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Kaliyaganj College

B.A. Third Year


English Honours
Test Examination 2018

Paper V

Group A
Choose the correct answer: 10×1=10
1. Which Dickens novel begins with the line “Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my
own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show”?
a) Nicolas Nickleby b) Dombey and Son c) David Copperfield d) Bleak House
2. When was Wuthering Heights published?
a) 1837 b) 1847 c) 1857 d) 1867
3. Which of the following novels is written by Anthony Trollope?
a) The House on the Beach b) The Egoist c) Diana of the Crossways d) The Way We Live
Now
4. Which of the following lists of George Eliot novels is arranged in chronological order?
a) The Mill on the Floss, Adam Bede, Silas Marner, Felix Holt
b) Silas Marner, Adam Bede, The Mill on the Floss, Felix Holt
c) Felix Holt, Adam Bede, The Mill on the Floss, Silas Marner
d) Adam Bede, The Mill on the Floss, Silas Marner, Felix Holt
5. How many poems are there in Browning’s Men and Women?
a) 51 b) 54 c) 57 d) 60
6. To whose memory did Tennyson dedicate his In Memoriam?
a) John Keats b) Percy Bysshe Shelley c) Arthur Henry Hallam d) Thomas Love Peacock
7. Who wrote Aurora Leigh?
a) Elizabeth Barrett Browning b) Christina Georgina Rossetti c) Dante Gabriel Rossetti d)
Algernon Charles Swinburne
8. Who coined the phrase “Condition of England Question”?
a) Charles Dickens b) Thomas Babington Macaulay c) Thomas Carlyle d) Thomas Hardy
9. In which year was Darwin’s Origin of the Species published?
a) 1854 b) 1859 c) 1864 d) 1869
10. Who is the author of The Seven Lamps of Architecture?
a) Ralph Waldo Emerson b) John Addington Symonds c) Walter Horatio Pater d) John
Ruskin

Group B
1. Write an essay on any one of the following topics: 20
a) Books in the age of digital media
b) Nature in English poetry
c) Your favourite film adaptation of a literary text
d) Gender studies and literature
e) Linguistic diversity and globalization
f) Cultural impact of advertisements
2. Answer any one of the following questions: 10
a) Critically comment on the subtle interplay of alienation and unification in “Last Ride
Together”.
b) Does “Neutral Tones” convey a sense of closure? Answer with reference to the text.
3. Answer any one of the following questions: 5
a) What is the significance of the classroom setting of the opening of Hard Times?
b) Comment on the character of Bounderby.
4. Answer any one of the following questions: 5
a) Do you think Far from the Madding Crowd supports Bathsheba’s attempts to be an
independent woman and run her own farm, or does it criticize them? Why?
b) Commment on the ending of Far from the Madding Crowd.
Paper VI

Group A
Choose the correct answer: 10×1=10
1. Which year was signalized by the appearance of monuments of modernist innovation such
as Ulysses, The Waste Land and Jacob’s Room?
a) 1921 b) 1922 c) 1923 d) 1932
2. Who wrote The Waste Land?
a) W. B. Yeats b) W. H. Auden c) Virginia Woolf d) T. S. Eliot
3. Which of the following works is written by James Joyce?
a) Dubliners b) Ulysses c) A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man d) All of these
4. The term ‘Imagism’ was associated with
a) Ezra Pound b) T. S. Eliot c) F. R. Leavis d) D. H. Lawrence
5. Who is the author of Lady Chatterley’s Lover?
a) James Joyce b) Virginia Woolf c) D. H. Lawrence d) Joseph Conrad
6. Which of the following group of writers can be associated with 20th century literature?
a) Milton, Donne and Herbert b) Hardy, Dickens and Jane Austen c) Fielding, Richardson
and Smollett d) Galsworthy, Shaw and Wells
7. Mowgli is a character in which of the following novels of Rudyard Kipling?
a) The Light that Failed b) The Jungle Book c) Kim d) Puck of Pook’s Hill
8) Who wrote The Cantos?
a) Ezra Pound b) T. S. Eliot c) W. H. Auden d) C. Day Lewis
9. Which of the following playwrights was associated with the Irish Literary Revival?
a) J. M. Synge b) T. S. Eliot c) Arnold Wesker d) John Arden
10. Who wrote the play Look Back in Anger?
a) Samuel Beckett b) Arnold Wesker c) John Osborne d) Sean O’Casey

Group B
1. Answer any two of the following in about 100 words each: 2×5=10
a) Epiphany b) Modernism c) Dissociation of Sensibility d) Reader e) Modernism f)
Marginality
2. Answer any two of the following in about 300 words: 2×10=20
a) How does the speaker seek to rejuvenate himself through art in W. B. Yeats’s “Sailing to
Byzantium”?
Or,
How does the poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” relate to T. S. Eliot’s theory of
impersonality?
Or,
Comment on Wilfred Owen’s view of war in “Strange Meeting”.
b) What is the meaning of the ending of A Passage to India?
Or,
Adela may be said to approach life intellectually, Mrs. Moore emotionally and Aziz
impulsively. Compare and contrast these characteristics in any given situation.
c) Analyze the character of Bluntschli in Arms and the Man.
Or,
Comment on G. B. Shaw’s view of love and war in Arms and the Man.
d) Give an estimate of the character of Arsat in “The Lagoon”.
Or,
Discuss the characters of Mr. Woodifield or Boss in Katherine Mansfield’s short story “The
Fly”.
3. Answer any two of the following in about 100 words: 2×5=10
a) “All’s changed...” – Locate and explain.
b) Explain the symbol of the Marabar Caves in A Passage to India.
c) “What uses are cartridges in battle?” – Analyse the significance of the statement.
d) What does the fly stand for in “The Fly”?
Paper VII

Group A
Choose the correct answer: 10×1=10
1. Who wrote the pamphlet The American Crisis?
a) Thomas Paine b) Thomas Jefferson c) John Adams d) Edmund Burke
2. Who among the following was not part of the movement called American
transcendentalism?
a) Ralph Waldo Emerson b) Henry David Thoreau c) Margaret Fuller d) Edgar Allan Poe
3. Who is the author of the anti-slavery novel called Uncle Tom’s Cabin?
a) Nathaniel Hawthorne b) Harriet Beecher Stowe c) Ralph Waldo Emerson d) Mark Twain
4. Who wrote the play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
a) Tennessee Williams b) Arthur Miller c) Eugene O’Neill d) Edward Albee
5. Which among the following poems by Walt Whitman talks about the death of the
American president Abraham Lincoln?
a) “O Captain! My Captain!” b) “To a Stranger” c) “Song of the Open Road” d) “Pioneers! O
Pioneers!”
6. Which among the following is the first English novel by an Indian?
a) Rajmohan’s Wife b) Coolie c) Kanthapura d) Anandamath
7. Who wrote “English is not really an alien language to us”?
a) Mulk Raj Anand b) Raja Rao c) R. K. Narayan d) Rabindranath Tagore
8. Who wrote the epic poem Savitri?
a) Sri Aurobindo b) Rabindranath Tagore c) Arun Kolatkar d) Jayanta Mahapatra
9. The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian is written by
a) V. S. Naipaul b) Nirad C. Chaudhuri c) Mulk Raj Anand d) R. K. Narayan
10. Who is the first Indian English playwright to be awarded the Sahitya Akademi award?
a) Girish Karnad b) T. P. Kailasam c) Mahesh Dattani d) Asif Currimbhoy

Group B
1. Answer any three of the following in about 300 words: 3×10=30
a) Evaluate Walt Whitman as a poetic spokesman of ‘American Aheadness’. Answer with
reference to his poems on your syllabus.
Or,
How did Indian sensibility get reflected in Nissim Ezekiel’s poem “Night of the Scorpion”?
Or,
Would you consider Kamala Das’s poem “An Introduction” as a confessional poem? Argue
your answer.
b) How do the ‘primacy of communication’ and the ‘penalty of consciousness’ collide and
coalesce in The Zoo Story?
Or,
Evaluate the significance of the title of Girish Karnad’s play Hayavadana.
c) Is it justified to call Hemingway’s outlook of life ‘pessimistic’? Substantiate your answer
with reference to A Farewell to Arms.
Or,
Critically comment on the significance of the title Untouchable.
2. Answer the following questions: 4+3+3=10
a) Who are called ‘my tan-faced children’, and why?
Or,
Comment on Ezekiel’s use of English in “Goodbye Party for Miss Puspa TS”.
Or,
What is the significance of ‘forest’ in “Forest Fire”?
b) Is Peter a merely passive listener? Give in brief the reasons for your answer.
Or,
What purpose do the dolls serve in Hayavadana?
c) Explain the symbol of rain in A Farewell to Arms.
Or,
What was Bakha’s reaction as he heard Mahatma’s speech?
Paper VIII

Group A
Choose the correct answer: 10×1=10
1. Which English phoneme has two allophones – clear and dark?
a) /k/ b) /v/ c) /r/ d) /l/
2. What is the language variety typically used by an individual person called?
a) sociolect b) ethnolect c) idiolect d) register
3. The purpose of linguistic signals is communication and not some other biological function.
What is this particular characteristic feature of human communication called?
a) interchangeability b) specialization c) arbitrariness d) displacement
4. “Does the dog not bite?”
What is the correct order of transformational rules to derive this surface structure from its
corresponding deep structure?
a) NP-AUX inversion, Do-support, Negativization
b) NP-AUX inversion, Negativization, Do-support
c) Do-support, Negativization, NP-AUX inversion
d) Negativization, Do-support, NP-AUX inversion
5. In some languages the head of a phrase precedes its complements and in some other
languages it follows them. How is this linguistic phenomenon classified in Universal
Grammar?
a) principle b) parameter c) function d) approach
6. Which of the following is a demerit of the direct method?
a) it cannot create fluency in the target language
b) it ignores listening and speaking skills
c) it is extremely time-consuming
d) it does not move from particular to general
7. Which method of language teaching uses extensive oral drills?
a) grammar translation method b) direct method c) audiolingual method d) none of these
8. What kind of test are IELTS and TOEFL examples of?
a) prognostic test b) diagnostic test c) achievement test d) proficiency test
9. What is ‘a philatelist who collects stamps’ an example of?
a) pleonasm b) oxymoron c) tautology d) periphrasis
10. Which of the following is an example of reverse rhyme?
a) great/grow b) great/meat c) great/grazed d) great/groat

Group B
1. Answer any one of the following questions: 5
a) Show the classification of English vowel phonemes.
b) What are the strong forms and the weak forms? Why are they important?
2. Answer any two of the following questions: 2×4=8
a) “In language there are only differences without positive terms.” Explain.
b) State and briefly explain any two basic assumptions of modern linguistics.
c) Show the morphological structure of: (i) cut (ii) unpredictability
d) Why is Chomsky’s grammar ‘transformational’ and ‘generative’?
3. Answer any three of the following questions: 3×4=12
a) What is the role of the first language in second language acquisition?
b) Show your acquaintance with the terms ‘interlanguage’ and ‘language transfer’.
c) What is the affective filter hypothesis?
d) State two merits and two demerits of the grammar translation method.
e) State and briefly explain any two principles of the structural approach.
f) Which method of foreign language teaching was developed by Georgi Lozanov? How does
the method work?
4. Answer any one of the following questions: 5
a) Show your acquaintance with the concepts of validity and reliability.
b) Compare multiple choice type questions with essay type questions.
5. Attempt a stylistic analysis of any one of the following passages: 10
a) Revenge is a kind of wild justice; which the more man’s nature runs to, the more ought law
to weed it out. For as for the first wrong, it doth but offend the law; but the revenge of that
wrong, putteth the law out of office. Certainly, in taking revenge, a man is but even with his
enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior; for it is a prince’s part to pardon. And Solomon,
I am sure, saith, It is the glory of a man, to pass by an offence. That which is past is gone, and
irrevocable; and wise men have enough to do, with things present and to come; therefore they
do but trifle with themselves, that labor in past matters. There is no man doth a wrong, for the
wrong’s sake; but thereby to purchase himself profit, or pleasure, or honor, or the like.
Therefore why should I be angry with a man, for loving himself better than me? And if any
man should do wrong, merely out of ill-nature, why, yet it is but like the thorn or briar, which
prick and scratch, because they can do no other. The most tolerable sort of revenge, is for
those wrongs which there is no law to remedy; but then let a man take heed, the revenge be
such as there is no law to punish; else a man’s enemy is still before hand, and it is two for
one. Some, when they take revenge, are desirous, the party should know, whence it cometh.
This is the more generous. For the delight seemeth to be, not so much in doing the hurt, as in
making the party repent. But base and crafty cowards, are like the arrow that flieth in the
dark. Cosmus, duke of Florence, had a desperate saying against perfidious or neglecting
friends, as if those wrongs were unpardonable; You shall read (saith he) that we are
commanded to forgive our enemies; but you never read, that we are commanded to forgive
our friends. But yet the spirit of Job was in a better tune: Shall we (saith he) take good at
God’s hands, and not be content to take evil also? And so of friends in a proportion. This is
certain, that a man that studieth revenge, keeps his own wounds green, which otherwise
would heal, and do well. Public revenges are for the most part fortunate; as that for the death
of Caesar; for the death of Pertinax; for the death of Henry the Third of France; and many
more. But in private revenges, it is not so. Nay rather, vindictive persons live the life of
witches; who, as they are mischievous, so end they infortunate.
b) One word is too often profaned
For me to profane it,
One feeling too falsely disdained
For thee to disdain it;
One hope is too like despair
For prudence to smother,
And pity from thee more dear
Than that from another.

I can give not what men call love,


But wilt thou accept not
The worship the heart lifts above
And the Heavens reject not,—
The desire of the moth for the star,
Of the night for the morrow,
The devotion to something afar
From the sphere of our sorrow?
Paper I

Group A
Choose the correct answer: 10×1=10
1. Chaucer is called –
(a) The Father of the English Poetry
(b) The forerunner of Renaissance
(c) The poet laureate
(d) None of the above
2. Everyman is a –
(a) Problem play
(b) Morality play
(c) Mystery play
(d) Interlude
3. “Andreas” and “Elene” are the epic poems by –
(a) Alfred
(b) Chaucer
(c) Cynewulf
(d) Shakespeare
4. Alfred, the Anglo-Saxon king is chiefly known as a –
(a) Poet
(b) Historian
(c) Novelist
(d) Translator
5. __________ marks the beginning of the Hundred Years’ War.
(a) 1402
(b) 1308
(c) 1342
(d) 1338
6. The Canterbury Tales belongs to Chaucer’s –
(a) First Period
(b) Second Period
(c) Third Period
(d) Fourth Period
7. The Lollards were followers of –
(a) King Alfred
(b) Longland
(c) Abbess Hilda
(d) Wycliffe
8. Out of the four chief dialects that florushed in the pre-Chaucerian period, the one that
became the standard English in Chaucer’s time is –
(a) The Northern
(b) The East-Midland
(c) The West-Midland
(d) The Southern
9. In Chaucer’s time the Peasant Revolt resulted in the –
(a) Dethronement of the king
(b) Demolition of church as an institution
(c) End of serfdom
(d) Rise of nationalism
10. Langland’s Piers Plowman is –
(a) A medieval alliterative romance
(b) Heroic poem
(c) Allegorical narrative poem
(d) Anglo-Saxon elegiac poem

Group B
1. Write short notes on any two of the following in about 100 words each: 2×5 = 10
(a) Lyric
(b) Sonnet
(c) Short Story
(d) Pastoral
(e) Elegy
2. Answer any two of the following: 2×5 = 10
(a) Explain the function of any two of the following speech organs involved in the
articulation of speech sound –
(i) Lips
(ii) Tongue
(iii) Velum
(iv) Palate
(v) Vocal cords
(b) Define any two of the following sounds:
(i) /p/ as in ‘pot’
(ii) /θ/ as in ‘three’
(iii) /∫/ as in ‘shoe’
(iv) /n/ as in ‘nest’
(v) /u:/ as in ‘fool’
(c) Attempt phonetic transcription of the following:
(i) judge
(ii) cat
(iii) knowledge
(iv) cotton
(v) honourable
(d) Define word-stress with suitable examples.
3. Answer any one of the following in about 300 words: 1×10 = 10
(a) How would you define the tone of “The Ruin”? Does it change during the course of the
poem? Elucidate with sufficient examples from the text.
(b) Is Beowulf an epic? What values does the poem promote and how does it promote them?
(c) Solitude and companionship are mentioned in several places in “The Dream of the Rood”.
Explain the significance of each with suitable examples from the text.
(d) Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is an alliterative medieval romance. Do you agree?
Discuss.
(e) How does the prologue act as an overture to the rest of The Vision of Piers Plowman?
(f) What is the significance of the title Everyman?
4. Answer any two of the following in about 100 words each: 2×5 = 10
(a) Why is the wife suffering in “The Wife’s Lament” and why is this significant?
OR What do the poets in Beowulf sing about and what is the purpose of their performances?
(b) Comment on the beginning of the dream. What are the alternating views of the dreamer
has of the cross in the poem “The Dream of the Rood”?
OR What challenge does the Green Knight throw to King Arthur and his knights?
(c) In Piers Plowman Langland personalized the sins. In this light describe the personalized
characters in Passus 5 and Passus 6.
OR What does Fellowship initially propose to Everyman? And how does Fellowship’s
attitude change when he discovers Everyman’s intended destination?
Paper III

Group A
Choose the correct answer: 10×1=10
1. Oliver Cromwell served as ______ of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and
Ireland.
(a) Lord Chancellor
(b) Lord Governor
(c) Lord Administrator
(d) Lord Protector
2. The Great Fire of London took place in ______ 1666.
(a) June
(b) July
(c) August
(d) September
3. Milton’s L’Allegro and Il Pensereso are written in
(a) Octosyllabic couplets
(b) Heroic couplets
(c) Rhyme royal
(d) Blank verse
4. Leviathan (1651) was written by
(a) Sir Thomas Browne
(b) Jeremy Taylor
(c) Thomas Fuller
(d) Thomas Hobbes
5. Dryden’s reworking of Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra is
(a) The Indian Queen
(b) Tyrannick Love
(c) All for Love
(d) Love Triumphant
6. The Way of the World was published in
(a) 1692
(b) 1700
(c) 1708
(d) 1716
7. The renowned Restoration diarist whose diary runs from January 1660 to May 1669 and
was written in cypher not decoded until 1819 is
(a) John Bunyan
(b) Lord Halifax
(c) Samuel Pepys
(d) Sir William Temple
8. The Spectator was a daily publication founded by
(a) Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
(b) Joseph Addison and Daniel Defoe
(c) Richard Steele and Jonathan Swift
(d) Daniel Defoe and Jonathan Swift
9. The Vanity of Human Wishes (1749) is written by
(a) James Thomson
(b) Dr. Samuel Johnson
(c) Thomas Gray
(d) William Cowper
10. Mrs. Ann Radcliffe is famous for writing
(a) Gothic novels
(b) Detective novels
(c) Realistic novels
(d) Historical novels

Group B
1. Answer any one of the following: 1×10 = 10
(a) Identify and explain the figures of speech of tropes from the given passage:
Literally and truly, one cannot get on well in the world without money. To be in want of it, is
to pass through life with little credit or pleasure; it is to live out of the world, or to be
despised if you come into it; it is not to be sent for to court, or asked out to dinner, or noticed
in the street; it is not to have your opinion consulted or else rejected with contempt, to have
your acquirements carped at and doubted, your good things disparaged, and at last to lose the
wit and the spirit to say them; it is to be scrutinized by strangers, and neglected by friends; it
is to be a thrall to circumstances, an exile in one’s own country; to forego leisure, freedom,
ease of body and mind, to be dependent on the good-will and caprice of others, or earn a
precarious and irksome livelihood by some laborious employment; it is to be compelled to
stand behind a counter, or to sit at a desk in some public office, or to marry your landlady, or
not the person you would wish; or to go out to the East or West Indies, or to get a situation as
judge abroad, and return home with a liver-complaint; or to be a law-stationer, or a scrivener
or scavenger, or newspaper reporter; or to read law and sit in court without a brief; or to be
deprived of the use of your fingers by transcribing Greek manuscripts, or to be a seal-
engraver and pore yourself blind; or to go upon the stage, or try some of the Fine Arts; with
all your pains, anxiety, and hopes, and most probably to fail, or if you succeed, after the
exertions of years, and undergoing constant distress of mind and fortune, to be assailed on
every side with envy, back-biting, and falsehood, or to be a favourite with the public for
awhile, and then thrown into the background- or a gaol, by the fickleness of taste and some
new favourite; to be full of enthusiasm and extravagance in youth, of chagrin and
disappointment in after-life; to be jostled by the rabble because you do not ride in your coach,
or avoided by those who know your worth and shrink from it as a claim on their respect or
their purse; to be a burden to your relations, or unable to do anything for them; to be ashamed
to venture into crowds; to have cold comfort at home; to lose by degrees your confidence and
any talent you might possess; to grow crabbed, morose, and querulous, dissatisfied with every
one, but most so with yourself; and plagued out of your life, to look about for a place to die
in, and quit the world without anyone’s asking after your will. The wiseacres will possibly,
however, crowd round your coffin, and raise a monument at a considerable expense, and after
a lapse of time, to commemorate your genius and your misfortunes!
(b) Scan the verse passage, mention the metre and indicate variations if any:
Margaret, are you grieving
Over Goldengrove unleaving?
Leaves like the things of man, you
With your fresh thoughts care for, can you?
Ah! as the heart grows older
It will come to such sights colder
By and by, nor spare a sigh
Though worlds of wanwood leafmeal lie;
And yet you will weep and know why.
Now no matter, child, the name:
Sorrow’s springs are the same.
Nor mouth had, no nor mind, expressed
What heart heard of, ghost guessed:
It is the blight man was born for,
It is Margaret you mourn for.
2. Answer any two of the following in about 300 words: 2×10 = 20
(a) Is Satan the protagonist of Milton’s Paradise Lost Book I? In what ways is he like or
unlike the classical epic heroes? Give a reasoned answer with respect to the text prescibed.
(b) How does Dryden transmute lampoon into a delightful work of art in Mac Flecnoe?
OR Bring out Pope’s use of mock-heroic elements in The Rape of the Lock.
(c) Critically examine Defoe’s narrative technique in Robinson Crusoe.
OR Discuss Fielding’s art of characterization with special emphasis on any two characters in
Joseph Andrews.
(d) Critically comment on the title She Stoops to Conquer.
OR Evaluate The Rivals as an antisentimental comedy.
3. Answer any two of the following in about 100 words each: 2×5 = 10
(a) “Awake, arise or be forever fallen.” Locate and explain.
(b) How does Flecnoe bless his son during his coronation?
OR Briefly comment on the significance of the battle scene in The Rape of the Lock.
(c) How are the cannibals portrayed in Robinson Crusoe?
OR What is the significance of the character of the Peddler in Joseph Andrews?
(d) Briefly comment on the subtitle of the play She Stoops to Conquer.
OR “I shall die with disappointments!” Comment.