19 Apr 2020

English Literature Important Question-Answers (Objective Type)

English Literature Important Objective Type Question Answers


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 Objective Important Question-Answers – English Literature 


1.  Chaucer lived during the reigns of – Edward III, Richard II and Henry IV

2. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales was written in – 1385 onwards

3. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales belongs to – 3rd Period of Chaucer’s literary career

4. Norman Conquest took place in – 1066 (11th Century)

5. Wyclif’s Bible was published in – 1380

6. William Langland’s The Vision of William concerning Piers the Plowman was written in - 1362-90

7. The Travels of Sir John Maundeville was published in - 1400

8. The Hundred Years’ War was begun in - 1338 (14th Century)

9. The Hundred Years’ War was fought between – England and France

10. Wat Tyler’s Rebellion took place in - 1381

11. The War of Roses was fought between – The House of York and the House of Lancaster

12. The War of Roses was fought during the period – 1455-86

13. Thomas Malory’s Morte De Arthur was written in – 1470 (published in 1485)

14. Caxton’s Printing Press was set up in – 1476

15. Thomas More’s Utopia was published in – 1516 (Latin), 1551 (English)

16. The First English Comedy, Roister Doister was written in – 1550

17. Roister Doister was written by – Nicholas Udall

18. The First English Tragedy, Gorboduc was written in – 1561

19. Gorboduc was written by – Thomas Sackville, Lord of Buckhurst & Thomas Norton

20. Tottel’s Miscellancy was published in - 1557

21. Queen Elizabeth ascended the throne of England in – 1558

22. Globe Theatre was built in – 1599

23. The Elizabethan Age covers the period – 1558-1602

24. The leader of University Wits was – Christopher Marlowe

25. Marlowe’s first tragedy was – Tamburlaine the Great (1587)

26. Shakespeare wrote – 37 plays

27. Dryden’s All for Love is based on Shakespeare’s – Antony and Cleopatra

28. Shakespeare’s Sonnets were published in – 1609

29. The hero of Spenser’s Faerie Queene is - King Arthur

30. Spenser’s Faerie Queene is dedicated to – Queen Elizabeth

31. Spenser dedicated his Shephearde’s Calendar to – Philip Sydney

32. John Lyly’s Euphues, the Anatomy of Wit was published in 1579 and was contemporary with – Shepheardes Calender.

33. White Devil and Duchess of Malfi were written by – John Webester

34. Ben Jonson’s first play Every Man in his Humour was published in – 1598

35. Ben Jonson is known for his – Comedy of Humours

36. Ben Jonson’s play written wholly in prose – Bartholomew Fair

37. Bacon’s essays are written in – Aphoristic style

38. Bacon wrote essays in all – 106 essays (1st, 2nd, 3rd Edition – 10, 38, 58 essays)

39. Authorised version of the Bible - 1611

40. The leader of Metaphysical School of Poets was  – Henery Vaughan

41. The term ‘Augustan’ was first applied to school of Poets by – Dr. Johnson

42. The intellectual father of French Revolution – Rousseau

43. Lyrical Ballads was published in – 1798

44. The leader of the Pre-Raphaelite in England was – D.G. Rossetti

45. The founder of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in England – William Holman Hunt

46. The originator of the Oxford Movement was – John Keble

47. The phrase ‘Stream of Consciousness’ is associated with – James Joyce

48. The Hero of Homer’s Iliad is – Achilles

49. Pope’s Rape of the Lock contains – Five Cantos

50. A Ballad stanza generally contains – Four lines

51. The greatest Epic in English is written by – Milton

52. The next in command after Satan in Paradise Lost is – Beelzebub

53. The meaning of L’Allegro is – A cheerful man

54. A Pastoral Elegy written by Shelley on the death of Keats – Adonais

55. Everyman a famous play of 15th Century was a – Morality Play

56. The villain in Duchess of Malfi is – Bosola

57. Dryden’s plays in general are called – Heroic Plays

58. The last play written by Shakespeare is – The Tempest

59. Andrea Del Sarto in Browning’s Dramatic Monologue was – A renowned Painter

60. Rabbi Ben Ezra was a – real Jewish Scholar

61. The phrase ‘Stormy Sisterhood’ is applied to – Bronte Sisters

62. "Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world" – Shelley

63. In Memory of W.B. Yeats is written by – W. H. Auden

64. Thomas Gray’s Elegy Written in Country Churchyard is written in – Iambic Pentameter Quatrains

65. Galsworthy’s Silver Box is a satire on – the System of Legal Trial

66. “I heartily hate and detest that animal called Man” – Swift to Pope about Gulliver’s Travel

67. Riders to the Sea, a One-Act tragedy is written by – J. M. Synge

68. T. S. Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral is a – Poetic Play

69. The Biography of Dr. Johnson is written by – James Boswell

70. The phrase ‘religion of the blood’ is associated with – D. H. Lawrence

71. Coleridge on Imagination (1934) is written by - I.A. Richards

72. 'Syntax' is a study of - arrangement of words

73. "The style is the man himself" comes from - Georges Louis Leclerc Buffon

74. Tamas by Bhishm Sahni is about - Partition of India

75. Aurobindo's Savitiri is - an epic poem

76. 'The Beat Generation', a literary movement influenced American culture and politics in - the post-war era

77. William Faulkner's The Sound and The Fury (1929) derives its title from - Shakespeare's Macbeth

78. Joseph Heller's Catch-22 is an example of - Dark Comedy

79. Saul Bellow is best known for his novel - Herzog

80. The narrator in Moby-Dick is - Ishmael

81. The author of the terms "signified" and "signifier" is - Saussure

82. "My husband is Indian, and so are my children, I am not, and less so every year" - Ruth Pravar Jhabvala

83. O'Neill's first play was - The Emperor Jones

84. The villain in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter (1850) is - Chillingworth

85. "Poetry is the rhythmic creation of beauty in words." - Edgar Allen Poe

86. Nadine Gordimer was - a South-African story writer & novelist

87. Wole Soyinka wrote the play to commemorate Nigeria's independence - A Dance of the Forests

88. Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe's masterpiece is - Things Fall Apart (1958)

89. Naipaul's The House of Mr. Biswas has for its subject - the Hindu culture

90. Joseph Anton : A Memoir is - an autobiographical book by Salman Rushdie

91. Arnold's "touch-stone" method values - only the best writing

92. "Success is only a delayed failure" - Graham Greene

93. Rosencrantz and Guilderstern Are Dead (1967) is a play by - Tom Stoppard

94. Waiting For Godot (1955) was originally written in - French

95. Jimmy Porter is the hero of - Look Back in Anger (1956)

96. The story of William Golding's Lord of the Flies (1954) is based on - The Coral Island (1857), a youth novel by R. M. Ballantyne

97. The title of Lord of the Flies is drawn from - Milton's Paradise Lost (refers to Beelzeub)

98. Sylvia Palth was married to - Ted Hughes

99. Muriel Spark's best known novel is - The Driver's Seat

100. The first woman to win the Booker Prize twice - Hilary Mantel
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