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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