GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) English: Questions 1648 - 1652 of 1960

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Passage

Comprehension:

The Grocer՚s Children

The grocer՚s children eat day-old bread, moldy cakes and cheese, sot: black bananas on stale shredded Wheat, weevilled rice, their plates heaped high with wilted greens, bruised fruit, surprise treats from unlabelled cans, tainted meat.

The grocer՚s children never go hungry.

Question 1648 (1 of 4 Based on Passage)

Appeared in Year: 2019 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

Which of the following words best describes the last sentence of the poem? (June)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Paradoxical

b.

Ironic

c.

Disdainful

d.

Pathetic

Question 1649 (2 of 4 Based on Passage)

Appeared in Year: 2019 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

How does the poem achieve its effect? (June)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

It presents a series of inedible fare in the face of the basic need to eat

b.

It strays away from the tongue-in — cheek beginning to state the obvious

c.

It lists a number of grocery items which do not have any tangible nutritive benefit

d.

It posits the circumspect existence of a reasonable plan to alleviate hunger

Question 1650 (3 of 4 Based on Passage)

Appeared in Year: 2019 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

What is suggested by the word ‘tainted’ in line 11? (June)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Tinctured

b.

Cooked

c.

Spoiled

d.

Boiled

Question 1651 (4 of 4 Based on Passage)

Appeared in Year: 2019 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

Whose point of view seems to have been stated in the poem? (June)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

The children՚s

b.

The narrator՚s

c.

The Grocer՚s

d.

The poet՚s

Question 1652

Appeared in Year: 2019 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

Which of the following poets does William Hazlitt call ‘Don Quixote-like’ in his essay, My First Acquaintance with Poets? (June)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

William Cowper

b.

William Wordsworth

c.

Lord Byron

d.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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