English Literature Practice Test 02


Dear Student,

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

Q1. Which of the following statements is the most accurate regarding Edward Said's thesis in Orientalism?
(i) The Europens used the East dialectically to describe their self-image as irrational and primitive.
(ii) The oriental people used the West dialectically to define their self-image as irrational and primitive.
(iii) The Europens used the East oppositionally to define their self-image as rational and modern.
(iv) The Oriental people used the West oppositionally to define their self-image as rational and modern.
(A) (iii)
(B) (iv)
(C) (i) and (iv)
(D) (ii) and (iii)
Q2. "Thomas Carlyle and John Keats were born in 1795. In standard literary histories, Keats is a Romantic and Carlyle is a Victorian." This statement is
(A) Correct
(B) Incorrect
(C) Born Year is correct, classification incorrect.
(D) Born Year is incorrect, classification correct.
Q3. Everyman is..
(A) A medieval play based on an episode from the Bible.
(B) A medieval morality play
(C) A Tudor interlude
(D) A miracle play
Q4. Which of the following sets would you call the poets of the Movement?
(A) Elizabeth Jennings, Philip Larkin, John Wain
(B) W.H. Auden, Cecil Day Lewis, Stephen Spender
(C) T.S. Eliot. Richard Aldington, Ezra Pound
(D) Alan Brownjohn, C. H. Sisson, Anthony Thwaite
Q5. Doris Lessing's interest in _______ is widely recognized :
(A) Hinduism
(B) Sufism
(C) Zen
(D) Judaism
Q6. Periphrasis, which is a roundabout way of speech/writing, is also known as..
(A) Synecdoche
(B) Allusion
(C) Understatement
(D) Circumlocution
Q7. Arrange the following in chronological order.
(i) The death of Shakespeare
(ii) Accession of James I to the English throne
(iii) Caxton and the printing press
(iv) The Norman Conquest of England
(A) (iv) -> (iii) -> (ii) -> (i)
(B) (iii) -> (iv) -> (ii) -> (i)
(C) (iii) -> (iv) -> (i) -> (ii)
(D) (iv) -> (iii) -> (i) -> (ii)
Q8. 'The Muse of History' is a classic postcolonial essay by :
(A) Ngugi wa Thiongo
(B) Chinua Achebe
(C) Wilson Harris
(D) Derek Walcott
Q9. 'Do I contradict myself?
Very well then, I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)'
The above lines are from..
(A) Walt Whitman
(B) Edgar Allan Poe
(C) Ralph Waldo Emerson
(D) John Greenleaf Whittier
Q10. 'Verses on the Death of Dr Swift' was written by..
(A) Jonathan Swift
(B) Alexander Pope
(C) Samuel Johnson
(D) James Boswell

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