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Goyal's ICSE English Literature Specimen Question Bank with Model Test Papers Class 10 for 2024 Examination
PAPER 2 - ENGLISH LITERATURE
(TWO HOURS}- 80 MARKS
Candidates will be required to answer questions from the prescribed textbooks, which include Drama, Prose (Short Stories) and Poetry.
Drama and Prose (Short Stories)
Questions set will be central to the text. Candidates will be required to show that they have understood the passage and are able to clearly give their interpretation of the questions set, which should be in their own words and relevant to the text. Excerpts may be given from the drama and prose texts leading to questions on the specific book.
A poem, or passages from poems, will be given and questions will be set to test the candidates' response to the poem. The questions will focus on the content, understanding and the personal response of candidates to the poem as a whole.
1. THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (Shakespeare's unabridged play by A.W. Verity-Acts 3, 4 and 5 only) TREASURE TROVE- A Collection of ICSE Poems and Short Stories
(i) Daffodils- William Wordsworth
(ii) I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou
(iii) The Patriot- Robert Browning
(iv) Abou Ben Adhem- Leigh Hunt
(v) Nine Gold Medals- David Roth
3. PROSE (short stories):
(i) An Angel in Disguise-T.S. Arthur
(ii) The Little Match Girl- Hans Christian Andersen
(iii) The Blue Bead- Norah Burke
(iv) My Greatest Olympic Prize- jesse Owens
(v) All Summer in a Day- Ray Douglas Bradbury
NOTE: The ICSE (Class X) Examination paper will be set ONLY on the portion of the syllabus that is prescribed for Class X.
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