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UGC NET June 2013 Paper II

Paper – II
Note : This paper contains fifty (50) objective type questions, each question carrying two (2)
marks. All questions are compulsory.
1. In Pinter’s Birthday Party, Stanley is given a birthday present. What is it ?
(A) A toy
(B) A piano
(C) A drum
(D) A violin
2. How does Lord Jim end ?
(A) Jim is shot through the chest by Doramin.
(B) Jim kills himself with a last unflinching glance.
(C) Jim answers “the call of exalted egoism” and betrays Jewel.
(D) Jim surrenders himself to Doramin.
3. “Where I lacked a political purpose, I wrote lifeless books.” To which of the following
    authors can we attribute the above admission ?
(A) Graham Greene
(B) George Orwell
(C) Charles Morgan
(D) Evelyn Waugh
4. Modernism has been described as being concerned with “disenchantment of our culture with culture itself”. Who is the critic ?
(A) Stephen Spender
(B) Malcolm Bradbury
(C) Lionel Trilling
(D) Joseph Frank
  •      Lionel Trilling in his essay "On the Teaching of Modern Literature"
5. “Only that film, which fluttered on the grate, Still flutters there, the sole unquiet thing.”
The above lines are quoted from
(A) “Tintern Abbey Revisited”
(B) “Michael”
(C) “Frost at Midnight”
(D) “This Lime-Tree Bower, My Prison”
·         Frost at Midnight & This Lime-Tree Bower, My Prison are poems by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.  Michael & Tintern Abbey are by Wordsworth.
6. Which one of the following modern poems employs ottava rima ?
(A) “Among School Children”
(B) “In Praise of Limestone”
(C) “The Wild Swans at Coole”
(D) “The Shield of Achilles”
  •       Among School Children' is  WB Yeats' poem  included in "The Tower" 1928.  The poem has eight stanzas of eight lines each with a rhyme scheme of abababcc.
7. John Dryden in his heroic tragedy All for Love takes the story of Shakespeare’s
(A) Troilus and Cressida
(B) The Merchant of Venice
(C) Antony and Cleopatra
(D) Measure for Measure
8. Arrange the following works in the order in which they appear. Identify the correct code :
I. No Longer at Ease
II. Things Fall apart
III. A Man of the People
IV. Arrow of God
The correct combination according to the code is :
Code :
(A) III, IV, II, I
(B) IV, III, I, II
(C) II, I, IV, III
(D) I, II, III, IV
  •       Things Fall apart 1958, No longer at ease 1960, Arrow of God 1964, A Man of the People 1966.  Things Fall apart, No longer at ease and Arrow of God were also considered as 'African Trilogy'.
9. Samuel Pepys kept his diary from
(A) 1660 to 1669
(B) 1649 to 1660
(C) 1662 to 1689
(D) 1660 to 1689
10. In the Defence of Poetry, what did Sydney attribute to poetry ?
(A) A magical power whereby poetry plays tricks on the reader.
(B) A divine power whereby poetry transmits a message from God to the reader.
(C) A moral power whereby poetry encourages the reader to evaluate virtuous models.
(D) A realistic power that cannot be made to seem like mere illusion and trickery.
11. An Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot presents portraits of the following contemporary individuals :
(A) Addison and Lord Hervey
(B) Dryden and Rochester
(C) Swift and Steele
(D) Smollett and Defoe
12. Match the following authors with their works :
List – A                                                           List – B
(Authors)                                                        (Works)
I. Alice Walker                                                            1. Invisible Man
II. Ralph Ellison                                                           2. The Color Purple
III. Richard Wright                                                       3. Their Eyes Were Watching God
IV. Zora Neale Hurston                                              4. Native Son
Which is the correct combination according to the code :
Code :
I           II         III        IV
(A)       2          1          3          4
(B)       3          4          2          1
(C)       4          3          1          2
(D)       1          2          4          3
incorrect code.
Ø  Alice Walker - The Color Purple, Ralph Ellison - Invisible Man, Richard Wright - Native Son, Zora Neale Hurston - Their Eyes Were Watching God.
13. Which of these plays by Shakespeare does not use ‘cross-dressing’ as a device ?
(A) As You Like It
(B) Julius Caeser
(C) Cymbeline
(D) Two Gentlemen of Verona
14. Which of the following works cannot be categorised under postcolonial theory ?
(A) Nation and Narration
(B) Orientalism
(C) Discipline and Punish
(D) White Mythologies
15. Locke’s Essay Concerning Human Understanding is a classic statement of___Philosophy.
(A) Aesthetic
(B) Empiricist
(C) Nationalist
(D) Realist
16. “Power circulates in all directions, to and from all social levels, at all times.” Who said this ?
(A) Edward Said
(B) Michel Foucault
(C) Jacques Derrida
(D) Roland Barthes
17. Which one of the following is not written by an Australian Aboriginal writer ?
(A) Kath Walker
(B) Peter Carey
(C) Robert Bropho
(D) Jack Davis
The question is ambiguous.
·         Except Peter Carey, all are Australian aboriginals. Kath Walker, known as Oodgeroo Noonuccal (pronounced /udjeru: nu:nekel/) was a poetess.  Robert Bropho, from Perth, was an activist who was imprisoned for sexual abuse and Jack Davis  was a playwright and poet. Peter Carey is the Australian novelist to have won the Booker prize twice.  Only two others-JM Coetzee and Hilary Mantel- have won Booker twice.  
18. Sir Thomas Wyatt and the Earl of Surrey jointly brought out Tottel’s Miscellany during the Renaissance. Identify the name of the Earl of Surrey from the following :
(A) Thomas Lodge
(B) Thomas Nashe
(C) Thomas Sackville
(D) Henry Howard

Richard Tottel's 'Songs and Sonnets written by the Right Honorable Lord Henry Howard late Earl of Surrey and other' ( now Tottel's Miscellany) appeared in 1557 ten years after the execution of Henry Howard  in 1547 for charges of treason.  Out of the 271 poems in the collection, 40 were by Surrey, 96 by Wyatt, and the rest by various courtier poets.
19. Match the following lists :
List – I                                    List – I
(Novelists)                               (Novels)
I. Margaret Laurence                          1. Surfacing
II. Margaret Atwood                          2. The Stone Angel
III. Sinclair Ross                                 3. Medicine River
IV. Thomas King                                4. As for Me and My House
Which is the correct combination according to the code :
Code :
I           II         III        IV
(A)       1          4          3          2
(B)       3          2          1          4
(C)       4          3          2          1
(D)       2          1          4          3
20. The dramatic structure of Restoration comedies combines in it the features of
I. The Elizabethan Theatre
II. The Neoclassical Theatre of Italy and France
III. The Irish Theatre
IV. The Greek Theatre
The correct combination according to the code is :
Code :
(A) I and IV are correct.
(B) III and IV are correct.
(C) II and III are correct.
(D) I and II are correct.
21. Which American poet wrote : “I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world” ?
(A) Robert Lowell
(B) Walt Whitman
(C) Wallace Stevens
(D) Langston Hughes
22. The etymological meaning of the word “trope” is
(A) gesture (B) turning
(C) mirror (D) desire
·         from Latin 'tropus' from Greek 'tropos' meaning turn.
23. Who among the following English poets defined poetic imagination as “a repetition in the finite mind of the eternal act of creation in the infinite ‘I AM’ ” ?
(A) Blake
(B) Wordsworth
(C) Coleridge
(D) Shelley
·         Read Biographia Literaria (chapter 13)
24. Little Nell is a character in Dickens’
(A) David Copperfield
(B) The Old Curiosity Shop
(C) Bleak House
(D) Great Expectations
25. Match the following :
 (Schools/Concept of Criticism)                                (Critics)
I. Formalism                                                                1. John Crow Ransom
II. New Critics                                                              2. The Jungians
III. Psychological Theory of the Value of Literature  3. Victor Shklovsky
IV. Literary art as archetypal image                           4. I.A. Richards
The correct combination according to the code is :
Code :
I           II         III        IV
(A)       3          1          4          2
(B)       2          4          1          3
(C)       4          1          2          3
(D)       3          2          1          4
26. In the late seventeenth century a “Battle of Books” erupted between which two groups ?
(A) Cavaliers and Roundheads
(B) Abolitionists and Enthusiasts for slaves
(C) Champions of Ancient and Modern Learning
(D) The Welsh and the Scots
27. “Everything that man esteems Endures a moment or a day
Love’s pleasure drives his love away…”
In the above quote the last line is an example of
(A) allusion (B) pleonasm
(C) paradox (D) zeugma
28. Match the author with the work :
List – I                                    List – II
(Authors)                                (Works)
I. Kingsely Amis                     1. Saturday and Sunday Morning
II. Allan Silletoe                     2. The Golden Note Book
III. Doris Lessing                    3. The Left Bank
IV. Jean Rhys                                     4. Lucky Jim
Which is the correct combination according to the code :
Code :
I           II         III        IV
(A)       3          4          1          2
(B)       4          1          2          3
(C)       2          3          1          4
(D)       1          2          3          4
29. In which of Hardy’s novels does the character Abel Whittle appear ?
(A) Far from the Madding Crowd
(B) The Return of the Native
(C) A Pair of Blue Eyes
(D) The Mayor of Casterbridge
30. The phrase “dark Satanic mills” has become the most famous description of the force at the centre of the industrial revolution. The phrase was used by
(A) William Wordsworth
(B) William Blake
(C) Thomas Carlyle
(D) John Ruskin
31. “Five miles meandering with a mazy motion Through wood and dale the scared river ran.”
Where does this ‘sacred river’ directly run to ?
(A) A lifeless ocean
(B) The caverns measureless
(C) A fountain
(D) The waves
"Five miles meandering with a mazy motion
Through wood and dale the sacred river ran,
Then reached the caverns measureless to man,
And sank in tumult to a lifeless ocean; " - from Kubla Khan

32. Who is the twentieth century poet, a winner of the Nobel Prize for literature who rejected the label “British” though he has always written in English rather than his regional language ?
(A) Douglas Dunn
(B) Seamus Heaney
(C) Geoffrey Hill
(D) Philip Larkin
33. Which of the following statements best describes Sir Thomas Browne’s Religio Medici ?
(A) It is a story of conversion or providential experiences.
(B) It emphasizes Browne’s love of mystery and wonder.
(C) It is full of angst, melancholy and dread of death.
(D) It reports the facts of Browne’s life.
(question is weak)
34. Which of the following characters from Eliot’s Waste Land is not correctly mentioned ?
(A) The typist
(B) Madam Sosostris
(C) The Merchant from Eugenides
(D) The Young Man Carbuncular
·         Mr. Eugenides is the smirna merchant.
35. Which one of the following best describes the general feeling expressed in literature during the last decade of the Victorian era ?
(A) Studied melancholy and aestheticism
(B) The triumph of science and morbidity
(C) Sincere earnestness and Protestant zeal
(D) Raucous celebration combined with paranoid interpretation
36. Which poem by Shelley bears the alternative title, “The Spirit of Solitude” ?
(A) Mont Blanc
(B) “Hymn to Intellectual Beauty”
(C) “Adonais”
(D) Alastor
37. Which tale in The Canterbury Tales uses the tradition of the Beast Fable ?
(A) The Knight’s Tale
(B) The Monk’s Tale
(C) The Nun’s Priest’s Tale
(D) The Miller’s Tale
38. At the end of Sons and Lovers Paul Morel
(A) sets off in quest of life away from his mother.
(B) considers the option of committing suicide.
(C) joins his elder brother William in London.
(D) embraces a Schopenhauer – like nihilism.
39. When you say “I love her eyes, her hair, her nose, her cheeks, her lips” you are using a rhetorical device of
(A) Enumeration
(B) Antanagoge
(C) Parataxis
(D) Hypotaxis
40. The following are two lists of plays and characters. Match them.
List – I                                                   List – II
(Plays)                                                 (Characters)
I. Women Beware Women                           1. Malevole
II. The Malcontent                                          2. Beatrice
III. The City Madam                                       3. Bianca
IV. The Changeling                                       4. Doll Tearsheet
Which is the correct combination according to the code :
Code :
I             II         III          IV
(A)       3          1          4          2
(B)       2          1          2          4
(C)       1          2          3          4
(D)       4          3          2          1
41. With Bacon the essay form is
(A) an intimate, personal confession
(B) witty and boldly imagistic
(C) the aphoristic expression of accumulated public wisdom
(D) homely and vulgar
42. Evelyn Waugh’s Trilogy published together as Sword of Honour is about
(A) The English at War
(B) The English Aristocracy
(C) The Irish question
(D) Scottish nationalism
43. Who coined the phrase “The Two Nations” to describe the disparity in Britain between  
     the   rich and the poor ?
(A) Charles Dickens
(B) Thomas Carlyle
(C) Benjamin Disraeli
(D) Frederick Engels
44. Milton introduces Satan and the fallen angels in the Book I of Paradise Lost. Two of the
      chief devils reappear in Book II. They are
I. Moloch
II. Clemos
III. Belial
IV. Thamuz
The correct combination according to the code is
Code :
(A) I and IV are correct.
(B) I and III are correct.
(C) I and II are correct.
(D) II and III are correct.
45. When Chaucer describes the Friar as a “noble pillar of order”, he is using
(A) irony
(B) simile
(C) understatement
(D) personification
46. John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger is an example of
(A) drawing room comedy
(B) kitchen-sink drama
(C) absurd drama
(D) melodrama
47. Which character in Jane Eyre uses religion to justify cruelty ?
(A) Blanche Ingram
(B) Mr. Brocklehurst
(C) Sir John Rivers
(D) Eliza Reed
48. Which Romantic poet defined a slave as ‘a person perverted into a thing’ ?
(A) Blake
(B) Coleridge
(C) Keats
(D) Shelley
49. John Suckling belongs to the group of
(A) Metaphysical poets
(B) Cavalier poets
(C) Neo-classical poets
(D) Religious poets
  •      Robert Herrick, Thomas Carew, Richard Lovelace and John Suckling are the important cavalier poets, a group of mid-17th-century English lyric poets, mostly courtiers of Charles I.
50. Sir Thomas More creates the character of a traveller into whose mouth the account of Utopia is put. His name is
(A) Michael
(B) Raphael
(C) Henry
(D) Thomas


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