Friday, 2 January 2015

PAST PAPER - PAPER B 2014 GROUP II

PAPER NO. 22 (YEAR 2014 - GROUP II) 
1. Write an essay, with outline, of 300-350 words on ONE of the following topics. 
(i) Education for All
(ii) A Pakistani Wedding
(iii) Modern Youth
(iv) Poverty and its Evil
(v) Importance of Social Justice
2. Read the following passage and answer the questions given at the end. Your own constructed answers will fetch you better marks. 
     The man who is perpetually hesitating which of the two things he will do first, will do neither. The man who resolves but suffers his resolution to be changed by the first counter suggestion of a friend who fluctuates from opinion to opinion, from plan, and veers like a weather-cook to every point of the compass, with every breath of caprice that blows-can never accomplish anything great or useful instead of being progressive to any thing, he will be at best stationary, and more probably retrograde in all. It is only the man who first consults wisely, then resolves firmly and then executes his purpose with inflexible perseverance undismayed by those difficulties which daunt a weaker spirit that can advance to eminence in any time. Take your course wisely, but firmly, and haven taken it, hold upon it with heroic resolution and the Alps and Pyrenees will sink before you. Wavering and fickleness of the mind are not only signs of a weak personality but also symptoms of inferiority complex. Taking a decision promptly and then sticking to it firmly may be the quality found rarely in the selected few but average human beings are quite capable of developing the habit of thinking deeply and wisely and then executing the plans efficiently. It can be achieved through guidance, will power and psychological treatment.
Questions:
(i) What is the result of indecisiveness?
(ii) Why should a man refrain from changing his plans after taking a firm decision?
(iii) What are the conditions of successful accomplishment of a task?
(iv) What do repeated change in plans show about a man's personality?
(v) Suggest a suitable title for the passage.
(vi) Make a precis of the above passage.
3. Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper expressing your grave concern on current wave of terrorism.
OR
Write a job application to the manager of a mobile phone franchise for the post of Office Assistant. 
4. Correct any FIVE of the following sentences. (No extra attempts will be marked). 
(i) We all did not go.
(ii) One should not waste his time.
(iii) This is not such weather which was expected.
(iv) You need not to worry.
(v) He is more better than I.
(vi) This book is superior than that.
(vii) We had have nice tea.
(viii) Either he or his brother are at fault.
(ix) What makes you to look so happy?
(x) Both Nazia as well as Nazish are intelligent.
5. Use any FIVE of the following phrases in sentences. (No extra attempts will be marked) 
(i) Bring under
(ii) Kick the bucket
(iii) Jed wood justice
(iv) Off hand
(v) In hot water
(vi) To hold water
(vii) Get away
(viii) Go over
(ix) Look for
(x) To let the cat out of the bag
6. Translate the following into English. 
OR 
Write a dialogue between two friends discussing B.A. Paper A.

Thursday, 1 January 2015

PAST PAPER - PAPER B YEAR 2014 GROUP I

PAPER NO. 21 (YEAR 2014 - GROUP I) 
Write an essay, with outline, of 300-350 words on ONE of the following topics. 
(i) Impact of College Life on Character
(ii) National Unity
(iii) Childhood Joys
(iv) Problems of Pakistan
(v) Students Role in Nation Building
2. Read the following passage and answer the questions given at the end. Your own constructed answers will fetch you better marks. 
     The chief causes of large-scale violence are love of power, competition, hate and fear. Love of power will have not national outlet when all serious military force is concentrated in the international army. Competition will be effectively regulated by law, and mitigated by governmental controls. Fear -- in the acute form in which we know it -- will disappear when war is no longer to be expected. There remains hate and malevolence. This has a deep hold on human nature. The wide diffusion of malevolence is one of the most unfortunate things in human nature, and it must be lessened if a world State is to be stable. It can be lessened, and be very quickly. If peace becomes secure there will be a very rapid increase of material prosperity, and this tends more than anything else to provide a mood of kindly feeling. Consider the immense diminution of cruelty in Britain during the Victorian Age; this was mainly due to rapidly increasing wealth in all classes. I think we may confidently expect a similar effect throughout the world owing to the increased wealth that will result from the elimination of war. A great deal, also, is to be hoped from a change in propaganda. Nationalist propaganda, in any violent form, will have to be illegal, and children in school will not be taught to hate and despise foreign nations. 
QUESTIONS
(i) What are the chief causes of large-scale violence in the world? 
(ii) How can hate be lessened? 
(iii) How can material prosperity be achieved? 
(iv) How can nationalist propaganda be controlled?
(v) Suggest a suitable title for the passage. 
(vi) Make a precis of the above passage. 
3. Write a letter to the District Police Officer complaining about the increasing occurrences of street crimes. 
OR
Write a job application to the General Manager of Multi-National  company for the post of Accountant. 
4. Correct any FIVE of the following sentences. (No extra attempts will be marked). 
(i) He was failed in B.A.
(ii) I am sick with his company. 
(iii) Bring me any water to drink. 
(iv) He congratulated him for his success. 
(v) Many a men was present there. 
(vi) Either he or his friends helps me. 
(vii) None of the two brothers is intelligent. 
(viii) I object to his go there. 
(ix) I shall not let him to go there. 
(x) Such careless students who do not work hard seldom pass. 
5. Use any FIVE of the following phrases in sentences. (No extra attempts will be marked) 
(i) Creature comforts
(ii) A chip of the old block
(iii) Under a cloud
(iv) Between two fires
(v) A bull in China shop
(vi) Come by
(vii) Bring under
(viii) Break out
(ix) Bear out
(x) Turn up
6. Translate the following into English. 
OR 
Write a dialogue between the teacher and a graduate student on the choice of career. 

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

PAST PAPER - PAPER A 2014 GROUP II

PAPER NO. 22 (YEAR 2014 - GROUP II) 
1. Explain with reference to the context any THREE of the followings: 
(i) In the morning glad I see
My foe outstretched beneath the tree
(ii) Ahead shelf above shelf
Its silence I hear and obey 
That I may lose my way
And myself
(iii) But O that I were young again 
And held her in my arms
(iv) If it's only a bit of breakfast, I don't say but what I mightn't get it, if I'm asked decent. 
(v) It is another of our fatal weakness and has kept us out of law and politics and diplomacy - in fact, everything but church. 
2. Attempt any TWO of the following questions. 
(i) Critically analyze the ending of "Rappaccini's Daughter". 
(ii) "Take Pity" critiques the idea of male superiority. Give your own opinion. 
(iii) Discuss the element of humour and absurdity in "The Bear". 
3. Attempt any TWO questions. 
(i) How does Emily Dickinson view death in "Because I Could Not Stop for Death"?
(ii) Can leisure be helpful in rejuvenating life? (Leisure) 
(iii) "After Apple Picking" traces the journey from conscious to subconscious. Discuss. 
4. Attempt any TWO questions. 
(i) "Take the Plunge" deals with human desire to do something unusual. Discuss. (Take the Plunge) 
(ii) The rebuilding of civilization is arduous and impossible without tolerance. Discuss. (Tolerance) 
(iii) Discuss the difference between hosts and guests (Host and Guest) 
5. Attempt any TWO questions. 
(i) What, according to you, is really inspiring in the novel 'The Old Man and the Sea'? 
(ii) Discuss the sea as a living entity in the novel. 
(iii) Write a note on the importance of dreaming in the text. 

PAST PAPER - PAPER A 2014 GROUP I

PAPER NO. 21 (YEAR 2014 - GROUP I)
1. Explain with reference to the context any THREE of the followings:
(i) Will lie o'nights
In the bony arms 
Of Reality and be comforted
(ii) And then the lover
Sighing like a furnace, with woeful balled
Made to his mistresses eyebrow. 
(iii) My eye has permitted no change
I am going to keep things like this. 
(iv) My dear Uncle this is holiday. Being in London is a holiday. 
(v) It is another of our fatal weakness and has kept us out of law and politics and diplomacy - in fact, everything but church. 
2. Attempt any TWO of the following questions. 
(i) The narrator in "Tell Tale Heart" is a creative artist. Support or refute the statement. 
(ii) Draw a character sketch of the Duchess in "The Duchess and the Jeweler". 
(iii) Discuss the title of the play "Smoke Screens" 
3. Attempt any TWO questions. 
(i) Do you share the feeling of William Davies in "Leisure"?
(ii) The poem "Woman Work" deals with the boredom felt in our daily life and especially of women. Discuss. 
(iii) Discuss "Fog" as an imagistic poem. 
4. Attempt any TWO questions. 
(i) Virginia Woolf has turned the ordinary to extraordinary in Eclipse. Discuss. 
(ii) Describe the destruction caused by nuclear bomb in "Nagasaki, August 1954". 
(iii) "It is easy to see fanaticism in others but difficult to spot in oneself". Discuss with reference to Tolerance by Forster. 
5. Attempt any TWO questions. 
(i) Discuss the element of hope in the novel 'The Old Man and the Sea'.
(ii) Discuss the sea as a living entity in the novel. 
(iii) Write a note on Manolin.