1. The short story today has become 'the most necessary and natural expression of the age'. Discuss with reference to two short stories from the syllabus you have read.
2. What is the symbolic significance of the title of the story The Property of Woman by Sara Suleri.
3. In Kafka short story The Judgment George accepts and carries out his father's final wish despite his attempts at self-assertion and independence from his father. Can we apply such ideas as wish fulfillment, semantic opposition, or even the Oedipal revolt to shed some light on his actions?
4. What are the main themes in the short story Once Upon a Time by Nadine Gordimer.
5. The images are aligned in such a way that the best way to interpret the story is by symbolic association. Discuss the statement by referring closely to Ben Okri's short story What the Tapster Saw.
6. Analyze Hanif Qureshi's short story My Son the Fanatic as a story of two competing and irreconcilable ideas.
7. What is the significance of this statement: 'Are Egyptians really starving in their own country? A curse upon you, slave!' in the story The Mummy Awakes by Mahfooz.