Question 1: Two of the following list are “Angry Young Men” of the 1950‟s British literary scene.
- John Osborne
- C.P. Snow
- Anthony Powell
- Kingsley Amis
The right combination, according to the code
(A) I & II
(B) II & IV
(C) I & IV
(D) I & III
Question 2: How did Chaucer‟s Pardoner make his living?
(A) By selling stolen cattle from the neighbourhood ottery
(B) By selling indulgences to those who committed sins
(C) By pardoning those who stole property or committed other crimes
(D) By assisting the Friar in Church services
Question 3: Laurence Sterne‟s Tristram Shandy contains ____________.
(A) Six volumes
(B) Nine volumes
(C) Ten volumes
(D) Four volumes
Question 4: From among the following, identify Coleridge‟s companion in a fanciful scheme to establish a Utopian community of free love on the banks of the Susquehaina river ?
(A) Lord Byron
(B) Robert Southey
(C) William Hazlitt
(D) William Wordsworth
Question 5: Which of the following statement is NOT true of Areopagitica?
(A) It was published in 1644.
(B) It argues for the liberty of Unlicensed Printing.
(C) It pleads for British privileges regarding Free Trade.
(D) It is a speech addressed to the Parliament of England.
Question 6: Which of the following novels by H.G. Wells is about the condition of England as Empire?
(A) The Island of Dr. Moreau
(B) The War of the Worlds
(D) The Invisible Man
Question 7: Thomas Hardy‟s last major novel was _______.
(A) Tess of the D‟Urbervilles
(B) Jude the Obscure
(C) The Return of the Native
(D) The Trumpet Major
Question 8: Joothan by Om Prakash Valmiki is _________.
(A) a collection of poems
(B) a play
(C) an autobiography
(D) a novel
Question 9: The Hind and the Panther Transvers‟d to the Story of the Country Mouse and the City Mouse is a satire on ___________.
(A) Alexander Pope
(B) Jonathan Swift
(C) John Dryden
(D) Samuel Butler
Question 10: Listed below are some English plays across several centuries:
- Twelfth Night
- She Stoops to Conquer
- The Importance of Being Earnest
- Pygmalion and Blithe Spirit.
What is common to them?
(A) All problem plays; scheming and intrigue
(B) All tragedies; sin and redemption
(C) All ideologically framed; class and gender
(D) All romantic comedies; love and laughter
|(a) Apollonian – Dionysian||1. Matthew Arnold|
|(b) Fancy – Imagination||2. Friedrich Nietzsche|
|(c) Hellenism – Hebraism||3. G.H. Hopkins|
|(d) Inscape – Instress||4. S.T. Coleridge|
Question 12: Who among the following wrote a poem comparing a lover‟s heart to a hand grenade?
(A) John Donne
(B) Abraham Cowley
(C) Wilfred Owen
(D) Robert Graves
Question 13: In King Lear who among the following speaks in the voice of Poor Tom?
Question 14: The Uncertainty Principle is attributed to __________.
(A) William James
(B) John Dewey
(C) Werner Heisenberg
(D) Charles Darwin
Question 15: In Wordsworth‟s Prelude the Boy of Winander is affected by ___________.
Question 16: “Jabberwocky” is a creation in _________.
(A) Edward Lear‟s poetry
(B) Lewis Carroll‟s work
(C) Charles Dickens‟s Martin Chuzzlewit
(D) Thomas Hardy‟s Woodlanders
Question 17: Which of the following is NOT mentioned as part of the London locale in The Waste Land?
(A) St. Magnus Martyr
(B) King Arthur Street
(C) St. Mary Woolnoth
(D) Lower Thames Street
Question 18: Who are Didi and Gogo ?
(A) They are two characters in Endgame.
(B) They are nicknames, respectively, for Lucky and Pozzo.
(C) They are nicknames, respectively, for Vladimir and Estragon.
(D) They are two characters in Breath.
Question 19: Which of the following novels is NOT written by Jean Rhys?
(A) After Leaving Mr. Mackenzie
(B) Good Morning, Midnight
(C) The Quiet American
(D) Wide Sargasso Sea
Question 20: Who among the following theorists talks about “the circulation of social energy”?
(A) Raymond Williams
(B) Stephen Greenblatt
(C) Antonio Gramsci
(D) Haydon White
Question 21: The first official royal Poet Laureate in English literary history was _______.
(A) Ben Jonson
(B) William Davenant
(C) John Dryden
(D) Thomas Shadwell
Question 22: How many legends of good women could Chaucer complete in his The Legend of Good Women?
Question 23: Who does Alexander Pope refer to in the following lines?
“Born to no pride; inheriting no strife, Nor marrying discord in a noble wife, Stranger to civil and religious rage,
The good man walked innoxious through his age.”
(A) Pope‟s father
(B) Pope himself
(C) Dr. Arbuthnot
(D) The Duke of Marlborough
Question 24: The Round Table is a collection of essays jointly written by ________.
(A) Charles Lamb and William Hazlitt
(B) Charles Lamb and Leigh Hunt
(C) William Hazlitt and Leigh Hunt
(D) William Hazlitt and Thomas de Quincey
Question 25: The Theory of Natural Selection is attributed to ________.
(A) Arthur Schopenhauer
(B) Charles Darwin
(C) A.N. Whitehead
(D) Aldous Huxley
Question 26: Dylan Thomas is associated with the group _______.
(A) The New Apocalypse
(B) The Black Arts
(C) The Movement
(D) Deep Image Poetry
Question 27: Which character in William Golding‟s Lord of the Flies maintains, “Life is scientific” ?
Question 28: Which of the following writers writes from Canada?
(A) V.S. Naipaul
(B) Margaret Atwood
(C) Derek Walcott
(D) James Joyce
|(a) Claude Levi-Strauss||1. Of Grammatology|
|(b) Jacques Derrida||2. The Archaeology of Knowledge|
|(c) Northrop Frye||3. Structural Anthropology|
|(d) Michel Foucault||4. Anatomy of Criticism|
Question 30: “The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power, And all that beauty, all that wealth e‟er gave, Awaits alike the inevitable hour The paths of glory lead but to the grave.”
What the subject is of awaits?
(B) The things mentioned in the first 2 lines.
(C) “And all that beauty, all that wealth e‟er gave”