JNTU Exam Papers–I B.Tech Regular Examinations–English–May/Jun 2008

I B.Tech Regular Examinations, May/Jun 2008

ENGLISH

SET-III

1. Write brief notes on the following:

(a) Abdul Kalam’s family background

(b) His childhood days

(c) The cultural and religious mileu of Rameshwaram

(d) Jainulabdeen’s (Kalam’s father) influence on his son’s spiritual life.

2. Answer the following:

(a) What was the reason for the meeting between Prof. Sarabhai, Captain V.S. Narayanan and Abdul Kalam in New Delhi?

(b) Discuss the details of the ten year plan for space research prepared by Prof. Sarabhai.

(c) Why does Kalam believe that project managers should learn to live with uncertainty? How do you think this will help one to win?

3. Answer the following:

(a) What does Kalam have to say about the ‘hands on’, ‘hands off’ approach of project leaders?

(b) How did becoming project leader of SLV – 3 affect Dr. Kalam’s time? What were the time management skills he employed to prioritize and organize his work?

(c) What were the components required to build SLV – 3 and how long would it take to build it?

4. Answer the following:

(a) Who is Wernher von Braun? What is his contribution towards missile development and rocketry?

(b) The significance of the V-2 missile.

(c) Why was Kalam struck by the personality of Wernher von Braun, ‘the father of modern rocketry’?

(d) What was Mr. Von Braun’s opinion of America?

5. Write in detail about Kalpana’s finest achievement.

6. (a) What did Kalam do when there was a lack of empowerment in 1983?

(b) What do you know about The Technology Management Philosphy?

(c) What did Kalam try to make the IGMDP do? How far was it possible?

(d) What is Kalam’s advice to the youth of today?

7. Write informal letter on the following:

(a) Write a letter to your friend about a famous cultural festival conducted in your place.

(b) To your pen friend about the marriage rituals of your religion.

8. Give one word substitutes for the following :

(a) a person who is selfish, self absorbed and self-centered……………..

(b) inscription on a tombstone………………

(c) one who believes in the philosophical doctrine of fatalism………………

(d) people of noble families or the highest social class. Also, government of a country by a small group of people, especially hereditary nobility……………….

(e) a person who does not believe in God or deities………………

(f) a land animal that breeds in water………………

(g) an expression or statement that has more than one meaning………………

(h) an account of somebody’s life written by that person………………

(i) an account of somebody’s life written by that person………………

(j) somebody who eats human flesh………………

(k) somebody who works or serves only for personal profit. Also, a professional solider paid to fight for an army other than that of his or her country………………

(l) a person who hates women………………

(m) a person who does not believe in the institution of marriage………………

(n) a drug or other substance that induces sleep………………

(o) a person who knows everything………………

(p) an animal or a human being that eats any kind of food………………

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