GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) English: Questions 25 - 28 of 1960

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Question 25

Appeared in Year: 2016 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

Ngugi wa Thiongo changed the medium of his writing from English to ________. (July)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Swahili

b.

Gikuyu

c.

Xhosa

d.

Both a. and b. are correct

Question 26

Appeared in Year: 2016 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

What is practical criticism? (July)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

The close analysis of literary texts in such a way as to bring out their political meaning.

b.

The close analysis of poems without taking account of any external information.

c.

The study of ambiguity.

d.

A movement which wished to make literary criticism more relevant.

Question 27

Appeared in Year: 2016 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

In his Defence of Poesy what is the “best and most accomplished kind of poetry” in Sidney՚s estimation? (July)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Elegiac poetry

b.

Lyric poetry

c.

Heroical, or epicpoetry

d.

Pastoral poetry

Question 28

Appeared in Year: 2016 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

Which British King, having defeated the Viking invaders, consciously used the English language to create a sense of national identity and retain political control over independent countries? (July)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Edward the Elder

b.

Alfred the Great

c.

Ethelbert of Kent

d.

King Arthur

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