UGC NET English 2013 ( December)
By Radha & Nidhi
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1)..........the very word is like a bell To toll me back from to my sole self? Which word ? *
2)In poems like ' The Alter' and 'Easter Wings' ............ exploits ......... *
3) No, no thou hast not felt the lapse of hours !For what wears out the life of mortal men ? 'tis that repeated shocks, again, Exhaust the energy of strongest souls And numb the elastic powers ....... Who does the poet address here? *
4) The roman a clef ( French for 'novel with a key') uses contemporary historical figures as its chief characters. They are of course given fictional names. One example is Aldous Huxley's point counter point.Its Mark Rampion is modelled on........... *
5. She was a worthy woman al hir Lyve, Housbondes at chirche-dore she hadde fyve, In the ‘ prologue’ Chaucer represents the wife of bath as 1. Crude and vulgar 2. Outspoken and boastfully licentious 3. A witness to masculine oppression 4. Bubbling with vitality Select the correct answer using the code given below *
6. The novel tells the story of twin brothers, Waldo, the man of reason and intellect and Arthur , the innocent half-wit , the way their lives are inextricably intertwined . Which is the novel? *
7. Who among the following was not a member of the Scriblerus Club? *
8)…………… is a theological term brought into literary criticism by ………… *
9. ………….. the Almighty Power Hurled headlong flaming from th’Ethereal Sky, With hideous ruin and combustion down To bottomless perdition, there to dwell In Adamantine Chains and penal Fire Who durst defy th’Omnipotent to Arms. (Paradise Lost, I. 44-49) Choose the appropriate word *
10. Which of the following works does not have a mad woman as a character in it? *
11)Which of the following is not a quest narrative? *
12. The Novel has a scene where African American students are made to complete and fight with each other as they rush for the gold coin an electric blanket. Identify the novel. *
13. GM Hopkins’s ‘ Windhover ’ is dedicated *
14. Match the following
'The otter'
'Ghost Crabs'
'Prevent the dog from Barking with a Juicy Bone'
Ted HUghes
Seamus Heaney
WH Auden
DH Lawrence
15. His cooks with long disuse their trade forget; Cool was his Kitchen, though his brains were hot. Who is this character whose stinginess passed into a proverb? *
16. “The story and the novel, the idea and the form, are the needle and thread and I never heard of a guild of tailors who recommended the use of the thread without the needle or the needle without the thread.” This famous passage describing the relation of idea to form is found in *
17. Identify the correctly matched set below *
18. Leopold Bloom in Ulysses is *
19. ‘Late capitalism’, by which is meant accelerated technological development and the massive extension of intellectually qualified Labour, was first popularized by……. *
20. Which of the following arrangement is in the correct chronological sequence? *
21. Metaphor is so widespread that it is often used as an umbrella term to include other figures of speech such as metonyms which can be technically distinguished from it in its narrower usage. Identify the metaphorical phrase in this sentence *
22. Along the shore of silver streaming Thames; Whose rutty bank, the which his river hems, Was painted all with variable flowers, Fit to deck maidens, bowers And crown their paramours Against their bridal day, which is not long; Sweet Thames! Run softly till I end my song. (Spenser’s Prothalamion) Another poet fondly recalls these lines, but cannot conceal their heavily ironic tone in *
23. The tramp in Pinter’s first big hit, The Caretaker, often travels under an assumed name. It is *
24. Here is a list of early English plays imitating Greek and Latin plays. Pick the odd one out *
25. Where does Act 1 Scene 1 of William Congreve’s Way of the World Open? *
26. While ‘a well – boiled icicle’ for ‘a well – oiled bicycle’ is an example of Spoonerism, someone saying ‘Congenital food’ for ‘ Continental food’ is an example of…. *
27. It is unimaginable that all the following events happened in one year 1. Arthur Evans discovered the first European civilization; his excavations in Crete revealed a culture that was far older then either Attic Greece or Ancient Rome. 2. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch published the ‘Oxford Book of English Verse’. 3. Pablo Picasso stepped off the Barcelona train at Gared’ Orsay, Paris. 4. Max Planck unveiled the Quantum Theory. 5. Hugo de Vries identified what would later come to be called genes. 6. Sigmund Freud published ‘The Interpretation of Dreams.’ 7. Coca-Cola arrived in Britain. Identify the year *
28. Brother to a prince and fellow to a beggar if he be found worthy. This is the epigraph to *
29. Robert Graves’s ‘In Brocken Images’ ends thus: He in a new confusion of his understanding; I in a new understanding of my confusion. The figure of speech here is *
30. The phrase ‘Leaves dancing’ is an example of…… . *
31. At the end of The Great Gatsby, the narrator Nick Carraway observes ‘They were careless people’. Who were they *
32. William Wordsworth’s statement of purpose in publishing the Lyrical Ballads carries the following phrase. (Complete the phrase correctly). “To choose incident from common life and to relate or describe them, throughout, as far as possible, …..”. *
33. Match the following
1. ‘It was done; it was finished. Yes, she thought laying down her brush in extreme fatigue, I have had my vision.’
2. ‘April 27 Old father, old artificer, stand me now and ever in good stead…..’
3. ‘He feels it himself and says often that he is “preparing to leave all this; preparing to leave,..” while he waves his hands sadly at his butterflies.
4. ‘No not yet’ and the sky said, ‘No, not there’.
a. Lord Jim
b. To the light house
c. A passage to India
d. A portrait of the artist as Young man
34. Identify the incorrect description/s of ‘Sprung Rhythm’ form the following *
35. Who among the following proposes that the unconscious comes into being only in language? *
36. The Elizabethan Settlement established during the reign of Elizabeth 1 *
37. Which of the following poems by Tennyson does not speak of old age and death? *
38. One English poet addressing another Thy soul was like a star and dwelt apart ; Thou hast a voice whose sound was like the sea: Pure as the naked heavens, majestic, free, So didst thou travel on life’s common way, In cheerful godliness…….. . Whose lines are these? To whom are they addressed? *
39. Samuel Johnson’s Lives of poets (1781) was originally a series of introductions to the poets he wrote for a group of London publishers. They were collected as *
40. Which of the following is not mentioned in Northrop Frye’s four ‘generic plots’? *
41. Arrange the Section of The Waste Land in the order in which they appear in the poem. *
42. Sir Plume is a character in ……… *
43. Steeling herself to the murder, Lady Macbeth calls on ……… ‘unsex me here’ (Macbeth I.5.39) Choose the right option to fill in the blank *
44. You will find the following lines in an English poem Thou by the Indian Ganges’ side Shouldstbrubies find ; I by the side of Humber would complain. Which poem ? Who is the poet ? *
45. Teach me half the gladness That thy brain must know, Such harmonious madness From my lips would flow The world should listen then , as I am listening now. Whose lines are there? To whom are they addressed? *
46. Match the following *
1. Fog
2. Train
3. heath
4. mist
a. Dombet and son
b. The return of the Native
c. Bleak House
d. Tess
47. The following postmodernist novel has an unusual protagonist whose gender is not revealed. So much so, that we keep wondering whether that person’s relationship are homo-/ hetero-sexual? *
48. Which novel of Graham Greene in the following list does not end in some form of suicide by the protagonist? *
49. Who among the following gave a happy ending to King Lear? *
50. Jane Austen’s Pride and prejudice start with the famous statement: “It is truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of life”. As we get to read the novel this statement seems to be made from the point of view of.. *
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