In the history of Britain, the period from 1837 to 1901 is known as the Victorian Age :

  1. Directions: read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives and mark it by blackening the appropriate circle [0] in the Answer Sheet.
    In the history of Britain, the period from 1837 to 1901 is known as the Victorian Age.
    The period saw the long and prosperous reign of Queen Victoria in England. Charles Dickens was the most popular novelist of this period. He became famous for his depiction of the life of the working class, intricate plots and sense of humour. However, it was the vast galaxy of unusual characters created by him that made him more popular than any of his contemporaries. more popular than any of his contemporaries. drawn from everyday life and the world around him, these characters were such that readers could relate  to them. beginning with the Pickwick papers in 1836, Dickens wrote numerous novels, each uniquely filled with believable personalities and vivid physical descriptions. According to Dickens’s friend and biographer, John Forster, dickens made “characters real existences, not by describing them but letting them describe themselves.”
  2. The period between 1837-1907 was known as the
    (a) the Dark Age
    (b) the Elizabethan Age
    (c) the Shakespearian Age
    (d) the victorian Age
  3. The word ‘popular’ in the passage means
    (a) successful
    (b) poor
    (c) propelling
    (d) problematic
  4. Dickens became famous for depicting the life of
    (a) the working class, intricate plots
    (b) the working class, intricate plots and sense of humour.
    (C) the business class, intricate plots and sense of humour.
    (d) the working class, dull plots and sense of humour.
  5. Dickens’s characters were drawn from
    (a) royal families
    (b) everyday life and the world beyond him.
    (c) everyday life and the world around him.
    (d) unbelievable personalities.
  6. John Forster was Dickens’
    (a) best friend and philosopher
    (b) friend and doctor
    (c) friend and editor
    (d) friend and biographer
Anurag Mishra Professor Asked on 8th February 2016 in English.
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