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Office Management And Secretarial Practice Regular Previous Year Question Paper Year 2006 : IInd Year

SECTION ‘A’

Q. 1. State whether the following statements are True or False. Also give reasons in support of your answer.
(i) Office has no relation with production department.
(ii) Open office is more economical than private office.
(iii) High morale leads to low-productivity,
(iv) Form designing is an useless exercise,
(v) Interim dividend is declared in the Annual General Meeting.
(vi) Share warrant can be issued by both public and private companies.
(vii) A partnership firm can be appointed as a secretary of the company.
(viii) Statutory meeting must be held after one month and within six months of the incorporation of a private com¬pany.
(ix) Register of members can be closed from 1st March to 1st April 2005 at one time.
(x) Extra ordinary meeting can be held on a public holiday.
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SECTION ‘B’

Q. 2. Define the term ‘Modern Office’. Explain the basic and administrative functions of Modern Office.
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Q. 3. What are the various elements of office environment. discuss the importance of lighting, colour and noise control from The point of view of efficiency in office work.
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Q. 4. (a) Describe the pros and cons of centralized filing system.
(b) Explain the procedure of Inward Mailing system.
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Q. 5. Write short notes on any three of the following :
(a) Visible Card Indexing.
(b) Office Manual
(c) Grievances Handling system
(d) Utility of office forms
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SECTION ‘C’

Q. 6. Explain the provisions of Comapanies Act 1956 with regard to appointment and removal of a Secretary of a company.
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Q. 7. (a) Explain the secretarial procedure for the alteration of object clause of memorandum of Association.
(b) What are the liabilities for the mis-statement in Prospectus.
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Q. 8. What are the provisions of Annual general meeting. Explain the duties of Secretary in this context of this meeting.
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Q. 9. Write short notes on any three of the following :-
(a) Resolution requiring special notice
(b) Payment of dividend
(c) Quorum
(d) Contents of Article of Association
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Office Management And Secretarial Practice External Correspondence Previous Year Question Paper Year 2005 : IInd Year

SECTION ‘A’

Q. 1. State with reasons any ten in brief whether the following are correct or incorrect:
(1) Open office is more useful for big organisation.
(2) Vertical filing system is better for big organisation.
(3) Office systems and office routines are one and the same thing.
(4) Morale and productivity are directly related.
(5) Office forms do not serve any purpose.
(6) A person with MBA qualification commonly be appointed as office Manager.
(7) A private company having a paid up share capital of Rs. 50 lakh or more need not have a secretary.
(8) Every public company is required to prepare its own Articles of Association.
(9) E.G.M. must be held in the city where the Registered Office of the company is located.
(10) Name of the company can be altered only by passing special resolution.
(11) A private company can’t issue share warrant even if the shares are fully paid up.
(12) Shares can be forfeited only for non-payment of call money.
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SECTION ‘B’

Q. 2. What do you mean by office services ? Should these services be centralized or decentralized ?
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Q. 3. (a) Discuss the importance of proper lighting and ventilation from the point of view of efficiency of office work.
(b) “Communication is a very important function of any business.” Explain.
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Q. 4. (a) What is an Office Manual ? Is it really useful?4,4
(b) What is morale ? How can the morale of the staff be improved ? Explain.
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Q. 5. Write short notes on any of the following three :
(a) Group insurance;
(b) Office Report;
(c ) Work simplification;
(d) Office committee.
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Section ‘C’

Q. 6. (a) Who can be appointed as a Company Secretary ? How can a Company Secretary be dismissed ? 5, 8
(b) Draft the notice of the A.G.M. (Annual General Meeting) of a Public company.
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Q. 7. (a) Is the issue of prospectus compulsory for a public company ? Explain the rules regarding issue of prospectus. 5,7
(b) Explain the procedure for the alteration of the registered office of the company.
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Q. 8. (a) Explain the legal provisions regarding convening E.G.M. 10
(b) “A meeting without Quorum is invalid.” Explain.
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Q. 9. Write short notes on any three of the following :
(1) Transmission of shares;
(2) Issue of shares at premium;
(3) Preliminary contract;
(4) Protem Company Secretary.
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Office Management And Secretarial Practice Regular Previous Year Question Paper Year 2005 : IInd Year

SECTION ‘A’

Q. 1. Comment upon the following :
(a) “No organisation worth the name can exist without an efficient office.”
(b) The cost of installation and maintenance of artificial light is rather high than that of natural light.
(c) “Forms are the basic tools of all office work.”
(d) “A common reason of friction within an organisation is faulty communication,”
(e) Use of office machines tends to make the office system less flexible.
(f) A company having a paid up share capital of Rs. 1 crore need not have a full time secretary.
(g) The prospectus must be issued for public within 30 days of the filling of a copy with the registrar.
(h) A share warrant can be issued by a private company.
(i) Share certificate must be issued within 2 months from the date of allotment.
(j) Sanction of the general meeting of shareholders is required for declaration of interim dividend.
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SECTION ‘B’

Q. 2. (a) What is an office ? Discuss the functions of office, (b) Bring out the qualities that make a good office manager.
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Q. 3. (a) What do you mean by layout of office ? State the principles of a good office layout
(b) Explain the advantages and disadvantages of a centralized filing services.
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Q. 4. (a) Explain the relationship between systems procedures (Routines) and Methods.
(b) What are the techniques (methods) of work measurement for office work ? Discuss them in brief.
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Q. 5. Write short notes on any three of the following :
(a) Office manual;
(b) Relationship between morale and productivity;
(c) Group insurance;
(d) Card indexing.
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Q. 6. (a) Define a company secretary. How is the secretary of a company appointed ?
(b) “A company secretary is an adviser, an executive and a liaison officer.” Discuss.
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Q. 7. (a) Explain the law relating to alteration of object clause of Memorandum of Association.
(b) What is Annual General Meeting ? What business is generally transacted of this meeting ?
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Q. 8. Distinguish between the following :
(a) Share certificate and Share warrant;
(b) Transfer and Transmission of shares.
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English Paper V (b) Classical Literature Previous Year Question Paper Year 2006 : IInd Year

Q. 1. (a) (i) Greeks believed that people really do not have much control over their destinies and thus transferred this control on to the Gods. Discuss the role of gods in The Iliad.

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(ii) Does Homer’s Iliad glorify or condemn war ? Discuss. 10

(b) (i) What is the most striking aspect of Medea by Euripides ? Is it the rescue of Medea at the end, her vengeful acts or the way Jason denies responsibility ? Discuss.

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(ii) ‘There should have been some other means for mankind to reproduce itself, without the need of the female sex, this would ride the world of all its troubles.’ How far is Jason justified in expressing such hatred for women ? Discuss. 10

(c) (i) In Aristophanes Lysistrata ‘women exploit their stereotypical female identity as a source of power. Discuss.

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(ii) Does Lysistrata follow the conventions of the Greek Old Comedy ? Discuss. 10
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Q. 2. (a) (i) Write a note on Aristotle’s definition of trag¬edy.

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(ii) How does Irawati Karve compare and contrast Draupadi with Sita ? 7

(b) Write notes on :
(i) Absence of tragedy in Abhijnansakuntatam.

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(ii) Epic conventions in Iliad or Mahabharata.
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Q. 3. (a) Discuss the representation of female sexuality in Abhijnansakuntalam.

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(b) Abhijnansakuntalam is a celebration of romantic love, where the woman before she is acknowledged as a wife, exercises the freedom to choose and to act.’ Do you agree ? Discuss.
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Q. 4. (a) Examine the role of Sakuni in the Game of Dice, with special reference to the structures of power that operate in this context.

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(b) ‘The world of Mahabharata when seen from the point of view of women is one of power structures controlled by men.’ How do the prescribed parts of the book bring this out ? Discuss.
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English Paper V (a) Nineteenth Century European Realism Previous Year Question Paper Year 2006 : IInd Year

Q. 1. (a) Is the analysis of the lovers like that of laboratory animals or is Therese Raquin, despite its preface, biassed towards Therese, emphasising her marginalised status as a woman of “African” descent ? Give a reasoned answer.

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The use of the macabre adds to the “realism” of Therese Raquin. Do you agree ? Illustrate your answer from the Morgue section and Camille’s “ghost”.

(b) “You are taking insolent advantage of my distress, monsieur. I may be in a pitiful state, but I am not up for sale!”
It felt as though Providence were relentlessly pursuing her, and, fortifying herself with pride, never had she felt such self-esteem nor such disdain for the rest of the world.

(i) Bring out the significance of the phrases : “insolent advantage” and “not up for sale”, while linking them with the wider social critiques in the novel. 5

(ii) Commenting on the context bring out the contrast between “self esteem” and “disdain for the rest of the world.” Do you agree with the writer’s position ? 6

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” – It had to be, my dear.
-Were you not happy ? Is it my fault ? But I’ve done everything I could.
-Yes…. you have … you were good, you were.”
(i) Was the second speaker “good” ? Did he do “everything” ? 3
(ii) Was Emma’s tragic end inevitable (“had to be”)? Place your answer in the larger conflicts of the novel.
(iii) “We base our conduct on what we recognise as useful”, Bazarov went on. “In these days the most useful thing we can do is to repudiate and so we repudiate”.
“Everything,?”
“Everything.”
“What ? Not only art, poetry… but also.. I am afraid to say it…
‘Everything’.
(i) What do you understand by the phrase “repudiate everything”? What is the other speaker hinting at ?
(ii) Place Turgenev’s portrayal of Bazarov in Fathers and Sons in the light of contemporary Russian debates on radiacalism. 7

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“Am 1 incapable of love ?” she murmured. “Probably. Only I was wrong to call it an unhappiness. On the contrary, the person most to be pitied is the one who meets with that experience”.

(i) Assess the positions of the two speakers on the issue of love. 4
ii) What contemporary stereotypes is the writer using to place the characters above ? In your opinion has he been fair to them ? 7
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Q. 2. (a) Write brief notes on :
The representation of the institution of the family from any two French novels in your course.

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The special importance of contemporary social and political ideas Russian in the Russian novel. 5

(b) Explain Balzac’s idea that a writer must not only record social events but “also investigate the reasons or the cause of these social effects”. Is this true of the novels in your course ? Support your answer with n brief reference to any incident of any novel from your course.

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Write briefly on Zola’s ideas of “determinism” illustrating them from any texts other than Therese Raquin.
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Q. 3. Critically examine Raskolnikov’s confessions before Sonya and Porfiry. Can Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment be seen as a story of Raskcolnikov’s sin and redemption ?

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Can Old Goriot be seen as a novel of Rastignac’s growth ? Does Balzac repose hope in him as a bulwark against consumerist doom ? Give a carefully reasoned answer.
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Q. 4. (a) In Crime and Punishment it is the supernatural, in Old Goriot it is hyperboles and exaggerations; both Dostoyevsky and Balzac use unrealistic devices to heighten social critique. Do you agree ? Illustrate your answer ? Does this tendency militate against the “realism” of their novels ?

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Vautrin and Svidrigailov are used by their rspective authors to explore and define the boudaries of contemporary social morality. In the light of the roles of these two characters compare and contrast the techniques of social critique in Crime and Punishment and Old Godot.
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English Paper IV English Literature 2 Previous Year Question Paper Year 2006 : IInd Year

Q. I. Read the passages given below and answer the ques¬tions that follow :

(A)

(a) Antony : Say to me,
Whose fortunes shall rise higher, Caesar’s or mine ?
Soothsayer : Caesar’s.
Therefore, O Antony, stay not by his side :
They demon, that thy spirit which keps theee, is Noble, cou¬rageous, high, unmatchable,
Were Caesar’s is not. But near him, thy angle Becomes afeard; as being o’erpower’d, therefore Make space enough be¬tween you.

(i) Explain the context of these lines. 3
(ii) Critically comment on the qualities of Antony being mentioned here which make him a weak contender to Cae¬sar. 8

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(b) Comment on the barge scene especially the representa¬tion of the Egyptian way of life. 11

(B)

(a) 1 Pilgrim : Here’s a strange turn of state : who Would have thought
So great a lady would have match’d herself
Unto so mean a person ? Yet the Cardinal
Bears himself much too cruel.
2 Pilgrim : They are banish’d
1 Pilgrim : But I would ask what power hath this state
Of Ancona, to determine of a free prince ?
(i) Explain the context of these lines. 3
(ii) Critically comment on the personal, political and religious implications of the Duchess’s marriage as being discussed here. 8

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(b) Critically comment on the change in Bosola’s character in the last two acts of the play. 11

(C)

(a) Comment on Willmore’s encounter with Florinda in the garden. 11

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(b) Hellena : Madam, ’tis to entreat you (oh unreasonable) You would not see this stranger.
For if you do, she vows you are undone;
Though nature never made a man so excellent,
And sure he’ad been a god, but for inconstancy.

(i) Explain the context of these lines. 3
(ii) What does the speaker intend to achieve by these revelations ? 4
(iii) Comment on the theme of masking and unmask¬ing with reference to the lines given above.
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Q. 2. (a) Of whom does Jesus say, “Her sins, which are many, are forgiven : for she loved much”‘ and why ? How does he differentiate between those who “love much” and those who “love little” ? (Luke)

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What, according to Bacon, is the true purpose and manner of reading books ? How do different branches of learning endow people with different qualities ? 6

(b) Write a short note on :
Socio-political and theatrical developments in Jacobean England.

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Milton’s views on divorce and marriage. 6
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Q. 3. Eve raises important questions pertaining to virtue, submission, freedom and the nature of marital bonds both before and after her trangression.” Elaborate and discuss with reference to Book IX of Paradise Lost

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“In his desire for Eve, Adam reveals his own narcissistic needs.” Critically examine this statement with reference to Book IX of Paradise Lost. 15

Q. 4. In ‘Discourse concerning satire’, Oryden states that, “we have no moral right on the reputation of other men”. Examine Dryden’s Mac Flecknoe in the light of statement given above.

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In The Rape of the Lack, Pope presents a world where objects and commodities have taken over the human. Discuss with reference to the poem. 15
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English Paper III English Literature 1 Previous Year Question Paper Year 2006 : IInd Year

Q. 1. (a) (i) ‘Faustus’ agony during the final scene of the play expresses the complexity of the contradiction and subver¬sion that are at the heart of the play.’ Discuss.

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(ii) The structure of Doctor Faustus inherited from the morality plays negates what the play experientially affirms-the heroic aspirations of Renaissance man. Discuss. 10

(b) (i) Time plays a signifincant role not only in Epithalamion’s temporal structure but is one of the major symbols in the poem. Discuss,

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(ii) What areas of experiment in the poetry of John Donne do not conform to our expectations of metaphysical poetry ?10

(c) (i) Cross-dressing helps Rosalind to Subvert the social construction of women that confines them to passive roles in society. Discuss.

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(iii) The forest of Arden functions as much more than a mere idyllic background to the action of the play As You Like It Discuss. 10
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Q. 2. (a) (i) The young lovers are rebellious against reason; those who are mature in age can control their senses with the help of reason. How would this advice help the young courtiers? Discuss Castioglione’s views.

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(ii) “Nature’s world is brasen, the poets only deliver a golden.” Discuss Sidney’s defence of poetry.
(b) Write a note on : 8
(i) The miracle and morality plays.
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Q. 3. (a) “The Wife of Bath’s Tale should be understood in the context of her Prologue rather than as a wishful alternative to it.” Discuss.

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(b) “Marriage is more than just a game it is a financial transaction.” Discuss the wife of Bath’s narratives in the context of the social conditions of her times. 15
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Q. 4. (a) Iago’s way of evil consists in finding the weaknesses in others and using them to their own destruction. Discuss Iago’s machinations on Cassio and Othello.

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(b) The handkerchief becomes a powerful device for exposing the hoilowness of relationships and the politics of power in Shakespeare’s Othello. Discuss. 15
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English Paper V (b) Classical Literature Previous Year Question Paper Year 2005 : IInd Year

Q.I. Critically comment on :
(a) Aphrodite

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“Big though Priam was, he came in unobserved, went up to Achilles, grasped his knees and kissed his hands, the terrible, man killing hands that had slaughtered many of his sons.”

(b) There are three who own no property, A student, a slave, a dependent woman;
The wife of a slave, you are his now, my dear; A masterless slave wench, your are now slave wealth!

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The significance of Draupadi being dragged to the court by her hair.

(c) The Cinesias-Myrrhine episode as illustrating Lysistrata’s happy idea of sex-strike.

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The seizure of the acropolis in Lysistrata.
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Q. 2. (a) How does Plato argue that poets “have no grasp of truth” ?

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Bring out the significance of Draupadi reminiscing about her marriage to the five Pandavas. 6

(b) Write a note on comedy in the Athenian city state ?

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Briefly define the concept of Dharma.
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Q. 3. Critically comment on Euripides’ depiction of Medea’s tragedy as relating to her status as a foreign woman in Athens.

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“And they tell us, we at home
Live free from danger, they go out to battle; fools !”
How and why does Medea foreground marriage as an arena for tragedy ? 15
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Q. 4. Critically examine the representation of female sexuality and motherhood in Abhijnana Shakuntalam,

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Abhijnana Shakuntalam dramatises the conflict between desire and duty. Discuss. 15
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English Paper V (a) Nineteenth Century European Realism Previous Year Question Paper Year 2005 : IInd Year

Q. 1. (a) “And finally, what I have had to call their remorse tally amounts to a simple organic to a simple organic disorder, a revolt of the nervous system when strained to breaking point. There is a complete absence of soul, I freely admit, since that is show it is meant to be.”

Do you agree with this analysis of “their remorse” ? Is there really a complete absence of the soul ?
What point, in your view, is the writer trying to make and how far is it borne out by the novel ?

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“I have been told that my mother was the daughter of a tribal chief in Africa. I have often thought about her and realized that I belonged to her by blood and instinct.”

Comment on “belonged to her by biood and instinct.”
Do you think that Zola’s representation of Therese’s story has a touch of racism ? Give a reasoned answer. 11

(b) Emma is a romantic idealist trapped in a mundane mercantile world. Do you agree ?

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Compare and contrast the characters of Charles and Leon in Madame Bovary. Are they both equally enmeshed in the patriarchal worlds that they inhabit ? Give a reasoned answer. 11

(c) “When you have read to the secret sorrows of old Goriot you will dine with unimpaired appetite, blaming the author for callousness, taxing him with exaggeration, accusing him of having gjVe wings to his imagination.”

What tendency is Balzac criticizing in his reader and what is he defending himself against ? Does your reading of the novel agree with the view expressed in the sentence ? Give a carefully reasoned answer.

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“Father and children were accomplices in this little crime. You see the same sort of thing everywhere. What could this old Goriot have been but a grease-stain in his daughters’ drawing room ?”

What “little crime” are father and children accomplices in? Why is Old Goriot “but a grease-stain?” What larger critique is Balzac offering through the father-children relationship ? IS
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Q. 2. (a) Write brief notes on the following : Examine the representation of the institution of marriage or the family with reference to the two French novels in your course.

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The representation of radical political ideas in the nineteenth-century Russian novel. 6

(b) Explain Balzac’s idea that a writer must not only record social events but “also investigate the reasons or the cause of these social effects.” Support your answer with reference to any incident of any novel from your course.

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“The meeting of these two great realists is one of the outstand¬ing events of literary history.” What, according to Lukacs, are the meeting points between Balzac and Stendhal ?
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Q. 3. Assess the significance of Raskolnikov’s essay on “ex¬traordinary persons” in Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment.

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Who in your view is the real protagonist of Turgenev’s Fathers and Sons, Arkady or Bazarov ? Support your argument with (;equate references to the novel. 15
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Q. 4. Explain the idea of nihilism as it appears in Turgenev’s Fathers and Sons. Can it be applied to Dostoyevsky’s Raskolnikov?

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Asses the importance of human relationships as a bulwark against social decadence in the two Russian novels in your course, How much faith does each novel place in relationships ? 15
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English Paper IV English Literature2 Previous Year Question Paper Year 2005 : IInd Year

(A)

Q. 1. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:

‘ Cleopatra : With thy sharp teeth this knot intrinsicate –
Of life at once untie. Poor venomous fool,
Be angry, and dispatch. O, couldst thou speak,
That I might her thee call great Caesar ass Unpolicied!
Chairmain : O estern star!
Cleopatra : Peace, peace !
Dost thou not see my baby at my breast,
That sucks the nurse asleep ?

(i) Explain “ass unpolicied” ? Does Cleopatra succeed in her intention of making Caesar an “ass unpolicied” ? 4
(ii) Critically comment on “Dost thou not see my baby at my breast, That sucks the nurse asleep” ? 7

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(b) Critically comment on the barge scene in Antony and Cleopatra.

(B)

(a) Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:
Duchess : I am Duchess of Malfi still,
Bosola : That makes thy sleeps so broken :

Glories like glow – worms afar off shine bright,
But-look’d to near, have neither heat or light.
Duchess : Thou art very plain.
Bosola : My trade is to flatter the dead, not the living;

(i) Critically comment on the Duchess’s statement “I am Duchess of Malfi still”. 5
(ii) Explain the simile “Glories like glow-worms afar off shine bright. But look’d to near have neither heat nor light.”
iii) What is Bosola’s “trade” at this point ? Identify the medieval tradition Webster is drawing upon in this scene in the exchange between Bosola and the Duchess. 3

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(b) Malateste describes Bosola as “thou wretched thing of blood”. Is this an adequate summing up of his character and role in The Duchess of Malfi ?

(C)

(a) Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:
“Hymen and priest wait upon portions and jointrues; love and beauty have their own ceremonies. Marriage is as certain a bane to love as lending money is to friendship.”
(i) What do “portions” and “jointures” refer to ?
(ii) What is the distinction made between love and Hymen?
(iii) Does the speaker manage to convince the addressee?

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(b) One of the issues addressed in The Rover is the projection of blame from the perpetrators of violence onto their victims. How appropriately does this sum up Wilimore’s attitude to women in the play?
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Q, 2. (a) What is Bacon’s concept of knowledge ? Discuss with reference to the extracts in your course. 6

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How does Hobbes distinguish between “wit” and “judgement” in ‘On Wit And Judgement’ ?
(b) Write a short note on : 6
The Machiavel in 17th century English drama.
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Epic simile.
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Q. 3. What understanding do you form of Milton’s views on the man-woman relationship from your reading of book IX of Paradise Lost ? 15

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Discuss the portrayal of Satan in Book IX of Milton’s Paradise Lost. 15
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Q. 4. “Pope depicts Belinda as a mindless consumer, representative of the women of her class in the early eighteenth century London.” Do you agree with this view ? Give a reasoned answer.

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Is MacFlecknoe a lampoon or a satire on bad writing ? Discuss.
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