UGC NET English December 2018 Part-4

Read the following passage and answer the questions: I have carried the manuscript of these translations about with me for days, reading it in railway trains, or an the top of omnibuses and in restaurants, and I have often had to close it lest some stranger would see how much it moved me. These lyrics – which are in the original, my … (Indian friends) tell me, full of subtlety of rhythm, of untranslatable delicacies of colour, of material invention –display in thought a world I have dreamed of all my life long. The work of a supreme culture, they yet appear as much a growth of the common soil as the grass and the rushes. A tradition, where poetry and religion are the same thing, has passed through the centuries, gathering from learned and unlearned metaphor and emotion, and carried back again to the multitude the thought of the scholar and the noble. If the civilization of Bengal remains unbroken, if that common mind which – as one divines – runs through all, is not, as with us, broken into a dozen minds that know nothing of each other, something even of what is most subtle in these verses will have come, in a few generations, to the beggar on the roads. In this passage, Yeats praises Indian culture primarily because it:

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The title of Dylan Thomas’s Deaths and Entrances was taken from

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Which of the following had the alternative title Things as They Are?

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Identify the character, a black-eyed dwarf who “constantly revealed a few discoloured fangs that were yet scattered in his mouth, and gave him the aspect of a panting dog”.

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David Malouf’s novel Ransom is based on

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There are helpers and harmers among fellow-pilgrims in Christian’s journey in Pilgrim’s Progress. Who among the following is not a helper?

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In imitation of which classical poet did Samuel Johnson write his London and The Vanity of Human Wishes?

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In his essay “The Function of Criticism at the Present Time” (1864) Matthew Arnold contended that

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Adherents of the fourteenth century religious movement associated with vernacular preaching, translation of New Testament into English, and challenges to the authority of priests and bishops were called

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Match the term with the theorist: (Term) (a) Negritude (b) Womanism (c) Interpellation (4) Louis Althusser (Theorist) (1) Alice Walker (2) Jurgen Habermas (3) Aime Cesaire (d) Public Sphere

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