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West Bengal Set 5

West Bengal Set 5

Q.1) A dramatist writes a play at the request of a friend and then writes in the Epistle Dedicatory that the play is not what the friend had intended it to be The playwright and the play are

(A) Synge, Riders to the

(B) Yeats Purgatory

(C) Wilde The Importance of Being Earnest

(D) Shaw, Man and Superman

Q.2) The setting of Tom Brown’s School days is

(A) Oxford Academy

(B) Eton

(C) Rugby School

(D) London Seminary

Q.3) Who formulated the doctrine of the three unities in drama?

(A) Aristotle

(B) Horace

(C) Minturno

(D) Castelvetro

Q.4) A Far Cry from Africa’ is written by

(A) Ben Okri

(B) Langston Hughes

(C) Gabriel Okara

(D) Derek Walcott

Q.5) Match the characters and the novels they belong to according to the code given below:

List I


(a) The Ambassadors

(b) The Sound and the Fury

(c) The Great Gatsby

(d) The Marble Faun

List 2


(1) Daisy

(2) Hilda

(3) Madame de Vionnet

(4) Benji


A. (a)-4, (b)-3, (c)-2, (d)-1

B. (a)-3, (b)-4, (c)-1, (d)-2

C. (a)-2, (b)-1, (c)-4, (d)-3

D. (a)-3, (b)-2, (c)-4, (d)-1

Q.6) A line of poetry ending with a single stressed syllable is a

(A) Hypermetric line

(B) Miltonic line

(C) Catalectic line

(D) Tennysonian line

Q.7) In which novel do we get the character of Bulstrode?

(A) Little Dorrit

(B) Middlemarch

(C) The Americans

(D) David Copperfield

Q.8) Match the characters in List with the novels in List 2

List 1

(a) Molly Seagrim

(b) Anna Howe

(c) Corporal Trim

(d) Tom Bowling

List 2

(1) Clarissa Harlowe

(2) Tristram Shandy

(3) Roderick Random

(4) Tom Jones

Which is the correct combination according to the code?

A. (a)-1, (b)-2, (c)-4, (d)-3

B. (a)-3, (b)-4, (c)-2, (d)-1

C. (a)-4, (b)-1, (c)-2, (d)-3

D. (a)-2, (b)-1, (c)-3, (d)-4

Q.9) Which of these persons was not connected with eighteenth century theatre?

(A) John Dennis

(B) Samuel Garth

(C) David Garrick

(D) Colley Cibber

Q.10) Jonathan Swift’s A Tale of a Tub was published in

(A) 1696

(B) 1704

(C) 1706

(D) 1919

Q.11) Identify the figure of speech describing the dead Heraclitus as “A handful of grey ashes”


(B) Synecdoche

(C) Personification

(D) Onomatopoeia

Q.12) Match the character (in List A) with the novels they belong to (in List B), according to the codes given below:


(a) Peter Walsh and Sally Seton

(b) Jewel and Brown

(c) Miriam and Clara

(d) Margaret and Helen Schlegel

List B

(1) Sons and Lovers

(2) Howard’s End

(3) Lord Jim

(4) Mrs Dalloway


A. (a)-2, (b)-3, (c)-4, (d)-1

B. (a)-4, (b)-3, (c)-1, (d)-2

C. (a)-1, (b)-2, (c)-3, (d)-4

D. (a)-3, (b)-4, (c)-2, (d)-1

Q.13) “I lisp’d in numbers, for the numbers came

left no Calling for this idle trade

No Duty broke, no Father disobeyed”

Identify the poet

(A) Thomas Gray

(B) Abraham Cowley

(C) William Collins

(D) Alexander Pope

Q.14) Which was Dryden’s first play?

(A) The Wild Gallant

(B)The Rival Ladies

(C) Aurengzebe

(D) The Conquest of Granada

Q.15) Paradise Lost, in its finished form, comprises twelve books It originally had

(A) 10 books

(B) 9 books

(C) 8 books

(D) 11 books

Q.16) The guilt-riven and tormented siuner is a recurrent figure in the works of many modern

Catholic writers,

Pick the odd one out

(A) Francois Mauriac

(B) Evelyn Wangh

(C) Leon Bloy

(D) Graham Greene

Q.17) The title of William Golding’s Darkness Visible is a Quotation from

(A) William Shakespeare

(B) John Webster

(C) John Milton

(D) John Dryden

Q.18) Given below are lists of playwrights and plays

List 1

(a) Samuel Beckett

(b) Jean Genet

(c) Ionesco

(d) Dario Fo

List 2

(1) The Maids

(2) Exit the King

(3) The Pope and The Witch

(4) Endgame

Match the pairs according to the codes given below

A. (a)-3, (b)-2, (c)-4, (d)-1

B. (a)-2, (b)-3, (c)-1, (d)-4

C. (a)-4, (b)-1, (c)-2, (d)-3

D. (a)-2, (b)-3, (c)-4, (d)-1

Q.19) Match the following poems with their first lines according to the code given below:

List I


(a) A Valediction Forbidding Mourning

(b) The Anniversary

(c) The Collar

(d) “The Relic

List II

(First Lines)

(1) All kings, and all their favorites All glory of honours beauties, wits

(2) As virtuous men pass mildly away, And whisper to their souls to go

(3) When my grave is broke up again Some second guest to entertain

(4) struck the board, and cried No more I will abroad


A. (a)-1, (b)-4, (c)-2, (d)-3

B. (a)-2, (b)-3, (c)-1, (d)-4

C. (a)-2, (b)-1, (c)-4, (d)-3

D. (a)-4, (b)-3, (c)-1, (d)-2

Q.20) Ted Hughes was influenced by some of his literary ancestors From the following list pick the odd one out:

(A) Gerard Manley Hopkins

(B) John Crowe Ransom

(C) D H Lawrence

(D) Philip Larkin

Q.21) List I consists of contemporary reworked versions of well-known earlier works mentioned in

List 1

(a) Bend in the River

(b) The Pleasures of Exile

(c) Wide Sargasso Sea

(d) Foe

List 2

(1) The Tempest

(2) Robinson Crusoe

(3) Heart of Darkness

(4) Jane Eyre

Match the pairs according to the codes given below:

A. (a)-1, (b)-3, (c)-2, (d)-4

B. (a)-3, (b)-1, (c)-4, (d)-2

C. (a)-2, (b)-4, (c)-1, (d)-3

D. (a)-4, (b)-2, (c)-3, (d)-1

Q.22) Which of the following represents the correct chronological order of the publication of the works of Walter Scott mentioned below?

(A) Ivanhoe-Waverley – The Heart of Midlothian-Rob Roy

(B) The Heart of Midlothian-Ivanhoe-Waverley – Rob Roy

(C) Waverley-Rob Roy-The Heart of Midlothian-Ivanhoe

(D) Rob Roy The Heart of Midlothian-Ivanhoe- Waverley

Q.23) Elinor is a character in

(A) Northanger Abbey

(B) Mansfield Park

(C) Sense and Sensibility

(D) Persuasion

Q.24) Which of the following is not a Victorian woman poet”

(A) Emily Bronte

(B) Elizabeth Barrett Browning

(C) Hilda Doolittle

(D) Christina Rossetti

Q.25) Was it for this that clay grew tall? The Question refers to

(A) The untimely demolition of a statue

(B) The untimely death of a child

(C) The untimely death of a soldier

(D) The untimely death of a sculptor

Q.26) Edmund Spenser dedicated The Shepherd’s Calendar to

(A) Christopher Hatton

(B) Sir Walter Raleigh

(C) Queen Elizabeth

(D) Sir Philip Sidney

Q.27) Who among the following is the wife of Tamburlaine in Marlowe’s play?

(A) Zenocrate

(B) Abigail

(C) Isabella

(D) Salome

Q.28) In The Canterbury Tales, who suggested that the first teller of the tale be decided by drawing lots?

(A) The Knight

(B) The Host

(C) The Wife of Bath

(D) The Monk

Q.29) In An Apology for Poetry, Sidney states that poetry flourishes

(A) In times of war

(B) In times of peace

(C) In a seat of learning

(D) In a barbaric nation

Q.30) In which poem of Blake do we find the following lines?

And did those feet in ancient time

Walk upon England’s mountains green?

And was the holy lamb of God

On England’s pleasant pastures seen?

(A) The Angel’

(B) The Garden of Love

(C) Milton

(D) The First Book of Urizen

Q.31) Which poem begins with the following line?

“I want a hero-an uncommon want”

(A) Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage

(B) Cain

(C) Don Juan

(D) “The Prisoner of Chillon”

Q.32) We were the last romantics-chose for theme

Traditional sanctity and loveliness:

Identify the poem by W B Yeats in which the above lines appear?

(A) Among School Children’

(B)A Last Confession”

(C) “Coole Park

(D) Coole Park and Ballylee

Q.33) Match the date in List A with the event in List B according to the code given below:

List A

(a) 1535

(b) 1609

(c) 1476

(d) 1557

List B

(1) Publication of Tottel’s Miscellany

(2) Execution of Thomas More

(3) Thomas Thorpe publishes Shakespeare’s sonnets

(4) Caxton’s printing press set up at Westminster

Indicate the correct combination according to the code:

A. (a)-3, (b)-4, (c)-2, (d)-1

B. (a)-2, (b)-3, (c)-4, (d)-1

C. (a)-4, (b)-1, (c)-3, (d)-2

D. (a)-1, (b)-4, (c)-2, (d)-3

Q.34) Poor perdu – the phrase used by Cordelia in King Lear signifies compassion for

(A) An old man tottering on the brink of death

(B) A poor man hungering for food

(C) A soldier unjustly exposed to danger

(D) A sinner facing perdition

Q.35) Which is the poem that Alexander Pope wrote to celebrate the Peace of Utrecht (1713)?

(A) An Essay on Man

(B) “Windsor-Forest”

(C) The Rape of the Lock

(D) “Imitations of Horace”

Q.36) Who is the author of Caleb Williams?

(A)William Godwin

(B) Walter Scott

(C) Thomas Love Peacock

(D) Maria Edgeworth

Q.37) A Spenserian stanza has

(A) Six lines

(B) Seven lines

(C) Eight lines

(D) Nine lines

Q.38) Which of these Quotations from Eliot best exemplifies his concept of the “objective correlative”

(A) What happens is a continual surrender of himself as he [the poet] is at the moment, to Something more valuable

(B) For a competent poet, allegory means clear visual images Dante’s attempt is to make us see what he sees

(C) They [the metaphysical poets] were engaged in the task of trying to find the verbal equivalent for states of mind and feeling

(D) The capacity for assimilation and the consequent extension of range, are conspicuous Qualities of Dryden

Q.39) Which of these is a figure of speech based on difference?

(A) Simile

(B) Antithesis

(C) Personification

(D) Assonance

Q.40) Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other as Reason (R):

Assertion (A) While reciting the lines Round about the cauldron go in the poison’d entrails throw the Witches in Macbeth seem to be engaged in a dance around the cauldron

Reason (R): Both the words and the trochaic metre of the lines suggest this dance movement

In the light of the above, indicate the correct option:

(A) (A) is true, but (R) is false

(B) Both (A) and (R) are false

(C) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)

(D) Both (A) and (R) are true, and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)

Q.41) The Palace of Pleasure is the source-book for which among the following plays?

(A) The Changeling

(B) The Duchess of Malfi

(C) The Shoemaker’s Holiday

(D)The Witch of Edmonton

Q.42) In which novel is the city of London described in the following words?

“For everywhere Fog up the river fog down the river, where it rolls defiled among the tiers of shipping and the waterside pollution of a great (and dirty) city”

(A) Great Expectations

(B) Bleak House

(C) Oliver Twist

(D) David Copperfield

Q.43) With wide-embracing love

Thy spirit animates eternal years Pervades and broods above

Changes, sustains, dissolves, creates and reary The above lines are written by

(A) Emily Bronte

(B) Alfred Tennyson

(C) Felicia Hemans

(D) Matthew Arnold

Q.44) March Eliot’s plays (in List A) with their sources (in List B) according to the code:

List A

(a) The Elder Statesman

(b) The Family Reunion

(c) The Confidential Clerk

(d) The Cocktail Party


(1) lon

(2) Alcestis

(3) Oedipus at Colonus

(4) Oresteia

Choose the correct code from the following:

A. (a)-3, (b)-4, (c)-1, (d)-2

B. (a)-4, (b)-2, (c)-1, (d)-3

C. (a)-2, (b)-1, (c)-3, (d)-4

D. (a)-1, (b)-3, (c)-2, (d)-4

Q.45) A figure of speech where two dissimilar nouns are connected by “and” is known as

(A) Hendiadys

(B) Epistrophe

(C) Chiasmus

(D) Zeugma

Q.46) Which of the following authors does not belong to the group of American Transcendentalist poets”

(A) Ralph Waldo Emerson

(B) Edward Taylor

(C) James Very

(D) Henry Thoreau

Q.47) Which of the following is not a novel by Chinua Achebe?

(A) Arrow of God

(B) A Grain of Wheat

(C) Anthills of the Savannah

(D) A Man of the People

Q.48) How many kinds of the sublime does Longinus mention in On the Sublime

(A) 7

(B) 5

(C) 3

(D) 4

Q.49) Who first introduced the term “poetical justice”?

(A) Stephen Gosson in School of Abuse

(B) John Dennis in Remarks upon Cato a Tragedy

(C) Thomas Rymer in Tragedies of the Last Age

(D) Henry Home (Lord Kames) in Elements of Criticism

Q.50) Whose charges against the “Lake School of Poets” prompted Shelley to write his Defence of Poetry

(A) Thomas Love Peacock in Four Ages of Poetry

(B) John Dennis in Correspondence of Crabb Robinson with the Wordswarth Circle

(C) John Keble’s Preface to his edition of the works of Hooker

(D) Blackwood’s Magazine