GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) English: Questions 20 - 24 of 1960

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Question 20

Appeared in Year: 2016 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

Why do the Houyhnhnms have so few words in their language? (July)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Their wants and passions are fewer than human wants and passions, and they need fewer words.

b.

They find speech difficult because they are horses.

c.

They consider language to be morally corrupt and prefer to remain silent.

d.

They prefer action to words.

Question 21

Appeared in Year: 2016 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

In An Essay of Dramatic Poesy to whom does Dryden refer with the phrase “he needed not the spectacles of books to read Nature” ? (July)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Geoffrey Chaucer

b.

Ovid

c.

William Shakespeare

d.

Ben Jonson

Question 22

Appeared in Year: 2016 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

The Bhasmasura myth is used in R. K. Narayan՚s ________. (July)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

The World of Nagaraj

b.

The English Teacher

c.

The Man-Eater of Malgudi

d.

The Financial Expert

Question 23

Appeared in Year: 2016 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

Who among the following African novelists was a student of philosophy and literature in India? (July)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Nuruddin Farah

b.

Ben Okri

c.

Helon Habila

d.

Benjamin Kwakye

Question 24

Appeared in Year: 2016 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

During the Middle English period, many words were borrowed from two languages:

I. Celtic

II. Latin

III. French

IV. Old Norse

The right combination according to the code is (July)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

III and IV

b.

II and IV

c.

I and II

d.

II and III

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