3. PAST PAPERS A

PAST PAPERS - PAPER A

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. 
2. YEAR 2007 (GROUP II)

3. YEAR 2008 (GROUP I)

4. YEAR 2008 (GROUP II)

5. YEAR 2009 (GROUP I)

6. YEAR 2009 (GROUP II)

7. YEAR 2010 (GROUP I)

8. YEAR 2010 (GROUP II)

9. YEAR 2011 (GROUP I)

10. YEAR 2011 (GROUP II)

11. YEAR 2012 (GROUP I)

12. YEAR 2012 (GROUP II)

13. YEAR 2013 (GROUP I)

14. YEAR 2013 (GROUP II)

15. YEAR 2014 (GROUP I)

16. YEAR 2014 (GROUP II)

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