AD's English Literature : A TO Z Literary Principles from History of English Literature: Note 60

A TO Z Literary Principles from History of English Literature: Note 60



A Set of 26 Objective Questions & Answers
UGC NET ENGLISH QUESTION BANK


1. The epithet “a comic epic in prose” is best applied to

(A) Richardson’s Pamela

(B) Sterne’s A Sentimental Journey

(C) Fielding’s Tom Jones

(D) Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe

**Several novels   fall into the category of mock epic, including Joseph Andrews (1742), described by its author, the English novelist Henry Fielding, as “a comic epic ... in prose.” However, his The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (1749) or Tom Jones, is regarded by critics as one of the great English novels. It is in the picaresque tradition, involving the adventures and misadventures of a roguish hero. It tells in rich, realistic detail the many adventures that befall Tom, an engaging young libertine, in his efforts to gain his rightful inheritance. So the best choice is (c)** Read More about A to Z (Objective Questions)
 

2. Muriel Spark has written a dystopian novel called

(A) Memento Mori

(B) The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

(C) Robinson

(D) The Ballad of Peckham Rye

** Memento Mori (1959)-a group of aged intellectuals carry on their bickering and rivalries even as they are successively dying, each one warned by a mysterious phone call, “Remember you must die.”

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961)-the story of an eccentric Edinburgh schoolteacher seen through the eyes of an admiring (but later disenchanted) pupil.  **



3. Samuel Butler’s Erewhon is an example of

(A) Feminist Literature

(B) Utopian Literature

(C) War Literature

(D) Famine Literature

** Butler is best known for his satirical work, Erewhon (1872), the story of an imaginary land; he criticized the customs and manners of contemporary England.  ** Read More about A to Z (Objective Questions)
 

4. The line “moments of unageing intellect” occurs in Yeats’s

(A) Byzantium

(B) Among School Children

(C) Sailing to Byzantium

(D) The Circus Animals’ Desertion Read More about UGC NET
 

5. In his 1817 review of Coleridge’s Biographia Literaria, Francis Jeffrey grouped the following poets together as the ‘Lake School of Poets’:

(A) Keats, Wordsworth and Coleridge

(B) Wordsworth, Byron and Coleridge

(C) Blake, Wordsworth and Coleridge

(D) Wordsworth, Coleridge and Southey

**Lake Poets, term loosely applied to three English poets, Robert Southey, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and William Wordsworth (and sometimes Thomas De Quincey), who lived in the Lake District of England. The works of these poets had little relationship to one another, although each exemplified romantic principles in poetry. ** Read More about UGC NET
 

6. Which of the following personal is not associated to acting?

(A) Konstantin S. Stanislavsky

(B)   Bertolt Brecht

( C) Jerzy Grotowski

(D)  Eduardo Acevedo Díaz



7. The famous line “……. Where ignorant armies clash by night” is taken from a poem by

(A) Wilfred Owen

(B) W.H. Auden

(C) Siegfried Sassoon

(D) Matthew Arnold Read More about UGC NET
 

8. Which of the following statement is not true for “International Standard Book Number?”

(A) Organization started the system in 1969.  

(B) Its international headquarter is situated in London.

(C) It identifies geographic or language grouping, publisher, title, edition, and volume number.

 (D) ten-digit number assigned to every book or new edition before publication.



9. The term ‘theatre of cruelty’ was coined by

(A) Robert Brustein

(B) Antonin Artaud

(C) Augusto Boal

(D) Luigi Pirandello Read More about UGC NET

**Theater of Cruelty, drama that exposes the merciless side of humanity, revealed when social conventions are ignored or absent.

Antonin Artaud (1896-1948)- French poet, dramatist, and actor- worked on development of experimental theater.   In 1927   he produced his own play The Cenci (1935), an illustration of his concept of the theatre of cruelty. He used this term to define a new theater that minimized the spoken word and relied instead on a combination of physical movement and gesture, nonspecific sounds, and the elimination of conventional spatial arrangements and sets.  **


10. The verse form of Byron’s Childe Harold was influenced by

(A) Milton

(B) Spenser

(C) Shakespeare

(D) Pope Read More about UGC NET

**   Childe Harold   exemplifies Byron’s best-known character type, the ‘Byronic hero’ **


11. Tennyson’s Ulysses is

 (I) A poem expressing the need for going forward and braving the struggles of life

(II) A dramatic monologue

(III) A morbid poem

(IV) A poem making extensive use of satire

The right combination for the above statement, according to the code, is

(A) I & IV

(B) II and III

(C) III and IV

(D) I and II Read More about A to Z (Objective Questions)
 

12. Which post-war British poet was involved in a disastrous marriage with Sylvia Plath?

(A) Philip Larkin

(B) Ted Hughes

(C) Stevie Smith

(D) Geoffrey Hill


13. Chaucer’s Parliament of Fowles is in part

(I) a puzzle

(II) a debate

(III) a threnody

(IV) a beast fable

The correct combination for the above statement, according to the code, is

(A) I, II & IV

(B) II, III & IV

(C) I & IV

(D) II & IV Read More about UGC NET
 
14. Which of the following statement for George Orwell is not true?

(A)  His famous two books are ‘Animal Farm', published in 1944, and ‘Nineteen Eighty-four' (1949).

(B)  His real name was Eric Arthur Blair.

(C)  He was a journalist and writer of autobiographical narratives.

(D)  He advocates colonial politics of Britain. Read More about A to Z (Objective Questions)
 

15. The Restoration comedy has been criticized mainly for its

(A) Excessive wit and humour

(B) Bitter satire and cynicism

(C) Indecency and permissiveness

(D) Superficial reflection of society


16. Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses is an essay by

(A) Terry Eagleton

(B) Karl Marx

(C) Raymond Williams

(D) Louis Althusser Read More about UGC NET
 

17. Sexual possessiveness is a theme of Shakespeare’s

(A) Coriolanus

(B) Julius Caesar

(C) Henry IV Part – I

(D) A Midsummer Night’s Dream


18. The term ‘Cultural Materialism’ is associated with

(A) Stephen Greenblatt

(B) Raymond Williams

(C) Matthew Arnold

(D) Richard Hoggart Read More about A to Z (Objective Questions)
 

19. What is the correct chronological publication of R. K. Narayan’s novels?

  (A) The English Teacher - Waiting for the Mahatma - The Guide -The Man-Eater of Malgudi -Gods, Demons, and Others - The Vendor of Sweets 

(B) The English Teacher - The Vendor of Sweets -Waiting for the Mahatma - The Guide -The Man-Eater of Malgudi -Gods, Demons, and Others

(C) The English Teacher - The Guide -The Man-Eater of Malgudi -Gods, Demons, and Others - The Vendor of Sweets -Waiting for the Mahatma

(D) The Vendor of Sweets -Waiting for the Mahatma - The Guide -The Man-Eater of Malgudi -Gods, Demons, and Others - The English Teacher
 

 20. Who among the following is a Canadian critic?

(A) I.A. Richards

(B) F.R. Leavis

(C) Cleanth Brooks

(D) Northrop Frye Read More about UGC NET

**Northrop Frye (1912-1991)-Canadian literary critic is best known as a major proponent of archetypal criticism. **


21. Sethe is a character in

(A) The Colour Purple

(B) The Women of Brewster Place

(C) Beloved

(D) Lucy Read More about A to Z (Objective Questions)
 
22. What Correct chronological order of publication of bible?

(A)  King James Bible or Authorized Version - William Tyndale’s Bible- Miles Coverdale’s Bible

(B)  William Tyndale’s Bible- Miles Coverdale’s Bible- King James Bible or Authorized Version

(C)  Miles Coverdale’s Bible- King James Bible or Authorized Version- William Tyndale’s Bible



23. Who among the following is a Cavalier poet?

(A) Henry Vaughan

(B) Richard Crashaw

(C) John Suckling

(D) Anne Finch Read More about UGC NET
 
24. Which of the following facts about Rabindranath Tagore is the right match?

(A)  ‘Galpaguccha' - collection of stories

(B)  ‘Chitra'- drama

(C)  ‘Sonar Tari', — poetry collection

(D)    In 1913 Tagore won the Nobel prize for literature, largely for the English version of his collection of poetry, ‘Gitanjali', published in 1912. Read More about A to Z (Objective Questions)
 

25. Which of the following statement is wrong?

(A)   Satyajit Ray's   “Apu trilogy” of films is based on Bivuti Bhusan Bandyapadhya’s  Pather Panchali.

(B)   The Third Cinema contributes to popular struggles against political oppression and economic dependency during colonial period. 

(C)    The Birth of a Nation, Intolerance, Broken Blossoms, Way Down East, and Orphans of the Storm were some of George Stanley’s best silent films.

(D)   The Oscar is the traditional name for the Academy Awards of Merit, gold-plated statuettes that are presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for excellence in acting, directing, and other activities in films released during the previous calendar year.     


26. Which of the following pair is correctly matched? Read More about A to Z (Objective Questions)

(A) Karl Gjellerup and Henrik Pontoppidan - Scandinavian literature

(B)   Vissarion Belinski and Aleksandr Yakovlev- German   literature

(C)   Denis Diderot and Jean-Jacques Rousseau- Russian literature

(D) Friedrich Schiller and Johann Goethe -    French literature Read More about UGC NET
 
Ref: 1. History of English Literature- Albert     
2. The Concise Cambridge History of English Literature
     3. UGC NET OLD QUESTION PAPERS

2 comments:

  1. "where ignorant armies clash by night"is an excerpt from Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold.

    ReplyDelete

Drop any query, suggestion or comment here.

About Me

My photo

An English Teacher;    M. A.(English) , D. Ed., B. Ed., UGC- NET Qualified

"Dear Readers/ Students, I am a huge fan of books, English Grammar & Literature. I write this blog to instill that passion in you along with the usual strong will  of  earning some money  through  selling ad space. I also feel proud to be in 'free' literature learning initiative because it will be more  easy to get and find you out there . Already thousand posts written and a few thousand healthy discussions made in this blog. And if  you want to contribute in writing or support in money,  you're welcome."