English Literature Practice Test 01


Dear Student,

CGS Coaching is presenting brand new Practice Test for English Literature which includes 10 questions from Literature sections.

Q1. In a 1817 review of Coleridge's Biographia Literaria, Francis Jeffery coined the term 'Lake School of Poets' grouping...
(A) Wordsworth, Coleridge and Crabbe
(B) Wordsworth, Coleridge and Byron
(C) Wordsworth, Coleridge and Hazlitt
(D) Wordsworth, Coleridge and Southey
Q2. "I am the enemy you killed, my friend/I knew you in this dark..."
The above lines are taken from..
(A) The Soldier
(B) Dulce et Decorum Est
(C) To His Dead Body
(D) Strange Meeting
Q3. Below are two sets one of which has inspired the other. Match the text with its inspiration :
(i) Coral Island                (ii) The Odyssey
(iii) The Mahabharat            (iv) Jane Eyre
(v) The Great Indian Novel      (vi) Wise Sargasso Sea
(vii) Omeroos                   (viii) Lord of the Flies
(A) (i)-(v), (ii)-(vii), (iii)-(viii), (iv)-(vi)
(B) (iv)-(vii), (iii)-(vi), (i)-(viii), (ii)-(v)
(C) (iii)-(v), (iv)-(vi), (i)-(vii), (ii)-(viii)
(D) (i)-(viii), (ii)-(vii), (iii)-(v), (iv)-(vi)
Q4. "His life was gentle and the elements/ So mixed in him, that Nature might stand up/ And say to all the world, This was a man!"
Who is the speaker, and about whom is this spoken?
(A) Enobarbus on Antony
(B) Brutus on Caesar
(C) Cleopatra on Antony
(D) Marc Antony on Caesar
Q5. "When my love swears that she is made of truth/ I do believe her, though I know she lies".
The author of these lines is...
(A) Philip Sidney
(B) Edmund Spenser
(C) Christopher Marlowe
(D) William Shakespeare
Q6. The poetry of Wordsworth and Coleridge was notably influenced by ..
(A) The Napoleonic Wars
(B) The Glorious Revolution
(C) The French Revolution
(D) Poor Laws
Q7. "Great wits are sure to madness near allied
And thin partitions do their bounds divide".
The above lines appear in..
(A) Mac Flecknoe
(B) Absalom and Achitophel
(C) Essay on man
(D) Alexander's Feast
Q8. Who among the following developed the term 'Strategic Essentialism'?
(A) Edward Said
(B) Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
(C) Homi Bhabha
(D) Aijaz Ahmed
Q9. David Malouf's 'An Imaginary Life' is a retelling of the story of :
(A) Aristotle
(B) Juvenal
(C) Ovid
(D) Horace
Q10. 'Jabberwocky' is a character in..
(A) The Importance of Being Earnest
(B) Fra Lippo Lippi
(C) Through the Looking Glass
(D) Goblin Market

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