UGC NET/UGC Net English MCQ Questions Part 1 Sample Test,Sample questions

Question:
A particle is:  

1.A patchwork of words sentences passages

2.A satirical poem

3. A love song

4.A collection of lines from different poems


Question:
A woman drew her long black hair out tight And fiddled whisper music on those strings.From which section of Eliots The Waste Land are the above lines taken ?

1.A Game of Chess

2. What the Thunder Said

3. Burial of the Dead

4. Fire Sermon


Question:
After Shakespeare made his debut as a London playwright he was described as an Upstart crow by:

1.Robert Greene

2.Thomas Lodge

3.Christopher Marlowe

4.John Lyl


Question:
Andrew Marvells An Horatian Ode upon Cromwells Return from Ireland was written in

1.1646

2.1649

3.1650

4.1648


Question:
Assertion (AST) : Literary and historical periodization often has nothing to do with the lifetime of writers. Thus we see two writers born in the same year belonging to two separate periods.Reasoning/ (R) : Thomas Carlyle and John Keats were born in 1795. In standard literary Example histories Keats is a Romantic and Carlyle a Victorian.

1.(AST) and (R) are correct

2. (AST) is correct; (R) is incorrect

3. (.AST) and (R) are incorrect

4. (R) does not follow from (AST)


Question:
Byrons The Vision of Judgment is a satire directed against

1.Charles Lamb

2. John Keats

3. Henry Hallam

4. Robert Southey


Question:
Chos>se the correct sequence of the following schools of criticism 

1.Structuralism New Criticism Deconstruction Reader Response

2. New Criticism Structuralism. Deconstruction Reader Response

3. Reader Response. Deconstruction Structuralism New Criticism

4. Deconstruction New Criticism Structuralism Reader Response


Question:
Fanny Burneys Evelina is about:

1.A young ladys entry into F.nglish fashionable society

2. English refugees in Paris

3. An English enthusiast for revolutionary liberty

4. Money and the world of the country house


Question:
Gudrun is a character in a novel by :   

1.James Joyce

2.Virginia Woolf

3.Di H. Lawrence

4.E. M. Forster


Question:
Hemic Couplet is a pair of : ?  

1.Rhyming iambic pentameter lines

2.Unrhyming iambic pentameter lines

3.Rhyming iambic hexameter

4.Unrhyming iambic hexameter


Question:
In Black Venus Angela Carter takes elements?from the poetry of a famous French poet and places them in a very different paradigm. Who is the French poet?   

1.Bundelaire

2.Maliarme

3.Verlaine

4.Apollinaire


Question:
In its final published version Eliots The Waste Land contains a total of

1.334 lines

2. 433 lines

3. 373 lines

4. 423 lines


Question:
In which of the following novels by Graham ne does the little girl Brigitta appear?

1.The Heart of the Matter

2. The Power and the Glory

3. Brighton Rock

4. The Quiet American


Question:
In which of the following novels does Stein feature as a significant character.

1.Under Western Eyes

2. Lord Jim

3. Heart of Darkness

4. Nostroma


Question:
Jabberwocky is a character in ____

1.The Importance of Being Earnest

2. Fra Lippo Lippi

3. Through the looking Glass

4. Goblin Market


Question:
July s People is a novel by :  

1.Margaret Atwood

2.V. S. Naipul

3.Wole Soyinka

4. Nadine Gordimcr


Question:
Little Nell is a character in Dickens s

1.Hard Times

2. Great Expectations

3. Oliver Twist

4. The Old Curiosity Shop


Question:
Margaret Laurence is a novelist from:  

1.Australia

2. The L.S.A.

3.Canada

4.Britain


Question:
Only Connect is the epigraph to a novel by:

1.George Orwell

2.Joseph Conrad

3.D.H. Lawrence

4.E.M. Forster


Question:
Peripetia means  

1.Purgation of emotion

2. Tragic flaw

3. Reversal of fortune

4.Recognition of error


Question:
Prosody studies :

1.Line endings

2. Meanings of words

3. Patterns of prose

4. Metrics


Question:
Put the following novels by Charles Dickens in a sequential order with the help of the code:

1.Great Expectations

2.Hard Times

3.Bleak House

4.A Tale of Two Cities


Question:
Salman Rushdie s Shame is set in :

1.East Pakistan

2.India and Pakistan

3.Pakistan

4.None of the above


Question:
Sir Andrew Freeport is a character in:

1.Humphry Clinker

2. Joseph Andrews

3. The Coverley Papers

4. Clarissa


Question:
Strophe antistrophe and epode form a three-part structure in:

1.a classic ode

2. a Greek chorus

3. a medieval ballad

4. a Petrarchan sonnet


Question:
The author of A Satire Against Reason and Mankind is:

1.Rochester

2. Dryden

3. Gray

4.Swift


Question:
The correct chronological order of the following poets is :  

1.Byron Shelley Keats Walter Scott

2.Shelley Waiter Scott Keats-Byron

3.Keats Byron Walter Scott Shelley

4. Walter Scott Byron Shelley Keats


Question:
The Empire writes Back was written by :   

1.Bill Ashcroft Helen Tiffin Ngugi Wa Thinngo

2.Bill Ashcroft Helen Tiffin Stephen Stemon

3.Bill Ashcroft Gareth Griffiths Chinua Achebe

4.Bill Ashcroft Helen Tiffin Gareth Griffiths


Question:
The essay The Death of the Author is written by:

1.Michel Foucault

2.Jacques Derrida

3.Roland Barthes

4.Alvin Keman


Question:
The expression Thy Hand. Great Anarch occurs in a satire by :

1.Dryden

2.Pope

3.Johnson

4.None of the above


Question:
The lines:Even 1 a dunce of more renown than they Was sent before but to prepare thy way are quoted from:

1.Popes Dunciad

2. Drydens Absalom and Achitophel

3. Drydens Mac Flecknoe

4. Swifts A Tale of a Tub


Question:
The Little Minister is a novel by

1.John Galsworthy

2.H.G. Wells

3.James M. Barrie

4.Rudvard Kipling


Question:
The main character in Gogols Dead Souls is :

1.Oblomov

2.Bazarov

3.Swift

4.Chichikov


Question:
The major contribution of the Restoration period is in the field o f :   

1.Philosophical writings

2.Poetry

3.Drama

4.Letters


Question:
The Praise of Chimney-Sweepers is -

1.a poem by William Blake

2. an elegy by William Wordsworth

3. an essay by Charles Lamb

4. an essay by William Hazlitt


Question:
The rhyme scheme of the Spenserian sonnet is  

1.(I) Abab bcbc cdcd ee

2.Abab eded efef gg

3.Abba cddc effe gg

4. Abba abba cde cde


Question:
The Rime of Ancient Mariner is about   

1.A perilous adventure in the sea

2.The accidental killing of an octopus

3.The curse of a sea God

4.The guilt and expiation of the Ancient Mariner


Question:
The subtitle of William Godwins Caleb Williams is -

1. Man As He Is Not

2.Man As He Is

3. Things As They Are

4.The Pupil of Nature


Question:
The term Practical Criticism is coined by

1.William Empson

2. W K. Wimsatt Jr.

3. -LA. Richards

4. F. R. Leavis


Question:
The theatre of cruelty is associated with    

1.Stanislavosky

2.Grotovsky

3.Antonin Artand

4.Eugino Barba


Question:
The unexpurgated text of Lady Chatterleys lover was published after Obscenity trial in   

1.1958

2.1965

3.I960

4.1962


Question:
The word nature in the eighteenth century literature stands for:  

1.Nature of writing

2. External nature

3.Human nature

4.The universe


Question:
Thomas Kyds The Spanish Tragedy was influenced by 

1.Seneca

2.Tertullian

3. Virgil

4. Plautus


Question:
Tom Paines The Rights of Man was published in   

1.1790

2.1791

3.1792

4.1793


Question:
Understanding Poetry used to be a classic textbook that encapsulates the principles of _______

1.New Historicism

2. New Aristolelianism

3. New Criticism

4. The New Left


Question:
Victor Shklovskys name is associated with

1.?Post-modernism

2. New Historicism

3. Reader Response Theory

4. Russian Formalism


Question:
What century is variously called The Age of Enlightenment the Age of Sensibility The Augustan Age and The Age of Prose and Reason?   

1.sixteenth century

2.seventeenth century

3.eighteenth century

4.nineteenth century


Question:
What is common to the following poems ?Wordsworths The RecluseShelleys The Triumph of LifeByrons Don JuanKeats Hyperion   

1.They are all elegies

2.They are all unfinished poems

3.They are all divided into cantos

4.They are women-centred poems


Question:
Which Augustan writers epitaph reads: One who strove with all his might to champion liberty?

1.Alexander Pope

2.Jonathan Swift

3.Henry Fielding

4.Daniel Defoe


Question:
Which of the following Caribbean novels makes intersexual references to Jane Eyre?

1.No Tele phone to Heaven

2.Crick Crack Monkey

3.Swift

4.Between Two Worlds


Question:
Which of the following is a major Jacobean play?

1.Everyman

2. Gorboduc

3. Romeo and Juliet

4. The Duchess of Malfi


Question:
Which of the following Shakespearean plays are in the correct chronological sequence?  

1.The Merchant of Venice Henry IV Part l - Romeo and Juliet - Richard II

2.Richard II - Henry IV Part I Romeo and Juliet - The Merchant of Venice

3. Henry IV Part I - Romeo and Juliet � The Merchant of Venice - Richard II

4.Romeo and Juliet - Richard II Henry IV Part I - The Merchant of Venice


Question:
Which of the following statements is the most accurate regarding Edward Saids thesis in Orientalism ?

1.The Europeans used the East dialectically to describe their self image as irrational and primitive.

2.The Oriental people used the West dialectically to define their self-image as irrational and primitive.

3.The Europeans used the East op positionally to define their self-image as rational and modern.

4.The Oriental people used the West oppositionally to define their self-image as rational and modern.


Question:
Which of the following thinker - concept pairs is rightly matched?

1.Stanley Fish - Reader Response

2. Jacques Derida - New Histoncisin

3. Northrop Frye - Practical Criticism

4. I.A Richards - Archetypal Criticism


Question:
Which of the following thinker - concept pairs is rightly matched?

1.Vaman- Dhwanyaloica

2. Bharata - Natya Shastra

3. Mamata - Vakrokti

4. Abhinava Gupta - Kavya Alankar


Question:
Who among the following Indian writers in English has created an identifiable imagined locale?

1.Mulk Raj Anand

2. Raja Rao

3. R.K. Narayan

4. Anita Desai


Question:
Who among the following is not a formalist critic?

1.Allen Tate

2. Cleanth Brooks

3. Stanley Fish

4. William Empson


Question:
Who among the following is NOT a University Wit ?   

1.Christopher Marlowe

2.George Peele

3.Robert Greene

4.Ben Jonson


Question:
Who among the following Marlovian character is consumed by greed ?   

1.Barabas

2.Tamburlaine

3.Doctor Faustus

4.Mephistopheles


Question:
Who is given credit for first using the term romantic? 

1.Friedrich Schlegel

2. Kant

3.Coleridge

4. Schiller


More MCQS

  1. UGC Net English MCQ Questions Part 1
  2. UGC Net English MCQ Questions Part 2
  3. UGC NET PREPARATION
Search
R4R Team
R4Rin Top Tutorials are Core Java,Hibernate ,Spring,Sturts.The content on R4R.in website is done by expert team not only with the help of books but along with the strong professional knowledge in all context like coding,designing, marketing,etc!