Chaucer Masters Exam 2021 Question Paper

Chaucer Masters Exam 2021 Question Paper


ENGLISH                                               মাফা-৮/২০২১

[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) Why did people travel to Canterbury?

Ans: People travelled to Canterbury for pilgrimage, to visit the Canterbury Cathedral.

b) Who is Madame Pertelote? 

Ans: Madame Pertelote was a beautiful hen, wife of the rooster Chaunticleer in “The Nun’s Priest’s Tale”.

c) What does Troilus confess in his song?

Ans: In Chaucer’s “Troilus and Criseyde,” Troilus confesses his love and sorrow in a song he sings.

d) Where does the narrator meet the pilgrims?

Ans: The Narrator meets the pilgrims at Tabard Inn, at Southwark, just outside the gates of London.

e) What type of life did the widow lead? 

Ans: The widow led a simple life.

f) What is vice according to Pandarus?

Ans: In Chaucer’s “Troilus and Criseyde,” Pandarus describes vice as a lack of self-control or restraint in matters of love.

g) What was the proposal of Harry Bailley?

Ans: Harry Bailey, the host of the Tabard Inn, proposed every pilgrim to tell two tales on the journey to Canterbury, and two on the way back. The best storyteller would win a free meal at the Inn.

h) What moral lesson does Chaunticleer utter?

Ans: Chanticleer utters a moral lesson about the unpredictability of fate and the importance of caution. He warns against being too trusting and overconfident.

i) Who was Calchas?

Ans: Calchas was a Trojan priest who betrayed Troy and joined the Greeks during the Trojan War. He was the father of Criseyde.

j) What was the favourite pastime of the Monk?

Ans: The Monk’s favourite pastime was hunting.

k) Who tells the Nun’s Priest to tell a story?

Ans: Harry Bailey tells the Nun’s Priest (the Nun’s Priest’s name is Sir John) to tell a story.

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l) How does the poet describe the physical features of Diomede?

Ans: The poet describes Diomede as a young and handsome warrior.

Part B

(Answer any five questions) 


2. Write a note on the courtly characters in ‘The Prologue. 

3. What does Chaucer satirize in ‘The Nun’s Priest’s Tale”?

4. What is the significance of Troilus’ Boar dream?

5. How does Chaucer present good clergymen in ‘The Prologue?

6. How is Sir Russel, the fox, depicted in ‘The Nun’s Priest’s Tale”?

7. Can we consider Criseyde a betrayer?

8. What do you know about the Clerk of Oxford?

9. Write a short note on the comic elements in ‘The Nun’s Priest’s Tale’

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Part C

(Answer any five questions)


10 Write on the female characters as depicted in ‘Prologue to the Canterbury Tales’..

11. Discuss the husband-wife relationship after ‘The Nun’s Priest’s Tale’.

12. How does Chaucer make use of humour in ‘Troilus and Criseyde'”?

13. Chaucer depicts people as they are found in real life-Discuss.

14. What mock-heroic elements do you find in ‘The Nun’s Priest’s Tale’?

15. Write on the tragic philosophy of love in Chaucer’s ‘Troilus and Criseyde”.

16 Evaluate Chaucer’s narrative art in ‘The Prologue to the Canterbury Tales”.

17. Discuss Chaucer’s use of the ‘digressions’ in ‘The Nun’s Priest’s Tale’.

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


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