Chaucer Masters Exam 2016 Question Paper

Chaucer Masters Exam 2016 Question Paper


ENGLISH                                               মাফা-৮/২০১৬

[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) Where did the pilgrims assemble?

Ans: Tabard Inn in Southwark.

b) Who is the Nun’s priest?

Ans. The three priests accompanied the Prioress and the second nun. The Host addressed him as Sir John. He tells the story of The Nun’s Priest’s Tale.

c) What is the job of a Pardoner?

Ans. A Pardoner is a trafficker in indulgences.

d) Who was Pharaoh?

Ans. The ancient Egyptian kings were known as Pharaohs.

e) What is the name of the Prioress?

Ans. Madame Eglantine

f) Who is Saint Thomas Becket?

Ans. St. Thomas Becket was the Archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 until his murder.

g) Who was Diomede?

Ans. He was the son of Tydeus and King of Argos. He was a hero in the Trojan War, and he sought Criseyde’s love and ultimately won it.

h) How will Troilus avenge his sorrow?

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Ans. Troilus is gentle and tender-hearted and will avenge his sorrow by accepting death.

i) What was the name of the Colfox?

Ans. Sir Russell.

j) What is Troilus’s opinion of Crisyde’s long letter?

Ans. Troilus finds a great change in the character of Crisyde, yet, as a lover, he always hopes for the best; he believes that Crisyde will keep her promise.

k) Who was the Wife of Bath?

Ans. She was the woman of Bath. Her name is Alyson.

I) What did the Host propose after the pilgrims had reached the watering spots of Saint Thomas?

Ans. The host proposed they should draw lots, and whoever would draw the shortest would tell the first story.


Answer any five questions: 


2. How does the narrator describe the Knight?

3. How does Chaucer portray the Prioress? 

4. What does the Nun’s Priest tell about the Cock’s comb?

5. How did Pertelote scold Chaunticleer for his cowardice?

6. Write a note on the last days of Troilus’ life.

7. How did Diomede court Criseyde to win his love? 

8. How can you differentiate between a fable and a tale? 

9. How did the fox flatter the cock?

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Answer any five questions:

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10. Discuss how realistically Chaucer portrays contemporary society in The General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales.

11. Write a note on Chaucer’s treatment of dreams in The Nun’s Priest’s Tale. 

12. Describe Troilus’ attitude to women and love and how he fell in love with Criseyde.

13. Write a note on the courtly characters in The General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales. 

14. What is a beast fable? Write a note on The Nun’s Priest’s Tale as a beast fable.

15. How does Chaucer deal with humour in Troilus and Criseyde?

16. Sketch the character of Criseyde.

17. Discuss Chaucer’s art of characterization with reference to The General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales. 

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


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