GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) English: Questions 59 - 61 of 1960

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Question 59

Appeared in Year: 2016 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

In the opening pages of one of Thomas Mann՚s novels we can see space itself becoming a form of time: “Space, like time, engenders forgetfulness but it does so by setting us bodily free from our surroundings and giving us back our primitive unattached state.” Which is the novel? (July)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

The Confessions of Felix Krull

b.

Doctor Faustus

c.

Death in Venice

d.

The Magic Mountain

Question 60

Appeared in Year: 2016 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

Which of W. M. Thackeray՚s novel՚s closing sentence is this? “Which of us is happy in this world? Which of us has his desire? Or, having it, is satisfied?” (July)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Pendennis

b.

The History of Henry Esmond

c.

The Luck of Barry Lyndon

d.

Vanity Fair

Question 61

Appeared in Year: 2016 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

In “Politics and the English Language” George Orwell provides a list of rules to aid in curing the English language. What is the final rule? (July)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out.

b.

Never use a long word where a short one will do.

c.

Break any of these rules sooner than say anything outright barbarous.

d.

Never use a metaphor, simile or other figure of speech which you are used to seeing in print.

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