BCS English Literature Preliminary Questions Analysis

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Type A: Names of Writers of literary Pieces: (Who wrote what)

Poems:

  1. ‘The Rape of the Lock’ by Alexander Pope is a- Mock Heroic Poem (40)
  2. Who write the poem ‘The Good-Morrow’-  John Donne (40)
  3. Who wrote an epic-John Milton (38)
  4. Gerontion is a poem by- T.S. Eliot  (37)
  5. Elegy written in a Country Churchyard is a poem by- Thomas Gray (37) (36)
  6. The poem ‘The Solitary Reaper’ is written by- W. Wordsworth (36)
  7. ‘Isle of Innisfree’ is written by- W. B. Yeats (35)

BCS English Literature MCQ Questions Analysis

Plays

  1. The play the ‘Spanish Tragedy’ is written by- Thomas Kyd (38)
  2. Who is the author of ‘Man and Superman’- G.B. Shaw (38)
  3. Tempest is Shakespeare’s last play. (37)
  4. Volpone is written by – Ben Johnson (37)
  5. Shakespeare’s ‘Measure for Measure’ is a Comedy. (36)
  6. The play ‘Candida’ is by – G.B. Shaw (36)
  7. The play ‘Arms and the Man’ is by- G.B. Shaw (35)
  8. ‘Riders to the Sea’ is- a one act play (35)

Novels/Prose

  1.  ‘Ulysses’ is a novel written by- James Joyce (40)
  2. The short story ‘The Diamond Necklace’ is written by- Guy de Maupassant (40)
  3. The most famous satirist in English literature is – Jonathan Swift (38)
  4. Who wrote ‘Biographia Literaria’’- S.T. Coleridge (37)
  5. Thomas Hardy wrote- The Return of the Natives (36)
  6. The Sun Also Rises is written by- Earnest Hemingway (37)
  7. A Passage to India is written by- E. M. Forster (35)
  8. Famous Indian novelist is – R. K. Narayan (38)

Type B: Who/what belongs to which age

  1. Who is not an American poet- W. B. Yeats (40)
  2. Who is not a Victorian Poet: Alexander Pope (38)
  3. Which period is known as ‘The Golden Age of English Literature’ – Elizabethan Period (38)
  4. Robert Browning was a Victorian poet. (37)
  5. ‘Restoration Period’ in English Literature refers to- 1660 (37)
  6.  David Copperfield is a/an Victorian novel. (36)
  7. Romantic Age in English Literature began with the publication of – Preface to Lyrical Ballads (36)
  8. Who belongs to romantic age- S.T. Coleridge (36)
  9. Poet of Nature- W. Wordsworth (36)
  10. Elizabethan writer- Christopher Marlowe (35)

Type C: Quotations

  1. “All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand” who said this- Lady Macbeth (40)
  2. “Sweet Helen make me immortal with a kiss”. The sentence has been taken from the play-  Doctor Faustus (40)
  3. Where are the songs of Spring? Aye, Where are they? Think not of them, thou hast the music too .’ -Who wrote this? – John Keats (40)
  4. “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet” Who said this- Juliet (40)
  5. “Man’s love is of man’s life a thing apart, ‘Tis woman’s whole existence” – this taken from the poem of – Lord Byron (40)
  6. “The old order changeth, yielding place to new” from Tennyson’s poem- Morte d’ Arthur (40)
  7. “Alone, alone, all, all alone, Alone on a wide, wide sea”- The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (38)
  8. “For God’s sake hold your tongue, and let me love”- John Donne (38)
  9. ‘Frailty thy name is woman’ is a dialogue from- W. Shakespeare (36)
  10. ‘Child is the father of a man’ is taken from the poem of – W. Wordsworth (36)
  11. “All at once I saw a crowd, a host of golden daffodils”- Wordsworth (35)
  12. “To be, or not to be, that is the question” is a famous dialogue from – Hamlet (35)

Type D: Character Related

  1. The central character of ‘Wuthering Heights’ by Emily Bronte is- Heathcliff (40)
  2. Othello gave Desdemona Handkerchief as a token of love. (37)
  3. ‘The Merchant of Venice’ is a Shakespearean play about- a Jew (36)
  4. ‘Othello’ is a Shakespearean play about – a moor (35)

Type E: Inter-linked contributions

  1. Who translated ‘Rubaiyat of Umar Khayyam’ into English- Edward Fitzgerald (40)  
  2. Tennyson’s ‘In Memorium’ is an elegy on the death of – Arthure Henry Hellum (40)
  3. P.B. Shelley’s ‘Adonais’ is an elegy on the death of- John Kits (37)
  4. Gitanjali was translated by- W. B. Yeats (36)
  5. The play the ‘Spanish Tragedy’ is written by- Thomas Kyd (38)

Type F: Literary Terms & Figures of speech

  1. In literature, Euphemism means- inoffensive expression (38)
  2. The comparison of unlike things using words like or as is known to be – simile (37)
  3. The repetition of beginning consonant sound is known as- alliteration (37)
  4. The climax of a plot is what happens- at the height (36) (35)

Type G: Others

  1. William Shakespeare was born in – 1564 (40)
  2. Class relation and societal conflict is the key understanding of- Marxism (35)
  3. Who is not a Nobel Laureate- Grahame Greene (35)
  4. Jacobean Period in English literature refers to – 1603-1625 (38)
  • The poem ‘Ulysses’ is written by –
  • James Joyce
  • W. B. Yeats
  • Alfred, Lord Tennyson
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley
  • “All that glitters is not gold- often have you heard that told” is taken from Shakespeare’s play:
  • The Merchant of Venice
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • King Lear
  • The play ‘Pygmalion’ is written by-
  • Harold Pinter
  • G. B. Shaw
  • Samuel Beckett
  • William Somerset Maugham
  • “O Captain! My Captain!” is a poem written by Walt Whitman about the death of-
  • George Washington
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Edward VII
  • Shakespeare’s Hamlet was the Prince of –
  • The British Isles
  • Wales & Dublin
  • Scotland
  • Denmark
  • ‘Sonnet 18‘is written by-
  • William Shakespeare
  • John Donne
  • Emily Dickinson
  • Michael Madhusudan Dutt
  • The poem ‘Sands of Dee’ is written by-
  • Charles Kingsley
  • John Milton
  • Rudyard Kipling
  • Charlotte Bronte
  • A hyperbole refers to-
  • Rhetorical questions
  • Exaggerated statements
  • Contradictory words describing same thing
  • Inverted parallel clauses

List of writers:

Elizabethan Age: 1558-1603

  1. William Shakespeare
  • Christopher Marlowe: Doctor Faustus (Play)  
  • Francis Bacon: Father of English prose. Of Truth, Of Death, Of Marriage and Single Life etc. (Essay)  

The Jacobean Age: 1603-1625

  1. Ben Jonson: Volpone (Play)
  2. John Donne: He is a metaphysical poet. List of poems- Death be not proud, The Good Morrow, A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning, The Canonization, The Sun Rising etc.

Caroline Age: 1625-1649

  1. John Milton: Paradise Lost (Epic), Paradise Regained (Epic), Areopagitica (pamphlet)
  2. Robert Herrick: To Daffodils (Poem)

The Restoration Period: 1660-1700

  1. William Congreve: Play- The Way of the World 

The Augustan Period: 1700-1745 (also known as The Age of Pope)

  1. Alexander Pope: The Rape of The Lock (Mock Heroic Poem, Belinda and Barron, 794 lines)

Some famous quotes from his work are:

  1. Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
  2. To err is human, to forgive divine.
  3. A little learning is a dangerous thing.
  4. Jonathan Swift :
  5. Deniel Defoe

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The Age of Sensibility: 1745-1785

  1. Samuel Johnson
  2. Thomas Gray: Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard (Poem)

The Romantic Period: 1798-1832

  1. William Wordsworth
  2. S. T. Coleridge
  3. P. B. Shelley
  4. John Keats
  5. Lord Byron
  6. William Blake
  7. Jane Austen
  8. Charles Lamb

The Victorian Period: 1832-1901

  1. A. L. Tennyson
  2. Robert Browning
  3. Matthew Arnold
  4. Charles Dickens
  5. Thomas Hardy
  6. Charlotte Bronte
  7. Karl Marx
  8. C. R. Darwin

The Modern Period: (Upto WWII)

Novelist:

  1. Joseph Conrad
  2. James Joyce
  3. Virginia Woolf
  4. D. H. Lawrence
  5. Earnest Hemingway

Poets:

  1. W. B. Yeats
  2. T. S. Eliot
  3. Robert Frost

Playwrights:

  1. G. B. Shaw
  2. Samuel Beckett
  3. Harold Pinter

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