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As you are looking for the last year question paper of NET English Paper II Exam, so here I am sharing the same with you
1. the very word is like a bell
To toll me back from thee to my
sole self !
Which word ?
(A) Bird
(B) Immortal
(C) Forlorn
(D) Fancy
2. In poems like “The Altar” and
“Easter Wings” exploits
_______.
(A) John Donne, alliteration
(B) Robert Herrick, trimetre
(C) G.M. Hopkins, sprung
rhythm
(D) George Herbert, typographic
space
3. No, no thou hast not felt the lapse
of hours !
For what wears out the life of
mortal men ?
‘Tis that repeated shocks, again, again,
Exhaust the energy of strongest souls
And numb the elastic powers …
Who does the poet address here ?
(A) The Scholar Gipsy
(B) Telemachus
(C) The Nightingale
(D) The Poet’s Sister, Dorothy
4. The roman a clef (French for
“novel with a key”) uses
contemporary historical figures as
its chief characters. They are of
course given fictional names. One
example is Aldous Huxley’s Point
Counter Point.
Its Mark Rampion is modelled on
_______.
(A) D.H. Lawrence
(B) E.M. Forster
(C) Wyndham Lewis
(D) Arnold Bennett
5. She was a worthy woman al hir lyve,
Housbondes at chirche-dore she
hadde fyve,
In the ‘Prologue’ Chaucer
represents the Wife of Bath as :
I. crude and vulgar
II. outspoken and boastfully
licentious
III. a witness to masculine oppression
IV. bubbling with vitality
Find the correct combination
according to the code :
(A) I, II and III are correct.
(B) I, II and IV are correct.
(C) I, III and IV are correct.
(D) II, III and IV are correct.
6. The novel tells the story of twin
brothers, Waldo, the man of reason
and intellect, and Arthur, the
innocent half-wit, the way their
lives are inextricably intertwined.
Which is the novel ?
(A) The Tree of Man
(B) Voss
(C) The Solid Mandala
(D) The Vivisector
7. Who among the following was
NOT a member of the Scriblerus
Club ?
(A) Thomas Parnell
(B) Alexander Pope
(C) Joseph Addison
(D) John Gay
8. _______ is a theological term
brought into literary criticism by
.
(A) Entelechy, St. Augustine
(B) Ambiguity, William Empson
(C) Adequation, Fr Walter Ong
(D) Epiphany, James Joyce
9. ________ the Almighty Power
Hurled headlong flaming from th’
Ethereal Sky,
With hideous ruin and combustion
down
To bottomless perdition, there to
dwell
In Adamantine Chains and penal Fire
Who durst defy th’ Omnipotent to
Arms.
(Paradise Lost, I.44-49.)
Choose the appropriate word :
(A) Him (B) He
(C) Satan (D) The Fiend
10. Which of the following works does
not have a mad woman as a
character in it ?
(A) The Yellow Wallpaper
(B) The Mad Woman in the Attic
(C) Jane Eyre
(D) Wide Sargasso Sea
11. Which of the following is NOT a
quest narrative ?
(A) Shelley’s Alastor
(B) Byron’s Manfred
(C) Coleridge’s Christabel
(D) Keats’s Endymion
12. The novel has a scene where
African American students are
made to compete and fight with
each other as they rush for the gold
coins tossed on an electric blanket.
Identify the novel.
(A) Richard Wright : Native Son
(B) James Baldwin : Another
Country
(C) Ralph Ellison : Invisible Man
(D) Toni Morrison : Bluest Eye
13. G.M. Hopkins’s “Windhover” is
dedicated :
(A) To Christ, our Lord
(B) To Christ our lord
(C) to no one
(D) to Christ, the Lord
14. Match List – I with List – II
according to the code given below :
List – I
(Authors)
List – II
(Poems)
i. Ted Hughes 1. “The Otter”
ii. Seamus
Heaney
2. “Snake”
iii. W.H.
Auden
3. “Ghost
Crabs”
iv. D.H.
Lawrence
4. “Prevent the
Dog from
Barking with
a Juicy
Bone.”
Codes :
i ii iii iv
(A) 1 2 4 3
(B) 2 3 1 4
(C) 3 1 4 2
(D) 3 2 1 4
15. His cooks with long disuse their
trade forgot;
Cool was his kitchen, though his
brains were hot.
Who is this character whose
stinginess passed into a proverb ?
(A) Corah (B) Shimei
(C) Zimri (D) Achitophel
16. “The story and the novel, the idea
and the form, are the needle and
thread, and I never heard of a guild
of tailors who recommended the
use of the thread without the
needle, or the needle without the
thread.”
This famous passage describing the
relation of idea to form is found in
(A) Sir Philip Sidney, An
Apology for Poetry
(B) Samuel Taylor Coleridge,
Biographia Literaria
(C) Henry James, “The Art of
Fiction”
(D) I.A. Richards, Principles of
Literary Criticism
17. Identify the correctly matched set
below :
(A) The Norman Conquest – 1066
William Caxton and the
introduction of printing – 1575
The King James Bible – 1611
Dr. Johnson’s English
Dictionary – 1755
The Commonwealth Period/
the Protectorate – 1649-1660
(B) The Norman Conquest – 1066
William Caxton and the
introduction of printing – 1475
The King James Bible – 1611
Dr. Johnson’s English
Dictionary - 1755
The Commonwealth Period/
the Protectorate – 1649-1660
(C) The Norman Conquest – 1016
William Caxton and the
introduction of printing- 1475
The King James Bible – 1564
Dr. Johnson’s English
Dictionary -1780
The Commonwealth Period/
the Protectorate – 1649-1660
(D) The Norman Conquest – 1013
William Caxton and the
introduction of printing – 1575
The King James Bible – 1627
Dr. Johnson’s English
Dictionary – 1746
The Commonwealth Period/
the Protectorate – 1624-1660
18. Leopold Bloom in Ulysses is
(A) a Great War veteran
(B) a Dublin bar owner
(C) a Jewish advertising agent
(D) an Irish nationalist
19. “Late capitalism”, by which is
meant accelerated technological
development and the massive
extension of intellectually qualified
labour, was first popularised by
______.
(A) Terry Eagleton
(B) Ernst Mandel
(C) Raymond Williams
(D) Stanley Fish
20. Which of the following
arrangements is in the correct
chronological sequence ?
(A) Native Son by Richard
Wright – Invisible Man by
Ralph Ellison – Their Eyes
Were Watching God by Zora
Neil Hurston – Another
Country by James Baldwin
(B) Their Eyes Were Watching
God by Zora Neil Hurston –
Native Son by Richard
Wright – Invisible Man by
Ralph Ellison – Another
Country by James Baldwin
(C) Invisible Man by Ralph
Ellison – Native Son by
Richard Wright – Another
Country by James Baldwin –
Their Eyes Were Watching
God by Zora Neil Hurston
(D) Their Eyes Were Watching
God by Zora Neil Hurston –
Another Country by James
Baldwin – Native Son by
Richard Wright – Invisible
Man by Ralph Ellison
21. Metaphor is so widespread that it is
often used as an umbrella term to
include other figures of speech
such as metonyms which can be
technically distinguished from it in
its narrower usage.
Identify the metaphorical phrase in
this sentence :
(A) narrower usage
(B) technically distinguished
(C) figures of speech
(D) umbrella term
22. Along the shore of silver streaming
Thames;
Whose rutty bank, the which his river
hems,
Was painted all with variable flowers,

Fit to deck maidens’ bowers
And crown their paramours
Against their bridal day, which is not
long;
Sweet Thames ! run softly till I end
my song.
(Spenser’s Prothalamion)
Another poet fondly recalls these
lines but cannot conceal their heavily
ironic tone in :
(A) Marianne Moore’s “Spenser’s
Ireland”
(B) Sylvia Plath’s “Morning Song”
(C) W.H. Auden’s “In Praise of
Limestone”
(D) T.S. Eliot’s Waste Land
23. The tramp in Pinter’s first big hit,
The Caretaker, often travels under
an assumed name. It is
(A) Bernard Jenkins
(B) Roly Jenkins
(C) Jack Jenkins
(D) Peter Jenkins
24. Here is a list of early English plays
imitating Greek and Latin plays.
Pick the odd one out :
(A) Gorboduc
(B) Tamburlaine
(C) Ralph Roister Doister
(D) Gammer Gurton’s Needle
25. Where does Act I Scene 1 of
William Congreve’s Way of the
World open ?
(A) A Chocolate-House
(B) A Pub
(C) A Carrefour
(D) The drawing room of Sir
Willfull’s mansion
26. While “a well-boiled icicle” for “a
well-oiled bicycle” is an example
of Spoonerism, someone saying
“Congenital food” for ‘Continental
food’ is an example of ______.
(A) Malaproprism
(B) Pleonasm
(C) Neologism
(D) Archaism
27. It is unimaginable that all the
following events happened in one year :
1. Arthur Evans discovered the
first European civilization;
his excavations in Crete
revealed a culture that was
far older than either Attic
Greece or Ancient Rome.
2. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch
published the Oxford Book of
English Verse.
3. Pablo Picasso stepped off the
Barcelona train at Gare d’
Orsay, Paris.
4. Max Planck unveiled the
Quantum Theory.
5. Hugo de Vries identified
what would later come to be
called genes.
6. Sigmund Freud published
The Interpretation of
Dreams.
7. Coca-cola arrived in Britain.
Identify the year :
(A) 1899 (B) 1900
(C) 1901 (D) 1903
28. Brother to a Prince and fellow to a
beggar if he be found worthy.
This is the epigraph to
(A) T.S. Eliot’s “The Hollow
Men”
(B) Rudyard Kipling’s “The Man
Who Would be the King”
(C) George Eliot’s Silas Marner
(D) E.M. Forster’s Howard’s End
29. Robert Graves’s “In Broken
Images” ends thus :
He in a new confusion of his
understanding;
I in a new understanding of my
confusion.
The figure of speech here is
_______.
(A) Chiasmus (B) Catachresis
(C) Inversion (D) Zeugma
30. The phrase “leaves dancing” is an
example of .
(A) pathetic fallacy
(B) hyperbole
(C) pun
(D) conceit
31. At the end of The Great Gatsby,
the narrator Nick Carraway
observes :
“They were careless people”. Who
were they ?
(A) Tom and Daisy
(B) The Wilsons
(C) Gatsby and his friends
(D) The people of East Egg
32. William Wordsworth’s statement
of purpose in publishing the Lyrical
Ballads carries the following
phrase. (Complete the phrase
correctly).
“to choose incidents from common
life and to relate or describe them,
throughout, as far as possible,
.”
(A) in a selection of language
really used by men.
(B) in a relation to language
really used by men.
(C) in a selection of language
really used by common man.
(D) in deference to language
actually used by men.
33. Match List – I with List – II
according to the code given below :
List – I
(Novels)
List – II
(Last lines)
i. Lord Jim 1. ‘It was done;
it was
finished. Yes,
she thought
laying down
her brush in
extreme
fatigue, I
have had my
vision.’
ii. To the
Lighthouse
2. ‘April 27.
Old father,
old artificer,
stand me now
and ever in
good
stead…’
iii. A Passage
to India
3. ‘He feels it
himself and
says often
that he is
“preparing to
leave all this;
preparing to
leave,...”,
while he
waves his
hands sadly
at his
butterflies.’
iv. A Portrait
of the
Artist as a
Young
Man
4. ‘ “No not
yet,” and the
sky said,
“No, not
there”.’
Codes :
i ii iii iv
(A) 2 4 3 1
(B) 3 2 4 1
(C) 3 1 4 2
(D) 2 3 1 4
34. Identify the incorrect description/s
of “Sprung Rhythm” from the
following :
1. This rhythm causes ideas to
spring in our minds – hence
Sprung Rhythm.
2. In Sprung Rhythm the feet
are of equal length.
3. A foot may have one to four
syllables in Sprung Rhythm.
4. Its metre is derived from the
metre of Anglo-Saxon poetry
which was based on accent
and linked by alliteration.
(A) 4 is incorrect.
(B) 1 & 4 are incorrect.
(C) 3 is incorrect.
(D) 1 is incorrect.
35. Who among the following proposes
that the unconscious comes into
being only in language ?
(A) Sigmund Freud
(B) Jacques Lacan
(C) Stuart Hall
(D) Paul de Man
36. The Elizabethan Settlement
established during the reign of
Elizabeth I
I. ensured the supremacy of the
Church of England.
II. allowed Christians to
acknowledge the authority of
the Pope.
III. allowed the extremer
Protestants to be part of the
Anglican church.
IV. created a group known as the
Roundheads.
The correct combination according
to the code is :
(A) I and III are correct.
(B) I and II are correct.
(C) II and III are correct.
(D) III and IV are correct.
37. Which of the following poems by
Tennyson does NOT speak of old
age and death ?
(A) “The Beggar Maid”
(B) “The Lotus-Eaters”
(C) “Ulysses”
(D) “Tithonus”
38. One English poet addressing
another :
Thy soul was like a Star, and dwelt
apart;
Thou hast a voice whose sound was
like the sea:
Pure as the naked heavens,
majestic, free,
So didst thou travel on life’s
common way,
In cheerful godliness… .
Whose lines are these ? To whom
are they addressed ?
(A) W.H. Auden – W.B. Yeats
(B) P.B. Shelley – William Blake
(C) William Wordsworth – John
Milton
(D) Ben Jonson – William
Shakespeare
39. Samuel Johnson’s Lives of Poets
(1781) was originally a series of
introductions to the poets he wrote
for a group of London publishers.
They were collected as :
(A) Lives of English Poets :
Critical and Biographical
Essays.
(B) Prefaces, Biographical and
Critical, to the Works of
English Poets.
(C) Notes, Biographical and
Critical, on the Works of
English Poets.
(D) Lives of English Poets :
Biographical and Critical
Notes.
40. Which of the following is NOT
mentioned in Northrop Frye’s four
‘generic plots’ ?
(A) The comic
(B) The tragic
(C) The lyric
(D) The ironic
41. Arrange the sections of The Waste
Land in the order in which they
appear in the poem :
1. The Fire Sermon
2. Death by Water
3. A Game of Chess
4. What the Thunder Said
5. The Burial of the Dead
(A) 3, 2, 1, 5, 4
(B) 5, 1, 2, 3, 4
(C) 5, 2, 3, 1, 4
(D) 5, 3, 1, 2, 4
42. Sir Plume is a character in ____ .sa
(A) Dryden’s Absalom and
Achitophel
(B) Congreve’s The Way of the
World
(C) Pope’s The Rape of the Lock
(D) Farquhar’s The Beaux’
Strategem
43. Steeling herself to the murder,
Lady Macbeth calls on ______ to
“unsex me here”. (Macbeth I.5.39)
Choose the right option to fill in the
blank :
(A) God
(B) the spirits of hell
(C) the angels in heaven
(D) no one in particular
44. You will find the following lines in
an English poem :
Thou by the Indian Ganges’ side
Shouldst rubies find; I by the side
Of Humber would complain.
Which poem ? Who is the poet ?
(A) “Lonely Hearts.” Wendy Cope
(B) “Holy Thursday.” William
Blake
(C) “Tiger Mask Ritual.” Chitra
Banerjee Divakaruni
(D) “To His Coy Mistress.”
Andrew Marvell
45. Teach me half the gladness
That thy brain must know,
Such harmonious madness
From my lips would flow
The world should listen then, as I
am listening now.
Whose lines are these ? To whom
are they addressed ?
(A) John Keats. The Nightingale
(B) P.B. Shelley. The Skylark
(C) William Wordsworth. The
Wye Valley
(D) Robert Browning. The
Grammarian
46. Match List – I with List – II
according to the code given below :
List – I
(Novel)
List – II
(Major
symbol)
i. Dombey and Son 1. fog
ii. The Return of
the Native
2. train
iii. Bleak House 3. heath
iv. Tess 4. mist
Codes :
i ii iii iv
(A) 2 3 1 4
(B) 4 2 3 1
(C) 2 3 4 1
(D) 1 3 4 1
47. The following postmodernist novel
has an unusual protagonist whose
gender is not revealed. So much so,
that we keep wondering whether
that person’s relationships are
homo-/hetero-sexual :
(A) The French Lieutenant’s
Woman
(B) English Music
(C) Written on the Body
(D) Enduring Love
48. Which novel of Graham Greene in
the following list does NOT end in
some form of suicide by the
protagonist ?
(A) The Heart of the Matter
(B) England Made Me
(C) Brighton Rock
(D) The Power and the Glory
49. Who among the following gave a
happy ending to King Lear ?
(A) James Quin
(B) Nahum Tate
(C) Peg Woffington
(D) Charles Macklin
50. Jane Austen’s Pride and
Prejudice starts with the
famous statement : “It is a truth
universally acknowledged that a
single man in possession of a
good fortune must be in want of a
life.”
As we get to read the novel this
statement seems to be made from
the point of view of :
I. the surrounding families
II. Mrs Bennet
III. Mr Bennet
IV. The women of Jane Austen’s
age and society
Find out the correct combination
according to the code :
(A) I, II and III are correct.
(B) I, II and IV are correct.
(C) II, III and IV are correct.
(D) I, III and IV are correct.
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