2014 June UGC NET English Question Paper 2 With Answers

“The just man justices. What kind of foregrounding do you find in the above lines ?
Match the items in List – I with items in List – II according to the code given :

List – I  List – II 
i. Lambic       1. An unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable
ii. Anapaestic           2. A stressed is followed by two unstressed syllables.
iii. Dactylic   3. An unstressed syllable is followed by a stressed syllable
iv. Trochaic    4. A stressed syllable is followed by an unstressed syllable
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The separation of styles in accordance with class appears more consistently in _______ than in medieval works of literature and art.
“Had we but world enough, and time, This coyness, lady, were no crime.” This statement is an example of
A Spenserian stanza has
Match the items in List – I with items in List – II according to the code given below :

List – I (Critic) List – II (Theory)
i. Cleanth Brooks      1. Ambiguity
ii. William Empson           2. Paradox
iii. Mark Schorer 3. Archetypal patterns in poetry
iv. Maud Bodkin 4. Techniques as discovery
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“The artist may be present in his work like God in creation, invisible and almighty, everywhere felt but nowhere seen.” Henry James is talking here about the artist’s
Match the items in List – I with items in List – II according to the code given below :

List – I (Theorist)  List – II (Book)
i. Michel Foucault 1. Gender Trouble
ii. Judith Butler         2. Epistemology of the Closet
iii. Alan Sinfield 3. History of Sexuality
iv. Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick 4. Cultural PoliticsQueer Reading
Which is the correct combination according to the code :
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“The greatness of a poet”, Arnold says, “lies in his powerful and beautiful application of ideas to life”. But a critic pointed out it was “not a happy way of putting it, as if ideas were a lotion for the inflamed skin of suffering humanity”. Who was this critic ?
Derrida’s American disciples were
Identify the correct group of playhouses in late sixteenth century London from the following groups :
“Keep up your bright swords, for the dew will rust them. Good Signior, you shall more command with years. Than with your weapons.” The above lines are addresses by Othello to
Act V of Marlowe’s Edward the Second shows the murder of the king. Where does it take place ?
Identify the correctly matched set :
Match the items in the List – I with items in List – II according to the code given below :

List – I (Authors)    List – II (Works)
i. Lucy Hutchinson 1. The Life and Death of Mr. Badman
ii. John Bunyan          2. Sylva : or a Discourse of Forest Trees
iii. John Evelyn  3. Natures Pictures
iv. Margaret Cavendish  4. Memoirs of the Life of Colonel Hutchinson
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“But deeds, and language, such as men do use;

And persons, such as comedy would choose,
When she would show an image of the time,
and sport with human follies, not with crime.”
In the above lines Jonson
I.        Opposes the artificiality of the romantic tragic-comedy
II.       Initiates the use of realism.
III.     Considers analysis of moral short comings more important
IV.     Encourages the use of farce with melodrama.
Find out the correct combination according to the code :

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“And if no peece of chronicle we prove, We’ll build in ________ pretty roomes.”
“That glory never shall his wrath or might extort from me.” (Paradise Lost, Book I) What ‘glory’ is being referred to by Satan ?
It has been described as a “novel without predecessors”, the product of an original mind and became immediately popular. It is a peculiar blend of pathos and humour, though the pathos is sometimes overdone to the point of becoming offensively sentimental.

The novel was published in 1760.
What is the name of the novel ?Deselect Answer

The son of a joiner, he was apprenticed as a printer. He remained a printer throughout his life. He was asked to prepare a series of modern letters for those who could not write for themselves. This humble task taught him the art of expressing himself in letters. Who is the novelist ?
“Where ignorance is Bliss Tis folly to be wise.” Who wrote the following lines ?
Which of the following works is not actually a prose essay ?
Whom does Mirabell deceive into believing that he loves her in The Way of the World ?
“Competence to age is supplementary to youth, a sorry supplement indeed, but I fear the best that is to be had. We must ride where we formerly walked : live better and be softer and shall be wise to do so – than we had means to do in the good old days you speak of.”

Who speaks these words and to whom ?Deselect Answer

The Prelude although begun as early as 1799 and finished in its first version in 1805, was not published until ________.
“A rosy sanctuary will I dress With the wreathed trellis of a working brain.” The above lines are quoted from
“Love seeketh only self to please, To bind another to its delight.” This selfish and possessive nature of love is illustrated in Blake’s
Who is the author of Mary, and the unfinished The Wrongs of Woman ?
Identify the incorrect factor in Henry James’ theory of the novel :
Match the items in List – I with items in List – II according to the code given below :

List – I (Novels)  List – II (Characters)
i. Ulysses            1. Mrs. Moore
ii. A Passage to India        2. Molly Bloom       
iii. To the Lighthouse 3. Gerald Crich     
iv. Women in Love 4. Lily Briscoe
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Which among the following novels was not written in 1922 ?
“A sudden blow : the great wings beating still

Above the staggering girl, her thighs caressed
By the dark webs, her nap caught in his bill,
He holds her helpless breast upon his breast.”
Who is the author of the above lines ?Deselect Answer

“Consume my heart away; sick with desire And fastened to a dying animal.” The above lines are taken from
Who among the following is not a surrealist poet ?
The protagonist returns with an admonition, the diamond sent to him for smuggling out a packet of diamonds as bribe This scene occurs in one of the novels of Graham Greene – Identify the novel
Samuel Beckett’s trilogy published together in London in 1959 under the English titles is
Among the following playwrights, who was awarded the Pulitzer prize in 1920 ?
D.H. Lawrence popularized the concept of ________ in his novels.
Who among the following is not an American modernist poet ?
An important poet and playwright who in the 1960s led the Black Arts Movement, in the spirit of negritude, posited a ‘Black Aesthetic’ that expressed a pan-African, organic and whole sensibility.
Match List – I with List – II according to the code given below :

List – I (Authors)    List – II (Books)
i. V.S. Naipaul                1. Foe
ii. Jean Rhys              2. Indigo or Mapping the Waters   
iii. Marina Warners  3. Wide Sargasso Sea     
iv. J.M. Coetzee 4. Mimic Men
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Yasmine Gooneratne’s The Pleasures of Conquest termed as a postcolonial novel of the nineties is ironically enough set in the tropical island nation of
Which of the following is not an Asian – Canadian writer ?
Which of the following is true ?
“The old order changeth yielding place to new, And God fulfils himself in many way.” In which of the following poems do these lines appear ?
George Eliot’s attempt to write a historical novel of the Italian Renaissance was not successful. Which was this novel ?
In which novel, does the hero, driven by passion and revenge, add a new dimension to the concept of suffering ?
From the following women characters in Hardy’s novels choose the odd one out :
“Out of the gosple he tho wordes caughte And this figure he added eek therto, That if gold ruste, what shal iren do ?” In the Prologue the Parson is represented as a man :

1. who loved money
2. who criticized the corrupt clergy
3. who practiced what he preached
4. who was a poor but honest clerk
Find the correct combination according to the code :Deselect Answer

Match the items in List – I with items in List – II according to the code given below :

List – I (Plays)     List – II (Characters)
i. White Devil                1. Hieornimo
ii. Maids Tragedy             2. Old Knowell   
iii. Every Man in his Humour   3. Vittoria
iv. The Spanish Tragedie   4. Aspatia
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2014 June UGC NET English Literature Question Paper 3

51. Where Sir Thomas Wyatt adapted Petrarch and Petrarchanism to English sounds and metres, Survey’s verse tends to look back beyond Petrarch to theDeselect Answer

Here are some characteristics of Morality Plays :

1. They are dramatized allegories of the life of man.
2. They depict man’s temptation and sinning, his quest for salvation and his confrontation with Death.
3. Though the hero represents Mankind, the other characters are by no means personifications, of virtues, vices and death.
4. A character known as the Vice often plays the role of the hero, a predecessor of the Villainhero in Elizabethan drama.
Find the correct combination
according to the code :Deselect Answer

In Spenser’s Re Faerie Queene there are the allegorized moral and religious virtues with their counterparts in the vices. Identify the correctly matched set :
“Fop at the toilet, flatt’rer at the board Now trips a lady, a now struts a lord.” The above lines are quoted from
Which of the following arrangements is in the correct chronological sequence ?
Though Coleridge refers to “Motive-hunting of a motiveless malignity”, the “human villain” Iago is far from “motiveless”. His motives are

I. He has been disappointed of military promotion.
II. He suspects Othello of cuckolding him
III. He has been in love with Desdemona
IV. He wants to become Othello.
Find the most appropriate combination
according to the code :Deselect Answer

In ‘The Prologue’ to Dr. Faustus, the chorus proposes that the theme should be –

I. “cursed necromancy”
II. “audacious deeds”
III. “dalliance of love”
IV. “self-conceit”
The correct combination according to the code isDeselect Answer

The centre of his plays is a proud character on Marlowe’s model, with a bold licence in speech and action, full of elaborate metaphors, phrase tumbling after phrase, as he asserts himself in the French Court. Dryden unjustly described his style as “a dwarfish thought, dressed up in gigantic words”. Who is this Jacobean playwright ?
In Paradise Lost BK IX Milton writes that Adam was overcome with “______” and so ate the forbidden fruit against his “better knowledge”.
In which poem of Donne’s is the lover’s face reflected in the eyes of his beloved ?
Match List – I with List – II according to the code given below :

List – I (Dramatists)  List – II (Plays)
i. White Devil 1. The Provok’d Husband
ii. William Wycherley  2. The Recruiting Officer
iii. Colley Cibber 3. The Country Wife
iv. George Farquhar 4. The Orphan, or the unhappy marriage
Codes :
i ii iii iv
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“Thou wast no born for death immortal Bird.” In what sense is the Bird “immortal” as compared to mortal man ?

I. Here man as an individual is unfairly compared to a bird as a species.
II. The word “Bird” stands for the nightingale’s song.
III. When considered as a species man is equally “immortal” as the “Bird”.
IV. The “Bird” is “Immortal” because songs of birds have given pleasure to man through the ages.

Find the correct combination according to the code :Deselect Answer

Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” is a poem in _________
Scott is known for the creation of mad, irrational witch-like women characters. From the following list pick the odd one out :
Joseph Addison called him “The Miracle of the present age” and Alexander Pope wrote the epitaph for the monument erected in his memory. Who is he ?
The play was first performed in 1773. The author asked a friend “Did it make you laugh ?” and getting the answer “Exceedingly” said then that was all he required. He used for plot a reputed experience of his own as a schoolboy when he lost his way and asked to be directed to an inn but was shown the gateway to the local squire’s house. Which play is this ?
What is Johnson’s opinion regarding the “Violation” of the three unities in the plays of Shakespeare ?

I. Shakespeare should have followed the Unities.
II. Shakespeare followed the important Unity of Action satisfactorily.
III. Shakespeare’s plays suffered because they did not follow the Unities.
IV. Unity of Time and Place arise from false assumptions.

The correct combination according to the code isDeselect Answer

The Tatler appeared thrice a week
“No man is truly great, who is great only in his lifetime. The test of greatness is the page of history. Nothing can be said to be great that has a distinct limit, or that borders on something evidently greater than itself. Besides, what is shortlived and pampered into mere notoriety, is of a gross and vulgar quality in itself.” This passage describing the quality of greatness is taken from
In Blake’s “The Human Abstract”, the fragmented world of Experience is symbolized in the image of the
Here are sentences labelled Assertion (A) and Reason (R) :

Assertion (A) : While referring to Charlotte Bronte’s claim that she has excluded public interest
from her novels Graham Greene writes : ‘Public interest in her day was surely more separate from public life… with us, however consciously unconcerned we are, it obtrudes through the cracks of our stories terribly persistent like grass through cement’

Reason (R) : The decade of the “thirties was bristling with recurring economic and political crisis like the Great Depression, Wall Street Crash, Unemployment, rise of Hitler and Mussolini, series of murders, invasions and tensions; writers could not remain unaffected.

In the light of (A) and (R) which of the following is correct ?Deselect Answer

Match the titles of the books with their authors :

List – I List – II
i. Psychology and Art Today 1. John Strachey
ii. Revolution in Writing    2. W.H. Auden
iii. The Coming Struggle for Power    3. C. Day Lewis
iv. Arrow in the Blue  4. Arthur Koestler
Codes :
i ii iii iv
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George Meredith’s first novel was banned by Mudie’s Circulating Library for its supposed moral offence.

Identify the novel :Deselect Answer

Match the titles of the following poems by Tennyson with their opening lines according to the code given below :

List – I (Titles of poems) List – II (Opening Lines)
i. “Tithonus”  1. “‘Courage’ he said, and pointed towards the land. The mounting wave will roll us shoreward soon.”
ii. “The Lotos Eaters”     2. “The woods decay, the woods decay and fall, The vapours weep their burthen to the ground.”
iii. ‘Ulysses’     3. “On either side the river lie Long fields of barley and of rye.”
iv. ‘The Lady of Shalott’ 4. “It little profists that an idle king, By this still hearth, among these barren crags, Matched with an aged wife, I mete and dole Unequal laws unto a savage race.”
Codes :
i ii iii iv
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Why are Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnets called “From Sonnets from the Portuguese” ?
Yeast’s “Sailing to Byzantium” is about
“She had _______ lilies in her hand And the stars in her hair were ______.” (Rossetti’s “The Blessed Damozel”)
Which of the following arrangements is in the correct chronological sequence ?
In which of the following novels by canrod do the Gould couple and Decoud appear as characters with Costaguana as the setting ?
Match the following plays with their authors according to the code given below :

List – I (Plays) List – II (Authors)
i. Heartbreak House 1. John Galsworthy
ii. Loyalties     2. Bertolt Brecht
iii. In the Jungle of Cities 3. T.S. Eliot
iv. The Family Reunion  4. George Bernard Shaw
Codes :
i ii iii iv
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In November 1910 in an exhibition organized by Roger Fry, the paintings of three painters were displayed. Identify the painters :
Why did Phaedra, wife of Theseus, commit suicide by hanging herself ?
Identify the poet in whose verse rural Ulster figures prominently
Match the pairs of authors and their works according to the code given :

List – I (Authors)  List – II (Works) 
i. Alexander Dumas 1. Remembrance of Things Past
ii. Honore de Balzac     2. Madame Bovary
iii. Gustav Flaubert  3. The Human Comedy
iv. Marcel Proust  4. The Count of Monte Christo
Codes :
i ii iii iv
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Which of the following statements best applies to Anna Karenina ?

1. Among her most prominent qualities are her passionate spirit and determination to live life on her own terms.
2. She accepts the exile to which she has been condemned.
3. She is a victim of Russian patriarchal system.
4. Anna is deeply devoted to her family and children.Deselect Answer

Match the pairs of authors and their works according to the code given :

List – I (Authors)  List – II (Works) 
i. Vladimir Nabokov  1. Germinal
ii. Italo Calvino            2. Foucault’s Pendulum
iii. Umberto Eco  3. If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller
iv. Emile Zola 4. Lolita
Codes :
i ii iii iv
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Which among the following plays by Aristophanes is an attack on ‘modern’ education and morals as imparted and taught by the radical intellectuals known as The Sophists ?
In which novel of Virginia Woolf does a painter in the act of painting actually figure as a character ?
Religious controversies in England particularly during the 15th century led to the promotion of
Fill in the blanks with a suitable word from the list below : In his fiction, Ian McEwan more than often suggests the _________ of love
Match List – I with List – II according to the code given below :

List – I (Dramatists) List – II (Plays)
i. Arnold Wesker 1. Jumpers
ii. Harold Pinter             2. What the Butler Saw
iii. Joe Orton   3. The Room
iv. Tom Stoppard 4. Roots
Codes :
i ii iii iv
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Modern English emerged from the
Most culinary terms in English are derived from
“Blended learning” is a mode of instruction/learning in which
‘Risk-taking’ is one of the traits of a good
A teaching method advocated by Dr. Georgia Lozanav which is based on the principle of ‘joy and easiness’ is called
Albert Camus, in his essay, ‘The Myth of Sisyphus’ conveys :

1. The concept of Naturalism
2. The Absurdity of Human Existence
3. The Futility of all Human Endeavour
4. The concept of ExistentialismDeselect Answer

In The Portrait of a Lady Gilbert Osmond marries Isabel Archer because.

1. Osmond wanted to get hold of Isabel’s property.
2. He loved her
3. Though he did not like her moral ideas about many things in life, he had hoped to win her
4. He realized that her moral ideas were quite deep-rooted.

Find the correct combination according to the code :Deselect Answer

Pick out the two relevant and correct descriptions of U.R. Ananthamurthy’s Samskara.

1. The novel is written in English
2. The novel is concerned with the progressive ideas of the times.
3. The novel is set in Malgudi
4. The novel is a satire on the representatives of a decadent Brahmin society.
5. Samskara is a regional novel
6. Praneschacharya does not atone for his sinDeselect Answer

Willy in Arthur Miller’s play Death of a Salesman compares Biff and Happy to the mythic characters / figures
Question Nos 51 to 55 are based on a poem. Read the poem carefully and pick out the most appropriate answers.

A Valediction Forbidding Mourning

My swirling wants, your frozen lips.
The grammar turned and attacked me.
Themes, written under duress.
Emptiness of the notations.

They gave me a drug that slowed the healing of wounds.
I want you to see this before I leave :
the experience of repetition as death
the failure of criticism to locate the pain
the poster in the bus that said :
my bleeding is under control

A red plant in a cemetary of plastic wreaths.

A last attempt : the language is a dialect
called metaphor.
These images go unglossed : hair, glacier, flashlight.
When I think of a landscape I am thinking of a time.
When I talk of taking a trip I mean forever.
I could say : those mountains have a meaning but further than that I could not say.
To do something very common, in my own way.
Adrienne Rich

51. How does the poet suggest that the
lover has not left ? Deselect Answer

Why does the speaker/lover in Rich’s poem plan to leave ?

I. Because her love has not been returned.
II. Because of the pain she has suffered in the relationship.
III. Because the lover has criticized her so much.
IV. Because though the pain has been located, the bleeding continues.

The right combination according to the code isDeselect Answer

What does Rich imply when she says “The grammar turned and attacked me” ?

Add description here!Deselect Answer

How would you compare Rich’s poem and Donne’s poem with the same title ?
What is the theme of the poem ? Identify the false statement in the list below : It is
Why does Girish Karnad base his play Hayavadana on Thomas Mann’s Transposed Heads ?
The collected poems of A.K. Ramanujan has been divided into four sections. Arrange them in their chronological order :
In one of her novels, Margaret Atwood demonstrated the potentially ‘Cannibalistic’ nature of human relationships. Identify the novel :
Match the characters with the novels of Amitav Ghosh in which they appear according to the code given below :

List – I (Characters)  List – II (Novels)
i. Fakir  1. The Glass Palace
ii. Tridip                2. The Hungry Tide
iii. Rajkumar  3. The Calcutta Chromosome
iv. Murugan    4. Shadow Lines
Codes :
i ii iii iv
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Which of the following is not a play by Badal Sircar ?
Who is the protagonist of Shashi Deshpande’s That Long Silence ?
In Derek Walcott’s Dream on Monkey Mountain, Makak’s vision of freedom for his people is
Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other as Reason (R).

Assertion (A) : To give a text an author is to impose a limit on that text, to furnish it with a final signified, to close the writing

Reason (R) : A text is made up of multiple meanings drawn from many sources, and this multiplicity is focused on the reader.

In the context of the two statements, which one of the following is correct :Deselect Answer

Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other as Reason (R).

Assertion (A) : Spivak sees the project of colonialism as characterized by what Foucault had called ‘epistemic violence’, the imposition of a given set of beliefs over another.

Reason (R) : Spivak suggests that participation in the political process – access to citizenship, becoming a voter – will help to mobilize the subaltern on “the long road to hegemony.”

In the context of the two statements, which one of the following is correct :Deselect Answer

Match the following authors with their works from the given below :

List – I (Authors) List – II (Works)
i. Buchi Emecheta 1. Burger’s Daughter
ii. Ama Ata Aidoo         2. Joy of Motherhood
iii. Nadine Gordimer 3. Devil on the Cross
iv. Nqugi Wa Thiongo  4. Our Sister Killjoy
Find the correct combination according to the code :
Codes :
i ii iii iv
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Match the following authors with their plays from the lists given below :

List – I (Authors) List – II (Plays)
i. Langston Hughes 1. Dutchman
ii. Lorraine Hansberry         2. Clara’s Ole Man
iii. Ed Bullins 3. Don’t You want to be Free
iv. Amiri Baraka    4. Raisin in the Sun
Find the correct combination according to the code :
Codes :
i ii iii iv
Deselect Answer

Identify the critics and their respective works :
Which of the following is not true of Imagist poetry ?
Who among the following is not a myth critic ?
According to Northrop Frye there are four main narrative genres associated with the seasonal cycle of spring, summer, autumn and winter. They are comedy, ________, tragedy and irony (satire). Which is the second one ?
Questions No. 71 – 75 are based on the following passage :

Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option.

The town belonging to the colonized people, or at least the native town, the negro village, the medina, the reservation, is a place of ill fame, peopled by men of evil repute. They are born there, it matters little where or how; they die there, it matters not where, nor how. The native town is a hungry town, starved of bread, of meat, of shoes, of coal, of light. The native town is a crouching village, town on its knees, a town wallowing in the mire. The look that the native turns on the settler is a look of lust, of envy…. The colonized man is an envious man. And this the settler knows very well… It is true, for there is no native who does not dream atleast once a day of setting himself up in the settler’s place.
(From Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of The Earth)

71. To Frantz Fanon, the ‘Negro’ village is
1. the worst face of apartheid
2. a protected area
3. a place of moral and physical
4. a special village with its own
amenities. Deselect Answer

Why is the ‘native town’ a hungry town ?

1. it did not have agricultural farms
2. it did not have markets
3. the blacks were steeped in poverty
4. they were denied their fundamental rights by the Whites.Deselect Answer

What does the term ‘crouching village’ indicate ?

1. The latent aggressiveness of the blacks
2. The defenselessness of the people
3. Hopelessness and despair
4. Overflowing filthDeselect Answer

Why does the native look at the settler’s town with envy ?

1. it arises from a sense of desperation
2. he has no other option in his life
3. he wants to occupy a position of power.
4. he wants to be the colonizer instead of the colonized.Deselect Answer

What is the settler’s attitude towards the blacks ?

1. the settler is not afraid
2. the settler considers the blacks to be harmless
3. the settler is contemptuous of the blacks.
4. the settler feels resentment because he knows that his position is never safe.Deselect Answer


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