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'Modern Drama' Previous Question- 2014 with Answer



Subject code: 1184

Modern Drama

Time: 4 hours                                                                                                              Marks-80

Part – A

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


      a.  Whom never do girls marry according to Algernon?

           Ans :  According to Algernon, girls never marry the men they flirt with because girls don't think it right.

      b.  What is Jack's income?

           Ans : Jack's income is between seven and eight thousand pound per year.

      c.  What was the ending of miss prism's novel?

           Ans :

      d.  What does Pozzo's blindness signify?

           Ans : Pozzo's blindness signifies the absence of his sense of time.

      e.  What does Vladimir give Estragon to eat when he feels hungry?

           Ans : When Estragon feels hungry, Vladimir gives him a carrot to eat.

      f.  How does Pozzo address Lucky?

           Ans : Pozzo addresses Lucky either as ‘pig’ or as ‘hog’.

      g.  What was the cause of Aston's brain damage?

           Ans : The cause of Aston's brain damage was the electric shock treatments he received years ago. 

      h.  Why did Davies leave his wife?

           Ans : Davis left his wife because he found her washing her underclothes in a saucepan which was used for cooking vegetables.

      i.   Who does Davies refuse the shoes offered?

           Ans : Davies refuses the shoes offered by Aston.

      j.  Who helped Jimmy to start a sweet-stall? 

           Ans : Hugh Tanner’s mother helped Jimmy to start a sweet stall.

      k.  Who is Helena Charles?

           Ans : Helena Charles is Alison’s true and intimate friend, an actress by profession. She comes to Jimmy’s house to stay with them for some days.

      l.   How does Jimmy mock Alison's father?

           Ans : Jimmy mocks Alison's father who, he says, was very happy in imperialist India, but who is leading a life of regret at having lost the benefits he was used to as the commander of Maharajah’s army.


Part – B

Answer any five questions:                                                                                          4 ´ 5 = 20

2. Comment on the role of Davies in The Caretaker.

3. In what sense is The Importance of Being Earnest anti-feminist and anti-romantic?

4. Describe the setting of Waiting for Godot.

5. Describe Godo and Didi as parts of a divided self.

6. Show the relationship between Pozzo and Lucky.

7. How did Mick want to decorate his room?

8. Why does Jimmy dislike religious practices?

9. Write briefly on Jimmy’s social alienation.


Part – C

Answer any five questions:                                                                                        10 ´ 5 = 50

10. How can you assess the role of Jack Worthing in the play The Importance of Being Earnest?

11. Discuss The Importance of Being Earnest as a social satire.

12. Waiting for Godot is a play to show the sense of nothingness. Illustrate.

13. Who is Godot and what does waiting for Godot imply?

14. Jimmy Porter in Look Back in Anger be seen as an anti-hero?

15. The ending of the play Look Back in Anger has been considered unsatisfactory. Do you agree?

16. In what sense does Davies represent everyman?

17. Describe the theme of isolation in Harold Pinter’s The Caretaker.

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  1. What was the ending of miss prism's novel?
    Ans :Miss Prism's novel a happy ending.