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SET/SLET English Paper II - Online Mock Test

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Question 1
Match the following:
 (a) Becky Sharp (i) Animal Farm
 (b) Snowball (ii) Vanity Fair
 (c) Thomas Becket (iii) A Portrait of the Artist  as a  Young man
 (d) Stephen Dedalus (iv) Murder in the Cathedral
Code:
  (a) (b) (C) (d)
 (A) (ii) (i) (iv) (iii)
 (B) (ii) (iii) (iv) (i)
 (C) (ii) (iv) (iii) (i)
 (D) (ii) (iv) (i) (iii)
 
A
(A)
B
(B)
C
(C)
D
(D)
Question 2
Match the following:
 (a) Irony as a Principle of Structure (i) Empson
 (b) The Golden Bough (ii) Cleanth Brooks
 (c) Seven Types of Ambiguity (iii) Northrop Frye
 (d) The Archetypes of Literature (iv) Frazer
Code:
   (a) (b) (c) (d)
 (A)  (ii) (i) (iii) (iv)
 (B) (iv) (i) (iii) (ii)
 (C) (ii) (iv) (i) (iii)
 (D) (ii) (iv) (iii) (i)
 
A
(A)
B
(B)
C
(C)
D
(D)
Question 3
Match the writers and their pseudonyms:
 (i) Charlotte Bronte (a) George Orwell
 (ii) Eric Arthur Blair (b) Lewis Carroll
 (iii) Charles Dickens (c) Boz
 (iv) Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (d) Currer Bell
  (e) O’ Henry
       
A
i-d; ii-a; iii-c; iv-b
B
i-e; ii-a; iii-d; iv-b
C
i-b; ii-c; iii-d; iv-a
D
i-d; ii-e; iii-a; iv-b
Question 4
Arrange the following books in order of their appearance (I) Paradise regained (II) Paradise Lost (III) Areopagitica (IV) Comus          
A
(III), (I), (IV), (II)
B
(IV), (II), (III), (I)
C
(I), (III), (II), (IV)
D
(II), (IV), (I), (III)
Question 5
Which of the following plays is not written by George Bernard Shaw?          
A
The Lady of Lyons
B
Caesar and Cleopatra
C
Candida
D
Androcles and the Lion
Question 6
Rich Like Us is a Sahitya Academy Award Winning novel by         
A
Anitha Desai
B
Nayanthara Sahgal
C
Kamala Markandaya
D
Leela Dey
Question 7
Thomas Hardy took the title of the novel Far from the Madding Crowd from       
A
The Deserted Village
B
Elegy Written in Country Churchyard
C
The Sleepless Lover
D
At a Solemn Music
Question 8
Samuel Butter took the name of his hero Hudibras from        
A
The Bible
B
Mac Flecknoe
C
The Dunciad
D
The Fairie Queene
Question 9
Which of the following novels was not written by William Faulkner?        
A
Absalom, Absalom!
B
Light in August
C
As I Lay Dying
D
The Secret Agent
Question 10
Who gives the following advice? Be Homer’s works your study, and delight, Read them by Day, and meditate by Night………           
A
John Dryden
B
Alexander Pope
C
Samuel Johnson
D
Thomas Carlyle
Question 11
The Empire Writes Back has been jointly authored by (i) Helen Tiffin (ii) Bill Ashcroft (iii) Helen Gardner (iv) Garreth Griffiths        
A
(i) (ii) (iv)
B
(ii) (iii) (iv)
C
(ii) (i) (iii)
D
(i) (iii) (iv)
Question 12
The mythical hero who stole fire from heaven and gave it to mankind is               
A
Sisyphus
B
Icarus
C
Prometheus
D
Proteus
Question 13
Name the mythological figure who fell in love with his own reflection in the waters of a spring                   
A
Narcissus
B
Orpheus
C
Tantalus
D
Tiresias
Question 14
Identify the texts in which blank verse is used (i) Paradise Lost (ii) Prelude (iii) ldylls of the King (iv) Tintern Abbey           
A
(i) and (ii)
B
(i), (ii) and (iii)
C
(ii), (iii) and (iv)
D
(i), (ii), (iii) and (iv)
Question 15
“Of all modern, and perhaps ancient poets, Shakespeare had the largest and most comprehensive soul.” The author of the statement is         
A
Henry Fielding
B
Thomas Rymer
C
Samuel Johnson
D
John Dryden
Question 16
Who among the following is not an Irish writer?             
A
George Bernard Shaw
B
Oscar Wilde
C
Seamus Heaney
D
Henrik Ibsen
Question 17
The author of The Playboy of the Western World is          
A
George Moore
B
Tom Stoppard
C
J. M. Synge
D
Harold Pinter
Question 18
Which of the following poems is not a dramatic monologue?           
A
My Last Duchess
B
The Bishop Orders His Tomb
C
Andrea del Sarto
D
Tintern Abbey
Question 19
Who among the following is not a Booker Prize Winner?         
A
Kiran Desai
B
Aravind Adiga
C
Arundhati Roy
D
Anita Desai
Question 20
The author of The Way of All Flesh is         
A
Samuel Johnson
B
Samuel Butler
C
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
D
Samuel Huntington
Question 21
“There’s a special providence in the fall of a Sparrow” occurs in Shakespeare’s play             
A
Julius Caesar
B
Hamlet
C
Macbeth
D
Othello
Question 22
In which poem of Wordsworth does the following line occur? “Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive”           
A
The Prelude
B
A Morning Exercise
C
Daffodils
D
Upon West minister Bridge
Question 23
The poem “If” was written by            
A
Rudyard Kipling
B
G. M. Hopkins
C
T. S. Eliot
D
None of these
Question 24
The term ‘post modernism’ is often applied to the literature and art          
A
after World War I
B
before World War I
C
after World War II
D
before World War II
Question 25
Identity the poet who said “God made the country and man made the town”?           
A
William Wordsworth
B
Shelly
C
Thomas Hardy
D
William Cowper
Question 26
Ursula Brangwen is a character in two novels by D. H. Lawrence            
A
The Rainbow and Women in Love
B
The White Peacock and Sons and Lovers
C
Lady Chatterley’s Lover and The Lost Girl
D
Aaron’s Rod and Kangaroo
Question 27
“The lunatic, the lover and the poet are of imagination all compact.” These words of Shakespeare are from             
A
Love’s Labour Lost
B
As You Like It
C
Tempest
D
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Question 28
Which is the ‘three person coalition’ after the death of Julius Caesar?            
A
Julius, Brutus, Cassius
B
Octavius, Antony, Lepidus
C
Cassius, Augustus, Antony
D
Casa, Cinna, Brutus
Question 29
Who is the author of One Hundred Years of Solitude?           
A
Khalil Gibran
B
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
C
V. S. Naipaul
D
Jorge Luis Borges
Question 30
In which poem of Coleridge do the following lines occur? He prayeth best, who loveth best All things both great and small; For the dear God who loveth us, He made and loveth all.            
A
Christabel
B
Fears in Solitude
C
The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner
D
Kubla Khan
Question 31
Match the following critics with their critical works
 (I) Roland Barthes (1) Anxiety of Influence
 (II) Harold Bloom (2) Orientalism
 (III) Stanley Fish (3) The Death of the Author
 (IV) Edward Said (4) Can  the  Subalton Speak ?
  (5) Is there a Text  in the Class?
        
  (I)  (II) (III) (IV)
 (A) (4) (5) (1) (3)
 (B) (2) (3) (4) (5)
 (C) (3) (1) (5) (2)
 (D) (1) (4) (2) (3)
  
A
(A)
B
(B)
C
(C)
D
(D)
Question 32
Match the term with the statement
 (I) Fiction that includes within itself commentary on its own narrative or linguistic identity (1) assonance
 (II) A line of a poem which is repeated in the course of a poem, usually at the end of a stanza (2) transferred epithet
 (III) The rhyming of vowel sounds without the rhyming of consonants (3) refrain
 (IV) My host handed me a hospitable glass of wine (4) Metafiction
   
  (I) (II) (III) (IV)
 (A) (3) (1) (2) (4)
 (B) (2) (4) (3) (1)
 (C) (4) (3) (1) (2)
 (D) (1) (4) (3) (2)
 
A
(A)
B
(B)
C
(C)
D
(D)
Question 33
Match the authors with the works
 (I) Dr. B. R. Ambedkar (1) The Renaissance in India
 (II) Mahatma Gandhi (2) The Discovery of  India
 (III) Jawaharlal Nehru (3) Chandilya
 (IV) Shri Aurobindo (4) Buddha and His Dhamma
  (5) Hind Swaraj
     
  (I) (II) (III) (IV)
 (A) (2) (4) (3) (1)
 (B) (4) (5) (2) (1)
 (C) (5) (1) (4) (3)
 (D) (3) (2) (1) (4)
 
A
(A)
B
(B)
C
(C)
D
(D)
Question 34
In which poem of Keats do these lines occur ? when, sick for home, She stood in tears amid the alien corn          
A
Ode on a Grecian Urn
B
To Autumn
C
Ode to Psyche
D
Ode to a Nightingale
Question 35
Which writer remarks : “One is not born, but rather becomes a women”?               
A
Elaine Showalter
B
Sigmund Freud
C
Terry Eagleton
D
Simone de Beauvoir
Question 36
Name the author of the statement Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged; life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness till the end.               
A
James Joyce
B
Virginia Woolf
C
D. H. Lawrence
D
Somerset Maugham
Question 37
In which work of Shakespeare are the following lines found? What’s in a name? That which we call a rose. By any other word would smell as sweet.            
A
Romeo and Juliet
B
As You Like It
C
Twelfth Night
D
Merchant of Venice
Question 38
Who is the author of ‘Troilus and Criseydo?               
A
Geoffrey Chaucer
B
Thomas Wyatt
C
Edmund Spenser
D
John Lyly
Question 39
Who among the following was not a part of the ‘Pre-Raphaelite” movement?          
A
Christina Rossetti
B
William Morris
C
George Eliot
D
George Meredith
Question 40
Which of the following British writers was not born in India ?             
A
William Makepeace Thackeray
B
Rudyard Kipling
C
George Orwell
D
Aldous Huxley
Question 41
Who among the following were University wits? (i) Christopher Marlowe and Robert Greene (ii) Thomas Nashe and Thomas Lodge (iii) George Peele and John Lyly           
A
(i) and (ii)
B
(i) and (iii)
C
(ii) and (iii)
D
(i), (ii) and (iii)
Question 42
A metrical foot having one unstressed syllable followed by one stressed syllable is called a/an            
A
trochee
B
anapaest
C
spondee
D
iamb
Question 43
What is a play designed for reading rather than performance called           
A
Closet Drama
B
Melodrama
C
Poetic Drama
D
Morality Play
Question 44
The Romantic period of America is also sometimes known as            
A
The American Revolution
B
The American Renaissance
C
The American Dream
D
The American Reformation
Question 45
Ralph Roister Doister was written by               
A
Nicolas Udall
B
Jasper Heywood
C
John Rastell
D
Medwall
Question 46
Which one of the following works did Edmund Spenser dedicate to Sir Philip Sidney?          
A
The Shepheards Calendar
B
Arcadia
C
Defence of Poetry
D
Astrophel and Stella
Question 47
Which of the following poets does not belong to the category of ‘Metaphysical Poets?            
A
John Donne
B
Henry Vaughan
C
Andrew Marvell
D
George Chapman
Question 48
Arrange the following plays in the order of their composition (i) Othello (ii) Macbeth (iii) Antony and Cleopatra (iv) King Lear           
A
(i), (ii), (iii), (iv)
B
(ii), (iv), (iii), (i)
C
(iii), (ii), (i), (iv)
D
(i), (iv), (ii), (iii)
Question 49
Match the following pastoral plays with their authors
 (I) Endymion (1) John Fletcher
 (II) The Lady of May (2) Ben Jonson
 (III) The Faithful Shepherdess (3) John Lyly
 (IV) The Sad Shephard (4) Philip Sidney
     
  (I) (II) (III) (IV)
 (A) (1) (2) (3) (4)
 (B) (3) (4) (2) (1)
 (C) (4) (3) (2) (1)
 (D) (3) (4) (1) (2)
 
A
(A)
B
(B)
C
(C)
D
(D)
Question 50
Fanny Price is a character in            
A
Mansfield Park
B
Emma
C
Persuasion
D
Northanger Abbey
Question 51
Who among the following wrote a book with the title The Age of Reason
A
William Godwin
B
Edmund Burke
C
Thomas Paine
D
Edward Gibbon
Question 52
The statement ‘I think, therefore, I am’ is by : 
A
Schopenhauer
B
Plato
C
Descartes
D
Sartre
Question 53
The French Revolution had a significant impact on : 
A
Victorian Literature
B
Romantic Literature
C
Modern Literature
D
Neo Classical Literature
Question 54
Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses is an essay by : 
A
Terry Eagleton
B
Karl Marx
C
Raymond Williams
D
Louis Althusser
Question 55
The term ‘Cultural Materialism’ is associated with : 
A
Stephen Greenblatt
B
Raymond Williams
C
Matthew Arnold
D
Richard Hoggart
Question 56
Imagined Communities is a book by : 
A
Aijaz Ahmad
B
Edward Said
C
Perry Anderson
D
Benedict Anderson
Question 57
The phrase ‘the willing suspension of disbelief’ occurs in : 
A
Biographia Literaria
B
Preface to Lyrical Ballads
C
In Defence of Poetry
D
Poetics
Question 58
The literary prize, Booker of Bookers, was awarded to : 
A
J.M. Coetzee
B
Nadine Gordimer
C
Martin Amis
D
Salman Rushdie
Question 59
Which post-war British poet was involved in a disastrous marriage with Sylvia Plath ? 
A
Philip Larkin
B
Ted Hughes
C
Stevie Smith
D
Geoffrey Hill
Question 60
George Eliot’s novel Middlemarch is sub-titled : 
A
A Study of Country Life
B
A Study of Provincial Life
C
A Story of Midddle Town
D
A Study of Town Life
Question 61
Leopold Bloom is a fictional character in : 
A
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
B
Sons and Lovers
C
Ulysses
D
Heart of Darkness
Question 62
Who among the following is associated with the ideology of Utilitarianism ? 
A
J.A. Froude
B
Charles Kingsley
C
J.S. Mill
D
Cardinal Newman
Question 63
Which famous American novel opens with “Call me Ishmael” ? 
A
The Grapes of Wrath
B
Moby Dick
C
The Scarlet letter
D
Sound and Fury
Question 64
“As idle as a painted ship/Upon a painted ocean .” These lines are from : 
A
Rime of the Ancient Mariner
B
Fra Lippo Lippi
C
The Wasteland
D
The Last Ride Together
Question 65
“Magic Realism” is closely associated with : 
A
Italo Calvino
B
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
C
Anita Desai
D
Rohinton Mistry
Question 66
Which of the following is NOT a Partition novel ? 
A
Train to Pakistan
B
Sunlight on a Broken Column
C
The Shadow Lines
D
In Custody
Question 67
The title of Chinua Achebe’s novel Things Fall Apart is drawn from a poem by : 
A
T.S. Eliot
B
W.H. Auden
C
W.B. Yeats
D
Robert Frost
Question 68
T.S. Eliot’s poem “The Wasteland” is dedicated to Il miglior fabbro (The better craftsman) which refers to : 
A
S.T. Coleridge
B
Ezra Pound
C
Sylvia Plath
D
P.B. Shelley
Question 69
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner is written by : 
A
Martin Amis
B
Roger Federer
C
Alan Sillitoe
D
Dan Brown
Question 70
Fagin is a character in : 
A
Bleak House
B
David Copperfield
C
Hard Times
D
Oliver Twist
Question 71
Exiles is the only play writtern by : 
A
T.S. Eliot
B
Virgina Woolf
C
James Joyce
D
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Question 72
One Hundred Years of Solitude is a novel by : 
A
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
B
Jorge Amado
C
Carlos Fuentes
D
V.S. Naipaul
Question 73
Enigma of Arrival is written by : 
A
R.K. Narayan
B
Samuel Selvon
C
V.S. Naipaul
D
Chinua Achebe
Question 74
Which of the following characters appears in Waiting for Godot
A
Jerry
B
Lucky
C
Jimmy Porter
D
John
Question 75
The phrase “Fearful symmetry” appears in the poem : 
A
Introduction
B
Chimney Sweeper
C
The Tyger
D
London
Question 76
“Hamartia” means : 
A
Reversal of fortunes
B
Purgation of emotions
C
Depravity
D
Error of judgement
Question 77
The line “A man can be destroyed but not defeated” appears in : 
A
For Whom the Bell Tolls
B
The Old Man and the Sea
C
The Snows of Kilimanjaro
D
The Sun also Rises
Question 78
The term “Negritude” was coined by : 
A
Frantz Fanon and Homi Bhabha
B
Ngugi Wa’ Thiongo and Wole Soyinka
C
Aimee Cesaire and Leopold Senghor
D
K. Alfred Memi and Chinua Achebe
Question 79
Salman Rushdie’s novel Shame is set in : 
A
India
B
England
C
East Pakistan
D
Pakistan
Question 80
Marlowe is the narrator in : 
A
Lord Jim
B
Heart of Darkness
C
Middlemarch
D
The Moor’s Last Sigh
Question 81
Waiting for the Mahatma is a novel by : 
A
R.K. Narayan
B
Nayantara Sehgal
C
Mulk Raj Anand
D
Rana Dasgupta
Question 82
‘Only Connect’ is the epigraph to a novel by “ 
A
E.M. Forster
B
Milan Kundera
C
D.H. Lawrence
D
Joseph Conrad
Question 83
The term ‘metaphysical poets’ was first used by : 
A
Ben Jonson
B
Dryden
C
Dr. Johnson
D
Helen Gardner
Question 84
Who among the following wrote The God of Small Things
A
Salman Rushdie
B
Amitav Ghosh
C
Rohinton Mistry
D
Arundhati Roy
Question 85
Tennyson’s Ulysses is : 
A
A poem expressing the need for going forward and braving the struggles of life
B
A dramatic monologue
C
A morbid poem
D
A poem making extensive use of satire
Question 86
Johnson’s Dictionary of the English Language was published in the year : 
A
1710
B
1755
C
1789
D
1611
Question 87
Who among the following writers belonged to the American Beat Movement ? 
A
Allen Ginsberg
B
Mark Beard
C
Bob Dylan
D
E. E. Cummings
Question 88
The “madwoman in the attic” is a specific reference to : 
A
The narrator of “Goblin Market”
B
Augusta Egg’s painting
C
The heroine of The Yellow Wallpaper
D
Bertha Mason of Jane Eyre
Question 89
Which of the following author-book pair is correctly matched ? 
A
Arundhati Roy – The Autumn of the Patriarch
B
Gabriel Garcia Marquez – Love in the Time of Cholera
C
Umberto Eco – The Tin Drum
D
Jhumpa Lahiri – Beloved
Question 90
Which of Dickens’ novels opens wih the words “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times .... .” 
A
A Tale of Two Cities
B
Oliver Twist
C
Pickwick Papers
D
Hard Times
Question 91
Cervantes is the author of : 
A
Don Quixote
B
Tom Jones
C
Chronicle Of A Death Foretold
D
Slowness
Question 92
Emma Bovary is a character created by : 
A
Henry Fielding
B
Thomas Hardy
C
Charles Dickens
D
Gustave Flaubert
Question 93
Joseph Conrad’s Under Western Eyes is set in : 
A
France
B
England
C
Germany
D
Russia
Question 94
Henry James’ Portrait of a Lady is a : 
A
Novel
B
Collection of poems
C
Play
D
Memoir
Question 95
The term, “stream of consciousness” is coined by : 
A
Virginia Woolf
B
James Joyce
C
William James
D
Henry James
Question 96
In a novel, the term “point of view” refers to : 
A
Theme
B
Character
C
Narrative technique
D
Plot
Question 97
The novel, Nostromo is written by : 
A
Jama Austen
B
Joseph Conrad
C
Charles Dickens
D
Thomas Hardy
Question 98
“Wessex” serves as a locale in the novels of : 
A
Thomas Hardy
B
Charles Dickens
C
Jane Austen
D
Emile Bronte
Question 99
“Heathcliff” is a character in the novel of : 
A
Emile Bronte
B
Charlotte Bronte
C
Jane Austen
D
Charles Dickens
Question 100
In the novel Heart of Darkness, the main narrator is : 
A
Marlow
B
Kurtz
C
Conrad
D
Congo
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Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions (1 4) What opium is instilled into all disaster! It shows formidable as we approach it, but there is at last no rough rasping friction, but the most slippery sliding surfaces. We fall soft on a thought ... People grieve and bemoan themselves, but it is not half so bad with them as they say. There are moods in which we court suffering, in the hope that here, at least, we shall find reality, sharp Peaks and edges of truth. But it turns out to be scene-painting and counterfeit. The only thing grief has taught me, is to know how shallow it is. That, like all the rest, plays about the surface, and never introduces me into the reality, for contact with which, we would even pay the costly price of sons and lovers. Was it Boscovich who found out that bodies never come in contact? Well, souls never touch their objects. An in navigable sea washes with silent waves between us and the things we aim at and converse with. Grief  too will make us idealists. In the death of my son, now more than two years ago, I seem to have lost a beautiful estate, — no more. I cannot get it nearer to me . It tomorrow I should be informed of the bankruptcy of my principal debtors, the loss of my property would be a great inconvenience to me, perhaps, for many years ; but it would leave me as it found me, neither better nor worse. So is it with this calamity : it does not touch me : something which I fancied was a part of me, which could not be torn away without tearing me, nor enlarged without enriching me, falls off from me, and leaves no scar……. I grieve that grief can teach me nothing, nor carry me one step into real nature. In line 1, opium is used figuratively for is capacity to:          
A
deaden the senses
B
corrupt the soul
C
weaken the will
D
produce euphoria
Question 2
According to the author, at times “We Court Suffering” (lines 4-5) because we believe that          
A
pain is more enjoyable than pleasure or truth
B
pain brings us into contact with reality
C
pain makes people more resilient
D
Re cessation of pain brings pleasure
Question 3
The clause “The things we aim at and converse with” means roughly the same as the phrase.         
A
“slippery sliding surfaces”
B
“innavigable sea”
C
“beautiful estate”
D
“real nature”
Question 4
The phrase “no more” most nearly means        
A
no longer in existence
B
nothing deeper
C
I can bear no additional pain
D
I understand my grief
Question 5
Gradgrind is a character in the novel           
A
Oliver Twist
B
Hard Times
C
David Copperfield
D
Great Expectations
Question 6
Which poem of Wallace Stevens opens with the line, “call the roller of big cigars”?       
A
“Sunday Morning”
B
“The Emperor of Ice-cream”
C
“The Snow Man”
D
“It Must Give Pleasure”
Question 7
The writers, who collaborated in adopting Shakespeare’s plays into stories for children, Tales form Shakespeare are           
A
Mary Lamb and Caroline Lamb
B
Charles Lamb and Caroline Lamb
C
Samuel Johnson and Charles Lamb
D
Charles Lamb and Mary Lamb
Question 8
Which novel is not by Mrs. Gaskell?          
A
Mary Barton
B
Ruth
C
The Professor
D
North and South
Question 9
Which literary theory flourished in the 1960s as an attempt to apply to literature the methods and insights of modern linguistics and anthropology?          
A
Reception theory
B
Symbolism
C
Structuralism
D
Phenomenological criticism
Question 10
Match the following
 I. Libido 1. Carl Jung
 II. Collective unconscious 2. Sigmund Freud
 III. Ambiguity 3. Frazer
 IV. Myth 4. William Empson
    
  I II III IV
 (A) 2 4 3 1
 (B) 2 1 4 3
 (C) 2 1 3 4
 (D) 2 3 4 1
 
A
(A)
B
(B)
C
(C)
D
(D)
Question 11
The Greek word for ‘arrogance/pride’ is           
A
Catharsis
B
Hubris
C
Denouement
D
Anagnorisis
Question 12
Hermeneutics is the theory of         
A
Religion
B
Tradition
C
Existence
D
Interpretation
Question 13
The term “malapropism” comes from the name of a character in           
A
The School for Scandal
B
The Rivals
C
Joseph Andrews
D
Tom Jones
Question 14
English Critical Texts is edited by          
A
David Daiches
B
D. J. Enright and Ernest Chickera
C
Nagarajan and Seturaman
D
Rene Wellak
Question 15
Which playwright is known for writing lengthy prefaces to his plays?         
A
Christopher Fry
B
Samuel Beckett
C
George Bernard Shaw
D
Tennessee Williams
Question 16
The “mad woman in the attic” is a specific reference to           
A
The narrator of Global Market
B
Augusta Egg’s 1858 narrative painting
C
The Heroine of The Yellow Wallpaper
D
Bertha Mason of Jane Eyre
Question 17
Which Chaucerian text parodies Dante’s The Divine Comedy           
A
The Canterbury Tales
B
The Book of the Duchess
C
The House of Fame
D
Legend of Good Women
Question 18
Which literary theory advocates “the historical context as a co-text”?           
A
Historicism
B
New Historicism
C
Anti-Historicism
D
Archetypal criticism
Question 19
Ivanhoe is a            
A
Satirical Novel
B
Historical Novel
C
Religious Novel
D
Verse Novel
Question 20
The Spider and the Bee episode occurs in          
A
Culture and Anarchy
B
The Battle of the Books
C
Aesop’s Fables
D
The Rape of the Lock
Question 21
Who according to Johnson “sacrifices virtue to convenience”?           
A
Milton
B
Voltaire
C
Rhymer
D
Shakespeare
Question 22
Who begins his essay with the question “What is truth”?           
A
Charles Lamb
B
Francis Bacon
C
Robert Lynd
D
Joseph Addison
Question 23
Which French writer wrote a book on Mahatma Gandhi?             
A
Thomas Mann
B
Gustave Flaubert
C
Romain Rolland
D
Jean Racine
Question 24
Which one of the following is not a German writer?            
A
Herman Hesse
B
Franz Kafka
C
Thomas Mann
D
Gustave Flaubert
Question 25
Lugi Pirandello is the author of            
A
The Divine Comedy
B
Six Characters in Search of an Author
C
Prometheus Bound
D
Prometheus Unbound
Question 26
“…he turned drawing-room comedy on its head, had a stage filled with empty chairs, and transformed man into beast.” Which playwright does this statement refer to?            
A
Eugene lonesco
B
Herold Pinter
C
Samuel Beckett
D
John Osborne
Question 27
Meursault is a character created by            
A
Jean Paul Sartre
B
Samuel Beckett
C
Albert Camus
D
Bertolt Brecht
Question 28
Match the following:
 I. Aristophenes 1. Oedipus the King
 II. Sophocles 2. Plutus
 III. Euripedes 3. The Persians
 IV. Aeschylus 4. The Bacchae
     
  I II III IV
 (A) 2 1 4 3
 (B) 4 2 1 3
 (C) 1 4 3 2
 (D) 3 1 2 4
 
A
(A)
B
(B)
C
(C)
D
(D)
Question 29
“The Myth of Sisyphus” is an essay by           
A
Jean Paul Sartre
B
Emile Zola
C
Albert Camus
D
Soren Kierkegaard
Question 30
Vacanas of Basava and Akkamahadevi are translated as Speaking of Shiva by           
A
Shiv K. Kumar
B
Arun Kolatkar
C
A.K. Ramanujan
D
Arvind Mehrotra
Question 31
The concept of “Third Theatre” was introduced in Indian drama by           
A
Girish Karnad
B
Vijay Tendulkar
C
Badal Sircar
D
Satyajit Ray
Question 32
Nissim Ezekiel’s essay “Naipaul’s India and Mine” is a reaction against which work of Naipaul?            
A
Area of Darkness
B
India: A Wounded Civilization
C
India: A Million Mutinies Now
D
Beyond Belief
Question 33
Mahatma Gandhi’s autobiography is translated into English by           
A
Mahesh Desai
B
Rakesh Verma
C
Ramdas Gandhi
D
Mahadev Desai
Question 34
Which one of the following Indian English novelists did not win the Booker Prize?           
A
Aravind Adiga
B
Arundhati Roy
C
Kiran Desai
D
Anita Desai
Question 35
Match the following:
 I. Kanyasulkam 1. S.L. Bhyrappa
 II. Vamsa Vriksha  Pillai 2. Siva Sankaran
 III. Chemmeen  3. Akilan
 IV. Portrait of a Woman 4. Gurajada Appa Rao
     
  I II III IV
 (A) 4 1 2 3
 (B) 4 2 1 3
 (C) 4 3 2 1
 (D) 4 1 3 2
 
A
(A)
B
(B)
C
(C)
D
(D)
Question 36
Which novel in English won the first Sahitya Akademi Award in the year 1960?           
A
The Guide
B
The Serpent and The Rope
C
Kanthapura
D
Cat and Shakespeare
Question 37
Which American poet wrote the poem Brahma ?           
A
Emerson
B
Walt Whitman
C
Allen Ginsberg
D
Thoreau
Question 38
Who wrote “My subject is wars and the pity of war. The poetry is in the pity”?           
A
Rupert Brooke
B
Edmund Blunden
C
Wilfred Owen
D
Siegfried Sassoon
Question 39
Which of the following was not published in 1922?          
A
Mrs. Dalloway
B
Ulysses
C
The Wasteland
D
Siddhartha
Question 40
The classic epic poem Savitri by Sri Aurobindo deals with the theme of        
A
Love and Death
B
Life and Death
C
Sin and Death
D
All of these
Question 41
Gone with the Wind is by           
A
Margaret Drabble
B
Margaret Laurence
C
Margaret Mitchell
D
Margaret Atwood
Question 42
Application of linguistic knowledge to literary interpretation is called            
A
Pragmatics
B
Stylistics
C
Psycholinguistics
D
Semiotics
Question 43
The word “mob” is an example of the process of word-formation called           
A
Back-Formation
B
Shortening
C
Metanalysis
D
Metanthesis
Question 44
Who propounded the terms Langue and Parole?            
A
Ferdinand de Saussure
B
Paul de Man
C
Roland Barthe
D
Northrop Frye
Question 45
Who wrote English as a Global Language?           
A
H.Q. Widdowson
B
Michael Wallace
C
David Crystal
D
Carter Ronald
Question 46
The English Language is said to have          
A
Syllable — timed rhythm
B
Phoneme — timed rhythm
C
Stress — timed rhythm
D
Word — timed rhythm
Question 47
What does CALL stand for?           
A
Computerized Advanced Language Learning
B
Computer Assisted Language Learning
C
Computer Advised Language Learning
D
Computer Associated Language Learning
Question 48
Who was the first art critic to define ‘Rasa’?           
A
Valmiki
B
Dandin
C
Bharata
D
Mahimbhatta
Question 49
In calling orientalism a “discourse,” Said draws on the terminology most closely associated with           
A
Michel Foucault
B
Jacques Lacan
C
Jacques Derrida
D
Gayatri Spirak
Question 50
Which of the following plays of Shakespeare, according to T.S. Eliot, is an “artistic failure” ?          
A
The Tempest
B
Hamlet
C
Henry IV, PI
D
Twelfth Night
Question 51
M.H. Abrams’ The Deconstructive Angel is a critique of           
A
Roland Barthes
B
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
C
Jaques Derrida
D
Paul de Man
Question 52
Intertextuality refers to         
A
Close reading
B
Comparison between two texts
C
The conditioning of the meaning of a text by other texts
D
The reading of the intention of the author
Question 53
In Moby Dick captain Ahab falls for his         
A
ignorance
B
pride
C
courage
D
drunkenness
Question 54
Who among the following was not a Poet Laureate?        
A
Andrew Marvel
B
Ben Jonson
C
Dryden
D
Wordsworth
Question 55
Which collection of poems by Blake is intended to be read by children?          
A
Songs of Innocence
B
Thel
C
Poetical Sketches
D
Visions of the Daughters of Albian
Question 56
Kitchen-sink drama refers to works on          
A
the lives of women
B
the lives of the affluent
C
the lives of the working class
D
the lives of plumbers
Question 57
Match the following:
 I. Richard Wright 1. Beloved
 II. Ralph Ellison 2. Native Son
 III. Toni Morrison 3. A Raisin in the Sun
 IV. Lorraine Hansberry 4. Invisible Man
     
  I II III IV
 (A) 2 4 1 3
 (B) 2 1 4 3
 (C) 1 2 3 4
 (D) 3 2 1 4
 
A
(A)
B
(B)
C
(C)
D
(D)
Question 58
What is the full name of Voss in Patrick White’s Voss ?         
A
Le Mesurier Voss
B
Travelyan Laura Voss
C
Johan Ulrich Voss
D
Edmund Voss
Question 59
Willy Loman is a/an            
A
baseball player
B
insurance agent
C
salesman
D
school teacher
Question 60
Which river has significance in the writings of Mark Twain?            
A
Missouri
B
Ohio
C
Mississippi
D
Amazon
Question 61
In which poem of A.D. Hope do these lines occur”? “And the great earth, with neither grief nor malice, Receives the tiny burden of her death.”          
A
Australia
B
Inscription for a war
C
Standardization
D
Death of the Bird
Question 62
The writer associated with expressionism is            
A
Edward Albee
B
Tennessee Williams
C
Arthur Miller
D
Eugene O’Neill
Question 63
Laura and Tom are characters in Tennessee William’s play             
A
The Rose Tattoo
B
The Glass Menagerie
C
A Streetcar Named Desire
D
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Question 64
Which poet said, “We were the last Romantics”?               
A
W. B. Yeats
B
William Wordsworth
C
S.T. Coleridge
D
Alfred Tennyson
Question 65
Who among the following is not connected with the Oxford Movement?           
A
Oscar Wilde
B
John Keble
C
E.B. Pusey
D
J.H. Newman
Question 66
Which language gave the word “shampoo” to the English Language ?            
A
French
B
Chinese
C
Italian
D
Hindi
Question 67
Who is the author of An Outline History of the English Language?              
A
F.T. Wood
B
A.C. Baugh
C
C.L. Wren
D
David Crystal
Question 68
What, according to Aristotle, are the two emotions that tragedy arouses in the audience?           
A
Pity and Fear
B
Surprise and Shock
C
Sympathy and Satisfaction
D
Despair and Disgust
Question 69
Osborne’s Look Back in Anger marked a new voice on the British stage by virtue of its reaction against               
A
The problem of unemployment
B
Existing affected drawing room comedies
C
The problem of over crowding in cities
D
Absurd theatre
Question 70
Who considers “truth and high seriousness” qualities of great poetry?              
A
Matthew Arnold
B
Alexander Pope
C
Sir Philip Sidney
D
Thomas Gray
Question 71
The poem “Do not go gentle into that good night” is by                 
A
Dylan Thomas
B
W.H. Auden
C
W.B. Yeats
D
Ted Hughes
Question 72
In “An Essay of Dramatic Poesy” the participants are I. Crites and Neander II. Lisideius and Eugenius III. Sedley and Howard IV. Sackille and Dryden            
A
I and II
B
II and III
C
III and IV
D
I and IV
Question 73
‘Affective fallacy’ is defined as the error of judging:              
A
a work by its effects on the reader
B
a work by the intention of the author
C
inanimate objects as animate
D
a work by affections aroused
Question 74
According to whom is poetry “not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion”?                 
A
S.T.Coleridge
B
Allen Tate
C
John Dryden
D
T.S. Eliot
Question 75
Which of the following novels opens with the line : “Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically”?                
A
Sound and Fury
B
All the King’s Men
C
Lady Chatterley’s Lover
D
Mrs. Dalloway
Question 76
The title ‘The Sound and the Fury’ is taken from : 
A
Hamlet
B
Macbeth
C
The Tempest
D
King Lear
Question 77
Pecola is a character in : 
A
The Bluest Eye
B
Oliver Twist
C
Don Quixote
D
Beloved
Question 78
Which of the following was associated with the “Bloomsbury Group” ? 
A
T.S. Eliot
B
W.B. Yeats
C
T.E. Hulme
D
Virginia Woolf
Question 79
Which of the following characters appear in ‘Look Back in Anger’ ? 
A
Jerry
B
Lucky
C
Jimmy Porter
D
Ham
Question 80
About whom did T.S. Eliot write “A thought to him was an experience” ? 
A
Herbert
B
Marvell
C
Donne
D
Crashaw
Question 81
The last book of Gulliver’s Travels is : 
A
Voyage to Houyhnhnms
B
Voyage to Laputa
C
Voyage to Brobdingnag
D
Voyage to Lilliput
Question 82
The earliest tract on feminism is : 
A
Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex
B
Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own
C
Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
D
Mary Astell’s A Serious Proposal to the Ladies
Question 83
John Locke’s “Essay Concerning Human Understanding” is about : 
A
Nature of human behaviour
B
Nature of the human mind
C
Nature of human society
D
Nature of human ideology
Question 84
Restoration Comedy marks the restoration of : 
A
Women’s rights
B
Democracy
C
Monarchy
D
Human rights
Question 85
Which of Alexander Pope’s Poems begins with the line “Shut, shut the door, good John, fatigued I said” ? 
A
Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot
B
Dunciad
C
Epistles
D
Rape of the Lock
Question 86
The statement “One has to convey in a language that is not one’s own the spirit that is one’s own” appears in : 
A
Ice–Candy Man
B
The Guide
C
Nagamandala
D
Kanthapura
Question 87
Which of the following author–book pair is correctly matched ? 
A
Arundhati Roy – The Autumn of the Patriarch
B
Gabriel Garcia Marquez – A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
C
Gunther Grass – The Tin Drum
D
Jhumpa Lahiri – Beloved
Question 88
Which of the following women writers did not receive the Noble Prize ? 
A
Toni Morrison
B
Nadine Gordiner
C
Buchi Emcheta
D
Doris Lessing
Question 89
Which of the following is not an Australian author ? 
A
Margaret Laurence
B
David Malauf
C
Mudooroo Narogin
D
Peter Carey
Question 90
The Tulsis of Naipaul’s ‘A House for Mr. Biswas’ lived in : 
A
Pagotes House
B
Hanuman Mansion
C
Tulsiana
D
Hanuman House
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