English Literature CSS Paper II 2004


NOTE: Attempt five questions in all, including question no. 8 which is compulsory. All questions carry equal marks.

Q.No.1. Lawrence very closely describes the working life of the labourers. What particular techniques does he employ in “Sons in Lovers”? (20)

Q.No.2. Discuss ‘Pygmalion’ as Satire on the rigid class system in England. Give examples. (20)

Q.No.3. T. S. Eliot claims universally for his (The Wastelan(d), but many critics disagree with it. Discuss. (20)

Q.No.4. What are the main characteristics of Frost’s poetry? Discuss with examples. (20)

Q.No.5. Hemingway’s ‘Old Man and the Sea’ has been best describe as ‘A heroic story’ filled with light from Sea and Sky, and sympathy with men and their mysterious fellow-creatures’. Discuss. (20)

Q.No.6. Discuss Shakespeare’s concept of tragedy with special reference to ‘Hamlet’. (20)

Q.No.7. Write critical note on major themes of Yeats’ later poetry with special reference to ‘Sailing to Byzantium’, ‘Among School Children’ and ‘The Second Coming’. (20)

Q.No.8. Write only correct answer in the Answer book. Don’t reproduce the questions.

1) Frost is:
(a) a nature poet (b) Poet of Country life (c) a poet of nature and country life (d) None of these

  1. Who said these words in ‘The Old Man and the Sea’ … “No one should be alone in their old age”:
    (a) Hemingway (b) Santiago (c) Manolin (d) None of these

  2. Santiago is an illustration of:
    (a) Hemingway’s respect for struggle (b) Hemingway’s total view of life (c) Hemingway’s philosophy of life (d) None of these

  3. The Cardinal virtues of the Houyhnhnms are:
    (a) Friendship and benevolence (b) Bitterness and revenge (c) Hatred and jealousy (d) None of these

  4. Gulliver was expelled from the land of Yahoos because he was considered
    (a) a yahoo (b) a criminal (c) he hated their king (d) None of these

  5. Yeats was
    (a) Victorian poet (b) a modern poet (c) Both (d) None of these

  6. ‘How can we know the dancer from the dance’? This line written by Yeats is taken from:
    (a) Sailing to Byzantium (b) Among School Children (c) The Second Coming (d) None of these

  7. T. S. Eliot was a
    (a) Critic (b) Poet (c) Both (d) None of these

  8. T. S. Eliot was
    (a) Romantic (b) Classicist (c) Both (d) None of these

  9. Shakespeare wrote
    (a) Tragedies (b) Comedies (c) Poems (d) None of these

  10. Shakespeare was born in:
    (a) 1570 (b) 1564 (c) 1590 (d) None of these

  11. Pure tragedies written by Shakespeare are:
    (a) Four (b) Six (c) Eight (d) None of these

  12. Shakespeare died in:
    (a) 1625 (b) 1616 (c) 1618 (d) None of these

  13. Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ was published in:
    (a) 1602 (b) 1608 (c) 1610 (d) None of these

  14. Hamlet was killed by:
    (a) Polonius (b) Learteus (c) Claudius (d) None of these

  15. The kind Claudius was killed by:
    (a) Laertes (b) Hamlet (c) Horatio (d) None of these

  16. Jane Austen’s main theme in her novels especially in ‘Pride and Prejudice’ is:
    (a) Love and marriage (b) Life of big landlords (c) Politicians (d) None of these

  17. Who is the major male character in Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’:
    (a) Mr. Darcy (b) Mr. Bennett (c) Mr. Collius (d) None of these

  18. Who represents Pride in Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’:
    (a) Mr. Bennett (b) Mr. Bingley (c) Miss Elizabeth (d) None of these

  19. Who represents Prejudice in Jane Austen’s novel ‘Pride and Prejudice’:
    (a) Mr. Darcy (b) Miss Elizabeth (c) Miss Jane (d) None of these


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