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M.Ashraf Sadiq
M.Ashraf Sadiq

English (Paper-A) Punjab University, Guess Papers,
For BA/BSc Examination, 2013
(Expected Paragraphs)
1. Explain with reference to the context the following passages.
1. No time to turn at Beautys glance,
And watch her feet how they can dance
2. Her trembling lakes, like foamless seas,
Her bird delighting citon trees
In every purple vale!
3. Fall gently, sow flakes
Cover me with white
Cold icy kisses.
(Woman work)
4. I will dream
Long draughts of quiet
As a purgation
(New Year Resolutions)
5. In the company of dog lovers,
The rebel expresses a preference for cats
(The Rebat)
6. I go in the rain, and more than needs
Rope cuts both my wrists behind
(Patriot into Traitor)
7. No nightingale did ever chaunt
More welcome notes to weary bands
(Solitary Reaper)
8. They killed him with sword and spear
Then the skull opened its mouth,
Huntsman, how did you come here?
(The Huntsman)
9. I listened, motionless and still;
And, as I mounted up the hill,
The music in my heart I bore,
Long after it was heard no more
(Solitary Reaper)
10. Then practice of losing father, losing faster
Places and names and where it was you went
To travel
(One Art)
11. Jealous in honour
Sudden and quick in honour
(All the world a stage)
12. To hopeful eye of youth it still appears
A lane where the roses and hawthorns grow
(Arrival or Departure)
13. There is not any book
Of face of dearest book
That I would not turn from now
(Lights out)
14. I cannot rub the strangeness from my sight
I got from looking through a pane of glass
(After Apple Picking)
15. So little happens, the black dog
Cracking his fleas in the hot sun
(Deserted Village)
16. We slowly drove. He knew no haste
For his civility
(Because I could not stop for Death)
17. And when I feel, fair creature of an hour,
Never have relish in the faery power
Of unreflecting love!
(When I have fears)
18. I walked abroad
And saw the ruddy moon lean over a hedge
Like a red faced farmer
19. In the village churchyard there grows an old yew
Every spring if blossoms anew
Old passports cant do that my dear
(Say this city has ten million souls)
20. Beware! Beware!
His flashing eyes, his floating hair
Weave a circle round his thrice
And close your eyes with holy dread
(Kubla Khan)
21. The fog comes
On little cat feet
It sits looking
Over the harbour and city
On silent haunches
And then moves on
22. And may be what they say is true
Of war and wars alarms
But o that I were young again
And hold her in her arms.
23. A state of mind. Husband died seven months ago Must I pay the
interest or not? I ask you. Must I say, or must I not? Suppose your
husband is dead and you have got a state of mind and nonsense of that sort
and your stewards gone away somewhere, devil take him, what tdo you
want me to do?
(The Bear)
24. Three times I have fought duels on account of women. I have refused
twelve women and nine have refused me. Yet there was a time when I
played the fool, scented myself, used honeyed words wore jewelery, made
beautiful rows.
25. People always say were the oldest and dullest family in the country.
Nothing ever happens to Sydneys. We never run away with mens wives or
their money or other things.
(Something to talk about)
26. Go out naked? No, you may not think it, my dear, but I do pay some
attention to respectabilities.
(Smokes Screen)
27. Can anyone fight life ____ successfully. Life is cunning and its underhand
and you fight straight yourself, and you fancy you are doing something
about it thats rather fine. But life is crook and fights back ___ crooked.
28. Well, I will do what I can, sir. But breakfast at eight is the masters rule
just as it used to be before you went away to the war.
(The Boy comes home)
29. It was an accident that I fell in love with john. I did not go manhunting.
But I do say, Lucy, if I d fallen for well, for a Charles, yous, d have had
the right to exert your influence. I mean every influence. But John is a
happy accident.
(Smokes Screen)
30. Now, understand once and for all Philip, while you remain in my house I
expect not only punctuality, also civility and respect.
(The Boy comes Home)
Questions Based on Poems
1. William Davis in his poem Leisure tells us that it is our own attitude
towards life that makes it so full of worries. How can we possible avoid.
2. How does the poet fulfil his dream of getting power on earth. The heroes
dream are pure and innocent.
3. New year Resolution is actually a piece of advice on leading good life in
this world. (Message of the Poem)
4. What are the three resolutions which Elizabeth Sewell wants to make at
the Arrival of New year?
5. What are the dreams of American woman as depicted in the poem
Woman Work.?
6. a) The protagonist in the Rebel is fake, not real.
b) Discuss the element of humour and satire in the poem. (The Rebel)
7. a) Patriot into Trailor discusses the reversal of the fortune of a political
b) Discuss the poem as a dramatic monologue bringing out the irony and
pathos of the situation.
8. Do you think that the huntsman is responsible for his own death?
9. How do feelings of anger, jealousy and hatred spoil human happiness
Poison Tree by William Blake?
10. What are the seven stages of mans life?
11. The poetess views death as a gentle and comfortable companion to man.
Do you agree?
12. How does the apple picker pick the apples. What ideas haunt the frmer
(poet) when he is picking apples?
13. Draw a picture of the deserted village in your own words.
14. What are the views of Keats on Love and Beauty? (I have fears)
15. Discuss the fantastic and dream like atmosphere of the poem (Kublai
16. Why does the poet want to become young again?
17. Answer in the light of the poem Politics decide to kill the snake. (Snake)
18. Do you agree with the poetess that the art of losing is not hard to master.
How can we master this art?
Expected Short Stories
1.(a) Who are the killers? Why do they want to kill Ole Anderson?
The killers is a thriller and crime story.
(b) Write short notes on
1. Ole Andreson 2. Nick Adam 3. George
2.(a) It is said about Rappaccini that he cares more for science than for
mankind. (Rappaccini as a scientist)
(b) Do you think that Beatrice is true and sincere in her love?
(c) Write short notes on the following:
1. Beatrice 2. Giavonni 3. Baglioni
3.(a) What were the expectations of Ustad Mangu on 1st April?
(b) Why did Ustad Mangu hate the English?
(c) What were the feelings of Ustad Mangu about 1st April?
(d) Ustad Mangus row with a Gora soldier.
4.(a) What is the real cause of conflict between Eva and Rosen?
(b) Do you think that Take Pity is a story of unusual heroism and
(c) Compare and contrast the character of Eva and Rosen.
5.(a) Steinbeck remarks when he thinks of the breakfast taken with the cotton
pickers, It makes the rush of warmth what did impress him most.
(b) What has made the boss in the Fly so desperate?
(c) Why does the fly mean in the story? (Symbolic meaning)
6.(a) The Happy Prince Tells the Swallow There is no mystery as great as
misery explain.
(b) Towards the end of the story, the mayor calls Happy Prince little better
than a beggar. Discuss it.
(c) What is the role of swallow in the story?
7.(a) The necklace is a tragedy of a vain, proud and showy woman.
(b) She replaces the necklace at the cost of her life and marriage. Discuss
(Life after the loss of Necklace)
(c) She was born into a family of clerks, then why did she think of large
drawing rooms etc what are her dreams.
8.(a) How does the story Duchess and the Jeweller reflect the moral decadence
of the English aristocracy?
(b) How did the Duchess deceive the Jeweller?
(c) The Duchess is more loath some than the Jeweller.
9. Discuss the conflict and tension In the story, the Shadow in the Rose
10.(a) Why did the soldier kill the panther?
(b) Write a brief sketch of Lisby?
(c) Simon keeps the little willow as a token of Lisbys love which gives him
strength till his death. (Importance of willow tree)
(d) Who was Simon Byrne? How did he fall in love with Lisby?
1.(a) Write a note on the comic element in the play. The Bear.
(b) How does Popva behave after the death of her husband?
(c) Write an account of the quarrel between Popva and Smirnov. (Title of the
play explained)
(d) Write notes on
i. Smirnov ii. Popova
2.(a) How is the conflict between Philip and his uncle resolved?
(b) Write a character sketch of i. Philip ii. James
3.(a) What is the role of Bishop in the play Something to talk about?
(b) Wolf is a sheep in Wolfs clothing.
(c) The play Something to talk about is a comedy. Discuss it.
A Selection of Modern Essays
1.(a) What were the religious and cultural differences between the Muslims and
the Hindus that ultimately led to the creation of Pakistan?
(b) How can America contribute to the progress of Pakistan?
(c) What are the views of Liaquat Ali Khan on freedom.
2.(a) Discuss in brief the writers comparison of the situation in England before
the solar eclipse, during and after.
(b) Give an account of the disaster occurred on August 9, 1945 at Naga Saki.
3.(a) How did the writer behave during the destruction of Nagasaki by atom
(b) How does the writer compare and contrast spring season with winter?
(Description of spring or Description of winter).
(c) Whistling of Birds shows its writers love of Nature.
4.(a) What details does Gloria Emerson describe about the operation of theparachute, the descent
and landing?
(b) Describe the journey of the writer to the moon.
5.(a) Write a short note on W.B. Yates grandfather. How was he different from
his grandmother.
(b) Why didnt the writer and his uncles think it wrong to outwit the
grandfathers violence and rigour?
6.(a) Write a note on the importance of saying please?
(b) If bad manners are infectious, so are good manners. Discuss it.
(c) Compare and contrast the character of conductor and liftman.
7.(a) What are qualities of a good guest?
(b) Comment on Beerbohms statement I take it that the virtue of hospitality
stands midway between churlishness and mere ostentation.
8.(a) Who are other healers in society?
(c) Doctoring is an art, not a science. Discuss it.
9.(a) Why does Leacock regard the tailor as immortal? Describe the writers
feelings when he found that his tailor had died?
(b) There is, I am certain a deep moral in this. But I will not try to draw it.
(My Tailor)
(c) What kind of character in My Tailor Stephen Leacock draws of the
10.(a) Discuss the factors responsible for the development of beauty industry.
(Beauty Industry)
(b) Why does Huxley compare a woman to porcelain jar?
11.(a) What is the dilemma of a bachelor as depicted in Herbert Golds The
Bachelors Dilemma?
(b) What are the views of E.M. Forster on (Tolerance)?
(c) What is nazi colution according to Huxley?
12.(a) What is gossip? How does it differ from information?
(b) What is the analytical aspect of gossip.
13.(a) Discuss which good things science can increase and which bad things it
can diminish.
(b) Discuss Chestertons offence for which he was interrogated by the
(c) Discuss the utility of vitamins on human body.
The Old Man and the Sea
1. Why did not Santiago mind when other fisher men made fun of him?
2. write character sketches of ( the old man, the boy manolin, the fish, sharks.)
3. fight of the old man with the sharks!!!
4. dreams of the old man 5. Symbolic character of the sea.6. fight with the negro.
English (Paper-B) Punjab University, Guess Papers,
For BA/BSc Examination, 2013
1. Make an outline of any one of the essays and write your views on it.
i. Dengue A dreadful epidemic
ii. Floods in Pakistan
iii. Village uplift
iv. How to make Pakistan a strong and stable country.
v. Teaching as a profession.
vi. Traveling as part of Education.
vii. Corruption in Pakistan.
viii. Mobile Phones
ix. Our educational problems
x. Energy crisis or power failure
xi. Inflation or rising of prices
2. Make a prcis of the following paragraph and also answer the question given
at the end.
I am opposed to nationalism, as it is understood in Europe not because if it is
allowed to develop in India, it is likely to bring less material gain to Muslims. I am
opposed to it because I see in it the germs of atheistic materialism which I look upon as
the greatest danger to modern humanity. Patriotism is perfectly natural virtue and ahs a
place in the moral life of man. Yet, that which really matters is mans faith, his culture,
his culture, his historical traditions. These are the tings which, in my opinion, are worth
living for the dying for, and not the piece of earth; with which the spirit of man happens
to be temporarily associated. I have been repudiating the concept of Nationalism since
the time when it was not well known in India, and the Muslim world. At the very start, it
has become clear to me from the writing of European authors, that the imperialistic
designs of Europe were in great need of this effective weapon, the propagation of the
European conception of Nationalism in the Muslim countries it is going to shatter the
religious unity of Islam to pieces. (Dr. Iqbal)
i. Why is Allama Iqbal opposed to European nationalism?
ii. How does Allama Iqbal compare patriotism with virtues like mans faith,
his culture, his historical traditions?
iii. How does Allama Iqbal repudiate the concept of Nationalism?
iv. Suggest a suitable title for it and make a Prcis of the passage given
v. Explain the meaning of the following words:
i) Atheistic Nationalism ii) Imperialistic designs
iii) Nationalism
3. Write an application to the Finance Manager of a Multinational company for
the appointment of an Accounts clerk (With CV).
Write a letter to the Editor of a newspaper about the Dengue Fever
suggesting ways and means to control it.
4. Expected idioms. Use the following idioms in sentences of your own.
1. An Iron hand 80. In ones elements
2. A fly in the ointment 81. Point blank
3. A dark horse 82. A maiden speech
4. A bone of contention 83. A wet blanket
5. In full swing 84. A hair breadth escape
6. A fish out of water 85. A right hand man
7. A rainy day 86. An apple of discard
8. A jack of all trades 87. A cat and dog life
9. A cry in the wilderness 88. A lip of the tongue
10. To be at loggerheads 89. A square deal
11. Under a cloud 90. At daggers drawn
12. A thorn in the flesh 91. A dead letter
13. A square meal 92. At a stones throw
14. To swallow the bait 93. To smell a rat
15. To play havoc 94. To weather the storm
16. To lead by the nose 95. To pay a lip service to
17. To be at a loss 96. To throw dust in ones eye
18. On the anvil 97. Beat about the bush
19. To carry the day 98. Turn over a new leaf
20. Tide over 99. A blessing in disguise
21. A necessary evil 100. On the spur of the moment
22. For good 101. To face the music
23. Over head and ears 102. A wet blanket
24. Beneath ones dignity 103. A labour of love
25. To feather ones nest 104. A hearty meal
26. To steal a march upon 105. To rest on ones oars
27. To cut to the quick 106. To break the ice
28. Leave in the lurch 107. To weather the storm
29. To keep ones head above water 108. Tongue in the cheek
30. To cry over spilt milk 109. Make the best of a bed bargain
31. Burn ones finger 110. Olive branch
32. To end in smoke 111. To keep an eye on
33. Play an underhand game 112. Add insult to injury
34. To pull a long face 113. See eye to eye with
35. To grease the palm 114. Childs play
36. To eat a humble pie 115. To fish in troubled water
37. To laugh in ones sleeve 116. To have a finger in the pie
38. To fall flat 117. To eat ones words
39. To pull a long face 118. To split hairs
40. Null and void 119. Lose ones head
41. A fish out of water 120. To keep abreast of
42. Above board 121. To go to the wall
43. In teeth of 122. Fools paradise
44. From pillar to post 123. Part and parcel
45. To catch at a straw 124. In deep water
46. In the offing 125. To sow wild oats
47. Neck or nothing 126. Off hand
48. Plain sailing 127. To get rid of
49. Run riot 128. To steal the show
50. Root and branch 129. To keep up appearances
51. A bull in china shop 130. A dog in the manager
52. A Herculean task 131. A house of cards
53. A casting vote 132. A blue stocking
54. A labour of love 133. A red rag to the bull
55. A sight for sore eyes 134. A skeleton in the cupboard
56. Add fuel to fire 135. At cross purposes
57. Bad blood 136. Bag and baggage
58. Beggar description 137. Blow hot and cold
59. Catch at a straw 138. Cast pearls before swine
60. Cut the Gordian knot 139. Eye wash
61. Father ones nest 140. French leave
62. Have a bee in ones bonnet 141. Hold water
63. Ill at ease 142. Keep ones head
64. Keep the wolf away from door 143. Make a mountain of a mole hill
65. On ones last legs 144. Once in a blue moon
66. Out at elbows 145. Play ducks and drakes with
67. Pull a long face 146. Rank and file
68. Rest on ones oars 147. Show the white weather
69. Spick and span 148. Square meal
70. Storm in a tea cup 149. Talk shop
71. The underdog 150. To be all ears
72. To make no bones about 151. To keep ones fingers above
73. To have cold feet 152. Wash dirty linen in public
74. Wolf in sheeps clothing 153. Yellow press
75. A blue eyed boy 154. In a mess
76. Freudian slip 155. Crocodile tears
77. To play havoc 156. To make a virtue of necessity
78. To pull a long face 157. To eat a humble pie
79. Above board 158. Pandoras box
Q.4(b) Expected Phrasal Verbs.
1. To break down 76. Do for
2. Cast aside 77. Get over
3. Come of 78. Go on
4. Send for 79. Hand over
5. Work out 80. Hand on
6. Die out 81. Hold over
7. Break into 82. To hold out
8. Cast down 83. Keep back
9. Fall through 84. Live upto
10. Egg on 85. Knock off
11. Break out 86. Knock up
12. Break up 87. Lay in
13. Carry through 88. Let out
14. Cut down 89. Let down
5. Correction the following sentences (10)
1. Bread and butter are what they need.
2. Machinery are what we need.
3. I went to home during summer vacations.
4. He gave me many advices.
5. The jury have decided the case in his favour.
6. We have many works to do.
7. The vermin is swarming.
8. He is true to his words.
9. Our teacher takes pain in teaching.
10. Did he make friend with you.
11. Did you get any informations about it.
12. Many a sailors are drowned into the sea.
13. I am her whom you dislike.
14. We all did not go.
15. One must not boast of his success.
16. I am yours humble servant.
17. He enjoyed during the match.
18. She encouraged neither of the three lovers.
19. He who works hard, succeed.
20. Who do you, want to see.
21. I want a teacher for my son who is seventh.
22. I and you are great friends.
23. The man was arrested who committed the murder.
24. I dislike you going to cinema.