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Showing posts with label ICSE 2015: English 2: Preparatory Test Three. Show all posts
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Friday, 20 February 2015

ICSE 2015: English 2: Preparatory Test Three

ICSE 2015: English 2: Preparatory Test Three
Drama: The Merchant of Venice & Poetry
Poetry: Time: One hour  Maximum Marks: 45
All questions carry equal marks
Question 1
Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow:
Stephano:
Stephano is my name; and I bring word
My mistress will before the break of day
Be here at Belmont: she doth stray about
By holy crosses, where she kneels and prays
For happy wedlock hours.
Lorenzo:
Who come with her?
(a) Where does this scene take place? What message does he bring?
(b) According to the extract, what was his mistress doing during her absence from home?
(c) What was she actually doing in her absence?
(d) What was the role of his mistress’
(e) The love story of Lorenzo and Jessica is a subplot in the play. Discuss how this sub-plot relates to the main love story of Bassanio and Portia.
Question 2
Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow: