BCS English Literature

English Literature in the BCS exam is a very important part. Today, we discuss previous BCS English Literature questions and answers [10th to 42nd].

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Previous BCS English Literature Questions


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#1. Choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence: A song embodying religious and sacred emotions—

#2. "The Rainbow' is-

#3. "Tom Jones' by Henry Fielding was first published in --

#4. Who is the author of ‘A Farewell to Arms’?

#5. The literary work 'Kubla Khan' is --


#7. Who is the author of ‘Animal Firm’?

#8. T. S. Eliot was born in-

#9. Which of the following ages in literary history is the latest?

#10. Any one of the flowing pairs are literary collaborators-

#11. “A Passage to India” is written by-

#12. Who is author of ‘India wins freedom’?

#13. What was the real name of the great American short writer, "O Henry"?

#14. The first English Dictionary was compiled by ?

#15. Shakespeare is known mostly for his-

#16. A person who write about his own life writers-.

#17. Browning was the composer of any of the following poems-

#18. Who wrote Dr. Zivago?

#19. In which century was the Victorian period?

#20. What is the full name of the great American short story writer O'Henry?


#22. Who wrote the following lines: “all at once I saw/a crowd, a host of golden daffodils”?

#23. David Coperfield' is a/an ___ novel.


#25. "Into the __ of death rode the six hundred."

#26. ‘Elegy written in a country churchyard’ is written by-


#28. John Smith is good ___ Mathematics. (Fill in the gap)

#29. Who among the following writers is not a Nobel Laureate?

#30. Shakespeare's Measure for Measure is a successful---

#31. “September on Jessore Road” is written by-

#32. Who wrote the two famous novels , 'David Copperfiled' and 'The Tale Of Tow Cities'

#33. Who wrote the plays , 'The Tempest' and 'The Mid Summer Night's Dream'?

#34. The romantic age in English literature began with the publication of ___.

#35. For God’s sake, hold your tongue and let me love” occurs in a novel by-

#36. The play ''Arms and the Man'' is by—

#37. Which of the followings books is written by Thomas Hardy?

#38. "Frailty thy name is woman"___ is a famous dialogue from.

#39. The poem ‘The Solitary Reaper’ is written by-

#40. ‘The Merchant of Venice’ is a Shakespearean play about -

#41. Othello is a Shakespeare’s play about---

#42. The play ‘Candida’ is by-

#43. Which of the following writers belongs to the romantic period in English literature?

#44. The poem ‘’Isle of Innisfree” is written by---

#45. ‘The Rape of the Lock’ by Alexander Pope is a/an—

#46. Which of the following is not an American poet?

#47. Which of the following writers belong to the Elizabethan period?

#48. 'Child is the father of man' is taken from the poem of—

#49. William Shakespeare was born in —-

#50. Tennyson’s ‘In Memoriam’ is an elegy on the death of—

#51. “To be, or not to be, that is the question” – is a famous dialogue from---

#52. “Man is a political animal” - who said this?

#53. ‘Sweet Helen’ make me immortal with a kiss.’ The sentence has been taken from the play-

#54. Who is known as “the poet of nature” in English literature?

#55. ‘What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet’- Who said this?

#56. ‘Man’s love is of man’s life a thing apart, ‘Tis woman’s whole existence.’- This is taken from the poem of-

#57. "A Passage to India” is written by-

#58. Who translated the ‘Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam’ into English?

#59. "Gitanjali" of Rabindranath Tagore was translated by-

#60. ‘Ulysses’ is a novel written by—

#61. The short story ‘The Diamond Necklace’ was written by—

#62. ‘All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand.’- Who said this?

#63. Who is the central character of ‘Wuthering Heights’ by Emily Bronte?

#64. Who of the following writers was not a novelist?

#65. ‘Where are the songs of Spring? Aye, where are they? Think not of them, thou hast thy music too’.– Who wrote this?

#66. ‘The old order changeth, yielding place to new.’- This line is extracted from Tennyson’s poem—

#67. Who wrote the poem ‘The Good-Morrow’?

#68. Who is the greatest modern English dramatist?

#69. Who is the modern philosopher who was awarded Nobel Prize for literature?

#70. Who is the author of "A Farewell to Arms"?

#71. Who is the most famous satirist in English literature?

#72. "Caesar and Cleopatra" is —

#73. Who is the poet of the "Victorian Age"?

#74. Who is the author of "For Whom The Bell Tolls"?

#75. 'Justice delayed is justice denied' was stated by ---

#76. 'To be, or not to be ---that is the question,' is a famous soliloquy from--

#77. 'A Christamas Carol' is a _____ by Charles Dickens.

#78. Who is the author of ‘Man and Superman’?

#79. The most famous satirist in English literature is -

#80. ‘Jacobean Period’ of English Literature refers to-

#81. Where do the following lines occur in? “ Alone, alone, all, all alone, Alone on a wide, wide sea …..”

#82. ‘For God’s sake hold your tongue, and let me love.’ This line is written by -

#83. Who is not a Victorian poet?

#84. The play ‘The Spanish Tragedy’ is written by-

#85. Who among the following Indian English writers is a famous novelist?

#86. Which period is known as “The golden age of English literature”?

#87. “Gerontion” is a poem by-

#88. Fill in the blank. ‘_____’ is Shakespeare’s last play.

#89. Who has written the peom “Elegy Written in a Country Churcyard”?

#90. Who has written the play ‘Volpone’?

#91. Shakespeare composed much of his plays in what sort of verse ?

#92. Which of the following is not a poetic tradition ?

#93. What is a funny poem of five lines called ?

#94. Who wrote “Biographia Literaria”?

#95. Robert Browning was a ____ poet.

#96. Othello gave Desdemona _____ as a token of love.

#97. P. B. Shelley’s ‘Adonais’ is an elegy on the death of-

#98. ‘Restoration period’ in English literature refers to -

#99. ‘The Sun Also Rises’ is a novel written by -

#100. The repetition of beginning consonant sound is known as -

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