Thursday, November 29, 2012

ISC English Literarure 2013 Sample Question Guess Paper


Guess Paper: English – II (Literature)
ISC – 2013

SECTION – A
Macbeth - Shakespeare

Question - 1
MACBETH

i)                    Whose spirits are referred in here as “Your spirits”? How does Macbeth see that the spirits of the persons concerned are shining?
ii)                  What does Macbeth mean by “with the perfect spy o' the time”?
iii)                What are these persons supposed to execute? Why does Macbeth want them to execute their task “to-night” and “from the palace”?
iv)                Explain: Fleance his son, that keeps him company,
              Whose absence is no less material to me
              Than is his father's, must embrace the fate
              Of that dark hour.
v)                  State how moral deterioration in Macbeth can be marked in this scene.

Question – 2
Re-enter SEYTON


i)                    Where is Macbeth now?  Why does Macbeth refer to the ‘fear’ in his speech? What is he saying about the present state of his mind?
ii)                  What is said by Macbeth just before this speech in the extract?
iii)                What does Seyton inform Macbeth? How did Macbeth react to such news?
iv)                What does Macbeth mean by saying “Life is a walking shadow”?
v)                  Give the meaning of the following expressions taken from the extract:
a)      rouse and stir       b) Direness       c) slaughterous

SECTION – B
Macbeth - Shakespeare
Question – 3
Critically evaluate how far, in contrast with Lady Macbeth, are the ‘Witches’ responsible for bringing about the downfall of Macbeth?

Hues – An Anthology of Short Stories
Question – 4

‘The Night Train at Deoli’ by Ruskin Bond shows that the protagonist is marked by unreasoning fondness for the girl he met at the station and he does not want to imperil his dreams by venturing into the unknown village to trace out the girl, lest he should be hurt with the reality.’  - Discuss

Starlight
Question - 5

Frost at Midnight’ by Coleridge is indeed a journey in the poet’s reflective, pensive and nostalgic mind as he sits deep into the night.’ - Discuss

Question - 6

Church Going’ by Philip Larkin is a church visitor’s observation and his thoughts about churches and church going.’ – Discuss.

3 comments:

  1. Sir can u please update me with some important chapters from hues, starlight and macbeth for isc 2013. i really need your suggestion, thank you

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  2. Thank you sir, for your suggestion.

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  3. SIR PLEASE PROVIDE US WITH GUESS PAPERS 2014. URGENT............

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