Modern Novel Previous Year Questions 2015

Modern Novel Previous Year Questions 2015


ENGLISH                                               মাফা-১২/২০১৫

[According to the Syllabus of 2013-2014]

Subject Code: 311109

ইউটিউবে ভিডিও লেকচার দেখুনঃ

(Modern Novel)

Time-4 hours Full marks-80

Part A

(Answer any ten questions)



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a)What does the ‘sea’ in ‘The Old Man and the Sea’ stand for?

Ans. Universe and Santiago’s isolation in the Universe.

b) What is Alpha plus?

Ans. One of the castes in Brave New World.

c) Why does Haster choose to live in Salem?

Ans. Because she feels connected to Salem by her sin.

d)Who is Mostapha Mond?

Ans. The resident World controller for Western Europe,one of the ten controllers of the World State in Brave New World.

আরো পড়ুনঃ Evaluate Robert Frost as a poet of Nature.

e) How did the boys get marooned on the unnamed island?

Ans. The boys ranging between six and twelve,are marooned on the unnamed island.

f) What is the motto of the World State?

Ans. Community, identity, and stability.

g) What is Sarte’s concept of ethics?

Ans. The essential freedom and responsibility of the individual.

h) Who is the Christ-like figure in Lord of the Flies?

Ans. Simon.

i)What is “The Scarlet Letter”?

Ans. An historical fiction written by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

j) Name two female characters in ‘Brave New World”?

Ans. Lenina Crowne and Fanny Crowne.

k) What is the boat made of in ‘The Old Man and The Sea”?

Ans. Wood.

I) Who is Antoine Roquentin?

Ans: The protagonist and the narrator of Nausea.


(Answer any five questions)


2. How are the people of the world state treated? 

আরো পড়ুনঃ Consider Whitman’s Treatment of the Soul, Self, and Dody

3. Show Santiago’s dynamism in fighting with the shark. 

4. What is the function of the conch?

5. How does Pearl react to The Scarlet Letter?

6. Show how Sarte displays his theory ‘existence precedes essence”? 

7. Comment on the negative role of Roger Chillingworth.

8. Explain with reference to context: Let us not look back. The past is gone! Wherefore should we linger upon it now? 

9. Write short note on any one of the following:- (i) Utopia; (ii) Marlin.


(Answer any five questions) 


10. Compare Ralph and Jack in terms of leadership in ‘Lord of the Flies’. 

11. Do you think that it is appropriate to see Santiago as a Christ figure? Give reasons for your answer. 

আরো পড়ুনঃ W.B. Yeats as a Patriotic Poet.

12. Discuss the significance of the forest scenes in ‘The Scarlet Letter’. 

13. Evaluate the relationship between the Old Man and the boy Manolin in ‘The Old Man and the Sea’.

14. Justify the novel ‘Brave New World’ as a science fiction.

15. ‘Nausea’ is Satre’s analysis of consciousness of self. Discuss. 

16. Show the symbolic significance of the beast imagery in ‘Lord of the Flies.’ 

17. The curse of modern civilization is the spirit of isolation. Comment in the light of the novel ‘The Scarlet Letter’.

Riya Akter
Riya Akter
Hey, This is Riya Akter Setu, B.A (Hons) & M.A in English from National University.


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