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Himachal Pradesh Set 1

Himachal Pradesh Set 1

Q.1)’Piers Plowman’ has a subtitle It is:

(A) The Judgement

(B) A Journey

(C) A Vision

(D) A War

Q.2) Chaucer’s ‘Troilus and Criseyde’ is influenced by

(A) The Consolation of Philosophy

(B) The House of Fame

(C) Book of the Leone

(D) The Tale of Two Cities

Q.3) Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

(A) William Langland-Piers the Plowman

(B) Wycliffe – The Pope’s Power

(C) John Gover-Confession Amantis

(D) Chaucer-On His Blindness

Q.4) Who is the hero in Spenser’s Faerie Queene?

(A) Prince Edward

(B) Prince George

(C) Prince Arthur

(D) Prince Charlse

Q.5) Who among the following has been known as “The Morning Star of the Renaissance”?

(A) Dryden

(B) Milton

(C) Chaucer

(D) Shakespeare

Q.6) Who among the following is not a dramatist of the Elizabethan Age?

(A) John Lyle

(B) Thomas Lodge

(C) Robert Green

(D) William Tyndale

Q.7) Who was Othello?

(A) A Great Fighter

(B) A Scholar

(C) Good Commander

(D) Mature, Old King

Q.8) ‘The Old Wives Tale’ was written by:

(A) Nashe

(B) George Peele

(C) Ben Jonson:

(D) Thomas Kid

Q.9) Which of the following statements about ‘As You Like It is correct?

(A) It is written by Thomas Kyd

(B) It is a long elegy

(C) It is based in the forest of Arden

(D) It is a tragedy Cha

Q.10) Which play of Shakespeare contains the famous line… there is a special providence in the fall of a sparrow”?

(A) King Lear

(B) Macbeth

(C) Othello

(D) Hamlet

Q.11) The Spanish Tragedy of Thomas Kyd was influenced by:

(A) Aristotle

(B) Seneca

(C) Dante

(D) Plato

Q.12) First work of John Milton is:

(A) On the Morning of Christ’s Nativity

(B) On His Blindness

(C) Paradise Lost

(D) Samson Agonists

Q.13) In which epic Adam was lured tempted by Satan and resulting his exile?

(A) Paradise Regained

(B) Paradise Lost

(C) On His Blindness

(D) Lycidas

Q.14) The poem The Storm was written by:

(A) Ben Jonson

(B) John Keats

(C) John Donne

(D) John Milton

Q.15) Holy War’ belongs to:

(A) Thomas Kyd

(B) Bunyan

(C) Chapman

(D) Robert Herrick

Q.16) John Keats’s famous theory of negative capability’ was expressed in a/an

(A) Letter

(B) Essay

(C) Poem

(D) Novel

Q.17) Who among the following was a prominent writer of sentimental fiction?

(A) Mary Wollstonecraft

(B) Jane Austen

(C) Walter Scott

(D) Fanny Burney

Q.18) The Songs of Innocence portrays images of

(A) Men, Women and Squirrels

(B) Children, Sheep and Lambs

(C) Lambs, Donkeys and Cats

(D) None of these

Q.19) John Woodville was written by:

(A) Charles Lamb

(B) William Hazlitt

(C) Jane Austen

(D) S T Coleridge

Q.20) William Cowper’s The Tusk is structured around

(A) Seasons

(B) Animals

(C) Planets

(D) None of these

Q.21) Elinor and Marianne are two famous sisters in Jane Austen’s:

(A) Pride and Prejudice

(B) Sense and Sensibility

(C) Mansfield Park

(D) Emma

Q.22) Which Matthew Arnold’s poem best captures the uncertainty of Victorian Age?

(A) Scholar Gypsy

(B) Growing Old

(C) A Dream

(D) Dover Beach

Q.23) Which of the following is Elizabeth Gaskell’s non-fiction?

(A) French Life

(B) Mary Burton

(C) Cranford

(D) Ruth

Q.24) “One Word More” is a famous poem written by:

(A) Alfred Tennyson

(B) Matthew Arnold

(C) Robert Browning

(D) A. H. Hallam

Q.25) Bill Sikes is a famous character of which novelist?

(A) Thomas Hardy

(B) Charles Dickens

(C) George Eliot

(D) Charles Lamb

Q.26) Thomas Paine’s The Age of Reason

(A) Highlights the corruption of the Christian Church

(B) Talks about plight of the peasants

(C) Eulogises the Christian Church

(D) None of the above

Q.27) The Waverly novel series was written by:

(A) W M Thackeray

(B) Edwin Godwin

(C) Walter Scott

(D) Leigh Hunt

Q.28) D H Lawrence’s best known short stories are:

(A) “The Fox”

(B) Animal House

(C) Psychopaths

(D) All of these

Q.29) Which of the following Virginia Woolf’s non-fiction?

(A) The Death of the Moth and Other Essays

(B) The Rainbow

(C) Orlando

(D) Jacob’s Room

Q.30) Cyril Fielding is EM Forster’s famous character in which novel?

(A) Howards End

(B) Maurice

(C) A Passage to India

(D) A Room with a View

Q.31) “God is Dead” is a famous Quote of

(A) T S Eliot

(B) Friedrich Nietzsche

(C) Tiresias

(D) J. B. Priestly

Q.32) Doris Lessing’s first novel The Grass Singing is located in:

(A) Southern America

(B) Southern Rhodesia

(C) Southern India

(D) Southern Australia

Q.33) Boxer, a cart horse features in the novel of

(A) Antonia Byatt

(B) Pamels Hensford

(C) George Orwell

(D) Tom Stoppard

Q.34) Which of the following novels is not written by John Braine?

(A) Room at the Top

(B) Life at the Top

(C) Man at the Top

(D) Snow Drop

Q.35) Cecil Day-Lewis remained The Poet Laureate from:

(A) 1964 to 1967

(B) 1968 to 1972

(C) 1972 to 1976

(D) None of these

Q.36) Who of the following is an African novelist?

(A) Nadine Gordimer

(B) John Milton

(C) Patrick White

(D) None of these

Q.37) The poem ‘Ode to Tomato is written by:

(A) John Keats

(B) Thomas Nash

(C) Anthony Trollope

(D) None of these

Q.38) Blood Wedding is written by

(A) Frantz Fanon

(B) Tim Woods

(C) Lorca

(D) Charles Jenks

Q.39) Who is the central character of Hemingway’s famous novella Old Man and the Sea”?

(A) Marlyn Jacobs

(B) Santiago

(C) Jurgen

(D) None of these

Q.40) Willy Loman, the central character of Arthur Afiller’s Death of a Salesman deals in:

(A) Sports Equipment

(B) Business of spare parts

(C) Books Dealer

(D) None of these

Q.41) Art is a way of experiencing the artfulness of an object; the object is not important” Which school of criticism does this statement apply most suitably?

(A) New Historicism

(B) Archetypal Criticism

(C) Formalism

(D) Chicago Criticism

Q.42) “Culture is Ordinary: that is where we must start” Who said it?

(A) Raymond Williams

(B) Hayden White

(C) Henri Lefebvre

(D) Marjorie Garber

Q.43) Who of the following introduced the term “Ecocriticism

(A) Cheryll Glatfelty

(B) Harold Fromm

(C) Scott Slovic

(D) William Rueckert

Q.44) Althusser mentions two major mechanisms for ensuring that people within a state behave according to the rules of state, even when it’s not in their best interest in regard to their class position to do so the mechanisms are Ideological State Apparatuses and

(A) Responsive State Apparatuses

(B) Reductive State Apparatuses

(C) Repressive State Apparatuses

(D) Residual State Apparatuses

Q.45) Simulacrum is one of the best-known ideas of

(A) Foucault

(B) Gramsci

(C) Lyotard

(D) Baudrillard

Q.46) In a novel set in World War I, soldiers are shown listening to iPods in the trenches is an example of

(A) Anachronism

(B) Parachronism

(C) Anaphora

(D) None of these

Q.47)”When the going gets tough, the tough get going” is an example of

(A) Metaphor

(B) Syncrisis

(C) Cliche

(D) Chiasmus

Q.48) The personification in which dogs laugh, clouds look sullen, leaves dance is called:

(A) Pathetic fallacy

(B) Periphrasis

(C) Pleonasm

(D) Tautology

Q.49) Identify the metre in this line: “To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells”:

(A) Trochee

(B) lamb

(C) Anapest

(D) Dactyl

Q.50) Each unit of rhythm in English poetry is called:

(A) Tetrameter

(B) Trimester

(C) Pentameter

(D) Foot