Loyola College U.G. English Nov 2006 General English – I Question Paper PDF Download


AP 03


         EL 1057 – GENERAL ENGLISH – I

(Also equivalent to GEL 057)



Date & Time : 25-10-2006/1.00-4.00           Dept. No.                                                       Max. : 100 Marks




  1. Read the following poem and answer the questions given below. 2×5=10

                        Honest Thought and Simple Truth

How happy is he born and taught

That serveth not another’s will;

Whose armour is his honest thought,

And simple truth his highest skill!

Whose passions not his masters are,

Whose soul is still prepared for death

Untied unto the world of care

Of princely love or vulgar breath;

Who hath his life from rumours freed,

Whose conscience is his strong retreat

Whose state can neither flatterers feed,

Nor ruin make accusers great;

Who God doth late and early pray

More of His grace than gifts to lend;

Who entertains the harmless day

With a well-chosen book or friend;

This man is free from servile bands

Of hope to rise or fear to fall;

Lord of himself, though not lands;

And having nothing, he hath all.



  1. What is the armour of the happiest man?
  2. What is his skill?
  3. What kind of life does he lead?
  4. Write five qualities of this man?
  5. Pick out four pairs of rhyming words.



  1. Read the following passage and answer the questions given below. 2×5=10

                                        Selfless Love

In the cold mountainous regions of North India, where it is very cold, travellers are helped to keep warm in this way. They take a small vessel, put burning coal in it, and cover it up. They weave strings around it and, wrapping it with cloth, carry it under their arms. Three men were travelling thus towards the sacred place of Amarnath. One of them saw several others suffering with cold, and, taking the fire out of his vessel lit a fire so that everyone could get warm. So everyone left the place alive. When they had all to walk in the dark the second man of the party took out the fire in his vessel and lit a torch with it, and helped them all to walk along in safety. The third man of the party mocked them and said: `You are fools. You have wasted your fire for the sake of others.’ `Show us your fire, ‘said they to him. When he broke open his vessel there was no fire, but only ashes and coal. With his fire one had given warmth and another had given light. But the third man was selfish and kept the fire to himself, and it was no use even to him.

In the same way, it is God’s will that the love which we receive from him, should give warmth and light to others.



  1. Where were the three men travelling?
  2. How do the people in these cold regions keep themselves warm?
  3. How did the first man help others?
  4. How was the travellers’ path lit?
  5. What do you learn from the third man?



III. Annotate any TEN of the following in about 75 words. 10×4=40


  1. I am a part of all that I have met;


  1. Old age hath yet his honour and his toil;

Death closes all: but something before the end


  1. And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise


  1. If you can fill the unforgiving minute

With sixty seconds’ worth of a distance run

  1. You see I’m not as young as I was and it couldn’t seem able to get the

letters in me’ead when I was a nipper I don’t think there’s much chance

of it now.


  1. “That’s an idea” he said. “Strange `ow things come to you when you least expect it.”


  1. And I will make thee beds of roses

And a thousand fragrant posies;


  1. …. Love is not love

Which alters when it alteration finds.


  1. It is the star to every wandering bark.


  1. But no one descended to the Traveller

No head from the leaf-fringed sill

Leaned over and looked into his grey eyes.


  1. While his horse moved, cropping the dark turf

`Neath the starred and leafy sky.


  1. If these delights thy mind may move,

Then live with me and be my love.







  1. Answer any FOUR of the following in about 300 words. 4×10=40
  2. How does the character of Ulysses in the poem represent an ideal role model for the youths of today?


  1. How does the poem “The Listeners” portray the spiritual plight of mankind?


  1. Describe the various images used by Shakespeare to drive home the idea of constancy in `love’.


  1. What are the qualities suggested by Rudyard Kipling to become a successful man in life?


  1. Attempt a character sketch of the Verger, Albert Edward.


  1. How does the “Foreword to the Broken Wings” depict the true love of Gibran for Selma?


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Loyola College U.G. English Nov 2006 Literary Appreciation – I Question Paper PDF Download


AP 02



(Also equivalent to GEL 051/ EL 1072)



Date & Time : 27-10-2006/1.00-4.00           Dept. No.                                                       Max. : 100 Marks





Answer any 10 of the following in about 75 words each (10×3= 30 marks)

  1. What is the usual misconception about love?
  2. Why are Romeo and Juliet bothered about their names?
  3. Who does the little boy symbolize  in “The Selfish Giant?”
  4. Why are the adults averse towards the snow?
  5. Why are the Maine woods referred to as virgin forests?
  6. What argument does the hermit use to dissuade the king from killing the deer?
  7. Give two reasons why the author wants a wife.
  8. Why does Nora insist that she has never been understood?
  9. Why is the daughter referred to as the docile cow in the poem “I Ask…Why?
  10. What does W.H.Auden signify by saying the “the death of the poet was kept from his poems?”
  11. Bring out the symbolic significance of the glass menagerie in the play.
  12. What lessons for life did A.P.J.Kalam learn from his parents?
  13. Why does George Orwell regard sports as an “unfailing cause of ill-will?”
  14. What doe the author mean by seeing off the shine?
  15. Why is Brady reluctant to fight against Jack?




Answer any 4 of the following  in about 200 to 250 words each      (4×10=40 marks)

  1. What according to Scott Peck is the distinction between falling in love and true love?
  2. Discuss the divine quality of nature as portrayed by Thoreau and Kalidasa.
  3. Critically examine Nora’s discussion with Helmer as a plea for women’s liberation.
  4. Examine Swami and Friends as a humorous account on the importance of sports for young people.
  5. How important are the early influences and experiences critical in shaping one’s future according to Dr. Kalam’s life story?











[EL 1051         Sub: Literary Appreciation]


  1. To love is to give. Show how the little child transforms the giant’s life through his act of love.



Answer any TWO of the following in about 300 to 400 words each.(2x 15=30 marks)

  1. Write a note on the different kinds of love that have nourished your life.
  2. If Chennai city is a concrete jungle what kind of relief does the sea and the beach bring to our lives?
  3. Women are an integral part of men’s lives as mothers, sisters, wives and daughters. What kind of changes are necessary to make this world a safer and happier place for them?
  4. Dr. Kalam has always lavished praise on his teachers for having touched and shaped his life. Can you think of any teacher who has been a  positive influence on you?
  5. Do you think big sporting events like the World Football Cup, Olympics, Cricket etc play a role in promoting world peace?


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Loyola College U.G. English Nov 2006 English Thro Literature – I Question Paper PDF Download


AP 04



(Also equivalent to GEL 058)



Date & Time : 27-10-2006/1.00-4.00           Dept. No.                                                       Max. : 100 Marks





I Answer any TEN of the following in about 50 words each.                     (10×3=30)


  1. What impact did Shakespeare’s death make on Elizabethan drama?
  2. What did the poet, in the poem Kubla Khan, see in his vision?
  3. What solution does Mathew Arnold prescribe to mitigate the sufferings of this dark world? Do you agree with the poet? Give reasons.
  4. Comment on the line – ‘If design govern in a thing so small’.
  5. Why are the peasants compared to ‘swarms of flies’?
  6. What do you learn about the character of the mother from the last two lines of the poem Night of the Scorpion?
  7. What devices does the writer recommend to avoid bores?
  8. How do workers tend to lose in a general strike?
  9. How does the master class, in the modern age, maintain hold on the slave class? Explain.
  10. Why is it impossible to achieve excellence in any subject? Give reasons.
  11. What should a reader look for in a biographical account? Why?
  12. Sum up Shaw’s views on ‘work’ and ‘leisure’.



II Answer any FIVE of the following in about 100 words each.            (5×5=25)


  1. Why does Shaw consider slavery of man to man as unnatural slavery?
  2. What reasons does Livingstone give to opt for Literature as a subject to see man full face?
  3. How did the girl get the third goat from Sindhu?
  4. How did the mathematics master trap Wasserkopf at the end?
  5. Why does the poet not wish to lodge Shakespeare by Chaucer, Spenser or Beaumont?
  6. Comment with examples on the qualities of magic and superstition in Kubla Khan.
  7. Explain the high philosophy of the peasants’ prayers in Night of the Scorpion.











[EL 1058 English Through Literature]


III Answer the following in about 250 words each.                           (2×15=30)


  1. Enumerate Bernard Shaw’s views on Freedom.


Analyse critically Mathew Arnold’s reflections in his poem Dover Beach.


  1. Choose a candidate or political party you like and formulate an essay defending your freedom of choice.


Narrate an event in your life and share your concerns over the cultural degradation due to the influence of media.


IV Fill in the blanks with appropriate articles and prepositions.           (5×1=5)


We have to focus our eyes —(1)—the business of the moment, and —(2)—power of long vision is easily lost. But man needs —(3)—long vision —-(4)— life and should view it —(5)—bifocal spectacles.


V  Dialogue writing                                                                                (10 marks)


Construct a dialogue between a travel agent and the representative of your class over arranging a mini bus for an educational tour for a week.



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Loyola College U.G. English Nov 2006 English For Empowerment Question Paper PDF Download


AP 06



(Also equivalent to GEL 065)



Date & Time : 25-10-2006/1.00-4.00           Dept. No.                                                       Max. : 100 Marks




I Answer all the questions                                                                              (10 marks)


Choose the correct answer from those given and fill in the blanks.

1.Vellamal was the ————— of Mr. Kumar. (servant, sister, mother)

2.Beethoven was a great ——————-. (scientist, basket ball player, composer)

3.The wanderer had a ——————— on his head. (millstone, pumpkin, sack of sand)

  1. The mullah was a ———————–. (magician, preacher, sultan)

5.The  wise Ali advised the boy to think of ——————. (moderation, temptation, meditation)

  1. The King left the palace door —————–. (closed, open, ajar)

7.The Professor called the student————-. (by name,  ‘son’ , brother)

  1. Old Mother Laima presented the lad with ————–. (a ring, a pair of shoes, mat)
  2. Malla Reddy was the ——————- of Yashoda. (brother, landlord, husband)
  3. The boy was thrown into the lake by ————-. (the boatman, his mother, his father)



II Two passages from your text are jumbled and given below. Arrange the Two Passages   separately in the right order.                                                         (10 marks)



  • Starting on his first day in the cell, the Vizier practiced picking up the calf and carrying it up and the steps of the dungeon tower.
  • A magician was performing his art before the sultan and winning the enthusiasm of his audience.
  • Everyone followed with great interest this play, which was going on in front of them.
  • When he saw him saw him, he was overcome with amazement. “ God help me, what a miracle, what a genie.”






[EL 1064   Sub: English For Empowerment]


  • The Mullah, a preacher, wanted to get some nuts for his wife, because she had promised cook him fesenjah, a dish with nuts.
  • You don’t have any talent anyway—away with you to the dungeon. And you won’t be lonely, and so you will have one of your kind right there, you will have calf as a cellmate.
  • I will help you if you do exactly as I tell you. The Mullah said “I promise to do everything as you say, if you can just free me from this terrible jar.”
  • But his vizier gave him pause for thought as he said, “Your Highness, no master falls from the sky. The magician’s art is the result of his industriousness and practice.”
  • The sultan himself was filled with admiration and exclaimed, “God, help me, what a miracle, what a genie!”
  • Wide-eyed and with open mouth, the Mullah watched and said, “Are you a magician?”
  • The Mullah did this, and, behold without any trouble, he pulled his hand out of the jar.
  • “Your highness no master falls from the sky. My strength is the result of my industriousness and practice.”


III. Choose the correct answer from your understanding of the various lessons you have    studied:                                                                                               (1×10=10)

  1. Vellamal was Mr. Kumar’s ___________
  2. aunt b. grandmother c. mother d. cousin
  3. Leaders must exercise ______ _______ if they expect to control others.
  4. effective leaders b. self control c. different styles d. negative attitude
  5. The vizier had a ________ as his cell mate.
  6. steer b .donkey c. rabbit d. camel
  7. The scholar had a lot of _________ in the heavy chests.
  8. pearls b. gold c. weapons  d. books
  9. The boy loved to eat a lot of ________.
  10. apples b. water melon c. dates  d. fish
  11. A mullah is a __________.
  12. preacher b.nut cracker c. doctor d. saint
  13. The wanderer had a heavy ____________ around his neck.
  14. pumpkin b. water hose c. millstone d. boulder
  15. Revathi is a 12th standard student from ___________.
  16. Vayalur b. Pudukottai c. Pappapatti d. Vellore
  17. A successful candidate is always ___________.
  18. afraid b. confident c. silent d .lazy
  19. Yashoda’s husband was ______ _______ .

a.Bala Reddy b.Rama Reddy c.John Reddy d.Malla Reddy.











[EL 1064         Sub: English For Empowerment]

IV Answer the following questions from the various lessons you have studied

(10×1=10 marks)

  1. Who according to is a winner?
  2. Why did the kink want to test the courtiers?
  3. How did the problem between Vayalur and Pudur start?
  4. What did the professor ask the student to do in the class?
  5. Mention any one burden the traveler was carrying.
  6. What did Mullah’s want him to do one day?
  7. What answer did wise Ali give to the mother?
  8. How did the fisherman spend his time everyday?
  9. Why was the scholar called wise?
  10. Name any great personality who became successful after meeting with many failures


V Read the following passage and answer the questions given below.         (10 marks)

Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs.

His bed was next to the room’s only window. The other man had to depend all his time flat on his back. The men talked for a long time every day. Every afternoon when the man in the bed by the window could sit up, he would pass the time describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window. The man in the other began to live, for those one-hour periods where his world would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and colour of the world outside. The man described all the beautiful things in the park outside. He told him about the people passing by. Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats. Young lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every colour of the rainbow. Days and weeks passed.

One morning, the nurse arrived to bring water for their baths only to find the lifeless body of the man by the window. He had died peacefully in his sleep. The attendants took his body away. After a little while, the other man asked if he could be moved to the bed next to the window. The nurse was happy to make the change. And after making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone. Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first look at the world outside. He tried very hard to look out of the window. There was only a blank wall.

The man asked the nurse what could have compelled his deceased roommate who described such wonderful things outside the window. The nurse answered that the man was blind and could not even see the wall. She said,” Perhaps he just wanted to make you happy.”


  1. Why were the two men admitted in the hospital?
  2. How did they spend their time?
  3. What did the man describe?
  4. What happened to the man by the window one morning?
  5. Why did the man encourage the other man in his room?









[EL 1064         Sub: English For Empowerment]

VI        Read the following story and answer the questions given below.  (10 marks)


The Enlightened Butcher


This story from Mahabaratha brings to light that our spiritual achievement is useless if we neglect our duties or Dharma.


Kaushika was his parent’s only son. “Mother,” he said one day, “ I want to go off into the jungle and devote myself to spiritual studies.” His mother said with concern, “but son, your father and I are very old. Your father is sick and he can hardly move. If you go away, what will happen to us? Who will attend to our needs?”


Kaushika did not listen. He was determined to study the Vedas. His mother cried in vain as she watched her son turn his back on her and leave for the jungle. Eventually Kaushika acquired great mystical powers.


One afternoon, as he was meditating under a tree, a crane flew up, and perched herself on a branch above Kaushika. Some bird droppings fell on Kaushika head. Kaushika furiously threw a gaze at the crane. The crane immediately fell dead. The sage felt sorry for what he had done. “How could I have allowed my anger to take over me that way?” He mourned.


Later in the day, he went to a village to beg for alms. The lady of the house asked him to wait and went to get some food. Right then her husband arrived. She immediately set aside the pot of food she was taking to the sage and went to her husband. After washing his feet, giving him food, and attending his needs, she came back out to give the alms to the sage. The sage was very insulated. “You put your husband before a pious sage? Do you know the power of a Brahmin?” he asked.


She calmly replied, “Yes, a true Brahmin is he who has mastered his anger. Please do not threaten me, I am not a crane that will die with your fiery gaze.” The sage was amazed. How does she know about the crane?” he wondered.


The lady continued, “Oh holy one! You are a learned Brahmin but you have not understood the truth about virtue. If you want to be enlightened, go to Dharmavyadha

who lives in Mathura. Anyone will tell you where he lives.”


The sage thanked the lady and hurried to Mathura. “He must be a great and learned sage indeed,” Kaushika thought to himself. But when he finally reached Dharmavyadha’s place, he found it to be a butcher’s shop! A very ordinary looking man came out and said, “Welcome holy one. I am Dharmavyadha, the man you seek.”


How can a butcher be spiritually enlightened? Kaushika asked in amazement. Dharmavyadha smiled and said with compassion, “ I know the story of the crane and of the woman who sent you here. Come, let us go to my house.”







[EL 1064         Sub: English For Empowerment]


The sage could not contain himself and blurted out, “But killing animals is such a sinful profession! Are you not ashamed?” “I am not,” the butcher calmly said. “ I am engaged in my family trade. I work hard and honestly at it. There is no reason for me to be ashamed of my work!”


“Holy one,” continued the butcher. “If I do injury to other creatures, so do you as you did to the crane.” “As we walk on the soil, we are trampling on numerous creatures. Nor is air devoid of creatures. You see the farmer tilling the land? He is killing so many animals that thrive under the soil.”


They reached the butcher’s house. The Butcher’s wife was doing her household chores and his two boys were playing. The butcher introduced the sage to his wife and boys. Then the butcher entered the house and touched his parent’s feet. “Here is a learned Brahmin from a far off place,” the butcher told his father. “Welcome, holy one”, the father said.


Before leaving the room the butcher remarked, “ My parents are my Gods. My wife and my children attend to them with devotion and love. We consider caring for them to be our greatest duty. In doing one’s duty cheerfully, lies true virtue. This is what the dutiful wife sent you to learn.”


“Oh learned one!” the butcher continued, you have run away from your responsibilities and deserted your aged father and mother. Spiritual achievement is useless if one has neglected one’s Dharma, or duties.” The sage remembered his mother crying, “ Who will look after us when you are gone my son?”


The sage apologized, “You have shown me the path of true virtue, the true meaning of Dharma, Oh pious one. I am deeply indebted to you”. Kaushika immediately returned to his parents and served them lovingly till the end of their days.


Answer the following questions from the passage in complete sentences.


  1. Why did Kaushika leave the house and his parents?
  2. Why did Kaushika kill the crane?
  3. Why did the lady in the house make Kaushika wait for his alms?
  4. What is the profession of Dharmavyadha?
  5. How did Dharmavyadha explain the virtue of his profession?



VII Answer  any one of the following and your should be in five paragraphs.                                                                                                                                 (10 marks)

(a) What do you mean by success? What are the ingredients that go into making a successful person?

(b) How important is relationships in life? Write about the different relationships you        share with the people around you.






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VIII Answer  any one of the following and your should be in five paragraphs.                                                                                                                               (10 marks)


  • We are wanderers in our life carrying the burden of responsibilities. Explain.
  • Write about the different perspectives of the businessman and the fisherman.


IX Vocabulary.


  1. Match the following. (3 marks)


  1. adjoining sea reproduce
  2. remake search
  3. congratulate mistake
  4. looking for compliment
  5. flaw unwilling
  6. reluctant coastal


  1. Choose one word substitute to the following expressions.                (3 marks)


Virtues, cattle, horror, businessmen, monster, boatman


    1. worthy qualities
    2. domesticated animals
    3. extreme fear
    4. one who runs a business
    5. one who provides transport by boat
    6. wicked person



X Fill in the blanks by choosing the appropriate words given.                       (4 marks)


Scream, convince, tide, puzzled

    1. The child __________ for ice-cream.
    2. Some people are adamant. We cannot _________ them.
    3. On seeing the question paper the candidate was _________.
    4. Time and ______ wait for no man.


XI        Use the following hints and write the story in your own words.       (10 marks)

Poor man – in a hut – no wife – no children – worked in the field – one evening – an old man came – the poor man gave food and shelter – old man was satisfied – presented a goose – went away – next morning – the goose – a goose – a golden egg – the poor man sold eggs everyday – became rich – wanted to became rich – wanted to become richer – did not want to wait – killed the goose – lost both.


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Loyola College U.G. Economics April 2006 Advanced Statistical Methods Question Paper PDF Download




                                          ST 4200 – ADVANCED STATISTICAL METHODS

(Also equivalent to ST 3200/STA 200)



Date & Time : 22-04-2006/1.00-4.00 P.M.   Dept. No.                                                       Max. : 100 Marks


Answer all the questions.                                                           (10 x 2 = 20 Marks)

  1. Define dichotomous classification and give an example.
  2. If A and B are two attributes with N = 200, (A) = 120, (B) = 180 and

(AB) = 100, find  (aB), (Ab),  (ab)   and   (a).

  1. If A,B and C are three independent events write the expressions for the
    probability of getting

(i)  at least one event                       (ii)  exactly one event

  1. For any two events with P (A|B) = 3/5 and P (B) = ¼, find P(AB) and P(ACB).
  2. Define Poisson distribution and write its mean and variance.
  3. Write the moment generating function of Poisson distribution.
  4. Write a short note on (i)  Level of Significance  (ii)  Test statistic
  5. State the formula for testing the equality of two population means when the sample is small.
  6. Write any two uses of statistical quality control.
  7. Write the control limits for c chart and give any one application.


Answer any Five questions.                                                       (5 x 8 = 40 Marks)

  1. For n attributes show that (A1 . A2 …….. An) ³ (A1+ A2 +……+ An ) – (n – 1) N.
  2. Check whether the following data is consistent:

N = 900,   (A) = 210,     (B) = 300,        (C) = 420,        (AB) = 150,     (AC) = 175

(BC) = 230  and (ABC) = 100.

  1. Consider 3 urns. Urn I contains 5W, 6 R.  Urn II contains 7W, 5 R and Urn III contains 8W, 6R marbles.  One marble is chosen from each urn.  Find the probability of having

(i)  2W, 1R         (ii) 1W, 2R      (iii)  3W           (iv)  3R.

  1. If P (A) = ¼ , P (B) = ½ and P (AB) = 1/8, find

(i)  P (A | B)     (ii)  P (B | A)      (iii)  P (Ac | B) and     (iv)  P (A | Bc)

  1. If X has the p.d.f.    f (x)  =     3 (1 – x)2 , 0 < x <1, 0 elsewhere ,

find E (X) and V (X).

  1. (a) Write any two applications of Poisson distribution.
  • If P(X = 2) = 3 P (X = 4) + 2 P (X = 6), find mean, standard deviation and variance of X.                                                                                   (2+6)
  1. In a large city A, 20% of a random sample of 900 school children had defective eye sight. In other large city B, 15% of a random sample of 1600 children had the same effect.  Is the difference between the two proportions significant?  Test at 5% significance level.
  2. A certain stimulus administered to each of the 12 patients resulted in the following increase of blood pressure:

5,  2,  8,  -1,  3,  0,  -2,  1,  5,  0,  4 and 6

Can it be concluded that the stimulus will, in general, be accompanied by an increase in blood pressure?  Use 1% significance level.   (t – table value is 1.80)


Answer any Two questions.                                                       (2 x 20 = 40 Marks)

  1. (a) When two attributes A and B are said to be independent?

(b)  Given the following data, find the remaining class frequencies:

N   = 25713  ,  (A)   = 1618   (B)  = 2015

(C) = 770      , (AB) = 587,   (AC)  =  428

(BC) = 335   ,  (ABC) =  156                                                  (2 + 18)

  1. (a) If X is a normal variate with mean 30 and standard deviation 5,  find the probability that (i) 26 < X < 40,           (ii)  X > 45      (iii)    |X – 30|    > 5

(b)    In a distribution exactly normal, 10.03% of the items are under 25 kilogram weight and 89.97% of the items are under 70 kilogram weight.  What are the mean and standard deviation of the distribution?   (10+10)

  1. The following table gives quality rating of service stations by five professional raters:


RATER           1         2         3         4         5         6         7         8         9         10

A                        99        70        90        99        65        85        75        70        85        92

B                        96        65        80        95        70        88        70        51        84        91

C                        95        60        48        87        48        75        71        93        80        93

D                        98        65        70        95        67        82        73        94        86        80

E             97        62        62        99        60        80        76        92        90        89

Analyse the data and discuss whether there is any significant difference between rating or between service stations.   Use 5% significance level.

  1. (a) The following are the figures of defectives in 22 lots each containing 2,000 rubber belts:

425      430      216      341      225      322      280      306      337      305                              356      402      216      264   126      409      193      326      280      389                              451      420

Draw control chart for fraction defective and comment on the state of control of the process.

(b)   In welding of seams defects included pinholes, cracks, cold laps, etc.  A record was made of the number of defects found in one seam each hour and is given below.

1.12.83                 8 A.M.                       2                                   12 NOON      6

9 A.M.                       4                                    1 P.M.           4

10 A.M.                       7                                    2 P.M.           9

11 A.M.                       3                                    3 P.M.           9

12 NOON                   1          3.12.83              8 A.M.           6

1  P.M.                      4                        .           9 A.M            4.

2  P.M.                      8                                    10 A.M.         3

3  P.M.                      9                                    11 A.M.         9

2.12.83                 8  A.M.                      5                                    12 NOON     7

9  A.M.                      3                                      1 P.M.         4

10 A.M.                     7                                      2 P.M.         7

11 A.M.                     11                                    3 P.M.         12

Draw the control chart for number of defects and give your comments.


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Loyola College U.G. Computer Science April 2006 Basic Question Paper PDF Download



AC 54


                                                                          S 431 – BASIC




Date & Time : 27-04-2006/9.00-12.00         Dept. No.                                                       Max. : 100 Marks



Answer ALL questions                                                                          [10´2 =20]

  1. Define a Compiler and give an example
  2. Draw a flowchart to find the area of a rectangle
  3. Write the importance of  STOP statement
  4. Convert the following binary number to decimal : 100001
  5. Convert the following decimal to binary number : 110000
  6. Define an array and give an example
  7. Give the output of the following program:

10 LET A= 2

20 LET A = A*5/2


40 END

  1. State the purpose of control  statements.
  2. What is the use of LEN( ) function?
  3. Define a RECORD


 Answer any FIVE questions                                                 [5´8 =40]

  1. Distinguish between GOTO and ON… GOTO statements.
  2. Write a program to find the Compound interest.
  3. Write a program to find sum of n numbers.
  4. Explain a] READ…DATA b] INPUT statements
  5. Write a BASIC program to print first 10 multiplication tables.
  6. Explain the different types of expressions.
  7. What are string handling functions? Why do we need such functions? Explain.
  8. Why do weed data files? Explain, how we could organize them in BASIC.


Answer any TWO questions                                                        [2 ´ 20 =40]

  1. a] Write a BASIC program which arranges n-given numbers in ascending order.

b]  Explain any five built-in-functions with at least an example.

  1. Explain the following control statements with appropriate syntax and suitable examples: i] IF                  ii] FOR
  2. Write a program to read the values of matrices viz. Amxn and B mxn . Compute         the sum  of the matrices  A and B and store the results in the matrix Cmxn.
  3. Write a program to create a data file by name “SCORES.DAT to store the following      data  for   each  record :DEPTNO, SUB1,SUB2,SUB3. Also, write  another program which reads SUB1,SUB2,SUB3 from the data file  SCORES.DAT and hence  compute AVERAGE for each student.  Finally  print  DEPTNO and AVERAGE.



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Loyola College Supplementary Statistics April 2006 Statistical Process Control Question Paper PDF Download




                                           ST 6602 – STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL




Date & Time : 28/06/2006/9.00 – 12.00        Dept. No.                                                       Max. : 100 Marks



Section A

Answer all questions                                                                         ( 10 x 2 = 20 )


  1. Define the term ‘quality of a product’.
  2. Give an example each for physical and sensory quality characteristics.
  3. What are control charts?
  4. How are Type I and Type II errors defined with reference to control charts?
  5. If the LCL and UCL of a p – chart are 5.6 and 10.3 respectively, find the corresponding control limits for np – chart (assume that n = 100).
  6. Comment on the following: “Histogram can be used to study about the process capability”.
  7. What is the need for variable control charts?
  8. The sum of means and ranges for 20 different samples each of size 3 are obtained as 40 and 100 respectively. Find the control limits for the  and R charts.
  9. Define: Process Capability Ratio’.
  10. What is ‘lot sentencing’?

Section B

Answer any five  questions                                                               ( 5 x 8 = 40 )


  1. What are chance causes and assignable causes for variation? Explain their role in the process control.
  2. What are the different types of ‘Quality costs’? Explain them with examples.
  3. A fraction nonconforming control chart with central line 0.10, UCL = 0.19 and LCL = 0.01 is used to control a process.
  • If 3 – sigma limits are used, find the sample size for the control chart.
  • Find the probability of Type I error.
  1. Explain the statistical basis of a c – chart.
  2. What are control limits, specification limits and natural tolerance limits?
  3. Compare the advantages and disadvantages of variable control charts over attribute control charts.
  4. Samples of n = 6 items are taken from a manufacturing process at regular intervals. A normally distributed quality characteristic is measured and  and S values are calculated for each sample. The sum of  and S values after 50 subgroups have been analyzed are found to be 1000 and 75 respectively.
  • Compute the control limits for the and S charts.
  • If the specification limits are 15 and 23 respectively, comment about the ability of the process to produce items conforming to specifications.
  • Find the ARL for the above process when the process mean shifts to 21.
  1. Derive the control limits for EWMA control chart.

Section C

Answer any two  questions                                                               ( 2 x 20 = 40 )


  1. a.) Explain the procedure of constructing ‘Stem and Leaf’ plot and ‘Cause and Effect’ diagram.

b.) The time to failure in hours of an electronic component subjected to an accelerated life test is shown below. Construct a Box plot for these data and interpret it.

127, 125,125,124,151,156,137,140,133,128,122,130,118,137.                (14+6)


  1.  a.) An automobile manufacturer wishes to control the number of nonconformities in a subassembly area producing manual transmissions. The inspection unit is defined as four transmissions and data from 16 samples(each of size 4) are shown below:

Sample Number:1       2          3          4          5          6          7          8

Number of

Nonconformities:1      3          2          1          0          2          1          5


Sample Number:9       10        11        12        13        14        15        16

Number of

Nonconformities:2      1          0          2          1          1          2          5

  • Set up a control chart for nonconformities per unit.
  • Suppose the inspection unit is redefined as 8 transmissions. Design an appropriate control chart for monitoring future production.

b.) Explain the statistical basis for a  p – chart and derive its control limits.

(12 + 8)

  1. a.) A high voltage power supply should have a nominal output voltage of            350 Volts. A sample of 4 units are selected each day and tested for process control purposes. The data shown below give the difference between the observed reading on each unit and the nominal voltage times ten i.e.,

xi = ( observed voltage on unit i – 350) x 10


S.No 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
X1 6 10 7 8 9 12 16 7 9 15 8 6
X2 9 4 8 9 10 11 10 5 7 16 12 13
X3 10 6 10 6 7 10 8 10 8 10 14 9
X4 15 11 5 13 13 10 9 4 12 13 16 11


  • Set up and R charts on this process. Is the process in statistical control?
  • If specifications are at 350 ± 5 Volts, comment on the process capability.

b.)Explain the procedure of V – mask in determining the control limits of a

CUSUM chart.                                                                                   ( 14 + 6 )

  1. a) Consider the following two single sampling plans

SSP 1 : n = 100 , c = 1

SSP 2 : n = 200 , c = 2

Find the OC function for the above plans corresponding to the incoming lot fraction defective p = 0.05 , 0.10 , … , 0.30. Which plan is better? Justify.

  1. b) What is meant by ‘Average Run Length’ ? Derive an expression for the same. ( 14 + 6 )



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Loyola College Supplementary Statistics April 2006 Mathematical Statistics Question Paper PDF Download




                                                 ST 4201 – MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS




Date & Time : 28/06/2006/9.00 – 12.00        Dept. No.                                                       Max. : 100 Marks



Part A

      Answer all the questions.

  1. Define probability set function.
  2. If A and B are two events , show that P(AnBc) = P(A) –P(AnB)
  3. If p(x) satisfies the conditions of a pdf of a random variable X, find the constant C where P(x) = C(2/3)x, x = 1,2,3,…
  4. If the mgf of a random variable is (1-2t)-1. Find the mean and variance.
  5. Let the random variables X1 and X2 have the joint pdf f(x1, x2) = 2, 0<x1<x2<1, zero elsewhere. Find the conditional pdf of X1 given X2 =x2.
  6. Define and unbiased estimator.
  7. If X1 and X2 are independent random variables with X1 ~ N(10,16) and X2 ~ N(15, 9). Find the distribution of X1 + X2.
  8. Let the new random variable Y be defined as Y = 8X3. Find the Jacobian of transformation.
  9. If the random variable X has a poisson distribution such that P[X=1] = P[X=2]. Find P[X=4].
  10. Define Type I and Type II errors.

Part B

Answer any five questions.

  1. Derive the mgf of Binomial distribution. Hence find the mean and variance.
  2. Let X and Y have the joint probability function.

(x, y):     (1, 1)     (1, 2)     (1, 3)     (2, 1)     (2, 2)     (2, 3)

P(x, y):   2/15       4/15       3/15       1/15      1/15      4/15

Find the correlation coefficient.

  1. If the skulls are classified as A, B and C according as the length is under 75, between 75 and 80, or over 80, find approximately assuming Normal distribution the mean and standard deviationa of a data in which A are 58 % and B are 38% and C are 4%.
  2. Three groups of children contain respectively 3 girls and 1 boy, 2 girls and 2 boys, and 1 girl and 3 boys. One child is selected at random from each group. Show that the chance that the three selected consists of 1 girl and 2 boys is 13/32.
  3. Let the pdf of a random variable be

f(x) =  3( 1 – x2) / 4 , -1<x<1, zero elsewhere. Find b2.

  1. Let X and Y have joint p.d.f.:

e-(x + y) x3y4

f(x, y) =                         ,  x > 0, y > 0

G4 G5

Find the p.d.f. of U = X / (X + Y).

    1. Discuss the properties of chi-square distribution.


  1. Obtain the method of moments estimator for the distribution with the p.d.f.

1/ (b-a),  a ≤ x ≤ b

f(x) =

0         , otherwise.


Part C

Answer any two questions

  1. a). Derive the recurrence relation for the moments of Poisson distribution. Obtain b1 and b2.

b). State and prove the additive property of Gamma distribution with parameter a and p.  ( 12 + 8 = 20)


  1. a). Derive the m.g.f. and hence find the mean and variance of Normal distribution.

b). Two random variables X and Y have the following joint probability density function

k (4 – x – y) ; 0 ≤ x ≤ 2; 0 ≤ y ≤ 2

f(x, y) =

0 ,  otherwise.


Find i). the constant k

ii). Marginal density functions of X and Y.

iii). Conditional density functions, and

iv). Var(X), Var(Y) and Cov (X, Y).      (8 + 12 = 20)


  1. a). State and prove Bayes theorem

b). Let A, B and C are three events then derive the result for P(AUBUC).

c). A factory produces a certain type of outputs by three types of machine. The respective daily production figures are:

Machine I: 3,000 Units; Machine II: 2,500 Units; Machine III : 4,500 Units.

Past experience shows that 1 percent of the output produced by Machine I is defective. The corresponding fraction of defectives for the other two machines are 1.2 percent and 2 percent respectively. An item is drawn at random from the day’s production run and is found to be defective. What is probability that it comes from the output of

i). Machine I                ii). Machine II             iii). Machine III ?                                                                                                               (7 + 7 + 6 = 20)


  1. a). Derive the pdf of F-distribution.

b).  Obtain the mean and variance of Beta distribution.


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Loyola College Supplementary Physics April 2006 Quantum Mechanics – I Question Paper PDF Download






                                               PH 2806/2801 – QUANTUM MECHANICS – I




Date & Time : 27/06/2006/9.00 – 12.00        Dept. No.                                                       Max. : 100 Marks


PART A ( 10 X 2 = 20 )




  1. State two phenomena which can not be explained by classical  physics.



  1. What is meant by wave-particle duality ?



  1. What is an observable ?



  1. What are stationary states ?



  1. What is meant by self-adjointness ?


  1. State the expansion postulate.



  1. Define the creation and annihilation operators.


  1. Express the angular momentum operator in spherical polar coordinates.



  1. What is the effect of an electric field on the energy levels of an atom ?


  1. What is the principle of the variation method ?





PART B ( 4 X 7.5 = 30 )




  1. State and explain the Uncertainity principle.


  1. (a) Explain Born’s interpretation of the wave function.

(b) Explain the significance of probability current and the equation of continuity.


13.(a) State and explain the superposition principle.

(b) Show that any two eigen-functions belonging to distinct eigen-values are mutually orthogonal.

  1. Solve the eigenvalue equation for L2 by the method of separation of variables.


  1. Discuss the effect of an electric field on the energy levels of an atom.



PART C ( 4 X 12.5 = 50 )




  1.  Explain Compton effect. Obtain an expression for the shift in wave-length of the scattered X-rays due to Compton effect.


  1. State and prove Ehrenfest theorem..


  1.  (a) Prove the relation which states the uncertainity relation for any pair of observables A and B..
  • Explain the property of closure.


  1. Solve the Schrodinger equation for the simple harmonic oscillator. Sketch the first two eigen-functions of the system.


  1. Explain the variation method for the estimation of the ground state energy. Discuss the result for the case of the hydrogen molecule.


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Loyola College Supplementary Physics April 2006 Mathematical Physics Question Paper PDF Download






                                            PH 2803/PH 2900 – MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS




Date & Time : 27/062006/9.00 – 12.00         Dept. No.                                                       Max. : 100 Marks


                                                                PART – A                                       (10´ 2=20 marks)

      Answer ALL questions.


  1. Starting from the general equation of a circle in the xy plane, A(x2 +y2) + Bx + Cy +D=0 arrive at the zz* representation for a circle.
  2. State Cauchy’s integral formula for derivatives
  3. Develop Taylor’s series of about z = -1.
  4. Express in the form of a+ib
  5. Show that the Dirac delta function .
  6. State convolution theorem.
  7. Solve the differential equation ’ + .
  8. Obtain the orthonormalising constant for the series in the interval     (-L, L).
  9. Evaluate using the knowledge of Gamma function.
  10. Generate L3 (x) and L4(x) using Rodrigue’s formula for Laugerre




                                                                PART – B                                      (4´ 7.5=30 marks)

      Answer any FOUR.


  1. Obtain Cauchy Rieman equations from first principles of calculus of complex numbers.
  2. State and prove Cauchy’s residue theorem
  3. Develop half-range Fourier sine series for the function f (x) = x ; 0 < x < 2. Use the results to develop the series .
  4. Verify that the system y11 + ; y1(0) = 0 and y (1) = 0 is a Sturm-Liouville System. Find the eigen values and eigen functions of the system and hence form a orthnormal set of functions.
  5. (a) If f (x) = obtain Parseval’s Identity
    where  Pk (x) stands for Legendre polynomials.
  • Prove that  (x) = 2n – 1 Hn (x) where Hn (x) stands for Hermite polynomials.(4+3.5)



                                                               PART – C                                      (4´12.5=50 marks)

Answer any FOUR.


  1. Show that u (x, y) = Sin x Cosh y + 2 Cos x Sinhy + x2 +4 xy – y2 is harmonic Construct f (z) such that u  + iv is analytic.
  2. (a)  Evaluate  using contour integration.

(b)  Using suitable theorems evaluate  c : .             (7+5.5)

  1. (a) The current i and the charge q in a series circuit containing an inductance L and
    capacitance c and emf E satisfy the equations L  and i = . Using
    Laplace Transforms solve the equation and express i interms of circuit parameters.
  • Find , where L-1 stands for inverse Laplace transform.                 (3.5)
  1. Solve the boundary value problem . with Y (0, t) = 0; yx (L, t) = 0
    y (x, 0) = f (x) ;  yt (x, 0)  = 0  and
  2. Solve Bessels differential equation using Froebenius power series method.





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Loyola College Supplementary English April 2006 English & New Technologies Question Paper PDF Download




                                             EL 2074 – ENGLISH & NEW TECHNOLOGIES




Date & Time : 28/06/2006/9.00 – 12.00        Dept. No.                                                       Max. : 100 Marks



  1. Write an essay (in about 300 words) on any one of the technologies that was presented in the class or you have studied about, based on the guidelines below: 15 marks
  2. Define the Technology
  3. Origin and its development
  4. Advantages and disadvantages
  5. Ethical issues related to the technology
  6. Conclusion


  1. Write an essay in about 300 words on the symptoms (disadvantages) of technological influences on mankind illustrating them from the text materials you have learned at the class as well as from various writings on the same theme.                                                            15 marks


  1. Write an essay in about 200 words for the following question.


“ The mankind is at a constant warfare with the machine. The fears of humanity for the overpowering technologies presented in various Hollywood and regional movies (eg. Terminator and Matrix series, Starwars etc)”.  Explain with examples.         10 marks


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  1. Write an essay in about 200 words the need for blending (merging / combining) the High Tech and High Touch according to John Naisbitt’s article titled “High Tech. High Touch”.                                                            10 marks


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  1. Write a short story in about 200 words on the theme if all the cars / automobile vehicles were to fly on the space owing to the advancement of science and technologies to avoid traffic jam on the roads.                           10 marks
  2. Read the following article “Good Teachers = High Academic Achievement”, by Karena O’Riordan and simplify it in your own words. The simplified answer should be in 150 words.                                                                                         15 marks.

Good Teachers = High Academic Achievement

by Karena O’Riordan

Recognizing that a school technology program is only as successful as the teachers who use it, the Milken Exchange on Education Technology has introduced the Professional Competency Continuum (PCC), a road map for educators to use to assess their skills in integrating technology in the classroom..

In order to answer a question many states, districts and schools are struggling to answer — What are the skills for the digital age classroom? — the Milken Exchange gathered a panel of experts to identify areas where teachers’ professional skills should be developed in order to become effective users of technology. The experts’ recommendations grew into the key elements of the PCC.

The goal of the Milken Exchange has always been to promote higher academic achievement in schools. “Using technology for technology’s sake has little academic value,” says Edward Coughlin, author of the PCC. “We think that education systems should first set high academic standards that are appropriate for their students, and then work towards those goals using technology as one tool in the process. There is no question that technology helps move students forward academically, but it must be used wisely.”

The PCC is part of the Milken Exchange’s series, Seven Dimensions for Gauging Progress with Technology in Schools and represents the third of the seven dimensions: professional competency.

“Our seven dimensions are being used all over the country in training programs, school districts and staff development initiatives,” says Cheryl Lemke, executive director of the Milken Exchange. “The PCC helps those efforts by prescribing the specific steps educators can take to effectively integrate technology in their classrooms.”

The PCC includes a set of introductory scenarios describing “how it could be” in technology-rich classrooms. While some of the scenarios depict situations that seem futuristic or expensive, all the technologies described — as well as the contexts in which they are used and the research supporting their credibility — are available. Yet few of them are encountered in our nation’s school districts. “The goal of creating the PCC is to encourage teachers to think beyond the traditional classroom with its antiquated structure and learning style,” says Coughlin. “But many cannot begin to do so without knowing what the possibilities are. We hope this document and its accompanying activities can help to expand their thinking.”

The PCC also describes various “stages” of progress for educators. For example, in acquiring “core technology skills,” an educator might be at stage one: Entry — educators, students and the community are aware of the possibilities technology brings, yet learning, teaching and the system remain relatively unchanged by technology. Hopefully, the skills described by the PCC will lead that educator to Stage Two: Adaptation; and ultimately, Stage Three: Transformation, in which technology becomes a catalyst for significant changes in teaching learning practices.

The PCC is available in several formats. The first is the print publication described here. The second is the Web site, which will be dedicated to updating and evaluating progress with the PCC. And the third is an assessment tool, available both in print and online. The assessment tool is a matrix on which educators can plot their progress in various levels of technology integration and a tool to support the professional development planning process. The assessment tool consists of five parts:

  1. 20-question survey assessing educators’ individual levels of comfort with technology.
  2. A more in depth survey with at least 15 items per area which provides a more specific picture of areas of need.
  3. Database of “advice essays” linked to the survey. Each advice essay corresponds to the levels of comfort described in the survey and recommends ways for educators to improve.
  4. Database of resources — Web sites, articles, books and training — deemed valuable to the levels of comfort described in the survey.
  5. Comprehensive reports. Reports are available both for individual teachers and for groups of teachers. Individual teachers can access comprehensive reports in each of 26 areas of competency. Professional developers working with groups of teachers can create “project groups” for whom they can develop summary reports for the group or for any subgroup within the project. The assessments can be taken multiple times and progress can be charted over time for individuals and groups.



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Loyola College Supplementary English April 2006 English For Self-Enhancement Question Paper PDF Download





Date:   27-06-2006                                                                                  Max Marks: 100

Time:   1.00 – 4.00 p.m.                                                                              Duration: 3 hrs




I The ten words underlined in the passage are grammatically incorrect. Substitute with the correct alternatives. (Note: Write the number and the correct word only. Do not rewrite the passage.)

[10 x 1 = 10 marks]

Give More Than You Get

It (1) was easy to succeed today. We have no competition. If you want to (2) got ahead in life, go the extra mile. There is no competition on the extra mile. Are you (3) will to do a little more than you get paid for? How many people you know (4) is willing to do a little bit more than what they get paid for? Hardly any. Most people don’t (5) wanted to do what they get paid for and there is a second category of people who only (6) wants to do what they can get by with. They fulfill (7) his quota just to (8) kept their jobs. There is a small fraction who are willing to do a little bit more than what they get paid for. Why do (9) he do more? If you fall into the last category, then (10) why is your competition?


II  Read the following passage and answer the questions given below:

[3 x 2 = 6 marks]


Horror gripped the heart of the World War I soldier as he saw his lifelong friend fall in battle. Caught in a trench with continuous gunfire whizzing over his head, the soldier asked his lieutenant if he might go out to bring his fallen comrade back. “You can go,” said the Lieutenant, “but I don’t think it will be worth it. Your friend is probably dead and you may throw your own life away.” The Lieutenant’s words didn’t matter, and the soldier went anyway. Miraculously he managed to reach his friend, hoist him onto his shoulder, and bring him back to their company’s trench. As the two of them tumbled together to the bottom of the trench, the officer checked the wounded soldier, then looked kindly at his friend. I told you it wouldn’t be worth it,” he said. “Your friend is dead, and you are mortally wounded.” “It was worth it, though, sir,” the soldier said. “How do you mean, `worth it?’ ” responded the Lieutenant. “Your friend is dead!” “Yes sir,” the soldier answered. “But it was worth it because when I got to him, he was still alive, and I had the satisfaction of hearing him say, `Jim, I knew you’d come.’ ”


  1. What is the meaning of the expression ‘You may throw your own life away’?
  2. What does the phrase ‘mortally wounded’ mean?
  3. Why did the lieutenant warn the soldier not to go out to help his friend?



III Read the story and state whether the statements given below are true or false. (Note: Write the letter and state ‘true’ or ‘false’. Do not write the statement)

[10 x 1 = 10 marks]


I have a friend named Ravi who owns a college. He has let me use his college to conduct a programme in order to raise money for visually challenged students. He is so helpful to students because he feels that this is the time student’s dream and work towards their future. By saying so he started narrating an incident from Ravi’s life.


It all goes back to Ravi’s college days. He was the son a watchman in a reputed college. Since he went to see his father quite often in the college, so he was much attached to the college. By sheer hard work, he entered high school. When he was in the final year, he was asked to write an assignment about what he wanted to be and do when he grew up. “That night he wrote a seven-page assignment describing his goal of owning a college. He wrote about his dream in great detail and handed over to the teacher. Two days later he received his paper back. On the front was a large red F, which meant ‘fail’, with a note that read, “See me after class.” Ravi with his dream went to see the teacher and asked, “Why did I fail?” The teacher said, “This is an unrealistic dream for a young boy like you. You have no money. You come from a poor family. You have no resources. Owning a college requires a lot of money. You have to buy the land, erect giant buildings and above all, you have to pay a huge amount for the teachers every month. There is no way you could ever do it.” Then the teacher added, “If you would rewrite this paper with a more realistic goal, I will reconsider your grade.”


The boy went home and thought about it long and hard. He asked his father what he should do. His father said, “Look, son, you have to make up your own mind on this. However, I think it is a very important decision for you.” “Finally, after sitting with it for a week, the boy turned in the same paper, making no changes at all. He stated, “You can keep the ‘F’ and I will keep my dream.” He still has the school paper framed safe on the wall and the mind.


  1. Ravi was selfish
  2. The Assignment changed his life
  3. Ravi belonged to a rich family
  4. Teacher discouraged Ravi
  5. Ravi loved his father
  6. Ravi rewrote the assignment
  7. Teacher scolded Ravi
  8. Ravi forgot the past
  9. Grade mattered much to Ravi
  10. The assignment is still with Ravi



IV Five stories are given. Neither title nor space is given for each story. Read them carefully and write appropriate titles for the five stories. In addition, read the following questions and write the answers.

[Title: 5 x 1 = 5 marks]

The five anecdotes

George Washington shocked his general one morning by merely being a gentleman. It seems Washington and his general were talking   together when a slave   passed.  “The coloured man paused, tipped his hat and said, “Good morning, your majesty”. Immediately Washington removed his hat, bowed and answered, “Good morning to you and I hope you have a pleasant day.” After a moment of shocked silence, the general asked, “Why did you bow to a slave?” Washington smiled and replied, “I would not allow him to be a better gentleman than I.” Oscar Wilde once passed by a flower shop. He asked the flower girl to pack all the flowers for him. She thought that he was a rich costumer on his way to some grand wedding! As he paid the bill the overjoyed flower seller asked him where she should deliver the basket. “Throw them away. Their faded look bleeds my sensitive heart.” So saying he went on his way. A disciple said to Mohammed, “Master, my six brothers are all asleep, and I alone have remained awake to worship Allah.” Mohammed replied, “And you too had better been asleep, if your worship of Allah consists of accusation against your brethren.” A boy was flying a kite with his father and asked him what kept the kite up. Dad replied, “The string.” The boy said, “Dad, it is the string that is holding the kite down.” The father asked his son to watch as he broke the string. Guess what happened to the kite? It came down. A boy was drowning in a river and he shouted for help. A man passing by jumped in the river and saved the boy’s life. As the man was leaving the boy said, Thank-you.” The man asked, “For what?” The boy replied, “For saving my life.” The man looked into the boy’s eyes and said, “Make sure when you grow up that your life was worth saving.”

 [Questions: 5 x 3 = 15 marks]

  1. Why was the general shocked?
  2. What comparison was made between kite and discipline?
  3. Was Mohammed happy to listen to a disciple’s complaint? Give reason/s.
  4. Comment on the nature of the man who saved the boy’s life.
  5. Why did the flower girl think that Oscar Wilde was a rich man?


V  Hidden is a story titled ‘Selective Listening’. Read the story and rewrite it by splitting the cluster into meaningful sentences which would become a story.                                                                                                         [1 x 14 = 14 marks]

Crab mentality





VI Rewrite the story in your own words. (1) Avoid the words/phrases underlined, (2) Avoid direct speech, and (3) Give another suitable title to the story.

[1 x 10 = 10 marks]




In 1914, Thomas Edison, at age 67, lost his factory. His factory was burnt to ashes. It had very little insurance. No longer a young man, Edison watched his lifetime effort go up in smoke. Even after this tragedy, he said, “There is great value in disaster. All our mistakes are burnt up. Thank God we can start anew.” In spite of the disaster, three weeks later, he invented the phonograph.


VII Write essays on the following in about 150 words each.

[2 x 15 = 30 marks]

  1. Write your opinion on the reservation policy in education.
  2. Write your impression on ‘Soccer Fever”



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Loyola College Supplementary English April 2006 Literary Criticism Question Paper PDF Download




                                                 EL 4801/EL 4808 – LITERARY CRITICISM




Date & Time : 28/06/2006/9.00 – 12.00        Dept. No.                                                       Max. : 100 Marks



Part A.

Write short notes on five of the following key terms/concepts choosing not less than two from each section:                                                              (5×8=40 marks)


  1. Definitions of Romanticism and Classicism
  2. Eliot an concept of Tradition
  3. “Close Reading” in New Criticism
  4. Socialist Realism.


  1. Pragmatic theories
  2. Two motivating wishes of fantasizing
  3. Limitations of structural analysis
  4. ‘Objectivity’ in fiction.



Answer the following questions in about 300 words each:                (2×20=40marks)

  1. a) The uniqueness of Structuralist literary criticism according to Barthes


  1. Attempt a critique of Derrida’s Deconstruction.


  1. a) Write an essay oh the central pattern of Tragic and comic vision in


  1. Cull out the features of Richards’ Theory of Meaning.



III. Attempt a practical criticism of the following poem employing the critical theories and tools at your disposal. ( 20 marks)


The painter caught the dumb mouth,

Fixed wide, in a man out walking

Down a road. One moment past,

Pleasantly, he was musing,

With the sun shining south

Behind him. Air and hill

Were drawn together

In blue and green paste

When the painted mouth is stilled .

Afflicted by knottier

Pigment, the eye, off-guard,

Suffers and goes mad,

In rigor mortis.

Shirley Lim



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Loyola College Supplementary English April 2006 Power Communication In English Question Paper PDF Download




                                        EL 2062 – POWER COMMUNICATION IN ENGLISH




Date & Time : 28/06/2006/9.00 – 12.00        Dept. No.                                                          Max. : 75 Marks



Answer the following questions:

  1. Identify the elements and various types of communication. (10 marks)
  2. What are the various communication factors and skills necessary for communicating effectively? (10 marks)
  3. Draft a speech on the following topic with an arresting introduction, relevant elaboration with four main points and an apt conclusion.

“The Media has no right to offend religious sentiments claiming the right to free speech”.           (15 marks)

  1. Why should every good speaker know about audience psychology? How does it help him/her?  (10 marks)
  2. What are the factors that contribute to Group-worthiness? (10 marks)
  3. Why is listening difficult for most of us? Elaborate on the importance of listening skills for success in a group discussion.                                                                       (10 marks)
  4. List out the decisive factors for success in a job interview. (10 marks)



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Loyola College Supplementary Mathematics April 2006 Measure And Integration Question Paper PDF Download


Date & Time : 27/06/2006/9.00 – 12.00 Dept. No. Max. : 100 Marks
ANSWER ALL :-                                                                                                                                                    MARKSI      a  (1)  Define outer measure and show that it is translation invariant (8)                                      (OR)
(2)  State and prove countable sub additive theorem for outer measures.
b  (1)   Prove that there exists a non measurable set                                                                 (17)                                                                                                                               (OR)
(2)   Show that the following statements are equivalent for a set E :                (i)     E is measurable(i)      0 , G an open set ,G  E, such that m(G – E)  , (ii)     G, Gδ  -set, G  E, such that m (G – E) = 0(iii)      0 , F a closed set, F  E, such that m (E – F)   ,(iv)     F, an Fσ–set, F  E, such that m (E – F) = 0 .
II.  a.   (1)   If  is a measurable simple function ,then in the usual notations prove                            (8)  (i)    dx =  aį  m ( A      0 for any measurable set E.
(ii)      dx =   dx +   dx for any disjoint measurable sets A and B.
(iii)      a  dx  = a   dx if a  0.
(2)    Let f and g be non negative measurable functions.Then prove                                                             f dx +   g dx =  (f  + g) dx

b.   (1)    State and prove Fatou’s Lemma  for measurable functions                                         (17)                                                                                                        (OR)
(2)     Show that if f  is a non negative  measurable function., then  a sequence               of measurable simple functions such that  (x)     f (x) .                                                                                                                    III   a   (1)   Show that with a usual notations the outer measure  on H(),and the                        (8)           outer measure defined   by  on S(   and  on S  are the same.
(2)    Let ‘s’ be a non negative measurable simple function defined on a measure  space                          (X, S ,   ) Define  (E)  =   s d then  is a measure on  (X, S )  and if ‘t’  is another                non negative measurable simple function defined on a measure space              (X, S,  )  then prove that    (s + t) d =  s d +   t d  .                                                                              .                                                               b  (1)     State and prove Holder’s’s inequality for convex functions                                              (17)
(2)   (i)   State and prove Jensen’s inequality for convex functions       (8+9)
(ii)  If f, g LP (, are complex numbers then  prove that,
(fg)   LP (  and    (fg)  d =   f d +   g d                                                                                                                               IV.  a  (1)  Show that if  be a sequence of sets in a ring  R then there exisists                      a sequence    of  disjoint sets of  R such that    Bi    Ai for each i and                       A  =    B   for each N ,so that    A i =    Bi  .                                                                        (OR)
(2)   State and prove ‘Egorov’s theorem for almost uniform convergence.
b.       (1)   State and prove ‘Completeness theorem’ for convergence in measure.                            (17)                       .                                                                                                                                                                   (OR)
(2)      (i)    State and prove  Reisz-Fisher’s theorem                                                                   (8+9)
(ii)   State and prove Jordan’s lemma.


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Loyola College Supplementary English April 2006 British Literature (1670 – 1832) Question Paper PDF Download




                                    EL 3805/EL 3800 – BRITISH LITERATURE (1670 – 1832)




Date & Time : 27/06/2006/9.00 – 12.00        Dept. No.                                                       Max. : 100 Marks

Part – A

  1. Interpret the following lines in about 50 words each. (10 x 2 = 20 marks)
  1. Though round his breast the rolling clouds are spread Eternal sunshine settles on his head.
  2. The song began from Jove
  3. In tasks so bold, can little men engage
    And in soft bosoms dwells such mighty rage?
  4. The paths of glory lead but to the grave
  5. So twice five miles of fertile ground
    With walls and towers were girdled round:
  6. “I love everything that’s old: old friends, old manners, old looks…  Comment on the attitude of the speaker.
  7. The greatness of hear is not in corporal dimension, but in intellect.  Explain.
  8. I reverence theses young Africans of our own growth.  Explain the metaphor.
  9. Spirits and fairies cannot be represented… only be believed.  Comment.
  10. … and immediately awaking I found myself seated … with the faithful Bridget unchanged by my side.  Explain the autobiographical element.

Part – B

  1. Write paragraph answers to any FIVE of the following in about 150 – 200 words each. (5 x 8 = 40 marks)
  1. Show how in the final analysis, the little black boy is in a better position than his white counterpart.
  2. What are the various blessings of the evening according to Collius?
  3. What is tale and the message connected up with ‘The Castaway’?
  4. How does Jane Austen employ various types of love in pride and prejudice?
  5. Write a short note on Johnson’s views on Milton’s epics.
  6. How does Dryden establish Chancer as the father of English Poetry in Preface to Fables?
  7. Write a short note on two themes swift develops in Gulliver’s Travels.

Part – C

III. Answer the following in about 350 – 400 words each.                        (2 x 20 = 40 marks)

  1. How does Trinothens influence Alexander the great by the powr of his music?


  1. Bring out the most impressive features which make ‘The School for Scndal’ a very successful play.
  2. Tintern Abbey traces the evolution of Wordsworth as a poet. – Illustrate.


  1. She stoops to conquer is a play about Appearance and Reality – Elucidate.


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Loyola College Supplementary (Commerce) April 2006 Financial Accounting & Fin. State. Analysis Question Paper PDF Download





                            CO 2101 – FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING & FIN. STATE. ANALYSIS




Date & Time : 27/06/2006/9.00 – 12.00        Dept. No.                                                       Max. : 100 Marks



Answer all questions                                                               10*2=20


  1. What is double entry  system of book keeping?
  2. State any two merits of  subsidiary books?
  3. What is ledger?
  4. Why is suspense account opened ?
  5. Why is  bank reconciliation prepared?
  6. What is earning per share ?
  7. What is depreciation ?
  8. Give any  two non cash items?
  9. State the rules for debiting and crediting .
  10. What is meant by convention of conservatism ?




Answer any five questions                                          5*8=40


  1. Explain the advantages and limitations of ratios.
  2. Discuss the fundamental concepts of double entry system
  3. Distinguish between single entry and double entry.
  4. An old machine  worth Rs.12,400 was purchased on 1.1.1999 . Rs.8000 was spent on repairs and Rs.3,600 for installation of the same . Depreciation was to be charged @ 30% p.a under diminishing balance method. The said machine was sold  as scrap for Rs.3,600 at the end of  2001. show machinery a/c upto 2001.


  1. Enter the following transations in a purchase book or in sales book as the case may be.

1st Sep.2001  ,100  tonnes of coal @ Rs.577.50 per tone  from A &CO.

5TH                   200 tones of soft coke @Rs.465 ,less trade discount 5%.

10th                  200 tones of hard coke @Rs.522.5 ,less trade discount 5%.

19th                  10 tones of soft coke sold to B&CO @Rs.500 less 2.5% trade  discount.

30th                  400 tones of coal @Rs.532.5 sold to XY&CO ,less discount5%.


16.Enter the following transaction in a triple column cash book .

Jan  1 cash balance inhand                                          400

Cash at bank                                                   1650

  • received from somu Rs.180 ,discount allowed Rs.5
  • paid for stationary in cash 35
  • paid ganesh by cheque Rs.315 ,discount Rs.8
  • sundry expenses in cash 17
  • Robbin settled his a/c for Rs.400 less 5% discount
  • withdrew from bank for  office  50
  • bought goods by cheque  250
  • sold goods for cash 150
  • paid into the bank 350.


17.Journalise the following transaction.

Started business with cash Rs.50,000

Purchased goods for cash  Rs.10,000

Sold goods for cash Rs.15,000

Purchased goods from X on credit Rs.5000

Sold goods to  B for Rs.6000

Bought a furniture  Rs.14,000

Paid wages Rs.400


18.From  the ledger balances given below ,draw up  the trial balance.

Rs.                                           Rs.

Capital                         8950   drawings                      1050

Stock                           3725    purchases                     23100

Sales                            39425 wages                           6205

Lighting and heating  310       equipment                   3600

Carriage outward        230      carriage inward           105

Returns outward         290      discount allowed         285

Provision for doubtful debts   350,  cash        110,  rent  1115,

Discount received       315    motor vehicle    1475

Creditors 4925,  debtors 13920  ,bank overdraft  975.





Answer  any  two  questions:                                      2*20=40


  1. The following is the trial balance of Mr.Maria for the year ended 31st dec 2001.

Compile the final a/c for him, after incorporating the adjustments.

Dr(Rs.)            Cr(Rs.)

drawings        and capital                               4,000               65,000

purchase and returns outward                         25,000             4,000

sales                                                                 —                      71,000

stock on 1.1.2001                                            9,000               —

salary                                                               10,000             —

wages                                                              3,000               —

cash in hand                                                    6,100               —

rent and rates                                                  5,500               —

bank loan                                                         —                    14,000

discounts                                                         400                  500

building                                                           35,000             —

machinery                                                        50,000             —

debtors and creditors                                      10,000             6,000

———-            ———

160500            160500


  1. wages of Rs.1000 and salaries of Rs.2000  are not paid.
  2. Included in the salaries is a figure of Rs.1000 taken by the proprietor

For personal expenses.

  1. stock on 31.12.2001 is Rs.30,000
  2. depreciate building by 2% and machinery by 10%.



  1. From the following information ,make out a balance sheet.

Current ratio  2.5

liquid ratio  1.5

proprietary ratio 0.75(fixed     assets/prop.fund)

Working capital Rs.60,000.

Reserve and surplus  Rs.40,000

Bank overdraft  Rs.10,000


There is no long term loan or fictitious assets.


21.From the following balance sheet ,you are required to prepare a cash flow



Liabilities                    1999                2000    Assets              1999                2000


Share capital    2,00,000          2,50,000          cash                 30,000             47,000

Creditors            70,000             45,000          debtors                        1,20,000          1,15,000

Profit &lossa/c   10,000             23,000          stock                  80,000             90,000

Land                  50,000             66,000

———-            ————                                 ———-            ———

2,80,000          3,18,000                                  2,80,000          3,15,000

——— –           ——–                                      ———-            ———–


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Loyola College Supplementary (Commerce) April 2006 Business Law – I Question Paper PDF Download




                                                            CO 3500 – BUSINESS LAW – I




Date & Time : 28/06/2006/1.00 – 4.00          Dept. No.                                                       Max. : 100 Marks



Section – A (10 × 2 = 20 marks)

Answer ALL the questions.

  1. How does an agreement differ from a contract?
  2. What is the legal effect of cross offers?  Give an example.
  3. When an acceptance may be revoked?  Illustrate.
  4. Do you agree that the performance of legal duty is a valid consideration for one’s promise to pay?
  5. Can a lunatic enter into a valid contract?  Justify your answer.
  6. What is the legal consequency of ‘undue influence’ on the validity of a contract?
  7. Specify with an example any one circumstance under which the object of an agreement is unlawful?
  8. When does a breach of contract occur?  What is its legal effect?
  9. Why is a contract of indemnity formed?
  10. What is known as ‘ex-post facto agency’?

Section – B (5 × 8 = 40 marks)

Answer ANY FIVE questions.

  1. “All contracts are agreements but all agreements are not contracts” – Comment.
  2. What are the circumstances under which an offer comes to an end?
  3. Specify and explain in brief any eight legal rules for a valid acceptance?
  4. “Consideration may be past, present on future” – Explain with examples.
  5. Differentiate fraud from misrepresentation?
  6. What are the provisions of the Indian Contract Act which govern the performance of joint promises?
  7. Explain the nature and extent of surety’s liability?
  8. Briefly explain the position of an aggrieved party in case of anticipatory breach of contract?

Section – C (2 × 20 = 40 marks)

Answer ANY TWO questions.

  1. Classify and discuss the types of contract?
  2. List out and briefly explain with examples the types of agreements which are legally declared void?
  3. Describe the duties and the rights of a bailor and a bailee?



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Loyola College Supplementary Chemistry April 2006 Physical Chemistry – II Question Paper PDF Download




                                                    CH 5500 – PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY – II




Date & Time : 28/06/2006/9.00 – 12.00        Dept. No.                                                       Max. : 100 Marks




PartA (20 Marks)

Answer ALL questions (10 x 2 = 20)

  1. Write the anodic reaction of the calomel electrode.
  2. Calculate the reduction potential of a hydrogen electrode at 25˚C and at pH: 3.
  3. What do you mean by primary reference electrode? Give an example.
  4. What are concentration cells? Give one example.
  5. Explain why a salt like KCl is used in the salt bridge.
  6. State any two differences between order and molecularity.
  7. What is a parallel reaction? Give an example.
  8. Explain how ionic strength affects the rate of a reaction between two cations.
  9. Bring out the differences between adsorption and absorption.
  10. Define quantum yield.

PartB (40 Marks)

Answer any eight questions (8 x 5 = 40)

  1. Define standard reduction potential. How will you determine its value for the Zn electrode?
  2. Derive the equation connecting emf and concentration for a cell.
  3. Determine the emf of the cell at 25˚C that could be formed out of the electrodes Zn / Zn 2+ (0.1M) (SRP = – 0.78V) and  Cu / Cu 2+ (0.04M) (SRP = 0.34 V)
  4. Explain ,with a diagram, the working of Weston saturated cadmium cell
  5. The standard quinhydrone electrode (SRP=0.6996V) is combined with hydrogen electrode. Calculate the emf of the cell at 25˚C if the pH of the solution at the hydrogen electrode is four.
  6. Explain any five types of electrodes with one example for each.
  7. A first-order reaction undergoes 60% completion in 45 minutes. Calculate its rate constant and its half life period.
  8. Derive the integrated rate equation for a second order reaction involving only one reactant.
  9. Explain any two methods of determining the order of a reaction.
  10. Obtain the rate equation for an enzyme catalyzed reaction.
  11. Derive the ideal adsorption isotherm.
  12. Explain the principle of chemiluminescence with an example.


PartC (40 Marks)

Answer any four questions (4 x 10 = 40)

  1. Explain the following:

(a) Potentiometric acid-base titration

(b) Determination of pH using hydrogen electrode.

  1. (a) Define transport number.

(b) Explain the determination transport number by Hittorff’s method.

  1. (a) Define equivalent conductance.

(b) Explain the variation of equivalent conductance with concentration for

a weak electrolyte.

  1. (a) Explain the kinetics of an SN2 reaction.

(b) Discuss collision theory of reaction rate.

  1. (a) Explain any five factors that affect the rate of a reaction.

(b) Discuss absolute reaction rate theory.

  1. (a)Explain primary and secondary photochemical process with an example for each.

(b) Write a note on photosensitized reactions.



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Loyola College Supplementary Chemistry April 2006 General Chemistry For Physics & Maths Question Paper PDF Download




                               CH 3200 – GENERAL CHEMISTRY FOR PHYSICS & MATHS




Date & Time : 28/06/2006/9.00 – 12.00        Dept. No.                                                       Max. : 100 Marks




   Answer all questions                                                                                        (10×2=20)

  1. What principle is used in the separation of o-nitrophenol and p-nitrophenol?
  2. Draw any two structures of aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons.
  3. What are chromosphores? Give an example.
  4. Write any two uses of aspirin.
  5. State Hess’s law.
  6. What is a zwitter ion? Give an example.
  7. How is glycine synthesized from a-chloroacetic acid?
  8. State I law of thermodynamics.
  9. Give any two examples for radioisotopes.
  10. How is BHC prepared?


   Answer any eight questions.                                                                           (8×5=40)

  1. Explain the origin of hydrogen bonding using the theory of dipole-dipole interaction.
  2. What is lanthanide contraction? Explain.
  3. Write the mechanism of nitration of naphthalene.
  4. Explain any three electrophilic substitution reactions of furan.
  5. Draw the structure of penicillin and give any three uses of the same.
  6. Define the following term:
  7. a) enthalpy of formation            b) enthalpy of neutralization      c) EMF
  8. Write a note on primary electrode.
  9. Derive Kirchoff’s equation.
  10. Draw and explain saturated calomel electrode.
  11. Discuss the structure of glucose.
  12. Write a note on a) calorific value of fuel     b) octane number.
  13. How is urea synthesized?



Answer any four questions.                                                                         (4×10=40)

  1. Discuss in details Born-Haber cycle for calculating lattice energy.
  2. a) Explain the Haworth synthesis of naphthalene. (5)
  3. b) Explain any one method of preparation of pyrrole.                                      (5)
  4. a) Write short notes on sulpha drugs. (4)
  5. b) Discuss the different types of conductometric titrations. (6)
  6. a) What is equivalent conductance? How is it determined? (5)
  7. b) Explain Sanger’s method for the determination of N-terminal group of proteins
  8. a) What are the factors influencing the activity of enzymes. (5)
  9. b) Explain the primary structure of proteins.
  10. Discuss the salient features of fractional distillation of petroleum. (10)


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