NPTEL English Literature for competitive Exams Assignment 2 Answers 2022

NPTEL English Literature for competitive Exams Assignment 2

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Average assignment score = 25% of the average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF THE AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

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NPTEL English Literature for competitive Exams Assignment 2 Answers:-

Q1. Arcadia is an idealized pastoral world described by _______. In its first version, it is a pastoral romance in which courtiers disguised as Amazons and shepherds make love and sing delicate experimental verses. 

(A) Homer 
(B) Spenser 
(C) Philip Sidney 
(D) Verrazzano

Answer:- c

Q2. O truant Muse, what shall be thy amends
For thy neglect of truth in beauty dyed?
Both truth and beauty on my love depends;
So dost thou too, and therein dignified.
Make answer, Muse: wilt thou not haply say
‘Truth needs no colour, with his colour fix’d;
Beauty no pencil, beauty’s truth to lay;
But best is best, if never intermix’d?

The following excerpt is taken from Sonnet 101. Identify the metre: 

(A) Heroic couplet 
(B) Petrarchan stanza 
(C) Shakespearean sonnet 
(D) Spenserian stanza

Answer:- c

Q3. The book ______ is a magnum opus by Giovanni Boccaccio which was condemned by the Catholic Church and included in the index of Prohibited Books (Index librorum prohibitorum) in 1559 on the grounds of its “intolerable errors.” In the USA the work was banned until the 1930s. 

(A) The Eaten Heart
(B) The Decameron
(C) Diana’s Hunt
(D) Mrs Rosie and the Priest

Answer:- b

Q4. The essay A Defense of Poetry was written by ________ in response to his friend Thomas Love Peacock’s article “The Four Ages of Poetry”. In the essay, he states: Your anathemas against poetry itself excited me to a sacred rage. . . . I had the greatest possible desire to break a lance with you … in honour of my mistress Urania. 

(A) Philip Sidney 
(B) Percy Bysshe Shelly 
(C) Ben Jonson 
(D) Samuel Johnson

Answer:- b

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Q5. Christopher Marlowe, Robert Greene, Thomas Nashe, John Lyly, Thomas Lodge, George Peele including Thomas Kyd were known as ________. They were a group of young dramatists who wrote and performed in London towards the end of the 16th century who had a fondness of introducing heroic themes in their dramas. They often took it from the lives of great figures and gave heroic treatment to the heroic themes. Their dramas usually had variety, splendid description and violent incidents. Their chief aim was to achieve strong and sounding lines. 

(A) Heroic Dramatists 
(B) University Wits 
(C) Oxford Dramatists 
(D) Cambridge Wits

Answer:- b

Q6. In Thomas More’s book ______, he describes a paganistic and a socialist city-state in which the institutions and policies are governed by reason and logic, rather than by tyranny. The description of utopia is represented through a mysterious traveller named Raphael, who is in support of his argument that equality among people is the only cure against egoism in private and public life. 

(A) Utopia
(B) The City of the Sun
(C) Brave New World
(D) The New Atlantis

Answer:- a

Q7. “When thy inconsiderate hand
Flings open this casement, with my trembling name,
To look on one, whose wit or land
New battery to thy heart may frame,
Then think this name alive, and that thou thus
In it offend’st my Genius.”

The excerpt above is taken from the poem A Valediction of my Name, in the Window by _______.

(A) John Donne 
(B) Ben Jonson 
(C) Andrew Marvell 
(D) George Herbert

Answer:- a

Q8. “She is as good as the greatest princess in the land for not all those poets who praise ladies under names, which they choose. So, freely really have such mistresses…. I am quite satisfied…. to imagine and believe that the good Aldonza Lorenzo is so lovely and virtuous….”

The above passage talks about the main heroine in the two-part picaresque novel Don Quixote. Identify the name of the heroine.

(A) Lucinda 
(B) Dulcinea 
(C) Antonia 
(D) Avellaneda

Answer:- b

Q9. The play _________ depicts the turmoil of deception that ensues when Lovewit leaves his London house in the care of his scheming servant, Face. It is a play of comedy in five acts by ______. 

(A) The Alchemist, Ben Jonson 
(B) Anything for a Quiet Life, John Webster 
(C) Satiro-Mastix, Thomas Dekker 
(D) Wit at Several Weapons, Francis Beaumont

Answer:- a

Q10. _______is a narrative poem in fifteen books completed in 8 centuries. It is an epic or mock-epic poem describing the creation and history of the world incorporating many of the best known and loved stories from Greek mythology, although centering more on mortal characters than on heroes or the gods. Each story contains some sort of transformation as the link that ties them all together. It has remained one of the most popular works of mythology and was perhaps the classical work best known to medieval writers and strongly influenced medieval and Renaissance poetry. 

(A) Metamorphoses by Ovid 
(B) Decameron by Boccaccio 
(C) Ars Poetica by Horace 
(D) Satires by Juvenal

Answer:- a

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