FPSC English Lecturer Test Sample Questions

Following are sample questions for “Lecturer in English” test by Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC).

1. Consider the following lines,

“Helpe then, O holy Virgin chiefe of nine,
Thy weaker Novice to performe thy will,
Lay forth out of thine everlasting scryne
The antique rolles, which there lye hidden still,
Of Faerie knights and fairest Tanaquill,
Whom that most noble Briton Prince so long
Sought through the world, and suffered so much ill,

Who is the poet of the above mentioned verses?
(A) Edmund Spencer
(B) Chaucer
(C) Jhon Milton
(D) None of these

2. “Heartbreak House” is a play by
(A) Ibsen
(B) Samuel Beckett
(C) George Bernard Shaw
(D) Sheriden

3. “Eustacia and Wildeve” are lovers in the novel
(A) The Return of the Native
(B) Jude the Obscure
(C) The Mayor of Casterbridge
(D) None of these

4. “A word is dead when it is said, some say, I say it just begins to live that day.”
Who is the writer of the above mentioned lines?
(A) Robert Frost
(B) Maya Angelou
(C) Emily Dickinson
(D) Robert Browning

5. W. M. Rossetti calls “Leaves of Grass” as the poem of American nationality. Who wrote this poem?
(A) Edgar Allen Poe
(B) Emily Dickinson
(C) Robert Frost
(D) Walt Whitman

Answers: FPSC English Lecturer Test Sample Questions
1(A) 2(C) 3(A) 4(C) 5(D)

6. Which American poet has been considered as “the most perfect flower of New England Transcendentalism?”
(A) Edgar Allen Poe
(B) Emily Dickinson
(C) Robert Frost
(D) Walt Whitman

7. Consider the following lines,

“The Frost performs its secret ministry,
Unhelped by any wind. The owlet’s cry
Came loud-and hark, again! loud as before.
The inmates of my cottage, all at rest,
Have left me to that solitude, which suits
Abstruser musings: save that at my side
My cradled infant slumbers peacefully.”

Who is the poet of the above verses?
(A) Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(B) Jhon Keats
(C) Jhon Donne
(D) None of these

8. “Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody’s face but their own.” Who said this?
(A) George Bernard Shaw
(B) Jonathan Swift
(C) Bacon
(D) T. S. Eliot

9. “Tragedy, then, is an imitation of an action that is serious, complete, and of a certain magnitude; in language embellished with each kind of artistic ornament, the several kinds being found in separate parts of the play; in the form of action, not of narrative; with incidents arousing pity and fear.”
Who defined tragedy as mentioned above?
(A) Sophocles
(B) Aristotle
(C) Shakespeare
(D) Christopher Marlow

10. Sophocles was a renowned and successful Athenian writer of
(A) Lyrics
(B) Epics
(C) Comedies
(D) Tragedies

Answers: FPSC English Lecturer Test Sample Paper
6(B) 7(A) 8(B) 9(B) 10(D)

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