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Paper 2- December 2006

Paper 2- December 2006

1. The title The Sound and the Fury is taken from :

(A) Hamlet

(B) Macbeth

(C) The Tempest

(D) King Lear

Answer: B

2. Pecola is a character in :

(A) The Bluest Eye

(B) Oliver Twist

(C) Don Quixote

(D) Beloved

Answer: A

3. Which of the following was associated with the “Bloomsbury Group”.

(A) T. S. Eliot

(B) W. B. Yeats

(C) T. E. Hulme

(D) Virginia Woolf

Answer: D

4. Which of the following characters appear in Waiting for Godot :

(A) Jerry

(B) Lucky

(C) Jimmy Porter

(D) Ham

Answer: B

5. About whom did T. S. Eliot write “A thought to him was an experience” :

(A) Herbert

(B) Marvell

(C) Donne

(D) Crashaw

Answer: C

6. The last book of Gulliver’s Travels is :

(A) “Voyage to Houyhnhnms”

(B) “Voyage to Laputa”

(C) “Voyage to Brobdingnag”

(D) “Voyage to Lilliput”

Answer: A

7. Who edited The Tatler :

(A) Steele and John Locke

(B) Addison and Dryden

(C) Addison and Blackmore

(D) Addison and Steele

Answer: D

8. John Locke’s “Essay Concerning Human Understanding” is about :

(A) nature of human behaviour

(B) nature of the human mind

(C) nature of human society

(D) nature of human ideology

Answer: B

9. Restoration Comedy marks the restoration of :

(A) women’s rights

(B) democracy

(C) monarchy

(D) human rights

Answer: C

10. Which of Alexander Pope’s poems begins with the line “Shut, shut the door, good

John, fatigued I said” :

(A) “Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot”

(B) “Dunciad”

(C) “Epistles”

(D) “Rape of the Lock”

Answer: A

11. The statement “One has to convey in a language that is not one’s own the spirit that is

one’s own” appears in :

(A) Ice-Candy Man

(B) The Guide

(C) Nagamandala

(D) Kanthapura

Answer: D

12. Which of the following author-book pair is correctly matched :

(A) Arundhati Roy – The Autumn of the Patriarch

(B) Gabriel Garcia Marquez – Love in the Time of Cholera

(C) Umber to Eco – The Tin Drum

(D) Jhumpa Lahiri – Beloved

Answer: B

13. Which of the following women writers did not receive the Noble Prize :

(A) Toni Morrison

(B) Nadine Gordiner

(C) Buchi Emcheta

(D) Doris Lessing

Answer: C

14. Which of the following is not an Australian author :

(A) Margaret Laurence

(B) David Malauf

(C) Mudooroo Narogin

(D) Peter Carey

Answer: A

15. The Tulsis of Naipaul’s A House for Mr. Biswas lived in :

(A) Pagotes House

(B) Hanuman Mansion

(C) Tulsiana

(D) Hanuman House

Answer: D

16. The quotation “a repetition in the finite mind of the eternal act of creation in the infinite I AM” appears in :

(A) Lyrical Ballads

(B) Biographia Literaria

(C) “In Defense of Poetry”

(D) Letters of Keats

Answer: B

17. “Fearful Symmetry” appears in the poem :

(A) “Introduction”

(B) “Chimney Sweeper”

(C) “The Tyger”

(D) “London”

Answer: C

18. The quotation “when a man is capable of being in uncertainties, mysteries, doubts,

without any irritable reaching after fact and reasons” is a definition of :

(A) Negative capability

(B) Secondary imagination

(C) Criticism of life

(D) Dissociation of sensibility

Answer: A

19. Which of the following prose-writers do not belong to the Romantic Period :

(A) Peacock

(B) De Quincey

(C) Hazlitt

(D) Gibbon

Answer: D

20. In Pride and Prejudice, Lydia and Wickham eloped to :

(A) London

(B) Bath

(C) Gretna Green

(D) Glasgow

Answer: A

21. Which of the following thinker-concept pairs is correctly matched :

(A) Frye ……….. Mysticism

(B) Derrida …………. Deconstruction

(C) I. A. Richards ……….. Archetypal Criticism

(D) Eagleton …………… Psychological Criticism

Answer: B

22. Which of the following thinker concept pairs is correctly matched :

(A) Abhinava Gupta ………….. Dhwanyaloka

(B) Vaman ………….. Kavya Alankar

(C) Mamata ………….. Kavya Prakash

(D) Bharata ………….. Vakrokti

Answer: C

23. Choose the correct sequence of the following schools of criticism :

(A) Structuralism, Deconstruction, Reader-Response, New Historicism

(B) New Historicism, Reader-Response, Deconstruction, Structuralism

(C) Deconstruction, New Historicism, Structuralism, Reader-Response

(D) Reader-Response, Deconstruction, New Historicism, Structuralism

Answer: A

24. “Hamartia” means :

(A) reversal of fortunes

(B) purgation of emotions

(C) depravity

(D) error of judgement

Answer: D

25. The term “gynocriticism” was coined by :

(A) Betty Friedman

(B) Elaine Showalter

(C) Luce Irigarey

(D) Susan Sontag

Answer: B

26. Which is the correct sequence :

(A) D. G. Rossetti, George Eliot, Bronte Sisters, Thackeray

(B) George Eliot, D. G. Rossetti, Bronte Sisters, Thackeray

(C) Thackeray, Bronte Sisters, George Eliot, D. G. Rossetti

(D) Bronte Sisters, George Eliot, Thackeray, D. G. Rossetti

Answer: C

27. Which of Dickens’ novels opens with the words “It was the best of times, it was the

worst of times …. “.

(A) A Tale of Two Cities

(B) Oliver Twist

(C) Pickwick Papers

(D) Hard Times

Answer: A

28. The term “The Fleshly School of Poetry” is associated with the :

(A) Chartists

(B) Pre-Raphaelites

(C) Symbolists

(D) Imagists

Answer: B

29. The line “The sea is calm tonight” occurs in :

(A) Tennyson’s “Maude”

(B) Arnold’s “Thyrsis”

(C) Tennyson’s “The Lotos-Eaters”

(D) Arnold’s “Dover Beach”

Answer: D

30. The term “gothic”, a category of fiction, also applies to :

(A) architecture

(B) painting

(C) music

(D) theater

Answer: A

31. The gap-toothed character in “prologue” to The Centerbury Tales is :

(A) the Prioress

(B) the Nun

(C) the Wife of Bath

(D) the Narrator

Answer: C

32. Which of the following is not a Revenge Tragedy :

(A) Duchess of Malfi

(B) Volpone

(C) Hamlet

(D) Gorboduc

Answer: B

33. Miracle plays are based on the lives of :

(A) Knights

(B) Crusaders

(C) Pilgrims

(D) Saints

Answer: D

34. The Red cross Knight is Spenser’s Faerie Queene represents :

(A) Temperance

(B) Chastity

(C) Truth

(D) Falsehood

Answer: C

35. The line “Present fears/Are less than horrible imaginings” appear in :

(A) Macbeth

(B) King Lear

(C) Othello

(D) Julius Caesar

Answer: A

36. The author of Ars Poetica is :

(A) Plato

(B) Horace

(C) Virgil

(D) Aristotle

Answer: B

37. Which of the following is not a work by Dr. Johnson :

(A) Preface to the English Dictionary

(B) Preface to Shakespeare

(C) Lives of English Poets

(D) Cowley

Answer: D

38. Which novel of Daniel Defoe was considered to be the best by E. M. Forster ?

(A) Colonel Jack

(B) Robinson Crusoe

(C) Captain Singleton

(D) Moll Flanders

Answer: D

39. Edmund Burke denounced the French Revolution in :

(A) Political Philosophy

(B) A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and the Beautiful

(C) Reflections

(D) The Annual Register

Answer: C

40. The line “A man can be destroyed but not defeated” appears in :

(A) For Whom the Bell Tolls

(B) The Old Man and the Sea

(C) The Snows of Kilimanjaro

(D) The Sun also Rises

Answer: B

41. Who among the following is called “A New England Poet” :

(A) Robert Frost

(B) Edwin Arlington Robinson

(C) William Carlos Williams

(D) Allen Ginsberg

Answer: A

42. Which of the following is not a play by Tennessee Williams :

(A) Night of the Iguana

(B) A Streetcar named Desire

(C) Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

(D) The Zoo Story

Answer: D

43. Margaret Atwood’s Survival is :

(A) a critical assessment of Canadian writing

(B) a thematic guide to Canadian literature

(C) a critique of Canadian polity

(D) a exposition of Canadian history

Answer: B

44. The term “Negritude” was coined by :

(A) Frantz Fanon and Homi Bhabha

(B) Ngugi Wa’ Thiongo and Wole Soyinka

(C) Ainee Cesaire and Leopold Senghor

(D) K. Alfred Memi and Chinua Achebe

Answer: C

45. Bertolt Brecht’s concept of theatre was influenced by :

(A) Irwin Piscator

(B) Antonin Artaud

(C) Peter Brook

(D) Eugino Barba

Answer: A

46. The relationship between Othello and Iago is an example of :

(A) inversion

(B) irony

(C) innuendo

(D) invective

Answer: D

47. A metrical foot consisting of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable is :

(A) dactyl

(B) trochee

(C) iamb

(D) anapaest

Answer: C

48. The rhyme scheme of a Shakespearean sonnet is :

(A) abab, cdcd, efef, gg

(B) abba, cddc, effe, gg

(C) abcd, efgh, effe, hh

(D) abca, abca, bcab, dd

Answer: A

49. Using “the Bench” for the judiciary is an example of :

(A) metaphor

(B) irony

(C) Synecdoche

(D) metonymy

Answer: D

50. Four feet, comprising a monosyllable, trochee, dactyl and first paeon is often called :

(A) running rhythm

(B) sprung rhythm

(C) blank verse

(D) rhymed verse

Answer: B