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Q1: Who was the 'father of poetry' in English Literature? 

Ans. Geoffrey Chaucer

Q2: When Chaucer died in?  

Ans. 1400

Q3:'If Chaucer is the father of English poetry, he is the grandfather of English fiction.' 

Who expressed this opinion? 

Ans. G. K. Chesterton.                                                            

Q4: Who introduced the heroic couplet into English verse and inverted the rhyme royal

Ans. Chaucer

Q5: In which tale of Chaucer, a daughter is killed by her father?

Ans. The Physician's Tale

Q6: In Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales' which tale deals with two young Theban warriors ?

Ans. The Night Tale

Q7: In which story of Canterbury Tales the character of Griselda appears ?

Ans. The Clerk's Tale

Q8: Chaucer's first attempt in English to use the heroic couplet occurs in - 

Ans. 'The Legend of Good Women

Q9: Chaucer has been hailed as- 

Ans. 'The morning star of Renaissance'

Q10: The Book of Duchess is a/an- 

Ans. allegory

Q11: Chaucerian seven line stanza is also known as- 

Ans. Rime Royal

Q12: 'The Vision of William Concerning Piers the Plowman' is written by- 

Ans. William Langland

Q13: 'Piers the Plowman' is a/an- 

Ans. allegory on human life

Q14: John Gower wrote his first poem 'Speculum Meditantis' in- 

Ans. French

Q15: John Gower wrote his second poem 'Vox Clamantis' in- 

Ans. Latin

Q16: John Gower's third poem 'Confessio Amantis' in -

  Ans. English

Q17: Wycliff's translation of the Bible appeared in - 

Ans. 1380

Q18: John Wycliff is called- 

Ans. 'The morning star of Reformation'    

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MCQs on Middle English Period short type questions Answers

Q19: The Peasants' revolt' began in- 

Ans. 1381

Q20: The War of Roses took place during the period - 

Ans. 1455-1485

Q21: Who are known as 'Lollards'? 

Ans. John Wycliff and his followers

Q22: The Peasants' Revolt' is also known as - 

Ans. Tyler's Rebellion

Q23: Caxton sets up printing press at Westminister in-

 Ans. 1476

Q25: The first book printed in England was- 

Ans. 'The Dictes and Sayengis of Philosophers'

Q26: The Mystery Plays dealt with- 

Ans. Biblical theme

Q27: Who is known as the most gifted writer of Interlude? 

Ans. John Heywood

Q28: Who restored Roman Catholicism in England? 

Ans. Queen Elizabeth I

Q29: The reign-period of Queen Elizabeth I is- 

Ans. 1558-1603

Q30: 'Voyages and Discoveries' has been written by- 

Ans. Hakluyt

Q31: 'Songs ans Sonnet' known as Tottle's Miscellany, appeared in- 

Ans. 1557

Q32: Who introduced sonnet first time in English Poetry? 

Ans. Wyatt and Surrey

Q33: 'Astrophel and Stella' was written by-  

Ans. Sydney

Q34: 'Arcadia' is a - Ans. Romance

Q35: Who wrote 'Epithalamion' ?

 Ans. Spenser

Q36: Epithalamion' commemorates the occasion of -  

Ans. Spenser's marriage with Elizabeth Boyle

Q37: Who is the central character in 'The Faeries Queen'? 

Ans. Prince Arthur

Q38: 'Amoretti is a collection of ----- sonnets.

 Ans. 84 Sonnets

Q39: The twelve knight in 'The Faerie Queen' represents twelve-

Ans. Virtues

Q40: Thomas Moore's 'Utopia' was published in -

 Ans. 1516

Q41: 'Utopia' is described as - Ans.

Ans.  'the prologue to the Renaissance'

Q42: Which is the first important treatise on education? 

Ans. 'The School Master'

Q43: The third edition of Bacon's Essays containing 58 essays appeared in - 

Ans. 1625

Q44: 'The Unfortunate Traveller or The Life of Jack Wilton' is written by - 

Ans. Thomas Nashe, it is the first picaresque novel in English.

Q45: Who wrote the first revenge tragedy? 

Ans. Ben Johnson

Q46: Marlow's blank verse is also known as- 

Ans. Mighty Line

Q47: Who coined the phrase 'Marlowe's Mighty Line' ? 

Ans. Ben Johnson

Q48: The first Folio edition of Shakespeare's plays was printed in- 

Ans. 1623

Q49: The name of Shakespeare's birth place is - 

Ans. Sratford-upon-Avon

Q50: The sub-title of Shakespeare's ' The Twelfth Night'  is - 

Ans. What you Will

Shakespeare's 'All's Well That Ends Well' is called a - 

Ans. problem comedy

'The Advancement of Learning' was written by-

 Ans. Sir Francis Bacon

"If music be the food of love, play on"

The line is taken from- 

Ans. The Twelfth Night

'Dido, the Queen of Carthage' was written by- 

Ans. Christopher Marlowe   


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