Multiple Choice Questions & Answers of R. K. Narayan The Guide

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1. When was R. K. Narayan born?

(A) 1906 (B) 1908
(C) 1910 (D) 1912.

2. R. K. Narayan was born at South Indian village —

(A) Pali (B) Rasiburam
(C) Latturam (D) Kokawali.

3. What was the name of Narayan’s father?

(A) Dr. Swajaya Prakash (B) Vinod Prakash
(C) Krishna Swami (D) Manoj Kumar.

4. What was the mother tongue of R. K. Narayan?

(A) Kannad (B) English
(C) Marathi (D) Tamil.

5. Where did Narayan settle in India?

(A) Mysore (B) Etawah
(C) Jas want Nagar (D) Kokawali.

6. Which novel has not been written by Narayan?

(A) The Guide (B) Kanthapura
(C) Swami and Friends (D) Mr. Sampath.

7. Which novel belongs to R. K. Narayan?

(A) Mother (B) My Love
(C) The Financial Expert (D) An Old Man.

8. Which work belongs to R. K. Narayan?

(A) The Bachelor (B) The Married and the Bachelor
(C) The Nowhere Man (D) The Bachelor of Arts.

9. Which novel is of R. K. Narayan?

(A) The English Teacher (B) Teacher
(C) A Handful of Rice (D) Nectar In a Sieve.

10. In which year was The English Teacher published?

(A) 1940 (B) 1945
(C) 1950 (D) 1955.

11. Which novel is not of R. K. Narayan?

(A) The Dark Room (B) Mr. Sampath
(C) Two Virgins (D) Waiting for the Mahatma.

12. R. K. Narayan also wrote near about -

(A) 13 Stories (B) 10 Stories
(C) 12 Stories (D) 51 short Stories.

13. Who comments, “My focus is all on character. If his personality comes alive, the rest is easy for me.”?

(A) R. K. Narayan (B) Mulk Raj Anand
(C) Kamala Das (D) Nayantara Sahagal.

14. “His most memorable character creations are his great comic eccentrics, Sampath, Raju, Margayya and Jagan.” Who comments?

(A) Iyengar (B) S. K. Gilra
(C) P. P. Mehta (D) None of these.

15. Which female character does not belong to the novel of R. K. Narayan?

(A) Rosie (B) Shanta Bai
(C) Kunthi (D) Rangi.

16. “Speaking generally Narayan’s is the art of resolved limitation and conscientious exploration”. Who comments?

(A) P. P. Mehta (B) William James
(C) Atma Ram (D) Srinivas Iyengar.

17. Waiting for the Mahatma is a—

(A) Political novel (B) Social novel
(C) Domestic novel (D) None of these.

18. Which novel deals with Quit India Movement of 1942?

(A) The English Teacher (B) Waiting for the Mahatma
(C) The Financial Expert (D) The Guide.

19. “Under western influence he seems to ridicule the exclusive orthodoxy of Indian conservation and is clearly sympathetic towards modernity.” Who comments?

(A) Mulk Raj Anand (B) Iyengar
(C) O.R Mathur (D) P. P. Mehta.

20. Narayan’s India is symbolised by an imaginary town named —

(A) Kashi (B) Chennai
(C) Mysore (D) Malgudi.

21. The Guide first appeared in —

(A) 1958 (B) 1962
(C) 1964 (D) 1968.

22. The novel fetched for its writer Sahitya Akademi Award in —

(A) 1965 (B) 1961
(C) 1958 (D) 1920.

23. According to whom, ‘The Guide is one of Narayan’s best and best known works’?

(A) A. W Godwin (B) P. P. Mehta
(C) S.C. Harren (D) Farex

24. In the novel The Guide, Raju is a —

(A) Teacher (B) Doctor
(C) Lawyer (D) Tourist guide

25. “The Guide amply demonstrates that Narayan’s comedy is both profoundly Indian because it is firmly focused on the social and cultural tradition.” Who comments?

(A) S. C. Harrex (B) Iyengar
(C) R P Mehta (D) None of these.

26. Who is the heroine of the novel The Guide?

(A) Shanta Bai (B) Rosie
(C) Shalini (D) None of these.

27. Who is the husband of Rosie?

(A) Raju (B) Gafur
(C) Marco (D) None of these.

28. Which magazine recognised, “R. K. Narayan has written a remarkable novel?”

(A) The New Worker (B) Oxford Mail
(C) The Lady (D) The Courant Magazine.

29. Rosie has a Master’s degree in —

(A) Economics (B) English
(C) Sociology (D) Hindi.

30. Rosie is also known as —

(A) Asha (B) Malini
(C) Sweta (D) Padma.

31. Dancing is in the blood of Rosie because she is the daughter of

(A) Doctor (B) Film actress
(C) Devadasi (D) Teacher of dance.

32. Who is known as a snake woman in the novel?

(A) Shanta Bai (B) Sakhi
(C) Sweta (D) Rosie.

33. “Neither Marco nor I had any place in her life.” Who comments?

(A) Rajy (B) Jaggu
(C) Raju’s mother (D) None of them.

34. The guide Raju becomes —

(A) A teacher (B) A saint
(C) A lawyer (D) None of these. 

35. Which character does not belong to The Guide?

(A) Rosie (B) Raju
(C) Sampath (D) Marco.

36. Who are presented as two solitudes in the novel?

(A) Rosic and Raju (B) Raju and Marco
(C) Raju and his mother (D) Rosie and Marco.

37. Rosie comes to Malgudi–

(A) With her husband (B) Alone
(D) With Velon (C) With Raju.

38. Who became 'a full-fledged saint' in the novel?

(A) Marco (B) Raju
(C) Rosie (D) Velon.

39. Raju was treated by the villagers as a -

(A) Teacher (B) Doctor
(C) Saint (D) Lawyer.

40. The Guide is at once a lively tale of teeming modern India and thought provoking." The remark belongs to the magazine -

(A) Time (B) Oxford Mail
(C) Life (D) The Lady.

41. In his childhood Raju got his early education in -

(A) Pyol School (B) St. Mary's Inter College
(C) Albert Mission (D) None of these.

42. Rosie's performance as a dancer started in-

(A) Oxford University (B) Albert College
(C) Madras College (D) None of these.

43. Who is presented as a great scholar in the novel?

(A) Raju (B) Rosie
(C) Marco (D) Velon.

44. But you are not my wite. You are a woman who will go to bed with anyone that flatters your antics," Who comments to whom?

(A) Raju to Rosie (B) Velon to Rosie
(C) Gaffur to Rosie (D) Marco to Rosie.

45. R. K. Narayan fell in love with a lady named -

(A) Rajam (B) Malini
(C) Rosie (D) None of these.

46. R. K. Narayan worked as a clerk in

(A) Delhi Secretariat (B) Mysore Secretariat
(C) Delhi High Court (D) None of these.

47. Narayan lost his wife in -

(A) 1930 (B) 1932
(C) 1939 (D) 1940.

48. Narayan was awarded ‘Padma Bhusan’ in—

(A) 1955 (B) 1960
(C) 1959 (D) 1964.

49. Narayan was awarded the degree of D. Litt, in—

(A) 1967 (B) 1970
(C) 1978 (D) 1980.

50. Narayan was awarded ‘Benson Medal’ in—

(A) 1980 (B) 1970
(C) 1960 (D) 1950.

51. In the novel Velon is simply a—

(A) Gentleman (B) Villager
(C) Teacher (D) Saint.


1. (A), 2. (B), 3. (C), 4. (D), 5. (A), 6. (B), 7. (C), 8. (D), 9. (A), 10. (B), 11. (C), 12. (D), 13. (A), 14. (B), 15. (C), 16. (D), 17. (A), 18. (B), 19. (C), 20. (D), 21. (A), 22. (B), 23. (C), 24. (D), 25. (A), 26. (B), 27. (C), 28. (D), 29. (A), 30. (B) 31. (C), 32. (D), 33. (A), 34. (B), 35. (C), 36. (D), 37. (A), 38. (B), 39. (C), 40. (D), 41. (A), 42. (B), 43. (C), 44.(D), 45. (A), 46. (B), 47. (C), 48. (D), 49. (A), 50. (A), 51. (B).

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