Friday, May 29, 2015

English Literature Preparation: Mega post (Part 1)

English literature is one of the toughest subjects to be prepared, especially for the students with science and commerce background. But taking preparation in English Literature is not that much hard. If you take preparation on some carefully selected questions of English Literature for your BCS, Bank or other job preparation in Bangladesh, taking preparation will become easier.

In this post you will see a mega post on English Literature. This is the first mega post on English Literature among the three. Next two posts are one the way. 

Now lets learn some important question on English literature.

1.      An epic is a -
Long poem
2.      Someone who writes plays is called a
Playwright
3.      A person who writes about his own life writes
An autobiography
4.      The `Poet Laureat’ is
The Court poet of England
5.      The sentence `Death, thou shalt not die’ is an example of
Paradox
6.      A lexicographer is a person who writes
Graphs
7.      Elegy is
Song of Lamentation/ Song of morning
8.      Thennyson’s in Memoriam is
An elegy
9.      Limerick is
A kind of short narrative poem
10. Melodrama is
A kind of narrative-poem
11. A poem of fourteen lines is called
Sonnet
12. Sonnet is originated from
Itly
13. Catastrophy is
The tragic end of dramatic events
14. Protagonist means
The leading character of an actor in a play
15. Readers who eclectic tastes in literature
Read books on just one topic
16. A Machiavellian character is
A selfish person
17. A Fantasy is
An imaginary story
18. Ballad is
A kind of short narrative poem
19. A canto is
A division of an epic
20. Dirge means
A song expressing grief, lamentation and mourning
21. `Blank verse’ means
having no rhyming end
22. Monologue is
A speech in a play in which a  character, who is alone on the stage, speaks his thoughts aloud
23. Linguistics means
The scientific study of language
24. Playwright means
Someone who writes plays
25. Father of English novel
Henry Fielding
26. Father of English Poem
Geoffery Caauccer
27.  Poet of poets
Edmund Spenser
28.  Famous mock-heroic poet in English literature
Alexender Pope
29.  English `Epic’ poet
Jhon Milton
30.  Both a poet and a painter
Blake
31. The poet of nature in English Literature
Willam Wordsworth
32. Poet of beauty
John Keats
33. Poet of Skylark and winds
PB Shelly
34. Rebel poet in English Literature
Lord Byron
35. Father of Modern English Literature
GB Shaw
36. Most translated author of the world
V I Lenin
37. The oldest period of English literature
Anglo-Saxon period
38. Renaissance means
Rebirth/ Revival of learning
39. The beginning of Renaissance occurred in
Venice, Italy
40. The Golden age of English Literature is
The Elizabeth Age
41.  Victorian period was in
19th century
42. William Shakespeare born in
26th April, 1564 AD
43. William Shakespeare died in
23rd April 1616 AD
44. In which period of English Literature Shakespeare lived?
Elizabeth I
45. Shakespeare is famous for his
Plays
46. Ophelia is a character of the drama
Hamlet
47. How many plays/dramas William Shakespeare wrote?
37
48. The first play of William Shakespeare is
The Tempest
49. Important tragedies of William Shakespeare are-
Julies Ceasar, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Mackbeth, King Lear, Othello, Antony and Cleopatra
50. Important Comedies of William Shakespeare
The Tempest, The Mid Summer Night’s Dream, As You like it, All’s well that Ends well, The Comedy of Errors, The Merchant of Venice, The Taming of the Shrew, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Twelfth night, Winters Tale
51.  Calliban is a character in
The Tempest
52. `Merchant of Venice’ is a
Comedy/ Tragic Comedy
53. King Lear is written by
Willam Shakespeare
54. `To be or not to be’ is the beginning of a famous Soleloquey from
Hamlet
55. `The Tempest’ and The Mid Summar Night’s Dream is written by
Willam Shakespeare
56. The Tempest is a
Tragedy
57. To be or not to be, that is the ----
Question
58. Shakespeare is known mostly for his
Plays
59. Calliban is Character in
Tempest
60. The Merchant of Venice is
A Comedy
61. King Lear is a
Tragedy
62. Shakespeare’s Julius Ceasar is a
Tragedy
63. Ophelia is an important character of
Hamlet
64. `The taming of the Shrew’ is written by
Willam Shakespeare
65. There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in our philosophy’ is a famous quote from
Hamlet
66. `All the perfumes of Arabia will  not sweeten this little hand’ is a quotation from
Macbeth
67. Cowards die many times before their death’ is a quote from
Julius Ceasar
68. Where is expressed this view that `There is a divinity that shapes our ends’?
In Hamlet
69. Shylock is a character of
The Merchant of Venice
70. `All’s well that Ends well’ is a
Comedy
71. Francis Bacon is an
Essayist
72. Famous book of Francis Bacon is
Silent Woman
73. `Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man; writing an exact man’ is said by
Francis Bacon
74. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed and some few to be chewed and digested’ is said by
Francis Bacon
75. Paradise lost was written by
John Milton
76. Paradise Lost’ attempted to
Justify the ways of God to man/ The action of God
77. `Paradise lost’ is a
Short Story
78. `Paradise Regained’ is written by
John Milton
79. `Lycidas’ is written by
John Milton
80. Elizabeth Tragedy is centered on
Revenge
81. `To Daffodils’ is written by
Robert Herrick
82. In the poem `To Daffodils’ the poet weeps over
Short lived human life
83. The last line of the poem `To Daffodils’
As quick a growth to meet decay
84. Charles Lamb was
An Essayist
85. Who did write first English dictionary?
Samuel Johnson
86. A.S. Hornby is famous for
Writing dictionaries
87. `Gulilaver’s Travel’ is written by
Jonathan Swift
88. The most famous satirist in English Literature is
Jonathan Swift
89. The famous work of Poet Alexander Pope is
Rape of the Lock
90. `To err is human, to forgive is divine’ is said by
Alexander Pope
91. `Patriotism’ and `Ivan Hoe’ is written by
Sir Walter Scott
92. `Patriotism’ is a
Poetry
93. Who is the author of the book `Robinson crusoe’?
Daniel Defoe
94. Edmund Burke belonged to
18th Century
95. Most important feature of romantic poetry is
Subjectivity
96. Romanticism is mainly connected with of
Love and beauty
97. The literary work `Kubla Khan’ is
A verse by Coleridge
98. Which English poet was addicted to opium
ST Coleridge
99. Pioneer of Romanticism are
Wordsworth and Coleridge
100.                     PB Shelly born in
1792
101.                     PB Shelly died in
1822
102.                     `Odd to the West Wind’ is written by
PB Shelly
103.                     In Shelly’s `Ozymandias’ the words, `My name is Ozymandias, king of kings’ are inscribed on
The verse of the nature
104.                     What lies half sunk in the sand in Shelley’s `Ozymandias’?
Broken head of a statue
105.                     In `Ozymandias’ the poet says, “I met a traveler-------- an -------- land
From, antique
106.                     Oh! Lift me as a wave, a leaf, a cloud; I fall upon the thorns of life! Bleed.”
Ode to the West Wind
107.                     `If winter comes, can spring be far behind?’ These lines were written by
Shelley
108.                     Our Sweetest songs are those that tell of the saddest thoughts’ is a line from
To a Skylark
109.                     `Poets are unacknowledged legislators of the word’ – who told it?
PB Shelley
110.                     PB Shelley is a
Romantic poet
111.                     John Keats is a poet of
Romantic age
112.                     John Keats is a
Romantic poet
113.                     Famous books of John Keats are
Ode to Autumn, Ode on a Grecian Um, Ode to Nightingale
114.                     Professionally John Keats was
A man of Medicine
115.                     John Keats is a
Romantic poet/ Poet of sensuousness
116.                     Who wrote `Beauty is truth, truth is beauty’
Keats
117.                     A thing of beauty is a joy forever’ is a famous quote of
John Keats
118.                     William wordsworth born in
1770
119.                     William wordsworth died in
1850
120.                     Wordsworth was inspired by
The French Revolution
121.                     Who wrote the poem `Solitary Reaper’?
Wodsworth
122.                     Wordsworth is a
Romantic poet
123.                     The word `solitary’ means
Lonely
124.                     `Written in March’ is composed by
W. Wordsworth
125.                     Famous poems of William Wordsworth are
Solitary Reaper, Written in March, The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner, The Daffodils
126.                     Famous Verse of William Wordsworth is
Prelude
127.                     `Child is father of man’ is taken from the writings of
W. Wordsworth