Calcutta University English Honours question paper 2019 download

Calcutta University English Honours question paper


2019
ENGLISH — HONOURS
Paper : CC - 1
Full Marks : 65

The figures in the margin indicate full marks

Candidates are required to give their answers in their own words as far as practicable.

Group — A (History of English Literature)  

Section — I

1. Answer the following questions :
(a) Name one Old English heroic poem.
(b) Who wrote The Faerie Queene?
(c) Who wrote The Spanish Tragedy?
(d) Name one play by William Congreve.
(e) Mention a novel by Henry Fielding. Ix5

2. Answer any one of the following (within 400 words)                                              10×1

(a) Assess the importance of Geoffrey Chaucer. 
(b) Comment on the importance of the University Wits in the history of English drama.
(c) Write a short essay on the rise of the novel in the 18th century with special reference to any two novelists.

3. Answer any one of the following (within 200 words) :

 (a) Write a short note on the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.
(b) Briefly discuss Ben Jonson's Comedy of Humours.
(c) Show your acquaintance with Congreve.

                         Section — Il

4. Answer the following questions :
(a) Name one pre-Romantic English poet.
(b) Name one poem by W. B. Yeats.
(c) Who wrote Wuthering Heights?
(d) one drama by John Osborne.
(e) Who wrote Biographia Literaria?

5. Name Answer any one of the following (within 400 words)                                 10xl

(a) Give an account of the non-fiction prose of the Romantic period with special reference to any two essayists.
(b) Write a short essay On Pre-Raphaelite poetry with special reference to the works of any two poets.
(c) Assess the contribution of Samuel Beckett to 20th Century English drama.

6. Answer any one of the following (within 200 words)                                                    5xl

(a) Briefly discuss the importance of W. B. Yeats.
(b) Write a short note on David Copperfield.
(c) Show your acquaintance with Virginia Woolf.
Group — B
(Philology)

Section — I

7. Answer any one of the following (within 400 words) :
(a) Discuss Scandinavian influence on the English language.
(b) How does the linguistic evidence show that French was the language of the rulers and the upper class after Norman Conquest?
(c) What is Americanism in English language?
                       Section — Il
8. Answer any one of the following (within 400 words) :
(a) Discuss Grimm's Law.
(b) Examine any two word-formation processes, prescribed in your syllabus.
9. Write a short note on any one of the following : 5xl
(a) Hybridism
(b) Johnsonese.



Calcutta University English Honours question paper 2019 download


2019
ENGLISH — HONOURS
Paper : CC - 2
Full Marks : 65

The figures in the margin indicate full marks.

Candidates are required to give their answers in their own words as far as practicable.

Group — B
                (Answer within 600 words)

1. (a) To what effect does Homer employ the Invocation in the first two books of The Iliad ? Discuss.
           15
                                    Or,

(b) Write a note on the character of Agamemnon as revealed in Books I and Il of The Iliad .                                                         15

2. (a) Would you agree with the view that Sophocles' Oedipus the King is a tragedy of destiny? Give reasons for your answer.     
                                                                           15 
                                    Or, 

(b) Discuss the role of Jocasta in shaping the course of events in Sophocles' play Oedipus.                                                     15
                             Group — C
                 (Answer within 600 words)

3. (a) Describe the events leading to the rejection of Echo by Narcissus. What was its final outcome?
15
                                       Or,

(b) Narrate the story of Actaeon's transformation in Ovid's Metamorphoses, Book-Ill.                                                            15

4. (a) Critically analyse the women characters in Plautus' The Pot of Gold.      15

                                     Or,     

(b) How does Plautus use the classical conventions of comedy in The Pot of Gold ?                                                                     15
                                     Or,

(c) What, according to Horace, is the moral purpose of satire? Discuss, with reference to Horace's Satires I. IV.                             15
                            
                                      Or,

(d) What does Horace say about his upbringing in his 'Satires I.IV'?             15

5. Answer the following questions :     1x5
(a) What favour does Thetis ask of Zeus?
(b) Name the three goddesses who lay claim to the golden apple.
(c) Why was Creon sent to Delphi?
(d) How did Semele's baby survive?
(e) By whom was Phaedria ravished?

                                        Or,

What. according to Horace, is the starting point of all knowledge?







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