CBSE UGC NET English Paper-2 June 2015 Mock Test

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

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1.   Matthew Arnold’s “touchstones” were “short passages, even single lines” of classic poetry beside which the lines of other poets may be placed in order to detect the presence or absence of high poetic quality. In his “Study of Poetry” Arnold cited “touchstones” from such non-English poets as Homer and Dante and also from the English poets, Shakespeare and Milton. Which English poet did he disapprovingly call “not one of the great classics” in the list below ?
          (1).  Chaucer
          (2).  Sidney
          (3).  Spenser
          (4).  Donne

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2.   Samuel Pepys began his diary on __________.
          (1).  New Year’s Day 1660
          (2).  All Saints’ Day 1662
          (3).  Thanksgiving Day 1665
          (4).  New Year’s Day 1667

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3.   On which of the following authors has Peter Ackroyd NOT written a biography ?
          (1).  Charles Dickens
          (2).  William Blake
          (3).  T. S. Eliot
          (4).  W. B. Yeats

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4.   Which group of the following poets was called the Auden Group because they developed a style and viewpoint similar to that of W. H. Auden ?
          (1).  Louis MacNeice, C. D. Lewis, Stephen Spender
          (2).  John Masefield, Edwin Muir, Norman McCaig
          (3).  MacDiarmid, G. M. Hopkins, Edwin Muir
          (4).  W. H. Davies, Robert Bridges, John Masefield

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5.   When one line of poetry runs into the next, with no punctuation to slow the reading, it is a case of __________.
          (1).  caesura
          (2).  consonance
          (3).  enjambment
          (4).  hyperbole

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6.   Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of the Victorian Age ?
          (1).  The rise of a highly competitive industrial technology
          (2).  An emphasis on strictly controlled social behaviour
          (3).  A romantic focus on home and family
          (4).  The growth of rural traditions and movement from large cities

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7.   In The Heart of Midlothian, Walter Scott deals with real political and personal details, but notable among his characters is the depiction of __________.
          (1).  Queen Anne
          (2).  Queen Victoria
          (3).  Queen Caroline
          (4).  Queen Elizabeth

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8.   Chaucer’s first work, The Book of the Duchess is a dream poem on the death of __________.
          (1).  Duchess of Malfi
          (2).  Duchess of Lancaster
          (3).  Duchess of Scotland
          (4).  Duchess of Paris

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9.   What was Charles Lamb’s connection with India ?
          (1).  He was fascinated by the Indian jugglers and trades-people in London and wrote an essay on them
          (2).  He was fascinated by Eastern mystical religions, especially Buddhism
          (3).  He was a clerk for thirty three years in the East India Company
          (4).  (4) He was clerk in South Sea House that prepared patents and documents for British trading companies in India

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10.   Find the odd one among the Marxist critics below :
          (1).  Georg Lukacs
          (2).  Louis Althusser
          (3).  Raymond Williams
          (4).  Northrop Frye

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