Multi-Genre Literatures in English [GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) English]: Questions 469 - 471 of 1304

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Passage

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Somewhere, on the edge of consciousness, there is what I call a mythical norm, which each one of us within our hearts knows “that is not me” . In America, this norm is usually defined as white, thin, male, young, heterosexual, Christian, and financially secure. It is with this mythical norm that the trappings of power reside within the society. Those of us who stand outside that power often identify one way in which we are different, and we assume that to be the primary cause of all oppression, forgetting other distortions around difference, some of which we ourselves may be practising. By and large within the women՚s movement today, white women focus upon their oppression as women and ignore differences of race, sexual preference, class, and age. There is a pretense to a homogeneity of experience covered by the word sisterhood that does not infact exist. (Audre Lorde) (December Paper 3)

Question 469 (3 of 4 Based on Passage)

Multi-Genre Literatures in English

Appeared in Year: 2013 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

Why is the author dismissive about ‘sisterhood’ ?

1. Because it is italicised.

2. Because it does not exist in principle.

3. Because it assumes that all ‘sisters’ are alike.

4. Because it assumes that all ‘sisters’ are unique.

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

2 is correct

b.

4 is correct

c.

1 is correct

d.

3 is correct

Question 470 (4 of 4 Based on Passage)

Multi-Genre Literatures in English

Appeared in Year: 2013 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

That there are levels and grades of powerlessness in societies entertaining ‘a mythical norm’ is indicated

1. By the overall tone and tenor of the passage.

2. By the suggestion that ‘a mythical norm’ is responsible for the unequal distribution of power among people.

3. By referring to ‘other distortions around difference’ .

4. By referring to white women who narrow down oppression directed only at white women.

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

2 is correct.

b.

1 & 2 are correct.

c.

4 is correct.

d.

3 is correct.

Question 471

Multi-Genre Literatures in English

Appeared in Year: 2012 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

In ′ Christabel ′ after Geraldine enters Sir Leoline ′ s castle on her way to Christabel ′ s chamber there are several ill omens which warn the reader about Geraldine. Pick out the phrase which does not serve as an omen: (December paper 3)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

‘The Owlet՚s Scritch’

b.

The ‘angry moan’ of the ailing mastiff bitch

c.

‘The Moaning Wind’

d.

‘A tongue of light, a fit of flame’

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