Chaucer Masters Exam 2015 Question Paper

Chaucer Masters Exam 2015 Question Paper


ENGLISH                                               মাফা-৮/২০১৫

[According to the Syllabus of 2013-2014]

Subject Code: 311101

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Time-4 hours Full marks-80

Part A

(Answer any ten questions)



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a) What does the Host of Tabard Inn propose to pass the time?

Ans. He proposes that “each pilgrim will tell two tales on the way to Canterbury and two on the way back.”

b) What is Chaunticleer’s extraordinary talent?

Ans. Chaunticleer has no peer in crowing.

c) What is a beast fable?

Ans. A beast fable is a moralistic prose or verse in which animals speak and act like humans.

d) Who is the father of Crisyde?


e) What is the function of a Summoner?

Ans. The Summoner summoned offenders before the judge.

f) What remedy does Pertelote offer to purge Chaunticleer of his nightmare?

Ans. Pertelote advised Chaunticleer to take a laxative that could purge himself of choler and melancholy.

g) What is the setting of ‘Troilus and Criseyde’? 

Ans. Troy at the time of the war with the Greeks.

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h) How many animals did the widow have?

Ans. Three large female pigs, three cows, one sheep, and some chickens.

i) What is courtly love?

Ans. It is a late medieval code of love that prevailed in European aristocratic society in the medieval period, especially in the court of kings.

j) After Cupid shoots Troilus, what is the first thing he sets his eyes upon?

Ans. Criseyde.

k) What is the name of Friar?

Ans. Hubert.

I) How does the Book III of ‘Troilus and Crisyde’ open?

Ans. Opens with a prayer to Venus.


(Answer any five questions)


2. Why is the Knight first in “The General Prologue” to tell a tale? 

3. Comment on the widow in “The nun’s Priest’s Tale”.

4. Can we consider Pandarus as a villain? Ans.

5. What makes the pardoner so offensive? 

6. Write a short note on the comic elements in “The Nun’s Priest’s Tale”.

7. What does Chaucer mean by “The double sorrow of Troilus”?

8. Comment on the character of the Prioress.

9. How does Pertelote scold Chaunticleer for his cowardice? 

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(Answer any five questions) 


10. Comment on Chaucer’s use of humour and irony in “The General Prologue” to The    Canterbury Tales.

11. How does Chaucer employ the mock-heroic technique in “The Nun’s Priest’s Tale”? 

12. What tragic philosophy of the poet do you find in “Troilus and Criseyde”? 

13. Write a note on Chaucer’s realism in “The General Prologue” to The Canterbury Tales.

14. Compare and contrast Troilus and Diomede as lovers.

15. Discuss Chaucer’s use of the ‘digressions’ as a rhetorical device in “The Nun’s Priest’s Tale”. 

16. Evaluate the ingredients of romance in “Troilus and Criseyde”.

17. Chaucer gives a vivid portrayal of the ecclesiastical characters in “The General Prologue” to The Canterbury Tales. Back up this comment.

Shihabur Rahman
Shihabur Rahman
Hey, This is Shihabur Rahaman, B.A (Hons) & M.A in English from National University.


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