English Part-I| NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Introduction to Prose
Write short notes: Detective story, Funeral Game**, Mangan’s sister**, autobiography**, Modernism**, Mrs. Sheridan***, Civil Rights Movement**, Ravi**, Araby**, Martin Luther King**, The American Civil War**, The River**, Vulture eye**, The boat race**, Nirad C Chaudhury**, Abraham Lincoln**, Raghu**, Fable, George Ramsay**, Machiavellianism, Aphorism/ epigrammatic style
Short questions (For 4 marks)
(a) What is an American Dream ?***
(b) How did the evil eye affect the narrator ?***
(c) Mention some autobiographical elements/sweet memories of the Writer in The River and the Rain.
(d) What aspect of reality is exposed in the story The Ant and the Grasshopper?
(e) Why did the narrator of the Tell Tale Heart kill the old man?
(f) How should we read books?/What is the right attitude towards reading as suggested by Bacon in his Of Studies?
(g) Comment of the symbols used in Cat in the Rain.
(h) How does Tom blackmail his brother George?
(i) Why did the writer shoot the elephant at last?
(j) Describe the preparation and arrangement made by the Sheridan for the Garden Party.
(k) What, according to Lincoln, are the responsibilities of the Americans?
(l) Describe the death scene of the elephant?
(m) What was the occasion of the speech I Have a Dream?
(n) Why did Tagore give up Knighthood?
(0) What are the advantages of reading?
(p) Where does the universal appeal of Gettysburg Address lie? (q) Comment on the husband-wife relationship in Cat in the Rain.
3. Explain with reference to the context:
(a) So every defect of…. a special receipt. (Of Studies)***
(b) It’s not fair…. not fair. (Ant and the Grasshopper)***
(c) The husband went on…….. of the bed. (Cat in the Rain)***
(d) Reading maketh…………. exact man. (Of Studies)
(e) Gazing up into darkness……… anger. (Araby)***
(f) Feeling like these………….