Pakistani English Literature Question Paper (Bapsi Sidhwa)

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Q1.Choose the correct option from the following :

  • Bapsi Sidhwa Belongs to _____.

(a) Indian Community (b) Pakistani Community (c) Parsi Community (d) Socialist Community

  • Bapsi Sidhwa was born in _____ and later lived in _______.

(a) Lahore, Karachi (b) Karachi, Islamabad (c) Amritsar, Punjab (b) Karachi, Lahore

  • During the eighties, Bapsi wrote ____.

(a) The Crow Eaters (b) The Bride (c) Ice-Candy-Man (d) b and c both

  • The Crow Eaters and The Bride are good examples of _____.

(a) Indian Fiction (b) Marxist novels (c) Socialist novels (d) Realistic Pakistani fiction

  • In the Novel “ The Crow Eaters “, the narrator portrays her character through _______.

(a) Direct Description (b) Parsist’ interaction with other people (c) 1st person narration (d) 2nd person narration

  • Bapsi Sidhwa sentimentalized her own religious community in _______.

(a) The Bridge (b) Ice-Candy-Man (c) The Crow Eaters (d) All of them

  • Bapsi Sidhwa had the rare courage and honesty to write about _____ in a flattering way.

(a) Pakistan (b) Indian army (b) Parsi Community (d) Socialist community

  • ______ is even better than “ The Crow Eaters”.

(a) The Bride (b) The Forsyth Saga (c) The Ice-Candy-Man (d) Train to Pakistan

  • _______ wrote one of the most powerful indictments of the riots during the partition.

(a) Ahmed Ali (b) Bapsi Sidhwa (c) Zulfiqar Ghose (d) Tabassum

  • Bapsi SIdhwa had the knowledge and observation to create _________.

(a) Realistic Fiction (b) Fantasy (c) Propaganda (d) All of them

  • Ice-Candy-Man was the response to _______.

(a) External effects of Society on Humans (b) Traumatic events of Partition (c) Conflict between India and Pakistan (d) All of them

  • One major theme of “ Ice-Candy-Many” is ______.

(a) Transmogrification (b) Disintegration (c) Constancy of desire and lack of moral legitimacy (d) India-Pak partition

  • “Train to Pakistan” was only writing in English about ____, written by Khushwant Singh before Bapsi’s Ice-Candy-Man.

(a) Parsi community (b) Partition (c) Socialism (d) Marxism

  • Bapsi had successfully evoked the life of _____ in the early part of the century.

(a) Karachi (b) Lahore (c) India (d) Pakistan

  • _____ was one of the best works of Pakistani fiction and fine novels of the 20th century written by Bapsi Sidhwa.

(a) The Bride (b) The Twilight in Delhi (c) The Ice-Candy-Man (d) The Crow Eaters

Q2. Answer the following questions

  1. Write a short note on Bapsi Sidhwa with reference to the Parsi community.
  2. What Bapsi Sidhwa’s novels suggest about realistic fiction. Also, mention the names of her best fit realistic fictions in Pakistan.
  3. Mention the names of Bapsi SIdhwa’s writings.
  4. Sketch the storyline of “ The Crow Eaters”, Bapsi SIdhwa’s realistic novel.
  5. Illustrate the theme of “ The Bride “.
  6. What is depicted by Bapsi Sidhwa’s novel “ Ice-Candy-Man”.
  7. Which writing of Bapsi Sidhwa depicts a conflict of values in Pakistan and how? Give a precise view.
  8. Give a precise view of any of the major themes of “ Ice-Candy-Man”, Bapsi SIdhwa’s most recent novel.
  9. Write a short note on any of Bapsi Sidhwa’s novel.
  10. Which novel you think is best written by Bapsi Sidhwa and portrays the best storyline, and why?