About whom Atkins says that “In his works, appears for the first time the conception of memesis or imitation as the essential characteristic of all art”.
|Answer» A. Plato|
In the poetics, the change in the fortunes of the hero is known as...
|Answer» A. Periphery|
According to Aristotle, the objects of Imitation are…
|C.||Feeling of love|
|D.||Men in action|
|Answer» D. Men in action|
Who said “Tragedy imitates men as better, and comedy as worse than they really are.”
|Answer» C. Aristotle|
Plato equated poetry with painting and Aristotle equated it with…
|Answer» C. Music|
Who is known as the first scientific critic?
|Answer» B. Aristotle|
Who said, “A tragedy is impossible without plot, but there may be one without character”
|Answer» A. Aristotle|
Who says that Coleridge is a link “between German transcendentalism and English romanticism”.
|Answer» D. Rene Wellek|
What was the name of Aristotle's school?
|Answer» C. Lyceum|
Which classical writer expresses, “Epic poetry and tragedy, comedy also dithyrambic poetry… are all in their general conception modes of imitation”?
|Answer» A. Aristotle|
What is meant by “Catastrophe”?
|A.||The ending of a Comedy|
|B.||The ending of tragedy|
|C.||The ending of a historical play|
|D.||The ending of tragi-comedy|
|Answer» B. The ending of tragedy|
What is Denouement?
|A.||The ending of a Tragedy|
|B.||The ending of Comedy|
|C.||The Climax in a Tragedy|
|D.||The Climax in a comedy|
|Answer» B. The ending of Comedy|
Aristotle discusses the theory of Tragedy in:
|Answer» B. Poetics|
What is the meaning of the Term Hamartia as used by Aristotle in his Theory of Tragedy?
|A.||Tragic end of the Tragedy|
|B.||Working of Fate againts the hero|
|C.||A Weak trait in the character of the Hero|
|D.||A strong quality in the character of the hero|
|Answer» C. A Weak trait in the character of the Hero|
What is the meaning of the Term Peripeteia as used by Aristotle in his Theory of Tragedy?
|A.||Change in the fortune of the hero from bad to good|
|B.||Change in the fortune of the hero from good to bad|
|C.||Constancy in the fortune of the hero|
|D.||Fluctuations occurring in the fortune of the hero|
|Answer» B. Change in the fortune of the hero from good to bad|
What is the meaning of the term Anagnorisis as used by Aristotle in his Theory of Tragedy?
|A.||The hero's recognition of his tragic flaw|
|B.||The hero's ignorance about his tragic flaw|
|C.||The hero's recognition of his adversary|
|D.||The hero's recognition of his tragic end|
|Answer» A. The hero's recognition of his tragic flaw|
Who argued against Plato’s theory of forms for the first time?
|Answer» A. Aristotle|
According to Aristotle what is the source of knowledge?
|Answer» C. Thought|
The two notions which form the core of Aristotle’s Poetics are….. and …..
|A.||Imitation and action|
|B.||Imitation and Imagination|
|C.||Reason and action|
|D.||Logic and action|
|Answer» A. Imitation and action|
According Aristotle ….is the soul of tragedy?
|Answer» B. Plot|
Which school of critics rekindled an interest in Aristotle in the 20th century?
|Answer» B. Chicago school|
The term hamartia is taken from…
|Answer» D. Archery|
Some believe literature should be judged primarily on its artistic merits. What approach possess this disadvantage?
|Answer» C. Moral/Philosophical|
“Comparative Literature is the study of the literature beyond the confines of one particular country” – whose definition of comparative literature is this?
|Answer» B. H.H. Remak|
Attempt at historical reconstruction has led to a great stress on the intention of the author. Identify the author of the statement:
|A.||Wellek and Warren|
|B.||Schlegel - Tieck|
|C.||Carre - Guyard|
|D.||Hassan - Guillen|
|Answer» A. Wellek and Warren|
In the study of literary History, Holinshed’s Chronicles would constitute
|Answer» B. A source|
Wellek and Warren’s Theory of Literature does not contain a chapter on
|D.||Literature and the other Arts.|
|Answer» B. Thematology|
The author of the essay “The Tradition of Traditions” is
|Answer» C. Rene Wellek|
“What is world literature?” is written by
|D.||Gayatri Chakraborti Spivak|
|Answer» B. David Damrosch|
The phrase “leaves dancing” is an example of ________.
|Answer» A. pathetic fallacy|
Who wrote “Theory of Literature”?
|A.||R A Scott James|
|B.||R J Rees|
|C.||Rene Wellek &Austin Warren|
|Answer» C. Rene Wellek &Austin Warren|
Literature is a ________ of life.
|D.||All of the above|
|Answer» D. All of the above|
The five traits of a tragic hero do NOT include:
|B.||hamartia (fatal flaw)|
|C.||anagnorisis (tragic insight)|
|Answer» A. decency/nobility|
What is a chorus in Greek theater?
|A.||People that sing stuff.|
|B.||People that inform the audience.|
|C.||People that wear long socks.|
|D.||People that inform the protagonist.|
|Answer» B. People that inform the audience.|
What is a tragic hero?
|A.||A character who makes a error that leads to his destruction.|
|B.||character who makes a great life for themselves.|
|C.||A hero that is tragic.|
|D.||A girl that is really whiny and just wants more jewelry.|
|Answer» A. A character who makes a error that leads to his destruction.|
What emotions are tragic heroes supposed to elicit in an audience?
|A.||Jealousy & anger|
|B.||Fear & jealousy|
|C.||Pity & fear|
|D.||a. Anger & pity|
|Answer» C. Pity & fear|
‘Authority forgets a dying king’ is an example of
|Answer» A. Personification|
The term ‘Onomatopoeia ‘ and ‘Oxymoron’ came from
|Answer» D. Greek|
”A lovelier flower on Earth was never sown” has the figure of speech called
|Answer» C. Hyperbole|
Which of the following is a direct address either to an absent person or to an abstract or inanimate entity?
|Answer» A. Apostrophe|
Pun is a play on words that are similar
|A.||In meaning but diverse in sound|
|B.||In sound but diverse in meaning|
|C.||Both in sound and meaning but with different sound|
|Answer» B. In sound but diverse in meaning|
Which of the following words show oxymoron?
|C.||Rivers of Blood|
|Answer» D. Sweet Pain|
Which figures of speech are employed in this line? ” O Wild west wind, thou breathe of Autumn’s being”
|Answer» B. Personification|
which figures of speech are used ” His honor rooted in dishonor stood. And faithful unfaithful kept him falsely true”
|Answer» A. Oxymoron|
Which of the following sentences has figures of speech called ‘Apostrophe?
|A.||O Death! here is thy sting|
|B.||The more haste, the less speed|
|C.||Death lays his icy hands on kings|
|D.||Life is but a walking shadow|
|Answer» A. O Death! here is thy sting|
”Life is but a walking shadow” is an example of
|Answer» B. Metaphor|
|A.||Echoing of the same sense or meaning in different words|
|B.||Echoing the same sound repeatedly|
|C.||Echoing of the sense by the sound, shape, size o movement|
|Answer» C. Echoing of the sense by the sound, shape, size o movement|
How happy is he here!
|Answer» D. Alliteration|
The night is dark as a black stone.
|Answer» B. Simile|
What is meant by Synecdoche?
|A.||The hole of something used to signify a part|
|B.||An inanimate object endowed with human feeling|
|C.||The terms with a pronunciation similar to their meaning|
|D.||A part of something used to signify the whole|
|Answer» D. A part of something used to signify the whole|