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Restoration and 18th century poetry and drama



Subject Code: 1176

(Restoration and 18th century poetry and drama)

Time: 4 Hours                                                                                                       Full Marks: 80


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

(a) What is the meaning of Mac Flecknoe?

(b) Who reveals Mirabell’s false love to Lady Wishfort?

      Ans: Mrs. Marwood reveals Mirabell's false love to Lady Wishfort.

(c) Who was Ogleby?

(d) Why does Waitwell disguise himself as Sir Roland?

      Ans: Waitwell disguises himself as Sir Roland to marry Lady Wishfort according to the plan of Mirabel.

(e) Who are Salamanders?

      Ans: Salamanders are the souls of fairies who can pass into the fire.

(f) What is heraldry?

(g) Where did the goddess of spleen live?

      Ans: The goddess of Spleen lived in a gloomy cave in the centre of the earth.

(h) In whose possession was the jewellery of Miss Neville?

      Ans: The jewellery of Miss Neville ware in possession of Mrs. Hardcastle.

(i) What is Hampton Court?

      Ans: Hampton Court is a royal palace in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.

(j) What is pealing anthem?

(k) What is epitaph?

(l) How old was Mrs. Hardcaslte?

      Ans: Mrs. Hardcastle was 57 years old.


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

2. Who is Flecknoe and who is Shadwell?

3. What do you know about Lady Wishfort?

4. Write a note on ‘coronation ceremony’ in Mac Flecknoe.

5. Write a short note on Mrs. Marwood.

6. How does Belinda wake up from her sleep in the morning?

7. How does Gray describe the physical appearance of Selima?

8. Give an account of the casket episode in She Stoops to Conquer.

9. Explain the following lines:-

This to disclose is all thy Guardian can.

Beware of all, but most beware of Man!



Answer any five questions:                                                                                        10 × 5 = 50

10. Evaluate Dryden’s skill as a Satirist in the case of Mac Flecknoe.

11. Consider The Way of the World as a comedy of manners.

12. Examine The Rape of the Lock as a mock heroic poem.

13. Evaluate Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard as an elegy.

14. Assess She Stoops to Conquer as a comedy of intrigue.

15. Comment on the significance of the proviso scene in The Way of the World.

16. Comment on the supernatural machineries in The Rape of the Lock.

17. Show how She Stoops to Conquer reflects the 18th century Society of England.