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PGT (2013)

PGT (2013)


Q.1) The year…. was the culmination point in Keat’s career

[1] 1817

[2] 1818

[3] 1819

[4] 1821

Answer: 1819

Q.2) The line, “Hou was not born for death, immortal bird!” occurs in

[1] To a skylark

[2] The nightingale

[3] Ode to a nightingale

[4] Darkling thrush

Answer: Ode to a nightingale

Q.3) The novels of Thomas hardy are set in

[1] Wessex

[2] Sussex

[3] The lakes

[4] Waverley

Answer: Wessex

Q.4) The central theme of murder in cathedral is

[1] Martyrdom

[2] Civil strife

[3] Political crisis

[4] Family feud

Answer: Martyrdom

Q.5) Which of the following is not a Hemingway’s work

[1] The sun also rises

[2] Moby dick

[3] For whom the bell tolls

[4] A farewell to arms

Answer: Moby dick

Q.6) Charles dickens is a novelist of the

[1] Elizabethan age

[2] Jacobean age

[3] Augustan age

[4] Victorian age

Answer: Victorian age

Q.7) …. Said about Shelley “he was alone the perfect singing god”

[1] Swinburne

[2] Matthew Arnold

[3] Tennyson

[4] Charles lamb

Answer: Swinburne

Q.8) Fill in the blank with suitable conjunction: Look …. you leap.

[1] Before

[2] After

[3] And

[4] None of these

Answer: None of these

Q.9) The old man and the sea is a novel written by

[1] Ernest Hemingway

[2] William Faulkner

[3] Mark twain

[4] Mulk Raj Anand

Answer: Ernest Hemingway

Q.10) Who is known as the poet of the lakes?

[1] Bryon

[2] Coleridge

[3] Wordsworth

[4] None of these

Answer: None of these

Q.11) Blank verse is

[1] Rhymed iambic pentameter

[2] Unrhymed iambic pentameter

[3] Dactylic tetrameter

[4] Anapestic hexameter

Answer: Unrhymed iambic pentameter

Q.12) A person who believes that the world can be made better by human effort is known as

[1] An optimist

[2] A philanthropist

[3] A meliorist

[4] A visionary

Answer: A meliorist

Q.13) The best poems of Matthew Arnold are

[1] Lyrics

[2] Odes

[3] Elegies

[4] Sonnets

Answer: Elegies

Q.14) The central theme of Nissim Ezekiel’s work is

[1] Social reform

[2] Patriotism

[3] Nostalgia

[4] Alienation

Answer: Alienation

Q.15) ‘Song of myself’ is a poem by

[1] Shelley

[2] Wordsworth

[3] Whitman

[4] Tennyson

Answer: Whitman

Q.16) Which of the following will be correct indirect speech if the statement given below is changed into it? He said, “I shall leave these papers here”

[1] He said that he would leave those papers

[2] He said that he should leave those papers

[3] He said that he would leave these papers

[4] None of these

Answer: None of these

Q.17) ‘Black sheep’ means

[1] A bad character

[2] Sheep of black colour

[3] A humble person

[4] A natural creature

Answer: A bad character

Q.18) The number of paragraphs in Tennyson’s ‘In memoriam’ is

[1] 111

[2] 121

[3] 125

[4] None of these

Answer: None of these

Q.19) Which of the following poets wrote his finest poetry in the form of the dramatic monologue?

[1] Shelley

[2] Browning

[3] Swinburne

[4] Hopkins

Answer: Browning

Q.20) In the novel, untouchable, bakha’s sister is

[1] Mohini

[2] Sohini

[3] Sajani

[4] Gulabo

Answer: Sohini

Q.21) Which of following sentences is correct?

[1] I have had no news of him since he left for Mumbai

[2] I have had no news of him since he has left for Mumbai

[3] I have had no news of him since he had left for Mumbai

[4] I had no news of him since he left for Mumbai

Answer: I have had no news of him since he left for Mumbai

Q.22) Mulk Raj Anand’s father was a clerk in

[1] A post office

[2] A bank

[3] The army

[4] The navy

Answer: The army

Q.23) What does ‘to carry something out’ mean?

[1] To do something

[2] To bear something

[3] To continue doing something

[4] To delay something

Answer: To do something

Q.24) Keat’s poem ‘la belle dame sans merci’ is

[1] A ballad

[2] A sonnet

[3] An ode

[4] An elegy

Answer: A ballad

Q.25) Shakespeare’s history plays altogether deal with a period of

[1] 1000years

[2] 700years

[3] 450years

[4] 350years

Answer: 350years

Q.26) Robert frost’s favourite figure of speech was

[1] Simile

[2] Metonymy

[3] Oxymoron

[4] Synecdoche

Answer: Synecdoche

Q.27) The synonym for ‘innate’ is

[1] Unfeeling

[2] Yearly

[3] Clever

[4] Inborn

Answer: Inborn

Q.28) The term “Augustinism” is used to describe

[1] Cultural production

[2] Political situation

[3] Both of these

[4] None of these

Answer: Both of these

Q.29) Augustus was emperor of

[1] England

[2] France

[3] Germany

[4] Rome

Answer: Rome

Q.30) Augustus lived for…. Years

[1] 63

[2] 77

[3] 14

[4] 59

Answer: 77

Q.31) Ben Jonson died in

[1] The first half of the 17th century

[2] The second half of the 17th century

[3] The first half of the 18th century

[4] The second half of the 18th century

Answer: The first half of the 17th century

Q.32) Pax in roman mythology is the goddness of

[1] Politics

[2] Peace

[3] Social order

[4] None of these

Answer: Peace

Q.33) Tennyson’s friend, Arthur henry Hallam, died at

[1] Rome

[2] Vienna

[3] Paris

[4] London

Answer: Vienna

Q.34) Walt Whitman is a poet of the

[1] 19th century

[2] 20th century

[3] 17th century

[4] 18th century

Answer: 19th century

Q.35) Who considered Wordsworth as a “high priest of nature”?

[1] De Quincey

[2] Coleridge

[3] Shelley

[4] None of these

Answer: None of these

Q.36) The figure of speech in “O my love is like a red, red rose” is

[1] Simile

[2] Metaphor

[3] Personification

[4] Hyperbole

Answer: Simile

Q.37) The young one of a cat is

[1] Puppy

[2] Kid

[3] Kitten

[4] Calf

Answer: Kitten

Q.38) Kamala das died in the year

[1] 2009

[2] 2008

[3] 2004

[4] 2005

Answer: 2009

Q.39) Charles Dickens’s father was a

[1] Businessman

[2] Peasant

[3] Writer

[4] Clerk

Answer: Clerk

Q.40) Thomas hardy started his literary career as a

[1] Novelist

[2] Short-story writer

[3] Poet

[4] Dramatist

Answer: Novelist

Q.41) The correctly punctuated version is:

[1] He asked me, “whether I had written my exercise”.

[2] He asked me, “whether I had written my exercise”?

[3] He asked me, whether I had written my exercise?

[4] He asked me whether I had written my exercise.

Answer: He asked me whether I had written my exercise

Q.42) An alexandrine is the last line of the

[1] Ottava Rima

[2] Spenserian stanza

[3] Rhyme royal

[4] Terza Rima

Answer: Spenserian stanza

Q.43) The protagonist of great expectation is

[1] Boz

[2] Pip

[3] David

[4] Oliver

Answer: Pip

Q.44) The birthplace of the sonnet is

[1] England

[2] Italy

[3] France

[4] Greece

Answer: Italy

Q.45) The Spenserian stanza has

[1] 4lines

[2] 6lines

[3] 8lines

[4] 9lines

Answer: 9lines

Q.46) Which of the following sentences is correct?

[1] Tell me where do you live?

[2] Tell me where you live?

[3] Tell me you live where?

[4] Tell me where you live.

Answer: Tell me where you live

Q.47) Fill in the blank with a suitable adverb: My hat blew…

[1] On

[2] Off

[3] Away

[4] None of these

Answer: None of these

Q.48) Shelley’s poem, ‘Adonius’ is

[1] A ballad

[2] An ode

[3] An idyll

[4] An elegy

Answer: An elegy

Q.49) The synonym for bona fide is

[1] Honorable

[2] Genuine

[3] Well made

[4] Remunerative

Answer: Genuine

Q.50) Which of the following was Charles lamb’s very good friend?

[1] Wordsworth

[2] Coleridge

[3] Shelley

[4] Keats

Answer: Coleridge

Q.51) ‘To deal in something’ means

[1] To distribute something

[2] To trade in something

[3] To be about something

[4] To handle something

Answer: To trade in something

Q.52) The mother tongue of kamala das was

[1] Konkani

[2] Bengali

[3] Malayalam

[4] Tamil

Answer: Malayalam

Q.53) The scientific study of the development of language is known as

[1] Morphology

[2] Bibliography

[3] Paleontology

[4] Philology

Answer: Philology

Q.54) Spot the correct spelling

[1] Denouement

[2] Dinouement

[3] Denument

[4] Dinoument

Answer: Denouement

Q.55) The plural of ‘alumnus’ is

[1] Alumnuses

[2] Alumna

[3] Alumnae

[4] Alumni

Answer: Alumni

Q.56) The principal object of satire is

[1] To mourn

[2] To arouse pity

[3] To praise

[4] To ridicule folly or vice

Answer: To ridicule folly or vice

Q.57) The specific word for the loud noise made by an elephant is

[1] Roar

[2] Trumpet

[3] Bray

[4] Neigh

Answer: Trumpet

Q.58) ‘Alma mater’ is the place where one

[1] Studied

[2] Married

[3] Died

[4] Was born

Answer: Studied

Q.59) Who describes the ideal ‘commonwealth’ in the tempest?

[1] Ferdinand

[2] Prospero

[3] Miranda

[4] Gonzalo

Answer: Gonzalo

Q.60) Identify the part which contains an error in the following sentence:

[1] Hari is

[2] Good at studies

[3] Does not he

[4] No error

Answer: Does not he

Q.61) What is the suitable prefix for the word, “bitter”?

[1] Im

[2] In

[3] Un

[4] Em

Answer: Em

Q.62) Spot the correct modal to fill in the blank. ……. You live happily and long!

[1] Will

[2] Shall

[3] May

[4] Can

Answer: May

Q.63) T.S. Eliot was born in

[1] The united states

[2] England

[3] France

[4] Germany

Answer: The united states

Q.64) The figure of speech in “Life is a dream” is

[1] Personification

[2] Simile

[3] Metaphor

[4] Metonymy

Answer: Metaphor

Q.65) The father of the English essay is

[1] Montaigne

[2] Bacon

[3] Charles lamb

[4] Richard Steele

Answer: Bacon

Q.66) The word “invade” has the noun form

[1] Invadion

[2] Invation

[3] Invasion

[4] Invadement

Answer: Invasion

Q.67) Charles lamb started his literary career as

[1] A poet

[2] A critic

[3] An essayist

[4] A dramatist

Answer: A critic

Q.68) The noun form of the verb ‘experience’ is

[1] Expirience

[2] Experiince

[3] Experience

[4] Expireince

Answer: Experience

Q.69) ‘Red-letter day’ means

[1] A dangerous day

[2] A rosy day

[3] An important day

[4] A bloody day

Answer: An important day

Q.70) The figure of speech in “all the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand” is

[1] Simile

[2] Metaphor

[3] Personification

[4] Hyperbole

Answer: Hyperbole

Q.71) Shakespeare’s The Tempest is a

[1] Tragedy

[2] Comedy

[3] Tragic-comedy

[4] Historical play

Answer: Comedy

Q.72) The ‘Gaoler’ is a person in charge of a

[1] Hospital

[2] Prison

[3] School

[4] Football-field

Answer: Prison

Q.73) Matthew Arnold studied at……. University

[1] Cambridge

[2] Oxford

[3] London

[4] Glasgow

Answer: Oxford

Q.74) Who wrote ‘The necessity of atheism’?

[1] Christopher Marlowe

[2] Oscar Wilde

[3] Byron

[4] Shelley

Answer: Shelley

Q.75) Which of the following Indian English poets was professor of English at Bombay university?

[1] Jayanta Mahapatra

[2] A.K. Ramanujan

[3] Nissim Ezekiel

[4] Keki N. Daruwalla

Answer: Nissim Ezekiel

Q.76) The masculine form of ‘duck’ is

[1] Drone

[2] Gander

[3] Goose

[4] Drake

Answer: Drake

Q.77) Faulkner’s works deal with the history and legends of the

[1] American north

[2] American south

[3] American east

[4] American west

Answer: American south

Q.78) The protagonist of Mulk Raj Anand’s coolie is

[1] Munoo

[2] Gangu

[3] Ratan

[4] Ramcharan

Answer: Munoo

Q.79) Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra is a

[1] Roman play

[2] Comedy

[3] Farce

[4] Melodrama

Answer: Roman play

Q.80) Who called Hamlet “an artistic failure”?

[1] I.A. Richards

[2] F.R. Levis

[3] T.S. Eliot

[4] Charles lamb

Answer: T.S. Eliot

Q.81) Faulkner was awarded Nobel prize in

[1] 1946

[2] 1947

[3] 1948

[4] 1949

Answer: 1949

Q.82) Complete the sentence with the suitable adverb clause: I used to play cricket……

[1] When I had been young

[2] When I was being young

[3] When I am young

[4] When I was young

Answer: When I was young

Q.83) The sub-title of Tess of the D’Urbervilles is

[1] A novel of experiment

[2] A pure woman

[3] The story of a woman of character

[4] The story of a man of character

Answer: A pure woman

Q.84) The terza Rima is a stanza of

[1] 4lines

[2] 5lines

[3] 3lines

[4] 2lines

Answer: 3lines

Q.85) The occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent words is

[1] Alliteration

[2] Assonance

[3] Half-rhyme

[4] Rhythm

Answer: Alliteration

Q.86) Absalom! Absalom! is a work by

[1] John Dryden

[2] Robert frost

[3] Walt Whitman

[4] William Faulkner

Answer: William Faulkner

Q.87) The word ‘camaraderie’ means

[1] Feeling of envy

[2] Feeling of anger

[3] Feeling of friendship

[4] Feeling of enmity

Answer: Feeling of friendship

Q.88) Choose the correctly punctuated version:

[1] He will succeed you, never

[2] He will succeed, you never

[3] He will succeed; you, never

[4] None of these

Answer: None of these

Q.89) Choose the correct antonym of the word, ‘inferior’

[1] Low

[2] Super

[3] Good

[4] Superior

Answer: Superior

Q.90) Spot the correct passive form of the following sentence:
They asked me my name.

[1] My name was asked me by them

[2] I was asked my name

[3] Me was asked my name by them

[4] My name was asked from me by them.

Answer: I was asked my name

Q.91) Give the right suffix for the word ‘king’ to make it an abstract noun

[1] Ly

[2] Dom

[3] Ness

[4] Ance

Answer: Ance

Q.92) An lambus consists of

[1] One unaccented syllable followed by an accented one

[2] One accented syllable followed by an unaccented one

[3] Two unaccented syllables followed by an accented one

[4] Two accented syllables followed by an unaccented one

Answer: One unaccented syllable followed by an accented one

Q.93) Identify the part which contains an error in the following sentence:
Ten miles are not a long distance.

[1] Ten miles

[2] Are not

[3] A long distance

[4] No error

Answer: Are not

Q.94) Matthew Arnold as a poet was most influenced by

[1] Wordsworth

[2] Shelley

[3] Keats

[4] Byron

Answer: Wordsworth

Q.95) Which of the following works is not authored by Shelley?

[1] Queen mab

[2] Hyperion

[3] Alastor

[4] The Cenci

Answer: Hyperion

Q.96) In which magazine did lamb’s essays first time appear?

[1] Blackwood’s magazine

[2] London magazine

[3] Quarterly review

[4] Ariel

Answer: London magazine

Q.97) Who called Shakespeare an “upstart Crowe”?

[1] Ben Jonson

[2] Christopher Marlowe

[3] Robert green

[4] Thomas lodge

Answer: Robert green

Q.98) An ‘EL Dorado’ is a

[1] Place of abundance

[2] Place of scarcity

[3] Place of misery

[4] Place of suffering

Answer: Place of abundance

Q.99) Tennyson was appointed poet laureate in

[1] 1850

[2] 1854

[3] 1849

[4] 1860

Answer: 1850

Q.100) John Keats died of

[1] Cholera

[2] Consumption

[3] Typhoid

[4] Tuberculosis

Answer: Tuberculosis

Q.101) The odes of Keats are

[1] Regular

[2] Irregular

[3] Both regular and irregular

[4] Neither regular nor irregular

Answer: Regular

Q.102) Choose the option to make the following jumbled up words into a meaningful sentence

And she does 1. / my work 2. / hers 3./ I do 4.

[1] 1 2 3 4

[2] 4 2 1 3

[3] 4 3 1 2

[4] 1 3 4 2

Answer: 4 2 1 3

Q.103) The line “And miles to go before I sleep”, occurs in Robert frost’s poem

[1] The road not taken

[2] Stopping by woods on a snowy evening

[3] The onset

[4] Once by the pacific

Answer: Stopping by woods on a snowy evening

Q.104) The essential Shakespeare is a work by

[1] J. Dover Wilson

[2] Middleton Murry

[3] A.C. Bradley

[4] G. Wilson knight

Answer: J. Dover Wilson

Q.105) ‘Night of the scorpion’ is a poem by

[1] Kamala das

[2] Nissim Ezekiel

[3] Dom moraes

[4] A.K. Ramanujan

Answer: Nissim Ezekiel

Q.106) The line, “earth’s the right place for love” is written by

[1] William Wordsworth

[2] Walt Whitman

[3] Robert frost

[4] Alfred Tennyson

Answer: Robert frost

Q.107) Wordsworth and Coleridge published lyrical ballads in

[1] 1788

[2] 1798

[3] 1805

[4] 1819

Answer: 1798

Q.108) The figure of speech in “death lays his icy hands-on kings” is

[1] Simile

[2] Metaphor

[3] Personification

[4] Hyperbole

Answer: Personification

Q.109) The English novel acquired its modern form in the

[1] 14th century

[2] 16th century

[3] 17th century

[4] 18th century

Answer: 18th century

Q.110) Kamala das’s poetry can be best described

[1] Social

[2] Political

[3] Religious

[4] Confessional

Answer: Confessional

Q.111) Spot the correct spelling

[1] Pussilanimous

[2] Pusilannimous

[3] Pusillanimous

[4] Pusilanimous

Answer: Pusillanimous

Q.112) Fill in the blank with a suitable alternative: The dinner smells….

[1] Well

[2] Good

[3] Better

[4] Best

Answer: Good

Q.113) Fill in the blank with correct preposition: I bought this pen…. five rupees.

[1] In

[2] With

[3] For

[4] From

Answer: For

Q.114) The aim of suffragette movement was to get for women

[1] Freedom

[2] Education

[3] Property

[4] Franchise

Answer: Franchise

Q.115) The suffragette movement was most active in the

[1] Early 20th century

[2] Mid-20th century

[3] Late 20th century

[4] None of these

Answer: Early 20th century

Q.116) The leader of the suffragette movement was

[1] Emmeline Pankurst

[2] Emmelline Pankhurst

[3] Emmeline Pankhurst

[4] Emmeline Pankhrust

Answer: Emmeline Pankhurst

Q.117) This year was very bad for the suffragettes

[1] 1912

[2] 1913

[3] 1911

[4] 1914

Answer: 1913

Q.118) Derby is the name of a

[1] Fair

[2] Festival

[3] Horse race

[4] Cricket match

Answer: Horse race

Q.119) The Epic is usually divided into……. Books

[1] 12

[2] 24

[3] 10

[4] None of these

Answer: None of these

Q.120) The proper word for a ‘group’ of elephants is

[1] Herd

[2] Cattle

[3] Flock

[4] Bunch

Answer: Herd

Q.121) Which of the following poets was of the opinion that art, like trees and shrubs, had a natural growth?

[1] Wordsworth

[2] Shelley

[3] Frost

[4] Whitman

Answer: Whitman

Q.122) The noun form of the adjective ‘rare’ is

[1] Rareness

[2] Rarement

[3] Rarely

[4] Rarity

Answer: Rarity

Q.123) T.S. Eliot’s the waste land was published in

[1] 1920

[2] 1921

[3] 1922

[4] 1923

Answer: 1922

Q.124) What change is required in the verb ‘rotates’ if the following sentence is converted into indirect speech? The teacher said, “The earth rotates on its own axis.”

[1] Rotated

[2] Rotate

[3] Rotating

[4] No change is required

Answer: No change is required

Q.125) Fill in the blank with suitable preposition:
Some trains are run……. electricity.

[1] From

[2] On

[3] With

[4] By

Answer: On