W B Yeats MCQs [English Literature & Famous Authors]

Collection of important MCQs on W B Yeats

On the marble table-top.” This line is taken from which of the following poem of Yeats?

(A) Byzantium

(B) Blood and the Moon

(C) Coole Park

(D) Vacillation

Question’s Answer: Vacillation

The symbols used by W.B. Yeats are difficult to understand because:

(A) They are too intricate

(B) They are derived from Scottish legends

(C) They are derived from obscure Irish mythology

(D) They are derived from unfamous sources

Question’s Answer: They are derived from obscure Irish mythology

“My fiftieth year had come and gone,

I sat a solitary man,

In a crowded London shop,

An open book and empty cup

W.B. Yeats was a ______ .

(A) Anglo-Scotch poet

(B) Anglo-Indian poet

(C) Anglo-Roman poet

(D) Anglo-Irish poet

Question’s Answer: Anglo-Irish poet

What is Yeats’s The Land of Heart’s Desire?

(A) A drama in One Act

(B) A drama in three Acts

(C) A long narrative poem

(D) A prose treatise

Question’s Answer: A drama in One Act

What is Yeats’s Ideas of Good and Evil?

(A) A Collection of Lyrics

(B) A Collection of essays

(C) A Collection of tales

(D) A Collection of Odes

Question’s Answer: A Collection of essays

Which is a poem not created and written by  Yeats?

(A) The Statues

(B) A Bronze Head

(C) The Untilled Field

(D) Vacillation

Question’s Answer: The Untilled Field

“Wisdom is the property of the dead,

A something incomparable with life;

and power Like everything that has the stain of blood,

A property of the living.”

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

(A) The Three Bushes

(B) Lapis Lazuli

(C) The Gyres

(D) A Prayer for Old Age

Question’s Answer: A Prayer for Old Age

Countess Cathleen is a drama written by Yeats. In what linguistic form is it written?

(A) In Rhyming Verse

(B) In prose

(C) In prose-poetry

(D) In Free Verse

Question’s Answer: In prose

Is Yeats primarily a-

(A) Satirist

(B) Imagist

(C) Symbolist

(D) Idealist

Question’s Answer: Symbolist

“… for peace comes dropping slow, Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings.”

This line is taken from which of the following  poem?

(A) Byzantium

(B) Coole Park

(C) The Secret Rose

(D) The Lake Isle of Innisfree

Question’s Answer: The Lake Isle of Innisfree

Yeats’s poem When You Are Old is addressed to:

(A) His wife

(B) His sister

(C) Robert Bridges

(D) His beloved Maud Gonne

Question’s Answer: His beloved Maud Gonne

What is the idea/theme  of Sailing to Byzantium?

(A) Mortality of man

(C) A Utopian vision

(B) Land of ideal vision

(D) Eternity of life

Question’s Answer: Eternity of life

What is Yeats’s Reveries Over Childhood and Youth?

(A) An autobiographical treatise

(B) A satirical treatise

(C) A reflective treatise

(D) A prose-work

Question’s Answer: An autobiographical treatise

Which is a poem written by Yeats?

(A) Esther Waters

(B) The Day’s Work

(C) Palicio

(D) The Second Coming

Question’s Answer: The Second Coming

W.B. Yeats has written a poem The Lake Isle of Innisfree. Where is Innisfree situated?

(A) It is only an imaginary Island

(B) It is situated near the eastern coast of England

(C) It is situated in Lough Gill

(D) It is situated near the western coast of England

Question’s Answer: It is situated in Lough Gill

Yeats’s poem Coole Park is related with the poet’s association with which of the following?

(A) The poet’s old-age memories

(B) Irish social life

(C) Lady Gregory

(D) The poet’s zest for life

Question’s Answer: Lady Gregory

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