English Essayists MCQs

When Lamb produced his Essays of Elia?

(a) 1823

(b) 1829

(c) 1797

(d) 1805

Question’s Answer: 1823


What is the cause of popularity of English essayist  Charles Lamb?

(a) Essays of Elia

(b) Short Stories

(c) Lyrics

(d) Tales from William Shakespeare

Question’s Answer: Tales from William Shakespeare


Jane Austen and Charles Lamb (English essayist) were born in the same year, i.e.

(a) 1770

(b) 1772

(c) 1785

(d) 1775

Question’s Answer: 1775


Who had an afflicted sister?

(a) Charles Lamb (English essayist)

(b) Wordsworth

(c) Scott

(d) William Shakespeare

Question’s Answer: Charles Lamb (English essayist)


Who wrote, “For thy sake, tobacco, I would do anything but die”?

(a) John Keats

(b) Samuel Taylor Coleridge

(c) Lamb

(d) Shelley

Question’s Answer: Lamb


Which author viewed all of reading as a kind of romantic journey into new and pleasant countries?

(a) Leigh Hunt

(b) Charles Lamb (English essayist)

(c) De Quincey

(d) William Hazlitt (English essayist)

Question’s Answer: William Hazlitt (English essayist)


Who is the author of Rosamund Gray is a novel?

(a) Lamb

(b) Dickens

(c) Johnson

(d) Kipling

Question’s Answer: Lamb


Whose work with that of Lamb had a significant impact on John Keats’ final and greatest collection of poetry?

(a) De Quincey

(b) William Hazlitt (English essayist)

(c) Leigh Hunt

(d) P. B. Shelley

Question’s Answer: William Hazlitt (English essayist)


The Specimens of English Dramatic Poets was the creation of

(a) Addison

(b) William Hazlitt (English essayist)

(c) Lamb

(d) Bacon

Question’s Answer: Lamb


John Woodvil is a drama by

(a) Shelley

(b) Wordsworth

(c) Samuel Taylor Coleridge

(d) Lamb

Question’s Answer: Lamb


Leigh Hunt wrote continuously for,more than

(a) 15 years

(b) 20 years

(c) 30 years

(d) 25 years

Question’s Answer: 30 years


William Hazlitt (English essayist)’s “The Spirit of the Age” released in the year’

(a) 1820

(b) 1825

(c) 1823

(d) 1822

Question’s Answer: 1825


Confessions of an English Opium Eater was the creation of

(a) Leigh Hunt

(b) Thomas Cooper

(c) Robert Southey

(d) De Quincey

Question’s Answer: De Quincey


Which author has been called “the psychologist of style”?

(a) Leigh Hunt

(b) Thomas De Quincey

(c) Charles Lamb (English essayist)

(d) John Keats (English poet of the second generation of Romantic poets)

Question’s Answer: Thomas De Quincey


Of the following works of De Quincey which is a novel?

(a) Suspiria de profundis

(b) The English Mail Coach

(c) Klosterheim

(d) Joan of Arc

Question’s Answer: Klosterheim


Leigh Hunt, a poet linked with John Keats was born in 1784 and pass away in

(a) 1850

(b) 1859

(c) 1849

(d) 1840

Question’s Answer: 1859


In whose works life was seen as nebulous and chaotic?

(a) Leigh Hunt

(b) John Keats (English poet of the second generation of Romantic poets)

(c) Thomas De Quincey

(d) P.B. Shelley

Question’s Answer: Thomas De Quincey


According to_____, “Not to sympathies is not to understand”.

(a) Addison

(b) De Quincey

(c) Eliot

(d) Arnold

Question’s Answer: De Quincey


Which periodical founded in 1820,encouraged De Quincey?

(a) Blackwood’s Magazine

(b) London Magazine

(c) Fraser’s Magazine

(d) Edinburgh Review

Question’s Answer: London Magazine


Which of these authors was an opium addict?

(a) Charles Lamb (English essayist)

(b) Leigh Hunt

(c) Thomas De Quincey

(d) William Hazlitt (English essayist)

Question’s Answer: Thomas De Quincey


Which work of De Quincey reveals his grotesque humour?

(a) The Revolt of the Tartars Opium Eater

(b) Confessions of an English

(c) Murder Known as

(d) The English Mail Coach

Question’s Answer: Confessions of an English


When Thomas De Quincey was born?

(a) 1782

(b) 1785

(c) 1790

(d) 1783

Question’s Answer: 1785


Who fled the Manchester Grammar School after concluding that the instruction was much below his level of ability?

(a) Lord Byron

(b) Thomas De Quincey

(c) Leigh Hunt

(d) Charles Lamb (English essayist)

Question’s Answer: Thomas De Quincey


Literary Reminiscences is the most illuminating critical work of

(a) Thomas De Quincey

(b) Lord Byron

(c) Leight Hunt

(d) William Hazlitt (English essayist)

Question’s Answer: Thomas De Quincey

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