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Previous Question of 'ELIZABETHAN AND JACOBEAN DRAMA'- 2013 (with answer)






Subject Code: 1172

(Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama)

Time: 4 Hours                                                                                                       Full Marks: 80


1. Answer any ten of the following questions                                                           1 × 10 = 10

(a) “Sweet are the uses of adversity” --Who is the speaker?

(b) What is the subtitle of the play Volpone?

      Ans:  The sub-title of the play Volpone is “The Fox”.

(c) Mention the literary period of John Webster.

      Ans: John Webster belongs to Jacobean period.

(d) What figure of speech do you find in “Fair is foul, and foul is fair”?

      Ans: “Fair is Foul and Foul is Fair” is a paradox.

(e) Who is ‘You’ in As You Like It?

(f) What is Macbeth’s tragic flaw?

      Ans: Macbeth’s tragic flaw is his unchecked ambition.

(g) Why did Bosola give some apricots to the Duchess?

      Ans: Bosola gave some apricots to the Duchess to be sure whether she was pregnant or not.

(h) Complete the gap in the following statement:

“It is a tale-----, full of sound and fury.”

      Ans: It is a taleTold by an idiotfull of sound and fury.

(i) What is Celia’s name in disguise?

(i) What inscription did Doctor Faustus notice on his arm just after signing the contact?

      Ans: Doctor Faustus noticed two Latin words ‘Homo, fuge’ on his arm just after signing the contract.

(k) To whom is marriage ‘a ceremonial toy’?

      Ans: Marriage is ‘a ceremonial toy’ to Mephistophilis.

(l) In which field of leanings did Doctor Faustus obtain the doctorate degree?

      Ans:  Doctor Faustus obtained doctorate degree in theology.



Answer any five of the following questions:                                                               4 × 5 = 20

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.

6. “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 questions:                                                                                        10 × 5 = 50

10. Comment on the dramatic significance of the last scene of Doctor Faustus.

11. To what extent is Lady Macbeth responsible for bringing about the tragic calamity in Macbeth?

l2. 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.ustus”.