(Download) MPPSC : State Eligibility Test Exam Paper-2018 (English)

(Download) MPPSC : State Eligibility Test Exam Paper-2018


  • State Eligibility Test - 2018

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Q1 : Which of the following works by Chaucer is often called ‘a novel in verse’?
A The Book of the Duchess
B The Legend of Good Women
C Trailus and Criseyde
D The Canterbury Tales
Answer Key: C

Q2 : “Life is but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, And then is heard no more. It is a tale Told by an idiot , full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing.”
The above words are uttered by a character in __________.

A King Lear
B Othello
C Macbeth
D Hamlet
Answer Key:

Q3 : According to Francis Bacon what makes a “ready man”?
A Reading
B Writing
C Consultation
D Conference
Answer Key: D

Q4 : Dante has used ___________ in  Divine Comedy.
A Monorhyme
B Limerick
C Terza Rima
D Enclosed Rhyme
Answer Key: C

 Q5 : Which one of the following is written in blank verse?
A Donne : The Flea
B Dryden : All for Love
C Shelley : Ode to the West Wind
D Shakespeare : Sonnet 29
Answer Key:

 Q6 : Which of the following examplifies the Puritan attack on poetry?
A Sidney’s “ Apology for Poetry “
B Lodge's “Reply”
C Gabriel Harvey’s “Four Letters”
D Stephen Gosson’s “School of Abuse”
Answer Key: D

 Q7 : Richardson’s Clarissa falls in the category of :
A Epistolary novel
B Psychological novel
C Realistic novel
D Bildungsroman novel
Answer Key: A

 Q8 : Which among the following is not a tragi-comedy?
A The Caretaker
B Waiting for Godot
C The Cherry Orchard
D The School for Scandal
Answer Key: D

 Q9 : Lyrical Ballads was published in_____.
A 1785
B 1798
C 1789
D 1770
Answer Key: B

 Q10 : Which woman novelist wrote Frankenstein in 1818?
A Mrs. Elizabeth Gaskell
B George Eliot
C Charlotte Bronte
D Mary Shelley
Answer Key: D

 Q11 : Who among the following is not a ‘Graveyard poet’?
A Thomas Parnell
B Alexander Pope
C Edward Young
D Robert Blair 
Answer Key: B

 Q12 : D. H. Lawrence’s “Cocksure Women and Mensure Men”, the anti-feminist work, is an example of ___________ essay.
A an informative
B a descriptive
C an argumentative
D a narrative
Answer Key: C

 Q13 : Which poem of Sylvia Plath describes the condition of a pregnant woman?
A Mirror
B Balloons
C Insomaniac
D Metaphors
Answer Key: D

 Q14 : Whose poems heralded the ‘Celtic Revival’ in the 18th Century?
A W.B. Yeats
B Tennyson
C Eric Linklater 
D James Macpherson
Answer Key: D

 Q15 : Nation and Narration is written by:
A Edward Said
B Homi Bhaba
C Gayatri Spivak
D Bill Ashcroft
Answer Key: B

 Q16 : Which of the following is a 'dramatic poem' written by John Milton?
A Animadversions
B L’Allegro
C Il Penerose
D Samson Agonistes
Answer Key: D

 Q17 : Who is the author of the narrative poems, ’A lover’s Complaint, ‘Venus and Adonis’ and ‘The Rape of Lucrece’?
A Ben Johnson
B Aphra Behn 
C Marlowe
D Shakespeare
Answer Key: D

 Q18 : Which of the following play was written by Wole Soyinka to commemorate the Independence of Nigeria?
A A Dance of the Forests
B The Road
C Kongi’s Marvest
D Madmen and Specialists
Answer Key: A

 Q19 : Which literary process etymologically means ‘carrying across’?
A Annotation
B Parse
C Transposition
D Translation
Answer Key: D

 Q20 : Betty Friedan wrote the text entitled as:
A The second Sex
B The Feminine Mystique
C A Room of One’s Own
D Thinking about Women
Answer Key: B

Q21 : Who asserted, “But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thoughts” while examining the politics of language?
A George Orwell
B Wittgenstein
C Faulkner
D Cleanth Brooks
Answer Key: A

Q22 : R. N. Tagore’s Gora is a novel on the theme of_______
A Bengali culture
B Indian Culture in Pakistan
C East-West encounter
D Wages of freedom
Answer Key: C

Q23 :‘Nora’ is a character immortalized by : 
A August strindberg
B Henrik Ibsen
C Emile Zola
D Edward Albee
Answer Key: B

Q24 : Which one of the following was not involved in the production of the influential postmodern text, Learning from Las Vegas?
A Harold Bloom
B Robert Venturi
C Steven Izenour
D Denise Scott Brown
Answer Key: A

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Q25 : Who contributed to Indian poetry in English with works like To India My Native Land and The Fakhir of Janghira?
A Michael Madhusudhan Dutt
B Henry Derozio
C Sarojini Naidu
D Manmohan Ghose 
Answer Key: B

Q26 : According to __________ , ‘one is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.
A Simon de Beauvoir
B Elaine Showalter
C Ellen Moer
D Virginia Woolf
Answer Key: A

Q27 : Gramsci’s concept that a social class achieves a  predominant influence and power not by direct and overt means but by succeeding in making its ideological views so pervasive that the subordinate classes unwittingly accept and participate in their own oppression, is called:
A Interpellates
B Hegemony
C Hermeneutics
D Nonsynchronus
Answer Key: B

Q28 : Who advanced the concept of ‘negative capability'?
A T.S. Eliot
B Goethe
C Byron 
D Keats
Answer Key: D

Q29 : Who created Lady Berfram, Isabella Thorpe and Miss Jennings as fictional characters?
A Mrs.Radcliffe
B Jane Austen
C Charlotte Bronte
D eorge Eliot
Answer Key: B

Q30 : Which Indian author’s first book is a collection of poems published in 1980 as Mappings?
A Arundhati Roy
B Kamla Das
C Vikram Seth
D Amitav Ghosh
Answer Key: C

Q31 : Which great German classicist and Nobel Laureate wrote A Theory of Rome?
A Max Muellar
B Goethe
C Theodor Mommsen 
D Nietzsche
Answer Key: C

Q32 : Leopold Senghor, Aime Cesaire and Frantz Fanon are associated with
A Harlem Renaissance
B Back to Africa
C Negritude
D Surrealism
Answer Key: C

Q33 : The Grass is Singing and The Golden Notebook are the famous works of___________.
A William Golding
B Doris Lessing
C C. S. Lewis
D Ted Hughes
Answer Key: B

Q34 : Who wrote Grapes of  Wrath?
A F. Scott Fitzgerald
B Hemingway 
C John Updike
D John Steinbeck
Answer Key: D

Q35 : Who among the following poets said about Emerson that he had a “Greek head on right Yankee Shoulders”?
A Thoreau
B Whitman
C Robert Frost
D Lowell
Answer Key: D

Q36 : Swifts Tale of a Tub and The Battle of Books were published in_____.
A 1704
B 1714
C 1724
D 1734
Answer Key:

Q37 : In linguistics, what is understood  by the term ‘Register’?
A The way in which a language registers in the mind of its users 
B The way the users of a language register the nuances of that Language
C Language specifically denigred for the subject/situation it deals with
D Language used in informal situations by professionals
Answer Key: C

Q38 : Eliot employed ‘dissolution of sensibility’ in his essay on________.
A Hamlet’s Predicament
B The Metaphysical Poets
C Milton's Poetry
D Keatsian Poetry
Answer Key: B

Q39 : Which one of the following is not written by Rohinton Mistry?
A Calcutta Chromosome
B Such a Long Journey
C Swimming Lessons and Other Stories from Firozshah Baag
D Family Matters
Answer Key: A

Q40 : Who wrote "The World, The Text and The Critic"?
A Derrida 
B Edward Said
C Roland Barthes
D Homi Bhabha
Answer Key: B

Q41 : Whose book of poetry on Kashmir in English is tittled A Country Without a Post Office?
A Jayanta Mahapatra
B Vikram Seth
C Agha Shahid Ali
D Dom Moraes
Answer Key: C

Q42 : Charandas Chor is the most famous  play of a theatre artist:
A Utpal Datt
B Badal Sircar
C Habib Tanvir
D Vijay Tendulkar
Answer Key: C

Q43 : Who coined the term ‘Theatre of Absurd’ 
A Artand
B Beckett
C Ionesco
D Esslin
Answer Key:

Q44 : The Weave of My Life is an   autonarrative of______.
A P. Shivakami
B Laxmibai Tilak
C Urmila Pawar
D Anita Desai
Answer Key: C

Q45 : Who is the editor of Poisoned Bread?
A Arjun Dangle
B Mulk Raj Anand
C Eleanor Zelliot
D Joseph Macwan
Answer Key: A

Q46 : Who is the writer of a famous Indian novel, Samskara? 
A A.K. Ramanujan
B U.R. Anantha Murthi
C K. Shivaram Karanth
D Aravind Malagatti
Answer Key: B

Q47 : Poet of the Underworld is an anthology of poems of __________.
A Dilip Chitre
B Namdeo Dhasal
C Arun Kolatkar
D Nissim Ezekiel
Answer Key: B

Q48 : In which of the following  novels does Velutha appears as an important character?
A Kanthapura
B The God of Small Things
C Gora
D The Guide
Answer Key:

Q49 : Who among the following is a famous character created by Mulk Raj Anand?
A Raju
B Bakha
C Rosy
D Swami
Answer Key: B

Q50 : Which among the following is an  undelivered speech and provides ideological framework for poets,writers and scholars on the issue of caste?
A Pakistan or Partition of India
B Who were the Shudras?
C Annihilation of Caste
D Castes in India...
Answer Key: C

Q51 : Towards an Aesthetics of Dalit Literature by Sharankumar Limbale is translated from the Marathi by _______.
A Alok Mukherjee
B Maya Pandit
C Alok Bhalla
D Sharad Patil 
Answer Key: A

Q52 : Karukku is a title of Bama's book which means_______.
A Palmyra leaves which are like double-edged sword
B Neem leaves which are green
C Bitter fruits in mansoon season
D Bamboo sticks
Answer Key: A

Q53 : The autonarrative of Baby Kamble which is translated from the marathi by Maya Pandit is _________.
A The Prisons We Broke
B Upara
C Sangati
D Against All Odds
Answer Key: A

Q54 : Who is referred to as “an upstart crow beautified with our feathers”?
A Thomas Kyd
B Shakespeare
C Ben Jonson 
D Spenser
Answer Key: B

Q55 : Dryden’s Essay on Dramatic  Poesy can be described as ____.
A An epic
B A critical treatise on dramatic art developed through dialogues
C An essay on the art of English dramatists
D A five-act play
Answer Key: B

Q56 : Which one of the following birds appears in "The Ancient Mariner"?
A A nightingale
B An albatross
C A cuckoo
D A peacock
Answer Key: B

Q57 : Generally, women are portrayed by Tennyson as______.
A Intelligent
B Subjugated ones 
C Coquettes
D Gentle and refined
Answer Key: D

Q58 : Who is killed by Tess in an emotional fury in a novel by Thomas Hardy?
A Angel Clare
B Alec
C Henchard
D Clym
Answer Key: B

Q59 : Which one of the following Plays provides a hint for the tittle of Aldous Huxley’s novel Brave New World?
A Much Ado About Nothing
B Othello
C The Tempest
D Macbeth
Answer Key: C

Q60 : Mr. And Mrs. Morel are the major characters in D.H. Lawrence’s novel, ______.
A Sons and Lovers
B The Rainbow
C The Women in Love
D The White Peacock
Answer Key: A

Q61 : G.B Shaw’s Arms and the Man deals with one of the following aspects:
A Marriage and Love
B Maritial incompatibility
C War and Heroism
D Super naturalism
Answer Key: C

Q62 : May Fair Lady is a film version of one of the following plays of G.B. Shaw:
A St. Joan
B Mrs. Warren’s Profession
C Pygmalion
D Man and Superman
Answer Key: C

Q63 : T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land is dedicate to _____.
A F.R. Leaves 
B W.B. Yeats
C Ezra Pound
D John Milton
Answer Key: C

Q64 : Virtue Rewarded is the subtitle of one of the following novels:
A Pamela
B Amelia
C Joseph Andrews
D Andrews
Answer Key: A

Q65 : She Stoops to Conquer by Goldsmith is best described as________.
A a farce
B a comedy
C a satire on girls
D a satire on hero-worship
Answer Key: B

 Q66 : Sir Walter Scott’s "The Lay of the Last Minstrel" is______. 
A A sonnet
B An elegy
C A satire
D A Ballad
Answer Key: D

Q67 : Most of the novels of Jane Austin are______. 
Historical Novels
B Horror Novels
C Domestic Novels
D Science Fiction
Answer Key: C

Q68 : Who is known for his anthology, The Leaves of Grass ?
A Walt Whitman
B Robert Frost
C Sylvia Plath
D Emily Dickinson
Answer Key: A

Q69 : Ernest Hemingway was awarded the Nobel Prize for his novel_______. 
A Farewell to Arms
B The Old Man and the Sea
C The Sun Also Rises
D For Whom the Bell Tolls
Answer Key: B

Q70 : Who is known for writing The Sound and the Fury?
A Faulkner
B Wallace Stevens
C Hemingway
D Tony Morrison
Answer Key: A

Q71 : Santiago is a protagonist  of which one the famous works below:
A The Green Hills of Africa
B The Torrents of Spicing
C Fiesta
D The Old Man and the Sea
Answer Key:

Q72 : Men Without Women is a collection of
A Poems
B Essays
C American short stories
D Indian short stories
Answer Key: C

Q73 : Ms Militancy is a tittle of an anthology of poems by _____.
A Kamala Das
B Sarojini Naidu
C Meena Kandasami
D Meena Alexander
Answer Key: C

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Q74 : "O captain! My captain" is an elegy on the death of___________.
A Robert Frost
B Abraham Lincoln
C Roosevelt
D George Bush
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Q75 : Which of the following is incorrectly matched?
A Mulk Raj Anand : Novelist
B Kamala Das : Poet
C Girish karnad : Playwright
D Aravind Malagatti : Historian
Answer Key: D

Q76 : 'Hyperbole' can be described as ___.
A A metrical skill
B An extravagant exaggeration
C A defect in speech
D A casteist slur
Answer Key: B

Q77 : Emily Bronte’s novel Wuthering Heights was published in _____.
A 1847
B 1854
C 1860
D 1843 
Answer Key: A

Q78 : Who is the writer of the novel The Scarlet Letter ?
A Nathaniel Hawthorne
B N. Scot Momaday
C William Faulkner
D Soul Bellow
Answer Key: A

Q79 : The statement, "Poverty  is parent of revolution and crime", is made by _______.
A Aristotle
B Plato
C Oscar Wilde
D George Eliot
Answer Key: A

Q80 : Who is the pioneer of New  Criticism ?
A T.S. Eliot
B William Wordsworth
C  Coleridge
D Mathew Arnold 
Answer Key: A

Q81 : Northrop Frye has given a theory of archetypal criticism in a book,____.
A The Anatomy of Criticism
B The Golden Bough
C The Principles of Literary Criticism
D Archetypal patterns in Poetry
Answer Key: A

Q82 : Who introduced the theory of deconstruction in the late 1960’s?
A Lacan
B Jacques Derrida
C Saussure
D Nietzsche
Answer Key: B

Q83 : The Interpretation of Dreams is a seminal work in the field of psycho analysis Which is written by _____
A Jackues Lacan
B I.A. Richards
C Sigmund Freud 
D Adler
Answer Key: C

Q84 : Identify the writer who says, "Take everything you like seriously, except yourself".
A Thomas Moore
B Christina Rossetti
C Rudyard Kipling
D Charles Lamb
Answer Key: C

Q85 : Who among the following is a leading  figure of the Theatre of Absurd?
A Kingsly Amis
B Samuel Beckett
C W.B. Yeats
D Thomas Hardy
Answer Key: B

Q86 : Identify a French poet, Playwright and  a novelist who was the illegitimate son of a Persian prostitute and became an orphan a few months after his birth.
A Arthur Adamov
B Eugene Ionesco 
C Jean Genet
D Samuel Beckett
Answer Key: C
Q87 : What kind of solution is suggested by Doris Lessing in her African Stories to the problem of the black people who were subjected to the powerful white men?
A Governmental remedy
B The application of Marxist doctrines
C In ternational intervention
D Democratic process
Answer Key: B

Q88 : Ralph Waldo Emerson is the pioneer of a literary movement in America which is known as_______.
A Transcendentalism
B Raphaelite Movement
C Angry Youngman movement
D Black Movement
Answer Key: A

Q89 : Identify an American writer belonging to the   Gothic School who is called the pioneer of the modern detective story. 
A Edgar Allan Poe
B Nathaniel Kawthorne
C Arthur Miller
D Saul Bellow
Answer Key: A

Q90 : Who is the author of The Death of Author?
A Derrida
B Robert Young
C Roland Barthes
D Graham Greene
Answer Key: C

Q91 : Choose a name of the person who made a​​​​​​​ following statement, "Poetry is interpertative by having natural music in it and by having moral Profundity".
A Wordsworth
B Arnold
C Coleridge
D Keats
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Q92 : Choose a partition writer who was also  an editor of the Illustrated Weekly of India.
A Amrita Pritam
B Khushwant Singh
C Kamleshwar
D Manto
Answer Key: B

Q93 : Who among the following is identified with Talkative Man?
A Amartya Sen
B R.K. Narayan
C Raja Rao
D Mulk Raj Anand
Answer Key: B

Q94 : Volpone is a play written by_________.
A Thomas Kyd
B William Shakespeare
C Ben Jonson
D Marlowe
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Q95 : In which country was Thomas Norton born ?
A England
B France
C Italy
D Germany
Answer Key: A

Q96 : Marlow is the protagonist of Joseph Conred’s novel,_________.
A Heart of Darkness
B Nostromo
C Lord Jim
D Suspense
Answer Key: A

Q97 : The play Justice by John Galsworthy is a satire on___________.
A The system of imprisonment
B The system of legal trial
C The system of paying wages
D The system of social disparity 
Answer Key: B

Q98 : One of the following Indian English poets is known as a"confessional poet".
A Nissim Ezekiel
B Kamala Das
C Gieve Patel
D R. Parthsarathi
Answer Key: B

Q99 : Who said, “From error to error one discovers the entire truth” ?
A Eric Fromm
B Lacan
C Sigmund Freud
D C. J. Jung
Answer Key: C

Q100 : J. M. Synge's The Riders to the Sea is________.
A a one-act play
B a two-act play
C a three-act play
D a four-act play 
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