Category: English Literature Mcqs
The Romantic Age began with publication of_______________?
A. Lyrical Ballads
B. My Last Duchess
C. A Tale of Two Cities
The phonemes which do not occur in the same linguistic environment and which when occur so, do not bring about a change in meaning are said to be in __________?
A. Complementary distribution
B. Contrastive distribution
C. Non__complementary distribution
D. None of the abovE.
What have literary critics read into the vampirism in Stoker’s “Dracula” ?
A. The novel presents the vampire count as a father-figure of great power.
B. The vampire represents a beloved father who seeks to gather together all the women and young men (sons).
C. The vampire represents sexual impotence.
D. The vampire represents the future.
Who wrote the poem ’The Seven Ages’ ?
A. John Milton
B. Geoffrey Chaucer
C. William Shakespeare
D. Edward Gibbon
Ann Hathaway was____________years older than Shakespeare?
Who is the author of Piers Plowman ?
A. Sir Thomas Malory
B. Margery Kempe
C. Geoffrey Chaucer
D. William Langland
When was William Wordsworth born ?
A. 7 April 1770
B. 7 July 1767
C. 20 March 1773
D. 10 September 1772
The narrator of Langston Hughes’s “Weary Blues” is describing__________________?
A. Negro spirituals being sung in the cotton fields.
B. The call and response of an African American church congregation.
C. African American toasting on a city street corner.
D. Blues being played in a Harlem bar.
Which of the following best describes litote, a favorite rhetorical device in Old English poetry ?
A. embellishment at the service of Christian doctrine
B. repetition of parallel syntactic structures
C. ironic understatement
D. stress on every third diphthong
Renaissance first came to the ?