University of Punjab 2011Paper: English Compulsory Time: 3 1/2 hrs
Paper A Marks: 100
Group - I
All parts of a question must be attempted together at one place, otherwise you may not get any credit. Over attempts will not be marked. All questions carry equal marks.
Q.l. Explain with reference to the context any THREE of the following.
i) A legacy of benefits-may we in future years be found with
those who try to labour for the good until they die.
ii) And ere should wane the morning-star, I’d don my robe
iii) But even so, honored still more that he should seek my
hospitality from out the dark door of the secret earth.
iv) We live, so to speak, like spiders, and never see the light.
The mice have eaten my livery. It isn’t as if there were no
good people around, for the district’s full of them.
v) Nothing’s secure to-day, so we let them have the best we can
while the going’s good. Give our children a better time than
we had ourselves, and .
Q.2. Attempt any THREE of the following questions. (Each
answer in about 150 words.)
i) What are Giovanni’s sentiments for Beatrice? (Rappaccini’s Daughter)
ii) Write a note on the character of Lisby. (The Little Willow)
iii) “The Necklace” is a satire on the vanity of women. Discuss.
iv) “Araby” is a psychological explanation of boy’s emotional
and mental condition. Discuss.
v) “Something to Talk About”
reflects the modem attitude towards criminals and crime.
Q.3. Attempt any THREE of the following questions. (Each
answer in about 150 words.)
i) “Sometimes I can scarcely believe that I have actually walked
on the moon”. Elaborate.
ii) (Walking on the Moon). “Whistling” is a sound symbol which
stands for the life and movements of birds and of alliiving
creatures. Discuss. (Whistling of Birds).
iii) Describe the difficulties faced by the people at the time
of Independence. (Pakistan and the Modem World)
iv) Write a note on the good manners of the conductors on
the bus. (On Saying Please) Describe the origin of the word
Q-4. Attempt any THREE of the following questions. (Each
answer in about 150 words)
i) According to the poet losses cannot bring any disaster. Do you
agree? (One Art)
ii) Explain the central ides of “The Solitary Reaper”.
iii) “A Poison Tree” rightly describes the poet’s mental and
emotional attitude towards his enemy. Elaborate.
iv) What are Keat’s thoughts about his own We and mortality?
(When I Have Fears) .
v) Explain the significance of the title of the poem, “Say This
City Has Ten Million Souls). The Old Man And The Sea
Q.5. Attempt any THREE of the following questions. (Each answer in about 150 words)
i) Write a note on the first portion of the novel. Summary of the whole novel will not -be accepted.
ii) Is it a novel of the triumph of man or his defeat?
iii) Discuss Santiago’s attitude towards the marlin. ‘
iv) Examine the attitude of other people towards Santiago before
he set sail to catch big fish, v)
v) Describe the relationship of Santiago and Manolin.