GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) English: Questions 247 - 248 of 1960

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Question 247

Appeared in Year: 2014 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

Heinrich Boll has something to say, and not of course merely something about theGermans. He says it several times. A common weakness of writers with something to say is their inability to understand that saying it four times is not necessarily four times as effective as saying it once. But to have something to say – how rare this is!

– D. J. Enright, “Three New Germans” .

From a reading of the above, the reader can deduce:

I. Enright mildly disapproves of Heinrich Boll՚s saying not merely something about Germans.

II. Enright is disappointed that Heinrich Boll has practically nothing to say about people other than Germans.

III. Enright agrees that Heinrich Boll shares a weakness with writers who prefer saying something four times to saying it once.

IV. Enright does not believe that saying something four times will necessarily make the same effective.

The right combination, according to the code, is (December)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

II and III

b.

I and IV

c.

I and II

d.

III and IV

Question 248

Appeared in Year: 2015 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

Harriet B. Stowe had wanted to write a work based on the life of an Afro-American writerwhich was later published as: (December Paper 2)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

b.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

c.

Uncle Tom՚s Cabin

d.

Cry, The Beloved Country

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