2ND PUC ENGLISH QUESTION PAPER

DEPARTMENT OF PRE UNIVERSITY EDUCATION

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I. Answer the following in a word, a phrase or a sentence each. 12x1=12
1. Who in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is compared to a ‘snowy dove’?
2. What business does the king of Monaco monopolise in “Too dear”?
3. In ‘On Children’, ‘You may give them your love but not your .................
a) dreams. b) thoughts. c) gladness.
4. What according to Vandana Shiva does Earth University teach?
5. What right does Dona Laura claim to have to criticise Don Gonzalo?
6. What was the most important possession of Tammanna?
7. According to Borges the telescope is the extension of our.............. .
a) sight. b) voice. c) arms.
8. Who can create heaven on earth in ‘Heaven if you are not on Earth’?
9. Whose life is becoming more hazardous in Brazil every day according to George
Mikes?
10. Who did Roof campaign for in ‘The Voter’?

11. Name one of the women who have trained young women from their community
in the art of cycling.
12. What according to the speaker of ‘Water’ is a witness to social injustice?
II. Answer any eight of the following (choosing at least two from poetry) in a
paragraph of 80 -100 words. 8x4=32
13. How does the narrator describe the ‘Toy Kingdom’ in ‘Too Dear’?
14. How is the parent-children relationship brought out using the metaphor of bows
and arrows in ‘On children?
15. Write a note on ‘The Navadanya Farm‘ started by Vandana Shiva.
16. What fictitious story did Gonzalo spin about himself to hide his true identity?
17. How does the speaker distinguish his love from that of the others in the poem
‘When You Are Old’?
18. Bring out the changes in the lifestyle of the owner after the arrival of ‘The
Gardener’.
19. Finding precise words is important in the art of poetry. How does Borges justify
this in his interview?
20. How according to George Mikes do the bowing gentlemen change into savages
in Japan?
21. Discuss how cycling movement has empowered the rural women of
Pudukkottai.
22. Why is water a mighty movement according to the speaker of ‘Water’?
III. Answer the following in about 200 words. 1x6=6
23. ‘The ways of Providence are strange.’ How is this true in case of Don Gonzalo
and Dona Laura?
OR
The poem ‘To the Foot from its Child’ is a journey of human life. Elucidate.


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