Alexander Pope MCQs [English Literature & Famous Authors]

Alxander pope books names
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Collection of important MCQs on Alexander Pope

According to Pope, “the most significant characteristic feature of his poetry is _________.

(A) Swiftness

(B) Correctness

(C) Intellectualism

(D) Didacticism

Question’s Answer: Correctness

Pope was basically a ______ .

(A) a poet

(B) a critic

(C) a prose writer

(D) a satirist

Question’s Answer: a satirist

Alxander pope Basic info
Alxander pope Basic info

Pope has addressed the Essay on Man to which of the following?

(A) Dryden

(B) Lord Bolingbroke

(C) Lord Harvey

(D) Lady Mary

Question’s Answer: Lord Bolingbroke

In one of the poem Pope says: “Beauty divorced from good sense is worth nothing.” In which poem does he make this observation?

(A) The Essay on Man

(B) Dunciad

(C) Epistle to Arbuthnot

(D) The Rape of the Lock

Question’s Answer: The Rape of the Lock

Pope’s poetry basically lacked in which of the following?

(A) Reason

(B) Argument

(C) Correctness

(D) Emotion

Question’s Answer: Emotion

Pope’s Pastorals were published in:

(A) 1710

(B) 1709

(C) 1712

(D) 1708

Question’s Answer: 1709

What did Pope mean by the expression “Follow Nature”?

(A) To oppose artificiality

(B) To speak the truths

(C) To follow moral law

(D) To avoid frivolity in one’s behaviour

Question’s Answer: To follow moral law

How many Epistles are there in Pope’s An Essay on Man?

(A) One

(B) Two

(C) Four

(D) Three

Question’s Answer: Four

which of the following?

“Hope springs eternal in the human breast, Man never is, but ever to be blest.” In which

poem do these lines occur?

(A) Essay on criticism

(B) Essay on Man

(C) The Dunciad

(D) Rape of the Lock

Question’s Answer: Essay on Man

As the spokesman of the Augustan Age, Pope exposes its ‘frivolities’ in:

(A) An Essay on Criticism

(B) The Essay on Man

(C) The Dunciad

(D) The Rape of the Lock

Question’s Answer: The Rape of the Lock

Which poets did Pope admire most?

(A) Chaucer

(B) Dryden

(C) Ben Jonson

(D) Spenser

Question’s Answer: Dryden

Pope wrote his poetry in  ____.

(A) Blank Verse

(B) lambic Hexametre

(C) Free Verse

(D) Heroic Couplets

Question’s Answer: Heroic Couplets

Whom did Pope regard as his ‘poetic mentor’ ?

(A) Shakespeare

(B) Dryden

(C) Chaucer

(D) Spenser

Question’s Answer: Dryden

When was Alexander Pope born?

(A) 1680

(B) 1688

(C) 1685

(D) 1689

Question’s Answer: 1688

In which age did Pope and write?

(A) The Restoration Age

(B) The Romantic Age

(C) The Neo-classical Age or Augustan Age

(D) The Victorian Age

Question’s Answer: The Neo-classical Age or Augustan Age

According to Pope, Which is the ultimate end of poetry?

(A) Aesthetic Pleasure

(B) Didacticism

(C) Emotional Fervour

(D) Beauty of Nature

Question’s Answer: Didacticism

What does Pope define in these words? “What oft was thought but never so well


(A) Emotional fervour

(B) Wit

(C) Didacticism

(D) Poetic imagination

Question’s Answer: Wit

Pope took Ars Poetica as a model for his poetry. Who is the author of Ars Poetica?

(A) Boileau

(B) Vida

(C) Horace

(D) Bossu

Question’s Answer: Horace

Pope believed that a work of art must be based on which of the following?

(A) Imagination

(B) Emotion

(C) Truth

(D) Didacticism

Question’s Answer: Truth

“A thousand years may elapse before there shall appear another man with a power of Versification equal to that of Pope.” _________critics holds this view.

(A) Dr. Johnson

(B) Hazlitt

(C) Amold

(D) Saintsbury

Question’s Answer: Dr. Johnson

Alexander Pope books names

An Essay on Criticism 1711
Windsor Forest 1713
The Rape of the Lock 1712 (revised in 1714)
Eloisa to Abelard 1717
The Dunciad 1728 (revised in 1729, 1742)
Essay on Man 1733-1734
Epistle to Dr Arbuthnot 1734
The First Satire of the Second Book of Horace 1733
The Second Satire of the Second Book of Horace 1734
The Odyssey of Homer 1725-1726
The Iliad of Homer 1715-1720

Alexander Pope basic  info

Full Name Alexander Pope
Birthdate May 21, 1688
Birthplace London, England
Nationality English
Occupation Poet, satirist, translator
Notable Works “The Rape of the Lock,” “An Essay on Criticism,” “The Dunciad”
Literary Style Neoclassical, satirical, heroic couplets
Influences Classical literature, particularly the works of Homer, Virgil, and Horace
Contemporaries Jonathan Swift, John Gay, Samuel Johnson
Achievements Regarded as one of the greatest English poets, contributed significantly to the development of English literature during the Augustan Age
Death Date May 30, 1744
Death Place Twickenham, England

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