Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama Previous Year Question 2014

Mofizur Rahman

Previous Year Questions of Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama/Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Drama 2014

  • Departments of English
  • Honours 3rd Year
Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama Previous Year Question 2014

[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: 1x10=10
a) Who sings the song 'Under the green wood tree' n 'As You Like It'?
b) Who had 'waxen wings'?
c) What type of comedy is 'Volpone'?
d) What is the moral of 'Doctor Faustus"?
e) What is prologue?
f) What gift does Voltore bring for Volpone?
g) How do the three witches address Macbeth?
h) What was the parting request from the Duchess to Cariola?
i) Which period of English literature did Christopher Marlowe belong to?
j) Why is 'Carthage' famous?
k) How does Rosalind show her first liking to Orlondo?-
1) What was the gift of Duncan to Lady Macbeth?

Part A: Brief Answer

a) Ans: Amiens

b) Ans:  Icarus had waxen wings.

c) Ans: Comedy of humor.

d) Ans: A person’s downfall is caused by his/her act of crossing the limit that is forbidden.

e) Ans: A prologue is a speech addressed to the audience by one or more of the actors at the opening of a play to establish the context and to give background details and necessary information.

f) Ans: An antique plate of gold for Volpone.

g) Ans: Thane of Glamis, Thane of Cawdor, and ‘King hereafter’ of Scotland.

h) Ans: To take care of her children.

i) Ans: Elizabethan period.

j) Ans:  For trade and power.

k) Ans: ?

l) Ans:  Duncan gifted Lady Macbeth a diamond and let his servants serve her.

Answer any five of the following questions :-
Marks: 4x5=20

2. Signify the importance of the forest of Arden.
3. Draw a picture of the three legacy hunters in “Volpone”.
4. Describe Macbeth's state of mind after coming the murder of Duncan.
5. Describe the wooing scene in “The Duches of Malfi”.
6. 'Sweet are the uses of adversity'-identify and explain.
7. Present a pen-picture of Volpone's morning prayer.
8. Explain with reference of the context-
O' what a world of profit and delight,
Of power, of honour, of  omnipotence,
Is promised to the Studious artizan.
9. Write in note on 'World Worth'. Weird Sister's

Answer any five of the following questions:
Marks: 10x5=50

10. Evaluate 'Macbeth' as a tragedy of ambition.
11. Volpone is a satire on the contemporary English society. Discuss.
12. Write a short composition on Shakespeare's use of super-natural elements in “Macbeth”.
13. How the character of the Duchess has been glorified through her sufferings? Discuss.
14. Justify Doctor Faustus as an embodiment of the Renaissance.
15. Why is 'The Duchess of Malfi' called a decadent play?
16. Consider 'Doctor Faustus' as a morality play.
17. Evaluate 'As You Like It' of William Shakespeare is a Romantic Comedy.

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