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1. Which among the following is not a characteristic feature of a lyric 

a) deals with single emotion 

b) portrays the tempo of the age 

c) uses simple language 

d) uses conceits 

2. The Songs of Experience is a collection of poems by ___________. 

a) Andrew Marvell 

b) William Blake 

c) William Wordsworth 

d) John Keats 

3. Who despised poetry as “the Wing of Devils”?

a) Aristotle 

b) Plato 

c) Bacon 

d) Webster  

4. The Spoken Word Television Series aired on HBO between 2002 and 2007 

a) Beat poetry 

b) Def poetry

c) Jazz poetry 

d) None of the above 

5. The nationality of Arthur Rimbaud 

a) French 

b) American 

c) British 

d) German 

6. Balutais the autobiographical novel written by _______. 

a) Om Prakash Valmiki 

b) Bama 

c) Daya Pawar 

d) Pratibha Ray 

7. The figure of speech used in “Time’s winged chariot hurrying near” is_________. 

a) Metaphor 

b) Simile 

c) Hyperbole 

d) Metonymy 

9.__________ is the author of The Gypsy Goddess. 

a) Meena Alexander 

b) Meena Kandaswamy 

c) Kiran Desai 

d) Anita Desai 

10. The movement associated with Modernism is _________. 

a) Dadaism 

b) Symbolism 

c) Vorticism 

d) All the above 

11. Which among the following is a work by Francis Bacon ? 

a) The New Atlantis 

b) Areopagetica

c) The Scholar Gypsy 

d) The Alchemist 

12. “Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale her infinite variety.” Identify the character referred to in the lines . 

a) Helen of Troy 

b) Cleopatra 

c) Juliet 

d) Duchess of Malfi 

13. Which play of Shakespeare is considered to be the “magical Swan-Song”? 

a) Macbeth 

b) Hamlet 

c) As You Like It 

d) The Tempest 

14. The setting of Riders to the Sea is________. 

a) Maldives 

b) Scotland 

c) Aran Islands 

d) None of the above 

15. Shadow of the Glen is a play by_________. 

a) Wesker 

b) Ibsen 

c) Synge 

d) Ionesco 

16. The repetition of consonants in a sequence of words is called_______. 

a) assonance 

b) alliteration 

c) allusion 

d) none of the above 

17. Who among the following is associated with Abbey Theatre?

a) Larkin 

b) Yeats 

c) Eliot 

d) None of the above 

18. _______________is the phrase used by WB Yeats to describe the ‘collective soul’ of the universe containing all memories. 

a) unconscious 

b) spiritus mundi 

c) archetypes 

d) id 

19. Name the play that depicts the cold war between the Crown and the Church 

a) Murder in the Cathedral 

b) Riders to the Sea 

c) The Rivals 

d) None of the above 

20. Philip Larkin belongs to the school of___________. 

a) Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood 

b) Movement Poetry 

c) Cavalier Poetry 

d) Graveyard Poetry 

21. Which among the following is not a poem written by Ted Hughes? 

a) Thought Fox 

b) Hawk Roosting 

c) View of a Pig 

d) The Tyger 

22. Name the poet critic who published the poems written by Hopkins after the poet’s death. 

a) Robert Bridges 

b) T. S Eliot 

c) Virginia Woolf 

d) None of the above

23. Which among the following plays comes under the category ‘Plays Unpleasant’? 

a) Arms and the Man 

b) Mrs. Warren’s Profession 

c) Candida 

d) All the above 

24) Which among the following is not a work by D H Lawrence? 

a) The White Peacock 

b) The Rainbow 

C) Women in Love 

d) The Good Woman of Setzuan 

25. Ernestina is a character in ___________. 

a) The Golden Notebook 

b) To the Lighthouse 

c) The French Lieutenant’s Woman 

d) Mrs. Dalloway 

26. The first comedy in English is __________. 

a) Gorboduc 

b) Ralph Roister Doister 

c) As You Like It 

d) Much Ado About Nothing 

27. Preface to Lyrical Ballads was published in ________. 

a) 1798 

b) 1800 

c) 1796 

d) 1802 

28. _________ wrote The Golden Bough. 

a) James Frazer 

b) Sigmund Freud 

c) Northrop Frye

d) None  of the  above 

29.  The  branch  of linguistics  that  deals  with  the  study of meaning is  called  ____. 

a) Phonology 

b) Morphology 

c) Semantics 

d) Semiotics 

30.  Who among the  following  poets  is  associated  with the  Imagist  movement? 

a) Philip  Larkin 

b)  Wilfred  Owen 

c) Ezra  Pound 

d) R S  Thomas 

31.  The  smallest  distinctive  grammatical  unit  is  called________. 

a) Phoneme 

b)  Word 

c) Morpheme 

d) None  of the  above 

32.  Aristotle  and Plato  belong  to the  ________ phase  of criticism. 

a) Hellenistic 

b) Hellenic 

c) Greco Roman 

d) Renaissance 

33.  The  term  ‘collective  unconscious’  was  coined by______. 

a) Carl  Jung 

b) Freud 

c) Ernest  Jones 

d) John Lock 

34.  The  term  ‘Gynocriticism’  is  associated  with________________ 

a) Julia  Kristeva

b) Elaine  Showalter 

c)  Virginia  Woolf 

d) Kate  Millet 

35.  What  does  a  woman  need in  order to write  fiction, according to  Woolf? 

a)  A  good education 

b)  A  supporting family 

c)  A  paper  and a  pen 

d) Some  money  and a  room 

36.  The  linguist  associated with Structuralism  is  __________ 

a) Ferdinand  Saussure 

b) Roland Barthes 

c) Noam  Chomsky 

d) Jacques  Lacan 

37. Nathaniel  Hawthorne  is  associated with  ______________ 

a) Romanticism 

b) Nationalism 

c)  Transcendentalism 

d) None  of the  above 

38. Mahaswetha  Devi’s  Breast  Giver  was  translated into  English  by _________ 

a) Gayathri  Spivak 

b) Susie  Tharu 

c) Meena  Kandaswamy 

d) None  of the  above 

39. Modernism  in Indian  poetry  in English  began with_________. 

a) Sarojini  Naidu 

b) Nissm  Ezekiel 

c)  Toru  Dutt 

d)  Agar Shahid  Ali 

40.  Who was  the  first  recipient  of Sahitya  Academy  Award  for English? 

a) MulkrajAnand 

b) NayantaraSehgal

c) R K Narayan 

d) Raja Rao 

41. __________is a novel centred on the theme of rape. 

a) The Bending Vine 

b) Some Inner Fury 

c) Voices in the City 

d) A Time to be Happy 

42. Whose autobiography is entitled Father’s Son? 

a) Frank Moraes 

b) Dom Moraes 

c) V S Naipaul 

d) Nirad C Chaudhury 

43. Where is The God of Small Things set? 

a) Anakkayam. 



d) None of the above 

44. Aristotle discusses the theory of tragedy in _________. 

a) Ars Poetica 

b) Rhetoric 

c) Poetics 

d) None of the above 

45. ________ is a novel that has the rise of religious fundamentalism as one of its themes. 

a) The Ministry of Utmost Happiness 

b) Midnight’s Children 

c) The Great Indian Novel 

d) Vanity Bagh 

46. Orientalism is a work by________

a)Salman Rushdie 

b)Homi Bhaba 

c) AshisNandy 

d)Edward Said 

47. Who won the Man Booker prize for Fiction in 2017? 

a) George Saunders 

b) Arundhati Roy 

c) Paul Auster 

d) Ali Smith 

48. Benjy is a character in__________ 

a) The Sun also Rises 

b) The Sound and the Fury 

c) As I Lay Dying 

d) Light in August 

48. ‘Fancy’ is a term associated with__________. 

a) Wordsworth 

b) Coleridge 

c) Keats 

d) Shelley 

49. In literary criticism “touchstone method” is associated with ________ 

a) Matthew Arnold 

b) T S Eliot 

c) Andrew Marvell 

d) I A Richards 

50. Which among the following is a gothic novel? 

a) The Golden Notebook 

b) Mansfield Park 

c) Wuthering Heights 

d) Uncle Tom’s Cabin

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