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Question 28

Literary Criticism and Theory

Appeared in Year: 2015 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

Which of the following authors wrote Studies in the History of the Renaissance? (December Paper 2)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

John Ruskin

b.

Water Pater

c.

Thomas Carlyle

d.

Oscar Wilde

Question 29

Literary Criticism and Theory

Appeared in Year: 2015 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

Samuel Johnson՚s “Dissertation upon Poetry” is part of which of his following works? (December Paper 2)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

A chapter of his novel Rasselas

b.

One of his Rambler essays

c.

The final section of his preface to Shakespeare

d.

The epilogue of his Lives of Poets

Question 30

Literary Criticism and Theory

Appeared in Year: 2014 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

The issue of privileging speech over writing was taken up for discussion in Plato՚s: (December)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Republic Book X

b.

Ion

c.

Republic Book III

d.

Phaedrus

Question 31

Literary Criticism and Theory

Appeared in Year: 2015 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

Who among the following, advanced the theory that the mind is a tabula rasa at birth, andacquires all ideas by experience? (December Paper 2)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

John Locke

b.

Isaac Watts

c.

Denis Diderot

d.

John Wesley

Question 32

Literary Criticism and Theory

Appeared in Year: 2014 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

Heinrich Boll has something to say, and not of course merely something about theGermans. He says it several times. A common weakness of writers with something to say is their inability to understand that saying it four times is not necessarily four times as effective as saying it once. But to have something to say – how rare this is!

– D. J. Enright, “Three New Germans” .

From a reading of the above, the reader can deduce:

I. Enright mildly disapproves of Heinrich Boll՚s saying not merely something about Germans.

II. Enright is disappointed that Heinrich Boll has practically nothing to say about people other than Germans.

III. Enright agrees that Heinrich Boll shares a weakness with writers who prefer saying something four times to saying it once.

IV. Enright does not believe that saying something four times will necessarily make the same effective.

The right combination, according to the code, is (December)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

II and III

b.

I and IV

c.

I and II

d.

III and IV

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