Modern Novel Previous Year Questions 2017

Modern Novel Previous Year Questions 2017


ENGLISH                                               মাফা-১২/২০১৭

[According to the Syllabus of 2013-2014]

Subject Code: 311109

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(Modern Novel)

Time-4 hours Full marks-80

Part A

(Answer any ten questions)


a)Who is the protagonist of the novel “The Old Man of the Sea”?

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Ans. Santiago.

b) How did the children make fire on the mountain in ‘Lord of the Flies”?

Ans. The children gather a pile of dry and rotten wood and start a fire,using Piggy’s eyeglasses.

c) Who is Pearl in The Scarlet Letter?

Ans. The illegitimate daughter of Hester and Dimmesdale.

d) What kind of novel is Brave New World?

Ans. A dystopian or anti-utopian novel.

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e) Why does Requentin ridicule the Self-Taught Man?

Ans. For loving symbols and labels that are just existences and do not really exist.

f)What is the most tragic moment of Santiago’s life?

Ans. His excessive pride and determination to keep going,even when it is too dangerous.

g) What does the pig’s head on the slick signify?

Ans. The pig’s head on a slick is left as a sacrifice in gratitude for a successful hunt.

h)Who is Chillingworth?

Ans. Hester’s husband.

i.)What is Soma in Huxley’s Brave New World?

Ans. A drug.

j)What is the belief of the existentialists about man’s existence?

Ans. The existentialists believe that man’s existence is essentially miserable,lonely and desire for happiness is a myth. 

k)Where does Hester spend the last part of her life?

Ans. Boston.

I) What does the letter ‘A’ stand for in the Scarlet Letter?

Ans. While the ‘A’ initially symbolizes adultery, later various people assign meanings such as ‘able’ or ‘angel’.

Part B

(Answer any five questions) 


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2. Do you find any resemblance between Santiago and Jesus Christ in Hemingway’s novel The Old Man and the Sea?

3. Discuss the significance of the conch in Lord of the Flies. 

4. Describe the circumstances that led to the death of Simon.

5. What are the effects of the scarlet letter on Hester Prynne? 

6. Write a short note on the character of Dimmesdale. 

7. Assess the character of Linda in Brave New World. 

8. Discuss in brief the theme of isolation in Nausea. 

9. Write a short note on Coral Island. 

Part C

Answer any five questions) 


10. Do you consider The Old Man and the Sea as an allegory of man’s struggle in life? 

11. Illustrate the theme of good and evil in Lord of the Flies. 

12. Write a note on the use of symbols in Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter. 

13. Consider Brave New World as a satire.

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14. Comment on the theme of crime and punishment in the novel The Scarlet Letter.

15. Nausea is a study of an individual trying to understand his relationship with the phenomena around him. Discuss. 

16. What are the major themes in The Old Man and the Sea? Discuss.

17. Compare and contrast between the characters Ralph and Jack.

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


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