UGC Net English Exam Paper June 2019


JUNE 2019

Q1. In which of the following paired terms, the relationship between the active

and passive forms of a sentence can be best established?

1 Deep structure—Surface structure

2 signifier signified

3 Metaphor—Metonymy

4 Syntagmatic—Paradigmatic

Answer: 1

Q2. For which one of the following reasons, in Oscar Wilde’s novel, The Picture

of Dorian Gray, Gray breaks down when he sees his finished portrait?

1. Overwhelmed by the beauty of the portrait

2. Overjoyed by the feeling that his beauty will be known to all

3. Distraught by the fact that his beauty will fade while the portrait stays beautiful

4. Distraught by the badly drawn portrait

Answer: 3

Q3. By which two of the following processes, according to Michel Foucault,

does power operate?

(a) By right rather than technique

(b) By normalization rather than law

(c) By control rather than punishment

(d) By repression rather than agreement

Choose the correct option :

1. (a) and (c)

2. (b) and (c)

3. (b) and (d)

4. (a) and (d)

Answer: 2

Q4. Identify the two names from the following who are associated with

Hermeneutics :

(a) Edmund Husserl

(b) E. D. Hirsch

(c) Martin Heidegger

(d) Stephen Greenblat

Choose the correct option :

1. (a) and (c)

2. (a) and (b)

3. (b) and (c)

4. (b) and (d)

Answer: 1

Q5. “He that is not with us is against us. He that is not against us is with us.”

Who said this?

1. Charles Lamb

2. Samuel Johnson

3. Francis Bacon

4. R. W. Emerson

Answer: 3

Q6. In Eliot’s Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock who among the following painters

is the subject of conversation among the perambulating women?

1. da Vinci

2. Raphael

3. Michelangelo

4. Donatello

Answer: 3

Q7. Who is the author of the essay, The Rationale of the Copy-Text?

1. Fredson Bums

2. W. W. Greg

3. R. B. McKerrow

4. Paul Maas

Answer: 2

Q8. In Which of Anita Desai’s novels does an insane wife kill her husband?

1. Voices in the City

2. In Custody

3. Cry, The Peacock

4. Baumgartner’s Bombay

Answer: 3

Q9. Which one of the following novels of Jane Austen was abandoned


1. Northanger Abbey

2. Persuasion

3. The Watsons

4. Emma

Answer: 3

Q10. “Culture is ordinary: that is the first fact.” Which one of the following is

the source of this statement?

1 The Country and the City

2. Resources of Hope

3. The Long Revolution

4. Keywords

Answer: 2

Q.11 Which of the following books is written by an Englishman in universal

Latin, is further added to by the Flemish Peter Giles, is revised by the Dutch

Erasmus, is printed at Louvain in 1516, later at Paris, still later at Basie, where

it was illustrated by two woodcuts from the hand of the German Holbein?

1. The Golden Legend

2. Confessio Amantis


4. Erewhon

Answer: 3

Q.12 Which of the following two points Were emphasised by ‘Wood’s Despatch

of 1854’?

(a) The teaching of the English language along with the study of vernacular language

(b) Compulsory inclusion of Christianity in the curriculum

(c) The gradual Withdrawal of government patronage from Indian languages

(d) The importance of female education

Choose the correct option :

1. (a) and (d)

2. (a) and (b)

3. (a) and (c)

4. (b) and (c)

Answer: 1

Q.13 What is the name of the poetic style characterized by short staccato

rhymed lines, as shown below?

What can it avayle

To dryve forth a snayie,

Or to make a sayle

Of a herynges tayle?

1. Cranmerish

2. Wolseyan

3. Chaucerian

4. Skeltonic

Answer: 4

Q.14 Which one of the following is the right definition of ‘peer review“?

1. A post-publication process in which the work is submitted to a panel of reviewers for ascertaining quality

2. A pre-publication process in which work submitted for publication is evaluated for

quality by experts in the field

3. A pre-publication process in which work submitted for publication is accompanied

by recommendation of other experts in the field

4. A post-publication process in which the work is submitted for a professional


Answer: 2

Q.15 What is the meaning of ‘langue’ in Saussurean linguistics?

1. Individual speech acts

2 An organized system of di􀃠erences

3. The dialectic between thought and speech

4. Language in the abstract sense

Revised Answer: 1 & 4

Q.16“The great English novelists are Jane Austen, George Eliot, Henry James

and Joseph Conrad.” Which one of the following critical texts begins with the

above assertion?

1. Walter Allen, The English Novel

2. Terry Eagleton, The English Novel

3. F. R. Leavis, The Great Tradition

4. Ian Watt, Rise of the Novel

Answer: 3

Q.17 “The last temptation is the greatest treason

To do the right deed for the wrong reason.”

(T . S. Eliot, Murder in the Cathedral)

Why is the ‘temptation’, ‘treason’ for the speaker of the lines?

1. It is only self-serving

2. It is not intended

3. It violates a norm

4. It is conspiratorial

Answer: 1

Q.18 Match the works with authors :


(a) Image-Music-Text

(b) Why Marx was Right

(c) Mirror and the Lamp

 (d) Culture and Society

(i) M. H. Abrams

(ii) Raymond Williams

(iii) Roland Barthes

(iv) Terry Eagleton

Choose the correct option from those given below :

1- (a)-(i); (b)-(ii); (c-iv); (d-iii)

2- (a)-(iv); (b-iii); (c-ii); (d)-(i)

3- (a)-(ii); (b)-(i); (c)-(iii); (d)-(iv)

4- (a)-(iii); (b-iv); (c-i); (d-ii)

Answer: 4

Q.19 What was Gramsci’s term for cultural consensus supporting capitalism?

1 . Monopoly

2. Ideology

3. Discourse

4. Hegemony

Answer: 4

Q.20 Which one of the following paired terms is correct in its explication?

1. Phonology—Sound system

2. Semiology—Ordering of speech sounds

3. Etymology—Sign system

4. Morphology—Evolution of words

Answer: 1

Q.21 From among the following, identify the two correct statements in

Johnson’s criticism of Shakespeare :

(a) His Athenians are not sufficiently Greek and his kings not completely royal.

(b) He sacrifices virtue to convenience and is more careful to please than to instruct.

(c) He adheres to strict chronology and gives to one age or nation only its own

customs and opinions.

(d) He sacrifices reason, property and truth to pursue even a poor and barren


Choose the correct option:

1. (a) and (b)

2. (a) and (c)

3. (c) and (d)

4. (b) and (d)

Answer: 4

Q.22 Who among the following analysed the naturalizing of connotative

meanings into myths?

1 Michel Foucault

2. Roman Ingarden

3. J. Hillis Miller

4. Ronald Barthes

Answer: 4

Q. 23 Match the following items/ideas with the writers who first

used/popularized them :

(a) The Frontier Thesis

(b) The Lost Generation

(c) Third Space

(d) Structure of Feeling

(i) Raymond Williams

(ii) Homi Bhabha

(iii) F . J . Turner

(iv) Gertrude Stein

Choose the correct option from those given below :

1 (a)-(iv); (b)-(i); (c)-(ii); (d)-(iii)

2 (a)-(iii); (c)-(i); (c)-iv); (d)-(ii)

3 (a)-(iii); (b)-(iv); (c)-(ii); (d)-(i)

4- (a)-(i); (b)-(iii); (c)-(iv); (d)-(ii)

Answer: 3

Q.24 Which of the following plays 18 characterized by the exclusivity of a Single

character talking to himself?

1. A Streetcar Named Desire

2. Equus

3. The Misanthrope

4. Krapp’s Last Tape

Answer: 4

Q.25 Which of the following aptly names the language resulting from the

contact of two mutually unintelligible language systems?

1. Creole

2. Dialect

3. Colloquial

4. Pidgin

Answer: 4

Q.26 What, according to Raymond Williams, is the right description of the term

‘Cultural Materialism’?

1. The cultural effect that religion has in social life

2. The political e􀃠ect that matter has in social lives

3. The material e􀃠ect that culture has in wider social life

4. The e􀃠ect of social life in cultural situations of uncertainty

Answer: 3

Q.27 Which one of the following is the source of the passage given below?

“I have observed with growing anxiety the career of this word culture during the past

six of seven years. We may find it natural, and significant, that during a period of

unparalleled destructiveness, this word should come to have an important role. . .”

1. F. R Leavis, Mass Civilization and Minority Culture

2. T. S. Eliot, Notes Towards the Definition of Culture

3. Raymond Williams, Culture and Society

4. Stuart Hall, Cultural Representations and Signifizing Practice

Answer: 2

Q.28 Which of the following sociologists’ ideas on the practice of receiving and

giving gifts are used by J. Hillis Miller to reinforce her arguments in the essay,

Critic as Host

1. Emile Durkheim

2. Max Weber

3. Marcel Mauss

4. Daniel Bell

Answer: 3

Q.29 What is the meaning of Ziauddin Sardar’s statement? “Cultural studies

started as a dissenting intellectual tradition outside academia, dedicated to

exposing power in all its cultural forms. But it has now become a discipline and

a part of the academic establishment and its power structure.”

1. Devolution

2 Displacement


4. Dissension

Answer: 3

Q. 30 Which artistic technique best describes the interplay of light and shade

in the following lines?

“I have looked at it so long

I think it is part of my heart. But it flickers.

Faces and darkness separate us over and over

A woman bends over me,

Searching my reaches for what she really is

Then she turns to those liars, the candles or the moon.

I see her back, and reflect it faithfully.”

1. Collage

2. Flashback

3. Montage

4. Chiaroscuro

Answer: 4

Q.31 Identify the stage that falls between the imaginary and symbolic stages

according to Jacques Lacan :

1. Middle stage

2. Minor stage

3. Medieval stage

4. Intermediate stage

Revised Answer: Marks Given to All

Q.32 Who’s the author of the short story, The Ghost of Firozsha Bang?

1. Vikram Seth

2 V. S. Naipaul

3. Kiran Desai

4. Rohinton Mistry

Answer: 4

Q.33 Which one of the following correctly describes the meaning of Macbeth’s

words ‘Life is but a walking shadow’?

1. Life is just devoid of light

2. Life is just devoid of substance

3. Life is just devoid of spirit

4. Life is just devoid of stability

Answer: 2

Q.34 Who among the following is celebrated in John Keats’s Lines on the

Mermaid Tavern?

1. Jack, the Ripper

2. Bryson of the Park

3. Jack, the Giant-Killer

4. Robin Hood

Answer: 4

Q. 35 Who among the following is mourned in Walt Whitman’s 0 Captain! My


1. R. W. Emerson

2. John Keats

3. P. B. Shelley

4. Abraham Lincoln

Answer: 4

Q.36 Which type of textual copy is concerned With an assessment of the

physical details of the books and their exact relationship to the condition in

which the book was planned to appear at the time of its initial publication?

1. Real copy

2. Ideal copy

3. Initial copy

4. Base copy

Answer: 2

Q.37 Which of the following works is reviewed in George Orwell’s essay, Inside

the Whale?

1. Henry Miller’s Tropic of Cancer

2. James Joyce’s Ulysses

3. D. H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover

4. Anais Nin’s Delta of Venus

Answer: 1

Q.38 Which novel by J . G. Farrell describes the experiences of a polio Victim?

1. Troubles

2. The Singapore Grip

3. The Lung

4. The Hill Station

Answer: 3

Q.39 Which two writers have written essays on the defence of poetry?

(a) Sir Philip Sidney

(b) P. B. Shelley

(C) Mathew Arnold

(d) T. S. Eliot

Choose the correct option :

l. (a) and (d)

2. (a) and (c)

3. (c) and (d)

4. (a) and (b)

Answer: 4

Q. 40 Considering the story of the novel, what does the title Dombey and Son

stand for?

1. It suggests the choice between a son and a daughter

2. It suggests the commercial aspect of life

3. It suggests the opposition between a father and a son

4. It suggests the importance of a dynasty

Answer: 1

Q. 41 What term used by Ferdinand de Saussure corresponds to Noam

Chomsky’s term ‘performance’?

1. Di􀃠erence

2. Parole

3. Paradigm

4. Langue

Answer: 2

Q. 42 While looking for publication details of a book, a researcher may consult

the book’s copyright page, which may appear

1. just after the cover

2. usually the reverse of the title page

3. invariably the reverse of the title page

4. just before the title page

Answer: 2

Q.43 Match each of the following concepts/objects with the corresponding

description :

(a) Farce

(b) Props

(c) Music hall

(d) Closet drama

(i) Articles and objects used on the stage

(ii) Drama written to be read rather than acted

(iii) Characterized by broad humour, wild antics, slapsticks etc.

(iv) Variety entertainment of songs, comic turns that 􀃖ourished in England through

the late 19th Century

Choose the correct option from those given below :

1. (a-iv); (b-ii); (c-i); (d-iii)

2.(a-iii);(b-i); (c-iv); (d-ii)

3. (a-i); (b-iii); (C-ii); (d-iv)

4. (a-ii) (b-iv); (C-iii); (d-i)

Answer: 2

Q.44 From which Greek word does the term ‘comedy’ derive and what does it


1. Comedia, largeness of heart

2. Komoidia, revel-song

3. Comedies, commodious

4. Komedieon, light foolery

Answer: 2

Q. 45 Identify the author in whose works the character Ashenden appears

many times :

1. Dorothy Sayers

2. Daniel Defoe

3. D. H. Lawrence

4. Somerset Maugham

Answer: 4

Q.46 What, in sum, is Sidney’s point in the following?

“Nature never set forth the earth in so rich tapestry as divers poets have done;

neither with pleasant rivets, fruitless trees, sweet—smelling flowers, not what so

ever else may make the too-much-loved earth more lovely. Her world is brazen, the

poets only deliver a golden” (Philip Sidney)

1. Works of art are superior to the natural world they represent

2. Works of art can often compete with the natural world represented by them

3. Neither the poets nor the natural world they set forth equal nature’s rich tapestry

4. The natural world is far superior to the works of art that represent it

Answer: 1

Q.47 Which one of the following groups of novelists has, in the given order,

Captain Ahab, Hester Prynne, Roderick Usher and Daisy Miller as characters in

their novels?

1. Henry James, Edgar A. Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville

2. Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar A. Poe, Henry James

3. Edgar A. Poe, Henry James, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville

4. Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar A. Poe, Henry James, Herman Melville

Answer: 2

Q48. Which version of the Lyrical Ballads was the first one to have the Preface

by Wordsworth?

1. 1798

2. 1800

3. 1802

4. 1804

Answer: 2

Q49. In which play, other than Julius Caesar, has Shakespeare depicted the

Romans better than the Roman writers themselves have done?

1. Troilus and Cressida

2. Coriolanus

3. Romeo and Juliet

4. Two Gentlemen of Verona

Answer: 2

50. Given below are two statements—one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the

other is labelled as Reason (R) :

Assertion (A) : Instances of beliefs triggering action are present in social life and may

give rise to problems in determining ‘causality’.

Reason (R) : Beliefs may not be accompanied by or give rise to logically appropriate

actions, and actions may occur which are consistent with motivations and intentions,

but they often, if not usually, also have unanticipated outcomes.

In the light of the above two statements choose the correct option :

1. Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)

2. Beth (A) and (R) are true and (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)

3. (A) is true, but (R) is false

4. (A) is false, but (R) is true

Answer: 1

51. Read the following lines :


The apparition of these faces in the crowd :

Petals on a wet, black bough.

Which of the following poetic programmes is illustrated by the above lines?

1. The Movement

2. Naturalism

3. Symbolism

4. Imagism

Answer: 4

Q52. Who of the following are being talked about in the following lines?

“. .. you seem to misunderstand me,

By each at once her choppy finger laying

Upon her skinny lips: you should be women,

And yet your beards forbid me to interpret

That you are so.”

1. The plebeians in Coriolanus

2. The sisters in King Lear

3. The Witches in Macbeth

4. The players in Hamlet

Answer: 3

Q.53 Which of the following novels by Iris Murdoch tells the story of an ageing

theatre celebrity who withdraws into a life of seclusion and writes a


l. The Sandcastle

2. Under the Net

3. The Sea, the Sea

4. Flight from the Enchanter

Answer: 3

Q.54 What does ‘Harlem Renaissance’ refer to?

1. A scientific and rational ethos, including freedom from superstition, in 18th

century Europe

2. The flourishing of African American literature in the 19205 and 19305

3. A church system, overseen by a governing hierarchy of four courts, championed

by the English Puritans

4. The revelation of Christ to the Gentiles in the persons of the Magi

Answer: 2

Q.55 “To see him act is like reading Shakespeare by flashes of lighting.” About

which Shakespearean actor Coleridge wrote the above line?

1. David Garrick

2. Richard Burbage

3. John Philip Kemble

4. Edmund Kean

Answer: 4

Q.56 What is ‘euphmism’?

1. Eulogical and adulatory style of writing

2. Discursive and hortatory style of writing

3. Pompous and a􀃠ected style of writing

4. Exalted and gland style of writing

Answer: 3

Q.57 What is the Priest’s entreaty to Oedipus in the opening scene of Oedipus


1. To liberate Thebes from the domination of the Sphinx

2. To rid Thebes of the plague that afflicts its people

3. To a􀃠ord the Thebans the luxury of newer forms of worship

4. To send Creon to seek advice from the oracle of Delphi oracle

Answer: 2

Q.58 Match the following journals with their distinguishing aims and methods

of scholarship:

(a) Obsidian

(b) Clio

(c) Interventions

(d) Sign

(i) Literature, history and the philosophy of history

(ii) Literature and arts in the African diaspora

(iii) Feminist writing

(iv) Postcolonial Writing

Choose the correct option fiorn those given below :

1. (a)-(ii);(b)-(i);(c)-(iv); (d)-(iii)

2. (a)-(iv); (b)-(iii); (c)-(i); (d)-(ii)

3. (a)-(ii); (b)-(iv); (c)-(i); (d)-(iii)

4. (a)-(iii); (b-i); (c)-(iv); (d)-(ii)

Answer: 1

Q. 59 Who among the following established and popularised the concept of

‘Cardinal Vowels”?

l. A. S. Homby

2. E. V. Lucas

3.Danial Jones

4. C. J. Dodson

Answer: 3

Q.60 Which one of the following arrangements of poets is in the correct

chronological order?

1. William Langland, William Dunbar, Layamon

2. William Langland, Layamon, William Dunbar

3. Layamon, William Langland William Dunbar

4. William Dunbar, Layamon, William Langland

Answer: 3

Q.61 Who speaks the following lines and to whom?

“0, look upon me, sir,

And hold your hands in benediction o’er me.

No, sir, you must not knee

1. Kent to Lear

2. Cordelia to Lear

3 Goneril to Lear

4. Regan to Kent

Answer: 2

Q.62 Match the Novelist with the Publisher :

(a) Laurence Sterne

(b) Henry Fielding

(c) Frances Burney

(d) Daniel Defoe

(i) Thomas Lowndes

(ii) Andrew Millar

(iii) William Taylor

(iv) Robert Dodsley

Choose the correct option from those given below :

1. (a)-(iii); (b)-(i); (c)-(ii); (d)-(iv)

2. (a)-(ii); (b)-(iv); (c)-(i); (d)-(iii)

3. (a)-(iv); (b)-(ii); (c)-(i); (d)-(iii)

4. (a)-(ii); (b)-(iii); (c)-(iv); (d)-(i)

Answer: 3

Q.63 All in the world know the beauty of the beautiful, and in doing this they

have (the idea of) what ugliness is; they all know the skill of the skillful, and in

doing this they have (the idea of) what the want of the skill is. So it is that

existence and non-existence gave birth to (the idea of) the other; that

di􀃞culty and ease produce (the idea of) the other; that the length and

shortness fashion out the one figure of the other; that (the idea of) height and

lowness arise from the contrast of one with the other; that the musical notes

and tones become harmonious through the relation of one with another; and

that: being before and behind give the idea of one following another.

Which one of the following is the correct meaning of the ominous little phrase

‘the idea of in the first sentence of the passage?

1 Prior Knowledge

2 Prior imagination

3. Prior confirmation

4 Prior rejection

Answer: 1

Q.64 Why did T. S. Eliot assert that Virgil, not Homer, is the poet of Europe?

1. There are some initial moral concerns in Virgil

2. Virgil belongs to the Roman period

3. Homer was a pagan who was a renegade

4. Virgil wrote in Latin while Homer wrote in Greek

Answer: 1

Q.65 Match the critics and their works :

Critics Works

(a) Edward Said

(b) Terry Eagleton

(c) Francis Mulhern

(d) K. M. Newton

(i) The Illusion: of Postmodernism

(ii) Contemporary Marxist Criticism

(iii) Theory into Practice

(iv) Culture and Imperialism

Choose the correct option from those given below :

1. (a-iv); (b-i); (c-ii); (d-iii)

2.(a-iv); (b-i); (c-iii); (d-ii)

3.(a-ii); (b-i); (c-iv); (d-iii)

4. (a-i); (b-ii); (c-iii); (d-iv)

Answer: 1

Q.66 Which of the following combinations correctly de_nes the phonological

system of Indian English in relation to Standard English?

(a) Absence of aspirated consonants

(b) Simplified vowel system

(c) Similar international pattern

(d) Presence of voiced aspirated consonants

Choose the correct option :

1. (a) and (b)

2. (b) and (d)

3. (c) and (a)

4. (b) and (c)

Answer: 2

Q.67 Which of the following is the accurate description of ‘dramatic irony”?

1. A character’s knowledge or expectation is contradicted by what the audience

knows, or by the outcome of events

2. An audience knows or expects something to happen but the events on stage turn

out to be di􀃠erent

3. Ironic events and expectations of actual actions and results converge in drama

and the audience feels rewarded

4. A dramatist’s irony reinforces his actors’ performance, thereby fulfilling audience


Answer: 1

Q.68 What is being described by Wordsworth in the following lines from his

poem, The Thorn?

I’ve measured it from side to side;

’Tis three feet long and two feet wide.

1. Fallen bough

2. A cradle

3. A small cot

4. An Infant’s grave

Answer: 4

Q.69 Which of the following poets does William Hazlitt call ‘Don Quixote-like’ in

his essay, My First Acquaintance with Poets?

1. William Wordsworth

2. Samuel Taylor Coleridge

3. William Cowper

4. Lord Byron

Answer: 1

Q.70 Which of the following poems by Thomas Hardy was originally titled By

the Century’s Deathbed?

1. The Minute Before Meeting

2. Neutral Tones

3. The Darkling Thrush

4. The Oxen

Answer: 3

Q.71 The medieval English university organised its studies based on the seven

liberal arts Three of these, the trivium, referred to the study of

1. arithmetic, geometry, music

2. astronomy, music, logic

3. geometry, grammar, music

4. grammar, logic, rhetoric

Answer: 4

Q.72 Given below are two statements—one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the

other is labelled as Reason (R) :

Assertion (A) : The dialects of English that have resulted from the regional separation

of English-speaking communities have not acquired the status of languages.

Reason (R) : The Germanic dialects that are now Dutch, English, German, Swedish

etc., have become distinct owing to geographical dispersion.

In the light of the above two statements choose the correct option:

1. Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)

2. Both (A) and (R) are true but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)

3. (A) is true, but (R) is false

4. (A) is false, but (R) is true

Answer: 2

Q.73 Which of the following statements best describes T. S. Eliot’s assertion

that Shakespeare’s Hamlet is an ‘artistic failure”?

1. Hamlet’s emotion is not adequately objecti􀃕ed

2 Hamlet’s feelings far outweigh the release of his emotions

3. Hamlet’s obsession should have been within representational limits

4. Hamlet’s indecisiveness slows the steady progress of action

Answer: 1

74. Which of the following correctly describes ‘black humour’ as a morbid and

provocative treatment of

1. old age and disease

2. youth and passionate love

3. death and disease

4. childhood and accident

Answer: 3

Q.75 Which of the following statements is true in terms of distribution of

metrical feet?

1. Anapaestic is to Dactylic as Trochaic is to Iambic

2. Trochaic is to Anapaestic as Dactylic is to Iambic

3. Iambic is to Trochaic as Anapaestic is to Dactylic

4. Dactylic is to Trochaic as Iambic is to Anapaestic

Answer: 3

Q.76 Which two titles from among the following deal with issues related to the

institutionalisation of English in post-independence India?

(a) Provocations

(b) Professing Literature

(c) The Lie of the Land

(d) The Muse Unchained

The right combination according to the code is

1. (a) and (d)

2. (a) and (c)

3. (b) and (c)

4 (c) and (d)

Answer: 2

Q.77 Which of the following propositions refers to the recommendations of

Charles Grant?

1. The introduction of English as the medium of instruction in an Indian system of

education that included literature, art and craft

2. The introduction of English as the medium of instruction from lower levels in a

few states as an experiment

3. The introduction of English as the medium of instruction in a Western system of

education that included literature, natural sciences and mechanical inventions

4. The introduction of English as the medium of instruction in regional medium

institutions that included only literature

Answer: 3

Q.78 Which writer applied the term ‘cultural poetics’ to his own critical

contribution to make literature and arts as part of social practice?

1. Stephen Greenblatt

2. Mikhail Bakhtin

3. Jonathan Dollimore

4. Raymond Williams

Answer: 1

Q.79 Who says the following lines and to whom?

“If it be aught toward the general good,

Set honor in one eye and death i’ th’ other,

And I will look on both indi􀃠erently.”

1. Octavius to Antony

2. Hamlet to Claudius

3. Brutus to Cassius

4. Casca to Calpumia

Answer: 3

Q.80 Who among the following explored the shifting and contested powerrelations,

knowledge and the human body?

1. Louis Althusser

2. Cli􀃠ord Geertz

3. Jacques Lacan

4. Michel Foucault

Answer: 4

Q. 81 Match the character with the novel :

Character Novel

(a) Kate

(b) Florence

(c) Miss Havisham

(d) Agnes

(i) Great Expectations

(ii) Nicholas Nickleby

(iii) David Copperfield

(iv) Dombey and Son

Choose the correct option from those given below :

1. (a)-(i); (b)-(iii); (c)-(iv); (d)-(ii)

2. (a)-(ii); (b)-(iv); (c)-(i); (d)-(iii)

3. (a)- (iii); (b)-(i); (c)-(ii); (d)-(iv) 22/29

M o r e P a p e r s

4. (a-iv); (b)-(ii); (c)-(iii); (d)-(i)

Answer: 2

Q.82 The Sadler Commission Report (1917—1919) was critical of the quality of

students graduating harm the university and had very perceptive remarks on

English and the use of mother tongue in Indian education. What was this

Commission appointed for?

1. To examine the functioning of the Directorate of Public Instruction in Delhi

2. To study the problems of Calcutta University

3. To investigate and recommend teaching methods of languages generally

4. To evolve a three-language formula for the Indian schools

Answer: 2

Q.83 Who wrote a guide called How to Write a Doctoral Thesis : The Humanistic

Subjects, considered equal in standard to the American MLS Handbook or The

Chicago Manual of Style?

1. Alain Robbe-Grillet

2. Cesare Pavese

3. Umberto Eco

4. Leo Spitzer

Answer: 3

84. Which of the following descriptions fits the unit of verse, Dacyl?

1. One stressed syllable followed by three unstressed syllables

2. One stressed syllable followed by two unstressed syllables

3. Two stressed syllables followed by one unstressed syllable

4. Two stressed syllables followed by two unstressed syllables

Answer: 2

Q.85. Match the books with the writers :

(a) The Madwoman in the Attic

(b) The Wretched of the Earth

(c) Shakespearean Negotiations

(d) Is There a Text in This Class?

(i) Frantz Fanon

(ii) Stephen Greenblatt

(iii) Stanley Fish

(iv) Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar

Choose the correct option from those given below :

1. (a)-(iii); (b)-(iv); (c)-(i); (d)-(ii)

2. (a)-(i); (b)-(ii); (c)-(iii); (d)-(iv)

3. (a)-(iv); (b)-(i); (c)-(ii); (d)-(iii)

4. (a)-(ii); (b)-(iii); (c)-(iv); (d)-(i)

Answer: 3

Q.86 Who is referred to as ‘beast’ in the quote ‘Kill the beast! Cut his throat!

Spill his blood’ in William Golding’s Lord of the Flies

1. Ralph

2. Piggy

3. Simon

4. Roger

Answer: 3

Q.87 Which among the following clusters matches the prose style that came to

be known as ‘CaIylese’?

1. Capital letters, exclamation marks, phrases in German

2. Question marks, long sentences, phrases in French

3. Frequent ellipses, Latin sayings, comic non-sequitors

4. Biblical phrases, capital letters, missing letters

Answer: 1

Q88. Which one of the following of Plato’s beliefs/acts was Shelley countering

by saying that ‘poets are the acknowledged legislators of mankind”?

1. Banishment of poets from the republic

2. Distrust of value of poetry for mankind

3. Preference for legislators over poets

4. Description of poets as mad men

Answer: 3

Q.89 It is an axiom in mental philosophy, that we can think of nothing which

we have not perceived When I say that we can think of nothing, I mean we can

imagine nothing, we can reason of nothing, we can remember nothing, we can

foresee nothing. The most astonishing combinations of poetry, the subtlest

deductions of logic and mathematics, are no other than combinations Which

the intellect makes of sensations according to its own laws. A catalogue of all

the thoughts of the mind, and of all their possible modifications, is a

cyclopaedic history of the universe.

According to the writer, perception is the basic epistemology. Which one of the

following is the other accepted epistemology?

1. Language

2. Experience

3. Inference

4. Simile

Answer: 3

Q.90 According to the passage given, which of the following correctly captures

the meaning of ‘a cyclopaedic history of the universe’?

1. The knowledge about the universe from its beginning to its possible end

2. A catalogue of rivers, mountains and continents

3. Statements about the universe based on logic and mathematics

4. A published encyclopaedia of the universe

Answer: 1

Q.91 Which of the following correctly list the two novels figuring the writer as a

public figure, as a celebrity and as grist for the academic mill?

1. Rabbit Redux and Rabbit, Run

2. Rabbit is Rich and The Coup I

3. Of the Farm and The Centaur

4. Bech: A Book and Bech is Back

Answer: 4

Q.92 Which one of the following words best describes the heroes of Cervantes’

Don Quixote, Mark Twain’s The Adventure: of Tom Sawyer and Thomas Mann’s

The Confessions: of Felix Krull”?

1. Ficelle

2. Picaro

3. Mannequin

4. Philanderer

Answer: 2

Q.93 Given below are two statements—one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the

other is labelled as Reason (R) :

Assertion (A) : Language constructs meaning.

Reason (R) : Language structures meanings depending on the speaking subjects’

perception, context and auditor(s).

In the light of the above two statements choose the correct option:

1. Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)

2. Both (A) and (R) are true but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)

3. (A) is true, but (R) is false

4. (A) is false, but (R) is true

Answer: 1

Q.94 Who among the following is one of the University Wits?

1. Thomas Hooker

2. Thomas Nashe

3. Michael Drayton

4. William Harvey

Answer: 2

Q. 95 In the study of AngIo-American literatures, certain distinguished names

in critical/editorial scholarship become synonymous with famous writers and

periods of literary history.

Match the following names with their respective areas of scholarship :

(a) Edward Mendelson

(b) Jerome McGann

(c) Stanley Fish

(d) Hugh Kenner

(i) John Milton

(ii) Ezra Pound

(iii) W. H. Auden

(iv) Textual Scholarship

Choose the correct option from those given below :

1. (a)-(ii); (b)-(i); (c)-(iv); (d)-(iii)

2. (a)-(iii); (b)-(iv); (c)-(i); (d)-(ii)

3. (a)-(iv); (b-iii); (c)-(ii); (d)-(i)

4. (a)-(iii); (b)-(ii); (c)-(iv); (d)-(i)

Answer: 2

Q.96 Match the play with the subject matter of the play :

(a) The Doctor’s Dilemma

(b) You Never Can Tell

(c) Candida

(d) Arms and the Man

(i) Flouting of stage conventions

(ii) Satire on military heroes

(iii) Devaluation of social traditions

(iv) Mockery of physicians’ ignorance

Choose the correct option from those given below :

l. (a)-(ii); (b)-(iii); (c)-(iv); (d)-(i)

2. (a)-(iii); (b)-(i); (c)-(iv); (d)-(ii)

3. (a)-(i); (b)-(ii); (c)-(iii); (d)-(iv)

4. (a)-(iv); (b)-(iii); (c)-(i) (d)-(ii)

Answer: 4



The grocer’s children

eat day-old bread,

moldy cakes and cheese,

sot: black bananas

on stale shredded Wheat,

weeviled rice, their plates

heaped high with wilted

greens, bruised fruit,

surprise treats

from unlabelled cans,

tainted meat.

The grocer’s children

never go hungry.

Q.97 Which of the following words best describes the last sentence of the


1. Ironic

2. Paradoxical

3. Pathetic

4. Disdainful

Answer: 1

Q. 98 Whose point of view seems to have been stated in the poem?

1. The Grocer’s

s2. The children’s

3. The narrator’s

4. The poet’s

Answer: 3

Q. 99 What is suggested by the word ‘tainted’ in line 11?

1. Tinctured

2. Cooked

3. Spoiled

4. Boiled

Answer: 3

Q.100 How does the poem achieve its e􀃠ect?

1. It lists a number of grocery items which do not have any tangible nutritive


2. It presents a series of inedible fare in the face of the basic need to eat

3. It strays away from the tongue-in—cheek beginning to state the obvious

4. It posits the circumspect existence of a reasonable plan to alleviate hunger

Answer: 2

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