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'Nineteenth Century Novel' Previous Question- 2014 with Answer



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Nineteenth Century Novel

Time: 4 hours                                                                                                              Marks-80

Part – A

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

      a.  What is the Nether field park?

           Ans : Netherfield Park is the large mansion leased to Mr. Bingley and his sisters in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

      b. Who is Parson Tringham?

           Ans : Parson Tringham is the local historian.

      c.  What is Westminster Hall?

           Ans : Westminster Hall is the oldest building on the Parliamentary estate. In and around the Hall, grew up the major institutions of the British state: Parliament, the law courts and various government offices.

      d. How many daughters did the Bennet family have?

           Ans : The Bennet family had five daughters.

      e.  In which school did Jane receive her education? 

           Ans : Jane received her education from Lowood School

      f.  Where and when was Tess raped by Alec?

           Ans : Tess was raped by Alec on a Saturday in September in the Chase, the oldest wood in England.

      g.  What do you know about guillotine?

           Ans : The guillotine is a machine invented in France to execute many victims at a time. In A Tale of Two Cities, the guillotine symbolizes how revolutionary chaos gets institutionalized

      h. What is the name of the bank mentioned in “A Tale of Two Cities”?

           Ans : The name of the bank mentioned in A Tale of Two Cities is Tellson's Bank.

      i.   Where does Tess fall in love with Angel?

           Ans : Tess fall in love with Angel at Talbothays.

      j.  Who is Edward Rochester?

Ans :  Edward Rochester is the owner of Thornfield.

      k. Who is Lady Catherine De Bourgh?

           Ans : Lady Catherine de Bourgh is a rich bossy noblewoman; Mr. Collins’ patron and Darcy’s aunt.

      l.   What is the red-room in Jane Eyre?

           Ans : The red-room is the lonely chamber in which Mr. Reed died. Its environment is very much frightening.


Part – B

Answer any five questions:                                                                                          4 ´ 5 = 20

2. Tell about Elizabeth’s first impression of Darcy?

3. Narrate the circumstances that led Tess to go to the d’Urbervilles at Trantridge.

4. Write a short note on Lowood School.

5. What did Dr. Manette write in his letter of denunciation?

6. How does Austen show the postion of women in the social life of Regency England?

7. How was Prince killed in Tess of the D’Urbervilles?

8. Why was Mrs. Bennet so desperate to see her daughters married?

9. Critically comment on the death of Sydney carton.


Part – C

Answer any five questions:                                                                                        10 ´ 5 = 50

10. What are the autobiographical elements you find in Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre?

11. How does Dickens co-relate love and war in his “A Tale of Two Cities”?

12. Is Tess a pure woman? Put forward your judgement.

13. Jane Austen has made a critical study of love and marriage in her novel Pride and Prejudice. Discuss.

14. Do you like to consider Hardy a pessimist? If do, argue.

15. Evaluate Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre as a gothic novel.

16. Use of irony makes Austen’s Pride and Prejudice more enjoyable. Comment.

17. Discuss Dickens’ assessment of the expectations and consequences of French Revolution in his novel A Tale of Two Cities.

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