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CSS English Literature Solved MCQs 2000

CSS English Literature Solved MCQs 2000

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CSS English Literature Solved MCQs 2000

COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS

IN BPS – 17 UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2000.

ENGLISH LITERATURE, PAPER – I

TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS MAXIMUM MARKS:100

COMPULSORY QUESTION

Write only the correct answer in the Answer Book. Don’t reproduce the questions.

(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

(17) Identify the sources of the quotations listed below:

1. “Hail to thee blithe spirit” (“To a sky Lark”)

  1. “Spirit of beauty that dost consecrate”(“Hymn to Intellectual Beauty”)
  2. “Paint/Must never hope to reproduce the- faint

Half flush that dies along her throat”. (“May Last Duchess”)

  1. ” Where are the songs of Spring? Ay,- where are they?

Think not of them, thou hast thy music too (“Ode to Autumn”)

5. “Ah, happy, happy boughs! that cannot shed your leaves, nor ever bid the Spring adieu”, (“Ode on a Grecian Urn”)

6. “Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting” (“The Prisoner of Chillon”)

  1. “A hand may first and then a lip be kist;
    For my part, to such doings I’m a stranger”(“Don Juan”)
  2. “My hair is grey, but not with years, nor grew it white, In a single night”(“Intimations of Immortality’ (Ode)



CSS English Literature Solved MCQs 2000

COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS

IN BPS – 17 UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2000.

ENGLISH LITERATURE, PAPER – II

TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS MAXIMUM MARKS:100

COMPULSORY QUESTION

Write only the correct/best answer in the Answer book. Don’t reproduce the questions.

(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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