UGC NET English December 2018 Part-10

In this novel by Graham Greene a double agent uses classic works of fiction to encode secret information. “He put Clarissa Harlowe back in the bookcase” is the first clue to his treachery. Then he draws on War and Peace and The Way We Live Now as matrices for secretly transmitting information. Identify the novel.

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Mango Souffle , India’s first major gay themed lm, is an adaptation of Mahesh Dattani’s play

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Comprehension : The following is an extract from a famous play. Read it carefully to answer questions that follow. Maid : [from the hall doorway] ma’am, a lady to see you – Nora: all right, let her come in. […the maid shows in MRS. LINDE, dressed in travelling clothes, and shuts the door after her.] Mrs. Linde : [in a dispirited and somewhat hesitant voice] Hello, Nora. Nora : hello – Mrs Linde: you don’t recognize me. Nora : no, I don’t know – but wait , I think – what ! what ! is it really you ? Mrs linde : yes its me Nora : Kristine ! to think I didn’t recognize you. But then , how could i? How you’ve changed, Kristine ! Mrs. Linde : yes, no doubt I have. In nine – ten long years. Nora : it is so long since we met ! yes, it’s all of that. Oh, these last eight years have been a happy time, believe me. And so now you’ve come in to town, too. Made the long trip in the winter. That took courage. Mrs linde : I just got here by ship this morning . Nora : to enjoy yourself over Christmas , of course. Oh,how lovely !yes, enjoy ourselves we’ll do that . but take your coat o. You are not still cold? There now, lets get cozy here by the stove. No, the easy chair there ! I will take the rocker here. Yes, now you have your old look again; it was only in that rst moment. You are a bit more pale, Kristine – and maybe a bit thinner. Mrs Linde : and much, much older nora. Nora : yes, perhaps a bit older ; a tiny, tiny bit ; not much at all. Oh, but thoughtless me , to sit here , chattering away. Sweet, can u forgive me? Mrs Linde: what do you mean? Nora : you have become a widow. Mrs Linde : yes, three years ago. Nora : I knew it, of course; I read it in the papers. Oh, Kristine, you must believe me; I often thought of writing you then , but kept postponing it, and something always interfered Mrs Linde : nora , dear, I understand completely. Nora : it was awful of me. You poor thing, how much you have gone through. And he left you nothing? Mrs Linse : no Nora : and no children? Mrs Linde : no. Nora : nothing at all then? Mrs Linde : not even a sense of loss to feed on. Nora : but how could that be? Mrs Linde : oh, sometimes it happens, Nora. Nora : so completely alone. How terribly hard that must be for you. I have three lovely children. You can’t see them now; they are out with the maid. “Not even a sense of loss to feed on” implies that

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The en-ending to denote the plural nous (as is oxen, children, brethren) has survived from the

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In tradition ELT methods and materials, the native speaker is elevated and idealized against stereotyped non-native speakers. This tendency is dubbed ______ by Adrian Holliday.

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In an ode, William Collins lamented the passing of a contemporary poet. The ode began with the line: “In yonder grave a Druid lies.” Name the poet whose passing Collins Laments.

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Comprehension : The following is an extract from a famous play. Read it carefully to answer questions that follow. Maid : [from the hall doorway] ma’am, a lady to see you – Nora: all right, let her come in. […the maid shows in MRS. LINDE, dressed in travelling clothes, and shuts the door after her.] Mrs. Linde : [in a dispirited and somewhat hesitant voice] Hello, Nora. Nora : hello – Mrs Linde: you don’t recognize me. Nora : no, I don’t know – but wait , I think – what ! what ! is it really you ? Mrs linde : yes its me Nora : Kristine ! to think I didn’t recognize you. But then , how could i? How you’ve changed, Kristine ! Mrs. Linde : yes, no doubt I have. In nine – ten long years. Nora : it is so long since we met ! yes, it’s all of that. Oh, these last eight years have been a happy time, believe me. And so now you’ve come in to town, too. Made the long trip in the winter. That took courage. Mrs linde : I just got here by ship this morning . Nora : to enjoy yourself over Christmas , of course. Oh,how lovely !yes, enjoy ourselves we’ll do that . but take your coat o. You are not still cold? There now, lets get cozy here by the stove. No, the easy chair there ! I will take the rocker here. Yes, now you have your old look again; it was only in that rst moment. You are a bit more pale, Kristine – and maybe a bit thinner. Mrs Linde : and much, much older nora. Nora : yes, perhaps a bit older ; a tiny, tiny bit ; not much at all. Oh, but thoughtless me , to sit here , chattering away. Sweet, can u forgive me? Mrs Linde: what do you mean? Nora : you have become a widow. Mrs Linde : yes, three years ago. Nora : I knew it, of course; I read it in the papers. Oh, Kristine, you must believe me; I often thought of writing you then , but kept postponing it, and something always interfered Mrs Linde : nora , dear, I understand completely. Nora : it was awful of me. You poor thing, how much you have gone through. And he left you nothing? Mrs Linse : no Nora : and no children? Mrs Linde : no. Nora : nothing at all then? Mrs Linde : not even a sense of loss to feed on. Nora : but how could that be? Mrs Linde : oh, sometimes it happens, Nora. Nora : so completely alone. How terribly hard that must be for you. I have three lovely children. You can’t see them now; they are out with the maid. Identify the play of which this section is an excerpt.

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Which of the following acts were not passed during the Victorian Era?

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Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason(R). Read the statements and choose the correct answer using the code given below: Assertion (A) : Gender studies do not see an urgent need to help us navigate the various pitfalls of racism, ethnocentrism, cultural relativism, and plain ignorance that ow from using “culture” as an explanatory tool. Reason (R) : Issues relating to Women’s rights, gender roles, sexuality and family obligations are centrally implicated in the so-called clash of civilizations between Christianity or Secularism, and Islaam.

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Comprehension : The following is an extract from a famous play. Read it carefully to answer questions that follow. Maid : [from the hall doorway] ma’am, a lady to see you – Nora: all right, let her come in. […the maid shows in MRS. LINDE, dressed in travelling clothes, and shuts the door after her.] Mrs. Linde : [in a dispirited and somewhat hesitant voice] Hello, Nora. Nora : hello – Mrs Linde: you don’t recognize me. Nora : no, I don’t know – but wait , I think – what ! what ! is it really you ? Mrs linde : yes its me Nora : Kristine ! to think I didn’t recognize you. But then , how could i? How you’ve changed, Kristine ! Mrs. Linde : yes, no doubt I have. In nine – ten long years. Nora : it is so long since we met ! yes, it’s all of that. Oh, these last eight years have been a happy time, believe me. And so now you’ve come in to town, too. Made the long trip in the winter. That took courage. Mrs linde : I just got here by ship this morning . Nora : to enjoy yourself over Christmas , of course. Oh,how lovely !yes, enjoy ourselves we’ll do that . but take your coat o. You are not still cold? There now, lets get cozy here by the stove. No, the easy chair there ! I will take the rocker here. Yes, now you have your old look again; it was only in that rst moment. You are a bit more pale, Kristine – and maybe a bit thinner. Mrs Linde : and much, much older nora. Nora : yes, perhaps a bit older ; a tiny, tiny bit ; not much at all. Oh, but thoughtless me , to sit here , chattering away. Sweet, can u forgive me? Mrs Linde: what do you mean? Nora : you have become a widow. Mrs Linde : yes, three years ago. Nora : I knew it, of course; I read it in the papers. Oh, Kristine, you must believe me; I often thought of writing you then , but kept postponing it, and something always interfered Mrs Linde : nora , dear, I understand completely. Nora : it was awful of me. You poor thing, how much you have gone through. And he left you nothing? Mrs Linse : no Nora : and no children? Mrs Linde : no. Nora : nothing at all then? Mrs Linde : not even a sense of loss to feed on. Nora : but how could that be? Mrs Linde : oh, sometimes it happens, Nora. Nora : so completely alone. How terribly hard that must be for you. I have three lovely children. You can’t see them now; they are out with the maid. Which of the following description best applies to the above extract?

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