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.