S T Coleridge MCQs [English Literature & Famous Authors]

Collection of important MCQs on S T Coleridge

“O Lady! we receive but what we give,

And in our life alone does Nature live;

Ours is her wedding garment, ours her shroud!”

Who is the ‘Lady’ referred to in the above lines?

(A) Dorothy, Wordsworth’s sister

(B) Mary Hutchinson, Wordsworth’s wife

(C) Jane Austen, the novelist

(D) Mary Godwin

Question’s Answer: Dorothy, Wordsworth’s sister

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In which puem Coleridge refers to:

“My shaping spirit of Imagination.”

(A) Christabel

(B) Youth and Age

(C) Dejection: An Ode

(D) Kubla Khan

Question’s Answer: Dejection: An Ode

The Mariner in The Ancient Mariner kills:

(A) An albatross

(B) A nightingale

(C) A penguin

(D) A golden fish

Question’s Answer: An albatross

“Water, water, every where,

And all the boards did shrink;

Water, water, every where,

Nor any drop to drink.”

This line is taken from which of the following  poem?

(A) Rime of the Ancient Mariner

(C) Kubla Khan

(B) Dejection: An Ode

(D) Christabel

Question’s Answer: Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Why were the Ancient Mariner and his companions so cursed?

(A) Because they were cursed for killing an Albatross

(B) Because an evil spirit had cursed them

(C) Because the sea-god had cursed them

(D) Because they had set out on an ominous voyage

Question’s Answer: Because they were cursed for killing an Albatross

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How many Parts are there in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner ?

(A) Four

(B) Five

(C) Seven

(D) Six

Question’s Answer: Seven

Coleridge once said, “I have a smack of Hamlet myself.” Why did he say so?

(A) Because he suffered from Hamlet’s fits of depression on account of his addiction to opium-eating

(B) He had melancholy nature by birth like Hamlet

(C) He suffered from occasional fits of madness like Hamlet

(D) He had been disappointed in love like Hamlet “He prayeth best, who loveth best,

Question’s Answer: Because he suffered from Hamlet’s fits of depression on account of his addiction to opium-eating

Which biographical-cum-literary studies was written by Coleridge?

(A) Lives of the Poets

(B) Eminent Victorians

(C) Lives

(D) Biographia Literaria

Question’s Answer: Biographia Literaria

Coleridge has written an Ode addressed to a Country. Which countries

is addressed?

(A) England

(B) Greece

(C) Italy

(D) France

Question’s Answer: France

Into how many Parts is Christabel divided?

(A) Four

(B) Three

(C) Two

(D) Five

Question’s Answer: Two

“There she sees a damsel bright,

Drest in a silken robe of white,

That shadowy in the moonlight shone,

The neck that made that white robe wan.”

This line is taken from which of the following  poem?

(A) Christabel

(B) Kubla Khan

(C) Dejection: An Ode

(D) Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Question’s Answer: Christabel

What is the name of the sorceress in Christabel ?

(A) Geraldine

(B) Morienti

(C) La Fayette

(D) Valentine

Question’s Answer: Geraldine

  1. T. Coleridge belonged to the group of which of the following?

(A) Early Victorian poets

(B) Younger Romantic poets

(C) Older Romantic poets

(D) Later Victorian Poets

Question’s Answer: Older Romantic poets

The phrase “Willing suspension of disbelief” is applied to Coleridge’s:

(A) Poems on supernatural idea/theme s

(B) Poems on social idea/theme s

(C) Poetic plays

(D) Nature poems

Question’s Answer: Poems on supernatural idea/theme s

Coleridge wrote some of his poetry in collaboration with which of the following?

(A) Robert Southey

(B) Walter Scott

(C) Wordsworth

(D) Shelley

Question’s Answer: Wordsworth

Weave a circle round him thrice,

And close your eyes with holy dread,

For he on honey-dew hath fed,

And drunk the milk of Paradise.”

This line is taken from which of the following  poem?

(A) Rime of the Ancient Mariner

(B) Frost at Midnight

(C) Christabel

(D) Kubla Khan

Question’s Answer: Kubla Khan

Why Coleridge is mainly famous?

(A) Concept of Imagery

(B) Concept of the level of Sub-Consciousness

(C) Concept of Imagination

(D) Concept of Emotional Depth

Question’s Answer: Concept of Imagination

Coleridge has written a poem entitled The Destiny of Nations. He himself calls it:

(A) A Dream

(B) A Vision

(C) A Reverie

(D) A Hallucination

Question’s Answer: A Vision

Coleridge has written an Elegy on the death of;

(A) Keats

(B) Chatterton

(C) Shelley

(D) Byron

Question’s Answer: Chatterton

Coleridge’s poem entitled To A Friend is addressed to:

(A) Wordsworth

(B) Walter Scott

(C) William Hazlitt

(D) Charles Lamb

Question’s Answer: Charles Lamb

“I’m poor and of a low estate,

The Mother of the Prince of Peace,

Joy rises in me, like a summer’s morn:

Peace, Peace on Earth! the Prince of Peace is born.”

This line is taken from which of the following  poem?

(A) The Eolian Harp

(B) Religious Musings

(C) A Christmas Carol

(D) Honour

Question’s Answer: A Christmas Carol

“Friend of the wise! and Teacher of the Good! Into my heart have I received that Lay

More than historic, that prophetic Lay.”To whom are these lines addressed?

(A) To Wordsworth

(B) To Walter Scott

(C) To Southey

(D) To Byron

Question’s Answer: To Wordsworth

What is Coleridge’s poem Fears in Solitude?

(A) An Ode

(B) A Sonnet

(C) A Narrative Poem

(D) A Fable

Question’s Answer: A Narrative Poem

Coleridge has written a poem The Nightingale. He himself calls it a :

(A) Narrative poem

(B) Fragmentary poem

(C) Unconventional poem

(D) Conversation poem

Question’s Answer: Conversation poem

S T Coleridge Basic info

Full Name Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Born October 21, 1772
Died July 25, 1834
Nationality English
Occupation Poet, Philosopher, Critic
Literary Period Romantic
Famous Works “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”, “Kubla Khan”, “Christabel”, “Biographia Literaria”, “Lyrical Ballads” (co-authored with William Wordsworth)
Notable Themes Nature, imagination, supernatural, dream-like states, individuality
Literary Style Romantic poetry, use of vivid imagery and symbolism, exploration of the subconscious
Influences German Romanticism, Shakespeare, Greek philosophy

S T Coleridge books names

Poems on Various Subjects 1796
Fears in Solitude 1798
Lyrical Ballads (co-authored with Wordsworth) 1798
Christabel 1816
Kubla Khan 1816
Biographia Literaria 1817
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner 1798
Sibylline Leaves 1817
Aids to Reflection 1825
The Friend 1809-1810
Osorio 1797
The Statesman’s Manual 1816

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