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Arvind Ghosh: An Introduction

Arvind Ghosh is popular as Sri Aurobindo. He is a well-known Indian philosopher, sage, yogi, patriot and freedom fighter. He was a great poet too. As a poet he has left an indelible mark on the world of literature. His Savitri , an epic, is his most celebrated work. Arvind Ghosh was born into a prominent Bengali family on 15 August 1872 in Calcutta (today’s Kolkata), India. The name of his father was Krishna Dhan Ghosh who was a doctor by profession. His mother Swarnalata Devi belonged to a distinguished family. Sri Aurobindo received his education in England. He studied in Cambridge and became a master in English, Greek and Latin. He passed the Indian Civil Service Examination in 1890. In 1893 he accepted an appointment in Baroda state service. Later he served Baroda College as a professor. After returning to India, he became actively involved in the Indian freedom struggle and played a significant role. But when he moved to Pondichery in 1910, his life took a spiritual turn.

On His Blindness by Milton: Multiple Choice Questions with Answers

01. On His Blindness has been composed by: a. John Bunyan b. John Milton c. John Dryden d. John Donne Answer: b. John Milton 02. On His Blindness is: a. An elegy b. An ode c. A lyric d. A sonnet Answer: d. A sonnet 03. What type of poem is John Milton’s On His Blindness ? a. Epic poem b. Sonnet c. Ballad d. Free verse Answer: b. Sonnet 04. When was John Milton's poem On His Blindness first published ? a. 1608 b. 1632 c. 1658 d. 1673 Answer: d. 1673 05. What type of sonnet is Milton’s sonnet On His Blindness ? a. Petrarchan sonnet b. Spenserian sonnet c. Shakespearean sonnet d. None Answer: a. Petrarchan sonnet 06. In which collection of poems was On His Blindness included? a. Paradise Lost b. Paradise Regained c. Areopagitica d. Poems Answer: d. Poems 07. What is the title of John Milton's autobiographical poem? a. The Pilgrim's Progress b. The Canterbury Tales c. On His Blindness d. The Divine Comedy Answer: c. On His Blindness 08. On His Blindness is a poem

John Milton: Multiple Choice Questions with Answers

01. Who is John Milton? a. A doctor b. A Scientist c. A poet d. A storyteller Answer: c. A poet 02. John Milton Belongs to: a. India b. Ireland c. England d. America Answer: c. England 03. John Milton belongs to: a. 19th Century b. 17th Century c. 16th Century d. 15th Century Answer: b. 17th Century 04. John Milton is popular as a: a. Classical poet b. Neoclassical poet c. Romantic poet d. Religious poet Answer: d. Religious poet 05. In which language did John Milton write his most popular works? a. Latin b. French c. Spanish d. English Answer: d. English 06. Apart from English John Milton also wrote in: a. French b. Spanish c. Urdu d. Latin & Italian Answer: d. Latin & Italian 07. John Milton is best known for: a. Paradise Lost b. Paradise Regained c. The Faerie Queene d. The Divine Comedy Answer: a. Paradise Lost 08. When was John Milton born? a. 1608 b. 1612 c. 1620 d. 1634 Answer: a. 1608 09. What is the date of birth of John Milton? a. 07 December 1608 b. 08 Dece

On His Blindness (Text): John Milton

When I consider how my light is spent, Ere half my days, in this dark world and wide, And that one Talent which is death to hide, Lodged with me useless, ’though my Soul more bent To serve therewith my Maker, and present My true account, lest He returning chide; Doth God exact day-labour, light denied? I fondly ask. But Patience, to prevent That murmur, soon replies, God doth not need Either man’s work, or His own gifts, who best Bear his mild yoke, they serve Him best. His state Is kingly. Thousands at His bidding speed, And post o’er land and ocean without rest: They also serve who only stand and wait.

Of Truth by Francis Bacon: Multiple Type Questions with Answers

01. When was Francis Bacon’s essay ‘Of Truth’ first published? a. 1597 b. 1612 c. 1625 d. 1630 Answer: c. 1625 02. In which edition of Bacon’s essay ‘Of Truth’ appeared? a. 1st edition b. 2nd edition c. 3rd edition d. 4th edition Answer: c. 3rd edition 03. The writing style of Francis Bacon in ‘Of Truth’ is a. Double style b. Public style c. Middle style d. Aphoristic style Answer: d. Aphoristic style 04. Francis Bacon’s ‘Of Truth’ is: a. A poem b. An essay c. A novel d. A story Answer: b. An essay 05. ‘Of truth’ is Bacon's great work of prose which shows: a. His keen observation of human beings b. His keen observation of animals c. His keen observation of birds d. His keen observation of environment Answer: a. His keen observation of human beings 06. Francis Bacon’s essay ‘Of Truth’ begins with which one of the following expression? a. What is Nature? b. What is Idea? c. What is Truth? d. What is God? Answer: c. What is Truth? 07. Who said, ‘What is Truth?’ in Bacon’s essa

Of Truth (Text) by Francis Bacon

Of Truth: Francis Bacon WHAT is truth? said jesting Pilate: and would not stay for an answer. Certainly there be that delight in giddiness, and count it a bondage to fix a belief: affecting free-will in thinking, as well as in acting. And, though the sects of philosophers of that kind be gone, yet there remain certain discoursing wits which are of the same veins; though there be not so much blood in them as was in those of the ancients. But it is not only the difficulty and labour which men take in finding out of truth- nor, again, that, when it is found, it imposeth upon men’s thoughts- that doth bring lies in favor; but a natural, though corrupt love of the lie itself. One of the later school of the Grecians, examineth the matter, and is at a stand to think what should be in it, that men should love lies, where neither they make for pleasure, as with poets, nor for advantage, as with the merchant, but for the lie’s sake. But I cannot tell: this same truth is a naked and open daylig

Francis Bacon: Multiple Type Questions with Answers - 05

Francis Bacon: Multiple Type Questions with Answers - 05 01. Who is known as the father of English essay? a. Francis Bacon b. Joseph Addison c. A.G. Gardiner d. Charles Lamb Answer: a. Francis Bacon 02. Who has been called the father of empiricism? a. William Hazlitt b. Francis Bacon c. Charles Lamb d. Joseph Addison Answer: b. Francis Bacon 03. Who called Francis Bacon ‘the grand architect’? a. E.O. Wilson b. Thomas Hobbes c. John Locke d. Dr. Johnson Answer: a. E.O. Wilson 04. ‘Bacon is the first English essayist.’ Whose is this statement? a. Dr. Johnson b. Hudson c. Hugh Walker d. John Locke Answer: c. Hugh Walker 05. ‘Francis Bacon’s essays are loaded with ripest wisdom of experience.’ Whose is this statement? a. Dr. Johnson b. Hudson c. Hugh Walker d. John Locke Answer: b. Hudson 06. ‘The wisest, the brightest and the meanest of mankind.’ Whose statement is this about Francis Bacon? a. John Dryden b. Dr. Johnson c. Alexander Pope d. Arnold Answer: c. Alexander Pope 07

Bertrand Russell: Important Quotations

01. Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric. - Bertrand Russell 02. If you're certain, you're certainly wrong, because nothing deserves certainty. - Bertrand Russell 03. It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this. - Bertrand Russell 04. It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go. - Bertrand Russell 05. Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty –a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture. - Bertrand Russell 06. One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important. - Bertrand Russell 07. Obscenity is whatever happens to shock some elderly and ignorant magistrate. - Bertrand Russell 08. Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination. - Be

Bacon, Francis: Multiple Choice Questions with Answers - 04

Bacon, Francis: Multiple Choice Questions with Answers - 04 01. Who is known as the father of English Essay? a. Lamb b. Steele c. Francis Bacon d. Hazlitt Answer: c. Francis Bacon 02. Bacon’s essays are known for: a. Middle Style b. Aphoristic style c. Mixed style d. No style Answer: b. Aphoristic style 03. Which work by Francis Bacon is considered one of his most influential philosophical works? a. Novum Organum b. The Advancement of Learning c. Essays d. The New Atlantis Answer: a Novum Organum 04. Novum Organum was published in: a. 1617 b. 1618 c. 1619 d. 1620 Answer: d. 1620 05. Novum Organum has been written in: a. English b. French c. Latin d. German Answer: c. Latin 06. The term Novum Organum means: a. New look b. New instrument c. New thing d. New idea Answer: b. New instrument 07. The author of the The Advancement of Learning is: a. Malory b. Browning c. Francis Bacon d. Dr. Johnson Answer: c. Francis Bacon 08. Which of the following works have been written by Francis B

Bacon, Francis: Multiple Choice Questions with Answers - 03

Bacon, Francis: Multiple Choice Questions with Answers - 03 01. Who influenced Francis Bacon most with regard to essays? a. Montaigne b. Shakespeare c. Marlowe d. Ben Jonson Answer: a. Montaigne 02. What is the full name of Montaigne? a. David de Montaigne b. Robert de Montaigne c. Michel de Montaigne d. Charles de Montaigne Answer: c. Michel de Montaigne 03. Who was Michel de Montaigne? a. English Essayist of 16th century b. German Essayist of 16th century c. American Essayist of 16th century d. French Essayist of 16th century Answer: d. French Essayist of 16th century 04. Apart from Montaigne Francis Bacon was also influenced by: a. Seneca b. Tacitus c. Both a & b d. None Answer: c. Both a & b 05. When was the first edition of Francis Bacon's essays published? a. 1595 b. 1596 c. 1597 d. 1598 Answer: c. 1597 06. How many essays were there in the first edition of Francis Bacon's Essays? a. 10 b. 20 c. 30 d. 50 Answer: a. 10 07. When was the second edition of F