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'Twentieth Century Novel' Previous Question- 2017 with Answer



Subject code: 241107

Twentieth Century Novel

Time: 4 hours                                                                                                              Marks-80

Part – A

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

a) What was Kurtz’s mission in Congo?

      Ans: Kurtz's mission was to civilize the natives, to educate them, to improve their way of living and to bring the light into their lives and into that dark territory. 

b) Why was the Bridge Party arranged?

      Ans: The Bridge Party was arranged by Mr. Turton so that Mrs. Moore and Miss Adela Quested could meet the Indians.

c) Whom did fielding marry?

      Ans: Fielding married Stella Moore , daughter of Mrs. Moore.

d) Who are “The Faithless Pilgrims”?

      Ans: The Faithless Pilgrims are some immoral and faithless white men at the Belgian Trading Company’s Central Station, who are busy exploiting the natives to gratify their greed for ivory.

e) What is Arabella?

      Ans : "Arabella" is the name of lovely big doll of Annie.

f) Who is Bankes?


g) Who is called papier-maché Mephistopheles?

      Ans : The brick-maker of the Central Station is called “Papier mache Mepistopleles”.

h) What was the news-caption of Mary’s murder?


i) What is Bluebell?


j) Where did Paul Join first as a clerk?


k) What is Suffragette Movement?


l) What kind of girl is Miriam?

      Ans : Miriam is a romantic type of girl. She likes romantic characters of Walter Scott and gets lost in a world of fantasy.


Part – B

Answer any five questions:                                                                                          4 ´ 5 = 20

2. How does Lawrence employ the stream of Consciousness technique in Sons and Lovers?

3. What does ‘ivory’ symbolize in Heart of Darkness?

4. Why does the relationship between Aziz and Fielding fail?

5. Sketch briefly the character of Mary Turner.

6. Why does the Bridge Party fail in A Passage to India?

7. Discuss briefly the role of Mrs. Ramsay.

8. What does the knitting of black wool in Heart of Darkness signify?

9. Trace the autobiographical elements in The Grass is Singing.


Part – C

Answer any five questions:                                                                                        10 ´ 5 = 50

10. Explicate the significance of the dying words of Kurtz “The Horror! The horror!”

11. Comment on the theme of mother-fixation in Sons and Lovers.

12. Examine the aptness of the title To the Lighthouse.

13. Discuss Forster’s use of symbols in A Passage to India.

14. Comment on the role of Marlow in the novel Heart of Darkness.

15. Analyze the father-son relationship in Sons and Lovers.

16. Discuss the significance of Marabar caves in A Passage to India.

17. Comment on the significance of the title The Grass is Singing.

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