2. What is called ‘raisonneur’? Who is the raisonneur in Arms and the Man?
Ans- In order to state his views explicitly, the problem playwright sometimes introduces to raisonneur, who moves through the plots a philosophic spectator, and acts as the author’s spokesman or accredited representative. The raisonneur generally has an air of superior wisdom and his utterances have special weight or authority. Bluntschly in Arm and The Man acts as raisonneur who being the spokesman of the author criticizes the romantic ideals of war and love. Read More Model Question
3. Write a short note on the date production and publication of the play Arms and The Man?
Ans- George Bernard Shaw wrote and Arms and The Man in 1894. It was first performed at the Avenue Theatre, London on April 21, 1894 which ran uninterrupted till 7th July. However, the play first papered in print in 1898 as one of the pleasant play in the author’s first two volumes of dramatic works known as Plays: Peasant and Unpleasant.
4. The purpose of Keatsian odes is to display a role of escapism- Do you find any answer in Ode to Nightingale? Read More Teaching English
Ans- Maximum of Keatsian odes have been wrought in a mood of gloom and disenchantment becalming their central theme is transience of artistic experience. All that Keats sees and feels in the world is transient. In Ode to Nightingale the poet yearns to escape from the fret and fury of life but fails to find an abiding means of escape. But Keats says that the bird is the symbol of an artist and its perennial song a symbol of enduring art. Thus, art might be the best escape route from transitory world.
Ans- Optimism is the most important feature of Brownian’s poetry. The rejected lover in the poem advocates a robust optimism. He is not accusing his beloved for giving him false praises or so . Rather their consent to riding is hopeful gain than others' prospect. He is not hard on worldly failures. “All men strive, and who succeeds?” Thus, his present riding is a fair amount of achievement as it shows his love’s partial success. Instead of hatred, his beloved has merely rejected him. Thus, his is a feeling of courage, struggle and he celebrates a note of hope indeed.
6. Give acquaintance with the following charters in She Stoops to Conquer: Bridget, Bet Bouncer.
Ans- These are the minor characters mentioned in the play. Bridget is the name of the cook-maid in Mr. Hardcastle’s household. Read More Teaching English
7. Describe the reception of Marlow and Hasting by Mr. Hardcastle.
Ans- Mr. Hardcastle is a fond and dear host whose gentle-manliness is Englishman’s heartiest cordiality. Thus at the news of coming of Marlow and Hasting he instructs his servants the ifs and buts, does and don'ts of table manners. When the two guests finally appear he plays a grand cordial reception. He acts friendly and frankly maker. He tells them his house as liberty hall and always he is on behest of them. He talks too much to meet every attention. But mistakenly Marlow and Hasting answer him rudely taking him as a innkeeper and his house as an inn. Read More Model Question
8. Who is an iconoclast? Why is Shaw regarded as iconoclast?
9. What are nouns and pronouns?
Ans Nouns are name of persons, places, things, ideas, or qualities. Examples: Roosevelt, girl, Ganga, coastline, Koran, table, strife, happiness etc.
10. Differentiate the use of the words- eminent and imminent.
Ans- Eminent means famous- The eminent French artist Andrea Del Jolla has won the Art De La France.
"The manager, as well as her there support stuffs, were inclined to agree with the statements."
Ans- The subject of the sentence is 'the manager'. Therefore the singular auxiliary verb ‘was’ so be used. The three supports staff are in a subordinate clause and are therefore not a part of the subject of the sentence. The correct sentence should be—‘The many….. , was inclined… statements’.
13. What are the meaning of the following phrases quoted from She Stoops to Conquer: A cat and fiddle, concatenation, parcels of pigeons, grumbletonian, and dissembler.
Ans- A cat fiddle—means nonsense. Hardcastle tells that learning Latin or Greek to Tony is nonsense stuff.
Parcel of pigeons- pack of fools
Grumbletonian- one who grumbles or seeks fault with others
Dissembler—hypocrite or cheat
14. Rewrite the sentence correctly- “The president, as well as the deans, have agreed to revise the catalog”
Ans- The subject is the singular noun ‘president’, so the verb has to be the singular ‘has’. As well as deans is a subordinate Clause, not a part of the subject. It therefore does not influence the verb from. The correct for the sentence should-“The president, as……., has …….catalog.”
15. What difference in meaning of the following pair: dessert, desert.
Ans – Dessert (frits as sweets served at the end of a meal)
Exp- A good dessert after a healthy meal enriches the taste of lunching.
Desert (lonely place/ merit)
Exp- Texas had been a deserted place two century ago.
16. Identify the wrong word or phrase. Rewrite it correctly:
"None of the money were reserved for emergencies."
17. What is the meaning of the word ‘ubiquitous’ and ‘emanates’?
Ans- The word ‘ubiquitous’ means being everywhere. Air being ubiquitous, people are particularly sensitive about any reduction in the quality of the atmosphere.
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