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  • Who wrote “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”?

    • William Blake
    • Hannah More
    • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    • Percy Bysshe Shelley
  • Who among the following was not an English Romantic poet?

    • Percy Bysshe Shelley
    • John Keats
    • William Blake
    • Walt Whitman
  • Who was widely rumored to have had an intimate relationship with his half-sister?

    • Lord Byron
    • George Crabbe
    • John Clare
    • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • Which county in England was Jane Austen born in?

    • Somerset
    • Essex
    • Hampshire
    • Kent
  • Who wrote the 1859 novel “Oblomov”, whose lazy, daydreaming titular character satirizes the contemporary Russian nobility?

    • Ivan Bunin
    • Ivan Goncharov
    • Andrey Bely
    • Vladimir Mayakovsky
  • Which of the following is not a play written by famed Russian dramatist Anton Chekhov?

    • The Lower Depths
    • Three Sisters
    • The Cherry Orchard
    • Uncle Vanya
  • What kind of book is a Nebula Award given for?

    • drama
    • romance
    • poetry
    • science fiction
  • Which of these writers often deals with the experience of Indian immigrants in the United States?

    • Zadie Smith
    • Salman Rushdie
    • Rabindranath Tagore
    • Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Which of these literary movements was concerned with clear, direct expression?

    • neoclassicism
    • surrealism
    • dadaism
    • imagism
  • Which of these is not part of the Vedas?

    • Aranyakas
    • Upanishads
    • Dhammapada
    • Brahmanas
  • Which historical event does Charles Dickens’s novel “A Tale of Two Citiesconcern”?

    • the Chinese Revolution
    • the American Revolution
    • the Russian Revolution
    • the French Revolution
  • In which country might you attend a Kabuki performance?

    • Yugoslavia
    • Java
    • Japan
    • Yemen
  • What describes the borogoves in “Jabberwocky”?

    • slithy
    • mimsy
    • droopy
    • sneezy
  • To which category that two works of William Shakespeare “Venus and Adonis” and “The Rape of Lucrece” belong to?

    • Comedies
    • Tragedies
    • Historical Plays
    • Narrative Poems
  • In which magazine, in the year 1787, that William Wordsworth made his debut as a writer by publishing a sonnet?

    • The Rambler
    • The Tatler
    • The European Magazine
    • New Poetry

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