GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) English: Questions 253 - 255 of 1960

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Question 253

Appeared in Year: 2014 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

In 1722 the Crown awarded a certain English merchant a patent to manufacture copper coins for Ireland. Jonathan Swift intervened by way of composing a series of letters in response, better known as The Drapier՚s Letters. Who was the merchant? (December)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

William Wood

b.

Isaac Bickerstaff

c.

William Bickerstaff

d.

William Sacheverell

Question 254

Appeared in Year: 2015 (UGC)

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MCQ▾

In his ″ Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot ″ Pope tells us that as a poet he had benefited from ″ Thissaving counsel, ‘keep your piece nine years’ - which enjoins on writer՚s patience and greatcare before they rush to print. Whose ″ counsel ″ is Pope referring to? (December Paper 2)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Aristotle՚s Poetics

b.

Longinus՚s in On the Sublime

c.

Horace՚s in Ars Poetica

d.

Quintilian՚s Institutio Oratoria

Question 255

Appeared in Year: 2015 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

The following is the classic ending of a celebrated novella in English:

“I kept on creeping just the same, but I looked at him over my shoulder. ‘I՚ve got out at last’ , said I,” in spite of you and Jane. And I՚ve pulled off most of the papers, so you can՚t put meback! “Now why should that man have fainted? But he did, and right across my path by thewall, so that I had to creep over him every time!” (December Paper 2)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

The Yellow Wallpaper (Charlotte Gilman)

b.

Yellow Woman (Leslie Mormon Silko)

c.

Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been C (Joyce C. Oates)

d.

Johny Panic and the Bible of Dreams (Sylvia Plalth)

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