UGC NET ENGLISH PAPER 2019


UGC NET ENGLISH PAPER SOLVED- 2019

 In which of the following paired terms, the relationship between the active and passive forms of a sentence can be best established?
1 Deep structure—Surface structure
2 signifier signified
3 Metaphor—Metonymy
4 Syntagmatic—Paradigmatic


2. For which one of the following reasons, in Oscar Wilde’s novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Gray breaks down when he sees his finished portrait?

1. Overwhelmed by the beauty of the portrait
2. Overjoyed by the feeling that his beauty will be known to all
3. Distraught by the fact that his beauty will fade while the portrait stays beautiful
4. Distraught by the badly drawn portrait


3. By which two of the following processes, according to Michel Foucault, does power operate?
(a) By right rather than technique
(b) By normalization rather than law
(c) By control rather than punishment
(d) By repression rather than agreement
Choose the correct option :
1. (a) and (c)
2. (b) and (c)
3. (b) and (d)
4. (a) and (d)


4. Identify the two names from the following who are associated with Hermeneutics :
(a) Edmund Husserl
(b) E. D. Hirsch
(c) Martin Heidegger
(d) Stephen Greenblat
Choose the correct option :
1. (a) and (c)
2. (a) and (b)
3. (b) and (c)
4. (b) and (d)


5. “He that is not with us is against us. He that is not against us is with us.” Who said this?
1. Charles Lamb
2. Samuel Johnson
3. Francis Bacon
4. R. W. Emerson


Q6. In Eliot’s Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock who among the following painters is the subject of conversation among the perambulating women?
1. da Vinci
2. Raphael
3. Michelangelo
4. Donatello


Q7. Who is the author of the essay, The Rationale of the Copy-Text?
1. Fredson Bums
2. W. W. Greg
3. R. B. McKerrow
4. Paul Maas



Q8. In Which of Anita Desai’s novels does an insane wife kill her husband?
1. Voices in the City
2. In Custody
3. Cry, The Peacock
4. Baumgartner’s Bombay


Q9. Which one of the following novels of Jane Austen was abandoned unfinished?
1. Northanger Abbey
2. Persuasion
3. The Watsons
4. Emma


Q10. “Culture is ordinary: that is the first fact.” Which one of the following is the source of this statement?
1 The Country and the City
2. Resources of Hope
3. The Long Revolution
4. Keywords


Q.11 Which of the following books is written by an Englishman in universal Latin, is further added to by the Flemish Peter Giles, is revised by the Dutch Erasmus, is printed at Louvain in 1516, later at Paris, still later at Basie, where it was illustrated by two woodcuts from the hand of the German Holbein?

1. The Golden Legend
2. Confessio Amantis
3.Utopia
4. Erewhon


Q.12 Which of the following two points Were emphasised by ‘Wood’s Despatch of 1854’?
(a) Teaching of the English language along with the study of vernacular language
(b) Compulsory inclusion of Christianity in the curriculum
(c) The gradual Withdrawal of government patronage from Indian languages
(d) The importance of female education
Choose the correct option :
1. (a) and (d)
2. (a) and (b)
3. (a) and (c)
4. (b) and (c)


Q.13 What is the name of the poetic style characterized by short staccato rhymed lines, as shown below?
What can it avayle
To dryve forth a snayie,
Or to make a sayle
Of a herynges tayle?
1. Cranmerish
2. Wolseyan
3. Chaucerian
4. Skeltonic


Q.14 Which one of the following is the right definition of ‘peer review“?
1. A post-publication process in which the work is submitted to a panel of reviewers for ascertaining quality
2. A pre-publication process in which work submitted for publication is evaluated for quality by experts in the field
3. A pre-publication process in which work submitted for publication is accompanied by recommendation of other experts in the field
4. A post-publication process in which the work is submitted for a professional review


Q.15 What is the meaning of ‘langue’ in Saussurean linguistics?
1. Individual speech acts
2 An organized system of differences
3. The dialectic between thought and speech
4. Language in the abstract sense
All from 1 to 4

Q.16“The great English novelists are Jane Austen, George Eliot, Henry James and Joseph Conrad.” Which one of the following critical texts begins with the above assertion?
1. Walter Allen, The English Novel
2. Terry Eagleton, The English Novel
3. F. R. Leavis, The Great Tradition
4. Ian Watt, Rise of the Novel


Q.17 “The last temptation is the greatest treason
To do the right deed for the wrong reason.”
(T . S. Eliot, Murder in the Cathedral)
Why is the ‘temptation’, ‘treason’ for the speaker of the lines?
1. It is only self-serving
2. It is not intended
3. It violates a norm
4. It is conspiratorial


Q.18 Match the works with authors :
Works
(a) Image-Music-Text
(b) Why Marx was Right
(c) Mirror and the Lamp
(d) Culture and Society
(i) M. H. Abrams
(ii) Raymond Williams
(iii) Roland Barthes
(iv) Terry Eagleton
Choose the correct option from those given below :
1- (a)-(i); (b)-(ii); (c-iv); (d-iii)
2- (a)-(iv); (b-iii); (c-ii); (d)-(i)
3- (a)-(ii); (b)-(i); (c)-(iii); (d)-(iv)
4- (a)-(iii); (b-iv); (c-i); (d-ii)


Q.19 What was Gramsci’s term for cultural consensus supporting capitalism?
1 . Monopoly
2. Ideology
3. Discourse
4. Hegemony


Q.20 Which one of the following paired terms is correct in its explication?
1. Phonology—Sound system
2. Semiology—Ordering of speech sounds
3. Etymology—Sign system
4. Morphology—Evolution of words


Q.21 From among the following, identify the two correct statements in Johnson’s criticism of Shakespeare :
(a) His Athenians are not sufficiently Greek and his kings not completely royal.
(b) He sacrifices virtue to convenience and is more careful to please than to instruct.
(c) He adheres to strict chronology and gives to one age or nation only its own customs and opinions.
(d) He sacrifices reason, property and truth to pursue even a poor and barren quibble.
Choose the correct option:
1. (a) and (b)
2. (a) and (c)
3. (c) and (d)
4. (b) and (d)


Q.22 Who among the following analysed the naturalizing of connotative meanings into myths?
1 Michel Foucault
2. Roman Ingarden
3. J. Hillis Miller
4. Ronald Barthes


Q. 23 Match the following items/ideas with the writers who first used/popularized them :
(a) The Frontier Thesis
(b) The Lost Generation
(c) Third Space
(d) Structure of Feeling
(i) Raymond Williams
(ii) Homi Bhabha
(iii) F . J . Turner
(iv) Gertrude Stein
Choose the correct option from those given below :
1 (a)-(iv); (b)-(i); (c)-(ii); (d)-(iii)
2 (a)-(iii); (c)-(i); (c)-iv); (d)-(ii)
3 (a)-(iii); (b)-(iv); (c)-(ii); (d)-(i)
4- (a)-(i); (b)-(iii); (c)-(iv); (d)-(ii)


Q.24 Which of the following plays 18 characterized by the exclusivity of a Single character talking to himself?
1. A Streetcar Named Desire
2. Equus
3. The Misanthrope
4. Krapp’s Last Tape


Q.25 Which of the following aptly names the language resulting from the contact of two mutually unintelligible language systems?
1. Creole
2. Dialect
3. Colloquial
4. Pidgin


Q.26 What, according to Raymond Williams, is the right description of the term ‘Cultural Materialism’?
1. The cultural effect that religion has in social life
2. The political effect that matter has in social lives
3. The material effect that culture has in wider social life
4. The effect of social life in cultural situations of uncertainty


Q.27 Which one of the following is the source of the passage given below?

I have observed with growing anxiety the career of this word culture during the past
six of seven years. We may find it natural, and significant, that during a period of
unparalleled destructiveness, this word should come to have an important role. . .”

1. F. R Leavis, Mass Civilization and Minority Culture
2. T. S. Eliot, Notes Towards the Definition of Culture
3. Raymond Williams, Culture and Society
4. Stuart Hall, Cultural Representations and Signifizing Practice


Q.28 Which of the following sociologists’ ideas on the practice of receiving and giving gifts are used by J. Hillis Miller to reinforce her arguments in the essay, Critic as Host
1. Emile Durkheim
2. Max Weber
3. Marcel Mauss
4. Daniel Bell


Q.29 What is the meaning of Ziauddin Sardar’s statement? “Cultural studies started as a dissenting intellectual tradition outside academia, dedicated to exposing power in all its cultural forms. But it has now become a discipline and a part of the academic establishment and its power structure.”
1. Devolution
2 Displacement
3.Instuitionalization
4. Dissension


Q. 30 Which artistic technique best describes the interplay of light and shade in the following lines?
“I have looked at it so long
I think it is part of my heart. But it flickers.
Faces and darkness separate us over and over
A woman bends over me,
Searching my reaches for what she really is
Then she turns to those liars, the candles or the moon.
I see her back, and reflect it faithfully.”
1. Collage
2. Flashback
3. Montage
4. Chiaroscuro


Q.31 Identify the stage that falls between the imaginary and symbolic stages according to Jacques Lacan :
1. Middle stage
2. Minor stage
3. Medieval stage
4. Intermediate stage


Q.32 Who’s the author of the short story, The Ghost of Firozsha Bang?
1. Vikram Seth
2 V. S. Naipaul
3. Kiran Desai
4. Rohinton Mistry


Q.33 Which one of the following correctly describes the meaning of Macbeth’s words ‘Life is but a walking shadow’?
1. Life is just devoid of light
2. Life is just devoid of substance
3. Life is just devoid of spirit
4. Life is just devoid of stability


Q.34 Who among the following is celebrated in John Keats’s Lines on the Mermaid Tavern?
1. Jack, the Ripper
2. Bryson of the Park
3. Jack, the Giant-Killer
4. Robin Hood


Q. 35 Who among the following is mourned in Walt Whitman’s 0 Captain! My Captain!?
1. R. W. Emerson
2. John Keats
3. P. B. Shelley
4. Abraham Lincoln


Q.36 Which type of textual copy is concerned With an assessment of the physical details of the books and their exact relationship to the condition in which the book was planned to appear at the time of its initial publication?
1. Real copy
2. Ideal copy
3. Initial copy
4. Base copy


Q.37 Which of the following works is reviewed in George Orwell’s essay, Inside the Whale?
1. Henry Miller’s Tropic of Cancer
2. James Joyce’s Ulysses
3. D. H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover
4. Anais Nin’s Delta of Venus


Q.38 Which novel by J . G. Farrell describes the experiences of a polio Victim?
1. Troubles
2. The Singapore Grip
3. The Lung
4. The Hill Station


Q.39 Which two writers have written essays on the defence of poetry?
(a) Sir Philip Sidney
(b) P. B. Shelley
(C) Mathew Arnold
(d) T. S. Eliot
Choose the correct option :
l. (a) and (d)
2. (a) and (c)
3. (c) and (d)
4. (a) and (b)


Q. 40 Considering the story of the novel, what does the title Dombey and Son stand for?
1. It suggests the choice between a son and a daughter
2. It suggests the commercial aspect of life
3. It suggests the opposition between a father and a son
4. It suggests the importance of a dynasty


Q. 41 What term used by Ferdinand de Saussure corresponds to Noam Chomsky’s term ‘performance’?
1. Difference
2. Parole
3. Paradigm
4. Langue


Q. 42 While looking for publication details of a book, a researcher may consult the book’s copyright page, which may appear
1. just after the cover
2. usually the reverse of the title page
3. invariably the reverse of the title page
4. just before the title page


Q.43 Match each of the following concepts/objects with the corresponding description :
(a) Farce
(b) Props
(c) Music hall
(d) Closet drama
(i) Articles and objects used on the stage
(ii) Drama written to be read rather than acted
(iii) Characterized by broad humour, wild antics, slapsticks etc.
(iv) Variety entertainment of songs, comic turns that flourished in England through the late 19th Century
Choose the correct option from those given below :
1. (a-iv); (b-ii); (c-i); (d-iii)
2.(a-iii);(b-i); (c-iv); (d-ii)
3. (a-i); (b-iii); (C-ii); (d-iv)
4. (a-ii) (b-iv); (C-iii); (d-i)


Q.44 From which Greek word does the term ‘comedy’ derive and what does it mean?
1. Comedia, largeness of heart
2. Komoidia, revel-song
3. Comedies, commodious
4. Komedieon, light foolery


Q. 45 Identify the author in whose works the character Ashenden appears many times :
1. Dorothy Sayers
2. Daniel Defoe
3. D. H. Lawrence
4. Somerset Maugham


Q.46 What, in sum, is Sidney’s point in the following?
“Nature never set forth the earth in so rich tapestry as divers poets have done; neither with pleasant rivets, fruitless trees, sweet—smelling flowers, not what so ever else may make the too-much-loved earth more lovely. Her world is brazen, the poets only deliver a golden” (Philip Sidney)
1. Works of art are superior to the natural world they represent
2. Works of art can often compete with the natural world represented by them
3. Neither the poets nor the natural world they set forth equal nature’s rich tapestry
4. The natural world is far superior to the works of art that represent it


Q.47 Which one of the following groups of novelists has, in the given order, Captain Ahab, Hester Prynne, Roderick Usher and Daisy Miller as characters in their novels?

1. Henry James, Edgar A. Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville
2. Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar A. Poe, Henry James
3. Edgar A. Poe, Henry James, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville
4. Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar A. Poe, Henry James, Herman Melville


Q48. Which version of the Lyrical Ballads was the first one to have the Preface by Wordsworth?
1.1798
2.1800
3.1802
4.1804


Q49. In which play, other than Julius Caesar, has Shakespeare depicted the Romans better than the Roman writers themselves have done?
1. Troilus and Cressida
2. Coriolanus
3. Romeo and Juliet
4. Two Gentlemen of Verona


50. Given below are two statements—one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R) :
Assertion (A) : Instances of beliefs triggering action are present in social life and may give rise to problems in determining ‘causality’.
Reason (R) : Beliefs may not be accompanied by or give rise to logically appropriate actions, and actions may occur which are consistent with motivations and intentions, but they often, if not usually, also have unanticipated outcomes.
In the light of the above two statements choose the correct option :
1. Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
2. Beth (A) and (R) are true and (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
3. (A) is true, but (R) is false
4. (A) is false, but (R) is true


51. Read the following lines :
IN A STATION OF THE METRO
The apparition of these faces in the crowd :
Petals on a wet, black bough.
Which of the following poetic programmes is illustrated by the above lines?
1. The Movement
2. Naturalism
3. Symbolism
4. Imagism


Q52. Who of the following are being talked about in the following lines?
“. .. you seem to misunderstand me,
By each at once her choppy finger laying
Upon her skinny lips: you should be women,
And yet your beards forbid me to interpret
That you are so.”
1. The plebeians in Coriolanus
2. The sisters in King Lear
3. The Witches in Macbeth
4. The players in Hamlet


Q.53 Which of the following novels by Iris Murdoch tells the story of an ageing theatre celebrity who withdraws into a life of seclusion and writes a diary/journal/novel?
l. The Sandcastle
2. Under the Net
3. The Sea, the Sea
4. Flight from the Enchanter


Q.54 What does ‘Harlem Renaissance’ refer to?
1. A scientific and rational ethos, including freedom from superstition, in 18th century Europe
2. The flourishing of African American literature in the 19205 and 19305
3. A church system, overseen by a governing hierarchy of four courts, championed by the English Puritans
4. The revelation of Christ to the Gentiles in the persons of the Magi


Q.55 “To see him act is like reading Shakespeare by flashes of lighting.” About which Shakespearean actor Coleridge wrote the above line?
1. David Garrick
2. Richard Burbage
3. John Philip Kemble
4. Edmund Kean


Q.56 What is ‘euphmism’?
1. Eulogical and adulatory style of writing
2. Discursive and hortatory style of writing
3. Pompous and affected style of writing
4. Exalted and gland style of writing


Q.57 What is the Priest’s entreaty to Oedipus in the opening scene of Oedipus Rex?
1. To liberate Thebes from the domination of the Sphinx
2. To rid Thebes of the plague that afflicts its people
3. To afford the Thebans the luxury of newer forms of worship
4. To send Creon to seek advice from the oracle of Delphi oracle


Q.58 Match the following journals with their distinguishing aims and methods of scholarship:
(a) Obsidian
(b) Clio
(c) Interventions
(d) Sign
(i) Literature, history and the philosophy of history
(ii) Literature and arts in the African diaspora
(iii) Feminist writing
(iv) Postcolonial Writing
Choose the correct option fiorn those given below :
1. (a)-(ii);(b)-(i);(c)-(iv); (d)-(iii)
2. (a)-(iv); (b)-(iii); (c)-(i); (d)-(ii)
3. (a)-(ii); (b)-(iv); (c)-(i); (d)-(iii)
4. (a)-(iii); (b-i); (c)-(iv); (d)-(ii)


Q. 59 Who among the following established and popularised the concept of ‘Cardinal Vowels”?
l. A. S. Homby
2. E. V. Lucas
3.Danial Jones
4. C. J. Dodson


Q.60 Which one of the following arrangements of poets is in the correct chronological order?
1. William Langland, William Dunbar, Layamon
2. William Langland, Layamon, William Dunbar
3. Layamon, William Langland William Dunbar
4. William Dunbar, Layamon, William Langland


Q.61 Who speaks the following lines and to whom?
“0, look upon me, sir,
And hold your hands in benediction o’er me.
No, sir, you must not knee
1. Kent to Lear
2. Cordelia to Lear
3 Goneril to Lear
4. Regan to Kent


Q.62 Match the Novelist with the Publisher :
(a) Laurence Sterne
(b) Henry Fielding
(c) Frances Burney
(d) Daniel Defoe
(i) Thomas Lowndes
(ii) Andrew Millar
(iii) William Taylor
(iv) Robert Dodsley
Choose the correct option from those given below :
1. (a)-(iii); (b)-(i); (c)-(ii); (d)-(iv)
2. (a)-(ii); (b)-(iv); (c)-(i); (d)-(iii)
3. (a)-(iv); (b)-(ii); (c)-(i); (d)-(iii)
4. (a)-(ii); (b)-(iii); (c)-(iv); (d)-(i)


Q.63 All in the world know the beauty of the beautiful, and in doing this they have (the idea of) what ugliness is; they all know the skill of the skillful, and in doing this they have (the idea of) what the want of the skill is. So it is that existence and non-existence gave birth to (the idea of) the other; that difficulty and ease produce (the idea of) the other; that the length and shortness fashion out the one figure of the other; that (the idea of) height and lowness arise from the contrast of one with the other; that the musical notes and tones become harmonious through the relation of one with another; and that: being before and behind give the idea of one following another.

Which one of the following is the correct meaning of the ominous little phrase ‘the idea of in the first sentence of the passage?
1 Prior Knowledge
2 Prior imagination
3. Prior confirmation
4 Prior rejection


Q.64 Why did T. S. Eliot assert that Virgil, not Homer, is the poet of Europe?
1. There are some initial moral concerns in Virgil
2. Virgil belongs to the Roman period
3. Homer was a pagan who was a renegade
4. Virgil wrote in Latin while Homer wrote in Greek


Q.65 Match the critics and their works :
Critics Works
(a) Edward Said
(b) Terry Eagleton
(c) Francis Mulhern
(d) K. M. Newton
(i) The Illusion: of Postmodernism
(ii) Contemporary Marxist Criticism
(iii) Theory into Practice
(iv) Culture and Imperialism
Choose the correct option from those given below :
1. (a-iv); (b-i); (c-ii); (d-iii)
2.(a-iv); (b-i); (c-iii); (d-ii)
3.(a-ii); (b-i); (c-iv); (d-iii)
4. (a-i); (b-ii); (c-iii); (d-iv)


Q.66 Which of the following combinations correctly defines the phonological system of Indian English in relation to Standard English?
(a) Absence of aspirated consonants
(b) Simplified vowel system
(c) Similar international pattern
(d) Presence of voiced aspirated consonants
Choose the correct option :
1. (a) and (b)
2. (b) and (d)
3. (c) and (a)
4. (b) and (c)


Q.67 Which of the following is the accurate description of ‘dramatic irony”?
1. A character’s knowledge or expectation is contradicted by what the audience knows, or by the outcome of events
2. An audience knows or expects something to happen but the events on stage turn out to be different
3. Ironic events and expectations of actual actions and results converge in drama and the audience feels rewarded
4. A dramatist’s irony reinforces his actors’ performance, thereby fulfilling audience expectations


Q.68 What is being described by Wordsworth in the following lines from his poem, The Thorn?
I’ve measured it from side to side;
’Tis three feet long and two feet wide.
1. Fallen bough
2. A cradle
3. A small cot
4. An Infant’s grave


Q.69 Which of the following poets does William Hazlitt call ‘Don Quixote-like’ in his essay, My First Acquaintance with Poets?
1. William Wordsworth
2. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
3. William Cowper
4. Lord Byron


Q.70 Which of the following poems by Thomas Hardy was originally titled By the Century’s Deathbed?
1. The Minute Before Meeting
2. Neutral Tones
3. The Darkling Thrush
4. The Oxen


Q.71 The medieval English university organised its studies based on the seven liberal arts Three of these, the trivium, referred to the study of
1. arithmetic, geometry, music
2. astronomy, music, logic
3. geometry, grammar, music
4. grammar, logic, rhetoric


Q.72 Given below are two statements—one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R) 

Assertion (A) : The dialects of English that have resulted from the regional separation of English-speaking communities have not acquired the status of languages.
Reason (R) : The Germanic dialects that are now Dutch, English, German, Swedish etc., have become distinct owing to geographical dispersion.
In the light of the above two statements choose the correct option:
1. Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
2. Both (A) and (R) are true but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
3. (A) is true, but (R) is false
4. (A) is false, but (R) is true


Q.73 Which of the following statements best describes T. S. Eliot’s assertion that Shakespeare’s Hamlet is an ‘artistic failure”?
1. Hamlet’s emotion is not adequately objectified
2 Hamlet’s feelings far outweigh the release of his emotions
3. Hamlet’s obsession should have been within representational limits
4. Hamlet’s indecisiveness slows the steady progress of action


74. Which of the following correctly describes ‘black humour’ as a morbid and provocative treatment of
1. old age and disease
2. youth and passionate love
3. death and disease
4. childhood and accident


Q.75 Which of the following statements is true in terms of distribution of metrical feet?
1. Anapaestic is to Dactylic as Trochaic is to Iambic
2. Trochaic is to Anapaestic as Dactylic is to Iambic
3. Iambic is to Trochaic as Anapaestic is to Dactylic
4. Dactylic is to Trochaic as Iambic is to Anapaestic


Q.76 Which two titles from among the following deal with issues related to the institutionalisation of English in post-independence India?
(a) Provocations
(b) Professing Literature
(c) The Lie of the Land
(d) The Muse Unchained
The right combination according to the code is
1. (a) and (d)
2. (a) and (c)
3. (b) and (c)
4 (c) and (d)


Q.77 Which of the following propositions refers to the recommendations of Charles Grant?
1. The introduction of English as the medium of instruction in an Indian system of education that included literature, art and craft
2. The introduction of English as the medium of instruction from lower levels in a few states as an experiment
3. The introduction of English as the medium of instruction in a Western system of education that included literature, natural sciences and mechanical inventions
4. The introduction of English as the medium of instruction in regional medium institutions that included only literature


Q.78 Which writer applied the term ‘cultural poetics’ to his own critical contribution to make literature and arts as part of social practice?
1. Stephen Greenblatt
2. Mikhail Bakhtin
3. Jonathan Dollimore
4. Raymond Williams


Q.79 Who says the following lines and to whom?
“If it be aught toward the general good,
Set honor in one eye and death i’ th’ other,
And I will look on both indifferently.”
1. Octavius to Antony
2. Hamlet to Claudius
3. Brutus to Cassius
4. Casca to Calpumia


Q.80 Who among the following explored the shifting and contested power-relations, knowledge and the human body?
1. Louis Althusser
2. Clifford Geertz
3. Jacques Lacan
4. Michel Foucault


Q. 81 Match the character with the novel :
Character Novel
(a) Kate
(b) Florence
(c) Miss Havisham
(d) Agnes
(i) Great Expectations
(ii) Nicholas Nickleby
(iii) David Copperfield
(iv) Dombey and Son
Choose the correct option from those given below :
1. (a)-(i); (b)-(iii); (c)-(iv); (d)-(ii)
2. (a)-(ii); (b)-(iv); (c)-(i); (d)-(iii)
3. (a)- (iii); (b)-(i); (c)-(ii); (d)-(iv)
4. (a-iv); (b)-(ii); (c)-(iii); (d)-(i)


Q.82 The Sadler Commission Report (1917—1919) was critical of the quality of students graduating harm the university and had very perceptive remarks on English and the use of mother tongue in Indian education. What was this Commission appointed for?
1. To examine the functioning of the Directorate of Public Instruction in Delhi
2. To study the problems of Calcutta University
3. To investigate and recommend teaching methods of languages generally
4. To evolve a three-language formula for the Indian schools


Q.83 Who wrote a guide called How to Write a Doctoral Thesis : The Humanistic Subjects, considered equal in standard to the American MLS Handbook or The Chicago Manual of Style?
1. Alain Robbe-Grillet
2. Cesare Pavese
3. Umberto Eco
4. Leo Spitzer


84. Which of the following descriptions fits the unit of verse, Dacyl?
1. One stressed syllable followed by three unstressed syllables
2. One stressed syllable followed by two unstressed syllables
3. Two stressed syllables followed by one unstressed syllable
4. Two stressed syllables followed by two unstressed syllables


Q.85. Match the books with the writers :
(a) The Madwoman in the Attic
(b) The Wretched of the Earth
(c) Shakespearean Negotiations
(d) Is There a Text in This Class?
(i) Frantz Fanon
(ii) Stephen Greenblatt
(iii) Stanley Fish
(iv) Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar
Choose the correct option from those given below :
1. (a)-(iii); (b)-(iv); (c)-(i); (d)-(ii)
2. (a)-(i); (b)-(ii); (c)-(iii); (d)-(iv)
3. (a)-(iv); (b)-(i); (c)-(ii); (d)-(iii)
4. (a)-(ii); (b)-(iii); (c)-(iv); (d)-(i)


Q.86 Who is referred to as ‘beast’ in the quote ‘Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood’ in William Golding’s Lord of the Flies
1. Ralph
2. Piggy
3. Simon
4. Roger


Q.87 Which among the following clusters matches the prose style that came to be known as ‘CaIylese’?
1. Capital letters, exclamation marks, phrases in German
2. Question marks, long sentences, phrases in French
3. Frequent ellipses, Latin sayings, comic non-sequitors
4. Biblical phrases, capital letters, missing letters


Q88. Which one of the following of Plato’s beliefs/acts was Shelley countering by saying that ‘poets are the acknowledged legislators of mankind”?
1. Banishment of poets from the republic
2. Distrust of value of poetry for mankind
3. Preference for legislators over poets
4. Description of poets as mad men


Q.89 It is an axiom in mental philosophy, that we can think of nothing which we have not perceived When I say that we can think of nothing, I mean we can imagine nothing, we can reason of nothing, we can remember nothing, we can foresee nothing. The most astonishing combinations of poetry, the subtlest deductions of logic and mathematics, are no other than combinations Which the intellect makes of sensations according to its own laws. A catalogue of all the thoughts of the mind, and of all their possible modifications, is a cyclopaedic history of the universe.

According to the writer, perception is the basic epistemology. Which one of the following is the other accepted epistemology?
1. Language
2. Experience
3. Inference
4. Simile


Q.90 According to the passage given, which of the following correctly captures the meaning of ‘a cyclopaedic history of the universe’?
1. The knowledge about the universe from its beginning to its possible end
2. A catalogue of rivers, mountains and continents
3. Statements about the universe based on logic and mathematics
4. A published encyclopaedia of the universe


Q.91 Which of the following correctly list the two novels figuring the writer as a public figure, as a celebrity and as grist for the academic mill?
1. Rabbit Redux and Rabbit, Run
2. Rabbit is Rich and The Coup I
3. Of the Farm and The Centaur
4. Bech: A Book and Bech is Back


Q.92 Which one of the following words best describes the heroes of Cervantes’ Don Quixote, Mark Twain’s The Adventure: of Tom Sawyer and Thomas Mann’s The Confessions: of Felix Krull”?
1. Ficelle
2. Picaro
3. Mannequin
4. Philanderer


Q.93 Given below are two statements—one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R) :
Assertion (A) : Language constructs meaning.
Reason (R) : Language structures meanings depending on the speaking subjects’ perception, context and auditor(s).
In the light of the above two statements choose the correct option:
1. Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
2. Both (A) and (R) are true but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
3. (A) is true, but (R) is false
4. (A) is false, but (R) is true


Q.94 Who among the following is one of the University Wits?
1. Thomas Hooker
2. Thomas Nashe
3. Michael Drayton
4. William Harvey


Q. 95 In the study of AngIo-American literatures, certain distinguished names in critical/editorial scholarship become synonymous with famous writers and periods of literary history.
Match the following names with their respective areas of scholarship :
(a) Edward Mendelson
(b) Jerome McGann
(c) Stanley Fish
(d) Hugh Kenner
(i) John Milton
(ii) Ezra Pound
(iii) W. H. Auden
(iv) Textual Scholarship
Choose the correct option from those given below :
1. (a)-(ii); (b)-(i); (c)-(iv); (d)-(iii)
2. (a)-(iii); (b)-(iv); (c)-(i); (d)-(ii)
3. (a)-(iv); (b-iii); (c)-(ii); (d)-(i)
4. (a)-(iii); (b)-(ii); (c)-(iv); (d)-(i)


Q.96 Match the play with the subject matter of the play :
(a) The Doctor’s Dilemma
(b) You Never Can Tell
(c) Candida
(d) Arms and the Man
(i) Flouting of stage conventions
(ii) Satire on military heroes
(iii) Devaluation of social traditions
(iv) Mockery of physicians’ ignorance
Choose the correct option from those given below :
l. (a)-(ii); (b)-(iii); (c)-(iv); (d)-(i)
2. (a)-(iii); (b)-(i); (c)-(iv); (d)-(ii)
3. (a)-(i); (b)-(ii); (c)-(iii); (d)-(iv)
4. (a)-(iv); (b)-(iii); (c)-(i) (d)-(ii)


Comprehension:
THE GROCER’S CHILDREN
The grocer’s children
eat day-old bread,
moldy cakes and cheese,
sot: black bananas
on stale shredded Wheat,
weeviled rice, their plates
heaped high with wilted
greens, bruised fruit,
surprise treats
from unlabelled cans,
tainted meat.
The grocer’s children
never go hungry.

Q.97 Which of the following words best describes the last sentence of the poem?
1. Ironic
2. Paradoxical
3. Pathetic
4. Disdainful


Q. 98 Whose point of view seems to have been stated in the poem?
1. The Grocer’s
2. The children’s
3. The narrator’s
4. The poet’s


Q. 99 What is suggested by the word ‘tainted’ in line 11?
1. Tinctured
2. Cooked
3. Spoiled
4. Boiled


Q.100 How does the poem achieve its effect?
1. It lists a number of grocery items which do not have any tangible nutritive
benefit
2. It presents a series of inedible fare in the face of the basic need to eat
3. It strays away from the tongue-in—cheek beginning to state the obvious
4. It posits the circumspect existence of a reasonable plan to alleviate hunger


NTA UDGC NET ENG

DECEMBER 20


December- 2019


Q.1 Which among the following group of writers is labelled as “University Wits”?
  1. Thomas Lodge, Thomas Wilson, Walter Raleigh
  2. John Fletcher, Ben Jonson, George Peele
  3. Thomas kyd, Francis Beaumont, John Lyly
  4. Christopher Marlowe, Robert Greene, Thomas Nashe


Q.2 which cultural analyst has combined the study of different dimensions of youth culture with commentary on developments in cultural theory and politics?
  1. Angela Mc Robbie
  2. Donna Horraway
  3. Linda Hutcheon
  4. Julia Kristeva


Q.3 Give Below are two statements one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R)
Assertion (A): Only actual research develops research skills.
Reasons (R): Information is discrete, whereas knowledge consists of a network of connections.
In the light of the above two statements, choose the correct option:
  1. Both (A) and (R) are true and is the correct explanation of (A)
  2. Both (A) and (R) true and is not the correct explanation of (A)
  3. (A) is true, but is (R) false
  4. (A) is false, but is (R) true


Q.4 which of the following is a collaborative work of W.H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood?
  1. Letters from Iceland
  2. The Dance of Death
  3. The Ascent of F6
  4. The Orators


Q.5 Who among the following prose writers of the Romantic period authored “On Murder Considered as one of the Fine Arts”?
  1. Charles Lamb
  2. Walter Savage Lander
  3. Thomas De Quincey
  4. Anne Radcliffe


Q.6 In which of the following essays did Charles Lamb first use the pseudonym/persona, Elia?
  1. “My First Play”
  2. “The Two Races of Men”
  3. “New Year’s Eve”
  4. “The South Sea House”


Q.7 Give Below are two statements one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R)
Assertion (A): Many modern British writers infused their works with an entrance sense of uncertainty, disillusionment and despair.
Reasons (R): The Waste Land ends in a flurry of random allusions.
In the light of the above two statements, choose the correct option:
  1. Both (A) and (R) are true and is the correct explanation of (A)
  2. Both (A) and (R) true and is not the correct explanation of (A)
  3. (A) is true, but is (R) false
  4. (A) is false, but is (R) true


Q.8 Which two of the following works were published after 1947?
  1. The Dark Room
  2. Sampath: A Printer of Malgudi
  3. Seven Summers
  4. The Big Heart


Q.9 Which one of the following observations of “Lost Generation”. A term coined by Gertude Stein, is correct?
  1. German Jews who survived the Second World War and went to Israel
  2. The American expatriates in Europe after the First World War
  3. The Irish Freedom fighters of the early Twentieth Century
  4. The European living in America


Q.10 Give Below are two statements one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R)
Assertion (A): Dialects are the bread range of social as well as regional varieties
Reasons (R): A dialect describes variations not only at the phonological level, but also at the levels of texts and syntax.
In the light of the above two statements, choose the correct option:
  1. Both (A) and (R) are true and is the correct explanation of (A)
  2. Both (A) and (R) true and is not the correct explanation of (A)
  3. (A) is true, but is (R) is false
  4. (A) is false, but is (R) is true


Q.11 Which of the following work by Henry Fielding begins as a parody of Samuel Richardson’s Pamela?
  1. Tom Jones
  2. Don Quixote
  3. Amelia
  4. Joseph Andrews


Q.12 Which of the following statements is correct?
  1. Langue is the language system, and Parole, the individual usage.
  2. Langue is the language usage, and Parole, the individual system.
  3. Langue is the language in abeyance, and Parole, the individual application.
  4. Langue is the language collective, and Parole, the individual deviation.


Q.13 Of the five conditions of the Sublime, according to Longinus, the most important condition is:
  1. Vigorous treatment of passions
  2. Majesty of the structure
  3. A lofty cast of mind
  4. A wide range of thoughts


Q.14 What is the correct chronological order of the publication of the following?
  1. German Grammar (Jacob Grimm)
  2. Comparative Grammar of Sanskrit, Zend, Greek
Latin, Lithuanian, Gothic and German (Franz Bopp)
  1. An Investigation into the Origin of Old Norse or Icelandic Language (Rasmus Rask)
  2. Concerning the Conjugation System of the Sanskrit Language in Comparison with those of the Greek, Latin, Persian and German Language (Franz Bopp)

  1. (a), (b), (c) and (d)
  2. (b), (c), (d) and (a)
  3. (c), (d), (a) and (b)
  4. (d), (c), (b) and (a)


Q.15 The following is a list of key critical terms. Which is the right chronological order of their formulation?
  1. Langue- the unconscious- difference- heresy of paraphrase
  2. The unconscious- langue- heresy of paraphrase- difference
  3. Difference- langue-heresy of paraphrase- the unconscious
  4. Langue- difference- the unconscious- heresy of paraphrase


Q.16 which of the following characters in Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour Last over uses formal Latinate diction?
  1. Holofernes
  2. Dull
  3. Costard
  4. Moth


Q.17 Which one of the following has two heroes with the same name?
  1. The Island of the Mighty
  2. The German Goddess
  3. Animal Farm
  4. Armadale


Q.18 Which of the following plays by T.S Eliot is in the correct chronological order of publication?
  1. Murder in the Cathedral- The Family Reunion- The Cocktail Party- The Confidential Clerk
  2. The Cocktail Party- The Confidential Clerk- The Family Reunion – Murder in the Cathedral
  3. The Family Reunion- The Cocktail Party- Murder in the Cathedral- The Confidential Clerk
  4. The Confidential Clerk- Murder in the Cathedral- The Cocktail Party- The Family Reunion


Q.19 Which of the following describes Foucault’s views on knowledge?
  1. Knowledge is not metaphysical or transcendental
  2. Knowledge is not a matter of perspective.
  3. Knowledge is not pure or neutral but is always from a point of view
  4. Knowledge is unconstrained by regimes of power


Q.20 which of the following periods of English Literature is also called “Puritan Interregnum”?
  1. The Neoclassical Period
  2. The Caroline Age
  3. The Restoration
  4. The Commonwealth Period


Q.21 Which of the following fictional characters is in the right Chronological order?
  1. Uncle Toby- Man Friday- Stephen Dedalus- Miss Havisham
  2. Stephen Dedalus- Man Friday – Uncle Toby- Miss Havisham
  3. Man Friday- Uncle Toby- Miss Havisham –Stephen Dedalus
  4. Miss Havisham- Uncle Toby- Stephen Dedalus- Man Friday


Q.22 Who among the following has written a series of poems entitled. “Very Indian Poems in Indian English”?
  1. Vikram Seth
  2. Arun Kolatkar
  3. Nissim Ezekiel
  4. Keki N Daruwalla


Q.23 Who made the remark: “Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree”?
  1. Rabindranath Tagore
  2. Ezra Pound
  3. B. Yeats
  4. S. Eliot


Q.24 Which of the following stylistic features characterize spoken discourse?
  1. Greater use of explicit connectives
  2. Greater dependence on verbal connectives
  3. Greater syntactic embedding
  4. Greater use of fillers and repitions
Choose the correct option:
  1. (a) and (b)
  2. (b) and (c)
  3. (c) and (d)
  4. (b) and (d)


Q.25 Which two of the correctly describe the features of Wuthering Heights?
  1. Flash backs and time shifts
  2. Oedipal obsessions
  3. Magic and ritual
  4. Acute evocation of place
Choose the correct option:
  1. (a) and (c)
  2. (b) and (d)
  3. (a) and (d)
  4. (c) and (d)


Q.26 Who among the following are associated with the ‘Jazz Age’?
  1. Ernest hemingway and Scott Fitzgerald
  2. Scott fitzgerald and John Dos Passos
  3. John das passos and Sherwood Anderson
  4. Ernest Hemingway and Sherwood Anderson


Q.27 The key figures in the development of British cultural studies are
  1. Richard Hoggard
  2. Raymond Williams
  3. Stuard Hall
  4. Lawrence Grossberg
The most appropriate option is:
  1. (a) and (b)
  2. (b) and (c)
  3. (a),(b) and (c)
  4. (b),(c) and (d)


Q.28 Which two of the following are autobiographical narratives?
  1. Kanthapura
  2. Meatless Days
  3. Prison and Chocolate Cake
  4. The God od small things
The correct option is:
  1. (a) and (b)
  2. (b) and (c)
  3. (a) and (c)
  4. (c) and (d)


Q.29 In the following list, which two actors belong to the Elizabethan period?
  1. Richard Burbage
  2. Will kempe
  3. David Garrick
  4. John Kemble
Choose the correct option:
  1. (a) and (c)
  2. (b) and (d)
  3. (a) and (b)
  4. (c) and (d)


Q.30 How many tales and pilgrims are there in Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales?
  1. 24 pilgrims and 23 tales
  2. 23 pilgrims and 24 tales
  3. 22 pilgrims and 24 tales
  4. 24 pilgrims and 22 tales
No one is correct answer

Q.31 Match the types of writing with their descriptions:
(a) exegesis       I.          Writing about saints’ lives
(b) invective     II.          Detailed explanation of a passage
(c) hagiography    III.          A defence or justification of one’s actions and beliefs
(d) apology    IV.          A bitterly critical attack of something

Choose the correct option:
  1. (a)-(ii), (b)-(iv), (c)-(i), (d)-(iii)
  2. (a)-(iv), (b)-(ii), (c)-(iii), (d)-(i)
  3. (a)-(i), (b)-(iii), (c)-(iv), (d)-(ii)
  4. (a)-(iii), (b)-(i), (c)-(ii), (d)-(iv)


Q.32 Match the works with authors
a)      Homi bhabha       i.          Saving the text
b)      Geoffrey Hartman      ii.          The location of cultute
c)      Edward said     iii.          Desire in language
d)      Julia Kristeva     iv.          Culture and imperialism

Choose the correct option:
  1. (a)-(i), (b)-(ii), (c)-(iv), (d)-(iii)
  2. (a)-(ii), (b)-(i), (c)-(iv), (d)-(iii)
  3. (a)-(iv), (b)-(iii), (c)-(i), (d)-(ii)
  4. (a)-(iii), (b)-(ii), (c)-(i), (d)-(iv)


Q.33 which two concepts developed by the French sociologist pierre bourdieu, have become increasingly influential in cultural studies?
  1. Dissemination
  2. Gynesis
  3. Cultural capital
  4. Habitus
Choose the correct option:
  1. (a) and (c)
  2. (b) and (c)
  3. (c) and (d)
  4. (b) and (d)


Q.34 Which of the following is the correct chronological order of publication of the following poems?
  1. Lamia- Paradise lost- Alastor- The dunciad
  2. The dunciad- Alastor- Lamia- Paradise lost
  3. Alastor- The dunciad- Paradise lost- Lamia
  4. Paradise lost- The dunciad- Alastor- Lamia


Q.35 What is the chronological order of the appearance of the following periodicals?
  1. The tattler
  2. The spectator
  3. The Examiner
  4. The reflector
Choose the correct option:
  1. (b), (a), (d) and (c)
  2. (c), (b), (a) and (d)
  3. (a), (b), (c) and (d)
  4. (d), (a), (b) and (c)


Q.36 Match the periodicals with their writers/ contributors
a)      The Rambler       i.          Charles Dickens
b)      Macmillan’s Magazine      ii.          Samuel Johnson
c)      The guardian     iii.          David Masson
d)      Bentley’s Miscellany     iv.          Richard Steele

Choose the correct option:
  1. (a)-(iii), (b)-(iv), (c)-(i), (d)-(ii)
  2. (a)-(i), (b)-(ii), (c)-(iii), (d)-(iv)
  3. (a)-(ii), (b)-(iii), (c)-(iv), (d)-(i)
  4. (a)-(iv), (b)-(i), (c)-(ii), (d)-(iii)


Q.37 In which of the following works is the character ‘Ariel’ an exclusion?
  1. The tempest
  2. Paradise lost
  3. The rape of the lock
  4. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner


Q.38 Which two aspects of cultural diffusion in the Age of Globalization need to be addressed by pedagogy of language in general and of English in particular?
  1. Uni directionality
  2. Multi directionality
  3. Complex and extensive
  4. Simplistic and abbreviated
Choose the correct option:
  1. (a) and (b)
  2. (b) and (c)
  3. (c) and (d)
  4. (d) and (a)
All is correct

Q.39 Which of the following set of characters in Charles Dickens’ novels is in the right chronological order?
  1. Bounderby – David Copperfield- Mrs. Mann- Nathaniel Winkle
  2. David Copperfield- Mr. Bounderby- Nathaniel Winkle- Mrs. Mann
  3. Nathaniel winkle- Mrs. Mann- David Copperfield- Mr. Bounderby
  4. Mann- David Copperfield- Nathaniel winkle- Mr. Bounderby


Q.40 Which two principal kinds of melancholy are proposed by Robert Burton in volume III of Anatomy of melancholy?
  1. ‘Love’
  2. ‘Religious’
  3. ‘Morbid’
  4. ‘Psychic’
The correct option is:
  1. (a) and (b)
  2. (a) and (c)
  3. (b) and (d)
  4. (c) and (d)


Q.41 Match the works with authors:
a)      Bodies that matter       i.          Camille paglia
b)      A world of difference      ii.          Elaine showalter
c)      A literature of their own     iii.          Barbara Johnson
d)      Vamps and thamps     iv.          Judith butler

Choose the correct option:
  1. (a)-(i), (b)-(ii), (c)-(iii), (d)-(iv)
  2. (a)-(ii), (b)-(iii), (c)-(iv), (d)-(i)
  3. (a)-(iv), (b)-(iii), (c)-(ii), (d)-(i)
  4. (a)-(iii), (b)-(iv), (c)-(i), (d)-(ii)


Q.42 Match the following technological advancements impacting learning and teaching of language with their corresponding years:
a)      Hypertext markup language (HTML)       i.          2004
b)      Streaming of video on the internet      ii.          2003
c)      My space.com     iii.          1991
d)      Facebook     iv.          1997

Choose the correct option:
  1. (a)-(iii), (b)-(iv), (c)-(ii), (d)-(i)
  2. (a)-(ii), (b)-(iv), (c)-(i), (d)-(iii)
  3. (a)-(iii), (b)-(ii), (c)-(iv), (d)-(i)
  4. (a)-(iv), (b)-(iii), (c)-(i), (d)-(ii)


Q.43 Examples of poetic compounding are found in the work of which two modernist writers?
  1. Graham Greene
  2. James Joyce
  3. Gerard Manley Hopkins
  4. Stephen spender
Choose the correct option:
  1. (c) and (d)
  2. (a) and (b)
  3. (b) and (c)
  4. (a) and (c)


Q.44 Which British administrator passed a resolution for the “Promotion of European literaters and science among the natives of India”?
  1. Lord Hastings
  2. Lord Cornwallis
  3. Lord Bentinck
  4. Lord hardinage


Q.45 In which one of the following Middle English poems is Hector a character?
  1. Troilus and Cressida
  2. Piers plowman
  3. The seafarer
  4. Beowulf


Q.46 Which two of the following poems can be categorized as poems belonging to the neo-classical period of English literature.
  1. “The ring and the book”
  2. “The Vanity of human wishes”
  3. “Cato”
  4. “Lamia”
Choose the correct option:
  1. (a) and (b)
  2. (b) and (c)
  3. (c) and (d)
  4. (a) and (d)


Q.47 Which of the following arrangements of prose-pamphlets is in the right chronological order?
  1. The shortest way with dissenters – A modest proposal – Areopagitica – Reflections on the revolution in France
  2. A modest proposal – The shortest way with dissenters- Areopagitica – Reflections on the revolution in France
  3. Areopagitica- The shortest way with dissenters – A modest proposal– Reflections on the revolution in France
  4. Areopagitica – Reflections on the revolution in France- The shortest way with dissenters – A modest proposal


Q.48 Which arrangements of D.H Lawrence’s novels is in the correct chronological sequence?
  1. Kangaroo- The Plumed Serpent- Sons and Lovers – The rainbow
  2. Sons and Lovers – The rainbow- Kangaroo- The Plumed Serpent
  3. The rainbow- The Plumed Serpent- Kangaroo- Sons and Lovers
  4. The rainbow- Kangaroo- The Plumed Serpent- Sons and Lovers


Q.49 Which three of the following poets figure in William Dunbar’s lament for the makers?
  1. Geoffrey Chaucer
  2. John Gower
  3. Robert henryson
  4. William Langland
Choose the most appropriate option:
  1. (a), (b) and (d)
  2. (a), (b) and (c)
  3. (b), (c) and (d)
  4. (a), (c) and (d)


Q.50 Match the author with the text:
a)      Rita Kothari       i.          The queen’s hinglish
b)      Probal dasgupta      ii.          The indianization of English
c)      Braj b. kachru     iii.          Translating India
d)      Baljinder k. mahal     iv.          The otherness of English

Choose the correct option:
  1. (a)-(iv), (b)-(iii), (c)-(i), (d)-(ii)
  2. (a)-(iii), (b)-(iv), (c)-(ii), (d)-(i)
  3. (a)-(iv), (b)-(ii), (c)-(i), (d)-(iii)
  4. (a)-(iii), (b)-(i), (c)-(ii), (d)-(iv)


Q.51 Which combination in the following constitutes the trilogy oresteia?
  1. Agamemnon, The Persians, Eumenides
  2. The Persians, The suppliants, Agamemnon
  3. Agamemnon, Choephoroe, Eumenides
  4. Seven against Thebes, Agamemnon, The suppliants


Q.52 In paradise lost Milton invokes his ‘heavenly muse’, ‘urania’, at the beginning of which two books?
  1. Book I
  2. Book IV
  3. Book IX
  4. Book VII
Choose the correct option:
  1. (a) and (d)
  2. (b) and (c)
  3. (c) and (d)
  4. (b) and (d)


Q.53 Who among the following proposed that the English Language is “man made”, not “woman made”?
  1. Mary Has
  2. Dorothy L Sayers
  3. Dale Spender
  4. Carol Chomsky


Q.54 Which two of the following statements are applicable to feminist criticism?
  1. Recuperate the female writers ignored by the canon
  2. Fully endorse the social construction of gender
  3. Valorize the traditional canon uncritically
  4. Mostly reject the essentialising of ‘male’ and ‘female’
Choose the correct option
  1. (a) and (b)
  2. (b) and (c)
  3. (a) and (d)
  4. (a) and (c)


Q.55 Give Below are two statements one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R)
Assertion (A): The Primary component in novelistic forms is a plot that evolves coherently from its beginning to a end in which all complications are resolved.
Reasons (R): The novel is constituted by a multiplicity of divergent and contending social voices that achieve their full significance only in the process of their dialogic interaction both with each other and with the voice of the narrator.
In the light of the above two statements, choose the correct option:
  1. Both (A) and (R) are true and is the correct explanation of (A)
  2. Both (A) and (R) true and is not the correct explanation of (A)
  3. (A) is true, but (R) false
  4. (A) is false, but (R) true


Q.56 What does Socrates mean when in Plato’s Ion, he says “Poets are nothing but the interpreters of gods”?
  1. The Poets are the markers of their poems
  2. The Poets are acutely aware of gods in composing their poems
  3. The Poets are divinely possessed when they compose their poems
  4. The Poets first hear what gods say then put than into words


Q.57 Now often did Richard Steel’s Tatler appear every week and how many issues of Tatler I total were published?
  1. Two times a week; 171 issues
  2. Once a week; 151 issues
  3. Three times a week; 271 issues
  4. Three times a week; 26 issues


Q.58 Which one of the following novels by Kingsley Amis represents its protagonist as an ‘angry young man’?
  1. I Like it Here
  2. Lucky Jim
  3. The Biographer’s Moustache
  4. The Great Man


Q.59 Who are the co-editors of Chutneyfying English: The Phenomenon of Hinglish?
  1. Jamuna Kachru
  2. Rita Kothari
  3. Rupert Snell
  4. Alastair Pennycook


Q.60 Which two aspects of cultural diffusion in the Age of Globalization need to be addressed by pedagogy of language in general and of English in particular?
  1. Uni Directionality
  2. Multidirectionality
  3. Complex and extensive
  4. Simplistic and abbreviated
Choose the correct option:
  1. (a) and (b)
  2. (b) and (c)
  3. (c) and (d)
  4. (d) and (a)


Q.61 From whose work did John Milton take the epigraph to his Areopagitica?
  1. Sophocles
  2. Euripides
  3. Plato
  4. More


Q.62 Match the author with the story:
a)      Edgar Allan Poe       i.          “The Fall of the House of Usher”
b)      E.M Forster      ii.          “The Prophet’s Hair”
c)      Katherine Mansfield     iii.          “The Garden Party”
d)      Salman Rushdie     iv.          “The Celestial Omnibus”

Choose the correct option:
  1. (a)-(iii), (b)-(ii),(c)-(i),(d)-(iv)
  2. (a)-(iv), (b)-(iii),(c)-(i),(d)-(ii)
  3. (a)-(i), (b)-(iv),(c)-(iii),(d)-(ii)
  4. (a)-(ii), (b)-(i),(c)-(iv),(d)-(iii)


Q.63 Which two of the following are associated with Deconstruction?
  1. Jacques Derrida
  2. Raymond Williams
  3. Paul De Man
  4. Jonathan Dolli more
Choose the correct option:
  1. (a) and (b)
  2. (a) and (c)
  3. (a) and (d)
  4. (b) and (d)


Q.64 In the UNESCO definition, a ‘Pamphlet’ is an unbound publication that is not a periodical and contains:
  1. No fewer than 5 and no more than 48 pages
  2. No fewer than 10 and no more than 68 pages
  3. No fewer than 15 and no more than 64 pages
  4. No fewer than 20 and no more than 80 pages


Q.65 How Many syllables are there in the word intransigently?
  1. Three
  2. Six
  3. Five
  4. Four


Q.66 Which two names from R.M Ballantyne’s Coral Island are repeated in William Golding’s reworking of the same text as Lord of the Flice?
  1. Ralph
  2. Roger
  3. Jack
  4. Simon
The correct option is:
  1. (a) and (d)
  2. (a) and (c)
  3. (c) and (d)
  4. (b) and (d)


Q.67 Which one of W.M Thackeray’s novels has the following as the closing sentence? “Which of us I happy in this world? Which of us has his desire? Or having it is satisfied”?
  1. The Luck of Barry Lyndon
  2. Pendennis
  3. Vanity Fair
  4. The History of Henry Esmond


Q.68 Match the poet with the opening line of the poem.
a)      Shelley       i.          I cry your mercy- pity love! Aye, love!
b)      Coleridge      ii.          The world is too much with us
c)      Keats     iii.          O world, O life, O time
d)      Wordsworth     iv.          When true love burns desire is Love’s pure flame

Choose the correct option:
  1. (a)-(iii), (b)-(iv), (c)-(i), (d)-(ii)
  2. (a)-(iv), (b)-(iii), (c)-(ii), (d)-(i)
  3. (a)-(ii), (b)-(iii), (c)-(iv), (d)-(i)
  4. (a)-(i), (b)-(ii), (c)-(iii), (d)-(iv)


Q.69 Which of the following books carried the additional title Sermon on the Sea?
  1. The Religion of Man by Tagore
  2. Essay on the Gita by Aurobindo
  3. Hind Swaraj or Indian Home Rule by Gandhi
  4. Christ and Satyagraha by Elwin


Q.70 Which two of the following novels deal with the theme of apartheid?
  1. Purple Hibiscus
  2. July’s People
  3. Cry, The Beloved Country
  4. The Mimic Men
Choose the correct option:
  1. (a) and (c)
  2. (b) and (d)
  3. (b) and (c)
  4. (a) and (d)


Q.71 Which of the following descriptions delineate Roman a Clef (Novel with key)?
  1. A novel depicting the life of an artist from childhood to maturity
  2. A novel using the altered names of the actual people of the time
  3. A novel describing historical incidents with fictional characters
  4. A novel giving the effect of realism by highlighting the social problems of the time


Q.72 Match the theorist with the text:
a)      John Fiske       i.          Distinction
b)      Michel de Certeau      ii.          The Postmodern Condition
c)      Pierre Bourdieu     iii.          Reading the Popular
d)      Jean Francois Lyotard     iv.          The Practice of Everyday Life

Choose the correct option:
  1. (a)-(iii), (b)-(iv), (c)-(i), (d)-(ii)
  2. (a)-(iv), (b)-(iii), (c)-(ii), (d)-(i)
  3. (a)-(ii), (b)-(i), (c)-(iv), (d)-(iii)
  4. (a)-(ii), (b)-(iv), (c)-(iii), (d)-(i)


Q.73 Which of the following tales in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales deals with the murder of a child by Jews?
  1. “The Monk’s Tale”
  2. “The Second Nun’s Tale”
  3. “The Prioress’s Tale”
  4. “The Shipman’s Tale”


Q.74 Who did the following? “Discursive practice are not purely and simply modes of manufacture of discourse. They take shape in technical ensembles, in institutions, in behavioral schemes, in types of transmission and dissemination in pedagogical forms that both impose and maintain them”
  1. Roland Barthes
  2. Michel Foucault
  3. Homi K. Bhabha
  4. Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak


Q.75 Which three of the following writers are associated with ‘kitchen sink drama’?
  1. Arnold Wesker
  2. John Arden
  3. Shelagh Delaney
  4. John Osborne
Choose the most appropriate option:
  1. (a), (b) and (d)
  2. (a), (b) and (c)
  3. (b), (c) and (d)
  4. (a), (c) and (d)


Q.76 Which of the following combinations best describes the typical methodology of literary research?
  1. Direct, empirical and quantitative
  2. Phenomenological, speculative and abstract
  3. Textual, critical and historical
  4. Synoptic, conceptual and speculative


Q.77 Following Plato, which two of the following statements about ‘Phantasm and Semblance’ are correct?
  1. ‘Phantasm’ is an image, while ‘Semblance is the real object’.
  2. ‘Phantasm’ is the real object while ‘Semblance is only a resemblance’.
  3. ‘Phantasm’ unlike semblance has the same proportional as the object.
  4. Semblance is unreal’ but looks ‘real’ as compared to phantasm.
Choose the correct option:
  1. (b) and (c)
  2. (c) and (d)
  3. (a) and (b)
  4. (d) and (a)


Q.78 What is the order of publication of the following books of Noam Chomsky?
  1. Problems of Knowledge and Freedom
  2. Aspects of the Theory of Syntax
  3. Syntactic Structures
  4. Knowledge of Language
Choose the correct option:
  1. (d), (c), (b),(a)
  2. (b), (c), (d), (a)
  3. (c), (b), (a), (d)
  4. (a), (b), (c), (d)


Q.79 Give Below are two statements one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R)
Assertion (A): Cultural Studies is simply the study of culture as a discrete entity divorced from its social and political context.
Reasons (R): Cultural Studies aim to understand Culture in all its complex forms and to analyse the Social and Political context within which it manifests itself.
In the light of the above two statements, choose the correct option:
  1. Both (A) and (R) are true and is the correct explanation of (A)
  2. Both (A) and (R) true and is not the correct explanation of (A)
  3. (A) is true, but (R) is false
  4. (A) is false, but (R) is true


Q.80 Which term among the following will be applicable to a situation in which a character initiates a scheme which depends for its success on the ignorance of the poem against whom it is directed?
  1. Conflict
  2. Intrigue
  3. Ally
  4. Foil


Q.81 Which two of the following novels belong to the Victorian Age in English Literature?
  1. Pendennis
  2. The Way of All Flesh
  3. The Battle of the Books
  4. Barchester Towers
Choose the correct option:
  1. (a) and (c)
  2. (b) and (d)
  3. (c) and (d)
  4. (a) and (d)


Q.82 Which one of the following titles of Robert Browning’s works means to disport in the open air, to amuse oneself at random?
  1. Jocoseria
  2. “Andrea del Sarto”
  3. “Abt Voglet”
  4. Asolando


Q.83 Match the characters with the play:
a)      Donalbain       i.          King Lear
b)      Claudio      ii.          Macbeth
c)      Nerissa     iii.          Merchant of Venice
d)      Goneril     iv.          Measure for Measure

Choose the correct option:
  1. (a)-(iv), (b)-(iii), (c)-(ii), (d)-(i)
  2. (a)-(ii), (b)-(iv), (c)-(iii), (d)-(i)
  3. (a)-(iii), (b)-(i), (c)-(ii), (d)-(iv)
  4. (a)-(i), (b)-(iv), (c)-(ii), (d)-(iii)


Q.84 Which of the following is the proper explanation of the concept of “Freytag’s Pyramid”?
  1. Analysis of the plot of a drama
  2. Analysis of the characters of a drama
  3. Analysis of the theme of conflict between a woman and two men in drama
  4. Analysis of the different types of drama


Q.85 Which of the following movements was Arthur Symons was referring to as ‘an interesting disease’ and ‘an over subtilizing refinement upon refinement’?
  1. Celtic Revival
  2. Romantic Movement
  3. Decadence
  4. Feminism


Q.86 Who among the following theorists believes that the proliferation of television images is producing a cultural condition a kin to ‘historical amnesia’?
  1. Jean Baudrillard
  2. Ihab Hassan
  3. Frederic Jameson
  4. Daniel Bell


Q.87 Which of the following plays by Ben Jonson ends with the performamce of a puppet play in imitation of Marlowe’s Hero and Leander?
  1. The Alchemist
  2. Volpone
  3. Bartholomew Fair
  4. Every Man in His Humour


Q.88 Which two of the following plays were written by Thomas Heywood?
  1. Gorboduc
  2. The Play called the Four P.P
  3. The Play of the Weather
  4. The Spanish Tragedy
Choose the correct option
  1. (a) and (b)
  2. (a) and (c)
  3. (b) and (c)
  4. (c) and (d)


Q.89 Which of the following is true of Aristotle’s Critical Position?
  1. Writers are likely to be mere entertainers who appeal to the emotions and passions of the audience.
  2. Texts created by poets are almost inevitably inaccurate and defective as limitations
  3. The best artitistic texts will be both complex and unified: every part of the work will be essential to it and will be linked to every other part.
  4. Texts should be judged on the basis of how accurately they imitate philosophical truth.


Q.90 In the following list, which two journals relate to the field of post-colonial literature?
  1. Kunapipi
  2. Interventions
  3. Daedalus
  4. Clio
Choose the correct option
  1. (a) and (c)
  2. (b) and (c)
  3. (c) and (d)
  4. (a) and (b)


Q.91 Read the following poem and answer the questions:
HOME IS SO SAD
Home is so sad. It stays as it was left, Shaped to the comfort of the last to go As if to win them back. Instead, bereft of anyone to please, it withers so, having no heart to put aside the theft. And turn again to what is started as, a joyous shot at how things ought to be, Long fallen wide. You can see how it was: Look at the pictures and the cutlery. The music in the piano stool. That vase.
Q 91. Why is the ‘home’ ‘Sad’?
  1. Because it has waited in vain
  2. Because its joy has faded
  3. Because it remains unchanged
  4. Because it is devoid of resident


Q92. There is a ‘thief’ in the poem. Who is that ‘thief’?
  1. The time that ticks away
  2. The fate that overpowers
  3. The tenant who leaves
  4. The past that beckons


Q93. Why has the ‘home’ ‘withered’?
  1. Because everything has to fade sooner or later
  2. Because it has no longer the reason to be what it was
  3. Because it is an organic entity in any case
  4. Because it has been betrayed categorically


Q94. How was the home before it became ‘sad’?
  1. It was as it would be
  2. It was as it shall be
  3. It was as it should be
  4. It was as it could be


Read the following passage and answer the questions:
Lying is an accursed vice. It is only our words which bind us together and make us human. If we realized the horror and weight of lying, we would see that it is more worthy of the stake than other crimes. I find that people normally waste time quite inappropriately punishing children for innocent misdemeanors formenting them for thoughtless actions which lead nowhere and leave no trace. It seems to me that the only faults which we should vigorously attack as soon as they arise and start to develop are lying and little below that, stubbornness. Those faults grow up with the children. Once let the tongue acquire the habit of lying and it is astonishing how impossible it is to make it give it up. That is why some otherwise decent men are object slaven to it. One of my tailors is a good enough fellow, but I have never heard him once speak the truth, not even when it would help him, if he did so.
Q95. ‘Lying’ is a fault that should be punished only
  1. When the first lie is uttered
  2. When it becomes convenient
  3. When it becomes stubborn
  4. When it begins to turn into a habit


Q96. It is suggested in the passage that the tailor does never speak the truth because
  1. He cannot keep the word he gives
  2. He does not know lying is a crime
  3. He thinks lying will help him.
  4. He is a slave of his profession


Q97. According to the author “thoughtless actions”
  1. Torment others
  2. Are strictly not misdemeanors
  3. Mean nothing and are soon forgotten
  4. Are punishment for children


Q98. How does ‘lying’ affect human relationships?
  1. It makes the relationships ‘human’
  2. It reduces the affinity among people
  3. It promotes togetherness among diverse people
  4. It does not affect at all as it is merely words


Q99. Read the following passage from Antigone and answer question
Creon: And yet wert bold enough to break the law
Antigone: Yea, for these laws were not ordained by Zeus.
 And she who sits enthroned with gods below,
 Justice enacted not these human laws.
 Nor did I deem that thou, a mortal man,
Could’st by a breath annual and override.
The immutable unwritten laws of Heaven
The three kinds of laws implicit in Antigone’s response are:
  1. Human, unwritten, written
  2. Of Gods, of Zeus, of Justice
  3. Of Gods, of Justice, of Man
  4. Of Man, of Heaven, Of Zeus


Q.100 Read the following passage and answer the question
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredibility, it was the season of light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way- in short, the period was far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.
The Age described in the above passage is best described as the Age of
  1. Parallelisms
  2. Inconsistencies
  3. Contraries
  4. Anomalies



Test yourself 
Answer these questions in the comment box. 


1. The time-period from 1649 to 1660 is known as_

1. the Neo-Classical period

2. the Commonwealth period

3. the Stuart period

4. the Jacobean period


2. Which of the following was not a dialect of Old English ?

1. Irish

2. Northumbrian

3. Mercian

4. Kentish



3. Who is the central character to whom the title refers in Anthony Burgess’s A Dead Man ?

1. Sir Walter Raleigh

2. Sir Philip Sidney

3. Christopher Marlowe

4. Earl of Southampton


4. Who is the writer of Account of the Augustan Age in England ?

1. John Gay

2. William Hazlitt

3. Oliver Goldsmith

4. Samuel Johnson


5. "Don Quixote", by Cervantes has ___ parts.

1. Three

2. Five

3. Two

4. Twelve


6. Who among the following writers was not the one Identified with The Movement of the 1950’s England ?

1. Roy Fuller

2. Kingsley Amis

3. Philip Larkin

4. Donald Davie


7. Which of the following novels does not belong to Nuruddin’s Farah’s Blood In the Sun Trilogy ?

1. Maps

2. Knots

3. Gifts

4. Secrets



8. 'New Atlantis' by Francis Bacon is about....



1. Asgard

2. Avalon

3. Bensalem

4. Baltia


9. The 1950’s saw the rise of backlash against modernism and against New Romanticism that became known as The Movement. Which of the following little magazines came to be associated with The Movement ?

(a) Departure

(b) New Verse

(c) London Mercury

(d) New Poems

The right combination according to the code is:

1. (a) and (b)

2. (c) and (d)

3. (a) and (d)

4. (b) and (d)

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