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Gauhati University Question Papers:ENGLISH (General) (May-June’ 2014)

Gauhati University Question Papers
ENGLISH (May-June’ 2014)
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

Critically examine Soyinka’s treatment of racism Telephone Conversation.
2. Give, after Seamus Heaney, a brief description of the young girl’s punishment.                             10
Give a description of the solitary reaper’s song. How does it affect the poet?
Critically assess Blake’s treatment of the idea of innocence in The Lamb.
3. Answer any two of the following:                                        5x2=10
a)         Write a short note on Langston Hughes.
b)         What do “White-clad widowed women….” Signify in the poem, Dawn at Puri?
c)          How does Blake describe the lamb?
d)         Give a short description of the Speaker of the poem, Telephone Conversation.
4. Answer the following as directed (any five):                                   1x5=5
a)         Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were _____ first to conquer Everest in _____ year 1953. (Fill with appropriate determiners)
b)         It was _____ event that surprised _____ scientific world. (Fill with appropriate determiners)
c)          Everything has gone wrong today. _____? (Add a tag question)
d)         You are coming to school, _____? (Add a tag question)
e)         We can gain nothing without labour. (Change into active voice)
f)          You are requested to keep the book on the table. (Change into active voice)
g)         He will not hurt you. (Change into passive voice)
5. Change the form of narration (any five):                                          1x5=5
a)         I asked him if he would like to see the picture.
b)         The general ordered the soldiers to march on.
c)          The man asked if he could speak to Mr. Bordoloi.
d)         He said to me, “Are you ill?” I replied, “No”.
e)         The father asked his son to bring him the book.
f)          The teacher said to the student, “Leave this room at once.”
6. For English (Major) Students in lieu of Question Nos. 4 and 5 answer any one:                                               10
a)         Write a critically appreciation of Lorca’s The Sleepwalking Ballad.
b)         How does memory play a significant role in Postcard from Kashmir?


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