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'Nineteenth Century Novel' Previous Question- 2015 with Answer



Subject code: 1182

Nineteenth Century Novel

Time: 4 hours                                                                                                              Marks-80

Part – A

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

      a. What is the genre of “Pride and Prejudice”?

           Ans : “Pride and Prejudice” is a Comedy of Manners.                                                    

      b. What is 'Boz'?

           Ans : ‘Boz’ is the pseudonym of Dickens.

      c.  Where do the Bennets live?

           Ans : The Bennets live in the village of Longbourn.                                                       

      d. How many years did Jane Eyre pass at Lowood School?

           Ans : Jane Eyre passed eight years at Lowood School.

      e.  What is Saint Antone?

           Ans : Saint Antone is one of the traditional suburbs of Paris, France. It grew up to the east of the Bastille.

      f.  Name the two cities mentioned in "A Tale of Two Cities"

           Ans : The two cities mentioned in "A Tale of Two Cities" are Paris of France and London of England.

      g.  How does Jane extinguish the fire?

           Ans : Jane extinguishes the fire by throwing a basin of water.  

      h. What is the name of Tess' village?

           Ans : The name of Tess’ village is Marlott.

      i.   Why does Tess write a letter to Angel Clare before the Marriage ceremony?

           Ans : Tess writes a letter to Angel Clare before the marriage ceremony to disclose her accident with Alec and her child Sorrow.

      j.  What kind of lady was Mrs. Reed?

           Ans : Mrs. Rees was a selfish and hard-hearted lady.

      k. Who represents Pride in "Pride and Prejudice"?

           Ans : Darcy represents Pride in “Pride and Prejudice”.                                                   

      l.   How does Alec die?

           Ans : Ales is stabbed to death by Tess.                                                                            


Part – B

Answer any five questions:                                                                                          4 ´ 5 = 20

2. Why does Mrs Bennet try to persuade Mr Bennet to pay a visit to Mr Bingley?

3. What is the significance of Madame Defarge’s Knitting?

4. How was Jane Eyre treated in the Reed family?

5. What do you know about Angel’s sleep-walking scene?

6. How does Tess come out of the frying-pan into the fire?

7. Describe Thronfield Hall.

8. Why does Jane comeback to Mr Rochester and marry him at last?

9. Sketch the character Charles Darnay.


Part – C

Answer any five questions:                                                                                        10 ´ 5 = 50

10. What is the significance of the title of “Pride and Prejudice”? Discuss.

11. Is “A Tale of Two Cities” a historical novel? Discuss.

12. Sketch the character of Lucie Manette.

13. How far is fate responsible for the tragic life of Tess? Elaborate.

14. Compare and contrast the characters of Angel Clare and Alec d’Urberville.

15. Give a pen-picture of Charlotte’s treatment of childhood in “Jane Eyre”.

16. Show how Austen presents social and economic reality of her age in “Pride and Prejudice”.

17 Discuss “Jane Eyre” as a novel dealing with the themes of love are passion.

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