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CSS English Literature Solved MCQs
CSS English Literature Solved MCQs

CSS English Literature Solved MCQs 2013

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CSS English Literature Solved MCQs 2013

COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS

IN BPS – 17 UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2013.

ENGLISH LITERATURE, PAPER – I

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

PART – I (MCQ)

COMPULSORY

Q.1: Select the best option/answer and fill in the appropriate box on the Answer Sheet.
1- Lyrical Ballads opens with;
a- Tintern Abbey
b- Michael
c- Dejection: an Ode
d- Rime of Ancient Mariner
e- Immortality Ode.

2- Besides the French Revolution the effect on Romantic Revolution:
a- American Revolution
b- Napoleonic wars
c- Industrial Revolution
d- Peasant’s Revolt
e- The defeat of the Spanish armada.

3- William Blake’s /Song’s of ———-‘ counterbalance his ‘Songs of Experience’.
A- Love
b- childhood
c- past
d- Inexperience
e- Innocence

4- Geraldine is a character of the poem;
a- Lucy Grey
b- The Thorn
c- Christabel
d- Frost at midnight
e- the last of the flock

5- ‘kubla khan’ is a poem which reflects a———strain in Choleridge’s poetry.
A- Intellectual
b- magical
c- melancholic
d- pessimistic
e- philosophical

6- Keats’ poem Endymion is based on —— mythology.
A- Greek
b- Roman
c- celtic
d- Scandanavian
e- Indian

7- Byron’s journey to Spain, Malta, Albania and Greece resulted in the production of the first two cantos of his poem:
a- cain
b- Childe Herald’s Pilgrimage
c- Don Juan
d- the prisoner of Chillon
e- The Seige of Corinth

8- In Don Juan Byron used:
a- blank verse
b- couplets
c- Ottava Rima
d- refrain
e- terza rima

9- Shelley was expelled from the Oxford University on the charge of being a(n):
a- anarchist
b-Atheist 
c- commonist
d- nazi
e- traitor

10- Adonais was an elegy Shelley wrote in 1821 on the death of:
a- Keats
b- Byron
c- Arthur Hugh Clough
d- Thomas Love Peacock
e- William Hazlit

11- Confessions of an English Opium Eater was written by:
a- Charles Lamb
b- John Ruskin
c- Maria Edgeworth
d- Thomas Carlyle
e- Thomas de Quencey

12- Elia was the pseudonym used by Charles Lamb for getting his works published in:
a- London magazine
b- The New York Times
c- The Mirror
d- The spectator
e- the Sun

13- Tennyson created a medieval world in his poem:
a- in memoriam
b- the lady of Shalott
c- the lotus eaters
d- tithonus
e- Ulyssess

14- Arthur Hugh Clough became an inspiration for Mathew Arnold’s work:
a- the buried life
b- dover beach
c- culture and anarchy
d- The Scholor Gypsy
e- essays on criticism

15- ————- is an attack by Ruskin on the Philistines.
A- Modern Painters
b- stones of Venice
c- seven lamps of architecture
e- praeterita

16- Dickens’ first novel which focused on the specific social ills was:
a- the Christmas carol
b- david copperfield
c- Great Expectations
d-oliver twist
e- a tale of two cities

17- G Eliot’s novels show her concern for the character’s———– problems.
A- economic
b- Moral
c-religious
d- spiritual e social

18- Dickens’ novels combine——— and melodrama.
A- journalism
b-philosophy
c- Satire
d- science
e- religion

19- The first which Charlotte Bronte wrote was:
a- Emily
b- Jane Eyre
c- Shirley
d- the professor
e- villette

20- Oscar Wilde’s novel published in 1891 was entitled as:
a- the picture of dorian grey
b- the importance of being earnest
c- lady windermere’s fan
d- a woman of no importance
e- Salome



CSS English Literature Solved MCQs 2013

FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS

IN BPS – 17 UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2013.

ENGLISH LITERATURE, PAPER – II

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

PART – I (MCQ)

COMPULSORY

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

1- Which novel is not written by Jane Austen?

A- Emma

b- The Chimes

c- Persuation

d- Mansfield Park

e- none these

2- Shaw wrote more than:

a- 30 plays

b- 40 plays

c- 50 plays

d- 60 plays

e- none of these

3- Shaw died at the age of:

a- 75

b- 85

c- 95

d- 105

e- none of these

4- Jack Worthing is a character created by:

a- Shaw

b- Dickens

c- Browning

d- Hardy

e- none of these

5- Adam Bede is a:

a- Play

b- Novel

c- short storey

d- Poem

e- none of these

6- Dickens sprang to fame with a publication of:

a- Hard Times

b- David Copperfield

c- Pickwick Papers

d- Great Expectations

e- none of these

7- Who served as an Irish senator for two terms?

A- Wilde

b- Shaw

c- Ibsen

d- Yeats

e- none of these

8- John Bull’s Other Island is written by:

a- Shaw

b- Wilde

c- Hemingway

d- Beckett

e- none of these

9- Lilliputians symbolize excessive human:

a- Jealousy

b- confidence

c- pride

d- Ego

e- none of these

10- Houyhnhnms represent life governed by sense and:

a- Moderation

b- patience

c- understanding

d- compromise

e-none of these

11- Cordelia’s chief characteristic is her:

a- beauty

b- Devotion

c- sympathy

d- kindness

e- none of these

12- Henry Higgins is a character in:

a- Pygmalion

b- saint joan

c- major Barbara

d- Candida

e-none of these

13- Eliot worked for Faber and Faber as a/an:

a- assistant

b- director

c- writer

d- Editor

e- none of these

14- Wordsworth was appointed as poet Laureate in:

a- 1843

b-1844

c-1845

d-1846

e- none of these

15- Hemingway was a great fan of:

a- Cricket

b- Baseball

c- softball

d- football

e- none of these

16- Jude the Obscure is a:

a- comedy

b- Tragedy

c- tragic-comedy

d- black comedy

e- none of these

17- Eliot was influenced by:

a- Ezra Pound

b- Shaw

c- Hardy

d- Wilde

e- none of these

18- Who became the poet Laureate of England and Ireland during the reign of Queen Victoria?

A- Tennyson

b- Browning

c- Hardy

d- Lawrence

e- none of these

19- Hemingway also worked as a:

a- Carpenter

b- Painter

c- surgeon

d- Driver

e- none of these

20- “Tales from Shakespeare” is written by:

a- Shakespeare

b- Lamb

c- Lawrence

d- Mary Anne Evans

e- none of these

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