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Sub. Code : G 2 EN 21

U.G. (CBCS) DEGREE EXAMINATION,


NOVEMBER 2015.
Second Semester
Part II English
PROSE, ONE ACT PLAYS, GRAMMAR AND
COMMUNICATION SKILLS
(For those who joined in July 2012 and afterwards)
Time : Three hours

Maximum : 75 marks

PART A (10 1 = 10 marks)


Answer ALL questions.
Choose the correct answer :
1.

2.

Bill could not have described the retreat from

(a)

Mons

(b)

Cypress

(c)

Finland

(d)

None of the above

On hearing the footsteps, the mother informs the


.
(a)

ghost

(b)

police

(c)

author

(d)

sergeant

3.

4.

5.

6.

The Angel in the house was


(a)

killed by Virginia Woolf

(b)

paid one pound, ten shillings and six pence

(c)

praised by queen Victoria

(d)

accommodated by Coventry Patmore.

The name of the last son of Maurya is


(a)

Henry

(b)

Michael

(c)

Bartlie

(d)

Bartley

The name of Lomov's dog is


(a)

Ugadi

(b)

Tiger

(c)

Moses

(d)

Stean

The title of the poem written by grandmother is


(a)

A True Love

(b)

Miracle

(c)

Enchantment

(d)

Enchantress

7.

The fight will stop only if somebody intervenes.


(Rewrite the sentence using 'unless')

8.

If you travelled by plane, you (reach)


there on time. (Supply the correct verb)
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9.

Priya is a very good dancer. Everybody accepts


that (Combine the simple sentences into a complex
sentence containing a noun clause)

10.

This is the girl. She lost her gold chain yesterday.


(Combine the sentence into a complex sentence
containing an adjectival clause)
PART B (5 5 = 25 marks)
Answer ALL questions,
choosing either (a) or (b) in about 250 words each:

11.

(a)

How does A.C. Gardiner bring out the


inability of Bill and Sam to write letters?
Or

12.

(b)

Why did Mrs. Bodwell want to go to Peoria?

(a)

Write a note on Cathleen and Nora.


Or

13.

(b)

Narrate the events leading to the writing of


a poem by the grandmother in "Lord Byron's
Love Letter".

(a)

Combine each of the following pairs of


sentences:
(i)

We must reach Delhi tomorrow. It is


very important.

(ii)

India is a major power in Asia. That is


accepted by all.
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(iii) You cannot solve such


problem. That is a shame.

simple

(iv)

We must obey the traffic rules. That is


absolutely necessary.

(v)

The lion is the king of the forest. That


is accepted by all animals.
Or

(b)

Fill in the blanks in the following sentences


using 'as' or as if
(i)

He behaved he was drunk.

(ii)

He arranged the flowers


we did last time.

(iii) I found the room I had


left it.

14.

(a)

(iv)

They
seemed
terribly
worried
the world was coming to
an end.

(v)

Shalini was very happy


she had won the first prize.

Complete the following pairs of simple


sentences into simple sentence by using a
participle.
(i)

The robbers heard the sound of the


police van. They ran away.

(ii)

Ravi got up early in the morning. He


sat down to write a poem.
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(iii) The old man watched the children play.


He remembered his own childhood.
(iv)

She was neglected by her friends. She


left the hostel.

(v)

He had arranged the function. He could


not walk away from the hall.
Or

(b)

Punctuate the following sentences:


(i)

gandhiji nehruji and netaji fought for


indias freedom

(ii)

the car stopped the door opened and


two people came out one tall and the
other short

(iii) the hindu one of the leading dailies of


south india has started an edition from
new delhi.
(iv)

india is
republic.

(v)

in intermediate however there are


three options mathematics physics and
chemistry physics chemistry and
biology economics commerce and civics.
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15.

(a)

Write a letter to the Commissioner,


Tirunelveli Corporation, about a bad road
that needs to be repaired.
Or

(b)

Write a dialogue between friends on their


visit to a zoo.
PART C (5 8 = 40 marks)

Answer ALL questions,


choosing either (a) or (b) in about 600 words each:
16.

(a)

Attempt an essay on "The Night the Ghost


Got in".
Or

17.

(b)

Summarise "A Cup of Tea".

(a)

How did Maurya lose her husband and sons


in the sea?
Or

18.

(b)

Write a criticial appreciation of the one act


play Waterloo.

(a)

Rewrite the following sentences in the


indirect speech:
(i)

The doctor explained, "Diseases are


caused by germs."

(ii)

"You can leave the hospital on


Monday," the nurse said.
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(iii) "I am feeling sick", the boy says.


(iv)

The girl told us, "I cannot come today".


Or

(b)

Choose the correct form of the verb from


those given in brackets.
(i)

All the 40,000 seats in the large


stadium (was/were) occupied.

(ii)

Billiards (is/are) an indoor game.

(iii) The principal of the college that has


two thousand students (have/has) a
heavy responsibility.
(iv)
19.

(a)

Every
man
and
every
(like/likes) to be praised.

woman

Write an e-mail to your friend congratulating


her on having passed the I.A.S. examination.
Or

(b)

Excerpts from an interview are given-below.


Prepare a news report based on these
excerpts.
Reporter : How was your foreign tour ?
Minister : It was a great success. The
President of Indonesia and
I discussed various bilateral and
international issues. We have
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reached agreement on a number


of bilateral issues. We have
similar
views
on
several
international issues like arms
reduction, end to apartheid and
making-Indian Ocean a zone of
peace.
Reporter : Have you signed agreements on
any specific topics?
Minister : We signed two agreements
yesterday. One is to increase the
trade
between
the
two
countries. Indonesia will now
offer preferential treatment to
Indian
goods.
The
other
agreement provides for-Indian
assistance
for
setting
up
electronics
industrial units in Indonesia.
Reporter : Any other future plans?
Minister : The
Indonesian
Foreign
Minister will be visiting India in
November. The talks will be
continued then.
Reporter : What is the government doing
about the shortage of sugar in
the country?
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Minister : We

are

investigating

the

reasons for the shortage. We


have some indications that the
shortage is artificial, at least to
some - extent. Meanwhile, we
are importing 50,000 tonnes of
sugar to meet the present crisis.
Reporter : Do

you think the stock of

foodgrains is sufficient to tide


over

the

present

difficult

season?
Minister : We

have

foodgrains

enough

stock

in

godowns.

the

of

There is absolutely no cause for


anxiety
20.

(a)

Complete the following dialogue:


Student

: I am not feeling well .

you

grant

me

permission to leave at lunch


break?
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Teacher

: All right. the leave


application form and leave it at
the Principal's.

Student

: I'll do that right


away.
Or

(b)

Write four different expressions that you


would like to use on different situations /
occasions.

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