GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) English: Questions 1958 - 1960 of 1960

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Question 1958

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Which of the following is/are true about Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari՚s conception of ‘minor literature’ ?

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Minor literature is a form of popular literature.

b.

The discussion focuses on the writing of Franz Kafka.

c.

Minor literature is literature that a minority produces in a major language.

d.

Both c. and b. are correct

Question 1959

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MCQ▾

Prolepsis is the representation or assumption in the present, of a future act or development.

Which of the following is/are instance/s of prolepsis?

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

“Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendia was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.” Gabriel Garcia Mrquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude.

b.

“Horatio, I am dead.” William Shakespeare, Hamlet.

c.

“Six decades later she would describe how at the age of thirteen she had written her way through a whole history of literature.” Ian McEwan, Atonement.

d.

All c., b. and a. are correct

Question 1960

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MCQ▾

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak՚s essay “Can the Subaltern Speak?” proposes which of the following?

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

The voice of the subaltern is appropriated by ‘intellectuals’ desiring to speak for the subaltern.

b.

It is easy to confuse writing about the subaltern with the subaltern speaking for herself.

c.

The ‘intellectuals’ speaking for the subaltern and the subaltern speaking for herself can be equivalent.

d.

Both a. and b. are correct

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