Solved Paper Post Graduate Teacher (PGT) English Exam 2020 [Part-2] – HPPSC Shimla

By | February 26, 2020

41. ‘Deconstruction’ as applied in literary studies was introduced by

  1. Jacques Derrida
  2. Roland Barthes
  3. Ferdinand de Saussure
  4. John Locke

42. The word ‘baroque’ in aesthetic studies refers to

  1. Formal language
  2. Ornate details
  3. Representation of barbarism
  4. A vivid pictorial sketch

43. The word ‘bucolic’ relates to

  1. The pleasantness of life in the countryside
  2. One’s unhealthy personal habits
  3. A lonely and melancholic existence
  4. An active lifestyle full of enthusiasm

44. The word ‘dirge’ belongs to the literary category of

  1. romance
  2. slapstick comedy
  3. epic theatre
  4. elegiac poetry

45. the expression ‘poetic licence’ stands for

  1. grant of official permission to publish poetry
  2. insertion of poetic phrases in fictional works
  3. liberty available to poets to fiddle with language and concepts
  4. the routine creative urge in a poet

46. The three great philosophers Aristotle, Plato and Socrates were bound to one another in a teacher-taught relationship. Pick up the sequence of senior to junior among them 9 note: > below stands for is senior to ‘):

  1. Plato >Socrates>Aristotle
  2. Socrates>Plato>Aristotle
  3. Aristotle>Socrates > Plato
  4. Socrates>Aristotle>Plato

47. The word ‘Syntax’ stands for

  1. Grammatical relations between words
  2. Metaphorical extensions of words and phrases
  3. Features of prosody
  4. The domain of semantics

48. The word ‘Collocation’ means

  1. Use of bombastic words in the language
  2. Language embellished with unusual expressions
  3. Speech aiming to milk listeners emotionally
  4. The habitual juxtaposition of words in one’s speech

49. ‘A little learning is a dangerous thing’ is a poetic coinage by

  1. John Dryden
  2. Alexander pope
  3. John Ruskin
  4. George Bernard Shaw

50. The phrase ‘willing suspension of disbelief literary context was conceptualized by

  1. S T Coleridge
  2. Matthew Arnold
  3. S. Eliot
  4. George Eliot

51. Of the following poets, which one is reckoned as a war poet

  1. Philip Larkin
  2. Margaret Atwood
  3. Sylvia Plath
  4. Wilfred Owen

52. Which pair of authors, from the given ones, has used the phrase ‘Things apart’ in their literary output:

  1. Augus Wilson and John Wain
  2. WB Yeats and Chinua Achebe
  3. Chinua Achebe and John Nash
  4. WB Yeats and HD Thoreau

53. Which of the following poets went on revising and republishing her/his magnum opus, throughout her/his life

  1. Walt Whitman
  2. Margaret Avison
  3. Michael Ondaatje
  4. Ezra Pound

54. Quentin Compson is a fictional character by

  1. Ernest Hemingway
  2. Toni Morrison
  3. William Faulkner
  4. James Baldwin

55. American poet Sylvia Plath married which of the following British poets

  1. Langston Hughes
  2. Dylan Thomas
  3. Ted Hughes
  4. John Updike

56. Samuel Richardson wrote Pamela in

  1. Picaresque form
  2. Epistolary form
  3. Elegiac form
  4. Nostalgic form

57. Which of the following novels is written in poetic form

  1. The Golden gate
  2. Grimus
  3. Sea of poppies
  4. The Last Burden

58. Vanity of Human Wishes by Samuel Johnson is a

  1. Satire
  2. Farce
  3. Mock epic
  4. Lampoon

59. Wealth of Nations, a well-known treatise on political economy, was authored by

  1. John Locks
  2. Adam Smith
  3. Thomas Hobbes
  4. Thomas Reid

60. In the poetic line ‘The curfew tolls the knell of parting day, ‘ the metric foot is iambic …………..

  1. Trimester
  2. Tetrameter
  3. Pentameter
  4. Hexameter

61. The quartet of romantic poets Shelley, Blake, Byron, and Wordsworth form the following age-wise sequence from senior-most to junior most ( note:> below stands for ‘ is older than’):

  1. Wordsworth > Black> Shelley>Byron
  2. Byron >Blake>Wordsworth>Shelley
  3. Shelley>Byron>Blake> Wordsworth
  4. Blake>Wordsworth>Byron>Shelley

62. Euripides’ notable contribution to Greek theatre was

  1. His tongue-in-cheek style
  2. His portrayal of feminine psychology
  3. His foregrounding of slaves’ psychology
  4. His introduction of characters alien to Greek culture

63. Which of the following novels contains epical proportions?

  1. Lord of the Flies
  2. The Mayor of Casterbridge
  3. Hurry on Down
  4. Tom Jones

64. Narratology is a branch of literary criticism dealing with

  1. Philosophical undercurrents of meaning
  2. Pragmatics in praxis in literary writings
  3. The form and function of narratives, including themes, conventions and symbols
  4. A study of the convention of poetic license indicative of an author’s creative fecundity

65. Jimmy porter is the protagonist of a play by

  1. David Storey
  2. Harold Pinter
  3. Samuel Beckett
  4. John Osborne

66. We hate poetry that has a palpable design upon us. ‘This statement was made by

  1. William Wordsworth
  2. William Congreve
  3. John Keats
  4. In no creative control

67. Pastor Manders is a well-known character of Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts, of whom the author is

  1. Highly appreciative
  2. Severely critical
  3. Somewhat tentative
  4. In no creative control

68. Miss Julie, a play by August Strindberg is a

  1. Morality play
  2. Tragedy
  3. Comedy
  4. Tragic-comedy

69. Michel Foucault was a

  1. French philosopher
  2. Bavarian critic
  3. Hungarian sociologist
  4. German psychologist

70. The Old Testament is a repository of the religious tenets of

  1. Jews
  2. Protestants
  3. Presbyterians
  4. Gentiles

71. A representative English classroom in a village school in India is not expected to contain students of

  1. Diverse backgrounds
  2. A cross-section of society
  3. Meager social means
  4. A homogenous social spectrum

72. Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown,’ is an English

  1. Idiom
  2. Phrase
  3. Proverb
  4. Phrasal verb

73. The word ‘helter-skelter’ is

  1. A noun
  2. A verb
  3. Both a noun and verb
  4. Both an adjective and adverb

74. An oxymoron is a/an

  1. Person who at times behaves foolishly
  2. Mammal with ape-like characteristics
  3. Figure of speech containing semantic contradictions
  4. Area dominated by moronic Cyclopes

75. Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus is a play concerned with

  1. Humanity unbound from the shackles of slavery
  2. The benevolent rule of Zeus over gods and humans alike
  3. The spinelessness of humanity
  4. A streak of conformism among affluent sections of society

76. The message of the play The Pot of Gold by Plautus is about

  1. Aspiration
  2. Contentment
  3. Avarice
  4. Sloth

77. Who of the following is reckoned as the creator of Comedy of Humours in English?

  1. Thomas Kyd
  2. Thomas Nash
  3. Ben Okri
  4. Ben Johnson

78. Samson Agonistes is Milton’s

  1. Magnum opus
  2. Barely disguised spiritual autobiography
  3. Cerebral revenge against man’s ingratitude
  4. Fanciful depiction of human notions of virtue

79. ‘I never let my schooling interfere with my education’. Is a statement by

  1. Tennesse Williams
  2. Mulk raj Anand
  3. Rabindranath Tagore
  4. Mark Twain

80. A limerick is a

  1. Long of serious intent by a young poet
  2. Short play having frivolous content
  3. Short poem, generally anonymous, of ribald intent
  4. A politically loaded story of satirical nature

81. Abraham Cowley, William Temple and Jeremy Collier were

  1. Essayists of the neoclassical era
  2. Minor poets of the Elizabethan era
  3. Literary critics who were Samuel Johnson’s predecessors
  4. Victorian era playwright whose works were overshadowed by the rise of the novel

82. The two winning novels of the 2019 Booker Prize are

  1. City of Girls and The Blind Assassin
  2. The Testaments and Girl, Woman, Other
  3. The Handmaid’s Tale and Three Women
  4. The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Gingerbread

83. Girish Karnad’s plays explore ……………… in the context of contemporary Indian reality

  1. Religion and philosophy
  2. Caste and gender
  3. Psychology and sociology
  4. Folklore and mythology

84. ‘No career, no name, no position, no fortune, no past, no future, no anything’. This statement occurs in the novel:

  1. The Great Gatsby
  2. Catch-22
  3. The portrait of a Lady
  4. The Old man and the Sea

85. Bernard Shaw’s Arms and the Man:

  1. Projects the glory of Victory at whatever cost in war
  2. Makes an adverse commentary on war and violence
  3. Brings forth the heroic qualities of its protagonist
  4. Talks of man’s essential nobility

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