GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) English: Questions 1072 - 1075 of 1960

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Question 1072

Appeared in Year: 2017 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

Early in Evelyn Waugh՚s A Handful of Dust, while Tony and his young son, John Andrew, walk to the church, John tells his father a story he has heard from the stable manager, Ben about a mule “who had drunk his company՚s rum ration” in the First World War and subsequently died. What is the mule named? (November Paper 3)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Dopey

b.

Peppermint

c.

Dynamo

d.

Pookey

Question 1073

Appeared in Year: 2015 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

Nuruddin Farah՚s Maps tells the story of ________. (December Paper III)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Abu

b.

Abida

c.

Askar

d.

Andy

Question 1074

Appeared in Year: 2015 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

Which of the following characters in The White Devil describes the glory of great men as: “Glories, like glow worms a far off shine bright/But looked to near have neither heat nor light” . (December Paper III)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Lodovico

b.

Flamineo

c.

Cornelia

d.

Vittoria

Passage

Read the following poem and answer questions:

Bored

Margaret Atwood

All those times I was bored out of my mind.

Holding the log while he sawed it.

Holding the string while he measured, boards,

distances between things, or pounded

stakes into the ground for rows and rows

of lettuces and beets, which I then (bored) weeded.

Or sat in the back of the car, or sat still in boats,

sat, sat, while at the prow, stern, wheel he drove, steered, paddled.

It wasn՚t even boredom, it was looking,

looking hard and up close at the small details Myopia.

The worn gunwales, the intricate twill of the seat cover.

The acid crumbs of loam, the granular

pink rock, its igneous veins, the sea-fans

of dry moss, the blackish and then the graying bristles on the back of his neck.

Sometimes he would whistle, sometimes

I would. The boring rhythm of doing

things over and over, carrying the wood, drying the dishes.

Such minutiae.

it՚s what the animals spend most of their time at,

ferrying the sand, grain by grain, from their tunnels,

shuffling the leaves in their burrows. He pointed

such things out, and I would look

at the whorled texture of his square finger, earth under

the nail. Why do I remember it as sunnier

all the time then, although it more often

rained, and more birdsong?

I could hardly wait to get

the hell out of there to

anywhere else. Perhaps though

boredom is happier. It is for dogs or

groundhogs. Now I wouldn՚t be bored.

Now I would know too much.

Now I would know. (November Paper 3)

Question 1075 (1 of 3 Based on Passage)

Appeared in Year: 2017 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

Which of the following approximates closely a thematic statement of the poem?

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Myopia is the result if you live life in the lap of nature

b.

Dogs or groundhogs lead a better life than men or women

c.

Irrespective of the place, the boring rhythm of doing things over and over in human life cannot be escaped

d.

Knowledge cures existential boredom

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