10th NTRCA Written Question- English Lecturer

 

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1. Answer any two of the following10×2=20
(a)“The Neo-classical Period is called an age of Prose and Reason,”—Discuss.
(b)Give a brief account of the social, political and literary tendencies of the Restoration Age. 
       (c)Who are the major romantic poets? Write down the salient features of

 

               Romanticism with special reference to Wordsworth and Coleridge.

 

(d) “Modern life is complex, urban and industrial and it is faithfully mirrored in the poetry of the period.”—Justify your answer illustrating some poems of W.B. Yeats and T.S. Eliot.

2. Answer any two of the following 10×2=20
(a)“Supernaturalism pervades Hamlet.”—Elucidate the idea.
(b)How does Swift portray and negative side of life in Gulliver’s Travels?
(c)Do you think that Bowning is an optimist? Discuss with reference to the poems you have read.
(d)In A Passage to India Forster’s intention is the present the Western civilization in collision with the Eastern, the imperial with the colonial. the human heart in conflict with the machinery of government, class and race.”—Comment.

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3. Write short notes on the following terms (any four) :-
a pastoral elegy; 
b. Interlude; 
c. Lyric; 
d. Novel;
e. Soliloquy; 
f. Mock-epic; 
g. Ode; 
h. Fable. 

4. Identify the figures of speech in the underlined parts of the following quotations and  explain their functions 
(a)Ten thousand I saw at a glance.
(b)The curfew tolls the knell of parting day.
(c)Fear at my heart, as at a cup,
     My life-blood seemed to sip.
(d)Necessity is the mother of invention

  (e)Here is the smell if blood still. all perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand.
5. Write a brief summary of the following passage :—                                              
 
Money cannot buy happiness. And it is not the only thing that necessarily brings our happiness. Happiness is absolutely a psychological thing. It is the name of a feeling. It means the contenment of the mind. He who is satisfied with what he gets and is content with his life is really happy. Happiness cannot be purchased with money. No doubt, money has something to do with happiness but it cannot give us happiness. So we see that the richest men of our society are not the happinest men. They lead a life burdened with cares and anxieties and pass sleepless nights. On the other hand, there are a large number of poor men who are happy and enjoy a sound sleep. The man who is honest and virtuous, thought not rich, does. not suffer from anguish of life. His conscience does not torment him. Hence money cannot ensure happiness, it is only moral and spiritual development that gives us happiness. 

 

 

 

6.  Write a letter to your younger brother advising him to take more interest in games
than in computer.
Or, Write a letter to the editor of an English daily expressing your grievances on child

 

labour in Bangladesh. 
7 Change the following words as directed and make sentences with the changed words
(any five) 
(a) Fabulous (Noun); 
(b) Weight (Verb); 
(c) Argument (Adjective); 
(d) Service (Verb); 
(e)Animate (Noun); 
(f) Write (Adjective); 
(g) Assistance (Verb); 
(h) Proportion (Adjective);

 

8. Use your own words to complete each of the following sentences (any five)
(a)The plane will take off in time provided
(b)The car is too costly —.
(c)He took up a part time job so that —
(d)I shall be watching the match until
(e)Had I been proposed to go —.
(f)     Trees supply oxygen which
(g)Though Bangladesh is blessed with many rivers—.
     (h)     The hand that rocks the cradle——-  

The hand that rocks the cradle—.