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Previous Question of 'Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Non-fictional Prose'- 2016 (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 questions                                                                                      1x10=10

a) What types of love are mentioned by Bacon in his essay “OfLove”?

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

b) Who was Pilate?

     Ans:  Pontius Pilate was the Roman governor of Judea from A.D. 26-36, serving under Emperor Tiberius. He is most known for his involvement in condemning Jesus to death on a cross.

c) What is superior of taking revenge?

     Ans:  The act of ignoring a wrong without taking revenge is superior to the act of taking revenge.

d) Why did Sir Roger de Coverley remain a bachelor?

     Ans: Sir Roger remains a bachelor at the age of fifty six because he was crossed in love by a widow in his youth.

e) How old is Sir Roger de Coverley now?

     Ans: Sir Roger is 56 years old now.

f) What is the Spectator’s Club?

     Ans: The Spectator’s Club is a club of seven members. They are the Spectator, Sir Roger de Coverley, a lawyer, Sir Andrew Freeport, Captain Sentry, Will Honeycomb and the Clergyman.

g) What was the name of the epic poem that Cowley attempted to write?

     Ans: The name of the epic poem that Cowley attempted to write was “The Davideis”.

h) Who is the father of criticism mentioned in ‘The Life of Cowley’?

     Ans: Dryden is the father of English criticism mentioned in ‘The Life of Cowley’.

i) What type of work is ‘Love’s Riddle?

     Ans:  'Love's Riddle' is a comedy.

j) What was the main target of Burke’s ‘Speech on the East India Bill’?

     Ans:  The main target of Burke's 'Speech on the East India Bill' was the abuses of East India Company’s authority in India.

k) Who was Edmund Burke?

     Ans:  Edmund Burke was an Anglo-Irish statesman and political philosopher. He is a well-known orator and author.

l) What is East India Charter?

     Ans:  East India Charter was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which renewed the charter issued to the British East India Company, and continued the Company's rule in India.



(Answer any five questions)


2    ‘Unmarried man are best friends, best masters, best servants; but not always best subjects’ – Explain.

3    Why do people get fascinated to tell lies?

4    How does Dr. Johnson assess Clowely as a poet?

5    Write a short note on ‘metaphysical conceits’.

6    How did Sir Roger die?

7    How does Addison want to reform the society?

8    What was the aim of ‘East India Bill’?

9    What do you mean by ‘Chartered Rights’ of man’?



(Answer any five questions)


10. Write a note on Bacon’s prose style with reference to his essays you have read.

11. How would you explain the fact the Bacon’s essays never fail to attract the readers?

12. Addison is the pioneer of the English novel. Discuss.

13. What picture of the East India Company do you get from Burke’s “Speech on the East India Bill”? '

14. Evaluate Johnson’s art of writing a biography.

15. Consider Johnson’s “The Life of Cowley” as a literary criticism.

16. Comment on Burke’s oratory skill and style as found in his ‘Speech on the East India Bill’.

17. Write a note on Addison as a social satirist.