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ICSE Class X Board Specimen 2016 : English Paper 2 (English Literature)

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LITERATURE IN ENGLISH ENGLISH Paper 2 (Two hours) Answers to this Paper must be written on the paper provided separately. You will not be allowed to write during the first 15 minutes. This time is to be spent in reading the question paper. The time given at the head of this paper is the time allowed for writing the answers. Attempt five questions in all. You must attempt one question from each of the Sections A, B and C and any two other questions. The intended marks for questions or parts of questions are given in brackets [ ]. SECTION A - DRAMA The Merchant of Venice : Shakespeare Question 1. Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow: Salarino : Gratiano: (i) O! ten times faster Venus' pigeons fly To seal love's bonds new-made, than they are wont To keep obliged faith unforfeited! That ever holds: who riseth from a feast With that keen appetite that he sits down? Where is the horse that doth untread again His tedious measures with the unbated fire That he did pace them first? All things that are, Are with more spirit chased than enjoy'd Where does this scene take place? Who has out-dwelt his hour? Normally what do the lovers do as far as the appointed time is concerned? [3] (ii) Who is Venus? How do the Venus s pigeons behave as far as love is concerned [3] (iii) All things that are, Are with more spirit chased than enjoy d . How far is this statement brought out by giving the example of a ship in later lines? [3] (iv) How does Gratiano explain in the extract the state of people in love? [3] (v) What will be Jessica s role in the masquerade? What does she have to say regarding this role? What is your opinion of Jessica 1 [4] ICSE Specimen Question Paper

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