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Virginia Woolf – Previous Year UGC-NET | GATE Questions

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In which novel of Virginia Woolf does a painter in the act of painting actually figure as a character ?
(A) The Voyage Out
(B) The Waves
(C) Jacob’s Room
(D) To the Lighthouse
Ans: (D)

Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse has a tripartite structure. The three parts are named the following EXCEPT:
(A) The Sky
(B) The Window
(C) Time Passes
(D) The Lighthouse
Ans: (A)

Which of the following lines by Shakespeare is repeated several times in Virginia Woolf’s novel Mrs. Dalloway ?
(A) “If music be the food of love, play on”.
(B) “Fear no more the heat of the sun, Nor the furious winter’s rages”.
(C) “Those are pearls that were his eyes”.
(D) “There is a tide in the affairs of man”.
Ans: (B)

Shel is a character in Virginia Woolf’s novel ……………
(A) Mrs. Dalloway
(B) To the Lighthouse
(C) The Waves
(D) Orlando
Ans: (D)

“On or about December 1910 human character changed,” Virginia Woolf wrote. A more assertive declaration, “It was in 1915 the old world ended”, was made by a novelist in one of his/her novels, picking a date of far more historical moment, the point when an entire cultural tradition seemed to end in war. Name the novelist and the novel.
(A) D.H. Lawrence – Kangaroo
(B) Aldous Huxley – Brave New World
(C) Virginia Woolf – Mrs. Dalloway
(D) James Joyce – Ulysses
Ans: (A)

Match List – I with List – II according to the code given below:
List – I (Novels)
i. Lord Jim
ii. To the Lighthouse
iii. A Passage to India
iv. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
List – II (Last lines)
1. ‘It was done; it was finished. Yes, she thought laying down her brush in extreme fatigue, I have had my vision.’
2. ‘April 27. Old father, old artificer, stand me now and ever in good stead…’
3. ‘He feels it himself and says often that he is “preparing to leave all this; preparing to leave,…”, while he waves his hands sadly at his butterflies.’
4. ‘ “No not yet,” and the sky said, “No, not there”.’
i ii iii iv
(A) 2 4 3 1
(B) 3 2 4 1
(C) 3 1 4 2
(D) 2 3 1 4
Ans: (C)

Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse begins in a piece of dialogue:
“Yes, of course, if it’s fine tomorrow”, said Mrs. Ramsay. “But you’ll have to be up with lark”, she added.
Present among the listeners of her remark is ……………

(A) her father
(B) her nephew
(C) her son
(D) her driver
Ans: (C)

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