TGT/PGT English Literature Quiz by Ruchi Mishra Ma’am PART – 18


We have compiled for you the 25 most important English Literature Questions that have maximum chances to come this year in the TGT, PGT English Literature Exam. So start practising these questions to ace the TGT, PGT English Literature Exam this year.

To crack the TGT, PGT English Literature Exam, candidates must practice the most frequently appearing questions of different sections of the exam. It will help them in improving their speed of attempting maximum questions in minimum time with accuracy. So, in this article, we have compiled 25 most important TGT, PGT English Literature Questions that have maximum chances to come this year in the TGT, PGT English Literature Exam.


Q1. Dickens write: “Of all my books I like this the best”. Here he is referring to:

(a)Great Expectations

(b)A Tale of Two Cities

(c)Hard Times

(d)David Copperfield


Q2. ‘Miss Havisham’ is a character from Dickens’s novel-

(a)Great Expectations

(b)A Tale of Two Cities

(c)Hard Times

(d)David Copperfield


Q3. Dickens’s visit to the United States produced-

(a)Nicholas Nickleby

(b)Martin Chuzzlewit

(c)Oliver Twist

(d)Dombey and Son


Q4. A close friend of Dickens objected to the original ending of Great Expectations. Who was him?

(a)Wilkie Collins

(b)Thomas Beard

(c)Thomas Carlyle

(d)Richard Bentley


Q5. Line “…where ignorant armies clash by night” is taken from poem by:

(a)Wilfred Owen

(b)W H Auden

(c)Siegfried Sassoon

(d)Matthew Arnold


Q6. The theme of Sohrab and Rustum (1853) has been taken from Firdausi’s-

(a)Yusuf O Zolayka

(b)Shah Namah

(c)Literature and Dogma

(d)A Defence of Poetry


Q7. Which poem did Arnold write in the memory of his father Dr. Thomas Arnold?

(a)Mycerinus

(b)Empedocles on Etna

(c)Rugby Chapel

(d)The Scholar Gipsy


Q8. Line “Self-schooled, self-scanned, self-honoured, self-secure” appears in

(a)Quiet Work

(b)Memorial Verses

(c)Shakespeare

(d)Thyrsis


Q9. Line “Music that gentle on the spirit lies than tired eyelids upon tired eyes” occurs in Tennyson’s:

(a)Tears, Idle Tears

(b)In Memoriam

(c)Maud

(d)The Lotos Eaters


Q10. Maud reflects the spirit of the patriotic passion of the time of-

(a)Crimean War

(b)War of Roses

(c)French Revolution

(d)Spanish Armada


Q11. The last poem that came out of Tennyson’s pen was

(a)Timbuctoo

(b)Crossing the Bar

(c)The Princess

(d)Passing of Arthur


Q12. How many poems are included in Poems, Chiefly Lyrical?

(a)25

(b)39

(c)108

(d)56


Q13. In which novel Hardy introduced Wessex?

(a)Under the Greenwood Tree

(b)David Copperfield

(c)Far from the Madding Crowd

(d)Jude the Obscure


Q14. In which novel ‘Michael Henchard’ sells his wife ‘Susan’ to ‘Newson’ for five guineas?

(a)A Pair of Blue Eyes

(b)The Mayor of Casterbridge

(c)The Return of the Native

(d)Desperate Remedies


Q15. God is referred to as ‘President of the Immortals’ in-

(a)Paradise Lost

(b)Jude the Obscure

(c)The Life and Death of a Man of Character

(d)Tess of the d’Urrbevilles


Q16. Who among these characters is not a detective?

(a)Inspector Bucket

(b)Sergeant Cuff

(c)Hercule Poirot

(d)Angel Clare


Q17. Line “And the dead tree gives no shelter, the cricket no relief” is from:

(a)The Hollow Men

(b)Four Quartets

(c)The Waste Land

(d)Measure for Measure


Q18. ‘Four Knights’and ‘Four Tempters’ appear in-

(a)In Family Reunion

(b)Murder in the Cathedral

(c)Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock

(d)The Rock


Q19. Line “I am not Prince Hamlet, nor was meant to be” occurs in :

(a)In Family Reunion

(b)Murder in the Cathedral

(c)Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock

(d)The Rock


Q20. In which poetic play of Eliot is there no chorus or no ghost?

(a)Gerontion

(b)Burnt Norton

(c)The Sacred Wood

(d)The Cocktail Party


Q21. Which one is not a part of The Waste Land?

(a)The Burial of the Death

(b)A Game of Cricket

(c)The Fire Sermon

(d)What the Thunder Said


Q22. Which book of Hardy is not pessimistic?

(a)Jude the Obscure

(b)The Return of the Native

(c)A Pair of Blue Eyes

(d)Tess of the d’Urbevilles


Q23. Who is the author of the poem The Defence of Lucknow”?

(a)Rudyard Kipling

(b)Edward Lear

(c)Alfred Lord Tennyson

(d)Robert Browning


Q24. The Function of Criticism at the Present Time was written by-

(a)Dr. Johnson

(b)S T Coleridge

(c)M Arnold

(d)T S Eliot


Q25. Match the following:

1 Bleak House A 1861
2 Hard Times B 1859
3 A Tale of Two Cities C 1854
4 Great Expectations D 1853

(a)1-A, 2-B, 3-C, 4-D

(b)1-D, 2-C, 3-B, 4-A

(c)1-C, 2-A, 3-D, 4-B

(d)1-B, 2-D, 3-A, 4-C


Answers : 

1 d 11 b 21 b
2 a 12 d 22 c
3 b 13 c 23 c
4 a 14 b 24 c
5 d 15 d 25 b
6 b 16 d
7 c 17 c
8 c 18 b
9 d 19 c
10 a 20 d

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