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“To Suffer woes which Hope thinks infinite” is written by :
(A) Shelley
(B) Wordsworth
(C) Keats
(D) Byron
Ans: (A)

Match the following :
Poet Bird

I. John Keats
II. P.B. Shelley
III. G.H. Hopkins
IV. Ted Hughes

1. Hawk
2. Falcon
3. Skylark
4. Nightingale

(A) 4 3 2 1
(B) 4 3 1 2
(C) 3 4 2 1
(D) 3 4 1 2
Ans: (A)

P.B. Shelley’s Julian and Maddalo is a conversation between Julian and Count Maddalo.
Who do these two characters represent?

(A) Julian represents Keats and Count Maddalo, Byron
(B) Julian represents Shelley and Count Maddalo, Byron
(C) Julian represents Shelley and Count Maddalo, William Godwin
(D) Julian represents Mary Shelley and Count Maddalo, William Godwin
Ans: (B)

What is common to the following poems ?
Wordsworth’s ‘The Recluse’
Shelley’s ‘The Triumph of Life’
Byron’s ‘Don Juan’
Keats’ ‘Hyperion’

(A) They are all elegies
(B) They are all unfinished poems
(C) They are all divided into cantos
(D) They are women-centred poems
Ans: (B)

Which famous Romantic poem begins with the line : ‘Hail to thee, blithe spirit ! / Bird thou never wert” ?
(A) “Ode to a Nightingale”
(B) “To the Cuckoo”
(C) “To a Skylark”
(D) “To the Daisy”
Ans: (C)

Which among the following is not a sonnet sequence ?
(A) Philip Sydney – Astrophel and Stella
(B) Samuel Daniel – Delia
(C) Derek Walcott – Omeroos
(D) D.G. Rossetti – The House of Life
Ans: (C)

Shelley was expelled from the Oxford University due to the publication of
(A) The Revolt of Islam
(B) The Necessity of Atheism
(C) The Triumph of Life
(D) The Masque of Anarchy
Ans: (B)

Which of the following poems uses terza rima?
(A) John Keats’s “Ode to a Nightingale”
(B) P.B. Shelley’s “Ode to the West Wind”
(C) William Wordsworth’s “The Solitary Reaper”
(D) Alfred Tennyson’s “Ulysses”
Ans: (B)

“If______ comes, can_______ be far behind ?” (Shelley, “Ode to the West Wind”)
(A) winter, spring
(B) autumn, summer
(C) wind, rains
(D) spring, winter
Ans: (A)

Teach me half the gladness
That thy brain must know,
Such harmonious madness
From my lips would flow
The world should listen then, as I am listening now.
Whose lines are these? To whom are they addressed?

(A) John Keats. The Nightingale
(B) P.B. Shelley. The Skylark
(C) William Wordsworth. The Wye Valley
(D) Robert Browning. The Grammarian
Ans: (B)

In the following cluster of poems by Shelley, which one has the voyage motif?
(A) “Adonais”
(B) The Revolt of Islam
(C) “Ode to the West Wind”
(D) Alastor
Ans: (D)

“I fall upon the thorns of life! I bleed!” expresses a pathetic cry of a wounded heart from “Ode to the West Wind” by Shelley. The poem consists of
(A) Fourteen line terzarima stanzas
(B) four-lined stanza characterized by swift action
(C) A particular rhyme scheme in a villanelle
(D) An unstressed syllable followed by a stressed one
Ans: (A)

Which poem by Shelley bears the alternative title, “The Spirit of Solitude”?
(A) Mont Blanc
(B) “Hymn to Intellectual Beauty”
(C) “Adonais”
(D) Alastor
Ans: (D)

Match the character with the author :
List – I
I. Madeline
II. Prometheus
III. Urizen
IV. Childe Harold
List – II
A. Blake
B. Byron
C. Shelley
D. Keats
(a) B C A D
(b) C D A B
(c) D C A B
(d) C D B A
Ans: (c)

Who among the following Greek Philosophers has a bearing on the composition of Shelley’s “Adonais” ?
(A) Miletus
(B) Socrates
(C) Plato
(D) Aristotle
Ans: (C)

Arrange the following Elegies in English in Chronological order:
(A) “Elegy Written in a Country Courtyard” – “Adonais” – “Thyrsis” – “In Memoriam”
(B) “Elegy Written in a Country Courtyard” – “Adonais” – “In Memoriam” – “Thyrsis”
(C) “Elegy Written in a Country Courtyard” – “In Memoriam” – “Adonais” – “Thyrsis”
(D) “Adonais” – “Elegy Written in a Country Courtyard” – “In Memoriam” – “Thyrsis”
Ans: (B)

Who wrote The Wandering Jew, a poem in four cantos and the short lyric, “The Wandering Jew’s Solilquy”?
(A) S.T. Coleridge
(B) Lord Byron
(C) Thomas Gray
(D) P.B. Shelley
Ans: (D)

Match List I and List II
List I

A. John Keats
B. William Wordsworth
C. P. B. Shelley
D. William Blake

List II

I. Alastor
II. Songs of Experience
III. Comic
IV. The Excursion

Choose the correct answer from the options given below:
(a) A – Ill, B – I, C – IV, D – II
(b) A – III, B – IV, C – 1, D – II
(c) A – I, B – IV, C – III, D – II
(d) A – IV, B – II, C – I, D – Ill
Ans: (b)

The pamphlet on the Irish condition, “An Address to the Irish People” was composed by
(A) W.B. Yeats
(B) P.B. Shelley
(C) Jonathan Swift
(D) G.B. Shaw
Ans: (B)

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