Multiple Choice Questions for UGC NET SET JRF | Mock Test

 Multiple Choice Question

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Total Marks: 30 Duration: 30 Minutes

Who coined the term defemiliarization?

A. Roman Jacobson

B. Victor Shklovsky

C. Jane Mukarovsky


Who wrote the first English poem Brut?

A. Wace 

B.Philip Sidney 

C. Layamon


Who wrote the poem Historia Regum Britanniae?

A  GeoffreybChaucer

B.William Langland

C. Geoffrey of Monmouth

D.John Gower

Who were the first tribe who settled in England?

A. Britons 




Roman Empire invaded Celtic’s land in which year?

A. 300BC 


C.43 AD


Which of the following is not a critical work by Roman Jacobson?

A. On Linguistic Aspects of Translation

B. Closing Statement: Linguistics and Poetics

C. On Poetic Language

D. Two Aspects of Language and Two Types of Aphasic Disturbances

In Formalism ‘the chronological sequence of events’ are called as?

A. Fabula

B. Sjuzhet 



The Prague Linguistic Circle was established by whom?

A. Yuri Tynyanov

B.Roman Jacobson

C. Jane Mukarovosky


Which of the Battle marks the beginning of the Anglo-Norman age in the Historyof English Literature?

A. Battle of Maldon

B.Battle of Brunanbur

C. Battle of Hastings

D. Battle of Denmark

Which of the following work is celebrated as the national epic of England?

A. Epic of Gilgamesh

B.Paradise Lost


D. Iliad and Odyssey

The present day English is derived from which of the following old English dialects?

A. Kentish 

B.East Midland

C. South Umbrian

D.West Midland

Who killed the monster Grendel and his mother in the epic Beowulf?

A. Hrothgar 

B. People of Denmark

C. Beowulf

D. Noneof the Above

Parallelism and Deviation are the types of what literary concept?

A. Defemiliarization 


C. Connotation

D. None of the above

New Formalism was a reaction towards?

A. Rhetoric 

B. Streamof Consciousness 

C.Blank Verse


The Battle of Hastings took place in which year?



C. 1066

D. 1266

Which method did England use in the 100 years wars to win most of the wars?

A. Crossbow 

B. Longbow

C. Atoms


The Peasant Revolt took place in the year?



C. 1348

D. 1381

The Hundred Years Wars was fought between whom?

A. England and Russia

B. France and Russia

C. England and Rome

D.England and France

Which of the following not the concerns of Russian Formalism?

Dealing with the formal aspects of a given text.

Emphasisesthefunctional roleof literarydevices.

Inclusivelytakesthe contentofthe textsintoaccount.

Reacts against the outside influences like the background and the poet and hisbackground.

The Peasant Revolt was also known as the Taylor Movement because it was headed by?

A. Watt Taylor and John Ball

B.John Ball And Samuel Taylor

C. Samuel Taylor and Robert Smith

D.Watt Taylor and Samuel Taylor

Which of the following is not a University Wits?

A. Thomas Kyd 

B.Ben Jonson

C.John Lily

D.Christopher Marlowe

Which Literary Group declared them as the ‘Tribe of Ben’?

A. Silver Poets 

B.Cavalier Poets

C.Metaphysical Poets

D. Lake Poets

Which of the Following is not a Scottish Chaucerian?

A. Robert Henryson 

B.William Dunbar


D. King James I

The Kings Quir was written by whom?

William Dunbar

B.John Lydgate



Comus is a famous masque written by?

A. Ben Jonson 

B. Christopher Marlowe

C. John Milton

D. William Dunbar

Which of the following is not an example of Comedy of Humors?

Everyman in His Humor

Everyman out of his Humor


The Alchemist

Which of the following is considered as the first English Tragedy?

A. Ralph Roister Doister

B. Gorboduc


D. TheSpanish Tragedy

Which of the following is considered as the first English Comedy?

A.Ralph Roister Doister


C. The Alchemist

D. The Spanish Tragedy

Which literary genre emerged in the late 16th century, generally performed by the professional actors to entertain the kings and the queens of England?

A. Comedy

B. Tragedy

C. Masque


Which dialect did Chaucer use in his writings?

A. Kentish 

B.East Midland

C. South Umbrian

D.West Midland

1. Which poem ends ‘I shall but love thee better after death’?

a. How do I love thee

b. Ode to a Grecian urn

c. In faith I do not love thee with mine eyes

d. Let me not to the marriage of true minds

2. Which poet is considered a national hero in Greece?

a. John keats

b. Lord Byron

c. Solan

d. Sappho

3. Which kind of poem is Edward Lear associated with?

a. Nature

b. Epics

c. Sonnets

d. Nonsense

4. In coleridge’s poem ‘The rime of the Ancient Mariner’ where were the three gallants going?

a. A funeral

b. A wedding

c. Market

d. To the races

5. Harold Nicholson described which poet as ‘Very yellow and glum. Perfect manners’?

a. e. e. Cummings

b. T. S. Elliot

c. John Greenleaf Whittier

d. Walt Whitman

6. What was strange about Emily Dickinson?

a. She rarely left home

b. She wrote in code

c. She never attempted to publish her poetry

d. She wrote her poems in invisible ink

7. Rupert Brooke wrote his poetry during which conflict?

a. Boer War

b. Second World War

c. Korean War

d. First World War

8. Which Poet Laureate wrote about a church mouse?

b. Hughes
c. Marvel
d. Larkin

9. Which American writer published ‘A brave and startling truth’ in 1996

a. Robert Hass
b. Jessica Hagdorn
c. Maya Angelou
d. Micheal Palmer

Who wrote about the idyllic ‘Isle of Innisfree’?

a. Dylan Thomas
b. Ezra Pound
c. W. B. Yeats
d. e. e. cummings

A pattern of accented and unaccented syllables in lines of poetry

1. rhyme scheme
2. meter
3. alliteration

The repetition of similar ending sounds

1. alliteration
2. onomatopoiea
3. rhyme

Applying human qualities to non-human things

1. personification
2. onomatopoeia
3. alliteration

14. The repetition of beginning consonant sounds
1. rhyme
2. onomatopoeia
3. alliteration

15. A comparison of unlike things without using a word of comparison such as like or as