Friday, 22 September 2017

HSST English Jr Solved Paper 32/2016/OL - Part 4

61.       The term 'Peripeteia' means ..................
(A) Constancy in the fortune of the hero
(B) Change in the fortune of the hero from bad to good
(C) Fluctuations occurring in the fortunes of the hero
(D) Change in the fortune of the hero from good to bad
Answer: C
62.       Who is the native chief who leads the revolt against Brutus Jones in Emperor Jones?
(A) Lem
(B) Len
(C) Leon
(D) Lix
Answer: A
63.       'Spenser writ no language'. Who said this?
(A) Dryden
(B) Dr. Johnson
(C) Ben Jonson
(D) Matthew Arnold
Answer: C
64.       The theme of "Dejection : An Ode" is :
(A) unhappy marriage
(B) loss of poetic imagination
(C) broken friendship
(D) inability to bear defeat
Answer: B
65.       The poem in which Yeats uses the famous "stone metaphor" is ..................
(A) Among School Children
(B) Second Coming
(C) Sailing to Byzantium
(D) Eastern 1916
Answer: D
66.       In which essay did Matthew Arnold regarded poetry as "a criticism of life under the conditions fixed for such criticism by the laws of poetic truth and poetic beauty"?
(A) Culture and Anarchy
(B) Essays in Criticism
(C) The Study of Poetry
(D) Literature and Dogma
Answer: C
67.       Who in "My Last Duchess" is said to have made the Duchess' painting?
(A) George Vasari
(B) Fra Pandolf
(C) Duke of Ferrari
(D) Not mentioned
Answer: B
68.       What poison did Claudius pour into the ear of Hamlet's father to kill him?
(A) Hebenon
(B) Baneberry
(C) Burdock
(D) Hemlock
Answer: A
69.       What was the original title of Pride and Prejudice?
(A) 'Last Impressions'
(B) 'False Impressions'
(C) 'First Impressions'
(D) 'True Impressions'
Answer: C
70.    Harold Nicholson described which poet as 'Very yellow and glum. Perfect manners'?
(A) E.E. Cummings
(B) T.S. Eliot
(C) John Greenleaf Whittier
(D) Walt Whitman
Answer: B
71.    What are the two levels of language referred to by the term 'duality'?
(A) Morphology and Syntax
(B) Structure and Use
(C) Sound and Meaning
(D) Phonetics and Phonology
Answer: C
72.    Which influential American poet was born in Long Island in 1819?
(A) Emily Dickinson
(B) Paul Dunbar
(C) John Greenleaf Whittier
(D) Walt Whitman
Answer: D
73.    In "Archetypes of Literature" Northrope Frye equates 'autumn' to ...................
(A) Romance
(B) Tragedy
(C) Comedy
(D) Satire
Answer: B
74.    What does Michael do for a living in The Mayor of Casterbridge?
(A) An auctioneer
(B) A sailor
(C) A turnip-hoer
(D) A hay-trusser
Answer: D
75.    "Ecriture" means .................
(A) Author
(B) Writing
(C) Reader
(D) Text
Answer: B
76.    The author of Nation and Narration is :
(A) Edward Said
(B) Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
(C) Frantz Fanon
(D) Homi Bhabha
Answer: D
77.    ................ refers to word formation.
(A) Morphology
(B) Phonology
(C) Semantics
(D) Syntax
Answer: A
78.    Who amongst the following belongs to the group of radical feminists?
(A) Helene Cixous
(B) Monique Wittig
(C) Simone de Beauvoir
(D) Luce Irigaray
Answer: B
79.    What is "the beast" in Lord of the Flies?
(A) The pig
(B) The boar's head
(C) The parachutist
(D) The skull
Answer: C
80.    In which figure of speech is there a play on the various meanings of a word?
(A) Metaphor
(B) Irony
(C) Transferred Epithet
(D) Pun
Answer: D

Thursday, 21 September 2017

HSST English Jr Solved Paper 32/2016/OL - Part 3

41.       The subplot of Hayavadana is centred around ..................
(A) The man with the horse's head
(B) The dolls
(C) The love triangle
(D) The Bhagavata
Answer: A
42.       "Panopticism" is the title of a chapter in a well-known book by :
(A) Roman Jakobson
(B) Jacques Lacan
(C) Michel Foucault
(D) Jacques Derrida
Answer: C
43.       When Act I of Waiting for Godot opens, Estragon is :
(A) Asleep
(B) Trying to pull his boot off
(C) Making castles in the dirt
(D) Staring off into space
Answer: B
44.       The idea that people are weighed down by the roles they play is introduced by William Wordsworth in Immortality Ode, based on the concept of ...............
(A) Theatrum mundi
(B) Spiritus mundi
(C) Transit Gloria mundi
(D) Lectio brevior
Answer: A
45.       Who was sent by Polonius to spy on Laertes in Paris?
(A) Francisco
(B) Samson
(C) Reynaldo
(D) Gorgonzola
Answer: C
46.       Who termed the present environmental crisis as a crisis of our imagination?
(A) Lawrence Buell
(B) Henry Thoreau
(C) Richard Adams
(D) Aldo Leopold
Answer: B
47.       During the Middle English period, many words were borrowed from .................
(A) Celtic and Norse
(B) Sanskrit and Pali
(C) Latin and French
(D) Greek and Latin
Answer: C
48.       Wordsworth's primary concern in the Lyrical Ballads was ..................
(A) the language of poetry
(B) the subject matter of poetry
(C) the rejection of neoclassical principles
(D) to formulate a new genre of poetry
Answer: A
49.       What aspect of the main character is mirrored in the structure of The Golden Note Book?
(A) The complexity of her looks
(B) The simplicity of her looks
(C) The simplicity of her life
(D) The complexity of her life
Answer: D
50.    According to Algernon in The Importance of Being Earnest, what is the essence of romance?
(A) Consistency
(B) Fidelity
(C) Uncertainty
(D) Passion
Answer: C
51.    What is meant by 'language transfer'?
(A) The carry over of rules of the Second language syntax, phonology, or semantic system to the mother tongue in question
(B) The carry over of rules of the mother tongue syntax, phonology, or semantic system to the Second language in question
(C) The vocabulary and sentence structure transferred haphazardly during Second language acquisition from any other language accessed by the learner
(D) Knowledge generated in the development of a learner on account of other domains of knowledge
Answer: C
52.    What is considered as the central principle of literary criticism in Sanskrit Literature?
(A) Dhwani
(B) Rasa
(C) Vakrokthi
(D) Vyanjana
Answer: D
53.    Which angel does Satan trick by disguising himself as a cherub?
(A) Abdiel
(B) Uriel
(C) Raphael
(D) Michael
Answer: B
54.    The Grecian Urn is called "cold pastoral" because :
(A) it has remained unchanged till now
(B) it is mysterious
(C) it is made of marble
(D) all of these
Answer: D
55.    In which section of The Waste Land does Tiresias appear?
(A) What the Thunder Said
(B) A Game of Chess
(C) The Fire Sermon
(D) The Burial of the Dead
Answer: C
56.    "Shakespeare approximates the remote and familiarizes the wonderful". Whose words are these?
(A) Samuel Johnson
(B) John Dryden
(C) William Wordsworth
(D) Samuel Coleridge
Answer: A
57.    The term for describing someone's death as "someone is no more" or that "someone has breathed his/her last" is .................
(A) Euphism
(B) Euphony
(C) Understatement
(D) Euphemism
Answer: D
58.    What does Noam Chomsky's theory of language development emphasize?
(A) Children's cognitive abilities
(B) Learning and conditioning principles
(C) Innate structures and biological mechanisms
(D) The language support system provided by parents
Answer: C
59.    Shelly used which stanza form in "Ode to the West Wind"?
(A) Rime Royal
(B) Terza Rima
(C) Ottava Rima
(D) Spenserian Stanza
Answer: B
60.    From which poem is the line, "The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity" taken from?
(A) The Waste Land
(B) Tintern Abbey
(C) The Second Coming
(D) Prayer for My Daughter
Answer: C

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

HSST English Jr Solved Paper 32/2016/OL - Part 2

21.       The Directive Principles of State Policy was adopted in the Indian Constitution from :
(A) U.K.
(B) U.S.S.R.
(C) U.S.A.
(D) Ireland
Answer: D
22.       Which Amendment was challenged in Kesavananda Bharati case?
(A) 24th
(B) 42nd
(C) 25th
(D) 44th
Answer: A
23.       The principle of Res-judicata is not applied in the writ of :
(A) Habeas Corpus
(B) Quo Warranto
(C) Certiorari
(D) All the above
Answer: A
24.       The right to privacy is protected under which Article of the Constitution of India?
(A) Article 14
(B) Article 20
(C) Article 19
(D) Article 21
Answer: D
25.       The National Food Security Act came into force on :
(A) 15th July 2013
(B) 15th August 2013
(C) 5th July 2013
(D) 15th August 2014
Answer: C
26.       An authority need not disclose information under S.8 of the Right to Information Act, 2005 if :
(A) it violates the legal right of any person
(B) it affects the process of investigation
(C) it causes loss or injury to any person
(D) it affects reputation of any person
Answer: B
27.       The Committee that should be constituted by every employer of a workplace under S.4 of the Protection of Women against Sexual Harassment at Workplace Act is :
(A) Disciplinary Committee
(B) Anti-harassment Committee
(C) Anti-sexual Harassment Committee
(D) Internal Complaints Committee
Answer: D
28.       Agenda 21 is an outcome of ................
(A) Rio Earth Summit 1992
(B) Kyoto Protocol
(C) World Development Report 2002
(D) UN Declaration
Answer: A
29.       Under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, the right to work is ................
(A) Fundamental right
(B) Legal right
(C) Not a legal right
(D) Political right
Answer: B
30.    The contingency fund in a state is operated by ..................
(A) Chief Minister
(B) Council of Ministers
(C) Governor
(D) Prime Minister
Answer: C
31.    In Canterbury Tales, Chaucer presents the Wife of Bath as a depiction of .................
(A) Experience
(B) Cleanliness
(C) Meekness
(D) Chastity
Answer: D
32.    Which text by Antonio Gramsci inspired Stuart Hall?
(A) The Prison Diaries
(B) The Princess Diaries
(C) The Marxism Diaries
(D) The Motorcycle Diaries
Answer: A
33.    Hester wore the 'scarlet letter' as :
(A) Religious Observance
(B) A Memento of her relationship with the Pastor
(C) A Mark of Sexual Transgression
(D) A Token of Dimmesdale's Guilt
Answer: C
34.    What according to Coleridge is "essentially vital" and struggles "to idealize and unify"?
(A) Secondary Imagination
(B) Primary Imagination
(C) Fancy
(D) None of these
Answer: A
35.    What is a poem called whose first letters of each line spell out a word?
(A) Alliterative
(B) Epic
(C) Acrostic
(D) Haiku
Answer: C
36.    "Death has a hundred hands and walks by a thousand ways", are the words of the Chorus in which play?
(A) Hamlet
(B) Oedipus at Colonus
(C) The Winter's Tale
(D) Murder in the Cathedral
Answer: D
37.    What is the theme of "The Blessed Damozel"?
(A) Revenge
(B) Undying Love
(C) Family Feud
(D) Chivalry
Answer: B
38.    Name the Shakespearean play with an epilogue :
(A) Twelfth Night
(B) Henry IV
(C) Hamlet
(D) The Tempest
Answer: D
39.    According to Edward Said, 'the orient' is portrayed in Western novels, media and art work as ..................
(A) Too focused on historical facts and accurately portraying the experience of life in the region
(B) A place prone to liberal democracy and revolutionary feminism
(C) An accurate depiction of the modern day Middle East and Asia
(D) Lost in the past, prone to despotic rule and plagued by 'odd' cultural traditions
Answer: D
40.    What did Sophia leave for Tom at the inn at Upton?
(A) Her shawl
(B) Her muff
(C) Her stays
(D) Her petticoat
Answer: B