MA I Sem. Examination (Sample Question Paper of Poetry- Paper I)

MA I Sem. Examination Dec. 2022
English Literature (Paper I)

Section-A (Objective Type Questions)

Q.1. Choose the correct option: 5x2 =10
(i) What is wrong of the facts about Chaucer’s characters:
(a) The Knight loved chivalry
(b) The Monk was fond of hunting
(c) The Friar had arranged marriages of several young ladies at his own expense
(d) The Prioress was well versed in French of Paris
(ii) In line ‘till One Greater Man’ ‘One Greater Man’ stands for :
(a) Adam
(b) Satan
(c) Christ
(d) Moses
(iii) The term ‘conceit’ is associated with:
(a) Geoffrey Chaucer
(b) S.T. Coleridge
(c) William Shakespeare
(d) John Donne
(iv) Zimri in Absalom and Achitophel refers to:
(a) Duke of York
(b) Duke of Buckingham
(c) Duke of Monmouth
(d) Duke of Ormond
(v) The game of Ombre in Rape of the Lock takes place in part…… :
(a) I
(b) II
(c) III
(d) V

Section-B (Short Answer Type Questions)

Note: Attempt any five questions. Each question carries 07 marks. 5x7= 35

Q2. Explain the following with reference to context.
        He hadde maad ful many a marriage
        Of yonge wommen, at his owne cost,
        Unto his ordre he was a noble post.
Q3. Explain the following with reference to context.
        What though the field be lost?
        All is not Lost; the unconquerable will,
        And study of revenge, immortal hate,
        And the courage never to submit or yeild.
Q4. Explain the following with reference to context.
        If they be so two, they are two so
        As stiff twin compasses are two,
        Thy soul the fixed foot, makes no show
        To move, but doth, if th' other do.
Q5. Give in short the character sketch of the Wife of Bath.
Q6. Discuss the theme of the Sundarkand in the Ramayana.
Q7. Bring out the supernatural elements in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.
Q8. Discuss the theme of the poem The Good Morrow.
Q9. Give a pen-portrait of Zimri in Absalom and Achitophel.
Q10. Write a short note on the importance of role played by Ariel in Rape of the Lock.

Section-C (Long Answer Type Questions)

Note: Attempt any two questions. Each question carries 20 marks. 2x20 = 40

Q11. Write an essay on Chaucer’s use of irony, humour and satire in The Prologue to the Canterbury Tales.
Q12. Write a note on Milton use of epic similes. Illustrate your answer from Paradise Lost Book I.
Q13. What do you understand by metaphysical poetry? Discuss its characteristics.
Q14. Discuss Rape of the Lock as a social satire.
Q15. Discuss Absalom and Achitophel as a political allegory.


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