Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama Previous Year Question - 2020

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Previous Year Questions of 2020 Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama/(Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Drama) Full Questions

Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama Previous Year Question - 2020


[According to the Syllabus of 2013-2014] National University
Subject Code:1172
(Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Drama) or Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama

Time-4 hours                                                                                                                    Full marks-80

[N.B.-The figures in the right margin indicate full marks.]

Part - A (Brief Questions)

1. (Answer any ten questions) Marks-1x10=10
(a) How do the three witches address Macbeth?
(b) On what pretext does Lady Macbeth refuse to kill Duncan?
(c) What hinders the singing of the contract between Dr.Faustus and Lucifer?
(d)Who is Mephistophilis?
(e) Why does Shylock hate Antonio?
(f) What happened to Shylock at the end of the suit?
(g) Name the good characters in 'Volpone'.
(h) How is Volpone punished at last?
(i) What gift does Voltore bring for Volpone?
(j)Whose ring does the Duchess give Antonio?
(k) Why did Bosola give some apricots to the Duchess?
(1) Why does Ferdinand visit the Duchess in a dark room?

Part B
(Answer any five questions)

2. What are the five conditions Faustus sets down in the contract?
3. What prophecies do the witches make about Macbeth and Banquo?
4. Describe 'Bond-story' in brief in 'The Merchant of Venice'.
5. What is poetic justice? Trace the elements of poetic justice in 'The Merchant of Venice'?
6. Discuss comedy of humours in the play 'Volpone'.
7. What was the last piece of advice of the Duchess to Cariola regarding her children?.
8. Write a short note on 'Melodrama'.
9. O'what a world of profit and delight, Of power, of honour.of omnipotence, Is promised to the studious artizan, -Locate and explain.

Part C
(Answer any five questions)
Marks 10x5=50

10. Justify Dr. Faustus as an embodiment of Renaissance spirit. 
11. Evaluate Macbeth as a tragic hero.
12. To what extent do the witches influence Macbeth's decision and action?  Discuss.
13. Narrate the trial scene of 'The Merchant of Venice'.
14. Trace the development of the character of Mosca. 
15. Discuss 'The Duchess of Malfi' as a revenge tragedy.
16. "Volpone' is a satire on the contemporary English society." Elucidate.
17. Is Faustus's damnation justified? Discuss

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