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Chapter 4: Section 4 : Study of Literary Genre

Set 6: A. History of NovelSet 6: B. Novel - To Sir, With LoveSet 6: C. Novel - Around the World in 80 daysSet 6: D. Novel - The Sign of Four
Set 6: A. History of Novel

SCERT Maharashtra Question Bank solutions for 12th Standard HSC English Maharashtra State Board 2021 Chapter 4 Section 4 : Study of Literary Genre Set 6: A. History of Novel

Complete the activities given below as per the instructions. (4 Marks)

Set 6: A. History of Novel | Q 1.1

Choose the correct alternative and rewrite the sentence:

Eighteenth century gifted mankind with _____________

  • Drama and poetry

  • Novel and drama

  • Poetry and novel

  • Novel and periodical essays

Set 6: A. History of Novel | Q 1.2

Choose the correct alternative and rewrite the sentence:

Novel soon became dominant literary genre as it _____________

  • Helped people to live a more purposeful life.

  • Caught the intellectual, sentimental and realistic spirit.

  • grew gradually and gained popularity.

  • All of these.

Set 6: A. History of Novel | Q 1.3

Choose the correct alternative and rewrite the sentence:

Indian writers in English Novel initially wrote about the theme of _____________

  • Domestic violence.

  • Nationalistic and Social virtues.

  • Scientific theories.

  • Psychological insights.

Set 6: A. History of Novel | Q 1.4

Choose the correct alternative and rewrite the sentence:

Gothic novel contains ________________

  • Terror and supernatural.

  • Mystery and thriller.

  • Horror and haunted buildings.

  • All of these.

Set 6: A. History of Novel | Q 1.5

Choose the correct alternative and rewrite the sentence:

Strike out the unnecessary Detective fiction is ____________

  • A sub-genre of crime fiction.

  • Agatha Christie mastered the art of crime fiction.

  • Detectives can be professional or amateur

  • Protagonist is a necessarily an eccentric person.

Fill in the blanks by choosing correct alternative.

Set 6: A. History of Novel | Q 2.01

A novel is relatively a _______ narrative.

  • Short

  • long

  • descriptive

Set 6: A. History of Novel | Q 2.02

English word ‘Novel’ is derived from the Italian word ______________

  • Novella

  • Novelle

  • Novellus

Set 6: A. History of Novel | Q 2.03

Geoffrey Chaucer wrote ___________

  • Morte De Arthur

  • The Canterbury Tales

  • Tale of Genji

Set 6: A. History of Novel | Q 2.04

The Tale of Genji by Muraski Shikabu was published in the year __________

  • 1010

  • 1605

  • 1050

  • 1600

Set 6: A. History of Novel | Q 2.05

‘The Pilgrims Progress’ is a Novel written by ___________

  • John Bunyan

  • Aphra Behn

  • Daniel Defoe

Set 6: A. History of Novel | Q 2.06

_____________ is the pioneer of the ‘Stream of Consciousness’ technique in English novel.

  • Agatha Christie

  • Jane Austen

  • Virginia Woolf

Set 6: A. History of Novel | Q 2.07

The first Indian English novel ‘Rajmohan’s wife’ was written by ___________

  • Mulkraj Anand

  • R. K. Narayan

  • Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyaya

Set 6: A. History of Novel | Q 2.08

Joseph Conrad wrote the novella named as _____________

  • Billy Budd

  • The Heart of Darkness

  • Pearl

Set 6: A. History of Novel | Q 2.09

Science fiction is a genre of speculative fiction dealing with ___________

  • Futuristic settings

  • death and decay

  • earlier period than of writing

Set 6: A. History of Novel | Q 2.1

The famous trio of Indian writers is ___________

  • Mulkraj Anand, R. K. Narayan, Raja Rao

  • Amitav Ghosh, Manohar Malgaonkar, Mulkraj Anand

  • Amitav Ghosh, R. K. Narayan, Arvind Adiga

Chronological Order

Set 6: A. History of Novel | Q 3.1

Write in chronological order

  1. Murasaki Shikibu’s Tale of Genji
  2. Greek Romances
  3. The appearance of magazines and newspapers
  4. Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales
Set 6: A. History of Novel | Q 3.2

Write in chronological order

  1. Industrial Revolution
  2. Drama and Poetry started fading away
  3. Novel gained popularity
  4. The rise of middle class
Set 6: A. History of Novel | Q 3.3

Given below are some novels, events and writers of Indian English. Arrange them in chronological order.

  1. Rise of famous Indian Trio
  2. Nayantara Sahgal, Arun Joshi, Manohar Malgaonkar
  3. Arundhati Roy, Kiran Desai, Kiran Nagarkar
  4. Rajmohan’s Wife by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyaya
Set 6: A. History of Novel | Q 3.4

Given below are some Novels in English literature. Arrange them in their order of their appearance.

  1. The Pilgrim’s Progress and Oroonaku
  2. Ecologues
  3. Pamela and Gulliver’s Travels
  4. The Tale of Genji

State whether the following sentences are True or False

Set 6: A. History of Novel | Q 4.01

Novel is recognized as the most dominant literary genre in modern times.

  • True

  • False

Set 6: A. History of Novel | Q 4.02

A Novel is relatively a short narrative.

  • True

  • False

Set 6: A. History of Novel | Q 4.03

‘Tale of Genji’ is described as world’s first novel.

  • True

  • False

Set 6: A. History of Novel | Q 4.04

Middle class people had a little interest in romances and tragedies.

  • True

  • False

Set 6: A. History of Novel | Q 4.05

Novel gave voice to the aspirations and longings of middle class.

  • True

  • False

Set 6: A. History of Novel | Q 4.06

The women novelists haven’t contributed significantly in English Literature.

  • True

  • False

Set 6: A. History of Novel | Q 4.07

Novella is greater in length than Novel.

  • True

  • False

Set 6: A. History of Novel | Q 4.08

Setting doesn’t affect plot or characters.

  • True

  • False

Set 6: A. History of Novel | Q 4.09

The struggle in between opposite forces in a story is called as conflict.

  • True

  • False

Set 6: A. History of Novel | Q 4.1

Epistolary Novel is a series of correspondence, other documents and diary entries as well.

  • True

  • False

Match the following

Set 6: A. History of Novel | Q 5.1

Match essential elements of the novel in column A with relevant points in column B.

Column A Column B
1. Theme a) can be a thumbnail or deep detailed sketch
2. Plot b) the background of the story
3. Character c) philosophical statement, a central idea
4. Setting d) Course of the events
Set 6: A. History of Novel | Q 5.2

Match the following.

Column A Column B
1. Theme a) philosophical statement, a central idea
2. Plot b) the struggle in between opposite forces
3. Conflict c) techniques of the narration
4. Language, Style d) Course of the events
Set 6: A. History of Novel | Q 5.3

Match the following.

Column A Column B
1. Agatha Christie a) stream of consciousness
2. William James b) crime fiction
3. George Eliot c) science-based novels
4. Mary Shelly d) psychological novels
Set 6: A. History of Novel | Q 5.4

Match the following.

Column A Column B
1. Virginia Woolf a) gothic novels
2. Mary Shelly b) novel of manners
3. Frances Burney c) science-based novels
4. Ann Radcliffe d) stream of consciousness
Set 6: A. History of Novel | Q 5.5

Match the following.

Column A Column B
1. Rise of the middle-class a) 18th century literature characteristics
2. The spirit of realism and denial of romanticism b) Industrial Revolution
3. Novel and periodical essay c) Stories of ideal love and adventures
4. The tales of Greek romances d) No traces in the ancient classical heritage
Set 6: A. History of Novel | Q 5.6

Match the following.

Column A Column B
1. The flow of thoughts a) Bildungsroman novel
2. The internal life of the protagonist b) Stream of Consciousness
3. The novel based on the life of the author c) Psychological novel
4. The growth of protagonist’s mind, spirit and characters d) Autobiographical novel
Set 6: A. History of Novel | Q 5.7

Match the following.

Column A Column B
1. Daniel Defoe a) Gulliver’s Travels
2. Jonathan Swift b) Robinson Crusoe
3. Samuel Richardson c) The Pilgrim’s Progress
4. John Bunyan d) Pamela
Set 6: A. History of Novel | Q 5.8

Match the following.

Column A Column B
1. Picaresque Novel a) bears more than one layers of meaning.
2. Historical Novel b) speculative fiction
3. Allegorical Novel c) adventures of an eccentric protagonist
4. Utopian Novel d) set in an earlier period than of the writing.
Set 6: A. History of Novel | Q 5.9

Match the following.

Column A Column B
1. Thomas Mann a) The Heart of Darkness
2. John Steinbeck b) The Turn of the Screw
3. Henry James c) Death in Venice
4. Joseph Conrad d) Pearl

Complete the sentence:

Set 6: A. History of Novel | Q 6.1

The Periodical Essay and Novel are the gifts of ______________.

  • 18th century

  • 17th century

  • 19th century

Set 6: A. History of Novel | Q 6.2

A Novel is relatively a _______________.

  • short narrative fiction

  • long narrative fiction

  • fiction of moderate length

Set 6: A. History of Novel | Q 6.3

The industrial revolution gave birth to _______.

  • poor class

  • middle class

  • rich class

Set 6: A. History of Novel | Q 6.4

Appearance of newspaper in 18th century attracted a large number of readers from ___________.

  • poor class

  • middle class

  • rich class

Set 6: A. History of Novel | Q 6.5

Rise of Novel as a literary genre resulted in lowering the importance of ____________.

  • poetry

  • drama

  • Drama and Poetry

Set 6: A. History of Novel | Q 6.6

Salman Rushdie, V. S. Naipaul, Kazuo Ishigura are __________.

  • Indian authors

  • immigrant authors

  • writers of Indian origin

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Set 6: B. Novel - To Sir, With Love

SCERT Maharashtra Question Bank solutions for 12th Standard HSC English Maharashtra State Board 2021 Chapter 4 Section 4 : Study of Literary Genre Set 6: B. Novel - To Sir, With Love

Answer in about 50 words to the questions given below. (4 Marks)

Set 6: B. Novel - To Sir, With Love | Q 1

Half yearly report of the student’s council highlights the conduct of Braithwaite’s’ class. Justify.

Set 6: B. Novel - To Sir, With Love | Q 2

In the questioning session Denham was expressing few students’ feelings. Illustrate.

Set 6: B. Novel - To Sir, With Love | Q 3

Miss Philips effectively handled the questioning session. Give supporting details.

Set 6: B. Novel - To Sir, With Love | Q 4

Write a short note on the event which took place on 15th November in Greenslade School.

Set 6: B. Novel - To Sir, With Love | Q 5

The extract presents the narrator as a silent observer of the events. Explain.

Set 6: B. Novel - To Sir, With Love | Q 6

‘Analyzing the change in the students’ behaviour in the presentation’ is the central theme.

Set 6: B. Novel - To Sir, With Love | Q 7

Denham and Miss Joseph played a key role in the presentation of the half-yearly report of students’ council. Illustrate.

Set 6: B. Novel - To Sir, With Love | Q 8

The senior students presented their class report more confidently than the junior students. Give reasons.

Set 6: B. Novel - To Sir, With Love | Q 9

Fernman was innovative and dramatic in his presentation. Discuss in brief.

Set 6: B. Novel - To Sir, With Love | Q 10

The stage has a great impact on the presentations of the students. Justify the statement.

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Set 6: C. Novel - Around the World in 80 days

SCERT Maharashtra Question Bank solutions for 12th Standard HSC English Maharashtra State Board 2021 Chapter 4 Section 4 : Study of Literary Genre Set 6: C. Novel - Around the World in 80 days

Answer in about 50 words to the questions given below. (4 Marks)

Set 6: C. Novel - Around the World in 80 days | Q 1

Explain how the author has made use of International Date Line and time zones in his novel.

Set 6: C. Novel - Around the World in 80 days | Q 2

'Money was never a concern for Mr. Phileas Fogg; it was for honour he accepted the wager.' Discuss.

Set 6: C. Novel - Around the World in 80 days | Q 3

Phileas Fogg's travel around the world was full of adventures and surprises. Illustrate.

Set 6: C. Novel - Around the World in 80 days | Q 4

Explain how the time gained of a full day is revealed to Mr. Fogg.

Set 6: C. Novel - Around the World in 80 days | Q 5

Passepartout stations himself outside Phileas’ door. Give reasons.

Set 6: C. Novel - Around the World in 80 days | Q 6

Passepartout blamed himself for the misfortune of his master. Justify.

Set 6: C. Novel - Around the World in 80 days | Q 7

Compare the remorse in the minds of Mr. Fogg and Aouda for the seeming failure of his wager.

Set 6: C. Novel - Around the World in 80 days | Q 8

Explain the stress on the mind of Fogg after returning from world tour at Saville Row.

Set 6: C. Novel - Around the World in 80 days | Q 9

Narrate the happenings at Reform Club on the 80th day of the wager.

Set 6: C. Novel - Around the World in 80 days | Q 10

There was no general agreement about Mr. Fogg’s success in the opponents. Discuss.

Set 6: C. Novel - Around the World in 80 days | Q 11

Narrate the happenings at a prison where Fogg was kept under arrest.

Set 6: C. Novel - Around the World in 80 days | Q 12

All is well that ends well. Justify in the light of the extract from the novel ‘Around the World in Eighty Days.’

Set 6: C. Novel - Around the World in 80 days | Q 13

Winning the heart is preferred to the winning of wager. Express by supporting the details.

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Set 6: D. Novel - The Sign of Four

SCERT Maharashtra Question Bank solutions for 12th Standard HSC English Maharashtra State Board 2021 Chapter 4 Section 4 : Study of Literary Genre Set 6: D. Novel - The Sign of Four

Answer in about 50 words to the questions given below. (4 Marks)

Set 6: D. Novel - The Sign of Four | Q 1

The reception of six pearls helps the story to move forward by providing some connection with the other happenings. Illustrate.

Set 6: D. Novel - The Sign of Four | Q 2

Describe the desired destination of the parties in your words by providing some details.

Set 6: D. Novel - The Sign of Four | Q 3

Write the character sketch of Sherlock Holmes as a professional detective.

Set 6: D. Novel - The Sign of Four | Q 4

Compare the thought process of Holmes and Dr. Watson in handling the case.

Set 6: D. Novel - The Sign of Four | Q 5

Narrate the case of Miss Morstan in your words.

Set 6: D. Novel - The Sign of Four | Q 6

Sherlock Holmes deduced facts from the back files of the times. Justify by providing few details.

Set 6: D. Novel - The Sign of Four | Q 7

‘You are a wronged woman, and shall have justice’. Interpret the statement to highlight the conflict in Miss Morstan’s mind.

Set 6: D. Novel - The Sign of Four | Q 8

Dr. Watson reflects Miss Morstan's state of mind. Discuss with some examples.

Set 6: D. Novel - The Sign of Four | Q 9

Holmes had a competence about the route of their travel. Suggest some points to clarify the statement.

Set 6: D. Novel - The Sign of Four | Q 10

The mention of new places adds a pace to the story. Justify.

Set 6: D. Novel - The Sign of Four | Q 11

M Morstan found Holmes as right person to handle her case. Give reason.

Set 6: D. Novel - The Sign of Four | Q 12

Write the character sketch of Dr. Watson as a sensitive character.

Set 6: D. Novel - The Sign of Four | Q 13

The paper found in the desk of captain Morstan is the center of the action. Explain.

Set 6: D. Novel - The Sign of Four | Q 14

“I may be very obtuse, Holmes, but I fail to see what this suggests.” Justify the statement by highlighting the difference in deducing the case.

Set 6: D. Novel - The Sign of Four | Q 15

Find support from the text which elaborates the tone of the narrator when he compares himself with Miss Morstan.

Set 6: D. Novel - The Sign of Four | Q 16

The narrator makes Miss Morstan’s journey comfortable while going to an unknown place. Narrate in your words.

Set 6: D. Novel - The Sign of Four | Q 17

‘The coachman is described as a faithful servant’. Justify the statement in your words.

Set 6: D. Novel - The Sign of Four | Q 18

Holmes, Dr. Watson and Mary Morstan reached at the third pillar of the Lyceum Theatre. Describe the state of mind of the trio.

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Chapter 4: Section 4 : Study of Literary Genre

Set 6: A. History of NovelSet 6: B. Novel - To Sir, With LoveSet 6: C. Novel - Around the World in 80 daysSet 6: D. Novel - The Sign of Four
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