Kerala PSC Previous Years Question Paper & Answer

Title : HSST English - KHSE
Question Code : A


Below are the scanned copy of Kerala Public Service Commission (KPSC) Question Paper with answer keys of Exam Name 'HSST English - KHSE ' And exam conducted in the year 2022. And Question paper code was '078/2022'. 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: 078/2022








“The Grave’s a fine and private place,

But none | think do there embrace.”

Identify the poem.

A) Thomas Gray's Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
B) Emily Dickinson’s Because | Could not Stop for Death
©) Sylvia Plath’s Daddy

D) Andrew Marvell's To His Coy Mistress

In the novel, Utopia by Thomas More, the narrator speaks of “a stranger who seemed
past the flower of his age, his face was tanned, he had a long beard and his cloak was
hanging carelessly about him so that, by his looks and habits, | concluded that he was a
seaman.” Who among the following is the character referred to in these lines ?

A) Peter Giles B) Amerigo Vespucci

C) Erasmus D) Raphael Hythloday

“And fare thee weel, my only Luve !

And fare thee weel awhile !

And | will come again, my Luve

Tho’ it were ten thousand mile.”

These are the closing lines of the poem

A) The Banks o’ Doon B) A Red, Red Rose

C) Auld Lang Syne D) O, Wert Thou in the Cauld Blast

Which among the following statements about Coleridge and his poem Kubla Khan

is/are not true ?

1. Coleridge composed the poem Kubla Khan while he was retiring in a farmhouse
near Culbone, Somersetshire.

. He wrote under the influence of ‘laudanum’, anopiate.

. There is a reference to an Abyssinian Maid singing of Mount Tabor in her dulcimer.

. The speaker of the poem speaks about the sacred river Alph, which ran through
‘caverns measureless to man’.

A) 1 and 2 only 8) 28೧63 only C) 2only D) None of the above

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In which of these poems, do the locations of the Oxford countryside such as the Berkshire
moors, Cumner hills, Bab-lock-hithe and Wychwood bowers feature ?

A) Keats’ Ode on a Grecian Urn 8) Arnold’s The Scholar Gipsy

C) Shelley’s Adonais D) Milton’s Lycidas

Which among these statements regarding Joseph Conrad's novella, The Heart of Darkness

is/are true ?

1. It was first published in 1899 in Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine.

2. Chinua Achebe alleged Joseph Conrad to be a “thorough going racist” for
dehumanizing the Africans in this work.

3. The two rivers, Thames and Nile are presented in the novel symbolising ‘civilization’
and ‘barbarism’ respectively.

4. Mr. Kurtz is presented as the narrator of the novel.

A) 1 and 4 only 8) 1 and 2 only ©) 2and3 only 0) 3 and 4 only


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