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2014 June UGC NET Solved Question Paper in English, Paper II


01. “The just man justices. What kind of foregrounding do you find in the
        above lines ?
    (A) Syntactic
    (B) Semantic
    (C) Collocation
    (D) None of the above
02. 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
    iii. Dactylic              3. An unstressed syllable is followed by a
                                       stressed syllable
    iv. Trochaic              4. A stressed syllable is followed by an
                                      unstressed syllable
    Codes :
            i   ii  iii  iv
    (A)  2  1  3  4
    (B)  3  2  1  4
    (C)  4  1  2  3
    (D)  3  1  2  4
03. The separation of styles in accordance with class appears more
      consistently in _______ than in medieval works of literature and art.
    (A) Ben Jonson
    (B) Shakespeare
    (C) Philip Sidney
    (D) Edmund Spenser
04. “Had we but world enough, and time, This coyness, lady, were no crime.”
       This statement is an example of
    (A) Irony
    (B) Paradox
    (C) Hyperbole
    (D) Euphemism
05. A Spenserian stanza has
    (A) four iambic pentameters
    (B) six iambic pentameters
    (C) eight iambic pentameters
    (D) ten iambic pentameters
06. Match the items in List – I with items in List – II according to the code
      given below :
               List – I                List – II
               (Critic)               (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
    Codes :
            i   ii  iii  iv
    (A)  2  1  4  3
    (B)  3  2  1  4
    (C)  1  2  3  4
    (D)  2  3  4  1
07. “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
    (A) impersonality
    (B) absence
    (C) presence
    (D) creativity
08. Match the items in List – I with items in List – II according to the code given
      below :
             List – I                       List – II
          (Theorist)                      (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 Politics- Queer Reading
    Which is the correct combination according to the code :
    Codes :
            i   ii  iii  iv
    (A)  3  1  2  4
    (B)  3  1  4  2
    (C)  4  2  1  3
    (D)  4  3  1  2
09. “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 ?
    (A) T.S. Eliot             (B) F.R. Leavis
    (C) David Lodge       (D) Allen Tate
10. Derrida’s American disciples were
    (A) Geoffrey Hartman, Paul de Man, J. Hills Miller
    (B) Gertrude Stein, Barbara Johnson, Michael Ryan
    (C) Barbara Johnson, Michael Ryan, Mary Ellman
    (D) Jean Baudrillard, Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari
11. Identify the correct group of playhouses in late sixteenth century
      London from the following groups :
    (A) Curtain, Rose, Swan, Globe, Hope
    (B) Curtain, Rose, Swan, Globe, Sejanus
    (C) Hope, Curtain, Rose, Swan, Globe
    (D) Swan, Curtain, Rose, Globe, Thames
12. “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
    (A) Roderigo and officers
    (B) Brabantio, Roderigo and Officers
    (C) The Duke and Senators
    (D) Montano and Cassio
13. Act V of Marlowe’s Edward the Second shows the murder of the king.
      Where does it take place ?
    (A) Westminster, a room in the palace
    (B) A room in Berkeley Castle
    (C) A room in Killingworth Castle
    (D) Within the Abbey of Neath
14. Identify the correctly matched set :
    (A) “The Shepheards Calender” – 1579 Tottels Miscellany – 1557
           Astrophel and Stella – 1591 The Spanish Tragedie – about  1585

    (B) “The Shepheards Calender” – 1559 Tottels Miscellany – 1579
           Astrophel and Stella – 1585 The Spanish Tragedie – about 1591
    (C) “The Shepheards Calender” – 1585 Tottels Miscellany – 1591
            Astrophel and Stella – 1579 The Spanish Tragedie – about 1557
    (D) “The Shepheards Calender” – 1579 Tottels Miscellany – 1591
            Astrophel and Stella – about 1585
           The Spanish Tragedie – about 1557
15. Match the items in the List – I with items in List – II according to the code
      given below :
            List – I                                 List – II
          (Authors)                               (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
    Codes :
            i   ii  iii  iv
    (A)  2  3  1  4
    (B)  4  3  2  1
    (C)  4  1  2  3
    (D)  4  2  1  3
16. “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 :
    (A) I, II and III are correct
    (B) I, II and IV are correct
    (C) I, III and IV are correct
    (D) II, III and IV are correct
17. “And if no peece of chronicle we prove, We’ll build in ________ pretty
    (A) lyrics                 (B) epics
    (C) sonnets             (D) stanzas
18. “That glory never shall his wrath or might extort from me.” (Paradise
       Lost, Book I)
    What ‘glory’ is being referred to by Satan ?
    (A) The courage never to submit or yield
    (B) To reign in Hell
    (C) To defeat God
    (D) To spread evil
19. 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 ?
    (A) Gulliver’s Travels
    (B) The Castle of Otranto
    (C) Tristram Shandy
    (D) A Tender Husband
20. 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 ?
    (A) Daniel Defoe
    (B) Samuel Richardson
    (C) Henry Fielding
    (D) Tobias Smollett
21. “Where ignorance is Bliss Tis folly to be wise.” Who wrote the
         following lines ?
    (A) Pope              (B) Gray
    (C) Collins           (D) Southey
22. Which of the following works is not actually a prose essay ?
    (A) Essay of Dramatic Poesy
    (B) Essay on Man
    (C) An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
    (D) An Essay Towards a New Theory of Vision
23. Whom does Mirabell deceive into believing that he loves her in The
      Way of the World ?
    (A) Millamant
    (B) Lady Wishfort
    (C) Mrs. Marwood
    (D) Mrs. Fainall
24. “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 ?
    (A) Lamb to Bridget
    (B) Wordsworth to Dorothy
    (C) Dorothy to Bridget
    (D) Lamb to Dorothy
25. The Prelude although begun as early as 1799 and finished in its first
      version in 1805, was not published until ________.
    (A) 1815             (B) 1820
    (C) 1830             (D) 1850
26. “A rosy sanctuary will I dress With the wreathed trellis of a
       working brain.” The above lines are quoted from
    (A) ‘Adonais’
    (B) ‘Ode to Psyche’
    (C) ‘Eve of St. Agnes’
    (D) ‘Endymion’
27. “Love seeketh only self to please, To bind another to its delight.”
       This selfish and possessive nature of love is illustrated in Blake’s
    (A) ‘The Clod and the Pebble’
    (B) ‘The Sick Rose’
    (C) ‘A Poison Tree’
    (D) ‘Ah Sunflower’
28. Who is the author of Mary, and the unfinished The Wrongs of Woman ?
    (A) Mary Wollstonecraft
    (B) William Godwin
    (C) Mary Hay
    (D) Elizabeth Inchbald
29. Identify the incorrect factor in Henry James’ theory of the novel :
    (A) It should be sentimental
    (B) It should be objective
    (C) It should be realistic
    (D) It should be viewed as an artistic form
30. Match the items in List – I with items in List – II according to the code
      given below :
            List – I                         List – II
          (Novels)                     (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
    Codes :
            i   ii  iii  iv
    (A)  3  1  2  4
    (B)  2  1  4  3
    (C)  4  2  1  3
    (D)  1  3  2  4
31. Which among the following novels was not written in 1922 ?
    (A) Ulysses
    (B) Jacob’s room
    (C) Aaron’s Rod
    (D) A Passage to India
32. “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 ?
    (A) W.B. Yeats
    (B) T.S. Eliot
    (C) W.H. Auden
    (D) D.H. Lawrence
33. “Consume my heart away; sick with desire
        And fastened to a dying animal.” The above lines are taken from
    (A) “Felix Randal”
    (B) “Sailing to Byzantium”
    (C) “Coole and the Ballylee, 1931”
    (D) “The Second Coming”
34. Who among the following is not a surrealist poet ?
    (A) Hugh Sykes Dykes
    (B) David Gascoyne
    (C) Kenneth Allot
    (D) C. Day Lewis
35. 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
    (A) The End of the Affair
    (B) The Heart of the Matter
    (C) The Ministry of Fear
    (D) Our Man in Havana
36. Samuel Beckett’s trilogy published together in London in 1959 under the
      English titles is
    (A) More Pricks than Kicks, Murphy, Molloy
    (B) B. Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable
    (C) Molloy, Murphy, Malone Dies
    (D) The Unnamable, More Pricks than Kicks, Murphy
37. Among the following playwrights, who was awarded the Pulitzer prize
       in 1920 ?
    (A) Eugene O’Neill
    (B) Sean O’Casey
    (C) William Somerset Maugham
    (D) J.B. Priestly
38. D.H. Lawrence popularized the concept of ________ in his novels.
    (A) Realism
    (B) Naturalism
    (C) Primitivism
    (D) Expressionism
39. Who among the following is not an American modernist poet ?
    (A) William Carlos Williams
    (B) Ezra Pound
    (C) William Ellery Channing, the younger
    (D) Marianne Moore
40. 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.
    (A) Henry Louis Gates Jr.
    (B) Amiri Baraka
    (C) Ishmael Reed
    (D) Bell Hooks
41. Match List – I with List – II according to the code given below :
                 List – I                    List – II
              (Authors)                   (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
    Codes :
            i   i i iii  iv
    (A)  4  2  3  1
    (B)  4  1  2  3
    (C)  4  3  2  1 
    (D)  1  3  4  2
42. 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
    (A) Sri Lanka
    (B) Fiji
    (C) The Caribbean
    (D) Amnesia
43. Which of the following is not an Asian – Canadian writer ?
    (A) Shauna Singh Badlwin
    (B) Himani Banerjee
    (C) Joy Kogawa
    (D) Meena Alexander
44. Which of the following is true ?
    (A) ‘Aurora Leigh’ is a poem in nine books
    (B) ‘Aurora Leigh’ is a collection of sonnets from the Portuguese
    (C) ‘Aurora Leigh’ is a nursery rhyme book
    (D) ‘Aurora Leigh’ is “the Seeds and Fruits of English Poetry”
45. “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 ?
    (A) ‘Locksley Hall’
    (B) ‘Two Voices
    (C) ‘Morte d’Arthur’
    (D) ‘Ulysses’
46. George Eliot’s attempt to write a historical novel of the Italian
      Renaissance was not successful. Which was this novel ?
    (A) Adam Bede
    (B) Felix Holt
    (C) Silas Marner
    (D) Romola
47. In which novel, does the hero, driven by passion and revenge, add a new
      dimension to the concept of suffering ?
    (A) Wuthering Heights
    (B) Jude the Obscure
    (C) Mill on the Floss
    (D) Hard Times
48. From the following women characters in Hardy’s novels choose
      the odd one out :
    (A) Bathsheba Everdene
    (B) Eustacia Vye
    (C) Elizabeth Jane
    (D) Lucetta
49. “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 :
    (A) 1, 2 and 3 are correct
    (B) 1, 2 and 4 are correct
    (C) 2, 3 and 4 are correct
    (D) 1, 3 and 4 are correct
50. Match the items in List – I with items in List – II according to the code
     given below :
                 List – I                    List – II
                 (Plays)                 (Characters)
    i. White Devil                1. Hieornimo
    ii. Maids Tragedy          2. Old Knowell
    iii. Every Man in
        his Humour               3. Vittoria Corombona
    iv. The Spanish
        Tragedie                   4. Aspatia
    Codes :
            i   ii  iii  iv
    (A)  4  3  1  2
    (B)  2  1  3  4
    (C)  3  4  2  1
    (D)  4  3  2  1
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