British and American Literature Lecture# 46

British and American Literature Lecture# 46

Q. When did plague close theatres for two years in England? Ans. 1592
Q. G.B Shaw’s plays are known for? Ans. Both Social Criticism and Plays of Ideas
Q. The ‘Prefaces’ of G.B Shaw to his own plays are? Ans. Very popular
Q. ‘Rhymers Club’ of the late 19th century was? Ans. A group of young poets who wrote on the prostitutes and music-hall dancers.
Q. What is Bildungsroman? It is a German word which means Novel of Education. In such novels, the development of the mind of the protagonist could be noticed
Q. The Great Tradition is a book of literary criticism by? Ans. F.R Leavis
Q. Whom did F.R Leavis name as the great English novelists in his book The Great Tradition? Ans. Jane Austen, George Eliot, Henry James and Joseph Conrad
Q. James Joyce’s novel Ulysses is set in? Ans. Dublin
Q. What is Deixis? Ans. In English we have a system of two deixis levels: one for objects close at hand (‘this, these’), and another for objects far from the speaker (‘that, those’). These words are called deictics or demonstratives
Q. Who said, “The 20th century is still the 19th, although it may in time acquired its own character?” Ans. T.S Eliot
Q. Who wrote the play Justice? Ans. John Galsworthy
Q. John Galsworthy’s play Justice deals with? Ans. The cruelty of solitary confinement
Q. The pen name of Charles Lamb was? Ans. Elia
Q. Who wrote the novel The Picture Of Dorian Gray? Ans. Oscar Wilde
Q. What kind of novel is Oscar Wilde’s novel The Picture Of Dorian Gray? Ans. Gothic and philosophical
Q. Ernest Hemingway wrote plays? Ans. Yes, just one which is The Fifth Column
Q. Sir Winston Churchill was given Nobel Prize in literature? Ans. In 1953
Q. Anthony Burgess’ novel 1985 was inspired by? Ans. George Orwell’s novel 1984
Q. What is full name of Kim in Rudyard Kipling’s novel Kim? Ans. Kimball O’ Hara
Q. The title of Aldous Huxley’s novel Brave New World is borrowed from? Ans. Shakespeare’s play The Tempest

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