MA (English) Questions Paper (American Literature) - Semester-3


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MA English literature 3rd sem Previous year question paper
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Q1. Choose the correct option:-

1×5 =5 Marks

1) Emerson's essay 'Self Reliance' talks about :-

a) the relationship of human soul with God
b) the relationship between soul and personal ego
c) a man can become strong and self reliant only when he rejects all outside support and stands alone
d) all of these

2) Walt Whitman's poem "O captain! My Captain!" was written on the death of the American president....

a) Abraham Lincoln
b) John F Kennedy
c)Theodore Roosevelt
d) Jimmy Carter

3) In which year Frost was elected to the membership of the national institute of Arts and letters?

a) 1912
b) 1916
c) 1815
d) 1938

4) Who is called the father of American transcendentalism?

a) Emerson
b) Robert Frost
c) William Wordsworth
d) Coleridge

5) The real name of Mark Twain is..

a) Samuel langhome Clemens
b) John Marshall Clemens
c) Orion Clemens
d) Olivia Clemens


Short Answer Type Questions

2. Answer any five of the following:-

2×5 =10 marks

Explain with reference to the context:

1) There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that limitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better; for worse as his portion.

2) One can see what will trouble this sleep of mine, whatever sleep it is Were he not gone, The woodchuck could say whether it's like his Long sleep, as I describe its coming on, Or just some human sleep.

3) Discuss Huckleberry Finn as a great social and literary satire.

4)  Show your acquaintance with the landmarks of the life of Eugene O'Neill.

5) Attempt a critical appreciation of the poem "O captain! My Captain!".

6) Discuss Frost as a nature poet.

7) Explain the poetic techniques of Whitman.

8) Write a critical appreciation of " the road not taken".

9) What is the message of Emerson's essay Self Reliance.


Long Answer Type Questions

Q3. Answer any two of the following questions:

10×2= 20 Marks

1) Write an essay on Emerson as an Essayist.

2) Discuss Whitman's contribution as a mystic poet.

3) Write a critical appreciation of "stopping by woods on a snowy evening".

4) Show your acquaintance with the landmarks of the life of Eugene O'Neill.

5) What do you know about the growth of Huck in the development of the story of the present novel "the adventures of huckleberry Finn".

6) Discuss Mark Twain's prose style.

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