GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) English: Questions 820 - 823 of 1960

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Question 820

Appeared in Year: 2013 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

The following is an exchange between two characters, husband and wife, in a famous play. The lines appear at the very end of an emotionally-charged sequence of the last scene:

“… I՚ve stopped believing in miracles.” “But I՚ll believe. Tell me! Transform ourselves to the point that … . ?” ⧵ “That our living together could be a true marriage.” (She goes out down the hall.) Which play? Name the characters. (December Paper 3)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Death of a Salesman. Willy, Linda

b.

Othello. Othello, Desdemona

c.

A Doll՚s House. Helmer, Nora

d.

Sure Thing. Bill, Betty

Passage

Question are based on a poem. Read the poem carefully and pick out the most appropriate answers.

it՚s Your Own Fault

Of course you can play with them.

there՚s no harm in them.

They are only words.

Words alone are certain good, said someone.

And someone also said

Unlike sticks and stones

Words will never break your bones.

(That is called rhyme. A rhyme is nice to play with too from time to time.)

What? they՚ve turned nasty?

they՚ve clawed you and bitten you?

Dear me, there՚s blood all over the place.

And broken bones.

They were perfectly tame when I left them.

Something they ate might have disagreed with them.

You mean you fed them on meaning?

No wonder then.

– D. J. Enright

Question 821 (1 of 5 Based on Passage)

Appeared in Year: 2013 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

What tone is most appropriate for reading this poem? (December Paper 3)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Sarcastic

b.

Ironic

c.

Evasive

d.

Plaintive

Question 822 (2 of 5 Based on Passage)

Appeared in Year: 2013 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

What is the “fault” to which the speaker refers here? (December Paper 3)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Using onlywords

b.

Playing with words

c.

Reading meanings into words

d.

Taking words too seriously

Question 823 (3 of 5 Based on Passage)

Appeared in Year: 2013 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

The poet՚s remark on ‘rhyme’ is ________. (December Paper 3)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Put in apposition

b.

Framed rhetorically

c.

Put in parenthesis

d.

Put in parentheses

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