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








Following are statements relating to Eliot’s essay ‘Tradition and Individual Talent’.

1. The essay was first published in 1919 and was later included in Eliot's collection
The Sacred Wood in 1920.

2. “Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the
expression of personality, but an escape from personality.” This statement presents
a critique of Wordsworth’s definition of poetry in his ‘Preface’.

3. To drive home the concept of ‘impersonality’ in art, Eliot uses the example of a gas
chamber into which hydrogen and sulphur dioxide are put in the presence of filiated

Which of the above given statements are true ?
A) 1 and 3 only 8) 28೧63 only ©) 1 and 2 only D) All are true

The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce was first serialised in
A) ‘The Criterion’ B) ‘Blast’ ©) ‘The Guardian’ 0) ‘The Egoist’

“A serious house on serious earth it is,

In whose blent air all our compulsions meet,

Are recognised, and robed ೩5 destinies . . .”

What does Philip Larkin mean by ‘a serious house’ ?

A) Christianity B) The church C) Plate and pyx D) None of these

Assertion (A) : The poem The Thought Fox is about the animal fox and also about the
process of poetic composition.

Reason (R) : In the poem, the fox functions as a metaphor of poetic creation.

A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)

B) (A) is true, but (R) is false

C) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)

D) (R) is true, but (A) is false

“The poem is spoken by a girl with an Electra complex. The father died while she thought
he was God. Her case is complicated by the fact that her father was also a Nazi and her
mother very possibly part Jewish. In the daughter the two strains marry and paralyze
each other. She has to act out the awful little allegory once over before she is free of it.”
This is what the poet said about the poem. Identify the poem and the poet.

A) Because / could not stop for Death by Emily Dickinson

B) How do | Love Thee by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

C) The Way My Mother Speaks by Carol Ann Duffy

D) Daddy by Sylvia Plath

In which of the following novels does Sophy Fewers, a six-foot-two Cockney trapeze artist,
who claims to be hatched from an egg and grown wings on reaching puberty, appear ?
A) Angela Carter’s Nights At The Circus 8) George Omell’s 1984

C) Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger 0) Virginia Woolf's Mrs Dalloway


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