Literature in English: Drama/Tragedy Solved MCQs


The Mistry plays deals with______

A. The life and deeds of the saints
B. Biblical themes
C. Heaven and Hell
D. Moral values
Answer» B. Biblical themes

How many dramatic unities were recommended by greek?

A. one central unity
B. Two Dramatic Unities
C. The Dramatic Unities
D. No number fixed
Answer» C. The Dramatic Unities

In which year was the Globe Theater built?

A. 1588
B. 1598
C. 1594
D. 1599
Answer» D. 1599

"Life is a Tale, told by an idiot, full of sound and fury", these lines occur in-

A. Julius Ceaser
B. Hamlet
C. Macbeth
D. Richard-II
Answer» C. Macbeth

Dryden's All for Love is based on -

A. Samson Agonistes
B. Romeo and Juliet
C. Caser and Cleopatra
D. Antony and Cleopatra
Answer» D. Antony and Cleopatra

Dryden's MacFlecknoe is a satire on

A. Thomas Otway
B. Congreve
C. Shadwell
D. Wycherley
Answer» C. Shadwell

The First Tragedy Gorboduc was later given the title-

A. Grammer Gurton's needle
B. Endymion
C. Corpus Christi
D. Forrex and purrex
Answer» D. Forrex and purrex

An 'Epilogue' appears in a play-

A. In the beginning of the play
B. At the end of the play
C. At the end of the Third act
D. At any stage
Answer» D. At any stage

Othello kills Desdemona because he believes that she has betrayed him with another man. Who is this 'other man'?

A. Cassio
B. Falstaff
C. Roderigo
D. Malvolio
Answer» A. Cassio

In what year Shakespear born?

A. 1564
B. 1558
C. 1559
D. 1560
Answer» A. 1564

Who did Shakespeare married?

A. Maryyoucen of Scots
B. Anne Hathway
C. Judith Sadler
D. Susanna Wall
Answer» B. Anne Hathway

The action of a Greek tragedy always took place within what time span?

A.  A week
B. Twelve hours
C. Twenty-four hours
D.  A month
Answer» C. Twenty-four hours

What did Sophocles add to Greek tragedy?

A. A Third actor
B. A second Actor
C. A Chorus
D. A Female Performer
Answer» B. A second Actor

Greek theater began as a part of festival celibrating what Greek God?

A. Zeus
B. Athena
C. Apollo
D. Dionysus
Answer» D. Dionysus

What was the group of performers near the front of the stage that would chant or sing called?

A. Stand
B. Skene
C. Chorus
D. Orchestra
Answer» C. Chorus

What pattern is embroidered on the handkerchief

A. Strawberries
B. Dots
C. Leaves
D. Daggers
Answer» A. Strawberries

How is the Turkish fleet thwarted?

A. In battle with Othello
B. By Storm
C. Mutiny
D. In battle with ship from Rhodes
Answer» B. By Storm

What rank does Cassio hold before Othello strip it from him?

A. Corporal
B. Private
C. Lieutenant
D. Colonel
Answer» C. Lieutenant

How old is Iago?

A. 35
B. 19
C. 28
D. 50
Answer» C. 28

What is Brabanzio's position in Venice?

A. Senator
B. Duke
C. Constable
D. Stable-hand
Answer» A. Senator

Who made the handkerchief that Othello inherited from his mother?

A. Barbary
B. Othello's mother
C. Ohtello's former lover
D. A sibyl, or female prophet
Answer» D. A sibyl, or female prophet

What first attracted Desdemona to Othello?

A. His strong hands
B. His beautifully crafted armor
C. His handkerchief
D. The stories he told about his past
Answer» D. The stories he told about his past

What rank does Iago begrudgingly hold?

A. Colonel
B. Sergeant
C. Ensign
D. Captain
Answer» C. Ensign

From Whom did Desdemona first hear the Song of'Willow"'?

A. Othello
B. Her mother' maid,Barbary
C. The Clown
D. Emilia
Answer» B. Her mother' maid,Barbary

Whos death does Graziano report in the final scene?

A. The Duke's
B. Lodovico's
C. Bianca's
D. Brabanzio's
Answer» D. Brabanzio's

How does Othello kill Desdemona?

A. He stabs her
B. He smothers her
C. He strangles her
D. He beats her to death
Answer» B. He smothers her

In the Prologue,who introduces the story of Doctor Faustus?

A. The Chorus
B. Faustus
C. Mephastophilis
D. Wagner
Answer» A. The Chorus

To which Greek mythological character in Faustus compared in Prologue?

A. Hercules
B. Perseus
C. Icarus
D. Theseus
Answer» C. Icarus

What field of learning does Faustus consider before he turns to magic?

A. Chemistry,bilogy and physucs
B. Logic,medicine,law and theology
C. Navigation,astronomy,rhetoric and theology
D. Grammar,history,science and latin
Answer» B. Logic,medicine,law and theology

which character intruct Faustus in the dark arts?

A. The Scholar
B. Wagner snd Robin
C. The Good and Bad Angels
D. Cornelius and Valdes
Answer» D. Cornelius and Valdes

What is the name of the ruler in hell in Doctor Faustus?

A. Satan
B. Mephastophilis
C. Lucifer
D. Belzebub
Answer» C. Lucifer

How long does Faustus demand that Mephastophilis serve him?

A. 30 years
B. 24 years
C. 1 hour
D. 1 century
Answer» B. 24 years

What does Faustus offer in return for his service?

A. All his riches
B. The life of his first-born child
C. Nothing
D. His Soul
Answer» D. His Soul

How does Faustus sign his compact with Lucifer?

A. In his own blood
B. In the blood of a virgin
C. In ink produced in hell
D. He doesn't
Answer» A. In his own blood

Which City does Faustus visit extensively in scene 7?

A. Amsterdam
B. Berlin
C. Rome
D. Jerusalem
Answer» C. Rome

Which historical figure does Faustus conjure up for the emperor to see?

A. Helen of Troy
B. Jesus Christ
C. Joan of Arc
D. Alexender the Great
Answer» D. Alexender the Great

Who tries to persuade Faustus to repent just before he reseals his pact with Lucifer?

A. An old man
B. Wagner
C. Mephastophilis
D. The Knight
Answer» A. An old man

What does Faustus fetch for the Duchess of Vanholt?

A. A male slave
B. A griffin
C. A dish of grapes
D. A hourse
Answer» C. A dish of grapes

Where, according to Mephastophilis, is hell?

A. Everywhere that heaven is not
B. deep below the earth's surface
C. Inside Faustus's soul
D. Directly beneath heaven
Answer» A. Everywhere that heaven is not

What Famous beauty does Mephastophilis present to Faustus in scene 12?

A. Joan of Arc
B. Elwanor of Aquitaine
C. Catherine the Great
D. Helen of Troy
Answer» D. Helen of Troy

What happens to Faustus at the end of the play?

A. He repents and is saved
B. He kills himself
C. He becomes emperor og Germany
D. He is carried off to Hell
Answer» D. He is carried off to Hell

What does the horse-courser think he is removing from Faustus's body after Faustus wakes?

A. His Shirt
B. His Leg
C. His Cloak
D. His Hand
Answer» B. His Leg

Which trick does Faustus, while invisible, pay on the pope?

A. He makes a Bible burn in the pope's hands
B. He exposes the pope's baldness
C. He fools the pope into believing a statue is talking to him
D. He steals dishes of food and disrupts the pope's bamquet
Answer» D. He steals dishes of food and disrupts the pope's bamquet

What does Mephastophilis refuse to tell Faustus?

A. If Faustus will demned
B. How many Planets there are
C. Where hell is located?
D. Who made the world
Answer» D. Who made the world

When he first summons Mephastophilis, how does Faustus ask him to appear?

A. In the shape of a Franciscan friar
B. In the shape of a beautiful woman
C. As a winged creature with horns
D. As a handsome young man
Answer» A. In the shape of a Franciscan friar

For how many years has Agamemnon been at war in Troy?

A. Five
B. Ten
C. Seven
D. One
Answer» B. Ten

What kind of signal does the Watchman see in the First scene?

A. A bird
B. A blazing fire
C. A messenger
D. Smoke Signal
Answer» B. A blazing fire

How did Claudius murder king Hamlet?

A. By Stabbing him through an arras
B. By Pouring poison into his ear
C. By ordering him to be hanged
D. By Poisoning his wineglass
Answer» B. By Pouring poison into his ear

Whos Skull does Hamlet discover in the Churchyard?

A. The former court jester's
B. Raynaldo's
C. Ophelia's
D. His father's
Answer» A. The former court jester's

How does Ophelia die?

A. Claudius stabs her
B. Hamlet strangles her
C. She slits her wrists
D. She drowns in the river
Answer» D. She drowns in the river
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