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Dibrugarh University Arts Question Papers:ALTERNATIVE ENGLISH (Arts) (May)'-2017


2017
 (May)
ALTERNATIVE ENGLISH
(Arts)
Course: 201
Full marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32/24
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions
1. Answer any eight of the following:                                      1x8=8
a)      Whose disciple was Swami Vivekananda?
b)      What are the Indriyas?
c)       Who is generally known as the sage of Pondicherry?
d)      In which year did Sri Aurobindo write the essay, On Original Thinking?
e)      From which collection of essays of Satyajit Ray is Film Making an extract?
f)       Where was J. M. Coetzee born?
g)      “Ans now he plays cricket, but for the Worcester second team.” What game did Coetzee’s father play before he became a cricketer?
h)      Who is the author of A House for Mr. Biswas?
i)        Port of Spain is located in which country?
j)        Who is Mya Than Tint?
k)      What do you understand by ‘maggots mildew’?
2. Answer any two of the following:                                        5x2=10
a)      Swami Vivekananda identifies two ways of helping man end his miseries. What are they? Which is better and why?
b)      How can the youth of India save the country?
c)       What was the significant lesson that Ray learnt while shooting the first shot?
d)      What, according to the author, guided his uncle’s selection of books?
3. Answer any four of the following:                                       12x4=48
a)      Explain ‘Samskara’. How do good and bad actions influence one’s Samskara?
b)      What are Sri Aurobindo views on original thinking? Why is independent thinking discouraged?
c)       How does Ray narrate his experiences as a filmmaker?
d)      Give an account of the house at Chaguanas. Why does Naipaul say, he neither liked nor disliked living there?
e)      “At the wicket the secret that he manages to cover up elsewhere is relentlessly probed and exposed.” Explain.
f)       Comment on Amitav Ghosh’s attitude to books as reflected in Books.
4. Write a critical appreciation of either (a) or (b):                                              14
a)      Little Lamb who made thee?
Dost thou know who made thee?
Gave thee life and bid thee feed,
By the stream and o’er the mead;
Gave thee clothing of delight,
Softest clothing, wooly bright;
Gave thee such a tender voice,
Making all the values rejoice?
Little lamb who made thee?
Dost thou know who made thee?
Little Lamb I’ll tell thee,
Little Lamb I’ll tell thee:
He is called by thy name,
For He calls Himself a Lamb:
He is meek and He is mild,
I a child, and thou a lamb,
We are called by His name.
Little Lamb God bless thee!
Little Lamb God bless thee!
b)      Mr. Ruskin called books ‘King’s Treasuries’. What he meant was that as kings keep money, gold, silver and precious stones locked up in their treasure-houses, so there are great riches locked up in books; but the riches are not gold and silver, but wisdom and knowledge which are more precious than money. Kings keep their treasure-houses locked up and keep the keys themselves, but anyone who likes can have the keys that will open the treasure houses of wisdom and knowledge. In the story in the Arabian Nights, called Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, the only way to open the robbers’ cave which was full of wealth, was the magic word, ‘Open Sesame’. The magic word, or the key, that opens books, is reading: and any one who can read, can go in and take as much knowledge and wisdom as he can find.
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