2013 December UGC NET Solved Question Paper in English, Paper III – Test 6
2013 December UGC NET Solved Question Paper in English, Paper III – Test 6
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Question 1 of 75
In which of the following novels Harikatha is strategically used as a medium of ‘consciousness raising’?CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 75
Identify the text in the following list which offers a fictionalized survey of English Literature from Elizabethan times to 1928:CorrectIncorrect
Question 3 of 75
Match List – I with List – II according to the code given below:
List – I List – II
i. John Ruskin 1. London Labour and the London Poor
ii. Henry Mayhew 2. The Golden Bough
iii. Sir Charles Lyell 3. Unto The Last
iv. Sir James George Frazer 4. The Principles of Geology
i ii iii ivCorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 75
Which of the following poems DOES NOT begin in the first person pronoun?CorrectIncorrect
Question 5 of 75
In his Anatomy of Melancholy Robert Burton proposes the following two principal kinds:
The correct combination according to the code is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 6 of 75
Listed below are some English journals widely read by professionals: Screen, Critical Quarterly, Review of English, Wasafiri. One of the above founded by C.B. Cox, and now being edited by Colin MacCabe, carries not only critical and scholarly essays in English Studies but reviews film, culture, language and contemporary political issues. Identify the journal:CorrectIncorrect
Question 7 of 75
In Marvell’s “A Dialogue between Soul and Body”, who/which of the following has the last word?CorrectIncorrect
Question 8 of 75
In Blake’s poem “A Poison Tree” the speaker’s anger grows and becomes ________.CorrectIncorrect
Question 9 of 75
Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other as Reason (R):
Assertion (A): For deconstructive critics how human beings read and interpret signs they receive will determine their modes of knowing and being, whether those signs come in the form of literary texts or bank statements.
Reason (R): The fact of the matter is that human beings use signs to function in the world and are always likely to do so.
In the context of the two statements, which one of the following is correct?CorrectIncorrect
Question 10 of 75
Ian McEwan’s Saturday spans one day in the life ofCorrectIncorrect
Question 11 of 75
“Open Forum” as applied to poetry, is the same as ________. It is poetry that is not written according to traditional fixed patterns. (Fill up)CorrectIncorrect
Question 12 of 75
The author of the book observes “I have attempted, through the medium of biography, to present some Victorian visions to the modern eye”. The four main characters in this book are Cardinal Manning, Florence Nightingale, Dr. Arnold and General Gordon. Who is this author?CorrectIncorrect
Question 13 of 75
In his attack delivered on the theatre in A Short View of the Immorality and Profaneness of the English Stage, Jeremy Collier specially arraigned ______ and _______.CorrectIncorrect
Question 14 of 75
I.A. Richards’ Practical Criticism (1929) inaugurated a new phase in the history of English critical thought. What was this book’s subtitle?CorrectIncorrect
Question 15 of 75
Which of the following arrangements is in the correct chronological sequence?CorrectIncorrect
Question 16 of 75
Select from among the following plays, the one that best suits the description below:
I. Alyque Padamsee invited its author to write it.
II. The play had communalism as its theme.
III. This play was banned from the Deccan Herald Theatre Festival for dealing with a sensitive issue.
IV. The play, however, was produced by Playpen in Bangalore on July 1993. The play is _______.CorrectIncorrect
Question 17 of 75
I have known three generations of John Smiths. The type breeds true. John Smith II and III went to the same school, university and learned profession as John Smith I. Yet John Smith I wrote pseudo-Swinburne; John Smith II wrote pseudo-Brooke; and John Smith III is now writing pseudo-Eliot. But unless John Smith can write John Smith, however unfashionable the result, why does he bother to write at all? Surely one Swinburne; one Brooke, and one Eliot are enough in any age?
(Robert Graves, “The Poet and his Public”)
1. Graves is critical of blind adulation and imitation of successful poets.
2. Graves is critical of blind conformity to standards set by Swinburne, Brooke, and Eliot.
3. Swinburne, Brooke, and Eliot represent the movements: Decadence, the Georgian, and Modernist respectively.
4. The poets in question are Algernon Charles Swinburne, Stopford Brooke, and Thomas Stearns Eliot.CorrectIncorrect
Question 18 of 75
During the colonial era, the British used to call the Indian Languages vernaculars. We do not use this word for our bhashas because:
I. we consider English to be equally vernacular.
II. verna is, literally a home-born slave.
III. Not all Indian languages are languages of the Indo-European family, and therefore not all vernacular.
IV. the natives of India were never slavesCorrectIncorrect
Question 19 of 75
More’s Utopia displays strong influence of
I. The Arthurian legends
II. Plato’s Republic
III. Amerigo Vespucci’s account of the travels
IV. The teachings of John Wycliffe
The correct combination according to the code isCorrectIncorrect
Question 20 of 75
By ‘language transfer’ is meantCorrectIncorrect
Question 21 of 75
Which of the following descriptions is NOT true of Peter Carey’s The True History of the Kelly Gang?CorrectIncorrect
Question 22 of 75
Identify the poem that opens with the lines:
I walk through the long schoolroom questioning;
A kind old nun in a white hood replies; the children learn to cipher and to sing …CorrectIncorrect
Question 23 of 75
Which of the following statements is NOT true of Foucault’s position in History of Sexuality?CorrectIncorrect
Question 24 of 75
The following is an exchange between two characters, husband and wife, in a famous play. The lines appear at the very end of an emotionally-charged sequence of the last scene:
“… I’ve stopped believing in miracles.”
“But I’ll believe. Tell me!
Transform ourselves to the point that ….?”
“That our living together could be a true marriage.”
(She goes out down the hall.)
Which play? Name the characters.CorrectIncorrect
Question 25 of 75
The following statements relate to the early history of the English language. Identify the set that gives INCORRECT statements:
1. English has borrowed words such as sky, give, law, and leg from Norse.
2. English has also borrowed some pronouns like they, their, them from Norse.
3. In grammar, Modern English is much more highly inflected than Old English.
4. After the Norman Conquest, French became the language of the court, the language of nobility and polite society, and literature.
5. Following the Norman Conquest, French virtually replaced English as the language of the people.
6. Among the French words that came into English are: study, logic, grammar, noun, etc.CorrectIncorrect
Question 26 of 75
Choices of linguistic forms in using a language, or how a language is actually spoken/written, especially one that differs from its prescribed grammar, is calledCorrectIncorrect
Question 27 of 75
Jamaica Kincaid’s narrative A Small PlaceCorrectIncorrect
Question 28 of 75
Identify the correctly-matched poets and their works from the following:CorrectIncorrect
Question 29 of 75
William Wordsworth had a deep influence on Thomas Hardy. According to Hardy a particular poem by Wordsworth was his ‘best cure for despair’. Which is that poem?CorrectIncorrect
Question 30 of 75
In Henry James’s Ambassadors, there is a character who never appears in the novel. We get to know about this significant person, however, from the other characters. Who is this character?CorrectIncorrect
Question 31 of 75
Why are Scott’s novels called “Waverley Novels”?CorrectIncorrect
Question 32 of 75
Which of these descriptions/ statements best suits the idea of the ‘Renaissance Man’?
I. A fop, a scoundrel, who enjoys enormous power in Renaissance courts and aristocratic families.
II. A near-mythical figure: a knight, courtier, musician, poet, scholar and statesman.www.netugc.com
III. One who ploughs a lonely furrow and keeps away from politicking and scandals.
IV. Someone like Sir Philip Sydney best suits the ideal of the Renaissance Man.CorrectIncorrect
Question 33 of 75
Maxim Gorky, the Great Russian writer of fiction and drama, was in real life a man called ______.CorrectIncorrect
Question 34 of 75
After the prediction of the oracle that he was destined to kill his father, Oedipus could have avoided patricide
I. Had he not determined in horror never to return to the only parents he knew.
II. Had he been a man of unusual self-control.
III. Had he remembered the prediction and had he been more cautious having recognized that possibly after all Polybos was not his father.
IV. Had he never struck any man who was older than himself saying at the moment of provocation ‘This insolent man is grey-haired; let him have the road’?
Find the correct combination according to the code:CorrectIncorrect
Question 35 of 75
Identify the Post-Apartheid novel by Nadine Gordimer.CorrectIncorrect
Question 36 of 75
The Duchess of Malfi married her steward, Antonio. For the Elizabethan audience her marriage was a triple offence. Which of the following is NOT one?CorrectIncorrect
Question 37 of 75
Who among the following has written the essay, “The Indian Jugglers”?CorrectIncorrect
Question 38 of 75
How would you best describe George Meredith’s Modern Love (1862)?CorrectIncorrect
Question 39 of 75
The play was written in 1881 when its author was in Italy. This is considered to be his most remarkable intellectual effort. The softening of the brain as a result of a disease inherited from his father is the subject. Which is the play?CorrectIncorrect
Question 40 of 75
In many ways, grammatical categories remain mysterious. Whatdoes it mean to speak a language that in every sentence requires you to locate yourself in time, or specify your source of knowledge, or the shape of what you are talking about? We still don’t know. But putting the question like this suggests a clear andlimited way of interpreting the idea that different languages represent different worlds. Which of the following statements on this passage interprets it most accurately?CorrectIncorrect
Question 41 of 75
Tolstoy’s War and Peace carries a lengthy discussion of determinism and free will in ________.CorrectIncorrect
Question 42 of 75
Which from among the following is NOT true of Nagmandala?CorrectIncorrect
Question 43 of 75
Arrange the following literary journals chronologically:CorrectIncorrect
Question 44 of 75
Pick out the two relevant and correct descriptions of Caryl Churchill’s Serious Money (1987):
1. This play proposes the foundation of a monastery for the education of British gentlewomen.
2. This narrative deals with children who are sick of their “enforced idleness.”
3. This play is subtitled “City Comedy.”
4. In this play, the state of the British economy is symbolized by a takeover bid by an international cartel.
5. This narrative details the adventures of an Anglo-Indian orphan.
6. Money is the only criterion for success for the players in this play’s share-market.CorrectIncorrect
Question 45 of 75
Identify from among the following FALSE statements:
1. Eric Arthur Blair became the famous British novelist, George Orwell.
2. Orwell was conversant in Hindustani and fond of Indian food.
3. Young Eric Blair lived in Myanmar’s trading town, Katha.
4. This town gave him the model for the fictional district of Kyauktada in Burmese Days.
5. Orwell was born on June 25, 1903 in Motihari, Bihar.
6. The Orwell Commemorative Committee in Motihari has been demanding a restoration of Orwell’s birthplace as a heritage site.
7. Orwell never returned to his birth place.
8. The British journalist Ian Jack was mainly responsible for our knowledge of Orwell’s antecedents relating to Katha and Motihari.CorrectIncorrect
Question 46 of 75
Virginia Woolf borrowed the idea of the common reader from Dr. Johnson. To which particular work of Johnson’s does she remain indebted?CorrectIncorrect
Question 47 of 75
J.M. Coetzee was the first writer to be awarded the Booker Prize twice. He won the prize forCorrectIncorrect
Question 48 of 75
After the Norman Conquest England became a three-language nation for at least two centuries. The three languages wereCorrectIncorrect
Question 49 of 75
Here are sentences labelled Assertion (A) and Reason (R):
Assertion (A): In who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? George and Martha’s blue and green-eyed son is a myth.
Reason (R): He is a creation of the couple’s imagination originating from their sense of sterility and vacuum in life.
In the light of (A) and (R), which of the following is correct?CorrectIncorrect
Question 50 of 75
In the word rapidly, ‘ly’ is an adverbial suffix indicating manner while rapid is a ______, ly is a ____.CorrectIncorrect
Question 51 of 75
Question Nos. 51 to 55 is based on a poem. Read the poem carefully and pick out the most appropriate answers.
It’s Your Own Fault Of course you can play with them. There’s no harm in them. They are only words. Words alone are certain good, said someone. And someone also said unlike sticks and stones Words will never break your bones. (That is called rhyme. A rhyme is nice to play with too from time to time.) What? They’ve turned nasty? They’ve clawed you and bitten you? Dear me, there’s blood all over the place.And broken bones.They were perfectly tame when I left them. Something they ate might have disagreed with them. You mean you fed them on meaning?
No wonder then.
– D.J. Enright
The poet’s remark on ‘rhyme’ is _____.CorrectIncorrect
Question 52 of 75
The poem is cast in the form of a ______.CorrectIncorrect
Question 53 of 75
What is the “fault” to which the speaker refers here?CorrectIncorrect
Question 54 of 75
What tone is most appropriate for reading this poem?CorrectIncorrect
Question 55 of 75
“No wonder then.” Explain.CorrectIncorrect
Question 56 of 75
“Nothing odd will do long. ______ did not last long.” Dr. Johnson had this to say about one of the eighteenth century novels. Identify it from the following list:CorrectIncorrect
Question 57 of 75
Identify the sonnet upon sonnet by William Wordsworth:CorrectIncorrect
Question 58 of 75
Who among the following women writers has written Novel on Yellow Paper?CorrectIncorrect
Question 59 of 75
In most people, the first language / dialect acquired is ‘mother tongue’. Among the commonly used terms for mother tongue, one of the following is avoided. Identify the one term NOT applied to mother tongue:CorrectIncorrect
Question 60 of 75
Identify the group of critical concepts that parenthetically aligns them with their respective theorists:CorrectIncorrect
Question 61 of 75
What was the mandate of the Stationer’s Company incorporated in London in 1557?CorrectIncorrect
Question 62 of 75
One of the following was described by its author as “a poem including history.” Identify the poem.CorrectIncorrect
Question 63 of 75
Arrange the following groups of English writers in chronological order:CorrectIncorrect
Question 64 of 75
Which Bible is the earliest English version printed with verse divisions?CorrectIncorrect
Question 65 of 75
E.M. Forster’s Passage to India begins with a description of the city of Chandrapore. It has an old Indian part and a new part consisting of the British civil station. Which of the following descriptions of the city is not found in the text?CorrectIncorrect
Question 66 of 75
In which of the following books would you find the following arguments / observations? Escapist fiction lacks serious fiction’s apocalyptic experience of finality. The two versions of literary experience are qualitatively different; every novel fits one category or the other, not both. Serious fiction, however, compels our attention by representing improvements (the “world of potency”) as being achieved (a “world of act”) and by showing narrative movement “through time to an end, an end, we must sense even if we cannot know it.”CorrectIncorrect
Question 67 of 75
Philip Larkin’s “The Whitsun Weddings”
I. describes a long train journey
II. Establishes a ‘we’ voice of collective outlook
III. Traces the disfigurement of a sunny landscape on an advertising poster
IV. Gives an account of a drug pusher
The correct combination according to the code is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 68 of 75
Match the last lines of the poems with their correct titles:
List – I List – II
(Last lines of poems) (Titles of poems)
I. And we are here as on a darkling plain Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight, Where ignorant armies clash by night. 1. “Death, be not proud…”
II. Thus, though we cannot make our sun Stand still, yet we will make him run. 2. “The Great Lover”
III. One short sleep past, we wake eternally, and death shall be no more; death, thou shalt die. 3. “Dover Beach”
IV. This one last gift I give: that after men shall know, and later lovers, far-removed, Praise you, “All these were lovely;” say, “He loved.” 4. “To His Coy Mistress”
I II III IVCorrectIncorrect
Question 69 of 75
The Oxford Companions are handy reference volumes for teachers and students of English. Identify the one volume that has NOT yet appeared in this series:CorrectIncorrect
Question 70 of 75
While writing or printing, scholarly use prefers titles in italics. Which of the following is the correct way of writing/printing?CorrectIncorrect
Question 71 of 75
Questions from 71 to 75 are based on the following passage. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option:
Somewhere, on the edge of consciousness, there is what I call a mythical norm, which each one of us within our hearts knows “that is not me”. In America, this norm is usually defined as white, thin, male, young, heterosexual, Christian, and financially secure. It is with this mythical norm that the trappings of power reside within the society. Those of us who stand outside that power often identify one way in which we are different, and we assume that to be the primary cause of all oppression, forgetting other distortions around difference, some of which we ourselves may be practicing. By and large within the women’s movement today, white women focus upon their oppression as women and ignore differences of race, sexual preference, class, and age. There is a pretense to homogeneity of experience covered by the word sisterhood that does not in fact exist. (Audre Lorde)
71. A mythical norm is endemic to societies:
1. Where racial myths are prevalent and widely respected and perpetuated through utterances that establish ‘we’ and ‘they’ groups.
2. Where the superiority of one’s own culture and nation no longer emphasized openly or straightforwardly.
3. Where ‘difference’ has been a preoccupation in the representation of people who are racially, ethnically, and in terms of gender and sexual preference different from an assumed majority.
4. That believes that the norm is part of their right to defend the ways of life enjoyed by a dominant group, their traditions and customs against outsiders – not because these outsiders are inferior, but because they belong to other cultures.CorrectIncorrect
Question 72 of 75
How does the author mark her difference from other writers on similar issues and underscore her radical style typographically?
1. By her use of parataxis
2. By italicizing ‘mythical norm’ and ‘sisterhood’
3. By using lowercase for proper and common nouns
4. By using phrases like ‘Those of us who stand outside…’CorrectIncorrect
Question 73 of 75
That there are levels and grades of powerlessness in societies entertaining ‘a mythical norm’ is indicated
1. By the overall tone and tenor of the passage.
2. By the suggestion that ‘a mythical norm’ is responsible for the unequal distribution of power among people.
3. By referring to ‘other distortions around difference’.
4. By referring to white women who narrow down oppression directed only at white women.CorrectIncorrect
Question 74 of 75
Why is the author dismissive about ‘sisterhood’?
1. Because it is italicised.
2. Because it does not exist in principle.
3. Because it assumes that all ‘sisters’ are alike.
4. Because it assumes that all ‘sisters’ are unique.CorrectIncorrect
Question 75 of 75
Does the author absolve all women from the ‘distortions around difference’?
3. Not sure.
4. Yes, in a qualified manner though.CorrectIncorrect