20th Century English Novel MCQs

“20th Century English Novel MCQs” is the set of frequently asked Multiple Choice questions and these MCQs are asked in different test in the past in different test. Here, we are presenting those MCQs in a different style. Let’s begin with Set 1.

SET 1: 20th Century English Novel MCQs – FAQ in Jobs Test

1.choice the correct name from the following names of the beloved of W. B. Yeats who inspired some of his best poems like ‘He Wishes for The Cloths of Heaven’ and ‘Broken Dreams’?
A . Maud Gonne
B. Georgina Hyde Lees
C. Fanny Brawne
D. Lady Gregory
E. None of these

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A

2. The Poet D.H. Lawrence was very famous for _____________particular type of verse-form.
A. Free Verse
B. Blank Verse
C. Sprung Rhythm
D. Iambic Pentameter
E. None of these
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A

3. Poet W.H. Auden had commented about a poet, that he had ‘hawk’s vision’ and he was able ‘To see the individual life related not only to the local social life of its time but to the whole of human history…..gives one both humility and self-confidence. ‘A famous collection of this particular poet is ‘Wessex Poems”. What is the name of this poet?
A. Thomas Hardy
B. Edward Thomas
C. Gerard Manley Hopkins
D. Wilfred Owen
D. None of these
E. All of these

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A

4. Select the American poet from the following whom Ted Hughes had married, but she later committed suicide by asphyxiation?
A. Elizabeth Burton
B. Sylvia Plath
C. Assia Wevill
D. Maud Gonne
E. None of these
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B

5. The Poet W.B. Yeats had written a poem called ‘A Coat’. In the poem, the richly inflated ‘coat’ is actually a symbol for something much deeper he wishes to say. He wishes to express____________.
A. The poet has composed a beautiful song for his dear, Maud Gonne, but he was laughed at when he presented it because Maud did not return his love
B. The poems that he has composed and written have been stolen by some others, who present it to the world and call it their own.
C. The poet possesses a beautiful gift, which has been stolen by some ‘fools’, as he calls them
D. None of these
E.All of these
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B

6. The poem ‘Mariana’ by Alfred, Lord Tennyson was motivated by a work of Shakespeare_________ name of the play from the following?
A. Measure for Measure
B. Othello
C. A Winter’s Tale
D. Romeo and Juliet
D. None of these
E.All of these
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A

SET 2: 20th Century English Novel MCQs – FAQ in Admissions Test

7. Choice the main theme of Wordsworth’s poem, ‘Nutting’ from the following?
A. There is no theme in this poem as such, it just tells of how the poet enjoyed going out to gather nuts in his early days.
B. Life is so full of pressure and routine, that even a single moment spent with nature must be cherished.
C. Childhood memories can never be forgotten.
D. Realization that there exists a life in nature, nature too contains The Divine Spirit.

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D

8. _____________ written the poems ‘Dockery and Son’ and ‘Poetry of Departures’?
A. Philip Larkin
B. Seamus Heaney
C. Ted Hughes
D. W.H. Auden
E. None of these
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A

9.__________of the following novels is not part of the Forsyte Saga, written by English novelist John Galsworthy?
A. To Let
B.In Chancery
C.Money
D.The Man of Property
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C

10. This massive novel, consisting of 18 chapters, chronicles the events of one single day in the life of the protagonist Leopold Bloom.
A.A Sketch of the Artist as a Young man
B.Dubliners
C.Ulysses
D.Finnegans Wake
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C

11. From the following option____________ English author was a member of the Bloomsbury group, a literary circle that rejected the Victorian taboos on religious, artistic, social, and sexual matters?
A.George Orwell
B.John Fowles
C.Virginia Woolf
D.D. H. Lawrence
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C

12. Which of the following allegorical novel by William Golding features a group of boys stranded on a desert island?
A.Lord of the Flies
B.Darkness Visible
C.Rites of Passage
D.Fire Down Below
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A

SET 3: 20th Century English Novel MCQs – FAQ in Test of Lecturer and Assistant Professors

13. what is the name of the author of ____________ book and all those involved in its publication was sentenced to death by the Supreme Leader of Iran in In 1989.
A.The Gate at the End of the World
B.Lady Chatterley’s Lover
C.Songs of Enchantment
D.The Satanic Verses

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D

14. The common thing in George Bernard Shaw, William Butler Yeats, Rudyard Kipling, and William Golding?
A. All of them received the Nobel Prize in Literature.
B. They were members of The Fabian Society – a British socialist intellectual movement.
C. They were all born in Ireland.
D. All of them served in WWI.
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A

15.___________ playwright received the 1938 Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay
A. Harold Pinter
B. John Osborne
C. George Bernard Shaw
D. John Boyd
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C

16.________ name was applied to the group of British playwrights and novelists from the 1950s, which included John Osborne, John Braine, and Alan Sillitoe?
A. The Disappointed Young Men
B. The Angry Young Men
C. The Rebels
D. The Conformists
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B

17. which of the following novel focuses on Winston Smith and his attempt to rebel against the totalitarian state in which he lives.
A. The Invisible Man
B. Nineteen Eighty-Four
C. The War of the Worlds
D. Animal Farm
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B

18. From the following, which of these influential 20th-century authors was not Irish-born?
A. James Joyce
B. George Bernard Shaw
C. William Butler Yeats
D. William Golding
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D

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