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Exam Name:
UGC- NET / JRF Examination
Subject:
General Awareness or GK (Second Paper)
1. Which novel has a nameless narrator?
(a) Moby Dick
(b) Anna Karenina
(c) Invisible Man
(d) The Grapes of Wrath
2. Samuel Beckett wrote -
(a) Volpone
(b) Mother Courage and Her Children
(c) A Doll's House
(d) Endgame
3. Which one of the following author-book pairs is correctly matched? (a) Elfride Jelinek - The Pianist
(b) J.M. Coetzee- Shame
(c) Saul Bellow - Herzog
(d) Salman Rushdie - Disgrace
4. The Plough and the ‘Stars' was written by -
(a) G.B. Shaw
(b) Sean O'Casey
(c) Lady Gregory
(d) J.M. Synge
5. Willy Loman is a character in-
(a) Waiting for Godot
(b) A Doll's House
(c) The Cherry Orchard
(d) The Death of a Salesman
6. John Evellyn and Samuel Pepys were the famous writers of - (a) Editorials
(b) Letters
(c) Essays
(d) Diaries
7. The subtitle of Dryden's Absalom and Achitophel is -
(a) There was no subtitle
(b) A Poem
(c) A Satire
(d) A satire on the True Blue Protestant Poets
8. Who of the following is not a periodical essayist?
(a) Richard Steele
(b) Lancelot Andrews
(c) Joseph Addison
(d) Jonathan Swift
9. "Did he who made the Lamb made thee" appears in-
(a) ‘Introduction'
(b) ‘ The Tyger'
(c) ‘Chimney Sweeper'
(d) ‘London'
10. Which of the following thinker- concept pairs is rightly matched? (a) I.A. Richards - Archetypal criticism
(b) Northrop Frye-Practical criticism
(c) Jacqes Devide - New Historicism
(d) Stanley Fish - Reader Response
11. "Essays of Eila" are-
(a) Economic disparity
(b) Literary criticism
(c) Political ideology
(d) Personal impressions
12. Which of the following thinker - concept pairs is rightly matched? (a) Mamata - Vakrokti
(b) Abhinava Gupta- Kavya Alankar
(c) Bharata - Natya Shastra
(d) Vaman - Dhwanyaloka
13. Choose the correct sequence of the following schools of criticism - (a) Deconstruction, New Criticism, Structuralism, Reader Response (b) Reader Response, Deconstruction, Structuralism, New Criticism (c) New Criticism, Structuralism, Deconstruction, Reader Response (d) Structuralism, New Criticism, Deconstruction, Reader Response 14. ‘Peripeteia' means -

(a) Tragic flaw
(b) Recognition of error
(c) Purgation of emotion
(d) Reversal of fortune
15. ‘Gynocriticism' focuses on -
(a) Criticism of male writers by women writers
(b) Criticism on women
(c) Criticism by women
(d) Women as writers
16. Samuel Butler's Hudibras is modeled upon -
(a) Don Quixote
(b) Endymion
(c) Annus Mirabilis
(d) Pilgrim's Progress
17. Who was the last of the Christian Humanists?
(a) John Bunyan
(b) Oliver Cromwell
(c) John Milton
(d) Richard Crashaw
18. The narrative of Raja Rao's Kanthapura is based on-
(a) The Ramayana
(b) The Mahabharata
(c) Puranas
(d) Shastras
19. Which of the following author- book pairs is correctly matched? (a) Arundhati Roy - Algebra of Infinite Justice
(b) Shashi Tharoor - Trotter's Name
(c) C.L.R. James - The English Patient
(d) David Madouf - The Cityof Djins
20. Who wrote ‘A tiger does not proclaim its tigretude' ?
(a) Derek Walcott
(b) Soyinka
(c) Achebe
(d) Ngugi
21. ‘Jindiworobak' movement relates to -
(a) Caribbean literature
(b) Canadian literature
(c) Australian literature
(d) New Zealand literature
22. The Montreal group of poets championed the cause of-
(a) Modernist poetry
(b) Imagist poetry
(c) Symbolist poetry
(d) Nature poetry
23. The figure of the ‘Abyssinian Maid' appears in-
(a) ‘Kubla Khan'
(b) ‘Frost at Midnight'
(c) ‘Dejection : an Ode'
(d) ‘Christabel'
24. Coleridge's statement that imagination "dissolves, diffuse, dissipates in order to recreate" relates to - (a) secondary imagination
(b) esemplastic imagination
(c) fancy
(d) primary imagination
25. Who among the following is a writer of historical romances? (a) Walter Savage
(b) Walter Scott
(c) Jane Austen
(d) Emily Bronte
26. Which of the following sequences is correct?
(a) Vanity Fair, Henry Esmond,...
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