TGT/PGT English Literature Quiz by Ruchi Mishra Ma’am PART – 23

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. L’Allegro, Il Pensoroso, Arcades, Comus, Lycidas belong to:

(a)Restoration Period

(b)Horton Period

(c)Anglo Saxon Period

(d)None of these

Q2. Little we see in nature that is ours.” The line has been quoted from-

(a)Tintern Abbey

(b)The World is too Much With Us

(c)Ode on Intimations of Immortality

(d)Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?

Q3. From 12 years of age I hardly ever left my studies or went to bed before midnight”. Who said this?





Q4. Which of the following has a transitive verb?

(a)A dog runs very fast.

(b)No one can speak French like him.

(c)He has been shouting continuously.

(d)The boys jumped up and down.

Q5. What seems just to one man, sir, is injustice to another”. Who is the speaker?

(a)Lucy in The Solitary Reaper

(b)Ophelia in Hamlet

(c)Edgar in Strife

(d)Delilah in Samson Agonistes

Q6. Identify the tense.

In 2004, a disease destroyed the crops in one village.

(a)Present Perfect Tense

(b)Simple Past Tense

(c)Past Perfect Tense

(d)Future Tense

Q7. Galsworthy’s novels are chiefly occupied with the effect and conflict of:

(a)individual and the universe

(b)feudalism upon monarchy

(c)class traditions upon society

(d)class traditions upon religion

Q8. Choose the correct spelt word:





Q9. Who among the following writers belonged to American Beat Movement?

(a)Allen Ginsberg

(b)Mark Beard

(c)Issac Mc Caslih

(d)Charles Beard

Q10. Punctuate correctly:

(a)At sunset, the general, taking decision marched forward.

(b)At sunset the general, taking decision, marched forward.

(c)At sunset, the general, taking decision, marched forward.

(d)At sunset, the general taking decision marched forward.

Q9. Explanation

The Beat Generation was a literary movement started by a group of authors whose work explored and influenced American culture and politics in the post-war era. The bulk of their work was published and popularized throughout the 1950s.

  • Allen Ginsberg’sHowl(1956),
  • William Burroughs’ Naked Lunch(1959)
  • Jack Kerouac’s On the Road(1957)

are among the best known examples of Beat literature.

Q11. A long poem telling the story of the leader of the whole community written in a narrative form is called:

(a)A drama

(b)A short story

(c)A lyric

(d)An epic

Q12. Change into Indirect speech:

“O God do not put me to the test,” said I

(a)I prayed to god not to put me to the test.

(b)I cried to God to not put me to the test.

(c)I requested God to not put me to the test.

(d)I asked God to not put me to the test.

Q13. Strophe, antistrophe and epode form a three part structure in

(a)A classic ode

(b)A Greek chorus

(c)A medieval ballad

(d)A Petrarchan sonnet

Q14. The synonym for ‘bona fide’ is



(c)well made


Q15. The reversal of fortune of a tragic hero is called





Q16. Give the correct meaning of idiom.

He was in a brown study and did not seem to catch my point.

(a)in his study room

(b)ignoring someone

(c)in a state of shock

(d)absorbed in own thought

Q17. The repetition of vowel sounds in a sequence of nearby words is called:

(a)End Rhyme

(b)Iambic pentameter



Q18. Find out the opposite meaning word for ‘Celibacy’.





Q19. To Daffodils is a poem written by

(a)Robert Herrick

(b)William Wordsworth

(c)John Keats

(d)P B Shelley

Q20. Wordsworth is not always melodious; that he is seldom graceful, and only occasionally inspired”. Who said-





Q21. “When my love swears that she is made of truth / I do believe her, though I know she lies.” The author of these lines is

(a)Philip Sidney

(b)William Wordsworth

(c)William Shakespeare

(d)Christopher Marlowe

Q22. Where does Wordsworth compare himself to an Eolian harp?

(a)In Prelude

(b)In Daffodils

(c)In Lucy Poems

(d)In Ode to Duty

Q23. “Look to her, Moor, if thou has eyes to see / She has deceived her father, and may thee.” Who said this and to whom?

(a)Coriolanus to Cleopatra

(b)Brabantio to Othello

(c)Edgar to Gloucester

(d)Robert Greene to Shakespeare

Q24. Which of the following is not a character in As You Like It?





Q25. Match the following:

1 Let us be sacrificers, but not butchers, Caius A Paris
2 I have a man’s mind, but a woman’s might B Brutus
3 Was the hope drunk, wherein you dressed yourself C Portia
4 For Venus smiles not in a house of tears D Lady Macbeth

(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-B, 2-C, 3-D, 4-A


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

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