Loyola College U.G. History April 2008 Indian Social Problems Question Paper PDF Download



CO 47






Date : 28/04/08                 Dept. No.                                        Max. : 100 Marks

Time : 9:00 – 12:00


Answer  ALL the questions  in 30 words each ( 10 x 2 = 20 marks )


Define or explain the following


01) Define Social Problem.

02) What do you mean by seasonal Unemployment.

03) What is the meaning of Tribe?

04) Define Development.

05) What do you mean by child prostitution?

06) Define insurance schemes.

07) What is the meaning of black money?

08) Who is a Public servant? Give example.

09) What is a role model?

10) Define anti-social element.



Answer   any FIVE of the following in 300 words each ( 5 x 8 = 40 marks )

11) Discuss the characteristics of social problems?

12) What are the problems of child abuse?

13) Discuss the present status of unemployment in India.

14) What is a crime? Explain its nature.

15) Write short notes on the current problems in India

16) Explain the pros and cons of the Reservation Policy in India.

17) Discuss the status of  political corruption and scandals in India.


Answer   any  TWO  of the following in 1200 words each ( 2 x 20 = 40 marks )


18) Explain the various types of Corruption and its impact on  Indian social system and suggest

measures to eradicate  it.

19) Explain with examples the concept of child labour and bring out its causes and  effects.

20) Critically  examine the development  programmes  for  SCs and STs  in India.

21) Explain the nature of unemployment and its impact on the society.



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MD 17







Date : 17/04/2008             Dept. No.                                        Max. : 100 Marks

Time : 9:00 – 12:00


  1. Explain any TEN of the following: (10 x 3 = 30 marks)


  1. Rural sports
  2. Sustainable development
  3. Party – Cracy
  4. Holistic education
  5. Blasphemy
  6. Ecological footprint
  7. The Moral Ape
  8. Alienation
  9. The IT Divide
  10. Climate Change
  11. Anthropocentric worldview
  12. Vicious cycle of corruption
  13. Gender sensitivity
  14. Maslow’s theory of needs
  15. The consuming class


  1. Answer any SIX of the following in about 100 words each: (6 x 5 = 30 marks)


  1. Who and how much should one sacrifice to save our only planet, Mother Earth, from global warming?
  2. What is Sarvodya or Gandhian approach for social transformation?
  3. Is it possible to wed faith and history, in the words of Romila Thapar, with regard to the Sethusamudram Project?
  4. Do you agree with the view that man is a noble savage?
  5. How can the IT sector be humanised?
  6. “The rich can afford to be honest, whereas the poor who are desperate, cannot.”  Comment on this statement against the backdrop of corruption in India.
  7. Al Gore, the nobel laureate, has said that we have to choose between ecology and economics.  Consider his opinion in the light of SEZs mushrooming in India.
  8. What is “the dharma of emerging woman,” according to Tamil poet Subramania Bharatiar as quoted by Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in his essay, “Women Empowerment”?


III. Answer any TWO of the following in about 200 – 250 words:      (2 x 20 = 40 marks)


  1. How will you match the ideals of Gandhiji on the one hand and Ratan Tata on the other to build a new India in 2025?
  2. Higher Education in India is at crossroads, with privatisation of education and dilution of the higher ideals of higher education.  Discuss.
  3. “For the Buddha, the tree was sacred : it had intrinsic value; but for Western civilization it is just an object”, so says Satish Kumar, editor of “Resurgence”magazine.  Elucidate.
  4. Is the sporting spirit missing in modern sports?  Illustrate.



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Loyola College U.G. English April 2008 Power Communication In English Question Paper PDF Download



MD 12







Date : 16-04-08                  Dept. No.                                        Max. : 100 Marks

Time : 1:00 – 4:00



Answer the following questions in about  300 words  each:                                  (10 x 10 = 100)



  1. Explicate the theory of communication process with an appropriate diagram.



  1. Draft a speech on the following topic:

“The Internet can either serve as an instrument of mass instruction or mass corruption.”

  1. Elaborate on the five ways of developing a power thrust in your speech.
  2. Explain how ability to read body language can help a person to communicate effectively.


  1. Identify the Six factors that matter in a group discussion.
  2. What are the 14 essential points one must follow to make a positive impression in a group discussion?
  3. Imagine you are participant A in a group discussion with three other discussants Mr. B, Mr.C and Mr.D. Construct three rounds of exchanges between the participants on the following topic:

“The only way of halting Global Warming is to reduce, reuse and recycle all natural resources”.



  1. What are the techniques one should use to maximize audience impact during a presentation?
  2. Highlight the differences between a conventional job interview and a telephone interview.
  3. Why do students need career guidance? What is its purpose?



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Loyola College U.G. English April 2008 Literary Appreciation Question Paper PDF Download



MD 02







Date : 22/04/2008                Dept. No.                                        Max. : 100 Marks

Time : 1:00 – 4:00



Answer any six of the following in about 250 words each (6×10=60 marks)


  1. What is the impact of the contrast between the Negro’s silence and the gossip of the town?
  2. Comment on the “negative” thoughts in the poem London Snow
  3. Discuss Herriot’s experiences at the dentist’s as a comment on the medical profession.
  4. How do the personal details about Ka enhance the mood of the mood of the chapter titled The Silence of Snow.
  5. Identify the many ways through which Mulk Raj Anand brings out the absurdity of fashion fads.
  6. Elaborate on the connection Colin Mooers draws between capitalism and imperialism.
  7. Show how the author satirizes gender roles in Why I Want A Wife.
  8. To what extent can you agree with the speaker’s ideas of a prudent life in Hamlet?


Answer any two of the following in about 400 words each (2×20=40 marks)

  1. Do you agree that the hype around first class cricket in India is detrimental to the development of other games such as hockey and football?
  2. Attempt a short essay titled Why I Want A Husband
  3. Write a short account/poem/ short story about the traditions of any festival in your community.



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MD 1







Date : 22/04/2008                Dept. No.                                        Max. : 100 Marks

Time : 1:00 – 4:00



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


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


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


  1. Discuss the union between plant life and human life as portrayed by Thoreau and Kalidasa.
  2. To love is to give. Show how the little child transforms the giant’s life through his act of love.
  3. How important are the early influences and experiences critical in shaping one’s future according to Dr. Kalam’s lifestory?
  4. Critically examine Nora’s discussion with Helmer as a plea for women’s liberation.
  5. Examine Swami and Friends as a humorous account on the importance of sports for young people.


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


    1. Write a personal account of the love you have shared with an elderly neighbour
    2. Jot down your observations during a journey in a crowded bus on a rainy day.
    3. Do you think the popularity of cricket is at the cost of other sports?
    4. Write a short essay on the abuse of women in our television serials
  • write an imaginative account of an encounter with a celebrity during a journey by train.



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MD 6






Date : 30-04-08                  Dept. No.                                        Max. : 100 Marks

Time : 9:00 – 12:00


I  Explain any TEN of the following passages.                                             (10 x 4 = 40)

  1. Your comrades chase even now the fliers
  2. To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
  3. The manager stared at him as though he were a pre-historic monster.
  4. By this process you can actually remake your life.
  5. I cannot rest from travel; I will drunk

Life to the less;

  1. And I pointed out to her a big mirror in block bronze frame hanging in the corner near the portrait of my great-grandmother.
  2. Tell him to answer this damn telephone.
  3. But no one descended to the traveler.
  4. ‘Well. I don’t know what kind of school they had all that time ago.
  5. …that book is so far ahead of us that it never gets out of date.
  6. Margie was thinking about how the kids must have loved it in the old days. She was thinking about the fun they had.
  7. Forman. Will you come into the vestry for a minute? I have something to say to



II Answer any FOUR of the following questions in about 200 words each. (4 X 10 = 40)

  1. How does the author satirize the human vanity?
  2. Write on the character of Ulysses.
  3. How does Norman Vincent Peale motivate us for a new life?
  4. Illustrate the successful life of the verger.
  5. Describe the research carried out by James Howard in “Return to Dust”.
  6. Explain the theme of the poem “Listeners”?
  7. Did Margie express her attraction for the old school? Give Reason to your answer.


III Do as directed


  1. Use any FIVE of the following Phrases in your own sentence. (10 Marks)


  1. have the mastery of 2. hand over fist 3. get into trouble     4. give away
  2. do or die 6. instead of     7. give up


  1. Fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions. (5 Marks)

I paid a huge sum—-money—-the mirror and never parted—-it until quite recent                                                                                                         times. I used to look—-it even when I was eating and drinking. When retiring—-the night, I always took it—-bed—-me, and wherever I went, I asked—-it to be carried—-me.


  1. Fill in the blanks with appropriate tense forms of the verbs given in the brackets.( 5 Marks)


It—-(be) a source of subdued pride to him that he—-(can) nearly always quiet a whimpering infant by the manner in which he—-(hold) it, and he—-(be) not unconscious of the amused admiration with which mothers and nurses—-(watch) him settle the baby in the crook of his surpliced arm.


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Loyola College U.G. English April 2008 Executive Communication Question Paper PDF Download



MD 15







Date : 16/04/2008             Dept. No.                                          Max. : 50 Marks

Time : 1:00 – 3:00


Invigilators, please note: The Examination is only for TWO HOURS




  1. Answer any EIGHT of the following in 50 words each: (8×2=16)
    1. What are the different approaches to negotiation?
    2. Define ‘Kinesics’ and give two examples.
    3. What is the difference between decision-making and problem-solving?
    4. What are the objectives of an interview?
    5. What is meant by positive body language?
    6. What are the various kinds of official letters?
    7. Define ‘memo’.
    8. Why is ‘you-attitude’ very important?
    9. Differentiate ‘channel’ from ‘direction’.
    10. What are the qualities of a democratic leader?





  1. Answer any THREE of the following in 200 words each: (3×5=15)


  1. Write an effective letter in Full Block Format to the Commissioner of Police, Chennai City

Circle, inviting him to inaugurate the activities of the Student Union.

  1. Elaborate with illustrations the structure of a business letter.
  2. What are the ways and means to remove communication blocks?
  3. What strategy is usually used in sequencing the interview questions?
  4. Draw a mind map on the topic, ‘communication – objectives and principles’ and do a random jotting on the same topic, and prioritise it.





  1. Study the following advertisement and write down your comments, applying the parameters of ad analysis. (1×9=9)


















  1. Study the case given below and answer the questions that follow: (4X21/2 = 10) .


The importance of keeping the lines of executive communication with one’s business partner cannot be overemphasized. Both domestic partnerships and especially foreign partnerships are premised extensively of the degree and quality of the relationship that the parties have assumed. A relationship can only survive if the parties involved maintain a line of communication. This concept becomes even more relevant when the partnership entails an international agreement where the enhanced distance between the partners will exacerbate the need to keep in touch. An executive can only keep on top of things if they are in contact with their partners because otherwise, how are they going to know what’s going on?

Secondly, the line of communication needs to be a two way process and should flow back and forth. It happens that too many international negotiators do not take the time, and dismiss the need to include some frank discussion in how the two parties will maintain contact with each other. They assume wrongly that the communication process will evolve all in its own sweet time. The time to discuss the line of communication is when the venture is being negotiated. They should not consider the issue later, and after the fact, when serious problems suddenly arise and challenge the viability and the stability of the joint venture. The other problem occurs when the two parties neglect to keep in touch with each and simply allow their interest in their agreement to ‘wither on the vine’, while the agreement simply falls apart due to a genuine lack of interest.

Many joint ventures have collapsed apart needlessly due to a lack of communication between the parties involved. International agreements are especially prone to dissolution when the partners fail to maintain a respectable level of contact.

Take the case that occurred between one particular U.S. Company and their Japanese partner for example. The agreement that they signed stipulated that the Japanese company would supply the manufacturing, management, and marketing components of the deal, while the American company would supply the technology.

The American representative, who was based in Hong Kong, met with their Japanese counterparts only once every three months where all aspects of the operation would be discussed.

In between these quarterly visits, the two parties exchanged communications through written correspondence and infrequent phone calls. To the Japanese partner, this periodic though infrequent contact signalled that the American partner was not overly committed to the relationship. Needless to say, the Japanese commitment to the partnership began to dwindle as well. As time progressed, the U.S. Company’s strategy altered as they began to concentrate on a smaller product line. The American company never bothered to advise their Japanese partner of the change in their strategy. Due to this smaller line and change, there was the additional problem. The Japanese company was not going to be receiving the technology it had negotiated with the American firm.

The Japanese took a dim view of what they now perceived as an agreement that was signed in ‘bad faith’. The Japanese became bitter as the relationship soured and ended in arbitration. What was the result of the arbitration? The partnership was dissolved.

Answer the following questions:

  1. Why is executive communication necessary?
  2. What was the agreement between the two companies?
  3. Write down the reasons that indicate why this venture failed.
  4. How can this problem be resolved? [OR] What lessons do you draw from this case?




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Loyola College U.G. English April 2008 Essential English Question Paper PDF Download



MD 9







Date : 22/04/2008         Dept. No.                                      Max.:100 Marks

Time : 1:00 – 4:00


I Answer the following questions:                                                              10marks.

Fill in the blank with appropriate preposition: The lifeboat made straight ——–the sinking

ship.  (1 mark)

Identify the conjunction in the following sentence: She must weep or she will die.[1 mark]


Write one sentence each for the following expressions: ‘neither of the…’ ‘One of the…………..’                                                                                 [2 marks]

Write the comparative and superlative degrees of comparison for the article ‘industrious’.                                                                                                                     [2 marks]

Change the sentence into active voice: Why was such a letter written by your brother?                                                                                                                          [1 marks]

Fill in the blanks with suitable articles: English is——language of —–people of England.

(2 marks)

Choose the correct verb from those in brackets: I —–English for five years. (Study, am studying, have been studying). [1 mark].


 II Read the following passage and answer the following questions:

The day started out just like any other.  My first class that was in Economics, with professor Ben.  I walked quietly into the classroom as usual and found a corner seat in the back row.  I always chose that corner seat to avoid the attention of the professors.  Well, I was extremely shy.  It made me very nervous an unhappy if the professor asked me any questions.  I read my lessons regularly but I never feel confident.  With a low self-image and equally low self-esteem, I had little self-confidence.  ‘I can’t ‘ was my characteristic way of reacting to any challenge.  I went crawling through my life like a worm until that day changed my life, so thoroughly and forever.

To my deep distress, the professor asked me to explain a point in the day’s lesson.  I had studied the lesson diligently and knew the answer, but I was so terrified of speaking in public.  With shaking knees, I stood up shifting nervously from one foot to another, beads of perspiration running down my face.  Finally I mumbled incoherently and slumped down.  I had not only handled the subject matter awkwardly but had made the entire class laugh.

As the class came to a close, the professor asked me to meet him.  ‘I wish to talk with you,’ he said.  Shaking in my shoes, I waited until all the students had left, then slipped into the professor’s room.  ‘You wanted to see me, sir?’ I asked.

‘Yes’ said the professor, ‘sit down’ He sat looking at me with real concern.  The silence deepened.  ‘What is the matter with you?’ he asked.  Then he continued, ‘you are doing well in the class.  You’ll probably get a first class.  But when I ask you a question, you appear terribly embarrassed, nervous, and scared.  What is the matter with you, son?’

‘I don’t know professor,’ I mumbled miserably; “ I Guess I’ve got an inferiority complex.”

‘Do you want to get over it and act like a man?’

I nodded.  ‘I’d give anything to get over it.  But I don’t know how.’

The professor smiled reassuringly. “You can get over it, son, by doing what I did to get over my inferiority feelings.’

‘You’? I exclaimed.  “You were the same way, I am?’

‘That’s why I noticed the same symptoms in you’, the professor said.

‘But how did you overcome the problem?’ I asked.

His answer was quietly given.  That has transformed me from a shy withdrawn little boy to a confident and successful person I am today.  The release from negative thought has been so joyful and wonderful that I have to tell others similarly affected that they too can do much better than they are doing now.


  1. Give meanings for the underlined words. (1×10=10) marks
  2. Answer the following questions in your own words. (5×2=10 marks)
  3. a). why did the student always sit in the last bench?

b). Suggest a suitable title for the story.

  1. How did the student react to any challenge? What does he compare himself with?
  2. What were the feelings of the student when he the professor questioned him on the lesson?
  3. What was the student’s problem? What advice do you think the professor gave him?
  4. What do you understand by ‘inferiority complex.’? How do you overcome it?


  1. Compare the values found in the above passage with the text “We are Equals” which deals with the student and the professor and write a paragraph in 10 sentences [5marks]                                   .

III Read the passage carefully and answer the questions:

     There once lived  an old lady, who lost her sight.  She wanted to be cured of her blindness.  She called in a doctor.

“I suppose I shall be able to cure your blindness” said the doctor, after examining her eyes.  “ I shall charge you thousand rupees for treatment.”

The old lady thought a while.  “ I shall pay you the fee,” she said, “only if my sight is completely restored.  I shall pay you nothing in case you fail to cure me.” The doctor agreed.

The doctor called at her house daily and carried on with his treatment.  When he saw lady’s furniture he was tempted to steal it.  Every day he took away some of her furniture.  He deliberately delayed the cure till he stole most of her furniture.

At last the doctor cured her blindness.  He asked for his fee.  “I won’t pay you the fee,” said the lady;” the cure is not complete.”

The doctor filed a suit against the lady.  The judge studied the case.  “Why have you refused to pay the doctor his fee?” the judge asked the lady.  “Because my sight has not been completely restored,” she replied.  “I cannot see all my furniture.”

The judge understood what had happened.  He passed verdict in favor of the old lady.  The doctor was not only to return the furniture, which he had taken from her house, but also to forfeit his fee.

  1. Answer the following questions in your own words (5×1=5 marks)
  2. What was the agreement between the old lady and the doctor?
  3. Why did the doctor delay his treatment?
  4. Why did the doctor go to court?
  5. What was that had been passed in the court?
  6. What is the moral of the story?
  7. Give a suitable title for the story.
  8. Make sentences with the following words (10 x1=10 marks)

a). Sight   b) cured  c) treatment  d) deliberately   e). Verdict.

f.) Forfeit   g) restored   h) delayed   i) refused   j) tempted.






IV Answer any two of the following questions in a paragraph in about 100 words each:

(2 x 5 =10 marks)

  1. Write a short note on the topic ”The book you like the best.”
  2. Write a short note on the topic “ Should boys learn to cook.”
  3. Write a short note on the topic “ The best way of spending holidays.”


V Answer the following question in about 200 words:

My first day in Loyola College.                                            [15marks]

VI Write a letter to your friend about your plans for the summer vacation. (10 marks)

VII Write an essay on any one of the topics in about 200 words on the following                                                                                                                         [15 marks]

  1. The effects of Advertisements on the public.
  2. Spreading greenery for a healthy living.
  3. My role model.
  4. Your favorite hobbies.
  5. The use and misuse of cell phones.




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Loyola College U.G. English April 2008 English Through Contemporary Ideas Question Paper PDF Download


MD 11








Date : 16/04/2008             Dept. No.                                        Max. : 100 Marks

Time : 1:00 – 4:00



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


  1. Petrus and Melanie represent the emerging new ideologies that threaten conventional power relations. How true is this in the lives of Lucy and David Lurie?


Elaborate on the many kinds of disgrace in J.M. Coetzee’s novel

  1. Show how Pi’s early experiences with the animals prepares him for the challenges at sea


Comment on the significance of pi in the life of Piscine Moliere Patel.

  1. Discuss the theme in The Artificial Nigger


Write a short essay on the injustice of caste based discrimination in Oorkali

  1. Write a short essay on the central concerns in Urmila Pawar’s short story.


What message for humanity does the story of Toba Tek Singh convey?



Answer any two of the following in about 400 words each                    (2×20=40 marks)


  1. Do you agree that the story of Pi’s experiences at sea is a product of a fevered imagination rather than an account of a realistic adventure at sea?
  2. Show how the writer uses the image of the dog to highlight David Lurie’s plight at the end of the novel.
  3. Explain the significance of the title Dream Images.



Answer any one of the following in about 400 words                             ( 1×20 =20 marks)


  1. As a privileged student what steps would you take to prevent any discrimination against people based on race, caste or sex?
  2. Write a review of any one of the books prescribed for extended reading.



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