UGC NETJRFSET English For Paper II
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PREFACE Literature may be defined as the serious and systematic expression of the sincere ideas about various spheres of life, renewed or invented in the mind of the author and to squeeze it into an objective form is not only a difficult task but also a challenging one. However, here, it needs to be clarified that this book is not a research paper or an expression of ideas about literature, rather, it is strictly meant for those who undertake to appear in various competitive examinations in which objective questions on literature are put to them to test their literary intelligence, efficiency and knowledge. It may be regarded as a reproduction of the widespread ideas about various forms and periods of literature in an objective form. The book containing 10 units is strictly in accordance with the syllabus prescribed for the National Educational Test NET conducted by the University Grants Commission UGC .Though the questions are objective, they are informative and interesting. The number and nature of questions in every unit is fixed according to the requirements of the NET. Quotations from various books and authors are meant to determine a higher analysis of the idea in question. I wish and hope that this book proves an honest, laborious and dedicated attempt to satisfy the demands of those who have the necessary strong will, zeal and aptitude to face the challenge of getting through an examination which has objective literature as one of its parts. Wishing all success in life.
SURYA PAL YADAV AUTHOR
Acknowledgements As it was a very challenging task to author a book on English Literature in objective form, this enterprise was full of ups and downs. In such a situation, some persons came to guide me, some to support me while some to serve me. So first of all, I would like to express my sincere love for my parents who sacrificed their every happiness to see me prospering. I am also thankful to my guide, Dr. Manoj Kumar Sharma, for his constant and constructive guidance. My thanks are also for Mrs. Raj Dembla, who helped me in preparing the 10th chapter of the book. Mr. Rajesh Yadav also deserves my thanks for his friendly and timely support to me. I would also like to bless Mr. Gaja Nand Sharma who served me as my sincere student. Last but not least, I am sincerely grateful to Sh. Mahendra Jain, The editor, Pratiyogita Darpan for extending his valuable co-operation in publishing this book. SURYA PAL YADAV
CONTENTS Previous Year s Solved Paper An Introduction .. Objective Questions
Unit 1 Chaucer to Shakespeare