UGC NET English December 2018 Part-8

Nicholas Nickleby firmly established Charles Dickens as a dominant novelist of his time and the book as an unrivalled literacy phenomenon. To celebrate the completion of the book, a painter noted that there had been nothing comparable to him since the days of Samuel Richardson. Identify the painter.

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Which of the following is not indebted to the Gothic genre?

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__________ read Adam Bede with such pleasure that she not only keenly recommended it to her relatives but also commissioned two paintings of scenes from the novel.

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Jonathan Swift arrived in London in 1710 and confronted a rapidly changing world in the new Tory ministry. His reactions to this world are vividly recorded in his journal to Stella, a series of letters addressed to (a) Hester Vanhomrigh (b) Esther Johnson (c) Rebecca Dingley (d) Lady Mary Montagu The right combination according to the code is:

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Match the writer with the work: (Name of work) (1) Leviathan (2) The Practice of Piety (3) The Art of English Poesy (4) The History of the Royal Society (Writer) (a) George Puttenham (b) Thomas Spart (c) Lewis Bayly (d) Thomas Hobbes

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Which of the following statements on Rajmohan’s Wife is not true?

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“We know now that a text is not a line of words releasing a single “theological” meaning (the “message” of the Author-god) but a multidimensional space in which a variety of writings, none of them original, blend and clash . . . . literature . . . . by refusing to assign a “secret”, an ultimate meaning, to the text (and to the world as text) liberates what may be called an anti-theological activity , that is truly revolutionary since to refuse to fix meaning is, in the end to refuse god and his hypostases- reason, science, law.” The passage comes from which of the following essays?

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In Thomas Moore’s Utopia (Book2) , the reader is told that in this new world there are few mistakes in marriage because