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1. 'The Waste Land' is written in __________ parts.
2. Which of the following is the title of the third part of 'The Waste Land'?
3. Which of the following is/are the theme/s of the poem?
Select the correct answer/s. You can select more than one, if you find them correct
4. What is the meaning of 'Shanti' in the last lines of the poem?
5. The Waste Land begins with - "Nam Sibyllam quidem Cumis ego ipse oculis meis vidi in ampulla pendere, et cum illi pueri dicerent: Sibylla ti thelehyis; respondebat illa: apothanein thelo." This Epigraph comes form the Satyricon, a satire of Petronius. In English, it reads: "I saw with my own eyes the Sibyl at Cumae hanging in a jar / cage, and when the boys said to her, Sibyl, what do you want? she replied ________."
6. The Waste Land begins with 'April is the cruelest month'. Which of the following may have inspired poet to write these lines?
Mark all correct answer. There may be one or none or more than one correct answer
7. Identify the mythical connection with these lines: "You gave me hyacinths first a year ago; They call me hyacinth girl"?
Select the correct answer. There may be one, none or more than one correct answer/s.
8. What is the name of the character who comes with 'wicked pack of cards' to prepare horoscope?
9. Which of the following cards were found in 'famous clairvoyant's' wicked pack of cards?
Select all correct answers.
10. The last line of part one 'The Burial of the Dead' - "You! hypocrite lecteur! - mon semblable, - mon frere!" can be translated as "you hypoirte reader, my fellowman, my brother – this includes one and all – the poet and the reader".
11. The change of Philomel, by the barbarous king So rudely forced; yet there the nightingale; Filled all the desert with inviolable voice And 'still' she cried, and 'still' the world pursues. The repeated use of word 'still' suggests that 'what happened is still happening'.
12. Read these lines from Part 2 - The Game of Chess - "What is that noise?" The wind under the door. "What is that noise now? What is the wind doing?" Nothing again nothing. "Do "You know nothing? Do you see nothing? Do you remember "Nothing?" What does these lines suggest?
Select all that is applicable
13. Match the lines used in The Waste Land with their original source:
Those are pearls that were his eyes.
Good night, ladies, good night, sweet ladies, good night, good night.
Datta. Dayadhvam. Damyata. Shantih    shantih    shantih
Frisch weht der Wind; Der Heimat zu; Mein Irisch Kind, Wo weilest du? (Tristan and Isolde)
Shakespeare's The Tempest
Richard Wager's Opera
brihadaranyaka upanishad
Shakespeare's Hamlet
14. The phrase 'But at my back I hear . .' is repeated twice. )1. But at my back from time to time I hear The sound of horns and motors; 2. But at my back in a cold blast I hear The rattle of the bones.) This phrase is borrowed from Andrew Marvell's To His Coy Mistress where in he writes: " But at my back I always hear. Time's wingèd chariot hurrying near". Which of the following interpretations suits well in this context?
Select all that you find as correct interpretation
15. Which of the following family members of T.S. Eliot established Unitarian church? It is believed that Eliot's universalism in The Waste Land is the effect of this church.
Unitarian Universalism: a religious doctrine that rejects the Christian doctrine of the Trinity, the divinity of Jesus Christ, and formal dogma, but stresses reason and individual conscience in belief and practice.
16. In 1952 John Peter, later a novelist but then a Canadian academic, published an essay, "A New Interpretation of The Waste Land" in the journal Essays in Criticism in which he interpreted Eliot's poem The Waste Land as an elegy for a dead (male) friend. Who was this male friend?
17. In January 1972, as part of a series of letters to the London Times Literary Supplement about Eliot's drafts, who made the observation that the so-called "hyacinth girl" was male?
18. In 1917, Eliot dedicated to Verdenal his first volume of poetry, Prufrock and Other Observations.
19. Tom & Viv is a 1994 film directed by Brian Gilbert, which tells the story of the relationship between the American poet T. S. Eliot and his first wife, Vivienne Haigh-Wood Eliot. They were married in 1915 after a brief courtship, and separated in 1933 though they never divorced
In light of this obsevation which of the followings are correct. Tick 'right' all correct statements
20. Virginia Woolf once said: "He was one of those poets who live by scratching, and his wife was his itch."
21. Which of the following autobiographical reasons do you find suitable for repeated reference to 'river' in the poem 'The Waste Land'?
22. Several factors are responsible for Eliot's infatuation with literature during his childhood. First, Eliot had to overcome physical limitations as a child. Struggling from a congenital double inguinal hernia, Eliot could not participate in many physical activities and thus was prevented from interacting socially with his peers. As Eliot was often isolated, his love of literature developed.
23. Which of the following Universal Human Laws were identified in The Waste Land?
Select all correct statements.
24 to 27. Match the Universal Human Law with the illustration from the poem The Waste Land:
Fatal love and inevitable death
The decayed condition of the civilization and a culture of living dead
The barrenness of the world, the impotence of its creatures is an illusory reality.
Death of God
The Tempest
Tristan and Isolde
Torchlight red sweaty faces (in) frosty garden
28. April, "the cruellest month", that brings nature back to life after winter, revives in the aged Tiresias ______________.
29. The Sibyl at Cumae, of the Latin epigraph of The Waste Land, old but not altogether dead, alive but worse than dead, appears in the poem as ______ .
select all correct answer/s
30. Tiresias, blind and spiritually embittered, old and impotent, who is the protagonist of the poem in The Waste Land wandering about in great quest, stands for _______ .
31. The Waste Land, the tile of the poem, signifies ___________ .
Image identification
32. Identify this Tarot Card?
33. The 'waste' in The Waste Land signifies _____________ .
34. The Waste Land is dedicated to _________ because he had by advice and editing turned Eliot's 'sprawling chaotic poem' into a neat work of proper size.
35. The title of Part III of The Waste Land is derived from the Fire Sermon that was preached by ______ against the fires of lust, anger, envy, and other passions that consume men.
36 and 37. Match the book with the influence on The Waste Land
It is encyclopaedic study of primitive myth; this work was major anthropological source for this poem
The rites of birth-death-rebirth and Fisher King were derieved from this book
Jessie Weston's From Ritual to Romance
James Frazer's The Golden Bough
38 Match suitable options:
The Modern Waste Land
The Waste Land in Thebes
The Waste Land in Israel
The Waste Land in Arthurian Legends
Fisher King
39. Match suitable options:
This message by Prajapati is for the Humans - Datta - be a giver, have charity
This message is for the Gods - Dayathvam have compassion, sympathize
This message is for the Demons - Damyata - have self-control, self-restraint
First Da
Second Da
Third Da
40. Match with suitable poetic lines:
: I have heard the key; Turn in the door once and turn once only; We think of the key, each in his prison; Thinking of the key, each confirms a prison; Only at nightfall, ethereal rumors; Revive for a moment a broken Coriolanus
The boat responded, Gaily, to the hand expert with sail and oar, The sea was calm, your heart would have responded, Gaily, when invited, beating obedient, To controlling hands,
what have we given? My friend, blood shaking my heart, The awful daring of a moment's surrender, Which an age of prudence can never retract, By this, and this only, we have existed
The First Da
The Second Da
The Third Da
41. What is the meaning of 'Hieronymo's mad again' in the Waste Land?
Select all correct interpretation. There may be more than one correct answer.
42. Which of the following is symbolically represented as woman in: "A WOMAN drew her long black hair out tight and fiddled whisper music on those strings"?
Select all those meanings which are even vaguely represented.
43. What does the repeated use of the word 'After' in 'What the Thunder Said' signify: "After the torchlight red on sweaty faces; After the frosty silences in the gardens; After the agony in stony places."?
44. Tiresias utters these lines (And I Tiresias have foresuffered all; Enacted on this same divan or bed) just after narrative which of the below given scene?
45. Do you agree? The structure is that of spiral up and down. The poem proceeds with deeper and deeper probing into the modern malaise. Throughout the poem we come back to the same point, but at different levels
46 to 50: It is very difficult to identify the speaker/s in the Waste Land. Try to identify the speaker of the quotes given below:
That corpse you planted last year in your garden, Has it begun to sprout? Will it bloom this year?
If you see dear Mrs. Equitone, Tell her I bring the horoscope myself: One must be so careful these days.
Why do you never speak, Speak. What are you thinking? Think. Do you know nothing? Do you see nothing? Do you remember nothing?
Well now that's done: and I'm glad it's over
Trams and dusty trees. Highbury bore me. Richmond and Kew undid me. By Richnomd I raised my knees, Supine on the floor of a narrow canoe.
Madam Sosostris
nameless woman
One of the Thames daughters / nymphs
51. Identify these allusions to Indian philosophy with the lines from the poem The Waste Land
Burning burning burning burning; O Lord Thou pluckest me out; O Lord Thou pluckest
Datta. Dayadhvam. Damyata. Shantih shantih shantih.
Ganga was sunken, and the limp leaves; Waited for rain, while the black clouds; Gathered far distant, over Himavant.; The jungle crouched, humped in silence.; Then spoke the thunder
Part 3 - The Fire Sermon refers to . . .
Adittapariyaya Sutta - Buddha
Brihadaranyaka Upanishad - Prajapati
Adittapariyaya Sutta - Buddha
Brihadaranyaka Upanishad - Prajapati
52. Which of the followings give an effect of unity to seemingly fragmented poem The Waste Land?
Select all correct options.
53. Who said this? "Poetry is usually considered the most local of all the arts. Painting, sculpture, architecture, music, can be enjoyed by all who see or hear. But language, especially the language of poetry, is a different matter. Poetry, it might seem, separates peoples instead of uniting them. But on the other hand we must remember, that while language constitutes a barrier, poetry itself gives us a reason for trying to overcome the barrier. To enjoy poetry belonging to another language, is to enjoy an understanding of the people to whom that language belongs, an understanding we can get in no other way".
54. Which of the following was remarked by Gustaf Hellström of the Swedish Academy, Prior to Eliot's speech, on the occasion of receiving Noble Prize in 1948?
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