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UPTGT English Previous Paper 2011

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Directions (Q. Nos. 1-4): Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

In our approach to life, be it pragmatic or otherwise, a basic fact that confronts us squarely and unmistakably is the desire for peace, security and happiness. Different forms of life at different levels of existence make up teeming denizens of this earth of ours. And no matter whether they belong to the higher groups such as human beings or to the lower groups such as animals, all beings primarily seek peace, comfort and security. Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to a man. Even the lowliest insect strives for protection against dangers that threaten its life. Just as each one of us wants to live and not to die, so do all other creatures.

1. The author’s main point is that
(1) Different forms of life are found on earth.
(2) Different levels of existence are possible in nature.
(3) Peace and security are the chief goals of all living beings
(4) Even the weakest creature struggles to preserve its life.

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2. Which one of the following assumptions or steps is essential in developing the author’s position?
(1) All forms of life have a single overriding goal.
(2) The will to survive of a creature is identified with a desire for peace.
(3) All beings are divided into higher and lower groups.
(4) A parallel is drawn between happiness and life, and pain and death.

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3. The word “denizens” in the passage implies
(1) aliens
(2) inhabitants
(3) defectors
(4) visitors

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4. The author presumes that animals are
(1) superior to human beings
(2) inferior to human beings
(3) equal to human beings
(4) All of the above

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Directions (Q. Nos. 5-8): Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow

The martyrs who led their lives for the freedom of the country had a lofty vision of the future. They wanted the nation to be free from all slavery and bondage. They wanted an India in which all the communities would live in perfect harmony and in which there would be no high class and no low class of people, the curse of untouchability having been wiped out completely. Women would enjoy rights with men and contribute their fullest to the making of a great nation. Such a vision was in keeping with the ancient glory of the country renowned for its splendid achievements in literature, art and culture. We must now revitalize this ancient culture of ours with tolerance as it is a masthead. If we forget or cease to take pride in our noble heritage, we shall have to face severe indictment in the court of history which is a ruthless judge and seldom spares the erring people.

5. The martyrs who died for the freedom of India wanted
(1) the country to be the strongest nation in the world
(2) the country to rule over the other nations
(3) the country to be free from slavery
(4) the people to give up their antiquated customs

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6. The martyrs wanted that
(1) there should be reservation in the jobs for the backward sections of the society.
(2) there should be perfect communal love and peace in the country
(3) the old caste system should be retained in the future
(4) the women should look after their families only

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7. We must strive with total commitment to
(1) defeat and overcome the enemies of the nation.
(2) revitalize our rich past culture.
(3) inject scientific temper into our past culture
(4) make scientific advancements

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8. Our freedom fighter envisioned that in free India
(1) there should be an egalitarian society
(2) women would enjoy higher privileges and rights than other
(3) the country would be taken forward by some selected classes of society
(4) industrialization should occupy top priority

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Directions (Q.No. 9-18): Fill in the blanks with the appropriate option.

9. Bees …….. display distinct preferences for different colours, but are also sensitive to Ultraviolet light.
(1) only
(2) not only
(3) only do
(4) can only

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10. Jupiter …………. the largest planet in the solar System.
(1) is
(2) which
(3) although
(4) being

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11. When sugar …………. …… to yeast, fermentation takes place.
(1) by adding
(2) it is added
(3) adding
(4) is added

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12. The overall efficiency of a system can be ………… that of its weakest element.
(1) no greater than
(2) nothing as great as
(3) less greater
(4) not the greater

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13. At agricultural stations many types of grass are grown ………… various conditions.
(1) under
(2) below
(3) underneath
(4) beneath

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14. Nitric acid ……… Copper to give off brown fumes of nitrogen dioxide.
(1) on reacting with
(2) reacting to
(3) reacts with
(4) is reacting with

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15. The saturated fat in dairy foods is thought ………… a factor in heart disease.
(1) it is
(2) to be
(3) they are
(4) as being

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16. Robots are being used increasingly in industry as they can work on large jobs faster, are more precise and ………
(1) don’t as easily tire
(2) don’t tire easily
(3) don’t tire more easily
(4) don’t too easily tire

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17. Many plants can grow in water, without any soil ………nutrients are added.
(1) as long as
(2) above all,
(3) sure that
(4) of necessary

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18. Management ………… as the organization and coordination of an enterprise.
(1) to be defined
(2) definable
(3) it is defined
(4) can be defined

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Directions (Q. Nos. 19-26): In the following sentences identify the one underlined word or phrase that must be changed in order for the sentence to be correct.

19. Although we are no longer young, we still enjoy to study languages.
(1) no longer
(2) still
(3) enjoy
(4) study

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20. Before to 1920s, scientists use to think an immobilized muscle would become weaker.
(1) Before
(2) use to
(3) would
(4) weaker

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21. Nuclear waste has traditionally been stored in steel drums what are subject to rust.
(1) been stored
(2) what
(3) are
(4) to

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22. The immune system is the bodies way of protecting itself again viruses
(1) is
(2) bodies
(3) itself
(4) again

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23. Originate in Ethiopia, coffee was drunk in the Arab world before it came to Europe.
(1) Originate
(2) was drunk
(3) it
(4) came

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24. Amsterdam is a town who is sometimes referred to as the “Venice of Northern Europe” because of its canals.
(1) who
(2) referred
(3) Northern
(4) its

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25. The sea wasp releases a poison that kill a person in three minutes.
(1) releases
(2) that
(3) kill
(4) in

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26. Halley’s comet approaches the earth, close to be visible, every seventy-five years.
(1) approaches
(2) close
(3) visible
(4) every

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Directions (Q. Nos. 27-32): Answer the following question.

27. The meaning of “euthanasia” is
(1) mercy killing
(2) murder
(3) assassination
(4) atrocity

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28. “Accomplice” means
(1) associate in crime
(2) skilled worker
(3) leader
(4) enemy

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29. The condition of self-government is called
(1) autocracy
(2) autonomy
(3) automation
(4) autogamy

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30. One who abstains completely from alcohol is called
(1) atheist
(2) kleptomaniac
(3) totalitarian
(4) teetotaler

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31. The art of producing beautiful handwriting is known as
(1) carnage
(2) calligraphy
(3) choreography
(4) anaesthesia

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32. Much damage and misfortune caused by nature.
(1) calamity
(2) penury
(3) facade
(4) fertility

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Directions (Q. Nos. 33-36): Fill in the blank with the antonym of the underline word in each of the following sentences.

33. They give more importance to material rather than advancement.
(1) intellectual
(2) emotional
(3) spiritual
(4) wordly

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34. Honour and ………… arise from one’s own actions.
(1) reputation
(2) progress
(3) pleasure
(4) shame

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35. Getting and ………. we lay waste our powers.
(1) crying
(2) sleeping
(3) spending
(4) eating

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36. There is both scarcity and ………. in the modern world.
(1) deficit
(2) plenty
(3) attraction
(4) toleration

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Directions (Q. Nos. 33-36): Fill in the blank with the antonym of the underline word in each of the following sentences.

33. They give more importance to material rather than advancement.
(1) intellectual
(2) emotional
(3) spiritual
(4) wordly

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34. Honour and ………… arise from one’s own actions.
(1) reputation
(2) progress
(3) pleasure
(4) shame

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35. Getting and ………. we lay waste our powers.
(1) crying
(2) sleeping
(3) spending
(4) eating

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36. There is both scarcity and ………. in the modern world.
(1) deficit
(2) plenty
(3) attraction
(4) toleration

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Directions (Q. Nos. 37-42) In the following sentences, fill in the blank with the appropriate option given below.

37. If he …………, I shall write to him.
(1) writing
(2) writes
(3) wrote
(4) write

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38. The child was………… blind.
(1) borne
(2) birth
(3) born
(4) None of these

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39. I will introduce you ………… my boss this week.
(1) on (2) to
(3) too
(4) for

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40. Art is not an activity associated …………. leisure.
(1) by
(2) in
(3) with
(4) for

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41. These observations do not conform ……… any
(1) on
(2) in
(3) to
(4) for

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42. The river flows………… for bridge.
(1) on
(2) above
(3) to
(4) under

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Directions (Q. Nos. 43-48): Fill in the blanks with the correct tense.

43. I ………… my cart three weeks ago.
(1) washing
(2) washed
(3) will wash
(4) shall wash

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44. Jonathan insisted on ……… out.
(1) go
(2) gone
(3) going
(4) having gone

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45. He was prevented from ………… in the class.
(1) smokė
(2) smoking
(3) to smoke
(4) having smoked

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46. You better ………… his permission.
(1) seeking
(2) to seek
(3) seek
(4) to have sought

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47. She was seen …………
(1) enter
(2) having entered
(3) entered
(4) entering

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48 …………. tigers is a dangerous sport.
(1) To be hunt
(2) A hunt of
(3) Hunting
(4) Having hunt

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Directions (Q. Nos. 49-52): Choose the correct answer for the following questions.

49. In order to repair the leaking pipes we had to call the ……….
(1) carpenter
(2) electrician
(3) plumber
(4) architect

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50. As I had hurt my eye, I had to go to ………..
(1) a psychiatrist
(2) an oculist
(3) a cardiologist
(4) an architect

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51. The sudden running of a herd of frightened animals is
(1) stampede
(2) aloof
(3) fiesta
(4) idealize

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52. A nap after lunch called
(1) idealize
(2) barrio
(3) siesta
(4) sleepwalking

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Directions (Q. Nos. 53-56): Change the following sentences into passive voice.

53. They haven’t stamped the letter.
(1) The letter isn’t stamped
(2) They stamped not the letter
(3) The letter hasn’t been stamped
(4) The letter has been stamped

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54. A Japanese firm makes these television sets.
(1) Television sets make these Japanese firms.
(2) These television sets are made by a Japanese firm.
(3) These are Japanese made television sets.
(4) None of the above

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55. Nobody has used this room for ages.
(1) This room hasn’t been used for ages.
(2) This room has been used for ages.
(3) Nobody uses this room for ages.
(4) For ages nobody has used this room.

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56. We can’t repair this lock.
(1) We don’t know to repair this lock.
(2) Nobody can repair this lock.
(3) Your lock can be repaired.
(4) Your lock can’t be repaired.

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Directions (Q. Nos. 57-60) : read the following sentences and indicate for each sentence the correct option.

57. Although they are 250 miles apart, they keep in constant contact on the internet.
(1) Simple sentence
(2) Complex sentence
(3) Compound sentence
(4) None of the above

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58. Rita loves to go to the beach and spend her days sunbathing.
(1) Simple sentence
(2) Complex sentence
(3) Compound sentence
(4) None of the above

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59. Tom and Jerry have a big argument every summer over where they should spend their summer vacation.
(1) Simple sentences
(2) Complex sentence
(3) compound sentence
(4) none of the above

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60. John dislikes sitting on the roof; he always gets a headache.
(1) Simple sentence
(2) Compound sentence
(3) Complex sentence
(4) None of the above

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61. The word that closely resembles “disagreement” in meaning is
(1) decent
(2) dissent
(3) descent
(4) descend

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62. The word “distinguished” closely resembles.
(1) eminent
(2) iminent
(3) imminent
(4) immanent

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63. “Showing respect” is best indicated by
(1) respectful
(2) reception
(3) respectable
(4) respective

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64. A false idea or image is known as
(1) allusion
(2) illusion
(3) imagery
(4) None of these

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65. Which is the correct spelling?
(1) Address
(2) Adrres
(3) Adress
(4) Addres

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66. Select the correctly punctuated sentence in this group
(1) My favorite teacher, who just happens to be my uncle, retired from the university last summer.
(2) My favorite teacher, who just happens to be my uncle, retired from the university last summer.
(3) My favorite teacher who, just happens to be my uncle, retired from the university last summer.
(4) My favorite, teacher, who just happens to be my uncle, retired from the university last summer.

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67. Select the correctly punctuated sentence in this group
(1) Mary has offered to coach the team this year, however, the competition for the job is intense.
(2) Mary has offered to coach the team this year; however, the competition for the job is intense.
(3) Mary has offered to coach the team this year, however the competition for the job is intense.
(4) Mary has offered to coach the team this year, however, the competition for the job is intense.

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68. The dictionary meaning of a word is called
(1) annotation
(2) denotation
(3) connotation
(4) digression

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69. Ellipsis refers to
(1) omission of words
(2) mixing of words
(3) addition of words
(4) None of the above

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70. Using softer sounding words to avoid bluntness
(1) euphemism
(2) assonance
(3) euphuism
(4) resonance

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71. The seven-line stanza used by medieval poets is known as
(1) terza rima
(2) rhyme royal
(3) tetra meter
(4) internal rhyme

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72. Elegies and sonnets are two types of
(1) essays
(2) fiction
(3) biographies
(4) poems

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73. In literature, “point of view” refers to
(1) who the main character is
(2) when and where the story takes place
(3) who is telling the story
(4) the obstacle the main character must overcome

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74. In function, the author’s overall main idea or most important message is called the
(1) plot
(2) setting
(3) conflict
(4) theme

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75. Repetition of the same or similar consonant sounds at the beginning of words is called
(1) assonance
(2) alliteration
(3) simile
(4) apostrophe

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76. A statement that appears self-contradictory; but that reveals a kind of truth
(1) irony
(2) onomatopoeia
(3) paradox
(4) simile

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77. A story that ends with a happy resolution of conflicts faced by the main character or characters
(1) tragedy
(2) farce
(3) comedy
(4) simile

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78. The statement, “If I told you once, I’ve told you million times…………” is an example of
(1) understatement
(2) tone
(3) hyperbole
(4) satire

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79. A poem consisting of four lines, or four lines of a poem that can be considered as a unit
(1) couplet
(2) haiku
(3) quatrain
(4) lyric

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80. “Father of our country” and “the great Emancipator” are examples of
(1) analogy
(2) epithet
(3) allegory
(4) foil

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81. A type of comedy in which ridiculous and often stereotyped characters are involved in silly, far-fetched situations.
(1) farce
(2) fable
(3) parable
(4) sentimental comedy

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82. The use of language to evoke a picture or a concrete sensation of a person, a thing, a place or an experience
(1) symbol
(2) imagery
(3) aphorism
(4) simile

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83. A statement that say less than what is meant
(1) ambiguity
(2) understatement
(3) oxymoron
(4) litote

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84. Brief story, told to illustrate a point or serve as an example of something, often showing character of an individual
(1) personification
(2) aside
(3) anecdote
(4) interior monologue

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85. Which of the following works is not one of Galsworthy’s plays?
(1) The Silver Box
(2) Strife
(3) The Silver Spoon
(4) Justice

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86…………….. is the main theme of most of Galsworthy’s plays.
(1) family history
(2) fraternity
(3) social problems of time
(4) romance

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87. John Galsworthy style is remarkable for
(1) its strength and elasticity.
(2) its powerful weep, brilliant illustrations.
(3) its deep psychological analysis.
(4) All of the above

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88. Which of the following does not belong to Galsworthy’s three trilogies?
(1) The Man of Property
(2) The Forstyte Saga
(3) A Modern Comedy
(4) The End of the Chapter

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89. Which of the following writers didn’t win the Nobel prize of Literature?
(1) George Bernard Shaw (2) John Galsworthy
(3) William Butler Yeats (4) James Joyce

Ans. 4

90. John Galsworthy was born in the year
(1) 1873
(2) 1867
(3) 1865
(4) 1890

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91. When was John Milton born?
(1) 22nd April, 1600
(2) 6th June, 1606
(3) 19th August, 1604
(4) 9th December, 1608

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92. Where was John Milton born?
(1) Bristol
(2) Liverpool
(3) Yorkshire
(4) London

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93. In whose memory did John Milton write “Me thought saw my late espoused saint”?
(1) Oliver Cromwell
(2) Mary Powell
(3) Katherine Woodcock
(4) Charles

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94. When was Paradise Lost published?
(1) 1667
(2) 1654
(3) 1660
(4) 1658

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95. In which of the following works did Milton promote freedom of speech and oppose licensing and censorship.
(1) Paradise Regained
(2) Areopagitica
(3) Eikonoklastes
(4) Samson Agonists

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96. Paradise Lost comprises ……….. books
(1) 12
(2) 16
(3) 10
(4) 14

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97. Paradise Lost is written in
(1) free verse
(2) blank verse
(3) None of the above
(4) rhymed verse

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98. The famous line “what thought the field be lost; all is not lost; all is not lost” is spoken by ………..
(1) Adam
(2) Satan
(3) Eve
(4) Beelzebub

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99. Milton begins Paradise Lost book I with……..
(1) Lament
(2) Soliloquy
(3) Invocation
(4) Refrain

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100. Milton is most famous for his …………
(1) Narrative style
(2) Dramatics style
(3) Grand style
(4) Aphoristic style

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101. The word that completes the famous line “Better to reign in Hell than serve in ………” is …
(1) Sky
(2) Heaven
(3) Earth
(4) Moon

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102. William Shakespeare belonged to the
(1) Restoration age
(2) Elizabethan age
(3) Victorian age
(4) Romantic age

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103. Who is known as the “melancholy man” in As You Like It?
(1) Touchstone
(2) Silvious
(3) Jaques
(4) Corin

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104. Which of the following is not a character in ‘As You Like It’?
(1) Rosalind
(2) Orlando
(3) Celia
(4) Portia

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105. Fortinbras is a character in Shakespeare’s
(1) King Lear
(2) Othello
(3) Hamlet
(4) Julius Caesar

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106. The main theme of the Shakespearean sonnets is …….
(1) love
(2) hatred
(3) intrigue
(4) envy

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107. A Shakespearean sonnet ends with a …..
(1) quartet
(2) couplet
(3) octave
(4) triplet

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108. The total number of Sonnets written by Shakespeare is
(1) 174
(2) 184
(3) 154
(4) 194

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109. “Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player” occurs in Shakespeare’s
(1) Twelfth Night
(2) Macbeth
(3) Hamlet
(4) King Lear

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110. In Galsworthy’s Justice, “The law is what it is a majestic edifice, sheltering all of us, each stone of which rests on another” has been said by
(1) Cashier
(2) Manger
(3) Lawyer
(4) Judge

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111. By what age had Milton become totally blind?
(1) 34
(2) 46
(3) 44
(4) 56

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112. A song of sorrow especially for the dead is called
(1) Satire
(2) Epic
(3) Elegy
(4) Ode

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113. Octave in a sonnet consists of
(1) eight lines
(2) four lines
(3) six lines
(4) ten lines

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114. Which of the following phrases best characterizes the late-nineteenth century aesthetic movement?
(1) Art for intellect’s sake
(2) Art for the masses
(3) Art for God’s sake
(4) Art for art’s sake

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115. Strophe, antistrophe and epode form a three-part structure in
(1) a classic ode
(2) a medieval ballad
(3) a Greek chorus
(4) a Petrarchan sonnet

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116. Who said that in Paradise Lost Book I “Milton belongs to the Devil’s party without knowing it.”?
(1) Frank Kermode
(2) William Empson
(3) William Blake
(4) C.S. Lewis

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Directions (Q. Nos. 117-121): Identify the figures of speech in the following statements.

117. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
(1) Simile
(2) Metaphor
(3) Antithesis
(4) Oxymoron

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118. Love is an ideal thing, marriage is a real thing.
(1) Oxymoron
(2) Simile
(3) Metaphor
(4) Antithesis

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119. Let’s go to bed now.
(1) Oxymoron
(2) Personification
(3) Metonymy
(4) Pun

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120. Humour is the shock absorber of life; it helps us take the blows.
(1) Understatement
(2) Simile
(3) Metaphor
(4) Personification

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121. Bring! An alarm clock changed in the dark and silent room.
(1) Apostrophe
(2) Simile
(3) Oxymoron
(4) Onomatopoeia

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117. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
(1) Simile
(2) Metaphor
(3) Antithesis
(4) Oxymoron

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118. Love is an ideal thing, marriage is a real thing.
(1) Oxymoron
(2) Simile
(3) Metaphor
(4) Antithesis

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119. Let’s go to bed now.
(1) Oxymoron
(2) Personification
(3) Metonymy
(4) Pun

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120. Humour is the shock absorber of life; it helps us take the blows.
(1) Understatement
(2) Simile
(3) Metaphor
(4) Personification

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121. Bring! An alarm clock changed in the dark and silent room.
(1) Apostrophe
(2) Simile
(3) Oxymoron
(4) Onomatopoeia

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122. The quote “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind/and therefore is wind cupid painted blind,” occurs in
(1) A Midsummer’s Night Dream
(2) Love’ Labour Lost
(3) Antony and Cleopatra
(4) The Merry Wives of Windsor

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123. The quote, “The quality of mercy is not strained/It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven,” occurs in
(1) Twelfth Night
(2) Merchant of Venice
(3) Cymbeline
(4) As you like It

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124. Frailty, the name of woman!” is taken form
(1) Hamlet
(2) King Lear
(3) Julius Caesar
(4) Othello

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125. “Age cannot wither her, nor, nor custom stale/Her infinite variety”.
(1) All’s Well That Ends Well
(2) Othello
(3) Titus Andronicus
(4) Antony and Cleopatra

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