English Literature Practice Test 03


Dear Student,

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

Q1. Match the following elegies with the persons for whom they were written :
(i) Lycidas  (ii) Arthur Hugh Clough  (iii) Adonais  
(iv) A. H. Hallam  (v) In Memoriam  (vi) Edward King  
(vii) Thyrsis  (viii) Keats
(A) (i)-(vi), (iii)-(iv), (vii)-(ii), (v)-(vi)
(B) (iii)-(viii), (i)-(iv), (iii)-(ii), (v)-(ii)
(C) (i)-(vi), (iii)-(viii), (v)-(iv), (vii)-(ii)
(D) (v)-(vi), (i)-(viii), (iii)-(ii), (vii)-(iv)
Q2. 'Playing in the Dark' by Toni Morrison is a series of reflections on :
(A) Jazz music
(B) Disability sports
(C) Whiteness and the literary imagination
(D) Black American Folklore
Q3. 'He is not the brightest man in the world' is an example of :
(A) Chiasmus
(B) Hyperbole
(C) Litotes
(D) Simile
Q4. The term 'Horizon of Expectations' is associated with
(A) Wolfgang Iser
(B) Stanley Fish
(C) Harold Bloom
(D) H. R. Jauss
Q5. The following writers have something in common :
Mary Seacole, J.A. Froude, Mary Kingsley, Anthony Trollope
(i) They are all Victorians
(ii) They are all writers of children's fiction
(iii) They are all members of one literary guild
(iv) They are all travel writers
(A) (i) and (ii)
(B) (iii) and (iv)
(C) (ii) and (iv)
(D) (i) and (iv)
Q6. The immediate source of Christopher Marlowe's 'Doctor Faustus' is
(A) A French narrative
(B) A Dutch narrative
(C) A German narrative
(D) None of the above
Q7. Who among the following were associated with the Irish Dramatic Movement?
(A) Lady Gregory, W.B. Yeats, J. M. Synge
(B) Jonathan Swift, R. B. Sheridan, G. B. Shaw
(C) W. B. Yeats, J. M. Synge, G. B. Shaw
(D) W. B. Yeats, Patrick J. Kavanagh, Seamus Heaney
Q8. The term 'Diaspora' was originally applied to the following ethnic group :
(A) Jews
(B) Muslims
(C) Hindus
(D) French Canadians
Q9. Who among the following is NOT a 'University Wit'?
(A) Christopher Marlowe
(B) George Peele
(C) Robert Greene
(D) Ben Jonson
Q10. When a person has a wooden leg, we are apt to say, 'He has a wooden leg'. Now this wooden leg is..
(i) literal
(ii) metaphorical
(iii) ambiguous
(iv) neither literal nor metaphorical
(A) (i) and (ii) are correct
(B) (i) is correct
(C) (ii) is correct
(D) (iii) and (iv) are correct

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