T.S Eliot MCQs [English Literature & Famous Authors]

Collection of important MCQs on T S Eliot

T.S. Eliot calls “Byron so empty of matter, Shelley so incoherent, and Wordsworth so wanting in completeness and variety.” Where does he say so? Wood

(A) In the Preface to the Sacred Wood

(B) In the Introduction to the Sacred

(C) In Tradition and the Individual Talent

(D) In The Perfect Critic

T.S Eliot Basic info
T.S Eliot Basic info

To ____ ,  T.S. Eliot dedicate his The Waste Land?

(A) John Ruskin

(B) Bernard Shaw

(D) Ezra Pound

(C) Rudyard Kipling

Question’s Answer: Ezra Pound

To ____ ,  T.S. Eliot dedicate his Prufrock and Other Observations?

(A) W.B. Yeats

(B) Ezra Pound

(C) Jean Verdenal

(D) FR. Leavis

Question’s Answer: Jean Verdenal

In Which type of verse-form is the play The Family Reunion written?

(A) Blank Verse

(B) Free Verse

(C) Sprung rhythm

(D) Prose-Verse

According to T.S. Eliot, “No poet, no artist of any art, has his complete meaning alone.” Why?

(A) Because he is a part of society

(B) Because no man is complete in himself

(C) Because he is connected with a tradition from which he cannot break away

(D) Because a work of art must be universal

T.S Eliot Books names
T.S Eliot Books names

According to T.S. Eliot, “Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion:

it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality.” Where does Eliot

make this observation?

(A) In The Perfect Critic

(B) In Imperfect Critic

(C) In Tradition and the Individual Talent

(D) In The Possibility of a Poetic Drama

In which Verse-form is T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land written?

(A) Free Verse

(B) Blank Verse

(C) Sprung rhythm

(D) Prose-Verse

T.S. Eliot has not written a critical article on one of the following.

Locate him:

(A) Blake

(B) Dante

(C) Swinburne

(D) Shelley

Which play of Shakespeare has been regarded as “One of Shakespeare’s most assured

artistic successes” by T.S. Eliot ?

(A) Coriolanus

(B) Hamlet

(C) The Tempest

(D) The Comedy of Errors

What is, according to T.S. the most powerful tool in the hands of a critic ?

(A) Evaluation of the central thought of the work under review

(B) Comparison and analysis

(C) Language and style of the author under review

(D) Evaluation of the structural unity of the work under review

T.S. Eliot calls Arnold “a propagandist of literature, and an over-worked school- inspector.” Where does he make this observation ?

(A) In The Perfect Critic

(B) In Imperfect Critic

(C) In A Romantic Aristocrat

(D) In The Local Flavour

Which poems ends with which of the following?

“Datta, Dayadhavam, Damyata, Shanti, Shanti, Shanti.”

(A) The Hollow Men

(B) Ash-Wednesday

(C) The Waste Land

(D) Gerontion

T.S. Eliot’s The Sacred Wood is:

(A) A Collection of poems

(B) A poetic play

(C) A Collection of Critical articles

(D) A Classical drama

Shakespeare’s plays,” Which?

(A) Cymbeline

(B) The Tempest

(C) Antony and Cleopatra

(D) Romeo and Juliet

“When lovely woman stoops to folly and Paces about her room again, alone,

She smooths her hair with automatic hand

And puts a record on the gramophone.” This line is taken from which of the following  poem of Eliot?

(A) The Burial of the Dead

(B) What the Thunder Said

(C) The Fire Sermon

(D) Death by Water

Which of Eliot’s poems ends with these lines?

“This is the way the world ends,

This is the way the world ends,

This is the way the world ends,

Not with a bang but a whimper.”

(A) The Hollow Men

(B) Ash-Wednesday

(C) A Song for Simeon

(D) Gerontion

Into how many Parts is The Wasteland divided?

(A) Two Parts

(B) Three Parts

(C) Four Parts

(D) Five Parts

Which poem of Eliot begins with these lines?

“Because I do not hope to turn again, Because I do not hope,

Because I do not hope to turn,

Desiring this man’s gift and that

man’s scope.”

(A) The Hollow Men

(B) Mr. Eliot’s Sunday Morning Service

(C) Ash-Wednesday

(D) Portrait of a Lady

On what basis does Eliot call Hamlet an artistic failure?

(A) Because Hamlet broods too much

(B) Because Hamlet feigns madness

(C) Because the plot of Hamlet is disjointed

(D) Because Harlet lacks in objective correlative

Which type of play is Murder in the Cathedral ?

(A) A stage play written for Canterbury

(B) A Romantic tragedy

(C) A Literary play

(D) A Revenge play

“…….is the most carefully worked, and the most deeply flawed of all Eliot’s plays.” Which play of Eliot is so assessed?

(A) Murder in the Cathedral

(B) The Family Reunion

(C) The Cocktail Party

(D) The Confidential Clerk

What is Eliot’s The Cocktail Party?

(A) A collection of essays

(B) A drama

(C) A collection of poems

(D) A critical work

T.S. Eliot’s line:

“Sweet Thames run softly till end my song” is quoted from a poem by :

(A) Shakespeare

(B) Donnel

(C) Wordsworth

(D) Spenser

The phrase “dissociation of sensibility” was used by Eliot in:

(A) Tradition and the Individual Talent

(B) The Metaphysical Poets

(C) Dante

(D) Baudelaire

“I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.”

This line is taken from which of the following  poem of Eliot?

(A) Love Song of Alfred Prufrock

(B) Gerontion

(D) The Burial of the Dead

(C) Sweeney Erect

“No! I am not Prince Hamlet, nor was meant to be.” This line is taken from which of the following  poem of Eliot?

(A) The Love Song of Alfred Prufrock

(B) A Cooking Ess

(C) Gerontion

(D) Portrait of a Lady

T.S. Eliot uses the term “Objective Correlative” in:

(A) The Function of Criticism

(B) Tradition and the Individual Talent

(C) The Frontiers of Criticism

(D) Hamlet and His Problems

What is Eliot’s The Confidential Clerk ?

(A) A Play

(B) A Novel

(C) A long narrative poem

(D) A Critical treatise

How many Parts are there in Eliot’s play The Family Reunion?

(A) Two Parts

(B) Three Parts

(C) Four Parts

(D) Five Parts

The Waste Land is a series of which of the following?

(A) Three Poems

(B) Four Poems

(C) Five Poems

(D) Six Poems

T.S Eliot Basic info

Full Name Thomas Stearns Eliot
Birthdate September 26, 1888
Birthplace St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Nationality American (later became British subject)
Occupation Poet, essayist, publisher
Notable Works “The Waste Land,” “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” “Four Quartets”
Literary Style Modernist, fragmented, allusive
Nobel Prize Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature (1948)
Education Harvard University (B.A., M.A.); University of Oxford (Ph.D.)
Religion Converted to Anglicanism
Death Date January 4, 1965
Death Place London, England

T.S Eliot books names

Prufrock and Other Observations 1917
The Waste Land 1922
The Hollow Men 1925
Ash Wednesday 1930
Four Quartets 1935-1942
Murder in the Cathedral 1935
The Cocktail Party 1949
The Confidential Clerk 1954
The Elder Statesman 1959
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock 1915
Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats 1939

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