120+ Indian Writing in English. Solved MCQs


Who was the first woman president of Indian National Congress?

A. amrita pritam
B. sarojini naidu
C. annie besant
D. vijayalaxmi pandit
Answer» B. sarojini naidu

Who is known as Bharat Kokila ( the nightingale of India)?

A. lata mangeshkar
B. toru dutt
C. sarojini naidu
D. kamala das
Answer» C. sarojini naidu

Who endowed Sarojini Naidu the title ‘The Nightingale of India?

A. mahatma gandhi
B. jawaharlal nehru
C. gopalakrishna gokhale
D. rabindranath tagore
Answer» D. rabindranath tagore

The narrator is in the search for her ……..?

A. friend
B. lover
C. child
D. mother
Answer» B. lover

Who is referred as Kanhaya in the poem?

A. krishna
B. rama
C. radha
D. shepherd
Answer» A. krishna

In the evening, she asked ……….. about her flute player. (a. Wind b. woods c. forest d. gray coloured tide) 7. With the help of a beautiful simile, to which thing she compares her heart?

A. boat
B. chalice
C. bubble
D. leaf
Answer» D. leaf

Where does Krishna take rest?

A. boat
B. forest
C. home
D. sea shore
Answer» B. forest

What made the honey to ooze in to Radha’s heart?

A. krishna’s words
B. krishna’s jocks
C. krishna’s tricks
D. krishna’s beauty
Answer» C. krishna’s tricks

According to Krishna, where can Radha find Krishna?

A. forest’s shade
B. sea shore
C. river bank
D. heart’s mirror
Answer» D. heart’s mirror

What is the rhyming pattern of the poem?

A. abab cdcd
B. aabb ccdd
C. abcd abcd
D. abab cdcd efef gg
Answer» B. aabb ccdd

Which pair among the following is known as the symbol of love?

A. siva-parvati
B. brahma-saraswati
C. nala-damayanti
D. radha-krishna
Answer» D. radha-krishna

The poem is about ………

A. friendship
B. love
C. companionship
D. household affairs
Answer» B. love

What is the expression Naidu uses to explain the blind nature of Radha’s love?

A. tricks
B. gray coloured
C. foolish
D. rocked
Answer» C. foolish

Which kind of love is portrayed in TheQuest?

A. carnal
B. platonic
C. flirting
D. insulting
Answer» B. platonic

Which is the first non-European work that had won the Nobel Prize for literature?

A. midnight’s children
B. bayen
C. chitra
D. gitanjali
Answer» D. gitanjali

Who wrote the national anthem of India?

A. tagore
B. bankin chandra chatterji
C. sarat chandra chatterji
D. mohammed iqbal
Answer» A. tagore

The poem Breezy April is addressed to…………..

A. wind
B. rain
C. april
D. summer
Answer» C. april

Which peculiarity of April rocks the poet?

A. hotness
B. rain
C. burning
D. music
Answer» D. music

What makes the poet thrilled?

A. aprils touch
B. april’s beauty
C. wind’s sound
D. bird’s twittering
Answer» A. aprils touch

……… awakens the poet from his sleep.

A. music
B. river’s sound
C. birds
D. breeze
Answer» D. breeze

Slumber means?

A. game
B. sleep
C. tricks
D. care
Answer» B. sleep

What type of a poem is Breezy April?

A. sonnet
B. dramatic monologue
C. ode
D. lyric
Answer» C. ode

The wind and leaves communicate through …….. .

A. music
B. movement
C. dance
D. leafy language
Answer» D. leafy language

What makes the poet surrender in front of the breeze of April?

A. its kisses
B. its sweetness
C. its softness
D. its nature
Answer» A. its kisses

Breezy April is written in …….. style?

A. neoclassic
B. romantic
C. modern
D. pre-raphaelite
Answer» B. romantic

How many quatrains are there in Breezy April?

A. one
B. two
C. three
D. four
Answer» D. four

What/who teases the poet?

A. breeze
B. wind
C. lover
D. friend
Answer» A. breeze

Name the first Indian to win Nobel Prize for literature?

A. jawaharlal nehru
B. r k narayan
C. rabindranath tagore
D. raja rao
Answer» C. rabindranath tagore

In which year, Tagore received Nobel Prize?

A. 1910
B. 1911
C. 1912
D. 1913
Answer» D. 1913

Find out the pen-name of Kamala Das from the following.

A. balamani
B. sugathakumari
C. aysha
D. madhavikkutti
Answer» D. madhavikkutti

Kamala Das became iconoclast among her contemporaries due to her open expression of ………

A. household affairs
B. love
C. female sexuality
D. contemporary issues
Answer» C. female sexuality

Which among the listed do not constitute the theme of In Love?

A. desperation
B. female sexuality
C. man-woman relationship
D. none of these
Answer» D. none of these

……….. reminds her of her lover. (a. Burning sun b. jigsaw c. crow d. none of these) 35. To which thing Kamala Das compares the limbs of her lover?

A. jigsaw
B. carnivorous plant
C. plant
D. trunk
Answer» A. jigsaw

According to the narrator, the meeting of both of them is ……….

A. full of love
B. full of lust
C. mechanical
D. none of these
Answer» C. mechanical

When the man succeeds over her, she turns……….

A. violent
B. gloomy
C. happy
D. silent
Answer» D. silent

Who utter ‘Bol Hari Bol’ in the night?

A. porters
B. corpse carriers
C. vendors
D. merchants
Answer» B. corpse carriers

What does the poet mean by ‘skin-communicated thing?

A. lust
B. unending love
C. conversation
D. none of these
Answer» A. lust

The use of ‘carnivorous plant’ in the poem is an example of ………

A. metaphor
B. personification
C. simile
D. alliteration
Answer» C. simile

Where is the narrator settled in the poem?

A. in a village
B. in a town
C. in the precincts
D. near a river
Answer» B. in a town

According to the narrator, what is filled in the wings of the crows?

A. honey
B. water
C. poison
D. none of these
Answer» C. poison

To which thing narrator compares his embrace?

A. plant
B. crow
C. ghost
D. jigsaw
Answer» D. jigsaw

‘Finished jigsaw’ is an example of ………..

A. metaphor
B. alliteration
C. simile
D. none of these
Answer» A. metaphor

Which kind of love is portrayed in this poem?

A. eternal love
B. carnal love
C. platonic love
D. none of these
Answer» B. carnal love

Among the following, which is the first book of Ezekiel?

A. hymns in darkness
B. a time to change
C. the exact time
D. the bad day
Answer» D. the bad day

Which poem of Nissim Ezekiel is mostly used as the study material of Indian English Poetry?

A. goodbye party for miss pushpa t s
B. the night of the scorpion
C. a time to change
D. none of these
Answer» B. the night of the scorpion

Whose poems were translated by Ezekiel along with Vrinda Nabar?

A. gandhiji
B. gokhale
C. nehru
D. iqbal
Answer» C. nehru

Ezekiel was awarded Padmashri in………..

A. 1998
B. 1988
C. 1987
D. 1978
Answer» B. 1988

Which locality of Indian English users is mentioned in this poem?

A. kerala
B. maharashtra
C. rajasthan
D. gujarat
Answer» D. gujarat

In whose name the party is arranged?

A. poet
B. narrator
C. miss pushpa
D. a stranger
Answer» C. miss pushpa

Which kind of narration is used in this poem?

A. third person
B. second person
C. first person
D. none of these
Answer» C. first person

What kind of personality is Miss Pushpa according to the speaker?

A. sweet
B. harsh
C. dull
D. rare
Answer» A. sweet

What was the profession of Miss Pushpa’s father?

A. doctor
B. advocate
C. teacher
D. clerk
Answer» B. advocate

Where was Miss Pushpa’s father practicing?

A. culcutta
B. bulsar
C. bombay
D. surat
Answer» D. surat

‘External sweetness’ means?

A. beautiful appearance
B. personality
C. sweet character
D. none of these
Answer» A. beautiful appearance

From which language ‘Bon Voyage’ is borrowed?

A. latin
B. french
C. greek
D. italian
Answer» B. french

What does the speaker mean by ‘prospect’?

A. character
B. personality
C. potential
D. none of these
Answer» C. potential

Which problem of Indian English users is mentioned in the poem?

A. grammatical errors
B. pronunciation
C. spelling mistakes
D. vocabulary
Answer» A. grammatical errors

Goodbye Party for Miss Pushpa T Sis a ………… against Indian English users.

A. humour
B. criticism
C. sarcasm
D. evaluation
Answer» C. sarcasm

In which language A K Ramanujan used to write apart from English?

A. malayalam
B. kannada
C. marathi
D. tamil
Answer» B. kannada

When did Govt. of India honour A K Ramanujan with Padmashri?

A. 1988
B. 1985
C. 1984
D. 1983
Answer» D. 1983

What is the age of the narrator at the beginning of the poem?

A. 2 or 3
B. 3 or 4
C. 4 or 5
D. 5 or 6
Answer» D. 5 or 6

What is the relationship between the boy and the girl?

A. siblings
B. cousins
C. friends
D. neighbours
Answer» B. cousins

The favourite game of the children in the poem was……

A. swimming
B. hill climbing
C. hide n’ seek
D. swinging
Answer» D. swinging

Which tree is mentioned in the poem?

A. fig tree
B. mango tree
C. pine tree
D. none of these
Answer» A. fig tree

At the end of the poem, the narrator is a ……..

A. girl
B. old woman
C. grown-up woman
D. none of these
Answer» C. grown-up woman

What is the colour of the fig leaves?

A. green
B. red
C. gray
D. yellow
Answer» B. red

On which tree the swing was tied?

A. mango tree
B. jack fruit tree
C. fig tree
D. none of these
Answer» C. fig tree

What is the age of the boy in the poem?

A. four or five
B. five or six
C. two or three
D. six or seven
Answer» D. six or seven

Which book of Agha Shahid Ali was finalistfor the National Book Award in 2001?

A. the half-inch himalayas
B. a nostalgist's map of america
C. the country without a post office
D. rooms are never finished
Answer» D. rooms are never finished

What is the size of the post card?

A. four by four inch
B. four by five inch
C. four by six inch
D. none of these
Answer» C. four by six inch

What was the quality that was admired by the poet?

A. love
B. neatness
C. making happy
D. beauty
Answer» B. neatness

What is the tone of the poem?

A. sarcastic
B. nostalgic
C. humourous
D. none of these
Answer» B. nostalgic

Which river is mentioned in the poem?

A. the indus
B. the yamuna
C. the ganges
D. the jhelum
Answer» D. the jhelum

Which colour is referred by the term ‘ultramarine’?

A. green
B. red
C. blue
D. white
Answer» C. blue

In which colour The Jhelum appears in front of the poet?

A. light green
B. deep green
C. light blue
D. deep blue
Answer» D. deep blue

Which expression provides a visual effect to the poem?

A. post card
B. ultramarine
C. overexposed
D. shrinked
Answer» C. overexposed

Amrita Pritam is an Indian English writer who belongs to ………..

A. gujarat
B. maharashtra
C. west bengal
D. punjab
Answer» D. punjab

In Amrita Pritam’s which novel memorable character, Puro, an epitome of violence against women, was pictured?

A. the weed
B. pinjar
C. kagaz te canvas
D. none of these
Answer» B. pinjar

What is the name of the protagonist of ‘The Weed’?

A. rani
B. prabhati
C. angoori
D. none of these
Answer» C. angoori

According to the superstitions, what was given to the girls in order to ensnarl them?

A. paan
B. halwa
C. betel
D. milk
Answer» A. paan

Who was the reason for Angoori’s sorrows?

A. prabhati
B. narrator
C. herself
D. ram tara
Answer» D. ram tara

Angoori believed that her desolate mood was created by ……………

A. love
B. pain
C. the weed
D. none of these
Answer» C. the weed

Angooori can be considered as a woman with ………. nature.

A. feminist
B. patriarchal
C. traditional
D. none of these
Answer» A. feminist

Which among the following does not belong to the theme of ‘The Weed’?

A. patriarchy
B. education of women
C. marriage
D. none of these
Answer» D. none of these

What was Angoori’s concept about women getting educated?

A. innovative
B. sin
C. improvement
D. none of these
Answer» B. sin

What was the ‘weed’?

A. betel
B. a flower
C. marijuana
D. pepper
Answer» C. marijuana

Who is considered as the architect of Indian nation-state as a socialist, democratic republic?

A. b r ambedkar
B. mahatma gandhi
C. indira gandhi
D. jawaharlal nehru
Answer» D. jawaharlal nehru

Who are the ‘we’ mentioned in ‘A Tryst with Destiny’?

A. nehru and his family
B. leaders of freedom struggle
C. indians
D. none of these
Answer» C. indians

With whom had they made the appointment?

A. british
B. destiny
C. mahatma gandhi
D. political leaders
Answer» B. destiny

To whom Nehru is expanding the service of newly found government of India?

A. india and her people
B. indian national congress
C. the whole world
D. none of these
Answer» C. the whole world

According to Nehru, freedom and power are always related to ………..

A. sovereignty
B. responsibility
C. supremacy
D. corruption
Answer» B. responsibility

What is the main responsibility of Nehru and the other leaders?

A. representing people in the assembly
B. providing electricity
C. building up new cities
D. none of these
Answer» A. representing people in the assembly

Which among the following comes in the list of the problems which should be wiped out from India?

A. untouchability
B. unapproachability
C. malnutrition
D. poverty
Answer» D. poverty

What was the long cherished dream of Indians?

A. conquering britain
B. attaining freedom
C. defeating monarchs
D. none of these
Answer» B. attaining freedom

How should Indians face the new responsibilities?

A. with care
B. with discipline
C. with passion
D. with arrogance
Answer» B. with discipline

Which town is recurrently used in R K Narayan’s stories?

A. madhurai
B. chennai
C. bombay
D. malgudi
Answer» D. malgudi

Who was the mentor and friend of R K Narayan who helped him to publish his earlier works?

A. graham greene
B. t s eliot
C. thomas hardy
D. william faulkner
Answer» A. graham greene

In compressing the story without loosing the elements, R K Narayan’s stories are often compared with the stories of …………

A. william faulkner
B. dante
C. guy de maupassan
D. none of these
Answer» C. guy de maupassan

Which among the following does not belong to the semi autobiographical trilogy of R K Narayan?

A. swami and friends
B. the bachelor of arts
C. the english teacher
D. the
Answer» D. the

Which habit made R K Narayan to fall in love with girls?

A. talking
B. roaming around
C. reading
D. none of these
Answer» C. reading
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