PU Lahore B.Sc. English Questions Papers

PU Lahore B.Sc. English  Questions Papers

1. (a) “The Open Window” by H.H. Munro is a story full of suspense and irony that keeps the reader’s interest alive till the final sentence. Comment. (15)
(b) Write brief notes on the following characters: (10)
(i) Mrs. Sappleton     (ii) Framton Nuttel
2. (a) What force provides the central conflict of the story “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and what is the conflict? (15)
(b) Give a brief character sketch of Walter Mitty. (10)
3. (a) How does C.S. Lewis distinguish between RIGHT & WRONG? (15)
(b) Is it right to cheat in the examination? If not why? (10)
4. (a) Do you agree with Marie Winn that excess T.V. watching is a problem of the same magnitude as an addiction? (15)
(b) What methods could parents adopt to prevent or lessen T.V. addiction?
5. Read the passage carefully and answer the questions at the end. (6+9 =15) 

     Teaching, more even than most other professions, has been transformed during the last hundred years from a small, highly skilled profession concerned with a minority of the population, to a large and important branch of the public service. The profession has a great and honourable tradition, extending from the dawn of history until recent times, but any teacher in the modern world who allows himself to be inspired by the ideals of his predecessors is likely to be made sharply aware that it is not his function to teach what he thinks, but to instill such beliefs and prejudices as are thought useful by his employers. In former days a teacher was expected to be a man of exceptional knowledge or wisdom, to whose words men would do well attend. In antiquity teachers were not an organized profession and no control was exercised over what they taught. It is true that they were often punished afterwards for their subversive doctrines. Socrates was put to death and Plato is said to have been thrown into prison but such incidents did not interfere with the spread of the doctrines.
(i) What change has occurred in the profession of teaching during the last hundred years? (2)
(ii) What were the teachers supposed to be in olden days? (2)
(iii) What is the function of a teacher now-a-days? (2)
(iv) Make a precis of the passage and give it a suitable title. (9)

6. As a news reporter make a survey report on use of mobile phone among students with suggestions. (10) 
7. Write an essay of 200 words on ONE of the given topics: (15)

(i) Beggar Nuisance
(ii) Tolerance
(iii) College Canteen Discussions
(iv) Declining Educational Standard and Remedies

8. Translate into English. (10)

1. (a) “The Open Window by H.H. Munro is a story full of suspense and irony that keeps the reader’s interest alive till the final sentence. Comment. (15)
(b) Write brief notes on the following characters:  (10)
(i) Mrs. Sappleton     (ii) Framton Nuttel
2. (a) Leacock describes a health maniac as an obsessed person. How do people become obsessed? Are obsessions always bad? (15)
(b) Leacock uses exaggeration in the title of his essay. Where does he use exaggeration and why? (10)
3. (a) “How the Poor Die?” by George Orwell is a pathetical and critical description of the public ward of the French hospital. Discuss. (15)
(b) How does the French hospital where Orwell stayed, compare with the hospitals of England? (10)
4. (a) What was Mrs. Baker’s philosophy of life? How did it change in her old age? (15)
(b) Why does the author feel “forever out of touch” with his mother? Does he feel equally out of touch with his children? (10)

5. Read the passage carefully and answer the questions at the end in your own words. (6+9 =15) 

     The tyrannical regimes of several dictators like Stalin, Mussolini and Hitler form a very important part of our world history. Why don’t we learn from this? Why don’t we stop the continuing debate between the supremacy of despotism over democracy or vice versa? Democracy has attracted support since the time of ancient Greece because it represents an ideal of justice as well as a form of government. The ideal and the practice of democracy are inseparably linked because rulers subjected to voter approval are more likely to treat the voters justly. Many of us may say that the ideal of justice and equality is easier said than done. I admit that our own country reflects this but we still have the right to choose in election. All we need is the ability to face up to our rights and demand our rights fearlessly. In my opinion we lack this fearlessness. In short, we lack true patriotism.
Our Holy Prophet (PBUH) also encouraged the concept of democracy and all of the four Caliphs following him based system of their government and administration on this form of government. But what about a country in which ruling party is a despot? What if it turns out to be a fascist then what choices are the citizens of the country left with? If the natural rights of life, liberty and property are not guaranteed, the people have the right to overthrow the government.
(i) What was the Greek ideal of democracy? (2)
(ii) Why do we have ineffective democracy in Pakistan? (2)
(iii) What was the practice of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and the four Caliphs in this connection? (2)
(iv) Make a precis of the passage and give a suitable title to it. (9)

6. Write a survey report on “Wasteful Expenditure on Weddings” with conclusion and suggestions. (10) 
7. Write an essay of 200 words on ONE of the given topics: (15)

(i) Internet Addiction
(ii) Islamic Society
(iii) Energy – An Important Factor in Pakistan
(iv) Indo-Pak Relations

8. Translate into English. (10)

(For foreign students only)

Write a dialogue between two students on “Terrorism”.