## 2019 June UGC NET English Literature Question Paper 2

1.
Which edition of the Lyrical Ballads was the first one to have the Preface by Wordsworth?
2.
In which of the following paired terms, the relationship between the active and passive forms of a sentence can be best established?
3.
The medieval English university organized its studies based on the seven liberal arts Three of these, the trivium, referred to the study of
4.
Match the works with authors:

Works Authors
(a) Image-Music-Text                 (i) M.H. Abrams
(b) Why Marx was Right            (ii) Raymond Williams
(c) The Mirror and the Lamp    (iii) Roland Barthes
(d) Culture and Society               (iv) Terry Eagleton

Choose the correct option from those given below:Deselect Answer

5.
Which one of the following groups of novelists has, in the given order, Captain Ahab, Hester Prynne, Roderick Usher and Daisy Miller as characters in their novels?
6.
Match the following items/ideas with the writers who first used/popularized them:

(a) The Frontier Thesis                     (i) Raymond Williams
(b) The Lost Generation                   (ii) Homi Bhabha
(c) Third Space                                   (iii) F.J. Turner
(d) Structure of Feeling                    (iv) Gertrude Stein

Choose the correct option from those given below:Deselect Answer

7.
Who wrote a guide called How to Write a Doctoral Thesis: The Humanistics Subjects, considered equal in standard to the American MLS Handbook or The Chicago Manual of Style?
8.
For which one of the following reasons, in Oscar Wilde’s novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Gray breaks down when he sees his finished portrait?
9.
What is the Priest’s entreaty to Oedipus in the opening scene of Oedipus Rex?
10.
Which artistic technique best describes the interplay of light and shade in the following lines?

“I have looked at it so long
I think it is part of my heart. But it flickers.
Faces and darkness separate us over and over
A woman bends over me,
Searching my reaches for what she really is
Then she turns to those liars, the candle or the moon.
I see her back, reflect it faithfully.”Deselect Answer

11.
Which two titles from among the following deal with issues related to the institutionalization of English in post-independence India?

a. Provocations
b. Professing Literature
c. The Lie of the Land
d. The Muse Unchained
The right combination according to the code isDeselect Answer

12.
By which two of the following processes, according to Michel Foucault, does power operate?

a. By right rather than technique
b. By normalization rather than law
c. By control rather than punishment
d. By repression rather than agreement

13.
Which of the following books are written by an Englishmen in universal Latin, is further added to the Flemist Peter Giles, is revised by the Dutch Erasmus, is printed at Louvain in 1516, later at Paris, still later at Basle, where it was illustrated by two woodcuts from the hand of the German Holbein?
14.
The Sadler Commission Report (1917-190 was critical of the quality of students graduating from the university and had very perceptive remarks on English and the use of mother tongue in Indian education.

15.
Who says the following lines and to whom?

“If it be aught toward the general good,
Set honor in one eye and death i’ th’ other,
And I will look on both indifferentlyDeselect Answer

16.
Who is the author of the short story, The Ghost of Firozsha Baag?
17.
Which of the following sociologists’ ideas on the practice of receiving and giving gifts are used by J. Hillis Miller to reinforce her arguments in the essay, Critic as Host?
18.
What, in sum, is Sidney’s point in the following?

“Nature never set forth the earth in so rich tapestry as divers poets have done; neither with
pleasant rivers, fruitful trees, sweet smelling flowers, nor whatever else may make the toomuch-loved earth more lovely. Her world is brazen, the poets only deliver a golden.” (Philip

19.
In Eliot's the Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock who among the following painters is the subject of conversation among the perambulating women?
20.
Which of the following statements best describes T. S. Eliot’s assertion that Shakespeare’s Hamlet is an ‘artistic failure’?
21.
From which Greek word does the term ‘comedy’ derive and what does it mean?
22.
Which of the following plays is characterized by the exclusivity of a single character talking to himself?
23.
Which one of the following novels of Jane Austen was abandoned unfinished?
24.
Match the character with the novel:

Character                                                       Novel
(a) Kate                                                          (i) Great Expectations
(b) Florence                                                  (ii) Nicholas Nickleby
(c) Miss Havisham                                      (iii) David Copperfield
(d) Agnes                                                      (iv) Dombey and Son

Choose the correct option from those given below:Deselect Answer

25.
Which of the following correctly describes ‘black humour’ as a morbid and provocative treatment of
26.
“The great English novelists are Jane Austen, George Eliot, Henry James and Joseph Conrad.” Which one of the following critical texts begins with the above assertion?
27.
Who among the following established and popularised the concept of ‘Cardinal Vowels’?
28.
What is the name of the poetic style characterized by short staccato rhymed lines, as shown below?

What can it avayle
To dryve forth a snayle,
Or to make a sayle

29.
What is being described by Wordworth in the following lines from his poem, The Thorn?

I’ve measured it from side to side
‘Tis three feet long and two feet wide.Deselect Answer

30.
Who among the following is mourned in Walt Whitman’s O Captain! My Captain?
31.
“The last temptation is the greatest treason

To do the right deed for the wrong reason.”
(T.S. Eliot, Murder in the Cathedral)

What is the ‘temptation’, ‘treason’ for the speaker of the lines?Deselect Answer

32.
Which of the following works is reviewed in George Orwell’s essay, Inside the Whale?
33.
Which of the following is the accurate description of ‘dramatic irony’?
34.

IN A STATION OF THE METRO
The apparition of these faces in the crowd
Petals on a wet, black bough
Which of the following poetic programmes is illustrated by the above lines?Deselect Answer

35.
What was Gramsci’s term for cultural consensus supporting capitalism?
36.
Which type of textual copy is concerned with an assessment of the physical details of the books and their exact relationship to the condition in which the book was planned to appear at the time of its initial publication?
37.
Who is the author of the essay, The Rationale of the Copy-Text?
38.
“To see him act is like Shakespeare by flashes of lighting.” About which Shakespeare actor Coleridge wrote the above line?
39.
Which one of the following of Plato’s beliefs/acts was Shelley countering by saying that ‘poets are the unacknowledged legislators of mankind’?
40.
Which of the following aptly named the language resulting from the contact of two mutually unintelligible language systems?
41.
“Culture is ordinary: that is the first fact.” Which one of the following is the source of this statement?
42.
Which of the following poets does William Hazlitt call ‘Don Quixote-like’ in his essay, My First Acquaintance with Poets?
43.
Which of the following two points were emphasised by ‘Wood’s Despatch of 1854’?

(a) Teaching of the English language along with the study of vernacular language
(b) Compulsory inclusion of Christianity in the curriculum
(c) The gradual withdrawal of government patronage from Indian languages
(d) The importance of female education

44.
Which novel by J.G. Farrell describes the experiences of a polio victim?
45.
In which of Anita Desai’s novels does an insane wife’s kill her husband?
46.
Given below are two statements - one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R):

Assertion (A): Instances of beliefs triggering action are present in social life and may give rise to
problems in determining ‘causality’.
Reason (R): Beliefs may not be accompanied by or give rise to logically appropriate actions,
and actions may occur which are consistent with motivations and intentions, but they often, if
not usually, also have unanticipated outcomes.
In the light of the above two statements choose the correction option:Deselect Answer

47.
What, according to Raymond Williams, is the right description of the term ‘Cultural Materialism’?
48.
Which of the following statements is true in terms of distribution of metrical feet?
49.
All in the world know the beauty of the beautiful, and in doing this they have (the idea of) what ugliness is; they all know the skill of the skillful, and in doing this they have (the idea of) what they want of the skill is. So, it is that existence and non-existence gave birth to (the idea of) the other; that difficulty and ease produce (the idea of) the other; that the length and shortness fashion out the one figure of the other; that (the idea of) height and lowness arise from the contrast of one with the other; that the musical notes and tones become harmonious through the relation of one with another, and that being before and behind give the idea of one following another.

Which one of the following is the correct meaning of the ominous little phrase ‘the idea
of’ in the first sentence of the passage?Deselect Answer

50.
Who among the following analyzed the naturalization of connotative meanings into myths?
51.
Match the following journals with their distinguishing aims and methods of scholarship :

(a) Obsidian                                  (i) Literature history and the philosophy of History
(b) Clio                                           (ii) Literature and arts in the African diaspora
(c) Interventions                          (iii) Feminist writing
(d) Signs                                         (iv) Postcolonial writing

Choose the correct option from those given below:Deselect Answer

52.
Who among the following explored the shifting and contested power-relations Knowledge and the human body?
53.
Match each of the following concepts/objects with the corresponding description :

(a) Farce                               (i) Articles and objects used on the stage
(b) Props                              (ii) Drama written to be read rather then acted
(c) Music hall                      (iii) Characterized by broad human, wild antics, slapsticks etc.
(d) Closet drama                 (vi) Variety entertainment of song comic turns that flourished in                                                                       England through the late 19th Century

Choose the correct option from those given below:Deselect Answer

54.
What is the meaning of Ziauddin Sardars statement?

dedicated to exposing power in all its cultural forms but it has now become a
discipline and a part of the academic establishment and its power structure.”Deselect Answer

55.
Who is referred to as ‘best’ in the quote ‘Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood’ in William Golding's Lord of the Flies?
56.
What is the meaning of ‘langue’ in Saussurean linguistics?
57.
What term used by Ferdinand de saussure corresponds to Noam Chomskys term ‘Performance’?
58.
Which one of the following correctly describes the meaning of Macbeths words ‘...life is but a walking shadow’?
59.
Identify the two names from the following who are associated with Hermeneutics :

(a) Edmund Husserl
(b) E.D. Hirsch
(c) Martin Heidegger
(d) Stephen Greenblatt
Choose the correct option :Deselect Answer

60.
Why did T.S.Eliot assert that Virgil, not Homer,is the poet of Europe?
61.
Identify the stage that falls between the imaginary and symbolic stages according to jacques Lacan :
62.
Which one of the following is the definition of ‘peer review’?
63.
Match the Novelist with the Publisher :

(a) Laurence Sterne                    (i) Thomas Lawndes
(b) Henry Fielding                      (ii) Andrew Millar
(c) Frances Burney                     (iii) William Taylor
(d) Daniel Defoe                          (iv) Robert Dodsley

Choose the correct option from those given below :Deselect Answer

64.
From among the following, identify the two correct statements in Johnsons criticism of Shakespeare :

(a) His Athenians are not sufficiently Greek and his kings not completely royal.
(b) He sacrifices virtue to convenience and is more careful to please than to instruct.
(c) He adheres to strict chronology and gives to one age or nation only its own customs and
opinions.
(d) He sacrifices reason, property and truth to pursue even a poor and barren quibble.
Choose the correct option :Deselect Answer

65.
What is ‘euphuism’?
66.
“He that is not with us is against us. He that is not against us is with us.” Who said this?
67.
Which of the following poems by Thomas Hardy was originally titled by the century's Deathbed?
68.
What does ‘Harlem Renaissance’ refer to?
69.
Which of the following combinations correctly defines the phonological system of Indian English in relation to Standard English?

(a) Absence of aspirated consonants
(b) Simplified vowel system
(c) Similar international pattern
(d) Presence of voiced aspirated consonants
Choose the correct option :Deselect Answer

70.
Which among the following clusters matches the prose style that came to be known as Carlylese’?
71.
Match the critics and their works :

Critics                                                            Works
(a) Edward Said                             (i) The Illusions of Postmodernism
(b) Terry Eagleton                         (ii) Contemporary Marxist Criticism
(c) Francis mulhern                      (iii) Theory into Practice
(d) K. M. Newton                           (iv) Culture and Imperialism
Choose the correct option from those given below :Deselect Answer

72.
Which one of the following paired terms is correct in its explication?
73.
Which two writers have written essays on the defence of poetry?

(a) Sir Philip sidney
(b) P. B. Shelley
(c) Dr. Mathew Arnold
(d) T. S. Eliot
Choose the correct option :Deselect Answer

74.
In which play, other than julius Caesar, has Shakespeare depicted the Romans better than the Roman writers themselves have done?
75.
Which one of the following arrangements of poets is in the correct chronological order?
76.
Who speaks the following line and to whom?

“O look upon me sir
And hold your hands in benediction o’er me.
No, sir, You must not kneel.”Deselect Answer

77.
Given below are two statements - one os labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R)

Assertion (A) : The dialects of English that have resulted from the regional separation of
English-Speaking communities have not acquired the status of languages.
Reason(R) : The Germanic dialects that are now Dutch,English, German, Swedish Etc,
have become distinct owing to geographical dispersion
In the light of the above two statements choose the correct option :Deselect Answer

78.
Which one of the following is the source of the passage given below?

“I have observed with growing anxiety the career of this word culture during the past six of
seven years. We may find word should come to have an important role…”Deselect Answer

79.
Match the books with the writern :

(a) The Madwoman in the Attic                       (i) Frantz Fanon
(b) The Wretched of the Earth                         (ii) Stephen Greenblatt
(c) Shakespeare Negotiations                           (iii) Stanley Fish
(d) Is There a Text in This Class?                     (iv)Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar
Choose the correct option from those given below :Deselect Answer

80.
Which writer applied the term ‘poetics’ to his own critical contribution to make literature and arts as part of social practice?
81.
Which of the following novels by Iris Murdoch tells the story of an ageing theatre celebrity who withdraws into a life of seclusion and writes a diary/journal/novel?
82.
Identify the author in whose works the character Ashenden appears many time :
83.
Considering the story of the novel, what does the title Dombey and Son stand for?
84.
Which of the following propositions refers to the recommendations of Charles Grant?
85.
Which of the following descriptions fits the unit of verse, Dactyl?
86.
Who among the following is celebrated in John Keatss Lines on the Mermaid Tavern?
87.
Who of the following are being talked about in the following lines?

“...You seem to understand me.
By each at once her choppy finger laying
Upon her skinny lips : You should be woman,
And yet your beard forbids me to interpret

88.
While looking for publication details of a book, a researcher may consult the book's copyright page, which may appear
89.
It is an axiom in mental philosophy that we can think of nothing which we have not perceived When I say that we can think of nothing I mean we can imagine nothing, we can reason of nothing, we can remember nothing, we can foresee nothing. The most astonishing combination of poetry, the subtlest deduction of logic and mathematics, are no other than combinations which the intellect makes of sensations according to its own laws. A catalogue of the thoughts of the mind and of all their possible modification, is a cyclopaedic history of the universe.

According to the writer, perception is the basic epistemology. Which one of the following is the

90.
It is an axiom in mental philosophy that we can think of nothing which we have not perceived When I say that we can think of nothing I mean we can imagine nothing, we can reason of nothing, we can remember nothing, we can foresee nothing. The most astonishing combination of poetry, the subtlest deduction of logic and mathematics, are no other than combinations which the intellect makes of sensations according to its own laws. A catalogue of the thoughts of the mind and of all their possible modification, is a cyclopaedic history of the universe.

According to the passage, which of the following correctly captures the meaning of ‘a
cyclopaedic history of the universe’?Deselect Answer

91.
Which of the following correctly list the two novels figuring the writer as a public figure, as a celebrity and as grist for the academic mill?
92.
Match the play with the subject matter of the play :

(a) The Doctor's Dilemma                 (i) Flouting of stage conventions
(b) You Never Can Tell                      (ii) Satire on military heroes
(c) Candida                                          (iii) Devaluation of social traditions
(d) Arms and the Man                       (iv) Mockery of physicians’ ignorance
Choose the correct option from those given below :Deselect Answer

93.
Given below we two statements-one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R) :

Assertion (A) : Language constructs meaning
Reason (R) : Language structures meaning depending on the speaking subjects’ Perception, context and auditor
In the light of the above two statements choose the correct option :Deselect Answer

94.
Who among the following is one of the university Wits?
95.
In the study of Anglo-American literature, certain distinguished names in critical/editorial scholarship become synonymous with famous writers and periods of literary history

Match the following names with their respective areas of scholarship :
(a) Edward Mendelson                      (i) John Milton
(b) Jerome McGann                           (ii) Ezra Pound
(c) Stanley Fish                                   (iii) W. H. Auden
(d) Hugh Kenner                                (iv) Textual Scholarship
Choose the correct option from those given below :Deselect Answer

96.
Which one of the following works best describes the heroes of Cervants’ Done Quixote Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Thomas Manns the Confessions of Felix Krull?
97.
THE GROCER'S CHILDREN

The grocer's children
moldy cakes and cheese
soft black bananas
on stale shredded wheat,
weeviled rice, their plates
heaped high with wilted
greens, bruised fruit,
surprise treats
from unlabelled cans,
tainted meat
The grocer's children
never go hungry
Whose point of view seems to have been stated in the poem?Deselect Answer

98.
THE GROCERS CHILDREN

The grocers children
moldy cakes and cheese
soft black bananas
on stale shredded wheat,
weeviled rice, their plates
heaped high with wilted
greens, bruised fruit,
surprise treats
from unlabelled cans,
tainted meat
The grocers children
never go hungry

Which of the following words best describes the last sentence of the poem?Deselect Answer

99.
THE GROCERS CHILDREN

The grocers children
moldy cakes and cheese
soft black bananas
on stale shredded wheat,
weeviled rice, their plates
heaped high with wilted
greens, bruised fruit,
surprise treats
from unlabelled cans,
tainted meat
The grocers children
never go hungry

What is suggested by the word ‘tainted’ in line 11?Deselect Answer

100.
THE GROCER'S CHILDREN

The grocer's children
moldy cakes and cheese
soft black bananas
on stale shredded wheat,
weeviled rice, their plates
heaped high with wilted
greens, bruised fruit,
surprise treats
from unlabelled cans,
tainted meat
The grocer's children
never go hungry

How does the poem achieve its effect?Deselect Answer