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Reg. No. : ..................................... Name : ..........................................

Third Semester B.Tech. Degree Examination, June 2009 (2003 Scheme) HUMANITIES (MNPUE) Time : 3 Hours

Max. Marks : 100 PART – I (Economics)

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PART – A I. Write short notes on 1) Wants and their classification 2) National Income 3) Indifference Curve 4) Supply curve 5) Monopoly 6) Monetary policy 7) Direct and indirect taxes 8) IMF and India 9) Pareto’s welfare economics (10×3=30 Marks)

10) Market structure. PART – B II. a) Explain the Laws of Returns. OR b) Explain the different market structures.

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III. a) Explain the measures to control inflation. OR b) Distinguish between direct and indirect taxes.

(20×2=40 Marks)

PART – II (Communicative English)

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I. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow, in a sentence or two : Some people suffer from an inability to sleep, a disease called insomnia. It may be due to different factors. The first factor may be ‘biological imbalance’. Sleep is caused by a sleep system and wakefulness is caused by an arousal system. Both the systems are governed by the brain. In order to have a good sleep, the arousal system must be less and the sleep system must be more. When the arousal system goes up due to tension, insomnia may occur. Drugs are the second factor. Drugs like stimulants, sedatives, certain thyroid drugs and heart medicines can cause sleeplessness. Both sleeping pills and alcohol appear to promise better sleep. But they actually lead to shallow sleep and frequent early awakening. Bad habits and disturbing environments are the third factor in making one lose sleep. If the bedroom is too noisy or too cold, it may make one keep awake. If the stomach has too little or too much food, it may cause sleeplessness. Physical exercise too close to bedtime also confuses the sleep mechanism. a) What is insomnia ? b) How does tension affect sleep ? c) Give some examples of drugs that can cause sleeplessness. d) Why should one eat the right quantity of food ? e) Does sleeping pill help a person sleep better ? Why ? II. Write a dialogue on the conversation between a countryman and a cityman, bringing out the comparative advantages of city and country life.

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III. a) Based on your CV, the CEO of a software firm talks to you over the phone. Write five important points you will remember while being interviewed over phone. OR b) You are given the topic ‘Man and Environment’. You should speak on this topic and you are given a day to prepare. Briefly narrate how you would prepare.

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IV. a) Write a letter to the editor of newspaper expressing your views on imposing as dress code for college students. OR b) Write a letter to the manager of a factory, asking permission to visit the factory as part of your study tour.

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V. Write a paragraph on one of the following : a) Positive thinking 5

b) The internet. VI. Correct the following sentences : a) Mr. Ramanathan known as Ram to his friends. b) Wise men does not talk too much. c) I prefer coffee than tea. d) Everest is a highest mountain in the world. e) He did not say to what extend they would go. ——————————

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