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PPSC Lecturer Recruitment 2015 English Mcqs from Past Papers for Lecturer Test Preparation 2015

PPSC Lecturer Recruitment 2015 English Mcqs from Past Papers for Lecturer Test Preparation 2015

(1) The subjugation of Women (1869) is an important text of:

(a) George Eliot
(b) Byron
(c) John Mill
(d) Hardy

(c) John Mill
(2) Which of the following poems by Tennyson is a monodrama?

(a) Ulysses
(b) Break, Break, Break
(c) Maud
(d) Crossing the Bar

(c) Maud
(3) The line “she dwells with Beauty – Beauty that must be” occurs in Keats’

(a) Lamia
(b) Ode to a Grecian Urn
(c) Ode on Melancholy
(d) Endymion

(c) Ode on Melancholy
(4) Negative Capability to Keats, means

(a) The ability to sympathize with other
(b) Say bad thing, about others
(c) To empathize

(c) To empathize
(5) “Art for arts sake” found its true adherent in:

(a) Wordsworth
(b) Byron
(c) Browning
(d) Wilde

(d) Wilde
(6) It as the best of times, it was the worst of time, it was the worst – the opening of Dickens’

(a) Hard Times
(b) David Copperfield
(c) Oliver Twist
(d) A Tales of Two Cities

(d) A Tales of Two Cities
(7) The character of Little Neil is a creation of:

(a) Hardy
(b) Eliot
(c) Oscar Wilde
(d) Dickens

(d) Dickens
(8) “Idylls of the King” is illustration of Tennyson’s deep interest in:

(a) Medieval legends
(b) The role of the king
(c) Hero worship
(d) The contemporary condition

(b) The role of the king
(9) Who believed that poetry is the spontaneous overflow of emotions?
(a) Blake
(b) Byron
(c) Wordsworth
(d) Keats

(c) Wordsworth
(10) Who after the publication of a poem, awoke and found himself famous?

(a) Shelley
(b) Browning
(c) Wordsworth
(d) Keats

(c) Wordsworth
(11) The image of the femme fatale dominates the poetry of:

(a) Wordsworth
(b) Keats
(c) Byron
(d) Tennyson

(b) Keats
(12) Little Time is a character in Hardy’s

(a) The return of the native
(b) Jude the Obscure
(c) Mayor of Casterbridge

(b) Jude the Obscure
(13) Which is the famous elegy written by Shelley?

(a) In Memoriam
(b) Lycidas
(c) Adonis
(d) Thyrsis

(c) Adonis
(14) The moral choice is everything in the works of:

(a) Dickens
(b) George Eliot
(c) Hardy

(a) Dickens
(15) Which of the following is illustrative of Ruskin’s interest in social economy?

(a) The Seven Lamps
(b) Unto this Last
(c) The Stones of Venice

(b) Unto this Last
(16) Which one of the following poets named the Romantic poet as the “pond poets”?

(a) Southey
(b) Shelley
(c) Keats
(d) Byron

(a) Southey
(17) The Charge of the Light Brigade” (Tennyson) commemorates:

(a) The Boer War
(b) The battle of Trafalgar
(c) The Crimean War

(c) The Crimean War
(18) The Elgin Marbles inspired Keats to write:

(a) Endymion
(b) Lamia
(c) The Grecian Urn
(d) Melancholy

(c) The Grecian Urn
(19) Would you tell Sordelo (Browning) as a:

(a) Dramatic Monologue
(b) Dramatic Lyrics
(c) Tragic Drama

(b) Dramatic Lyrics
(20) Which one of the following poets was appointed Poet Laureate in the year 1813?

(a) Tennyson
(b) Byron
(c) Southey
(d) Wordsworth

(c) Southey
(1) Shakespeare’s Hamlet is
(a) A tragedy
(b) Comedy

(a) A tragedy
(2) Earnest Hamingway has written

(a) Old Man and the Sea
(b) Mr. Chips
(c) Pride and Prejudice

(a) Old Man and the Sea
(3) Who wrote Gulliver’s Travels?

(a) Charles Dickens
(b) Chaucer
(c) Jonathan Swift

(c) Jonathan Swift
(4) Which of the following is not a dramatist?

(a) Ben Johnson
(b) Byron
(c) Eliot

(b) Byron
(5) Which of the following is not a play by Shakespeare?

(a) Hamlet
(b) Macbeth
(c) Dr. Faustus

(c) Dr. Faustus
(6) E. M. Foster is a

(a) Novelist
(b) Poet
(c) Playwright

(a) Novelist
(7) “The Pickwick Papers” is a novel by:

(a) Jane Austen
(b) Charles Dickens
(c) Thackery

(b) Charles Dickens
(8) Who wrote “Jane Eyre”?

(a) Charlotte Bronte
(b) Emile Bronte
(c) Anne Bronte

(a) Charlotte Bronte
(9) After whom is the Elizabethan Age named?

(a) Elizabeth-I
(b) Elizabeth-II
(c) Elizabeth Browning

(a) Elizabeth-I
(10) What is the name of Wordsworth’s long poem?

(a) The Canterbury Tales
(b) Don Juan
(c) The Prelude

(c) The Prelude
(11) A poem mourning someone’s death is called:

(a) Fable
(b) Epic
(c) Elegy

(c) Elegy
(12) Which of the following is not a tragedy written by Shakespeare?

(a) Macbeth
(b) Othello
(c) Merchant of Venice

(c) Merchant of Venice
(13) Who wrote “The Second Coming”?

(a) E. Spencer
(b) Eliot
(c) W. B. Yeats

(c) W. B. Yeats
(14) What period in English Literature is called the “Augustans Age”?

(a) Early 16th Century
(b) 17th Century
(c) Early 18th Century

(c) Early 18th Century
(15) Which play among the following plays is not blank verse?

(a) Hamlet
(b) The Jew of Malta
(c) Pygmalion

(c) Pygmalion
(16) Which one of the following writers is not woman?

(a) Emily Bronte
(b) Jane Austen
(c) Robert Browning

(c) Robert Browning
(17) Who is the villain in “Hamlet”?

(a) Horatio
(b) Iago
(c) Claudius

(c) Claudius
(18) Who kills Macbeth in the play “Macbeth”?

(a) Duncan
(b) Bonquo
(c) Macduff

(c) Macduff
(19) Which is the last of Shakespeare’s great tragedies?

(a) Macbeth
(b) King Lear
(c) Othello
(d) Hamlet

(b) King Lear
(20) Who is the heroine of Shakespeare’s play “Hamlet”?

(a) Cordella
(b) Desdemona
(c) Portia
(d) Ophelia

(d) Ophelia
(1) Romanticism (if it can be pinpointed) is usually assumed to date from:

(a) Publication of “Intimations of Immortality”
(b) The beginning of Queen Victoria’s reign
(c) The Reform Bill of 1832
(d) Publication of “Lyrical Ballads” and its preface
(e) 1800 – 1801

(d) Publication of “Lyrical Ballads” and its preface
(2) Which of the following would a Romantic Poet be most likely to use?

(a) A “feathered chorister”
(b) A “member of the plumy race”
(c) A “bird”
(d) A “tenant of the sky”
(e) An “airy fairy”

(e) An “airy fairy”
(3) Wordsworth’s Poetry always reflects:

(a) The creation of abstract concepts
(b) An endorsement of the scientific tradition
(c) The creation of an original philosophy
(d) An examination of extraneous matters
(e) His belief in a world to come.

(c) The creation of an original philosophy
(4) Byron’s Poetry is ambiguous and has a vividness of phrasing which sometimes reaches the point of abstraction:

(a) True
(b) False

(a) True
(5) “English Bards and Scotch Reviewers” is a satirical attack on contemporary writers who had annoyed Byron.

(a) True
(b) False

(a) True
(6) In 1850, Tennyson succeeded Wordsworth as poet laureate.

(a) True
(b) False

(a) True
(7) Mary Anne Evans is the same person as George Eliot.

(a) True
(b) False

(a) True
(8) Keats’ widespread appeal is to the Reader’s interest in the supernatural.

(a) True
(b) False

(b) False
(9) The literary figure who had the most pronounced effect on Keats was:

(a) Dante
(b) Shakespeare
(c) Wordsworth
(d) Shelley

(b) Shakespeare
(10) Shelly was a firm believer in all of the following except:

(a) Personal freedom
(b) The individual’s responsibility to society
(c) The power of love
(d) Human conduct based on conviction

(d) Human conduct based on conviction
(11) Shelley’s poetry used all of the following components for themes except:

(a) Worship of God
(b) Passion
(c) Narcissism
(d) Emotional self-indulgence

(a) Worship of God
(12) The prose of the Romantic period had a tendency to:

(a) Objectify the issue in terms of a cause
(b) Advance a single system to the public
(c) Allow the writer to draw on his
(d) Be brooding and meditative. own personality

(a) Objectify the issue in terms of a cause
(13) Charles Lamb’s “Dream Children” is notable for its:

(a) Crushing tragedy
(b) Humor
(c) Whimsical Pathos
(d) Cynicism

(c) Whimsical Pathos
(14) The Victorian age can be dated by which of the following events and years:

(a) Mills’s “on liberty’ (1859) to end of century (1900)
(b) Reform Bill (1832) to end of Boer War (1902)
(c) Birth of Tennyson (1809) to his death (1892)
(d) Tennyson’s Poems, Chiefly Lyrical (1830) to death of Queen Victoria (1901)

(d) Tennyson’s Poems, Chiefly Lyrical (1830) to death of Queen Victoria (1901)
(15) Which of the following works ‘had the greatest influence on the Victorian Age?

(a) Mill’s “On Liberty”
(b) Tennyson’s “In memoriam”
(c) Darwin’s “Origin of Species”
(d) Carlyle’s “Sartor Resartus”
(e) Ruskin’s “The stones of Venice”

(b) Tennyson’s “In memoriam”
(16) In which of the following Genres did Victorian Literature achieve its greatest success:

(a) Drama
(b) Epic Poetry
(c) Lyric Poetry
(d) The Essay
(e) The Novel

(e) The Novel
(1) Who wrote “Shakespeare’s Later Comedies’?

(a) A.C. Bradley
(b) Palmer D.J.
(c) Dr.Johnsofl

(b) Palmer D.J.
(2) Which of the following is not a dramatist?

(a) Ben Johnson
(b) Eliot
(c) S. Backett
(3) Which. of the following is not a play by Shakespeare?

(a) Tempest
(b) Pygmalion
(c) King Lear

(b) Pygmalion
(4) Who is the author of ‘After Strange Gods’?

(a) Shaw
(b) Robert Frost
(c) Eliot

(c) Eliot
(5) Who is the Villain in ‘Hamlet’?

(a) Horatio
(b) Iago
(c) Claudius

(c) Claudius
(6) Who is the heroine of ‘Hamlet’?

(a) Cordelia
(b) Portia
(c) Ophelia

(c) Ophelia
(7) After whom the Elizabethan Age is named:

(a) Elizabeth I
(b) Elizabeth II
(c) Elizabeth Browning

(a) Elizabeth I
(8) Who wrote ‘Common Pursuit’?

(a) Leavis, F.R.
(b) Cecil, D.
(c) E.M.Foster

(a) Leavis, F.R.
(9) ‘ Paradise Lost is an epic by:

(a). Spenser
(b) Chaucer
(c) Milton

(c) Milton
(10) “After Apple Picking” is written by:

(a) Robert Browning
(b) Robert Frost

(b) Robert Frost
(11) Ernest Hemingway wrote:

(a) Mr. Chips
(b) Pride and Prejudice
(c) Old Man and the Sea
(c) Old Man and the Sea
(12) “Intellectual Beauty” is written by:

(a) Bertrand Russell
(b) Huxley
(c) P.B.Shelley

(c) P.B.Shelley
(13) Who wrote “20th Century Views”?

(a) Abrahams, M. H.
(b) Palmer, D. J.
(c) Bertrand Russell

(a) Abrahams, M. H.
(14) ‘Desert Places’ is a:

(a) Poem
(b) Play
(c) Novel

(a) Poem
(15) The University Wits were:

(a) Poets
(b) Playwrights
(c) Novelists

(b) Playwrights
(16) William Shakespeare was Born in:

(a) 1564
(b) 1534
(c) 1616

(a) 1564
(17) Francis Bacon died in:

(a) 1616
(b) 1626
(c) 1648

(b) 1626
(18) The period between 1660 to 1750 is known as:

(a) The Age of Classicism
(b) The Restoration
(c) The age of Milton

(b) The Restoration
(19) Who wrote “The Pilgrim’s Progress”?

(a) John Bunyan
(b) Daniel Defoe
(c) Dryden

(a) John Bunyan
(20) ‘‘The Conduct of the Allies’ is a famous work of:

(a) Jonathan Swift
(b) Samuel Johnson
(c) Oliver ‘Goldsmith

(a) Jonathan Swift

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