GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) English: Questions 214 - 217 of 1960

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Question 214

Appeared in Year: 2014 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

Which of the following writers did NOT receive the Nobel Prize for Literature? (December)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

J. M. Coetzee

b.

Wole Soyinka

c.

Nadine Gordimer

d.

Chinua Achebe

Question 215

Appeared in Year: 2014 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

The author of Black Skin, White Masks is (December)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Richard Wright

b.

Frantz Fanon

c.

Martin Luther King (Jr.)

d.

Ngugi wa Thiong ′ o

Question 216

Appeared in Year: 2015 (UGC)

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MCQ▾

In Beckett՚s Waiting for Godot the characters often use dislocated, repetitious and clichedspeech primarily to: (December Paper 2)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Reinforce the comic action of farcical plots

b.

Re-create the workings of the subconscious

c.

Illustrate the essentially illogical, purposeless nature of the human condition

d.

Rock the exaggerated dignity and wisdom of modern, self-professed intellectuals

Question 217

Appeared in Year: 2014 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

Here՚s a famous exchange from Arthur Conan Doyle՚s Silver Blaze:

‘Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?’

‘To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.’

‘The dog did nothing in the night-time.’

What was Sherlock Holmes՚ response? (December)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

‘That was the curious incident.’

b.

‘That sounds rather curious, don՚t you think?’

c.

‘Nothing? Nothing at all? Rather unbelievable.’

d.

‘Anything else, at all?’

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