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George Eliot – Previous Year UGC-NET | GATE Questions

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1. Match the character with the work :

I. Count Fosco
II. Margaret
III. Lucy Snowe
IV. Maggie Tulliver
A. Villette
B. Adam Bede
C. The Woman in White
D. North or South
Codes :
(1) C D A B
(2) D C A B
(3) C A D B
(4) C A B D
Answer: *

2. Which novel of George Eliot was read with pleasure by Queen Victoria and also commissioned for two paintings of scenes as a mark of recognition?
(A) Romola
(B) Scenes of Clerical Life
(C) Adam Bede
(D) Middlemarch
Ans: (C)

3. “When Fred got into debt, it always seemed to him highly probable that something or other -he did not necessarily conceive what – would come to pass enabling him to pay in due time”.
Why is Fred Vincy in debt in Middle march ?

(A) He takes out a large loan to enable him to woo Mary Garth.
(B) He is an inveterate gambler.
(C) He is paying off a blackmailer.
(D) He runs a charity that has got into trouble.
Ans: (B)

4. Dinah Morris is a character in George Eliot’s novel
(A) Middlemarch
(B) Silas Marner
(C) Daniel Deronda
(D) Adam Bede
Ans: (D)

5. Put the following novels of George Eliot in a sequential order. Answer the question with the help of the code :
(i) Middlemarch
(ii) Daniel Deronda
(iii) Felix Holt, the Radical
(iv) Romola

Code :
(A) (i), (iii), (iv), (ii)
(B) (ii), (i), (iii), (iv)
(C) (iv), (iii), (i), (ii)
(D) (iv), (i), (iii), (ii)
Ans: (D)

6. Who among the Victorian authors has described himself/herself as an agnostic?
(A) Matthew Arnold
(B) Charles Dickens
(C) George Eliot
(D) Thomas Hardy
Ans: (C)

7. George Eliot’s attempt to write a historical novel of the Italian Renaissance was not successful. Which was this novel?
(A) Adam Bede
(B) Felix Holt
(C) Silas Marner
(D) Romola
Ans: (D)

8. The prelude to Middlemarch makes a reference to the particular history of a remarkable woman, …………..
(A) St. Agnes
(B) St. Theresa
(C) St. Joan
(D) St. Carmel
Ans: (B)

9. _________ read Adam Bede with such pleasure that she not only keenly recommended it to her relatives but also commissioned two paintings of scenes from the novel.
(A) Horace Nightingale
(B) George Eliot
(C) Margaret Cavendish
(D) Queen Victoria
Ans: (D)

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