1. The first systematic application of the theory of patriarchy to literary studies was made by
(A) Michel Foucalt
(B) Shulamith Firestone
(C) Nigel Leask
(D) Kate Millet
2. Walter Benjamin’s “The Task of the Translator” was initially written as an introduction to an anthology of translations of poems by
(D) Paul Valery
3. ‘Rasa’ is an amalgamation of
(A) Bibhava and Anubhava
(B) Bibhava, Anubhava, Vyabhicaribhava, Sthayibhava
(C) Sthayibhava and Bibhava
(D) Bibhava, Anubhava, Vyabhicaribhava
4. With which genre would you associate the poem “The apparition of these faces in the crowd; Petals on a wet, black bough”?
5. Kappanna and Appanna are characters in which of these modern Indian plays?
(D) Sakharam Binder
6. Arrange the following books in order in which they appeared. Use the code given below:
I. Anand Math
II. Umrao Jan Ada
(A) I, IV, II, III
(B) IV, I, III, II
(C) II, IV, I, III
(D) III, II, I, IV
7. Name the author of the influential essay, “From Comparative Literature to Translation Studies”.
(A) Susan Bassnett
(B) Jacques Derrida
(C) Tejaswini Niranjana
(D) Itamar Even-Zohar
8. Which of the following is not a report on the scope, status and standards of Comparative Literature?
(A) Bassnett Report
(B) Bernheimer Report
(C) Levin Report
(D) Greene Report
9. The Howe Past Midnight is an English translation of Tamil writer Salma’s works done by
(A) Sundara Ramaswamy
(B) Sujit Mukherjee
(C) Lakshmi Holmstrom
(D) A.K. Ramanujan
10. Which of these methods deal/(s) primarily with categories related to content?
(B) Genology and Historiography
(D) Thematology and Stylistics
11. A key theory in translation studies that challenges the hegemony of the source language and locates the translation firmly in the context of the target language space instead, is the
(A) Polyphony theory
(B) Polyvalence theory
(C) Multivalence theory
(D) Polysystem theory
12. Homeric epithet is a combination of
(A) Adjective and Noun
(B) Two adjectives
(C) Noun and Adverb
(D) Adjective and Adverb
13. Vidyasagar’s Bhrantibilas is an adaption of Shakespeare’s
(B) Romeo and Juliet
(C) The Tempest
(D) Comedy of Errors
14. Gargantua and Pantagruel is
(A) Written by Montaigne during the medieval period in France
(B) Written by Rabelais during French Renaissance
(C) Written by Villon during early Renaissance in France
(D) Written by Montaigne during French Romanticism
15. The tripartite division of translation into ‘metaphases’, ‘paraphrase’ and ‘imitation’ was introduced by
(A) Alexander Pope
(B) John Dryden
(C) Walter Benjamin
(D) Susan Bassnett
16. Which of the following languages was not covered by the original four volumes of the National Bibliography of Indian Literature 1901-1953 published by the Sahitya Akademi, but was part of the fifth volume, which was envisaged and added later to the series?
17. Identify the author who is a double migrant:
(A) Rohinton Mistry
(B) Shani Mootoo
(C) Shyam Selvadurai
(D) Anita Rau Badami
18. The philosopher whose deconstructionist critique of problems of origins, essence and presence caught the attention of critics who had grown disenchanted with New Criticism and structuralism, was
(A) Jacques Derrida
(B) Michel Foucault
(C) Mikhail Bakhtin
(D) Roland Barthes
19. Bakhtin proposes the notion of
(B) Zones of characters
(C) (A) and (B)
(D) None of them
20. Name the translator who infamously stated that the Persian poets he translated were not poets enough until he made them so
(A) William Jones
(B) Charles Wilkins
(C) Edward Fitzgerald
(D) Ram Mohan Roy
21. Which of the following is one of the definitive characteristics of the French School of Comparative Literature?
(B) Polygenesis Studies
(C) Influence Studies
(D) Mythological Studies
22. The common element is early Bangla and Ahamiya literature is
(A) Namah texts
(C) Krittibas’ Ramayana
(D) Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita
23. G.K. Chisterton’s “After Walt Whitman” is _______
(A) A parody of Whitman’s themes
(B) A caricature of Whitman’s persona
(C) A tribute to Whitman’s clairvoyance
(D) A parody of Whitman’s style
24. Which of the following is, in sum, Paul de Man’s thesis in such books as Blindness & Insight and Allegories of Reading?
(A) In all things that speech can express, these are two elements – the outward or instrumental and the real or spiritual.
(B) What literature “knows” is that knowledge is a paretic, that is, unavailable, because it is subject to a double bind. We cannot have access to the truth that we seek in literature; and this is literature’s truth.
(C) Canonical works take the measure of the reader by means of their authority; their capacity to rebuke, baffles, and thwart us, as well as surprise us with unexpected, astonishing power. Even at its most frustrating, the canonical work draws us on; in our fascination, we remain loyal to it.
(D) In the struggle for the allegiance of the reading public, the established poetics can point to prestigious finished products whereas the adherents of the new poetics cannot yet do so. Consequently, the challenges being to import their own ‘finished products’.
25. “From country to popular” is the subtitle of a volume of which series on Indian Literary history?
(A) A History of Indian Literature
(B) The Oral Tradition in India
(C) Literary History of India
(D) India: Her Literature and Culture
26. The Pleiade is
(i) A cluster of stars
(ii) A group of 18th century French poets
(iii) A group of seven Alexandrian poets and tragedians.
(A) Only (i) is correct.
(B) Only (ii) is correct.
(C) (i) and (iii) are correct.
(D) (ii) and (iii) are correct.
27. Who is the author of Dhvanyaloka?
28. Novels that breach the template are held by reception aesthetics to be
(A) Discursively constructed
(B) Extending the horizon of expectation
(C) Creating estrangement
(D) Canonically correct
29. Miss Leela Benare is the protagonist of which of these plays?
(A) Evam Indrajit
(B) Ghasiram Kotwal
(C) Adhe Adhure
(D) Silence! The Court is in Session
30. “The theorist who took it upon himself to” distinguish between what is social from what is individual in language, and what is essential from what is ancillary was
(A) Eugene Nida
(B) Ferdinand de Saussure
(C) Roland Bartheswww.netugc.com
(D) Roman Jacobson
31. Name the 1958 work that applied structuralist and semi logical methods to a range of non-literary texts such as wrestling, food and fashion
(B) The Pleasure of the Text
(D) Writing Degree Zero
32. The European poet who compared his own poetic style with that of Pinder in the lines “Julus, whoever rivals Pindar……” was
33. The Loeb Classical Library is known to provide comparative literary scholars with __________.
(A) Original classics in unexpurgated format
(B) Literary translations of classics
(C) Literal translations of classics
(D) Original classics, edited, with notes and lists of sources
34. Identify the Booker Prize awardee from the list below, who was not born in India.
(A) Arundhati Ray
(B) Salman Rushdie
(C) V.S. Naipaul
(D) Aravind Adiga
35. Babaji Nataka
(i) Is considered by many as the first Oriya play.
(ii) Has been translated into English as The Holy Man.
(iii) Is written in colloquial 19thcentury Oriya.
(iv) Has several characters who speak Bangla, Hindi and English.
(A) (i), (ii) and (iii) are correct.
(B) (i), (ii) and (iv) are correct.
(C) Only (i) is correct.
(D) (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv) are correct.
36. Uttararamacaritam was a famous play of
37. The name of Faulkner’s novel The Sound and the Fury has been taken from
(B) King Lear
38. Ovid’s Metamorphoses contains
(A) A collection of religious sayings
(B) A collection of myths
(C) A collection of parables
(D) A collection of poems on ancient European civilization
39. Identify the book which does not fall under the category of diasporic literature
(A) Can you hear the Night bird call?
(B) The Oath of the Vayuputras
(C) Interpreter of Maladies
(D) The Sorrow and the Terror
40. Identify the one which is not a historical novel:
(B) The Hunchback of Notre Dame
(C) War and Peace
(D) Moby Dick
41. The Order of Things is a book by
(A) Roland Barthes
(B) Michel Foucault
(C) Jacques Derrida
(D) Ngugi wa Thiongo
42. Aayatollah Khomeini had declared a ‘fatwa’ on
(A) Arundhati Ray for “God of Small Things”
(B) Salman Rushdie for Midnight’s Children
(C) Salman Rushdie for the Satanic Verses
(D) Amitav Ghosh for River of Smoke
43. The Cherry Orchard was written by
(A) Moliere in French
(B) Chekhov in Russian
(C) Heine in German
(D) Chekhov in Polish
44. Who declared that the “unconscious is structured like a language”?
(A) Jacques Lacan
(B) Ferdinand de Saussure
(C) Roman Jacobson
(D) Sigmund Freud
45. The greatest theorist of tragicomedy was
(A) Giovanni de Bernardo
(B) Battista Guarini
(C) John Dryden
(D) Joseph Addison
46. “Translation as Perjury” is an essay by
(A) Rammohan Roy
(B) N. Kamala
(C) Anisur Rahman
(D) Sujit Mukherjee
47. Counterpoints is written by
(A) Ipshita Chanda
(B) Nabaneeta Dev Sen
(C) Chandra Mohan
(D) Ajeet Kaur
48. Jean-Paul Sartre’s The Flies borrows its theme from
49. The first department of comparative literature was started at
(A) Jadavpur University
(B) Calcutta University
(C) Delhi University
(D) University of Kerala
50. Which of the following writers is not a Nobel Laureate?
(A) John Steinbeck
(B) Jean-Paul Sartre
(C) Leo Tolstoy
(D) Harold Pinter
51. “Why Comparative Indian Literature?” is an essay by
(A) R.K. Dasgupta
(B) Amiya Dev
(C) Swapan Majumdar
(D) Sisir Kumar Das
52. Who among the following cannot be subsumed under the category, American Transcendentalists?
(A) Walt Whitman
(B) Ralph Waldo Emerson
(C) Emily Dickinson
(D) Henry David Thoreau
53. Friedrich Schlegel was a major figure of
(A) Early German classicism
(B) Medieval German Literature
(C) The Storm and Drang Movement
(D) German Romanticism
54. The English Novel Rajmohan’s wife was written by
(A) Michael Madhusudan Dutt
(B) Raja Rammohan Roy
(C) Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay
(D) Rabindranath Tagore
55. Homer’s The Odyssey contains
(A) 12 books
(B) 18 books
(C) 24 books
(D) 6 books
56. The Hindi film Utsav was based on
57. _________ is the study of the discursive content of images, the symbolic meanings that they express.
58. Which early European poet used the AZP structure of the ballet to formulate his stanzaic pattern?
59. Satyajit Ray’s award winning film “Pather Panchali” is based on a novel by
(A) Kazi Nazrul Islam
(B) Rabindranath Tagore
(C) Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay
(D) Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
60. Which of the following reports engages most clearly with the emergence of Cultural studies?
(A) Greene Report
(B) Blue Report
(C) Bernheimer Report
(D) Levin Report
61. Culture Studies as an academic discipline began in the UK at the
(A) University of London
(B) University of Birmingham
(C) University of Manchester
(D) University of East Anglia
62. Name the author of the novel Kartography
(A) Hanif Qureishi
(B) Anitav Ghosh
(C) Shyam Selvadurai
(D) Kamala Shamsie
63. Who among the following devised a “pointillist” method in Art history?
(A) Ernest Gombrich
(B) Fernand Braudel
(C) Erwin Panofsky
(D) Heinrich Wölfflin
64. The following poems furnish good examples of the artistic potential of emphasis:
I. “The Lady of Shallot”
II. “Musee des Beaux Arts”
IV. “Ode on a Grecian Uru”
(A) I and II are correct
(B) II and III are correct
(C) III and IV are correct
(D) II and IV are correct
65. Principles of Art History was written by
(A) Oskar Walzel
(B) Heinrich Wolfflin
(D) E. Legouis
66. Which of these books were published in two different editions separated by many years, the first in black and white, and the second in colour, where the racism in the former was sought to be removed by the author in the latter?
(A) Tintin in Africa
(B) Tintin in America
(C) Tintin in the Congo
(D) Tintin and the Broken Ear
67. Match List – I with List – II:
List – I List – II
(Broad Area) (Theorist associated with it)
i. The politics of representations 1. Richard Hoggart
ii. Cultural studies and Media 2. Stuart Hall
iii. The audience and consumption 3. Lawrence Grossberg
iv. Cultural studies in the US 4. David Morley
i ii iii iv
(A) 3 4 2 1
(B) 2 4 3 1
(C) 2 1 4 3
(D) 4 3 1 2
68. The ‘Inuits’ are commonly known as
69. An autobiographical graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi is
(A) My Persia
70. “Understanding Comics” is written by
(A) Neil Gaiman
(B) Scott McCloud
(C) Alan Moore
(D) Raymond Williams
71. Which Shakespearean play was Rabindranath Tagore forced to translate at the age of fourteen as a part of his holiday homework?
(A) Antony & Cleopatra
(D) The Merchant of Venice
72. The concept of “Social Drama” was developed by
(A) Martin Esslin
(B) Victor Turner
(C) Northrop Frye
(D) David Hare
73. The following play has experimented with cultural and dramatic possibilities in an historical light:
(A) Indian Ink
(B) Bringing Up Father
(C) Teeth N’ Smiles
(D) Mudrārāk asa
74. Which of these is not one of the general categories Raymond Williams delineates in his definition of culture?
(A) The Social
(B) The Documentary
(C) The Ideal
(D) The Actual
75. ‘Native Earth Performing Arts’ is a theatre company based in