Online UGC NET English Paper-2 Mock Test December 2015

Online English Paper-2 Mock Test in UGC NET Exam Question Papers

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1.   Who, among the following, advanced the theory that the mind is a tabula rasa at birth, and acquires all ideas by experience ?
          (1).  John Locke
          (2).  John Wesley
          (3).  Isaac Watts
          (4).  Denis Diderot

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2.   Which of the following authors wrote Studies in the History of the Renaissance ?
          (1).  Walter Pater
          (2).  Oscar Wilde
          (3).  Thomas Carlyle
          (4).  John Ruskin

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3.   Whom does Harriet Smith finally marry in one of Jane Austen’s novels ?
          (1).  Knightley
          (2).  Darcy
          (3).  Collins
          (4).  Mr. Martin

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4.   A poet once referred to an old man as “A tattered coat upon a stick”. That is an example of

__________.

          (1).  Metonymy
          (2).  Sarcasm
          (3).  Simile
          (4).  Metaphor

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5.   Which of these is NOT a pastoral elegy ?
          (1).  Lycidas
          (2).  In Memoriam
          (3).  Thyrsis
          (4).  Adonais

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6.   In Beckett’s Waiting for Godot the characters often use dislocated, repetitious and cliched speech primarily to :
          (1).  illustrate the essentially illogical, purposeless nature of the human condition
          (2).  re-create the workings of the subconscious
          (3).  mock the exaggerated dignity and wisdom of modern, self-professed intellectuals
          (4).  reinforce the comic action of farcical plots

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7.   Which of the following sixteenth-century poets was NOT a courtier ?
          (1).  George Puttenham
          (2).  Philip Sidney
          (3).  Walter Raleigh
          (4).  Thomas Wyatt

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8.   Patrick White published two novels in the 1950s giving the eras of pioneering and exploration in Australian history an epic, ironic and psychological dimension. The novels are :

(a) A Fringe of Leaves

(b) The Tree of Man

(c) Voss

(d) The Aunt’s Story

The right combination according to the code is :

          (1).  (a) and (b)
          (2).  (b) and (c)
          (3).  (c) and (a)
          (4).  (c) and (d)

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9.   In which of the following works did Bakhtin propose his widely cited concept of the ‘Carnivalesque’ ?
          (1).  “Discourse in the novel”
          (2).  Dialogic Imagination
          (3).  Rabelais and his world
          (4).  (4) “Forms of Time and of the Chronotope in the Novel”

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10.   Match the columns :

(Author) (Text)
(a) Sebastian Faulks (i) Amsterdam
(b) Peter Ackroyd (ii) Changing Places
(c) Ian McEwan (iii) Hawksmoor
(d) David Lodge (iv) Birdsong
Codes :
(a) (b) (c) (d)
          (1).  (i) (ii) (iii) (iv)
          (2).  (ii) (iii) (i) (iv)
          (3).  (iv) (iii) (i) (ii)
          (4).  (iii) (iv) (ii) (i)

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