MA English Question paper (American Literature) 4th semester, 2022

M.A. SEM-4 Question Paper

English Literature (Paper - IV) 

American Literature

Note: Attempt all questions. Each question carries 02 marks.

Max.M. 85/ Min.M.28

Section-A (Objective type question)

Q.1 Choose the correct option :


(i) Full name of Emerson is

(a) Robert Emerson
(b) Ralph Waldo Emerson 
(c) Waldo Ralph Emerson
(d) Ralph William Emerson

(ii) Civil Disobedience is written by...

(a) Nehru            (b) Tilak
(c) Thoreau        (d) Tennessee Williams

(iii) The main character in the old man and the sea...

(a) Shylock         (b) Marline 
(c) DiMaggio      (d) Santiago

(iv) Emily Dickinson and Sylvia Plath are - 

(a) American novelists 
(b) English Poets
(c) American Poets 
(d) American Dramatists

(v) The Zoo Story is a work of - 

(a) Zoology           
(b) Geology
(c) Literature
(d) Linguistics


(i) b, (ii) c, (iii) d, (iv) c, (v) c

MA English Question paper (American Literature) 4th semester, 2022

Section-B (Short Answer type questions)

Note: Attempt any five questions. Each question carries 07 marks. 


Q2. Explain with reference to the context: 

"This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it".

Q3. I am the narrator of the play and also a character in it." (Give the speaker and the book and the context and meaning clearly) 

Q4. Critically appreciate the lines

"Because I could not stop for death He kindly stopped for me, The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality".

Q5. Explain with reference to the context:

"Daddy, I have had to kill you. You died before I had time. Marble heavy, a bag full of god, Ghastly statue with one gray toe Big as a frisco seal". 

Q6. Write some inspiring lines from the old man and the sea. 

Q7. Who is Steinbeck? Introduce him. 

Q8. Why is Laura a tragic hero?

Q9. Write about Jerry in the Zoo Story..

Q10. Write about the death of Sylvia Plath.

Q11. Who was the father of Sylvia Plath? How was he?

Section-C (Long Answer type questions)


Q12. Discuss Emily Dickinson as a poet. 

Q13. Discuss the contribution of Sylvia Plath as a poet.

Q14.  Discuss Hemingway as a novelist. 

Q15. Write a detailed note on the prose style of Emerson.

Q16. Elaborate the theme of American Scholar or Civil Disobedience.

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