Chaucer Masters Exam 2017 Question Paper

Chaucer Masters Exam 2017 Question Paper


ENGLISH                                               মাফা-৮/২০১৭

[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 is a Prologue?

Ans: A piece of writing found at the beginning of a literary work.

b) What is the name of the Host?

Ans. Harry Bailey.

c) Who was the sergeant-at-Law?

Ans. The sergeant-at-law was a judge at law court sessions.

d) Why did the Doctor of Physic love gold?

Ans. The Doctor of Physic loved gold as gold is an ingredient in preparing certain medicines.

e) What is a Tale?

Ans. It is a true narrative story that is imaginatively recounted.

f) Why did Chaunticleer pray to God?

Ans. To make his dream have a good meaning and keep his body out of a foul prison.

g) Who was Nero?

Ans. Nero was a Roman king during whose reign Rome was destroyed in a great fire.

h) What is the moral of the poem “The Nun’s Priest’s Tale?

Ans. Never trust a flatterer.

i) Why did the Greeks attack Troy?

Ans. The Greeks attacked Troy for Paris stealing Helen.

j) What did Chaunticleer dream?

Ans. An animal looking like a dog was trying to seize him and put him to death

k) Who were the Pendants?

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Ans. A loose-hanging piece of jewellery, generally attached to a necklace by a small loop, may be known as a ‘pendant necklace’.

I) What is the subject matter of Troilus’ song?

Ans. Different aspects of love.

Part B

(Answer any five questions) 

Marks 4×5=20

2. What is the importance of spring season in the opening of “The Prologue to the Canterbury Tales?

3. How is the Squire different from his father, the Knight?

4. How does Chaucer present the parson?

5. How does Chaucer portray the character of the Prioress?

6. What medicine did Pertelote suggest for Chaunticleer’s nightmare? 

7. How did Troilus win the love of Criseyde?

8. What does the Nun’s Priest say at the end of his story? 

9. Write a short note on the Monk

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Part C

(Answer any five questions)

Marks- 10×5=50

10. Write an essay on Chaucer’s narrative art with special reference to “The General Prologue to The Canterbury Tales’.

11. How does Chaucer blend satire with humour in ‘The General Prologue to The Canterbury Tales’?

12. Comment on the female characters depicted in ‘The General Prologue to ‘The Canterbury Tales”.

13. Estimate ‘The Nun’s Priest’s Tale’ as a mock-heroic poem.

14. Discuss Chaunticleer and Pertelote as husband and wife.

15. Consider Chaucer’s ‘Troilus and Criseyde’ as a poem of courtly love tradition. 

16 . ‘Troilus and Criseyde’ is a lover’s tragedy. Evaluate. 

17. Point out the modern and medieval elements from your study of Chaucer’s poetry.

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


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