MA English Questions Paper (American Literature) 3rd semester



SECTION-A Objective Type Questions

2×5=10 Marks

Q1. Choose the correct option :-

1) Besides beings an Essayist, Emerson was also a :-

a) Satirist          b) poet 
c) Novelist.        d) Dramatist

2) Which one of the following is not part of Trinity of symbols in the poem 'when Lilacs last in the Dooryard Bloom'd' ?

a) Lilacs             b) Stare 
c) Song bird      d) Rose

3) The line "I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference" occures in :-

a) Stopping by wood on a snowy evening   
b) After apple picking 
c) Birches                           
d) The road not taken

4) Who called Yank, " the Filthy beast"?

a) Second Engineer         
b) Aunt of Mildred Douglas
c) Mildred Douglas         
d) Long

5) What is the name of the town where Huck, Jim and Tom live at the novel's opening ?

a) Cairo               b) St. Louis 
c) Pikesville       d) St. Petersburg

SECTION - B Short Answer Type (any five)

7×5=35 Marks

Q2. Explain with reference to context :-

A man is relieved and gay when he has put his heart into his work and done his best; but what he has said or done otherwise, shall give him no peace.

Q3. Explain with reference to the context :-

Come lovely and soothing death, undulate round the world, serenely arriving, arriving, in the day, in the night, to all, to each, Sooner or later delicate death

Q4. Explain with reference to the context :-

Earth is right place for love, I don't know where it is likely to go better, I would like to go by climbing a birch tree.

Q5. Describe 'Hairy Ape' as an expressionistic drama.

Q6. Give a critical appreciation of the poem ' Road not taken.

Q7. Discuss theme of the poem O Captain! My Captain!.

Q8. Discuss the theme of the 'Huckleberry Finn'.

SETION-C Long Answer Type (any two)

20×2=40 Marks

Q9. Describe Walt Whitman as a poet of Democracy.

Q10. Describe Robert Frost as a poet of rural environment.

Q11. Discuss Yank as a Tragic hero.

Q12. Discuss Emerson as an Essayist.


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