PPSC Lecturer English MCQs Sample Past Papers

1) Who belongs to the Absurd School of Drama?
(a) Shaw (b) Beckett (c) Pinter
(d) Eliot (e) None of these
2) To the Light House” is written by:
(a) Lawrence (b) Dylan Thomas (c) Hemingway
(d) Forster  (e) None of these
3) I am too much in the sun in “Hamlet” is spoken by:
(a) Polonius  (b) Claudius  (c) Hamlet
(d) Ophelia  (e) None of these
4) “Ullyses” is written by:
(a) James Joyce  (b) Virginia Woolf  (c) Hardy
(d) Forster  (e) None of these
5) Elizabeth is a character from Jane Austen’s:
(a) Emma  (b) Pride and Prejudice  (c) Mansfield Palck
(d) Northanger Abby  (e) None of these
6) “Tear Idle Tears” is a poem by:
(a) Frost (b) Browning  (c) Yeats
(d) Eliot (e) None of these
7) “Thought Fox” is written by:
(a) Ted Hughes  (b) Philip Larkin (c) Heaney
(d) Sylvia Plath  (e) None of these
8) “Major Barbra” is written by:
(a) Beckett  (b) Pinter (c) Eliot
(d) Shaw  (e) None of these
9) Lilliput is a character from:
(a) Gulliver’s Travels (b) Pygmalion  (c) Sons & lovers
(d) Old man and the sea (e) None of these
10) “Fire and Ice” is written by:
(a) Eliot (b) Yeats (c) Frost
(d) Auden (e) None of these
11) Swift belong to:
(a) Renassiance period (b) Restoration (c) Romantic period
(d) Augustan age (e) None of these
12) The Novel of Lawrence banned by the government was:
(a) Sons and Lovers (b) Lady Chatterley’s Lover (c) Women in Love
(d) The Rainbow  (e) None of these
13) “Undo this Button” is a line from Shakespeare’s:
(a) Hamlet (b) Othello  (c) King Lear
(d) Julius Caeser  (e) None of these
14) “Ode to Psyche” is a poem by:
(a) Milton  (b) Byron (c) Keats
(d) Blake (e) None of these
15) “I am no Prince Hamlet” is a line written by:
(a) Shakespeare  (b) Yeats (c) Eliot
(d) Auden (e) None of these
16) “Things fall apart” is a line from Yeats’s:
(a) Among School Children (b) Byzentium  (c) Sailing to Byzentium
(d) The Second coming  (e) None of these
17) “Good flences make good neighbours” is from Frosts’:
(a) Revelation  (b) Mending  (c) Pasture
(d) Birches  (e) None of these
18) ‘April is the Cruelest month of all is taken from Eliot’s:
(a) The Wasteland  (b) The Hollow men (c) East Coker
(d) Prufrock  (e) None of these
19) “A Farewell to Arms” is written by:
(a) Faulkner  (b) Hemmingway  (c) James Joyce
(d) Virginia Woolf  (e) None of these
20) “A passage to India” is written by:
(a) Forester  (b) Conrad  (c) Lawrence
(d) Hardy (e) None of these
21) “Ode to West Wind was written by:
(a) Keats (b) Shelley (c) Byron
(d) Blake (e) None of these
22) Keats was born in:
(a) 1770 (b) 1779 (c) 1795
(d) 1790 (e) None of these
23. Dream Children was written by:
(a) Leigh Hunt (b) Charles Lamb (c) Hazzlit
(d) Ruskin (e) None of these
24) “Picture of Dorian Gray” was written by:
(a) Oscar Wild  (b) Dickens (c) Hardy
(d) George Eliot (e) None of these
25) Ruskin belonged to:
(a) Romantic age (b) Modern age (c) Victorian age
(d) Augustan age (e) None of these
26) Wordsworth lived from:
(a) 1770 – 1832  (b) 1775 – 1859  (c) 1770 – 1850
(d) 1770 – 1802  (e) None of these
27) Heroes and Hero Worship” was written by:
(a) Mill (b) Carlyle (c) Macaulay
(d) Coleridge (e) None of these
28) “Fair Seed time had my Soul” is from:
(a) Ode to autumn (b) To a Highland girl (c) Ancient Mariner
(d) Child Harold’s Pilgrimage  (e) None of these
29) “Great Expectations” was written by:
(a) George Eliot (b) Thackeray (c) Hardy
(d) Dickens (e) None of these
30) “Lotus Eaters” is written by:
(a) Tennyson (b) Browning (c) Mathew Arnold
(d) Hardy (e) None of these
31) Lamb, Leigh Haut and Hazzlit are:
(a) Poets (b) Dramatists (c) Essayists
(d) Novelists (e) None of these
32) “My Last Duchess” was written by:
(a) Keats (b) Coleridge (c) Tennyson
(d) Browning (e) None of these
33) Emity Bronte is the writer of:
(a) Wuthering Heights (b) Emma (c) Under the greenwood Tree
(d) Mr Chips (e) None of these
34) “Poetry is a spontaneous overflow of powerful feeling” is a definition of poetry by:
(a) Keats (b) Wordsworth (c) Shelley
(d) Coleridge (e) None of these
35) “Heard Melodies are sweet but those unheard are sweeter” is a line from:
(a) Ode on a Grecian Urn (b) Ode to a nightingale  (c) The Prelude
(d) Ode to Autumn (e) None of these
36) “Waverley” was written by:
(a) Scott (b) Hardy (c) Jane Austen
(d) Dickens  (e) None of these
(37) “We are Seven” is written by:
(a) Keats (b) Shelly  (c) Byron
(d) Hardy  (e) None of these
38) “Past and present” is written by:
(a) Mill (b) Lamb (c) Hazlitt
(d) Carlyle  (e) None of these
39) “Modern Painters” is written by:
(a) Ruskin  (b) Carlyle  (c) Mill
(d) Macaulay  (e) None of these
40) “Byron is the” writer of:
(a) Don Jaun  (b) Prometheus Unbound (c) Adonias
(d) Lucy Gray (e) None of these
41  In Shakespeare’s Tragedies Character is not Destiny but there is Character and Destiny is a
remark by:
(a) Nicoll (b) Goddord (c) Bradley
(d) Coleridge (e) None of these
42  “How came he dead? I shall not be juggled with: Tohell allegiance! Vows, to the blackest devil!
Is a speech in Hamlet spoken by:
(a) Hamlet (b) Laertes (c) Polonius
(d) Claudius (e) None of these
43)  Aspect of the Novel is written by:
(a) David Cecil (b) Walter Allen (c) Arnold Kettle
(d) E.M. Forster (e) None of these
44)  Lotos Eaters is a poem by:
(a) Browning (b) Tennyson (c) Yeats
(d) Frost (e) None of these
45)  ‘The Hollow Men’ is written by:
(a) T.S. Eliot (b) Ezra Pound (c) Yeats
(d) Larkin (e) None of these
46)  William Faulkner was awarded Nobel Prize for literature in:
(a) 1949 (b) 1950 (c) 1951
(d) 1953 (e) None of these
47)  G.B. Shaw was awarded Nobel Prize for literature in:
(a) 1925 (b) 1929 (c) 1930
(d) 1949 (e) None of these
48  ‘The Winding Stair’ is written by:
(a) Ted Hughes (b) T.S. Eliot (c) W.B. Yeats
(d) W.H. Auden (e) None of these
49)  ‘Murder in the Cathedral’ is a play written by:
(a) Shakespeare (b) Marlowe (c) Oscar Wilde
(d) T.S. Eliot (e) None of these
50)  ‘The Rainbow’ is a novel written by:
(a) Hemingway (b) Virginia Woolf (c) E.M. Forster
(d) D.H. Lawrence (e) None of these

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