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Gauhati University Question Papers:ENGLISH (General) (May-June’ 2012)

Gauhati University Question Papers
ENGLISH (May-June’ 2012)
Full Marks: 80
Time Allowed: 3 hours
Answer either in English or Assamese
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions
1. Write the substance of Dawn at Puri by Jayanta Mahapatra.                                   10

How does the poet describe the punishment of the girl in the poem, Punishment? What is the poet’s reaction to the punishment?
Attempt a critical appreciation of Margaret Atwood’s this is a photograph of me.
2. What do you think is the major theme of the poem, Harlem?                                 10
Give a description of the solitary Reaper’s song. How does it affect the poet?
Critically examine whole Soyinka’s treatment of racism in Telephone Conversation.
3. Answer any two of the following:                                        5x2=10
a)                  Write short notes on the Jagannath Temple at Puri as given in Mahapatra poem’ Dawn at Puri.
b)                  Give after Blake, a description of the lamb in the poem, The Lamb.
c)                   How does the poet link the innocence of the child with the innocence of Christ in the poem, The Lamb?
d)                  What was the Solitary reaper doing in the field in Wordsworth’s poem?
4. Answer the following as directed (any five):                                   1x5=5
a)                  _____ Krishna and _____Kaveri are two big rivers in _____ South. (Fill with appropriate determiners)
b)                  It was _____ event that surprised _____ Scientific would. (Fill with appropriate determiners)
c)                   I want _____ pen and _____ umbrella. (Fill with appropriate determiners)
d)                  You are coming to college, _____ (Add a tag question)
e)                  Kindly do me a favour, _____. (Add a tag question)
f)                   His behaviour charmed me. (Change into passive voice)
g)                  You will not be hurt by him. (Change into passive voice)
5. Change the form of narration (any five):                                          1x5=5
a)         He said to me, “Why have you failed”
b)         She said, ‘I would help if I could”.
c)          He said, “I might be there.”
d)         She told me that she could give me some money on loan.
e)         He told the children that they must not play with fire.
f)          I told that he would get it that day or the next day.
g)         He said that he bathes in the Ganga every morning.
6. Write a critical appreciation of Lorca’s The Sleepwalking Ballad.                              10


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