91. Chaucer buried in a corner of Westminster, which came to know as:
(a) Legend’s corner
(b) Poet’s corner
(c) Chaucer’s corner
(d) None of these
92. Which of these is magnum opus of Chaucer? (Lecturer 2011)
(a) Troilus and Criseyde
(b) House of fame
(c) The Canterbury tales
(d) Parliament of fowls.
93. In which language the stories of Canterbury tale are written? (Lecturer 2016)
(c) Middle English
94. From which language the name ”Chaucer” has been driven?
(a) French (a) Latin
(a) Italian (a) English
95. Where did Chaucer bury? (Lecturer 2015)
(a) Westminster abbey
(b) Kent church
(c) Chapel at Windsor
(d) None of these
96. “The Jacobean Era” refers to a period of time in the early 17th century in which of the following countries? (Lecturer 2013)
97. Which of the following sixteenth-century works of English literature was translated into the English language after its first publication in Latin?
(a) Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus
(b) William Shakespeare’s King Lear
(c) Thomas More’s The History of King Richard III
(d) Thomas More’s Utopia
98. Which royal dynasty was established in the resolution of the so-called War of the Roses and continued through the reign of Elizabeth I?
99. Which of the following shifts began in the reign of Henry VII and continued under his Tudor successors?
(a) The growing authority of the Pope over domestic English affairs
(b) The expansion of England’s colonial possessions
(c) The rise in the power and confidence of the aristocracy
(d) The countering of feudal power structures by a stronger central authority
100. Which of the following sixteenth-century poets was not a courtier? (Lecturer 2015)
(a) Philip Sidney
(b) George Puttenham
(c) Walter Ralegh
(d) Thomas Wyatt
101. Which of the following statements is not an accurate reflection of education during the English Renaissance? (Lecturer 2015)
(a) It was aimed primarily at sons of the nobility and gentry.
(b) Its curriculum emphasized ancient Greek, the language of diplomacy, professions, and higher learning.
(c) It was conducted by tutors in wealthy families or in grammar schools.
(d) It was ordered according to the medieval trivium and quadrivium.
102. What was the only acknowledged religion in England during the early sixteenth century?
103. Who began to ignite the embers of dissent against the Catholic church in November 1517 in a movement that came to be known as the Reformation?
(a) Anne Boleyn
(b) Martin Luther
(c) Pope Leo X
(d) Ulrich Zwingli
104. Expressed in Elizabethan poetry as well as court rituals and events, a cult of _______ formed around Elizabeth and dictated the nature of relations between herself and her court.
(b) unwarranted abuse
105. What is blank verse?
(a) iambic pentameter in rhyming couplets
(b) the verse form of the Shakespearean sonnet
(c) free verse, without rhyme or regular meter
(d) unrhymed iambic pentameter
106. Who succeeded Elizabeth I on the throne of England? (Lecturer 2016)
(a) Elizabeth II
(b) Henry IX
(c) James I
(d) Charles I
107. Which writer was not active under both Elizabeth I and James I?
(a) Ben Jonson
(c) John Donne
(d) John Milton
108. Which of the following plays was not authored by Shakespeare in the Jacobean period? (Lecturer 2013)
(c) The Tempest
(d) King Lear
109. Which poem testifies to the profound doubts and uncertainties attending Donne’s conversion from Catholicism to Protestantism?
(a) Air and Angels
(b) Satire 3
(c) The Apparition
(d) The Indifferent
110. What major new prose genre emerged in the Jacobean era?
(a) the novel
(b) the sermon
(c) Familiar essay
(d) the diary
111. What was the general subject of the Welsh poet Katherine Philips’s work?
(a) Celebrations of the transience of all life and beauty
(b) Celebrations of lesbian sexuality in terms that did not imply a male readership
(c) Celebrations of religious ecstasy and divine inspiration
(d) Celebrations of female friendship in Platonic terms normally reserved for male friendships
112. Who authored the scholarly biography, Life of Donne? (Lecturer 2015)
(a) Izaak Walton
(b) Katherine Philips
(c) John Skelton
(d) Isabella Whitney
113. What is the title to Milton’s blank-verse epic that assimilates and critiques the epic tradition?
(c) Paradise Lost
(d) Divine Comedy
114. What literary work best captures a sense of the political turmoil, particularly regarding the issue of religion, just after the Restoration? (Lecturer 2011)
(a) Gay’s Beggar’s Opera
(b) Butler’s Hudibras
(c) Fielding’s Jonathan Wild
(d) Dryden’s Absalom and Achitophe
115. Which of the following best describes the doctrine of empiricism? (Lecturer 2013)
(a) All knowledge is derived from experience.
(b) Human perceptions are constructed and reflect structures of political power.
(c) The search for essential or ultimate principles of reality.
(d) The sensory world is an illusion.
116. Against which of the following principles did Jonathan Swift inveigh?
(a) theoretical science
(c) abstract logical deductions
(d) All of these
117. Whose great Dictionary, published in 1755, included more than 114,000 quotations?
(a) William Hogarth
(b) Jonathan Swift
(c) Samuel Johnson
(d) Ben Jonson
118. According to Samuel Johnson, “No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for…:
(d) his party
119. What name is given to the English literary period that emulated the Rome of Virgil, Horace, and Ovid?
120. What was most frequently considered a source of pleasure and an object of inquiry by Augustan poets?
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