NTRCA Subjective English

Kha Set

14th NTRCA Lecturer Question-2017

[N.B.– The figures in the right margin indicate full marks]

1. Answer any two of the following: 10 × 2=20

(a)`Elizabethan Age was the golden age of English literature.’-Discuss.
(b) Evaluate Dr. Faustus as a Renaissance hero.
(c) Who are the major poets of the Victorian Age? Evaluate their contributions to Victorian literature.
(d) “Modern life is complex. Urban and industrial and it is faithfully mirrored in the poetry of the period.” Justify your answer illustrating some poems of W.B. Yeats and T.S. Eliot.

2. Answer any two of the following: – 10 × 2=20

(a) Wordsworth is a poet of nature Discuss and illustrate from the poems you have read.
(b) How does Swift portray the negative side of human life in ‘Gulliver’s Travels’?
(c) Comment on Shaw’s views on love and war in `Arms and the Men’.
(d) What is responsible for the tragedy of Hamlet-character or fate? Discuss.

3. Write short notes on the following terms (any four):- 5 × 4=20

(a) Allegory;
(b) Sonnet;
(c) Soliloquy;
(d) Epigram;
(e) Conceit;
(f) Poetic justice;
(g) Personification;
(h) Blank Verse.

4. Identify the figures of speech in the underlined parts of the following quotations and explain their functions : 2 × 5=10

(a) I wandered lonely as a cloud.
(b) On his soul there fell eternal night.
(c) He smiled, he laughed, he roared.
(d) The soldiers fight for glory and a dollar a day.
(e) Puffs, powders, patches, bibles, billet doux.

5. Write a brief summary of the following passage:- 10

Advertisement and consumers go altogether. There are also both a hallmark and a malaise of modern life. Aggressiveness is now being used in the world for promotion of products and consumer goods and services from shoes to ships, from hair dressing to air liner. Actually, the advertisement is the great means which is used to promote the market of the products. So the manufacturers or entrepreneurs of the products try to attract the consumers through very attractive and interesting advertisement. Sometimes advertisements are so rough and tough that the consumers become the prey to the misleading advertisement. There are plenty of allegations that traders and manufacturers resort to various malpractices aiming at befooling the consumers and maximizing their own profits. Sometimes advertisements are very harmful to the children. That from their early hood they become familiar with the bad names and bad habits like smoking, falsehood and different kinds of poses. So it is necessary to stop unethical business and advertisement. The consumers think that the government must formulate an appropriate set of laws or regulations and should have a body to ensure that all go by the rules.

6. Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper focusing your views on private coaching. 10


Write a letter to your father informing him about your career plan.

7. Change the following words as directed and make sentence with the changed words (any five):- 1 × 5 = 5

a) Conceal (Noun)
b) Boring (Noun)
c) Futile (Adj.)
d) Blood (Verb)
e) Accident (Adv.)
f) Hinder (Noun)
g) Sarcasm (Adv.)
h) Beauty (Verb)

8. Use your own words to complete each of the following sentences (Any five):- 1 × 5 = 5

a) I had better ____________
b) The load is too heavy for me _________________
c) If I had had my lunch ______________________
d) Study sincerely lest ______________________
e) Though the boy is intelligent ___________________
f) Unless you work hard ________________________
g) Since he did not study well _____________________
h) I went to the market with a view to ___________________