M.A. English Sem.I: Sample Question Paper of Paper- IV (Prose) For Higher Education M.P.

English Literature (Paper IV) (Prose)
Section-A (Objective Type Questions)
Note: Attempt all questions. Each question carries 02 marks.
Q.1. Choose the correct option: 5x2 =10
(i) Plato's Republic was written in ----- city:
a. Athens
b. London
c. Istambul
d. Paris
(ii) Malayalis called Kamala Das by nick name:
a. Mallika
b. Madhavikutty
c. Madhvika
d. Madhumati
(iii) Bacon's essays were originally written in ---- language:
a. English
b. Latin
c. French
d. German
(iv) William Hazlitt was born in:
a. 1778
b. 1788
c. 1858
d. 1828
(v) Lala Hardayal died in:
a. Chandigarh
b. New Delhi
c. Philadelphia
Section-B ( Short Answer Type Questions)
Note: Attempt all five questions. Each question carries 07 marks. 5x7= 35
Q2. Explain with reference to context:
When the second world war threatened to grow into an interminable horror my father decided to send us to our ancestral home in Malabar which was called the Nalpat house.
Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider.
Q3. Explain with reference to context:
The individual is of the greatest significance in society because it is only the individual who is capable of creative activity, not the mass.
A mere scholar, who knows nothing but books must be ignorant even of them. 'Books don't teach the use of books'. How should he know anything of a work who knows nothing of the subject of it.
Q4. Write a short note on Nehru's life in early years.
Give a summary of the fourth chapter of My Story by Kamala Das
Q5. What are the basic needs of human being as discussed in first four chapters of Republic by Plato? Discuss.
Write summary of 'Of Love' by Francis Bacon.
Q6. What is the explanation of 'Self' given by J. Krishnamurti.
Write the summary of 'True Success'.
Section-C (Long Answer Type Questions)
Note: Attempt any two questions. Each question carries 20 marks. 2x20 = 40
Q7. Write summary of the chapter IV of the Autobiography by J.L. Nehru.
Q8. Discuss prose style of Francis Bacon.
Q9. How 'culture' is discussed and evaluated by Lala Hardayal? Explain.
Q10. Discuss prose style of William Hazlitt.
Q11.Compare and contrast J. Krishnamurti and Lala Hardayal as thinkers.


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