Past papers Questions

Past papers Questions

Q.1 Which among the following group of writers is labelled as “University Wits”?

Thomas Lodge, Thomas Wilson, Walter Raleigh
John Fletcher, Ben Jonson, George Peele
Thomas kyd, Francis Beaumont, John Lyly
Christopher Marlowe, Robert Greene, Thomas Nashe
Answer: 4

Q.2 which cultural analyst has combined the study of different dimensions of youth culture with commentary on developments in cultural theory and politics?

Angela Mc Robbie
Donna Horraway
Linda Hutcheon
Julia Kristeva
Answer: 1

Q.3 Give Below are two statements one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R)

Assertion (A): Only actual research develops research skills.

Reasons (R): Information is discrete, whereas knowledge consists of a network of connections.

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

Both (A) and (R) are true and is the correct explanation of (A)
Both (A) and (R) true and is not the correct explanation of (A)
(A) is true, but is (R) false
(A) is false, but is (R) true
Answer: 2

Q.4 which of the following is a collaborative work of W.H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood?

Letters from Iceland
The Dance of Death
The Ascent of F6
The Orators
Answer: 3

Q.5 Who among the following prose writers of the Romantic period authored “On Murder Considered as one of the Fine Arts”?

Charles Lamb
Walter Savage Lander
Thomas De Quincey
Anne Radcliffe
Answer: 3

Q.6 In which of the following essays did Charles Lamb first use the pseudonym/persona, Elia?

“My First Play”
“The Two Races of Men”
“New Year’s Eve”
“The South Sea House”
Answer: 4

Q.7 Give Below are two statements one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R)

Assertion (A): Many modern British writers infused their works with an entrance sense of uncertainty, disillusionment and despair.

Reasons (R): The Waste Land ends in a flurry of random allusions.

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

Both (A) and (R) are true and is the correct explanation of (A)
Both (A) and (R) true and is not the correct explanation of (A)
(A) is true, but is (R) false
(A) is false, but is (R) true
Answer: 2

Q.8 Which two of the following works were published after 1947?

The Dark Room
Sampath: A Printer of Malgudi
Seven Summers
The Big Heart
Answer: 2

Q.9 Which one of the following observations of “Lost Generation”. A term coined by Gertude Stein, is correct?

German Jews who survived the Second World War and went to Israel
The American expatriates in Europe after the First World War
The Irish Freedom fighters of the early Twentieth Century
The European living in America
Answer: 2

Q.10 Give Below are two statements one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R)

Assertion (A): Dialects are the bread range of social as well as regional varieties

Reasons (R): A dialect describes variations not only at the phonological level, but also at the levels of texts and syntax.

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

Both (A) and (R) are true and is the correct explanation of (A)
Both (A) and (R) true and is not the correct explanation of (A)
(A) is true, but is (R) is false
(A) is false, but is (R) is true
Answer: 2

Q.11 Which of the following work by Henry Fielding begins as a parody of Samuel Richardson’s Pamela?

Tom Jones
Don Quixote
Amelia
Joseph Andrews
Answer: 4

Q.12 Which of the following statements is correct?

Langue is the language system, and Parole, the individual usage.
Langue is the language usage, and Parole, the individual system.
Langue is the language in abeyance, and Parole, the individual application.
Langue is the language collective, and Parole, the individual deviation.
Answer: 1

Q.13 Of the five conditions of the Sublime, according to Longinus, the most important condition is:

Vigorous treatment of passions
Majesty of the structure
A lofty cast of mind
A wide range of thoughts
Answer: 3

Q.14 What is the correct chronological order of the publication of the following?

German Grammar (Jacob Grimm)
Comparative Grammar of Sanskrit, Zend, Greek
Latin, Lithuanian, Gothic and German (Franz Bopp)

An Investigation into the Origin of Old Norse or Icelandic Language (Rasmus Rask)
Concerning the Conjugation System of the Sanskrit Language in Comparison with those of the Greek, Latin, Persian and German Language (Franz Bopp)

(a), (b), (c) and (d)
(b), (c), (d) and (a)
(c), (d), (a) and (b)
(d), (c), (b) and (a)
Answer: 3

Q.15 The following is a list of key critical terms. Which is the right chronological order of their formulation?

Langue- the unconscious- difference- heresy of paraphrase
The unconscious- langue- heresy of paraphrase- difference
Difference- langue-heresy of paraphrase- the unconscious
Langue- difference- the unconscious- heresy of paraphrase
Answer: 2

Q.16 which of the following characters in Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour Last over uses formal Latinate diction?

Holofernes
Dull
Costard
Moth
Answer: 1

Q.17 Which one of the following has two heroes with the same name?

The Island of the Mighty
The German Goddess
Animal Farm
Armadale
Answer: 4

Q.18 Which of the following plays by T.S Eliot is in the correct chronological order of publication?

Murder in the Cathedral- The Family Reunion- The Cocktail Party- The Confidential Clerk
The Cocktail Party- The Confidential Clerk- The Family Reunion – Murder in the Cathedral
The Family Reunion- The Cocktail Party- Murder in the Cathedral- The Confidential Clerk
The Confidential Clerk- Murder in the Cathedral- The Cocktail Party- The Family Reunion
Answer: 1

Q.19 Which of the following describes Foucault’s views on knowledge?

Knowledge is not metaphysical or transcendental
Knowledge is not a matter of perspective.
Knowledge is not pure or neutral but is always from a point of view
Knowledge is unconstrained by regimes of power
Answer: 3

Q.20 which of the following periods of English Literature is also called “Puritan Interregnum”?

The Neoclassical Period
The Caroline Age
The Restoration
The Commonwealth Period
Answer: 4

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