part at least, supernatural’, in theother, ‘subjects were to bechosen from ordinary life’. Who made this commentad on which book?
Wordsworth on The Lyrical Ballads
Coleridge on The Lyrical Ballads
Coleridge on The Anci ent Mariner
Wordsworth on The Prelude
Who was expelled from Oxford for publishing a pamphlet onThe Necessity of Atheism?
Which period of the history of prose literature saw the rise of the modern review and magazine ?
The A ge of Wordsworth
The A ge of Johnson
The A ge of Dryden
The A ge of Tennyson
Which romantic prose writer has been called ‘the critic’s critic’?
‘He gives us such real immortals as Mr. Pickwick, Mrs. Gamp, Mr. Micawber and Sam Weller
– typical inhabitants of his sphere, and worthy of a place in any literary brotherhood.’Who is the he/his referred to?
Charles Dic kens
While he began as a later Victorian Romantic poet, he ended as a 20 th century metaphysical poet,fully abreast of the newer generation.’ Identify the ‘he’.
Walter de la Mare
W.H. Aud en
Which of the following plays of Shaw is devoted to studies of religion?
Arms and the Man
The Apple Cart
Who is often described as the greatest dramatist in the rebirth of the Irish theatre?
Henry Arthur Jones
J.B. Priestl e y
Name the author of the book The Postmodern Condition?
Which work of Emerson is described as ‘A Declaration of American Intellectual ndependence’?
The American S cholar
65. H.D. Thoreau’s Walden is otherwise known as ?
Life in the Forest
Life in the Woods
Man in the Woods
Man in the Forest
66. Which work of Nathaniel Hawtv horne seeks ‘to expunge the whipping of the Quaker woman ordered by Judge William through the writing of his story’?
The Scarlet Letter
The House of the Seven Gables
The Blithe d ale Romance
The Gentle Boy
Captain Peleg, Captain Bildad, Captain Ahab are characters in the novels of ?
Hen r y James
D.H. Lawr e nce
‘When lilacs last in the door-yard bloomed’ is an elegy written on the death of ?
None of the se
Mark Twain’s Huckleburry Finnis a sequel to ?
Those Extraordinary Twins
Pudd ?óÔé¼Ôäó nhead Wilson
The Stolen White Elephant