Kerala PSC HSA English 2004 Question paper
Marks : 100 Time : 2 hours
Section - A
Q.1-30 Answer all the questions. Each question carries one mark.
1. The first revenge tragedy in English is ____
2.____is called the Father of English Essay.
3. Gray, Collins and Cowper are called ____poets.
4. The only literary epic in English literature is
5. The writer of 'Holy Sonnets' is
6. Where do we read: 'The paths of glory lead but to the grave ?
7. Who first used the word 'Metaphysics' in association with Donne's poetry ?
8. Shakespeare wrote ____ sonnets.
9.____ reproduced 'King Lear' with a comic ending.
10.____is the longest of Shakespeare's plays.
11. 'Lyrical Ballads' was published in the year
12. The autobiographical poem written by Wordsworth is
____defined poetry as 'the best words in the best order.'
14. Who said of Shelley: 'He is beautiful and ineffectual an angel beating in the void his luminous wings in vain?'
15. Tennyson's 'The Lotus Eaters' and ____'' are companion poems.
16.____ is often described as chronologically Victorian and qualitatively a modern poet.
17. The subtitle of 'Andrea Del Sarto' is ____
18. Lamb's sister appears with the name ____in his essays.
19.____ is a poetic form perfected by Browning.
20. "As flies to wanton boys are we to gods. They kill us for their sport." Whose words are these ?
21. Who used the Heroic Couplet in English first ?
22. Wordsworth, Coleridge and Southey are known as the
23. Sprung Rhythm is associated with the poet ____
24.____is the main source of Shakespeare's English History plays.
25. Dryden's 'All for Love' is base on Shakespeare's
26. ____is an unfinished poem by Marlowe.
27. 'The Merchant of Venice' by Shakespeare is modelled upon Marlowe's
28. Whom does Wordsworth addressed towards the end of the poem 'Tintern Abbey'?
29. Mephistophiles is a character in
30.____ is called the Father of English Novel.
(30 × 1 = 30 marks)
SECTION - B
Answer all the questions Each question carries 5 marks. Maximum length of each essay should
be two pages.
1. Discuss the essential features of Lamb's prose style.
2. Attempt a critical analysis of Keat's 'Ode to a Nightingale'.
3. 'The poem 'Tintern Abbey' reveals Wordsworth's change from young passion for Nature to a haunting comprehension of the lovely universe'. Justify the statement.
4. Briefly examine the chief features of the epic form.
5. What are the advantages of studies as enunciated by Bacon in his essay 'Of Studies'?