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'Twentieth Century Novel' Previous Question- 2014 with Answer



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Twentieth Century Novel

Time: 4 hours                                                                                                              Marks-80

Part – A

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

      a.  What object did the Belgian Trading company collect in Congo?

           Ans : The Belgian Trading company collected ivory in Congo.

      b.  What is the Nellie?

Ans : 'The Nellie' is a small ship resting at anchor at the mouth of the River Thames, near London. From the deck of the ship the narrator describes the scene in Heart of Darkness.

      c.  What is the setting of the novel ‘A Passage to India’?

Ans : The setting of E. M. Forster’s novel , “A Passage to India,” is the imaginary city of Chandrapore. It is a few miles north of the Marabar hills  and on the bank of the Ganges.

      d.  What does Richard Dalloway present as a gift to Mrs. Dalloway?

           Ans : Richard Dalloway present a diamond as a gift to Mrs. Dalloway.

      e.  Where was Kurtz buried?

           Ans : Kurtz was buried into a muddy hole by the river.

      f.  What is the name of Clara’s husband?

           Ans : The name of Clara’s husband is Baxter Dawes.

      g.  What is Mr. Fielding by profession?

           Ans : Fielding was the principal of the Govt. College in Chandrapore.

      h.  What was the former name of Zimbabwe?

           Ans : The former name of Zimbabwe is Southern Rhodesia.

      i.   Why does Septimus kill himself in Mrs. Dalloway?

           Ans : Septimus killed himself in Mrs. Dalloway because this was the only way in which he could preserve his soul from being succumbed by society.

      j.  How many children did the Morel couple have? Name them.

           Ans : Morel couple had four children. They are William Morel, Paul Morel, Arthur Morel and Annie Morel.

      k.  What is imperialism?

           Ans : Imperialism is a policy of extending a country's power and influence through colonization, use of military force, or other means.

      l.   How many novels in your syllabus deal with the theme of imperialism? What are those?

           Ans : Four novels on the syllabus deal with the theme of imperialism. They are Heart of DarknessA Passage to IndiaThe Grass is Singing and Beloved.


Part – B

Answer any five questions:                                                                                          4 ´ 5 = 20

2. Discuss briefly the inner conflict Mrs. Dalloway suffers from.

3. What do you know about the pilgrim in Heart of Darkness?

4. Briefly describe the last day in Gertrude Morel’s life.

5. Why did the Bridge Party in A Passage to India fail?

6. How does Charlie Slatter take control of the murder case of Mary Turner?

7. Write a short note on Peter Walsh.

8. Why did Paul’s relationship with Miriam fail?

9. Sketch briefly the character of Adela Quested in A Passage to India.


Part – C

Answer any five questions:                                                                                        10 ´ 5 = 50

10. Discuss the symbols E.M. Forster used in A Passage to India.

11. "The Grass is Singing" deals with the theme of colonialism. Discuss.

12. Illustrate the significance of Kurtz’s last words: The horror! The horror!

13. Briefly analyse the father-son relationship in Sons and Lovers.

14. Mrs. Dalloway is a satirical representation of contemporary civilization. Elucidate.

15. Describe the life of Mary Turner before her marriage.

16. Discuss the theme of love as you find in Mrs. Dalloway.

17. Sketch the character of Dr. Aziz.

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