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CSS English Literature Solved MCQs 2008

COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS

IN BPS – 17 UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2008.

ENGLISH LITERATURE, PAPER – I

TIME ALLOWED: (PART-I) 30 MINUTES, MAXIMUM MARKS: 20, (PART-II) 2 HOURS & 30 MINUTES MAXIMUM MARKS: 80

NOTE: (i) First attempt PART-I (MCQ) on separate Answer Sheet which shall be taken back after 30 minutes.
(ii) Overwriting/cutting of the options/answers will not be given credit.

PART – I (MCQ)

COMPULSORY

Q.1 Select the best option/answer and fill in the appropriate box on the Answer Sheet.

(1) The Nurse’s Song was written by:
(a) Keats
(b) Tennyson
(c) Blake
(d) Shelley
(e) None of these

(c) Blake

(2) William Wordsworth was born in:
(a) 1770
(b) 1771
(c) 1772
(d) 1779
(e) None of these

(a) 1770

(3) Byron’s first published collection was called:
(a) Years of Idleness
(b) Hours of Idleness
(c) Moments of Idleness
(d) Eons of Idleness
(e) None of these

(b) Hours of Idleness

(4) The Essay of Elia was written by:
(a) Tennyson
(b) Blake
(c) Byron
(d) Keats
(e) None of these

(e) None of these

(5) Shelley’s final unfinished poem was:
(a) Hellas
(b) Prometheus Unbound
(c) The Ancient Mariner
(d) The Triumph of life
(e) None of these

(d) The Triumph of life

(6) Lyrical Ballads are jointly composed by:
(a) Keats and Shelley
(b) Wordsworth and Shelley
(c) Keats and Coleridge
(d) Wordsworth and Coleridge
(e) None of these

(d) Wordsworth and Coleridge

(7) On liberty was written by:
(a) Carlyle
(b) Macaulay
(c) Godwin
(d) Mill
(e) None of these

(d) Mill

(8) “Men may be beaten, chained, tormented, yoked like cattle, slaughtered like summer flies … yet remain free …” This was said by:
(a) Carlyle
(b) J.S. Mill
(c) Ruskin
(d) Mathew Arnold
(e) None of these

(c) Ruskin

(9) Macaulay lived from
(a) 1800 – 1859
(b) 1802 – 1859
(c) 1859 – 1900
(d) 1889 – 1902
(e) None of these

(a) 1800 – 1859

(10) Macaulay represented:
(a) Bourgeois Victorian enlightenment
(b) Working class Victorian attitudes
(c) Upper class tolerance
(d) Radical Romanticism
(e) None of these

(a) Bourgeois Victorian enlightenment

(11) Stones of Venice was written by:
(a) Macaulay
(b) Newman
(c) Ruskin
(d) Carlyle
(e) None of these

(c) Ruskin

(12) Browning is famous for his:
(a) Sensory images
(b) Dramatic Monologues
(c) Narrative ballads
(d) Blank Verse
(e) None of these

(b) Dramatic Monologues

(13) In Memoriam was written in:
(a) 1833
(b) 1853
(c) 1860
(d) 1863
(e) None of these

(e) None of these

(14) “Oh sir, she smiled, no doubt,
Whene’er I passed her; but who passed without
Much the same smile? This grew; I gave commands;
Then all smiles stopped together”.

This was written by:
(a) Tennyson
(b) Browning
(c) Mathew Arnold
(d) William Morris
(e) None of these

(b) Browning

(15) Tennyson was appointed Poet Laureate in:
(a) 1843
(b) 1847
(c) 1850
(d) 1857
(e) None of these

(c) 1850

(16) Dickens was from a:
(a) Lower middle class origin
(b) Upper class origin
(c) Middle class origin
(d) Working class origin
(e) None of these

(a) Lower middle class origin

(17) George Eliot’s real name was:
(a) George Evans
(b) Eliot Evans
(c) Marian Evans
(d) Marian Eliot
(e) None of these

(c) Marian Evans

(18) George Eliot was an:
(a) Atheist
(b) Agnostic
(c) Occultist
(d) Conventionalist
(e) None of these

(a) Atheist

(19) Under the Greenwood Tree is a:
(a) Tale of rustic life
(b) Tale of man’s destruction of nature
(c) Historical novel
(d) Tale of city life
(e) None of these

(a) Tale of rustic life

(20) The Professor was the first novel by:
(a) Emily Bronte
(b) Charlotte Bronte
(c) Anne Bronte
(d) Jane Austen
(e) None of these

(b) Charlotte Bronte



CSS English Literature Solved MCQs 2008

COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS

IN BPS – 17 UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2008.

ENGLISH LITERATURE, PAPER – II

TIME ALLOWED: (PART-I) 30 MINUTES, MAXIMUM MARKS: 20, (PART-II) 2 HOURS & 30 MINUTES MAXIMUM MARKS: 80

NOTE: (i) First attempt PART-I (MCQ) on separate Answer Sheet which shall be taken back after 30 minutes.

PART – I (MCQ)

COMPULSORY

Q.1 Select the best option/answer and fill in the appropriate box on the Answer Sheet.

(1) ______________ is called the first romantic critic.
(a) Wordsworth
(b) Longinus
(c) Horace
(d) Sidney
(e) None of these

(b) Longinus

(2) _______________ defines a play as a just and lively image of human nature.
(a) Dr. Johnson
(b) Shakespeare
(c) Dryden
(d) Coleridge
(e) None of these

(c) Dryden

(3) ‘SARTOR RESARTUS’ is a prose work by:
(a) John Ruskin
(b) Carlyle
(c) Bacon
(d) Lamb
(e) None of these

(b) Carlyle

(4) The period of English literature from 1660 to the end of the century is called:
(a) Renaissance
(b) Jacobean Period
(c) Restoration Period
(d) Romantic Age
(e) None of these

(c) Restoration Period

(5) ‘Stream of Consciousness’ is the phrase first used by:
(a) James Joyce
(b) William James
(c) Virginia Woolf
(d) William Faulkner
(e) None of these

(b) William James

(6) ______________ consists of nine-eight five foot iambic lines followed by an iambic line of six fed with rhyme scheme ab ab bc bcc:
(a) Octometer
(b) Sonnet
(c) Terza Rina
(d) Spenserian Stanza
(e) None of these

(d) Spenserian Stanza

(7) A phrase, line or lines repeated at intervals during a poem and especially at the end of a stanza is called:
(a) Period
(b) Refrain
(c) Feminine Ending
(d) Alexandrine
(e) None of these

(b) Refrain

(8) Shaw’s ‘Man and Superman’ is an example of:
(a) Comedy of Errors
(b) Comedy of Manners
(c) Comedy of Ideas
(d) Romantic Comedy
(e) None of these

(c) Comedy of Ideas

(9) ‘Verslibre’ is called as:
(a) Free Verse
(b) Blank Verse
(c) Free meter
(d) Iambic
(e) None of these

(a) Free Verse

(10) Placing Phrase or Sentences of similar construction and meaning and balancing each other is called:
(a) Parallelism
(b) Alliteration
(c) Para Rhyme
(d) Rhetoric
(e) None of these

(a) Parallelism

(11) ‘Hamlet and Oedipus’ was written by:
(a) Bradley
(b) Dover Wilson
(c) Earnest Jones
(d) Freud
(e) None of these

(c) Earnest Jones

(12) ‘Haste me to know’t, that I, with wings as Swift as meditation or the thoughts of love, May Sweep to my revenge’ is a speech from.
(a) Lear
(b) Macbeth
(c) Othello
(d) Hamlet
(e) None of these

(d) Hamlet

(13) ‘Macbeth and Oedipus’ is by:
(a) W. H. Auden
(b) Earnest Jones
(c) Nicoll
(d) Freud
(e) None of these

(a) W. H. Auden

(14) Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes are:
(a) Husband and wife
(b) Brother and Sister
(c) Father and daughter
(d) Friends
(e) None of these

(a) Husband and wife

(15) The Eve of St. Agnes is a poem by:
(a) Milton
(b) Keats
(c) Byron
(d) Blake
(e) None of these

(b) Keats

(16) ‘The Olive Tree’ is a collection of essays by:
(a) Ruskin
(b) Carlyle
(c) Huxley
(d) Oscar Wilde
(e) None of these

(c) Huxley

(17) The poem “Wind” is written by:
(a) Shelley
(b) John Ashbery
(c) Sylvia Plath
(d) Ted Hughes
(e) None of these

(d) Ted Hughes

(18) ‘Egotistical Sublime’ is a phrase coined by:
(a) Keats
(b) Wordsworth
(c) Coleridge
(d) Byron
(e) None of these

(a) Keats

(19) ‘Apologie for Poetrie’ is written by:
(a) Arnold
(b) Philip Sidney
(c) Pope
(d) Dryden
(e) None of these

(b) Philip Sidney

(20) ‘I count religion but a childish toy’ is a line from Marlowe’s play:
(a) Dr. Faustus
(b) The Jew of Malta
(c) Tamburlaine
(d) Edward II
(e) None of these

(b) The Jew of Malta

 

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