1. QUESTIONS PAPER A


QUESTION NO. 1
(a) No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.
(b) Will lie o' nights
In the bony arms
Of Reality and be comforted.
(c) Mountains, oceans, leaf and stone
Star shine, moon glow
You're all that I can call my own.
QUESTION NO.2
(a) It is very good that we have rebels
You may not find it very good to be one.
(b) Thus I entered, and thus I go
In triumphs people have dropped down dead.
(c) The music in my heart I bore,
Long after it was heard no more.
QUESTION NO. 3
(a) All the world's a stage
And all the men and women merely players.
(b) A legacy of benefits -- may we
In the future years be found with those who try
To labour for the good until they die.
(c) In the morning glad I see
My foe outstretched beneath the tree.
QUESTION NO. 4
(a) And on her dulcimer she played
Singing of Mount Abora.
(b) Walked through a wood, saw the birds in the trees.
They have no politicians and sang at their ease.
(c) And yet those voices:
If you were not afraid, you would kill him!
QUESTION NO. 5
(a) "Luka, tell them in the stables that Toby isn't to have any oats all to-day".
(b) "Fortunately, I have other means of impressing you. The power of the purse goes a long way in this world. I propose to use it".
(c) There ain't no criminal classes, any more than virtuous classes. The rogues and the rulers may both come from the gutter, or the Palace."
QUESTION NO. 6
(a)What is the role of Nick Adams in "The Killers"?
(b) "I would rather have been loved, not feared" says Beatrice before dying in "Rappaccini's Daughter". Elaborate. 
(c) Describe the quarrel between Ustad Mangu and the Gora Soldier. (The New Constitution)
QUESTION NO. 7
(a) Why does Eva turn down every offer of Rosen in "Take Pity"?
(b) How does the Swallow sacrifice his life for the love of the Happy Prince?
(c) Describe the effect of romantic love on the adolescent mind of the Small Boy. (Araby)
QUESTION NO. 8
(a) How does E.A. Poe build an atmosphere of horror in "Tell-Tale Heart"?
(b) "The Necklace" is a satire on the vanity of women. Discuss.
(c) How does the story "The Duchess and the Jeweler" reflect the moral decadence of the English aristocracy?
QUESTION NO. 9
(a) The Wife in "The Shadow in the Rose Garden" cannot help digging her past. Discuss.
(b) Describe the love between the French Soldier and the Panther.
(c) How is Lisby different from her elder sisters?
QUESTION NO. 10
(a) Discuss the play "The Bear" as a farce.
(b) What is the conflict between Uncle James and his nephew, Philip?
(c) Why has Primrose decided to marry an ugly man?
QUESTION NO. 11
(a) In the light of Liaquat Ali Khan's speech, explain the circumstances which led to the creation of Pakistan. 
(b) What is the significance of the conclusion that "the whole fabric of civilization was modelled and moulded"?
(c) "Whistling of Birds" shows its writer's love for nature. Elaborate. 
QUESTION NO. 12
(a) Describe Gloria Emerson's  experience of parachute jumping. 
(b) Give an account of the disaster occurred on August 9, 1945 at Nagasaki, as given by Ichimaru. 
(c) Why does Yeats include a comparison of his grandmother with his grandfather?
QUESTION NO. 13
(a) Why does Leacock regard the tailor as "immortal"?
(b) Point out the examples of irony and humour in Huxley's essay "The Beauty Industry". 
(c) "Doctoring is not even the art of keeping people in health". How far do you agree with Shaw?
QUESTION NO. 14
(a) How does Max Beerbohm differentiate between Hosts and Guests?
(b) What are the real problems faced by a bachelor?
(c) "It is very easy to see fanaticism in other people, but difficult to spot in oneself". Is it really so?
QUESTION NO. 15
(a) "If bad manners are infectious, so also are good manners". Elaborate.
(b) "There are certain things that our age needs, and certain things that it should avoid. Discuss in the light of Russell's essay "Science and Values".
(c) How do various vitamins keep human body fit?
QUESTION NO. 16
(a) What is personification? Explain personification in "Leisure".
(b) What in your opinion is the most fanciful image in "Tartary"?
(c) What are the new year resolutions of Elizabeth Sewell?
QUESTION NO. 17
(a) Write a character-sketch of the woman as depicted in "Woman Work".
(b) Discuss the poem "Patriot into Traitor" as a dramatic monologue. 
(c) Do you agree with Elizabeth Bishop that the art of losing is not hard to master?
QUESTION NO. 18
(a) Why does Wordsworth call the solitary reaper's song 'a melancholy strain'?
(b) Why does Shakespeare call old age 'a second childishness'?
(c) How appropriate is the title of the poem "A Poison Tree"?
QUESTION NO. 19
(a) Why does Emily Dickinson use the image of journey in "Because I Could Not Stop for Death"?(b) "Lights Out" by Edward Thomas dwells on the power of sleep. Elaborate. 
(c) What does the empty barrel signify in "After Apple Picking"?
QUESTION NO. 20
(a) What are Keats's fears as you find in "When I Have Fears"?
(b) Why does Yeats wish to be young again in "Politics"?
(c) Why does D.H. Lawrence think of his education as "accursed"?
QUESTION NO. 21
(a) Describe Santiago's search for the fish. 
(b) Describe the old man's struggle with the marlin.
(c) Describe the old man's struggle with the sharks.
QUESTION NO. 22
(a) The sea is a living being. Elaborate.
(b)"The boy keeps me alive". Describe Manolin's role in the light of above remarks.
(c) Bring out the comparison between Santiago and DiMaggio.
QUESTION NO. 23
(a) Elaborate Santiago's hand game with the Negro.
(b)"Every day is a new day", says Santiago. Comment.
(c)"A man can be destroyed but not defeated". Discuss.
QUESTION NO. 24
(a) Discuss the old man as a skillful fisherman.
(b) Is Santiago a superstitious man? Explain.
(c) Describe the old man as a religious figure.
QUESTION NO. 25
(a) Describe Santiago as a 'strange old man'.
(b) Describe the old man as a tragic hero.
(c) What is the significance of Santiago's dreams?


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