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MOCK TEST 3 UGC NTA NET JRF ENGLISH EXAM

PDF MOCK TEST 3 UGC NTA NET JRF ENGLISH EXAM

All questions are compulsory and each carry equal marks. Time 35 Minutes


1. The term invective refers to

(A) The abusive writing or speech in which there is harsh denunciation of some person or thing.
(B) An insulting writing attack upon a real person, in verse or prose, usually involving caricature and ridicule.
(C) A written or spoken text in which an apparently straightforward statement or event is undermined in its context so as to give it a very different significance.
(D) The chanting or reciting of words deemed to have magical power.


2. Match the following pairs of books and authors:
I. Condition of the Working Class in England
II. London Labour and the London Poor
III. Past and Present
IV. Unto This Last

i. John Ruskin
ii. Henry Mayhew
iii. Thomas Carlyle
iv. Friedrich Engels

Codes:
I II III IV
(A) iv i ii iii
(B) iv ii iii i
(C) ii iv i ii
(D) iii ii iv iv


3. Match the following:

1. The Sage of Concord
2. The Nun of Amherst
3. Mark Twain
4. Old Possum
5. Emily Dickinson
6. R.W. Emerson
7. T.S. Eliot
8. Samuel L. Clemens

(A) 1–6; 2–5; 3–8; 4–7
(B) 1–5; 2–6; 3–7; 4–8
(C) 1–8; 2–7; 3–6; 4–5
(D) 1–7; 2–8; 3–5; 4–6


4. The Bloomsbury Group included British intellectuals, critics, writers and artists. Who among the following belonged to the Bloomsbury Group?
I. John Maynard Keynes, Lytton Strachey
II. E.M. Forster, Roger Fry, Clive Bell
III. Patrick Brunty, Paul Haworth
IV. Thomas Hardy, Henry James, Walter Pater
(A) I and II
(B) I
(C) II and III
(D) IV


5. Which of the following novels depicts the plight of the Bangladeshi immigrants in East London?
(A) How far can you go
(B) The White Teeth
(C) An Equal Music
(D) Brick Lane


6. The Enlightenment was characterized by
(A) Accelerated industrial production and general well–being of the public.
(B) A belief in the universal authority of reason and emphasis on scientific experimentation.
(C) The Protestant work ethic and compliance with Christian values of life.
(D) An undue faith in predestination and neglect of free will.


7. In which of the following texts do Aston, Davies and Mick appear as characters?
(A) Wyndham Lewis’s Enemy
(B) Harold Pinter’s Caretaker
(C) Katherine Mansfield’s “Life of Ma Parker”
(D) Graham Greene’s Brighton Rock


8.In which Jane Austen novel do you find the characters Anne Elliott, Lady Russell, Louisa Musgrove and Captain Wentworth?
(A) Emma
(B) Mansfield Park
(C) Persuasion
(D) Northanger Abbey


9. Match the following pairs of books and authors:
I. Condition of the Working Class in England
II. London Labour and the London Poor
III. Past and Present
IV. Theunto This Last

i. John Ruskin
ii. Henry Mayhew
iii. Thomas Carlyle
iv. Friedrich Engels

Codes:
I II III IV
(A) iv i ii iii
(B) iv ii iii i
(C) ii iv i ii
(D) iii ii iv iv


10. Which is the correct sequence of the novels of V.S. Naipaul?
(A) The Mystic Masseur–Miguel Street–The Suffrage of Elvira – A House for Mr. Biswas.
(B) Miguel Street – The Mystic Masseur – A House for Mr.Biswas – The Suffrage of Elvira.
(C) The Suffrage of Elvira – Miguel Street – The Mystic Masseur – A House for Mr. Biswas.
(D) The Mystic Masseur – The Suffrage of Elvira, Miguel Street – A House for Mr. Biswas


11. Which Shakespearean play contains the line: “…there is a special providence in the fall of a sparrow”?
(A) King Lear
(B) Hamlet
(C) Coriolanus
(D) Macbeth


12. In which of his essays does Homi Bhabha discuss the ‘discovery’ of English in colonial India?
(A) “Signs taken for Wonders”
(B) “Mimicry”
(C) Nation and Narration
(D) “The Commitment to Theory”


13. Which of the following poems uses terza rima?
(A) John Keats’s “Ode to a Nightingale”
(B) P.B. Shelley’s “Ode to the West Wind”
(C) William Wordsworth’s “The Solitary Reaper”
(D) Alfred Tennyson’s “Ulysses”


14. Which of the following are “companion poems”?
(A) “Gypsy songs” and “Songs and Sonnets”
(B) “L’Allegro” and “II Penseroso”
(C) “The Good Morrow” and “The Sun Rising”
(D) “Full Fathom Five” and “Hark, Hark! The Lark”


15. F. Turner’s famous hypothesis is that
(A) The Frontier has outlived its ideological utility in American civilization.
(B) The Frontier has posed a challenge to the American creative imagination.
(C) The Frontier has been the one great determinant of American civilization.
(D) The Frontier has been the one great deterrent to American progress.


16. Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities begins with the sentence
(A) It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.
(B) It was the brightest of times; it was the darkest of times.
(C) It was the richest of times; it was the poorest of times.
(D) It was the happiest of times; it was the saddest of times.


17. The works of Gerard Manley Hopkins were published posthumously by
(A) Edwin Muir
(B) Edward Thomas
(C) Robert Bridges
(D) Coventry Patmore


18. Whom did Keats regard as the prime example of ‘negative capability’?
(A) John Milton
(B) William Wordsworth
(C) William Shakespeare
(D) P.B. Shelley


19. Which of the following is the correct chronological sequence?
(A) A Poison Tree – The Deserted Village – The Blessed Damozel– Ozymandias
(B) The Deserted Village – A Poison Tree – Ozymandias – The Blessed Damozel
(C) The Blessed Damozel – A Poison Tree – The Deserted Village – Ozymandias
(D) The Deserted Village – The Blessed Damozel – Ozymandias – A Poison Tree


20. Which statement(s) below on the Spenserian stanza is/are accurate?
I. A quatrain, unrhymed, but alliterative
II. A stanza of four lines in iambic pentameter
III. An eight–line stanza in iambic pentameter followed by a ninth in six iambic feet
IV. An eight–line stanza with six use of figurative language. Iambic feet followed by a ninth in iambic pentameter
(A) I and II
(B) II
(C) III
(D) IV


21. Match the following texts with their respective themes:
I. Areopagitica (Milton)
II. Leviathan (Hobbes)
III. Alexander’s Feast (Dryden)
IV. The Way of The World (Congreve)

i. Fashion, courtship, seduction
ii. The liberty For Unlicensed Printing
iii. Absolute Sovereignty
iv. The power of music

Codes:
I II III IV
(A) i ii iii iv
(B) ii iii iv i
(C) iii iv i ii
(D) iv iii i ii


22. Two of the following list are “Angry Young Men” of the 1950’s British literary scene.
I. John Osborne
II. C.P. Snow
III. Anthony Powell
IV. Kingsley Amis

The right combination, according to the code

(A) I & II
(B) II & IV
(C) I & IV
(D) I & III


23. Thomas Hardy’s last major novel was _______.
(A) Tess of the D’urbervilles
(B) Jude the Obscure
(C) The Return of the Native
(D) The Trumpet Major


24. In Wordsworth’s Prelude the Boy of Winander is affected by
(A) Blindness
(B) Deafness
(C) Muteness
(D) Lameness


25. Match the authors under List – I with the titles under List – II :
1. Of Grammatology
2. The Archaeology of Knowledge
3. Structural Anthropology
4. Anatomy of Criticism

I. Claude Levi-Strauss
II. Jacques Derrida
III. Northrop Frye
IV. Michel Foucault

I II III IV
(A) 1 3 4 2
(B) 3 1 2 4
(C) 3 1 4 2
(D) 2 1 3 4


26. Match the columns :
Terms Theorists
1. Matthew Arnold
2. Friedrich Nietzsche
3. G.H. Hopkins
4. S.T. Coleridge

I. Apollonian – Dionysian
II. Fancy – Imagination
III. Hellenism – Hebraism
IV. Inscape – Instress

I II III IV
(A) 2 4 1 3
(B) 2 4 3 1
(C) 1 4 2 3
(D) 4 2 1 3

 


27. How did Chaucer’s Pardoner make his living ?
(A) By selling stolen cattle from the neighbourhood ottery
(B) By selling indulgences to those who committed sins
(C) By pardoning those who stole property or committeed other crimes
(D) By assisting the Friar in Church services


28. Joothan by Om Prakash Valmiki is
(A) a collection of poems
(B) a play
(C) an autobiography
(D) a novel


29. Chartism, a political movement that took its name from the People’s Charter had six points. Identify the one point on the following list that was NOT Chartist:
(a) universal manhood sufferage
(b) equal electoral districts
(c) comprehensive insurance scheme for labour
(d) vote by secret ballot
(e) payment of MPs
(f) no property qualifications for MPs
(g) Annual parliaments
Codes:
(1) (e)
(2) (g)
(3) (c)
(4) (d)


30. Match the phrase with character
(a) “motiveless malignity”
(b) “Reason in Madness”
(c) “Supp’d full of horrors”
(d) “To be, or not to be”
(i) Macbeth
(ii) Hamlet
(iii) Lear
(iv) Iago

Codes:
(a) (b) (c) (d)
(1) (i) (iii) (ii) (iv)
(2) (iv) (ii) (iii) (i)
(3) (iv) (iii) (i) (ii)
(4) (iii) (i) (ii) (iv)

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