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Previous Question of 'ELIZABETHAN AND JACOBEAN DRAMA'- 2015 (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) What is the sub-title of the play ‘Volpone’?

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

b) Who were the friends of ‘Doctor Faustus’?

     Ans: Valdes and Cornelius were the friends of Doctor Faustus. 

c) What was the gift of Rosalind to Orlando when he won the wrestling?

d) What is Rosalind’s name in disguise?

e) What does the name ‘Volpone’ mean?

     Ans: The symbolic meaning of Volpone is ‘cunning fox’.

f) What is Soliloquy?

     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) Who kills Macbeth? 

     Ans: Macduff kills Macbeth.

h) Who are the three legacy hunters?

     Ans: Voltore, Corbaccio and Corvino are the legacy hunters in ‘Volpone’.

i) Who is Oliver?

j) Who is Cariola?

     Ans: Cariola is the trustworthy servant of the Duchess. She is aware of to all of the secrets of the Duchess.

k) What kind of play is “The Duchess of Malfi’?

     Ans: The Duchess of Malfi is a revenge tragedy.

l) Who is the professional fool in ‘As You Like It”?



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

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 × 5 = 50

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 humour.

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 Duchess of Malfi” as a revenge play.

17. Write a note on the role of Bosola in “The Duchess of Malfi”.