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English (Paper 2) Quiz for UGC NET June 2020 Exam

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Question 1

William Blake expressed the importance of the particular when he said that “To Generalize is to be __________. To particularize is the alone Distinction of Merit.” Fill in the blank.

Question 2

Which of the following was not a dialect of Old English?

Question 3

Thou wilt not wake

Till I thy fate shall overtake;

Till age, or grief, or sickness must

Marry my body to that dust

It so much loves; and fill the room

My heart keeps empty in thy Tomb.

Stay for me there; I will not fail

To meet thee in that hollow Vale.

And think not much of my delay;

I am already on the way.

Which of the following readings do you find appropriate to the spirit of the lines above?

Question 4

The very last passage of a novel is given below. Identify the novel.

“Welcome, O life, I go to encounter for the millionth time the reality of experience and to forge in the smithy of my soul the uncreated conscience of my race.

April 27. Old father, old artificer, stand me now and ever in good stead.”

Question 5

The 1950’s saw the rise of backlash against modernism and against New Romanticism that became known as The Movement. Which of the following little magazines came to be associated with The Movement?

(a) Departure

(b) New Verse

(c) London Mercury

(d) New Poems

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