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ICSE Prelims 2016 : English Paper 2 (2) (English Literature) (R. B. K. School (RBK), Mira Road)

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SECOND PRELIM EXAMINATION 2015-16 Std: X Date: 05/01/2016 Subject: ENGLISH LITERATURE Marks: 80 Dur. : 2 Hrs SECTION A - DRAMA Question 1: Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow: Certainly my conscience will serve me to run from this Jew my master. The fiend is at mine elbow; and tempts me, saying to me, Gobbo, Launcelot Gobbo, good Launcelot , or good Gobbo , or good Launcelot Gobbo, use your legs, take the start, run away 1. Why does Launcelot want to run away from Shylock? 2. 3. 4. 5. [3] Explain which theme is brought out from Lancelot s decision [3] Who was Old Gobbo? What was he looking for? How does Launcelot confuse him? [3] What has Gobbo brought and for whom? What according to Launcelot must be done with it?[3] What changes does Gratiano promise to make in his behavior when they are in Belmont? [4] Question 2: Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow: I pray you, good Bassanio, let me know it. And if it stand, as you yourself still do, Within the eye of honor, be assured My purse, my person, my extremest means Lie all unlocked to your occasions. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. What does Antonio say about his melancholic mood? What does Antonio say to prove that he is not sad because of his merchandise? What has Bassanio squandered? How? Why is Antonia unable to help Bassanio financially? What does he do instead? What does Bassanio tell Antonio about Portia in this scene? [3] [3] [3] [3] [4] SECTION B POETRY Question 3: Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow: "Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high Where knowledge is free Where the world has not been broken up into fragments By narrow domestic walls Where words come out from the depth of truth." 1. What is meant by mind without fear ? Whose mind is the poet talking about and why? 2. What does the poet mean by Where knowledge is free? What were the restrictions imposed on the spread of knowledge? [3] [3] 3. What are the narrow domestic walls that the poet speaks about in the poem? Why are they called narrow by the poet 4. Who is referred to as thee ? Whose mind is to be led forward and where? 5. What does the poet pray for his countrymen in the poem? Page 1 of 2 [3] [3] [4]

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