1. From among the following, identify the journal that publishes articles on English language teaching and learning.
  • University of Toronto Quarterly
  • Agenda
  • TESOL Quarterly
  • English Language Notes
2. Which of the following is NOT TRUE of the New Bolt Report, .The Teaching of English in England.?
  • It was commissioned in 1919
  • It urged the teaching of the national literature
  • It proposed the teaching of English Literature at the university level
  • It aimed at uniting divided classes after the war
3. Which of the following is an incorrect assumption in language teaching?
  • Learners acquire language by trying to use it in real situations.
  • Learners’ first language plays an important role in learning.
  • Language teaching should have a focus on communicative activities.
  • Language teaching should give importance to writing rather than speech
4. Which of the following second language learners would most likely acquire the second language more easily?
  • A high school student who has been enrolled in mandatory classes in the second language since elementary school.
  • A visitor to a country where the second language is spoken; he interacts with hotel and restaurant personnel using the second language.
  • A business person for whom fluency in the second language may lead to career advancement.
  • An immigrant living in a country where the second language is spoken; he feels accepted by speakers of the second language.
5. Match the following
(a) The Grammar -Translation Method
(b) The Direct Method
(c) Total Physical Response
(d) The Natural Approach
(i) comprehensible input
(ii) strategic use of mother tongue
(iii) shuns mother tongue
(iv) oral input
  • a-(ii) b-(iii) c-(iv) d-(i)
  • a-(ii) b-(iv) c-(i) d-(iii)
  • a-(iv) b-(ii) c-(i) d-(iii)
  • a-(iii) b-(i) c-(ii) d-(iv)
6. Words of the same sound and spelling but with different meanings are called________.
  • Homophones
  • Homonyms
  • Homographs
  • none of these
7. Coleridge used the term “motiveless malignity” to describe_____________.
  • Lady Macbeth
  • Iago
  • Barabas
  • Shylock
8. What does Arnold describe by the phrase “sweetness and light”?
  • The essence of Hellenism
  • Hellenism and Hebraism
  • The values of European culture
  • The greatness of the ancients
9. Which famous heroine does this description fit?
Her life was as cold as an attic facing north, and boredom, like a siler spider, was weaving its web in the shadows, in every corner of her heart.
  • Anna Karenina
  • Madame Bovary
  • Lara in Doctor Zhivago
  • Rebecca
10. Which of the following author-book pairs is wrongly matched?
(a) Anthony Burgess- The Wanting Seed
(b) Somerset Maugham The Malaysian Stories
(c) Elizabeth Bowen- To the North
(d) Saul Bellow – Dangling Man
(e) Joyce Cary- The Horse’s Mouth
(f) Martin Amis – London Fields
  • All are these are correct
  • a only is wrong
  • e and f are wrong
  • f only is wrong
11. This epistolary is novel is enormously Long and has very few character novel employs superb psychological delineation of the heroine eated and raped by the villain in order to force her to marriage instead, she goes insane, buys herself a coffin and dies. This is an example of the novel of sensibility. Which is the novel?
  • Pamela
  • Clarissa
  • Moll Flanders
  • Shamela
12. Act I of Congreve’s The Way of the World is set in______________.
  • Lady Wishfort house
  • St. James's Park
  • a chocolate-house
  • a theatre
13. “Ask walked through the wilderness of this world, I lighted on a certain place where was a Den, and I laid me down in that place to sleep…”
This is the famous opening line of a work by____________.
  • John Milton
  • John Dryden
  • John Donne
  • John Bunyan
14. Complete the following lines by John Donne:
“We’ll build ______________ in pretty rooms;/ As well a well-wrought urn becomes/The greatest ashe..”
  • sonnets
  • poems
  • clouds
  • fancy
15. The first edition of Bacon’s Essays (1597) contained_____________.
  • 10
  • 12
  • 15
  • 22
16. In “Prothalamion,” who sings the line, “Sweet Thames, run softly end my song”?
  • a nymph
  • a swan
  • the poet
  • the brides
17. Which of the following statements about Thomas More is not
(a) He was a councillor to King Henry VII.
(b) He was an opponent of the Protestant Reformation.
(c) His Utopio, written in Latin, is a frame narrative primarily dep a fictional island society.
(d) He was beheaded in 1545.
  • b and c
  • a and b
  • a and d
  • c and d
18. Which of the following statements is true about Piers the Plowman?
(a) One of the dreams describes a parliament of fowls
(b) Of the three versions of the text, B version is the most accepted.
(c) The text is considered to have partly initiated the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381
(d) In one Passus, the Seven Deadly Sins are personified as allegorical agents who describe themselves and act out their natures.
(e) At the end of the text, Piers is identified with God incarnate and crucifies.
  • All are true
  • b, c, d and e are true
  • c, d and e are true
  • d and e are true
19. In which book do you find the statement, “ one is not born, but rather becomes, a woman”?
  • Sexual / textual politics
  • The second sex
  • The madwoman in the attic
  • Sexual politics
20. Who has written the controversial introduction to Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth?
  • Jacques derrida
  • Jean paul sartre
  • Martin heidegger
  • Roland barthes
21. To what are Belinda’s eyes repeatedly compared, in “The Rape of the Lock”?
  • the sun
  • the waning moon
  • oceans
  • streams
22. Love’s Last Shift and The Provoked Husband are plays by_________.
  • Thomas shadwell
  • Colley Cibber
  • R. B. Sheridan
  • Thomas Otway
23. Which of which novel did Raja Rao call a “ philosophical comedy”?
  • The Serpent and the Rope
  • Kanthapura
  • the cat and the Shakespeare
  • the cow of the barricades
24. Which of the following book form the Trilogy of RK Narayan? (i) the English teacher (ii) the financial expert (iii) Swami and Friends (iv) the bachelor of arts (v) the vendor of sweets
  • i-iii-v
  • iii-ii-iv
  • ii-iii-v
  • iii-iv-i
25. Which novelist has been hailed as India’s Charles Dickens?
  • RK Narayan
  • Raja Rao
  • Mulk Raj Anand
  • none of these
26. Which of the following novels by Anita Desai won the Sahitya Akademi award?
  • Cry, the peacock
  • Fire on the mountain
  • Clear light of day
  • Bye-bye blackbird
27. Who of the narrator protagonist of Kamala Marandaya’s nectar in a sieve?
  • Rukmani
  • Kuti
  • Ira
  • Kunthi
28. Dryden’s Alexander’s Feast is a _____________.
  • Petrarchan sonnet
  • Long narrative poem
  • Pindaric ode
  • Verse play
29. Which of the following has not been categorized by Coleridge as the three best plots in literature?
  • Hamlet
  • The Alchemist
  • Oedipus
  • Tom Jones
30. Who said about whom: “ he affects the metaphysics,Not only in his satires, but in his amorous verses, where nature only should reign”?
  • Dryden about Donne
  • Johnson about Donne
  • Johnson about Cowley
  • Elliot about Donne
31. Which of the following myths does not figure in The Waste Land?
  • Oedipus
  • Grail Legend of Fisher King
  • Philomela
  • Sisyphus
32. Silex Scintillans is a collection of poems written by___________.
  • George Herbert
  • Richard crashaw
  • Henry vaughan
  • Robert herrick
33. Which of the following playwrights wrote “ Dream plays”?
  • Henrik Ibsen
  • August Strindberg
  • Eugene Ionesco
  • Tennessee Williams
34. “There was a time when Meadow, grove and stream// the earth and every common sight// To me did seem//apparelle’d in celestial light”-These are the opening lines of________.
  • Tintern Abbey lines
  • Immortality Ode
  • The prelude
  • The excursion
35. How does Lycidas die?
  • by fire
  • by drowning
  • committed suicide
  • of adder-bite
36. How many tales were originally planned in The Canterbury Tales?
  • 90
  • 120
  • 150
  • 200
37. Which pilgrim’s tale is based on Boccaccio’s courtly romance Teseida?
  • The Knight
  • The Squire
  • The Prioress
  • The Wife of Bath
38. Which is conrad’s novel written against the themes explored in Dostoevsky’s crime and punishment?
  • Nostromo
  • Lord Jim
  • Under Western Eyes
  • The nigger of narcissus
39. A Tale of Two Cities was first serialized in the journal _____________.
  • Bentley’s Miscellany
  • All the year round
  • household words
  • none of these
40. England Made Me (or The Shipwrecked) is an early novel by _________.
  • Graham Greene
  • George Orwell
  • William Golding
  • None of these
41. Who of the following was not an advocate of “art for life’s sake”?
  • Bernard Shaw
  • A. C. Swinburne
  • Matthew Arnold
  • William Morris
42. Which of the following is a feature that does not apply to Defoe’s Moll Flanders?
  • epistolary
  • picaresque
  • memoir
  • Pseudo-autobiographical
43. Objective correlative” signifies the writer’s ability to_________.
  • relatively delineate his objectives
  • relate different objects
  • correlate objects and events
  • objectify particular states of mind
44. Who wrote a famous novel published in 1947, which tells the story of medical workers finding solidarity in their labour as the Algerian city of Oran is swept by a plague?
  • Pablo Neruda
  • Milan Kundera
  • Albert Camus
  • Franz kafka
45. Of Mice and Men, the tragic story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers during the Great Depression in California, was written by__________.
  • Arthur Miller
  • William Faulkner
  • John Steinbeck
  • Eugene O'Neill
46. ________was the first poet to win a Pulitzer Prize posthumously
  • Robert Frost
  • Sylvia Plath
  • Adrienne Rich
  • Emily Dickinson
47. The last completed novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender is the Night, has its titled titles borrowed from _______.
  • The Seasons
  • Dejection: An Ode
  • The Prelude
  • Ode to a Nightingale
48. In Tennyson’s :Ulysses”, where does Ulysses say that great heroes will rest after death?
  • Heaven
  • Happy Isles
  • Eternity
  • Stars
49. “She had three lilies in her head and the stars in her hair were seven”- who is referred to here?
  • Lucy Gray
  • Geraldine
  • The Blessed Damozel
  • None of these
50. Which type of play is not meant for acting?
  • poetic play
  • masque
  • drawing-room comedy
  • closet play
51. “And Brutus is an honourable man”. Identify the figure of speech.
  • Irony
  • Hyperbola
  • Antonomasia
  • Litotes
52. “I loved Ophelia. Forty thousand brothers/ could not win all their quality of life”. The figure of speech in these lines is _______.
  • Paradox
  • Hyperbola
  • Metaphor
  • Meiosis
53. “Know then thyself, presume not god to scan; The proper study of Mankind is Man.” Identify the figure of speech.
  • Metonymy
  • Euphemism
  • Epigram
  • None of these
54. Which of the following is a play by George Etherege?
  • The Comical Revenge, or Love in a Tub
  • Venice Preserv’d
  • The Orphan
  • All of these
55. In the novel Jack Maggs (1997), Peter carey rewrites the story of the Dickensian character ______.
  • Fagin
  • Daniel Quilp
  • Mr. Barkis
  • Abel Magwitch
56. Who of the following wrote the influential play Dutchman?
  • Lorraine Hansberry
  • Wale Soyinka
  • Athol Fugard
  • Amiri Baraka
57. Match the following:
(1) The House of the Seven Gables
(2) Cabbages and Kings
(3) The Prince and the Pauper
(4) Billy Budd
(I) Mark Twain
(II) Herman Melville
(III) O,Henry
(IV) Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • 1-II, 2-IV, 3-I, 4-III
  • 1-IV, 2-I, 3-II, 4-III
  • 1-IV, 2-III, 3-I, 4-II
  • 1-I, 2-II, 3-IV 4-III
58. When the novella The Old Man and the Sea opens, how long has it been since Santiago last caught a fish?
  • 40 days
  • 84 days
  • 87 days
  • 120 days
59. Which of the following plays by Eugene O’ Neill is a full exposition of Expressionistic techniques?
  • Desire Under the Elms
  • The Hairy Ape
  • Mourning Becomes Electra
  • The Iceman Cometh
60. Valdes and Cornelius in Doctor Faustus are_________.
  • Religious man
  • Clowns
  • Magicians
  • Courtiers
61. Which printer and translator wrote The Game and the Play of Chess?
  • Lord Berners
  • William Caxton
  • John Skelton
  • Gavin Douglas
62. Who was the leader of the Peasants Revolt in 1381?
  • Guy Fawkes
  • Vat Tyler
  • William Wallace
  • John Wyclif
63. What is defined as “any verbal nuance, however slight, which gives room for alternative reactions to the same piece of language”?
  • Irony
  • Paradox
  • Ambiguity
  • Parody
64. Who wrote Milton’s God, a defence of Milton’s attempt to “justify the ways of God to man” in Paradise Lost?
  • I.A. Richards
  • William Empson
  • F.R. Leavis
  • Cleanth Brooks
65. The “Bakhtin School” flourished in Russia in the ___________.
  • 1920’s
  • 1930’s
  • 1940’s
  • 1950’s
66. Who is the “Friend” referred to in “Tintern Abbey”?
  • Coleridge
  • Sarah Hutchinson
  • A six-year old child
  • Dorothy Wordsworth
67. “The Language of poetry is a language of paradox” is a line from _________________
  • Practical Criticism
  • The Well-Wrought Urn
  • The Verbal Icon
  • Principles of Literary Criticism
68. Culture and Society is a book by_______.
  • T.S. Eliot
  • Matthew Arnold
  • Raymond Williams
  • Stuart Hall
69. Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of identity is a book by____________.
  • Kate Millett
  • Toril Moi
  • Judith Butler
  • Patricia Meyer Spacks
70. “The Children of Violence” is a series of novels written by ________________.
  • Doris Lessing
  • Martha Quest
  • Muriel Spark
  • Iris Murdoch
71. In which of the following novels do we have interior monologues by fifteen different characters?
  • Ulysses
  • Pilgrimage
  • Under the Volcano
  • As I Lay Dying
72. Whitman’s poem “When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d” laments the death of ______________.
  • John F. Kennedy
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Roosevelt
  • George Washington
73. Who ridiculed the Auden group of poets as “Macspaunday”?
  • Robert Buchanan
  • Roy Campbell
  • Dylan Thomas
  • David Lodge
74. The metrical foot consisting of a stressed syllable followed by an unstressed syllable is
  • iamb
  • spondee
  • dactyl
  • trochee
75. Which of the following characters is cited by E.M. Forster as the example of round character?
  • Becky Sharp
  • Tess
  • Jane Eyre
  • Catherine Linton
76. Endymion in Greek mythology is a beautiful_______________.
  • bird
  • shepherd
  • nymph
  • god
77. Byron’s Don Juan is written in________
  • Blank verse
  • Heroine couplet
  • Ottava Rima
  • Terza Rima
78. In which works is byron described as the leader of the “Satanic School” of poetry?
  • Alastor
  • Men, Women and Books
  • A Vision of Judgement
  • Table Talk
79. Which of the following plays has a play within a play?
  • The Spanish Tragedy
  • Volpone
  • Philaster
  • The Duchess of Malfi
80. ___________ is the only play published by James Joyce.
  • Exiles
  • The Dead
  • The Black Sun
  • Chamber Music
81. Whose birthday party in Pinter’s play is turned into a nightmare by two sinister strangers, Goldberg and McCann?
  • Meg
  • Pete Boles
  • Lulu
  • Stanley Webber
82. Molloy, Malone Dies and The Unnameable form a trilogy of novels by__________________.
  • Aldous Huxley
  • C.S. Lewis
  • Samuel Beckett
  • Kingsley Amis
83. J.M. Coetzee’s novel, Foe is a reworking of _____________.
  • Iliad
  • Gulliver’s Travel
  • Robinson Crusoe
  • Wuthering Heights
84. Pablo Neruda is a poet from ________________
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Czechoslovakia
85. Gibreel Farishta is a character in________________.
  • Such a Long Journey
  • A Fine Balance
  • Haroun and the Sea of Stories
  • Satanic Verse
86. Into how many parts is Divine Comedy divided?
  • Four
  • Three
  • Two
  • One
87. The postmodern work If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller is written by
  • Mario Vargas Llosa
  • Orhan Pamuk
  • Italo Calvino
  • Jorges Luis Borges
88. Who Do You Think You Are? Is a collection of short stories by _____________.
  • Alice Munro
  • Margaret Atwood
  • Coral Ann Howells
  • Mavis Gallant
89. ____________ is a novel by Rohinton Mistry set in Mumbai during the Emergency.
  • Such a Long Journey
  • Family Matters
  • Tales from Firozsha Baag
  • A Fine Balance
90. The anti-hero Manfred is a character in ____________
  • Clarissa Harlowe
  • Vicar of Wakefield
  • Persuasion
  • The Castle of Otranto
91. The narrator of Piers Plowman falls asleep on
  • The Mendip hills
  • The Purbeck hills
  • The Malvern Hills
  • The Cheviot Hills
92. William Dunbar’s Lament for the makers is about :
  • kings
  • priests
  • poets
  • peasants
93. Ngugi wa Thiongo’s A Gain of Wheat is set in ____________ during the country’s struggle for Independence.
  • Nigeria
  • Kenya
  • South Africa
  • Chile
94. How many acts does the Irish play Riders to the Sea have?
  • One
  • Two
  • Three
  • Four
95. Who wrote the poem “Deserted Village”?
  • Thomas Gray
  • Oliver Goldsmith
  • William Collins
  • William Wordsworth
96. Where did Satan hold a solemn council with the fallen angels ?
  • Paracelsus
  • Pandemonium
  • Celestial City
  • Garden of Eden
97. An Ode for Ben Johnson was written by
  • Andrew Marvell
  • Robert Herrick
  • John Suckling
  • John Donne
98. ………….. is the producer of the first complete printed English Bible.
  • Jerome
  • William Tyndale
  • Miles Coverdale
  • Bede
99. After the Norman Conquest of 1066, Norman French was the dominant language used by
  • ordinary people
  • religious clerics
  • the upper classes
  • farmers
100. Which British King, having defeated the Viking invaders, consciously used the English language to create a sense of national identity and retain political control over independent countries?
  • Alfred the Great
  • Edward the Elder
  • King Arthur
  • Ethelbert of Kent
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