This is the question set along with answers of English – Spring, 2019, for the first semester which was taken by Pokhara University.
POKHARA UNIVERSITY – English, Spring 2019
Level: Bachelor Semester: Spring Year:2017
Programme: BBA/BBA-BI/BCIS/BHCM/BBA-TT Full Marks: 100
Course: English, Spring 2019 Pass Marks: 45
Time: 3 hrs
1. Answer the following questions. (Any TWO)
a. Is absolute power a good thing? Why or why not? Present your argument and support it with reference to the text (s) you have studied.
Apply the four levels of reading a text to “The Wretched Stone” or “Marriage is a Private Affair”.
b. How can you design your perfect office or workplace so everyone can do their job well and communicate easily with their colleagues?
What types of correspondence do you use in your jobs? How many hours a day do you spend on correspondence and paperwork? Why do you think correspondence is important in communication?
2. Answer the following questions. (Any FIVE)
a. Summarize the main argument of the text “The illiterate”.
b. Why was the Lord displeased with King David? Explain the depth of King David’s crime in the Lord’s eyes.
c. Do you agree Cabuliwallah has been treated as an outsider? Give reasons.
d. Your family plans to open a restaurant. But, the location has not been decided. What aspects of a place would you consider while choosing the location for the restaurant?
e. One of your friends plans to visit Chitwan next week. Write him an email comparing and contrasting hotels in Sauraha. Also, recommend him to the best hotel for his stay.
f. Explain how you are competitive in your industry. Who are your competitors, locally and globally?
3. Answer FIVE of the following questions.
a. Why does the speaker of the poem Piano weep at the end?
b. Why Harpagus did not want to kill the newly born baby of Mandane?
c. Make a list of items to which an illiterate person is compared.
d. Why is the parrot unhappy with his present condition?
e. Why do Yanomamo women like to be beaten by their husbands?
f. How does Mini’s father perceive Cabuliwallah’s interest toward Mini on her wedding day?
4. Choose the correct word and complete text.
Distribution centers, factories, sales offices, head office
I work for an international company. Our ______ is in Sweden – that’s where the management works. Our reps work from 30 _____ around the world, but we only have six _____ for our stock. We make the products in the Far East – Our ______ are in China, but our main technical center is in India – this is where we develop new products.
5. Rewrite these sentences correcting the mistakes.
a. Are you going to hold a meeting to discussing the IT problem?
b. John is more taller than Jessica.
c. There are three options for it. However, Option ‘C’ is better among three.
d. Please, take the lift to the 15th floor and turn in right.
6. Rewrite the following with the superlative or comparative forms of the words in the bracket.
How was your trip? We have a lot of things to discuss, but……… (important) decision at the moment is what to do with Pedro: fire him? Move him to Rio? Is he ……. (good) than Mike? What’s the …… (fine) solution? Perhaps the …….. (despicable) solution is to offer Pedro a new job in Recife. What do you think?
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