Alfred Lord Tennyson MCQs [English Literature & Famous Authors]

Collection of important MCQs on Alfred Lord Tennyson

What is Tennyson’s Maud ?

(A) A narrative poem

(B) A Monodrama

(C) A mythological tale

(D) A prose romance

Question’s Answer: A Monodrama


The Cup is a drama written by Tennyson.

What type of drama is it?

(A) A Comedy

(B) A Trag-Comedy

(C) A Farce

(D) A Tragedy

Question’s Answer: A Tragedy


“And may there be no moaning of the bar,

When I put out to sea.”

These lines occur in Tennyson’s:

(A) Crossing the Bar

(B) Break, Break, Break

(C) In Memoriam

(D) Ulysses

Question’s Answer: Crossing the Bar


“Cannons to right of them. Cannons to left of them,

Cannons in front of them,

Which poems of Tennyson won him the Chancellor’s medal

at Cambridge?

(A) Charge of the Light Brigade

(B) Crossing the Bar

(C) Lotos-Eaters

(D) Timbuctoo

Question’s Answer: Timbuctoo


“Let knowledge grow from more to more,

But more of reverence in us dwell;

That mind and soul, according well, May make one music as before.”

These lines are taken from Tennyson’s

In Memoriam. What do these lines imply?

(A) Compromise between knowledge and faith

(B) Supremacy of faith over knowledge

(C) Supremacy of knowledge over faith

(D) Supremacy of religion over both knowledge and faith

Question’s Answer: Compromise between knowledge and faith


When Tennyson pass away, a copy of a Shakespeare’s play was found lying under the cover

of his bed. Which was that play?

(A) The Tempest

(B) King Lear

(C) Hamlet

(D) Cymbeline

Question’s Answer: Cymbeline


Queen Guinevere is a character in which of the following poems of Tennyson. In which of

the following?

(A) Maud

(B) Ulysses

(C) Passing of Arthur

(D) The Coming of Arthur

Question’s Answer: Passing of Arthur


Tennyson idealizes married life in which of the following?

(A) Queen Mab

(B) The Princess

(C) Maud

(D) The Miller’s Daughter

Question’s Answer: The Miller’s Daughter


Tennyson belongs to which of the following historical Age?

(A) The Victorian Age

(B) The middle Georgian Age

(C) The later Georgian Age

(D) None of these

Question’s Answer: The Victorian Age


Tennyson was appointed the Poet Laureate of England after:

(A) William Wordsworth

(B) Robert Southey

(C) S.T. Coleridge

(D) Robert Browning

Question’s Answer: William Wordsworth


In Memoriam Tennyson mourns the death of _________ .

(A) Keats

(B) Arthur Hallam

(C) Hugh Clough

(D) Lord Byron

Question’s Answer: Arthur Hallam


How many years did Tennyson take in completing In Memoriam 7

(A) Two years

(B) Seven years

(C) Seventeen years

(D) Eleven years

Question’s Answer: Seventeen years


Example of  ___ is Tennyson’s Queen Mary.

(A) Drama

(B) Novel

(C) Verse Tale

(D) Novelette

Question’s Answer: Drama


“That God, which ever lives and loves,

One God, one law, one element,

And one far-off divine event

To which the whole creation moves.”

A poem of Tennyson’s closes with this stanza.

Which is this poem ?

(A) Sir Galahad

(B) Maud

(C) Crossing the Bar

(D) In Memoriam

Question’s Answer: In Memoriam


The idea/theme  of Tennyson’s Idylls of the King is:

(A) The Voyage of Hercules and his Adventures

(B) Greek Kings and Helen of Troy

(C) Roman Emperors and their Victories

(D) The story of King Arthur and His Round Table

Question’s Answer: The story of King Arthur and His Round Table


“For men may come and men may go,

But I go on for ever.” This line is taken from which of the following  poem?

(A) The Song of the Lotus

(B) Early Spring

(C) The Brook

(D) Break, Break, Break

Question’s Answer: The Brook


King Cophetua is a character in :

(A) Sir Galahad

(B) A Dream of Fair Women

(C) The Sleeping Beauty

(D) The Beggar Maid

Question’s Answer: The Beggar Maid


“There she weaves by night and day

A magic web with colours gay, She has heard a whisper say,

A curse is on her if she stay.” This line is taken from which of the following  poem?

(A) The Lady of Shalott

(B) The Princess

(C) Maud

(D) Queen Mary

Question’s Answer: The Lady of Shalott


“Dear is the memory of our wedded lives,

And dear the last embraces of our wives

And their warm tears: but all hath suffered change.”

This stanza is taken from Which poem?

(A) The Lotos-Eaters

(B) Ulysses

(C) Passing of Arthur

(D) Morte D’ Arthur

Question’s Answer: The Lotos-Eaters


Tennyson’s Enoch Arden is _______ .

(A) A Monologue

(B) A drama

(C) A narrative poem

(D) A ballad

Question’s Answer: A narrative poem


Volley’d and thunder’d” This line is taken from which of the following  poem?

(A) Morte D’ Arthur

(B) Charge of the Heavy Brigade

(C) Charge of the Light Brigade

(D) Ulysses

Question’s Answer: Charge of the Light Brigade


“We have but faith: we cannot know;

For knowledge is of things we see;

And yet we trust it comes from thee, A beam in darkness; let it grow.

This line is taken from which of the following  poem?

(A) The Promise of May

(B) Queen Mary

(C) The Two Voices

(D) In Memoriam

Question’s Answer: In Memoriam


How many  Parts are there in Maud: A Monodrama?

(A) Two

(B) Four

(C) Three

(D) Five

Question’s Answer: Three


Tennyson has written a poem on the Tomb of a Mughal Emperor.

On whose Tomb?

(A) Aurengzeb

(C) Akbar

(B) Shahjahan

(D) Jahangir

Question’s Answer: Akbar


Tennyson has written a poem on a city of

India. Which city?

(A) Jhansi

(B) Calcutta

(C) Delhi

(D) Lucknow

Question’s Answer: Lucknow


The only knight of the Round Table who remains alive after the passing of Arthur is:

(A) Galahad

(B) Bedivere

(C) Merlin

(D) Lancelot

Question’s Answer: Bedivere


Tennyson generally portrays women as:

(A) and refined

(B) Intelligent

(C) Coquettes

(D) Suppressed ones

Question’s Answer: and refined


The old order changeth, yielding place to new.

And God fulfils Himself in many Lest one good custom should corrupt the world.”

which poem are these lines quoted?

(A) The Coming of Arthur

(B) The Holy Grail

(C) The Round Table

(D) The Passing of Arthur

Question’s Answer: The Passing of Arthur


“Man for the field and woman for the hearth,

Man for the sword, and for the needle she.. Man with the head and woman with the heart; Man to command and woman to obey.” This line is taken from which of the following  poem?

(A) The Lady of Shalott

(B) Locksley Hall

(C) The Princess

(D) Ulysses

Question’s Answer: The Princess

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