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Previous Question of 'Restoration and 18th century Fiction'- 2012 (with answer)


Restoration and 18th century Fiction

Subject Code: 1175
(Restoration and 18th century Fiction)

Time: 4 Hours                                                                                                       Full Marks: 80


1. Answer any ten of the following questions                                                           1 × 10 = 10

(a) What is Otan?

      Ans: Otan is the harem of the African king.

(b) What is Royal Veil?

      Ans: Royal Veil is a sacred veil given to any woman whom the African king desires to have as his kept.

(c) What is the nationality of Imoinda whom Oroonoko loves?

      Ans: Imoinda whom Oroonoko loves is a Coramantien.

(d) Who is Skyresh Bolgolam?

      Ans: Skyresh Bolgolam is the High Admiral of Lilliput, who is the only member of the administration to oppose Gulliver's liberation.

(e) Write down the names of men rescued by Crusoe from the clutches of the savages?

      Ans: At first Crusoe rescued Friday. Then he rescued Friday’s father and a European from the clutches of the savages.

(f) What role did Friday play?

      Ans: Friday played the role of an interpreter between his father and Crusoe.

(g) What is the difference between an epic poem and an epic in prose?

(h) Who was Fanny?

(i) Why was Parson Adams going to London?

(j) Whom do the Lilliputians represent allegorically?

      Ans: The Lilliputians allegorically represent the Englishmen.

(k) What does ‘Quinebus Flestrine’ mean?

      Ans: Quinebus Flestrine" means Man-Mountain.

(l) What is Rasselas’ reaction after the speech of the sage?



Answer any five of the following questions:                                                               4 × 5 = 20

2. How does Oroonoko fell in love with Imoinda?

3. How was Oroonoko turned into a slave from a Prince?

4. How did Crusoe approach to God for his sin of disobedience?

5. Write a brief note on humour and pathos in Robinson Crusoe.

6. Describe the physical appearance of Parson Adams.

7. Write a short note on the Houyhnhnms. 

8. How was the Queen impressed by Gulliver at the time of their meeting?

9. Evaluate Johnson’s Rasselas as a satire.



Answer any five questions:                                                                                        10 × 5 = 50

10. Discuss the theme of anti-colonialism in Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko.

11. Comment, on the spiritual regeneration of Robinson Crusoe.

12. Discuss Joseph Andrews as a picaresque novel.

13. Comment on Swift’s satire on science.

14. Consider Joseph Andrews as a comic epic in Prose.

15. Sketch the character of Oroonoko.

16. How has the Orient been depicted in Rasselas?

17. Do you think Swift is a misanthropist? Justify your answer.