Important Multiple Choice Questions English Literature

1. Rupert Brooke wrote his poetry during which conflict?

a. Boer War
b. Second World War
c. Korean War
d. First World War

2. Which Poet Laureate wrote about a church mouse?
a. Betjeman
b. Hughes
c. Marvel
d. Larkin

3. Which American writer published ‘A brave and startling truth’ in 1996
a. Robert Hass
b. Jessica Hagdorn
c. Maya Angelou
d. Micheal Palmer

4. Which poet invented the concept of the variable foot in poetry?
a. William Carlos Williams
b. Emily Dickinson
c. Gerard Manly Hopkins
d. Robert Frost

5. Who wrote this famous line: ‘Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day/ Thou art more lovely and more temperate..?
a. TS Eliot
b. Lord Tennyson
c. Charlotte Bronte
d. Shakespeare

6. From what century does the poetic form the folk ballad
a. The 12th
b. The 14th
c. The 17th
d. The 19th

7. “Astrophel and Stella” is a
a) Allegory
b) Epic

8. Greville was the biographer of
a)Edmund Spencer
b)John Donne
c)Sir Philip Sidney
d)John Milton

9. “The Prince Of Poets in his time”, on whom grave the inscription is given?
a)Sir Philip Sidney
b)John Milton
c)Edmund Spencer
d)John Donne

10. Identify the work by Ruskin which began as a defence of contemporary landscape artist especially Turner?
(A) The Stones of Venice
(B) The Two Paths
(C) The Seven Lamps of Architecture
(D) Modem Painters

11. The term ‘the Palliser Novels’ is used to describe the political novels of?
(A) Charles Dickens
(B) Anthony Trollope
(C) W. H. White
(D)B. Disraeli

12. Identify the poet, whom Queen Victoria, regarded as the perfect poet of love and loss’
(A) Tennyson
(B) Browning
(C) Swinburne
(D) D. G. Rossetti

345 A verse form using stanza of eight lines, each with eleven syllables, is known as?
(A) Spenserian Stanza
(B) Ballad
(C) Ottava Rima
(D) Rhyme Royal