Richard Steele MCQs

Richard Steele Basic info
Richard Steele Basic info

Who is the author of the prose comedies?

(a) Addison

(b) Dr. Johnson

(c) Steele

(d) None of these

Question’s Answer: Steele


The Spectator was a joint enterprise of  _____ and ______.

(a) Steele and Addison

(b) Steele and Sterne

(c) Addison and Sterne

(d) Defoe and Steele


Steele at first signed his essays with which name?

(a) Isaac Bickerstaff

(b) Isaac Walton

(c) Isaac Mount

(d) Isaac Newton


Richard Steele Books names
Richard Steele Books names

“The Tatler” was a journal started by ________ .

(a) Addison

(b) Dr. Johnson

(c) Steele

(d) Defoe

Question’s Answer: Steele


The first number of “The Tatler” released in

(a) 1709

(b) 1711

(c) 1707

(d) 1710

Question’s Answer: 1709


Which author was awarded the position of official gazetteer on account of his talent in writing political pamphlets?

(a) Addison

(b) Dr Jonathan Swift

(c) Oliver Goldsmith

(d) Steele

Question’s Answer: Steele

Richard Steele Books names

The Tatler 1709-1711
The Spectator 1711-1712
The Guardian 1713
The Conscious Lovers 1722

Richard Steele Basic info

Full Name Richard Steele
Birth Date March 12, 1672
Birthplace Dublin, Ireland
Occupation Writer, Playwright, Politician
Literary Period Augustan Age
Notable Works – Co-founder of “The Tatler” (1709)
– Co-founder of “The Spectator” (1711)
– “The Conscious Lovers” (Play, 1722)
– “The Funeral” (Play, 1701)
Literary Genres – Periodical Essay
– Drama
Key Themes – Social Commentary

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