Wednesday, 9 May 2012

UGC NET June 2009

To get the questions for this paper, click the following link: June 2009 English (paper II)
  1. 1.     D-  Lake School of Poets included Wordsworth, Coleridge and Southey
  2. D- “I am the enemy you killed my friend” are lines from Strange Meeting by Wilfred Owen
  3. D– Lord of the Flies by Coral Island; Omeros (Derek Walcott) by Odessey; The Great Indian Novel (Shashi Tharoor) by Mahabharat; Wide Sargasso Sea (Jean Rhys) by Jane Eyre
  4. D- “This was a man”- Marc Antony to Ceasar
  5. D- Shakespeare sonnet 138- “When my love swears that she is made of truth/ I do believe her, though I know she lies”
  6. C – (??)
  7. B- “Great wits are sure to maddness near allied/ And thin partitions do their bounds divide”- Absalom and Achitophel by John Dryden
  8. B- strategic essentialism is a term coined by Spivak
  9. C- Malouf’s An Imaginary Life is the story of Ovid
  10. C- Jabberwoky is a character in Through the Looking Glass  
  11. C  (??)
  12. C (??)
  13.  B- Everyman is a medieval morality play
  14. A- The poets of the Movement are Elizabeth Jennings, John Wain and Philip Larkin
  15. B- Doris Lessing is interested in Sufism
  16. A (??)
  17. A– Norman conquest (1066); Caxton’s printing press (1476); James I ascends throne (1603); Shakespeare’s death (1616)
  18. D- The Muse of History is by Derek Walcott
  19. A– “Do I contradict myself?/ Very well then, I contradict myself” is from Walt Whitman’s Song of Myself
  20. A- Verses on the Death of Jonathan Swift was written by Jonathan Swift (1731)
  21. C– Lycidas- Edward King; Adonais- John Keats; In Memoriam- Arthur Hallam; Thyrsis- Arthur Hugh Clough: These are elegies written for the respective people
  22. C- Playing in the Dark by Toni Morrisson is about Whitemess and the Literary imagination
  23. C- “He’s not the brightest man in the world” is an example of litotes (asserting an affirmative by negating the contrary)
  24. D- The term “horizon of expectations” was coined by HR Jauss
  25. D- Mary Seacole, Mary Kingsley, Anthony Trollope and J A  Froude are Victorian Travel writers
  26. C- Marlowe’s Faustus is based on a german narrative
  27. A- W B Yeats, J M Synge and Lady Gregory were part of the Irish Dramatic Movement
  28. A- diaspora first refered to the expulsion of Jews
  29. D- Ben Jonson was not a University Wit (Marlow, Peele and Greene were)
  30. B (??)
  31. D- Prosody is about metrics (rhythm patterns of verse)
  32. D- The Duchess of Malfi (John Webster) was written during the Jacobean Age
  33. C- Understanding poetry (Cleanth Brooks; Robert Warren Penn) was a text referring to New Criticism
  34. C- The Age of Reason/ Augustan Age was during the 18th century
  35. B- Hyperion (Keats), Don Juan (Byron), The Recluse (Wordsworth) and The triumph of life (Shelley) are all incomplete works
  36. A- D H Lawrence calls the novel “the bright book of life”
  37. B– “Ripeness is all” is a quote from King Lear (Edgar tells Gloucester)
  38. D- A K Ramanujan translated Anantamurthy’s Samskara
  39. B- Abel Whittle is a character in The Mayor of Casterbridge (Thomas Hardy)
  40. B- Edmund Spenser’s The Shepherdes Calender praises queen Elizabeth in ‘April’
  41. C- “Margaret are you grieving” is the beginning of a poem by a Victorian poet (G M Hopkins) and does NOT begin a Romantic poem
  42. C- Politics and the English language is an essay written by George Orwell
  43. A- “mind forged manacles” was written by Blake in his poem “London”
  44. C- Mathew Arnold says, “He is not fully recognised at home; he is not recognised at all abroad…” about Wordsworth
  45. C- The Globe theatre was completed in 1599
  46. D (??)
  47. D (??)
  48. D (??)
  49. A (??)
  50. B (??)
NOTE: These were answers that I found, and therefore I could not complete all the questions. If you have the answers to questions that have not been solved here, do post them in the comments box.

1 comment:

alizehra naqvi said...

Hi you have done a good job.
But the answer of question 16 is option D. Circumlocution (also called periphrasis, circumduction, circumvolution, periphrasis, or ambage) is an ambiguous or roundabout figure of speech. Check it out at