LOYOLA COLLEGE (AUTONOMOUS), CHENNAI – 600 034 BA/BSC/BCOM DECREE EXAMINATION – GENERAL ENGLISH I SEMESTER APRIL 2004 EL 1051 Literary Appreciation Date : 22. 04.04 Duration : 9 – 12 noon Max : 100 marks Section A Answer the following in about 50 to 75 words each. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. (15 x 2 = 30 marks) What lessons for life does the little child teach the giant? What are the many ways in which the knight tries to declare his love for his fairy beloved? Why does the writer say that falling in love is not a conscious choice? What are some of the reasons for the children’s excitement in the poem ‘London Snow’? How do they express it? Why does the writer prefer the natural life of the Maine woods to the city? Describe the cavern that Jim and his friend find in the story by Mark Twain. Why is the king attracted towards Sakuntala? Why does Karuthamma suffer? What is the role of the community in this regard? Give two reasons why the speaker would also like to have a wife. What does Nora mean when she says that her husband has never understood her? What are some of the reasons Saroop Druv identifies as being responsible for the marginalisation of the girl child? Show how Anne Frank keeps her spirits up even during her traumatic experience. What is the role of Kalam’s father in the shaping of his personality? Why is Rajam desperate during the cricket match? What does the writer mean by “serious sport has nothing to do with fair play”? Section B Answer any Three of the following in about 150 words each. (3 x 10 = 30 marks) 16. What are Scott’s observations on the experience of falling in love? What role does society play in this? 17. Show how Kalidasa uses nature to highlight the theme of love in the story of Sakuntala. 18. What are Nora’s thoughts as she slams the door on Helmer? Could the play have ended differently? 19. What are the early influences that shaped Kalam’s life? Comment on his reverence for them. Section C Answer any Two of the following in about 300 words each. (2 x 20 = 40 marks) 20. Write a short poem describing your emotions on parting from a friend. 21. Write a short account of a personal experience on the dusty roads of Chennai on a typical summer’s day. 22. Imagine you are planning a local hockey match. How would you go about it? 23. What are some of the challenges facing educated women today? Do men have a role in the empowerment of women? 24. Imagine you are interviewing a local celebrity. Highlight the many influences that have contributed to the person’s success.