AJKPSC English Subject Past Paper MCQs – 2019

AJKPSC English Subject Past Paper 2019 for the post of English Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Subject Specialist

One Paper English MCQs Exam 2019 for the post of Assistant Professor, Lecturer, Subject Specialist – AJKPSC (Azad Jammu & Kashmir Public Service Commission)

  1. In which language the stories of Canterbury Tales are written?
    • French
    • Latin
    • Middle English
    • English
  2. How many years of happiness was Dr. Faustus promised by the Devil?
    • 16
    • 18
    • 20
    • 24
  3. Which century is known as the “Dawn of Renaissance”?
    • 14th
    • 15th
    • 16th
    • 14th and 16th
  4. Which poet was first who used metaphysical poetry among his contemporaries?
    • John Donne
    • Edmund Spencer
    • Sir Philip Sidney
    • John Milton
  5. In Coleridge’s poem ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’, where were three Gallants going?
    • A funeral
    • A wedding
    • Market
    • To the races
  6. In 1960 “The Colossus” was the first book of poems published by which poetess?
    • Elizabeth Bishop
    • Marianne Moore
    • Sylvia Plath
    • Maya Angelou
  7. William Shakespeare was born in the year _____.
    • 1564
    • 1578
    • 1582
    • 1592
  8. Identify the novel in which the character of Charlotte Lucas figures.
    • Great Expectations
    • Lord of the flies
    • Pride and Prejudice
    • The power and the glory
  9. Who was the father of Desdemona?
    • Othello
    • Brabantio
    • Claudius
    • Gratiano
  10. Othello was a ________________.
    • General of England
    • Prince of England
    • General of Denmark
    • Prince of Denmark
  11. Which period of literature came first?
    • Regency
    • Victorian
    • Romantic
    • Restoration
  12. When was “Paradise Lost” published?
    • 1660
    • 1667
    • 1658
    • 1654
  13. Satan’s name before it fell down from Heaven was ______.
    • Beelzebub
    • Michael
    • Lucifer
    • Belial
  14. For inspiration in writing “Paradise Lost”, Milton says he depends on ________.
    • Wine
    • The Son
    • His favorite pen
    • The Holy Spirit
  15. Which is the longest book of “Paradise Lost”?
    • Book IX
    • Book VIII
    • Book X
    • Book I
  16. In which work do you read “Beauty is truth, truth beauty”?
    • Adonais
    • Ode to Autumn
    • Ode on a Grecian Urn
    • Bright Star
  17. Who wrote, “In Xanadu did Kubla Khan / A stately pleasure-dome decree”?
    • S.T. Coleridge
    • Robert Browning
    • John Keats
    • Walt Whitman
  18. Which figure of speech is it when a statement is exaggerated in a poem?
    • Onomatopoeia
    • Metonymy
    • Alliteration
    • Hyperbole
  19. Philip Sidney was born on 30th November?
    • 1553
    • 1554
    • 1555
    • 1550
  20. In whose reign Morality Plays began?
    • Henry Five
    • Elizabeth One
    • Henry Six
    • Henry Eight
  21. Who of the following is known as “Child of Renaissance”?
    • Spencer
    • Marlowe
    • Milton
    • Johnson
  22. In “Pride and Prejudice”, we initially dislike but later tend to like?
    • Mr. Bennet
    • Wickham
    • Bingley
    • Darcy
  23. Historical events often influence literature. Which of the following did not occur during the Restoration period?
    • Charles II was restored to the throne
    • The French Revolution
    • The Great Fire of London
    • The Exclusion Bill Crisis
  24. Which of the following literary sub-periods does not fall under the neoclassical period?
    • The Restoration
    • Augustan Age
    • Jacobean Age
    • The Age of Sensibility
  25. Which devil is the main architect of pandemonium?
    • Mulciber
    • Mammon
    • Beelzebub
    • Belial
  26. Which work exposes the frivolity of fashionable London?
    • Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe
    • Swift’s Gulliver’s Travel
    • Behn’s Oroonoko
    • Pope’s The Rape of the Lock
  27. Thomas Wyatt is one of the earliest English poets of __________.
    • Renaissance Age
    • Victorian Age
    • Romantic Age
    • Restoration Period
  28. Clym Yeobright is a character from ________.
    • Pride and Prejudice
    • The Return of the Native
    • A Tale of Two Cities
    • G. Eliot
  29. Gullivers Travels was written by __________.
    • Arthur Conan Doyle
    • G. Eliot
    • Jonathan Swift
    • Ernest Hemingway
  30. Galileo Galili consisted of ____ scenes.
    • 13
    • 14
    • 15
    • 16
  31. “The aim of tragedy is to bring about a catharsis of the spectators”. Who wrote these lines?
    • Plato
    • Philip Sidney
    • Ben Johnson
    • Aristotle
  32. In the poem “Morning Song”, Sylvia Plath certainly used _________ to develop the theme of motherhood.
    • Unique figurative language
    • Similes and metaphors
    • Blank verse
    • None of the above
  33. In the novel Jazz by Tony Morrison, _______ was called the “Bird Lady”.
    • Alice
    • Felice
    • Violet
    • Vera Louise Gray
  34. The name of Hedda Gablers Servant was ___________.
    • Berte
    • Mrs. Elvested
    • Ejlert Lovborg
    • Juliane Tesman
  35. The protagonist of the novel “Heart of Darkness” is __________.
    • Kurtz
    • General Manager
    • Marlowe
    • Brick maker
  36. Who is the first person Abigail accused of witchcraft in the play “The Crucible”?
    • Betty Paris
    • Tituba
    • Elizabeth Proctor
    • Mary Waren
  37. Where did Oedipus send Creon?
    • Delphi
    • Mount Olympus
    • Thebes
    • Athens
  38. The characters of Oidi and Gogo appears in the ___________ play.
    • Hedda Gabler
    • The Crucible
    • Waiting for Godot
    • Galileo Galili
  39. “The Sea” by Edward Bond was set in ____.
    • North Coast of England
    • East Coast of England
    • Coast of Ireland
    • Rural background of Eastern France
  40. An artistic attempt to bridge together reality and the imagination is known as _________.
    • Idealism
    • Realism
    • Surrealism
    • Secularism
  41. T.S. Eliot wrote his critical essay entitled “Tradition and the Individual Talent” in the year ____.
    • 1919
    • 1920
    • 1921
    • 1922
  42. Adrienne Rich’s poem ___________ can be read as a criticism of the patriarchal society that has variously silenced and ignored the realities and stories of woman.
    • Aunt Jennifers Tigers
    • Final Notation
    • Gabriel
    • Diving into the Wreck
  43. According to the poem “Still Citizen Sparrow” by Richard Wilbur, “Noah” participated in __________.
    • Physical cleansing of the earth
    • Moral cleansing of the earth
    • Materialistic cleansing of the earth
    • Physical cleansing of society
  44. The main theme of John Ashbury’s __________ poem is the life is a perpetual journey into the unconscious regions of the human mind which brings up a new perspective each time an activity is stirred.
    • Painter
    • After the rest bulletin
    • Melodic train
    • Marginalia
  45. The poet of the poem “London” is ________.
    • William Blake
    • S.T. Coleridge
    • John Keats
    • W.B. Yeats
  46. The ________ poem by William Blake is about repressing anger and failure to communicate the wrath to one’s foe and how this continues to grow until it develops into poisonous hatred.
    • Holy Thursday
    • A Divine Image
    • A Poison Tree
    • The Tyger
  47.  Mrs. Ramsay is the protagonist of the novel “To the Light House” by Virginia Wolf, but _______ seems more accurate to be described as the protagonist to the end.
    • Mr. Ramsay
    • Lily Briscoe
    • Charles Tensley
    • James Ramsay
  48. The verse form of “The Rape of the Lock” is _________.
    • Free verse
    • Spenserian stanza
    • Heroic Couplet
    • Blank verse
  49. The character of Belinda in “The Rape of the Lock” is based on historical _________, a member of Pope’s circle of Prominent Roman Catholics.
    • Arbella Fermor
    • Clarissa
    • Thalestris
    • Momentilla
  50. The sylph who was assigned to guard Belinda’s “favourite Lock” was _______.
    • Brillante
    • Ariel
    • Cris Pissa
    • Momentilla
  51. Trollope’s novel “Barchester Towers” was published in ______.
    • 1857
    • 1858
    • 1859
    • 1860
  52. Adam Bede was a _______ by profession.
    • Poet
    • Blacksmith
    • Carpenter
    • Soldier
  53. Dinah Moris was a ________ in the novel “Adam Bede”.
    • Housewife
    • Methodist
    • Protagonist
    • Servant
  54. The two cities in “A Tale of Two Cities” are London and ______.
    • Rome
    • Manchester
    • Padua
    • Paris
  55. Lucie Manette was married to ________.
    • Charles Darnay
    • Jarvis Lorry
    • Ernest Defarge
    • Jeremy Cruncher
  56. The poem “Ambulances” is written by _________.
    • Seamus Heaney
    • Ted Hughes
    • W.B. Yeats
    • Philip Larkin
  57. In the poem “Ambulances” ______ is described as a “Solving emptiness”.
    • Human being
    • Death
    • Life
    • Ambulance
  58. The poem “1914” was completed in  _____ by Philip Larkin.
    • 1914
    • 1945
    • 1960
    • 1970
  59. The poem “Tolland Man” is written by _______.
    • Seamus Heaney
    • John Keats
    • Sylvia Plath
    • Ted Hughes
  60. The main theme of the poem “Tolland Man” is the man was put to death as by doing so the ____________.
    • The person was punished
    • The fertility of the crops could be improved
    • The law is enforced
    • None of these
  61. The mysterious character of “Pathar Nadi” is a character of the novel _______.
    • The voice
    • The Mummy
    • The River between
    • The property of women
  62. The old man is a symbol of _____ due to his constant motion in “The man of the crowd”.
    • Death
    • Class difference
    • Life
    • Crowd
  63. The short story “The Dead” by James Joyce takes place in ______.
    • London
    • Dublin
    • Paris
    • Rome
  64. Ariel was the second book of _________ poetry to be published.
    • Sylvia Plath
    • Adrienne Rich
    • Richard Wilbur
    • John Ashbury
  65. Laputa is a flying island described in the novel _______.
    • Pride and Prejudice
    • Adam Bede
    • The Return of the Native
    • Gullivers Travels
  66. _________ is a Farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personae to escape burdensome social obligations.
    • Oedipus Rex
    • Dr. Faustus
    • The Importance of Being Earnest
    • Othello
  67. The poem “After the Last Bulletin” by Richard Wilbur consists of ___ stanzas.
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
    • 10
  68. Bertrand Russell’s “Unpopular Essays” were originally published in _____.
    • 1950
    • 1951
    • 1948
    • 1945
  69. The underlying theme in _______ by William Blake is the all-pervading presence of Divine love and Sympathy.
    • A Divine Image
    • The Sick Rose
    • The Tyger
    • Songs of Innocence
  70. Twilight in “Twilight in Delhi” symbolizes _______.
    • Colonialism
    • Muslim Culture
    • The struggle of Muslims to identify their culture
    • Independence movement
  71. The protagonist of the novel “Twilight in Delhi” is ________.
    • Asghar
    • Mir Nihal
    • Babban Jan
    • Bilqeece
  72. The poem “Final Notation” is written by _______.
    • Adrienne Rich
    • Sylvia Plath
    • John Keats
    • S.T. Coleridge
  73. The main theme of the play “The Winter’s Tale” by Shakespeare is _________.
    • Love
    • Death
    • War
    • Jealousy
  74. The short story “The Diviner” by Brain Friel was set in the village of _____.
    • America
    • France
    • Ireland
    • England
  75. Nelly Devenny in the story “The Diviner” was married after her husband’s death to _______.
    • Mr. Doherty
    • A Priest
    • A Diviner
    • None of these
  76. Phonetics is the study of the sounds of language. What do we call these sounds?
    • Morphemes
    • Phonemes
    • Syntax
    • Lexicology
  77. What is the study of language as it pertains to social classes, ethnic groups, and genders?
    • Psycholinguistics
    • Comparative Linguistics
    • Sociolinguistics
    • Linguistics
  78. It is the study of the meaning of languages.
    • Psycholinguistics
    • Syntax
    • Linguistics
    • Semantics
  79. It is the study of language from a cognitive and developmental law.
    • Psycholinguistics
    • Linguistics
    • Comparative Linguistics
    • Sociolinguistics
  80. The study of the sound system of a language how the sounds integrate to encode information and the contrast of such system from one another.
    • Syntax
    • Morphology
    • Phonetics
    • Phonology
    • Semantics
  81. A type of writing in which a symbol represents the pronunciation of a syllable?
    • Rebus writing
    • Syllabic writing
    • Alphabetic writing
    • Phonotactics
  82. __________ refers to the actual use of language or how our knowledge of the language is put into use.
    • Linguistics performance
    • Descriptive grammar
    • Linguistics
    • Linguistics competence
  83. The study of language as it changes through time tracing a word back to its origins and deconstructing languages that are no longer spoken?
    • Synchronic view
    • Diachronic view
    • Parole
    • Discreteness
  84. The abstract system of interrelated science that makes up a language science and their relationships to one another as they are combined in sentences.
    • Syntax
    • Parole
    • Langue
    • Logograms
  85. Meaning of words and how to use them.
    • Semantics
    • Syntax
    • Morphology
    • Pragmatics
  86. Goes beyond the study of individual languages to determine what constructs are needed in order to do any kind of grammatical analysis.
    • Theoretical grammar
    • Reference grammar
    • Traditional grammar
    • Descriptive grammar
  87. The ideational function of language is _______.
    • To express identity
    • To communicate meaning
    • To make jokes
    • To perform magic
  88. The technical term for body language is ________.
    • Nonverbal communication
    • Semiotics
    • Zoosemiotics
    • Linguistics
  89. What is Kinesics?
    • The study of tone voice
    • The study of touch communication
    • The study of smell and taste
    • The study of non-verbal communication
  90. The term used to describe the creative capacity of language to invent new words and sentences is ________.
    • Proxemics
    • Duality
    • Productivity
    • Structure
  91. The two levels of language referred to by the term duality are __________.
    • Phonetics and phonology
    • Sound and meaning
    • Kinesics and proxemics
    • Morphology and syntax
  92. The words best describe the focus of pragmatics is ______.
    • Meaning
    • Choice
    • Structure
    • Sense
  93. Which question about language use does pragmatics try to answer?
    • What
    • When
    • Where
    • Why
  94. The factor which is omitted in an account of French tu/vous which talks only of singular versus plural is ______.
    • Grammar
    • Pronunciation
    • Audience
    • Meaning
  95. The term for that part of a passive sentence that says who did it is _______.
    • Object
    • Subject
    • Verb
    • Clause
  96. The word which illustrates a tone of voice is ______.
    • Vesper
    • Word
    • Syllable
    • Consonant
  97. Which of these is not a type of linguistics?
    • Historical
    • Personal
    • Comparative
    • Synchronic
  98. To which of these people language is a means to interpret human experience?
    • Anthropologist
    • Sociologist
    • Philosopher
    • Students of literature
  99. Which of these is not a level of language?
    • Phonology
    • Grammar
    • Semantics
    • Syntax
  100. Which of these terms refer to the study of speech sounds of a given language and their function within the sound system of that language?
    • Phonetics
    • Phonology
    • Syntax
    • Morphology

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