50 questions on Romantic Period (English Literature)

50 questions on Romantic Period (English Literature)
101. Keat’s Endymion has

(a) 3,000 lines

(b) 4,000 lines

(c) 2500 lines

(d) 4,500 lines

102. Which is the pair of lovers Endymion does not meet in Keat’s Endymion?

(a) Venus and Adonis

(b) Romeo and Juliet

(c) Glaucus and Scylla

(d) Arcthusa and Alpheus

103. Who wrote the famous Preface to the Lyri­cal Ballads?

(a) Coleridge

(b) Southey

(c) Wordsworth

(d) Byron

104. When were the Lyrical Ballads published?

(a) 1797

(b) 1798

(c) 1800

(d) 1801

105. The Lyrical Ballads opens with

(a) Kubla Khan

(b) Ode to Duty

(c) Rime of the Ancient Mariner

(d) Immortality Ode

106. The Lyrical Ballads closes with

(a) Kubla Khan

(b) Immortality Ode

(c) Cristobel

(d) Lines Written above Tin tern Abbey

107. Who was the third person with Coleridge and Wordsworth at Quantico Hills when the Lyrical Ballads were composed?

(a) Robert Southey

(b) Walter Scott

(c) Dorothy Wordsworth

(d) Mary Lamb

108. William Wordsworth was born in

(a) 1770 (b) 1771

(c) 1768 (d) 1769

109. Who of the following is known for his Hel­lenic Spirit?

(a) Lord Byron

(b) RB. Shelley

(c) Southey

(d) John Keats

110. Who wrote:

“Our Sweetest songs are those that tell our saddest thoughts”?

(a) RB. Shelley

(b) Robert Southey

(c) Cardinal Newman

(d) S.T. Coleridge

111. How do we classify Shelley’s Prometheus Unbound? As

(a) an epic

(b) a legendary story

(c) mythological story

(d) a lyrical drama

112. Who wrote this: “He prayed well, who loved well both man and bird and beast”?

(a) William Wordsworth

(b) S.T Coleridge

(c) Leigh Hunt

(d) Cardinal Newman

113. Name the journal to which Southey contrib­uted regularly.

(a) The Quarterly Review

(b) The Backwoods Magazine

(c) The Edinburgh Review

(d) The Westminster Review

114. Sir Walter Scott collected Scottish ballads, and published them along with his own, in

(a) The Lay of the Last Minstrel

(b) Marion

(c) Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border

(d) The Lord of the Isles

115. How old was Byron when he published Hours of Idleness, a collection of poems in heroic couplet?

(a) 19 (b) 29

(c) 18 (d) 30

116. When Hours of Idleness was criticized by the Edinburgh Review, Lord Byron retaliated by writing a satiric piece. What was the title of this satire?

(a) The Vision of Judgment

(b) Mazeppa

(c) The Giaour

(d) English Bards and Scotch Reviewers

117. How many cantos could Byron complete of Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage during his two years tour of the continent?

(a) All four

(b) First two

(c) One and three

(d) Only one

118. The first two cantos of Childe Harold take a reader to

(a) Spain

(b) Portugal

(c) Greece and Albania

(d) All of the above.

119. What is the tone of the ending of the second canto of Childe Harold?

(a) Joyous

(b) Melancholy

(c) Self-pitying

(d) Optimistic

120. In which canto does the description of the “Battle of Waterloo” appear?

(a) Canto I

(b) It is an independent poem

(c) Canto III

(d) Canto IV

121. Who is the hero of Childe Harold?

(a) Nature

(b) An unnamed traveler

(c) A legendary king

(d) The poet himself

122. “Michael”, “The Solitary Reaper,” “To a High­land Girl” – all these poems depict

(a) the poet’s joy at the beauty of nature

(b) simple common folk

(c) poet’s awe at the spiritual presence

(d) deep sense of music

123. What was Wordsworth’s professed aim in the Lyrical Ballads?

(a) Purge poetry of all conceit

(b) Simplicity of diction

(c) Make it intelligible to common people

(d) All of the above

124. Which work inspired Coleridge’s Kubls Khan?

(a) Holinshed’s Chronicle

(b) Plutarch’s Lives

(c) Travels in Scotland

(d) Purchas’s Pilgrimage

125. The name of the prisoner of Chillon was

(a) Beppo

(b) Giaour

(c) Francois de Bonnivard

(d) Pasha

126. The Vision of Judgment is

(a) an attack on Jeffrey, the editor

(b) satire on Southey

(c) satire on a young man of Seville

(d) satire on society

127. Don Juan has

(a) 5 cantos (b) 15 cantos

(c) 16 cantos (d) 20 cantos

128. Who is Halide in Don Juan?

(a) Wife of Don Alfonso

(b) Daughter of an old pirate

(c) Princess of Constantinople

(d) A Duchess

129. Where do we find these lines? “Man’s love is of man’s life a thing apart, “Tis woman’s whole existence….”?

(a) Don Juan

(b) Bipod

(c) Childe Harold

(d) Lara

130. Where do we meet these characters? Don Alfonso, Julia, Sultana? In

(a) Lara

(b) Don Juan

(c) Childe Harold

(d) Beppo

131. When he wrote Queen Mab, Shelley was only

(a) 19 (b) 18

(c) 21 (d) 22

132. Which of Shelley’s poems has a story from Greek mythology?

(a) Prometheus Unbound

(b) Alastor

(c) Queen Mab

(d) Julian and Maddalo

133. Which poem was inspired by the Greek proclamation of independence, followed by Greek revolt against Turkish rule?

(a) Epipsychidion (b) Queen Mab

(c) Hellas (d) Prometheus

134. Who is Adonais of the poem Adonais?

(a) Lord Byron

(b) John Keats

(c) Shelley himself

(d) None of the above

135. We meet characters such as Asia, Hercules, Jupiter in

(a) Hellas

(b) Prometheus Unbound

(c) Adonais

(d) Queen Mab

136. In which novel Scott projects Scotland un­der Robert Bruce, King and national hero?

(a) Quentin Durward

(b) Kenilworth

(c) Castle Dangerous

(d) St. Ronan’s Well

137. Which of the following is not written by Walter Scott?

(a) The Black Dwarf

(b) The Legend Montrose

(c) The Talisman

(d) None of the above

138. What is the background of Ivanhoe?

(a) The first crusade of Constantinople

(b) Contemporary life in the Scottish span of St. Ronan’s well

(c) Enmity of Saxon and Norman

(d) Wales under Henry II

139. Who wrote the following?

Castle Rackrent, the Absentee, Ormond?

(a) Fanny Burney

(b) Jane Poster

(c) Thomas Peacock

(d) Maria Edge worth

140. This woman novelist wrote “Scotch” novels: Thaddeus of Warsaw and The Scottish Chiefs. Who is she?

(a) Jane Porter

(b) Susan Ferrier

(c) Marry Russell Mitford

(d) Maria Edge worth

141. Who wrote Headlong Hall, Maid Marian, Melincourt, Nightmare Abbey, Misfortunes of Elphin, Crotchet Castle and Gryll Grange?

(a) Thomas Peacock

(b) G.P.R. James

(c) George Meredith

(d) Charles Lever

142. One of the following was not associated with the ‘Edinburgh Review’. Identify him.

(a) Sidney Smith

(b) William Blackwood

(c) Henry Brougham

(d) Francis Jeffrey

143. One of the characters of Jane Austen remarks, “A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.” Who said this and in which novel?

(a) Mr. Woodhouse in Emma

(b) Darcy in Pride and Prejudice

(c) Catherine in Northanger Abbey

(d) None of the above

144. His sonnet was rejected by a magazine Gem, on the plea that it would “shock mothers”. At this he wrote to a friend, “I am born out of time …. When my sonnet was rejected, I exclaimed ‘Hang the age, I will write for antiquity.’ Who is he?

(a) Thomas Peacock

(b) Hazlitt

(c) Charles Lamb

(d) Leigh Hunt

145. This patriotic song is often prescribed for school anthologies in India:

“Breathes there the man, with soul so dead who never to himself hath said, this is my own, my native land.” Who is the poet?

(a) Robert Southey

(b) Walter Scott

(c) Lord Byron

(d) William Wordsworth

146. Where do we find Bingley?
(a) Pride and Prejudice
(b) Sense and Sensibility
(c) Mansfield Park
(d) Persuasion

147. When was the unfinished dream poem ‘Kubla Khan’ published
(a) 1816
(b) 1810
(c) 1820
(d) 1821

148. Read the line: “About thirty years age, Miss Maria Ward of Huntingdon, with only seven thousand pounds, had the good luck to captivate Sir Thomas Bertram “. This is the beginning of a novel by Jane Austen. Which one
(a) Mansfield Park
(b) Emma
(c) Sense and Sensibility
(d) Northanger Abbey

149. “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good for­tune must be in want of a wife.” Which of Jane Austen’s novels begins with these words?
(a) Sense and Sensibility
(b) Northanger Abbey
(c) Pride and Prejudice
(d) Emma

150. Which of Scott’s novels depicts the conflict between the Puritans, the Covenanters, and the royal forces under Culverhouse”?
(a) Old Morality
(b) Castle Dangerous
(c) Heart of Midlothian
(d) Talisman

101. (b)
102. (b)
103. (c)
104. (b)
105. (c)
106. (d)
107. (c)
108. (a)
109. (d)
110. (a)
111. (d)
112. (b)
113. (a)
114. (c)
115. (a)
116. (d)
117. (b)
118. (d)
119. (r)
120. (c)
121. (d)
122. (b)
123. (d)
124. (d)
125. (c)
126. (b)
127. (c)
128. (b)
129. (a)
130. (b)
131. (b)
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133. (c)
134. (b)
135. (b)
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137. (d)
138. (c)
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140. (a)
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146. (a)
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150. (b)

Multiple Choice Question Answers on Literary Theory and Criticism – English Literature

1. Aristotle and Plato belong to ____ phase of criticism.

(A) Hellenic

(B) Hellenistic

(C) Renaissance

(D) Graeco-Roman

 2. Who was the first literary critic who said that “Art is twice removed from reality”?

(A) Plato

(B) Aristotle

(C) Longinus

(D) Horace

3. ‘On Translating Homer’ is written by

(A) Mathew Arnold

(B) Walter Pater

(C) T. S. ELiot

(D) William Hazlit

4. Who proposed that poets should be banished from the ideal Republic?

(A) Plato

(B) Aristotle

(C) Sir Philip Sidney

(D) Sir Thomas More

5. Who considers poetry ‘a mother of lies’

(A) Aristotle

(B) Plato

(C) Pope

(D) Stephen Gosson

6. Aristotle’s critical work is entitled:

(A) Ars Poetica

(B) Poetics

(C) De Arte Poetica

(D) Art Poetique

7. Who is the author of Ars Poetica?

(A) Plato

(B) Aristotle

(C) Horace

(D) Longinus

8. Who is the author of Symposium?

(A) Aristotle

(B) Dante

(C) Longinus

(D) Plato

9. To whom “poetry is the spontaneous over-flow of powerful passion.”

(A) Keats

(B) Shelley

(C) Wordsworth

(D) Coleridge

10. Horace was a:

(A) Greek Critic

(B) Roman Critic

(C) French Critic

(D) German Critic

11. Aristotle discusses the theory of Tragedy in :

(A) Art Poetique

(B) Poetics

(C) Rhetoric

(D) Ars Poetica

12. How many principal sources of sublimity are there according to Longinus?

(A) Three

(B) Four

(C) Five

(D) Six

13. What is the meaning of the term Hamartia as used by Aristotle in his Theory of Tragedy?

(A) Tragic end of the tragedy

(B) Working of fate against the hero

(C) A weak trait in the character of the hero

(D) A strong quality in the character of the hero

14. Who is the meaning of the term Peripeteia as used by Aristotle in his Theory of Tragedy?

(A) Change in the fortune of the hero from bad to good

(B) Change in the fortune of the hero from good to bad

(C) Constancy in the fortune of the hero

(D) Fluctuations occurring in the fortune of the hero

15. What is the meaning of the term Anagnorisis as used by Aristotle in his Theory of Tragedy?

(A) The hero’s recognition of his tragic flaw

(B) The hero’s ignorance about his tragic flaw

(C) The hero’s recognition of his adversary

(D) The hero’s recognition of his tragic end

16. What is denouement?

(A) The ending of a tragedy

(B) The ending of a comedy

(C) The climax in a tragedy

(D) The climax in a comedy

17. Who was the originator of the Theory of Imitation in Literature?

(A) Longinus

(B) Aristotle

(C) Plato

(D) Horace

18. Who made a difference between ‘poetry’ and ‘poem’

(A) Coleridge

(B) Addison

(C) Arnold

(D) Eliot

19. Who was the most illustrious pupil of Plato?

(A) Aristotle

(B) Longinus

(C) Aristophanes

(D) Socrates

20. Who was the most illustrious disciple of Socrates?

(A) Sophocles

(B) Plautus

(C) Plato

(D) Critus

21. From where has the term Oedipus Complex originated?

(A) Oedipus the Rex

(B) Oedipus at Colonus

(C) Antigone

(D) Jocasta, the Queen of Thebes

22. The term Electra Complex has originated from a tragedy entitled Electra. Who is the author of his tragedy?

(A) Aeschylus

(B) Sophocles

(C) Euripides

(D) Seneca

23. Who remarked, “Spenser write no language.”

(A) Pope

(B) Arnold

(C) Dr. Jhonson

(D) Ben Jonson

24. In which the following works Plato discusses his Theory of Poetry?

(A) Apology

(B) Ion

(C) The Republic

(D) Phaedrus

25. Who is the author of the notorious book entitled The School of Abuse?

(A) Roger Ascham

(B) Stephen Hawes

(C) John Skelton

(D) Stephen Gosson

26. An Elizabethan Puritan critic denounced the poets as ‘fathers of lies’,’schools of abuse’ and’caterpillars of a commonwealth’. Mark him out from the following crities:

(A) William Tyndale

(B) Roger Ascham

(C) Stephen Gosson

(D) Henry Howard

27. ‘Preface to the Lyrical Ballads’ was published in

(A) 1798

(B) 1800

(C) 1802

(D) 1815

28. Philip Sidney’s Apologie for Poetrie is a defence of poetry against the charges brought against it by:

(A) Henry Howard

(B) Roger Ascham

(C) John Skelton

(D) Stephen Gosson

29. “It is not rhyming and versing that maketh a poet no more than a long gown maketh an advocate”. Whose view is this?

(A) Shakespeare’s

(B) Marlowe’s

(C) Spenser’s

(D) Sidney’s

30. What does Sidney say about the observance of the three Dramatic Unities in drama?

(A) They must be observed

(B) It is not necessary to observe them

(C) He favours the observance of the Unity of Action only

(D) Their observance depends upon the nature of the theme of the play

31. What does Ben Jonson mean by a ‘Humorous Character’?

(A) A character who is always cheerful and gay

(B) A character who is by nature melancholy

(C) A character whose temper is determined by the predominance of one out of the four fluids in the human body

(D) An eccentric person

32. Which of the following is a critical work of Ben Jonson?

(A) Discourse of English Poetry

(B) Discoveries

(C) Arte of English Poesie

(D) An Apologie for Poetrie

33. How many poets were included in Jhonson’s ‘The Lives of Most Eminent English Poets’?

(A) 48

(B) 50

(C) 52

(D) 54

34. Dryden wrote An Essay of Dramatic Poesy. Is this?

(A) An Essay

(B) A Drama

(C) A Poetical Work

(D) An Interlocution

35. In Dryden’s Essay of Dramatic Poesy there are four interlocuters representing four different ideologies. Which of them expresses Dryden’s own views?

(A) Lisideius

(B) Eugenius

(C) Neander

(D) Crites

36. What has Dryden to say about the observance of the three Classical Dramatic Unities?

(A) He advocates their strict observance

(B) He does not advocate their strict observance

(C) He says that every dramatist should decide it for himself

(D) He is silent about this issue

37. Is Dryden’s Essay of Dramatic Poesy a work of?

(A) Interpretative Criticism

(B) Legislative Criticism

(C) Comparative Criticism

(D) Textual Criticism

38. Who called Dryden the Father of English Criticism?

(A) Joseph Addison

(B) Dr. Johnson

(C) Coleridge

(D) Matthew Arnold

39. The term ‘collective unconscious’ is coined by

(A) Carl Jung

(B) Sigmund Freud

(C) Ernest Jones

(D) Erik Erikson

40. Poetic Diction was taken to be the standard language for poetry in:

(A) The Elizabethan Age

(B) The Neo-Classical Age

(C) The Romantic Age

(D) The Victorian Age

41. “The tragic-comedy which is the product of the English theatre is one the most monstrous inventions that ever entered into a poet’s thought.” Whose view is this?

(A) John Dryden’s

(B) Alexander Pope’s

(C) Joseph Addison’s

(D) Dr. Johnson’s

42. “Be Homer’s works your study and delight.

Read them by day and meditate by night.”

Who gives this advice to the poets?

(A) Dryden

(B) Pope

(C) Dr. Johnson

(D) Addison

43. Which of the following critics preferred Shakespeare’s Comedies to his Tragedies?

(A) Dryden

(B) Pope

(C) Dr. Johnson

(D) Addison

44. ‘Gynocriticism’ is associated with

(A) Elaine Showalter

(B) Ellen Moors

(C) Julia Kristeva

(D) Kate Millet

45. Wordsworth’s Preface to the Lyrical Ballads is believed to be the Preamble to Romantic Criticism. In which year was it published?

(A) 1798

(B) 1800

(C) 1801

(D) 1802

46. “The end of writing is to instruct, the end of poetry is to instruct by pleasing.” Whose view is this?

(A) Wordsworth’s

(B) Coleridge’s

(C) Dr. Johnson’s

(D) Matthew Arnold’s

47. Regarding the observance of the three Classical Unities in a play, Dr. Johnson’s view is that:

(A) Only the Unity of Time should be observed

(B) Only the Unity of Place should be observed

(C) Only the Unity of Action should be observed

(D) All the three Unities should be observed

48. Plato equated poetry with painting, and Aristotle equated it with

(A) drama

(B) music

(C) dance

(D) none

49. “Poetry is emotions recollected in tranquility.” Who has defined poetry in these words?

(A) Shelley

(B) Wordsworth

(C) Coleridge

(D) Matthew Arnold

50. Who is the writer of ‘Hamlet and Oedipus’ (1949)

(A) Carl Jung

(B) Harold Bloom

(C) Ernest Jones

(D) Erik Erikson

Answers : 1. (A) 2. (A) 3. (A) 4. (A) 5. (B) 6. (B) 7. (C) 8. (B) 9. (C) 10. (B) 11. (B) 12. (C) 13. (C) 14. (B) 15. (A) 16. (B) 17. (C) 18. (A) 19. (A) 20. (C) 21. (A) 22. (B) 23. (D) 24. (C) 25. (D) 26. (C) 27. (B) 28. (D) 29. (D) 30. (A) 31. (C) 32. (B) 33. (C) 34. (D) 35. (C) 36. (B) 37. (C) 38. (B) 39. (A) 40. (B) 41. (C) 42. (B) 43. (C) 44. (A) 45. (B) 46. (C) 47. (C) 48. (B) 49. (B) 50. (C)

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