Saturday, 14 March 2015

PAST PAPERS - ENGLISH B

2. YEAR 2007 (GROUP II)
1. Make an outline and write an essay (300 - 400) on any ONE of the following topics: (5 + 15 = 20) 
(i) Smaller Dams and Water Shortage
(ii) Religious Extremism
(iii) Inflation or Rising Prices is a Great Problem in Pakistan
(iv) The Importance of Information Technology, Its Uses
(v) The Scientists World of Future
2. Read the following passage and answer the questions given at the end. 2 +2 +2 + 3 + 6 = (15) 
     The cave men did not farm; they were hunters and fishermen, and their women collected wild fruit, vegetables, and grain. They lived lives rather like those of the American Plains Indians before the introduction of the horse. They did not domesticate animals, or at best only one animal, our oldest friend the dog. They lived largely on animals; they thought about animals constantly; but they were hunters, so they treated even the horse as something to be stampeded over a cliff and then eaten. They knew something about clay and how it hardens in the fire; but so far we have found no real clay dishes or containers among their remains. 
QUESTIONS
(i) What were the main occupation of the people of the cave? 
(ii) What type of relation did the cave men have with animal? 
(iii) Did the cave men make use of clay? 
(iv) Explain the meanings of the following words: 
(a) Domesticate    (b) Live on  (c) Stampede
(v) Make a precis of the above passage and suggest a suitable title for it. 
3. Write a letter to the Editor of a newspaper on the Power Failure.   (15)
OR
Write an application to your principal for the remission of fine. 
4. Fill in the blanks with words preferably from the text that make the sense complete. (20) 
     Chalt village is surrounded by a very large area of cultivation. It is _____ best remembered as the _____ where one gets one's _____ glimpse of the glorious _____ rising elegantly to a _____ of 25,550 feet within _____ a few miles of the _____ This magnificent sun. Snow-clad peak dominates _____ landscape during the remainder of _____ journey to Hunza and one _____ tries of its beauty. 
5. Use any FIVE of the following phrasal verbs and idioms in your own sentences. (10) 
(i) Keep in
(ii) Go in for
(iii) Give off
(iv) Get over
(v) Call up
(vi) Call out
(vii) Self - made
(viii) Stick to the point
(ix) Turn Turtle
(x) Yes - man
6. Translate the following passage into Urdu. (10) 
     I may tell you that unless you get this into your blood, unless you are prepared to take off your coats and are willing to sacrifice all that you can and work selflessly, earnestly and sincerely for your people, you will never realize your aim. I want to make up your mind definitely and then think of devices and organize your people, strength your organization and consolidate the Musalmans all over India. 
7. Translate the following passage into English. (10) 
B.A. English (BZU) - Past Papers

Friday, 30 January 2015

PAST PAPER A - YEAR 2007 (GROUP I)

1. YEAR 2007 (GROUP I)
1. Explain with reference to the context any TWO of the following: (10, 10)
(i) They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance, 
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance. 
(ii) He prayeth best, who loveth best
For the dear God who loveth us, 
He made and loveth all. 
(iii) Fear and grief
Convulse us and consume us day by day, 
And cold hopes swarm like worms within our living clay. 
(iv) Then on the shore
Of the wide world I stand alone, and think
Till love and fame to nothingness do sink. 
(v) But now I only hear
Its melancholy, long, withdrawing roar, 
Retreating, to the breath
Of the night - wind, down the vast edges dea
And naked shingles of the world. 
2. Write a critical appreciation of any ONE of the following: (10) 
(a) The Solitary Reaper
(b) Ode to the West Wind
(c) The Foresaken Merman
3. Look at the passage given below and answer the following questions. Your answer should be around 75-150 words each. (5,5,5,5) 
His was a soul that thirsted for service in a body that was worn out by over work and ill-health. 
(a) Why did Quaid-i-Azam ignore his failing health? 
(b) Why did Quaid-i-Azam say about the new role of the Constituent Assembly? 
(c) Give an account of the Quaid's State Drive in your own words. 
(d) Write a short note on the personality of the 'The Liberator'. 
OR 
Recall the play - A Man of Ideas - and give short answers to the following questions. 
(a) How did 'The Man' becomes a theif? 
(b) Explain the behaviour of 'The Man' after being heal up. How do you judge him for his self-confidence? 
(c) Why is 'The Man' called a man of ideas? 
(c) What kind of feelings are aroused about the 'The Man' in the play? 
4. What is the message by Helen Keller in her essay 'Three Days to See"? Discuss. (15) 
OR 
Russell regards work as a source of happiness. Do you agree? Discuss. 
5. In the beginning of his essay Gilbert Highet says that all living creatures, birds are the most diversely beautiful. How does he prove this thesis? (The Unconscious Artists) (15)
OR 
What were the main reasons for demanding a separate homeland for the Muslims of India? (The Rationale of Pakistan) 
6. Answer each of the following questions in about 75-150 words. (5,5,5,5)
(a) What is the theme of Houghton's play 'The Master of the House"? Discuss. 
(b) What do you gather about the marital life of Mr. and Mrs. Ovens? 
(c) Describe briefly the character of EDIE. 
(d) Whose claim to be the master of the house is more valid? 
OR
Answer the following questions in about 755-150 words each. 
(a) "Babies are the unconscious comedians of the world's great stage". (Jerome). Discuss. 
(b) What do you gather about Jerome's attitude towards babies? 
(c) Women should remain a balance between their roles as good mothers and as good wives. How far do you agree with Jerome? 
(d) Describe babies as a source of trouble.