GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) English: Questions 55 - 58 of 1960

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Question 55

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MCQ▾

Why does Lovewit in Ben Jonson՚s play The Alchemist leave his house, setting the stage for his servant Face, alongwith Subtle, a fake alchemist to fleece people?

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Because of an epidemic of plague.

b.

To find out new sources of minting money.

c.

To make a pilgrimage.

d.

To visit his father who left him long ago.

Question 56

Appeared in Year: 2016 (UGC)

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MCQ▾

What part of Canada is Alice Munro most famous for depicting? (July)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Montreal

b.

Vancouver

c.

Quebec

d.

Ontario

Question 57

Appeared in Year: 2016 (UGC)

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Assertion-Reason▾

Assertion(Ꭺ)

In so far as we are taught how to read, what we engage are not texts but paradigms. (July)

Reason(Ꭱ)

We appropriate meaning from a text according to what we need or desire, or, in other words, according to the critical assumptions or predispositions that we bring to it.

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Both Ꭺ and Ꭱ are false

b.

Both Ꭺ and Ꭱ are true but Ꭱ is NOT the correct explanation of Ꭺ

c.

Both Ꭺ and Ꭱ are true and Ꭱ is the correct explanation of Ꭺ

d.

Ꭺ is false but Ꭱ is true

Question 58

Appeared in Year: 2016 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

In Biographia Literaria S. T. Coleridge defines the imagination as the faculty by which (July)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

The mind separates images by its discriminatory power.

b.

The soul perceives the spiritual unity of the universe.

c.

The soul perceives the phenomenal diversity of the universe.

d.

The mind acquires images by its associative power.

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