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'Introduction to Drama' Previous Question-2017 with Answer



Code: 221101

Introduction to Drama

Time: 4 hours                                                                                                              Full Marks: 80


1.   Answer any ten questions.                                                                                          10 ´ 1 =10

a. What does the Forest of Arden signify?

b. Whose daughter is Celia?

   Ans: Celia is the daughter of Duke Frederick and the dearest friend of Rosalind.

c. Why does Duke Frederick banish Rosalind?

d. What is Sphinx?

   Ans: Sphinx is a creature with the head of a human and the body of a lion. It asks riddle and those who cannot answer its riddle suffer a fate. Oedipus solved the riddle of Sphinx.

e. Why did Oedipus flee from Corinth?

   Ans: Oedipus fled from Corinth to avert the oracle that he would kill his father and marry his mother.

f. What punishment did Oedipus declare on the killer of Laius?

   Ans: The punishment that Oedipus declared on the killer of Laius is banishment from the country.

g. Where was the dead body of Michael found?

   Ans: Michael's dead body was found in Donegal.

h. What is the background of “Arms and the Man”?

   Ans: The background of the play Arms and the Man is the historical war between Bulgaria and Serbia in 1885.

i. How does Maurya console herself at the end of the play?

   Ans: Maurya consoles herself at the end of the play by saying that “No man at all can be living forever”.

j. Why does Maurya want Bartley not to sail to Connemara?

   Ans: Maurya doesn’t want Bartley to sail to Connemara, the main land, because she is afraid that the boat journey to the main land may turn very perilous in the stormy atmosphere.

k. Who considers himself to be a Christ figure?

   Ans: Lakunle consider himself to be a Christ figure in that both he and Christ were rejected by their own people.

l. Who is Sidi?

   Ans: Sidi is a beautiful village girl, the jewel of the play The Lion and the Jewel.



Answer any five questions:                                                                                                4 ´ 5 = 20

2. What are the seven stages in a man‘s lit‘e‘?

3. Briefly describe the sub-plot in “As You Like It”.

4. What did fate do in “King Oedipus"?

5. How do Nora and Cathleen serve the purpose of the Chorus?

6. What is “the fear fullest thing” seen by Maurya?

7. What farcical elements do you find in “Arms and the Man”?

8. What is ‘higher love‘? Explain it according to George Bernard Shaw

9. What is bride price"? Why does Sidi regard it so important?



Answer any five questions.                                                                                           10 ´ 5 = 50

l0. Sketch the character of Rosalind as one of the most brilliant woman characters in Shakespeare.

11. Comment on Shakespeare’s use of wit and humour in “As You Like It”.

12. How has Shaw used Bluntschli to deromanticize popular fascination with war?

l3. Evaluate “Riders to the Sea” as a modern tragedy with classical setting.

14. Discuss the themes of Wole Soyinka’s play “The Lion and the Jewel”.

15. What is dramatic irony? Discuss with reference to “King Oedipus”.

16. How would you interpret Sidi’s decision to marry Baroka in “The Lion and the Jewel”?

17. Make a comparative study between the characters of Raina and Louka.