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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
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.
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
ENGLISH
Paper – II
Note : This paper contains fifty (50) objective type questions, each question carrying two
(2) marks. Attempt all the questions.
D-30-11 3 Paper-II
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
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 the
World
(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) Halfbreed
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

33. The term “egotistical sublime” was
coined by
(A) S.T. Coleridge
(B) John Keats
(C) William Wordsworth
(D) William Hazlitt
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)
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
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


1. Little Nell is a character in Dickens’s
(A) Hard Times
(B) Great Expectations
(C) Oliver Twist
(D) The Old Curiosity Shop
2. Who, among the following Indian
writers in English, has created an
identifiable imagined locale ?
(A) Mulk Raj Anand
(B) Raja Rao
(C) R.K. Narayan
(D) Anita Desai
3. Who among the following is not a
formalist critic ?
(A) Allen Tate
(B) Cleanth Brooks
(C) Stanley Fish
(D) William Empson
4. The rhyme scheme of the Spenserian
sonnet is
(A) abab bcbc cdcd ee
(B) abab cdcd efef gg
(C) abba cddc effe gg
(D) abba abba cde cde
5. Who among the following Marlovian
characters is consumed by greed ?
(A) Barabas
(B) Tamburlaine
(C) Doctor Faustus
(D) Mephistopheles
6. The plan of Arthurian stories has
influenced the composition of
Tennyson’s
(A) In Memoriam
(B) Idylls
(C) “Maud”
(D) “Locksley Hall”
7. There are two lists given below.
Match the authors in List – I with
their nationality in List – II by
choosing the right option against the
code.
List – I
(Author)
List – II
(Nationality)
(I) Patrick White (1) Canada
(II) Nadine
Gordimer
(2) New
Zealand
(III) Margaret
Atwood
(3) Australia
(IV) Keri Hulme (4) South Africa
Code :
(I) (II) (III) (IV)
(A) (2) (1) (4) (3)
(B) (4) (3) (2) (1)
(C) (3) (4) (1) (2)
(D) (3) (2) (4) (1)
8. A Shakespearean sonnet has the
following rhyme scheme :
(A) ABBA, ABBA, CDCDCD
(B) ABAB, BCBC, CD CD EE
(C) ABAB, CDCD, EFEF, GG
(D) ABBA, ABBA, CDCD, EE
ENGLISH LITERATURE
Paper – II
Note : This paper contains fifty (50) objective type questions, each question carrying two
(2) marks. Attempt all the questions.
9. “The future of poetry is immense,
because in poetry…. our race, as
time goes on, will find an ever surer
and surer stay.” – This claim for
poetry is made in
(A) Arnold’s “The Study of
Poetry”
(B) Shelley’s “A Defence of
Poetry”
(C) Sidney’s “An Apology for
Poetry”
(D) Eliot’s of Poetry and Poets
10. Which of the following is not about
a dystopia ?
(A) George Orwell’s Nineteen
Eighty-Four
(B) Aldous Huxley’s Brave New
World
(C) William Golding’s Lord of the
Flies
(D) R.M. Ballantyne’s The Coral
Island
11. Who among the following is not
associated with the translation of the
Bible ?
(A) Miles Coverdale
(B) William Tyndale
(C) John Wycliffe
(D) Thomas Browne
12. Arrange the following stages in a
sequence in which all Shakespearean
tragedies are structured. Use the
code given below :
I. Denouement
II. Conflict
III. Exposition
IV. Climax
Code :
(A) III, II, IV, I
(B) III, IV, II, I
(C) II, IV, III, I
(D) II, IV, I, III
13. The term, ‘curtal sonnet’, was coined
by
(A) John Milton
(B) William Blake
(C) Gerald Manley Hopkins
(D) Matthew Arnold
14. The author of the pamphlet Short
View of Immorality and Profaneness
of the English Stage (1698) was
(A) John Bunyan
(B) Jeremy Collier
(C) William Wycherley
(D) John Vanbrugh
15. Identify a play in the following list
that is not written by Oscar Wilde :
(A) A Woman of No Importance
(B) The Importance of Being
Earnest
(C) Saints and Sinners
(D) An Ideal Husband
16. Put the following novels by Charles
Dickens in a sequential order with
the help of the code :
1. Great Expectations
2. Hard Times
3. Bleak House
4. A Tale of Two Cities
Code :
(A) 3, 2, 4, 1
(B) 2, 4, 3, 1
(C) 1, 2, 4, 3
(D) 4, 2, 1, 3
17. Thomas Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy
was influenced by
(A) Seneca
(B) Tertullian
(C) Virgil
(D) Plautus
18. In its final published version, Eliot’s
The Waste Land contains a total of
(A) 334 lines (B) 433 lines
(C) 373 lines (D) 423 lines
19. Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea is
set in
(A) The Congo region
(B) The Niger Delta
(C) The Caribbean
(D) The African Savannah
20. Hamlet, lying wounded, says to his
friend, “Horatio, I am dead.” This is
an example of
(A) protasis
(B) anacrusis
(C) prolepsis
(D) pun
21. The Castle of Otranto is an example
of
(A) Gothic fiction
(B) Romance
(C) Comic fiction
(D) Bildungsroman
22. “The City of Dreadful Night”, a long
poem depicting the late Victorian
sense of gloom and despondency, is
written by
(A) Matthew Arnold
(B) Robert Browning
(C) James Thomson
(D) John Davidson
23. Which of the following novels by
V.S. Naipaul is set in Africa and
carries echoes of Joseph Conrad ?
(A) The Mystic Masseur
(B) A Bend in the River
(C) A House for Mr. Biswas
(D) The Mimic Men
24. In The Rape of the Lock, Belinda’s
lapdog is named
(A) Luck (B) Shock
(C) Pluck (D) Muck
25. You Can’t Do Both is a novel by
(A) John Fowles
(B) Doris Lessing
(C) Kingsley Amis
(D) Irish Murdoch
26. The character, Nathan Zuckerman, is
associated with the fiction of
(A) Norman Mailer
(B) Saul Bellow
(C) Philip Roth
(D) Bernard Malamud
27. Plato censured poetry because he
believed it
(A) eliminates the ego.
(B) promotes sensuality.
(C) distorts reality.
(D) cripples the imagination.
28. Which of the following Tennyson
poems is a dramatic monologue ?
(A) In Memoriam
(B) “The Charge of the Light
Brigade”
(C) “Crossing the Bar”
(D) “Tithonus”
29. The character Giovanni features in
one of the following texts :
(A) John Cleland’s Fanny Hill :
Memoirs of a Woman of
Pleasure
(B) John Ford’s ‘Tis Pity She’s a
Whore’
(C) John Braine’s Room at the Top
(D) John Evelyn’s Diaries
30. Which of the following poems
features the phrase, “the still, sad
music of humanity” ?
(A) “Ode: Intimations of
Immortality from Recollections
of Early Childhood”
(B) “Michael : A Pastoral Poem”
(C) “The Solitary Reaper”
(D) “Tintern Abbey”
31. Molly Bloom is a character in James
Joyce’s
(A) A Portrait of the Artist as a
Young Man
(B) Dubliners
(C) Ulysses
(D) Exiles
32. Eliot uses the term “objective
correlative” in his essay.
(A) “The Metaphysical Poets”
(B) “Hamlet”
(C) “Tradition and the Individual
Talent”
(D) “Dante”
33. Seamus Heaney was awarded the
Nobel Prize for literature in the year
(A) 1995
(B) 1996
(C) 1997
(D) 1998
34. The pamphlet on the Irish condition,
“An Address to the Irish People”
was composed by
(A) W.B. Yeats
(B) P.B. Shelley
(C) Jonathan Swift
(D) G.B. Shaw
35. Which of the following
arrangements of English novels is in
the correct chronological sequence ?
(A) Kim, A Passage to India, Sons
and Lovers, Brave New World
(B) Sons and Lovers, A Passage to
India, Kim, Brave New World
(C) Kim, Sons and Lovers, A
Passage to India, Brave New
World
(D) Brave New World, Kim, Sons
and Lovers, A Passage to India
36. “Verses on the Death of Dr. Swift” is
written by
(A) Alexander Pope
(B) Samuel Johnson
(C) John Gay
(D) Jonathan Swift
37. Widowers’ Houses was written by
(A) Oscar Wilde
(B) T.S. Eliot
(C) John Galsworthy
(D) G.B. Shaw
38. Who among the following Marxist
critics has reconsidered the classic
problem of ‘base and superstructure”
in relation to literature ?
(A) Edmund Wilson
(B) Raymond Williams
(C) Lucien Goldmann
(D) Walter Benjamin
39. “Heteroglossia” refers to
(A) the multiple readings of a text.
(B) the juxtaposition of multiple
voices in a text.
(C) the comments on the margins
of a text.
(D) the gloss or commentary
relating to a text.
40. Margaret Drabble is the author of
(A) The Memoirs of a Survivor
(B) The Witch of Exmoor
(C) The Service of Clouds
(D) The Godless in Eden
41. MacFlecknoe is an attack on
Dryden’s literary rival,
(A) Richard Flecknoe
(B) Thomas Shadwell
(C) John Wilmot
(D) Matthew Prior
42. Eighteenth century writers used
satire frequently for
(A) attacking human vices and
follies.
(B) inciting the reading public.
(C) glorifying the culture of the
upper classes.
(D) pleasing their women readers.
43. Byron’s “The Vision of Judgement”
is a satire directed against
(A) Charles Lamb
(B) John Keats
(C) Henry Hallam
(D) Robert Southey
44. Tom Paine’s The Rights of Man was
published in
(A) 1790
(B) 1791
(C) 1792
(D) 1793
45. Andrew Marvell’s “An Horatian Ode
upon Cromwell’s Return from
Ireland” was written in
(A) 1647
(B) 1649
(C) 1650
(D) 1648
46. “The Rime of Ancient Mariner” is
about
(A) a perilous adventure in the sea
(B) the accidental killing of an
octopus
(C) the curse of a sea God
(D) the guilt and expiation of the
Ancient Mariner
47. “To Daffodils” is a poem, written by
(A) Robert Herrick
(B) William Wordsworth
(C) John Keats
(D) P.B. Shelley
48. Which of the following novels
reconstructs the historical events of
the Indian Mutiny ?
(A) The Jewel in the Crown
(B) The Siege of Krishnapur
(C) The Day of the Scorpion
(D) The Towers of Silence
49. “England, my England” is a poem by
(A) W.E. Henley
(B) A.E. Housman
(C) R.L. Stevenson
(D) Rudyard Kipling
50. Shelley was expelled from the
Oxford University due to the
publication of
(A) The Revolt of Islam
(B) The Necessity of Atheism
(C) The Triumph of Life
(D) The Masque of Anarchy


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