100+ Regional Literature in Translation Solved MCQs


Whose daughter is Kama-kanya?

A. death
B. birth
C. love
D. dravida
Answer» C. love

Who is the father of Kal-kanya?

A. time
B. space
C. rebirth
D. death
Answer» D. death

How many ages have been observed by the daughter of Dravida?

A. four
B. three
C. hundred
D. ten
Answer» A. four

Which among the following is the allure of body’s clay?

A. temple
B. palace
C. brothel
D. all of them
Answer» D. all of them

What resides in temple, palace, brothel and slum?

A. death
B. body
C. love
D. time
Answer» B. body

What does the red colour signify according to Ka Na Su?

A. sky
B. rose
C. evening
D. marriage
Answer» D. marriage

The red veil denotes ……..

A. disgrace
B. honour
C. respect
D. disrespect
Answer» B. honour

Which colour shows disgrace?

A. white
B. black
C. red
D. yellow
Answer» B. black

‘I am the daughter of the land of Dravida’ is the …… of the poem?

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

From where did she emerge as herself?

A. from the depth of the caverns
B. from the depth of the see
C. from the depth of her own being
D. from the depth of the sky
Answer» C. from the depth of her own being

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

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

In which language Ka. Naa. Subramaniam is used to write?

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

What will bring cold according to the poet?

A. dust
B. rain
C. wind
D. none of these
Answer» B. rain

The poet shut the window in order to prevent the wind which brings ……..

A. water
B. sunshine
C. dew drops
D. dust
Answer» D. dust

What steals sleep from the poet?

A. wind
B. rain
C. cough
D. none of these
Answer» C. cough

What is the after effect of reading and reading?

A. book looks aged
B. eyes get tired
C. eyes look aged
D. sight gets shorter
Answer» D. sight gets shorter

Where does the poet keep books?

A. on the table
B. in the shelf
C. beside the pillow
D. somewhere else
Answer» C. beside the pillow

According to the poet, the comment of the townspeople will be …….

A. good
B. adverse
C. true
D. satisfactory
Answer» B. adverse

Who will raise objection against the poet?

A. raji
B. townspeople
C. rain
D. friends
Answer» A. raji

For what is the poet waiting?

A. death
B. love
C. rebirth
D. second death
Answer» D. second death

What was the first death for the poet?

A. falling ill
B. failure to get a job
C. separation from the lover
D. none of these
Answer» C. separation from the lover

What was pseudonym of Ka. Na. Su.

A. mayan
B. maran
C. mohan
D. kalki
Answer» A. mayan

SatishAlekar writes plays in ………….. language.

A. kannada
B. urdu
C. marathi
D. english
Answer» C. marathi

Which of the following was not written by SatishAlekar?

A. begum barve
B. atireki
C. mahanirvan
D. silence! the court is in session
Answer» D. silence! the court is in session

A K Ramanujan’s academic research ranges in ………….

A. sanskrit
B. tamil
C. telugu
D. all these languages
Answer» D. all these languages

Which writer created controversy by making a statement that Rama and Sita are siblings?

A. tagore
B. kalidasa
C. a k ramanujan
D. tulsidas
Answer» C. a k ramanujan

Who is the author of ‘Boatman Tarini’?

A. tagore
B. sarat chandra chaterjee
C. tarashankar banerjee
D. none of these
Answer» C. tarashankar banerjee

Tarashankar Banerjee is a …….. writer.

A. pakistani
B. bengali
C. oriya
D. kashmiri
Answer» B. bengali

Who represented India in the Afro-Asian Writer’s Association at Tashkent?

A. arunkolatkar
B. sarojini naidu
C. tarashankar banerjee
D. kamala das
Answer» C. tarashankar banerjee

What was the peculiarity of the works of Tarashankar Banerjee?

A. rejection of realism
B. simple narration
C. poetic language
D. truth of human relationship
Answer» D. truth of human relationship

In which year Tarashankar Banerjee received Padma Bhushan?

A. 1966
B. 1969
C. 1959
D. 1965
Answer» B. 1969

In which language SitakantMahapatra used to write?

A. bengali
B. assamese
C. oriya
D. hindi
Answer» C. oriya

In which year SitakantMahapatra was awarded with Jnanpith?

A. 1998
B. 1983
C. 1999
D. 1993
Answer» D. 1993

Which from the following is not written by SitakantMahapatra?

A. the other silence
B. the wooden sword
C. men, patterns of death
D. jejuri
Answer» D. jejuri

What is the pen name of QurratulainHyder?

A. aineeapa
B. ) hyder,
C. ora
D. apa
Answer» A. aineeapa

QurratulainHyder is famous for her writngs in …………

A. punjabi
B. marathi
C. telugu
D. urdu
Answer» D. urdu

For which workQurratulainHyder is mainly known?

A. mere bhisanamkhane
B. aajka darya
C. ruashini ki raftar
D. none of these
Answer» B. aajka darya

“Hers is one of the most important Indian voices of the twentieth Century.” Who commented so on QurratulainHyder?

A. amitav ghosh
B. arundati roy
C. anita desai
D. chetanbhagat
Answer» A. amitav ghosh

Who is the founder of Katha Books?

A. geetamadhuri
B. geetadharmarajan
C. geeta desai
D. none of these
Answer» B. geetadharmarajan

What is the other name given to Katha Books?

A. kathalayam
B. katha pusthak
C. katha vilasam
D. none of these
Answer» C. katha vilasam

To which process Katha Books is related?

A. child welfare
B. community
C. translation of regional literature
D. all of them
Answer» D. all of them

SachidanandaHiranandaVatsyayana used the pen name ………

A. kalki
B. yogesh
C. ajneya
D. none of these
Answer» C. ajneya

What was the name of the classic trilogy of Ajneya?

A. shekhar: ekjeevani
B. bheenubhagat
C. kavishri
D. sadanira
Answer» A. shekhar: ekjeevani

What are ‘Katha Prize Stories’?

A. translation of indian stories
B. novels
C. novels in english
D. none of these
Answer» A. translation of indian stories

Which river is mentioned in ‘Boatman Tarini’?

A. yamuna
B. mayurakshi
C. ganga
D. kaveri
Answer» B. mayurakshi

What is pictured in ‘Boatman Tarini’?

A. anarchy
B. nostalgia
C. destruction
D. all of them
Answer» C. destruction

Which quality of Tarini gets unrewarded?

A. truthfulness
B. loyalty
C. obedience
D. heroism
Answer» D. heroism

What compels the villagers near to Mayurakshi to migrate?

A. flood
B. draught
C. wind
D. famine
Answer» D. famine

Which vision projects the organic bonds of community members?

A. ganamata
B. ganapita
C. ganadevata
D. none of these
Answer» C. ganadevata

When do the people return to the Village in ‘Boatman Tarini’?

A. in the spring
B. in the summer
C. with the reach of rain
D. none of these
Answer» C. with the reach of rain

What is hidden in the rhythms of Mayurakshi?

A. death and renewal
B. life
C. history of the village
D. all of them
Answer» A. death and renewal

Who/what controls the life in the village?

A. ruler
B. government
C. nature
D. tarini
Answer» C. nature

Mostly, the lyrics of gazals are written in ……. Language.

A. hindi
B. urdu
C. arabic
D. persian
Answer» B. urdu

Which singer is mentioned in Ghazal?

A. pankajudhas
B. nusratfateh ali khan
C. amjad ali khan
D. gulam ali
Answer» D. gulam ali

What was the theme of Gulam Ali’s gazal?

A. mansion
B. lost love
C. lament
D. road
Answer» B. lost love

What breaks at the window of harmonium?

A. singer’s voice
B. eye-beam
C. melody of grief
D. none of these
Answer» C. melody of grief

The unrelishable tragedy of debit and credit is portrayed on …….

A. calendar
B. tabla
C. stage
D. none of these
Answer» A. calendar

The counting is the rhythm/and the rhythm is time/ and the time is …….

A. sound
B. music
C. rhythm
D. beat
Answer» B. music

Who multiplied their far-off wing beats on table?

A. doves
B. wandering parrots
C. myriad migratory birds
D. vultures
Answer» C. myriad migratory birds

Where does the man of wisdom meditate?

A. under the tree
B. under the electric tree
C. under the bunyan tree
D. under the fig tree
Answer» B. under the electric tree

What is going to swallow earth?

A. black hole
B. a monster
C. ghost
D. serpent of time
Answer» D. serpent of time

What is drippingfrom the daily newspaper?

A. blood
B. news
C. water
D. honey
Answer» A. blood

What feeling is filled in the mind after the completion of the gazal?

A. emptiness
B. happiness
C. sadness
D. none of these
Answer» A. emptiness

According to mythologies, Yama is the god of ……

A. sea
B. sky
C. life
D. death
Answer» D. death

What is the major theme of Act IV of Abhinjanasakuntalam?

A. meeting of dushyanta and sakuntala
B. marriage of dushyanta and sakuntala
C. departure of sakuntala from kanwashrama
D. reunion of dushyanta and sakuntala
Answer» C. departure of sakuntala from kanwashrama

Which among the following works does not belong to Kalidasa?

A. vikramorvaseeyam
B. ramacharita
C. raghuvamsha
D. meghadoothu
Answer» B. ramacharita

Who is the foster child of MaharshiKanwa?

A. dheergapangan
B. sargarava
C. goutami
D. sakuntala
Answer» D. sakuntala

Who cursedSakuntala?

A. durvasa
B. vasishta
C. viswamitra
D. kanwa
Answer» A. durvasa

Partner of the bird Chacravaka was hidden by a ……..

A. tree
B. lotus leaf
C. kusha grass
D. amra tree
Answer» B. lotus leaf

What is the name of the creeper looked after by Sakuntala?

A. anasooya
B. dheergapangan
C. amra
D. madhavi
Answer» D. madhavi

Which woman accompanies Sakuntala to the mansion of her husband?

A. priyamvada
B. anasooya
C. goutami
D. none of these
Answer» C. goutami

Which object will relieve Sakuntala from the effect of Durvasa’s imprecations?

A. bangle
B. chain
C. earrings
D. wedding ring
Answer» D. wedding ring

According to the damsels of Sakuntala, Duravasa has a ……….. nature.

A. bad
B. choleric
C. very good
D. unpredictable
Answer» B. choleric

According to which rites, Dushyanta married Sakuntala?

A. rakshasa
B. kanya-dana
C. gandharva
D. none of these
Answer» C. gandharva

Who blessedSakuntala in the voice of Kokila?

A. hermits
B. women
C. maharishi kanwa
D. wood nymphs
Answer» D. wood nymphs

Who is the most respected person of the Agrahara in ‘Samskara’?

A. naranappa
B. praneshacharya
C. mahabala
D. none of these
Answer» B. praneshacharya

What forms the background of the novel ‘Samskara’?

A. birth
B. death
C. rebirth
D. none of these
Answer» B. death

Which of the following was practiced by Naranappa against the traditions of agrahara?

A. meat-eating
B. wine
C. illegal relationship
D. all of these
Answer» D. all of these

Where does Praneshacharya go to meditate?

A. home
B. agrahara
C. maruti temple
D. none of these
Answer» C. maruti temple

According to the beliefs, what was the cause of the epidemic plague in the village?

A. rats
B. water pollution
C. naranappa’s dead body
D. none of these
Answer» C. naranappa’s dead body

With whom Praneshacharya commits liaison?

A. chandri
B. rani
C. unknown woman
D. none of these
Answer» A. chandri

Which community is criticized in ‘Samskara’?

A. muslim
B. sikh
C. brahmin
D. christian
Answer» C. brahmin

‘Samskara’ is about ……….

A. lust
B. gluttony
C. greed
D. all of them
Answer» D. all of them

With whose help does Chandri cremate the body?

A. brahmins
B. a muslim
C. mahabala
D. an unknown
Answer» B. a muslim

What is ‘I am the Daughter of the Land of Dravida’ about?

A. language
B. culture
C. life
D. reality
Answer» B. culture

To which culture Dravidas belong?

A. persian
B. arabian
C. indian
D. none of these
Answer» C. indian

What happened to the daughter of land of Dravida when the ages changed?

A. she turned aged
B. she became beautiful
C. she became a mere object
D. none of these
Answer» C. she became a mere object

From which wood, the wood nymphs pressed the juice to redden Sakuntala’s feet?

A. amra
B. chamata
C. mango tree
D. laksha
Answer» D. laksha

What was the name of the capital of Dushyanta?

A. indraprasta
B. hastinapura
C. kurukshetra
D. kalinga
Answer» B. hastinapura

Which empire ruled India during the lifespan of Kalidasa?

A. gupta
B. maurya
C. khilji
D. none of these
Answer» A. gupta

In which language Kalidasa wrote his plays?

A. pali
B. sanskrit
C. prakrit
D. hindi
Answer» B. sanskrit

Which work of Kalidasa provides information about his life?

A. meghaoota
B. kuamarasambhava
C. raghuvamsha
D. all of them
Answer» D. all of them

From which epic is the story of Sakuntala taken?

A. iliad
B. ramayana
C. mahabharata
D. vedas
Answer» C. mahabharata

Who advises Sakuntala to be patient at the palace of her husband?

A. anasooya
B. goutami
C. saradwata
D. kanwa
Answer» D. kanwa

‘Ghazal’ is divided in to …… sections.

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

On which day, Gulam Ali sings theghazal?

A. dec 31
B. jan 1
C. feb 2
D. none of these
Answer» A. dec 31

The major theme of gazals is…….

A. mother’s care
B. nostalgia
C. friendship
D. all of them
Answer» B. nostalgia

What seems contradictory in the stage where Gulam Ali sings?

A. tabla
B. calendar
C. tampura
D. none of these
Answer» B. calendar

What isGulam Ali’s request in the gazal?

A. bring a flower
B. utter some words
C. take of veil
D. show love
Answer» C. take of veil

What is seen in the calendar?

A. savage beating drum
B. numbers
C. dates
D. all of them
Answer» A. savage beating drum
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