allowed for writing answers.
Attempt FIVE questions in all
sections A, B, and C and any two other questions.
questions are given in brackets [ ]
– A – DRAMA
Merchant of Venice – Shakespeare
How does Bassanio describe her beauty? (3)
What hurdles are there to win Portia as his
Why does Bassanio say these to Antonio? (3)
How did Antonio react to this? (3)
How did Antonio help the speaker? (4)
any honour, by my soul
Acquaint us with the context of the lines?
Why did the civil doctor demand the ring?
What role did the civil doctor play in
saving Antony? (3)
Why did Bassonio give the ring at last (3)
What is the truth behind the curtain? (3)
– B – POETRY
Collection of Poems
Why did Sir Ralph cut the bell?(3)
Who had placed the bell and why? (3)
How far do you find the poem to be a
didactic one? (3)
The poem is a struggle between evil and
How is poetic justice made in the poem? (3)
and, as I held him to me,
How was his wound larger than that of the
young soldier? (3)
Establish the poem to be an anti war poem?
Did he get rest? How? (3)
How is horror of war depicted in the poem?
Comment on the structure of the poem (4)
– C – P-ROSE
of Short Stories
evening was turning dark Rizwan was thinking of the unending problems back
home. His mother in, his father had died almost two years ago and his two younger
brothers had to drop out of school. I seemed now it was time to starve.
How can you symbolise the darkness of the
evening to the darkness of Rizwan’s life? (3)
Was he successful in his work? (3)
What the condition for his job? (3)
How is the title of the story appropriate? (3)
Describe the interview . (4)
an inspirational story? (16)