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Philip Larkin Previous Year UGC-NET | GATE Questions

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In which of Philip Larkin’s poem does he refer to .long uneven lines. of men waiting to be enlisted for the war ? (“Never such innocence again” concludes the poem)
(A) Mr. Bleaney
(C) Ambulances
(D) Sad Steps
Ans: (B)

Which of the following poems by Philip Larkin is best described as a self-elegy, anticipating the poet’s death?
(A) “The Old Fools”
(B) “Aubade”
(C) “Ambulances”
(D) “Faith Healing”
Ans: (B)

“Our almost-instinct almost true :
What will survive of us is love.”
Identify the poem by Philip Larkin that ends with the above lines :

(A) “This Be the Verse”
(B) “An Arundel Tomb”
(C) “High Windows”
(D) “Next, Please”
Ans: (B)

Which among the following poems by Philip Larkin records his impressions while travelling to London by train ?
(A) “Aubade”
(B) “Church Going”
(C) “The Whitsun Wedding”
(D) “An Arundel Tomb”
Ans: (C)

Which post-war British poet ends a poem with the line , “get stewed : books are aload of crap”?
(A) Philip Larkin
(B) Ted Hughes
(C) Thom Gunn
(D) Craig Raine
Ans: (A)

Match the poets with the collection :
List – I
I. Philip Larkin
II. Geoffrey Hill
III. Ted Hughes
IV. Seamus Heaney
List – II
A. Lupercal
B. Door into the Dark
C. The Less Deceived
D. For the Unfallen
(a) C D B A
(b) C B D A
(c) C D A B
(d) D C B A
Ans: (c)

Philip Larkin’s “Sad Steps” notices “The way the moon dashes through clouds that blow Loosely as cannon-smoke to stand apart…”
The poem alludes to :
(A) Coleridge’s “Dejection : An Ode”
(B) The moonlit scenes in A Midsummer Night’s Dream
(C) Philip Sidney’s Astrophel and Stella
(D) T.S. Eliot’s ‘Morning at the Window”
Ans: (C)

Which of the following poems by Philip Larkin deals with the trauma of a rape victim who says “Even so distant, I can taste the grief”?
(A) “Deceptions”
(B) “Faith Healing”
(C) “Sad Steps”
(D) “Wild Oats”
Ans: (A)

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