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Question 128

History of English Literature

Appeared in Year: 2012 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

The year 1828 is a landmark in the history of American language and literature. Identify the reason from the following: (December paper 3)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Mark twain՚s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published in that year.

b.

Washington Irving was adjudged the nation՚s greatest writer in that year.

c.

The Southern Literary Messenger gained wide circulation since that year.

d.

Noah Webster published An American Dictionary of the English Language in that year.

Question 129

History of English Literature

Appeared in Year: 2012 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

Salman Rushdie՚s “Imaginary Homelands” is ________. (June paper 3)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

a discussion of imperialist assumptions.

b.

an orientalist description of his favourite homelands.

c.

an existential lament on triumphant colonialism.

d.

an essay that propounds an anti essentialist view of place.

Question 130

History of English Literature

Appeared in Year: 2013 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

In which of the following novels Harikatha is strategically used as a medium of ‘consciousness rising’ ? (December Paper 3)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Kanthapura

b.

The Serpent and the Rope

c.

A Bend in the Ganges

d.

Waiting for the Mahatma

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