Modern Novel Previous Year Questions 2020

Modern Novel Previous Year Questions 2020


ENGLISH                                               মাফা-১২/২০২০

[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)


a. Who is Manolin?

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Ans. Manolin is a boy about 10 to 12 years and a pupil/student of Santiago.

b) What does Santiago dream of?

Ans. Santiago dreams of when he sailed to Africa on a sailing ship as a boy and saw lions come down and play like cats on the beach.

(c) Who is Lord of the Flies?

Ans. The dead pig’s head. Allegorically Beelzebub.

(d) How old are the boys marooned on the unnamed island?

Ans. Between six and twelve.

আরো পড়ুনঃ Consider Auden as a Modern Poet.

 e) What is the significance of Pearl in The Scarlet Letter?

Ans. Symbol of Hester and Dimmesdale’s adultery.

(f) What is the setting of the story of The Scarlet Letter?

Ans. The Scarlet Letter is set in the Puritan Colony of Salem, Massachusetts during the 1640s.

(g) What is the function of Soma? 

Ans. Soma drives away the normal pain and inspires the people of the World State towards sexual activities.

(h) How was John the Savage born?

Ans. John was born to Linda, a woman from the World State, who got pregnant by Tomakin while visiting a savage Reservation.

(i) What kind of world do you find in Brave New World?

Ans. The World State in Huxley’s Brave New World is a world without emotion, religion, or moral values, and human nature is molded by scientific and technological means.

(j) Who is Antoine Roquentin?

Ans. The protagonist and narrator of Nausea.

(k) When does Roquentin’s nausea vanish?

Ans. When the barmaid plays the lyrics, his nausea vanishes 

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

Ans. Existentialists believe that man is essentially miserable, lonely and the desire for happiness is a myth.

Part B

(Answer any five questions)


আরো পড়ুনঃ Discuss Whitman’s Treatment of “Self” and “Democracy.”

2. How does the old man kill the great marlin? 

3. “A man can be destroyed but not defeated.”-Explain.

4. How did Piggy die in the novel Lord of the Flies?

5. Write a short note on The Scarlet Letter.

6. Discuss the significance of the first scaffold scene in “The Scarlet Letter? 

7. What is the significance of the forest in The Scarlet Letter? 

8. Why does John commit suicide at the end of the novel Brave New World?

9. When does an epiphany occur in Roquentin in “Nausea”? 

Part C

(Answer any five questions)


10. What is a code hero? Would you call Santiago a Hemingway code hero from your reading The Old Man and The Sea?

11. “The Old Man and The Sea celebrates life and humanity”-Discuss. 

12. Bring out the dramatic significance of the Scaffold scenes in The Scarlet Letter. 

13. Critically examine Hawthorne’s Puritanic attitude in the novel The Scarlet Letter. 

আরো পড়ুনঃ Write an Essay on Seamus Heaney’s Treatment of Nature

14. Evaluate the character of Ralph as the protagonist of the novel Lord of the Flies. 

15. Justify the title of the novel Lord of the Flies.

16. Justify the novel Brave New World as a science fiction. 

17. Critically examine the instances of “bad faith’ as presented in the novel “Nausea”. 

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


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