CSS English Literature 2006



Q.1. Select the best option/answer and fill in the appropriate box on the Answer Sheet. (1 x 20=20)

(i) In Greek tragedy irony and _____ are fused into one.

(a) Allegory

(b) Idealism

(c) Imagery

(d) Satire

(e) None of these

(ii) Joseph Andrews was written by:

(a) Richardson

(b) Defoe

(c) Fielding

(d) Bunyan

(e) None of these

(iii) Shakespeare was born in:

(a) 1570

(b) 1601

(c) 1547

(d) 1564

(e) None of these

(iv) ‘The Wheel of Fire’ a criticism was written by:

(a) Bradley

(b) W. Knight

(c) Hazlitt

(d) Dryden

(e) None of these

(v) Kubla Khan was written by:

(a) Wordsworth

(b) ST. Coleridge

(c) Shelley

(d) Keats

(e) None of these

(vi) G. B. Shaw began his literary career first as:

(a) Journalist

(b) Novelist

(c) Dramatist

(d) Critic

(e) None of these

(vii) W. B. Yeats was born in:

(a) 1914

(b) 1856

(c) 1865

(d) 1838

(e) None of these

(viii) Jane Austen’s work is transfused with the spirit of:

(a) Classicism

(b) Puritanism

(c) Idealism

(d) Rationalism

(e) None of these

(ix) The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot is an:

(a) Ode

(b) Elegy

(c) Allegory

(d) Epic

(e) None of these

(x) Waiting for Godot by S. Beckett was originally written in:

(a) Italian

(b) Spanish

(c) German

(d) French

(e) None of these

(xi) The _____ age tended to favor the taste and search for truth in art:

(a) Classical

(b) Romantic

(c) Victorian

(d) Elizabethan

(e) None of these

(xii) Maud and Inmemoriam were written by:

(a) Tennyson

(b) Keats

(c) Pope

(d) Shelley

(e) None of these

(xiii) Tennyson was born in:

(a) 1809

(b) 1798

(c) 1709

(d) 1890

(e) None of these

(xiv) _____ has a super abundant wealth of words and superfluous ornaments.

(a) Hyperbole

(b) Metaphor

(c) Rhetoric

(d) Overtone

(e) None of these

(xv) Keats’s aestheticism was later turned into:

(a) Romanticism

(b) Pre-Raphaelitism

(c) Idealism

(d) Anglicanism

(e) None of these

(xvi) _____ is the animating force in the work of Charlotte Bronte:

(a) Idealism

(b) Romanticism

(c) Lyricism

(d) Radicalism

(e) None of these

(xvii) The Wilde Swans at Coole is first great collection of poems of:

(a) W. Lewis

(b) Yeats

(c) E. Sitwell

(d) D. H. Lawrence

(e) None of these

(xviii) T. S. Eliot was born in:

(a) 1887

(b) 1888

(c) 1817

(d) 1870

(e) None of these

(xix) Jane Eyre was written by:

(a) J. Austen

(b) G. Eliot

(c) C. Bronte

(d) Emile Bronte

(e) None of these

(xx) Ophelia, Julia, Viola, Imogen are the characters created by:

(a) Richardson

(b) Fielding

(c) Hardy

(d) Shakespeare

(e) None of these



Q.2. Shakespeare draws the images of nature not laboriously but luckily; when he describes anything, you more than see it, you feel it too. Illustrate, giving examples from characterization in Hamlet. (20)

Q.3. B. Shaw tears off veils and lays bare the half-voluntary illusions of complacently blind souls. Discuss ‘Arms and the Man’, in which Shaw shows that Military heroism is an invention of the civilians. (20)

Q.4. In ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ Swift dissects the English political life with a corrosive satire. Elaborate. (20)

Q.5. Draw a complete picture of the Hemming way- hero, keeping ‘The Old Man and the Sea’ in mind. (20)


Q.6. Compare and contrast the features of love of nature reflected in the poems by Robert Frost and William Wordsworth. (20)

Q.7. Yeats work is thoroughly steeped in imaginative mysticism which is the essential attribute of celticism. Discuss in relation to his poems you have read. (20)

Q.8. Jane Austen’s Clear – Sighted eyes read through the inner minds of those who live around her or those whom she invents, just as if those minds were transparent. Discuss her characterization in Pride and Prejudice in the light of this remark. (20)