Chaucer Masters Exam 2018 Question Paper

Chaucer Masters Exam 2018 Question Paper


ENGLISH                                               মাফা-৮/২০১৮

[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 Canterbury?

Ans. A cathedral city in southeast England was a pilgrimage site in the Middle Ages.

b) What is the setting of “Troilus and Criseyde”?”

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

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) Why did Chaunticleer love Pertelote most?

Ans. Because she was the most charming and attractive.

e) What was Friar’s name?

Ans. Hubert.

f) What does “The Black Sea” symbolize?

Ans. Troilus’s despair in his love for Criseyde.

g) What is courtly love?

Ans. The code of love prevailed in Europe in the late medieval period in European aristocratic society, especially in the court of kings.

h) Where did the pilgrims assemble?

Ans. Tabard Inn in Southwark.

i) How many pet animals did the widow have?

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

j) How were the teeth of the wife of Bath?

Ans. The wife of Bath was gap-toothed.

k) What is the function of a Summoner?

Ans. He summoned offenders before the judge.

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I) 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.

Part B

(Answer any five questions)


2. Comment on the character of the host in “The Prologue to the Canterbury Tales”. 

3. How did Troilus’ life come to an end?

4. What makes the Pardoner so offensive?

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

6. How does Chaucer begin the Prologue?

7. How does Pertelote scold Chaunticleer for his cowardice?

8. How did the fox flatter the cock and seize him?

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9. Write a short note on Pertelote’s character.

Part C

(Answer any five questions) 


10. “The Prologue to the Canterbury Tales is a mirror to the 14th century England.” -Elucidate. 

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

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

13. Discuss Chaucer’s art of characterization with reference to “The Prologue to the Canterbury Tales.”

14. Justify “The Nun’s Priest’s Tale” as a beast fable.

15. Sketch the character of Criseyde.

16. How does Chaucer portray the ecclesiastical characters in the General Prologue? 

17. Evaluate Chaucer’s poetic skill in “Troilus and Criseyde.”

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


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