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Model Paper III English Literature

Model Paper III English Literature



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Published by Dr Kalyani Vallath
Try this model question paper I prepared for this 6-month batch at Trivandrum. Several rigorous model tests like this coming up in the September batch.
Try this model question paper I prepared for this 6-month batch at Trivandrum. Several rigorous model tests like this coming up in the September batch.

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Vallaths Total English SolutionsMODEL TESTPaper III
This genre-defying Shakespearean play is based on a popular prose romance written by one of the University Wits. The sub-plot of the abandoned royal baby
echoes Ovid’s
. Identify the play.(a)
 As You Like It 
Twelfth Night 
The Winter’s Tale
Troilus and Cressida
Who of the following appears as the Chorus in Shakespeare’s
?(a) John of Gaunt (b) John Gower (c) Geoffrey Chaucer (d) Walter Ralegh3.
Which play by Ben Jonson led him to be
summoned before the Privy Council to answer charges of ‘popery and treason’
Sejanus, His Fall 
The Alchemist 
The Poetaster 
Everyman Out of His Humour 
Which of the following is not a feature of Cavalier poetry?(a) It was courtly (b) It employed a mocking and cynical tone (c) It employed the Carpe Diem theme (d) Courage and valourwere its important themes5.
The 17
century poet who cultivated an obscure and harsh style of verse called
strong lines
is ____.(a) John Donne (b) John Denham (c) John Cleveland (d) Abraham Cowley6.
This book was written by a British philosopher on the social contract and the origins of creation of an ideal state, which he
called “Commonwealth”.
Published in 1651, this book was mistaken by some Royalists as an argument in favour of 
Cromwell’s Kingship
. The sub-title of this book
is “
The Matter, Form and Power of a Commonwealth, Ecclesiastical and
. Which is this book?(a)
Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity 
Essay on the Law of Nature
The Social Contract 
who are the unfortunate beings who are immortal, but not forever young that Lemuel meets atLuggnagg?(a) Blefuscudians (b) Struldbrugs (c) Yahoos (d) The Low-Heels8.
Which of the following novels is sub-
titled “The History of a Young Lady”
 Agnes Grey 
Which of the following is not correctly matched?(a) Winston Smith
Aldous Huxley (b) Jake Donaghue
Iris Murdoch (c) Edwin Clayhanger
Arnold Bennett (d) JackMerridew
William Golding10.
Which of the following novels is set in Tabasco in Mexico?(a)
Brave New World 
Chrome Yellow 
The Man of Property 
The Power and the Glory 
Given below are lines from John Donne’s poem “The Canonization”.
ll build in sonnets pretty rooms;As well a well-wrought urn becomesThe greatest ashes, as half-acre tombs,And by these hymns all shall approveUs canoniz
d for loveWhat does the
verb “become” means?
 (a) Even an urn will be destroyed by time (b) Even the most beautiful things in this world have come out of ashes(c) A well-wrought urn is best suited to contain the greatest ashes (d) Even a beautiful urn will contain only ashes12.
Who of the following has written “Boston poems”?
 (a) T.S. Eliot (b) W.H. Auden (c) Elizabeth Jennings (d) Ted Hughes13.
In which of these novels is a woman caught and tried for child murder?(a)
 Adam Bede
Far from the Madding Crowd 
The Old Curiosity Shop
In which Book of 
Paradise Lost 
does Adam refer to his own sin as a felix culpa
or “happy fault”
(a) Book IV (b) Book IX (c) Book XI (d) Book XII15.
 A Tale of Two Cities
who of the following is a villainous character, an ardent supporter of the French Revolution, whoseeks personal revenge against the Evremonde family?(a) Mr. Lorry (b) Madame Defarge (c) John Barsad (d) Dr. Manette16.
Which of the following works was inspired by
Le Lutrin
and Tassoni’s
Secchia Repita
Everyman in His Humour 
Mac Flecknoe
The Battle of the Books
Which major novelist has also written plays, non-fiction and critical works including
Studies in Classic American Literature
aswell as travel books such as
Twilight in Italy 
Sea and Sardinia
Etruscan Places
, and
Morning in Mexico
?(a) D.H. Lawrence (b) James Joyce (c) Lawrence Durrell (d) Aldous Huxley18.
Which of the following novels is about a novelist working on a fictional novel
titled “Free Women”?
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Under the Net 
Bring Up the Bodies
The Golden Notebook 
The novel
Every Day is Mother’s Day 
and its sequel
Vacant Possessions
are by ________.(a) Jhumpa Lahiri (b) Bapsi Sidhwa (c) Hilary Mantel (d) Joyce Carol Oates20.
Charles Strickland, modeled on the artist Paul Gauguin, is a character in ________.(a)
The R
azor’s Edge
The Moon and Six Pence
Cakes and Ale
The Painted Veil 
What is the sub-title of the Booker Prize winning novel
?(a) A Romance (b) A Tragicomedy (c) A Historical Farce (d) A Satire22.
Which is Robert Browning’s dramatic poem representing a silk
-winder and his wanderings in Italy?(a)
The Ring and the Book 
Pippa Passes
Who of the following wrote the famous novel
The Room at the Top
, inspired by his experiences at the Bingley Little Theatre?(a) Kingsley Amis (b) John Braine (c) Arnold Wesker (d) Edward Bond24.
Which historical figure is the central character in B
ernard Shaw’s play,
The Man of Destiny 
?(a) Hitler (b) Napoleon (c) Tsar Nicholas (d) Louis XIV25.
Oscar Wilde’s
was originally written in ________.(a) Italian (b) French (c) Spanish (d) None of these26.
Which of the following critics criticized
Paradise Lost 
for lacking in human interest?(a) Dr. Johnson (b) George Saintsbury (c) William Hazlitt (d) F.R. Leavis27.
About which of the following writers are the following statements true?(i) They believed that contemporary society and politics are oppressive.(ii) They wanted to establish an egalitarian society on the banks of the Susquehanna River in the US.(iii) This plan did not work out.(a) Emerson and Thoreau (b) Marx and Engels (c) Hawthorne and Melville (d) Southey and Coleridge28.
What did Wordsworth define as the state of being
conscious of myself, / And of some other being
 (a) Sub-consciousness (b) Double consciousness (c) Two-consciousnesses (d) Empathy29.
Who of the following wrote about a water spider
—“a cinque
-spotted shadow fringed with prismatic colours on the sunny
bottom of the brook”—
as a complex philosophical and Christian symbol?(a) Southey (b) Coleridge (c) Blake (d) Yeats30.
Which of the following critics held the v
iew that a poet should handle “sound subject matter with high seriousness”
?(a) Matthew Arnold (b) I.A. Richards (c) T.S. Eliot (d) Ezra Pound31.
This 1938 book established a genre of unconventional theatre in France which endorsed violent, austere, physical
techniques to shatter the false reality that “lies like a shroud over our perceptions.” This theatre sought to disturb the
spectators profoundly, free their unconscious repressions and oblige men to view themselves as they really are. Which isthis book?(a)
The Theatre and Its Double
The Theatre of the Absurd 
The Modern Theatre is the Epic Theatre
Theatre of theOppressed 
Which of the following novels has been called a “modern
Pilgrim’s Progress
The Trial 
The Plague
The Castle
Who of the following attempted to create
literature of the unword”?
 (a) Jean-Paul Sartre (b) Albert Camus (c) Samuel Beckett (d) Bertolt Brecht34.
In Milan Kundera’s
The Joke
, the people who are unfallen from the Communist faith are called by the name _________.(a) gods (b) saints (c) angels (d) immortals35.
About which of his books does Michel Foucault say this:
“This book first arose out of a passage in Borges, out of the
laughter that shattered, as I read the passage, all the familiarlandmarks of my thought
thought that bears the stamp of our age and our geography
breaking up all the orderedsurfaces and all the planes with which we are accustomed to tame the wild profusion of existing things, and continuing longafterwards to disturb and threaten with collapse our age-old distinction between the Same and the Other. This passage
quotes a ‘certain Chinese encyclopaedia’ in which it is written that ‘animals’
are divided into: (a) belonging to the Emperor,(b) embalmed, (c) tame, (d) suckling pigs, (e) sirens, (f) fabulous, (g) stray dogs, (h) included in the present classification, (i)frenzied, (j) innumerable, (k) drawn with a very fine camelhair brush, (l)
et cetera,
(m) having just broken the water pitcher,
(n) that from a long way off look like flies’. In the wonderment of this taxonomy, the thing we apprehend in one great leap,
the thing that, by means of the fable, is demonstrated as the exotic charm of another system of thought, is the limitation of our own, the stark impossibility of thinking
The Archeology of Knowledge
Discipline and Punish
The History of Sexuality 
The Order of Things
Cahiers du Cinema
is a famous _________ of film studies.(a) journal (b) school (c) theory (d) text37.
 _______, a mixture of local languages with English, has become a standard in itself and is the new language of thepostcolonial in which canonical works like the Bible have been translated.(a) creole (b) pidgin (c) acrolects (d) basilects38.
Which two philosophers have
engaged themselves with the concept of “hyperreality”?
 (a) Baudrillard and Umberto Eco (b) Baudrillard and Derrida (c) Baudrillard and Lyotard (d) Lyotard and Althusser39.
Stuart Hall is a major theorist associated with __________.(a) Gender Studies (b) Postcolonialism (c) Psychoanalytic Criticism (d) Cultural Studies40.
The word
“dasein” which denotes the existence of the human being
was used by _________.(a) Hegel (b) Husserl (c) Heidegger (d) Habermas41.
Which of the following is incorrectly matched?(a)
Political Shakespeare
Stanley Fish (b)
 Alternative Shakespeares
John Drakakis (c)
Shakespearean Negotiations
 Stephen Greenblatt (d) All are correct42.
“Unfinalizability” is a concept associated with
 _________.(a) Sigmund Freud (b) Harold Bloom (c) Mikhail Bakhtin (d) Michel Foucault43.
Which of the following critics defined the poetic language as a deviated use of the standard language where the differencesare fore-grounded?(a) I.A. Richards (b) Cleanth Brooks (c) Roman Jakobson (d) Jan Mukarovsky44.
“Heteroglossia” refers to ________.
(a) the multiple readings of a text (b) the juxtaposition of multiple voices in a text (c) the comments on the margins of a text(d) the gloss or commentary relating to a text45.
“Lisible” text and “Scriptible”
text are concepts propounded by __________.(a) Derrida (b) Kristeva (c) Bloom (d) Barthes46.
Match the books with the authors:(i)
The Art of Fiction
(i) E. M. Forster(ii)
The Craft of Fiction
(ii) Henry James(iii)
Aspects of the Novel 
(iii) Percy Lubbock(iv)
The Rise of the Novel 
(iv) Ian Watt

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