## 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

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

Or,

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)
d) Blood (Verb)
f) Hinder (Noun)
h) Beauty (Verb)

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