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“Fop at the toilet, flatt’rer at the board
Now trips a lady, a now struts a lord.”
The above lines are quoted from

(A) McFlecknoc
(B) The Rape of the Lock
(C) Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot
(D) Absalom and Achitrphel
Ans: (C)

First follow ____________ and your judgement frame. By her just __________, which is still the same. Supply the appropriate words to fill in the blanks.
(A) wit, law
(B) reason, rule
(C) nature, standard
(D) sense, criterion
Ans: (C)

The main idea of Pope’s The Dunciad was taken from :
(A) Absalom and Achitophel
(B) Mac-Flecknoe
(C) The Medal
(D) An Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot
Ans: (B)

Whom does Alexander Pope satirise in the portrait of Sporus ?
(A) Lady Wortley Montague
(B) Joseph Addison
(C) Lord Shaftsbury
(D) Lord Harvey
Ans: (D)

Pope’s The Rape of the Lock was published in 1712 in
(A) three cantos
(B) four cantos
(C) five cantos
(D) two cantos
Ans: (D)

In The Rape of the Lock, Belinda’s lapdog is named
(A) Luck
(B) Shock
(C) Pluck
(D) Muck
Ans: (B)

In the Rape of the Lock Pope repeatedly compares Belinda to
(A) The sun
(B) The moon
(C) The North Star
(D) The rose
Ans: (A)

Sir Plume is a character in ____
(A) Dryden’s Absalom and Achitophel
(B) Congreve’s The Way of the World
(C) Pope’s The Rape of the Lock
(D) Farquhar’s The Beaux’ Strategem
Ans: (C)

Which of the following descriptions is not applicable to Pope’s The Rape of the Lock?
(A) A mock heroic poem
(B) Written in heroic couplets
(C) Pope’s tribute to Queen Anne
(D) Produced in two versions, consisting of 2 and 5 cantos
Ans: (C)

An Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot presents portraits of the following contemporary individuals:
(A) Addison and Lord Hervey
(B) Dryden and Rochester
(C) Swift and Steele
(D) Smollett and Defoe
Ans: (A)

Who does Alexander Pope refer to in the following lines ?
“Born to no pride; inheriting no strife,
Nor marrying discord in a noble wife,
Stranger to civil and religious rage,
The good man walked innoxious through his age.”

(A) Pope’s father
(B) Pope himself
(C) Dr. Arbuthnot
(D) The Duke of Marlborough
Ans: (A)

In his “Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot” Pope tells us that as a poet he had benefited from “This saving counsel, ‘keep your piece nine years’” – which enjoins on writer’s patience and great care before they rush to print. Whose “counsel” is Pope referring to?
(A) Longinus’s in On the Sublime
(B) Horace’s in Ars Poetica
(C) Quintilian’s Institutio Oratoria
(D) Aristotle’s Poetics
Ans: (B)

Alexander Pope revised The Rape of the Lock three times. In the final revision of the poem in 1717 he inserted a speech by
(A) Belinda
(B) Clarissa
(C) Betty
(D) Thalestris
Ans: (B)

What happens to the lock of hair at the end of Alexander Pope’s The Rape of the Lock ?
(A) It is given back to its rightful owner.
(B) It is preserved in a monument.
(C) It turns into a star.
(D) It is presented to the poet as a token of gratitude.
Ans: (C)

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