Literary Criticism and Theory [GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) English]: Questions 102 - 104 of 208

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Question 102

Literary Criticism and Theory

Appeared in Year: 2017 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

As Sidney argues in A Defence of Poesy which discipline is more useful and praiseworthy – history or poetry? (January paper 3)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

History “being captivated to truth” is more useful than poetry.

b.

Poetry where man can see “virtue exalted and vice punished” is more useful than history.

c.

History and poetry are synonymous, and so both are useful.

d.

History is more useful for poetry is “an encouragement to unbridled wickedness” .

Question 103

Literary Criticism and Theory

Appeared in Year: 2013 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

Which of the following psychoanalysts rewrote Descarte ′ s dictum: ″ I think therefore I am ′ as ′ I am not where I think, and I think where I am not ′ ? (June Paper 3)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Freud

b.

Lacan

c.

Cixous

d.

Jung

Question 104

Literary Criticism and Theory

Appeared in Year: 2013 (UGC)

Question

Assertion-Reason▾

Assertion(Ꭺ)

In the Absurd plays of Pinter and Beckett, lack of communication seems to be a predominant theme. (June Paper 3)

Reason(Ꭱ)

Existentialist philosophy had a tremendous influence on the dramatists of the period, nihilism and meaninglessness of life taking a front seat.

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Both Ꭺ and Ꭱ are true and Ꭱ is the correct explanation of Ꭺ

b.

Ꭺ is false but Ꭱ is true

c.

Ꭺ is true but Ꭱ is false

d.

Both Ꭺ and Ꭱ are true but Ꭱ is NOT the correct explanation of Ꭺ

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