Post Graduate Teacher(UP PGT) English Exam paper, 2010

Question No. 1 to 4
Direction: The passage below is followed by Questions Nos. 1-4 on its content. Answer the questions on the basis of what is implied or stated in the passage.
It was only in the Eighteenth Century that people in Europe began to think that mountains are beautiful. Before that time, they were feared by the inhabitants of the plain, and especially by the townsmen, to whom they were wild dangerous places in which one was lost or idlled by terrible animals. Townsmen saw, in their cities, the victory of Man over Nature, of Civilisation, order, peace and beauty over what was wild, cruel, disorderly and ugly.
Slowly, however, many of the people who were living comfortably in this town civilisation began to grow tired of it. Man has many instincts in his heart; one of these instincts is to explore the unknown, not to be satisfied with a life in which everything is orderly and peaceful and easily understood, but to look for mystery, for things which the reason cannot explain, for sights and sounds which produce in one a thrill of fear.
So, in the Eighteenth Century, people began to turn away from the man-made town to the untouched country and particularly, to places where it was dangerous, rough and disorderly. Wild rocks and high mountains began to take their place in poems and novels, and the Lake District in North-West England, with its mountains and lakes, became a popular place for a holiday.
Then mountain-climbing began to grow popular as a game. To some people, there is something enormously attractive about setting out to conquer a mountain: a struggle against Nature is finer than a battle against other human beings. And then, when you are at the top of a giant mountain, what satisfactory it is to be able to look down over everything within sight! At such times, you feel nobler and purer than you can ever feel down below

1: Which of the following were the opinions of the townsmen about the mountains before the 18th Century?
(1) They were wild
(2) They were dangerous places
(3) Both of the above
(4) None of the above
Ans (3)

  1. Which natural objects made Lake District a popular place for a holiday?
    (1) Mountains

(2) Lakes
(3) Both of these

(4) None of these
Ans (3)

  1. How is mountain climbing described?
    (1) Popular

(2) Enormously attractive
(3) Both of these

(4) None of these
Ans (3)
4. How does one feel after climbing the mountain?
(1) Nobler

(2) Purer
(3) Both of these

(4) None of these
Ans: (3)

  1. In changing the following Direct speech into Indirect speech, what change is required in the verb `eat’?
    “I never eat fish.” he explained.
    (1) Ate
    (2) Eats
    (3) Have eaten
    (4) No change is required

Ans: (1) Ate

6. What does ‘to call off’ mean?
(1) Cancel something not yet started
(2) Abandon something already in progress
(3) Both of these
(4) None of these
Ans (2)

  1. What are desserts?
    (1) Large waterless areas’
    (2) Puddings
    (3) Both of these
    (4) None of these
    Ans:(2)
  2. What does ‘Pandora’s Box’ mean?
    (1) A process that once begun creates many complicated problems
    (2) A speech or text in praise of someone
    (3) Button for summoning help in an emergency
    (4) A musical instrument
    Ans (1)
  3. When was Untouchable first published?
    (1) 1935

(2) 1936

(3) 1940

(4) 1947
Ans (1)

  1. Who wrote the celebrated book Shakespearean Tragedy?
    (1) A.C. Bradley

(2) Edward Bradley
(3) F.H. Bradley

(4) Dr. Henry Bradley
Ans (2)

  1. “With this key (Sonnet) Shakespeare unlocked his heart.” The words are from:
    (1) Coleridge

(2) Byron
(3) Hazlitt

(4) Wordsworth
Ans (4)

  1. The rhyming of vowel sounds without the rhyming of consonants is known as :
    (1) rhythm

(2) consonance
(3) assonance

(4) alliteration
(3)
13.  The figure of speech in “He is too fond of red-tape” is :
(1) simile

(2) metonymy
(3) personification

(4) oxymoron
Ans (2)

  1. The figure of speech in, ‘Pluck from the memory a ‘ rooted sorrow’ is :
    (1) simile

(2) Metaphor
(3) oxymoron

(4) Hyperbole
Ans (4)

  1. The figure of speech in “The holy time is quiet as a nun’ is” :
    (1) metaphor

(2) hyperbole
(3) personification

(4) simile
Ans (4)

  1. “This sea that bares her bosom to the moon.” The figure of speech here is :
    (1) simile

(2) metaphor
(3) personification

(4) oxymoron
Ans (3)

  1. Who among the following introduced sonnet in English poetry?
    (1) Milton

(2) Wordsworth
(3) Wyatt

(4) Shakespeare
Ans.(3)

18- Spot the correct spelling :
(1) Chaufeur

(2) Chauffeur
(3) Chaufeura

(4) Chauffere
Ans (2)

19.To have an edge on’, means : ,
(1) to cut with a knife
(2) to threaten to wound
(3) to be slightly better than
(4) to be in a dangerous situation
An (3)
20. `Bonhomie’ means
(1) Good nature
(2) Homely

(3) Social

(4) Manly

Ans (3)

  1. Ther word ‘terrain’ means:

(1) Train

(2) Terrace

(3) Tract of land

(4)Torrential rain

(22) ‘Crass casualty’ and ‘dicing time’ are the phrases hardy uses in

(1). Revulsion

(2). Hap

(3) The impercipient

(4) A meeting with despair

Ans. 4

(23) Who is the author of summer in Calcutta?

(1) Nissim Ezekiel

(2) A.K. Ramanujan

(3) Kamaladas

(4) Torudutt

Ans. 3

(24) Spot the errors

(1) Unemployment is

(2) a

(3) very

(4) Actual problem

Ans. 4

  1. Mark the part which contains an error in the following sentence. If there is no error in it, mark (4) as your choice:

(1) I would request you

(2) to see my cousin sister who

(3) has just returned to Germany

(4) No error

Ans.1

(26) Which sentence is correct?

(1) I only eat when I am hungry.

(2) I eat only when I am hungry.

(3) I eat when I am only hungry.

(4) Only I eat when I am hungry

Ans. 2

(27) Which of the following sentence is correct?

(1) Unless it will rain the crops will be poor.

(2) Unless he does not cut the expenses, he will be bankrupt.

(3) Unless he exercises regularly, he will be weak.

(4) None of the above.

Ans. 3

  1. Choose the best order from the four option in the following jumbled up sentence:

of their passions(1)/ is a knowledge (2)/ knowledge(3)/ of mankind(4)

  • c,b,d,a
  • c,d,b,a
  • a,c,b,d
  • d,c,b,a

Ans. 2

  1. Fill in the blank with correct preposition:

She said that she was feeling sick……… heart.

  • Of
  • In
  • At
  • To

Ans.3

  1. Miss Havisham remained a spinster throughout her life is great expectation because:

(1) She was poor

(2) She did not like her groom

(3) She was betrayed by the bridegroom

(4) She was arrogant

Ans. 3

  1. Count Greff is a character in Hemmingway’s:
  • Old man and the sea
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • A farewell to Arms
  • The sun also Rises

Ans. 3

  1. “Aside”:
  • Is a short dramatic monologue
  • Means “by the side of”
  • Is a poem consisting of irregular lines
  • Is a short speech not supposed to be heard by other character on the stage or the audience

Ans.4

  1. ‘Lingua Franca’ means”:

(A) Common language of all

Arranged for a special purpose

In the mean time

Men of letters

Ans.1

  1. Transform the following sentence using ‘No sooner for’ ‘as soon as’ : As soon as she came home, she wanted to know the what about for her servants. Choose from the following option :

(A) No sooner did she came home than she wanted to know the whatabout for her servants.

(B) No sooner did she come home than she wanted to know the whatabout for her servants.

(C) No sooner she came home than she wanted to know the whatabout for her servants.

(D) No sooner she come home when she wanted to know the whatabout for her servants.

Ans: 2

  1. Free verse is poetry:

(A)  written in praise of freedom

(B) conforming to no regular metre

(C) having neither depth nor commitment

(D) written in blank verse

Ans: 2

  1. “Aphorism”

(A) means a living being’s ability to survive both on land and in water

(B) is a statement condensing much wisdom in a few words

(C) is a quality of being poisonous

(D) is a expression of anxiety

Ans: 2

  1. The correctly punctuated version is:
    (1) Perhaps cried he there may be such monsters as you describe.
    (2) “Perhaps” cried he, “there may be such monsters as you describe”.
    (3) “Perhaps cried he” there may be such monsters as you describe.
    (4) “Perhaps” cried he, “there may be such monsters as you describe”
    Ans. 4
    38. The specific word for the cry of ‘pigeons’ is :
    (1) crow

(2) coo
(3) chirp

(4) croak
Ans.(2)

(39). The young one of ‘swan’ is:
(1) kitten

(2) chicken
(3) cygnet

(4) fawn
Ans (3)

  1. Change the following into an indirect statement and indicate the correct one.
    He said, “I came here yesterday”.

    (1) He said that he went there the previous day.

(2) He said that he had come there the previous day.
(3) He said that became there yesterday.
(4) He inquired that he had come there the previous day.
Ans. 2

  1. Pick out correct form of indirect narration of
    “I have bought a house” he said.
    (1) He said that he had bought a house.
    (2) He said that he has bought a house.
    (3) He said that he bought a house.
    (4) He said that he would buy a house.
    Ans. (1)

42.’ The antonym of `indiscretion’ is :
(1) circumspection ,

(2) magnitude
(3) inclination

(4) ambition
Ans. 1
43.The synonym for ‘inexorable’ is :

(1) angry

(2) relentless
(3) liable

(4) inexcusable
Ans (4)

44.The feminine form of ‘colt’ is :
(2) bitch
(1) mare
(4) ewe
(3) filly
Ans (1)

  1. A person who lives by himself is :
    (2) lonely
    (1) selfish
    (3) unsocial

(4) recluse
Ans (4)

46. Fill in the blank with appropriate word: It is a month since the holidays
(1) began

(2) have begun
(3) may begin

(4) will begin
Ans. (2)

47.Fill in the blank by making an appropriate choice : The commission has recommended an addition of twenty per cent of the basic a minimum of Rupees fifty for fixing the pay.
(1) subjected to

(2) subject to
(3) subjecting to

(4) none of these
Ans (2)

  1. Supply the right form of the verb in the blank space : He has awake in bed for hours.
    (1) laid

(2) Lain
(3) lay

(4) laying
Ans (2)

  1. Fill in the blank with suitable alternative :
    He has finished reading books that he had.
    (1) a few

(2) the few
(3) few

(4) none of these
Ans (2)

  1. What is the suitable prefix for the word polite?
    (1) Un

(2) In
(3) Im

(4) Non
Ans (3)

  1. Which one is the correct passive form of ‘Novels interest me’?
    (1) Novels are interested by me
    (2) I have interest in novels
    (3) I am interested in novels.
    (4) I have been interested in novels
    Ans.(3)
  2. The plural of ‘bureau’ is :
    (1) bureaus

(2) bureaues
(3) bureaux

(4) bureauos
Ans (3)

  1. Spot the correct form of the modal to fill in the blank Walk fast lest you miss the train.
    (1) shall

(2) will
(3) may

(4) should

Ans (4)

54. A lunatic is confined to:
(1) a jail

(2) a hole
(3) a monastery

(4) an asylum
Ans (4)

  1. The verb form of ‘necessity’ is :
    (1) necessary

(2) need
(3) necessite

(4) necessitate
Ans (4)

  1. The adjective form of ‘boast’ is :
    (1) boasty

(2) boastful
(3) boastly

(4) boastile
Ans. (2)

  1. The adjective ‘coward’ has the noun form :
    (1) cowardly

(2) cowardom
(3) cowardsome

(4) cowardice

Ans. (4)

  1. The word ‘abound’ has the noun form :
    (1) aboundment

(2) aboundance
(3) abundance

(4) abundant
Ans (3)

  1. Which of the following sentences has a transitive verb?
    (1) A dog runs very fast.
    (2) No one can speak French like the natives.
    (3) He has been shouting for an hour.
    (4) The boys jumped up and down the stairs.

Ans. (2)

  1. Give the right suffix for the word ‘just’ to make it an abstract noun :
    (1) -ly

(2) -ify
(3) –ice

(4) -ing
Ans. (3)

  1. His creation, triumphing over all defect and shortcoming, draws from it a unique broadness of view, vitality of force and sky-wide atmosphere of greatness”. The comment on Whitman’s poetry is by :
    (1) Vivekananda
    (2) Rabindranath Tagore
    (3) Emerson
    (4) Sri Aurobindo
    Ans. (4)
  2. “Who overcomes
    By force, hath overcome but half his foe-.
    The lines occur in
    (1) Venus and Adonis

(2) Paradise Lost
(3) Tintern Abbey

(4) Christabel
Ans (2)

  1. Fill in the blank with suitable conjunction: Something certainly fell in I heard a splash.
    (1) but

(2) and
(3) for

(4) none of these
Ans (3)

  1. Choose the correct antonym of the word `Philanthropist’:
    (1) Misogamist

(2) Misogynist
(3) Misanthropist

(4) None of these
Ans. (3)

  1. Complete the sentence with the suitable noun clause :
    The police must know
    (1) where he is living
    (2) where he was living
    (3) where he has been living
    (4) none of the above
    Ans. (3)
  2. The collective noun for ‘constable’ is
    (1) bunch

(2) group
(3) posse

(4) batch
Ans. (4)

  1. Matthew Arnold was not a/an :
    (1) poet

(2) critic
(3) essayist

(4) novelist
Ans (3)

  1. In the old Persian stories turan the-land of darkness is opposed to Iran the land of light
    The correctly punctuated version is
    (1) In the old Persian stories turan, the land of darkness, is opposed to Iran, the land of light.
    (2) In the old Persian stories. Turan, the land of darkness, is opposed to Iran, the land of light.
    (3) In the old Persian stories, Turan, the land of darkness, is opposed to Iran, the land of light.
    (4) In the old Persian stories Turan, the land of darkness, is opposed to Iran, the land of light.
    Ans. (3)

  2. “If we are mark’d to die, we are enow • To do our country loss : and if to live
    The fewer men, the greater share of honour.” Who says this ?
    (1) Westmoreland

(2) King Henry
(3) Bedford

(4) Salisbury
Ans. (3)

  1. -Caesura is a :
    (1) six feet line

(2) rhymed word
(3) stressed syllable

(4) break in a line
Ans. (4)

  1. “Is there no life, but these alone ? Madman or slave, must man be orie?”
    The above lines are from:
    (1) The Buried Life

(2) Forsaken Merman
(3) A Summer Night

(4) Destiny
Ans. (3)

  1. In The Family Reunion by T.S. Eliot. Harry is mentally disturbed because he:
    (1) has failed in his profession.
    (2) thinks he has killed his wife.
    (3) not having good relation with his mother.
    (4) is keeping a poor health.
    Ans. (2)

73.”‘Yes, why not let the natives run their own show? It is their country and we have really no right to it”?

Who speaks these words in Mulk Raj Anand’s novel Two Leaves and A Bud?
(1) Reggie Hunt
(2) Croft-Cooke
(3) Dr. John de La Havre
(4) Barbara
Ans (4)

  1. Substitute the correct idiom for the underlined portion of the following sentence :
    The mixture of religion with politics in India has made a worse state of disorder.
    (1) confusion worse confounded
    (2) helter skelter
    (3) a windfall
    (4) toil and moil
    Ans (2)
  2. Choose the one that does not match :
    (1) Touchstone As you Like it
    (2) Goneril King Lear
    (3) Cinna Julius Caesar
    (4) Gobbo Twelfth Night
    Ans (4)
  3. T.S. Eliot got the Nobel Prize in :
    (1) 1950

(2) 1948

(3) 1957

(4) 1965
Ans (2)

  1. Which one of the following plays is by Shelley?
    (1) The Borderers
    (2) The Cenci
    (3) The House of Aspen
    (4) Manfred
    Ans.(2)
  2. All the world’s a stage” occurs in Shakespeare’s:
    (1) Twelfth Night

(2) Merchant of Venice
(3) As you like it

(4) Hamlet
Ans. (3)

(79)  Sir Toby Belch is a character in Shakespeare’s:
(1) Hamlet

(2) Twelfth Night
(3) Macbeth

(4). Othello
Ans (2)

  1. Which play of Shakespeare opens with the line When shall we three meet again.
    In thunder, lighting or in rain?
    (1) Macbeth

(2) Hamlet
(3) King Lear

(4) Othello
Ans (1)

  1. What is the literary name of the age of Shakespeare?

(1) Victorian age

(2) Romantic age
(3) Elizabethan age

(4) None of these
Ans (3)

  1. When was Kamala Das born?
    (1) 1934

(2) 1937

(3) 1947

(4) 1941
Ans (1)

  1. Which one is a novel by Faulkner among the following?
    (1) Old Man and The Sea
    (2) The Sun Also Rises
    (3) The Sound and The Fury
    (4) Of Mice and Men
    Ans (3)
  2. In which of the following novels action takes place both in Paris and London?
    (1) A Tale of Two Cities
    (2) Oliver Twist
    (3) Great Expectations
    (4) David Copperfield
    Ans (1)
  3. Gangu occurs in Mulk Raj Anand’s :
    (1) Coolie
    (2) Two Leaves and a Bud
    (3) Private Life of an Indian Prince
    (4) Untouchable
    Ans.(2)

86.Who has written the novel Pickwick Papers?’
(1) Thomas Hardy

(2) Mulk Raj Anand
(3) Charles Dickens

(4) None of these
Ans.(3)

  1. Charles Dickens was a:
    (1) victorian poet

(2) novelist
(3) critic

(4) scientist
Ans.(2)

88.Charles Lamb adopted the name ‘Elia’, Which was that of :
(1) an English banker
(2) his old School master
(3) his brother
(4) an Italian clerk at the South Sea House
Ans. (1)

  1. What is the meaning of expression ‘Avant garde’?
    (1) Rude expression

(2) Ridiculous
(3) Tragic

(4) Innovative
Ans: (4)

90.An epic is :
(1) autobiographical

(2) objective
(3) comic

(4) elegiac

Ans (4)

  1. In India by Nissim Ezekiel depicts the relationship between :
    (1) Literature and Sex
    (2) Literature and Environment
    (3) Literature arid Science
    (4) Literature and War
    Ans (1)
  2. Who has been regarded as ‘Prince among English essayists’?
    (1) Bacon

(2) Lynd
(3) Lamb

(4) Huxley
Ans.(3)
93.Thomas Hardy was :
(1) an optimist

(2) a pessimist
(3) an existentialist

(4) none of these

Ans: (1)
94.Which play of Shakespeare describes the “seven ages of man”?
(1) Macbeth

(2) As you like it
(3) Hamlet

(4) Antony and Cleopatra
Ans (2)

  1. Venns and Adonis is a poem by
    (1) John Milton
    (2) P.B. Shelley
    (3) Matthew Arnold
    (4) William Shakespeare
    Ans.(4)

96.The name of the priest who makes improper suggestions to Sohini in Mulk Raj Anand’s Untouchable is
(1) Kalidas

(2) Kaliprasad
(3) Kalinath

(4) Kalipada
Ans. (1)

  1. The elegy Adonais has been written to mourn the death of
    (1) John Keats

(2) Wordsworth
(3) Byron

(4) Milton
Ans (1)
98. Who wrote the long poem The Revolt of Islam?
(1) Coleridge

(2) Tennyson
(3) Browning

(4) Shelly

99.Who has a love of mystifying and putting his reader on a false ascent?
(1) Lamb

(2) Addison
(3) Hazlitt

(4) Lynd
Ans (4)

  1. Who wrote the poem EndYmion?

(1) P.B. Shelley
(2) John Keats
(3) LO’ard Byron
(4) William Wordsworth

  1. Who said the “Keats was, a, Greek”?

(1) Shelley

(2) Wordsworth
(3) Byron

(4) Lamb

Ans (1)

  1. Who wrote this autobiographical poem The Prelude?
    (1) Shakespeare

(2) Arnold
(3) Wordsworth

(4) Tennyson
Ans (3)

  1. In which poem do the following lines occur? “Man for the field and women for the hearth. Man for the sword and for the needle she”.
    (1) The Princess

(2) Ulysses
(3) In Memoriam

(4) Maud
Ans (1)

  1. Who is the author of the volume of poems The Descendants?
    (1) Nissim Ezekiel

(2) A.K. Ramanujan
(3) Kamala Das

(4) None of these
Ans(3)

  1. Who is the author of the volume of poems Leaves of Grass?
    (1) Robert Frost

(2) Walt Whitman
(3) Kamala Das

(4) Ezekiel
Ans(2)

  1. The Charge of the Light Brigade by _Tennyson commemorates the battle of :
    (1) Balaclava, Crimea

(2) Agincourt
(3) Napoleonic wars

(4) Boers war

Ans(1)

107.Rugby Chapel by Matthew Arnold is written in the memory of :

(1) Tennyson

(2) Shakespeare
(3) Thomas Arnold

(4) Keats
Ans.(2)

108.”He” laid us as we lay at birth
On the Cool flowery lap of earth.” In the above lines ‘He’ stands for :
(1) Shelley

(2) Goethe
(3) Wordsworth

(4) Arnold

  1. Dickens’s wrote have

(1) humour and pathos
(2) neither humour nor pathos

(3) The Sisters

(4) Bothwell
Ans2.
110. Of the following Tennyson wrote.

(1) The Cup

(2) Stafford

(3) The Sisters

(4) Bothwell

  1. “There lives more faith in honest doubt, Believe me, than in half the creeds”
    These lines occur in:
    (1) Idylls of the King

(2) Morte d’ Arthur

(3) Ulysses

(4) In Memoriam

Ans: (4)

  1. In which of the following Shelley supports bigamy?
    (1) Adonals

(2) Alastor
(3) Epipsychidion

(4) Prometheus Unbound
Ans (4)

  1. The old order changeth yielding place to new’, occurs in Tennyson’s :
    (1) In Memoriam
    (2) Locksley Hall
    (3) The Passing of Arthur
    (4) Morte D Arthur
    Ans (3)
  2. “Others abide our question, thou art free”, “Thou stands for:
    (1) Tennyson

(2) Shakespeare
(3) Byron

(4) Wordsworth
Ans. 2

  1. Who among the following later embraced Islam?
    (1) Kamala Markandeya
    (2) Kamala Das
    (3) Nissim Ezekiel
    (4) Mulk Raj Anand
    Ans (2)
  2. The line, ‘Good fences make good neighbours’ occurs in Robert Frost’s poem :
    (1) Design
    (2) Mending Wall
    (3) After Apple-Picking
    (4) The Death of the Hired Man
    Ans. (2)
  3. “Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive.
    But to be young was very heaven!”
    What was the great event Wordsworth had
    in mind while writing the above lines?
    (1) His marriage
    (2) Publication of the Lyrical Ballads
    (3) His friendship with Coleridge
    (4) The French Revolution
    Ans (1)
  4. The Old Playhouse and Other Poems was written by:
    (1) T. S. Eliot

(2) Kamala Das
(3) Mulk Raj Arland

(4) Nissim Ezekiel
Ans (2)

  1. Which of the following does not match?
    (1) Sunset and evening star. And one clear call for me -Tennyson
    (2) Coldly, sadly descends The Autumn-evening -Arnold
    (3) It is some dream that on the deck, You’ve fallen cold and dead -Whitman
    (4) 0 Sweet Fancy! let her loose ; Summer’s joys are spoilt by use, -Shelley
    Ans (4)
    120. Walt Whitman is known as a poet of
    (1) democracy

(2) socialism
(3) capitalism

(4) sex
Ans. (1)
121. In Memoriam is an expression of sorrow Tennyson at the death of:
(1) Arthur Hallam
(2) John Keats
(3) Edward King
(4) Arthur Hugh Clough

Ans: (2)

122. The theme of………… dominates the poetry of Kamala Das.
(1) Death

(2) Patriotism
(3) Love

(4) Disease
Ans (3)

  1. Wordsworth was a:
    (1) romantic poet

(2) classical poet
(3) confessional poet

(4) satirical poet

Ans: (1) romantic poet

  1. John Keats was a:

(1) classical poet

(2) sentimental poet
(3) didactic poet

(4) hellenistic poet

Ans (4)

  1. Who has written the following line?
    Open thine eyes and see thy God is not before thee!
    (1) Nissim Ezekiel
    (2) Kamala Das
    (3) Rabindranath Tagore
    (4) Thomas Hardy
    Ans (3)

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