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Gauhati University Question Papers:ALTERNATIVE ENGLISH (Non-fictional Prose) (May-June’ 2016)


Gauhati University Question Papers
ALTERNATIVE ENGLISH (May-June’ 2016)
(Non-fictional Prose)
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. Answer the following questions:                                          1x10=10

a)         Name the title Sir Roger has been given.
b)         What is elocution?
c)          Who was the co-author of Charles Lamb in Poetry for Children?
d)         Give the meaning of Reverie.
e)         Who was Attila?
f)          Who was Junius?
g)         Who was the first non-European to receive the Nobel Prize in literature?
h)         When did Tagore open Vishwa Bharati University?
i)           Who is the teetotaler?
j)           Name the theory devised by Sigmund Freud.
2. Answer any five of the following questions:                                   2x5=10
a)         Who was Sir Roger?
b)         Write two features of autobiographical essay.
c)          Who was Michelangelo?
d)         Write a brief note on Shantiniketan.
e)         Who is a hypochondriac?
f)          What is psychoanalysis?
3. Answer any three of the following questions:                                                10x3=30
a)         What is the author’s impression of Sir Roger’s house in the country?
b)         Comment on the use of humour and pathos in Lamb’s essays with special reference to Dream Children – A Reverie?
c)          What led Rabindranath Tagore to write a letter to Mahatma Gandhi? What sort of friendship did they share?
d)         State Gandhi’s view in support of the Non-Cooperation Movement.
4. Explain with reference to the context of any three of the following:                                   5x3=15
a)         In any case, since they admit that ‘scientific analysis of objective reality’ is possible, they must admit that it is possible to have opinions which are rational in an objective sense.
b)         Power in all its forms is irrational – it is like the horse that drags the carriage blindfolded.
c)          Everything is good or bad, helpful or deadly not in itself, but by its circumstances.
d)         ‘A parrot may be taught to call names’ and if the person who keeps the parrot has spite for his neighbours, he may give them a great deal of annoyance without much wit, either in the employer or the puppet.
e)         I had more pleasure in these busy-idle diversions than in all the sweet flavours of peaches, nectarines, oranges and such like common baits of children.
5. Write an essay on any one of the following topics:                                       15
a)         India of my dreams.
b)         Friendship.
c)          Women empowerment.
d)         Role of media in nation-building.
e)         Disaster Management.

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