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'Modern Drama' Previous Question- 2017 with Answer



Subject code: 241105

Modern Drama

Time: 4 hours                                                                                                              Marks-80

Part – A

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

a) Where is the first scene of 'Look Back in Anger’ set?

     Ans. The first scene of Look Back in Anger is set in the Jimmy Porter’s one-room flat in an early April evening.

b) Who is Colonel Redfern?

Ans : Colonel Redfern is the father of Alison. He is a retired army officer, the Commander of a Maharaja’s army in an Indian state before the freedom of India.

c) What does the tree represent in the play Waiting for Godot?

Ans:  "Tree" representing the “Cross” in the setting of Waiting for Godot signifies  hope.

d) Why did Algernon create the imaginary friend, Bunbury?


e) How does Dr. Chausble try to be witty?

      Ans : Dr. Chasuble tries to be witty by saying that he would hang upon the lips of Miss Prism if he were worthy of being her pupil.

f) 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.

g) What was the original title of the play ‘Waiting for Godot’?

      Ans: The original title of the play Waiting for Godot in French version is “En attendant Godot’’.

h) Name the main characters of the play ‘Waiting for Godot’?

     Ans : Vladimir and Estragon are the main characters of "Waiting for Godot".

i) How is the hope of the tramps deferred?


j) Why was Davies expelled from the house of Aston and Mick?

      Ans : Davies was expelled from the house of Aston and Mick because of his abusive remarks to Aston.

k) Why did Davies quarrel in the Cafe?

      Ans : Davies quarreled with the Scotchman in the cafĂ© because the Scotchman told him to take the bucket of rubbish outside, which he thought was not his duty.

l) What is Sidcup?

      Ans : Sidcup is a town medium in size fourteen miles south of London.


Part – B

Answer any five questions:                                                                                          4 ´ 5 = 20

2. Explain the following:

She’ll go on sleeping and devouring until there’s nothing left for me.

3. Justify Didi and Gogo as parts of a divided self.

4. Trace the farcical absurdities in The Importance of Being Earnest.

5. What makes Jimmy Porter angry in ‘Look Back in Anger ’?

6. In what sense does Davies represent everyman?

7. Sketch the character of Mick.

8. ‘Jimmy Porter is a true representative of the post-war young generation-Justify.

9. What are the misfortunes in Alison’s life in “Look Back in Anger”?


Part – C

Answer any five questions:                                                                                        10 ´ 5 = 50

10. Evaluate Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” as a social satire.

11. Assess the role of Jack Worthing in the play “The Importance of Being Earnest”.

12. Discuss the significance of the bear and squirrel game in Osborne’s Look Back in Anger.

13. Compare and contrast the character of Mick and Aston.

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

15. How does Harold Pinter achieve his comic effect in "The Caretaker"?

16. Trace the autobiographical elements in Look Back in Anger.

17. Do you find any religious significance in Waiting for Godot? Discuss.

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