We are not proposing any examination. However, we are offering a platform where you can judge how deep you are into English literature. It will be fun, promise! We are asking 10 English literature questions that, we are sure, you cannot answer at all or you can just answer 3-4 out of those. Are you ready for the test? The questions will be from very popular works ever produced in English literature and, also, mostly from England only. If you are ready to take the challenge, move ahead and begin reading the questions and answering those.
- What was the name of Desdemona’s mother in Shakespeare’s drama Othello?
- How many times Ludolph utter his dialogues in Act 4. sc II in the long poem or a verse tragedy, Otho the Great, by John Keats?
- What was the duration of prayers before the classes began at Lowood in Jane Eyre?
- What is the character’s name that appears in one of T. S. Eliot’s plays and one of the D. H. Lawrence’s novels?
- In Far From the Madding Crowd, Bathsheba hears someone saying ‘O Lord’ 5 times followed by many other repetitions. Do you remember the chapter? Or the scene?
- John Donne, in of his many poems, wrote about two lovers – one died by fire and another by water (drowned). Do you remember the poem?
- In a long poem, Robert Browning writes about two kisses from two different beings to the same being. Do you remember the poem?
- Which was the novel by a famous English novelist that was not only denied publication for 30 years but also dragged to court once the unabridged publication surfaced? Hint: it changed the course of the publishing industry in England. Clue: Obscene content.
- Which is the novel that includes blank pages and weird graphics in the main content?
- A little long answer: Whom would you blame for the tragic end to Jude in Jude the Obscure?
So, guys, these are the 10 questions that we have brought for you today. Try answering a few, one or two, or all of these and see how many you can handle. Also, share this article with everyone interested in English literature and let them attempt answering these questions. We will keep bringing more interesting questions like these in the future as well. Question number 10th, from Jude the Obscure, is a debatable question and there cannot be one perfect and certain answer to it. So, you can choose to keep your answer yours given that you supply ample evidence to support your arguments.
All the best to everyone!
By a contributor to Literature News
I would blame Jude himself, a little blame on the novelist and then more on the society of that time… even today, Jude would have faced the same fate!
Awww… I can only answer 3 of them! Wonderful questions! Please bring more like these.
I don’t think Shakespeare cared to mention Desdemona’s mother in the drama. Anyone?