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MCQS OF LITERARY CRITICISM

Wordsworth idea of poetry vs T.S.Eliot idea of poetry


MCQs
1.T.S.Eliot strived to bring ……...in poetry
A.Classicism
B.Objectivity
C.Both A and B
D.None of these
2.Wordsworth stressed on poets…...feeling
A.Personal
B.Impersonal
C.Both A and B
D.None of these
3.T.S.Eliot believe in………
A.Individualism
B.Universalism
C.Subjectivism
D.None of these
4.Wordsworth believes in……..
A.Universalism
B.Objectivism
C.Individualism
D.None of these
5.Wordsworth has approach towards poetry
A.Objective
B.Subjective
C.Both A and B
D.None of these
6.T.S.Eliot strived to bring
A.Romanticism
B.Classicism
C.Neo-Classicism
D.All of these
7.In Wordsworth view poetry should be….
A.Simple
B.Delineate
C.Simple and Delineate
D.None of these
8.Present research analyzes how many breaking concepts regarding poetry and poetic process
A.One
B.Two
C.Three
D.Four
9.In Wordsworth view ,poet is a…..
A.Man
B.Craftsman
C.Both A and B
D.None of these
10.T.S.Eliot strived to bring in poetry…
A.Subjectivity and Universality
B.Classicism and Objectivity
C.Subjectivity and Neo-Calssicism
D.All of these
Book: Aristotle’s Poetics
Chapter : 25,26

Multiple Choice Questions


1. The poet being an imitator just like.
A. Painter
B. Novelist
C. Dramatist
D. Critics
2. The limits of poetry itself a possibility of how much kinds of error?
A. Three
B. Four
C. Two
D. Six

3. Aristotle analyses which possible problems?


A. Scientific
B. Critical
C. Political
D. Social

4. How much answers Aristotle puts for each critical issue?


A. Two
B. Three
C. Six
D. Four

5. Aristotle can represent objects in how much ways?


A. Two
B. Three
C. Four
D. Five

6. Apparently critics in his day considered Tragedy to be a ------- form of art.


A. Vulgar
B. Irony
C. Rhythm
D. Strange
7. What type of poetry does Aristotle say is addressed to a much more cultivated audience?
A. Comedic
B. Epic
C. Historical
D. Tragic

8. What form of art does Aristotle consider this to be more refined and superior?
A. Epic poetry
B. Comedy
C. Painting
D. Tragedy

9. Based on Aristotle’s “Poetics” , what does tragedy effectively achieve?


A. The end of poetry
B. The beginning of poetry
C. The middle of poetry
D. None of these

10. The epic is in ------ form and the Tragedy is in------ form.
A. Narrative, Dramatic
B. Simple, Complicated
C. Metaphor, Analogies
D. Irony, Rhythm

MCQs from chapter 7 and 8

1)------------------- Is an imitation of an action that is series with magnitude.


(a) Tragedy (b) comedy (c) Parable (d) fable
2)The most important trait in tragedy is?
(a) Hamartia (b) catharsis (c) tragic flaw (d) prepetia
3)How we come to know about characters
(a) Characterization (b) chorus (c) orchestra (d) performance
4)According to Aristotle, which is the basic action?
(a) External (b) inward (c) outward (d) physical
5)In drama, how are characters revealed by
(a) Writer (b) chorus (c) themselves (d) orchestra
6)How does Aristotle try to set character and action?
(a) Against one another (b) different from one another
(c) same (d) none of these
7)What is the primary principle in tragedy?
(a) Action (b) character (c) catharsis (d) both a and b
8)According Aristotle which type of action is promoted
(a) Whole (b) complete (c) incomplete (d) half
9)In the plot unity refers to
(a) Events (b) action (c) moments of stories (d) none of these
10)Aristotle explains that the beginning of the tragic plot should be
(a) From later (b) by another
(c) by preface (d) by self-explanatory
11)Aristotle suggests that the word golden means
(a) Action (b) plot (c) catharsis (d) magnitude
12)What type of magnitude does Aristotle suggests
(a) Long (b) small
(c) inappropriate (d) with suitable length
13)Aristotle concept of tragedy is
(a) Organic unity(b) organic disunity (c) equality (d) in equality
14)Organic unity is also commended by
(a) Archimedes (b) Sophocles (c) Aeschylus (d) Plato
15)“Beauty, then is a matter of size and order” is a famous quote of
(a) Plato (b) Socrates (c) Aristotle (d) Alexander
Tragedy and Contemporary Ideas
1.Tragedy is a form of
a) Poetry
b) Novel
c) Drama
d) film

2. Which is the most important feature of Tragedy


a) Narration
b) Soliloquy
c) Catharsis
d) cultural depiction

3. Raymond William was born in


a) 1904
b) 1890
c) 1821
d )1921

4. Which is the oldest surviving form of Tragedy


a) Roman tragedy
b) Indian tragedy
c) Athenian tragedy
d) Chinese tragedy

5. Athenian Tragedy was performed in honor of


a) Apollo
b) Hercules
c) Allet
d) Dionysus

6. The creation of order is directly related to the fact of


a) Pattern
b) Disorder
c) Organization
d) None of these

7. The relation between the order and the disorder


a) Indirect
b) Direct
c) none of these
d) both a & b

8. In different cultures disorder & order both


a) remain constant
b) are proportional
c) vary
d) none of these

9. The tragic meaning is always conditioned


a) Culturally
b) Historically
c) Culturally and historically
d) none of these

10. Tragedy can be generalized as the


a) good action
b) irreparable action
c) reparable action
d) none of these

11. The action is followed right through until the hero is


a) winner
b) successful
c) dead
d) none of these

12. Ordinary tragic action is


a) what happens to hero
b) what happens through the hero
c) what happens through action
d) all of these

13. Tragedy as such teaches nothing about


a) love
b) virtue
c) evil
d) action

14. Order exists before


a) plot
b) action
c) diction
d) none of these
15. Any statement about death in our common language depends on our
a) knowledge
b) insight
c) experience
d) Intelligence

16. The most common interpretation of a tragedy is


a) success of hero
b) mere suffering of characters
c) defeat of hero
d) destruction of hero

MCQ,S

MATHEW ARNOLD: THE STUDY OF POETRY TEXT

1. In poetry the distinction between ---------and -----------

a. Imagination and fancy


b. Critic and Creator
c. Stanza and rhyme
d. Sound and unsound

2. Arnold begins his essay by saying that poetry has a great ---------

a. Imagination
b. Idea
c. Future
d. Message

3. Burns poems deals with ------------

a. Scottish manner
b. Greek manner
c. Italian manner
d. French manner

4. Dryden says of Chaucer’s prologue ----------

a. Here is a God’s plenty


b. As a mirror of human life
c. Is a home of story
d. As a beauty of poetry

5. Arnold says Gray as a ----------

a. Prose classic
b. Poetic classic
c. Dramatic classic
d. Essay classic

6. For Arnold feeling and sincerity are paramount as is the ---------- of subject

a. Seriousness
b. Superiority
c. Beauty
d. Clarity

7. Poetry attaches its --------- to the idea

a. style
b. manner
c. emotion
d.sincerity

8. The strongest part of our religion to-day is its -----------poetry.

a. narrative
b. lyrical
c. unconscious
d. epic
9. The best poetry has power of ----------- us.

a. delighting
b. annoying
c. entertaining
d. satisfying

10. A poem or poet count to us -------------

a. logically
b. historically
c. rationally
d. irrelevantly

Book:Aristotle's Poetics

Chapter 17,18

Multiple Choice Questions


1. Every tragedy contains how many parts?
(A) One
(B) Two
(C) Three
(D) Four
2.In Aristotle views, the soul of tragedy is?
(A) Plot
(B) Diction
(C)Thought
(D) Song
3.Aristotle presents how many types of tragedy?
(A) 1
(B) 2
(C) 3
(D) 4
4.Complex tragedy depends on?
(A) Reversal
(B) Passion
(C) Moral purpose
(D) Without reversal
5.The complication refers to?
(A) Beginning to turning point
(B) Climax to end
(C) Climax
(D) All of these
6.Aristotle represent objects in how much ways?
(A) Two
(B) Three
(C) Four
(D) Five
7.Aristotle analyses which possible problems?
(A) Social
(B) Political
(C) Scientific
(D) Critical
8.In Aristotle views,which is the most important feature of tragedy is?
(A) Narration
(B) Soliloquy
(C) Catharsis
(D) Cultural depiction
9.Aristotle presents how many types of recognition?
(A) 3
(B) 4
(C) 5
(D) 6
10.The best type of recognition is that which arises from?
(A) Memory
(B) Signs
(C) Incidents themselves
(D) False interference

Kinds of Epic poetry; how it differs from tragedy


1. A history has to deal not with one action but with:
1. One period
2. An era
3. An aeon
4. A span

2. The constructions of stories should be like that in a drama:


1. They should be based on single action
2. Should be based in double action
3. Must be conservative
4. Free style

3. The epic narrates in in versified language and does not imitate an action:
1. As they mentioned
2. As tragedy does through storyline
3. As tragedy does through action
4. As tragedy does through period

4. The story in other words should be constructed along


1. Storyline principle
2. Characters
3. Theme of story
4. Dramatic principle

5. Aristotle remarks that the unity in the two epic stories of Homer show his:
1. Marvelous superiority
2. Major theme
3. Standard superiority
4. Good enough

6. Aristotle tells us that epic poetry is not like:


1. History
2. Tragedy
3. Long stories
4. Current affairs

7. Epic poetry must have as many kinds as tragedy it must be either:


1. Difficult and long
2. Short and converted
3. Simple or complex story of Character or one of suffering

8. In matter of length, an epic poem can be much longer than a:


1. History
2. Long story
3. Period
4. Tragedy

9. The sameness of incident by the satiety it soon creates is


1. Apt to ruin tragedies on the stage
2. Systematic
3. Long turn epic
10. The effect produced by the irrational in epic is:
1. Just a thought
2. Informative
3. Powerfully imaginative
4. Scrummed

1. Which is the only unity that Aristotle insists upon?

a. Unity of action
b. Unity of character
c. Unity of place
d. Unity of time

2. What is the term that Aristotle use for logic?

a. Analytics
b. Categories
c. Forms
d. Reasoning

3. The two notions which form the core of Aristotle's Poetics are….. and…..

a. Imitation and action


b. Imitation and imagination
c. Reason and action
d. Logic and action

4. According Aristotle poetry gives…..

a. Particular facts
b. Particular truths
c. General truths
d. General facts

5. Where does Aristotle define tragedy?

a. Metaphysics
b. Poetics
c. Topics
d. Politics

6. What is the effect of tragedy on the audience?

a. Anagnorisis
b. Peripeteia
c. Hamartia
d. Katharsis

7. According Aristotle….. is the soul of tragedy?

a. Character
b. Plot
c. Diction
d. Spectacle

8. According to Aristotle what is the source of knowledge?

a. Mind
b. Senses
c. Thought
d. Dream

9. According to Aristotle tragedy represents men…..

a. As they are
b. Worse than the norm
c. Better than the norm
d. As perfect

10. The term hamartia is taken from…..

a. Smithy
b. Hunting
c. Swimming
d. Archery

MCQ’s Chapter # 9 & 10 (Poetics)


1) The poet makes poetry transcend the world of appearance where all is __
A) Confused
B) Confused
C) Both A and B
D) None of these
2) According to Aristotle the poet is ___
A) Maker
B) Designer
C) Painter
D) None of these
3) What does Aristotle identify as the most essential element of tragedy ?
A) Rhyme
B) Plot
C) Character
D) Irony

4) In tragedy, the appearance of design is important for the arousal of emotions.


A) Pity and Fear
B) Joy
C) Anger
D) None of these

5) The poet deals with what might happen according to the law of ___
A) Probability and necessity
B) Catharsis
C) Imperfect
D) Ideal
6) Being the poet’s imitation of his “idea of life “ poetry becomes.
A) Model
B) Imperfect
C) Ideal
D) Purpose
7) Aristotle says that poetry is more philosophical than ____
A) Fictional
B) Historical
C) Literal
D) Objective
8) The historian is not concerned with ___
A) Cause and effect
B) Action and reaction
C) Both A&B
D) None of these
9) Poetry deals with _____
A) Outer reality
B) Inner reality
C) Inner world
D) None of these
10) History deals with ____
A) Fantasy
B) Fiction
C) Illusion
D) Facts
11) What does Aristotle believe to be the goal of tragedy ?
A) To inspire pity
B) To inspire anger
C) To inspire pity and fear
D) T inspire fear

MCQ'S
1) —— is the finest form of tragedy .
A) Plot.
B) Character
C) Chorus
D) Theme
2) In tragedy the hero must be —
A) Knove
B) Corrupt
C) Noble
D) Scaurded
3) According to Aristotle, the tragedy should arouse the feeling of.——
A) Pleasure
B) Sadness
C) Pity and fear
D) Anger
4) The starting part of drama ——
A) Exode
B) Episode
C) Prologue
D) Chorus
5) The peak point in a story —
A) Climax
B) Denouement
C) Chorus
6) There are __ type of chronic songs
A) 1
B) 2
C) 3
D) 4
7) Catherisis is the purgation of the feelings of —— among the audience.
A) Happiness
B) Catherisis
C) Pity and fear
D) Sadness
8) The highest of conflict in a plot Where hero seems no way out.
A) Conflict
B) Catherisis
C) Happiness
D) Chorus
9) Aristotle is in the favor of —
A) Tragedy
B) Comedy
C) Tragic-comedy
D) Drama
10) —— is given to the audience to relieve the tension.
A) Comic relief
B) Chorus
C) Catherisis
D) Climax

Metaphysical Poet
MCQ's
1) How many questions TS Elliot asked in “Tradition and individual Talent”
A) 1
B) 3
C) 5
D) 7
2) According to Elliot it is extremely difficult to define .
A) Metaphysical poetry
B) Divine Poetry
C) Love Poetry
D) None of these
3) How is called the metaphysical poet?
A) John Keats
B) Pope
C) Shelly
D) John Donne
4) Eliot called them as the poet of 17th Century Instead of.
A) Romantic poet
B) Metaphysical poet
C) Love poet
D) Divine poet
5) Which one of the birth year of TS Elliot?
A) 1688
B) 1788
C) 1888
D) 1988
6) Where the “Tradition and individual Talent “
A) London
B) New York
C) Yorkshire
D) Durbin
7) According to TS Elliot our present civilization demands the Poet to be.
A) Difficult
B) Easy
C) Layperson
D) Simple

8) TS Elliot overall the metaphysical poet


A) Reject
B) Defend
C) Console
D) Hate
9) Metaphysical poetry means .
A) Related physical
B) Beyond physical
C) Romantic
D) None of these
10) When TS Elliot died.
A) 1965
B) 1865
C) 1765
D) 1665

The poetics by Aristotle


Multiple Choice Questions with Answers
I. How many parts are important in the formation of Diction as a whole?
(a) 6 (b) 7 (c) 8 (d) 9
II. The letter is _____sound of particular kind.
(a) Divisible (b) Indivisible (c)Intelligible (d) Non
III. Syllable is a non-significant composite sound, made up of
(a) Mute (b) letter (c) mute and letter with sound (d)mute and letter without
sound
IV. The non-significant souds are
(a) Conjunction (b) article (c)syllable (d) all of these
V. The function of an article is to mark
(a) Beginning (b) ending (c) dividing point of speech (d) all
VI. The significant element is
(a) Syllable (b) letter (c)noun (d) mute
VII. A case of noun or verb means
(a) Of (b) or (c) of or to(d) of and to
VIII. Nouns are of kinds
(a) 2 (b) 3 (c)4 (d)5
IX. In twenty first and twenty second chapter ,Aristotle deals with
(a)theory of imitation (b) the three unities (c) diction of tragedy
X. Diction is the choice of words and arrangement of images in
(a) Literary composition (b) artificial diction (c) both

XI. According to Aristotle ,the words which a poet always uses may be divided into
kinds
(a)4 (b) 5 (c) 6 (d) 7
XII. The term ‘jabberwock’ is __________
(a) Coinage (b) metaphorical (c) ornamental periphrases (d) dialect
XIII. The example of foreign terms imported from other languages are
(a) Fey (b) ennui (c) fey and ennui(d) faery
XIV. According to Aristotle, which conditions should be fulfilled by the poet?
(a) Clear and mean (b) not clear but mean (c) clear but not mean (d) neither
clear nor mean
XV. If the poet uses the ‘current’ terms then it will be
(a) Clear but mean(b) not clear but mean (c) clear but not mean (d) neither clear
nor mean
XVI. Accordingly ,modified words ,variant forms are useful as being
(a) Mean and obscure (b) not mean but obscure (c) mean but not obscure
(d) Neither mean nor obscure

Mcqs.

1- The common feature of all arts is ____


1: colour
2: Form
3: Imitation
4: sound
2- A combination of ____ and ____ alone is the means of Imitation in flute- playing, lyre-
playing

1: means and manner


2: language and harmony
3: rhythm and language
4: rhythm and harmony

3- According to Aristotle, the common principle of all arts, poetry, comedy, tragedy,
dancing , flute-playing is____
1: imitation
2: object
3: Manner
4: Medium

4- How many differences between the arts


1:Two
2: Five
3: Four
4: Three

5- Means of imitation are form and colour and ____


1: Sound
2: language
3: object
4: Manner

6- In the times of Aristotle, the art imitates in__


1:words
2: prose
3: verse
4: All of these

7- Aristotle implies something which is the imitation of ____


1: Essence of sound
2: Essence of language
3: Essence of object
4: Essence of medium

8- The object of imitation in poetry are


1:Human being
2: Animals
3: plants
4: Nature

9- In dramatic art, the _____ that reproduces life’s emotions is important.


1: Action
2: Sound
3 : Mimesis
4: colour

10- The objects the imitator represents are


1: Action
2: Reaction
3: sound
4: Medium

Mcqs from question ,what is classic text .


1)in which literature the closet approximate to the ideal of a common style is probably to be
found in Dante and in Racine
• Victorian age
• Renaissance
• Modern Europe
• None od these
2) why Virgil like his contemporaries and immediate predecessors.
• Adopting the traditions and inventions of Greek poetry
• Adopting the tradition of Latin poetry
• Adopting the tradition of English poetry
• None of these
3)who is called a “man in fate “ In classic
• Aristotle
• Socrates
• Shakespeare
• Aeneas
4)classic prose is not mere common convention of writing, but a
• Community of style
• Community of taste
• Resource
• Both a and b
5)Quality of classic is
• Maturity of manner
• Maturity of languag
• Perfection of common style
• All of these
6)in classic we ought to maintain a distinctive______
• dogma
• Forbearance
• Standard
• Both a and b
7) What is classic?
• A work of highest class
• A work of lowest class
• An irregular work
• None of these
8)who composed classic?
• Marlow
• Shakespeare
• Virgil
• Wordsworth
9)A classic can only occur when
• Language and literature are dominant
• Language and literature are mature
• There is excess of knowledge
• Language and literature are not dominant
10) who is more Provincial in classic text.
• S.T Coleridge
• Aristotle
• Dante
• None of these

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