Prof. Fakhar Alam

Dept. of English

Govt. College Civil Lines Multan

Prof. Fakhar Alam

Dept. of English

Govt. College Civil Lines Multan

Prof. Fakhar Alam

Dept. of English

Govt. College Civil Lines Multan

Prof. Fakhar Alam

Dept. of English

Govt. College Civil Lines Multan

    BSc English       BZ University Multan

    1. An Anthology of English Prose


    The Method of Scientific Investigation - T. H. Huxley


    Galileo and Scientific Method - Bertrand Russell


    The Scientist as an Artist - George Russell Harrison


    Specialization in Education - Sir Richard Livingstone


    The Dying Sun - James Jeans


    What Life Has Taught Me - Bertrand Russell


    Education and the Training of Character - Sir Richard Livingstone


    How to Write, How to Write Badly and How to Write Well - C. E. M. Joad


    Logic - Love is a Fallacy - Max Shulman


    The Man in Asbestos - Stephan Leacock


    The Man Who Could Work Miracles - H. G. Wells


    The Pedestrian - Ray Bradbury




    2. Important Essays   20 Marks


    1. Atomic Energy /Nuclear Energy

    2. Education for Women / Status of Women in Pakistan

    3. Role of Electronic Media / Mass Media / Free News

    4. Professional Education / Technical Education

    5. Over-Population / Population Explosion

    6. Examinations / Our Examination System

    7. Threat of Global Warming / Pollution

    8. Terrorism / War Against Terrorism

    9. My Favourite Hero in Science / My Favourite Personality

    10.Knowledge is Power

    11.Science – a Blessing or a Curse / Impact of Science on Society

    12.Eradication of Social Evils / Corruption

    13.Shortage of Irrigation Water in Pakistan

    14.Inflation

    15.Unemployment

    16.Information Technology / Computer

    17.The Uses and Abuses of Internet / Mobile Phone

    18.Impact of Cable/Satellite Television



    3. Comprehension   20 Marks




    4. Letters   20 Marks


    1- Street Crimes / Law & Order Situation

    2- Water Shortage for Irrigation / Agriculture Use

    3- Un-hygienic Conditions / Provision of Civic Amenities

    4- Traffic Problems / Rash Driving / Road Accidents

    5- Misuse of Mobile Phones /  Internet /  Cyber Crimes

    6- Power/Energy Crises / Load Shedding

    7- Price Hike / Black Marketing

    8- Urdu as Official Language

    9- Terrorism / War on Terror

    10. Hazards of Smoking / Drug Addiction

    11. Importance of National Unity

    12. Problem of Encroachment

    13. Youth & Unemployment




    Important Questions



    An Anthology of English Prose

    Any 2 lessons out of 4 given: 20+20=40 Marks



    The Method of Scientific Investigation by Thomas Henry Huxley

    (a) Explain the method of scientific investigation and give some examples.

    (b) Discuss the difference between the process of reasoning of man of science and an ordinary person as brought out by Huxley.

    (c) What does Huxley say about the hypothesis and its verification?

    What is the importance of hypothesis?

    (d) How is a scientist different from a philosopher?

    (e) What is the method of scientific investigation?

    (f) Differentiate between induction and deduction?

    (g) What is Syllogism?

    (h) What is induction?

    (i) What is deduction?


    Galileo and Scientific Method by Bertrand Russell

    (a) What are the stages of scientific method?

    (b) What is the use of scientific method?

    (c) What happened to scientific method after Renaissance?

    (d) Is Galileo father of modern science?

    (e) What is the use and purpose of scientific method?

    (f) What is Russell's view about scientific method?

    (g) What was the contribution of the Arabs for progress of science?

    (h) Is Galileo the father of modern science?

    (i) What is the contribution of the Greeks to the advancement of science?

    (j) What is the distinguished quality of the Arabs in the field of chemistry?

    (k) What were the differences between Galileo and the Roman Catholic people?

    (l) Why did Galileo become unpopular with the people?


    The Scientist as an Artist by George Russell Harrison

    (a) Is scientist an artist?

    (b) What are the similarities between a scientist and a common man?

    (c) What are the differences between a scientist and a common man?

    (d) What is writer's view about science and scientist?

    (e) What is the impact of science and art on man?

    (f) What is writer's view about science and scientist?

    (g) What are the similarities between a scientist and an artist?

    (h) How is a scientist an artist?

    (i) Describe the difference between technology and science.

    (j) In science as in art the old is supplemented by the new rather than supplanted by it. Explain.


    Specialization in Education by Richard Livingstone

    (a) What are the disadvantages of specialization which Livingstone points out in “Specialization in Education”?

    (b) What are Livingstone's suggestions with respect to specialization in education?

    (c) What are the merits of specialization in education which Livingstone discusses in “Specialization in Education”?

    (d) Why does Livingstone attach so much importance to the knowledge of good and evil? Discuss the idea in this respect.

    (e) What are the advantages of specialization?

    (f) What are the disadvantages of specialization?

    (g) What is the importance of specialization in education?

    (h) What are the safeguards against dangers of specialization?


    The Dying Sun by Sir James Jeans

    (a) What is the role of gasses in the creation of life?

    (b) How did the Earth and other planets come into being?

    (c) What are planets?

    (d) Compare the size of the Earth and other planets.

    (e) How did life begin on the Earth?


    What Life Has Taught Me by Bertrand Russell

    (a) Why is Russell in favour of Democracy and against Dictatorship?

    (b) What are Russell's views about Industry and Commerce?

    (c) What is the role of UNO in maintaining peace in the world?

    (d) How do you conclude that Russell is a pacifist?


    Education and the Training of Character by Richard Livingstone

    (a) What according to Sir Richard Livingstone is social or political education? Offer your comments briefly.

    (b) What according to Livingstone is spiritual or moral education? Explain and comment his views in this respect.

    (c) What does Livingstone say about the duty of the teacher with regard to moral or spiritual education.

    (d) In what ways is a habitual "Vision of Greatness" necessary for the training of character?

    (e) What is vocational education?

    (f) What is social or political education?

    (g) What is spiritual or moral education?

    (h) What is the habitual vision of greatness?

    (i) What are the functions of education?

    (j) What are three kinds of education required and imparted in a society?

    (k) What is the important role of spiritual education?

    (l) What is the significant role of moral education?

    (m) What are the advantages of specialization?

    (n) What are the disadvantages of specialization?

    (o) What is the importance of knowledge of good and evil?

    (p) How can dangers of specialization in education be removed?


    Logic-- Love is a Fallacy by Max Shulman

    (a) Compare the writer and his friend Petey.

    (b) Describe Polly Espy's character.

    (c) What was writer's plan after the deal?

    (d) What do you conclude from the essay "Logic Love is a Fallacy"?

    (e) What is the theme of the story?

    (f) How do the two friends differ in their approach to love?

    (g) Explain fallacies of 'False Analogy' and 'Poisoning the Well'.

    (h) On what grounds did Polly Espy reject the writer?


    The Man in Asbestos by Stephen Leacock

    (a) Describe the food and clothes of future man.

    (b) What will be weather like in the future world?

    (c) How did people get education in 'The Man in Asbestos'?

    (d) Is the story allegory of future?


    The Pedestrian by Ray Bradbury

    (a) What are the effects of technological and scientific progress?

    (b) What was the purpose of Mead's night walk?

    (c) What happened to him at night?

    (d) Is the Pedestrian and allegory of future?

    (e) What was Mead’s favourite pastime?

    (f) How did he address to the houses that were silent?

    (g) How did a police car arrest him?







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