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Which is believed to be the earliest long prose work in English literature ?

A. Malory's Morte d' Arthur
B. Thorton's Morte d'Arthur
C. Roger Adcham's The School Master
D. Holinshed's Chronicles

'Thyrsis' is an elegy by Matthew Arnold on the death of -

(A) Arthur Hugh Clough
(B) Arthur Henry Hallam
(C) Edward King
(D) John Keats

Jane Austen's novels are popularly called :

A. Domestic novels
B. Social novels
C. Historical novels
D. Autobiographical novels

'Culture and Anarchy' is a work by —

(A) Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(B) Matthew Arnold
(C) William Wordsworth
(D) I. A. Richards

'The Defence of Guenevare' was written by —, 

(A) Dante Gabriel Rossetti
(B) Algernon Charles Swinburne
(C) William Monis
(D) Christina Rossetti

What is the subtitle of Coleridge's 'Kubla Khan'?

A. Fragment
B. A Fragment
C. The Fragment
D. Fragments

what was the duration of hundred year’s war?

A.1300 to 1350
B.1337 to 1453
C. 1302 to 1343
D. 1303 to 1344

Marlow plays the role of narrator in ----------

A. Power and Glory
B. Middlemarch
C. Lord Jim
D.  Women in Love

'Sartor Resortus' is a literary work authored by —

(A) Benjamin Disraeli
(B) Mrs. Gaskell
(C) Charles Dickens
(D) Thomas Carlyle

 “I'art pour /'art” was the motto of which of the following movements ?

(A) . Pre-Raphaelite Movement

(B) Aesthetic Movement

(C) Decadent Movement

(D) Oxford Movement

Queen Victoria ascended the British throne in the year —

(A) 1835

(B) 1837

(C) 1841

(D) 1850

"Sonnets from the Portuguese" is the works of—

(A) Alfred Lord Tennyson

(B) Elizabeth Barrett Browning

(C) Matthew Arnold

(D) Robert Browning

In The Canterbury Tales, the pilgrims including Chaucer met at the -------------

A. Tabard Inn, in 

B. Tabard Inn, in Eastwark 

C. Tabard Inn, in Northwark 

D. Tabard Inn, in Westwark 

‘Dissociation of Sensibility’ was a phrase introduced by ------------

A. T. S. Eliot 

B. Jacques Derrida 

C. John Keats 

D. Jean Genet 

Who coined the term ‘Lake School of Poets’? 

A. Wordsworth 

B. Francis Jeffrey 

C. Robert Southey 

D. Stephen Lychey 

Who coined the term, 'theatre of the absurd'?

A. Raymond Williams 

B. Edward Albee 

C. Samuel Beckett

D. Martin Esslin   

Morte d’ Arthur was written by ------------

A. Sir Thomas Malory 

B. William Langland 

C. Sir John Mandeville 

D. John Gower 

_____ was the first English printer. 

A. William Caxton 

B. John Fisher 

C. Reginald Peacock 

D. Sir Thomas Moore 

______ was the earliest extant comedy 

A. Ralph Roister Doister 

B. Ferrex and Porrex 

C. Gorboduc 

D. The Four P’s 

Epithalamion, a magnificent marriage ode is written by ---------

A. Edmund Spenser 

B. Sir Thomas Wyatt 

C. Henry Howard 

D. Andrew Marvell 

“He affects the metaphysics” said ------------- of ----------------. 

A. Dryden of Donne 

B. Ben Jonson of Donne 

C. Dr. Johnson of Donne 

D. Eliot of Donne 

Who among the four isn’t a university wit.

 A. George Peele 

B. Thomas Nash 

C.  Robert Greene 

D. Thomas Campion

In 1609 a collection of Shakespeare’s sonnets was printed by Thomas Thorpe and was dedicated to ---------

A. Mr.W.H. 

B. Mr.A.P 

C. Mr. D.S. 

D. Mr.J.V 

Globe theatre was burned down during the performance of -------- in 1613. 

A. Henry VIII 

B. The Winter’s tale 

C. Timon of Athens 

D. Pericles 

Who is known as a 'Wessex writer'? 

 A. William Wordsworth 

B. Charles Dickens 

C. Henry James 

D. Thomas Hardy 

H.G. Wells is known for his contribution to the field of __________.

 A. Science fiction

 B. Comedy

 C. Historical fiction

  D. Picaresque fiction   


What are the two cities portrayed by Dickens in A Tale of Two Cities?

 A. Paris and London

 B. Paris and New York

 C. Paris and Moscow

 D. Paris and Sydney  

Whose translation was the first English Bible in the early modern period?

 A. Taverner

 B. Matthew

  C. Coverdale

  D. Tyndale  

R. K. Narayan's Waiting for the Mahatma deals with __________. 

the Second World War days 

the life in the Indian military 

the Partition Movement 

the Gandhian Freedom Struggle 


 Which one of these was not awarded the Booker Prize?

 Inheritance of Loss

 Midnight's Children

 My Story

 White Tiger 


_________ is the first Indian to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.

 Jawaharlal Nehru

   Mulk Raj Anand

  Rabindranath Tagore

 Swami Vivekananda


 Who among the following is not a Diaspora writer?

 Chitra Banerjee

  Divakaruni Rohinton

 Mistry Indra Sinha

   Jhumpa Lahiri  

Thackeray's memorable character, Becky Sharp, appears in __________.

 A. The Rose and the Rings

 B. Henry Esmond

 C. Vanity Fair

 D. The Virginians 

 Who is the architect of the 'Theatre of Cruelty'?

 A. Grotowski Eugene

 B. O'Neill

  C. Antonin Artaud

  D. Stanislavski   

Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, and Coriolanus are called as --------

A. The Mature Comedies 

B. The Sombre Plays 

C. The English Histories 

D. The Roman Plays 

“We are such stuff / As dreams are made on, and our little life/ Is rounded with a sleep” is from -----------

A. Twelfth Night 

B. The Tempest 

C. Measure for Measure 

D. King Lear 

The Advancement of Learning , Apophthegms and Essays were written by ---------

A. Francis Bacon 

B. Robert Burton 

C. John Lyly 

D. Thomas Lodge 

The term ‘Metaphysical Poets’ was first used by --------------

A. Dr. Johnson 

B. Eliot 

C. Jonson 

D. Donne 

Herrick, Lovelace, and Suckling dealt with themes of love are known as -------

A. The Cavalier Poets 

B. Georgian Poets 

C. Cyclic Poets 

D. Misty Poets 

Lycidas is an elegy on Milton’s friend ------------

A. Edward King 

B. Evelyn King

C. Andy King 

D. John king 

John Milton's poem "Lycidas" is a/an -

A. Epic 

B. Sonnet 

C. Pastoral Elegy 

D. Epistle

Who among the following poet is associated with the Beat Poetry ?

A. Robert Lowell 

B. Anne Sexton 

C. T. S. Eliot 

D. Allen Ginsberg


List of Beat Poets :

1. Allen Ginsberg

2. W. S. Burroughs

3. Jack Kerouac 

4. Hurbert Huncke 

5. Lucian Carr

The Restoration of -------- brought about a revolution in our literature. 

A. James I 

B. Charles II 

C. Charles I 

D. Oliver Cromwell 

Annus Mirabillis which gives a spirited account of the Great Fire and the war with the Dutch was written by ------

A. John Dryden 

B. Thomas Shadwell 

C. William Congreve 

D. John Vanbrugh 

'Hudibras', a biting satire on the Puritans was written by -------

A. Samuel Butler 

B. Lord Halifax 

C. John Bunyan 

D. Samuel Pepys 

A bee, accidentally blundering into a spider’s web, argues down the bitter remarks of the spider, is one of Swift’s efforts in ----------------

A. A Tale of a Tub 

B. The Drapier’s Letters 

C. The Battle of Books 

D. The pilgrim’s Progress 

The Tatler, The Spectator, The Guardian, and The Reader are ------------

A. Periodicals started by Sir Richard Steele 

B. Periodicals started by Joseph Addison 

C. Essays written by Addison and Steele 

D. Periodicals started by Addison and Steele 

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Thomas gray’s friend ------- popularised the poem Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard among London literary circles 

A. Charles Edward Stuart 

B. George Montagu 

C. John Giles

Among the followings which one is a short lyric embodying Blake’s view of the original state of human society, symbolized in the joy and happiness of children. 

A. Songs of innocence 

B. Songs of Experience 

C. The Tyger 

D. The Song of Los 

'The Life of Samuel Johnson'  (1791), one of the best biographies in existence was written by ---------

A. James Boswell 

B. William Robertson 

C. David Hume 

D. James Thomson 

Lady Teazle appears in the play----------------

A. The School for Scandal 

B. Irene 

C. The Rivals 

D. The castle of Indolence 

'The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire'  which ranks as one of the greatest of historical works, was written by -------------

A. Edward Gibbon 

B. William Collins 

C. Edmund Burke 

D. Charles Churchill 

________ was intended to form part of a vast philosophical work called The Recluse. 

A. The Prelude 

B. Tintern Abbey 

C. The Excursion 

D. Biographia Literaria 

Lyrical Ballads was produced in the year ____. 

A. 1798 

B. 1878 

C. 1789 

D. 1879 

Christabel metre, based on the poem Christabel was introduced by -------------

A. Coleridge 

B. Keats 

C. Wordsworth 

D. Shelley 

'Prometheus Unbound', a combination of the lyric and the drama was written by------------

A. Shelley 

B. Keats 

C. Wordsworth 

D. Coleridge 

In --------------, the heroine who is in her fifth pregnancy, leaves her husband to seek peace in an island, Manori. 

A. Where shall we go this Summer 

B. Fire on the Mountain 

C. Bye-bye, Blackbird 

D. Clear Light of the Day 

The hero retreats from civilization and loses himself among the Adivasis is reverenced as a god by the tribals in -------------

A. The Strange Case of Billy Biswas 

B. The Apprentice 

C. A Situation in Delhi 

D. The Day in Shadow 

Saleem Sinai, one of the elect 580 children scarred by the time of their nativity with an exceptional fate is hero of --------------

A. Midnight Children 

B. Inside the Haveli 

C. Shame 

D. The Marriage 

A __________ is a short narrative in prose or verse that exemplifies an abstract moral thesis or principle of human behavior. 

A. Fable 

B. Parable 

C. Trickster 

D. Exemplum 

Blank verse consists of ----------------- which are unrhymed. 

A. Iambic Tetrameter

B. Iambic Hexameter 

C. Iambic Pentameter 

D. Iambic Heptameter 

Robert Lowell, Allen Ginsberg, Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton are -----------

A. Confessionalists 

B. Fugitive Poets 

C. Beat Generation poets 

D. Imagists 

_____criticism treats a literary work primarily in relation to its author. 

A. Expressive 

B. Mimetic 

C. Pragmatic 

D. Objective 

Which of the following sets would you call the poets of the Movement? 

A.   Elizabeth Jennings, Philip Larkin, John Wain 

B. W.H.Auden, Cecil Day Lewis, Stephen Spender 

C. T.S.Eliot, Richard Aldington, Ezra Pound 

D. Alan Brownjohn, C.H. Sisson, Anthony Thwaite 

Who among the following were associated with the Irish Dramatic Movement? 

A. Lady Gregory, W.B.Yeats, J.M.Synge 

B. Jonathan Swift, R.B.Sheridan, G.B.Shaw 

C. W.B.Yeats, JM Synge, G.B.Shaw 

D. W.B.Yeats, Patrick J.Kavanagh, Seamun Heaney 

Which of the following is a major Jacobian play? 

A. Everyman 

B. Gorboduc 

C. Romeo and Juliet 

D. The Duchess of Malfi

Who among the following wrote a book with the title “The Age of Reason” 

A. William Godwin 

B. Edmund Burke 

C. Thomas Paine 

D. Edward Gibbon 

Johnson’s Dictionary of The English Language was published in the year __.

A. 1710 

B. 1755 

C. 1754 

D. 1759

Stephen Dedalus is a fictional character associated with 

A. Sons and Lovers 

B. The Heart of Darkness 

C. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man 

D. Ulysses 

The first complete printed English Bible was produced by 

A. Willima Caxton 

B. Roger Ascham 

C. William Tyndale 

D. Miles Coverdale 

Some of the Jacobean playwrights were prolific. One fo them claimed to have written 200 plays. The playwright is 

A. John Ford 

B. Thomas Dekker 

C. Phillip Massinger 

D. Thomas Heywood 

Which of the following is not a Revenge Tragedy? 

A. The White Devil 

B. The Duchess of Malfi 

C. Doctor Faustus 

D. The Spanish Tragedy 

The concept of human mind as tabula rasa or blank tablet was propounded by 

A. William Bentick 

B. David Hume 

C. Plato 

D. John Locke 

The terms ‘resonance’ and ‘wonder’ are associates with 

A. Stephen Greenblatt 

B. Terence Hawkes 

C. Terry Eagleton 

D. Ronald Barthes 

The rhetorical pattern used by Chuacer in The Prologue to Canterbury Tales is 

A. Ten syllabic line 

B. Eight sylllabid line 

C. Rhyme royal 

D. Ottavarima 

The term ‘ Interntiona Fallacy’ is first used by 

A. William Empson 

B. Northrop Frye 

C. Wellek and Warren

Shelley was expelled from Oxford University due to the publication of 

A. The Revolt of Islam 

B. The Necessity of Atheism 

C. The Triumph of Life 

D. The Masque of Anarchy 

“Panopticism” is the title of a chapter in a well-known book by 

A. Roman Jakbson 

B. Jacques Lacan 

C. Michel Foucault 

D. Jacques Derrida 

The author of Nation and Narration 

A. Edward Said 

B. Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak 

C. Frantz Fanon 

D. Homi Bhaba 

The term ‘ Practical Criticism’ is coined by 

A. William Empson 

B. T.S.Eliot 

C. I.A.Richards 

D. F.R.Leavis 

R.P.Blackmur ‘s name is associated with 

A. Post – Modernism 

B. New Historicism 

C. New Criticism 

D. Russian Formalism 

The term ‘Egotistical sublime’ was coined by 

A. S.T.Coleridge 

B. John Keats 

C. William Wordsworth 

D. William Hazlitt 

Horace’s ArsPoetica is in the form of 

A. A dialogue 

B. an epistle 

C. an ode 

D. prose

The term ‘Lost Generation’ is taken to be description of the literary generation of 

A. The 1920s 

B. The post-World War II world 

C. The post-Modernist Period 

D. The Beatles and Hippies 

The pedagogical model which is the most popular today is 

A. Teacher centred 

B. Learner centred 

C. Learning centred 

D. Teacher-learner centred 

Which one of the following writers worked for some time as “secretary” to James Joyce? 

A. Samuel Beckett 

B. Harold Pinter 

C. Virginia Woolf 

D. John Arden 

 Syndesthesia is description of 

A. Imaginary landscape 

B. One kind of sensation in terms of an other 

C. (a)    Mixture  of  the  serious  and  trivial 

D. Mixture of comedy and tragedy 

Shakespeare’s mastery of ‘Stickomythia’ is best illustrated in Hamlet in: 

A.   The conversation between Hamlet and his mother 

B. The dialogue between the grave diggers 

C. Horatio’s address to the ghost 

D. Claudius’ advice to Laertes 

Which of the following is a Horatian ode? 

A. Ode to Autumn 

B. Ode to Evening 

C. Ode: Intimations of Immortality 

D. Ode to the West Wind'

 1. Which of the following Phrases best characterizes the late-nineteenth century aesthetic movement which widened the breach between artists and the reading public ?

(A) Art for intellect's Sake

(B) Art for the masses

(C) Art for art's Sake

(D) Art for God's Sake

2. Which poet could be described as part of the Modernist Movement ?

(A) Dylan Tliomas

(B) Philip Larkin

(C) Pablo Picasso

(D) W. H. Auden

3. Which of the following Writers did not come from Ireland ?

(A) W. B. Yeats

(B) T. S. Eliot

(C) James Joyce

(D) Seamus Heaney

4. Who wrote the dystopian novel Brave New world ?

(A) George Orwell

(B) Virginia Woolf

(C) Aldous Hatley

(D) Evelyn Waugh

5. Which best describes the imagist movement, exemplified in the works of T. E. Hulme and Ezra Pound ?

(A) The resunection of Romantic poetic sensibility

(B) A poetic aesthetic concerned with the w’ay words appear on the page

(C) An effort to replace poetry of romantic fuzziness and facile emotionalism with clarify of imagery

(D) An attention to alternate states of consciousness and uncanny imagery

6. Which of the following novels contains a critique of imperial exploitation of Africa ?

(A) E. M. Forster's “A Passage to India”

(B) Jean Rhy's "Wide Sargasso Sea”

(C) Paul Scott's “Staying on”

(D) Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness”

7. Which of the following plays ranks as a modern tragedy ?

(A) Justice

(B) Macbeth

(C) Beckett

(D) The Cenci

8. Which of the following was originally the Irish Literary Theatre ?

(A) The Globe Theatre

(B) The Abbey Theatre

(C) The Independent Theatre

(D) None of the above

9. What did T. S. Eliot attempt to combine, though not very successfully, in his play "Murder in the Cathedral” and "The Cocktail Party”?

(A) Regional dialect and political critique

(B) Religious symbolism and social commentary

(C) Iambic pentameter and sexual innuendo

(D) Witty paradoxes and feminist diatribe.

10. Who wrote 'The Shield of Achilles’?

(A) W. B. Yeats

(B) T. S. Eliot

(C) W. H. Auden

(D) Stephen Spender

11. What did Henry James describe as "loose baggy monsters” ?

(A) Novels

(B) Plays

(C) Publishers

(D) his trousers

12. “Oh, East is East, and West is West,/And never the twain can meet”— who holds this view ?

(A) A. E. Houseman

(B) Rudyard Kipling

(C) W. B. Yeats

(D) G B. Shaw

13. In which year was G B. Shaw to awarded the Nobel Prize ?

(A) 1920

(B) 1925

(C) 1930

(D) 1932

14. Who was believed to be ‘a Classist in literature, royalist in politics, and Anglo Catholic in religion’ ?

(A) Ezra Pound

(B) Rudyard Kipling

(C) George Orwell

(D) T. S. Eliot

15. Edward Lear associated with —

(A) Odes

(B) Epics

(C) Sonnets

(D) Nonsense verse

16. Who wrote about the idyllic “Isle of Innisfree”?

(A) Dylan Thomas

(B) Ezra Pound

(C) W. B. Yeats

(D) T. S. Eliot

17. Paul Movel appears in —

(A) The Rainbow

(B) Women in Love

(C) Sons and Lovers

(D) Lady Chatterley’s Lover

18. The preludes was written by —

(A) Dylan Thomas

(B) T. S. Eliot

(C) A. E. Housman

(D) Ezra Pound

19. Which of this following texts was associated with Feminism ?

(A) A City of One's Own

(B) A Religion of One's Own

(C) A Country, of One’s Own

(D) A Room of One's Own

20. Graham Green's novels are marked by —

(A) Catholicism

(B) Protestantism

(C) Paganism

(D) Buddhism

1. The writer of Uncle Tom’s Cabin was —

(A) Fenimore Cooper

(B) Harriet Beecher Stowe

(C) Walt Whitman

(D) Henry David Thoreau

2. The First President of the United States of America was —

(A) George Washington

(B) John Adams

(C) Thomas Jefferson '

(D) James Madison

3. The year of ‘The Boston Tea Party' was —

(A) 1870

(B) 1873

(C) 1875

(D) 1876

4. Who among the following was not associated with the Transcendentalist movement in America ?

(A) Margaret Fuller

(B) Ralph Waldo Emerson

(C) Elizabeth Palmer Peabody

(D) Henry James

5. The Famous fictional character created by Mark Twain was —

(A) Captain Ahab

(B) Tom Swayer

(C) Natty Bumppo

(D) Hester Prynne

6. Mark Twain was the pseudonym of—

(A) Walt Whitman

(B) Emily Dickinson

(C) Samuel Langhome Clemens

(D) William Sydney Porter

7. Thoreau's famous political tract in favour of refusal to obey the demand of a government or occupying power without resorting to violence is —

(A) Walden

(B) The Rights of Man

(C) Civil Disobedience

(D) None of the above

8. Who among the following was a Seventeenth Century American Woman poet ?

(A) Anne Bradstreet

(B) Emily Dickinson

(C) Emma Abbott

(D) Julie Hart Beers

9. The full name of T. S. Eliot was —

(A) Timothy Samuel Eliot

(B) Thomas Steams Eliot

(C) Tobias Samson Eliot

(D) Tennessee Simpson Eliot

10. The Writer of The Sound and the Fury was —

(A) Jack London

(B) William Faulkner

(C) John Steinbeck '

(D) Harper Lee

11. Rajmohon's Wife was written by —

(A) Bankim Chandra Chatterjee

(B) Torn Dutt

(C) Lai Behari Dey

(D) Harindranath Chattopadhyaya

12. In the history of India the year 1885 is remarkable for —

(A) Santltal Revolt

(B) Foundation of the Indian National Congress

(C) The Ghadar Mutiny

(D) The Jallianwala Bagh massacre

13. In which novel, was the fictitious town ‘Malgudi’ First mentioned ?

(A) The Bachelor of Arts

(B) The English Teacher

(C) Under the Banyan Tree

(D) Swami and Friends

14. The epic poem Savilri: A Legend and a Symbol was written by

(A) Toru Dutt

(B) Aurobindo Ghosh

(C) Sarojini Naidu

(D) Rabindranath Tagore

15. Who among the following has won Man Booker Prize from Iidia ?

(A) Aravind Adiga

(B) Amitav Ghosh

(C) Rohinton Mistiy

(D) Anita Desai

16. The Story of My Experiments with Truth is'an autobiography of—

(A) Aurobindo Ghosh

(B) Nirad C. Chaudhuri

(C) Mahatma Gandhi

(D) Jawaharlal Nehru

17. The play Tughlaq was written by —

(A) Asif Currimbhoy

(B) Girish Kamad

(C) Vijay Tendulkar

(D) Molian Rakesh

18. In India, English education act, popularly known as Macaulay’s minute, on education was introduced in the year —

(A) 1832

(B) 1833

(C) 1834

(D) 1835

19. The poetry of which of the following writers can be classified as ‘rational’ and ‘urbane’ ?

(A) Tom Dull

(B) Sarojini Naidu

(C) Kamala Das

(D) Nissim Ezekiel

20. Who is the writer of the book A Suitable May ?

(A) Vikram Seth

(B) Arundhati Roy

(C) Salman Rushdie

(D) Kiran Desai

(Ancient European Literature in Translation)

1. In which of the following epics Polyphemus is a character ?

(A) Iliad

(B) Odyssey

(C) Aeneid

(D) Paradise Lost

2. Aeneid is the great national epic of—

(A) Classical Rome

(B) Greece

(C) England

(D) France

3. Which of the following plays is not authored by Sophocles ?

(A) Oedipus the King

(B) Electra

(C) Antigone 

(D) The Wasps

4. The Peloponnesian war ended in 404 BC with a victory for

(A) Athens

(B) Persia

(C) Melos

(D) Sparta

5. Who is tire protagonist of the play ‘The Frogs’ ?

(A) Heracles

(B) Xanthias

(C) Dionysus

(D) Pluto

6. Who is Charon ?

(A) The ferryman on the river Styx.

(B) The corpse

(C) Pluto’s slave

(D) The innkeeper in Hades

7. Who guides Dante through hell and purgatory in Divine comedy ?

(A) Horace

(B) Seneca

(C) Vitgil

(D) Homer

8. Decameron is a work by —

(A) Dante

(B) Boccaccio

(C) Sappho

(D) Ovid

9. Which of the three Theban plays was probably written last ?

(A) Oedipus at colonus

(B) Oedipus the King

(C) Antigone

(D) No one Knows

10. In Oedipus the King, whose murder must be avenged to end the plague in Thebes ?

(A) Creon's"

(B) Polybus's

(C) Lains's

(D) Polynices'

11. The son of clytaemestra and Agamemnon is named —

(A) ulysses

(B) Aegisthus

(C) Menelaus

(D) Orestes

12. Sappho was an archaic Greek poet from the island of

(A) Creet

(B) Lesbos

(C) Malta

(D) Mykonos

13. Ars Poetica was written by —

(A) Horace

(B) Longinus

(C) Juvenal

(D) Aristotle

14. In Poetics Aristotle defines —

(A) Comedy

(B) Lyric Poetry

(C) Ode

(D) Tragedy

15. Who among the following practiced revenge tragedy ?

(A) Aristophanes

(B) Ovid

(C) Seneca

(D) Sappho

16. Orlando Furioso is an epic poem by —

(A) Homer

(B) Ovid

(C) Ariosto

(D) Dante

17. Which of the following country is also known as Hellas ?

(A) Italy

(B) Greece

(C) Macedonia

(D) England

18. What was the name of the festival in which the tragedies in Greece were watched and judged ?

(A) The Aphrodesia

(B) The Apollonia

(C) The Dionysia '

(D) The Athenia

19. Medea was the princess of—

(A) Colchis

(B) Iolchos

(C) Thebes

(D) Argos

20. Hubris Stands for —

(A) fortune

(B) prophesy

(C) error

(D) pride

(Indian Literature in English)

1. Our Casuarina Tree is a poem by —

(A) Sarojini Naidu

(B) Tom Dutt

(C) A. K. Ramanujam

(D) Kamala Das

2. Which poem of Tagore was first written in English and later translated into Bengali ?

(A) The child

(B) Urvashi

(C) The Gardener

(D) Superior

3. A Bend in the Ganges is a novel written by —

(A) Bhabani Bhattachaiya

(B) Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay

(C) Manohar Malgonkar

(D) Nergis DalaiT

4. Who gave the slogan — ‘Swaraj is my birthright'?

(A) Ttlak

(B) Gokhale

(C) M. A. Jinnah

(D) Nehm

5. Which is Ezekiel’s first book of poems ?

(A) A time to change

(B) The unfinished

(C) Hymns in Darkness

(D) The Third Man.

6. Raja Rao’s novel Kanthapura was published in —

(A) 1934

(B) 1932

(C) 1938

(D) 1936

7. Malgudi appeal's in the writings of—

(A) Raja Rao

(B) R. K. Narayan

(C) Mulk Raj Anand

(D) Anita Desai

8. The Argumentative Indian is a book by —

(A) Rohinton Mistry

(B) Sashi Tharoor

(C) Amartya Sen

(D) Mahasweta Devi

9. Savitri by Sri Aurobindo is a/an —

(A) epic

(B) tragedy

(C) novel 

(D) story

10. Which among the following is not written by Rabindranath. Tagore ?

(A) The Postoffice

(B) Red Oleanders

(C) Sacrifice

(D) Tara

11. India’s first newspaper is —

(A) Hicky’s Bengal Gazette

(B) Hasting’s India Gazette

(C) Sambad Kaumudi

(D) The Statesman

12. Which is Sarojini Naidu’s collection of poems —

(A) The Broken Wing

(B) The Golden Line

(C) A Rain of Rites

(D) Jejuri

13. “I am an Indian very brown born in Malabar” — who wrote this line ?

(A) Jayanta Mahapatra

(B) Nissim Ezekiel'

(C) Kamala Das

(D) Tom Dutt

14. Jayanta Mahapatra is concerned with the past and present of —

(A) West Bengal

(B) Maharastra

(C) Odisha

(D) Rerala

15. The autobiography of Mahatma Gandhi is —

(A) My Experiments with Truth

(B) Discovery of India

(C) Letter to a Daughter

(D) Autobiography of an Unknown Indian.

16. The Play Naga-Mandala has been written by —

(A) Mahesh Dattani

(B) Girish Kamad

(C) Cyrus Mistry

(D) Vijay Tendulkar

17. Which character of Narayan teaches in a college ?

(A) Krishna

(B) Jagan

(C) Raj Ram

(D) Mani

18. The Shadow Lines is a novel by —

(A) Salman Rushdie

(B) Amitabh Ghosh

(C) Bikram Seth

(D) ArvindAdiga

19. Which of the following novel is not written by Chetan Bhagat ?

(A) Five Point Someone

(B) Half Girlfriend

(C) The Three Mistakes of my Life

(D) The Sialkot Saga

20. The novel Midnight children opens at the midnight of—

(A) January 26, 1950

(B) August 15, 1947

(C) December 15, 1971

(D) November 26, 1949

American Literature Mock Test

1. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is written by —

(A) Edward Albee

(B) Thornton Wilder

(C) Eugene O’Neill

(D) Arthur Miller

2. O' Neill uses Greek mythology in which one of the following plays

(A) The Hairy Ape

(B) Desire under the Elms

(C) Mourning Becomes Electra

(D) The Iceman Cometh

3. Who, among the following, is Not a Transcendentalist ?

(A) Ralph Waldo Emerson

(B) Henry David Thoreau

(C) Walt Whitman

(D) Ernest Hemingway

4. In which poem Robert Frost wrote “Good fences make good neighbours” ?

(A) “Reluctance”

(B) “Mending Wall”

(C) “The Pasture”

(D) “In Hardwood Groves”

5. John Steinbeck was awarded Nobel Prize for literature in —

(A) 1960

(B) 1962

(C) 1965

(D) 1970

6. The Glass Menagerie is written by —

(A) Eugene O' Neill

(B) Arthur Miller

(C) Tennessee Williams

(D) None of the above

7. Who is the representative figure of “Jazz Age” ?

(A) Sherwood Anderson

(B) F. Scott Fitzgerald

(C) Saul Bellow

(D) Wallace Stevens

8. Which aspect of American life was highlighted by Romanticism ?

(A) intellectual life

(B) Emotional aspirations

(C) Individualism

(D) Frustration

9. The Bull fighting episode can be seen in Hemingway’s —

(A) The Old Man and the Sea

(B) For Whom the Bell Tolls

(C) The Sun Also Rises

(D) Farewell to Arms

10. Emerson’s major message was —

(A) Self reliance

(B) Social reform

(C) Confidence

(D) Progress and virtue

11. Who is the protagonist of Death of A Salesman ?

(A) Jack Loman

(B) Willy Loman

(C) Biff Loman

(D) Charlie Loman

12. Which of the following works of Faulkner, takes its name from the protagonist’s speech from a Shakespearean play ?

(A) The Sound and the Fury

(B) As I lay Dying

(C) Light in August

(D) Absalom ! Absalom !

13. Who is the narrator in Melville’s Moby Dick ?

(A) Captain Ahab

(B) Elijah

(C) Ishmael

(D) Gabriel

14. American Civil War was fought in —

(A) 1815-20

(B) 1830-40

(C) 1861-65

(D) 1825-33

15. Who coined the phrase “The Lost Generation” ?

(A) Ernest Hemingway

(B) Gertrude Stein

(C) F. Scott Fitzgerald

(D) Hart Gane

16. Who is the central character in Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea .

(A) Merlin

(B) Santiago

(C) Mandolin

(D) Tom

17. ‘O Captain, my Captain’ is a poem by —

(A) Robert Frost

(B) Edgar Allan Poe

(C) R. W. Emerson

(D) Walt Whitman

18. Who is the first black woman to win Nobel Prize in literature ?

(A) Alice Walker

(B) Frances Harper

(C) Toni Morrison

(D) None of the above

19. Which of the following plays is an example of the theatre of tire absurd ?

(A) The Glass Menagerie

(B) The Emperor Jones

(C) The Zoo Story

(D) The Hairy Ape

20. Rights of Man is written by —

(A) Thomas Paine

(B) Washington Irving

(C) E. E. Cummings

(D) Henry James

1. Who is considered to be the master of Greek comedy? 

(A) Sophocles 

(B) Aristophanes 

(C) Plautus 

(D) Aeschylus 

2. Aeolus is a character from — 

(A) The Odyssey 

(B) Aeneid 

(C) The Frogs 

(D) Agamemnon 

3. Apollo lived on the Mount of — 

(A) Ida 

(B) Athos 

(C) Olympus 

(D) Ossa

4. The story of the foundation of Rome from the ashes of Troy can be found in — 

(A) The Odyssey 

(B) Aeneid 

(C) Oedipus Tyrannus 

(D) Medea 

5. The Iliad has — 

(A) 12 Books 

(B) 18 Books 

(C) 24 Books 

(D) 30 Books 

6. The Nichomachean Ethics was written by — 

(A) Socrates 

(B) Sappho 

(C) Homer 

(D) Aristotle 

7. Who is not a Roman philosopher? 

(A) Lucretius 

(B) Octavian 

(C) Seneca 

(D) Cicero

8. The Greek philosopher who died drinking hemlock was — 

(A) Aristotle 

(B) Socrates 

(C) Plato 

(D) Horace 

9. Who was the founder of the Peripatetic School of Philosophy? 

(A) Aristotle 

(B) Plato 

(C) Socrates 

(D) Sophocles 

10. The banishment of poets is an issue in Plato’s — 

(A) Phaedrus 

(B) Symposium 

(C) Phaedo 

(D) The Republic 

11. The Peloponnesian War ended with the victory of — 

(A) Sparta 

(B) Troy 

(C) Sicily 

(D) Ithaca

12. To appease the rage of which goddess did Agamemnon sacrifice his own daughter Iphigeneia? 

(A) Athena 

(B) Hera 

(C) Aphrodite 

(D) Artemis 

13. Dionysus is not the god of — 

(A) Thunder 

(B) Vine, grape-harvest and vegetation 

(C) Festivity and theatre 

(D) Religious ecstasy and ritual madness 

14. The comedy Samia was written by — 

(A) Socrates 

(B) Thales 

(C) Menander 

(D) Aristotle 

15. Peripeteia and anagnorisis, according to Aristotle, respectively mean — 

(A) Reversal of fortune and Discovery or Recognition 

(B) Recognition and Evoking the emotion of pity and fear 

(C) Missing the mark and Pride 

(D) Reversal of fortune and missing the mark

16. Orlando Furioso is an epic poem by — 

(A) Dante 

(B) Ovid 

(C) Ariosto 

(D) Homer 

17. Livy was the most renowned Roman — 

(A) Philosopher 

(B) Satirist 

(C) Historian 

(D) Tragedian 

18. Commentarii de Bello Gallico was written by — 

(A) Julius Caesar 

(B) Quintus 

(C) Tacitus 

(D) Sallust 

19. What was the Roman name for the king of gods? 

(A) Artemis 

(B) Atlas 

(C) Hercules 

(D) Jupiter 

20. Geography was written by — 

(A) Aristotle 

(B) Strabo 

(C) Plato 

(D) Sappho 

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