T. S. Eliot (1888-1965): AP English Literature Online Test

Which of the following is not a verse drama by T. S. Eliot?
Murder in The Cathedral
The Family Reunion
The Cocktail Party
The Criterion
None of the above
Which is the figure that appears throughout ‘The Wasteland’?
Marie Larisch
Madame Sosostris
All of the above
None of the above
In which of his poems does T. S. Eliot write the following lines: “Speak to me, why do you never speak”?
The Hollow Men
The Ash Wednesday
The Wasteland
Four Quartets
None of the above
T. S. Eliot compared Dickens to whom, who he said can “with a phrase make a character as real as flesh and blood”?
G. B. Shaw
None of the above
Which of T. S. Eliot’s poems is based on a musical pattern?
The Wasteland
Ash Wednesday
The Rock
Four Quartets
None of the above
Who is the twentieth century poet that eluded to ‘April’ in one of his poems?
W. H. Auden
Ezra Pound
T. S. Eliot
W. B. Yeats
None of the above
The theme(s) of Eliot’s ‘Four Quartets’ is/are:
Time and eternity
The potential of words
Artistic consciousness
All of the above
None of the above
T. S. Eliot was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in which year?
What are ‘Little Gidding’, ‘East Coker’, ‘Burnt Norton’ and ‘The Dry Salvages’?
Plays by T. S. Eliot
Names of places
Eliot’s ‘Four Quartets’
Characters created by T. S. Eliot
All of the above
Which of the following is a play by T. S. Eliot?
Ash Wednesday
Hollow Men
The Wasteland
Family Reunion
None of the above
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T. S. Eliot, the poet, critic and dramatist’s full name was Thomas Stearns Eliot. Born in America, he became a British citizen in 1824. Dante and Donne had excised a great influence on him. His meeting with Ezra Pound was a great literary event. He gave a new intellectual depth, a new sincerity and a new spiritual depth to modern poetry. This test is designed to evaluate the students’ familiarity with this great man. This short test is prepared in the multiple choice format, specially designed for students taking AP test in English literature.



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