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1.

A genuine lover of books is called

Ans:-Bibliophile


2.

---------- is a writing which the author creates from imagination

Ans:-Fiction


3.

A moral story is called

Ans:-Fable


4.

The experience of an author as a traveller

Ans:-Travelogue


5.

A poem of fourteen lines is called

Ans:-Sonnet


6.

A poem mourning someone's death

Ans:-Elegy


7.

A literary work that uses exaggeration or imitation for ridicule

Ans:-Burlesque


8.

A literary work having an excessive comedy is known as

Ans:-Farce


9.

A literary work having a ridiculing comedy is known as

Ans:-Satire


10.

Stealing of one's literary work is called

Ans:-Plagiarism


11.

The writer of 'Post Office'

Ans:-Rabeendranatha Tagore


12.

The writer of 'Post Man'

Ans:-Pablo Neruda


13.

The writer of 'Speed Post'

Ans:-Amritha Preetham


14.

The writer of 'Revenue Stamp'

Ans:-Amritha Preetham


15.

The writer of the science fiction 'Time Machine' is

Ans:- H.G. Wells


16.

The writer of the science fiction 'The Invisible Man' is

Ans:-H.G. Wells


17.

The writer of the science fiction 'The island of Dr.Moreau' is

Ans:- H.G. Wells


18.

The writer of the science fiction 'Imperial Earth' is

Ans:- Arthur.C.Clark


19.

The writer of the science fiction 'A Space Odysssey' is

Ans:-Arthur.C.Clark


20.

The writer of the science fiction 'Full of the Moon Dust' is

Ans:- Arthur.C,Clark


21.

The writer of the science fiction 'Around the world in 80 days' is

Ans:-Jules Verne


22.

The writer of the science fiction 'Around the Moon' is

Ans:-Jules Verne


23.

The writer of the science fiction 'The Naked Sun' is

Ans:- Isaac Asimov


24.

The writer of the science fiction 'Robots of Dawn' is

Ans:-


25.

The record of the oral part of history is known as

Ans:-Saga


26.

The first biography in literature is

Ans:-Parallel Lives


27.

The author of 'Parallel Lives' is

Ans:-Plutarch


28.

The purification or purgation of emotions through drama is known as

Ans:-Catharsis


29.

The Greek critics considered ------- as the aim of tragedies

Ans:-Catharsis


30.

The oldest and the most influential national literature in the western world is

Ans:-Greek Literature


31.

Greek culture is also known as

Ans:-Hellenic culture


32.

The two famous Greek epics written by Holmer is

Ans:-Illiad and Odyssey


33.

The epic that tells the story of the Trojan war is

Ans:-Illiad


34.

The hero of the Epic Illiad is

Ans:-Achilles


35.

The epic that tells the story of Ulysses is

Ans:-Odyssey


36.

The first novel in the world is

Ans:-The Tale of Genji


37.

The first novel in the world The Tale of Genji is written by

Ans:- Murasaki Shikibu (Japan)


38.

The first book in the world written for the blind is

Ans:- A Summery of French History, Century by Century

(printed in 1837, using Braille)


39.

The system of Braille is invented by

Ans:-Louis Braille


40.

Who wrote the book 'The Second World War'

Ans:-Winston Churchil


41.

The winner of the nobel prize for literature in 1953 is

Ans:-Winston Churchil


42.

Who won the first nobel prize for literature

Ans:-Sully Prudhomme (French poet in 1901)


43.

The first true detective story in the world is

Ans:-Journey to the Centre of Earth


44.

The first detective story Journey to the Centre of Earth was written by

Ans:-Edgar Allen Poe


45.

The only religious book ever printed in a shorthand script

Ans:- The Bible


46.

The oldest mechanically printed book was

Ans:- The Guttenberg Bible (printed in Germany)


47.

Name the famous Greek poetess

Ans:-Sappho


48.

Who is known as the father of history

Ans:-Herodotus


49.

Name the famous Greek Orator

Ans:-Demosthenese


50.

The famous disciple of Socrates who was also the Greek historian, philosopher and soldier was

Ans:-Xenophon