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“While the world moves In appentency on its metalled way Of time past and time future” These lines are from :
(A) “Little Gidding”
(B) “Dry Salvages”
(C) “Burnt Norton”
(D) “East Coker”
Ans: (C)

In his poem “Whispers of Immortality” T.S. Eliot says that a dramatist “was much possessed by death / And saw the skull beneath the skin” and a poet “knew the anguish of the marrow / The ague of the skeleton.” Who are the dramatist and the poet referred to by Eliot?
(A) Christopher Marlowe and Andrew Marvell
(B) John Webster and John Donne
(C) Seneca and Homer
(D) Thomas Kyd and Henry Vaughan
Ans: (B)

 Identify the correct chronological sequence of publication of the four parts of The Four Quartets.
(A) Burnt Norton – The Dry Salvages – East Coker – Little Gidding
(B) Burnt Norton – Little Gidding –The Dry Salvages – East Coker
(C) Burnt Norton – East Coker – The Dry Salvages – Little Gidding
(D) Little Gidding – Burnt Norton – The Dry Salvages – East Coker
Ans: (C)

A critical question Eliot’s Prufrock poses, so important to an understanding of his character, is
(a) “To be or not to be?”
(b) “What are you thinking of?”
(c) “Do I dare?”
(d) “Is there nothing in your head?”
Ans: (C)

’IL Migilor Fabro’ is the expression Eliot used for :
(A) W. B. Yeats
(B) Samuel Beckett
(C) W. H. Auden
(D) Ezra Pound
Ans: (D)

Influence of the Indian Philosophy is seen in the writings of
(A) G.B. Shaw
(B) Noel Coward
(C) Tom Stoppard
(D) T.S. Eliot
Ans: (D)

Which Eliotian character utters the question – “Do I eat a peach” ?
(A) Marina
(B) Prufrock
(C) Sweeney
(D) Stetson
Ans: (B)

In its final published version, Eliot’s The Waste Land contains a total of
(A) 334 lines
(B) 433 lines
(C) 373 lines
(D) 423 lines
Ans: (B)

In which of the following scenes of The Waste Land do we have a departure from Standard English?
(A) The typist scene
(B) The pub scene
(C) The hyacinth garden scene
(D) The Chapel Perilous scene
Ans: (B)

Along the shore of silver streaming Thames;
Whose rutty bank, the which his river hems,
Was painted all with variable flowers,…
Fit to deck maidens’ bowers
And crown their paramours
Against their bridal day, which is not long;
Sweet Thames! run softly till I end my song.
(Spenser’s Prothalamion)
Another poet fondly recalls these lines but cannot conceal their heavily ironic tone in:

(A) Marianne Moore’s “Spenser’s Ireland”
(B) Sylvia Plath’s “Morning Song”
(C) W.H. Auden’s “In Praise of Limestone”
(D) T.S. Eliot’s Waste Land
Ans: (D)

Arrange the sections of The Waste Land in the order in which they appear in the poem:
1. The Fire Sermon
2. Death by Water
3. A Game of Chess
4. What the Thunder Said
5. The Burial of the Dead
(A) 3, 2, 1, 5, 4
(B) 5, 1, 2, 3, 4
(C) 5, 2, 3, 1, 4
(D) 5, 3, 1, 2, 4
Ans: (D)

Which of the following characters from Eliot’s Waste Land is not correctly mentioned?
(A) The typist
(B) Madam Sosostris
(C) The Merchant from Eugenides
(D) The Young Man Carbuncular
Ans: (C)

Which of the following is NOT mentioned as part of the London locale in The Waste Land ?
(A) St. Magnus Martyr
(B) King Arthur Street
(C) St. Mary Woolnoth
(D) Lower Thames Street
Ans: (B)

Which popular nursery rhyme is mentioned at the end of The Waste land?
(A) Ring-a-roses
(B) London Bridge is Falling Down
(C) Humpty Dumpty
(D) Jack and Jill
Ans: (B)

T.S. Eliot found spiritual support in
(A) Christianity
(B) Hinduism
(C) Buddhism
(D) Judaism
Ans: (A)

Identify the titles that were published in the 1920’s
(a) Look, Stranger!
(b) The Tower
(c) The Waste Land
(d) The Road to Wigan Pier

(A) (a) and (c)
(B) (b) and (c)
(C) (b) and (d)
(D) (c) and (d)
Ans: (B)

Evelyn Waugh once complained that T.S. Eliot Poems, 1909-1925 was “marvelously good, but very hard to understand,” The most pessimistic novel Waugh wrote was called ____________ and he owed the title to ___________
(A) Black Mischief – “Sweeney among the Nightingales”
(B) Scoop – “Morning At the Window”
(C) Prancing Nigger – Ash Wednesday
(D) A Handful of Dust – The Waste Land
Ans: (D)

 In “Gerontion” T.S ELiot says
” _____________ has many cunning passages, contrived corridors / And issues, deceives with whispering ambitions, / Guides us by vanities “
What is Eliot`s subject?
(A) History
(B) Politics
(C) State
(D) Religion
Ans: (A)

In Eliot’s Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock who among the following painters is the subject of conversation among the perambulating women?
(A) da Vinci
(B) Raphael
(C) Michelangelo
(D) Donatello
Ans: (C)

Who among the following are the two great masters of the French language that T. S Eliot contrasts with Dryden and Milton in The Metaphysical Poets’?
A. Francois Villon
B. Jean Racine
C. Charles Baudelaire
D. Arthur Rimbaud

Choose the correct answer from the options given below:
a) A and C only
b) A and D only
c) B and C only
d) B and D only
Ans: (c)

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