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ICSE Class X Prelims 2021 : English Paper 2 (English Literature) (St. Xaviers School, Belguma, Purulia)

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St. Xaviers School , Purulia Subject : English Literature(Half Yearly Exam) Class : X Date : 12/10/2020 F.M. 80 Answer any five questions. All questions carry equal marks . SECTION A - DRAMA The merchant of Venice - Shakespeare Question 1 ( 16 marks ) Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow : How many then should stay cover that stand bare! How many be commanded that command! How much low peasantry would then be glean'd From the true seed of honour! And how much honour Pick'd from the chaff and ruin of the times To be new varnish'd ! Well, but to my choice Who chooseth me shall get as much as he deserves'. (a) In which context does the prince speak these words? [3) (b) What did he say about ruin?(3] (c) Who should cover? What does it mean? [3] (d)What is the meaning of low peasantry glean'd and ' the chaff and the ruins of times'? (3) (e) What does the speaker think of himself in this scene? What does he realises at the end of this scene? (4) Question 2. Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow: I am a tainted wether of the flock, Meetest for death: the weakest kind of fruit ( 16 marks )

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