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'American Literature: Fiction and Drama' Previous Question- 2016 with Answer



Subject code: 1187

American Literature: Fiction and Drama

Time: 4 hours                                                                                                              Marks-80

Part – A

1.   Answer any ten questions:                                                                                     1´10 = 10

      a.  What words of Dr. Tamkin encouraged Tommy Wilhelm to give up frustrations?

           Ans : The words that encouraged Tommy Wilhelm to give up frustrations are “Seize the Day”.

      b. Which village did Young Goodman Brown live in?

           Ans : Young Goodman Brown lived in Salem Village.

      c.  What does I.W.W. stand for?

           Ans : I.W.W. stands for Industrial Workers of the World.

      d. What does the title The Sun Also Rises signify?

           Ans : The title The Sun Also Rises, takn from a verse in the Bible, signifies hope for the Lost Generation.

      e.  What is Sweet Home in the novel 'Beloved'?

           Ans : In the novel 'Beloved', Sweet Home is the name of a plantation.

      f.  How long ago has Goodman Brown been married to Faith?

           Ans : Mr. Brown has been married for three months to Faith.

      g.  Who is Paul D?

           Ans : Paul D is the brother of Paul A and husband of Sethe.

      h. Where did Dr. Adler live in?

           Ans : Dr. Adler lived in Hotel Gloriana.

      i.   What do you mean by "Lost generation"?

           Ans : "Lost generation" means the generation of men and women who came of age during or immediately following World War I: viewed, as a result of their war experiences and the social upheaval of the time, as cynical, disillusioned, and without cultural or emotional stability.

      j.  Why does Mildred go down into the Stokehole?

           Ans : Mildred goes down into the stokehole to see how the “other half” lives.

      k. Who are the religious persons mentioned in the story "Young Goodman Brown?

           Ans :

      l.   What is 124 Bluestone?

           Ans : 124 Bluestone Road is the house of Sethe in Cincinnati, Ohio.


Part – B

Answer any five questions:                                                                                          4 ´ 5 = 20

2. Write a short note on Paddy.

3. How does Faith try to stop Young Goodman Brown from taking the journey on that evening?

4. How does Baby Suggs treat Sethe?

5. Assess the relation between Dr. Adler and Tommy Wilhelm.

6. How is the relation of Jake Barnes and Lady Brett?

7. How is Temmy Wilhelm regenerated at last?

8 “They carved no hopeful verse upon his tombstone, for his dying hour was gloom.” Explain.

9. What is the significance of the Fifth Avenue in the play The Hairy Ape?


Part – C

Answer any five questions:                                                                                        10 ´ 5 = 50

10. Discuss the treatment of supernatural in the novel Beloved

11. Justify the title of the novel Seize the Day.

12 What is the significance of bull fighting and bull fighters in The Sun Also Rises? Elaborate.

13. Consider Yank as a tragic character.

14. How is Young Goodman Brown tempted to sin by curiosity? Discuss.

15. How can Jake Barnes be treated as a Hemingway Code Hero? Show.

16. Comment on the theme of isolation in the novel Seize the Day.

17. How does Toni Morrison present in Beloved the white people's attitude towards the black people in American society?

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