20th Century Indian English Poetry


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Assignment A
Q1. Describe The Holy Panchayat story in short.
Q2. What is the plot summary of PanchParmeshwer?
Q3. Describe the relationship that the women have with books in Ambai’s story Squirrel.
Q4. Explain the past resurrected/surreal techniques.
Q5. Explain analysis of The Card Sharper’s Daughter.
Q6. “If you happen to have daughters, steel your heart and murdered the in cold blood”, explain them.
Q7. Describe critical analysis of the Dance of the Eunuchs by Kamala Das.
Q8. Explain the phrase: “peace of understanding”.

Q1. What is a figure of speech in Night of the Scorpion? Explain.
Q2. Explain critical summary and analysis of Rose of God’ by Sri Aurobindo.
Q3. What is the summary of the poem “Our Casuarina Tree” written by Toru Dutt?

Assignment C

Q1. Who is the Sarpanch in the Algu Chaudhuri’s case?
a. Jumman Sheikh
b. Aglu aunt
c. Aglu wife
d. Ram

Q2. The deal was fixed at rupees ———
a. 300/-
b. 500/-
c. 400/-
d. 100/-.

Q3. JummanMian and AlguChowdhari were ——–friends.
a. Good
b. Best
c. Better
d. Nice

Q4. On how many concepts the system of justice depends?
a. Four
b. Three
c. One
d. Two

Q5. The story ‘The Holy Panchayat’ was called PanchParmeshwar in the first. It was
a. initially distributed in ——–.
b. 1916
c. 1917
d. 1918

Q6. Whose father was old-fashioned in his views?
a. Algu’s.
b. Mr. Bingley
c. Mrs. Bennet
d. Jane

Q7. What is the real name of Premchand?
a. Lady Catherine de
b. Dhanpati Rai
c. Ram Chand
d. William Lucas.

Q8. Who is the Sarpanch in the Algu Chaudhuri’s case?
a. His friend
b. His Enemy
c. Both
d. None of these

Q9. PanchParmeshwar is story of ——- childhood friends.
a. Four
b. Five
c. Three
d. Two

Q10. Squirrel was originally published in which language?
a. Sanskrit
b. Hindi
c. Tamil
d. English

Q11. Ambai’s use of ———-points of views in the story is unique
a. Few
b. Multiple
c. Several
d. None of above

Q12. The story is dominated by feminist concerns in more ways than one.
a. Twelve
b. Four
c. Seven
d. Five

Q13. The need for ———–to communicate and bond with one another is emphasized through the narrator’s efforts.
a. Women
b. Men
c. Child
d. None of these

Q14. The ———-for women to communicate and bond with one another is emphasized through the narrator’s efforts.
a. Want
b. Necessary
c. Need
d. All of these

Q15. The story is not just about a researcher who has a squirrel for companion during her visits to the ———-.
a. Library
b. School
c. College
d. Court

Q16. Between ——————–Ambai did not do much of creative writing?
a. 1977 and 1982
b. 1971 and 1985
c. 1974 and 1984
d. 1972 and 1981

Q17. In which year Squirrel was published?
a. October 1986
b. October 1985
c. October 1983
d. October 1982

Q18. The Card Sharper’s Daughter’ was originally published in which language.
a. Hindi
b. English
c. Malyalam
d. None of these

Q19. The new place was the Sthalam, an imaginary village in ——–and the new literary device on which the stories were modelled was that of historical writing
a. Kerala
b. Karnataka
c. Chennai
d. Kolkatta

Q20. The Card Sharper’s Daughter’ belongs to the group of stories known as the ——–
a. stories
b. Sthalem
c. Sthalan
d. Sthalam
e. All of these

Q21. Pokker’s teeth are stained ———.
a. Red
b. White
c. Black
d. Blue

Q22. Pokker’s complexion is fair and whose complexion ——-is jet black
a. Muthapa
b. William
c. Steward
d. Coleridge

Q23. Thorapan is the mole, Anawari is the ——– -grabber and Ettukali is the spider.
a. Horse
b. Cow
c. Goat
d. Elephant

Q24. ThorappanAvaran and Driver Pappunni, the ——master rogues
a. Three
b. Four
c. Two
d. Five

Q25. Ottakkannan ——-is introduced as the ‘tragic protagonist’.
a. Choker
b. Poker
c. None of these
d. All of the above

Q26. A sense of curiosity is aroused by placing hints that the story may go against the fair sex since ‘girls will find it neither amusing nor enlightening.’
a. True
b. False
c. None of these
d. All of the above

Q27. The Card Sharper’s Daughter’ was originally published as Mucheettukalikkarante Makal in which year.
a. 1950
b. 1957
c. 1970
d. 1960

Q28. When was “Toba Tek Singh” published?
a. in 1952
b. in 1955
c. in 1954
d. in 1953

Q29. Toru Dutt, an ———-poet.
a. Indian
b. Pakistanese
c. German
d. Chinese

Q30. The basic objectives, or goals, of the organization are the starting point for ————-planning.
a. Schooling
b. Marketing
c. Banking
d. Chating

Q31. What is the theme of “Our Casuarina Tree”?
a. Gaining friendships
b. Lasting friendships
c. Both
d. None of these

Q32. Which was wearing the scarf of the creeper hung with crimson cluster of flowers
a. Arjun tree
b. Mango tree
c. Neem tree
d. Casurina tree

Q33. The poetess, in the fourth stanza, also talks of how the “lament” of the tree can be heard by her even when she is far away, off the coasts of France and Italy.
a. True
b. False
c. None of these
d. All of the above

Q34. How many stanzas are in this poem.
a. Five
b. Four
c. Three
d. Two

Q35. How many lines are in each stanza?
a. Four
b. Three
c. Eleven
d. Five

Q36. The poem is merely a poem, but also an attempt by the poet to recapture her past and immortalize it.
a. True
b. False
c. None of these
d. All of the above

Q37. The poem opens with a description of the——–, tall enough to make it seem like it touches the stars?
a. Plant
b. Tree
c. Creeper
d. Wine

Q38. Our Casuarina Tree is a poem published in —— by Toru Dutt.
a. 1882
b. 1883
c. 1884
d. 1884

Q39. Sri Aurobindo is influenced by which concept of seven Chakras in spiritual attainment.
a. Shushurta
b. Charak
c. Patanjali’s
d. None of these

Q40. The poem was written on 31 December——–.
a. 1935
b. 1934
c. 1936
d. 1937

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