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English Open Book Exam



1. Jo Goodwin Parker in her realistic essay "What is Poverty" gives a real and graphic account of what being poor actually means on a daily basis. Parker stresses that poverty is more ugly, cruel, and devastating than it is shown in newspapers. Discuss. (10)

2. What does the speaker promise at the end of the poem, The Gift in the Wartime? Do you find the speaker's promise is hyperbolic as in Robert Burn's poem A Red Red Rose? (10)

3. Analyze the conflicts in An Astrologer's Day. Explain how the conflicts are resolved and what they reveal about the characters involved in the story. (10)

4. The play is a satire on the present day education system. Do you think that our education system does not prepare students for life? Discuss. (Refund) (10)

5. Forgiveness is the best form of revenge. Substantiate the statement with reference to the story. (God Sees the Truth but Waits) (10) 

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