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Previous Question of 'Restoration and 18th century Fiction'- 2014 (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 the setting of the novel “Oroonoko”?

     Ans: The setting of the novel "Oroonoko" is Surinam.

b) Why did Crusoe want to stay near the sea?

c) What is the full title of the novel “Joseph Andrews”?

d) What are the two races mentioned in part IV of “Gulliver’s Travels”?

     Ans: The two races mentioned in part IV of 'Gulliver's Travels' are the Yahoos and the Houyhnhnms.

e) Who is Rasselas?

f) What does Pamela represent in “Joseph Andrews”?

g) Who were the Big-endians?

     Ans: The Big Endian and the Little Endian in Lilliput were two conflicting parties in “A Voyage to Lilliput”.

h) What is Happy Valley?

i) Who is Imlac?

j) Why did Robinson Crusoe become repentant?

     Ans: Robinson became repentant because of the realization of the ‘original sin’ of his life.

k) What is a ‘Picaresque Novel“?

     Ans: The picaresque novel is a genre of prose fiction that depicts the adventures of a roguish hero of low social class who lives by their wits in a corrupt society.

l) How was Gulliver rescued from the bowl of cream?

     Ans: Gulliver was rescued from the bowl of cream by pulling him out of the thick liquid just in time by Glumdalclitch.



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

2. Describe the cause of quarrel between Lady Booby and Mrs. Slipslop.

3. How did Oroonoko fall in love with Imoinda?

4. Why did Gulliver want to leave Laputa?

5. How did Robinson Crusoe become a slave from a merchant?

6. Comment on the ending of “Rasselas”.

7. Write a short note on the king of Brobdingnag.

8. What is Dr. Johnson’s conception of fiction?

9. How was Joseph robbed of his money and clothes?



Answer any five questions:                                                                                        10 × 5 = 50

10. Consider “Joeseph Andrews” as an eighteenth century prose satire.

11. Discuss the themes of sin, punishment and repentance in “Robinson Crusoe”.

12. How does Swift satirise science in “Gulliver’s Travels”?

13. Sketch the character of Oroonoko.

14. Write on the central theme of “Rasselas”.

15. Whom do you consider the real hero of the novel “Joseph Andrews”?

16. Give an account of the major themes of “Oroonoko”.

17. Compare and contrast between the king of Lilliput and the king of Brobdingnag.