John Keats MCQs [English Literature & Famous Authors]

Collection of important MCQs on John Keats

The severe criticism of Endymion which is believed to have hastened Keats’s death appeared in:

(A) Quarterly Review

(B) Edinburgh Review

(C) Blackwood’s Magazine

(D) London Magazine

Question’s Answer: Quarterly Review

Referring to Adonais, Shelley said, “I have dipped my pen in consuming fire for his

destroyers.” Who were those destroyers?

(A) The Editors of the London Magazine

(B) The Editors of Quarterly Review

(C) The Editors of Blackwood’s Magazine

(D) The Editors of both Quarterly Review and Blackwood’s Magazine

The Editors of both Quarterly Review and Blackwood’s Magazine

How did Keats begin his career?

(A) As an apprentice to an apothecary

(B) As a proof-reader in a publisher’s firm

(C) As a sub-editor of a local Newspaper

(D) As a clerk in an office

Question’s Answer: As an apprentice to an apothecary

What was the cause of the death of Keats at such an early age?

(A) Frustration in love

(B) Adverse criticism of his poetry

(C) Drowning

(D) Disease of consumption

Question’s Answer: Disease of consumption

Hyperion presents a war between:

(A) Satan and Archangels

(B) Gods and Devils

(C) Titans and Olympians

(D) Greeks and Trojans

Question’s Answer: Titans and Olympians

Who was Lamia?

(A) A fairy

(B) An enchantress

(C) A serpent-woman

(D) A nymph

Question’s Answer: A serpent-woman

Isabella is a story of love between Isabella and:

(A) Porphyro

(B) Lorenzo

(C) Lacius

(D) Corinth

Question’s Answer: Lorenzo

Who is the writer of  a famous Pastoral Elegy on the death of Keats?

(A) Wordsworth

(B) Byron

(C) Walter Scott

(D) Shelley

Question’s Answer: Shelley

Who says Keats “one of the inheritors of unfulfilled renown?

(A) Byron

(B) Shelley

(C) Walter Scott

(D) None of these

Question’s Answer: Shelley

What was the total span of Keat’s life?

(A) 25 years

(B) 24 years

(C) 28 years

(D) 26 years

Question’s Answer: 26 years

What was the title of the elegy written by  Shelley on the death of Keats?

(A) Thyrsis

(B) Astrophel

(C) Lycidas

(D) Adonais

Question’s Answer: Adonais

One of Keats’s Odes ends with the line:

“For ever wilt thou love, and she be fair,”

Which odes ?

(A) Ode to a Nightingale

(B) To Psyche

(C) Ode to Autumn

(D) Ode on a Grecian Urn

Question’s Answer: Ode on a Grecian Urn

“A thing of is a joy for ever.” A verse-tale of Keats begins with this line. Which tales?

(A) Hyperion

(B) Eve of St. Mark

(C) Eve of St. Agnes

(D) Endymion

Question’s Answer: Endymion

A critic said  about Keats, “He is with Shakespeare.” Who is this critic?

(A) Hazlitt

(B) Coleridge

(C) Ruskin

(D) Matthew Arnold

Question’s Answer: Matthew Arnold

Keats said about himself “My name is writ in water.” Why did he say so?

(A) Because he had a premonition of his early death

(B) Because of his frustration in love

(C) Because he had no hope of his being remembered as a poet

(D) Because he suffered from consumption

Question’s Answer: Because he had no hope of his being remembered as a poet

Madeline is the main character and heroine of a narrative poem of Keats and the poem is  ______ .

(A) Eve of St. Agnes

(B) Eve of St. Mark

(C) Hyperion

(D) Endymion

Question’s Answer: Eve of St. Agnes

Which works of Keats is based on Drayton’s The Man in the Moon and Fletcher’s The Faithful Shepherdess?

(A) Isabella

(B) The Eve of St. Agnes

(C) Hyperion

(D) Endymion

Question’s Answer: Endymion

Isabella’s lover Lorenzo is treacherously killed by:

(A) Her rival lover

(B) Her brothers

(C) Her foster father

(D) Her uncles

Question’s Answer: Her brothers

Endymion is the story of love between the hero Endymion and:

(A) Venus

(B) Prosperpina

(C) Agnes

(D) Cynthia

Question’s Answer: Cynthia

In the lines quoted above in Q. 14, what does “arrow” imply?

(A) Byron’s English Bards and Scotch Reviewers

(B) Byron’s rejoinder published in the London Magazine

(C) Byron’s Manfred

(D) Byron’s The Vision of Judgement

Question’s Answer: Byron’s English Bards and Scotch Reviewers

Which poem of Keats is modelled on Milton’s Paradise Lost in style and structure?

(A) Hyperion

(B) Isabella

(C) Endymion

(D) Lamia

Question’s Answer: Hyperion

Which one of the following poems of Keats is a story of the elopement of two lovers?

(A) The Eve of St. Agnes

(B) Hyperion

(C) Isabella

(D) Lamia

Question’s Answer: The Eve of St. Agnes

Which work of Keats is based on Burton’s The Anatomy of Melancholy?

(A) Endymion

(B) Hyperion

(C) Isabella

(D) Lamia

Question’s Answer: Lamia

Keats took the story of Endymion from:

(A) Irish legends

(B) Italian folk tales

(C) Hyperion

(D) Roman myths

Question’s Answer: Greek mythology

Keats’s La Belle Dame Sans Merci is a:

(A) Lyrie

(B) Ballad

(C) Sonnet

(D) Song

Question’s Answer: Ballad

Keats’s Volume  of Poems of 1817 was dedicated to:

(A) Spenser

(B) Fanny Brawne

(C) Wordsworth

(D) Leigh Hunt

Question’s Answer: Leigh Hunt

Who is the main character hero of Keats’s Lamia 7

(A) Corinth

(B) Porphyro

(C) Lorenzo

(D) Clymene

Question’s Answer: Corinth

“Keats was a Greek born in England.” Why is it sald so?

(A) Because Keats had great fascination for Greek heroes

(B) Because Keats was a highly sensuous poet like the Greek poets

(C) Because Keats borrowed most of his idea/theme s from Greek mythology

(D) Because he was a great admirer of Homer

Question’s Answer: Because Keats borrowed most of his idea/theme s from Greek mythology

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