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 / Newspapers
4. Science – a Blessing or a Curse / Impact of Science on Society
5. Information Technology / Computer
6. The Uses and Abuses of Internet / Mobile Phone
7. Threat of Global Warming / Pollution
9. My Favourite Hero in Science / My Favourite Personality
10.Knowledge is Power
11.Examinations / Our Examination System
12.Eradication of Social Evils / Corruption
13.Shortage of Irrigation Water in Pakistan
15.Terrorism / War Against Terrorism
16.Over-Population / Population Explosion
17.Professional Education / Technical Education
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
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
(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
(j) What is the distinguished quality of the Arabs in the field of
(k) What were the differences between Galileo and the Roman
(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
(c) What are the differences between a scientist and a common
(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
(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
(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?
B.Sc. English Past Paper