20 Solved Questions [UGB- Paper- iii 2019 ]

1. John Dryden in his heroic tragedy All for Love takes the story of Shakespeare's -
(A) Troilus and Cressida
(B) The Merchant of Venice
(C) Antony and Cleopatra
(D) Measure for Measure

[All for Love; or, the World Well Lost, is a 1677 heroic drama by John Dryden which is now his best-known and most performed play. It is a tragedy written in blank verse and is an attempt on Dryden's part to reinvigorate serious drama.] to know more click here

2.  “Great wits are sure to madness near allied And thin partitions do their bounds divide.”

The above lines appear in...

(A) Mac Flecnoe
(B) Absalom and Achitophel ✓
(C) Essay on Man
(D) Alexander’s Feast 

3. What is common to the following works ? Identify the correct description
A Tale of a Tub
The Battle of the Books
Gulliver’s Travels
A Modest Proposal

(A) All are important works of Daniel Defoe
(B) All are important works of Jonathan Swift ✓
(C) All are important works of Henry Fielding
(D) All are important works of Tobias Smollett

4. Locke's “Essay concering Human understanding” is a classic statement of
(A) aesthetic
(B) empiricist ✓
(C) nationalist
(D) realist

5. The dramatic structure of Restoration comedies combines in it the features of-

(i) The Elizabethan Theatre 
(ii) The Neo-classical theatre of France
(iii) The Irish Theatre
(iv) The Greek Theatre

A) i and ii
B) iii and ii
C) iii and iv ✓
D) ii and iv

6. Who among-the following is credited with the making of the first authoritative Dictionary of the English Language ?

(A) Bishop Berkeley
(B) Horace Walpole
(C) Edmund Burke
(D) Samuel Johnson✓

7. Sir Fopling is a character in —

(A) Wycherley's The Plain Dealer
(B) Congreve's The Way of the World
(C) Etherege's The Man of Mode ✓
(D) Davenant's The Platonick Lovers

8. ‘Verses on the Death of Dr. Swift’ is written by —
(A) Alexander Pope
(B) Samuel Johnson
(C) John Gay
(D) Jonathan Swift ✓

9. The enlightenment was characterised by — '

(A) accelerated industrial production and general well being of the public
(B) a belief in the universal authority of reason and emphasis on scientific
experimentation   ✓ click here
(C) the protestant work ethic and compliance with Christian values of life
(D) an undue faith in predestination and neglect of free will

10. Entries in The Diary of Samuel Pepys begins after —

(A) The Restoration ✓
(B) The Glorious Revolution
(C) The Reformation
(D) The French Revolution

11. The Restoration comedy has been criticised mainly for its

(A) excessive wit and humour
(B) bitter satire and cynicism
(C) indecency and permissiveness ✓
(D) superficial reflection of society

12. Lives of the Poets is a famous work by —

(A) Thomas Gray 
(B) Oliver Goldsmith
(C) Samuel Johnson ✓
(D) Henry Fielding

13. Which of these statements about the reasons for becoming a more print-oriented culture’is incorrect?

(A) Proliferation of the printing press

(B) Cheapness of paper ' 

(C) Rise of literacy and economic status meant more people could participate in reading

(D) The new readership-consisted of aristocracy

14. Who, among the following advanced the theory that 'the mind is a tabula rasa at birth and acquires all ideas by experience' ? - click here to >

(A) John Locke ✓
(B) John Wesley
(C) Isaac Watts
(D) Denis Diderot

15. Essay on Dramatic Poesy is written by —
(A) Alexander Pope
(B) Samuel Richardson
C) John Dryden ✓
(D) Samuel Johnson

16. Pope's The Rape of the Lock was published in 1712 in —

(A) three cantos
(B) four cantos
(C) five cantos
(D) two cantos ✓

[The Rape of the Lock is a mock-heroic narrative poem written by Alexander Pope.[1] One of the most commonly cited examples of high burlesque, it was first published anonymously in Lintot's Miscellaneous Poems and Translations (May 1712) in two cantos (334 lines); a revised edition "Written by Mr. Pope" followed in March 1714 as a five-canto version ]

17. The author of The Vicar of Wakefield is-

(A) Tobias Smollett
(B) Heniy Fielding
(C) William Congreve
(D) Oliver Goldsmith ✓

18. 'Ode to Evening’ was written by —

(A) William Blake
(B) Jonathan Swift
(C) Alexander Pope
(D) William Collins ✓

19. Which of these statements about ‘Literature of Sensibility’ is correct ?

(A) It focused on feelings of sympathy and sensibility
(B) It was not a revolt against the philosophy of Hobbes
(C) It did not anticipate the Romantic period
(D) Proponents did not believe that feelings were far more reliable guides
to morality and truth than abstract principles

20. The Beggar’s Opera is a famous play by —

(A) William Congreve
(B) R. B. Sheridan
(C) John Gay ✓
(D) Oliver Goldsmith