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Previous Question of 'Restoration and 18th century Fiction'- 2015 (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) Who was Lady Booby?

b) What does Nekaya say about virtue?

c) How long was Crusoe in Brazil with his plantation?

     Ans: Crusoe spend four years in Brazil with his plantation.

d) Why were the immortals miserable?

     Ans: The immortals were miserable because they longed for death which did not come to them.

e) What is the original title of the Book “Rasselas”?

f) How did Gulliver escape from the island of Lilliput of Blefuscu?

     Ans: Gulliver escaped from the island of Lilliput to Blefuscu by wading and sometimes swimming across the water. He transported his clothing inside of a ship, which he carried under his arm.

g) What did Crusoe’s father want him to study?

     Ans: Crusoe's father wanted him to study law.

h) When did Oroonoko see Imoinda for the first time?

     Ans: Oroonoko saw Imoinda for the first time when he came to his grandfather's court.

i) What are Thunder, Plunder and Blunder?

j) What does Imlac tell Rasselas about envy?

k) Which port of France did Crusoe take ship from?

     Ans: The port of France from which Crusoe took ship is the Port of Calais.

1) Who is High Admiral of Lilliput?

     Ans:  Skyresh Bolgolam is the High Admiral of Lilliput



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

2. How did Adams save Fanny’s honour?

3. Describe the horrors of Slavery presented in “Oroonoko”.

4. Comment on the treatment of women in Johnson’s “Rasselas”.

5. Give a brief account of the birth and parentage of Robinson Crusoe.

6. Why does Oroonoko take up arms again?

7. How was Gulliver fed by the Lilliputians?

8. What lies does Mrs. Slipslop tell to her mistress about Joseph?

9. Explain: “Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasure”.



Answer any five questions:                                                                                        10 × 5 = 50

10. Evaluate “Joseph Andrews” as a picaresque novel.

11. Comment on the art of characterisation in Fielding’s “Joseph Andrews”.

12. Discuss how ‘Robinson Crusoe” is a doctrine of man’s regeneration of faith on divinity. 13. The story of Robinson Crusoe is truthful representation of human life. Elucidate.

14. Consider Swift as a great humanist.

15. Comment on Swift’s satire on English politics in “Gulliver’s Travels”.

16. Discuss the theme of anti-colonialism in Aphra Behn’s “Oroonoko”.

17. How does Johnson use satire in “Rasselas”?