2019 December UGC NET English Literature Question Paper 2

1. 
Which among the following group of writers is labelled as “University Wits”?

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2. 
Which cultural analyst has combined the study of different dimensions of youth culture with commentary on developments in cultural theory and politics?
3. 
Give Below are two statements one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R)

Assertion (A): Only actual research develops research skills.
Reasons (R): Information is discrete, whereas knowledge consists of a network of connections.
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4. 
which of the following is a collaborative work of W.H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood?

Assertion (A): Only actual research develops research skills.
Reasons (R): Information is discrete, whereas knowledge consists of a network of connections.
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5. 
Who among the following prose writers of the Romantic period authored “On Murder Considered as one of the Fine Arts”?
6. 
In which of the following essays did Charles Lamb use the pseudonym/persona, Elia?
7. 
Give Below are two statements one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R)

Assertion (A): Many modern British writers infused their works with an entrance sense of uncertainty, disillusionment and despair.
Reasons (R): The Waste Land ends in a hurry of random allusions.
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8. 
Which two of the following works were published after 1947?
9. 
Which one of the following observations of “Lost Generation”. A term coined by Gertude Stein, is correct?
10. 
Give Below are two statements one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R)

Assertion (A): Dialects are the bread range of social as well as regional varieties
Reasons (R): A dialect describes variations not only at the phonological level, but also at the levels of texts and syntax.
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11. 
Which of the following work by Henry Fielding begins as a parody of Samuel Richardson’s Pamela?
12. 
Which of the following statements is correct?
13. 
Of the five conditions of the Sublime, according to Longinus, the most important condition is:
14. 
What is the correct chronological order of the publication of the following?

1. German Grammar (Jacob Grimm)
2. Comparative Grammar of Sanskrit, Zend, Greek Latin, Lithuanian, Gothic and German (Franz Bopp)
3. An Investigation into the Origin of Old Norse or Icelandic Language (Rasmus Rask)
4. Concerning the Conjugation System of the Sanskrit Language in Comparison with those of the Greek, Latin, Persian and German
Language (Franz Bopp)
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15. 
The following is a list of key critical terms. Which is the right chronological order of their formulation?
16. 
Which of the following characters in Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour Last over uses formal Latinate diction?
17. 
Which one of the following has two heroes with the same name?
18. 
Which of the following plays by T.S Eliot is in the correct chronological order of publication?
19. 
Which of the following describes Foucault’s views on knowledge?
20. 
Which of the following periods of English Literature is also called “Puritan Interregnum”?
21. 
Which of the following fictional characters is in the right Chronological order?
22. 
Who among the following has written a series of poems entitled. “Very Indian Poems in Indian English”?
23. 
Who made the remark: “Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree”?
24. 
Which of the following stylistic features characterize spoken discourse?

1. Greater use of explicit connectives
2. Greater dependence on verbal connectives
3. Greater syntactic embedding
4. Greater use of fillers and repetitions
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25. 
Which two of the correctly describe the features of Wuthering Heights?

1. Flashbacks and time shifts
2. Oedipal obsessions
3. Magic and ritual
4. Acute evocation of place
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26. 
Who among the following are associated with the ‘Jazz Age’?
27. 
The key figures in the development of British cultural studies are

1. Richard Hoggard
2. Raymond Williams
3. Stuart Hall
4. Lawrence Grossberg
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28. 
Which two of the following are autobiographical narratives?

1. Kanthapura
2. Meatless Days
3. Prison and Chocolate Cake
4. The God of small things
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29. 
In the following list, which two actors belong to the Elizabethan period?

1. Richard Burbage
2. Will kempe
3. David Garrick
4. John Kemble
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30. 
How many tales and pilgrims are there in Chaucer’s The CanterburyTales?

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31. 
Match the types of writing with their descriptions:

(a) exegesis  I. Writing about saints’ lives
(b) invective  II. Detailed explanation of a passage
(c) hagiography III. A defence of justification of one’s actions and beliefs
(d) apology        IV. A bitterly critical attack of something
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32. 
Match the works with authors

(a) Homi bhabha i. Saving the text
(b) Georey Hartman    Iii. The location of culture
(c) Edward said iii. Desire in language
(d) Julia Kristeva       iv. Culture and imperialism
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33. 
which two concepts developed by the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, have become increasingly influential in cultural studies?

1. Dissemination
2. Gynesis
3. Cultural capital
4. Habitus
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34. 
Which of the following is the correct chronological order of publication of the following poems?
35. 
What is the chronological order of the appearance of the following Periodicals?

1. The tattler
2. The spectator
3. The Examiner
4. The reflector
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36. 
Match the periodicals with their writers/ contributors

(a) The Rambler  i. Charles Dickens
(b) Macmillan’s Magazine     ii. Samuel Johnson
(c) The guardian iii. David Masson
(d) Bentley’s Miscellany       iv. Richard Steele
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37. 
In which of the following works is the character ‘Ariel’ an exclusion?
38. 
Which two aspects of cultural diffusion in the Age of Globalization need to be addressed by pedagogy of language in general and of English in particular?

1. Uni directionality
2. Multi directionality
3. Complex and extensive
4. Simplistic and abbreviated
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39. 
Which of the following set of characters in Charles Dickens’ novels is in the right chronological order?
40. 
Which two principal kinds of melancholy are proposed by Robert Burton in volume III of Anatomy of melancholy?

1. ‘Love’
2. ‘Religious’
3. ‘Morbid’
4. ‘Psychic’
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41. 
Match the works with authors:

(a) Bodies that matter i. Camille paglia
(b) A world of difference ii. Elaine showalter
(c) A literature of their own iii. Barbara Johnson
(d) Vamps and tamps      iv. Judith butler
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42. 
Match the following technological advancements impacting learning and teaching of language with their corresponding years:

(a) Hypertext markup Language (HTML) i. 2004
(b) Streaming of video on the internet  ii. 2003
(c) My space.com iii. 1991
(d) Facebook       iv. 1997
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43. 
Examples of poetic compounding are found in the work of which two modernist writers?

a. Graham Greene
b. James Joyce
c. Gerard Manley Hopkins
d. Stephen spender

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44. 
Which British administrator passed a resolution for the “Promotion of European literature and science among the natives of India”?
45. 
In which one of the following Middle English poems is Hector a character?
46. 
Which two of the following poems can be categorized as poems belonging to the neo-classical period of English literature.

1. “The ring and the book”
2. “The Vanity of human wishes”
3. “Cato”
4. “Lamia”
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47. 
Which of the following arrangements of prose-pamphlets is in the right chronological order?
48. 
Which arrangements of D.H Lawrence’s novels is in the correct chronological sequence?
49. 
Which three of the following poets gure in William Dunbar’s lament for the makers?

1. Georey Chaucer
2. John Gower
3. Robert Henryson
4. William Langland
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50. 
Match the author with the text:

(a) Rita Kothari i. The Queen’s Hinglish
(b) Probal Dasgupta  ii. The Indianization Of English
(c) Braj B. Kachru iii. Translating India
(d) Baljinder K. Mahal   iv. The Otherness Of English
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51. 
Which combination in the following constitutes the Trilogy Oresteia?
52. 
In paradise lost Milton invokes his ‘heavenly muse’, ‘urania’, at the beginning of which two books?

1. Book I
2. Book IV
3. Book IX
4. Book VII
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53. 
Who among the following proposed that the English Language is “man made”, not “woman made”?
54. 
Which two of the following statements are applicable to feminist criticism?

1. Recuperate the female writers ignored by the canon
2. Fully endorse the social construction of gender
3. Valorize the traditional canon uncritically
4. Mostly reject the essentializing of ‘male’ and ‘female’
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55. 
Give Below are two statements one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R)

Assertion (A): The Primary component in novelistic forms is a plot that evolves coherently from its beginning to a end in which all complications are resolved.
Reasons (R): The novel is constituted by a multiplicity of divergent and contending social voices that achieve their full significance only in the
process of their dialogic interaction both with each other and with the voice of the narrator.
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56. 
What does Socrates mean when in Plato’s Ion, he says “Poets are nothing but the interpreters of gods”?
57. 
Now often did Richard Steel’s Tatler appear every week and how many issues of Tatler I total were published?
58. 
Which one of the following novels by Kingsley Amis represents its protagonist as an ‘angry young man’?
59. 
Who are the co-editors of Chutneyfying English: The Phenomenon of Hinglish?
60. 
Which two aspects of cultural diffusion in the Age of Globalization need to be addressed by pedagogy of language in general and of English in particular?

1. Uni Directionality
2. Multidirectionality
3. Complex and Extensive
4. Simplistic and Abbreviated
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61. 
From whose work did John Milton take the epigraph to his Areopagitica?
62. 
Match the author with the story:

(a) Edgar Allan Poe i. “The Fall of the House of Usher”
(b) E.M Forster  ii. “The Prophet’s Hair”
(c) Katherine Manseld iii. “The Garden Party”
(d) Salman Rushdie iv. “The Celestial Omnibus”
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63. 
Which two of the following are associated with Deconstruction?

1. Jacques Derrida
2. Raymond Williams
3. Paul De Man
4. Jonathan Dolli More
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64. 
In the UNESCO definition, a ‘Pamphlet’ is an unbound publication that is not a periodical and contains:
65. 
How Many syllables are there in the word intransigently?
66. 
Which two names from R.M Ballantyne’s Coral Island are repeated in William Golding’s reworking of the same text as Lord of the Flice?

1. Ralph
2. Roger
3. Jack
4. Simon
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67. 
Which one of W.M Thackeray’s novels has the following as the closing sentence? “Which of us I happy in this world? Which of us has his desire? Or having it is satisfied"?
68. 
Match the poet with the opening line of the poem.

(a) Shelley i. I cry your mercy- pity love! Aye, love!
(b) Coleridge    ii. The world is too much with us
(c) Keats  iii. O world, O life, O time
(d) Wordsworth iv. When true love burns desire is Love’s pure flame
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69. 
Which of the following books carried the additional title Sermon on the Sea?
70. 
Which two of the following novels deal with the theme of apartheid?

1. Purple Hibiscus
2. July’s People
3. Cry, The Beloved Country
4. The Mimic Men
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71. 
Which of the following descriptions delineate Roman a Clef (Novel with key)?
72. 
Match the theorist with the text:

(a) John Fiske i. Distinction
(b) Michel de Certeau    ii. The Postmodern Condition
(c) Pierre Bourdieu iii. Reading the Popular
(d) Jean Francois Lyotard iv. The Practice of Everyday Life
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73. 
Which of the following tales in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales deals with the murder of a child by Jews?
74. 
Who did the following? “Discursive practice are not purely and simply modes of manufacture of discourse. They take shape in technical ensembles, in institutions, in behavioral schemes, in types of transmission and dissemination in pedagogical forms that both impose and maintain them”
75. 
Which three of the following writers are associated with ‘kitchen sink drama’?

1. Arnold Wesker
2. John Arden
3. Shelagh Delaney
4. John Osborne
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76. 
Which of the following combinations best describes the typical methodology of literary research?
77. 
Following Plato, which two of the following statements about ‘Phantasm and Semblance’ are correct?

1. ‘Phantasm’ is an image, while ‘Semblance is the real object’.
2. ‘Phantasm’ is the real object while ‘Semblance is only a resemblance’.
3. ‘Phantasm’ unlike semblance has the same proportional as the object.
4. Semblance is unreal’ but looks ‘real’ as compared to phantasm.
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78. 
What is the order of publication of the following books of Noam Chomsky?

1. Problems of Knowledge and Freedom
2. Aspects of the Theory of Syntax
3. Syntactic Structures
4. Knowledge of Language
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79. 
Give Below are two statements one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R)

Assertion (A): Cultural Studies is simply the study of culture as a discrete entity divorced from its social and political context.
Reasons (R): Cultural Studies aim to understand Culture in all its complex forms and to analyse the Social and Political context within which it manifests itself.
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80. 
Which term among the following will be applicable to a situation in which a character initiates a scheme which depends for its success on the ignorance of the poem against whom it is directed?
81. 
Which two of the following novels belong to the Victorian Age in English Literature?

1. Pendennis
2. The Way of All Flesh
3. The Battle of the Books
4. Barchester Towers
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82. 
Which one of the following titles of Robert Browning’s works means to disport in the open air, to amuse oneself at random?
83. 
Match the characters with the play:

(a) Donalbain    i. King Lear
(b) Claudio    ii. Macbeth
(c) Nerissa iii. Merchant of Venice
(d) Goneril iv. Measure for Measure
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84. 
Which of the following is the proper explanation of the concept of “Freytag’s Pyramid”?
85. 
Which of the following movements was Arthur Symons was referring to as ‘an interesting disease’ and ‘an over subtilizing refinement upon refinement’?
86. 
Who among the following theorists believes that the proliferation of television images is producing a cultural condition a kin to ‘historical amnesia’?
87. 
Which of the following plays by Ben Jonson ends with the performance of a puppet play in imitation of Marlowe’s Hero and Leander?
88. 
Which two of the following plays were written by Thomas Heywood?

1. Gorboduc
2. The Play called the Four P.P
3. The Play of the Weather
4. The Spanish Tragedy
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89. 
Which of the following is true of Aristotle’s Critical Position?
90. 
In the following list, which two journals relate to the field of postcolonial literature?

1. Kunapipi
2. Interventions
3. Daedalus
4. Clio
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91. 
Read the following poem and answer the questions:

HOME IS SO SAD
Home is so sad. It stays as it was left, shaped to the comfort of the last to go As if to win them back. Instead, bereft of anyone to please,
it withers so, having no heart to put aside the theft. And turn again to what is started as, a joyous shot at how things ought to be, Long
fallen wide. You can see how it was: Look at the pictures and the cutlery. The music in the piano stool. That vase.

91. Why is the ‘home’ ‘Sad’?Deselect Answer

92. 
There is a ‘thief’ in the poem. Who is that ‘thief’?
93. 
Why has the ‘home’ ‘withered’?
94. 
How was the home before it became ‘sad’?
95. 
Read the following passage and answer the questions:

Lying is an accursed vice. It is only our words which bind us together and make us human. If we realized the horror and weight of lying,
we would see that it is more worthy of the stake than other crimes. I nd that people normally waste time quite inappropriately punishing
children for innocent misdemeanors formenting them for thoughtless actions which lead nowhere and leave no trace. It seems to
me that the only faults which we should vigorously attack as soon as they arise and start to develop are lying and little below that,
stubbornness. Those faults grow up with the children. Once let the tongue acquire the habit of lying and it is astonishing how
impossible it is to make it give it up. That is why some otherwise decent men are object slaven to it. One of my tailors is a good enough
fellow, but I have never heard him once speak the truth, not even when it would help him, if he did so

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96. 
It is suggested in the passage that the tailor does never speak the truth because
97. 
According to the author “thoughtless actions”
98. 
How does ‘lying’ affect human relationships?
99. 
Read the following passage from Antigone and answer questions.

Creon: And yet wert bold enough to break the law
Antigone: Yea, for these laws were not ordained by Zeus. And she who sits enthroned with gods below,
Justice enacted not these human laws. Nor did I deem that thou, a mortal man, Could’st by a breath annual and override.
The immutable unwritten laws of Heaven The three kinds of laws implicit in Antigone’s response are:Deselect Answer

100. 
Read the following passage and answer the question

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it
was the epoch of incredibility, it was the season of light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of
despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other
way- in short, the period was far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or
for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.

The Age described in the above passage is best described as the Age ofDeselect Answer

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