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

Alfred Lord Tennyson Basic info
Alfred Lord Tennyson Basic info

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

Alfred Lord Tennyson books names
Alfred Lord Tennyson books names

“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

Alfred Lord Tennyson Basic info

Full Name Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson
Born August 6, 1809
Died October 6, 1892
Nationality English
Occupation Poet
Literary Period Victorian
Famous Works “In Memoriam A.H.H.”, “The Lady of Shalott”, “Ulysses”, “The Charge of the Light Brigade”, “Maud”, “Idylls of the King”
Notable Themes Nature, mortality, love, heroism, mythology
Literary Style Romanticism, lyrical poetry, use of vivid imagery, exploration of human emotions
Influences Romanticism, Greek and Arthurian mythology, personal experiences

Alfred Lord Tennyson Books names

Poems, Chiefly Lyrical 1830
Poems 1832
The Princess 1847
In Memoriam A.H.H. 1850
Maud 1855
Idylls of the King 1859
Enoch Arden, &c. 1864
The Holy Grail 1869
Ballads and Other Poems 1880
Tiresias and Other Poems 1885
Demeter and Other Poems 1889
The Death of Oenone, Akbar’s Dream, and Other Poems 1892
The Foresters, Robin Hood and Maid Marian 1892
The Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson 1907 (posthumous)

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