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Unregistered 01:30 PM January 18th, 2013
Will you please provide me the Karnataka State Open University MA English Question Papers?
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Kesari 04:41 PM January 19th, 2013
The Karnataka State Open University MA English syllabus is as follows:

MA English:

Previous:

English Literature from Chaucer to Bunyan
Shakespeare
Restoration and Eighteenth Century English
Literature
Nineteenth Century Literature
Indian Literature in English

Final
Twentieth Century English Literature
Comparative Literature (Drama)
Literary Criticism
American Literature
European Classics in Translation

Question paper


M.A. (Previous) Examination, June 2008
(New Scheme- SIM)
English- Course-I
English Literature from Chaucer to Bunyan

Time:3 Hours Max. Marks: 90

Note: 1) Answer any five questions without omitting any Section.
2) Don not answer more than two questions from any Section. 3) All questions carry equal marks.
4) Do not omit any Section.

SECTION - A


1. a) Examine how Puritanism affected the English society in the 16th century?
OR
b) Show how Chaucer gives us vivid portraits of his pilgrims in The Prologue. Illustrate by using any two examples.
2. Write a critical appreciation of Spenser’s central concerns in Faerie Queene- Book I.
3. What are the chief characteristics of metaphysical poetry? Discuss with reference to at least two poems of Donne.
4. Consider George Herbert as a devotional poet.
5. Analyse in detail Andrew Marvel’s ‘The Garden’.
6. Sketch the character of Satan in Paradise Lost- Book I.
7. Examine Milton’s ‘’Lycidas’’ as a pastoral Elegy.
SECTION – B

8. ‘’The Book of Job is a great work of art not inspite of but because of its religious concern’. Discuss.
9. Do you think that Bacon’s essays are ‘dispersed meditations’. Discuss.
10. Explain how ‘The Pilgrim’s Progress shows the way to the Eternal cit
SECTION – C

11. a) Examine Dr.Faustus as a medieval morality play turned into a renaissance tragedy.
OR
b) ‘’In Dr.Faustus the underlying conflict is between the Renaissance conception of knowledge as power and the Christian notion of forbidden knowledge and damnation’’. Elucidate.
b) Comment on Auden’s critique of ‘’The Unknown Citizen’’.
12. a) Do you think that Jonson in Volpone adheres to his concept of comedy that it should ‘spot with human follies, not with crimes?
OR
b) ‘’Gold is the new centre of the Volpone universe, around which all existence now circles and from which it must draw its life’’. – Discuss.


M.A. (Previous) Examination, June 2008
(New Scheme- SIM)
English- Course-II
Shakespeare

Time:3 Hours Max. Marks: 90

Note: 1) Answer five questions not less than two from each Section. 2) All questions carry equal marks.
3) Do not omit any Section.

SECTION - A


1. Comment on Shakespeare’s views on Time, Death and Love in his sonnets prescribed for your study.
2. a) Do you agree with the view that ‘’Macbeth himself is as humane in his reflections as he is inhumane in his acts’’?
OR
b) Comment on the dramatic significance of the banquet scene in Macbeth.
3. a) Examine the statement ‘’ Hamlet is indeed about the pursuit of revenge but most deeply about the pursuit of truth’’.
OR
b) Comment on the ‘grave diggers’ scene in Hamlet.
4. a) Do you consider Richard II as a tragic hero?
OR
b) Consider Richard II as a historical play.
5. a) Do you agree with the view that ‘both Cassius and Antony place personal gain above the general good’? Explain.
OR
b) Is there a restoration of positive moral order to relieve the sense of tragic waste in Julius Caesar?


SECTION – B

6. a) Comment on the loyal friendship of Antonio and Bassanio in The Merchant of Venice.
OR
b) Examine the role of Shylock in The Merchant of Venice.
7. a) Consider As you Like It as a Romantic comedy.
OR
b) Comment on the pastoral element in As you Like It.
8. a) Examine the role of Ariel in The Tempest.
OR
b) Comment on the relationship between Prospero and Caliban.
9. a) Consider Measure for Measure as a dark comedy.
OR
b) Comment on the moral issues raised in Measure for Measure.
10. a) Comment on Bradley’s views on Shakespearean tragedy.
OR
b) Examine Wilson Kinght’s contribution to Shakespeare criticism.


M.A. (Previous) Examination, June 2008
(New Scheme- SIM)
English- Course-III
Restoration and Eighteenth Century English Literature

Time:3 Hours Max. Marks: 90

Note: 1) Answer five questions without omitting any Section. 2) All questions carry equal marks.
3) Do not omit any Section.

SECTION - A


1. a) ‘’The unusual quality in this comedy is its moral point of view.’’ Discuss this statement with reference to The Way of the World.
OR
b) Discuss the ‘’serious examination of manners’’ in The Way of the World.
2. a) ‘’Brilliantly witty, cynical in its view’’- Discuss this definition of the comedy of manners with reference to the The School for Scandal.
OR
b) Discuss the relevance of the title The School for Scandal.

SECTION – B

3. a) ‘’Logical argument and lyrical feeling’’- How is this true of Absalom and Achitophel?
OR
b) Discuss the political overtones in the poem Absalom and Achitophel.
4. a) What do you understand by the term ‘’Literature of wit’’? Discuss with reference to The Rape of the Lock.
OR
b) Discuss The Rape of the Lock as ‘’An heroic comical poem’’.
5. a) Gray’s Elegy ‘’ abounds with images which find a mirror in every mind’’. Discuss this statement of Dr.Johnson with reference to the poem.



SECTION - C

6. a) Examine Dr. Johnson’s views on the editors of Shakespeare in his preface.
OR
b) What are Shakespeare’s ‘’Poetic Virtues’’ according to Johnson?
7. a) Discuss Addison as an essayist with reference to ‘’Ladies Head Dress’’.
OR
b) Discuss Steele’s preoccupation in his essay- ‘’Reflection’’.
SECTION-D
8. a) Discuss the character of Vicar.
OR
b) Discuss the appropriateness of the title The Vicar of Wakefield.
9. a) What do you understand by the term ‘’Picaresque’’? Discuss with reference to Moll Flanders.
OR
b) Discuss the artistic merits of the novel Moll Flanders with particular reference to any two incidents in the novel.
10. a) For Fielding, ‘’goodness was a matter of spontaneity’’. Do you agree? Discuss with reference to Tom Jones.
b) Is Tom Jones ‘’impulsive and unreflecting’’ – Discuss.
11. a) Discuss the theme of Reason Vs. instinct in Gulliver Travels, Book IV.
OR
b) Would you consider Gulliver’s Travels a totally ‘’cynical’’ work? Substantiate your answer.


M.A. (Previous) Examination, June 2008
(New Scheme- SIM)
English- Course-IV
Nineteenth Century Literature

Time:3 Hours Max. Marks: 90

Note: 1) Answer any five questions without omitting any Section.
2) Don not answer more than two questions from any Section. 3) All questions carry equal marks.
4) Do not omit any Section.

SECTION - A

1. a) Discuss ‘The Prelude’ as a spiritual autobiography.
OR
b) Examine ‘’Tintern Abbey’’ As a philosophical poem.
2. Comment on the treatment of the supernatural in ‘The Ancient Mariner’.
3. Discuss Blake as a mystic poet.
4. Evaluate Shelly’s revolutionary fervour and idealism with reference to his poems.
5. Comment on the Hellenistic principles in Keats poetry with reference to ‘Ode on a Grecian Urn’.
6. Discuss the theme and imagery of Lotus Eaters with suitable illustrations.
7. Examine the use of dramatic monologue in Browning’s poetry.
SECTION – B

8. a) Elaborate on the world of Jane Austen with reference to ‘Emma’.
OR
b) Estimate Jane Austen as a Novelist with reference to ‘Emma’.
9. a) Critique ‘’The Great Expectations’’ as a novel of social realism.
OR
b) Discuss Dickens as a novelist with reference to his ‘’The Great Expectations’’.


10. a) Discuss Hardy as a regional novelist.
OR
b) Examine the role played by Diggory Venn in ‘The Return of the Native’.
11. a) Examine ‘Wuthering Heights’ as a gothic novel.
b) Sketch the character of Health Cliff.

SECTION - C

12. a) Evaluate Arnold’s understanding of culture.
OR
b) Critique Arnold’s classification of society in ‘Culture and Anarchy’.
13. How does Mill’s autobiography capture the developments of his time?
14. Attempt a critical analysis of Lamb or Hazlitt as essayists.








M.A. (Previous) Examination, June 2008
(New Scheme- SIM)
English- Course-V
Indian Literature in English

Time:3 Hours Max. Marks: 90

Note: 1) Answer five questions without omitting any Section. 2) All questions carry equal marks.
3) Do not omit any Section.

SECTION - A


1. Bring out the autobiographical element in ‘’Our Casuarina Tree’’.
2. Discuss Sarojini Naidu as a lyrical poet, with reference to the prescribed poems.
3. Why is the Man-God Relationship important to Tagore in his Gitanjali? Discuss.
4. Write short notes on any two of the following :
i) ‘’The Lotus’’
ii) ‘’Palanquin – bearers
iii) ‘’Enterprise’’
iv) ‘’Looking for a Cousin on a Swing’’.

SECTION – B

5. Bring out the various techniques used by Anand to highlight the predicament of Bakha.
6. Discuss Narayan’s comic vision in The Financial Expert.
7. Why is the theme of ‘’East-West encounter’’ important to The Serpent and the Rope? Discuss.
8. Examine Anita Desai’s method of characterisation in Where Shall We Go This Summer?

SECTION - C

9. a) Critically discuss Macaulay’s point of view in his Minutes or attempt a close reading of Raja Ram Mohan Roy’s letter to Lord Amberst.
OR
b) Consider Vivekananda’s Address as a subversive text.

P.T.O
10. a) Consider the central features of Nehru’s prose style with reference to his Autobiography.
OR
b) Would you agree with Nehru’s view that An Autobiography is ‘’Sketchy, personal and incomplete’’?
SECTION-D
11. a) Discuss Larins Sahib as a historical play.
OR
b) How does Gurcharan Das dramatise the character of Henry Lawrence in his play? Discuss.
12. a) Discuss the dramatic role of the Bhagawata in Hayavadana.
OR
b) How does Karnad dramatise the Devadatta-Kapila relationship in Hayavadana.
SECTION- E
13. Explain the ‘rasa-dhwani’ theory of art as elucidated by Hiriyanna.
14. a) Examine Aurobindo’s analysis of the poetic genius of different nations in The Future Poetry.
OR
b) What are the images of India that you find in the poems prescribed for you?








Here I am uploading a file from where you can download the Karnataka State Open University MA English question paper:
Attached: KSOU MA English paper 1.zip (434.7 KB) KSOU MA English paper 2.zip (14.7 KB) 
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rakshasudha 12:28 PM February 1st, 2013
Pl. send ksou M.A. in English Question papers you have attached the zip file it is not opened. pl. send the question papers upto 2012
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margaret mary 09:29 AM April 11th, 2013
Sir/Mam,
Required model question papers for M A English pervious and final.
Pls do the needfull.
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Unregistered 05:17 PM April 23rd, 2013
Originally Posted by margaret mary:
Sir/Mam,
Required model question papers for M A English pervious and final.
Pls do the needfull.
I need the previous year Question papaers for MA ENglish KSOU Mysore.

Please do the needful.

thanks in advance.

Regards,
Sumithra
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shivalingamma b m 02:41 PM May 25th, 2013
Pl. send ksou M.A. in English Question papers,pl. send the question papers upto 2012
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Unregistered 06:00 PM June 24th, 2013
Originally Posted by shivalingamma b m:
Pl. send ksou M.A. in English Question papers,pl. send the question papers upto 2012
wen u have got d qtns papers pl give me
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lallih9@gmail.com 05:53 PM July 29th, 2013
Please provide me MA English papers of Previous year and Final year
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Unregistered 01:56 PM August 30th, 2013
[plz provide me KSOU MA ENGLISH FINAL YEAR 2013 & 2013 question paper


id is nasirnazneen@gmail.com
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Unregistered 10:46 AM December 10th, 2013
Pl provide m.a english previous older question papers
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Aakashd 03:34 PM December 20th, 2013
The Karnataka State Open University was established in the year 1996; it is located in Mysore, Karnataka, India. this university enrolls approximately 100,000 students every year….

KSOU Question Papers MA English
As you required for the KSOU Question Papers MA English, here I am uploading a pdf file having the same. The maximum marks of this paper is 90, the duration of the paper is 3 years. This attachment contains the descriptive types of the questions……..

Address
Karnataka State Open University
Manasa Gongothri Compose, 14th Cross, 2nd Stage, Gokulam, Mysore, Karnataka,570006 ‎
095 91 106743


Attached: KSOU Question Papers MA English 1.zip (434.7 KB) 
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a.parameswarappa 05:22 PM January 9th, 2014
[QUOTE=Unregistered;143205]Will you please provide me the Karnataka State Open University MA English Questiionpaper finale year
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souzaneeta@gmail.com 11:28 AM March 13th, 2014
Can you send me the MA English previous year question papers
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stephena O.M 08:16 PM May 3rd, 2014
respected sir/madam
as MA English (final) question papers of examination of the ear is not able gain from the ksou website .i kindly request you to send me the same and to do needful with oblige.
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stephena O.M 08:16 PM May 3rd, 2014
respected sir/madam
as MA English (final) question papers of examination of the ear is not able gain from the ksou website .i kindly request you to send me the same and to do needful with oblige.
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stefina O.M 08:28 PM May 3rd, 2014
respected sir/madam,
as MA English (final) question papers of may/june (2013) examination is not able to extract from ksou website ,i kindly request you to do the needful by sending the same with oblige.
thanking you
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