English II Old Question Paper Year 2016
1. Read the passage and answer the questions asked below: [4×2=8]
Loyal fans of Toblerone reacted with horror on Tuesday after discovering that the distance between the triangular chucks in their favourite chocolate bar had expanded overnight.
Mondelez International (MDLZ), which produces the airport shopping the staple, blamed rising ingredient prices for the change. By adding space between the triangles, the company was able to keep the bar’s original , packaging and length, but reduce the amount of chocolate.
The result is that bars that formerly weighted 170 gram have been slashed to 150 grams. Forty grams have been carved out of bars that used to contain 400 grams. The price remains the same, but costumers are getting roughly 10% less chocolate.
“Like many other companies, unfortunately we are experiencing higher costs for many ingredients. We carry these costs for as long as possible, but to ensure. Toblerone remains on shelf, is affordable and retains the iconic shape we all know and love, we have had to reduce the weight of this particular bar,” Mondelez said in a statement on its Facebook page.
The change did not go down well with British chocoholics. The design Shift was first announced in October, but a delay in getting the new version of the bar to the shelves meant many fans of the chocolate have only found out about it on Tuesday.
The reaction was particularly fierce on social media. “I am one of your biggest fans and love your chocolate, but I bought a 150g toblerone earlier only to be left upset disappointed and a little distressed!,” Dan Rickwood wrote on Toblenrone’s Facebook page. “It looks dreadful…you should have reduced the length and kept the chunky triangles, “Cathy White added.
The new Toblerone design has larger gaps between the chocolate chunks. Some disappointed fans blamed Brexit for the change, tweeting pictures of giant Toblerone bars “from across the EU.”
I told you that leaving the EU would have serious consequences. Now I’m really upset,” Mark Greenwood tweeted, attaching a before and after” on picture of the Toblerone bar.
While some of the Brexit comments were tongue-in-check, a sharp decline in the value of the pound following Britain’s vote to leave the EU has affected prices. Commodities including cocoa are priced in dollars, and factory costs have gone up significantly.
“The new gappy-teeth Toblerone is yet another example of shrinkflation, where shrinking pack contents allows for a backdoor price rise,” said Ratula Chakraborty, a senior lecturer in retailing at the University of East Anglia.
a. What impression did the chocolate fan have after discovering distance in the Toblerone triangular chunks?
b. What is the social media response on the recent issues of Toblerone?
c. What is the politics behind expanding the space between the chunks in the chocolate?
d. How is the chocolate associated with the Brexit politics?
2. Write four levels of interaction with the text to ‘The Lottery’. 
3. Answer any FIVE Questions: [5*5=25]
a. Patriarchy tires to appropriate female. How do Metaphors and the play ‘Chandalika’ go beyond the established frame of patriarchy?
b. The poem ‘Ballad of the Landlord’ and the memoir ‘Girlhood among Ghosts’ are the voices from the margin in the US. What different problems Occur in the cultural differences? Discuss with reference to the context
c. Elizabeth Coatsworth in ‘The Buddh’a states death as quiet and solemn whereas, Virginia Woolf in ‘The Death of the Moth’ characterizes death as Struggle and a fierce force. What, in your opinion, death is?
d. How human vulnerability is characterized in the play ‘Sorry Wrong Number’ and in the poem ‘Eight O’Clock’?
e. The story ‘Hitch-Hiker’ and ‘The Buddha’ leaves the impression of Creativity in the readers’ mind. Creativity must be productive and that is for the society and its people. In this context, in what different ways creativity 1s used in the text.
f. Generally absence is considered as empty and nothingness. The poems Such as ‘The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner’ and ‘My Papa’s Waltz’ unleash the importance of absence in our life. How do the poems man absence creative?
4. After several false starts over the past few years tablet computers seem to have finally caught among business users. In addition to Apple’s popular, ipad seemingly every computer company on the planet is looking to get a share of the market. Will they be a passing fad? A cool toy or a serious business tools? Prepare a short report to present your sales manager in the ABC Gadgets, Baghbazar, Kathmandu. Make sure the report compares the advantages and disadvantages of the tablet computers for travelling sales people. 
5. You have recently completed your BBA degree from Tribhuvan University. Now you want to pursue MBA in the USA. Write a letter to the university of your choice asking questions about the details you want. 
6. List the task you need to complete for successful interview. 
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