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Gujarat Set 4

Gujarat Set 4

Q.1) Which of these is not a tragic comedy?

(A) William Shakespeare, The Winter’ Tale

(B) William Shakespeare, Cymbeline

(C) John Fletcher, The Faithful Shepherdess

(D) Christopher Marlowe, Edward II

Q.2) Who influenced Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales”?

(A) Boccaccio

(B) Petrarch

(C) Dante

(D) Virgil

Q.3) There is a special providence in the fall of a sparrow’ this line appears in a work of:

(A) Marlowe

(B) Jonson

(C) Shakespeare

(D) Webster

Q.4) Which among the following plays by Christopher Marlowe has epic features?

(A) Doctor Faustus

(B) Edward II

(C) Hero and Lcander

(D) Tamburlainc

Q.5) Who among the following writers does not belong 1o the group, the university wits?

(A) John Lyly

(B) Thomas Nashe

(C) George Peele

(D) Thomas Kyd

Q.6) Restoration comedy marks the restoration of:

(A) Women’s rights

(B) Democracy

(C) Monarchy

(D) Human rights

Q.7) The Enlightenment was characterised by:

(A) Accelerated industrial production and general well-being of the public

(B) A belief in the universal authority of reason and emphasis on scientific experimentation

(C) The protestant work ethic and compliance with Christian values of life

(D) An undue faith in predestination and neglect of free will

Q.8) Which of the following work is not by John Bunyan?

(A) Grace Abounding

(B) The Life and Death of Mr. Badman

(C) Pilgrims Progress

(D) Aeropagatica

Q.9) From which of John Donne’s poem are the following lines taken?

“If our two loves be one, or thou and

so alike, that none doe slackens, none can die”

(A) The Good-Morrow

(B) The Sunne Rising

(C) Canonization

(D) A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning

Q.10) With what image does Milton end Paradise Lost?

(A) The lonesome weeping image of Satan being lost forever from Paradise

(B) The angels driving Adam and Eve from Paradise

(C) The labourer returning home as the mist rises into the gigantic artificial picture of the angels driving Adam and Eve from Paradise

(D) The detailed description of Eden

Q.11) He found it (English) brick and left it marble remarked one great writer on another Who were they?

(A) Milton on Shakespeare

(B) Dryden on Milton

(C) Johnson on Dryden

(D) Jonson on Shakespeare

Q.12) You will find the following lines in an English poem

“Thou by the Indian Ganges’ side

Shouldist rubies find; I by the side

Of Humber would complain”

Which poem? Who is the poet?

(A) “Lonely Hearts’ – Wendy Cope

(B) ‘Holy Thursday’-William Blake

(C) “Tiger Mask Ritual-Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

(D) “To His Coy Mistress’ – Andrew Marvell

Q.13) Which eighteenth century poem provided Thomas Hardy the title of his novel Far from the Madding Crowd?

(A) Thomson’s Seasons

(B) Cowper’s Table Talk

(C) Gray’s Elegy

(D) Collin’s Ode to Evening

Q.14) Which of the following works is not actually a prose essay?

(A) Essay on Dramatic Poesy

(B) Essay on Man

(C) An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

(D) An Essay Towards a New Theory of Vision

Q.15) Which of these is not a picaresQUE novel?

(A) Henry Fielding Tom Jones

(B) Saul Bellow, The Adventures of Augie March

(C) Jack Kerouac, Dharma Bums

(D) Jonathan Swift, Gulliver’s Travels

Q.16) ‘O Rose, thou art sick!” is from a poem by:

(A) Robert Burns

(B) William Blake

(C) George Grabbe

(D) William Collins

Q.17) In The Rape of the Lock the four knaves and four fair Q.ueens refer to whom?

(A) The barons and baronesses of England

(B) The kings and Queens of England

(C) The figures on the cards

(D) The warriors who fought for England

Q.18) To which event do the following lines of Wordsworth refer?
Bliss was in that down to be alive,
But to be young was very heaven

(A) Glorious Revolution

(B) The French Revolution

(C) The Napoleonic War

(D) The American War of Independence

Q.19) In his which work does Wordsworth declare that there are in our existence “spots of time” or moments of imaginative insights whereby our minds are ‘nourished’ and renovated about the deadly weight of trivial and present occupation?

(A) Preface to Lyrical Ballads

(B) Daffodils

(C) Prelude

(D) Tin tern Abbey

Q.20) The Gothic novel and its readers are satirized in which work?

(A) Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

(B) Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, Rajmohan’s Wife

(C) Smollett Ferdinand Count Fathom

(D) Edgar Allan Poe, The Fall of the House of Usher

Q.21) _____the very word is like a bell to toll me back from thee to my sole self! Which word?

(A) Bird

(B) Forlorn

(C) Immortal

(D) Fancy

Q.22) Who of the following was not a contemporary of Wordsworth and Coleridge?

(A) Robert Southey

(B) Sir Walter Scott

(C) William Hazlitt

(D) A. C. Swinburne

Q.23) Which of the following did not influence Victorian intellectual discourse?

(A) Thomas Carlyle

(B) Charles Darwin

(C) Karl Marx

(D) Bertrand Russell

Q.24) The only Dickens novel! with picaresQUE Clements is;

(A) A Tale of Two Cities

(B) Hard Times

(C) Pickwick Papers

(D) Great Expectations

Q.25) “Sunset and evening star

And one clear call for me” these lines occur in the poem:

(A) ‘In Memoriam’

(B) “Crossing the Bar’

(C) “Idylls of the King

(D) “Morte d’ Arthur

Q.26) “All great literature is, at bottom, a criticism of life” – this statement is attributed to;

(A) Thomas Carlyle

(B) Matthew Arnold

(C) J S Mill

(D) John Ruskin

Q.27) The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin came out in:

(A) 1830s

(B) 1840s

(C) 1850s

(D) 1860s

Q.28) Which of the following authors don’t belong to the Bloomsbury Group?

(A) Virginia Woolf

(B) Clive Bell

(C) John M Kaynes

(D) Robert Frost

Q.29) “I am the enemy you killed, my friend

I knew you in this dark

The above lines are taken from the poem;

(A) The Soldier

(B) Dulce et Decorum Est

(C) To His Dead Body

(D) Strange Meeting

Q.30) “I have desired like every artist, to create a little world out of the beautiful pleasant and significant things of this marred and clumsy world” Whose words are these?

(A) T.S Eliot

(B) Ezra Pound

(C) Thomas Hardy

(D) W B Yeats

Q.31) “Politics and the English Language” is an essay by:

(A) F R Leavis

(B) Terry Eagleton

(C) George Orwell

(D) Raymond Williams

Q.32) Which of these is not a dystopic novel?

(A) H G Wells, The Time Machine

(B) George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four

(C) Francis Bacon, The New Atlantis

(D) Jack London, The Iron Heel

Q.33) The following are two lists of lines from poems and their titles Match them:

List I (Lines)

(a) The s Quat pen rests as snug as a gun

(b) A serious house on serious earth it is

(c) Time held me green and dying

(d) I hold creation in my foot

List II (Titles)

(1) Church Going

(2) Hawk Roosting

(3) Digging

(4) Fern Hill

Which in the correct combination according to the codes given below?


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

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

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

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

Q.34) Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea is set in:

(A) The Congo region

(B) The Niger delta

(C) The Caribbean islands

(D) The African Savannah

Q.35) He wrote an essay called “Conrad’s Darkness” where he praises the earlier writer for offering him a vision of the world’s “half-made societies” Identify the writer

(A) Chinua Achebe

(B) V S Naipaul

(C) Salman Rushdie

(D) Ngugi Wa Thiongo

Q.36) The Booker prize is awarded by panel of judges to the best novel by a citizen of

(A) The United Kingdom

(B) The British Commonwealth and the Republic of Ireland

(C) The United Kingdom or the British Commonwealth

(D) The United Kingdom or the British Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland

Q.37) Which of the following novels has a great impact on the formal experimentation in Contemporary Fiction?

(A) Thomas Nashe’s The Unfortunate Traveller

(B) Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones

(C) Laurence Sterne’s Tristram shandy

(D) Samuel Richardson’s Pamela

Q.38) An important poet and playwright who led the Black Arts Movement in the spirit or Negritude posited a Black Aesthetic is:

(A) Henry Louis Gates Jr

(B) Amiri Baraka

(C) Ishmael Reed

(D) Bell Hooks

Q.39) Which famous American novel ends with the following line
“After all tomorrow is another day

(A) The Sun Also Rises

(B) The Great Gatsby

(C) The Sound and the Fury

(D) Gone with the Wind

Q.40) N Scott Momaday is a/an:

(A) African American writer

(B) Native American writer

(C) Indian American writer

(D) Jewish American writer

Q.41) R K Narayan wrote his novel The Guide in

(A) Madras

(B) Mysore

(C) United States of America

(D) United Kingdom

Q.42) In The Shadow Lines what triggered the riots in 19642

(A) Theft at Hazratbal Mosque in Srinagar

(B) Theft at Khulna in East Pakistan

(C) Hindu-Muslim enmity in Calcutta

(D) Hindu-Muslim enmity in Dhaka

Q.43) The author of Nation and Narration is

(A) Edward Said

(B) Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

(C) Frante Fanon

(D) Homi Bhabha

Q.44) Decolonizing the Mind is a work by:

(A) J M Coetzee

(B) Ngugi Wa Thiongo

(C) Wole Soyinka

(D) Chinua Achebe

Q.45) Intertextuality is a term that indicates that;

(A) An author’s intention is impossible to determine

(B) A textual plotline cannot be uni Q. ue

(C) A text’s meaning is related to the meaning of other texts

(D) Reading of a text re Quires making assumptions about the author

Q.46) The concept of ‘carnivals Q. ue’ is associated with

(A) Derrida

(B) Bakhtin

(C) Raymond Williams

(D) Stephen Greenblatt

Q.47) Gynocriticism’ is a term associated with:

(A) Allen Moers

(B) Kate Millet

(C) Elaine Showalter

(D) Betty Friedan

Q.48) The expression “murderous innocence” is an example of;

(A) Oxymoron

(B) Zeugma

(C) Chiasmus

(D) Pun

Q.49) What is a neologism?

(A) A word with roots in a native language

(B) A word whose meaning changes with every renewed use

(C) A word newly coined or used in a new sense

(D) An obsession with new words and phrases

Q.50) Winter kept us warm Covering earth in forgetful snow is an example of

(A) Pathetic Fallacy

(B) Transferred Epithet

(C) Oxymoron

(D) Hyperbole