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Paper 2- June 2006

Paper 2- June 2006

1. Which one of the following author – book pair is correctly matched ?

(A) J.M. Coetzee – Shame

(B) Saul Bellow – Herzog

(C) Salman Rushdie – Disgrace

(D) Elfriede Jelinek – The Pianist

Answer: B

2. Which novel has a nameless narrator ?

(A) Invisible Man

(B) The Grapes of Wrath

(C) Moby Dick

(D) Anna Karenina

Answer: A

3. Samuel Beckett wrote :

(A) Endgame

(B) Volpone

(C) Mother Courage and Her Children

(D) A Doll’s House

Answer: A

4. Willy Loman is a character in :

(A) A Doll’s House

(B) The Cherry Orchard

(C) Waiting for Godot

(D) The Death of a Salesman

Answer: D

5. The Plough and the Stars was written by :

(A) G.B. Shaw

(B) J.M. Synge

(C) Sean O’casey

(D) Lady Gregory

Answer: C

6. The subtitle of Dryden’s Absalom and Achitophel is :

(A) There was no subtitle

(B) A satire

(C) A satire on the True Blue Protestant Poets

(D) A poem

Answer: A

7. Who of the following is not a periodical essayist ?

(A) Jonathan Swift

(B) Joseph Addison

(C) Richard Steele

(D) Lancelot Andrews

Answer: D

8. John Evelyn and Samuel Pepys were the famous writers of :

(A) essays

(B) editorials

(C) letters

(D) diaries

Answer: D

9. Samuel Butlers Hudibras is modeled upon :

(A) “Annus Mirabilis”

(B) Endymion

(C) Don Quixote

(D) Pilgrim’s Progress

Answer: C

10. Who was the last of the Christian Humanists ?

(A) Oliver Cromowell

(B) John Milton

(C) John Bunyan

(D) Richard Crashaw

Answer: C

11. The narrative of Raja Rao’s Kanthapura is based on :

(A) Puranas

(B) Shastras

(C) The Ramayana

(D) The Mahabharata

Answer: A

12. Which of the following author – book pair is correctly matched ?

(A) David Malouf – The City of Djins

(B) C.L.R. James – The English Patient

(C) Shashi Tharoor – Trotter Nama

(D) Arundhati Roy – Algebra of Infinite Justice

Answer: D

13. Who wrote “A tiger does not proclaim its tigretude” ?

(A) Ngugi

(B) Achebe

(C) Soyinka

(D) Derek Walcott


14. “Jindiworobak” movement relates to :

(A) Australian literature

(B) Canadian literature

(C) New Zealand literature

(D) Caribbean literature

Answer: A

15. The Montreal group of poets championed the cause of :

(A) Nature poetry

(B) Symbolish poetry

(C) Imagist poetry

(D) Modernist poetry

Answer: D

16. The figure of the “Abyssinian maid” appears in :

(A) “Frost at midnight”

(B) “Christabel”

(C) “Kubla Khan”

(D) “Dejection : an Ode”

Answer: C

17. Coleridges statement that imagination “dissolves, diffuses, dissipates in order to recreate” relates to :

(A) fancy

(B) primary imagination

(C) secondary imagination

(D) esemplastic imagination

Answer: C

18. “Did he who made the Lamb made thee” appears in :

(A) “The Tyger”

(B) “Chimney Sweeper”

(C) “London”

(D) “Introduction”

Answer: A

19. “Essays of Elia” are :

(A) political ideology

(B) economic disparity

(C) literary criticism

(D) personal impressions

Answer: D

20. Who among the following is a writer of historical romances ?

(A) Emily Bronte

(B) Jane Austen

(C) Walter Scott

(D) Walter Savage Lander

Answer: C

21. Which of the following thinker – concept pairs is rightly matched ?

(A) Stanley Fish – Reader Response

(B) Jacques Devida – New Historicism

(C) Northrop Frye – Practical Criticism

(D) I.A. Richards – Archetypal Criticism

Answer: A

22. Which of the following thinker – concept pairs is rightly matched ?

(A) Vaman – Dhwanyaloka

(B) Bharata – Natya Shastra

(C) Mamata – Vakrokti

(D) Abhinava Gupta – Kavya Alankar

Answer: B

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

(A) Structuralism, New Criticism, Deconstruction, Reader Response

(B) New Criticism, Structuralism, Deconstruction, Reader Response

(C) Reader Response, Deconstruction, Structuralism, New Criticism

(D) Deconstruction, New Criticism, Structuralism, Reader Response

Answer: B

24. “Peripetia” means :

(A) purgation of emotion

(B) tragic flaw

(C) reversal of fortune

(D) recognition of error

Answer: C

25. “Gynocriticism” focuses on :

(A) Criticism on women

(B) Criticism by women

(C) Criticism of male writers by women writers

(D) Women as writers

Answer: D

26. Which of the following sequences is correct ?

(A) Vanity Fair, Henry Esmond, Middlemarch, The Return of the Native

(B) Henry Esmond, Vanity Fair, Middlemarch, The Return of the Native

(C) Middlemarch, The Return of the Native, Vanity Fair, Henry Esmond

(D) The Return of the Native, Middlemarch, Vanity Fair, Henry Esmond

Answer: A

27. Queen Victoria’s reign, after whom the Victorian period is named, spans :

(A) 1833 – 1901

(B) 1837 – 1901

(C) 1840 – 1905

(D) 1842 – 1905

Answer: B

28. Pre – Raphaelite poetry is mainly concerned with :

(A) narrative and style

(B) narrative and nature

(C) form and design

(D) form and value

Answer: C

29. The concept of “mad woman in the attic” can be traced to :

(A) The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

(B) Villette

(C) Wuthering Heights

(D) Jane Eyre

Answer: D

30. Who among the Victorians is called “the prophet of modern society” ?

(A) Ruskin

(B) Carlyle

(C) Macaulay

(D) Arnold

Answer: D

31. Who among the following is not a pilgrim in The Canterbury Tales ?

(A) the Haberdasher

(B) the Tapyser

(C) the Blacksmith

(D) the Summoner

Answer: C

32. Bosola is the executioner in :

(A) The Spanish Tragedy

(B) The Duchess of Malfi

(C) The White Devil

(D) The Jew of Malta

Answer: B

33. The mystery plays deal with :

(A) the life of Christ

(B) the New Testament

(C) Psalms

(D) Apocrypha

Answer: A

34. The Faerie Queene is based on :

(A) Utopia

(B) Tottelis Miscellany

(C) Morte d’Arthur

(D) Orlando Furioso

Answer: D

35. Choose the correct chronological sequence of the following plays :

(A) King Lear, Othello, Macbeth, Hamlet

(B) Othello, Macbeth, King Lear, Hamlet

(C) Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth

(D) Hamlet, King Lear, Othello, Macbeth

Answer: C

36. Pope’s “Essay on Criticism” sums up the art of poetry as taught first by :

(A) Aristotle

(B) Horace

(C) Longinus

(D) Plato

Answer: B

37. Swift’s Tale of a Tub is a satire on :

(A) science and philosophy

(B) art and morality

(C) dogma and superstition

(D) fake morals and manners

Answer: A

38. Dr. Johnson started :

(A) The Postman

(B) The Spectator

(C) The Rambler

(D) The Tatler

Answer: C

39. Who among the following cautioned against the dangers of popular liberty ?

(A) Mary Wollstonecraft

(B) Edmund Burke

(C) Thomas Hobbes

(D) John Locke

Answer: C

40. Which famous American classic opens with “Call me Ishmael” ?

(A) Rip Van Winkle

(B) The Scarlet Letter

(C) The Grapes of Wrath

(D) Moby Dick

Answer: D

41. Allen Ginsberg’s vision of America is inspired by :

(A) Walt Whitman

(B) Robert Frost

(C) Ralph Waldo Emerson

(D) Edgar A. Poe

Answer: A

42. Who among the following represents the Sri Lankan diaspora ?

(A) M.G. Vassanji

(B) Cyril Debydeen

(C) Michael Ondaatje

(D) Arnold H. Itwaru

Answer: C

43. Out of Africa is a film adaptation of a work by :

(A) Alice Walker

(B) Margaret Lawrence

(C) Margaret Atwood

(D) None of them

Answer: D

44. The Empire writes Back was written by :

(A) Bill Ashcroft, Helen Tiffin, Ngugi Wa Thinngo

(B) Bill Ashcroft, Helen Tiffin, Stephen Slemon

(C) Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths, Chinua Achebe

(D) Bill Ashcroft, Helen Tiffin, Gareth Griffiths

Answer: D

45. The theatre of cruelty is associated with :

(A) Stanislavosky

(B) Grotovsky

(C) Antonin Artand

(D) Eugino Barba

Answer: C

46. A particle is :

(A) a patchwork of words, sentences, passages

(B) a satirical poem

(C) a love song

(D) a collection of lines from different poems

Answer: A

47. “Careless she is with artful Care/Affecting to seem unaffected” is an example of :

(A) irony

(B) paradox

(C) simile

(D) metaphor

Answer: B

48. A metrical foot containing a stressed, followed by an unstressed, syllable is :

(A) anapaest

(B) iamb

(C) trochee

(D) dactyl

Answer: C

49. The rhyme scheme of a Spenserian sonnet is :

(A) abba, cbcb, cdcd, ee

(B) abab, bccb, ccdd, ee

(C) aabb, bcbc, ccdd, ee

(D) abab, bcbc, cdcd, ee

Answer: D

50. Using the expression “Crown” for the monarchy is an example of :

(A) Metonymy

(B) Synecdoche

(C) Irony

(D) Metaphor

Answer: A