Optional English - Grade XII-Class 12
Examination - 2076 (2019)
Regular Students | Subject Code: 220
Time - 3 hrs
Full Marks - 100
Pass Marks - 35 (Only for partial students)
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Candidates are required to give their answers in their own words as far as practicable. The figures in the margin indicate full marks.

Group 'A'

Attempt all the questions.

1. Answer any one of the following questions: [10]

a) How does the novel 'The Great Gatsby' represent the dream of American people?

b) In what respect, Gatsby and Tom Buchanan are similar in character and how are they different?

2. Answer any three of the following questions. [3x5=15]

a) Discuss Gatsby's death in brief.
b) What does Gatsby's car symbolize?
c) Narrate Nick's tea party in short.
d) Why does Mr. Wilson lock up his wife in a room?
e) Sketch the character of Jordan Baker.

3. Answer any one of the following questions. [10]

a) What three reasons does Menken provide for his support of capital punishment? (The Penalty of Death)
b) Comment on the nature of conflict in the story 'The Use of Force'.

4. Answer any three of the following questions. [3x5=15]

a) How would you describe the obsession of Zi' Dima? (The Jar)
b) What were the working conditions of the Old Man like? (The Big Fish)
c) What does the story tell us about how a man should behave? (In Another Country)
d) How does Goshgarian distinguish science fiction from other kinds of fiction? (Zeroing in on Science fiction)

e) What factors contribute to the popularity of fiestas in Mexico, according to Paz? (The Day of the Dead)

Group 'B'

5. Answer any one of the following questions: [10]

a) Summarise the story of "Lord Byron's Love Letter".
b) Explain briefly the bravery that Brewster showed on the battle field. (Waterloo)

6. Answer any three of the following questions. [3x5=15]

a) Why is Choobokov surprised at the appearance of his visitor? (A Marriage Proposal)
b) What type of character is Maurya? (Riders to the Sea)
c) How does the sight of funeral affect the various members of Kirby's family? (The Happy Journey)
d) What is the attitude of autograph seekers to Lana Turner? (To Bobolink....)
e) Narrate in brief, the events which cause anxiety to the young lovers. (The Romancers)

Group 'C'

7. Answer any one of the following questions: [10]

a) Why does Langston Hughes describe his poem fragment? Why is it Afro-American? (Afro American Fragment)
b) Summarise the poem, "Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day".
8. Answer any three of the following questions: Item 'e' is compulsory. [3x5=15]

a) Explain the paradox in the title 'The Sound of Silence'.
b) What is ballad? Explain with an example.
c) Who are old masters? What is their understanding of human suffering? (Musee des Beaux Arts)
d) Define Sonnet. What are its features?
e) Explain the following extract with reference to the text.

But thy eternal summer shall not fade Nor lose the possession of that fair you owst Nor shall death brag thou wand'rest in his shade When in the eternal lines to time thou growst.
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