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QUESTION BANK (UNIT- I)

(For 2016-17 Batch)


RATHNAVEL SUBRAMANIAM COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE
(AUTONOMOUS), SULUR
PG DEGREE EXAMINATIONS, APRIL 2018
II M.A. ENGLISH LITERATURE - EVEN SEMESTER
MAJOR XVIII – CHILDREN’S LITERATURE
Time: 3 HOURS Maximum: 75 MARKS
SECTION A- (10x1=10 Marks)
I. Choose the best answer:

1. Who is the author of the poem The Hunting of the Snark?


a) Lewis Carroll b) Anne Frank
c) R.L.Stevenson d) Anna Sewell

2. __________is the author of the poem Picture Books in Winter.


a) Lewis Carroll b) Anne Frank
c) R.L.Stevenson d) Anna Sewell

3. Who is the author of the poem The Lamplighter?


a) Lewis Carroll b) Anne Frank
c) R.L.Stevenson d) Anna Sewell

4. Snark is ______.
a) a bird b) an animal
c) a tree d) a star

5. The Hunting crew consists of __________ members.


a) twenty b) eight
c) six d) ten

6. _____________ is dedicated to young Gertrude Chataway.


a) The Lamplighter b) Picture Books in Winter
c) The Hunting of the Snark d) The Diary of a Young Girl

7. The name of the Lamplighter is ___________.


a) Edgar b) Leerie
c) Elia d) Tom

8. The names of all the crew members start with the letter _____.
a) S b) A
c) B d) D

9. The names of the crew members describe their ________.

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a) appearance b) wit
c) nature d) occupation

10. The ___________ cares for other people’s money.


a) Barrister b) Banker
c) Beaver d) Butcher

SECTION – B (5x5=25 Marks)

II. Answer the following:

1. Is Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark typically categorised as a nonsense


poem?

2. How does the poet express his childhood memories in the poem The Lamplighter?

3. How far were the members of the crew successful in hunting the Snark?

4. Describe the speech of Bellman in Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark.

5. Bring out the theme of loneliness as expressed in the poem The Lamplighter.

6. Highlight the actual mood of the speaker in the poem Picture Books in Winter.

7. What is the theme of the poem The Lamplighter?

8. Explicate the writing style of Lewis Carroll.

9. Do the names of the crew members describe their occupation in Carroll’s poem The
Hunting of the Snark?

10. Who is Leerie? What is his role in the poem The Lamplighter?

SECTION – C (5x8=40 Marks)

III. Answer the following:-

1. Evaluate Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark as an allegory for the search of
happiness.

2. Describe the members of the crew in the poem The Hunting of the Snark in detail.

3. “R.L.Stevenson’s poem The Lamplighter is autobiographical in nature” - Justify.

4. Does the speaker in the poem The Lamplighter express his desire for adventure?

5. “The speaker in The Lamplighter seeks an escape from the normality of his life” -
Analyse.

6. What is the central idea of the poem Picture Books in Winter?

7. Describe the character of the captain of the ship Carroll’s poem The Hunting of the
Snark.

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8. Bring out the central idea of the poem The Lamplighter.

9. Critically appreciate the poem The Hunting of the Snark: The Landing.

10. Critically appreciate the poem The Hunting of the Snark: The Bellman’s Speech.

QUESTION BANK (UNIT- II)


(For 2016-17 Batch)
RATHNAVEL SUBRAMANIAM COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE
(AUTONOMOUS), SULUR
PG DEGREE EXAMINATIONS, APRIL 2018
II M.A. ENGLISH LITERATURE - EVEN SEMESTER
MAJOR XVIII – CHILDREN’S LITERATURE
Time: 3 HOURS Maximum: 75 MARKS
SECTION A- (10x1=10 Marks)
I. Choose the best answer:

1. The Diary of a Young Girl is a book of the writings from the ________ language.
a) French b) Latin
c) Dutch d) German

2. Anne Frank died of ___________.


a) Typhus b) Tuberculosis
c) Dengue d) Typhoid

3. The only survivor of Anne’s family is _________.


a) Edith Frank b) Maria Frank
c) Anne Frank d) Otto Frank

4. Almost all the letters are written to _________.


a) Dick b) Kitty
c) Maria d) Tom

5. Anne Frank received ____________ as one of her presents on her 13 th birthday.


a) a blank diary b) a watch
c) a book d) a beautiful dress

6. Who is Pim?
a) Anne’s father b) The cat
c) Peter d) Mr. Van

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7. What does Anne receive for her thirteenth birthday?
a) Pony b) A Fountain Pen
c) A Bicycle d) A Diary

8. What group are the Franks hiding from?


a) The Nazis b) The Belgium Army
c) The Allies d) The French

9. What is Gestapo?
a) The German Secret Police b) The Dutch Army
c) A Concentration Camp d) A Law preventing the Jews from
holding jobs

10. ________ is Peter’s mother.


a) Bep b) Mrs. Dussel
c) Mrs. Van d) Miep Gies

SECTION – B (5x5=25 Marks)

II. Answer the following:

1. What do you think makes Anne's diary interesting?

2. Sketch the character of Otto Frank.

3. Sketch the character of Edith Frank.

4. Write a brief note on the autobiographical elements of Anne’s Diary.

5. Sketch the character of Hanneli.

6. What is the role of Anne’s Grandmother in her life?

7. How does Anne feel about the laws that restrict the Jews’ freedom?

8. Does Anne consider her family lucky or unfortunate to be living in the annex?

9. Analyse the character of Margot Frank

10. Sketch the character of Mr. Van Daan.

SECTION – C (5x8=40 Marks)

III. Answer the following:-

1. “Anne’s diary is a true personal account of a life in hiding” - Elucidate.

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2. Comment on the autobiographical elements in The Diary of a Young Girl.

3. Sketch the character of Anne Frank.

4. Comment on the theme of the Loneliness of Adolescence.

5. Discuss the theme of Inward versus the Outward Self.

6. Substantiate that Anne seeks to overcome the obstacles of gender bias and prejudice in

The Diary of a Young Girl.

7. Elucidate the motif of Fear in The Diary of a Young Girl.

8. Expound the childhood memories of Anne.

9. Explicate that Anne’s Diary is an account of her adolescent life.

10. What role does the diary play in Anne’s life?

QUESTION BANK (UNIT- III)


(For 2016-17 Batch)
RATHNAVEL SUBRAMANIAM COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE
(AUTONOMOUS), SULUR
PG DEGREE EXAMINATIONS, APRIL 2018
II M.A. ENGLISH LITERATURE - EVEN SEMESTER
MAJOR XVIII – CHILDREN’S LITERATURE
Time: 3 HOURS Maximum: 75 MARKS
SECTION A- (10x1=10 Marks)
I. Choose the best answer:

1. ___________ is the first master of Black Beauty.


a) Daniel b) Nicolas Skinner
c) Farmer Grey d) George Gordon

2. Who is the author of the novel Black Beauty?


a) Lewis Carroll b) Anna Sewell
c) R. L. Stevenson d) Anne Frank

3. The story of Black Beauty begins in ______ of 19th century England


a) a meadow b) an inn
c) a hospital d) a mansion

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4. Black Beauty is sold to _________.
a) Nicolas Skinner b) Farmer Grey
c) Squire Gordon d) George Gordon

5. The residence of Squire Gordon is situated at __________.


a) Birtwick Park b) Liverpool
c) Central park d) Warwickshire

6. _______ is an aged horse in Birtwick Park.


a) Dick b) Sir Oliver
c) Daniel d) Rob Roy

7. _______ is the coachman.


a) Mr. Daniel b) Mr. Alfred Smirk
c) Mr. York d) Mr. Filcher

8. _________ becomes the temporary caretaker of the horses.


a) Mr. Filcher b) Mr. York
c) Sir Oliver d) Reuben Smith

9. As _______ is a religious man, he preserves the Sabbath.


a) Jerry c) Reuben Smith
c) Mr. Filcher d) Sir Oliver

10. Who is the narrator of the novel?


a) Duchess b) Black Beauty
c) Rob Roy d) Merrylegs

SECTION – B (5x5=25 Marks)

II. Answer the following:

1. Sketch the character of Nicolas Skinner.

2. Evaluate the character of Duchess.

3. Sketch the character of Farmer Grey.

4. Describe the character of Dick.

5. Comment on the character of Daniel.

6. Sketch the character of George Gordon.

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7. Analyse the character of Rob Roy.

8. Write on the character of Squire Gordon.

9. Sketch the character of Mr. Filcher.

10. Why does Anna Sewell believe all animals are inherently good?

SECTION – C (5x8=40 Marks)

III. Answer the following:-

1. Sketch the character of Black Beauty.

2. Write on the character of Merrylegs.

3. Sketch the character of Peggy.

4. Sketch the character of Mr. Barry.

5. Evaluate the character of Farmer Thoroughgood.

6. Sketch the character of Miss Bloomefield.

7. Write on the treatment of compassion and love in the novel Black Beauty.

8. What role do the women of the story Black Beauty play?

9. Do you think Black Beauty is a children’s novel?

10. What is the role of children in the novel Black Beauty?

QUESTION BANK (UNIT- IV)


(For 2016-17 Batch)
RATHNAVEL SUBRAMANIAM COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE
(AUTONOMOUS), SULUR
PG DEGREE EXAMINATIONS, APRIL 2018
II M.A. ENGLISH LITERATURE - EVEN SEMESTER
MAJOR XVIII – CHILDREN’S LITERATURE
Time: 3 HOURS Maximum: 75 MARKS
SECTION A- (10x1=10 Marks)
I. Choose the best answer:

1. Rob Roy is the son of __________.


a) Black Beauty b) Merrylegs
c) Duchess d) Sir Oliver

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2. Who dies in a hunting accident?
a) Squire Gordon b) George Gordon
c) Daniel d) Dick

3. Anna Sewell published Black Beauty in _________.


a) 1855 b) 1788
c) 1877 d) 1977

4. Who is Squire Gordon’s daughter?


a) Miss Jessie b) Duchess
c) Lizzie d) Lady Anne

5. ________ is the daughter of the Earl.


a) Miss Jessie b) Duchess
c) Lady Anne d) Lizzie

6. ________ gave Beauty his next name, “Black Auster.”


a) Farmer Grey b) Squire Gordon
c) Lady Anne d) George Gordon

7. Jerry’s family decides to call Black Beauty _________.


a) Jack b) Jim
c) Jill d) Harry

8. Beauty spends his last days with his dear old friend ______.
a) Polly b) Jack
c) Joe d) Dolly

9. Anna Sewell wrote the novel in the context of ______ century England.
a) 17th b) 19th
c) 18th d) 20th

10. __________ was an older horse whose tail was docked.


a) Black Beauty b) Merrylegs
c) Duchess d) Sir Oliver

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SECTION – B (5x5=25 Marks)

II. Answer the following:

1. How is Ignorance portrayed in the novel Black Beauty?

2. Describe Ginger's first experience of men's kindness.

3. Evaluate the character of Sir Oliver.

4. Sketch the character of Mr. Ryder.

5. Why were ladies and children fond of Merrylegs?

6. Write on the character of Dr. White.

7. Sketch the character of Mr. York.

8. Sketch the character of George.

9. Describe the character of Reuben Smith.

10. Discuss the writing style of Anna Sewell.

SECTION – C (5x8=40 Marks)

III. Answer the following:-

1. How are language and communication treated in the novel Black Beauty?

2. Does Beauty himself teach about the way people should treat horses?

3. Does Beauty have any control over his own fate?

4. Comment on the theme of Power in the novel Black Beauty.

5. Comment on the theme of Values, morals and principles.

6. Comment on the theme of rewards of doing good.

7. What is the major turning point in the action of Anna Sewell’s Black Beauty?

8. Comment on the theme of reviling usage of alcohol.

9. What are the personal traits of Black Beauty?

10. Evaluate on the theme of Lifelong Friendship.

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QUESTION BANK (UNIT- V)
(For 2016-17 Batch)
RATHNAVEL SUBRAMANIAM COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE
(AUTONOMOUS), SULUR
PG DEGREE EXAMINATIONS, APRIL 2018
II M.A. ENGLISH LITERATURE - EVEN SEMESTER
MAJOR XVIII – CHILDREN’S LITERATURE
Time: 3 HOURS Maximum: 75 MARKS
SECTION A- (10x1=10 Marks)
I. Choose the best answer:

1. Cindrella, Pooh bear and Mowgli are __________ from Children’s Literature.
a) places b) characters
c) lakes d) mountain peaks

2. Jill Murphy’s series of picture books about the domestic affairs of a family of
elephants are from the point of view of _________.
a) Parents b) Children
c) Men d) Women

3. Writers of Children’s Literature are in a position of singular responsibility in


transmitting _________.
a) knowledge b) moral values
c) cultural values d) ideas

4. Children’s books were not popular in the _________ century.


a) 18th b) 16th
c) 20th d) 17th

5. ___________ is a mixture of social comment, redemption, theology and satire.


a) The Water Babies b) Black Beauty
c) Princess d) Little Women

6. In the _________ ages, Children’s Literature was simply the literature of the entire
culture.
a) Modern b) Dark
c) Old d) Middle

7. Charlotte’s Web moves from ___________.


a) naturalism to fantasy b) fantasy to naturalism
c) innocence to enlightenment d) good to worse

8. _________ was one of the first books to be colour lithographed in the U.S.A.
a) Black Beauty b) All Alone
c) Little Tim d) Folklore

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9. The works of ____________ were ignored by the literary establishment.
a) Grahame b) Frank Baums
c) Moore d) McCann

10. ____________ is a domestic fantasy.


a) Vanity Fair b) Winnie the Pooh
c) Ulysses d) Book Room

SECTION – B (5x5=25 Marks)

II. Answer the following:

1. Write a review on Children's Literature and Adults.

2. Bring out the opinion on marking the Boundaries.

3. Write short notes on Conventional Literary Studies.

4. Were children’s books always the scene of a battle between instruction and
amusement?

5. How did Kipling‘s works prove to be the turning points of several genres?

6. What was the impact of Children’s Literature after the Second World War?

7. Write a brief note on maturity.

8. Comment on the uses and abuses of Children’s Literature.

9. Write a short note on Long Weekend.

10. Comment on the themes and variations in Children’s Literature.

SECTION – C (5x8=40 Marks)

III. Answer the following:-

1. Write in detail about approaching Children’s Literature.

2. Interpret History and Histories.

3. “Lewis Carroll’s works initiated the golden age of Children’s Literature” - Analyse.

4. Highlight the works of children’s literature and discuss in detail.

5. Expound the early history of Children’s Literature.

6. Explicate the characteristics of 20th century Children’s Literature.

7. Discuss the collection of fairy stories.

8. Comment on censorship and social engineering in Children’s Literature.

9. Discuss realism and picture books.

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10. Evaluate Children’s Literature in the classroom.

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