History of English Literature Solved MCQs Part 2

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History of English Literature Solved MCQs Part 2

  1. The story of the Trojan War, a bloody conflict, is immortalized in ‘Ilaid’ by:

Virgil

Homer

Sophoclere

Alfred

  1. The story of the Adventures of Ulysses is told by Homer in:

Odyssey

Iliad

Ulysses

Oedipus Rex

  1. The legend of the Holy Grail forms the mythical background to T.S. Eliot’s:

The Waste Land

Four Quartets

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

The Dry Salvages

  1. Northumbrian, Mercian, Kentish, and West Sexon were the four main dialects of English in:

Renaissance

The Old English Period

Age of Milton

Victorian Age

  1. Which is the representative poem of the Old English Period?

Iliad

Odyssey

Bewulf

None of these

  1. Pick the important poems of the Old English Period:

‘Widsith’ and ‘Waldere’

The Flight at Finsburh

The Battle of the Brunanburh

All of the above

  1. ‘Universal History of Orosius” by Alfred, ‘Calloquian’ by Aelfric and ‘Homibic’ by Wulfeven are the famous prose-works of:

Renaissance

Victorian Age

Fourteenth Century

Anglo-Saxon Literature

  1. Which literary aspect was dominating in the Middle English Period?

Prose

Poetry

Both of the above

None of the above

  1. In many ways Middle English Period is the period of:

Transition

Experience

Both of the above

Permanent Values

  1. ‘Ormulun’, ‘The Owl and the Nightingale’ and ‘The Cursor Mundi’ are the Chief religious and didactic poems of:

Old English Period

Middle English Period

Renaissance

Modern age

  1. ‘The Pearl’ with a mixture of allegory and symbolism written in Middle English Period is the first English:

Poem

Drama

Novel

Essay

  1. The Matter of England, The Matter of Britain and the Matter of Rome the Great and the group dealing with the Charelmagne legends, are the Chief romances of the:

Greeks

Middle English Period

Old English Period

Renaissance

  1. ‘Ancrene Riwle’ is one of the most notable work in prose, produced early in the:

Tenth Century

Thirteenth Century

Fourteenth Century

Fifteenth Century

  1. The Miracle and Morality Plays were very popular in:

Renaissance

Victorian Age

Middle English Period

Old English Period

  1. ‘A Vision of Piers the Plowman’ holds and important place in English literature written by one of the greatest poets of the Middle Ages:

John Gower

Chaucer

Occleve

William Langland

  1. Chaucer’s importance in the development of English literature is very great because he:

Removed poetry from the region of Metaphysics

Made poetry hold as “Twere the mirror up to nature”

Both of the above

Introduced poetry with the region of Metaphysics and Technology

  1. What is modern note in the age of Chaucer?

Sharper Spirit of Criticism

A more searching interest in man’s affairs

Less complacent thought

All of the above

  1. What were the social and religious conditions of English society in the age of Chaucer?

Social unrest

Beginning of a new religious movement

New learning

All of the above

  1. In how many stages the Chaucerian poems are divided?

Two

Three

Four

Five

  1. What are the Chief traits of ‘The Prologue’?

Masterpiece of insight

Subtle humour

Its dramatic realism and life-likeness

All of the above

 

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