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'Nineteenth Century Novel' Previous Question- 2016 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 was the original title of the novel Pride and Prejudice?

           Ans. The original title of the novel Pride and Prejudice is First Impression.

       b. Why did Charlotte Lucas marry Mr. Collins?

           Ans. Charlotte Lucas married Collins because she was sensible and intelligent.

       c. What is Netherfild Park?

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

       d. What two cities are mentioned in A Tale of Two Cities?

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

       e.  Who are the two persons who look alike in A Tale of Two cities?

           Ans. Sydney Carton and Charles Darnay

       f. What is guillontine?

           Ans. Guillontine is a machine designed for beheading people quickly and with minimal pain. The guillotine, which used a large falling knife blade, was devised during the French Revolution.

       g. What was the pseudonym of Charlotte Bronte?

           Ans. The pseudonym of Charlotte Bronte is Currer Bell.

       h. Who is Sorrow?

           Ans. Sorrow is the name of Tess’ child by Allec.

       i.  Why is the manor Thornfield so called?


       j. Who is Jane's pupil at Thornfield?

           Ans. Adele Varens is Jane's pupil at Thornfield.

       k.  What is Prince?

           Ans. Prince is the name of the Durbeyfield family horse.

       l.  What is the subtitle of Tess of the D Urbervilles?

           Ans. The subtitle of Tess of the D Urbervilles is “A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented”.


Part – B

Answer any five questions:                                                                                          4 ´ 5 = 20

2. What is Mrs. Benect’s ambition about her daughters?

3. How does Sydney Carton sacrifice his life to save Charles Darnay’s life?

4. Why couldn’t Jane and Mr. Rochester marriage take place at first?

5. How did Angel react to Tess’ confusion of her past?

6. Why does Elizabeth turn down Darcy’s proposal?

7. How does Mr Brocklehurst ill-treat at Lowood School?

8. What situation led Tess to murder Alec?

9. Write a short note on Tellson Bank.


Part – C

Answer any five questions:                                                                                        10 ´ 5 = 50

10. Elucidate the theme of love and marriage in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

11. What is Dickens’ attitude towards French Revolution in A Tale of Two Cities?

12. Bring out the autobiographical elements in Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre.

13. Do you consider Tess as a pure woman? Give reasons for your answer.

14. Comment on Jane Austen’s use of irony in Pride and Prejudice.

15. Compare and contrast Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton in A Tale of Two Cities.

16. Examine Jane Eyre as an untraditional novel

17. Would you call Thomas Hardy a pessimist or a realist? Give reasons for your answer in the light of Tess of the D’Urbervilles.


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