B.Com 1st Sem Question & Answer - ENGLISH BY RAGHVENDRA SIR

B.Com 1st Sem Question & Answer

B.Com  1st sem

1.Ode to the Nightingale

                                                                                                        – John Keats

Q.1. whose heart aches and why ?

Ans. Poet’s heart  aches  because of the  melodious richness of nightingale’s song.

Q.2. what drowsy numbness ?

Ans. Drowsy numbness  here  implies that the poet  has lost his external senses because of the  intoxication of the nightingale’ s music.

Q.3. what is hemlock ?

Ans. Hemlock is medicinal sedative plant with poisonous Qualities.

Q. 4.what is Lethe?

Ans. According  to Greek legend Lethe is the  imaginary river of  forgetfulness.

Q.5.  who is  Dryad ?

Ans. Dryad is a  female  spirit that lives in tree or Jungles.

Q.6. What is the meaning of full throated ?

Ans. The expression ‘full throated ‘ in  the poem  implies  that the bird is  singing  without  any inhibition in a  state of complete case with full voice.

2.Where the  Mind is Without Fear      –  Rabindra Nath Tagore

Q.1. What is meant by the  expression, ‘Knowledge is free’ in the poem ‘where the mind is without fear’?

Ans.  The expression “ Knowledge is free” means knowledge is not  subject to any  sort  of bondage.

Q.2. Why does Rabindra Nath Tagore Compare reason with stream in ‘where the mind is without fear’?

Ans.As the stream is crystal clear and ever flowing towards its destination,so also reason is a true source of knowledge.

3.Preface to the Mahabharata      – C.Rajagopalchari

Q.1. who is the writer of Mahabharata ?

Ans.  Chakravarti  Rajagopalchari  or Rajaji.

Q.2.what is krishna’s place in the  Mahabharata ?

Ans. One can  feel the  overwhelming power , the incomparable vastiness and  sublimity of krishnas charater in the  Mahabharata. Without him Mahabharata is incomplete.

Q.3. how does Mahabharata inspire us ?

Ans. Mahabharata inspires us by teaching  that all the  difficulties and trials in life should be faced with bravery and  courage .

Q.3. what was the position of women at that time ?

Ans. At  that time , women were highly honoured. They had  right to  take  decisions and  could choose their husbands also.


4.Tryst with Destiny    – Jawaharlal Nehru

Q.1. what  does the writer mean by historic movement in  ‘ Tryst with Destiny ‘ ?

Ans.According to the writer , ‘Historic moment ‘ means the first Independence day of India  August 15th ,1947.

Q.2. what does ‘ service of India ‘ imply in the  lesson ‘Tryst with Destiny ‘?

Ans. The service of  India  means the service  of millions who suffering  humanity.

Q.3. Like peace which three things are  indivisible ?

Ans. Apart from  peae,freedom,prosperity and disaster are  individable.

Q.4. what kinds of  problems india has been facing ?

Ans. India has been facing the problems of poverty, unemployment, ignorance and illiteracy.