Dibrugarh University Question Paper: Alternative English Nov' 2014

2014 (November)
Alternative English
Course: 302
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32
Time: 3 Hours
The Figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions
1. (a) A week ago you bought a washing machine from M/s D.D Traders, Silpukhuri, Guwahati. The machine is not working properly. Write a letter of complaint asking for a replacement.                                   8
(b) Reader’s Digest India Ltd., Mumbai has bought out a book called How to write Speaker Better. As the marketing manager of the company, write a letter to a potential customer offering the book at a special price of Rs 250 against the print price of Rs 500.
2. Write an assay on any one of the topics given below:                                 10
(a) Advertisements and consumers

(b) Dealing with crimes against women
(c) Friendship
(d) The India of your dreams
3. (a) What is business report? Discuss the need and importance of report writing in modern business. 8
(b) Draft a report on the need to introduce some incentives, schemes to boost t. Make he sales of the company.
4. Make a comparative analysis on the growth of literacy rate in India using the facts given in the table below:      6
Literacy rate

5. (a) What are the objectives of a memorandum?                                           4
(b) Draft a memo warning an employee against his habit of reading newspapers and magazines during office hours.   4
Section-B (Prose)
6. Answer any four of the following questions:                                                  1x4=4
(a) What according to Aurobindo, is our first necessity, if India is to survive and do her appointed work in the world?
(b) What according to Krishnamurti, is much more important than merely to prepare ourselves for examinations?
(c) In which year didi Satyajit Ray decide to make a film in color?
(d) What reason dose Coetzee give for the boy’s father not becoming a batsman?
(e) Which newspaper did Naipaul’s father work for?
(f) Name the collection of essays by Amitav Ghosh, which contains the essay, Books.

7. Answer any four of the following questions in brief:                                   2x4=8
(a) “ We need not fear that we shall by that process cease to be Indians or fall in the danger of abandoning Hinduism.” What process is referred to here by Sri Aurobindo?
(b) What is intelligence according to Krishnamurti?
(c) What were two questions frequently asked to Ray by the interviewers?
(d) How does Coetzee describe the boy’s father in the first paragraph of Playground?
(e) What does Naipaul find in his father’s desk?
(f) What, according to Amitav Ghosh, guided his uncle’s selections of books?

8. Answer any two of the following:                                        7x2=14
(a) How, according to Sri Aurobindo, should European ideas be assimilated?
(b) “ So the function of Education, surely, is to eradicate, inwardly as well as outwardly, this fear that destroys human thought, human relationship and love.” Explain the above statement after J. Krishnamurti.
(c) How does Satyajit Ray describe his experience on the very first day of the shooting of Pather Panchali?

9. Answer any two of the following:                                        7x2=14
(a) What does Coetzee mean when he says, “Cricket is not a game. It is the truth of Life”?
(b) “ The ambition to be a writer was given to me by my father.” Explain this statement of V.S. Naipaul in the light of Beginnings.
(c) Who was Mya Than Tint? Write a note on his meeting with Amitav Ghosh.

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