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1. The first systematic application of
the theory of patriarchy to literary
studies was made by
(A) Michel Foucalt
(B) Shulamith Firestone
(C) Nigel Leask
(D) Kate Millet
2. Walter Benjamin’s “The Task of the
Translator” was initially written as an
introduction to an anthology of
translations of poems by
(A) Schiller
(B) Rilke
(C) Baudelaire
(D) Paul Valery
3. ‘Rasa’ is an amalgamation of
(A) Bibhava and Anubhava
(B) Bibhava, Anubhava,
Vyabhicaribhava, Sthayibhava
(C) Sthayibhava and Bibhava
(D) Bibhava, Anubhava,
4. With which genre would you
associate the poem “The apparition
of these faces in the crowd; Petals on
a wet, black bough” ?
(A) Noh (B) Haiku
(C) Khandakavya (D) Ghazal
5. Kappanna and Appanna are
characters in which of these modern
Indian plays ?
(A) Yayati
(B) Nagamandala
(C) Tughlaq
(D) Sakharam Binder
6. Arrange the following books in order
in which they appeared. Use the code
given below :
I. Anand Math
II. Umrao Jan Ada
III. Godan
IV. Indulekha
Code :
(A) I, IV, II, III
(B) IV, I, III, II
(C) II, IV, I, III
(D) III, II, I, IV
7. Name the author of the influential
essay, “From Comparative Literature
to Translation Studies”.
(A) Susan Bassnett
(B) Jacques Derrida
(C) Tejaswini Niranjana
(D) Itamar Even-Zohar
8. Which of the following is not a
report on the scope, status and
standards of Comparative Literature ?
(A) Bassnett Report
(B) Bernheimer Report
(C) Levin Report
(D) Greene Report
9. The Howe Past Midnight is an
English translation of Tamil writer
Salma’s works done by
(A) Sundara Ramaswamy
(B) Sujit Mukherjee
(C) Lakshmi Holmstrom
(D) A.K. Ramanujan
10. Which of these methods deal/(s)
primarily with categories related to
content ?
(A) Thematology
(B) Genology and Historiography
(C) Stylistics

11. A key theory in translation studies
that challenges the hegemony of the
source language and locates the
translation firmly in the context of
the target language space instead, is
(A) Polyphony theory
(B) Polyvalence theory
(C) Multivalence theory
(D) Polysystem theory
12. Homeric epithet is a combination of
(A) Adjective and Noun
(B) Two adjectives
(C) Noun and Adverb
(D) Adjective and Adverb
13. Vidyasagar’s Bhrantibilas is an
adaption of Shakespeare’s
(A) Macbeth
(B) Romeo and Juliet
(C) The Tempest
(D) Comedy of Errors
14. Gargantua and Pantagruel is
(A) written by Montaigne during
the medieval period in France
(B) written by Rabelais during
French Renaissance
(C) written by Villon during early
Renaissance in France
(D) written by Montaigne during
French Romanticism
15. The tripartite division of translation
into ‘metaphrase’, ‘paraphrase’ and
‘imitation’ was introduced by
(A) Alexander Pope
(B) John Dryden
(C) Walter Benjamin
(D) Susan Bassnett
16. Which of the following languages
was not covered by the original
four volumes of the National
Bibliography of Indian Literature
1901-1953 published by the Sahitya
Akademi, but was part of the fifth
volume, which was envisaged and
added later to the series ?
(A) Kashmiri (B) Rajasthani
(C) Sanskrit (D) Sindhi
17. Identify the author who is a double
migrant :
(A) Rohinton Mistry
(B) Shani Mootoo
(C) Shyam Selvadurai
(D) Anita Rau Badami
18. The philosopher whose
deconstructionist critique of
problems of origins, essence and
presence caught the attention of
critics who had grown disenchanted with
New Criticism and structuralism, was
(A) Jacques Derrida
(B) Michel Foucault
(C) Mikhail Bakhtin
(D) Roland Barthes
19. Bakhtin proposes the notion of
(A) Heteroglossia
(B) Zones of characters
(C) (A) and (B)
(D) None of them
20. Name the translator who infamously
stated that the Persian poets he
translated were not poets enough
until he made them so
(A) William Jones
(B) Charles Wilkins
(C) Edward Fitzgerald
(D) Rammohan Roy
21. Which of the following is one of the
definitive characteristics of the
French School of Comparative
Literature ?
(A) Stylistics
(B) Polygenesis Studies
(C) Influence Studies
(D) Mythological Studies

22. The common element is early Bangla
and Ahamiya literature is
(A) Namah texts
(B) Charyapadas
(C) Krittibas’ Ramayana
(D) Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita
23. G.K. Chisterton’s “After Walt
Whitman” is _______
(A) a parody of Whitman’s themes
(B) a caricature of Whitman’s
(C) a tribute to Whitman’s
(D) a parody of Whitman’s style
24. Which of the following is , in sum,
Paul de Man’s thesis in such books
as Blindness & Insight and
Allegories of Reading ?
(A) In all things that speech can
express, these are two elements
– the outward or instrumental
and the real or spiritual.
(B) What literature “knows” is that
knowledge is a paretic, that is,
unavailable, because it is
subject to a double bind. We
cannot have access to the truth
that we seek in literature; and
this is literature’s truth.
(C) Canonical works take the
measure of the reader by means
of their authority; their capacity
to rebuke, baffle, and thwart us,
as well as surprise us with
unexpected, astonishing power.
Even at its most frustrating, the
canonical work draws us on; in
our fascination, we remain
loyal to it.
(D) In the struggle for the
allegiance of the reading
public, the established poetics
can point to prestigious
finished products whereas the
adherents of the new poetics
cannot yet do so.
Consequently, the challenges
being to import their own
‘finished products’.
25. “From country to popular” is the
subtitle of a volume of which series
on Indian Literary history ?
(A) A History Of Indian Literature
(B) The Oral Tradition in India
(C) Literary History of India
(D) India : Her Literature and
26. The Pleiade is
(i) A cluster of stars
(ii) a group of 18th century French
(iii) A group of seven Alexandrian
poets and tragedians.
(A) only (i) is correct.
(B) only (ii) is correct.
(C) (i) and (iii) are correct.
(D) (ii) and (iii) are correct.
27. Who is the author of Dhvanyaloka ?
(A) Jagannatha
(B) Bharata
(C) Mammata
(D) Anandavardhana
28. Novels that breach the template are
held by reception aesthetics to be
(A) discursively constructed
(B) extending the horizon of
(C) creating estrangement
(D) canonically correct
29. Miss Leela Benare is the protagonist
of which of these plays ?
(A) Evam Indrajit
(B) Ghasiram Kotwal
(C) Adhe Adhure
(D) Silence ! The Court is in Session
30. “The theorist who took it upon
himself to” distinguish between what
is social from what is individual in
language, and what is essential from
what is ancillary was
(A) Eugene Nida
(B) Ferdinand de Saussure
(C) Roland Barthes
(D) Roman Jacobson

31. Name the 1958 work that applied
structuralist and semiological
methods to a range of non-literary
texts such as wrestling, food and
(A) S/Z
(B) The Pleasure of the Text
(C) Mythologies
(D) Writing Degree Zero
32. The European poet who compared
his own poetic style with that of
Pinder in the lines “Julus, whoever
rivals Pindar……” was
(A) Roousard (B) Harace
(C) Catullus (D) Villon
33. The Loeb Classical Library is known
to provide comparative literary
scholars with __________.
(A) original classics in
unexpurgated format
(B) literary translations of classics
(C) literal translations of classics
(D) original classics, edited, with
notes and lists of sources
34. Identify the Booker Prize awardee
from the list below, who was not
born in India.
(A) Arundhati Ray
(B) Salman Rushdie
(C) V.S. Naipaul
(D) Aravind Adiga
35. Babaji Nataka
(i) is considered by many as the
first Oriya play.
(ii) has been translated into English
as The Holy Man.
(iii) is written in colloquial 19th
century Oriya.
(iv) has several characters who
speak Bangla, Hindi and
(A) (i), (ii) and (iii) are correct.
(B) (i), (ii) and (iv) are correct.
(C) only (i) is correct.
(D) (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv) are correct.
36. Uttararamacaritam was a famous
play of
(A) Bhavabhuti
(B) Kalidasa
(C) Shudraka
(D) Banabhatta
37. The name of Faulkner’s novel The
Sound and the Fury has been taken
(A) Othello
(B) King Lear
(C) Hamlet
(D) MacBeth
38. Ovid’s Metamorphoses contains
(A) a collection of religious sayings
(B) a collection of myths
(C) a collection of parables
(D) a collection of poems on
ancient European civilization
39. Identify the book which does not fall
under the category of diasporic
(A) Can you Hear the Nightbird
call ?
(B) The Oath of the Vayuputras
(C) Interpreter of Maladies
(D) The Sorrow and the Terror
40. Identify the one which is not a
historical novel :
(A) Ivanhoc
(B) The Hunchback of Notre Dame
(C) War and Peace
(D) Moby Dick
41. The Order of Things is a book by
(A) Roland Barthes
(B) Michel Foucault
(C) Jacques Derrida
(D) Ngugi wa Thiongo

42. Aayatollah Khomeini had declared a
‘fatwa’ on
(A) Arundhati Ray for “God of
Small Things”
(B) Salman Rushdie for Midnight’s
(C) Salman Rushdie for The
Satanic Verses
(D) Amitav Ghosh for River of
43. The Cherry Orchard was written by
(A) Moliere in French
(B) Chekhov in Russian
(C) Heine in German
(D) Chekhov in Polish
44. Who declared that the “unconscious
is structured like a language” ?
(A) Jacques Lacan
(B) Ferdinand de Saussure
(C) Roman Jacobson
(D) Sigmund Freud
45. The greatest theorist of tragicomedy
(A) Giovani de Bernardo
(B) Battista Guarini
(C) John Dryden
(D) Joseph Addison
46. “Translation as Perjury” is an essay by
(A) Rammohan Roy
(B) N. Kamala
(C) Anisur Rahman
(D) Sujit Mukherjee
47. Counterpoints is written by
(A) Ipshita Chanda
(B) Nabaneeta Dev Sen
(C) Chandra Mohan
(D) Ajeet Kaur
48. Jean-Paul Sartre’s The Flies borrows
its theme from
(A) Sophocles
(B) Aristophanes
(C) Homer
(D) Aeschylus
49. The first department of comparative
literature was started at
(A) Jadavpur University
(B) Calcutta University
(C) Delhi University
(D) University of Kerala
50. Which of the following writers is not
a Nobel Laureate ?
(A) John Steinbeck
(B) Jean-Paul Sartre
(C) Leo Tolstoy
(D) Harold Pinter
51. “Why Comparative Indian Literature ?”
is an essay by
(A) R.K. Dasgupta
(B) Amiya Dev
(C) Swapan Majumdar
(D) Sisir Kumar Das
52. Who among the following cannot be
subsumed under the category,
American Transcendentalists ?
(A) Walt Whitman
(B) Ralph Waldo Emerson
(C) Emily Dickinson
(D) Henry David Thoreau
53. Friedrich Schlegel was a major figure
(A) Early German classicism
(B) Medieval German Literature
(C) The Storm and Drang
(D) German Romanticism
54. The English Novel Rajmohan’s wife
was written by
(A) Michael Madhusudan Dutt
(B) Raja Rammohan Roy
(C) Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay
(D) Rabindranath Tagore

55. Homer’s The Odyssey contains
(A) 12 books
(B) 18 books
(C) 24 books
(D) 6 books
56. The Hindi film Utsav was based on
(A) Gathasaptasati
(B) Tripitaka
(C) Mricchhakatika
(D) Meghduta
57. _________ is the study of the
discursive content of images, the
symbolic meanings that they express.
(A) Iconology
(B) Philology
(C) Mythography
(D) Iconography
58. Which early European poet used the
AZP structure of the ballet to
formulate his stanzaic pattern ?
(A) Dante
(B) Petrarch
(C) Harace
(D) Pindar
59. Satyajit Ray’s award winning film
“Pather Panchali” is based on a novel
(A) Kazi Nazrul Islam
(B) Rabindranath Tagore
(C) Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay
(D) Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
60. Which of the following reports
engages most clearly with the
emergence of Cultural studies ?
(A) Greene Report
(B) Blue Report
(C) Bernheimer Report
(D) Levin Report
61. Culture Studies as an academic
discipline began in the UK at the
(A) University of London
(B) University of Birmingham
(C) University of Manchester
(D) University of East Anglia
62. Name the author of the novel
(A) Hanif Qureishi
(B) Anitav Ghosh
(C) Shyam Selvadurai
(D) Kamala Shamsie
63. Who among the following devised a
“pointillist” method in Art history ?
(A) Ernest Gombrich
(B) Fernand Braudel
(C) Erwin Panofsky
(D) Heinrich Wölfflin
64. The following poems furnish good
examples of the artistic potential of
emphasis :
I. “The Lady of Shallot”
II. “Musee des Beaux Arts”
III. “Preludes”
IV. “Ode on a Grecian Uru”
(A) I and II are correct
(B) II and III are correct
(C) III and IV are correct
(D) II and IV are correct
65. Principles of Art History was written
(A) Oskar Walzel
(B) Heinrich Wolfflin
(C) Zimmermann
(D) E. Legouis

66. Which of these books were published
in two different editions separated by
many years, the first in black and
white, and the second in colour,
where the racism in the former was
sought to be removed by the author
in the latter ?
(A) Tintin in Africa
(B) Tintin in America
(C) Tintin in the Congo
(D) Tintin and the Broken Ear
67. Match List – I with List – II :
List – I
(Broad Area)
List – II
associated with it)
i. The politics of
1. Richard
ii. Cultural
studies and
2. Stuart Hall
iii. The audience
3. Lawrence
iv. Cultural studies
in the US
4. David
Codes :
i ii iii iv
(A) 3 4 2 1
(B) 2 4 3 1
(C) 2 1 4 3
(D) 4 3 1 2
68. The ‘Inuits’ are commonly known as
(A) Negroes
(B) Eskimos
(C) Australoids
(D) Red-Indians
69. An autobiographical graphic novel
by Marjane Satrapi is
(A) My Persia
(B) Revolution
(C) Persepolis
(D) Maus
70. “Understanding Comics” is written
(A) Neil Gaiman
(B) Scott McCloud
(C) Alan Moore
(D) Raymond Williams
71. Which Shakespearean play was
Rabindranath Tagore forced to
translate at the age of fourteen as a
part of his holiday homework ?
(A) Antony & Cleopatra
(B) Macbeth
(C) Hamlet
(D) The Merchant of Venice
72. The concept of “Social Drama” was
developed by
(A) Martin Esslin
(B) Victor Turner
(C) Northrop Frye
(D) David Hare
73. The following play has experimented
with cultural and dramatic
possibilities in an historical light :
(A) Indian Ink
(B) Bringing Up Father
(C) Teeth N’ Smiles
(D) Mudrārāk asa
74. Which of these is not one of the
general categories Raymond
Williams delineates in his definition
of culture ?
(A) The Social
(B) The Documentary
(C) The Ideal
(D) The Actual
75. ‘Native Earth Performing Arts’ is a
theatre company based in
(A) Toronto
(B) Brisbane
(C) Ahmedabad
(D) Nairobi

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