Top English MCQs PPSC Lecturer Test Sample Paper

Top English MCQs PPSC Lecturer Test Sample Paper

Robert Browning (A Victorian poet, best known for writing dramatic lyrics, who lived from 1812 to 1889)
Q1-Which of Browning’s poem was published anonymously?
A-His first poem “Pauline” in1833
Q2-Browning’s “fra lippo lippi”and “andrea del sarto” were included in which volume of his poetry?
A-In “men and women ” published 1855
Q3-Name Browning’s work which was published on the day of his death?
A-Asolando
Q4-which of browning’s work is known as “novel in verse”
A-The ring and the book.
Q5-when was the ring and the book published?
A- 1869-1870
Q6-Into how many periods Browning’s literary career is divided?
A-Four periods
Q7-The most obscure poem by Browning?
A-sordello…consisted of 6000 lines in heroic couplet.
Q8-who said that he could not understand wether sordello was a man ,a city or a book?
A-Carlyle
Q9-Rabbi Ben Ezra is included in which volume?
A-In Dramatic Personae
Q10-The ring and the book consisted of how many lines?
A-21,000 lines written in blank verse.
Q11-Works of which two Greek writers did Browning translate?
A-Alcestis by Euripides and
Agamemnon by Aeschylus
Q13-What is “Incondite”?
A-This was a small volume of poetry in Byronic verse Browning wrote when he was only 12 years of age, but threw it on fire for not getting a publisher.
Q14-An appointment between 10:45 and 11:15 refers to which incident of Browning’s life?
A- This refers to 12 sep 1846 ,when he married Elizabeth Barrett
Q15-What is “casa guidi”?
A-An old palace in Florence where the couple finally settled after marriage.
Q16-To whom Browning dedicated “men and women”?
A-To his wife ,Elizabeth Barrett.
Q17-Who said Browning will die in a white tie?
A-Alfred Tennyson.

English MCQs (Attempt Answers)

1. Hero and Hero Worship was written by:
a) Ruskin
b) Carlyle
c) J. S. Mill
d) None of these
2. Which poem of Tennyson was particularly like by Queen Victoria?
a) The Idylls of the kings
b) Charge of the Light Brigade
c) In Memoriam
d) None of these
3. Hardy’s Nature is:
a) Angry
b) Indifferent
c) Vindictive
d) None of these
4. The personal name Lucy (in Wordsworth’s poetry) stands for
a) Anneta Vallon
b) Dorothy
c) Drawn from folk song heroines
d) None of these
5. ‘Who knows but the world many end to-night.’ In which of Browning’s poems the above
line appears?
a) The Last Ride together
b) One Word More
c) The Last Duchess
d) None of these
6. The Prelude was written in
a) 1810
b) 1840
c) 1805
d) None of these
7. Oscar Wilde believed in:
a) Aestheticism
b) Escapism
c) Pragmatism
d) None of these
8. ‘Bliss was it, in that Dawn to be alive But to be young was very heaven.’ Who has
written these lines?
a) Shelley
b) Browning
c) Wordsworth
d) None of these
9. When was the poem Tintern Abbey written?
a) 1793
b) 1795
c) 1798
d) None of these
10. The correct date/year of French Revolution:
a) 1793
b) 1802
c) 1789
d) None of these
11. Human situation in Hardy’s novels is controlled by:
a) Social Forces
b) Providence
c) Fate
d) Both b and c
12. “Prophets of Nature …………. What we have loved Other will love ………….” In which poem by Wordsworth do these lines appear?
a) Excursion
b) One Summer Evening
c) Prelude
d) None of these
13. “But God’s eternal Laws are kind And break the heart of stone.” In which poem do these
lines appear?
a) We Are Seven (Wordsworth)
b) Ballad of Reading Goal (Oscar Wilde)
c) Prisoner of Chillon (Byron)
d) None of these
14. Fortinbras is a character of the play:
a) Othello
b) Hamlet
c) King Lear
d) Macbeth
15. Who wrote preface to Shakespeare:
a) Sir Philip Sydney
b) Dryden
c) Dr. Johnson
d) None of these
16. The ‘Tragic Flaw’ can comprehensively be called:
a) Catharsis
b) Catastrophe
c) Hamartia
d) Error of Judgment
17. The Winter’s Tale is Shakespeare’s
a) Dramatic monologue
b) Comedy
c) Tragedy
d) None of these
18. Who is believed to be suffering from Oedipus Complex:
a) Oedipus
b) Hamlet
c) Macbeth
d) Electra
19. Whose comedies are called ‘Comedies of Mask’:
a) Ben Johnson’s
b) Bernard Shaw’s
c) Shakespeare’s
d) None of these
20. Which of the novels of Hemingway is called Hemingway’s Waste Land?
a) The Old Man and the Sea
b) Farewell to Arms
c) For Whom the Bell Tolls
d) None of these
21. ‘End Game’ is written by:
a) Hemingway
b) Somerset Maugham
c) Beckett
d) None of these
22. My soul had been a lawn besprinkled O’er with flowers, and Stirring Shades, and baffled
dreams is an example of:
a) Metaphor
b) Simile
c) Personification
d) Transferred Epithet
23. Times of doubts, disputes, distraction…is an example of:
a) Resonance
b) Recurrence
c) Alliteration
d) Synecdoche
24. ‘Pleasant Pain’ is an example of”
a) Metaphor
b) Paradox
c) Oxymoron
d) None of these
25. Which of the plays is not written by T. S. Eliot?
a) The Rock
b) The Family Reunion
c) a and b
d) None of these
26. Which of the novels is not written by Jane Austen?
a) First Impressions
b) Mansfield Park
c) Emma
d) None of these
27. ‘Lapis Lazuli’ is:
a) A Poem
b) Novel
c) Drama
d) None of these
28. ‘My Fair Lady’ is a Cinematic Version of:
a) Pygmalion
b) Candida
c) Getting Married
d) None of these
29. Who said ‘The true opposite of Poetry is not Prose but Science’.
a) Wordsworth
b) T. S. Eliot
c) Coleridge
d) None of these
30. “The first in beauty should be first in might” … is the line spoken in Hyperion by:
a) Ode to fancy
b) Hyperion
c) Ode to beauty
d) None of these
31. The Eve of St. Agnes is written by:
a) Keats
b) Blake
c) Tennyson
d) None of these
32. Adonis is modeled on:
a) Bion’s lament for Adonis
b) Lycidas
c) In Memoriam
d) None of these
33. Who is one of the lake poets:
a) Coleridge
b) Blake
c) Browning
d) None of these
34. William Blake is a ……….. poet
a) Romantic
b) Tragic
c) Mysterious
d) None of these
35. Ernest De Selincourt is the editor of:
a) Prometheus the Unbound
b) The Prelude
c) Songs of innocence and of experience
d) None of these
36. Who usually caricatures his characters?
a) Dickens
b) George Eliot
c) Hardy
d) None of these
37. Tradition and Individual Talent is a critical essay by:
a) Shelley
b) Oscar Wilde
c) T. S. Eliot
d) None of these
40. ‘Hebrew Melodies’ is written by:
a) Tennyson
b) Byron
c) Keats
d) None of these
41. ………… is the national poet of Greece
a) Byron
b) Homer
c) Euripides
d) None of these
42. ‘She dwells with beauty – beauty that must die’ is a line from
a) Ode to Nightingale
b) Ode on Indolence
c) Ode to Melancholy
d) None of these
43. ‘A Little Girl Lost’ is written by:
a) Wordsworth
b) Blake
c) Keats
d) None of these
44. The Revolt of Islam is a:
a) Novel
b) An epic
c) Lyrical Drama
d) None of these
45. The repetition of sounds in a sequence of words is called
a) Assonance
b) Rhythm
c) Alliteration
d) None of these
46. ‘The child is the father of man’ is a line from Wordsworth’s:
a) Immortality Ode
b) The Prelude
c) My heart leaps when I Behold a Rainbow in the Sky
d) None of these
47. ‘Lady Windermere’s fan’ is written by:
a) Oscar Wilde
b) Galsworthy
c) T. S. Eliot
d) None of these
a) Oscar Wilde
48. Who wrote ‘Tales From Shakespeare’?
a) Charles Lamb and his sister
b) Dr. Johnson and his sister
c) Dryden and his sister
d) None of these
49. ‘East Coker’ is written by:
a) Browning
b) Wordsworth
c) T. S. Eliot
d) None of these
50. In which poem lies the line ‘The One remain, the many change and pass’?
a) Adonis
b) An elegy written on the countryside
c) In memoriam
d) None of these

Top English MCQs PPSC Lecturer Test Sample Paper