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Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Semester—2 Examination

Optional Paper—1
Time : 3 Hours
Maximum Marks : 60

N.B. :— (1) All questions are compulsory and carry equal marks.

1. Answer the following questions in about 150 words each :

(A) How does Dr. Ambedkar prove that hero-worship in politics in India is a ‘sure road to
degradation and to eventual dictatorship’ ? [6M]


How did the two children in the ‘Two Gentlemen of Verona’ become homeless orphans ?

(B) What message does the poet want to convey through the poem, “Where the Mind is
Without Fear” ? [6M]


How does the poet console disheartened human beings through her poem ‘Up-Hill’ ?

2. (A) Answer the following questions in about 75 words each :

(i) How does Dr. Ambedkar prove that liberty, equality and fraternity are interdependent
in a democracy ? [3M]


Describe how Albert Edward lost his job as a Verger.

(ii) What changes did Zenib bring about in Boota Singh’s life ? [3M]


Describe the circumstances which made the author take Jacopo and Nicola to the

(B) Answer the following questions in about 75 words each :

(i) What does Tagore mean by ‘heaven of freedom’ ? Explain. [3M]


What does the Duke expect of his future wife ?

(ii) Will the darkness hide the resting place ? Discuss with reference to the poem,
“Up-Hill”. [3M]


What does the poet say about Schoolmaster’s skill of calculating ?

3. (A) Fill in the blanks with appropriate form of the verbs given in brackets : [6M]

(i) More than one minister _____ going to resign. (is/are)

(ii) One of my brothers _____ in England. (live/lives)

(iii) My friends _____ gone to Chennai. (have/has)

(iv) Twenty kilometers ______ a long way to walk. (is/are)

(v) The cattle _____ grazing in the field. (was/were)

(vi) ____ your son have a car ? (Do/Does)

(B) Rewrite the following sentences as directed : [6M]

(i) The Pacific is the largest ocean in the world. (Change into Positive Degree)

(ii) My pen isn’t so good as yours. (Change into Comparative Degree)

(iii) I was doubtful whether he would marry her. (Change into Negative Sentence)

(iv) Prevention is better than cure. (Change into Interrogative Sentence)

(v) What a good boy Praveen is ! (Change into Assertive Sentence)

(vi) Gopal writes very beautifully. (Change into Exclamatory Sentence)

4. (A) Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below : [6M]
Experiments are sometimes made by experts to find out how many errors people make
in their statements. Here is one experiment which was tried. Some students at a university
were shown on a screen a picture of a bullfight. They were then asked to write a short
account of what they had seen. When this was finished, they were told to put a number on
every statement made — 1. If they were fairly sure about it, and 2. If they were prepared
to swear to the statement on oath. Every student had at least ten percent error in the
statements he was prepared to swear on oath, and considerably more than ten percent in the
other group. Here, for example, was one mistake. A student saw the bull had its tongue out.
Yet when he was shown the picture again, he saw that the bull’s mouth was closed, but that,
because its head turned to the side, the ear looked like the tongue. So whenever you are
arguing with someone about a point, remember that there is quite a good chance that you
are wrong, however, confident you feel about it.

Questions :

(i) What was the aim of the experiment tried at the university ?

(ii) What were the students shown on the screen ?

(iii) What were the students asked to do when the picture was shown ?

(iv) What was the extent of error in their statements ?

(v) What did the students mistake the ear for ?

(vi) What truth does this passage reveal ?

(B) Prepare a curriculum vitae (bio-data) for the post of Senior Clerk in Collector Office,
Amravati. [6M]

5. (A) Answer the following questions in one or two sentences each : [3M]

(i) What does social democracy mean ?

(ii) What was Lucia suffering from ?

(iii) How much money did Boota Singh pay Zenib’s captor ?

(B) Answer the following questions in one or two sentences each : [3M]

(i) What does the “resting place” mean in the poem, ‘Up-Hill’ ?

(ii) What does the Duke tell the envoy about the Duchess “Spot of Joy” ?

(iii) What kind of words did the schoolmaster use while arguing ?

(C) Rewrite the following sentences with appropriate corrections : [3M]

(i) She had three sister-in-laws.

(ii) After he finished his work, he went home.

(iii) He didn’t knew it.

(D) Write sentences of your own using each word given below : [3M]

(i) Purchase

(ii) Judgement

(iii) Advice.

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