Q.1. Miguel de Cervantes created a character who engaged himself in endless knightly quests. The character’s name led to the creation of an adjective to describe people who are extravagantly idealistic and chivalrous. This adjective is-

          (A) Courtly

          (B) Platonic

          (C) Utopian

          (D) Quixotic

Q.2. Philip Larkin, Ted Hughes and Seamus Heaney are all-

          (A) Nobel Laureates

          (B) Poets of the nineteenth century

          (C) British Poets

          (D) Living British Poets

Q.3. Motif, macabre, profile and cliché are words that are-

          (A) Monosyllabic

          (B) Borrowed from French

          (C) Adjectives

          (D) Homophones

Q.4. Dialect and accent are-

          (A) Synonyms

          (B) Antonyms

          (C) Variations in language

          (D) Variations in Grammar

Q.5. In number, the skills of any language are-

          (A) Four

          (B) Five

          (C) Infinite

          (D) Three

Q.6. the Problem Play is also known as-

          (A) Social Comedy

          (B) Puzzle Play

          (C) Thesis Play

          (D) Question Play

Q.7. which comedy takes its name from two pieces of wood that produce a crackling sound when hit against each other-

          (A) High Comedy

          (B) Drawing room Comedy

          (C) Slapstick

          (D) Shakespearean Comedy

Q.8. the two parts of a sign are-

          (A) Signifier and Signified

          (B) meaning and context

          (C) signed and signer

          (D) word and morpheme

Q.9. Newspeak was created by-

          (A) Oscar Wilde

          (B) George Orwell

          (C) Aldous Huxley

          (D) Kingsley Amis

Q.10. Who is credited with the establishment of Vakrokti as an approach to literary criticism-

          (A) Dandin

          (B) Bhamaha

          (C) Kuntaka

          (D) Kshmendra

Q.11. Who wrote the preface to Tagore’s Gitanjali?

          (A) Aurobindo

          (B) W.B.Yeats

          (C) W.H.Auden

          (D) Mahatma Gandhi

Q.12. To Which of the following did Mulk Raj Anand belong?

          (A) Prigressive writers movement

          (B) Home Rule Movement

          (C) Theosophical Society

          (D) Janwadi Lekhak Sangh

Q.13. Which of the following is not a play by Vijay Tendulkar?

          (A) Khamosh: Adalat Jari hai

          (B) Ghasiram Kotwal

          (C) Evam Inderjeet

          (D) Sakharam Binder

Q.14.  Which antique land does Amitav Ghosh write about in his An Antique Land

          (A) India

          (B) Combodia     

          (C) Burma

          (D) Egypt

Q.15.  The greek word semeion that created the word Semiology means-

          (A) sign

          (B) word

          (C) context

          (D) meaning

Q.16.  the text is a tissue of quotations drawn from the innumerable centres of culture. This sentence represents-

          (A) difference

          (B) deconstruction

          (C) readerly teexts

          (D) Intertextuality

Q.17. which of the following works did Chaucer dedicated to Gower-

          (A) The Prologue

          (B) The Knight’s Tale

          (C) Troilus and Criseyde

          (D) The House of Fame

Q.18. “The west is the actor, the orient a passive reactor. The west is the spectator, the judge and jury of every facet of Oriental behavior.” These lines were written by?

          (A) Paul de Man

          (B) Julia Kristeva

          (C) M.H.Abrams

          (D) Edward Said

Q.19. The extreme radical attitude that denies all traditional even moral values is-

          (A) surrealism

          (B) nihilism

          (C) dadaism

          (D) impressionism

Q.20. In which of the following groups of playwrights, ‘kitchen-sink’ drama is the common factor-

          (A) Harold Pinter, Arnold Wesker, Edward Bond

          (B) Arnold Wesker, John Osborne, Alun Owen

          (C) Eugene Ionesco, John Osborne, Samuel Beckett

          (D) Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter, Edward Bond

Q.21. who among the following play wrights established the genre of revenge tragedy in England-

          (A) John Webster

          (B) William Shakespeare

          (C) Thomas Kyd

          (D)  Christopher Marlowe

Q.22. Money:Dough :: Formal language : ?

          (A) Dialect

          (B) Accent

          (C) Cliche

          (D) Slang

Q.23. “ This is the way the world ends

          Not with a bang but a whimper”. The name of the poem is-

          (A) The Waste Land

          (B) The Hollow Men

          (C) Four Quartets

          (D) The Love Song of J.Alfred Prufrock

Q.24. Medea and Electra were written by-

          (A) Aeschylus

          (B) Sophocles

          (C) Euripides

          (D) Homer

Q.25. the metaphor stream of consciousness was first used by-

          (A) William James

          (B) Virginia Woolf

          (C) Henri Bergson

          (D) Henry James

Q.26. idyll is originally a greek word that means-

          (A) A painting

          (B) a little picture

          (C) a pretty scene

          (D) a canvas

Q.27. Two Greek epics based on the Trojan War are-

          (A) Works and Days and Georgics

          (B) Theogony and Phaedra

          (C) Iliad and Odyssey

          (D) The Arbitration and Dyskolos

Q.28. The true……………….. is moved neither by happiness nor sorrow.

          (A) Optimist

          (B) fatalist

          (C) epicurean

          (D) stoic

Q.29. Which of the following is the work that is a dream ending in a puzzle-

          (A) The Legend of Good Women

          (B) The Parliament of Fowls

          (C) Troilus and Criseyde

          (D) The House of Fame

Q.30. The Characters Fellowship and Good Deeds can be found in ?

          (A) Everyman

          (B) The Castle of Perseverance

          (C) The song of songs

          (D) Gawain