GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) English: Questions 334 - 336 of 1960

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Question 334

Appeared in Year: 2014 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

Which of the following statements best applies to Anna Karenina?

  1. Among her most prominent qualities are her passionate spirit and determination to live life on her own terms.
  2. She accepts the exile to which she has been condemned.
  3. She is a victim of Russian patriarchal system.
  4. Anna is deeply devoted to her family and children. (June Paper 3)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

1 and 3 are correct

b.

1 and 2 are correct

c.

2 and 3 are correct

d.

1,3 and 4 are correct

Passage

Questions are based on a poem. Read the poem carefully and pick out the most appropriate answers.

A Valediction Forbidding Mourning

My swirling wants, your frozen lips.

The grammar turned and attacked me.

Themes, written under duress.

Emptiness of the notations.

They gave me a drug that slowed the healing of wounds.

I want you to see this before I leave:

the experience of repetition as death

the failure of criticism to locate the pain

the poster in the bus that said:

my bleeding is under control

A red plant in a cemetary of plastic wreaths.

A last attempt: the language is a dialect called metaphor.

These images go unglossed: hair, glacier, flash light.

When I think of a landscape I am thinking of a time.

When I talk of taking a trip I mean forever.

I could say: those mountains have a meaning but further than that I could not say.

To do something very common, in my own way.

Adrienne Rich

Question 335 (1 of 5 Based on Passage)

Appeared in Year: 2014 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

How would you compare Rich՚s poem and Donne՚s poem with the same title? (June Paper 3)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Rich՚s poem is a scathing attack on Donne՚s poem.

b.

Rich is eulogising Donne՚s poem

c.

Rich is recreating Donne՚s poem

d.

Rich is defining Donne՚s concept of love

Question 336 (2 of 5 Based on Passage)

Appeared in Year: 2014 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

What is the theme of the poem? Identify the false statement in the list below: It is (June Paper 3)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

about not having the strength to leave though one might want to.

b.

about the pain suffered in relationship.

c.

about the difficulty of actually saying goodbye.

d.

a Classical love poem like Donne՚s where the speaker dominates the addressee.

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