Question 1: Where Sir Thomas Wyatt adapted Petrarch and Petrarchanism to English sounds and metres, Survey‟s verse tends to look back beyond Petrarch to the ____________.
(A) French verse
(B) Italian verse
(C) Spanish verse
(D) Latin verse
Question 2: The play was first performed in 1773. The author asked a friend “Did it make you laugh ?” and getting the answer “Exceedingly” said then that was all he required. He used for plot a reputed experience of his own as a schoolboy when he lost his way and asked to be directed to an inn but was shown the gateway to the local squire‟s house.
Which play is this?
(A) Sheridan‟s The Rivals
(B) Sheridan‟s The School for Scandal
(C) Goldsmith‟s She Stoops to Conquer
(D) Goldsmith‟s The Good Natured Man
Question 3: Here are some characteristics of Morality Plays:
- They are dramatized allegories of the life of man.
- They depict man‟s temptation and sinning, his quest for salvation and his confrontation with Death.
- Though the hero represents Mankind, the other characters are by no means personifications, of virtues, vices and death.
- A character known as the Vice often plays the role of the hero, a predecessor of the Villainhero in Elizabethan drama.
Find the correct combination according to the code :
(A) Only 1 and 2 are correct.
(B) Only 1 and 3 are correct.
(C) Only 1 and 4 are correct.
(D) Only 2 and 3 are correct.
Question 4: What is Johnson‟s opinion regarding the “Violation” of the three unities in the plays of Shakespeare ?
- Shakespeare should have followed the Unities.
- Shakespeare followed the important Unity of Action satisfactorily.
- Shakespeare‟s plays suffered because they did not follow the Unities.
- Unity of Time and Place arise from false assumptions.
The correct combination according to the code is
(A) I and II are correct.
(B) II and IV are correct.
(C) III and IV are correct.
(D) I and III are correct.
Question 5: In Spenser‟s Re Faerie Queene there are the allegorized moral and religious virtues with their counterparts in the vices.
Identify the correctly matched set:
(A) Una – Truth
Guyon – Temperance
Duessa – Deceit
Orgoglio – Pride
(B) Una – Pride
Guyon – Deceit
Duessa – Temperance
Orgoglio – Truth
(C) Una – Deceit
Guyon – Pride
Duessa – Temperance
Orgoglio – Truth
(D) Una – Temperance
Guyon – Truth
Duessa – Pride
Orgoglio – Deceit
Question 6: The Tatler appeared thrice a week _________.
(A) On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
(B) On Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
(C) On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
(D) On Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
Question 7: “Fop at the toilet, flatt‟rer at the board Now trips a lady, a now struts a lord.”
The above lines are quoted from __________.
(B) The Rape of the Lock
(C) Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot
(D) Absalom and Achitrphel
Question 8: “No man is truly great, who is great only in his lifetime. The test of greatness is the page of history. Nothing can be said to be great that has a distinct limit, or that borders on something evidently greater than itself. Besides, what is shortlived and pampered into mere notoriety, is of a gross and vulgar quality in itself.”
This passage describing the quality of greatness is taken from __________.
(A) “Of studies” by Francis Bacon
(B) “The Indian Jugglers” by William Hazlitt
(C) Preface to Shakespeare by Samuel Johnson
(D) An Essay of Dramatic Poesy by John Dryden
Question 9: Which of the following arrangements is in the correct chronological sequence?
(A) Every Man in His Humour The Shoemaker‟s Holiday Antonio‟s Revenge The Changeling
(B) The Shoemaker‟s Holiday Every Man in his Humour The Changeling Antonia‟s Revenge
(C) The Changeling Antonio‟s Revenge Every Man in His Humour The Shoemaker‟s Holiday
(D) Antonio‟s Revenge Every Man in His Humour The Changeling The Shoemaker‟s Holiday
Question 10: In Blake‟s “The Human Abstract”, the fragmented world of Experience is symbolized in the image of the __________.
(D) Fruit of Deceit
Question 11: Though Coleridge refers to “Motivehunting of a motiveless malignity”, the “human villain” Iago is far from “motiveless”.
His motives are
- He has been disappointed of military promotion.
- He suspects Othello of cuckolding him
- He has been in love with Desdemona
- He wants to become Othello.
Find the most appropriate combination according to the code:
(A) I and II are correct
(B) I and III are correct
(C) I and IV are correct
(D) II and IV are correct
Question 12: Here are sentences labelled Assertion (A) and Reason (R) :
- Assertion (A) : While referring to Charlotte Bronte‟s claim that she has excluded public interest from her novels Graham Greene writes : „Public interest in her day was surely more separate from public life… with us, however consciously unconcerned we are, it obtrudes through the cracks of our stories terribly persistent like grass through cement‟.
- Reason (R) : The decade of the “thirties was bristling with recurring economic and political crisis like the Great Depression, Wall Street Crash, Unemployment, rise of Hitler and Mussolini, series of murders, invasions and
tensions; writers could not remain unaffected.
In the light of (A) and (R) which of the following is correct ?
(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
(B) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
(C) (A) is true but (R) is false.
(D) (A) is false, but (R) is true.
Question 13: In „The Prologue‟ to Dr. Faustus, the chorus proposes that the theme should be –
- “cursed necromancy”
- “audacious deeds”
- “dalliance of love”
The correct combination according to the code is ___________.
(A) I and II are correct
(B) II and III are correct
(C) I and IV are correct
(D) III and IV are correct
|(a) Psychology and Art Today||1. John Strachey|
|(b) Revolution in Writing||2. W.H. Auden|
|(c) The Coming Struggle for Power||3. Day Lewis|
|(d) Arrow in the Blue||4. Arthur Koestler|
Question 15: The centre of his plays is a proud character on Marlowe‟s model, with a bold licence in speech and action, full of elaborate metaphors, phrase tumbling after phrase, as he asserts himself in the French Court. Dryden unjustly described his style as “a dwarfish thought, dressed up in gigantic words”. Who is this Jacobean playwright ?
(A) John Fletcher
(B) John Webster
(C) George Chapman
(D) John Marston
Question 16: George Meredith‟s first novel was banned by Mudie‟s Circulating Library for its supposed moral offence.
Identify the novel __________.
(A) The Egoist
(B) Evan Harrington
(C) Diana of the Crossways
(D) The Ordeal of Richard Feverel
Question 17: In Paradise Lost BK IX Milton writes that Adam was overcome with “______” and so ate the forbidden fruit against his “better knowledge”.
(A) “female charm”
(B) “exceeding love”
(C) “faithful love”
(D) “taste so divine”
|List-I (Titles of poems)||List-II (Opening Lines)|
|(a) “Tithonus”||1. Courage‟ he said, and pointed towards the land. The mounting wave will roll us shoreward soon.”|
|(b) “The Lotos- Eaters”||2. “The woods decay, the woods decay and fall, The vapours weep their burthen to the ground.”|
|(c) “Ulysses‟||3.“On either side the river lie Long fields of barley and of rye.”|
|(d) “The Lady of Shalott‟||4.“It little profists that an idle king, By this still hearth, among these barren crags, Matched with an aged wife, I mete and dole Unequal laws unto a savage race.”|
Question 19: In which poem of Donne‟s is the lover‟s face reflected in the eyes of his beloved?
(A) “The Good Morrow”
(B) “The Canonization”
(C) “The Apparition”
(D) “A Valediction : Forbidding Mourning”
Question 20: Why are Elizabeth Barrett Browning‟s Sonnets called “From Sonnets from the Portuguese”?
(A) She wrote the whole in Portugal
(B) The sonnets were translated from the Portuguese.
(C) She presented it under the guise of a translation from the Portuguese language.
(D) The sonnets were narrated by a Portuguese.
|List-I (Dramatists)||List-II (Plays)|
|(a) Thomas Otway||1. The Provok‟d Husband|
|(b) William Wycherley||2.The Recruiting Officer|
|(c) Colley Cibber||3. The Country Wife|
|(d) George Farquhar||4. The Orphan, or the unhappy marriage|
Question 22: Yeast‟s “Sailing to Byzantium” is about ___________.
(A) Irish Culture
(B) The art and culture of Byzantium in general
(C) Irish revolutionaries
(D) Regenerating the art and culture that existed in Byzantium
Question 23: “Thou wast no born for death immortal Bird.”
In what sense is the Bird “immortal” as compared to mortal man ?
- Here man as an individual is unfairly compared to a bird as a species.
- The word “Bird” stands for the nightingale‟s song.
- When considered as a species man is equally “immortal” as the “Bird”.
- The “Bird” is “Immortal” because songs of birds have given pleasure to man through the ages.
Find the correct combination according to the code:
(A) Only I and III are correct
(B) Only IV is incorrect
(C) Only II and IV are correct
(D) Only I and IV are incorrect
Question 24: “She had _______ lilies in her hand and the stars in her hair were ______.” (Rossetti‟s “The Blessed Damozel”)
(A) 7 and 3
(B) 3 and 7
(C) 6 and 4
(D) 4 and 6
Question 25: Coleridge‟s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” is a poem in _________.
(A) 8 parts
(B) 9 parts
(C) 7 parts
(D) 6 parts
Question 26: Which of the following arrangements is in the correct chronological sequence?
(A) Adam Bede – Wuthering Heights – North and South – Villette
(B) Wuthering Heights – Villete – North and South – Adam Bede
(C) Villettee – North and South – Wuthering Heights – Adam Bede
(D) North and South – Wuthering Heights – Adam Bede – Villette
Question 27: Scott is known for the creation of mad, irrational witch-like women characters.
From the following list pick the odd one out __________.
(A) Madge Wildfive
(B) Meg Murdockson
(C) Euphemia Deans
(D) Meg Merrilees
Question 28: In which of the following novels by Conrad do the Gould couple and Decoud appear as characters with Costaguana as the setting?
(B) Under Western Eyes
(D) The Nigger of the Narcissus
Question 29: Joseph Addison called him “The Miracle of the present age” and Alexander Pope wrote the epitaph for the monument erected in his memory.
Who is he ?
(A) John Locke
(B) Isaac Newton
(C) Ashley Cooper
(D) Christopher Wren
Question 30: In November 1910 in an exhibition organized by Roger Fry, the paintings of three painters were displayed. Identify the painters __________.
(A) Duncan Grant, Vanessa Bell, Clive Bell
(B) Cezanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin
(C) Matisse, Picasso, Braque
(D) Cezanne, Van Gogh, Matisse