Old Question Paper 2071 – Optional (Major) English Class 11

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English LiteratureQuestion Paper of Optional (Major) English
Old is Gold – Year: 2071 (2014)
For: Humanities and Education Students Grade XI

Candidates are required to give their answer in their own words as far as practicable. The figures in the margin indicate full marks.
Subject Code: 120 | Time: 3 hrs | Full Marks: 100 | Pass Marks: 35

Attempt all the questions.

1. What is an authority? Do you agree that we begin to experience the effects of authority from birth? How do you react to the taboos imposed by well meaning parents? Do such taboos represent a kind of aggression or do they act as guideline that the child cannot do without? [15]
OR
To what extent do the details given in ‘Bostom Women’s Health Collective’ match with the position of women in your own country?

2. Write short notes on any three of the following. [3 X 5 = 15]

a. W.B. Yeasts
b. William Shakespeare
c. Frankenstein
d. Samuel Beckett
e. A Tale of Two Cities
f. The Piped Piper of Hamelin.

3. Discuss why the publication of the first edition of the lyrical ballads (1798) came as a shock. [15]
OR
Introduce Samuel Butler and describe his works in brief.

4. Answer any three of the following: [3 X 5 = 15]

a. Explain how the poem ‘When Icicles Hang’ presents the harshness of winter without actually using the words like ‘cold’, ‘unpleasant’ etc.
b. Show the difference between “Blue-eyed Boy” and “Mister Death” (Buffalo Bill’s)
c. What does the poet Robert Burns compare love to? (Oh, My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose)
d. Explain the three dangers Havel identifies, and explain why each has come into existence at this particular time? (Vaclav Havel, The Velvet Hangover)
e. Explain briefly the poem entitled “Dream Variations” by Langston Hughes.
f. What precautions does Graciela take to prevent the children from knowing what she plans to do? (Nicholasa – A Very Special Pet)

5. Briefly answer any five of the following question: [5 X 5 = 25]

a. What aspects of the women make her suitable for such a superior man? (Ian McEwan, Dead as They Come)
b. How does the poet identify you as ‘Nobody’ of ‘Somebody’ in the text? (Emily Dickinson’s Nobody)
c. Describe the nature of Sybil’s fantasy of Jim’s future. (Oscar Wilde – The Picture of Dorian Gray)
d. What does the pronoun ‘It’ in the line “Thankful For It In Any Case” stand for? Why is Winnie thankful for it? (Samuel Beckett – Happy Days)
e. What does Konard Lorenz like to convey through Civilized Man’s Eight Deadly Sins? How is it relevant to our own context?
f. Do you support the speech made by Winston Churchill to the House of Commons during the Second World War? Give reasons for your answer.
g. Why do you think ‘Everything Turns Away Quite Leisurely from the Disaster’ in W.H. Auden’s “Musee Des Beaux Arts”?

6. Write and exxay in ‘Domestic Violence’ in Nepal. [15]`
OR
Sketch the life of the girls or women who are victimized due to trafficking.

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