UGC NET English November 2017 Part-9

Tom Stoppard’s play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, being metatheatrical, lays bare the constructed nature of theatrical performance. In referring to Hamlet’s end and the Elizabethan stage conditions lacking curtains one of the characters of Stoppard’s play says : “No one gets up after death – there is no applause – there is only silence and some second hand clothes, and that’s death”. Who makes this statement ?

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The second part of Pilgrim’s Progress deals with the pilgrimage of Christian’s wife, Christiana. She has a companion and a guide in this journey. Pick out the pair’s names from the following list. (a) Patience (b) Tenderheart (c) Mercy (d) Greatheart The right combination according to the code is :

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Which 19th century novelist expressed a wish to “exterminate the race” of Indians following the 1857 Mutiny in India ?

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Match the phrase to the ode : (a) beechen green (b) gathering swallows (c) globed peonies (d) green altar (i) “Ode on a Grecian Urn” (ii) “Ode on Melancholy” (iii) “Ode to a Nightingale (iv) “To Autumn”

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What work begins thus : “It befell in the days of Uther Pendragon, when he was king of all England, and so reigned, that there was a mighty duke in Cornwall that held war against him long time” ?

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Arrange the following in the chronological order of publication :

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__________ is the subject of Asif Currimbhoy’s play, Inquilab

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Which one of Alice Munro’s short stories is about the domestic erosions of Alzheimer’s disease ?

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In which play by Eugene Ionesco do you nd the grotesque image of the leg of a corpse thrusting onto the stage, and, which begins to grow larger as the play progresses in a menacing manner ?

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Which of the following characters nds that complete happiness is elusive and that “while you are making the choice of life, you neglect to live” ?

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