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Calicut University BA and MA English Question Papers

Updated on February 2, 2016

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CONTENTS


1 .World Drama

2. British Literature from Chaucer to Eighteenth Century

3. Four Skills for Communication

4. Reading Fiction

5. Social and cultural history of Britain

6. Social and cultural history of Britain

7. Introduction to Communications and journalism

8. History of Mass Media

9. Language and linguistics

10. Language and linguistics

11. Criticism

12. Criticism

13. Indian Writing in English

14. Modern Prose and Drama

15. Native Media in Literature

16. Reading Drama

17. Reading Fiction

17. Reading Fiction




1 .WORLD DRAMA

Marks: 40

Time: 2 hr

Answer all in one or two sentence: (4*1=4)

  1. Who is Creon?
  2. Who does Oedipus send to Delphi to learn how to save Thebes?
  3. What was Nora’s secret?
  4. How did Regan die?

Answer any four in 450 words: (4*4=16)

  1. Symbolism in Doll’s House.
  2. Character sketch of Goneril.
  3. The role of fate in Oedipus Rex.
  4. Character sketch Krogstad
  5. Feminism in Doll’s House
  6. What was the plan offered by Lopakhin to save the orchard?

Answer any two in 1500 words: (2*10=20)

  1. King Lear as a tragic hero.
  2. Doll’s House as a Modern tragedy.
  3. Analyse Oedipus Rex as a tragic hero.


2. British Literature from Chaucer to Eighteenth Century

Time: 2 Hours

Marks: 40

Answer All in one or two sentence (4*1 =4)

  1. He was the son of the knight , in his twenties , agile , strong and happy go lucky
  2. He seemed wise, he made lot of money, and he seemed busier than he was?a
  3. Elegy written in a country church yard is composed at………?
  4. How many books are there in the original Paradise lost?

Answer any four in 450 words (4*4=16)

  1. What were they going to Canterbury to see?
  2. What is the context of reference to Hampeden, Milton and Cromwell?
  3. Evilness in Paradise lost?
  4. Character sketch of Tom Jones in novel Tom Jones?
  5. Conceits in valediction forbidding mourning?
  6. Describe Knight, Prioress, Doctor, and Wife of Bath

Answer any two in 1500 words (2*10=20)

  1. Give an estimate of John Donne as a metaphysical poet with special reference to Canonisation and valediction forbidding mourning?
  2. Describe duchess of malefic as a revenge play?
  3. Evaluate Tom Jones as a picaresque novel?



3. Four Skills for Communication

Time: 2 Hrs

Marks: 40

Answer the following (Marks 8* ½ =4)

  1. The smallest distinctive unit of sound is called…………..

(Phoneme, syllable, vowel, consonant)

  1. The smallest spoken unit of sound is called………

(Phoneme, syllable, vowel, consonant)

  1. The born Skelton of English word……………….

(Phoneme, syllable, vowel, consonant)

  1. The final sound in the word “lone”……..

(/n/, /o/, /l/, /e/)

Fill in the blanks using correct articles.

  1. _______ Cow is a useful animal.
  2. He wrote _____ historical novel.
  3. Copper is ____ useful metal.
  4. ______ sun shines brightly.

Short answer (Marks 6* 1=6)

  1. What are polysyllabic words? Give examples
  2. Two kinds of vowels according to its length
  3. What is IPA? How many IPA symbols?
  4. Which are the two options used in Multi- mailing.
  5. Which are the two strategies for keeping the e-mail message short?
  6. Change the voice of the sentence

a) Everyone loves him.

b) The gate was opened by the peon

Paragraph questions: answer any four (Marks 4* 4=16)

  1. What is RP?
  2. Distinguish Phonology and phonetics
  3. What are the advantages of e mails?
  4. What is tense? Elaborate present tense with examples.
  5. What is an idiom? List out 5 idioms and use in a sentence.
  6. A company has placed a large order with your firm on November 16 2015 . Write a letter thanking them and acknowledging the receipt of their order

Essay (Marks 1* 14=16)

  1. Sounds in English
  2. Write an Application in response to an advertisement in a news paper inviting Application for the post of Accountant in a private firm. The Application should contain a COVER LETTER and a RESUME.


4. Reading Fiction

Third semester BA English

Total: 40 marks

Answer all the questions. (8*1/2=4)

  1. Name the fund to protect the phoenix.
  2. Who was the manager of Mr. Poldero?
  3. “The legend of centuries is materializing before one modern eyes”. The reference here is to ……
  4. Where did lord strawberry find a phoenix?
  5. Who was the world’s old bachelor?
  6. The setting of Mauppasant’s short story is?

a) London b) New York c) Paris d) Italy

  1. Mettilde wanted the diamond necklace because?
  2. What according to Mettilde is her bad luck?

a) Being uneducated b) being born into a family of artisans

c) Not having enough friends d) being unable to pursue a profession

Answer any two questions. (3*2=6)

  1. What was the suggestion of the London times regarding the phoenix?
  2. Why does Mr. Loisel suggest Methilde to go and see her friend Mrs. Forestier?
  3. What was the reason for the phoenix losing its popularity among the visitors?

Answer all questions (4*5=20)

  1. The necklace as a powerful symbol in the story The Diamond necklace. Discuss.
  2. End of the rare phoenix
  3. How does Mr. Poldereo treat the phoenix in order to speed up its aging process
  4. The sufferings undergone by the Loisels due to the loss of the necklace.

Answer any one question. (1*10=10)

  1. Discuss Phoenix as a satire.
  2. Attempt a character sketch of Madame Loisel



5.SOCIAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN

THIRD SEMESTER SECOND INTERNAL EXAMINATION

Answer all the questions (Each question carries ½ mark) 8x1/2 = 4

  1. Who dethroned James II?

(a ) Charles I (b) George I (c) William of Orange (d) Napoleon

  1. Who wrote Mac Flecknoe?

(a)Alexander Pope (b) Addison (c) Dryden (d) Addison Steele

3. The extreme revolutionaries during French revolution were known as _________

(a) Round heads (b) Whigs (c) Jacobins (d) Cavaliers

4. Napoleon was defeated in the battle of ____________________

(a) Trafalgar (b) Seven years war (c) Waterloo (d) French revolution

5. Samuel Richardson’s Pamela belongs to which category of novels

a) Romantic (b) Gothic (c) Epistolary (d) Picaresque

6. When was Dr.Johnson’s famous work A Dictionary of English Language published?

(a) 1765 (b) 1755 (c) 1785 (d) 1756

7. Who is considered as the father of English Novel?

a) Dr.Johnson (b) William Golding (c) Jonathan Swift (d) Richardson

8. “White man’s burden” occurs in a poem written by ____________

(a) T.S Eliot (b) Robin W. Winks (c) Rudyard Kipling (d) Robert Clive

Answer all questions (Each question carries 1 mark) 5x1=5

1. What is colonialism?

2. what was the watch word of French revolution?

3. What is meant by White man’s burden?

4. What is Divine right theory?

5. Who founded Asiatic Society of Bengal?


Answer any 4 of the following (Each question carries 5 mark) 4x4= 16

1. Write an account of the after effects of a French revolution

2. Durham report

4. Write a note on Orientalism?

5. Dr.Johnson - his life and society

6. Evangecalism

Answer any one of the questions 1x15=15

  1. Why the revolution of 1688 was called Glorious Revolution?
  2. Write an account of American Revolution


6. BRITISH HISTORY

THIRD SEM BA DEGREE INTERNAL EXAMINATION DEC. 2015

Time: 2 Hrs

Marks: 40

Answer the following (Marks 8* ½ =4)

1. Who dethroned James II?

(a) Charles I (b) George I (c) William of Orange (d) Napoleon

  1. Who wrote Mac Flecknoe?

(a)Alexander Pope (b) Addison (c) Dryden (d) Addison Steele

  1. The extreme revolutionaries during French revolution were known as ……_________

(a) Round heads (b) Whigs (c) Jacobins (d) Cavaliers

  1. Napoleon was defeated in the battle of ……………….____________________

(a) Trafalgar (b) Seven years war (c) Waterloo (d) French revolution

  1. Samuel Richardson’s Pamela belongs to which category of novels

a) Romantic (b) Gothic (c) Epistolary (d) Picaresque

  1. When was Dr.Johnson’s famous work A Dictionary of English Language published?

(a) 1765 (b) 1755 (c) 1785 (d) 1756

  1. Who is considered as the father of English Novel?

a) Dr.Johnson (b) William Golding (c) Jonathan Swift (d) Richardson

  1. White man’s burden” occurs in a poem written by ………____________

(a) T.S Eliot (b) Robin W. Winks (c) Rudyard Kipling (d) Robert Clive

Short answer (Marks 5* 1=5)

  1. What is colonialism?
  2. What was the watch word of French revolution?
  3. What is meant by White man’s burden?
  4. What is Divine right theory?
  5. Who founded Asiatic Society of Bengal?

Paragraph (any four) questions: (Marks 4* 4=16)

  1. Write an account of the after effects of a French revolution
  2. Durham report
  3. Write a note on Orientalism?
  4. Dr.Johnson - his life and society
  5. Evangecalism

Essay (any one) (Marks 1* 15=15)

  1. Why the revolution of 1688 was called Glorious Revolution?
  2. Write an account of American Revolution.




7. INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION AND JOURNALISM

Third semester BA English

Answer any five questions not exceeding 50 words (Each questions carry 2 marks) 1 x 5=5

a) Noise

b) New media

c) IFFK

d) Citizen Journalism

e) Iylan Kurdi

f) News portal

g) Feed back

Answer any 2 question not exceeding 250 words (Each questions carry 5 marks) 5 x 2=10

a) Is journalism a profession? What are the responsibilities of a Journalist?

b) Trace the growth of social media in India.

c) Offer your opinion about private FM radio station of Kerala.

Answer any five questions (Each question carries 3 marks) 3 x 5=15

a) SMCR model

b) Advantage of Print media

c) Lasswell model of communication

d) Osgood and Schramm’s circular model

e) Indian communication model

f) Interpersonal and intrapersonal communication

g) New trends of Malayalam film

Answer any one of the following 1 x 10 = 10

a) Explain any 2 Malayalam news papers of your choice

b) Write a profile of a person well known to you



8. History of Mass Media

Third semester BA English- Second series examination Dec 2015

Time: 2 Hrs

Marks: 40

1) Answer any five questions not exceeding 50 words 1*5=5

a) IFFI

b) INS

c) SITE

d) Mathrubhumi

e) Anandh Padwardhan

f) BDJS

g) Satyajith Ray

2) Answer any two questions not exceeding 300 words 5*2=10

a) Elucidate the contribution of Raja Ram Mohan Roy towards Indian journalism

b) Critically assess the Malayalam cinema industry

c) Private radio stations should be allowed to broadcast news and news based programmes-discuss

3) Answer any five questions not exceeding 200words 3*5=15

a) James Augustus Hicky

b) Roll of Al Ameen in freedom struggle

c) Trace history of Malayala Manorama and Mathrubhumi

d) Write a note on Serampore Missionaries

e) Trace the growth of TV Broadcasting in India

f) Explain any two Malayalam news papers of your choice

4) Answer any one of the following 1*10=10

a) Local self body election result 2015

b) Roll of Mahathma Gandhi as a journalist


9. LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS

FIFTH SEM BA DEGREE INTERNAL EXAMINATION Nov. 2015

Time: 2 Hrs

Weightage: 20

Answer the following questions (Weightage ¼)

  1. English language follow the ……… structural pattern.

(SOV, SVO, OVS, None)

  1. A Register is a linguistic variety……………..

(Based on occasion, based on social class, distinguished by speaker none)

  1. /m/ is a ……

(Oral sound, nasal sound, nasalized sound, glottal)

  1. A complete closure o air passage at some part result in the production of …

(Plosives, fricatives, semivowel, none)

  1. Study of meaning is called…
  2. Words are pronounced alike but have different meaning is called…….
  3. Initial consonant in the word ‘pet’
  4. How many syllable in the word ‘examination’.

Answer All in one or two sentences (Weightage 1)

  1. 3 branches of phonetics
  2. IPA
  3. Semi vowels
  4. Voiced sound
  5. Linguistics
  6. 2 examples for plosives


Answer Any Four. In a paragraph (Weightage 2)

  1. Transcribe English to IPA

This is a neat site that will transcribe English texts into phonetic transcriptions in the International Phonetic Alphabet the following

  1. 16.Diphthongs
  2. Properties of Human Language
  3. Ferdinand de Saussure
  4. Consonants


Essay: Any ONE in 300 words (Weightage 4)

  1. Describe suprasegmental features
  2. 23. Explain Different methods of Word formation.


10. LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS

FIFTH SEM BA DEGREE INTERNAL EXAMINATION JULY 2015

Time: 2 Hrs

Weightage: 20

Answer the following questions (weightage ¼)

1. Who device Cardinal Vowels

2. The speech sound produced with the wide open glottis is called……

3. Diphthong in which first element has a greater prominence than the second element is called…

4. How many secondary cardinal vowels in English?

5. …….. Is the study of meanings?

6. Phonology is the study of the ………and ……… of speech sounds in a language.

7. RADAR is an example of……..

8. A sentence having one main clause and one or more subordinate clause are called………..

Answer in one or two sentences (weightage 1)

9. Triphthongs

10. IPA

11. Language

12. Arbitrariness of language.

13. Linguistics

14. Idioms, cite an example

Answer in a paragraph (weightage 2) Answer Any Four.

15. Cardinal vowels

16. Minimal Pairs

17. Properties of Human Language

18. Langue and Parole

19. Signifier and Signified

20. IC analysis

Write Essay Any ONE in 300 words (weightage 4)

21. Describe suprasegmental features

22. Describe various theories of origin of language

23. Explain Different methods of Word formation.


11. CTRITICISM

FIFTH SEM BA DEGREE INTERNAL EXAMINATION NOVEMBER 2015

Time: 2 Hrs

Weightage: 20

Match the following (4*1/4=1w)

  1. Mathew Arnold – Scrutiny
  2. Roman Jacobson- Modern Russian Poetry
  3. James Frazer-Golden Bough
  4. FR Leavis- Touchstone method

Complete the sentences (4*1/4=1w)

  1. Formalism is often called…
  2. Structuralism was introduced by …………
  3. The term Gynocriticism was formed by…
  4. Objective approach in reader respond theory is propounded by……….

Short answer (6*1=6w)

  1. What is comparative criticism?
  2. What is literary canon? Give an example?
  3. Name of four important American Dramatists?
  4. What are the two branches of lesbian theory?
  5. Three approaches to reader respond theory
  6. Any four post-colonial works?

Paragraph any four (4*2=8w)

  1. Close reading.
  2. Limitation of new criticism.
  3. Black feminism
  4. Indian literature in English
  5. Eco-criticism
  6. Gandhi’s anti colonial struggle?

Essay any one (1*4=4w)

  1. New Criticism
  2. Feminism and feminist criticism



12. CRITICISM

FIFTH SEM BA DEGREE INTERNAL EXAMINATION JULY 2015

Time: 1 Hrs Weightage: 10

Answer the following questions (weightage ¼)

  1. The Sanskrit word for connotation is …………..
  2. What is the medium of literature?
  3. Who wrote the famous poem “among school children”?
  4. The three line pattern followed in literature is…….

Answer in one or two sentences (weightage 1)

  1. Why is it difficult to give an acceptable definition to literature?
  2. What I s the difference between language of science and literary language?
  3. What is sign, signifier and signified?

Answer in a paragraph (weightage 2) Answer Any Three.

  1. Different kind of cords according to Rolland Barths?
  2. Judicial Criticism.
  3. Three line formula in literature.
  4. Literary Discourse.


13. Indian Writing in English

FIFTH SEM BA DEGREE INTERNAL EXAMINATION JULY 2015

Time: 2 Hrs

Weightage: 20

Answer the following questions (weightage ¼)

1. ...... Is a kind of opium mentioned in The weed.

2. Ram Tara by profession was a ........

3. The poem Looking for a cousin on a swing is taken from....

4. What was the age of the cousin when they used to swing?

5. Tagore won Nobel Prize for his famous work in the year…….

6. Which is the autobiography of RK Narayan?

7. Give the source of the title of Nehru's speech A tryst with Destiny?

8. Give the name of the newspaper which was propagandist against Brahmins?

Answer in one or two sentences (weightage 1)

9. Bring out the beauty of expression “All my boughs break into the blossoms”.

10. What does the poet mean by She felt in him in the lunging pits?

11. Cite two instances suggestive of Angoories gradal unconscious rejection of the patriarchal manacles.

12. Where was Gandhi at the eve of India's independence?

13. What is the theme of RK Narayan’s play the Home of Thunder?

14. Why did Hamish Hamilton reject RK Narayans second novel?

Answer in a paragraph (weightage 2) Answer Any Four.

15. Appropriateness of the title The weed

16. What are the difference between the two parts of the poem Looking for a cousin on a swing?

17. Describe the theme of The Quest?

18. Diction and images in In Love.

19. Elements of superstition in RK Narayan’s Mars in the seventh House?

20. Freedom and power bring responsibility. Comment.

Write Essay in 300 words (weightage 4)

21. Comment on nostalgia in the poem Looking for a cousin on a Swing.

22. Mention the vision of Nehru as explained in A Tryst with Destiny and critically evaluate what happened to his vision after 67 years of Independence.


14. Modern Prose and Drama

FIRST SEM BA DEGREE INTERNAL EXAMINATION NOV. 2015

Time: 2 Hrs

Marks: 40


Answer the following (Marks 8* ½ =4)

  1. How many characters in the play ‘The never never nest’(3,4,5,6)
  2. Who is Mr. Sage? (who sells furniture, who sells piano, radiogram , none of these)
  3. Identify the speaker “I wish I wasn’t dead, so I could speak to you.”(the mother, the son, two men, none of these)
  4. Fritz Karinthy is a . playwright(Hungarian, British, American, indian)
  5. What is Wasserkopf’s nationality?
  6. What was the real name of Randolph?
  7. ………….translated The Refund into English
  8. Which master defeated Wasserkopf finally?

Short answer (Marks 6* 1=6)

  1. What are the things in Jill’s house that surprise Aunt Jane?
  2. Why does the Mother say that Ronnie was no use to her?
  3. What was the response of Ronnie when the mother said that she cried when she gave birth to the son?
  4. How old does Wasserkopf look?
  5. Why does Wasserkopf rebuke the teachers?
  6. What was the final judgment on Wasserkopf?

Paragraph questions: (Marks 4* 4=16)

  1. Discus the advantage and disadvantage of the installment system?
  2. Why does the son in ‘Soul Gone Home’ think that his mother hasn’t done anything for him?
  3. Why does Wasserkopf want his money Back?
  4. How does the mathematics master describe Wasserkopf’s character?

Essay (Marks 1* 14=16)

  1. Soul Gone Home is a typical portrayal of Afro-American Life.Cmment.
  2. The refund is a bitting satire on the modern education system?


15. NATIVE MEDIA

THIRD SEM BA DEGREE INTERNAL EXAMINATION DEC. 2015

Time: 2 Hrs

arks: 40

Answer the following (Marks 8* ½ =4)

  1. Where is Silent valley national park situated?
  2. Who was Narlikar’s PhD Supervisor?
  3. Who is the author of A Passage to India?
  4. Who is the founder of India’s first regional satellite TV channel ASIANET?
  5. Which are the diseases focused by Bill &Melinda foundation?
  6. Write a term to describe the present generation of youth who fully depends on internet?
  7. Expand NRHM
  8. Who are the directors of Only AN axe Away?

Short answer (Marks 5* 1=5)

  1. What is an intrusion value?
  2. What is Pathrakadavu Project?
  3. What is Avahan?
  4. What is the change that has taken place when we moved from the industrial revolution model to the information revolution model?
  5. What is meant by clutter?
  6. What is dignity?

Paragraph any four questions: (Marks 4* 4=16)

  1. Justify the title Only An Axe Away
  2. Bill&Mellinda foundation work in INDIA
  3. How Google has changed our language?
  4. Write your views on reading newspaper on internet?
  5. What was Narlikar trying to convey through the story of his experience with E.M .Foster?

Essay any one (Marks 1* 15=15)

  1. Who are more superstitious –young Indians or old Indians? Bring out your observations with example.
  2. Role of videos in social media.


16. READING DRAMA

THIRD SEM BA DEGREE INTERNAL EXAMINATION DEC. 2015

Time: 2 Hrs

Marks: 40

Answer the following (Marks 8* ½ =4)


  1. What does the grey pony signify?
  2. Which genre of drama was originated from “mummery”?
  3. Give any one example for dramatic monologue?
  4. Who proposed alienation effect in drama?
  5. Who is the author of the “Myth of Sisyphus”?
  6. Which scene in Macbeth is known as the comic relief?
  7. Which is the earliest English tragedy?
  8. Third title predicted to Macbeth by the witches?

Short answer (Marks 5* 1=5)

  1. How does Bartley die?
  2. Define tragedy?
  3. Gorilla Theater?
  4. Why Lady Macbeth couldn’t kill King Duncan?
  5. Why did Macbeth kill Banquo?

Paragraph any four questions: (Marks 4* 4=16)

  1. Supernatural elements in riders to the sea?
  2. Plot of a drama.
  3. Street theatre.
  4. Tarentella dance and its significance
  5. Banquet scene in Macbeth

Essay any one (Marks 1* 15=15)

  1. Character sketch of Mourya.
  2. Who is a real villain in Macbeth? Ellucidate your viewpoint
  3. How does Ibsen bring forth his ideas about gender and societal roles in his realistic play a “Doll’s House”?


17. READING FICTION

THIRD SEM BA DEGREE INTERNAL EXAMINATION DEC. 2015

Time: 2 Hrs

Marks: 40

Answer the following (Marks 8* ½ =4)

  1. Who was the first passenger in Potopova’s Sledge?
  2. What do you mean by ‘sign posts of mortality’?
  3. Who was Miss Brill?
  4. Who is the author of the novel Son’s and Lover’s?
  5. Write an example for a Picaresque novel.
  6. How many days had Santiago gone without catching fish?
  7. Name the volleyball player mentioned in The Old Man and the Sea.
  8. What is the length of the Marlin’s Skelton?
  9. Short answer (Marks 5* 1=5)

9. What did Iona want to speak with his passenger?

10. Which was the turning point in Kersi’s life?

11. What is meant by epistolary fiction? Write two examples.

12. What does Manolin offer Santiago?

13. What do Manolin’s parents call Santiago? Why?

Paragraph any four questions: (Marks 4* 4=16)

14. Explain Kersi’s story as a journey from innocence to experience?

15. How does the encounter with the young couple affect Miss Brill?

16. Character sketch of Santiago and Manolin?

17. Write a note on Post Colonial Literature.

18. What are the different elements of Fiction?

Essay any one (Marks 1* 15=15)

19. Analyze Chekov’s Misery as a critique on the lack of communication among human beings.

20. Earnest Hemingway as a realist.



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