Saturday, July 14, 2012

Solved NET English 2011 December question

Paper – II
Note : This paper contains fifty (50) objective type questions, each question carrying two(2) marks. Attempt all the questions.

1. Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery is written by
(A) William Wordsworth
(B) Robert Southey
(C) John Clare
(D) Thomas Gray
2. Hemingway’s novel A Farewell to Arms is divided into
(A) two books
(B) three books
(C) four books
(D) five books
3. “Panopticism” is the title of a chapter in a well-known book by
(A) Roman Jakobson
(B) Jacques Lacan
(C) Michel Foucault
(D) Jacques Derrida
4. The lines, “She was a worthy woman al hir lyve:/
 Housbondes at cherche dore she hadde five”, are an example of
(A) blank verse
(B) clerihew
(C) heroic couplet
(D) free verse
5. Who, among the following women writers, famously imagined the
plight of Shakespeare’s sister ?
(A) George Eliot
(B) Virginia Woolf
(C) Irish Murdoch
(D) Frances Burney
Ø  A room of ones own
6. Read the following statement and the reason given for it. Choose the right response.
Assertion (A) : Dickens’s novels are called ‘Newgate Novels’.
Reason (R) : They are called so, because Dickens adulates in these novels the careers and adventures of criminals.
(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation.
(B) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation.
(C) (A) is true, but (R) is false.
(D) (A) is false, but (R) is true.
Ø  Newgate Novels(1830’s-1840’s) glorified the lives of the criminals.  Dickens’ Oliver Twist is classified as Newgate novel by some critics.It gets its name from Newgate Calendar, a biography of criminals.
7. Who among the following writers does not belong to the group, the University Wits ?
(A) John Lyly
(B) Thomas Nashe
(C) George Peele
(D) Thomas Kyd
8. Which of the following characters of Webster’s The White Devil utters the
memorable words :
Oft gay and honour’d robes those tortures try :
We think cag’d birds sing, when indeed they cry.
(A) Vittoria Corombona
(B) Bracciano
(C) The Cardinal
(D) Flamineo
9. “All great literature is, at bottom, a criticism of life” – this statement is attributed to
(A) Thomas Carlyle
(B) Matthew Arnold
(C) J.S. Mill
(D) John Ruskin
10. Who amongst the following is not a Jewish-American novelist ?
(A) J.D. Salinger
(B) Henry Greene
(C) William Faulkner
(D) Philip Roth
Ø  Henry Green is the psudonym of the British author Henry Vincent Yorke, author of  ‘Nothing’ and ‘Loving’
11. Which among the following plays by Christopher Marlowe has epic features ?
(A) Doctor Faustus
(B) Edward II
(C) Hero and Leander
(D) Tamburlaine
12. Sir Fopling is a character in
(A) Wycherley’s The Plain Dealer
(B) Congreve’s The Way of theWorld
(C) Etherege’s The Man of Mode
(D) Davenant’s The Platonick Lovers
13. Who famously said, “Three or four families in a Country Village is the
very thing to work on” ?
(A) Clara Reeve
(B) Maria Edgeworth
(C) Frances Burney
(D) Jane Austen
14. Ikemefuna is a character in the novel
(A) When Rain Clouds Gather
(B) The Mimic Men
(C) Things Fall Apart
(D) The Interpreters
15. A foot consisting of a strong syllable followed by a weak syllable is called
(A) Trochee
(B) Iambic
(C) Spondee
(D) Terza Rima
16. What is it that Chaucer focuses on in the depiction of the Wife of Bath in
The Canterbury Tales ?
(A) Meekness
(B) Defiance
(C) Chastity
(D) Experience
17. Put the following books of Pope in a sequence of publication. Answer the
question with the help of the Code given below :
(i) The Dunciad
(ii) The Rape of the Lock
(iii) An Essay on Man
(iv) An Essay on Criticism
Code :
(A) (ii), (iii), (i), (iv)
(B) (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)
(C) (iv), (ii), (i), (iii)
(D) (ii), (i), (iv), (iii)
18. Dinah Morris is a character in George Eliot’s novel
(A) Middlemarch
(B) Silas Marner
(C) Daniel Deronda
(D) Adam Bede
19. The Booker Prize is awarded by a panel of judges to the best novel by a citizen of
(A) the United Kingdom
(B) the British Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland
(C) the United Kingdom or the British Commonwealth
(D) the United Kingdom or the British Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland
20. A ‘curtal sonnet’ consists of
(A) 11 lines (B) 12 lines
(C) 13 lines (D) 14 lines
21. The Unfortunate Traveller has been authored by
(A) Robert Greene
(B) Thomas Deloney
(C) Thomas Nashe
(D) Thomas Lodge
22. Who, among the following, is not a practitioner of Jacobean tragedy ?
(A) George Villiers
(B) John Marston
(C) John Webster
(D) Thomas Middleton
23. The author of Nation and Narration is
(A) Edward Said
(B) Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
(C) Frantz Fanon
(D) Homi Bhabha
24. Which of the following novels has a great impact on the formal experimentation in contemporary fiction ?
(A) Thomas Nashe’s The Unfortunate Traveller
(B) Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones
(C) Laurence Sterne’s Tristram Shandy
(D) Samuel Richardson’s Pamela
25. The phrase ‘Only Connect’ is associated with
(A) D. H. Lawrence
(B) James Joyce
(C) E. M. Forster
(D) Virginia Woolf
26. Which of the following books is by Margaret Atwood ?
(A) The Stone Angel
(B) No Fixed Address
(C) The Edible Woman
(D) Half breed
Ø  Half breed(1973) is the first novel of Maria Campbell, No fixed Address, An Amorous Journey is the novel of  Aritha Van Herk, The Stone Angel - Margarette Lawrence
27. The expression “murderous innocence” is an example of
(A) Oxymoron
(B) Zeugma
(C) Chiasmus
(D) Pun
28. Read the following statement and the reason given for it. Choose the right response
Assertion (A) : Othello killed Desdemona.
Reason (R) : Because Desdemona committed infidelity.
(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation.
(B) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation.
(C) (A) is true, but (R) is false.
(D) (A) is false, but (R) is true.
29. The Enlightenment believed in the universal authority of
(A) Religion
(B) Tradition
(C) Reason
(D) Sentiments
30. Which of the following works of John Milton is an elegy ?
(A) Lycidas
(B) L’Allegro
(C) Camus
(D) Paradise Lost
31. Which of the following poem by Keats uses the Spenserian stanza ?
(A) Endymion
(B) The Fall of Hyperion
(C) The Eve of St. Agnes
(D) Lamia
32. Match the following authors with their respective works with the help
of the code given below :
List – I                                                            List – II
I. Oliver Goldsmith                                       1. The Vanity of Human Wishes
II. John Gay                                                   2. The Vicar of Wakefield
III. Samuel Johnson                                                3. She Stoops to Conquer
IV. Richard Sheridan                                  4. The Beggar’s Opera
Code :
I           II          III         IV
(A)       1          4          3          2
(B)       2          4          1          3
(C)       3          2          4          1
(D)       4          3          2          1
Ø  Wrong code: Goldsmith – She stoops.., The Vicar, Gay – Beggaar’s Opera, Johnson – vanity of human wishes

33. The term “egotistical sublime” was coined by
(A) S.T. Coleridge
(B) John Keats
(C) William Wordsworth
(D) William Hazlitt
Ø  Term coined by John Keats to describe (what he saw as) Wordsworth's self-aggrandising style.
34. Put the following novels of George Eliot in a sequential order. Answer the question with the help of the code :
(i) Middlemarch
(ii) Daniel Deronda
(iii) Felix Holt, the Radical
(iv) Romola
Code :
(A) (i), (iii), (iv), (ii)
(B) (ii), (i), (iii), (iv)
(C) (iv), (iii), (i), (ii)
(D) (iv), (i), (iii), (ii)
Middlemarch1874, Daniel Deronda1863, Felix Holt, the Radical1866, Romola1876

35. Who, among the following writers, is known for his unforgettable sense
of humour and comedy ?
(A) D.H. Lawrence
(B) P.G. Wodehouse
(C) Thomas Hardy
(D) John Galsworthy
36. Which of the following is not an apocalyptic novel ?
(A) Doris Lessing’s The Four-Gated City
(B) L.P. Hartley’s Facial Justice
(C) Anthony Burgess’s The Wanting Seed
(D) V.S. Naipaul’s A House for Mr Biswas
37. Identify the author of the following lines :
Let sea-discoverers to new worlds have gone,
Let Maps to other, worlds on worlds have shown
Let us possess one world, each hath one, and is one.
(A) Shakespeare
(B) George Herbert
(C) John Donne
(D) Henry Vaughan
·         Read the poem ‘Good morrow’
38. In the summer of 1712, The Spectator published a series of
essays on “The Pleasures of Imagination,” written by
(A) Richard Steele
(B) John Dennis
(C) John Locke
(D) Joseph Addison
39. Read the following statement and the reason given for it. Choose the
right response.
Assertion (A) : Gulliver’s Travels earned Jonathan Swift the bad
name of being a misanthrope.
Reason (R) : Swift in the novel was neutral to the image of man.
(A) Both (A) and (R) are true, and
(R) is the correct explanation.
(B) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation.
(C) (A) is true, but (R) is false.
(D) (A) is false, but (R) is true.
40. Who, amongst the following, does not belong to the ‘Great Tradition’,
enunciated by F. R. Leavis ?
(A) Joseph Conrad
(B) James Joyce
(C) Jane Austen
(D) George Eliot
41. Isaac Bashevis Singer is an
(A) African-American writer
(B) American-Jewish writer
(C) American-Indian writer
(D) American-Asian writer
42. Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot has
(A) three Acts (B) five Acts
(C) four Acts (D) two Acts
43. James Joyce’s Exiles is a
(A) Short Story (B) Poem
(C) Play (D) Novel
44. “It was a bright cold day in April and the clocks were striking thirteen" – is the opening sentence of
(A) Ulysses
(B) Nostromo
(C) Chrome Yellow
(D) Nineteen Eighty-Four
45. The subtitle of William Godwin’s Caleb Williams is
(A) Man As He Is Not
(B) Man As He Is
(C) Things As They Are
(D) The Pupil of Nature
46. Who amongst the following belongs to the group of radical feminists ?
(A) Helene Cixous
(B) Monica Wittig
(C) Simone de Beauvoir
(D) Luce Irigaray
47. “On the Knocking at the Gate in Macbeth” is a longer essay by
(A) G. Wilson Knight
(B) A. C. Bradley
(C) Thomas De Quincey
(D) F. R. Leavis
48. The expression, “dreaming house” is an example of
(A) Zeugma
(B) Transferred epithet
(C) Chiasmus
(D) Apostrophe
49. The term ‘Practical Criticism’ is coined by
(A) William Empson
(B) W. K. Wimsatt, Jr.
(C) I.A. Richards
(D) F. R. Leavis
50. Victor Shklovsky’s name is associated with
(A) Post-modernism
(B) New Historicism
(C) Reader Response Theory
(D) Russian Formalism