Chaucer Masters Exam 2019 Question Paper

Chaucer Masters Exam 2019 Question Paper


ENGLISH                                               মাফা-৮/২০১৯

[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 spring symbolize in “The Prologue”?

Ans: Spring symbolizes rebirth and Fresh beginnings in the Prologue.

b.) How does Chaucer praise April?

Ans: Chaucer praises April as it is the rebirth and renewal.

c.) What was the destination of the pilgrims?

Ans: Shrine of St. Thomas Becket at Canterbury.

d.) What is a Prologue?”

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

e) How many wives does Chaunticleer have?

Ans: Seven wives.

f) What is Partelote’s theory of dreams?

Ans: Dreams are caused by indigestion from overeating.

g) What kind of poem is “The Nun’s Priest’s Tale”?

Ans. The Nun’s Priest’s Tale is a fable of a beast.

h) Whom does Chaucer invoke at the beginning of “Troilus and Criseyde”?

Ans. Tisiphone, one of the Greek Furies, to be his mouse.

i) Where did Crisyde see Troilus at first?

Ans. Troilus sees Criseyde for the first time at Athena’s temple

j) What was the favourite pastime of the Monk?

Ans. The favourite pastime of the Monk is hunting.

k) Where did Pandarus put Criseyde at night?

Ans. Pandarus put Crisyde in a private chember.

I) Who is Madame Eglantine?

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Ans. Name of The Prioress.

Part B 

(Answer any five questions)

Marks 4×5=20

2. What do you know of the Clerk of Oxford?

3. What did Pertelote say against the importance of dreams?

4. How does Chaucer present the Parson?

5. Describe the fox after “The Nun’s Priest’s Tale”.

6. Write a short note on the Wife of Bath. 

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

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

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

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Part C

(Answer any five questions)


10. Write on the female characters as depicted in “The General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales”? 

11. What mock-heroic elements do you find in “The Nun’s Priest’s Tale”?

12. Write a note on the courtly characters in “The General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales”.

13. Evaluate Chaucer’s narrative art in “The General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales”. 

14. Discuss the husband-wife relationship after “The Nun’s Priest’s Tale”. 

15. Mention the medieval and modern elements from your study of Chaucer’s poems. 

16. How does Chaucer blend satire with humour in “The General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales”?

17. Write on the tragic philosophy of love in Chaucer’s “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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