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ENGLISH LITERATURE Paper – II Note : This paper contains fifty (50) objective type questions, each question carrying two (2) marks. Attempt all the questions. 1.
Little Nell is a character in Dickens’s (A) Hard Times (B) Great Expectations (C) Oliver Twist (D) The Old Curiosity Shop
(A) In Memoriam
Who, among the following Indian writers in English, has created an identifiable imagined locale ? (A) Mulk Raj Anand (B) Raja Rao (C) R.K. Narayan (D) Anita Desai
Who among the following is not a formalist critic ? (A) Allen Tate (B) Cleanth Brooks (C) Stanley Fish (D) William Empson
The rhyme scheme of the Spenserian sonnet is (A) abab bcbc cdcd ee (B) abab cdcd efef gg (C) abba cddc effe gg (D) abba abba cde cde
Who among the following Marlovian characters is consumed by greed ? (A) Barabas
The plan of Arthurian stories has influenced the composition of Tennyson’s (B)
(D) “Locksley Hall” 7.
There are two lists given below. Match the authors in List – I with their nationality in List – II by choosing the right option against the code. List – I List – II (Author) (Nationality) (I) Patrick White (1) Canada (II) Nadine (2) New Gordimer Zealand (III) Margaret (3) Australia Atwood (IV) Keri Hulme (4) South Africa Code : (I) (II) (III) (IV) (A) (2) (1) (4) (3) (B) (4) (3) (2) (1) (C) (3) (4) (1) (2) (D) (3) (2) (4) (1)
A Shakespearean sonnet has the following rhyme scheme : (A) ABBA, ABBA, CDCDCD
ABAB, BCBC, CD CD EE
ABAB, CDCD, EFEF, GG
(D) ABBA, ABBA, CDCD, EE
(D) Mephistopheles Paper-II
“The future of poetry is immense, because in poetry…. our race, as time goes on, will find an ever surer and surer stay.” – This claim for poetry is made in (A) Arnold’s “The Study of Poetry” (B) Shelley’s “A Defence of Poetry” (C) Sidney’s “An Apology for Poetry” (D) Eliot’s of Poetry and Poets
(A) John Milton (B)
Gerald Manley Hopkins
(D) Matthew Arnold 14.
The author of the pamphlet Short View of Immorality and Profaneness of the English Stage (1698) was (A) John Bunyan
Which of the following is not about a dystopia ? (A) George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four (B) Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World (C) William Golding’s Lord of the Flies (D) R.M. Ballantyne’s The Coral Island
(D) John Vanbrugh 15.
Identify a play in the following list that is not written by Oscar Wilde : (A) A Woman of No Importance
Who among the following is not associated with the translation of the Bible ? (A) Miles Coverdale (B) William Tyndale (C) John Wycliffe (D) Thomas Browne
The Importance Earnest
Saints and Sinners
(D) An Ideal Husband 16.
Arrange the following stages in a sequence in which all Shakespearean tragedies are structured. Use the code given below : I. Denouement II. Conflict III. Exposition IV. Climax Code : (A) III, II, IV, I (B) III, IV, II, I (C) II, IV, III, I (D) II, IV, I, III
The term, ‘curtal sonnet’, was coined by
Put the following novels by Charles Dickens in a sequential order with the help of the code : 1.
A Tale of Two Cities
Code : (A) 3, 2, 4, 1 (B)
2, 4, 3, 1
1, 2, 4, 3
(D) 4, 2, 1, 3 3
Thomas Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy was influenced by (A) Seneca (B)
“The City of Dreadful Night”, a long poem depicting the late Victorian sense of gloom and despondency, is written by (A) Matthew Arnold
(D) John Davidson 18.
In its final published version, Eliot’s The Waste Land contains a total of (A) 334 lines
(D) 423 lines
Which of the following novels by V.S. Naipaul is set in Africa and carries echoes of Joseph Conrad ? (A) The Mystic Masseur
Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea is set in
A Bend in the River
A House for Mr. Biswas
(A) The Congo region
(D) The Mimic Men
The Niger Delta
(D) The African Savannah 20.
Hamlet, lying wounded, says to his friend, “Horatio, I am dead.” This is an example of
(A) John Fowles
(D) Irish Murdoch
The Castle of Otranto is an example of
The character, Nathan Zuckerman, is associated with the fiction of
(A) Gothic fiction
(A) Norman Mailer
(D) Bernard Malamud
(D) Bildungsroman Paper-II
You Can’t Do Both is a novel by
(D) pun 21.
In The Rape of the Lock, Belinda’s lapdog is named
Plato censured poetry because he believed it (A) eliminates the ego.
Molly Bloom is a character in James Joyce’s
(A) A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
(D) cripples the imagination.
(D) Exiles 28.
Which of the following Tennyson poems is a dramatic monologue ? 32.
(A) In Memoriam (B) (C)
“The Charge of the Light Brigade”
(A) “The Metaphysical Poets”
“Crossing the Bar”
(D) “Tithonus” 29.
Eliot uses the term correlative” in his essay.
The character Giovanni features in one of the following texts :
“Tradition and the Individual Talent”
(A) John Cleland’s Fanny Hill : Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure
Seamus Heaney was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in the year
John Ford’s ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore’
John Braine’s Room at the Top
(D) John Evelyn’s Diaries
(D) 1998 30.
Which of the following poems features the phrase, “the still, sad music of humanity” ?
(A) “Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood” (B)
“Michael : A Pastoral Poem”
“The Solitary Reaper”
The pamphlet on the Irish condition, “An Address to the Irish People” was composed by (A) W.B. Yeats
(D) “Tintern Abbey”
(D) G.B. Shaw J-30-11
Which of the following arrangements of English novels is in the correct chronological sequence ?
“Heteroglossia” refers to (A) the multiple readings of a text.
(A) Kim, A Passage to India, Sons and Lovers, Brave New World
the juxtaposition of multiple voices in a text.
Sons and Lovers, A Passage to India, Kim, Brave New World
the comments on the margins of a text.
Kim, Sons and Lovers, A Passage to India, Brave New World
(D) the gloss or commentary relating to a text.
(D) Brave New World, Kim, Sons and Lovers, A Passage to India
Margaret Drabble is the author of (A) The Memoirs of a Survivor
“Verses on the Death of Dr. Swift” is written by (A) Alexander Pope (B)
The Witch of Exmoor
The Service of Clouds
(D) The Godless in Eden
(D) Jonathan Swift 37.
MacFlecknoe is an Dryden’s literary rival,
Widowers’ Houses was written by
(A) Richard Flecknoe
(A) Oscar Wilde
(D) Matthew Prior
(D) G.B. Shaw 42. 38.
Who among the following Marxist critics has reconsidered the classic problem of ‘base and superstructure” in relation to literature ?
Eighteenth century writers satire frequently for
(A) attacking human vices and follies.
(A) Edmund Wilson
inciting the reading public.
glorifying the culture of the upper classes.
(D) pleasing their women readers.
(D) Walter Benjamin Paper-II
Byron’s “The Vision of Judgement” is a satire directed against
“To Daffodils” is a poem, written by (A) Robert Herrick
(A) Charles Lamb (B)
(D) P.B. Shelley
(D) Robert Southey
Tom Paine’s The Rights of Man was published in
Which of the following novels reconstructs the historical events of the Indian Mutiny ?
(A) 1790 (B)
(A) The Jewel in the Crown
The Siege of Krishnapur
The Day of the Scorpion
(D) The Towers of Silence 45.
Andrew Marvell’s “An Horatian Ode upon Cromwell’s Return from Ireland” was written in
(A) W.E. Henley
(A) 1647 (B)
(D) Rudyard Kipling
“England, my England” is a poem by
“The Rime of Ancient Mariner” is about
Shelley was expelled from the Oxford
(A) a perilous adventure in the sea
(A) The Revolt of Islam
the accidental killing of an octopus the curse of a sea God
(D) the guilt and expiation of the Ancient Mariner J-30-11
The Necessity of Atheism
The Triumph of Life
(D) The Masque of Anarchy 7
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