Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama Previous Year Question 2013

Mofizur Rahman

Previous Year Questions of Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama/Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Drama 2013

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  • Honours 3rd Year
Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama Previous Year Question 2013

[According to the New Syllabus]
Subject Code:1172
(Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Drama)
Time-4 hours                                                                                                                    Full marks-80
[N.B.-The figures in the right margin indicate full marks.]

Part A

1. (Answer any ten of the following questions in complete sentence) Marks-1x10=10

(a) “Sweet are the uses of adversity”-Who is the speaker?
(b) What is the sub-title of the play Volpone?
(c) Mention the literary period of John Webster,
(d) What figure of speech do you find in “Fair is foul,and foul is fair”?
(e) Who is 'You' in As You Like It?
(f)  What is Macbeth's tragic flaw?
(g) Why did Bosola give some apricots to the Duchess?
(h) Complete the gap in the following statement: “It is a Tale………… full of sound and fury”.
(i) What is Celia's name in disguise?
(j) What inscription did Doctor Faustus notice on his arm just after signing the contact?
(k) To whom is marriage 'a ceremonial toy”?
(1) In which field of learnings did Doctor Faustus obtain the doctorate degree?

Part A: Brief Answer

a) Ans: Duke Senior.

b) Ans: The Fox.

c) Ans: Jacobean period.

d) Ans: Paradox.

e) Ans: Rosalind.

f) Ans: His High ambition.

g) Ans: To be sure whether she was pregnant or not.

h) Ans: Told by an idiot.

i) Ans: Aliena

k) Ans: Marriage is a ceremonial toy Mephistophilis.

l) Ans: In Theology.

(Answer any five of the following questions)

2. What is the dramatic significance of good angel and evil angel in Marlowe's Doctor Faustus?
3. Write in brief the significance of Macbeth's soliloquies.
4. Write a short note on Touchstone.
5. “Love is merely a madness”-Comment in the context of As You Like It.
“Was this the face that launch'd a thousand ships
And burnt the topless towers of Ilium?”-
Explain with reference to the context.

7. How far is The Duchess of Malfi a decadent play?
8. Comment on the trial scene in Volpone.
9. How is Macbeth different from a classical tragedy?

(Answer any five of the following questions)

10. Comment on the dramatic significance of the last scené of Doctor Faustus.
11. To what extent is Lady Macbeth responsible for bringing about the tragic calamity in Macbeth?
12. Discuss Volpone as a comedy of humour.
13. Draw a contrastive picture between the courtly life and pastoral life as portrayed in As You Like It.
14. “Doctor Faustus is the self-portrayal of Christopher Marlowe.”_ Justify the comment.
15. Comment on the theme of unequal marriage in The Duchess of Malfi.
16. “Shakespeare's comedies are dominated by women”-Expound the comment with special reference to the role and function of Rosalind in As You Like It.
17. Sketch the character of Mosca.

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