John Donne – A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning (Practice Questions)

Questions 1 through 10 refer to the following poem. Read the poem carefully and then choose the answers to the questions. A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning Line As virtuous men pass mildly away, And whisper to their souls to go, Whilst some of their sad friends do say The breath goes now, and so say, No; … Continue reading John Donne – A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning (Practice Questions)

UPTGT English Full Length Mock Test 1

1. Find out the word which is correctly spelt. (1) invertibrate (2) invertibrat (3) invertebrate (4) invertiberate 2. Find out the word which is correctly spelt. (1) ommelette (2) omellette (3) omelet (4) omelett 3. Find out the word which is correctly spelt. (1) ciusine (2) cuisin (3) cusinee (4) cuisine 4. Find out the … Continue reading UPTGT English Full Length Mock Test 1

William Shakespeare – Sonnet 29 (Practice Questions)

Questions 1 through 12 refer to the following poem. Read the poem carefully and then choose the answers to the questions. Sonnet 29 When in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes,I all alone beweep my outcast state,And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries,And look upon myself and curse my fate,Wishing me like to one … Continue reading William Shakespeare – Sonnet 29 (Practice Questions)

George Orwell – Animal Farm (Practice Questions)

Q1. In Animal Farm, Orwell criticizes primarily which world leader? (a)Vladimir Lenin (b)Adolf Hitler (c)Leon Trotsky (d)Joseph Stalin Q2. Who owns the farm when the story of Animal Farm begins? (a)Benjamin (b)Mr. Jones (c)Orwell (d)Old Major Q3. What is George Orwell’s real name? (a)Eric Cantona (b)Eric Blair (c)Eric Morecambe (d)Eric Goldsmith Q4. According to old … Continue reading George Orwell – Animal Farm (Practice Questions)

George Orwell – Biography

Early LifeBorn Eric Arthur Blair, George Orwell created some of the sharpest satirical fiction of the 20th century with such works as "Animal Farm" and "Nineteen Eighty-Four." He was a man of strong opinions who addressed some of the major political movements of his times, including imperialism, fascism and communism. The son of a British … Continue reading George Orwell – Biography

Previous Year Paper – UPPSC GIC Lecturer 2009 Exam

Govt. Inter College Lecturer Screening Exam. 2009Part–I English : Solved Paper1. The epigraph of The Waste Land is borrowed from—(A) Virgil(B) Petronius(C) Seneca(D) HomerAns : (D) 2. Who called The Waste Land ‘a music of ideas’ ?(A) Allen Tate(B) J. C. Ransom(C) I. A. Richards(D) F. R. LeavisAns : (A) 3. T. S. Eliot has borrowed the term ‘Unreal … Continue reading Previous Year Paper – UPPSC GIC Lecturer 2009 Exam

William Shakespeare – The Merchant Of Venice Act 4 (Practice Questions)

1. As Act IV opens, the Duke speaks to Antonio. How does the Duke feel about Antonio’s predicament?A) he doesn’t seem to care one way or the otherB) he is angry with AntonioC) he hopes Antonio has to pay the forfeiture of the bondD) he feels sorry for him 2. When Shylock enters the courtroom … Continue reading William Shakespeare – The Merchant Of Venice Act 4 (Practice Questions)

William Shakespeare – The Merchant Of Venice Act 3 (Practice Questions)

1. As Act III opens, who are discussing the fate of Antonio’s ships?A) Salerio & SolanioB) Bassanio & AntonioC) Shylock & AntonioD) Gratiano & Bassanio 2. Of what does Shylock accuse Salerio in scene 1?A) providing Antonio a place to hideoutB) trying to undo the bondC) knowing Jessica was leavingD) knowing where Jessica is hiding … Continue reading William Shakespeare – The Merchant Of Venice Act 3 (Practice Questions)

English Literature – Practice Questions 07

Q91 - The period of Queen Victoria’s reign is (A) 1830–1900 (B) 1837–1901 (C) 1830–1901 (D) 1837–1900 Q92 - Which of the following statements about The Lyrical Ballads is NOT true? (A) It carried only one ballad proper, which was Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. (B) It also carried pastoral and other poems. … Continue reading English Literature – Practice Questions 07

William Shakespeare – The Merchant Of Venice Act 2 (Practice Questions)

As Act II opens, who wants to “prove whose blood is reddest”?A) AntonioB) MoroccoC) LancelotD) Shylock To what is Portia referring when she speaks of “the lott’ry of my destiny”?A) her dead fatherB) the three casketsC) her great fortuneD) Bassanio What does Portia tell Morocco he must do before selecting a casket?A) go to the … Continue reading William Shakespeare – The Merchant Of Venice Act 2 (Practice Questions)