6. PAST PAPERS

PAPER I - CLASSICAL POETRY

1. YEAR 2008 (1st Annual Exam)
OBJECTIVE
1. (a) Choose the correct option. (05) 
(i) What does the Squire wear? (a velvet doublet, cloth embroidered with flower, a braver ha.)
(ii) During which Century Chaucer lived? (13th, 14th, 15th, 16th)
(iii) What is Milton's stated purpose in 'Paradise Lost"? (to assert his superiority to other, to justify the ways of God to man, to make his story hard to understand)
(iv) Who wins the hand of Omber? (Belinda, Baron, Ariel)
(v) An epic is a (designed to be sung, short love poem, a long narrative poem)
(b) Tick the true or false (10) 
(i) The Pardoner is the first to tell tale. T/F
(ii) Autumn is described in the opening passage of 'The Prologue'. T/F
(iii) Coffee is served after the card game ends. T/F
(iv) The sleepless lovers awake at tea-time. T/F
(v) Chaucer's profession was merchant. T/F
(vi) Shock is Belinda's lap dog. T/F
(vii) Donne is only a religious poet. T/F
(viii) Surrey and Wyatt were contemporaries. T/F
(ix) In "The Sunne Rising" Donne appreciates the beauty of the sun. T/F
(x) Surrey was born in 1517 T/F
(c) Fill in the blanks. (05) 
(i) So ___________ how could betide alas.
(ii) 'Fallen Cherub, to be weak is ___________.
(iii) Charms Strike the sight, but __________ wins the Soul.
(iv) He was as fresh as __________.
(v) Basic old foole __________.
2. Write short answers. (Answers should be only in one or two lines) (20) 
(i) Why the Pilgrims are going to Canterbury?
(ii) What was the plan of Canterbury Tales?
(iii) Define Satire.
(iv) What is the difference between Donne's love poems and divine poems?
(v) Name some important characters in 'The Prologue' by Chaucer.
(vi) 'The Rape of the Lock' is called mock epic poem. Why?
(vii) Who were the university wits?
(viii) Write only two lines about the poetical faculty of Surrey.
(ix) What is an epic?
(x) What are some of the places where the Knight has fought?
SUBJECTIVE
Attempt any FOUR questions. All questions carry equal marks.
3. Illustrate from 'The Prologue', Chaucer's gift of many sided humour. (15)
4. ''Milton is in truth the only living being who exits in his own work" (Legouis). Discuss with examples from 'Paradise Lost'. (15)
5. Write a comprehensive note on John Donne as a Metaphysical poet. (15)
6. Discuss the 'Rape of the Lock' as a social satire. (15)
7. Write a critical appreciation of 'On Wyatt's Death' ---- what resteth here that quick could never rest ----- (15)
8. Write a note on Wyatt as a poet. (15)
2. YEAR 2008 (2nd Annual Exam)
OBJECTIVE
1. (a) Choose the correct option. (05) 
(i) To what shrine are the pilgrims travelling? (Shrine of Edward, Shrine of Holy Virgin, Shrine of Thomas Becket)
(ii) How many husbands the Wife of Bath had? (2, 3, 5, 6)
(iii) Who does Milton name as his heavenly muse? (Uranca, Virgil, Titania)
(iv) Who arms Baron with a pair of scissors? (Belinda, Sir Plume, Clarissa)
(v) Henry Howards is (Early of Surrey, Earl of Kent, Pope)
(b) Write the True or False. (10) 
(i) Milton is only romantic poet.
(ii) Chaucer belongs to Shakespearean age.
(iii) Paradise Lost is in an epic form.
(iv) Donne is only love poet.
(v) Knight has only two sons.
(vi) The Frair's  name is Huberd.
(vii) Belinda's dos is Shock.
(viii) Baron inspires Belinda's dream in the first Canto.
(ix) Donne uses dramatic monologue in his poems.
(x) Surrey was born in 1528.
(c) Fill in the blanks. (05) 
(i) What is Belinda's full name ___________.
(ii) Donne's beloved name was __________.
(iii) I wonder by my __________ what thou and I did till we loved.
(iv) Better to reign in Hell __________.
(v) A Knyght there was and that a __________.
2. Answer the following 10 short questions each in two lines only, have 2 marks each. (20) 
(i) Why does Donne rebuke the Sun?
(ii) Why the pilgrims are going to Canterbury?
(iii) Why Adam and Eve were expelled from Paradise?
(iv) Name the ideal character in 'The Prologue'.
(v) Write in only two lines the difference between Knight and Squire.
(vi) Define poetry.
(vii) Examine the poetical faculty of Surrey only in two lines.
(viii) Define Epic.
(ix) In which poem Donne addresses to the Sun?
(x) Why 'The Rape of the Lock' is called a mock epic poem?
SUBJECTIVE
Attempt any FOUR questions. All questions carry equal marks.
3. Write a comprehensive note on the character of 'The Wife of Bath' from 'The Prologue'. (15)
4. Who is the hero of 'Paradise Lost'? Justify with examples from the book. (15)
5. What is meat by metaphysical poetry? Illustrate Donne's use of metaphysical imagery from his poems you have read. (15)
6. "The Rape of the Lock" is enjoyable both as a mock epic and as a satire on fashionable world. Discuss with examples from the text. (15)
7. Write a note on salient features of Wyatt's poetry. (15)
8. Comment on Surrey's contribution to the Sonnet form. (15)
3. YEAR 2009 (1st Annual Exam) 
OBJECTIVE
1. (a) Choose the correct option. (05) 
(i) Who was Cherub? (an ordinary angel, a bad angel, an angel who stood round the throne of God, an angel who served Satan)
(ii) 'What though the field be lost'. This is uttered by: (Beelzebub, Seraphim, Satan, Milton)
(iii) 'In courteisie was set ful muchel Leste'. This is said about: (The Wife of Bath, The Prioress, The Monk, The Merchant)
(iv) The number of Elegies that Donne wrote was: (25, 20, 30, countless)
(v) The Wife of Bath had at the church door: (3 husbands, 5 husbands, 7 husbands, no husband)
(b) Write True or False. (10) 
(i) Dr. of Physic loved gold in special.
(ii) The Wife of Bath in Felawshipe well koude she laugh and carpe.
(iii) Pope was born in London in 1588.
(iv) Pope is the representative poet of the 15 century.
(v) Essay on Criticism was written by Surrey.
(vi) Book IX of the Paradise Lost tells about the fall of Angels.
(vii) The tree of the forbidden fruit in the garden of Eden is a Fig Tree.
(viii) John Donne was born in 1672.
(ix) Donne was not a contemporary of Marlowe and Shakespeare.
(x) Donne was a child of Renaissance.
(c) Fill in the blanks. (05) 
(i) Therefore he love __________.
(ii) She was a worthy woman __________.
(iii) He taughte, and first he folowed __________.
(iv) If thou findst one, __________.
(v) O thoughtless Mortals ever __________.
2. Write short answers. Answers should only be in one or two lines. (20) 
(i) What do you mean by an elegy?
(ii) What do you understand by Renaissance?
(iii) What is a Sonnet?
(iv) Explain the rhyme scheme in a Sonnet.
(v) How long did it take Satan to fall from Heaven to Hell?
(vi) What song could the Pardoner sing?
(vii) What is a blank verse?
(viii) Why does Eve eat the forbidden fruit?
(ix) At the end of Book IX of the Paradise Lost, what is the attitude of Adam towards Eve?
(x) What is meant by a Ballad?
SUBJECTIVE
Attempt any FOUR questions. All questions carry equal marks. 
3. "For even satire is a form of sympathy", says D.H. Lawrence. How are Pope's sympathies made apparent in the "Rape of the Lock"? (15)
4. In the "Paradise Lost", Milton plans to 'justify the ways of God to men'. How far is he successful in doing so? (15)
5. In his love poetry, Donne exhibits a more varied range of feelings than the Elizabethans. Moreover, his imagery, diction and versification are different. Discuss. (15)
6. Give a detailed critical analysis and appraisal of any one of the poems of Surrey: On Wyatt's Death; The Means to Attain a Happy Life. (15)
7. "The sonnet as a verse form usually expresses personal feelings". Discuss the statement with reference to the sonnets of Wyatt. (15)
8. Who do you think is responsible for the fall of Man --- Adam or Eve. Illustrate from Book IX of the Paradise Lost. OR
Write a note on Chaucer's female characters as presented in 'The Prologue'.
4. YEAR 2009 (2nd Annual Exam)
OBJECTIVE
1. (a) Choose the correct option. (05) 
(i) Oure Hoose in the Prologue is: (not an intelligent man, a cheat, a seemly man, a poor man)
(ii) Thomas A Becket was: (a great general, an ordinary man, a priest, member of a great guild)
(iii) St. Lucies Day was: (the hottest day, the coldest day, the longest day, the shortest day)
(iv) Satan entered the garden of Eden as: (a mighty soldier, an angel, a serpent)
(v) Ombre is a game of: (cricket, hockey, chess, cards)
(b) Tick true or false. (10) 
(i) The Parson was a good man of religion.
(ii) Pope was a poet of wit and fancy.
(iii) Pope in not a master of Heroic Couplet.
(iv) "So Cruel Prison" is written by Wyatt.
(v) Donne's Elegies were first published in 1533.
(vi) The Nonne had 4 priests with her.
(vii) Mammon is the architect of building pandemonium.
(viii) 'Essay on Man' is written by Surrey.
(ix) A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning is taken from Satan's speech in 'The Paradise Lost'.
(x) To do aught good never will be our task, but ever to do ill our sole delight. These lines are taken from Wyatt.
(c) Fill in the blanks. (05) 
(i) O fairest of creatures, __________.
(ii) All is not lost, __________.
(iii) If yet I have not all __________.
(iv) Where wigs with wigs, sword knots sword knots __________.
(v) Better to reign in Hell, __________.
2. Write short answers. Answers should only be in one or two lines. (20) 
(i) How many elegies did Donne write?
(ii) What is an allusion?
(iii) Define ballad.
(iv) What does the poure parson in the prologue mean when he says, "That if gold ruste, what would the iron do"?
(v) How is an irony different from a metaphor?
(vi) How does Eve feel at the end of Book IX of the Paradise Lost?
(vii) What is a heroic couplet?
(viii) Do you like anything special in Chaucer's description of the Prioress?
(ix) Sum up in 2 lines the ideas portrayed in 'The Sunne Rising".
(x) How is Satan of Book I different from Satan of Book IX?
SUBJECTIVE
Attempt any FOUR questions. All questions carry equal marks. 
3. Do you gather from 'The Prologue' that Chaucer was a social reformer? (15)
4. In Donne an intellectual realist? Discuss. (15)
5. Wyatt's most perfect poems are not, then, his most original in form. Discuss. (15) OR
Discuss the Earl of Surrey's contribution to English Poetry.
6. Examine 'Paradise Lost' as a renaissance epic. (15)
7. Why has 'The Rape of the Lock' retained its popularity to this day? (15)
8. Do you agree that Satan in Book IX is totally and constrastingly different from his first appearance in Book I of the Paradise Lost? Discuss the reasons of his degradation. (15)
5. YEAR 2010 (1st Annual Exam)
OBJECTIVE
1. (a) Choose correct option. (05) 
(i) Age of Chaucer is known as the Age of: (Milton, Transition, Pope, Satire)
(ii) The theme of 'Paradise Lost' is: (fall of man, fall of spirits, fall of heaven, fall of Satan)
(iii) 'The Rape of Lock' is an: (mock epic, epic, euphism, sonnet)
(iv) The eyes of Prioress were as grey as: (glass, watch, cloth, spectacles)
(v) Who had a fiery red face and face covered with pimples? (Summoner, Monk, The Reeve, Miller)
(b) Tick True of False. (10) 
(i) Surrey and Wyatt belonged to a group of poets called courtly makers. T/F
(ii) 'Paradise Lost' was published in 1663. T/F
(iii) Ariel takes upon himself the responsibility of guarding Belinda Petticoat. T/F
(iv) The Forbidden Tree was easily within the approach of Adam and Eve. T/F
(v) The Doctor of Physic practiced his medicine with the help of knowledge of Anatomy. T/F
(vi) 'Paradise Lost' has only seven human characters. T/F
(vii) Donne belonged to the Age of Satire. T/F
(viii) The Pardoner had brown hair. T/F
(ix) Pope was born in London in 1588. T/F
(x) Huberd is the name of the shipman. T/F
(c) Fill in the blanks. (05) 
(i) Better to __________ hell than serve in heaven.
(ii) And Frenssh she spak __________.
(iii) Godo, shall ravisher __________.
(iv) The mind in its own place __________.
(v) And I have leave to go __________.
2. Write short answers of the following in one or two lines. (20) 
(i) Define sonnet.
(ii) What is Blank Verse?
(iii) Define Metaphysical Poetry.
(iv) What is meant by Ballad?
(v) What is the actual name of Prioress?
(vi) Who was the guardian spirit of Belinda?
(vii) How long did it take Satan to fall from Heaven to Hell?
(viii) Why does Eve eat the forbidden fruit?
(ix) Which dialect did Chaucer use for his poetry?
(x) What do you understand by Renaissance?
SUBJECTIVE
Attempt any FOUR questions. All questions carry equal marks. 
3. Chaucer's technique of characterization in 'The Prologue' differs from character to character. Discuss. (15)
4. Who in your opinion is the hero of 'Paradise Lost'? Give reasons with textual support. (15)
5. Do you agree to Dr. Johnson's views that in metaphysical poetry John Donne has yoked heterogeneous ideas by violence? (15)
6. Discuss 'Rape of the Lock' as mock-heroic epic. (15)
7. The sonnet as a verse form usually expresses personal feelings. Discuss this statement with reference to sonnets of Thomas Wyatt. (15)
8. Give detailed critical analysis and appraisal of any one of the following poems.
(i) So Cruel Prison
(ii) That Doth Reign and Live within my Thought
(iii) Wyatt Resteth Here
6. YEAR 2011 (1st Annual Exam)
OBJECTIVE
1. (a) Choose correct option. (05) 
(i) Whom does Satan call "O Cherub"? (Raphael, Micheal, Beelzebub, Azazeel)
(ii) "What my this mean? Language of man pronounced by tongue of brute and human sense expressed". These lines are spoken by: (Eve, Mammon, Adam, Beelzebub)
(iii) "Ye goon to Canterbury-God yow speed". This line is spoken by: (The Knight, Becket, Host, Squire)
(iv) Subject of Donne's poem "Anniversarie" is: (death, love, eternity of love, hatred)
(v) To which shrine are pilgrims going? (shrine of the Holy Virgin, King Edward, Pope, Thomas A. Becket)
(b) Write True of False. (10) 
(i) Puritans were a strong political party.
(ii) The 'Paradise Lost' is talking only about man's first disobedience.
(iii) 'All is not lost, the unconquerable will'. This line is uttered by Beelzebub.
(iv) An elegy is a love poem.
(v) 'The Expiration' is written by Surrey.
(vi) 'Amor vincit omnia' means no love for humanity.
(vii) The Prioress was incharge of a priory.
(viii) The Squire's age was guessed at 20 years.
(ix) The 'Paradise Lost' is written in the form of and Epic.
(x) Pope is considered representative poet of the 18th Century.
(c) Fill in the blanks. (05) 
(i) Be one and one another __________.
(ii) So thy love may be my love's __________.
(iii) True Paradise, I have the __________ brought.
(iv) O fallen Cherub, to be weak is _________.
(v) A Shitten Shepherd and a clean __________.
2. Write short answers of the following in one or two lines. (20) 
(i) What is a sonnet?
(ii) What is a free verse?
(iii) How is a simile different from a metaphor?
(iv) What do you understand by understatement?
(v) Define satire?
(vi) What is an illusion?
(vii) Define alliteration in your own words.
(viii) What is a theme?
(ix) For what do the pilgrims go to Canterbury?
(x) Was St. Thomas A Becket a great political leader?
SUBJECTIVE
Attempt any FOUR questions in all. All questions carry equal marks. Be brief and to the point. 
3. What contribution did Wyatt and Surrey make to the development of Sonnet Form? (15)
4. It is said that 'The Rape of the Lock' is the triumph of technique and construction. Do you agree? (15)
5. Briefly describe the female characters in 'The Prologue'. (15)
6. What is your estimate of Donne as a poet? (15)
7. Describe Satan's glory in Book I of the 'Paradise Lost'. (15)
8. Bring out the nature of sin of which Adam and Eve are guilty. (15)
7. YEAR 2011 (2nd Annual Exam)
OBJECTIVE
1. (a) Choose correct option. (05) 
(i) Pope was born in London in: (1588, 1788, 1688, 1888)
(ii) The fall of Satan from Heaven to Hell took Satan and his companions: (9 hours, 9 days, 9 years, 9 weeks) 
(iii) Pandemonium means: (a garden, confusion, bed-room, a council chamber for the fallen angels) 
(iv) St. Lucies' Day is the: (coldest day, longest day, hottest day, shortest day) 
(v) Adam, Well my we labour still to dress the garden? This line is spoken by: (Satan, Beelzebub, Eve, an angel) 
(b) Write true or false against each statement. (10) 
(i) 'The Rape of the Lock' is a perfect work in its kind. 
(ii) Belinda is awakened in the morning by her favourite Lap Dog. 
(iii) The Spirit of Satire runs through Canto II of 'The Rape of the Lock'
(iv) The purpose of mock-epic is not satirical. 
(v) The central incident in the poem is not the rape of Belinda's Lock. 
(vi) Donne's earliest satires seem to have been written as early as 1594. 
(vii) In 1366 Chaucer married Philippa. 
(viii) Chaucer was jolly and pleasant man with a genial sense of humour. 
(ix) Pope was a metaphysical poet. 
(x) Surrey was the son of Hennery the 8th. 
(c) Fill in the blanks. (05) 
(i) O thoughtless mortals, ever blind to __________. 
(ii) Know further yet: whoever fair and ___________. 
(iii) Fairest of mortals, thou distinguishing __________. 
(iv) Nine times the space that measures day and __________. 
(v) What though the field be ___________. 
2. Write short answers of the following in one or two lines. (20) 
(i) What do you understand by irony? 
(ii) What is a protagonist? 
(iii) For what does Milton invoke the Heavenly Muse? 
(iv) What is meant by theme? 
(v) What are the two mountains tops of Oreb and Sinai know for? 
(vi) Define allegory. 
(vii) What do you mean by accent? 
(viii) What is apostrophe? 
(ix) Write the names of any two elegies that you have read. 
(x) Is Satan the hero of the 'Paradise Lost'? 
SUBJECTIVE
Attempt any FOUR questions in all. All questions carry equal marks. Be brief and to the point. 
3. "Satan seduces Eve and Eve seduces Adam". Discuss. (15) 
4. How far is Milton successful in justifying the ways of God to Man? (15) 
5. What features of 'The Rape of the Lock' make it a source of perpetual delight? (15) 
6. 'Donne's love-lyrics spring not only from a strong and ingenious head but also from a passionate heart'. Give your own comments on the statement. (15) 
7. Comment on the ecclesiastical characters in 'The Prologue to the Canterbury Tales'. (15) 
8. Evaluate any TWO of the following poems. 
(i) On Wyatt's Death
(ii) They Flee From Me
(iii) So Cruel Prison
8. YEAR 2012 (1st Annual Exam)
OBJECTIVE
1. (a) Choose the most correct answer. (05)
(i) The Doctor of Physic practiced his medicines with the help of knowledge of (Anatomy, Botany, Astronomy, Psychology)
(ii) The theme of 'Paradise Lost' is: (fall of spirits, fall of man, fall of Heaven, fall of Satan)
(iii) In 'The Rape of the Lock' Pope employs ___________ form: (stanza, mock-heroic, sonnet, ode)
(iv) What is Earl of Surrey and Thomas Wyatt called? (father of English Petrarchanism, father of English poetry, father of rhyme scheme, father of sonnets)
(v) The distinguishing quality of Donne's poetry is: (blend of passion and thought, praise of king and queen, depiction of beauty of Belinda, sins of human being)
(b) Tick True or False. (10)
(i) The Summoner has a forked beard.
(ii) Micheal is considered a hero for arguing against Satan.
(iii) A curious combination of passion and thought is a marked feature of poetry of Donne.
(iv) 'The Rape of the Lock' is an elegy.
(v) 'The Rape of the Lock' is written in Cantos.
(vi) Parson was a great scholar and preached Gospel.
(vii) Eve plucks the Fruit of tree of knowledge.
(viii) Surrey was a pioneer in introducing blank verse into English Literature.
(ix) John Donne dedicated his Holy Sonnets to the mother of George Herbert.
(x) The Squire wears cloth embroidered with flowers.
(c) Fill in the blanks. (05)
(i) But sikerly she had a fair forehead. It was almost __________.
(ii) A Dungeon horrible __________.
(iii) How vain are all __________.
(iv) She is all states and all princes, I __________.
(v) Is it possible ___________.
SUBJECTIVE
Attempt any FOUR out of the remaining questions. Be brief and to the point. An irrelevant answer carries no mark. (80)
2. Write short answers. (One or two lines)
(i) What are the major themes of Surrey's poetry?
(ii) Define metaphysical poetry.
(iii) What is Chaucer's contribution to English Literature?
(iv) Is Eve to blame for the fall?
(v) What is John Donne considered to be?
(vi) What is a sonnet?
(vii) Define alliteration.
(viii) What is heroic conflict?
(ix) Define satire.
(x) What is a conceit?
3. Write a note on Chaucer's characterization in 'The Prologue'
4. Who is the hero of the 'Paradise Lost'? Explain.
5. Discuss Pope as a satirist.
6. Write critical appreciation of TWO of the following poems by Surrey.
(i) Wyatt Reseteth Here
(ii) So Cruel Prison
(iii) My Friend the Things that do Attain Love
7. The sonnet as a verse form usually expresses personal feelings. Discuss this statement with reference to the sonnets of Thomas Wyatt.
8. Briefly discuss Donne as a poet.
9. YEAR 2013 (1st Annual Exam)
Objective Part is COMPULSORY. Attempt any FOUR questions from Subjective Part. 
OBJECTIVE
1. Write shorts answers of the following in two lines each on the answer book. (20) 
(i) Why did the associated people stay at Tabard Inn?
(ii) What is the subject of 'Paradise Lost'?
(iii) What is the difference between the Satan of Book I and that of Book IX?
(iv) What are the three moods of love in Donne's poems?
(v) Why did Satan plan to take revenge on Adam?
(vi) Who is Betty and what duties she does?
(vii) What role does Archimago play in 'The Faerie Queen'?
(viii) What is a sonnet?
(ix) Define an epic.
(x) What does Knight Redcross help Lady Una?
SUBJECTIVE
2. There is a breakdown of pattern in the characters of 'The Prologue' by Chaucer. (20)
3. Discuss Edmund Spenser as an eminent poet of the Elizabethan period. (20)
4. Bring out the themes in Shakespeare's sonnets included in your course of study. (20)
5. Discuss metaphysical elements in Donne's love poems. (20)
6. How far Milton succeeds in his claim 'to justify the ways of God to men'? (20)
7. Discuss 'The Rape of the Lock' as a mock epic. (20)
10. YEAR 2014 (1st Annual Exam)
Objective Part is COMPULSORY. Attempt any FOUR questions from Subjective Part. 
OBJECTIVE
1. Write short answers of the following in two lines each on the answer book. (20) 
(i) Why are the pilgrims going to Canterbury?
(ii) Define humour.
(iii) Why was the lock of Belinda severed?
(iv) What is the aim of 'Paradise Lost'?
(v) Define metaphysical poetry.
(vi) Why is Spenser called 'The Poets' Poet'?
(vii) Define sonnet.
(viii) What is cynical love?
(ix) Define blank verse.
(x) What is the attitude of Adam towards Eve at the end of Book IX?
SUBJECTIVE
2. 'The Prologue' is the mirror of the 14th century. Elaborate. (20)
3. Critically analyze the Renaissance elements in 'The Faerie Queene' by Spenser. (20)
4. Trace out the elements of love in Shakespeare's sonnets. (20)
5. Elaborate the three moods of love in Donne's love poems. (20)
6. Discuss 'Paradise Lost' as a classical epic. (20)
7. 'The Rape of the Lock' is a bitter commentary on the upper class society of the 18th century. Discuss. (20)

PAPER II - DRAMA

1. YEAR 2008 (1st Annual Exam)
OBJECTIVE
1. (a) Choose correct option. (05)
(i) In the last scene of Oedipus Rex __________ Clasps the right of Oedipus. (boy, Creon, Choragos)
(ii) In Dr. Faustus, a 'Ceremonial Toy' is referred to (magic, marriage, man)
(iii) Desdemona loved Othello because (he was brave, he was kind, he had passed through the danger)
(iv) Wagner is the servant of (Othello, Oedipus, Faustus)
(v) Cecily is the beloved of (Jack, Algernon, Lane)
(b) Encircle T or F against every given statement. (10) 
(i) Lago belongs to Persia. T/F
(ii) Miss Prism likes Jack's younger brother. T/F
(iii) The three classical unities are present in Winter's Tale. T/F
(iv) Chorus plays the role of a re-conciliatory in Dr. Faustus. T/F
(v) For Othello, fighting is a glorious occupation. T/F
(vi) Desdemona is a symbol of mercy. T/F
(vii) Choragos is the first to speak to Oedipus in the beginning. T/F
(viii) Helicon is the name of the river. T/F
(ix) Shakespeare and Oscar Wilde belong to the same age. T/F
(x) Micheal Cassio loves Desdemona. T/F
(c) Fill in the blanks with appropriate words. (05) 
(i) __________ is the expected king of Thebes after Oedipus.
(ii) The king of Bohemia is __________.
(iii) __________ had to undergo trials and imprisonment.
(iv) Marlowe was the son of a __________.
(v) Lago claims to have shown his skill as a warrior in __________.
2. Give short answers, not exceeding two lines. (20) 
(i) Why does Lago not like Othello?
(ii) Why did Creon go to the Oracle?
(iii) Define Parodos.
(iv) Who is Helen?
(v) Why is Winter's Tale 'Romance'?
(vi) Why was Venice in conflict with Turkey?
(vii) What is an 'Epigram' for which Wilde is famous?
(viii) Why does Florizel prefer cottage to Palace?
(ix) Why did Desdemona fall in love with Othello?
(x) Why did Wilde's early plays fail?
SUBJECTIVE 
Attempt any FOUR questions. All questions carry equal marks. 
3. "Roderigo is a great fool". Discuss. (15)
4. How would you evaluate the language and dialogue in 'The Importance of Being Earnest"? (15)
5. How does Marlowe depict "The Pope's Privy Chamber"? (15)
6. What is the role of chorus in "Oedipus Rex"? (15)
7. Discuss the theme of time in "Winter's Tale". (15)
2. YEAR 2008 (2nd Annual Exam)
OBJECTIVE
1. (a) Choose the correct option. (05)
(i) The number of Odes in Oedipus Rex is: (2, 4, 6)
(ii) Marlowe was born in: (London, Coucermouth, Canterbury)
(iii) Othello fights against: (Venetians, Indians, Turks)
(iv) Cecily does not like: (French Grammar, German Grammar, English Grammar)
(v) Shropshire is the name of: (country, county, village)
(b) Write the true or false. (10) 
(i) Gwendolyn loves town life.
(ii) Tunbridge Wells is the name of a town.
(iii) Iago is the lover of status.
(iv) Purdita is the daughter of a mariner.
(v) Paulina is the wife of a golor.
(vi) Cornelius plays the role of the serpent.
(vii) Maledict Dominos means 'May the Lord curse him'.
(viii) Othello's faith in love remainst constant till the end.
(ix) Rogerigo never complains against Iago.
(x) Lane is the maid servant at the house of Algersion.
(c) Fill in the blanks. (05) 
(i) Lady Bracknell is also called __________.
(ii) The chorus in Winter's Tale is entitled as __________.
(iii) The birth place of Hermes is ___________.
(iv) The name of blind prophet is __________.
(v) Who says that 'Relatives are the tedious pack of people' __________.
2. Give short answers. Don't exceed the limit of two lines. (20) 
(i) Why does Gwendolyn like the name of Earnest?
(ii) Who is Chraogos?
(iii) What is the role of Chorus in Oedipus Rex?
(iv) What is the keynote of Winter's Tale?
(v) Why did Desdemona fall in love with Othello?
(vi) How does 'Wrath' define itself?
(vii) Write the main traits of Chasuble.
(viii) Why does Paulina bring the boy to the king?
(ix) Why did Oedipus and Laius confront?
(x) Define the word 'moor'.
SUBJECTIVE
Attempt any FOUR questions. All questions carry equal marks. 
3. Do you think that Dr. Faustus propagates a specific morality? (15)
4. What components of farcical comedy do you find in 'The Importance of Being Earnest'? (15)
5. How was Hermione tried in the court? (15)
6. Write a comprehensive note on Shakespearean Tragedy. (15)
7. Conflict is the essence of drama. Discuss with reference to Dr. Faustus. (15)
8. Write a note on the choral songs in 'Oedipus Rex'. (15)
3. YEAR 2009 (1st Annual Exam) 
OBJECTIVE
1. (a) Choose the correct option. (05) 
(i) Marlowe studied at: (Cambridge, Oxford, Harvard)
(ii) In Scene III of 'Oedipus Rex', Jocasta prays to _________ for Oedipus: (Zeus, Charagos, Apollo)
(iii) __________ is the father of Desdemona. (Lodovico, Cassio, Brabantio)
(iv) Faustus made horns on the head of : (Bruno, Benvolio, Valdes)
(v) Who is engaged to Earnest without having seen him: (Cecily, Miss Prism, Gawendolin)
(b) Write the True or False. (10) 
(i) Clown is 'Winter's Tale' is the son of Autolycus.
(ii) Shakespeare's wife was older than he.
(iii) Agenor was the father of Cadmus.
(iv) The confrontation between Oedipus and Laius took place at Phocis.
(v) The friends of Dr. Faustus also sold their souls to the devils.
(vi) Polisenes is the servant of Comillo.
(vii) Algernon is a serious looking kind of man.
(viii) Faustus kisses the spirit of Alexander the Great.
(ix) Creon was brother-in-law to Oedipus.
(x) Jocasta believes in Oracles sent to Appolo.
(c) Fill in the blanks. (05) 
(i) The name of Oscar Wilde's wife is __________
(ii) Sophocles was born in the year __________ BC.
(iii) Oedipus solved the riddle of __________
(iv) __________ gave handkerchief to Iago.
(v) Leontes was the king of __________
2. Give short answers, not exceeding two lines. (20) 
(i) Why is Othello sent to Cyprus?
(ii) What does 'Winter's Tale' mean?
(iii) What is the concept of Hell as propounded by Mephistophiles?
(iv) Who love whom in 'The Importance of Being Earnest'?
(v) Why does Jocasta commit suicide?
(vi) What is the role of good and bad angels?
(vii) What message did Creon bring from Delphi Oracle?
(viii) What was the literary ability of Miss Prism?
(ix) What is the role of Paulina in the play?
(x) How does Faustus entertain the Duchess of Vanholt?
SUBJECTIVE
Attempt any FOUR questions. All questions carry equal marks. 
3. Iago seems to be the father of Satan. Elaborate. (15)
4. Trace the various stages of Faustus's damnation. (15)
5. Justify the title "The Importance of Being Earnest". (15)
6. Discuss Dr. Faustus as a man of Renaissance. (15)
7. To what extent is character, and to what extent is destiny responsible for the tragedy in 'Oedipus Rex'?  (15)
4. YEAR 2009 (2nd Annual Exam)
OBJECTIVE
1. (a) Choose the correct option. (05) 
(i) Marlowe wrote his first play when his age was: (19, 23, 27)
(ii) Shakespeare's native town is: (Westminster, Stafford, Yorkshire)
(iii) Oedipus was king of: (Sicilia, Bohemia, Thebes)
(iv) Leontes got jealous with: (Florizel, Polixenes, Camillo)
(v) Dr. Chasuble is in love with: (Miss Prism, Lady Bracknel, Gwandolen)
(b) Encircle T or F given against every statement. (10) 
(i) Marlowe's first play is 'Dr. Faustus'. T/F
(ii) 'Winter's Tale' observes classical unites. T/F
(iii) Oscar Wilde had to remain in jail for five years. T/F
(iv) Delphi is a river. T/F
(v) Othello loved Iago's wife. T/F
(vi) Dr. Chasuble calls Lady Bracknell with the name of Egeria. T/F
(vii) Mamillius is the daughter of Hermione. T/F
(viii) Merope was the mother of Oedipus. T/F
(ix) Scholars demanded Faustus to show them Helen of Troy. T/F
(x) Charles V was emperor of Egypt.
(c) Fill in the blanks. (05) 
(i) A song accompanied by a dance from right to left is called __________.
(ii) Another name of Lady Bracknell is __________.
(iii) Othello is the son-in-law of __________.
(iv) Chorus appears __________ times in Oedipus Rex.
(v) __________ were the friends of Dr. Faustus.
2. Give short answers, not exceeding two lines. (20)
(i) Define Chorus.
(ii) What was the immediate cause of confrontation between Oedipus and Laius?
(iii) Mention the main feature of Pride, one of seven deadly sins.
(iv) Why does Desdemona plead the case of Cassio so passionately?
(v) How is 'Winter's Tale' a romance?
(vi) What is a 'Folio Edition'?
(vii) What is a farcical comedy?
(viii) What is the dramatic irony in 'Oedipus Rex'?
(ix) Define Parodos.
(x) Why is Dr. Faustus attracted towards black art?
SUBJECTIVE
Attempt any FOUR questions. All questions carry equal marks. 
3. Write a comprehensive note on 'Oedipus Res' as a typical Greek tragedy. (15)
4. 'Othello highlights the racial prejudices'. Elaborate. (15)
5. Why is 'Winter's Tale' still appealing, even in twenty first century. (15)
6. Show that Marlowe in his play Dr. Faustus is concerned with recording the mental history of Faustus. (15)
7. Write a note on the satirical significance of the 'Importance of Being Earnest'. (15)
5. YEAR 2010 (1st Annual Exam)
OBJECTIVE
1. (a) Choose the most correct answer. (05)
(i) Dr. Faustus wants to chase the prince of ___________ from the Netherlands. (England, Parma, Wittenberg)
(ii) The name of Creon's father was ___________ (Menoikeus, Polybus, Apollo)
(iii) The Whole __________ goes to see a status of Hermione. (State, Court, Party)
(iv) Bianca is __________ of Cassio. (wife, guardian, mistress)
(v) Lady Bracknell reveals that Jack is the son of her __________. (sister, brother, lord)
(b) Tick True or False. (10)
(i)  Barbary embroidered a handkerchief for Othello's mother.
(ii) Homo fuge means the damnation of human soul.
(iii) Algernon confesses to Jack that he himself is a bunburyist.
(iv) Oedipus blinds himself with the sword of Laios.
(v)  Apollo's Oracle is proved true by the death of Mamilius.
(vi) The Egyptians attacked Cyprus but were defeated.
(vii) Dr. Chausable exhorts Cecily to be serious about her German lessons.
(viii) It is only the words of Valdese and Cornelius that convince Dr. Faustus to be a magician.
(ix) Oedipus asks Creon to give fatherly love to his daughters.
(x) Florizel exchanges clothes with Autolycus in order to escape.
(c) Fill in the blanks. (05)
(i) It was the name __________ which truly stuck to Cecly's heart.
(ii) Mephistophilis admits that heaven is not half so fair as ___________.
(iii) Oedipus blames __________ for plotting against his life.
(iv) At the end Leontes places the hand of Camillo in the hand of __________
(v) Shakespeare is credited with __________ plays together.
2. Give short answers not exceeding two lines. (20)
(i) Name some of representatives of Renaissance in English Literature.
(ii) What message from Lucifer does Mephistophilis bring for Faustus?
(iii) How did Oedipus save Thebes before becoming its king?
(iv) For what charge Hermoine imprisoned?
(v) What warning about Desdemona does Brabantio give to Othello?
(vi) What is Jack's name in the city and that of Algernon in the village?
(vii) Why does Iago stab his wife, Emilia?
(viii) What do good Angel and bad Angel symbolize?
(ix) What is the role of Miss Prism in the play?
(x) What was the prophecy about Oedipus?
SUBJECTIVE
Attempt any FOUR questions. All questions carry equal marks. 
3. Discuss Oedipus Rex as a perfect tragedy. (15)
4. How do chance and coincidence contribute to the occurrence of tragedy in Othello? (15)
5. 'The Winter's Tale' is a fanciful fabrication about real human passions and situations. (15)
6. 'Dr. Faustus' reflects Marlowe himself in many aspects of his person and life. Opine.
7. 'The Importance of Being Earnest' is a comic and satirical presentation of high classes with their petty codes and ideas.
6. YEAR 2011 (1st Annual Exam)
OBJECTIVE
1. (a) Choose correct option. (05) 
(i) Antigone is __________ of Oedipus Rex. (grandfather, guardian, daughter)
(ii) All __________ is that is not Helena. (ugly, unacceptable, dross)
(iii) Emilia calls Othello as __________ as dirt. (jealous, ignorant, cruel)
(iv) Camilio is a __________ of Leontes. (priest, confidant, foe)
(v) __________ hates people who are not serious about meals. (Algernon, Jack, Cecily)
(b) Tick True or False. (10) 
(i) Marriage is but a ceremonial toy according to Faustus. T/F
(ii) Mr. Thomas Cardew found and gave Jack the name of Worthing. T/F
(iii) Jocasta tries her best to settle the dispute between Oedipus and Feiresias. T/F
(iv) Shakespeare's main source for Othello was a collection of French stories. T/F
(v) In matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity is the vital thing says Cecily. T/F
(vi) Wrath told Faustus that it was begotten of Chimney sweeper and Oyster wife. T/F
(vii) Hermione says that she spoke effectively first to win a noble husband and second to win a noble friend. T/F
(viii) The final Chanting of the Chorus in 'Oedipus Rex' highlights mankind's frailty. T/F
(ix) Cassio is wounded by Roderigo during the ambush plotted by Iago. T/F
(x) Camilio promises to make away with Polexenes if Leontes divorces Hermione. T/F
(c) Fill in the blanks. (05) 
(i) The shepherd calls Florizel by the name of __________.
(ii) At the end Faustus wishes his soul to be changed into __________.
(iii) Oscar Wilde calls his play, A trivial Comedy for __________.
(iv) Hubris is the most obvious ___________ in Oedipus.
(v) Othello is known to be most __________ among great Shakespearean heroes.
2. Write your answers only on the given space. (20) 
(i) Why do the Thebans come to Oedipus?
(ii) Who is Roderigo?
(iii) What message does Marlowe give in the Epilogue of his play?
(iv) What is the most fatal flaw in Othello's person?
(v) Why does Polixenes want to go back to his state?
(vi) What does Jack Worthing realize at the end of the play?
(vii) Why does Teiresius get furious with Oedipus?
(viii) What is the difference between Mystery and Morality plays?
(ix) What is common between Cecily and Gwendolen?
(x) What is the relation between Leontes and Polixenes?
SUBJECTIVE
Attempt any THREE questions. All questions carry equal marks. 
3. Give accounts for Oedipus' tragedy. Give your views. (20)
4. Mention the devilish steps with Doctor Faustus takes to reach his damnation. (20)
5. Discuss Othello as a tragic hero. (20)
6. Prove 'The Winter's Tale' as a tragic comedy. (20)
7. 'The Importance of Being Earnest' ridicules everything that human beings take seriously. Discuss. (20)
7. YEAR 2011 (2nd Annual Exam)
OBJECTIVE
1. (a) Choose correct option. (05) 
(i) After Othello ___________ is made the Governor of Cyprus. (Lodovico, Cassio, Gratiano)
(ii) Perdita is brought up by a ___________ (farmer, king, shepherd)
(iii) Just like __________ Cecily is witty in her retorts. (Aunt Augusta, Jack, Algernon)
(iv) The father of Faustus was a poor __________. (shoemaker, farmer, parson)
(v) King Laius was reported to have been killed by __________ (courts men, relatives, highway men)
(b) Tick True of False. (10) 
(i) A public holiday was proclaimed in Cyprus in honour of married couple. T/F
(ii) Jack is revealed to be younger brother of Algernon at the end of the play. T/F
(iii) Mephostophilis appears before Faustus as a direct result of his incantations. T/F
(iv) Polybos was killed by a little thing that brings old men to their rest. T/F
(v) Camilio helps two young lovers in escaping from Sicilia. T/F
(vi) The plague-stricken Thebans approach Oedipus as if he were one of immortal gods. T/F
(vii) Othello is confident that his services for the state shall out-tongue complaints against him. T/F
(viii) In the beginning Faustus strives to be more than a man but at the end less than a man. T/F
(ix) Florizel tells Perdita that Greek gods changed themselves into animals for women much less beautiful than she. T/F
(x) Lady Bracknell pummels Jack with questions of all sorts. T/F
(c) Fill in the blanks. (05) 
(i) According to Faustus both law and physic are for __________.
(ii) Wilde believed in art for __________.
(iii) 'The Winter's Tale' falls into the category of ___________.
(iv) Like a base Indian, Othello threw a __________ away.
(v) Aristotelian canons are based on the excellences which Oedipus Rex has as a __________
2. Write your answers only on the given space. (20)
(i) What request about his children does blind Oedipus make to Creon?
(ii) What happens to the Turkish fleet?
(iii) What is similar between Faustus and Icarus?
(iv) What do you know about Dr. Chasubie?
(v) How does Othello succeed in winning Desdemona's heart?
(vi) Why does Shakespeare use animal imagery in his plays?
(vii) Who is Mephistophilis?
(viii) Why do Jack and Algy want to be re-christened?
(ix) Why does Oedipus not commit suicide as Jocasta does?
(x) How are Leontes and Polixenes reconciled to each other at the end?
SUBJECTIVE
Attempt any THREE questions. All questions carry equal marks. 
3. 'Oedipus Rex' is replete with tragic irony. Prove it. (20)
4. What qualities mark Faustus as a man of the Renaissance? (20)
5. Do you regard Iago to be a motive hunting villain? (20)
6. 'The Winter's Tale' revolves round the theme of jealousy. Opine. (20)
7. 'The Importance of Being Earnest' is a farce. Do you agree or not? (20)
8. YEAR 2012 (1st Annual Exam)
OBJECTIVE
1. (a) Choose correct option. (05) 
(i) Othello is a tragedy of __________ and evil. (intrigue, pride, love) 
(ii) Oedipus accuses __________ of treason. (Jocasta, Creon, Antigone) 
(iii) Shakespeare, as a dramatist, is the most __________ (objective, subjective, modern) 
(iv) Marlowe had been a student at __________ (Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard) 
(v) Lane and Merriman are of the same __________ (age, profession, family) 
(b) Tick True or False. (10) 
(i) Desdemona gives handkerchief to Cassio and he gives it to Bianca. 
(ii) Wittenberg was the birth place of Dr. Faustus. 
(iii) Phokios is the place where the Theben way divides into the roads to Delphi and Daulia. 
(iv) Othello alleges that Emilia has the office opposite to Saint Peter. 
(v) In 'The Winter's Tale' chorus in the guise of time proclaims to please some and tease all. 
(vi) Lady Bracknell is a character with snobbish, class-conscious and mercenary nature. 
(vii) Creon is banished by Oedipus from Thebes for the crime of treason. 
(viii) According to Mephistopheles Penelope was the faithful wife of Alexander the great. 
(ix) 'The Winter's Tale' is one of those Shakespearean creations which are known as dramatic romances. 
(x) Algermon says that the truth is rarely pure and never beneficial. 
(c) Fill in the blanks. (05) 
(i) Faustus leaves all his property to his __________. 
(ii) __________ bring a handbag of black leather from upstairs. 
(iii) Creon knew that __________ were dear to Oedipus. 
(iv) At the end __________ stabs Emilia. 
(v) Florizel falls in love with __________. 
SUBJECTIVE
Attempt any FOUR out of the remaining questions. Be brief and to the point. An irrelevant answer carries no marks. 
2. Write short answers. (One or two lines) (20) 
(i) To whom does the study of law suit according to Faustus? 
(ii) Who is Desdemona? 
(iii) What is revealed about Jack at the end of the play? 
(iv) Point out one similarity between Perdita and Oedipus as babies. 
(v) Who replaces Montano as governor of Cyprus and why? 
(vi) Who are re-united with whom at the end in 'The Winter's Tale'? 
(vii) How does Faustus feel at the end of bargained twenty four years? 
(viii) Which class is satirized by Wilde in his play? 
(ix) What do Thebens think of Oedipus as their king? 
(x) What is Hamartia? 
3. 'Oedipus Rex' is a classical example of plot construction. Discuss. (20) 
4. Through the figure of Dr. Faustus, Marlowe has highlighted the intense tussle between medieval and Renaissance force. Discuss. (20) 
5. Discuss Othello as a typical Shakespearean hero. (20) 
6. 'The Winter's Tale' is a blend of tragic and comic elements. Discuss. (20) 
7. 'The Importance of Being Earnest' is a comedy with purpose. Do you agree? (20) 
9. YEAR 2013 (1st Annual Exam)
Objective Part is COMPULSORY. Attempt any FOUR questions from Subjective Part. 
OBJECTIVE
1. Write short answers of the following in two lines each on the answer book. (20) 
(i) Why does Oedipus kill Laius where the three roads meet?
(ii) Why does Oedipus use to blind his eyes?
(iii) Why does Barabas decide to kill Ithamore?
(iv) What does Femeze suggest for Calymath in the end of 'The Jew of Malta'?
(v) What qualities of Othello do win the heart of Desdemona?
(vi) Why does Iago stab his mistress?
(vii) How does Propero escape the murder attempt hatched by Calipan?
(viii) Who is Ceres?
(ix) Why does Algernon say, "I must visit my friend in city"?
(x) What is the ungentlemanly thing to read, according to Jack?
SUBJECTIVE
2. What is the role of chorus in the play 'Oedipus Rex'? (20)
3. What evil deed of Barabas will you enlist to prove him an evil incarnate? (20)
4. How is the play 'Othello', rich with seeds of racial discrimination? (20)
5. What are the natural and supernatural traits of Caliba? (20)
6. Mention the characteristics that assert 'Importance of Being Earnest' an artificial comedy? (20)
7. Differentiate between the Greek Tragic Hero and the Shakespearean Tragic Hero. (20)
10. YEAR 2014 (1st Annual Exam)
Objective Part is COMPULSORY. Attempt any FOUR questions from Subjective Part. 
OBJECTIVE
1. Write short answers of the following in two lines each on the answer book. (20) 
(i) What was the riddle posed by Sphinx to Oedipus?
(ii) Why does Tiresias curse Oedipus?
(iii) Who is Bellamira?
(iv) What does Barabas say about the death of Abigail?
(v) Give a brief sketch of Roderigo.
(vi) What responsibility is given to Cassio in the end?
(vii) How does Francisco try to comfort Alonso about Ferdinand?
(viii) Who is Juno in 'The Tempest'?
(ix) Why does Lady Bracknell start liking Cecily in the end?
(x) How are Gwendolen and Cecily different?
SUBJECTIVE
2. Prove with examples that Oedipus keeps a dignified stance throughout. (20)
3. What are the traits of a Marlovian hero and how many of them does Barabas have? (20)
4. How does Iago exploit the weakness of others? (20)
5. What supernatural elements are present in 'The Tempest' and what is their role in the play? (20)
6. How does the character of Lady Bracknell reflect the contemporary society? (20)
7. What characteristics of Renaissance are present in the plays of Marlowe and Shakespeare? (20)

PAPER III - NOVEL/FICTION

1. YEAR 2008 (1st Annual Exam)
OBJECTIVE
1. (a) Tick or encircle the correct option in each case. (05)
(i) The wife of Dr. Mannet was __________ (German, French, English)
(ii) Hetty's life was saved by: (Roger, Adam, Arthur)
(iii) Mr. Slope wants to make __________ the warden of the hospital. (quiverful, harding, Arabian)
(iv) Lady Catherine is __________ (Darcy's mother, Darcy's sister, Darcy wife)
(v) Reddleman loves __________ (Eustacia, Thomasin, Susan Nun)
(b) Tick the True or False. (10) 
(i) Dr. Mannet made shoes in the prison. T/F
(ii) A Tale of Two Cities is the story of Rome and Paris. T/F
(iii) Mrs. Proudie is a very submissive wife. T/F
(iv) The Bishop of Barchester was appointed by the Queen. T/F
(v) Jane Austen wrote novels about clergy. T/F
(vi) Darcy was in love with Jane Bennet. T/F
(vii) Hardy has presented Egdon Heath as a living character. T/F
(viii) Mrs. Yeohright wants her son marry Eustacia. T/F
(ix) Dinah Morris loves Arthur. T/F
(x) Hetty Sorrel is a sincere lover. T/F
(c) Fill in the blanks. (05) 
(i) Madeline married a young heartless brute named __________.
(ii) Lucy is the daughter of __________.
(iii) Lydia eloped with __________.
(iv) Mr. Yeobright died of __________.
(v) Dinah Morris marries __________.
2. Write short answers within two lines. (20) 
(i) Write the names of five novels of Trollope.
(ii) Give brief character sketch of Dr. Proudie.
(iii) Why Dr. Mannet was put in prison?
(iv) Introduce Arthur in just two lines.
(v) Why does Estacia not let Mrs. Yeobright see her son?
(vi) What slogan does Dr. Defarge raise when Mr. Lorry goes to him to see Mr. Mannet?
(vii) Why does Darcy take Bingley to London?
(viii) Why does Elizabeth refuse to marry Collins?
(ix) Who is Dinah Morris?
(x) Why does Clym refuse to go to Paris?
SUBJECTIVE
Attempt any FOUR questions. All questions carry equal marks.
3. In Barchester Towers, Trollope has proved that the strife in Church is political and not religious. Discuss. (15)
4. Madam Defarge is a merciless women but a tragic character. Discuss. (15)
5. Discuss the theme of appearance vs reality in 'Pride and Prejudice'. (15)
6. Eustacia's Tragedy is the tragedy of unfavourable environment rather a tragedy of character. Discuss. (15)
7. Discuss Hetty Sorrel as a tragic character. (15)
8. Discuss salient features of Victorian Novel. (15)
2. YEAR 2008 (2nd Annual Exam)
OBJECTIVE
1. (a) Choose the correct option. (05) 
(i) Dr. Proudie was supported by the newspaper. (Danly Sun, The Juditer, London Times)
(ii) Tellson Bank was in (England, Switzerland, France)
(iii) Captain Vye is (Eustacia's father, her grand father, her brother)
(iv) The theme of Pride and Prejudice is: (love, love and marriage, religious life of the British)
(v) Mr. Irwin is: (parson, carpenter, landlord)
(b) Write the true or false. (10)
(i) Lucy was ten years old when her father was arrested.
(ii) Miss Pross is the elder sister of Lucy.
(iii) Mr. Slope married the widow of a sugar refiner.
(iv) Bertie wanted to marry Eleanor for money.
(v) Eustacia thinks the Wildeve deceived her by his words.
(vi) Wildeve loves Thomason.
(vii) Hetty loved Adam Bede.
(viii) Adam's father is a carpenter.
(ix) Mr. Bennet married Mrs. Bennet because he was impressed by her wisdom.
(x) Darcy, in the beginning seems to Elizabeth, very proud.
(c) Fill in the blanks. (05) 
(i) Mr. Arabin was __________.
(ii) The name of Lucy's husband is __________.
(iii) Adam is __________ by profession.
(iv) Eustacia died of __________.
(v) Mr. Collins marries __________.
2. Give short answers in only one or two lines. (20) 
(i) Write a brief note on Barcet Chronicles.
(ii) What caused Dr. Grantlay lose the race to become Bishop?
(iii) What is Bastille?
(iv) Write two lines about Madam Defarge.
(v) Why does the doctor clym to remain in a room in completer darkness?
(vi) Who meets Eustacia and Wildeve on the wa at Troop corner when they are going back after the dance?
(vii) Why does not Lady Catherine like Darcy's marriage with Elizabeth?
(viii) Why Mrs. Bennet is eager to marry one of her daughters to Collins?
(ix) Who is Mrs. Poyser?
(x) What is Dinah Morris by profession?
SUBJECTIVE
Attempt any FOUR questions. All questions carry equal marks.
3. By nature Arthur was impulsive and generous but he was of a weaker moral fabric. Discuss. (15)
4. Write a note on the plot construction of Barchester Towers. (15)
5. Discuss the role of chance in Return of the Native. (15)
6. Discuss the use of Irony in Pride and Prejudice. (15)
7. Discuss the causes of French Revolution. (15)
8. What are the standards of good marriage according to Jane Austen? Of all the marriages in Pride and Prejudice which one does she approve and which one she condemn? (15)
3. YEAR 2009 (1st Annual Exam)
OBJECTIVE
1. (a) Choose the correct option. (05) 
(i) Mr. Harding's wife is: (dead, divorced, separated)
(ii) Old Biley was: (law court, a prison, a castle)
(iii) The name of Adam's daughter is: (Lisbeth, Sara, Hetty)
(iv) Mr. Bingley purchased a house at: (Netherfield, Longbourn, Merryton)
(v) Clym was saved by: (Venn, Wildeve, Eustacia)
(b) Fill in the blanks. (05) 
(i) Mr. Slope settled with his wife in __________ street.
(ii) Dover was a seaport of __________.
(iii) Adam discovered Arthur and __________ in the woods.
(iv) Collins was a __________ by profession.
(v) Venn told Eustacia that he could take her to _________ if she did not come between Wildeve and Thomasin.
(c) Tick the True or False. (10) 
(i) Mr. Slope wanted to marry Eleanor for love. T/F
(ii) Dr. Proude is a very submissive husband. T/F
(iii) Alexander Mennet was an Italian. T/F
(iv) Bastille was originally a school. T/F
(v) Mrs. Bennet is garrulous talkative woman. T/F
(vi) Elizabeth married Darcy for money. T/F
(vii) Seth loved Dianah Morris. T/F
(viii) Bartle Messey was a school teacher. T/F
(ix) Mrs. Yeobright died of heart attack. T/F
(x) Wildeve takes Eustacia to Paris. T/F
2. Give short answers. Answers should be in one or two lines. (20) 
(i) Who is Vengence in "A Tale of Two Cities"?
(ii) Introduce Mr. Lorry briefly.
(iii) Write two lines on Dr. Proude.
(iv) Introduce Hiram's Hospital.
(v) Describe Wessex.
(vi) Why did not Eustacia open the door for Mrs. Yeobright?
(vii) Why did Darcy take Bingleys to London?
(viii) Write two lines about Marry Bennet.
(ix) How and what for was Hetty Sorrel punished?
(x) Why and where had Dianah gone when Adam went to see her at Snowfield?
SUBJECTIVE
Attempt any FOUR questions. All questions carry equal marks.
3. "A thoroughly political church and very corrupt clergy keep Trollope disturbed". How does he react in 'Barchester Towers'? (15)
4. Discuss the novel 'A Tale of Two Cities' as a tale of moral disorder, unspeakable suffering, intolerable oppression and heartless indifference. (15)
5. Discuss 'The Return of the Native' as a great tragedy. (15)
6. Discuss and analyse the character of Darcy. Is Jane Austen's portrayal of Darcy feeble? (15)
7. How Adam Bede provides a truthful picture of English rural life? Discuss in detail. (15)
8. Write a detailed note on the origin and development of English Novel in 18th century. (15)
4. YEAR 2009 (2nd Annual Exam)
OBJECTIVE
1. (a) Choose the correct option. (05) 
(i) Donnithorn is a: (peak, inn, hall)
(ii) Old Dr. Grantley was: (professor, mayor, bishop)
(iii) Thomasin is Clym's: (sister, cousin, aunt)
(iv) Gorgon's Head belonged to: (Marquis, Charles Darney, Mr. Lorry)
(v) Col. Fitzwilliam is Darcy's: (brother, cousin, friend)
(b) Tick the true or false. (10) 
(i) Charles Darnay was Monseigenr Marquis's nephew. T/F
(ii) Dr. Mennet rejected Charles Darnay's offer of marriage with his daughter. T/F
(iii) Trollope was pre-Victorian. T/F
(iv) Mr. Slope was the younger brother of Mrs. Proudie. T/F
(v) Quiet woman in 'Return of the Native' is the name of Inn. T/F
(vi) Mrs. Yeobright wishes to settle in Paris. T/F
(vii) Lady Catherine arranges Elizabeth's marriage with Darcy. T/F
(viii) Wickham eloped with Marry. T/F
(ix) Adam works for Jonathan Burge. T/F
(x) Lisbeth Bede is the sister of Adam Bede. T/F
(c) Fill in the blanks. (05) 
(i) Arthur's regiment later moved to __________.
(ii) The name of the king whose head was cut in Paris was __________.
(iii) Dr. Proudie was a __________ husband.
(iv) Pamberley belonged to __________.
(v) Bastille was originally a __________.
2. Give short answers, not exceeding two lines. (20) 
(i) Write a brief account of Mr. Slope's speech in the church.
(ii) Introduce Mr. Arabin.
(iii) How and by whom Madam Defarge was killed?
(iv) Why the Bastille was attacked by the mob?
(v) It is said that pace of Adam Bede is slow. How?
(vi) How Adam Bede provides a truthful picture of English rural life?
(vii) What was the fruit of Mrs. Yeobright's diplomacy about Thomasin's marriage with Wildeve.
(viii) What news did Mr. Wyne give to Eustacia after her meeting with Wildeve?
(ix) How Elizabeth was ignorant of Wickham's character?
(x) How Mr. Collins is abject puppet of Lady Catherine?
SUBJECTIVE
Attempt any FOUR questions. All questions carry equal marks. 
3. With keen observation and ready humour Trollope differentiates the provincial clergy and the provincial folks and in unfolding the comedies of their lives, rarely descends into caricature. Discuss with reference to the novel 'Barchester Towers'. (15)
4. 'A Tale of Two Cities' is a deeply personal work and yet it also demonstrates the remarkable objectivity and detachment with which it was written. How far do you agree with this view and why? (15)
5. Show how Jane Austen's novels do not satisfy the requirements of a plot. (15)
6. Discuss the structure of 'Adam Bede'. How it provides a truthful picture of English rural life? (15)
7. How would you defend Hardy for his use of role of chance in 'The Return of the Native'? (15)
8. Is Hardy a pessimist? If so account for Hardy's popularity in spite of his pessimism. (15)
5. YEAR 2010 (1st Annual Exam)
OBJECTIVE
1. (a) Choose the most correct answer. (05) 
(i) Who was Sri Omicorn? (a doctor, a bishop, archdeacon)
(ii) What was in Madam Defarge's right hand? (a pistol, an axe, knife)
(iii) Who said: 'Love evaporates like spirit'? (Eustacia, Clym, Reddleman)
(iv) The (Adam Bede, Thias Bede, Seth Bede)
(v) Miniature Picture of Dacey was __________ (eight years old, ten years old, twelve years old)
(b) Write True or False. (10) 
(i) Mr. Arabin understood little of women's feeling, Eleanor thinks.
(ii) Elearnor is prepared to break away from every body for Slopes' sake.
(iii) Dover was a seaport of France.
(iv) Dr. Manette was working as a carpenter in jail.
(v) Louvre was turned into a hotel.
(vi) Eustacia disliked English Sundays.
(vii) Lisebeth always took a positive side with Seth Bede.
(viii) The Coffin Adam made was to be taken to Donnithorn Arms.
(ix) Elizabeth thinks that Wickham wants to marry Lydia only for her beauty.
(x) Whatever Wickham said of Darcy family was false.
(c) Fill in the blanks. (05) 
(i) Harding acted as __________ between Susan and Eleanor.
(ii) What name did the shoe maker tell Mr. Defarge? __________
(iii) The Reddle name was taking the women to __________ when he met Capt. Why?
(iv) The name of Adam's dog is __________.
(v) Mrs. Bennet wants to marry Mr. Collins to __________
2. Give short answers in about two lines. (20)
(i) Describe Arabian as a lover as Eleanor thinks in the beginning.
(ii) Write a note on Miss Trefoil.
(iii) What is the significance of Hotel De Ville?
(iv) Write a note on Madam Defarge.
(v) Why does Eustacia think that it is condescension to marry Clym?
(vi) Write a note on Christian.
(vii) What did Dinah say to Seth when the letter proposed to her for marriage?
(viii) Write a note on Methodism as it is defined in 'Adam Bede'.
(ix) Why was Elizabeth upset at her meeting with Darcy at Permberley House?
(x) What did Elizabeth say when Lady Catherine asked her not to quit the sphere in which she was brought up?
SUBJECTIVE
Attempt any FOUR questions. All questions carry equal marks. 
3. How, according toe Walter Scott, Trollope is akin to Fielding on the one hand, to Jane Austen on the other. (15)
4. 'Laughters and tears lie close together in Dickens' writing and frequently invade one another's territory'. Crompton Rickette. Discuss with reference to 'A Tale of Two Cities'. (15)
5. Discuss in detail Dickens' contribution to the English Novel. (15)
6. According to George Creeger, George Dinah, Mrs. Poyser and Bedes as a means of defining the symbolic relationship of Loamshire and Stonyshire'. Discuss in detail. (15)
7. Show how every thin in the novel 'Pride and Prejudice', down to the slightest incident, is dependent on Darcy and Elizabeth plot. (15)
8. Discuss in detail the tragic vision of Thomas Hardy. (15)
6. YEAR 2011 (1st Annual Exam)
OBJECTIVE 
1. (a) Encircle the correct option. (05) 
(i) Dr. Grantly returned from Oxford. (happy, sad, worried)
(ii) 'A Tale of Two Cities' was published in: (1859, 1860, 1861)
(iii) Who said that Eustacia and Clym Yeobright would make a very petty pigeon pair? (Sam, Humphrey, Captain Vye)
(iv) What is chase in Adam Bede? (a forest, a lake, a vehicle)
(v) Which of Mr. Bennet's son-in-law was his favourite? (Bingley, Darcy, Wickham)
(b) Write True or False. (10) 
(i) Sir Lamda Mewnew and Sir Omicorn were two great doctors of London.
(ii) John Bold did not leave his window in prosperous circumstances.
(iii) The real name of John Barsad was Solormon Pross.
(iv) Jarvis Lorry destroys the shoe making bench.
(v) Clym Yeobright wanted to keep as school of Budmouth.
(vi) Clym thought that Mrs. Yeobright wanted to promote his wishes.
(vii) Adam's mother wanted Seth to marry Dinah.
(viii) Hetty did not read novels.
(ix) Elizabeth was happy with the conjugal life of her parents.
(x) Lady Catherine considers Elizabeth an unfeeling selfish girl.
(c) Fill in the blanks. (05) 
(i) Mr. Harding felt very much like __________ a boy.
(ii) 'A Tale of Two Cities' was published in __________ chapters.
(iii) The vocation of Reddleman was to supply redding to the __________.
(iv) Adam's mother was suffering from __________.
(v) Bingley is most unaffectedly ___________.
2. Write short answers of the following in one or two lines. (20) 
(i) Describe Mrs. Proudie's personality.
(ii) Write a short note on Tellson's Bank.
(iii) Write a note on Miss Trefoil.
(iv) Write a short note on Miss Pross.
(v) Why does Susan prick needles in Eustacia's effigy?
(vi) Why did not Eustacia open the door when Mrs. Yeobright went to see them?
(vii) Write a short note on the personality of Bartle Massey.
(viii) How did Dinah persuade Hetty for confession?
(ix) Write a short note on Georgiana?
(x) What did Mr. Bennet write to Mr. Collins intimating him about Elizabeth and Darcy's marrieage?
SUBJECTIVE
Attempt any THREE questions. All questions carry equal marks. 
3. Trollope is a male Jane Austen who prepares to describe his characters before showing them in action. Comment. (20)
4. Trace autobiographical elements in 'A Tale of Two Cities'. (20)
5. How does Charles Dickens make use of satire to expose his society? Elaborate with reference to 'A Tale of Two Cities'. (20)
6. How George Eliot was unlike typical Victorian novelists, an intellectual writer. Discuss. (20)
7. What are the characteristics that make 'Pride and Prejudice' the most popular of all Jane Austen's novels? Discuss in detail. (20)
8. Hardy's irony is not directed at human egotism but at the very conditions of human existence. Discuss with reference to 'The Return of the Native'. (20)
7. YEAR 2011 (2nd Annual Exam) 
OBJECTIVE
1. (a) Encircle the correct option. (05)
(i) Who was Sir Lamda Mewnew? (a doctor, a dean, a bishop)
(ii) The book 2nd of 'A Tale of Two Cities' consists of __________ chapters. (25, 24, 23)
(iii) Who is Corfu band master's daughter? (Mrs. Yeobright, Eustacia, Thomasin)
(iv) Dina was older than Seth by __________ (one year, two years, three years)
(v) Elizabeth and Wickham first met at _________ (Mr. Philip's, Mr. Collins', Mr. Bingley's)
(b) Write true or false against each statement of the following. (10) 
(i) Dr. Grantly remained in his chair with meek authority.
(ii) John Bold was a man loved by a woman and he himself was affectionate.
(iii) When Mr. Lorry had finished his breakfast, he went out for a stroll on the Beach.
(iv) Wine Shopkeeper was a bull necked, martial looking man of forty five.
(v) Clym wanted to change education system.
(vi) Pleasure not known before hand is half wasted.
(vii) Arthur wanted Poysers to leave the place after Hetty's death.
(viii) Adam kissed Hetty before her death.
(ix) Elizabeth had been blind to the impropriety of her father's behaviour.
(x) Lady Catherine happily accepted Darcy's marriage with Elizabeth.
(c) Fill in the blanks. (05) 
(i) 'You cannot but rejoice that it is over' said Mr. __________.
(ii) 'A Tale of Two Cities' covers a time span of _________ years.
(iii) They say that he can talk French as fast as a maid can eat __________.
(iv) Before her death Hetty confessed every thing to ___________.
(v) Elizabeth met Colonel Fitz William Darcy at __________
2. Write short answers of the following in one or two lines. (20) 
(i) Write a note on the death of old Dr. Grantly.
(ii) Describe the personality of John Bold.
(iii) Write a note on Miss Pross.
(iv) Why does Lorry meet Miss Manette at Dover?
(v) Write a note on the personality of Mrs. Long as viewed by Mrs. Bennet.
(vi) What was the motive of Lady Catherine's Journey to Longboume?
(vii) Write a note on Capt. Vye.
(viii) How did Mrs. Yeobright die?
(ix) Write a note on Stoniton.
(x) Write two lines on Lizbeth as mother. (Adam Bede)
SUBJECTIVE
Attempt any THREE questions. All questions carry equal marks. 
3. Critically analyse the role of woman characters in 'Barcherster Towers'. (20)
4. 'A Tale of Two Cities' is a tragic novel with a historical vision. Comment. (20)
5. The novels of Charles Dickens are criticism of life. Critically analyse. (20)
6. George Eliot's portraits according to David Cecil, are primarily portraits of inner man. Discuss with reference to 'Adam Bede'. (20)
7. Discuss Jane Austen's use of irony in 'Pride and Prejudice'. (20)
8. Discuss Hardy's treatment of Nature in 'Return of the Native'. (20)
8. YEAR 2012 (1st Annual Exam)
OBJECTIVE
1. (a) Choose the most correct answer. (05) 
(i) What skill did Dr. Manette develop in order to pass the time during his imprisonment? (drawing, shoe making, story telling)
(ii) Whom did Adam marry? (Dinah Moors, Hetty Sorrel, Lisbeth Bede)
(iii) The Bennet family lived in (Pemberley, Rosings, Longbourn)
(iv) What was Clym's occupation in Paris? (school teacher, banker, diamond merchant)
(v) 'Barchester Towers' was published in the year: (1857, 1875, 1785)
(b) Tick True or False. (10) 
(i) Boz was the pen name of Charles Dickens.
(ii) Terry Cruncher is a porter for Tellsop's Bank.
(iii) Adam is much admired for his integrity and intelligence.
(iv) George Eliot belonged to the Elizabethan age.
(v) Mrs. Yeobright favoured the marriage of Clym with Eustacia.
(vi) Wildeve pushed Eustacia into deep water that caused her death.
(vii) 'Pride and Prejudice' is the last novel of Jane Austen.
(viii) Mrs. Bennet is obsessed with her daughter's marriage prospects.
(ix) Sir Omnicorn is a great Saint and Bishop in 'Barchester Towers'.
(x) Madline is the nickname of Eleanor Bold.
(c) Fill in the blanks. (05) 
(i) Lucie Manette is often associated with light and __________ with darkness.
(ii) Seth Bede is two __________ younger brother.
(iii) Mrs. Yeobright considers __________ too odd and unreliable to be a suitable wife for her son.
(iv) Jane Austen was born in ___________.
(v) An important theme of 'Barchester Towers' is the nature of __________.
SUBJECTIVE
Attempt any FOUR out of the remaining questions. Be brief and to the point. An irrelevant answer carries no marks. 
2. Write short answers (one or two lines) (20) 
(i) What does the red wine symbolize in the novel 'A Tale of Two Cities'?
(ii) What is the people's reaction to the broken wine cask?
(iii) What is outcome of Hetty's trail?
(iv) Who is Arthur?
(v) Describe the symbolic significance of Edgon Heath.
(vi) Does chance play an important role in 'The Return of the Native'?
(vii) Who is Mr. Bennet?
(viii) How did Wikham agree to marry Lydia?
(ix) Describe the death of Cld Bishop Grantly.
(x) Who is Marry Bold?
3. Estimate 'A Tale of Two Cities' as a novel of Love. (20)
4. Write a note on the plot construction of 'A Tale of Two Cities'. (20)
5. 'Dinah Morris has been described as priggish and unlike like'. Comment. (20)
6. What is the role of rustic characters in 'The Return of the Native'? (20)
7. Write a note on the importance of Lydia-Wickham episode. (20)
8. 'Trollope is a male Jane Austen who prepares to describe his characters before showing them in action. Comment. (20)
9. YEAR 2013 (1st Annual Exam)
Objective Part is COMPULSORY. Attempt any FOUR questions from Subjective Part. 
OBJECTIVE
1. Write short answers of the following in two lines each on the answer book. (20) 
(i) Who is Parson Trulliber? Describe his personality.
(ii) Who is Peter Pounce?
(iii) Describe the personality of Mr. Collins.
(iv) What is the role of Kitty. (Catherine)
(v) What is the purpose of La Guillotine?
(vi) Who is Jarvis Lorry?
(vii) Describe Mr. Moss and his appearance in your own words.
(viii) Describe the personality of Mrs. Glegg in your words.
(ix) Describe the appearance of Jack Durbyfield in your words.
(x) Describe the birth and death of sorrow.
SUBJECTIVE
2. In 'Joseph Andrews' Fielding presents Parson Adam as the most dominate character? Elaborate. (20)
3. Do you think that 'Pride and Prejudice' is an appropriate title of the novel? How far it conveys the dominant theme of the novel? (20)
4. What are the major themes of 'A Tale of Two Cities'? (20)
5. Do you think that the ending of 'The Mill on the Floss' is justified? How far it is motivated by a desire for poetic justice? (20)
6. Critically analyze Thomas Hardy's art of Plot construction in 'Tess of the D'urbervilles'. (20)
7. How far it is justified to call Tess as a pure woman? (20)
10. YEAR 2014 (1st Annual Exam)
Objective Part is COMPULSORY. Attempt any FOUR questions from Subjective Part. 
OBJECTIVE
1. Write short answers of the following in two lines each on the answer book. (20) 
(i) Describe the personality and role of Fanny in your own words.
(ii) Who is Parosn Barnabas? What type of role does he play?
(iii) Describe the role of Charlotte Lucas plays?
(iv) Who is Kitty? What is her attitude towards others?
(v) What is Bastile? What is its significance?
(vi) Who is Miss Press? Describe the personality of Miss Press.
(vii) Who is Bob Jakin?
(viii) Describe the physical features and personality of Mr. Moss.
(ix) Who is Joan Derbifield?
(x) In which village the novel 'Tess of the D'urbevilles' starts?
SUBJECTIVE
2. "I declare here, once for all, I describe not men but manners, not individuals but species". How far this claim is justified in the novel 'Joseph Andrews'? Comment. (20)
3. Critically analyse the role of Mrs. Bennet in the novel 'Pride and Prejudice'. (20)
4. How far is it justified to call the novel 'A Tale of Two Cities' as a novel of deep love. Elucidate. (20)
5. Trace the role and significance of the River Floss in the novel 'The Mill on the Floss'. (20)
6. On what grounds Tess can be regarded as a pure woman? Why does Angel Calre desert her? (20)
7. Elaborate the salient features of George Eliot as a novelist. What are the major flaws in the novels of George Eliot? (20)

PAPER IV - PROSE

1. YEAR 2008 (1st Annual Exam)
OBJECTIVE
1. (a) Choose the correct option. (05) 
(i) Heaney got Nobel Prize in (1995, 1999, 1994, 1996)
(ii) Swift died in (1745, 1746, 1750, 1749)
(iii) A Tale of a Tub was published in: (1704, 1705, 1708, 1707)
(iv) Heaney learnt two languages at St. Columbus: (Latin & Irish, Hebrew & English, Urdu & Arabic, French & Italian)
(v) Russell died in: (1970, 1973, 1974, 1977)
(b) Tick the true or false. (10) 
(i) Bacon begins all his essays with "To". T/F
(ii) Russell was a great sociologist. T/F
(iii) The Lilliputians were deaf. T/F
(iv) Edward Said was born in 1935. T/F
(v) Bacon is an Irish writer. T/F
(vi) Edward Said has written Of Truth. T/F
(vii) Seamus Heaney was an American. T/F
(viii) Russell was a Nobel Prize winner. T/F
(ix) Bacon is famous for his precision. T/F
(x) Huynhyms are very intelligent people. T/F
(c) Fill in the blanks. (05) 
(i) Swift was born in __________.
(ii) In Unpopular Essays, Russell talks about __________.
(iii) In 'Of Great Places', Bacon talks about __________.
(iv) The 'Battle of the Books' was written by __________.
(v) Revenge is a kind of wild justice, Bacon has said this in __________.
2. Answer the following questions. Each answer should be in two lines. (20) 
(i) Is Russell's 'Unpopular Essays' about unpopularity? Explain.
(ii) Is 'Gulliver Travels' a satire? Explain.
(iii) What was Bacon's focus in 'Of Friendship'? Explain.
(iv) Why Bacon's style is different? Explain.
(v) What was the main focus of Edward Said in 'Introduction to Culture and Imperialism'?
(vi) What Jonathan Swift a rebel?
(vii) What Russell discusses in 'The Philosophy of Laymen'?
(viii) Why Bacon believes in precision?
(ix) Why Russell's essays are so difficult?
(x) What was the main focus on Bacon in 'Of Friendship'?
SUBJECTIVE
Attempt any FOUR questions. All questions carry equal marks. 
3. Bacon's precision makes him complex. Agree or disagree. (15)
4. 'Gulliver Travels' is an exposition of political hypocrisy. Agree or disagree. (15)
5. Describe the influence of Post Colonialism on Edward Said. (15)
6. Critically evaluate Russell's style. (15)
7. Critically evaluate the effect of modernism on Heaney's 'Redress of Poetry'. (15)
2. YEAR 2008 (2nd Annual Exam)
OBJECTIVE
1. (a) Choose the correct option. (05) 
(i) Heaney was born in: (1939, 1935, 1938, 1937)
(ii) Swift received his degree of Doctor of divinity in: (1703, 1704, 1708, 1702)
(iii) Gulliver Travels was published in: (1726, 1731, 1723, 1766)
(iv) Heaney won a scholarship at Columbus College at the age of: (12 years, 14 years, 17 years, 11 years)
(v) Russell was born in: (1871, 1872, 1877, 1888)
(b) Tick the true or false. (10) 
(i) Bacon begins all his essays with 'To'. T/F
(ii) Russell was a great mathematician. T/F
(iii) The Lilliputians were very tall. T/F
(iv) Edward Said was a Jew. T/F
(v) Bacon is a Greek writer. T/F
(vi) Edward Said has written 'Redress of Poetry'. T/F
(vii) Seamus Heaney is an Australian. T/F
(viii) Russell talks about post colonialism. T/F
(ix) Bacon is famous for his precision. T/F
(x) Yahoos are very polite people. T/F
(c) Fill in the blanks. (05) 
(i) Swift published 'A Tale of the Tub' in __________.
(ii) In 'Unpopular Essays', Russell talks about __________.
(iii) In 'Of Parents and Children', Bacon talks about __________.
(iv) 'Redress of Poetry' has been written by __________.
(v) Bacon asks in 'Of Truth' what is truth? Said jesting __________.
2. Answer the following questions. Each answer should be in two lines. (20)
(i) Is Bacon's precision his wisdom?
(ii) Has Gulliver Travels been written for children?
(iii) What was Bacon's focus in 'Of Truth'?
(iv) Why Gulliver did not like Huyhnhyms?
(v) What is Heaney's focus in 'Redress of Poetry'?
(vi) What was the main aim of publishing 'Gulliver Travels'?
(vii) What Russell discusses in 'The Philosophy of Laymen"?
(viii) Why Bacon is called Modern?
(ix) Why Russell is so complicated?
(x) What is the main focus of Edward Said?
SUBJECTIVE
Attempt any FOUR questions. All questions carry equal marks. 
3. Bacon is deceptively easy. Agree or disagree. (15)
4. Gulliver Travels is revelation of illusionary world. Agree or disagree. (15)
5. Describe the influence of Modernism on Edward Said. (15)
6. For Russell, Teacher is the guardian. Agree or disagree. (15)
7. Critically evaluate Heaney's style. (15)
3. YEAR 2009 (1st Annual Exam)
OBJECTIVE
1.(a) Choose the correct option. (05) 
(i) Francis Bacon was a: (critic, dramatist, politician, essayist)
(ii) Swift was a: (satirist, politician, cynic, misanthrope)
(iii) Russell believes in: (dictatorship, communism, democracy, idealism)
(iv) Seamus Heaney used redress for: (soothing effect, defense, apology, criticism)
(v) Edward Said was a: (professor, columnist, diplomat, moralist)
(b) Tick True or False. (10) 
(i) Bacon's Essays are full of worldly wisdom. T/F
(ii) Bacon was called the wisest, brightest and meanest of mankind. T/F
(iii) The Yahoos represent an ideal man. T/F
(iv) The third voyage of Gulliver's Travels is about Researchers. T/F
(v) Edward Said wrote historical essays. T/F
(vi) Edward Said was a poet. T/F
(vii) Heaney regards poetry an ideal activity. T/F
(viii) Heaney himself was a poet. T/F
(ix) Russell opposes the concept of world government. T/F
(x) Russell was a pessimist. T/F
(c) Fill in the blanks. (05) 
(i) Voyage to Laputa is ___________ voyage.
(ii) Edward Said condemns __________ as an evil.
(iii) The first edition of Bacon's Essays was published in __________.
(iv) Russell wants _________ for teachers.
(v) Heaney was an _____________.
2. Write short answers. Answers should be in one or two lines. (20) 
(i) Bacon's Essays reflect the Renaissance Spirit.
(ii) Is Swift a pessimist?
(iii) Voyage to Lilliput' shows the littleness of man.
(iv) Russell is a pacifist.
(v) Russell is opposed to irrationality in human life.
(vi) 'Redress of Poetry' is an effort to defend poetry. How?
(vii) Poetry answers the questions raised by life.
(ix) What is Edward Said's idea about the plight of Palestine?
(x) What is culture according to Edward Said?
SUBJECTIVE
Attempt any FOUR questions. All questions carry equal marks. 
3. 'Bacon's Essays reflect his encyclopedic knowledge'. Explain with reference to his essays. (15)
4. What are the characteristics of Swift's satire? (15)
5. What are the functions of a teacher in a society? (15)
6. How far has Edward Said succeeded in stripping the mask from the ugly face of imperialism? (15)
7. Critically evaluate the ideas of Heaney expressed in 'Redress of Poetry'. (15)
4. YEAR 2009 (2nd Annual Exam)
OBJECTIVE
1. (a) Choose the correct option. (05) 
(i) Francis Bacon was born in: (1551, 1561, 1571, 1581)
(ii) Swift wrote Gulliver's Travels to: (please the world, irritate the world, vex the world, criticize the world)
(iii) Bertrand Russell was a: (political analyst, economist, social philosopher, scientist)
(iv) Edward Said wrote about: (political economy, art, philosophy, culture)
(v) Seamus Heaney was a: (poet, diplomat, historian, social scientist)
(b) Tick the true or false. (10) 
(i) Bacon was an empiricist.  T/F
(ii) Bacon was tried in the court of corruption. T/F
(iii) Swift was a playwright. T/F
(iv) Gulliver was called 'Man Mountain'. T/F
(v) Russell was pessimist about the future of mankind. T/F
(vi) Russell favoured the idea of a world government. T/F
(vii) Edward Said was a classical poet. T/F
(viii) Edward Said was a supporter of imperialism. T/F
(ix) Seamus Heaney was a professor. T/F
(x) Seamus Heaney was an art critic. T/F
(c) Fill in the blanks. (05) 
(i) The way to enrich are many, but most of them __________.
(ii) Revenge is a kind of __________ justice.
(iii) There are __________ possibilities for future of mankind.
(iv) Swift was born in the year __________.
(v) Redress of Poetry is a __________ for poetry.
2. Give short answers, not exceeding two line. (20) 
(i) What do Bacon's Essays teach?
(ii) What is your opinion about Bacon in the light of his character sketch?
(iii) The Yahoos stand for the evil in man. Explain.
(iv) Describe Laputa in two sentences.
(v) Why does Russell favour freedom for the teacher?
(vi) What is the main focus of Russell's philosophy and politics?
(vii) How does Heaney defend poetry?
(viii) What, according to Heaney, is the effect of poetry on human mind?
(ix) What does Edward Said mean by civilization?
(x) What is the effect of imperialism on Literature?
SUBJECTIVE
Attempt any FOUR questions. All questions carry equal marks. 
3. Write an essay on Bacon's prose style, giving suitable illustrations. (15)
4. 'Gulliver's Travels' is a bitter satire wrapped in an interesting fantasy of adventures. Discuss. (15)
5. What is the function of a teacher in a civilized society according to Russell? (15)
6. For what purpose does Said quote of the classical novelists and writers in his book 'Introduction to Culture and Imperialism'? (15)
7. How does Heaney defend poetry and to what extent does he succeed? (15)
5. YEAR 2010 (1st Annual Exam)
OBJECTIVE
1. (a) Choose correct option. (05) 
(i) Edward Said's essay is about: (poetry, new ideals, culture, man's identity)
(ii) Edward Said says that culture is: (state, government, social order, none of these)
(iii) Seamus Heaney is famous for his: (defense of poetry, criticism, knowledge, science)
(iv) Bacon was influenced by: (Romans, Christ, Church, Renaissance)
(v) Swift was a: (story teller, politician, traveller, critic of man)
(b) Tick true or false. (10) 
(i) Russell was optimistic about future. T/F
(ii) Bacon was a reformer. T/F
(iii) Laputa means a flying island. T/F
(iv) Swift was a cheerful person. T/F
(v) Russell was a scientist. T/F
(vi) Edward Said was an American. T/F
(vii) Heaney was a politician. T/F
(viii) Death is as natural as birth. T/F
(ix) In Palestine the Jews rule. T/F
(x) Russell was sent to jail for his ideas about war. T/F
(c) Fill in the blanks. (05) 
(i) Russell was a __________ reformer.
(ii) Bacon was called ___________ of mankind.
(iii) Gulliver's Travels has __________ parts.
(iv) Edward Said was born in __________.
(v) Heaney wanted to defend __________.
2. Write short answers. (Answers should be in one or two lines.) (20) 
(i) Is 'Unpopular Essays' unpopular?
(ii) Who was Bacon and what did he do?
(iii) Why is Bacon's style aphoristic?
(iv) What is culture according to Edward Said?
(v) What is the force of power politics in the Middle East?
(vi) What is the dilemma of identity for Palestinians?
(vii) Is 'Gulliver's Travels' interesting?
(viii) What is Heaney famous for?
(ix) 'Man' is the basic concern of Russell. Why?
(x) Poetry answers the questions raised by life. Comment.
SUBJECTIVE
Attempt any FOUR questions. All questions carry equal marks. 
3. Write a note on Bacon's style. How far does it suit to his essays? (15)
4. 'Bacon has a great mind, but not a great soul'. Elaborate the statement. (15)
5. 'Gulliver's Travels' is a mock utopia. Discuss. (15)
6. Russell's prose is characterized by clarity, catholic temper and subtle wit. Explain. (15)
7. How can cultural integrity be maintained according to Edward Said? (15)
8. 'Poetry can play its constructive role in modern times'. Discuss with reference to 'Redress of Poetry'. (15)
6. YEAR 2011 (1st Annual Exam)
OBJECTIVE
1. (a) Encircle the correct option. (05)
(i) Bacon was a: (politician, poet, solicitor general, none of these)
(ii) Gulliver was drawn in Laputa by: (hook, rope, stair, chain)
(iii) Edward Said was: (poet, philosopher, politician, Muslim)
(iv) Russell's essays teach us: (civic sense, science, philosophy, politics)
(v) 'Redress of Poetry' was written in praise of: (poetry, criticism, science, culture)
(b) Write True or False. (10) 
(i) Religion is the subject of Bacon's essays.
(ii) Swift's satire is corrosive.
(iii) Bacon was a man of pragmatic approach.
(iv) Swift was a cheerful man.
(v) Russell was pessimistic about the future of man.
(vi) Russell was famous for his poetic style.
(vii) Seamus Heaney was a professor of poetry.
(viii) Poetry answers the questions raised by life.
(ix) Edward Said was a social reformer.
(x) Edward Said was in favour of imperialism.
(c) Fill in the blanks. (05) 
(i) Russell was a social ___________.
(ii) Bacon is known for his ____________ style.
(iii) Gulliver's Travels has ___________ parts.
(iv) Edward Said was born in ___________.
(v) 'Redress of Poetry was written by __________.
2. Write short answers of the following in one or two lines. (20) 
(i) Bacon's style is aphoristic.
(ii) Bacon's essays are full of wisdom.
(iii) Russell advocates freedom for teacher.
(iv) Russell wants a safe and prosperous future for mankind.
(v) Swift wants to vex man.
(vi) How did Gulliver help the king of Lilliput?
(vii) Edward Said is a great admirer of political stability.
(viii) Imperialism is based on science and knowledge.
(ix) Seamus Heaney visualizes a bright future for poetry.
(x) Poetry answers the questions raised by life.
SUBJECTIVE
Attempt any THREE questions. All questions carry equal marks. 
3. What do you understand by the term 'Renaissance'? How is the spirit of Renaissance reflected in the works of Bacon? (20)
4. What are the benefits of study? Discuss in the light of the essay 'Of Studies'. (20)
5. Swift's satire is destructive in approach but constructive in nature. Explain. (20)
6. What is the place of Edward Said as a political thinker in the 20th century? (20)
7. Write a comprehensive note on Russell's prose style. (20)
8. Give an estimate of Seamus Heaney as a champion of poetry. (20)
7. YEAR 2011 (2nd Annual Exam)
OBJECTIVE
1. (a) Encircle the correct option. (05) 
(i) Gulliver was treated by the Houyhnhms: (sincerely, scornfully, politely, honourably)
(ii) Bacon's essays tell us about: (man, God, religion, philosophy)
(iii) Edward Said was brought up in: (America, Europe, Cairo, Jerusalem)
(iv) Seamus Heaney was a: (poet, politician, philosopher, dramatist)
(v) Russell was opposed to: (religion, war, world Govt., ignorance)
(b) Write true or false against each of the following statements. (10) 
(i) 'Gulliver's Travels' is a satire on man.
(ii) Bacon was the child of Renaissance.
(iii) Bacon was a man of ideal morality.
(iv) Russell is known for his poetic style.
(v) Russell was a Christian at heart.
(vi) Edward Said was a politician.
(vii) Edward Said was opposed to imperialism.
(viii) Seamus Heaney is a poet.
(ix) 'Redress of Poetry' is a criticism of poetry.
(x) Swift was a misanthropist.
(c) Fill in the blanks. (05) 
(i) Bacon was a man of ___________ approach.
(ii) Russell was a champion of _________.
(iii) Edward Said is a __________ to orientalism.
(iv) Swift is known for his __________.
(v) Seamus Heaney was not only a defender of poetry but also a __________
2. Write short answers of the following in one or two lines. (20) 
(i) Bacon's style is pithy.
(ii) Russell favours the idea of world government.
(iii) Are 'Unpopular Esays' really unpopular?
(iv) Bacon teaches his readers the art of success in life.
(v) What is imperialism?
(vi) 'Culture is learned'. What does it mean?
(vii) Is 'Gulliver's Travels' a tragic work?
(viii) What is objective of Swift's satire?
(ix) Is Seamus Heaney successful in his defense of poetry?
(x) What is the function of poetry?
SUBJECTIVE
Attempt any THREE questions. All questions carry equal marks. 
3. To what extent is Bacon a moralist in his essays? (20)
4. What idea do you form of Bacon's learning and scholarship after your study of his essays? (20)
5. Russell was against war and in favour of world government. Why? (20)
6. Russell preaches rationalism and tolerance. How and why? (20)
7. Edward Said tried to solve the deli of Palestinians' identity. How far was he successful? (20)
8. 'Poetry can play its constructive role in modern time'. Discuss with reference to 'Redress of Poetry'. (20)
8. YEAR 2012 (1st Annual Exam)
OBJECTIVE
1. (a) Choose the most correct answer. (05) 
(i) 'The Novum Organum' was published in: (1619, 1620, 1621, 1622)
(ii) Jonathon Swift came of: (American family, Russian family, English family, Indian family)
(iii) Edward Said was against: (Culture, American, Imperialism, Russia)
(iv) Seamus Heaney was champion of: (poetry, liberty, culture, essays)
(v) Bertrand Russell favoured: (war, world government, world peace, violence)
(b) Tick True or False. (10)
(i) Bacon was a moralist.
(ii) Swift was a reformer.
(iii) Edward Said was a Muslim.
(iv) Russell was an Atheist.
(v) Seamus Heaney considers George Herbert a perfect example of a true poet.
(vi) Russell is pessimistic.
(vii) Edward Said was a poet.
(viii) Heaney himself was a poet.
(ix) Bacon was influenced by Renaissance.
(x) Gulliver's Travels is an allegorical satire.
(c) Fill in the blanks. (05) 
(i) Swift wrote 'Gulliver's Travels' in __________.
(ii) Edward Said's writing have been translated into ___________ languages.
(iii) Poetry focuses from delight to ___________.
(iv) William Blake calls Bacon's essays __________.
(v) Russell was an apostle of __________
SUBJECTIVE
Attempt any FOUR out of the remaining questions. Be brief and to the point. An irrelevant answer carries no marks. 
2. Write short answers. (one or two lines) (20) 
(i) Why is Bacon called a worldly moralist?
(ii) Bacon's essays are a product of Renaissance. Explain.
(iii) What is mock-utopia?
(iv) What is the symbolic significance of Lilliput?
(v) What does Russell mean by 'Intellectual Rubbish'?
(vi) Is Heaney's prose style aphoristic?
(vii) How is Heaney's approach anecdotal?
(ix) Why does Edward Said call America 'A Dishonest Broker'?
(x) Why does Edward Said admire Joseph Conrad?
3. What evidence of astute expediency do you find in Bacon's essays? (20)
4. Trace the development of Gulliver's outlook and mentality in the course of his voyages. Would you regard it healthy and welcome development? (20)
5. Write an essay on Russell's prose style illustrating your answer from the 'Unpopular Essays'. (20)
6. Write a note on Heaney's Prose Style. (20)
7. What is the function of a teacher in present day society according to Russell? (20)
8. Discuss Edward Said's views on 'American Imperator'. (20)
9. YEAR 2013 (1st Annual Exam)
Objective Part is COMPULSORY. Attempt any FOUR questions from Subjective Part. 
OBJECTIVE
1. Write short answers of the following in two lines each on the answer book. (20) 
(i) Point out the Renaissance elements in Bacon's essays.
(ii) Who are Lilliput?
(iii) According to Bacon, what is the advantage of Simulation and Dissimulation?
(iv) Who are Swift's satirical targets?
(v) Discuss how Bacon's essays are an expression of brevity?
(vi) According to Russell, what are the dogmas of religion?
(vii) How would you define 'empiricism'?
(viii) What was the race of horses with human powers called?
(ix) What are Russell's views about 'science'?
(x) What is 'Florence Nightingale' about?
SUBJECTIVE
2. With the help of Bacon's essays, can you prove the truth of the statement that 'No more keen observer of life and affairs than Bacon ever lived'? (20)
3. Give a critical estimate of 'Florence Nightingale' by Lytton Strachey. (20)
4. Bacon essays are the expression of a life-time experience in the world of man and affairs. Elucidate. (20)
5. Evaluate Edward Said's view on 'Cub-are and  Imperialism' and discuss their merits and demerits. (20)
6. 'As to happiness, I am not so sure' bring out the significance of this reservation of Russell about ideas that helped mankind. (20)
7. 'I do not hate mankind, but principally I hate and detest that animal called man'. Is it possible to reconcile these contradictory remarks of Jonathan Swift with reference to 'Gulliver's Travels'? (20)
10. YEAR 2014 (1st Annual Exam)
Objective part is COMPULSORY. Attempt any FOUR questions from Subjective Part. 
OBJECTIVE
1. Write short answers of the following in two lines each on the answer book. (20) 
(i) What do the essays of Bacon tell about his age?
(ii) Bacon's style was aphoristic, how? Do you agree?
(iii) In 'Gulliver's Travels', what is Laputa and where is it situated?
(iv) What did Small Endians and Big Endians stand for in 'Gulliver's Travels'?
(v) Did Russell favour religion or science?
(vi) Was Russell impressed by Hindu philosophy? Why?
(vii) What is culture according to Edward Said? How it is influencing on people?
(viii) What was the dilemma of Palestinians according to Edward Said?
(ix) Who was General Gordan? What services he rendered for Britain?
(x) Why Miss Florence Nightingale was admired?
SUBJECTIVE
2. Bacon made remarkable contribution to the development of English Prose. Discuss some qualities of his style in this regard. (20)
3. Bacon's precision makes him complex? Do you agree, why? (20)
4. What are the causes of Swift's misanthropy? Was he responsible for these causes? (20)
5. What future does Russell visualize for mankind as expressed in his essay 'Future of Mankind'? (20)
6. 'End of General Gordan' is the history of nation weary of war. Explain in the light of 'End of General Gordan'. (20)
7. How can cultural integrity maintained according to Edward Said. (20)

PAPER V - AMERICAN LITERATURE 

1. YEAR 2008 (1st Annual Exam)
OBJECTIVE
1. (a) Tick or encircle the correct option in each case. (05) 
(i) What is Parris's position in Salem? (governor, judge, minister, batiff)
(ii) The character of Felice exists in: (The Crucible, Jazz, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Mourning Becomes Electra)
(iii) Lavinia was madly in love with her: (father, brother, mother, servant)
(iv) For Whom the Bell Tolls was written in: (1937, 1938, 1939, 1940)
(v) The poem 'After the Last Bulletin' has been written by: (Adrienne Rich, Richard Wilbur, John Ashbury, Sylvia Plath)
(b) Mark the given statement as true or false. (10) 
(i) Betty cannot wake up because she is bewitched. T/F
(ii) Elizabeth Proctor is brought in the court to corroborate John Proctor's claim about Abigail. T/F
(iii) Grin is Lavinia's brother. T/F
(iv) No, no, I ____ what makes you say such things' is spoken by Christine. T/F
(v) Christine shoots down Ezra Mannon. T/F
(vi) Jordon is proud of his father. T/F
(vii) Finito in For Whom the Bell Tolls dies of Cancer. T/F
(viii) "In though every body was one armed like me", in Jazz these words are spoken by Joe Trace. T/F
(ix) The lime, Thinking of Noah, Child-heart, 'try to forget exists in the poem Melodic Train. T/F
(x) The rare qualities of vulture have been mentioned in the poem, "Still, Citizen Sparrow". T/F
(c) Fill in the blanks. (05) 
(i) Act One in The Crucible is subtitled __________.
(ii) __________ is the wife of Pabio.
(iii) __________ is the captain of the 'Flying Trades'.
(iv) The novel 'Jazz' comprises __________ chapters.
(v) 'I am exhausted, I am exhausted' has been taken from the poem __________.
2. Write the short answers. (Only in one or two lines) (20) 
(i) Why does John Proctor confess his act of adultery?
(ii) How does Abigail thrives on the attention of all in the court and becomes the centre of excitement?
(iii) Why is Cheerver both astonished and afraid when he finds the puppet with the needle in it?
(iv) Why are the Mannons driven to their self-destructive behaviour?
(v) On what excuse does Lavinia tell Peter that she cannot marry him?
(vi) Why has O'Neil used Myth and Legend as symbols in his play?
(vii) Who is Piler?
(viii) Why does Pablo remove detonators from Jordan's sack?
(ix) Why are Joe and Violet subject of ridicule in their community?
(x) When Aunt is dead, her terrified hands will lie still ringed with ordeals she was mastered by. What is meant by 'Still ringed with Ordeals" in the lines of Aunt Jennifer's Tigers?
SUBJECTIVE
Attempt any FOUR questions. All questions carry equal marks.
3. Abigail Williams is the most positively evil character in the play 'The Crucible". Discuss. (15)
4. Discuss 'Mourning Becomes Electra' as a tragedy. (15)
5. Robert Jordan is a puppet pushed to and for by others. Elaborate. (15)
6. Discuss 'Jazz' in the light of Post-modem Themes. (15)
7. Point out similarities or otherwise in the poetry of Sylvia Plath and Adrienne Rich in the light of their poems in your syllabus. (15)
8. Critically analyze 'Melodic Train' by John Ashbery. (15)
2. YEAR 2008 (2nd Annual Exam)
OBJECTIVE
1. (a) Choose the correct option. (05) 
(i) What does Abigail do at the end of the play? (she kills herself, she flees Salem, she is hanged, she is revealed as a witch)
(ii) Orin hands over to Hazel a: (pistol, medicine box, letter, flower)
(iii) Jordan describes General Golz as a: (good General, evil General, cowardly General, lazy General)
(iv) Jazz is the story of: (African Americans, Latin Americans, Red Indians, Pro-Americans)
(v) The poem 'Morning Song' has been written by: (Sylvia Plath, John Ashbery, Richard Wilbur, Adrienne Rich)
(b) Write the True or False. (10) 
(i) Proctor recites the Ten Commandments without failing when Hale him to do so.
(ii) John Proctor signs his confession and is liberated.
(iii) Rebecca Nurse is arrested on the charge of murder of Putman's babies through witchcraft.
(iv) The Hunted is the third book of Mourning Becomes Electra.
(v) Ezra Mannon kills Christine on the charge of infidelity.
(vi) You put knowledge into my ear is spoken by Lavinia.
(vii) Captain Mora kills El-Train.
(viii) Joe, Golden Gray and Dorcas have lost their parents.
(ix) The line 'Thinking of Noah, Child heart, try to target' exists in the poem 'Melodic Train'.
(c) Fill in the blanks. (05) 
(i) 'I want to open myself. I want the light of God. I want the Sweet love of __________.
(ii) __________ is the first book of Mourning Becomes Electra.
(iii) __________ asks Maria to slip into the sleeping bag of Jordan.
(iv) Violet Trace is __________ years old.
(v) "The News spread like wildfire through the building. He had gone back to the sea for his subject" has been taken from __________.
2. Write short answers. Answers should be in one or two lines. (20) 
(i) How does Mary Warren behave towards her employers?
(ii) What does Abigail do when suspicion that she might be pretending fails on her?
(iii) What is Giles Corey's function in the play?
(iv) Why does every Mannon in Mourning Becomes Electra seek escape from the real world?
(v) Why does Adam want to take revenge on Ezra Mannon?
(vi) What is Pillar?
(vii) What does Maria's close cropped hair symbolize for?
(viii) Why did Violet release her encaged birds?
(ix) There are no Angels yet
Here comes an angel one
With a man's face young
Shut-off the dark,
Side of the moon turning to me
And saying: I am the plumed serpent, the beast.
With fangs of fire and gentle heart
What is meant by "I am the plumed serpent, the beast with fangs of fire and gentle heart?
(x) Describe briefly the message, "Still, Citizen Sparrow" conveys.
SUBJECTIVE
Attempt any FOUR questions. All questions carry equal marks. 
3. Write a comprehensive note on the theme of "Good and Evil" in the Crucible. (15)
4. Why does every Mannon in 'Mourning Becomes Electra' seek escape from the real world? (15)
5. Discuss the theme of love and war in the novel, 'For Whom the Bell Tolls'. (15)
6. Write a comprehensive note on the character of Violet Trace. (15)
7. Sylvia Plath's poems are nothing but an autobiographical and retrospective note. Comment. (15)
8. Critically analyze 'Marginalia' by Richard Wilbur. (15)
3. YEAR 2009 (1st Annual Exam)
OBJECTIVE
Q.1 (a) Choose the correct option. (05) 
(i) As the play 'The Crucible' opens, whom has Paris asked to come to Salem? (Judge Danforth, Reverend Hale, Herrick, Hathorne)
(ii) Joe Silva in 'Mourning Becomes Electra' is a: (fishing captain, family doctor, carpenter, salesman)
(iii) Ezra Mammon comes home after the surrender of: (Lee, London, Russia, Japan)
(iv) Robert Jordan's grandfather had fought in: (American civil war, Spanish civil war, French civil war, German civil war)
(v) The poem 'After the Last Bulletins' has been written by: (Adrienne Rich, Richard Wilbur, Sylvia Plath, John Ashbery)
(b) Mark the statements as True or False in each case. (10) 
(i) Act one in 'The Crucible' is subtitled as 'An Overture'. T/F
(ii) Martha Corey's reading habit leads to her arrest and conviction for witchcraft. T/F
(iii) Marry Warren accuses Proctor of being a witch. T/F
(iv) Lavinia was madly in love with her mother. T/F
(v) Home Coming is the first book of 'Mourning Becomes Electra'. T/F
(vi) Lavinia says to Peter that she hates him and wishes he were dead. T/F
(vii) The character Felice exists in 'For Whom the Bell Tolls'. T/F
(viii) Joe Trace kills Dorcas by stabbing her into her heart. T/F
(ix) At once a howl that was also prayer, arose from overcrowded building. These lines are from the poem 'The Painter'. T/F
(x) The poem 'Aunt Jennifer's Tigers' is about women emancipation. T/F
(c) Fill in the blanks with appropriate words. (05) 
(i) Surely, you know what a __________ she is.
(ii) Hazel Niles is a girl of __________ years.
(iii) __________ has given the task of blowing up the bridge to Robert Jordon.
(iv) Hunter Hunter real name is __________.
(v) 'He rocked his only world, and everyone's' has been taken from the poem __________
2. Write short answers. Answers should be in one or two lines. (20) 
(i) Why did Mrs. Putnom contact Tituba?
(ii) What is the function of Rebicca Nurse in 'The Crucible'?
(iii) How did Andover differ from Salem?
(iv) How had Uncle David brought shame to the Mannon's House?
(v) Who are the haunted in 'Mourning Becomes Electra'?
(vi) Why does Orin not like daylight?
(vii) Why does Jordon kill others, though, he hates killing?
(viii) In Alice Menfred's opinion, how can she protect herself?
(ix) Why is the Jazz music called the devil's music?
(x) What does the sea symbolize in 'The Painter'?
SUBJECTIVE
Attempt any FOUR questions. All questions carry equal marks. 
3. There is always a crucible in every society, in every nation. Keeping the play, 'The Crucible' in you mind, hold a comparison between the Salem of America of 1950 and that of Pakistan of 2007-2008. (15)
4. Do you find in 'Mourning Becomes Electra' an exemplification of O'Neil's departure from Greek concept of tragedy? (15)
5. Discuss the problems of Identity as a site of artful construction in 'Jazz. (15)
6. Write a comprehensive note on the character and role of Pablo in 'For Whom the Bell Tolls'. (15)
7. Point our similarities or otherwise in the poetry of Sylvia Plath and Adrienne Rich in the light of their poems in your syllabus.
8. Critically analyze 'Gabriel' by Adrienne Rich.
4. YEAR 2009 (2nd Annual Exam)
OBJECTIVE
1. (a) Choose the correct option. (05) 
(i) The Salem people were: (Methodists, Catholics, Protestants, Atheists)
(ii) The first person Abigail blames of practicing witchcraft is: (John Proctor, Merry Warren, Elizabeth, Tituba)
(iii) It had always been Adam Brants' dream to own: (Mannon's house, the clipper flying trades, a lot of wealth, a beautiful beloved)
(iv) Joe and Violet are married in: (1916, 1906, 1926, 1946)
(v) John Ashbery was born in: (1917, 1927, 1907, 1947)
(b) Tick the true or false. (10)
(i) Marry Warren behaves very rudely after becoming one of the court officials. T/F
(ii) "You---you whore----I'll kill you". These words are spoken by John Proctor. T/F
(iii)  The character Malvonne exists in "For Whom the Bell Tolls". T/F
(iv) The Hunted is the third book of 'Mourning Becomes Electra". T/F
(v) Martha Corey is the second wife of Giles Corey. T/F
(vi) Orin shoots Adam. T/F
(vii) Christine tells Seth of her plan to kill Ezra. T/F
(viii) Parris argues that the individual man must obey the church or the church will collapse. T/F
(ix) 'I am the magician's girl who does not flinch'. These lines are from the poem 'The Arrival of the Bee Box'. T/F
(x) 'You get one if you can find one though in principle you can always find one'. These lines are from 'Melodic Train'. T/F
(c) Fill in the blanks. (05) 
(i) Ezekiel Cheever acts as __________ of the court during the witchcraft trials.
(ii) All victory ends in the defeat of __________.
(iii) Peter Niles is a young man of ___________ years.
(iv) Toni Morrison won Noble Prize in __________.
(v) Finito is 'For Whom the Bell Tolls' died of ___________.
2. Write short answers, not exceeding two lines. (20) 
(i) How does Elizabeth deal with Abigail when she comes to know of illicit relations between Proctor and her?
(ii) What does Reverend Hale mean when he says, 'There is blood on my head!"?
(iii) Why does Lavinia follow Christine to New York?
(iv) Why is Lavinia instead of committing suicide prepared to meet her punishment by living a solitary life?
(v) Why does Lavinia say, 'I hate love!'?
(vi) How does Andover differ from Salem?
(vii) What does Augtina warm Jordon about?
(viii) What is the effect of Jazz on the lives of poor people?
(ix) Why does Violent plan to get herself a boy friend?
(x) Why does the poet use the image of Tower of Pisa in the poem 'Melodic Train'?
SUBJECTIVE
Attempt any FOUR questions. All questions carry equal marks. 
3. 'The Crucible' symbolized the clash between communism and capitalism. Discuss. (15)
4. Discuss 'Mourning Becomes Electra' as a tragedy. (15)
5. Elaborate the underlying moral theme as well as Hemingway's political attitude in 'For Whom the Bell Tolls'. (15)
6. Discuss 'Jazz' in the perspective of city as mentioned in the text. (15)
7. How does Sylvia Plath convey the concept of power through her Bee poems? (15)
8. Critically analyze 'Still Citizen Sparrow' by Richard Wilbur. (15)
5. YEAR 2010 (1st Annual Exam)
OBJECTIVE
1. (a) Choose correct option. (05) 
(i) Which character in 'The Crucible' is compared to Portius Pilate? (Samuel Parris, Thomas Putnam, John Hale, Giles Corey)
(ii) 'My only shame is my dirty Mannon Blood'. These words are spoken by: (Adam Brant, Ezra Mannon, Lavinia, Orin)
(iii) Robert Jordon calls 'sharks' to: (Enemy Soldiers, Enemy Planes, General Golez & his man, Pablo & his recruits)
(iv) Joe and Dorcas love affair lasts for: (one month, three months, one year, three years)
(v) The poem 'Dividing into Wreck' has been written by: (Adrienne Rich, Sylvia Plath, Richard Wilbur, John Ashbery)
(b) Write True or False. (10) 
(i) Giles Corey was not hanged. T/F
(ii) 'Your Justice would freeze the bear' refers to Danforth. T/F
(iii) Christine kills Orin. T/F
(iv) Eugene O' Neil was born in 1885. T/F
(v) Adam Brant has resemblance with Ezra Mannon. T/F
(vi) By occupation, Robert Jordan was an architect in America. T/F
(vii) Alice Menfred offered Violet a photo/picture of Dorcas. T/F
(viii) 'At once a howl, that was also prayer, Arose from the overcrowded buildings'. These lines are from 'The Melodic Train'. T/F
(ix) The poem 'After Last Bulletin' is written by Adrienne Rich. T/F
(x) Rebecca Nurse is charged of unnatural murder of Putnam's children. T/F
(c) Fill in the blanks with appropriate words. (05) 
(i) Giles Corey's last words in 'The Crucible' are __________.
(ii) The two important symbols in 'The Mourning Becomes Electra' are the seas and ___________.
(iii) ___________ warns Jordan to take Maria's love seriously.
(iv) He is married to a woman who speaks mainly to her birds. One of whom answers back '__________'
(v) Ahbery chooses __________ as a model in 'The Painter'.
2. Write short answers not exceeding two lines. (20) 
(i) Why has proctor refused to let Parris baptize his third child?
(ii) What does Hale mean when he says, 'Cleave to no faith when faith brings blood!'?
(iii) Why does Miller open Act IV of 'The Crucible' with a scene of madness?
(iv) What is the meaning of theme song 'Shenandoah'?
(v) How does O' Neil symbolize hair and eyes in his play, 'Mourning Becomes Electra'?
(vi) What does Christine mean when she picks some flowers and says, 'Our tomb needs a little brightening'?
(vii) What happens on Dorcas's funeral?
(viii) Who is Anselmo?
(ix) What does the poet mean when he says, 'The wind rises and blows the day's litter of news in the alleys'?
(x) Why does the painter not paint anything on the canvas?
SUBJECTIVE
Attempt any FOUR questions. All questions carry equal marks. 
3. 'The Crucible' unveils the unleashing of tyranny under the garb of cleansing. Elaborate. (15)
4. 'The thematic image of islands runs through the entire drama and represents a uniquely American belief that a spatial remove in panacea of all problems'. Examine the statement with reference to 'Mourning Becomes Electra'. (15)
5. Analyze Hemingway's distinct writing style in 'For Whom the Bell Tolls'. (15)
6. Toni Morrison's biased delineation of women characters is purposive. Discuss with reference to 'Jazz'. (15)
7. Adrienne Rich in her prescribed poems altogether appears a rebel against patriarchal society. Elaborate. (15)
8. Discuss the chief elements of modernity in Richard Wilbur's poems included in your syllabus. (15)
6. YEAR 2011 (1st Annual Exam)
OBJECTIVE
Q.1. (a) Choose the most correct answer. (05) 
(i) Who is killed by the explosion at the bridge? (Jordan, Plabo, Anselmo, El-Sardo)
(ii) Who is the in-charge of the court in The Crucible? (Hale, Danforth, Parris, Hawthorne) 
(iii) Darcas's mother dies: (in a road accident, in a fire, of heart attack, jumping into a well)
(iv) Mourning Becomes Electra is based upon Greek trilogy by: (Sophocles, Aeschylus, Euripides, Aristophanes) 
(v) Adrienne Rich was born in: (1928, 1929, 1930, 1931)
(b) Write True or False. (10) 
(i) Rose Dear killed herself by jumping into well. 
(ii) Felice gave her ring to Dorcas. 
(iii) The Hunted is the third book of Mourning Becomes Electra.
(iv) Captain Mora kills El-Sardo.
(v) "All victory ends in the defeat of Death". These words are spoken by Jorden. 
(vi) Betty cannot wake up because she is bewitched. 
(vii) Orin shoots Adam. 
(viii) Jordan is wounded while blowing up the bridge. 
(ix) 'O My God, what am I' these lines occur in the poem 'Poppies in October' by Sylvia Plath. 
(x) 'Final Notation' is written by Richard Wilber. 
(c) Fill in the blanks. (05) 
(i) The Crucible is __________ act play. 
(ii) Toni Morrison was born in __________. 
(iii) Sylvia Plath married English Poet __________. 
(iv) Hazal Niles is a girl of __________ years. 
(v) Diving into wreck is written by __________. 
Q.2. Write short answers not exceeding two lines. (20) 
(i) Tell with reference to Jazz, what is Harlem Renaissance? 
(ii) Why does Christine hate moonlight? 
(iii) Why is La Gloria in for whom the Bell Tolls? 
(iv) Why did the grandfather Abe Mannon demolished the old house and built a new one? 
(v) Why does Jordan wish to survive? 
(vi) Who is Golden Gray and why is he given this name? 
(vii) What do you know about Revered Parris? 
(viii) What does Elizabeth mean when she says to her husband, "She has an arrow in you yet, John, and you know it well". 
(ix) Define Feminism. 
(x) Who is addressee in the lines by Richard Wilber, 'you ----- who dart in the orchard aisles. 
SUBJECTIVE
Attempt any FOUR questions. All questions carry equal marks. (60) 
Q.3. 'John proctor stands unique amongst Miller's creations not because of any inherent superiority but because of the intensity of his moral response'. Justify the statement.
Q.4. Write a comprehensive note on the theme and structure of For Whom the Bell Tolls.
Q.5. Fragmentation, the anti-linear narrative and the varying narrative voices characterize construction of Jazz. Elaborate.
Q.6. What are the main themes in Adrienne' Rich's poetry? Discuss.
Q.7. 'Mourning Becomes Electra is concerned with the fated family life of the Mannons'. Discuss.
Q.8. Critically evaluate any ONE of the following poems.
(i) Marginalia
(ii) Melodic Train
7. YEAR 2011 (2nd Annual Exam) 
OBJECTIVE
1. (a) Encircle the correct option. (05) 
(i) On what charge Giles Corey is arrested? (witchcraft, murder, contempt of court, slander)
(ii) Armistice Day Parade was held in: (1919, 1929, 1949, 1926)
(iii) What was Jordan's occupation in America? (architect, lecturer, journalist, painter)
(iv) Amos Anes in 'Mourning Becomes Electra' by trade is a: (gardener, carpenter, store keeper, clerk)
(v) The poem 'You're' is written by: (Sylvia Plath, Adrienne Rich, Richard Wilbur, John Ashbery)
(b) Write True or False. (10) 
(i) Betty accuses Abigail of drinking blood.
(ii) 'Jazz' was written in 1991.
(iii) Ezra Mannon is the captain of 'The Flying Trade'.
(iv) Malvonne offered Violet a picture of Dorcas.
(v) Marth Corey is the second wife of Giles Corey.
(vi) Maria is the daughter of Mayer of a village.
(vii) Christine tells Adam about her plan to kill Ezra.
(viii) Jordon is proud of his father.
(ix) 'Has heart to make an end, keeps nature a new', occur in the poem 'Melodic Train'.
(x) 'Final Notation' is written by Richard Wilbur.
(c) Fill in the blanks. (05) 
(i) I am the plumed serpent beast with the fangs of __________ and gentle heart.
(ii) __________ saw Jordon throwing his grand father's pistol into a pond.
(iii) There are __________ chapters in 'Jazz'.
(iv) Rebecca Nurse is __________ woman.
(v) Adam Brant has ___________ straight hair.
2. Write short answers of the following in one or two lines. (20)
(i) Why does Christine hate her husband?
(ii) Why does Lavina hate her mother?
(iii) What does Danforth mean when he says, 'we burn a hot fire here, it melts down all concealment'.?
(iv) Why Joe and Violet are the subject of ridicule in their community?
(v) Why was Joe Trare not persecuted for killing Dorcas?
(vi) What does Maria cropped hair symbolize?
(vii) Why does Pablo remove detonators from Jordan's sack?
(viii) Why does Lavinia follow Christine to New York?
(ix) State the theme of Aunt Jennifer's Tigers.
(x) What does the poetess mean in the lines 'The eyes reflect something like a lost country'?
SUBJECTIVE
Attempt any THREE questions. All questions carry equal marks. 
3. 'The Crucible' is a fictional version of historical incidents ----- The Salem Witch Trail. Discuss. (20)
4. 'To Whom the Bell Tolls' is an epic of modern times. (William Carlos). What is your opinion? (20)
5. Discuss the role of the Mannois House considering its primary metaphors like 'Whited sepulcher and incongruous mask'. (20)
6. What is the symbolic significance of the title 'Jazz' by Toni Morrison? (20)
7. Sylvia Plath's poems are full of complex emotions expressed with ambiguity and ambivalence. Elaborate the statement. (20)
8. Critically evaluate any ONE of the following poems. (20)
(i) Gaberial
(ii) Melodic Train
8. YEAR 2012 (1st Annual Exam)
OBJECTIVE
1. (a) Choose the most correct answer. (05) 
(i) What kind of government Miller depicts in 'The Crucible'? (Democracy, Theocracy, Monarchy, Plutocracy)
(ii) The colour of Christine's eyes is: (dark black, dark violet blue, brown, grey)
(iii) Joe and Violet got married in: (1906, 1916, 1926, 1919)
(iv) Ezra Mannon comes home after the surrender of: (Lee, London, Russia, Japan)
(v) 'For Whom the Bell Tolls' is about: (1st World War, American Civil War, Spanish Civil War, Boer War)
(b) Tick True or False. (10) 
(i) Parris was judge in Salem.
(ii) Martha Corey was third wife of Giles Corey.
(iii) Martha Corey sold three young calves to Walcott.
(iv) Orin, Peter, Lavinier and Hazel had been childhood friends.
(v) O' Neil was born in 1986.
(vi) 'You whore, I'll kill you!' These lines occur in 'Mourning Becomes Electra'.
(viii) Anseimo guides Jordan to a point from where he can watch the bridge unobserved.
(ix) Pablo thinks that Jordan is a bird of ill omen.
(x) He rocked his only work and everyone's has been taken from the poem, 'After the Last Bulletins'
(c) Fill in the blanks. (05) 
(i) 'Gabriel' is written by __________.
(ii) Hemingway won the Nobel Prize for Literature in the year ___________.
(iii) Adam Brant looks more like a gambler of a __________ than a ship captain.
(iv) ___________ hates killing human beings.
(v) Joe Trace was brought up as an orphan boy by the __________ couple.
SUBJECTIVE
Attempt any FOUR out of the remaining questions. Be brief and to the point. An irrelevant answer carries no marks. 
2. Write short answers. (one or two lines.)  (20)
(i) What does Hale mean when he says if Rebecca Nurse trained, then nothing left to stop the when the world from burning?
(ii) State the significance of fifth avenue parade in July 1917.
(iii) Why is Jazz music called the Devil's music?
(iv) Why does Lavinia hate Adam?
(v) What do you know about Tituba?
(vi) Who is Piller? What is the significance of her name?
(vii) Why are the Mannons driven to their self destructive behaviour?
(viii) What is the meaning of the title 'For Whom the Bell Tolls'?
(ix) State the theme of the poem 'Morning Song'.
(x) What is Ashberry's wish in 'The Painter'?
3. What are the major themes in 'The Crucible'? (20)
4. Discuss Robert Jordan as a typical Hemingway's hero in 'For Whom the Bell Tolls'. (20)
5. Discuss the significance and role of women characters in 'Jazz' by Toni Morrison (20)
6. Discuss 'Mourning Becomes Electra' as a psychological drama of lust. (20)
7. What are some of the dominant features of 20th century American Poetry reflected in the work of John Ashbery and Richard Wilbur? (20)
8. Write critical appreciation of ONE of the following poems. (20)
(i) Bee Meeting
(ii) Diving into Wreck
9. YEAR 2013 (1st Annual Exam)
Objective Part is COMPULSORY. Attempt any FOUR questions from Subjective Part. 
OBJECTIVE
1. Write short answers of the following in two lines each on the answer book. (20) 
(i) What is the meaning of the title 'A Farewell to Arms'?
(ii) Why does Lavinia hate Adam?
(iii) Who is Golden Gray and why is he given this name?
(iv) What is Ashbery's wish in 'The Painter'?
(v) Why does Frederic Hennery plunge into the river The Tagliamento?
(vi) What is Henry's opinion about war?
(vii) How does O' Neil symbolize hair and eyes in his play 'Mourning Becomes Electra'?
(viii) How had Uncle David brought shame to Mannon House?
(ix) State the theme of the poem 'One's Self Sing'.
(x) Name the parents of Joe Trace.
SUBJECTIVE
2. Discuss the thematic and symbolic significance of Jazz music in 'Jazz'. (20)
3. Discuss Frederic Henry as a typical Hemingway hero. (20)
4. Discuss the significance of the title of the play 'The Crucible'. (20)
5. Discuss 'Mourning Becomes Electra' as a modern tragedy. (20)
6. What are the various features of Walt Whitman's poetry? Illustrate with reference to the poems you have read. (20)
7. Write critical appreciation of ONE of the following poems. (20)
(i) Mending Walls
(ii) Melodic Trains
10. YEAR 2014 (1st Annual Exam)
Objective Part is COMPULSORY. Attempt any FOUR questions from Subjective Part.
OBJECTIVE
1. Write short answers of the following in two lines each on the answers book. (20) 
(i) Why did Abigail accuse Proctor's wife?
(ii) What were Giles Corey's last words?
(iii) What complaint has Christine against her daughter?
(iv) What were the last words of Ezra Mannon?
(v) What gifts does the priest give to Henry when he is in hospital?
(vi) Who is Rinaldi?
(vii) Why is there tension between Joe and Violent?
(viii) Why does Joe fire at Dorcas?
(ix) What is the theme of 'Mending Walls'?
(x) What is a sonnet?
SUBJECTIVE
2. Discuss O' Neil's art of characterization in 'Mourning Becomes Electra'. (20)
3. What are the various themes in 'The Crucible'? (20)
4. Discuss the significance and role of women characters in 'Jazz'. (20)
5. Discuss Catherine Barkley as typical Hemingway Heroine. (20)
6. Write a note on Richard Wilbur as a modern American poet. (20)
7. Write critical appreciation of ONE of the following poems. (20)
(i) After Apple Picking
(ii) The Painter

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