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Second Year B.A., B.Com., B.Sc – English (Prose, Poetry, Non Detailed Text) April 2012 Question Paper


APRIL 2012
Second Year Examination

Part I (A) ENGLIsH
Paper II  : Prose, Poetry, Non Detailed Text
[Max. Marks 50                                                                                                   Time: 2 Hours]
1. Answer any three of the following questions in about 100 words each           (3 x 5 =15 marks)
(a) Discuss the main focus of Gardiner’s essay “On Shaking Hands”
(b) Explain the ways in which India has been a leader in non-violent revolution.
(c) Trace Ray’s transition from commercial art to film making
(d) Narrate the sequence of events up to the visit of the mother and her daughter to Malachova’s
(e) Explain with evidence how Bengali Film was not a very developed field when Ray entered it?
(f) Explain the significance of the title of the story “Not Just oranges”.
2. Answer any two of the following questions in about 100 words each            (2 x 5 =10 marks)
(a)  Discuss the idea of the re-creation, rebirth and new ideas in the poem will Embrace Only the Sun”.
(b) Write the significance of the title ‘Refugee Mother and Child’
(c) There is a spirit of regret, nostalgia and longing in the poem The Road NotTaken’ Discuss
(d) Describe the impact of the Reaper’s Song on the poet and his thoughts and feelings.
3. Answer any one of the following questions in about 100 words each            (1 x 5 = 5 Marks)
(a) What aspects of financial discipline are reflected in the play The Never Never Nest.
(b) Sketch the character of Wasserkopf
(c) What facets of life are reflected in the story ‘Gajar Halwa’?
4. Prepare a curriculum vitae for the post of Lecturer a Degree College              (1 x 5 = 5 Marks)

5. Read the following passage and make notes :
insects are small creatures mostly six legs, no back bone and a body divided into three They are the most plentiful of all living creatures. From man’s point of view insects can divided into two main kinds; those insects which are useful to him and those which are harmful to him. There are also those which are mainly interesting or beautiful. Bees and silk worms are examples of useful insects. Bees collect honey and wax from flowers for our use. Silk worms supply us with fine strong silk.These insects provide man with food and clothing. There are some insects which are not directly useful or harmful to man. But are interesting and beautiful. Examples of such insects are colourful butterflies, pretty little lady birds and fluttering moths.

6. Expand either of the following proverbs:                                               (1 x 5 = 5 Marks)
(a) A rolling stone gathers no moss.
(b) Knowledge is power

7. Make a tree diagram of the following information:                                 (1 x 5 = 5 Marks)
Fruits can be broadly divided into two groups False and True. True fruits are of three kinds simple, aggregate and composite. Simple fruits can be further subdivided into two types fleshy and dry

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