1- Geoffrey Chaucer's poem Troilus and Criseyde (finished 1380s)....................
 
 
 
 
2- The English Renaissance scholar Roger Ascham (1515 -1568)....................
 
 
 
 
3- The Protestant Book of Common Prayer, developed in the first half of the sixteenth century, and described as having a lasting and 'profound influence on the English language' had as 'its principal architect' the Archbishop of Canterbury,....................
 
 
 
 
4- Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey (1517-1547) was....................
 
 
 
 
5- The Renaissance figure...................wrote his self-styled masterpiece Poly-Olbion, a thirty-thousand-line historical-geographical poem celebrating all the counties of England and Wales, and had a significant contribution as well to the.................with his Idea's Mirror.
 
 
 
 
6- The late sixteenth century 'University Wit' Thomas Nashe (1567-1601)...............
 
 
 
 
7- Francis Bacon's Novum Orgaum (1620) would best..................
 
 
 
 
8- Which of the following is NOT TRUE about Samuel Butler's (1612-1680) Hudibras?
 
 
 
 
9- Samuel Johnson's Lives of the Poets (1779 and 1781)...................
 
 
 
 
10- Edmund Burke's A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and the Beautiful (1757) mainly claims that..................
 
 
 
 
11- The Romantic playwright Joanna Baillie (1762-1851) would best................in the preface to her 1798 Series of Plays.
 
 
 
 
12- The Scottish poet Robert Burns (1759-1796) tried his hand and produced masterpieces in all the following EXCEPT.................
 
 
 
 
13- The legendary 'Byronic hero', a creation of the Romantic age, first appeared in the poet's....................
 
 
 
 
14- Thomas Carlyle's Past and Present (1843)....................
 
 
 
 
15- Matthew Arnold (1822-1888) playfully divides English society into three constituent classes: a 'Barbarian' aristocracy, a 'Philistine' bourgeoisie and an unlettered 'Populace' in his.................
 
 
 
 
16- W. S. Gilbert's (1836-1911) verse would best..................
 
 
 
 
17- The 1914 manifesto of the journal Blast, a key moment in the development of modernism in England, is most visibly influenced by.................
 
 
 
 
18- George Orwell's Homage to Catalonia (1938).................
 
 
 
 
19- Brian Friel's Translations (1980), dubbed as 'one of the richest late-twentieth century meditations on the role of English language and British colonialism'....................
 
 
 
 
20- Which of the following about the short story writer Alice Munro (b. 1931) is TRUE?
 
 
 
 
21- Which of the following is NOT a comedy by William Shakespeare?
 
 
 
 
22- William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Julius Caesar (1599) opens with.....................
 
 
 
 
23- The characters.............are taken from Oscar Wilde's comedy Lady Windermere's Fan (1892).
 
 
 
 
24- Which if the following about George Bernard Shaw's Heartbreak House is NOT TRUE?
 
 
 
 
25- Which of the following works by Samuel Beckett is NOT a one-act play?
 
 
 
 
26- The characters...................appear in Jane Austen's novel...................(1818).
 
 
 
 
27- Which of the following about George Eliot's novel Middlemarch (1874) is NOT TRUE?
 
 
 
 
28- Alex, an anti-hero and leader among his gang members, who refers to himself as 'Your Humble Narrator' in the work features in a novel by..................
 
 
 
 
29- Samuel Beckett's novel Molloy (1951),................
 
 
 
 
30- Novelist / novel match in....................
 
 
 
 
31- Which of the following about David Lodge's novel Changing Places (1975) is NOT TRUE?
 
 
 
 
32- Somerset Maugham's Of Human Bondage (1915)....................
 
 
 
 
33- Percy Bysshe Shelley's ode Mont Blanc (1817) opens with the lines....................
 
 
 
 
34- In his poem..................John Keats (1795-1821) combines a superstition with the Romeo and Juliet theme of young love thwarted by feuding families and tells the story in a sequence of evolving....................stanzas.
 
 
 
 
35- The lines 'I have lived long enough, having seen one thing, that love hath an end; / Goddess and maiden and queen, be near me now and befriend. / Thou art more than the day or the morrow, the seasons that laugh and weep; For these give joy and sorrow...' are taken from....................by......................
 
 
 
 
36- Which one the following is the correct order of W. B. Yeats's poems in terms of their appearance?
 
 
 
 
37- As compared to his The Waste Land, T. S. Eliot's collection of four long poems Four Quartets (1943) enjoys..................
 
 
 
 
38- Which of the following poems is NOT by W. H. Auden (1907-1973)?
 
 
 
 
39- Seamus Heaney's (b. 1939) celebrated 'bog poems'..................
 
 
 
 
40- Which of the following sets of poets could best be regarded as models for the 'movement' poet Philip Larkin (1922-1985)?
 
 
 
 
41- Mikhail Bakhtin's 'heteroglossia' would...................
 
 
 
 
42- In his 'The Art of Fiction', Henry James stipulates that 'the only obligation to which in advance we may hold a novel, without incurring the accusation of being arbitrary, is that it be.................The ways in which it is at liberty to accomplish this result are .................'
 
 
 
 
43- Louise M. Rosenblatt holds that as far as 'efferent' and 'aesthetic' types of reading in reading process are concerned................
 
 
 
 
44- In his 'horizons of expectation' Hans Robert Jauss maintains that the...................
 
 
 
 
45- In 'subjective criticism', as founded by David Bleich, the...................
 
 
 
 
46- The French critic Roland Barthes argues that the message encoded within the text can be explained....................
 
 
 
 
47- According to Derrida, logocentric thinking has its origin best in....................
 
 
 
 
48- Which of the following about deconstuctors' critical practice is NOT TRUE?
 
 
 
 
49- The relationship between Freud's economic and dynamic models of the human psyche is best that of the former....................
 
 
 
 
50- At the heart of Lacan's theory and his understanding of the human psyche, particularly as relates to his conception of literary works, are best....................
 
 
 
 
51- Elaine Showalter's gynocriticism, providing critics with four models that address the nature of women's writing, is best represented by the biological model followed by....................in order.
 
 
 
 
52- What Marx and Engels term as 'Verhaltnisse' concerns the idea that....................
 
 
 
 
53- Cultural Materialism, the approach to textual interpretation that appeared in the 1970s and early 1980s declares that is best based on..................
 
 
 
 
54- The postcolonial critic Homi K. Bhaba argues that postcolonialism is best a set of...................
 
 
 
 
55- The German movement in literature and the other arts known as expressionism....................
 
 
 
 
56- A classic example of ................ can be found in the discussion of their coming marriage by the lovers Mirabel and Millamant in William Congreve's The Way of the World (1700), Act IV.
 
 
 
 
57- Which of the following works CANNOT be termed as belonging to the 18th literature of sensibility?
 
 
 
 
58- An 'envoy' is a....................
 
 
 
 
59- The term 'sprezzatura' has application in discussions of....................
 
 
 
 
60- The lines in "Eve, with her I basket, was // Deep in the bells and grass" are....................
 
 
 
 

 

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