TGT/PGT English Literature Quiz by Ruchi Mishra Ma’am PART – 21


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. United we stand, divided we fall” is an example of:

(a)Antithesis

(b)Bathos

(c)Tautology

(d)Litotes


Q2. A figure of speech in which two terms opposite in meaning are placed side by side in one phrase is known as:

(a)Paradox

(b)Oxymoron

(c)Sarcasm

(d)Antithesis


Q3. Careless she is with artful care / Affecting to seem unaffected” is an example of:

(a)Irony

(b)Paradox

(c)Simile

(d)Metaphor


Q4. Using the expression ‘Crown’ for the monarchy is an example of:

 

(a)Metonymy

(b)Synecdoche

(c)Irony

(d)Metaphor


Q5. He is not the brightest man in the world” is example of:

(a)Chiasmus

(b)Hyperbole

(c)Litotes

(d)Simile


Q6. Hyperbole is:

I.an extravagant exaggeration

II.a racist slur

III.a metrical skill

IV.a figure of speech

(a)I is correct

(b)I and IV are correct

(c)I and III are correct

(d)III is correct


Q7. Hamlet, lying wounded, says to his friend, “Horatio, I am dead.” is an example of:

(a)Protasis

(b)Anacrusis

(c)Prolepsis

(d)Pun


Q8. A sequence of repeated consonant sounds in a stretch of language is:

(a)Alliteration

(b)Acrostic

(c)Assonance

(d)Enjambment


Q9. Robert Graves’s In Broken Images ends thus: “He in a new confusion of his understanding; I in a new understanding of my confusion” The figure of speech here is-

(a)Chiasmus

(b)Anaphora

(c)Metaphor

(d)Apostrophe


Q10. The opposite of hyperbole is

(a)Synecdoche

(b)Anagnorisis

(c)Understatement

(d)Euphemism


Q11. If you say ‘contagious countries’ instead of ‘contiguous countries’, you will be making a mistake known as –

(a)Euphemism

(b)Spoonerism

(c)Meiosis

(d)Malapropism


Q12. If a writer uses the word ‘Shakespeare’ to mean the works of Shakespeare, he is using-

(a)Synecdoche

(b)Simile

(c)Irony

Metonymy


Q13. Five miles meandering in a mazy motion” is an example of-

(a)Anaphora

(b)Assonance

(c)Alliteration

(d)Antithesis


Q14. In the sentence “Hunger sat miserably in the informal settlement” there is the use of-

(a)Synecdoche

(b)Euphemism

(c)Metaphor

(d)Personification


Q15. In this line from Ode to Autumn, “The locks of the approaching storm” the figure of speech used is

(a)Metaphor

(b)Euphemism

(c)Simile

(d)None of these


Q16. Can honour’s voice provoke the silent dust” is an example of:

(a)Metonymy

(b)Personification

(c)Allegory

(d)Apostrophe


Q17. He is the Newton of his century”. This is an example of:

(a)Simile

(b)Synecdoche

(c)Hyperbole

(d)Onomatopoeia


Q18. The phrases ‘the humming bee’, ‘the cackling hen’ are an example of:

(a)Oxymoron

(b)Onomatopoeia

(c)Cliché

(d)Apostrophe


Q19. Identify the example of personification.

(a)Or Flattery soothe the dull cold ear of Death.

(b)The Camel is the ship of the desert.

(c)He is the man of iron Courage.

(d)We must be guided by the light of Nature.


Q20. Which of the following words is Onomatopoeia?

(a)Carry

(b)Bear

(c)Light

(d)Roar


Q21. Identify the example of apostrophe.

(a)Man is the measure of all things.

(b)Patriotism, what horrors are done in your name.

(c)My love is a red red rose.

(d)All that glitters is not gold.


Q22. What is the name of an implied simile?

(a)Metaphor

(b)Apostrophe

(c)Hyperbole

(d)None of the above


Q23. And faith unfaithful kept him falsely true” by Tennyson is an example of

(a)Litotes.

(b)Irony

(c)Oxymoron

(d)Imagery


Q24. In “Milton! Thou shouldst be living at this hour”, find the figure of speech.

(a)Allusion

(b)Transferred Epithet

(c)Climax

(d)None of these


Q25. Match the following:

1 All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand A Metaphor
2 Life is a dream B Antithesis
3 Death lays his icy hands on the king C Hyperbole
4 It was the best of times, It was the worst of times D Personification

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

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

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

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


Answers : 

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

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