Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama Previous Year Question 2016

Mofizur Rahman

Previous Year Questions of Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama/Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Drama 2016 

  • Departments of English
  • Honours 3rd Year
Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama Previous Year Question 2016

[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) Marks-1x10=10
a) What is a prologue in a play?
b) From what animal does the play Volpone take its name?
c) Name the seven deadly sins in Doctor Faustus.
d) What is Inverness?
e) What gift does Voltore bring for Volpone?
f)  Why did Shylock break the agreement with Antonio?
g) Who is the peerless dame of Greece?
h) Who is Wagner?
i) Why does Bassanio want to Marry Portia?
j) Where did the three witches meet?
k) What message does Delio give the audience in his last words?
l) Why did Bosola give some apricots to the Duchess?

Part A: Brief Answer

a) 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.

b) Ans: Fox.

c) Ans: Pride, Covetousness, Wrath, Envy, Gluttony, Sloth, and Lechery.

d) Ans: The name of Macbeth’s castle.

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

f) Ans: Because he was unable to separate a pound of Antonio’s flesh without shedding blood.

g) Ans: Helen of Troy.

h) Ans: Faustus’s servant who uses his master’s books to learn how to summon devils.

i) Ans: For her wealth and beauty.

j) Ans: In the midst of thunder and lightning.

k) Ans: Delio and the courtiers will raise the eldest son of the Duchess as a legacy to his parents.

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

(Answer any five questions)

2. What is the dramatic significance of Good Angel and Evil Angel in Marlowe's Doctor Faustus?
3. What melodramatic elements do you get in TheDuchess of Malfi?
4. How naturally does Shakespeare handle the supernatural elements in Macbeth?
5. Why does Shylock hate Antonio?
6. How does Antonio accuse Cariola of betraying him and the Duchess?
7. Do you find any, poetic justice in The Marchant ofVenice?
8. Draw a pen-picture of Volpone's morning prayer.
9. What were the things Dr. Faustus asked Mephistophilis to give him after singing the contract with the devil?

(Answer any five questions)

10. What are the Renaissance elements you find in Doctor Faustus?
11. Evaluate Macbeth as a tragic hero.
12. Narrate the trial scene of The Merchant of Venice in brief.
13. Discuss Volpone as a satire on the contemporary English Society.
14. How has the personality of the Duchess been glorified through her sufferings?Discuss.
15. Justify Volpone as a beast fable.
16. Anlyse the role of Portia in the play, The Merchant of Venice.
17. What is the function of the comic senses of Dr. Faustus?

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