IELTS Reading Multiple Choice Example 4
Sample Reading Passage:
|One of the most evocative eras in the history of poetry must surely be that of the Romantic Movement. During the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, a group of poets created a new mood in literary objectives, casting off their predecessors’ styles in favor of a gripping and forceful art that endures with us to this day. Five poets emerged as the main constituents of this movement – William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, George Gordon Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and John Keats. The strength of their works lies undoubtedly in the power of their imagination. Indeed, imagination was the most critical attribute of the Romantic poets. Each poet had the ability to portray remarkable images and visions, although differing to a certain degree in their intensity and presentation. Nature, mythology, and emotion were of great importance and were used to explore the feelings of the poet himself.|
Choose letters A-D from questions 1-5.
1.Which is considered to be the most evocative era in the history of poetry?
- Metaphysical poets
- Elizabethan & Shakespearean Era
- Romantic Movement
2. In which century did a group of poets create a new mood in literature?
- 15th & 16th century
- Late 18th century
- Late 18th & early 19th century
- None of the above
3. How many poets were the main constituents of the Romantic Movement?
- Six poets
- Five Poets
- A group of 7 poets
- Three poets
4.What is considered to be one of the most critical attributes of romantic poets?
- Descriptive imagery
- Choice of meter
- Emotions & Intentions
5. What elements were important for poets to explore their feelings?
- All of the above
|1. Romantic Movement
2. Late 18th & early 19th century
3. Five poets
5. All of the above.
Explanation for the Answers :
|For the first question, the answer is in the first line: one of the most evocative eras in the history of poetry is the Romantic Movement. So, the answer is “D. Romantic Movement.”
For the second question, the answer is in the second line, which says that during the late 18th & early 19th centuries, a group of poets created a new mood in the literature. So, the answer is “C. Late 18th & early 19th century”.
For the third question, the answer is in the fourth line, which says that five poets emerged as the Romantic Movement’s main constituents. So, the answer is “B. Five poets.”
For the fourth question, the answer lies in the seventh line: imagination is the most critical attribute of romantic poets. So, the answer is C. Imagination”.
For the fifth question, the answer is in the tenth line, which says that nature, mythology, and emotion are of great importance and were used by the poets to explore their feelings. So, the answer is “D. All of the above.