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BCS English Literature Question and Answer (10– 43 BCS)

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BCS English Literature Question Collection (10th – 43rd BCS)

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43th BCS English Literature questions solution

1. Which of the following novels is not written by an English writer?

A. A Passage to India

B. Sons and Lovers

C. One Hundred Years of Solitude✓

D. Pride and Prejudice

Explanation: One Hundred Years of Solitude Novel by Gabriel García Márquez.

Language: Spanish

Original title: Cien años de soledad

2. Who wrote the play “The Way of the World?”

A. William Shakespeare

B. William Congreve✓

C. Ben Johnson

3. “Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heav’n.” Who wrote this?

A. Geoffrey Chaucer

B. John Milton✓

C. Christopher Marlowe

D. P. B. Shelley

4. Who is not a modern poet?

A. W. B. Yeats

B. John Keats✓

C. W. H. Auden

5. O’ Henry was from-

A. Canada

B. America✓

C. England

D. Ireland

6. Where is the setting of the play ‘Hamlet’?

A. England

B. France

C. Italy

D. Denmark✓

7. No Second Troy is a-

A. short story

B. poem✓

C. novel

D. drama

8. Who is the author of the novel “The God of Small Things?”

A. Thomas Hardy

B. R. K. Narayan

C. Jhumpa lahiri

D. Arundhati Roy✓

9. “Moby Dick”, a novel, was written by-

A. Herman Melville✓

B. Mark Twain

C. Nathaniel Hawthorne

D. William Faulkner

10. “If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?” – Who wrote this?

A. William Blake

B. Lord Byron

C. S. T. Coleridge

D. P. B. Shelley ✓

11. Who is the poet of the poem “Ozymandias”?

A. P. B. Shelley✓

B. S. T. Coleridge

C. William Wordsworth

D. John Keats

12. The most famous romantic poet of English literature is-

A. John Dryden

B. William Wordsworth✓

C. T.S. Eliot

D. Alexander Pope

13. — was both a poet and a painter.

A. John Keats

B. Spenser

C. William Blake✓

D. John Donne

14. What kind of play is “Julius Ceasar”?

A. romantic

B. anti-romantic

C. comedy

D. historical✓

15. Who is not an Irish writer?

A. James Joyce

B. D. H. Lawrence✓

C. Oscar Wilde

D. Jonathan Swift

16. Who is the author of ‘Jane Eyre’?

A. Charlotte Brontë✓

B. Jane Austen

C. Emily Brontë

D. Mary Shelley

43th BCS English Grammar questions solution

17. A speech full of too many words is-

A. a big speech

B. maiden speech

C. a verbose speech✓

D. unimportant speech

18. Change the voice: “Nobody trusts a traitor.”

A. A traitor is trusted.

B. A traitor should not be trusted.

C. Everybody hates a traitor.

D. A traitor is not by anybody.✓

19. “A herd of cattle is passing” The underlined word is a/an-

A. adverb

B. adjective

C. collective noun✓

D. abstract noun

20. What is the antonym for the word “deformation?”

A. distortion

B. contortion

C. wholeness✓

D. disfigurement

21. Words inscribed on a tomb is an-

A. epitome

B. episode

C. epithet

D. epitaph✓

22. What is the adjective form of the word ‘people’?

A. populous✓

B. popularity

C. popular

D. popularize

23. He contemplated marrying his cousin.’ Here.“marrying” is a/an-

A. present participle

B. verb

C. gerund✓

D. infinitive

24. The word “to genuflect” means-

A. to be genuine

B. to reflect

C. to bend the knee✓

D. to be flexible

25. Fill in the blank: “She went to New Market—”

A. on feet

B. by walking

C. by foot

D. on foot✓

26. Fill in the gap: Birds fly— in the sky.

A. at large✓

B. are long

C. at a stitch

D. are long

27. Identify the correct synonym for the word ‘magnanimous’.

A. unkind

B. generous✓

C. revengeful

D. friendly

28. Choose the right form of verb: It is high time we (act) on the matter.

A. are acting

B. have acted

C. acted✓

D. could act

29. Identify the correct sentence:

A. The girl burst out tears.

B. The girl burst into tears.✓

C. The girl burst with tears.

D. The girl bursted out tears.

30. The phrase “sine die” means-

A. half-heartedly

B. fixed

C. doubtfully

D. uncertain✓

31. The phrase ‘dog days’ means-

A. hot weather✓

B. rain-soaked streets

C. cold shower

D. ice storm

32. Which gender is the word ‘orphan’?

A. neuter

B. feminine

C. masculine

D. common✓

33. What is the noun form of the word “laugh”?

A. laughing

B. laughter✓

C. laughingly

D. laughable

34. Identify the word which is spelt incorrectly:

A. fluctuation

B. remission

C. ocassion✓

D. decision

35. Do you have any money — you?

Fill in the blank with appropriate preposition:

A. to

B. over

C. in

D. on✓

41th BCS English Question and solution

  1. ‘Shylock’ is a character in the play-
    A. Twelfth Night
    B. The Merchant of Venice
    C.Romeo and Juliet
    D. Measure for Measure
  2. ‘Vanity Fair’ is a novel written by-
    A. D. H. Lawrence
    B. William Makepeace Thackeray
    C.  Joseph Conrad
    D. Virginia Woolf
  3. ‘Pip’ is the protagonist in Charles Dickens’ novel-
    A.A Christmas Carol
    B.  A Tale of Two Cities
    C. Oliver Twist
    D. Great Expectations
  4. ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’ was written by the author of –
    A. Lord Jim
    B. The Rainbow
    C. Ulysses
    D. A Passage to India
  5. The poem The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’ is written by-
    A. W. B. Yeats
    B. T. S. Eliot
    C.  Walter Scott
    D. Robert Browning
  6. The play The Birthday Party is written by-
    A. Samuel Beckett
    B. Henry Livings
    C. Harold Pinter
    D. Arthur Miller
  7. Who is the author of the first scientific romance The Time Machine?
    A. H. G. Wells
    B. Samuel Butler
    C. Henry James
    D. George Moore

8.‘Why, then, ’tis none to you, for there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it s ’. This extract is taken from the drama –
A. King Lear
B. Macbeth
C. As You Like It
D. Hamlet

  1. “Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will To strive to seek, to find, and not to yield” is taken from the poem written by –
    A. Robert Browning
    B. Matthew Arnold
    C. Alfred Tennyson
    D. Lord Byron
  2. Who is not a romantic poet?
    A. P. B. Shelley
    B. S.T. Coleridge
    C. John Keats
    D. T. S. Eliot
  3. In Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, Hamlet was prince of –
    A. Norway
    B. Britain
    C. Denmark
    D. France
  4. Adela Quested and Mrs. Moore are characters from the novel –
    A. David Copperfield
    B. The Return of the Native
    C. A Passage to India
    D. Adam Bede
  5. Time held me green and dying, Though I sang in my chains like the sea. These lines have been quoted from Dylan Thomas’ poem –
    A. The Flower
    B. Fern Hill
    C. By Fire
    D. After the Funeral
  6. Was this the face that launch’d a thousand ships. And burnt the topless towers of Ilium? Who speaks the famous lines?
    A. Caesar
    B. Antony
    C.Faustus
    D. Romeo
  7. The Character ‘Alfred Doolittle’ is taken from Shaw’s play titled-
    A.  Pygmalion
    B. Man and Superman
    C. The Doctor’s Dilemma
    D. Mrs. Warren’s Profession

40th BCS Exam English Literature Question

  1. Sweet helen, make me immortal with a kiss. The sentence has taken from the play — Doctor Faustus
  2. What’s in name? That which we a call a rose by any other name smell as sweet’- Who said this— Romeo
  3. Man’s love is of man’s life a thing apart. ‘Tis woman’s whole existence- this taken — Lord Byron
  4. Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam translate by — Edward FitzGerald
  5. Ulyses is a novel written by —James Joyce
  6. The Diamond Necklace was written by — Guy de Maupassant
  7. All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand- who said— Lady Macbeth
  8. Where are the songs of spring? Aye, where are they? Think not of them, thou hast thy music too.—Keats’ Poems (To Autumn)
  9. Who is the central Character of `Wuthering Heights’ — Heathcilffs
  10. The old order changeth, yielding place to new- this line is extracted from Tennyson’s poem — Morte d Arthur

11.Who wrote the ‘Poem Good-Morrow? —-John Done

12.The Rape of the Lock, by Alexander Pope—mock Heroic poem

  1. Which of the following is not American — W. B Yeats
  2. William Shakespeare was born—1564

38th BCS Exam English Literature Question

  1. “Jecobean Period” of English Literature refers to —1603-1625
  2. Where do the following lines occur in? “Alone, alone, all, all alone, Alone on a wide,k wide sea ……The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
  3. “For God’s sake hold your tongue, and let me love.” This line is written by —- John Donne
  4. Of the following authors, who wrote an epic?—- John Milton
  5. Who is not a Victorian poet? — Alexander Pope
  6. The play “The Spanish Tragedy” is written by—-Thomas Kyd
  7. Who among the following Indian English writers is a famous novelist?—- R.K. Narayan
  8. Which period is known as “The golden age of English literature?— The Elizabethen age
  9. Who is the author of “Man and Superman”? —G.B. Shaw
  10. The most famous satirist in English literature is — Jonathan Swift
  11. The literary term euphemism means— in offensive expression.

37th BCS English Literature Question

  1. “Gerontion” is a poem by —- T. S. Eliot
  2. Fill in the blank.”—” Is Shakespeare’s last play. —–Tempest
  3. Who has written the poem “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard”? —–Thomas Gray
  4. Who has written the play ‘Volpone’? —–Ben Jonson
  5. Shakespeare composed much of his plays in what sort of verse? —– Iambic pentameter
  6. The repetition of beginning consonant sound is known as—— alliteration
  7. Which of the following is not a poetic tradition? ——-The Occult
  8. What is a funny poem of five lines called? —– Limerick.
  9. Who wrote “Biographia Literaria”? ——–S. T. Coleridge
  10. Robert Browning was a —-poet. Fill in the gap with appropriate word—- Victorian.
  11. Othello gave Desdemona—-as a token of love: —— Handkerchief.
  12. P.B. Shelley’s Adonais’ is an elegy on the death of—– John Keats.
  13. The comparison of unlike things using the words like on as is known to be—– simile.
  14. ‘Restoration period’ in English literature refers to —–1660.
  15. ‘The Sun Also Rises’ is a novel written by—— Earnest Hemingway

36th BCS Exam English Literature Question

1.”Elegy written in a country churchyard “is written by— Thomas Gray

2.Shakespeare’s “Meausure for Meausure” is a successful — comedy

3.The romantic age in English Literature began with the publication of —Preface to Lyrical Ballad

4.Which of the following books is written by Thomas Hardy? —The Return of the Native

5.”Frailty thy name is women”is a famous dialogue form —W.Shakespeare

6.The poem “The Solitary Reaper”is written by—W.Wordsworth

7.The Merchant of Venice is a Shakespeare play about —a jew

8.The play Candida is by—G.B.Shaw

9.Which of the following writer’s belongs to the romantic period in English Literature—S.T.Coleridge

10.The climax of a plot is what happens—at the height

11.London Town is found a living being in the works of — Charles Dickens

12.”Child is the father of man” is taken from the poem of— W.Wordsworth

13.Man is the political animal -who said this? —Aristotle

14.Who is the known as “the poet of nature”? —W.Wordsworth

15.A passage to india is written by —E.M.Forster

  1. “Gitanjali”of Rabindranath Tagore was translated by — Gitanjali অনুবাদ রবীন্দ্রনাথ নিজেই করেন কিন্তু তার নাম অপশনে নাই। অপরদিকে “Gitanjali” এর অনুবাদ “Song offerings” এর ভূমিকা লেখেন W.B Yeats।

17.Who of the following writer’s was not a novelist? —W.B.Yeats

35th BCS Exam English Literature Question

1.”All at once I saw a crowd, a host of golden daffodils” —Wordsworth.

  1. Who among the following writers is not a Nobel Laureate? — Grahame Greene.
  2. The play “Arms and the Man “is by— George Bernard Shaw.
  3. The “climax “of a plot is what happens— at the height.
  4. Othelo is Shakespeare’s play about— A Moor.
  5. In the 18th century, the Mughal Empire begin to— disintegrate
  6. The poem “Isle of Innisfree”is written by— W.B.Yeats
  7. Riders to the Sea is— a one-act play.
  8. Which of the following writers belong to the Elizabethan period? —Christopher Marlowe

10.”To be or not to be that is the question “-is a famous dialogue from—Hamlet.

  1. Find the odd man out— George Eliot.
  2. Find the odd man out — As I Lay Dying.

31st BCS Exam English Literature Question

Wordsworth introduced the reader’s — a new kind of poetry. —   to

32nd BCS Exam English Literature Question

The sentence “who would have thought Shylock was so unkind “Express— Wonder

29th BCS Exam English Literature Question

1.”Into the — of death rode the six hundred. “—valley.

2.”To be or not to be, that is the —-” — question.

3.”I have a —- that one day this nation will live out of the true meaning of its creed that all men are created equal.” —dream.

  1. Who wrote the two famous novels, “David Copperfield “and “The Tale of Two Cities” —Charles Dickens.
  2. Who wrote the plays,”The Tempest “and”The Mid Summer Night’s Dream”? —Shakespeare.

28th BCS Exam English Literature Question

1.”Animal Farm “was written by— George Orwell.

  1. Who did write first English Dictionary? —Samuel Jonson.

3.”If winter comes, can spring be far behind”? These lines were written by—Shelley.

21st BCS Exam English Literature Question

Which of the following best describes the author’s attitude towards learning? — Learning is a matter of promoting creativity in students.

17th BCS Exam English Literature Question

Any one of the following pairs are literary collaborators — Shelley and Keats.

Browning was the composer of any of the following poems— Andrea Del Sarto.

15th BCS Exam English Literature Question

  1. The “Poet Laureate “is— the court poet of England
  2. Which of the following school of literary writings is connected with a medical theory? —Comedy of Humorous.
  3. Who of the following was both a poet and painter? —Blake.

4.”Plebiscite “is a term related to— Politics.

  1. Who wrote “Beauty is truth, truth is beauty”? —Keats.
  2. Which of the following ages in literary history is the latest? —The Georgian Age অপশনে যেগুলো ছিল তার মধ্যে latest ছিল The Georgian Age.
  3. In Which Century was the Victorian Period? —19 century.
  4. A person who writes about his own life– an autobiography.
  5. Shakespeare is known mostly for his — plays.

14th BCS Exam English Literature Question

1.”Paradise Lost” attempted to— justify the ways of God to Man.

  1. What is the full name of the great American short story writer O’Henry? — William Sydney Porter.

13th BCS Exam English Literature Question

  1. The Rainbow is— a novel by — D.H.Lawrence.

2.”Tom Jones”by Henry Fielding was first published in— the first half of 19 Century.

  1. The Literary work “Kubla Khan” is— a verse by Coleridge.
  2. What was the real name of the great American short writer, O’Henry? —William Sydney Porter.
  3. T.S Eliot was born in—USA.

12th BCS Exam English Literature Question

  1. Who is the greatest modern English Dramatist? —George Bernard Show.
  2. Who is the modern philosopher who was awarded Novel Prize for Literature? —Bertrand Russell.
  3. Who is the author of “A Farewell to Arms”? —Ernest Hemingway.
  4. Who is the most famous satirist in English Literature? —Jonathan Swift.

11th BCS Exam English Literature Question

  1. Who is the poet of the Victorian age? —Robert Browning.
  2. Who is the author of “For Whom the Bell Tolls”? —Ernest Hemingway.

3.”Justice delayed is Justice denied “was stated by— Gladstone.

10th BCS Exam English Literature Question

  1. Who is the author of “A Farewell to Arms”? — Ernest Hemingway.
  2. Who is the author of “Animal Farm”? —George Orwell.
  3. Who is the author of “India wins Freedom “? —Abul Kalam Azad.

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