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













Born in the year 1937, in Mussoorie, India, as the daughter of a Bengali father and a
German mother, educated in India, who lives in the United States of America, a fellow of
the Royal Society of Literature and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, confesses
that “she feels about India as an Indian”, whereas she thinks about it ‘as an outsider’.

Identify this Indian writer in English.

A) Manjula Padmanabhan B) Anita Desai

C) Shashi Deshpande D) Jhumpa Lahiri

In Whitman's poem, “Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking”, is shown as the
one lesson a child must learn. What is it ?

A) Love B) Art C) Death D) Experience

In Edgar Allen Poe’s poem The Raven, what is the Raven's response to the speaker ?

A) Nothing more B) Lenore

C) For evermore D) Nevermore

According to the speaker in Maya Angelou’s poem Phenomenal Woman, where does her

real beauty come from ?

A) Her self confidence B) The reach of her arms

C) The span of her hips D) Her bright smile

What is the colour of the throne in Emperor Jones ?

A) Sapphire B) Golden C) Silver D) White
Which symbol represents reality in The Glass Menagerie ?

A) The glass collection B) The unicorn

C) The picture of father D) The fire escape

When was Emerson’s essay Self Reliance published ?
A) 1836 B) 1837 C) 1841 D) 1854

“A small man can be just as exhausted as a great man.” Whose words are these ?
A) Linda Loman 8) HappyLoman 9) Willy Loman D) Arthur Miller

Arrange the following novels in the chronological order :
1. The Old Man and the Sea

2. Moby Dick

3. The Scarlet Letter

4. The Bluest Eye

A) 2143 8) 1,43 ©) 1, 2, 4, 3 0) 3, 2, 1, 4
What do the lions symbolize in The Old Man and the 5087

A) Life B) Death C) Lost youth D) Strength
What does the title The Bluest Eye suggest ?

A) Eternal youth B) Knowledge C) Whiteness D) Beauty


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