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English Literature MCQs with Answers


This is English Literature MCQs section with detailed explanations for preparation of screening tests, interviews for government jobs. In this section candidate will learn MCQs on variety of topics from the subject.

  1. 1 Why was it important that slave narratives have a title page that claimed either that the narrative was written by the narrator himself (or his words were recorded by someone close to him, preferably white) ?
  2. 2 In Nikki Giovanni’s “The American Vision of Lincoln,” the poet argues that the Capitol needs a statue of _____________next to the one of Abraham Lincoln?
    1. W.E.

    2. DuBois B. Amiri Baraka

    3. Booker T. Washington

    4. Frederick Douglass

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  3. 3 In Paul Laurence Dunbar’s “When Malindy Sings,” what kind of music is Malindy singing ?
    1. Cakewalk tunes.

    2. Gospel.

    3. Jazz.

    4. Blues.

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  4. 4 Harriet Jacobs wrote Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl to show______________?
  5. 5 Yusef Komunyakaa’s “Blue Dementia” is an example of what kind of poetry ?
    1. Protest poetry

    2. Romantic poetry

    3. Lyric poetry

    4. Jazz poetry

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  6. 6 The subject of Soujourner Truth’s “Ain’t I a Woman” is_______________?
  7. 7 The term “Civil Disobedience” was coined by which author ?
    1. William Gates

    2. Henry David Thoreau

    3. Booker T. Washington

    4. Alain Locke

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  8. 8 In Chapter XV of William Wells Brown’s Clotel, why was Clotel made to cut her long hair ?
  9. 9 In Chapter XV of William Wells Brown’s Clotel, Clotel is described as a quadroon. What does this mean ?
  10. 10 The trickster figure is usually_______________?
    1. Amoral (neither good nor evil)

    2. Christian

    3. Evil

    4. None of these

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