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B.A , BSC English Complete Expected Guess Covering All Porations

B.A , BSC English Complete Expected Guess Covering All Porations

B.A , BSC English Complete Expected Guess Covering All Porations

For BA/BSc Examination,


(Expected Paragraphs)

1. Explain with reference to the context the following passages.

1. No time to turn at Beauty’s glance,

And watch her feet how they can dance


2. Her trembling lakes, like foamless seas,

Her bird delighting citon trees

In every purple vale!


3. Fall gently, sow flakes

Cover me with white

Cold icy kisses.

(Woman work)

4. I will dream

Long draughts of quiet

As a purgation

(New Year Resolutions)



5. In the company of dog lovers,

The rebel expresses a preference for cats

(The Rebat)

6. I go in the rain, and more than needs

Rope cuts both my wrists behind

(Patriot into Traitor)

7. No nightingale did ever chaunt

More welcome notes to weary bands

(Solitary Reaper)

8. They killed him with sword and spear

Then the skull opened its mouth,

Huntsman, how did you come here?

(The Huntsman)

9. I listened, motionless and still;

And, as I mounted up the hill,

The music in my heart I bore,

Long after it was heard no more

(Solitary Reaper)

10. Then practice of losing father, losing faster

Places and names and where it was you went

To travel

(One Art)

11. Jealous in honour

Sudden and quick in honour

(All the world a stage)


12. To hopeful eye of youth it still appears

A lane where the roses and hawthorns grow

(Arrival or Departure)

13. There is not any book

Of face of dearest book

That I would not turn from now

(Lights out)

14. I cannot rub the strangeness from my sight

I got from looking through a pane of glass

(After Apple Picking)

15. So little happens, the black dog

Cracking his fleas in the hot sun

(Deserted Village)

16. We slowly drove. He knew no haste

For his civility

(Because I could not stop for Death)

17. And when I feel, fair creature of an hour,

Never have relish in the faery power

Of unreflecting love!

(When I have fears)

18. I walked abroad

And saw the ruddy moon lean over a hedge

Like a red faced farmer


19. In the village churchyard there grows an old yew

Every spring if blossoms anew

Old passports can’t do that my dear

(Say this city has ten million souls)

20. Beware! Beware!

His flashing eyes, his floating hair

Weave a circle round his thrice

And close your eyes with holy dread

(Kubla Khan)

21. The fog comes

On little cat feet

It sits looking

Over the harbour and city

On silent haunches

And then moves on


22. And may be what they say is true

Of war and war’s alarms

But o that I were young again

And hold her in her arms.




23. A state of mind…. “ Husband died seven months ago “Must I pay the

interest or not? I ask you. Must I say, or must I not? Suppose your

husband is dead and you have got a state of mind and nonsense of that sort

and your steward’s gone away somewhere, devil take him, what tdo you

want me to do?

(The Bear)

24. Three times I have fought duels on account of women. I have refused

twelve women and nine have refused me. Yet there was a time when I

played the fool, scented myself, used honeyed words wore jewelery, made

beautiful rows.

25. People always say we’re the oldest and dullest family in the country.

Nothing ever happens to Sydneys. We never run away with mens wives or

their money or other things.

(Something to talk about)

26. Go out naked? No, you may not think it, my dear, but I do pay some

attention to respectabilities.

(Smokes Screen)

27. Can anyone fight life ____ successfully. Life is cunning and its underhand

and you fight straight yourself, and you fancy you are doing something

about it that’s rather fine. But life is crook and fights back ___ crooked.


28. Well, I will do what I can, sir. But breakfast at eight is the master’s rule

just as it used to be before you went away to the war.

(The Boy comes home)

29. It was an accident that I fell in love with john. I did not go manhunting.

But I do say, Lucy, if I d fallen for well, for a Charles, you’s, d have had

the right to exert your influence. I mean every influence. But John is a

happy accident.

(Smokes Screen)

30. Now, understand once and for all Philip, while you remain in my house I

expect not only punctuality, also civility and respect.

(The Boy comes Home)

Questions Based on Poems

1. William Davis in his poem ‘Leisure’ tells us that it is our own attitude

towards life that makes it so full of worries. How can we possible avoid.

2. How does the poet fulfil his dream of getting power on earth. The heroes

dream are pure and innocent.


3. New year Resolution is actually a piece of advice on leading good life in

this world. (Message of the Poem)

4. What are the three resolutions which Elizabeth Sewell wants to make at

the Arrival of New year?

5. What are the dreams of American woman as depicted in the poem

“Woman Work.”?

6. a) The protagonist in the Rebel is fake, not real.

b) Discuss the element of humour and satire in the poem. (The Rebel)

7. a) ‘Patriot into Trailor’ discusses the reversal of the fortune of a political


b) Discuss the poem as a dramatic monologue bringing out the irony and

pathos of the situation.

8. Do you think that the huntsman is responsible for his own death?

9. How do feelings of anger, jealousy and hatred spoil human happiness

‘Poison Tree by William Blake?

10. What are the seven stages of man’s life?

11. The poetess views death as a gentle and comfortable companion to man.

Do you agree?

12. How does the apple picker pick the apples. What ideas haunt the frmer

(poet) when he is picking apples?

13. Draw a picture of the deserted village in your own words.

14. What are the views of Keats on Love and Beauty? (I have fears)

15. Discuss the fantastic and dream like atmosphere of the poem (Kublai


16. Why does the poet want to become young again?

17. Answer in the light of the poem “Politics” decide to kill the snake. (Snake)

18. Do you agree with the poetess that the art of losing is not hard to master.

How can we master this art?

Expected Short Stories

1.(a) Who are the killers? Why do they want to kill Ole Anderson?

The killers is a thriller and crime story.


(b) Write short notes on

1. Ole Andreson 2. Nick Adam 3. George

2.(a) It is said about Rappaccini that he cares more for science than for

mankind. (Rappaccini as a scientist)

(b) Do you think that Beatrice is true and sincere in her love?

(c) Write short notes on the following:

1. Beatrice 2. Giavonni 3. Baglioni

3.(a) What were the expectations of Ustad Mangu on 1st April?

(b) Why did Ustad Mangu hate the English?

(c) What were the feelings of Ustad Mangu about 1st April?

(d) Ustad Mangu’s row with a Gora soldier.

4.(a) What is the real cause of conflict between Eva and Rosen?

(b) Do you think that Take Pity is a story of unusual heroism and


(c) Compare and contrast the character of Eva and Rosen.

5.(a) Steinbeck remarks when he thinks of the breakfast taken with the cotton

pickers, “It makes the rush of warmth” what did impress him most.



(b) What has made the boss in the Fly so desperate?

(c) Why does the fly mean in the story? (Symbolic meaning)

6.(a) The Happy Prince Tells the Swallow “There is no mystery as great as

misery” explain.

(b) Towards the end of the story, the mayor calls ‘Happy Prince’ little better

than a beggar. Discuss it.

(c) What is the role of swallow in the story?

7.(a) The necklace is a tragedy of a vain, proud and showy woman.

(b) She replaces the necklace at the cost of her life and marriage. Discuss

(Life after the loss of Necklace)

(c) She was born into a family of clerks, then why did she think of large

drawing rooms etc what are her dreams.


8.(a) How does the story Duchess and the Jeweller reflect the moral decadence

of the English aristocracy?

(b) How did the Duchess deceive the Jeweller?

(c) The Duchess is more loath some than the Jeweller.

9. Discuss the conflict and tension “In the story, the Shadow in the Rose


10.(a) Why did the soldier kill the panther?

(b) Write a brief sketch of Lisby?

(c) Simon keeps the little willow as a token of Lisby’s love which gives him

strength till his death. (Importance of willow tree)

(d) Who was Simon Byrne? How did he fall in love with Lisby?


1.(a) Write a note on the comic element in the play. ‘The Bear.’

(b) How does Popva behave after the death of her husband?

(c) Write an account of the quarrel between Popva and Smirnov. (Title of the

play explained)

(d) Write notes on

i. Smirnov ii. Popova

2.(a) How is the conflict between Philip and his uncle resolved?

(b) Write a character sketch of i. Philip ii. James

3.(a) What is the role of Bishop in the play “Something to talk about”?

(b) Wolf is a sheep in Wolf’s clothing.

(c) The play ‘Something to talk about’ is a comedy. Discuss it.

(d) Write notes on

i. Guy Sydney ii. Bishop iii. Lady Redchester

4.(a) Who is Prim Rose? Do you hate Prim Rose as an ill mannered girl?

(b) What kind of marriage did Lucy have?

7. Why did Prim Rose decide to marry the ugliest man of the city.


A Selection of Modern Essays

1.(a) What were the religious and cultural differences between the Muslims and

the Hindus that ultimately led to the creation of Pakistan?

(b) How can America contribute to the progress of Pakistan?

(c) What are the views of Liaquat Ali Khan on freedom.

2.(a) Discuss in brief the writer’s comparison of the situation in England before

the solar eclipse, during and after.

(b) Give an account of the disaster occurred on August 9, 1945 at Naga Saki.

3.(a) How did the writer behave during the destruction of Nagasaki by atom


(b) How does the writer compare and contrast spring season with winter?

(Description of spring or Description of winter).

(c) Whistling of Birds shows its writer’s love of Nature.

4.(a) What details does Gloria Emerson describe about the operation of the

parachute, the descent and landing?

(b) Describe the journey of the writer to the moon.

5.(a) Write a short note on W.B. Yate’s grandfather. How was he different from

his grandmother.

(b) Why didn’t the writer and his uncles think it wrong to outwit the

grandfather’s violence and rigour?

6.(a) Write a note on the importance of ‘saying please’?

(b) If bad manners are infectious, so are good manners. Discuss it.

(c) Compare and contrast the character of conductor and liftman.

7.(a) What are qualities of a good guest?

(b) Comment on Beerbohms ‘statement’ I take it that the virtue of hospitality

stands midway between churlishness and mere ostentation.

8.(a) Who are other healers in society?

(c) ‘Doctoring is an art, not a science’. Discuss it.


9.(a) Why does Leacock regard the tailor as immortal? Describe the writer’s

feelings when he found that his tailor had died?

(b) There is, I am certain a deep moral in this. But I will not try to draw it.

(My Tailor)

(c) What kind of character in “My Tailor” Stephen Leacock draws of the


10.(a) Discuss the factors responsible for the development of beauty industry.

(Beauty Industry)

(b) Why does Huxley compare a woman to porcelain jar?

11.(a) What is the dilemma of a bachelor as depicted in Herbert Golds’ The

Bachelors Dilemma?

(b) What are the views of E.M. Forster on (Tolerance)?

(c) What is nazi colution according to Huxley?

12.(a) What is gossip? How does it differ from information?

(b) What is the analytical aspect of gossip.

13.(a) Discuss which good things science can increase and which bad things it

can diminish.

(b) Discuss Chesterton’s offence for which he was interrogated by the


(c) Discuss the utility of vitamins on human body.

The Old Man and the Sea

1. Why did not Santiago mind when other fisher men made fun of him?

2. There are many good fishermen and some great ones. ‘But there is only

you’ says Manolin. Give an estimate of Santiago as a fisherman. (The Old

man as a skilful fisherman)

3. How is Santiago different from other fishermen?

4. How did the old man hook the fish?

5. which is the greater challenge for the old man? Struggle with the fish or

fight with sharks?


6. “Have they beaten me” he thought” I am too old to club sharks to death.

But I will try as long as I have the oars and the short club and the tailler.


7. who was the biggest challenge for the fisherman. Or at the end of the

novel, the old man asks Marolin to prepare the fishing gear once again?

Why does he do so? Or The old man in his struggle against the Marlin

does not get despaired because that would be worse than death)



8. How does Hemingway interpret that Hope and Confidence are two of the

pillars of success alongwith faith? (Santiago’s optimism.)

9. Describe Santiago’s trail of strength with the negro in the tavern at


10. What dreams did the old man dream when in his sleep?

11. Write short notes on

a. Santiago’s justification for killing the fish.

b. Santiago’s love for Di Maggio.

12. The old man looks upon Manolin as not only his apprentice but also his

friend and as equal. (A character sketch of Manolin).

13. The Sea plays an important part in the novel. How?

14. The old man says, “Fish, I love and respect you but I will kill you before

this day ends. Explain. (A character-sketch of fish)

15. What are the main principles of the old man to live his life with (Santiago

as a moral man)

B.A , BSC English Complete Expected Guess Covering All Porations

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