2014 December UGC NET English Question Paper 2 With Answers

1. 
Two of the following list are “Angry Young Men” of the 1950’s British literary scene.

I. John Osborne     
II. C.P. Snow
III. Anthony Powell
IV. Kingsley Amis

The right combination, according to the code

Deselect Answer

2. 
Laurence Sterne’s Tristram Shandy contains
3. 
Which of the following statement is NOT true of Areopagitica ?
4. 
Thomas Hardy’s last major novel was _______.
5. 
The Hind and the Panther Transvers’d to the Story of the Country Mouse and the City Mouse is a satire on
6. 
Match the columns :

Terms  Theorists
I. Apollonian – Dionysian    1. Matthew Arnold
II. Fancy – Imagination      2. Friedrich Nietzsche
III. Hellenism – Hebraism 3. G.H. Hopkins
IV. Inscape – Instress    4. S.T. Coleridge
I II III IV
Deselect Answer

7. 
In King Lear who among the following speaks in the voice of Poor Tom ?
8. 
In Wordsworth’s Prelude the Boy of Winander is affected by
9. 
Which of the following is NOT mentioned as part of the London locale in The Waste Land ?
10. 
Which of the following novels is NOT written by Jean Rhys ?
11. 
The first official royal Poet Laureate in English literary history was _______.
12. 
Who does Alexander Pope refer to in the following lines ?

“Born to no pride; inheriting no strife,
Nor marrying discord in a noble wife,
Stranger to civil and religious rage,
The good man walked innoxious through his age.”Deselect Answer

13. 
The Theory of Natural Selection is attributed to ________.
14. 
Which character in William Golding’s Lord of the Flies maintains, “Life is scientific” ?
15. 
Match the authors under List – I with the titles under List – II :

List – I  List – II
I. Claude Levi-Strauss    1. Of Grammatology
II. Jacques Derrida     2. The Archaeology of Knowledge
III. Northrop Frye  3. Structural Anthropology
IV. Michel Foucault  4. Anatomy of Criticism
I II III IV
Deselect Answer

16. 
How did Chaucer’s Pardoner make his living ?
17. 
From among the following, identify Coleridge’s companion in a fanciful scheme to establish a Utopian community of free love on the banks of the Susquehaina river ?
18. 
Which of the following novels by H.G. Wells is about the condition of England as Empire ?
19. 
Joothan by Om Prakash Valmiki is
20. 
Listed below are some English plays across several centuries :

Twelfth Night, She Stoops to Conquer, The Importance of Being Earnest, Pygmalion and
Blithe Spirit.
What is common to them ?Deselect Answer

21. 
Who among the following wrote a poem comparing a lover’s heart to a hand grenade ?
22. 
The Uncertainty Principle is attributed to
23. 
“Jabberwocky” is a creation in _______.
24. 
Who are Didi and Gogo ?
25. 
Who among the following theorists talks about “the circulation of social energy” ?
26. 
How many legends of good women could Chaucer complete in his The Legend of Good Women ?
27. 
The Round Table is a collection of essays jointly written by ________.
28. 
Dylan Thomas is associated with the group _______.
29. 
Which of the following writers writes from Canada ?
30. 
“The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power, And all that beauty, all that wealth e’er gave, Awaits alike the inevitable hour The paths of glory lead but to the grave.” What is the subject of awaits ?
31. 
“Heav’n has no rage, like love to hatred turn’d / Nor Hell a fury, like a woman scorn’d.”

Identify the text in which the above quote occurs :Deselect Answer

32. 
A Young Lady’s Entrance into the World is the sub-title of _______.
33. 
“The old order changeth, yielding place to new” is from ________.
34. 
Which of the following cannot be classified as fantasy fiction ?
35. 
Philosophy of Symbolic Forms is a work associated with _______.
36. 
Which of the following facts is NOT true of Spenser ?
37. 
William Blake developed the ideas of “Prolifics” and “Devourers” in
38. 
Surrealism is associated with
39. 
“And miles to go before I sleep” is a line from a poem by
40. 
What common link do you find among

“The Disquieting Muses” by Sylvia Plath,
“The Starry Night” by Anne Sexton,
“Mourning Picture” by Adrienne Rich, and
“Musee des Beaux Arts” by W.H. Auden ?Deselect Answer

41. 
“All Rising to Great Place is by a _____ staire.” (Francis Bacon)
42. 
In Jeremy Collier’s 1698 pamphlet attacking the immorality and profaneness of the English stage, who among the following was the principal target ?
43. 
Charles Dickens’s visit to the United States produced _________.
44. 
Who among the following is a working-class poet ?
45. 
New Science is a work associated with _______.
46. 
Identify Petrarch’s sonnet sequence from among the following :
47. 
The island setting of Latmos figures in Keats’s
48. 
The Artist Hero is a theatrical creation emphasized by ________.
49. 
Which of the following African writers won the Nobel Prize for Literature ?
50. 
“My lute, be as thou wert when thou didst grow With thy green mother in some shady groove”

– William Drummond
The above quote is an example of _______.Deselect Answer

51. 
2014 December UGC NET English Literature Question Paper 3

51. This work was a satire in Ottava rima, attacking George III and Robert Southey.
Identify the poem :
Deselect Answer

52. 
Here’s a famous exchange from Arthur Conan Doyle’s Silver Blaze :

‘Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention ?’
‘To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.’
‘The dog did nothing in the night-time.’
What was Sherlock Holmes’ response ?Deselect Answer

53. 
“The shrill, demented choirs of waiting shells, And bugles calling for them from sad shires.” These lines are from Wilfred Owen’s :
54. 
In Aphra Behn’s Oronooko, how does the titular character die ?
55. 
The narrative of this novel is a meticulous, present-tense account of a woman with a death-wish who plots the circumstances of her own violent murder.

Identify the novel.Deselect Answer

56. 
The library where the “Battle of Books” takes place is _______.
57. 
In Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex the first scene finds Oedipus
58. 
Who among Shakespeare’s contemporaries did not write tragedies ?
59. 
The Kite Runner, a novel by Khaled Hosseini tells the story of ________.
60. 
Thomas Babington Macaulay, the writer of the infamous Minute of 1835, finds a mention in Salman Rushdie’s
61. 
The issue of privileging speech over writing was taken up for discussion in Plato’s :
62. 
‘The Medium is the Message’ is a concept given by
63. 
Seamus Heaney’s famous poem “Digging” forms a part of his celebrated collection called
64. 
The first major report on The Teaching of English in England was published in 1921. It is known as ________, named after the Chair, Board of Education, _______.
65. 
Who first developed the notion of ‘competence’ in language studies ?
66. 
The fruit was eaten. The fruit is ripening.

Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct ?
(1) English has two kinds of participle : the present and the past.
(2) English has three kinds of participle : the present, the past and the future.
(3) The first sentence here is an example of a verb in past participle.
(4) The first sentence here is an example of a verb in the perfect tense.
(5) The second sentence here is an example of a verb in present participle.
(6) The second sentence here is an example of a verb in the continuous tenseDeselect Answer

67. 
In 1722 the Crown awarded a certain English merchant a patent to manufacture copper coins for Ireland. Jonathan Swift intervened by way of composing a series of letters in response, better known as The Drapier’s Letters. Who was the merchant ?
68. 
“While the world moves In appentency on its metalled way Of time past and time future”

These lines are from :Deselect Answer

69. 
The following is the stage-description of an opening scene of a famous modern play : A basement room. Two beds, flat against the back wall. A serving hatch, closed, between the beds. A door to the kitchen and lavatory, left. A door to a passage, right.

Identify the play :Deselect Answer

70. 
‘Homonyms’ are words that _______
71. 
Match the columns :

Shakespearean  Actors Period
I. David Garrick  1. The 19th century
II. John Gielgud     2. The 18th century
III. Henry Irving     3. The Restoration
IV. Thomas Betterton     4. The 20th century
I II III IV
Deselect Answer

72. 
In his “Structure, Sign, and Play in the Discourse of the Human Sciences,” Derrida is all praise for the bricoleur whom Levi-Strauss sees as a supreme methodologist, “someone who uses ‘the means at hand’.”

Who does Levi-Strauss contrast bricoleur with in terms of method and approach ?Deselect Answer

73. 
Heinrich Böll has something to say, and not of course merely something about the Germans. He says it several times. A common weakness of writers with something to say is their inability to understand that saying it four times is not necessarily four times as effective as saying it once. But to have something to say – how rare this is !

– D. J. Enright, “Three New Germans”.


From a reading of the above, the reader can deduce :
I. Enright mildly disapproves of Heinrich Böll’s saying not merely something about Germans.
II. Enright is disappointed that Heinrich Böll has practically nothing to say about people other than Germans.
III. Enright agrees that Heinrich Böll shares a weakness with writers who prefer saying something four times to saying it once.
IV. Enright does not believe that saying something four times will necessarily make the same effective.
The right combination, according to the code, isDeselect Answer

74. 
Michel Foucault’s earlier “archaeological” study is found in
75. 
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison is widely recognized as a masterpiece. It is also one of the finest examples of
76. 
Match the following correctly :

List – I      List – II
I. Mulk Raj Anand    1. Premashram
II. Raja Rao           2. The Cat and Shakespeare
III. Prem Chand  3. Coolie
IV. Girish Karnad  4. Nagamandala
I II III IV
Deselect Answer

77. 
From which of Sheridan’s plays the following extract is taken ?

Lady Sneerwell : Why truly Mrs. Clackitt has a very pretty talent and a great deal of industry.
Snake : True, Madam, and has been tolerably successful in her day. To my knowledge she has been the cause of six matches being broken off and three sons disinherited, of four forced elopements ….
Lady Sneerwell : She certainly has talents but her manner is gross
Deselect Answer

78. 
Who, from among the following, has NOT been discussed by Simon-de-Bevoir in “The Myth of Woman in Five Authors” in The Second Sex ?
79. 
In a collection of essays Orhan Pamuk shares how he writes his novels, tells about his friendship with his daughter, talks about his loneliness and happiness.

Identify the text :Deselect Answer

80. 
Two of the following plays won the Sultan Padamsee Prize for Indian plays in English :

I. Princes
II. Where There’s a Will
III. Larins Sahib
IV. Doongaji House
The right combination according to the code is :Deselect Answer

81. 
Who among the following is NOT an Australian writer ?
82. 
After Independence, Mulk Raj Anand, wrote a number of semi-autobiographical works to narrate chunks of his own life through a fictional persona. The name he gave this persona is _______.
83. 
What a mockery this.

Of history, the past and that to come !
Now do I feel how all men are deceived,
Reading of nations and their, in faith,
Faith given to vanity and emptiness …
                                                          The prelude

The above extract is from
Deselect Answer

84. 
While foregrounding the marginal presence of women in history in A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf refers to ______ History of England.
85. 
Salonie is a play written by Oscar Wilde written in
86. 
In More’s Utopia, the fictional traveller Raphael Hythloday’s second name in Greek means
87. 
“You do not dwell in me nor I in you however much I pander to your name”

These lines from Geoffrey Hill’s “Lachrimae” addressDeselect Answer

88. 
The author of Black Skin, White Masks is
89. 
Match the following :

Poet Bird
I. John Keats 1. Hawk
II. P.B. Shelley 2. Falcon
III. G.H. Hopkins 3. Skylark
IV. Ted Hughes 4. Nightingale
I II III IV
Deselect Answer

90. 
Who of the following has written the novel The Return ?
91. 
Who among the following is a well-known Neo-Aristotelian critic ?
92. 
Assertion (A) : The act of reading a text is both determinate and indeterminate.

Reason (R) : Since our reading includes both a sense of the unity of the narrative held in
place at the end and the different wishes and guesses made along the way.Deselect Answer

93. 
Girish Karnad’s Hayavadana, originally in Kannada, has been translated into English by
94. 
Edward Said’s well-known book Orientalism was published in
95. 
“To the Memory of my Beloved, the Author Mr. William Shakespeare : And What He Hath Left Us” is an ode composed by
96. 
Call me Ishmail Tonight is written by
97. 
“All fiction for me is a kind of magic or trickery – a confidence trick.” The statement has been made by
98. 
Here is a list of American words and word-makers. Match the following :

I. H.L. Mencken 1. Babbit
II. Philip Wylie 2. Yes man
III. Jack Conway 3. Bible belt
IV. Sinclair Lewis 4. Monism
I II III IV
Deselect Answer

99. 
Which of the following in Jacques Derrida’s epigraph to his “Structure, Sign and Play in the Discourse of the Human Sciences” ?
100. 
In Mann’s Death in Venice, death of the protagonist occurs
101. 
Two among the following poets wrote the “Village” poems that address the perennial theme of rural poverty :

I. Oliver Goldsmith
II. William Collins
III. Samuel Johnson
IV. George Gabbe
The right combination according to the code isDeselect Answer

102. 
In which of the following works Yeats developed his theory of ‘gyres’ ?
103. 
Mystery and Miracle plays in English were based on ______.
104. 
When we rewrite a piece of discourse from one script into another, it is called ________.
105. 
“No wonder then.” Explain.
106. 
The term “womanism” was first used by
107. 
Two among the following critics have dealt with the reproduction of motherhood in feminist theory :

I. Nancy Chodorow
II. Judith Fetterley
III. Catherine R. Stimpson
IV. Carol Gilligan
The right combination according to the code isDeselect Answer

108. 
Flowers is a short play written by
109. 
Match the columns :

Character  Novel
I. Lady Dedlock 1. Vanity Fair
II. Lady Bertram 2. Wives and Daughters
III. Lady Harriet 3. Mansfield Park
IV. Lady Jane 4. Bleak House
I II III IV
Deselect Answer

110. 
“The Books You Needn’t Read, the Books Made For Purposes Other Than Reading, Books Read Before You Open Them Since They Belong To The Category of Books Read Before Being Written …”

The above extract is taken fromDeselect Answer

111. 
Listed below are the titles of novels and the sources to which they are aligned by readers. Match them appropriately :

List – I List – II
I. Peter Carey’s Jack Maggs 1. Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe
II. J.M. Coetzee’s Foe 2. Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre
III. Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea 3. R.M. Ballantyne’s The Coral Island
IV. William Golding’s Lord of the Flies 4. Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations
I II III IV
Deselect Answer

112. 
Identify the right chronological sequence :
113. 
‘Nasal tone’ in speech is a distinguishing feature of _______.
114. 
Which of the following writers did NOT receive the Nobel Prize for Literature ?
115. 
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon is a significant work in ______ volumes.
116. 
The first novel written by Graham Greene is
117. 
From among the Canterbury pilgrims, which group would qualify as the ‘upper class’ ?
118. 
Plagiarism is a well-known word and concept in academic circles. The word plagiarius in Latin, however, meant
119. 
What superstition around the Eve of St. Agnes is crucial to an understanding John Keat’s famous poem ?
120. 
Identify the person who sets himself up as the ‘Knight’ with a pestle rather than a sword in the play The Knight of the Burning Pestle :
121. 
Works like The Earthly Paradise, Dante and His Circle, Goblin Market and Other Poems and the journal, The Germ are associated with ________.
122. 
Read the following poem and answer questions (72 to 75 ) :

A Bird came down the Walk –
He did not know I saw –
He bit an Angleworm in halves
And ate the fellow, raw,
And then he drank a Dew
From a convenient Grass –
And then hopped sidewise to the Wall
To let a Beetle pass –
He glanced with rapid eyes
That hurried all around –
They looked like frightened Beads, I thought –
He stirred his Velvet Head
Like one in danger, Cautious,
I offered him a Crumb
And he unrolled his feathers
And rowed him softer home –
Than Oars divide the Ocean,
Too silver for a seam –
Or Butterflies, off Banks of Noon
Leap, plashless as they swim.

72. Is “a convenient Grass” an example of “transferred epithet” ?Deselect Answer

123. 
Which of the following is NOT an example of kinetic imagery ?
124. 
The poem stages an encounter between :
125. 
“Like one in danger …” Who is in danger ?
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