PPSC Lecturer English Solved Past Paper of 2015

1). Who authored Piers Polwman?

(A). Chaucer

(B). William Langland

(C). Sir Thomas Malory

(D). Geoffrey of Monmouth

2). …………………belongs to a relatively small group of creative geniuses whose greatest works were written after her turned 50:

(A). Goleridge

(B). Keats

(C). Milton

(D). Spenser

3). What characterizes a “metaphysical conceit,” a strategy characteristics of John Donne’s poetry?

(A). Confusion that avoids questions of moral accountability

(B). Self-definition through images

(C). The linking of images from very different ranges of experience

(D). The chaining of images from very different ranges of experience

4). What is the title to Milton’s blank-verse epic that is written in and critiques the epic tradition?

(A). The Divine comedy

(B). Lycidas

(C). Paradise Lost

(D).   L’Allegro

5). Which poets collaborated on the lyrical Ballads of 1798?

(A). Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley and Percy Bysshe Shelley

(B). Dorothy Wordsworth and William Wordsworth

(C). William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge

(D). Charles Lamb and William Hazlitt.

6). Which poet asserted in practice and theory the value of representing rustic life and language as well as social outcasts not only in pastoral poetry, common before this poet’s time, but also as the major subject and medium for poetry in general?

(A). Mary Wollstonecraft

(B). William Wordsworth

(C). William Blake

(D). Leigh Hunt

7). Published together in 1609, Shakespeare’s ………..Sonnets, in number, are the only direct expression of the poet’s own feelings that we possess; for his plays are the most impersonal in all literature:

(A). 152

(B). 153

(C). 154

(D). 155

8). Sylvia Plath was the wife of ……………

(A). Ted hughes

(B). T.S. Eliot

(C). Ezra Pound

(D). W.H. Auden

9). In the Rime of Ancient Mariner, two figures on the ship cast dice for the Ancient Mariner and the ship; ……………..wings ther Mariner.

(A). Life

(B). Death  

(C). Life-in-Death

(D). Death-in-Life

10). Coleridge under subtle states of feeling including depression and irrational sense of guilt found an outlet in fantasy, supremely in……………….

(A). Sleep and La Bella Dame Sans Merci

(B). The Rime of Ancient Mariner and Kublai Khan

(C). Lucy Gray and Reverie of Susan

(D).  She walks in Beauty and Hours of Idleness

11). ………..Where Youth grows pale and scepter thin and dies………..Who is Keats in his Ode to Nightingale referring to?

(A). George Keats

(B). john Keats

(C). Fahny Keats

(D). Fanny Browne

12). Keats was the opinion that some certainties were best left open to imagination and that the element of doubt and ambiguity added ……………….and specialty to a concept.

(A). Classification

(B). Neo-classicism

(C). Romanticism

(D). Neo-romanticism

13). Wyatt and Surrey in 16th century imported the …………into the English Language.

(A). Shakespearean

(B). Spenserian Sonnet 

(C). Men beneath the tree

(D).Sleek Chivalric certainty

14). Adrienne Rich’s Aunt jennifer’s Tigers contrasts the creative needlework produced by Aunt Jenifer with:

(A). The massive weight of Uncle’s wedding band

(B). Denizens of a world of green

(C). men beneath the tree

(D). Sleek chivalric certainty

15). Alexander Pope’s …………….recasts a petty high-society scandal as mythological battle for the virtue of an innocent:

(A). Summer

(B). Sound and Sense

(C). Eloisa to Abelard  

(D). The Rape of the Lock

16). ……………..was an exile at Eton, a revolutionary thinker, an intellectual for whom to think was normally to do:

(A). Keats

(B). Shelley

(C). Byron 

(D). Coleridge

17). The energy vision and music of the most exciting English lyrics poets Shelley are exemplified in …………… an elegy for John Keats:

(A). L’Allegro

(B). Mont Blanc

(C). Hyperion  

(D). Adonis

18). Fries classifies utterance into………………

(A). Single minimum free utterance

(B). Single free utterance, not minimum

(C). all of these

19). A word/ set of words followed by a pause and revealing an intelligible purpose is ………….

(A). word

(B). phrase 

(C). clause 

(D). sentence

20). The label ……………denotes a form: a group of words with a subject and a predicate:

(A). fragment

(B). word 

(C). compound

(D). clause

21). Lexical unit in which two or more lexical morphemes are juxtaposed are called:

(A). Idiom

(B). Phrase  

(C). compound  

(D). clause

22). ……………themselves, myself, himself, herself, itself, ourselves are ………………

(A). Reciprocal pronouns

(B). reflexive pronouns

(C). Both A & B

(D). None of these

23). …………………..was introduced at the beginning of the century by Ferdinand de Saussure (1957-1913) as a deliberate reaction to the historically oriented linguistics of the 19th century:

(A). Duality of patterning

(B). Structuralism

(C). Sapir-Whorf hypothesis 

(D). Linguistic determinism

24).  …………………….are consonants for which the flow of air is stopped or restricted by the two lips:-

(A). Nasal

(B). Affricative 

(C). Glottal  

(D). Bilabial

25). On linguistic map a line indicating the degree of linguistic change is called………..

(A). dialect

(B). registers 

(C). isogloss 

(D). idiolect

26). A contract language, a mixture of elements from different natural languages is called…..

(A). idiolect

(B). dialect 

(C). diglossla

(D). pidgin

27). The smallest part of expression associated with some meaning are called:

(A). Stems

(B). morphemes

(C). Suffixes 

(D). Prefixes

28). Linguistics which investigates how the people speak and use language in given speech community at a given time is called sh.

(A). diachronic linguistics

(B). synchronic linguistics

(C). comparative linguistics

(D). All of the above

29). The study of hearing and perception of speech sounds is called:

(A). Articulatory phonetics

(B). Acoustic phonetics

(C). Auditory phonetics

(D). None of these

30). According to Bloomfield, the organization of sound into pattern is called……..

(A). Plosives or stops

(B). Articulations

(C). Auditory phonetics

(D). None of these

31). According to Bloomfield, the organization of sound into pattern is called:

(A). Phonetics

(B). Phonology

(C). Anthropology

(D). Lexigraphy

32). Phoneme, Phone, Allophone are the concepts of:

(A). phonetics

(B). Phonology

(C). Anthropology

(D). Linguistics

33). When a pidgin becomes lingua-franca, it is called a………..

(A). dialect

(B). idiolect

(C). creole

(D). diglossia

34). The opening slot in the sentence patterns, filled by a noun phrase or other nominal, which functions as the topic of the sentence:

(A). complement

(B). subject

(C). predicate

(D). adjunct

35). Mood is related to illocutionary force. Moods are:

(A). writing organizational skills

(B). editing skills

(C). free writing

(D). guided writing

36). Sklarier was influential in defining radical:

(A). Structuralism

(B). Behaviorism

(C). Cogitative Approach

(D). None

37). A form of teaching writing in which learners are given step by step instructions is:

(A). writing organizational skills

(B). editing skills

(C). free writing

(D). guided writing

38). Another name for Grammar Translation Method is:

(A). Aural Method

(B). Classical Method

(C). Direct Method

(D). Communicative Method

39). The set of all possible grammatical sentences in the language is:

(A). Langue

(B). le language

(C). parole

(D). all of these

40). The Oral Method is not a complete method itself:

(A). Outdated

(B). obsolete

(C). defected

(D). necessary part / phrase of the complete method

41).  …………….was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948, “for his outstanding pioneer contribution to present day poetry:

(A). W.H. Auden

(B). Emily Dickinson

(C). T.S. Eliot

(D). Ezra Pound

42). Culture and imperialism is q sequel to:

(A). nationalism

(B). orientalism

(C). Marxism

(D). Ezra Pound

43). Voltaire, pope, Swift and Kant belonged to the philosophical movement of the eighteenth century that celebrated reason – clarity of thought and statement, scientific thinking, and a person’s ability to perfect onself:

(A). Enlightenment

(B). Renaissance

(C). Reformation

(D). None of these

44). Bacon’s devotedness to ……………..was responsible for his rapid rise in the British Court which won him knighthood

(A). Henry VIII

(B). Mary Tudor 

(C). Elizabeth I

(D). James I

45). In the Defense of Poesy, what did Sidney attribute to poetry?

(A). A realistic power that cannot be made to seem like more illusion and trickery

(B). A defensive power whereby poetry and its figurative expressions allow the poet to avoid censorship

(C). A magical power whereby poetry encourages the reader to emulate virtuous models

(D). A moral power whereby poetry encourages the reader to emulate virtuous models

46). Which of the following Shakespearean plays tricks on the reader:

(A). A winter’s Tale

(B). Romeo and Juliet

(C). The Tempest

(D).  The merchant of Venice

47). ……….a delicate visual, called, ………..operates in Oscar Wilde importance of Being Ernest crystalizing underlying meanings:

(A). Symbolisms

(B). Puns

(C). Imagery

(D). Diction

48). Linda in Ibsen’s A doll’s house provides a sub-plot by her relations with Krogstad and she serves a foil and model to ……………., who recognizes through her that a woman is entitled to her own judgement and independent thought:

(A). Gina

(B). Rebecca

(C). Nora

(D). Hedda

49). G. (B) shaw was influenced by ………………as the dramatist’s plays exactly titled every middle and professional class suburb in Europe?

(A). Racine

(B). Molre

(C). Ibsen

(D). Shakespeare

50). Contemporary drama saw Brecht create:

(A). Street Theatre

(B). Theatre of absurd

(C). epic theatre

(D). Roman theatre

51). Paradise Lost was written to be a justification of …………resting on theological system as definite at almost as carefully articulated in the De Doctrine Christiania as Dante had accepted from the Summa of Aquinas:

(A). The ways Salan to men

(B). the ways of Man to Stan 

(C). the ways of God to Man 

(D). None of these

52). What does the Keats refer to urn to?  

(A). An unravished bride of quietness

(B). Leaf-tring’d legned haunts

(C). Sylvan author

(D). Bold lover

53). George Eliot put a good deal of her divided feelings abot…………..into the story of Maggie and Tom:

(A). Religion  

(B). her own Childhood  

(C). Farm life

(D). Social norms

54). No 19th century successor in the novel / theatre approaches the ………Jane Auston developed by formal disciple and concentration of theme:

(A). Economy of words and action

(B). use of paradox

(C). use of puns

(D). use of unties

55). The Faerie Queene, an epic poem and fantastical celebrating the Tudor dynasty and Elizabeth is a /an……………….:

(A). legend

(B). elegy

(C). allegory

(D). None of these

56). Taufiq Rafat’s concern with ………….is one expression of conflict between tradition and modernism which has been feature of all ex-colonies:

(A). Parallelism

(B). imagery

(C). pun

(D). Pakistan idiom

57). Sophocles uses the chorus, a group of ………….Thebans, to comment on the play’s action and to foreshadow future events:

(A). 50

(B). 11

(C). 15

(D). 12

58). Eugene O, Neill argues that there can be  “tragedy of the common man.”

(A). False – it was Tennessee Wilder

(B). False – it was Arthur Miller

(C). False – it was Thomton Wilder

(D). True

59). The three primary characteristics of theatre of the absurd are:

(A). Plot structure, prose language, and characters who are often noble or royal

(B). illogical plots, language that uses nonsense and non sequitur, and characters that are existential beings

(C). Plots, verse language, and stereotypical characters

(D).  epic plots, sung dialogues, and characters that showcase the working man

60). ……………….The literature of …………….saw the steady emergence of novel which provided real literature for children either for their instruction or entertainment. Thus, the child become either central subject and / or object of a many of writings:

(A). Elizabethan age

(B). Romantic age

(C). Augustan age

(D). Victorian age

61). ………………. , the Wife on Bath’s fame derives from Character’s deft characterization of her as a brassy, woman:

(A). Alice

(B). Alisoun

(C). Annetle

(D). Amy

62). Between 1349-1350, England lost nearly half of the population to:

(A). Plague

(B). Yellow Fever

(C). Earthquake

(D). Black Death

63). Keats wrote his six great odes:

(A). Between 1816 to 1819

(B). Between December and January 1014

(C). Between April and September 1819

(D).  Between April May and June 1817

64). Byron sealed his European reputation as a rebel by his death while supporting the …………against the Turks:

(A). Mustafa Kamal

(B). The Greek Revolt

(C).The Iron Revolt

(D). The Turkish Revolt

65). Philosophically Shelley was follower of ……………….., holding the world of appearances less real than the world of underlying Forms and Ideas:

(A). Aristotle

(B). Sophocles

(C). Plato

(D). Zone

66). George Orwell continues the great ironic tradition of …………….and others:

(A). Lewis Carol

(B). Daniel Defoe

(C). Voltaire

(D). Swift

67). The sonnet on ………………records a moment of vision in which Wordsworth for once is able to:

(A). Reverie of Poor Susan

(B). Westminster Bridge (1802)

(C). I travelled among unknown men

(D). When I have memory

68). According to ……………the novels of the eighteen forties do not reflect the respective society but they try to define it and in their attempt at defining the society they also participate in the common social process:

(A). Samuel Johnson

(B). Raymond Williams

(C). T.S. Eliot

(D). Huxley

69). Postcolonial Literature addresses:

(A). the new cultural identity of the colonies

(B). travelogues

(C). biographies

(D). autobiography

70). Which literary form, developed in the fifteenth century, personified vices and virtues?

(A).   heroic

(B). morality play

(C). the romance

(D). the short story

71). A word that sounds like the right word but means something quite different is known as:

(A). Witticism

(B). Epigram

(C). Pun

(D). Pathos

72). Which of the following is NOT a technique of comedy?

(A). Plot complications

(B). Verbal humor

(C). Strong emphasis on suspense

(D). Comedy of character

73). Following………….. model of presenting to defend the October Revolution, Orwell protests at the corruption of communication’s ideas in the Soviet Union by Stalin:

(A). Bolshevik’s

(B). Trotsky’s

(C). Lenin’s

(D). Kereasky’s

74). Which poem of Frost does the line …………….good fences make good neighbors………remained you of?  

(A). Mending Walls 

(B). After apple picking

(C). Briches

(D). Road not to taken

75). ……………..represented to feelings of an age anxious about the miserable condition of its children and inspired others to make a similar protest:

(A). Tess (Thomas hardy)

(B). Oliver Twist (Charies Dickens)

(C). Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)

(D). Middlemarch (George Eliot)

76).  ………..It is a sort of poetical chronicle. At the end one has the feeling that poetry and daily life have got parted, and will never come together again …………. Which work of Ahmed Ali is Forster referring to?

(A).  Rats and Diplomats

(B). Ocean of Night

(C). the Golden Tradition

(D). Twilight in Delhi

77). The conflict of life with the forces of experience places Dickens an heir to the…………….

(A). Classical

(B). Neo-classic Poets

(C). Romantic Poets

(D). Elizabeth’s Poets

78). After graduating in 1931 Ahmed Ali earned his living as a:

(A). Lecturer

(B). Novelist

(C). Short-story writer

(D). Ambassador

79). The novel as vehicle for psychological analysis rather than the recounting of events, became the major literary from in mid…………..century:

(A). 18th century

(B). 19th century

(C). 20th century

(D). 21st century


80). Except for eggs, which rarely go …….in price, the cost of groceries is going …………of sight.

(A). cut, up

(B). down, out

(C). down, up

(D). up, out

81). The misunderstanding …………………the two parties was ………….a scheduling conflict:

(A). among, upon

(B). between, over

(C). about, on

(D). among, on

82). Fancy the happiness ……..Pinocchio………..finding himself free!

(A). off, on

(B). of, while

(C). of, on

(D). about, on

83). Paradoxically, the more …………the details Noor chooses, the more able is she to depict here pictures to landscapes:

(A). Fanciful

(B). meritorious

(C). realistic

(D). illustrated

84). Times files ………….

(A). like a knife

(B). like wings

(C). like an arrow

(D). a blizzard

85). You need to consider the ………before you make a decision:

(A). untoward

(B). temperate

(C). halcyon

(D). seemly

86). You need to consider the …………before you make a decision:

(A). odds and cons

(B). Tooth and nail

(C). pros and cons

(D). and

87). The …………….of the Minister’s statement cannot be verified by people who have no access to official reports:-

(A). ambiguity

(B). verbosity

(C). validity

(D). veracity

88). The ……………..sounded lame to her and she did not want to give in:

(A). promises

(B). observations

(C). Excuses

(D). Statements

89). Which of these sentences does not contain an adverb?

(A). The child ran happily towards his mother

(B). Sara walked to the shops

(C). The mother gently woke the sleeping baby

(D). I visited my mum yesterday

90). Choose the correct sentence:

(A). You’ll be shocked when I tell you who called me last night

(B). You’ll be shocked when I tell you whom called me last night

(C). you’ll be shocked when I tell you what called me last night

(D). you’ll be shocked when that I tell you who called me last night


91). Patrician

(A). common; bourgeois; unrefined; lower-class 

(B). boss; superior; chief, leader

(C). authentic; doubtless; real; true

(D). break; separation; division

92). Acumen

(A). Plain; bland; unadorned; austere

(B). ignorance; ineptness; stupidity

(C). noticeable; obvious; conspicuous; Salient 

(D). bending; flexible; pliable

93). Pull the rug from under:

(A). to use influence

(B). abruptly ruin

(C). for a loop

(D). to knock down

94). Grotesque

(A). archaic

(B). whimsical

(C). graceful

(D). mild

95). Zenith

(A). pinnacle

(B). nadir

(C). afford

(D). naught


96). Pique:

(A). Question

(B). Delay

(C). Arouse

(D). Grow

97). Circumvent:

(A). hate

(B). seek

(C). avoid

(D). choose

98). Paradoxical:

(A). Productive

(B). Contradictory

(C). Productive

(D). Fair

99). Close Shave:

(A). hair’s breadth

(B). by the skin of one’s teeth

(C). narrow escape

(D). all of these

100). Spoken:

(A). Vocal

(B). Written

(C). Aural

(D). unspoken

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