Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama Previous Year Question 2015

Mofizur Rahman

Previous Year Questions of Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama/Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Drama 2015 

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  • Honours 3rd Year
Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama Previous Year Question 2015

[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 questions in complete sentence: 1x10=10
a) What is the sub-title of the play 'Volpone'?
b) Who were the friends of 'Doctor Faustus'?
c) What was the gift of Rosalinda to Orlando when he won the wrestling?
d) What is Rosalind's name in disguise?
e) What does the name 'Volpone'mean?
f) What is soliloquy?
g) Who kills Macbeth?
h) Who are the three legacy hunters?
i) Who is Oliver?
j) Who is Cariola?
k) What kind of play is “The Duchess of MIalfi'?
l) Who is the professional fool in 'As You Like It”?

Part A: Brief Answer

a) Ans: The Fox.

b) Ans: Valdes and Cornelius.

c) Ans: His Necklace.

d) Ans: Ganymede.

e) Ans: Fox

f) Ans: Soliloquy is an artificial dramatic device in which the actor stays alone on the stage and utters his thoughts aloud simply to inform the audience indirectly of what is going on in his mind.

g) Ans: Macduff.

h) Ans: Vulture, Corbaccio, Corvino.

i) Ans: Elder brother of Orlando.

k) Ans: A revenge tragedy.

l) Ans: Touchstone.
Answer any five questions:

2. What prophecies do the Witches make about Macbeth and Banquo?
3. Write a short note on revenge tragedy.
4. Why did the brothers of the Duchess disagree to her second marriage?
5. Good morning to the day, and next, my gold! Open the shrine that I may see my saint.-Explain.
6. What are the seven deadly sins in “Doctor Faustus”?
7. What is a beast fable?
8. What role does Mephistophiles play in “Doctor Faustus”?
9. How does Volpone earn money and gold?

Answer any five questions:
10. Discuss Doctor Faustus as a tragic hero.
11. How far Lady Macbeth is responsible for the tragedy of Macbeth?
12. Sketch the character of Rosalind.
13. Discuss 'Volpone' as a comedy of houmour.
14. Consider Macbeth as a tragic hero.
15. Write a note on the contrasting pictures between court life and pastoral life in “As You Like It”.
16. Discuss “The Duches of Malfi” as a revenge play.
17. Write a note on the role of Bosola in “The Duchess of Malfi”.

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