Kerala PSC Previous Years Question Paper & Answer

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Below are the scanned copy of Kerala Public Service Commission (KPSC) Question Paper with answer keys of Exam Name 'LECTURER IN ENGLISH' And exam conducted in the year 2016. And Question paper code was '043/2016/OL'. Medium of question paper was in Malayalam or English . Booklet Alphacode was 'A'. Answer keys are given at the bottom, but we suggest you to try answering the questions yourself and compare the key along wih to check your performance. Because we would like you to do and practice by yourself.

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Excerpt of Question Code: 043/2016/OL

Question75:-"Poetic speech is formed speech. Prose is ordinary speech." Shklovsky means
A:-Poetry is perfect speech formed for writing; prose is ordinary speech of reality
B:-Poetry is attenuated speech; prose is economical
C:-Poetic speech is refined speech; prose is easy one for expression
D:-Poetry is rhythmic and formed; prose is natural and common
Correct Answer:- Option-B
Question76:-Which idea is unsuitable to Showalter's concept of a feminist text ?
A:-Losing its gender to enjoy equality
B:-Continuing to be tumultuous in the difference
C:-Attaining undifferentiated universality
D:-Demanding to be lifted from the differentiating humiliations
Correct Answer:- Option-C
Question77:-Aristotle defines the "exode" as
A:-That part of a tragedy where there is no choric song following it
B:-That part of a tragedy which comes between two choric songs
C:-The first utterance of the chorus
D:-The choral song having no anapaests or trochees
Correct Answer:- Option-A
Question78:-Which of the following reveals Dr. Johnson's Neoclassical outlook in the criticism of Shakespeare ?
A:-Shakespeare is a poet of nature who had a "central" style
B:-Shakespeare's tragicomedy is justifiable as also his attitude to the Unities
C:-Shakespeare's lapses to an extend can be ignored on account of his Age
D:-Shakespeare has a mastery of generality and so his characters represent species
Correct Answer:- Option-D
Question79:-Lyrical Ballads, in some of its statements, invited debate from critics like Coleridge and T. S. Eliot.
A:-Powerful and iconoclastic
B:-Controversial and provocative
C:-Revolutionary and open
D:-Meritorious and innovative
Correct Answer:- Option-B
Question80:-"The progress of an artist is a continual sacrifice, a continual extinction of personality." Eliot means that
A:-a poet should not have any personality to express when he writes
B:-a poet should sacrifice himself for others extinguishing his personality
C:-a poet could attain objectivity of expression if he escapes from his personality
D:-a poet can progress as an artist with continual extinction of personal interests
Correct Answer:- Option-C
Question81:-The concept of Public Sphere is not associated with
A:-Umberto Eco
B:-Nancy Frazer
C:-Jurgen Habermas
D:-Gerald Hauser
Correct Answer:- Option-A
Question82:-What does Spivak mean when she suggest that the subaltern finds it difficult to speak ?
A:-Subalterns are marginalized people and they have no voice
B:-Subalterns are the women who find it unable to speak about their state
C:-Subaltern women are interpreted through conceptual procedures that cannot understand the speaker
D:-The marginalized subalterns cannot speak or be heard because of restrictions
Correct Answer:- Option-C
Question83:-For the Diasporic imagination the concept of "home" does not include the idea
A:-Home acts as a means of orientation giving a sense of our place
B:-Home stands for shelter, security and comfort
:-Home represents a mystic place of desire
D:-Home fulfills itself when one could return to the geographical territory
Correct Answer:- Option-D
Question84:-What is foreign to Queer theory is
A:-Accounting for transactional identities and linkages
B:-Declining the connection between cultural differences of sexuality and one's native legacy
C:-Studying intellectual and political diaspora based on new ethnic and racial awarenesses
D:-Finding close alignment between race and sexuality

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