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Previous Question of 'Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Non-fictional Prose'- 2014 (with answer)


Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Non-fictional Prose

[According to the New Syllabus]
Subject Code: 1174
(Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Non-fictional Prose)
Time----4 hours Full marks---80

Part A

l. Answer any ten of the following questions:                                                         1x10=10

a) What is the name of the satire written by Cowley?

     Ans:  The name of the satire written by Cowley is The Puritan and Papist.

b) What kind of allusions.

c) What is the aim of “The Spectator”?

     Ans: The aim of “The Spectator” is to “enliven morality with wit and to temper wit with morality”.

d) What is Soho Square?

     Ans: Soho Square is a square in Soho, London, England. This is the place where Sir Roger lives when he is in the town.

e) What is the essay ‘Of Palatino’ about?

     Ans:  The essay "Of Plantation" is about the do’s and don’ts of colonization.

f) How many kinds of love are mentioned by Bacon in ‘Of Love’?

     Ans:  Bacon mentioned three kinds of love in "Of Love". They are nuptial love, friendly love and wanton love.

g) Why is a married man hostage to the fortune?

     Ans:  A married man is hostage to the fortune because his wife and children "are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief". 

h) Who drafted and introduced the ‘East India Bill’?

     Ans:  Charles James Fox drafted and introduced the 'East India Bill'.

i) When did Edmund Burke give the speech on the East India Bill’?

     Ans:  Burke delivered his famous Speech on Fox's “East India Bill” on 1st December 1783.

j) What kind of writing is “Areopagitica”?

k) What is a pamphlet?

1) How does’ Milton define II book?



Answer any five of the following questions:                                                           4x5=20

2. Write a short note on Bacon’s ‘Dispersed Mediations’.

3. Explain with reference in the context:

“And that mixture of falsehood is like alloy in coin of gold and silver which may make the metal work the better”.

4. Write a short essay on Addison’s humour.

5. What is the permanent value of Milton’s Areopagitica as literary works?

6. How, according to Johnson does genius flourish?

7. What is meant by the chartered rights of man?

8. What was the nature of English rule in India? 

9. Discuss briefly the circumstances that led to the composition of the Areopagitica.



Answer any five of the following questions:                                                           10x5=50

10. In what way is Francis Bacon a man of the Renaisence? Discuss.

11. Make an assessment of Francis Bacon us an essayist.

12. Depict the contemporary social picture portrayed in the Coverly papers.

13. What, according to Milton, are the harmful effects of the licensing Act of 1643?

14. Consider Dr. Samuel Johnson as a critic and biographer with special reference to “The Life of Cowley”.

15. Was Edmund Burke opposed to colonial rule? Comment on his view about India as revealed in speech on East India Bill.

16. Critically examine Dr. Johnson’s account of metaphysical poetry in life of Cowley.

17. Addison is the pioneer of the English novel Discuss