CUCET English Answer Key 2019

Answer Key  CUCET English (PG)


26. (C)
Morality plays
A type of allegory in which the protagonist is met by personifications of various moral attributes who try to prompt him or her to choose a good life over one of evil

27. (B)
An ambiguous or roundabout figure of speech, used instead of an ordinary noun in Old English

28. (A)
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a late 14th-century Middle English chivalric romance.

29. (D)
Hero and Leander
Poem by Christopher Marlowe that retells the Greek myth of Hero and Leander.

30. (B)
Henry Howard (Earl of Surrey)
Thomas Wyatt introduced the sonnet into English, it was Surrey who developed the rhyme scheme – ABAB CDCD EFEF GG – which now characterizes the English sonnet

31. (A)
John Lyly
Euphuism takes its name from John Lyly’s Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit (1578)

32. (C)
King Lear

33. (B)
The Comedy of Errors
The Comedy of Errors
tells the story of two sets of identical twins who were accidentally separated at birth.

34. (C)
The Faerie Queen

35. (D)

Antonio comments

Mark you this, Bassanio,
The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.
An evil soul producing holy witness
Is like a villain with a smiling cheek,
A goodly apple rotten at the heart.

36. (B)
Mixed metaphor
A mixed metaphor is a metaphor whose parts add up to a confused image.

37. (C)
Lucius Seneca was a prominent playwright of the first century, famous for helping shape the genre of revenge tragedy with his ten plays: Hercules Furens, Troades, Phoenissae, Medea, Phaedra, Oedipus, Agamemnon, Thyestes, Hercules Oetaeus, and Octavia

38. (A)
The character in Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex accidentally kills his father and marries his mother.

39. (D)
Aristotle has enumerated six constituent parts of tragedy-Plot, Character, Thought, Diction, Song and Spectacle. The most important of these, is the Plot

40. (B)
The Duchess of Malfi is a Jacobean revenge tragedy written by English dramatist John Webster in 1612–1613.

41. (A)
The Rivals
The word “malapropism” comes from a character named “Mrs. Malaprop” in Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s 1775 play The Rivals

42. (A)
John Fletcher
The Two Noble Kinsmen is a Jacobean tragicomedy, first published in 1634 and attributed to John Fletcher and William Shakespeare.

43. (D)
In Doctor Faustus, an Elizabethan tragedy by Christopher Marlowe, Faustus’ intelligence and scholarship eventually earns him the degree of a Doctor at the University of Wittenburg

44. (A)
Robert Browning
Browning’s mastery of the dramatic monologue made him one of the foremost Victorian poets

45. (B)
(the gadfly) is a parasite; this bestiary name encompasses the simple character of Volpone’s servant.

46. (A)
Lady Wishfort appears in William Congreve’s The Way of the World

47. (B)
Antony and Cleopatra
All for Love or, the World Well Lost, is a 1677 heroic drama by John Dryden. It is an acknowledged imitation of Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, and focuses on the last hours of the lives of its hero and heroine

48. (A)
Witty exchange of words

49. (B)
A Valediction Forbidding Mourning

50. (A)
Darkness Visible, an Oxymoron from Milton’s Paradise Lost

51. (A)
Pastoral Elegy
John Milton’s Lycidas, written in 1637 is a pastoral elegy

52. (C)
John Keats
Adonais is a pastoral elegy written by Percy Bysshe Shelley for John Keats in 1821

53. (B)
Bigraphia Literaria
Chapter XIII of Coleridge’s Bigraphia Literaria

54. (C)
Aphra Behn

55. (D)
Samuel Pepys, celebrated for his Diary (first published in 1825), gives a fascinating picture of the official and upper-class life of Restoration London from Jan. 1, 1660, to May 31, 1669.

56. (D)
She Stoops to Conquer

She Stoops to Conquer is an anti-sentimental comedy by the Irish author Oliver Goldsmith, first performed in London in 1773

57. (C)
Blank Verse
Paradise Lost is an epic poem in blank verse

58. (D)
T. S. Eliot
Dissociation of sensibility is a literary term first used by T. S. Eliot in his essay The Metaphysical Poets

59. (A)
The Rape of the Lock
Belinda  is a main character in Alexander Pope’s mock-heroic narrative poem The Rape of the Lock

60. (B)
Political Allegory
Absalom and Achitophel (1681) tells the Biblical tale of the rebellion of Absalom against King David; in this context it is an allegory used to represent a story contemporary to Dryden, concerning King Charles II and the Exclusion Crisis (1679-1681). The poem also references the Popish Plot (1678) and the Monmouth Rebellion (1685)

61. (D)
Freedom of speech and expression
The 1644 prose polemic Areopagitica is among history’s most influential and impassioned philosophical defences of the principle of a right to freedom of speech and expression.

62. (A)
Political Philosophy
Leviathan concerns the structure of society and legitimate government, and is regarded as one of the earliest and most influential examples of social contract theory

63. (C)
Stream-of-consciousness technique

64. (A)
Samuel Richardson’s Pamela (1740) is an epistolary novel

65. (D)
Vanity Fair
Rebecca (known as Becky) Sharp appears in William Makepeace Thackeray’s 1847–48 novel Vanity Fair

66. (C)

67. (D)
Romantic Poets
Ruskin coined the term “pathetic fallacy” in his book, Modern Painters (1843–60) to attack the sentimentality that was common to the poetry of the late 18th century, and which was rampant among poets including Burns, Blake, Wordsworth, Shelley, and Keats.

68. (C)
Thomas Hardy

69. (D)
Charles Lamb
His essays had the personal and conversational tone

70. (C)
Dover Beach
A lyric poem by the English poet Matthew Arnold, first published in 1867 in the collection New Poems

Ah, love, let us be true
To one another! for the world, which seems
To lie before us like a land of dreams,
So various, so beautiful, so new,
Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light,
Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain;
And we are here as on a darkling plain
Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,
Where ignorant armies clash by night.


71. (B)
Albert Camus

72. (A) James Joyce
A character has a sudden insight or realisation that changes his or her understanding of themselves or their comprehension of the world. James Joyce gave it that term to the short stories he wrote between 1898 and 1904 which was central to his early work.

73. (D)
Wolfgang Goethe
Goethe used the concept of Weltliteratur (World literature)in several of his essays in the early decades of the nineteenth century to describe the international circulation and reception of literary works in Europe, including works of non-Western origin.

74. (A)
Myth and Symbols

William Morris
In Britain the best representatives of the Aesthetic Movement were Oscar Wilde and Algernon Charles Swinburne, both influenced by the French Symbolists, and James McNeill Whistler and Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

76. (B)

77. (B)
James Joyce
The Bloomsbury Group was a small, informal association of artists and intellectuals who lived and worked in the Bloomsbury area of central London.

78. (A)
Ezra Pound

79. (D)
Kitchen sink drama
Harsh realism has led to Look Back in Anger being considered one of the first examples of kitchen sink drama in theatre.

80. (B)

81. (A)
Gabriel García Márquez

82. (C)
Holden Morrisey Caulfield is a fictional character in J. D. Salinger’s 1951 novel The Catcher in the Rye

83. (C)
Nadine Gordimer
The Nobel Prize in Literature 1991.

84. (A)
Dystopian novel
The Handmaid’s Tale is a dystopian novel by Canadian author Margaret Atwood, originally published in 1985

85. (D)
The Bell Jar

86. (B)
Paradise Lost: Book 1

87. (D)
Vikram Seth’s The Golden Gate (1986) is a novel in verse composed of 590 Onegin stanzas (sonnets written in iambic tetrameter)

88. (A)
The Ibis trilogy is set in the first half of the 19th century. It deals with the trade of opium between India and China run by the East India Company

89. (A)

The first book written by an Indian in English was Travels of Dean Mahomed, a travel narrative by Sake Dean Mahomed published in England in 1793.

90. (D)
Saleem Sinai is the protagonist of the Booker Prize-winning novel Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

91. (B)

Shashi Tharoor’s The Great Indian Novel takes the story of the Mahabharata and recasts and resets it in the context of the Indian Independence Movement and the first three decades post-independence.

92. (C)
Nikolai Gogol, Russian dramatist of Ukrainian origin

93. (B)
Girish Karnad’s Broken Images explores the dilemma of Indian writers who choose to write in English

The Country without a Post Office (1997)  is a collection of poems by Kashmiri-American Agha Shahid Ali

95. (B)
Jhumpa Lahiri
Her The Lowland (2013) was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize

96. (C)
Jayanta Mahapatra 1981

Nissim Ezekiel 1983
Keki N. Daruwalla 1984
Kamala Das 1985

97. (A)
A. K. Ramanujan

Is there an Indian Way of Thinking? An Informal Essay
First Published January 1, 1989

98. (C)
An Introduction – Poem by Kamala Das

99. (D)
Vikram Chandra, Indian-American writer. His first novel, Red Earth and Pouring Rain, won the 1996 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book

100. (C)

Bharatamuni’s Rasas

  • Śṛungāram
  • Hāsyam
  • Raudram
  • Kāruṇyam
  • Bībhatsam
  • Bhayānakam
  • Veeram
  • Adbhutam

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7 (C)
8 (B)
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13 (B)
14 (C)
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16 (B)
17 (A)
18 (B)
19 (D)
20 (C)
21 (B)
22 (A)
23 (B)
24 (D)
25 (A)


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