GRE Literature in English Practice Sample MCQs Test Paper

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GRE Literature in English MCQs Tests

(1) Ernest Hemingway wrote:

(a) Mr. Chips
(b) Pride and Prejudice
(c) Old Man and the Sea
(c) Old Man and the Sea

(2) “Intellectual Beauty” is written by:

(a) Bertrand Russell
(b) Huxley
(c) P.B.Shelley

(3) Who wrote “20th Century Views”?

(a) Abrahams, M. H.
(b) Palmer, D. J.
(c) Bertrand Russell

(4) ‘Desert Places’ is a:

(a) Poem
(b) Play
(c) Novel

(5) The University Wits were:

(a) Poets
(b) Playwrights
(c) Novelists

(6) William Shakespeare was Born in:

(a) 1564
(b) 1534
(c) 1616

(7) Francis Bacon died in:

(a) 1616
(b) 1626
(c) 1648

(8) The period between 1660 to 1750 is known as:

(a) The Age of Classicism
(b) The Restoration
(c) The age of Milton

(9) Who wrote “The Pilgrim’s Progress”?

(a) John Bunyan
(b) Daniel Defoe
(c) Dryden

(10) ‘‘The Conduct of the Allies’ is a famous work of:

(a) Jonathan Swift

(b) Samuel Johnson
(c) Oliver ‘Goldsmith

(11) A poem mourning someone’s death is called:

(a) Fable
(b) Epic
(c) Elegy

(12) Which of the following is not a tragedy written by Shakespeare?

(a) Macbeth
(b) Othello
(c) Merchant of Venice

(13) Who wrote “The Second Coming”?

(a) E. Spencer
(b) Eliot
(c) W. B. Yeats

(14) What period in English Literature is called the “Augustans Age”?

(a) Early 16th Century
(b) 17th Century
(c) Early 18th Century

(15) Which play among the following plays is not blank verse?

(a) Hamlet
(b) The Jew of Malta
(c) Pygmalion

(16) Which one of the following writers is not woman?

(a) Emily Bronte
(b) Jane Austen
(c) Robert Browning

(17) Who is the villain in “Hamlet”?

(a) Horatio
(b) Iago
(c) Claudius

(18) Who kills Macbeth in the play “Macbeth”?

(a) Duncan
(b) Bonquo
(c) Macduff

(19) Which is the last of Shakespeare’s great tragedies?

(a) Macbeth
(b) King Lear
(c) Othello
(d) Hamlet

(20) Who is the heroine of Shakespeare’s play “Hamlet”?

(a) Cordella
(b) Desdemona
(c) Portia
(d) Ophelia

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