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Dibrugarh University Arts Question Papers:ENGLISH (Major) (History of the English Language, Critical Terms and Classical Mythology)' (November)-2015


2015
(November)
ENGLISH
(Major)
Course: 301
(History of the English Language, Critical Terms and Classical Mythology)
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32 (Backlog)/24 (2014 onwards)
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions
PART – A
(History of the English Language)
1. Answer any eight of the following questions: 1x8=8
  1. Into how many dialects did the original Indo-European parent language split up?
  2. What was the original language of Britain?
  3. What is gradation?
  4. Mention any one Anglo-Saxon word which has been elevated in status due to change of meaning.
  5. In which dialect was the epic poem, Beowulf written?
  6. What is an open syllable?
  7. What was the earliest method of communication according to Wilhelm Wundt?
  8. What was the original meaning of the word ‘box’?
  9. What did the Anglo-Saxon word ‘timbrend’ mean?
2. Write short notes on any two of the following: 5x2=10
  1. I-mutation.
  2. Specialization.
  3. The ding-dong theory.
3. Answer any one of the following questions: 12
  1. Write a note on the Danish element in the English language.
  2. Discuss any six different methods which have led to the growth of vocabulary in the English language.
  3. Discuss the important changes in the four aspects of the English language that led to its simplification during the Middle English period.
PART – B
UNIT – I
(Critical Terms and Concepts)
4. Write short notes on any five of the following: 6x5=30
  1. The dramatic monologue.
  2. Alliteration.
  3. Elegy.
  4. Sonnet.
  5. Mock-epic.
  6. Simile.
  7. Paradox.
  8. Tragedy.
  9. Farce.
  10. Satire.
UNIT – II
(Classical Mythology)
5. Show your acquaintance with any two of the following prominent figures of the classical world: 4x2=8
  1. Plato.
  2. Horace.
  3. Virgil.
  4. Cleopatra VII.
6. Write brief notes on any six of the following mythological figures of the classical world: 2x6=12
  1. Zeus.
  2. Achilles.
  3. Cupid.
  4. Orpheus.
  5. Iris.
  6. Gaia.
  7. Mars.
  8. Echo.
  9. Ceres.
  10. Phoenix.
  11. Apollo.
  12. Medusa.
  13. Satyr.
  14. Pegasus.





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