MCQs on English Literature - 2

1. The Puritans shut down all theatersin England in

(A) 1642
(B) 1640
(C) 1659
(D) 1660



2. ______was the first Sonnet Sequence in English.

(A) Edmund Spenser’s Amoretti
(B) Philip Sidney’s Astrophel and Stella
(C) Samuel Daniel’s Delia
(D) Michael Drayton’s Idea’s Mirror



3. Shakespeare’s sonnets

(A) Do not carry a dedication.
(B) Are dedicated to James I of England.
(C) Are dedicated to Mary Arden.
(D) Are dedicated to an unknown “Mr. W.H.”



4. Which of the following poems uses terzarima?

(A) John Keats’s “Ode to a Nightingale”
(B) P.B. Shelley’s “Ode to the West Wind”
(C) William Wordsworth’s “The Solitary Reaper”
(D) Alfred Tennyson’s “Ulysses”



5. Which of the following book by V. S. Naipaul is subtitled The Caribbean Revisited?

(A) In a Free State
(B) A Bend in the River
(C) The Middle Passage
(D) An Area of Darkness



6. D.H. Lawrence uses the expression ‘a bright book of life’ to describe

(A) The novel
(B) The dramatic monologue
(C) The Bible
(D) The short lyric



7. In Monica Ali’s Brick Lane which among the following characters has ‘a face like a frog’?

(A) Nazneen
(B) Chanu
(C) Hasina
(D) Karim



8. What alternative title to her Frankenstein did Marry Shelley give?

(A) A Gothic Tale
(B) A Gothic Romance
(C) The Modern Prometheus
(D) A Modern Parable



9. Which of the following novels depicts the plight of the Bangladeshi immigrants in East London?

(A) How far can you go
(B) The White Teeth
(C) An Equal Music
(D) Brick Lane



10. Which Shakespearean play contains the line: “...there is a special providence in the fall of a sparrow”?

(A) King Lear
(B) Hamlet
(C) Coriolanus
(D) Macbeth



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