The 'Truth'of Fiction

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Presidency University, Kolkata.
(Formerly Presidency College, Kolkata) U.G. I Admission Test 2011 Department of English Syllabus: Candidates are to be tested on:  Linguistic competence  Comprehension ability  Literary aptitude and interpretive skills  Familiarity with literary and cultural texts  Flair for expression

SAMPLE QUESTION PAPER
Time: 2Hours Full Marks: 100

Answers exceeding the stipulated word limit will be penalized 1. Read the following poem and critically evaluate it in not more than 300 words. We die, Welcoming Bluebeards to our darkening closets, Stranglers to our outstretched necks, Stranglers, who neither care nor care to know that DEATH IS INTERNAL. We pray, Savoring sweet the teethed lies, Bellying the grounds before alien gods, Gods, who neither know nor wish to know that HELL IS INTERNAL. We love, Rubbing the nakednesses with gloved hands, Inverting our mouths in tongued kisses, Kisses that neither touch nor care to touch if LOVE IS INTERNAL. 30

2. Explain the picture in not more than 300 words.

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3. Complete the following passage with appropriate words:

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Our ancestors were ……………. or more obtuse. Amidst the universal belief that these wretches were in ……………… with the author of all evil, holding hell tributary to their muttering, no simple Justice of the Peace seems to have ……………….. issuing, or silly Headborough serving, a ………………… upon them -- as if they should subpoena Satan! -- Prospero in his boat, with his books and wand about him, suffers himself to be ……………….. away at the mercy of his enemies to an unknown island. He might have ……………….. a storm or two, we think, on the passage. His acquiescence is in ……………….. analogy to the non-resistance of witches to the constituted powers. -- What ……………….. the Fiend in Spenser from tearing Guyon to pieces -- or who had made it a condition of his prey, that Guyon must take ………………. of the glorious bait -- we have no guess. We do not know the …………………. of that country. 4....
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