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HSST ENGLISH -JUNIOR,HSE-2015

 

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1. 2014 Man Booker Prize was won by
Richard Flanagan

Jean Tirole

Patrick Modiano

Isamu
2. Name the freedom fighter who went to jail with her two month old baby due to the participation in the Civil Diobedience Movement?
Ammu Swaminathan

Swarnakumari

Kuttimalu Amma

Akkama Cheriyan
3. 'Atmavidya Sangham' was founded by ____________ ?
Ayyan Kali

Chattampi Swamikal

Brahmananda Sivayogi

Vagbhadananda
5. The Bollywood actor who has been appointed as UNICEF's Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia?
Abhishek Bachan

Aamir Khan

Ajay Devgan

Akshaykumar
6. Which day is recently declared by UN as 'International Yoga Day' ?
June 21

August 22

December 22

October 24
7. The founder and editor of women's magazine 'Shrimati'?
Akkama Cherian

Anna Chandi

Arya Pallan

Lalitha Prabhu
8. 'Wandering in many world's is the autobiography of _____________ ?
K P Kesava Menon

T R Krishanaswami Iyer

V R Krishna Iyer

T K Madhavan
9. The work of G Sankara Kurup which won the Sahithya Acadamy Award (1961) and Kendra Sahithya Acadamy Award (1963)?
Nimisham

Viswadarshanam

Padhikante Pattu

Jeevana Sangeetham
10. In which venue Rohit Sharma made the highest individual ODI score of 264 runs against Sri Lanka?
Bangalore

Punjab

Chennai

Kolkota
11. A relationship in which a less experienced learner acquires knowledge and skills under guidance of an expert?
Cognition

Cognitive Apprenticeship

Apprentice learning

Co-operative learning
12. Which educationalist believed. Psychic being within oneself to be the essence of his spiritual selves"
Karl Max

Aurobindo

Krupskaya

Gijubhai Badeka
13. Process whereby children adopt external standard as their own is termed as
Internalization

Reactions

Limitations

Intervention
14. Testing used during instruction to help 'diagnosis' is
Summative

Formative

Internal

Grading
15. Intensive study one person or a situation is called :
Correlation study

Case study

Casual Coparative research

Micro Genetic study
16. The relation ship between mean,Median and mode is
Mode = 2(median)-3(mean)

Mode = 3(median)-2(mean)

Mode = 3(mean)-2(median)

Mode = 2(mean)-3(median)
17. Complete list of members of population from which sampling unit are selected is known as
Sampling notation

Sampling method

Sample Criterion

Sampling frame
18. Two significant level often used in social science research are
0.01 &0.03

0.01 &0.05

0.001 &0.005

0.001 & 0.008
19. Clubbing new information into exsisting schema is called
Assimilation

Accomodation

Equilibration

Disequilibrium
20. A child unable to see black board and often writes note by looking into the note book of nearby classmate .What interface will you draw on child's difficulty
Children are mischevious

Black board writing is unclear for all children

Child has a poor vision

Child doesn't want to write from black board
21. What is the maximum period provided by the Constitution for President's rule in a State?
6 months

1 year

3 years

5 years
22. Who appoints the Comproller and Auditor General of India?
President

Prime Minister

Cheif Justice of India

Finance Minister
23. Which of the following statement is correct in respect of Union list provided in the Constitution?
Government in Union Trritories have exclusive powers on the subjects mentioned in the Union list

Central Government has exclusive power on the subjects mentioned in the Union list

Central Government and State Government have exclusive powers on the subjects mentioned in the Union list

State Government has exclusive powers on the subjects mentioned in the Union list
24. Which one of the following is not mentioned in the preamble of the Indian Constitution?
Sovereign

Socialist

Secular

Sociologic
25. What is the maximum age limit prescribed for Supreme Court Judges?
60

62

65

67
26. Which is the authority that evaluated and monitors the implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005?
Minister, Rural Development Goventment of India

Central Employment Guarantee Concil

District Collector

Panchayath Secretary
27. The system for the distibution of essential commodities to the ration card holders through fair price shop under National Food security Act. 2013 is envisaged through ?
Comprehensive Rationing System

Poverty and Hunger Index

Targeted Public Distribusion system

None of the above
28. Which among the following statement is incorrect with respect to The Protection of Women from Domestic violence Act. 2005?
The domestic violence include both physical and mental abuse

The domestic violence include economic abuse

The act applies to the aggrieved woman in married relationship and live- in relationship

The overall fact and circumstances of the case has nothing to do with determining the commission of domestic violence under the Act
29. Which among the following is not 'information' bound to be made available under the Right to Information Act 2005?
All information recorded and published

All information recorded and not marked secret but unpublished

All information relating to the personel matters of an individual forming part of his public life or related to any public activity

Information , the disclosure of which would cause a breach of privilege of the parliament
30. The world organ donation day is celebrated every year on
6th August

9th September

4th August

5th December
31. what is the name of the inn where Chaucer's narrator meet the pilgrims?
Taffold Inn

Tabard Inn

Southwark Inn

Three Kings Inn
32. Prothalamion is a nuptial song on the occasion of the twin marrage of
Lady Victoria and Lady Katherine

Lady Belinda and Lady Bellona

Lady Elizabeth and Lady Victoria

Lady Elizabeth and Lady Katherine
33. The rhyme scheme of Shakespearian sonnet
abba abba cde cde

abab cdcd efef cc

abab cdcd efef gg

ababa ababa cdcd
34. In which poem does this line occurs " Alas. alas,who's injured by my love"
The canonization

To a Skylark

A Valendiction: Forbidding Mourning

The Love Song of J.Alfred Prufrock
35. When was Paradise Lost published?
1768

1669

1668

1667
36. In the poem McFlecknoe,Flecknoe,the poet is compared to ___________?
Augustus Caesar

Caligula

Postumus Agrippa

Julius Caesar
37. Identify the poem in which the following lines occur: The struggling pangs of concious truth to hide .To quench the blushes of ingenuous shame.Or heap the shrine of Luxury and Pride With incense kindl
Hymn to Adversity

Elergy Written in a Country Churchyard

The Progress of Poesy

The Bard
38. What is the Hamlet's hamertia?
Madness

self-delusion

procrastination

ambition
39. What's Hecuba to him or he to Hecuba.That he should weep for her?Who is Hecuba mentioned in this monologue by a Shakespearean character
Priam's wife

Kolano's wife

Agmemnon's wife

Argurios' wife
40. Who speakes the epilogue in the school for Scandal?
Sir Oliver Surface

Charles Surface

Lady Teazle

Mr. Colman
41. In "Ode : Intimations of Immorality" Wordsworth talks about __________
Life after death

Devotion

Human folly

Pre-natal existence
42. The speaker in "Ode to the West Wind" is considered to the author's _________
alter-ego

persona

personification

poetic self
43. Whom does Ullysses reffers to as 'a savage race' in Tennyson's poem 'Ullysses' ?
The Trojans

The Persians

The Greeks

The Spartans
44. The coast of which country does the poet see across the sea in Matthew Arnold's poem "Dover Beach"?
France

Ireland

Spain

Portugal
45. Hopkin's poem "The Windhover' is notable for its use of _______________
Sprung Rhythm

Simile

Conceit

None of the above
46. The title of Charles Lamb's essay "Dream Children" refers to ___________________
Ideal Children

Children who dream

Children from a family called 'Dream'

Children the author saw in a dream
47. The heroine of the Oscar Wilde's play The Importance of Being Ernest was named ____________
Jane

Gwendolen

Tess

Elizabeth
48. Where was the Oliver Twist the protagonist of Charles Dicken's novel Oliver Twist born?
In an orphanage

In a prison

In a workhouse

In a hospital
49. Wuthering Heights is a novel by _____________
Charlotte Bronte

Branwell Bronte

Charotte Bronte

Emily Bronte
50. The Mayor of Casterbridge like many of Hardy's novels and stories is set in ____________
The market town of Dorchester

Startford

The Lake District

The Scottish Highlands
51. Yeats' poem "Easter 1916" refers to ____________
The poet's experiences on Easter 1916 which he spent in Scotland

The agreement signed between Catholics and Protestants in Ireland on Easter ,1916

The uprising of Irish freedom fighters on Easter ,1916

None of the above
52. Why is the poet sure that the unknown citizen in the poem " The unknown citizen" lived a happy life ?
Because he lived in a welfare state

Because we would have known if there had been anything wrong

Because he had written in his diary that he was happy with his life

Because he was honoured by the Government
53. What does Phillip Larkin mean by the expression 'Another Church' in the poem "Church Going"?
A church like any other

One among the many churches he visited

Another Kind of church

None of the above
54. What according to the poet are the praying women in "In Santa Maria Del Popolo" incapable of ?
Abandoning their faith

The grand gesture of the solitary man

Sympathy for the suffering

Sacrifies for their faith
55. Virginia Woolf considered the fiction of her contemporaries _____________
Superior to that of their predicessors

Inferior to that of their predecessors

Only different from that of their predecessors

None of the above
56. Which of the following notions does Bernard Shaw seem to support in Pygmalion?
Women must be independent

Money is more important than beauty

Knowledge is power

Correct pronunciation is necessary for social success
57. Samuel Beckett's play Waiting for go dot was first published in
English

Spanish

Russian

French
58. The portrait of an artist as an Young Man can be described as
An epistolary novel

A picaresque novel

A kunstlerroman

Docufiction
59. Graham Greene's Heart of the Matter is set in
India

Sierra Leona

Nigeria

Scotland
60. Allan Sillitoe. author of the novel The Lioneliness of the Long Distance Runner has been described as
A proletarian fictionist

A formalist in fiction

A satirist

None of the above
61. Who brought forth the 'Rasa-Dhwani Siddhanta?
Bharata

Manu

Vamana

Abhinavagupta
62. Aristotle defined poetry as:
Pleasure

Medium of limitation

Emotion

Spontaneous overflow
63. Which of the following is a 'Vice of style'opposed to the 'Sublime' according to the Longinus?
Gradeur of thought

Dignified expression

Vigorous treatment of the passions

Affectation
64. Who is called the Father of English Criticism ' by Dr.Johnson?
John Dryden

Philip Sidney

Wordsworth

Arnold
65. Who stated that 'Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings'?
Coleridge

Arnold

Byron

Wordsworth
66. Arnold's 'Touchstone Method' is modelled on :
Aristotle's 'Cathartic Reversal'

Dryden's Three Unities

Longinus 'Test of Poetic Greatness'

Sidney's 'Classsical Rules' application to poetry
67. Which of the following movement was initialised with Derridda's paper 'The Structure ,Sign and Play in the Human Sciences'?
Classical structuralism

Trditional humanism

Empiricism

Post-structuralism
68. What according to 'Elain Showalter' is the reason for the impasse that feminist criticism had reached in the 1970s
The 'Male' character of Theory itself

Orthodox approach to male literary history

The women's liberation movement

Reviewing past works by feminists
69. Which of the following is NOT one of the main points in Lacan's 'Insistence of the letter in the unconsious'?
There is no getting outside language

Human self or soul transcends the limits of the language

Language is intimately figurative

Human subject is constituted through entry into language
70. 'Michale Foucault' elaborated upon the relationship between knowledge and power propounded by:
Kant

Saussure

Freud

Nietzsche
71. Syntactic structures was published by
Saussure

Noam Chomsky

Zellig Harris

Robert May
72. A simplified form of a speech formed out of one or more existing languages used by people who have no other languge in common is called
Pidgins

Creole

Idiolect

Dialect
73. The language veriety unique to a single speaker of a language is called _____________
Dialect

idiolect

Creole

Pidgins
74. The King James Bible was first published in:
1611

1612

1610

1567
75. Grimm's law states the
Consonent shift

Vowel shift

Medieval Latin elusion

division of morpheme
76. Ablaut signifies change in
Consonant

Meaning

Pronunciation

Vowels
77. Minimalastic Programme is a continuation of ___________
Generative Grammar

Structural Linguistics

Historical Linguistics

Social Linguistics
78. The focus of Sociolinguistics is
The effect of the society on the language

Languge's effect on the society

Effect of history on language

Effect of Political changes on language
79. Language was published by
Noam Chosky

Ferdinand de Saussure

Aldous Huxely

Leonard Bloomfield
80. Who spoke of England and America as two countries seperated by a common language
Winston Churchil

Bernard Shaw

Ronald Regan

Leonard Bloomfield
81. What is the central theme of the verses in the 'Geetanjali'?
Love

God

Quest for the devine and devotion

beauty
82. What is the name of the protagonist in Ellison's 'Invisible Man'?
Nameless

Jack

Clifton

Ras
83. Why was Mian Abdulla (Midnight's Children) assassinated?Because of :
He was the founder of 'Frre Islam Convocation'

His anti-partition stance

Adam became his follower

Nadir Khan became his enemy
84. What is the new definition that 'Jaya' (Harvest) discovers for "winning"?Winning by:
Refusing

Surrending

Revolting

Losing
85. Which of the following is Not one of the passions of 'Benjamin Compson'(Sound and Fury)?
Caddy

Jason

Fire

The family golf course
86. The lines 'I speak three languages ,write in Two ,dream in One' is a reference to the multilingualism of:
Toru Dutt

Kamala Das

Ezekiel

Meena Alexander
87. When did 'Silvia Plath' attempt to join her dead daddy for the first time?
At the age of 10

At the age of 15

At the age of 20

At the age of 25
88. What made Robert Frost choose the 'Road not Taken'?
His desire to make an impact with his life

To make money

To become famous

To be a role model
89. What metal was used in the bullet that killed 'Brutus Jones'?
Gold

Iron

Copper

Silver
90. What does the 'Self-reliant' (Emerson's 'Self Reliance') man dislike?
To travel

To speak his mind

To speak truth

To be optimistic
91. _________ is the authour of Black Skins White Masks
Bell Hooks

Malcolm X

Frantz Fanon

Aime Cesaire
92. Deep Ecology is ____________
A school of thought which advocates return to nature

A phylosophy which attempts to redefine the relationship between humans and nature

A movement or body of concepts that considers humans no more important than other species

None of the above
93. The following is not generally associated with Queer theory:
Judith Butler

Adrinne Rich

Michale Foucault

Homi Bhabha
94. Trauma Theory links the experience of trauma to
Language disorders

Identity Politics

The evolutionary heritage of humans

Patriarchy
95. The following is not a form of 'New Feminism':
Post-Feminism

Eco-Feminism

Power Feminism

Third Wave Feminism
96. The phrase 'Historicity of texts and the textuality of history' was coined by ___________
Louise Montrose

Stephen Green blatt

Alan Sinfield

Raymond Williams
97. The following is associated with Culture Studies:
Start Hall

Jacqua Derrida

Frantz Fanon

Edward Said
98. The following is not considered a Diasporic writer:
V.S. Naipaul

Chithra Banerjee Divakaruni

Derek Walcott

Michael Ontadje
99. _____________ contributed some of the most important concepts and notions on the Public Sphere in the Twentieth Century:
Barber Smith

Mikhail Bakhtin

Noam Chomsky

Jurgen Habermas
100. Hyper-reality can be defined as ___________
Extreme faithfulness to reality in representations

The inability of consciousness to recognize between reality and simulations of reality

The empathetic involvement in representations of reality

None of the above