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UGC-NET&SET-ENGLISH-MODEL PAPER-51 (DECEMBER-2006-II)11. The statement “One has to convey in a language that is not one’s own the spirit that is one’s own” appears in :
(A) Ice-Candy Man 
(B) The Guide
(C) Nagamandala 
(D) Kanthapura

12. Which of the following author-book pair is correctly matched :
(A) Arundhati Roy - The Autumn of the Patriarch
(B) Gabriel Garcia Marquez - Love in the Time of Cholera
(C) Umber to Eco - The Tin Drum
(D) Jhumpa Lahiri – Beloved

13. Which of the following women writers did not receive the Noble Prize :
(A) Toni Morrison
(B) Nadine Gordiner
(C) Buchi Emcheta 
(D) Doris Lessing

14. Which of the following is not an Australian author :
(A) Margaret Laurence 
(B) David Malauf
(C) Mudooroo Narogin 
(D) Peter Carey

15. The Tulsis of Naipaul’s A House for Mr. Biswas lived in :
(A) Pagotes House 
(B) Hanuman Mansion
(C) Tulsiana 
(D) Hanuman House
16. The quotation “a repetition in the finite mind of the eternal act of creation in the infinite I AM” appears i…


UGC-NET&SET-ENGLISH-MODEL PAPER-50 (DECEMBER-2006-II)1. The title The Sound and the Fury is taken from :
(A) Hamlet 
(B) Macbeth
(C) The Tempest 
(D) King Lear

2. Pecola is a character in :
(A) The Bluest Eye 
(B) Oliver Twist
(C) Don Quixote 
(D) Beloved

3. Which of the following was associated with the “Bloomsbury Group”.
(A) T. S. Eliot 
(B) W. B. Yeats
(C) T. E. Hulme 
(D) Virginia Woolf
4. Which of the following characters appear in Waiting for Godot :
(A) Jerry 
(B) Lucky  (C) Jimmy Porter  (D) Ham

5. About whom did T. S. Eliot write “A thought to him was an experience” :
(A) Herbert 
(B) Marvell  (C) Donne (D) Crashaw

6. The last book of Gulliver’s Travels is :
(A) “Voyage to Houyhnhnms”
(B) “Voyage to Laputa”
(C) “Voyage to Brobdingnag” 
(D) “Voyage to Lilliput”

7. Who edited The Tatler :
(A) Steele and John Locke 
(B) Addison and Dryden
(C) Addison and Blackmore 
(D) Addison and Steele

8. John Locke’s “Essay Concerning Human Understanding” is about :
(A) nature of human behaviour 
(B) nature of the human min…


UGC-NET&SET-ENGLISH-MODEL PAPER-49 (DECEMBER-2007-II)41.Which famous English novel opens with a young woman who is 'handsome, clever and rich' ?
(A) Middlemarch
(B) Wuthering Heights
(C) Moll Flanders
(D) Emma

42.It appears that in Paradise Lost Book I “Milton belongs to the Devil's party without knowing it”. Who among the following made this statement ?
(A) Frank Kermode
(B) William Empson
(C) C.S. Lewis
(D) William Blake

43.Live Like Pigs is :
(A) a humorous poem by Pope
(B) an allegorical narrative by Orwell
(C) a play by Arden
(D) a satirical sketch by Swift

44. 'A woman drew her long black hair out tight And fiddled whisper music on those strings'. From which section of Eliot's The Waste Land are the above lines taken ?
(A) A Game of Chess
(B) What the Thunder Said
(C) Burial of the Dead
(D) Fire Sermon

45. Which is the correct sequence of Achebe's African Trilogy ?
(A) Things Fall Apart - Arrow of God - No Longer At Ease
(B) No Longer At Ease - Arrow of God - Things …


UGC-NET&SET-ENGLISH-MODEL PAPER-48 (DECEMBER-2007-II)31.John Keats's poem 'Ode to a Nightingale' was composed in :
(D) 1821

32.The Female Quixote was written by :
(A)Henry Fielding
(B)Tobias Smollett
(C) Charlotte Lennox
(D) Aphra Behn

33. Which contemporary British poet has translated Beowulf ?
(A) Thom Gunn
(B) Alan Lewis
(C)Edward Thomas
(D) Seamus Heaney

34.'The Praise of Chimney-Sweepers' is :
(A) a poem by William Blake an essay by Charles Lamb
(B) an elegy by William Wordsworth
(C)an essay by Charles Lamb
(D) an essay by William Hazlitt

35.The Loneliness of a Long Distance Runner is a novel by :
(A) Kingsley Amis
(B) Alan Sillitoe
(C) John Braine
(D) John Osborne

36.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 ?

37.Strophe, antistrophe and epode form a three-part structure in :
(A) a classic …


UGC-NET&SET-ENGLISH-MODEL PAPER-47 (DECEMBER-2007-II)21. What was the first play of Mrs. Dalloway called ?
(A) Clarissa
(B) Hours
(C)The Big Ben
(D)The Party

22. Which of the following Caribbean novels makes inter textual references to Jane Eyre ?
(A) No Telephone to Heaven
(B) Wide Sargasso Sea
(C) Crick Crack Monkey
(D) Between Two Worlds

23. The term 'metaphysical poets', was first used by :
(A) Ben Jonson
(B) Dr. Johnson
(C) Helen Gardner
(D) Dryden

24. “Only connect” is the epigraph to a novel by :
(A) George Orwell
(B) Joseph Conrad
(C) D.H. Lawrence
(D) E.M. Forster

25. The expression “Thy hand, great Anarch” occurs in a satire by :
(A) Dryden
(B) Pope
(C) Johnson

26.In which of the following novels by Graham Greene does the little girl Brigitta appear ?
(A) The Heart of the Matter
(B) The Power and the Glory
(C) Brighton Rock
(D) The Quiet American

27.The author of 'A Satire Against Reason and Mankind' is :
(D) Swift

28.'Anagnorisis' is a term …


UGC-NET&SET-ENGLISH-MODEL PAPER-46 (DECEMBER-2007-II)11. Identify the matching pair :
(A) Edward II : Zenocrate
(B) The Jew of Malta : Barabas
(C) The Spanish Tragedy : Horatio
(D)Tamburlaine : Gaveston

12. The future ruin of Troy and the murder of Agamemnon are referred to by W.B. Yeats in :
(A) The Second Coming
(B) Circus Animals Desertion
(C) When You Are Old
(D) Leda and Swan

13. Inscape refers to :
(A) The indwelling presence of God in nature
(B) The universal character of a natural thing
(C) The individuating character of a natural thing
(D) The moment of release from the material world

14. In which of these plays does Edward Albee use the 'success' myth ?
(A) A Zoo Story
(B) Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
(C) American Dream
(D) The Death of Bessie Smith

15. “The voice of poetry comes from a region above us, a plane of our being above and beyond our personal intelligence”. Who among the following is the author of the above lines?
(A) Rabindranath Tagore
(B) A.K. Coomaraswamy
(C) Sri A…


UGC-NET&SET-ENGLISH-MODEL PAPER 45 (DECEMBER-2007-II)1.The author of The Provok'd Husband was :
(A) Etherege
(B) Colley Cibber

2. Who among the boys in Golding's Lord of the Flies is associated with Christ ?
(A) Piggy
(B) Ralph
(C) Jack
(D) Simon

3. The complete title of Laurance Stern's novel Tristram Shandy is:
(A)The Strange and Surprising Adventures of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
(B)A True Account of The Life of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
(C)The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
(D)The Strange and Surprising Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

4. Feminine ending refers to :
(A) a stressed final syllable in a line of verse
(B) the ending of a poem in a stressed syllable
(C) the ending of a poem in an unstressed syllable
(D) an unstressed final syllable in a line of verse

5. The essay 'The Death of the Author' is written by :
(A) Michel Foucault
(B) Jacques Derrida
(C) Roland Barthes
(D) Alvin Kernan

6. Salman Rushdie's Shame is set in :


UGC-NET&SET-ENGLISH-MODEL PAPER-44 (DECEMBER-2009-II)41. He wrote an essay called “Conrad’s Darkness” where he praises the earlier writer for offering him a vision of the world’s “half-made societies’. Identify the writer.
(A) Chinua Achebe 
(B) V.S. Naipaul
(C) Salman Rushdie 
(D) Ngugi wa Thiongo

42. “Magic Realism” is closely associated with
(A) Italo Calvino 
(B) Gabriel Garcia Marquez
(C) Anita Desai
(D) Rohinton Mistry

43. Who among the following combines anthropology, history and fiction?
(A) Kamala Markandya 
(B) Mulk Raj Anand
(C) Upmanyu Chatterjee 
(D) Amitav Ghosh

44. Which of the following is NOT a Partition novel?
(A) Train to Pakistan 
(B) Sunlight on a Broken Column
(C) The Shadow Lines 
(D) In Custody

45. Which of the following options is correct?
(i) Transcendentalism was a philosophical and literary movement.
(ii) It flourished in the Southern States of America in the 19th century.
(iii) It was a reaction against 18th century rationalism and the skeptical philosophy of Locke.
(iv) Amon…


31. The New Historicists include
(A) Greenblatt, Showalter, Montrose 
(B) Greenblatt, Sinfield, Butler
(C) Greenblatt, Montrose, Goldberg 
(D) Williams, Greenblatt, Belsey

32. Wallace Stevens’ “The Man with the Blue Guitar” may be linked to the work of the following artist:
(A) Modigliani 
(B) Chagall  (C) Picasso  (D) Cezanne

33. The author of Gender Trouble is
(A) Elaine Showalter 
(B) Helene Cixous
(C) Michele Barrett 
(D) Judith Butler

34. The structural analysis of signs was practised by
(A) Michel Foucault 
(B) Jacques Lacan
(C) Julia Kristeva 
(D) Roland Barthes

35. Which of the following is a spoof of a Gothic novel ?
(A) Frankenstein 
(B) Northanger Abbey
(C) Castle of Otranto 
(D) Mysteries of Udolfo

36. The “madwoman in the attic” is a specific reference to
(A) The narrator of “Goblin Market”
(B) Augusta Egg’s 1858 narrative painting
(C) The Heroine of The Yellow Wallpaper
(D) Bertha Mason of Jane Eyre

37. Assertion (A) : Dr Johnson’s The Lives of…


21. “A trivial comedy for serious people” was the subtitle for
(A) Everyman in His Humour 
(B) Blythe Spirit
(C) The Way of the World 
(D) The Importance of Being Earnest.

22. Which famous elegy closes with the following lines ?
“In the deserts of the heart/Let the healing fountain start,/In the prison of his days,/Teach the free man how to praise.”
(A) In Memoriam 
(B) Thyrsis
(C) “In Memory of W.B. Yeats” 
(D) “Verses on the Death of T.S. Eliot”

23. The Temple is a collection of poems by
(A) Thomas Carew 
(B) Robert Herrick
(C) George Herbert 
(D) Richard Crashaw

24. Ben Jonson’s comedies are
(A) Volpone, Bartholomew Fair, The Shoemaker’s Holiday
(B) Volpone, The Alchemist, Epicoene
(C) Volpone, The Alchemist, The Knight of the Burning Pestle
(D) Volpone, Epicoene, The Shoemaker’s Holiday

25. What is ‘L’ Allegro’s’ companion piece called?
(A) Lamia 
(B) Hyperion  (C) Il Penseroso  (D) Thyrsis

26. Match the character with the novel :
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UGC-NET&SET-ENGLISH-MODEL PAPER-41 (DECEMBER-2009-II)11. Which of the following is an example of homosexual fiction ?
(A) The Well of Loneliness 
(B) Maurice
(C) Orlando 
(D) The Ballad of the Reading Gaol

12. W.B. Yeat’s “Easter 1916” is
(A) a response to a major political uprising
(B) a reminiscence of his visit to a nursery school
(C) a love poem for Maud Gonne
(D) an ode to his native country

13. William Empson’s Seven Types of Ambiguity is
(A) A structuralist study of narrative
(B) A piece of psychoanalytic criticism
(C) A study of the media
(D) An analysis of poetic ambivalence

14. Who among the following is associated with the ideology of Utilitarianism?
(A) J.A. Froude 
(B) Charles Kingsley
(C) J.S. Mill 
(D) Cardinal Newman

15. The ‘Condition of England’ literature refers to
(A) The literature written by the labour class.
(B) The literature of England extolling living conditions.
(C) The literature of England depicting the vulnerability of labour classes.
(D) The literature of England depicting …


1. A classical influence on Ben Jonson’s Volpone is
(A) Juvenal 

(B) Aristophanes 
(C) Plautus 
(D) Terence

2. Kipling’s “The White Man’s Burden” is addressed to
(A) The American imperial mission in the Philippines.
(B) The Belgian colonial expansion in the Congo.
(C) The British Imperial presence in Nigeria.
(D) The British colonial entry into Afghanistan.

3. Poetry : A Magazine of Verse was founded by Harriet Monroe in
(A) 1922 

(B) 1920 
(C) 1918 
(D) 1912

4. Who among the following was Geoffrey Chaucer’s contemporary?
(A) Thomas Chatterton 

(B) John Gower
(C) Thomas Shadwell 

(D) John Gay

5. Which of the following is NOT written by Walter Scott?
(A) Ivanhoe 

(B) Lady of the Lake
(C) Heart of Midlothian 

(D) The English Mail Coach

6. “Provincializing Europe” is a concept propounded by
(A) Edward Said 

(B) Paul Gilroy
(C) Abdul R. Gurnah 

(D) Dipesh Chakravarty

7. The earliest tract on feminism is
(A) Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex