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JAMIA MILLIA ISLAMIA M.A. English, Entrance Exam 2021




Q.1) The author of the story “The Yellow Wallpaper” is:

[1] Kate Chopin

[2] Helen Cixous

[3] Charlotte Perkins Gil man

[4] Gloria Steinem

Answer: Charlotte Perkins Gil man

Q.2) John Milton’s poem “Lycidas” is:

[1] A Sonnet

[2] An Epic

[3] A Pastoral Elegy

[4] An Epistle

Answer: A Pastoral Elegy

Q.3) The name of the following poet is associated with the Beat Poetry:

[1] Robert Lowell

[2] Anne Sexton

[3] T.S. Eliot

[4] Allen Ginsberg

Answer: Allen Ginsberg

Q.4) A poem T.S. Eliot did not write is:

[1] “Gerontion”

[2] “The Journey of the Magi”

[3] “Among School Children”

[4] “Four Quartets”

Answer: “Among School Children”

Q.5) The Nobel Prize in Literature in 2020 was awarded to:

[1] Ngugi Wa Thiong’O

[2] Zadie Smith

[3] Svetlana Alexievich

[4] Louise Gluck

Answer: Louise Gluck

Q.6) Ahmad Ali is the author of:

[1] Twilight in Delhi

[2] Phoenix Fled

[3] In Custody

[4] A Bend in the Ganges

Answer: Twilight in Delhi

Q.7) Girish Kamad wrote in English and:

[1] Telugu

[2] Kannada

[3] Malayalam

[4] Hindi

Answer: Kannada

Q.8) T.S. Eliot introduced the following term in his essay “Hamlet and His Problems”:

[1] Objective Correlative

[2] Tradition and individual Talent

[3] Negative Capability

[4] Dissociation of Sensibility

Answer: Objective Correlative

Q.9) The quote “The historical sense involves a perception, not only of the pastness of the past, but of its presence” appears in a work by:

[1] Derek Walcott

[2] Frantz Fanon

[3] R.K. Narayan

[4] T.S. Eliot

Answer: T.S. Eliot

Q.10) A novel that does not deal with Delhi is:

[1] City of Djinns

[2] Maximum City

[3] Ministry of Utmost Happiness

[4] White Tiger

Answer: Maximum City

Q.11) The Furies appear in T.S. Eliot’s play:

[1] Murder in the Cathedral

[2] The Confidential Clerk

[3] The Cocktail Party

[4] The Family Reunion

Answer: The Family Reunion

Q.12) Amitav Ghosh’s Jungle Nama is:

[1] A novel

[2] A collection of Short Stories

[3] A book in verse

[4] A play

Answer: A book in verse

Q.13) The first attempt at writing a monolingual Dictionary in English was made by:

[1] Dr. Samuel Johnson

[2] Alexander Pope

[3] Ben Jonson

[4] T.S. Eliot

Answer: Dr. Samuel Johnson

Q.14) A word or sentence that remains the same if read backward is known as:

[1] Acronym

[2] Palindrome

[3] Portmanteau

[4] Homonym

Answer: Palindrome

Q.15) A novel not written by Amitav Ghosh is:

[1] River of Smoke

[2] The Circle of Reason

[3] Sea of Poppies

[4] Red Earth and Pouring Rain

Answer: Red Earth and Pouring Rain

Q.16) Mark the odd one among the following:

[1] A Conceit

[2] An Allusion

[3] A Paradox

[4] An Ode

Answer: An Ode

Q 17) “Black Atlantic” is a concept propounded by:

[1] Paul Gilroy

[2] Edward Said

[3] Dipesh Chakrabarty

[4] Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

Answer: Paul Gilroy

Q.18) “Call me Ishmael” is the opening sentence of the novel:

[1] Pride and Prejudice

[2]Scarlet Letter

[3] Moby Dick

[4] A Farewell to Arms

Answer: Moby Dick

Q.19) The Spectator was started by:

[1] Richard Steele and John Dryden

[2] Richard Steele

[3] Joseph Addison

[4] Joseph Addison and Richard Steele

Answer: Joseph Addison and Richard Steele

Q.20) The following is not true about the novel Robinson Crusoe:

[1] It was written by Daniel Defoe

[2] It is based on the life of Alexander Selkirk

[3] Crusoe’s companion is called ‘Monday’

[4] It is credited as marking the beginning of realistic fiction

Answer: Crusoe’s companion is called ‘Monday’

Q.21) A Biblioklept is one who:

[1] Steals books

[2] Loves books

[3] Worships books

[4] Fears books

Answer: Steals books

Q.22) An example of Dystopia is:

[1] War and Peace

[2] Grapes of Wrath

[3] Utopia

[4] Nineteen Eighty-Four

Answer: Nineteen Eighty-Four

Q.23) Agra Bazar is a famous play by:

[1] Vijay Tendulkar

[2] Mahasweta Devi

[3] Habib Tanvir

[4] Badal Sarkar

Answer: Habib Tanvir

Q.24) A work that is not a Dal it autobiography is:

[1] The Outcaste

[2] Untouchable

[3] The Prisons We Broke

[4] Viramma

Answer: Untouchable

Q.25) Aristotle wrote his famous work Poetics in:

[1] Greek

[2] Latin

[3] French

[4] English

Answer: Greek

Q.26) ______was a contemporary of Geoffrey Chaucer,

[1] Thomas Chatterton

[2] John Gay

[3] Thomas Shadwell

[4] John Gower

Answer: John Gower

Q.27) Francis Bacon wrote in English and:

[1] French

[2] Greek

[3] Latin

[4] German

Answer: French

Q.28) Neologism is:

[1] A word with roots in a native language

[2] A word whose meaning changes over a period of time

[3] An obsession with new words and phrases

[4] A newly coined word or a word used in a sense

Answer: An obsession with new words and phrases

Q.29) Salim Sinai is a central character in the novel:

[1] Heart of Darkness

[2] Midnight’s Children

[3] Kim

[4] The Secret Sharer

Answer: Midnight’s Children

Q.30) “In Memory of W.B. Yeats” is a famous poem written by:

[1] Ezra Pound

[2] W.H. Auden

[3] Rabindranath Tagore

[4] J.M. Synge

Answer: W.H. Auden

Q.31) The writer known for writing about Indian mythology is:

[1] Agha Shahid Ali

[2] Amitav Ghosh

[3] Chetan Bhagat

[4] Devdutt Patttanaik

Answer: Devdutt Patttanaik

Q.32) Identify the odd one:

[1] Spondee

[2] Villanelle

[3] Sonnet

[4] Canzone

Answer: Spondee

Q.33) An ‘Aside’ is a dramatic device in which:

[1] A character speaks to the audience unheard by other characters

[2] A character speaks to himself unheard by other characters

[3] A character speaks to another character in the corner of stage unheard by other characters

[4] It is synonymous with monologue

Answer: A character speaks to the audience unheard by other characters

Q.34) Match items in column-A with those in column-B.

Choose the correct answer from the options given below:


(a) Jurgen Habermas

(b) Deleuze and Guattari

(c) Antinio Gramsci

(d) Mikhail Bakhtin


(i) Subaltern

(ii) Public Sphere

(iii) Carnivalesque

(iv) Rhizome


[1] a-iii, b-ii, c-iv, d-i

[2] a-i, b-iv, c-iii, d-ii

[3] a-ii, b-iv, c-i, d-iii

[4] a-iv, b-ii, c-i, d-iii

Answer: a-ii, b-iv, c-i, d-iii

Q.35) The Bourne films are based on novels by:

[1] Robert Ludlum

[2] Margret Mitchell

[3] Dan Brown

[4] Ian Fleming

Answer: Robert Ludlum

Q.36) Arrange the following Harry Potter novels in the order of their publication:

(a) Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

(b) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

(c) Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

(d) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire


[1] (c), (a), (d), (b)

[2] (b), (c), (d), (a)

[3] (c), (b), (d), (a)

[4] (a), (b), (c), (d)

Answer: (c), (b), (d), (a)

Q.37) The well-known feminist Nawal Al-Saadawi was from:

[1] Morocco

[2] Algeria

[3]Egypt 2013

[4] Afghanistan

Answer: Egypt 2013

Q.38) The following is not true about Arundhati Roy’s novel The Ministry of Utmost Happiness.

(a) The story revolves around the violent incidents of modern Indian history.

(b) The novel has a trans-gender character

(c) The novel takes place in Delhi.

(d) Adam Aziz, Saleem Sinai are characters in the novel


[1] Only (a) & (c)

[2] Only (b)

[3] Only (c) and (d)

[4] Only (d)

Answer: Only (a) & (c)

Q.39) A Journal of the Plague Year is a famous work by:

[1] Richardson

[2] Daniel Defoe

[3] Mary Shelley

[4] Sir Walter Scott

Answer: Daniel Defoe

Q.40) In Shakespeare’s play Hamlet is a student at the University of:

[1] Wittenberg

[2] Gutenberg

[3] Oxford

[4] Cambridge

Answer: Wittenberg


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