Introduction to Drama Previous Year Brief (2013-2022)

Introduction to Drama Previous Year Brief 2022

(A) How did Oedipus blind himself?

Ans: Oedipus blinded himself by using the golden brooch pin from Jocasta’s dress.

(B) Who is the father of Oliver and Orlando?

Ans: Sir Rowland de Bois.

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(C) What is the cavalry?

Ans: It is an attack made by horse soldiers.

(d) What is the Galway fair known for?

Ans: For selling horses.

(e) How old is Lakunle?

Ans: 23-year-old.

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(f) What is the meaning of ‘Oedipus’?

Ans: Oedipus means “swollen foot” in Greek.

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(g) Why did Rosalind flee to the forest of Arden?

Ans: To escape Duke Frederick’s banishment and seek shelter with her father, Duke Senior.

(h) Who died last in the play Riders to the Sea?

Ans: Bartley.

(I) What is sakabula?

Ans: It is a kind of oil lamp.

(J) From where is the title of the play Arms and the Man taken?

Ans: The play’s title is taken from the epic poem “The Aeneid” by the ancient Roman poet Virgil.

(k) Why does Sidi reject Baroka’s marriage proposal?

Ans: Sidi rejects Baroka’s marriage proposal because she is a young and beautiful village

maiden, but Baroka is the 63-year-old village chief.

(L) Where was Laius killed?

 Ans: Laius was killed at a three-way crossroads.

Introduction to Drama Previous Year Brief 2021

a)  Why did Oedipus flee from Corinth?

Ans: To avoid the heinous crime of murdering his father and marrying her mother.

b) Who was regarded as Touchstone’s rival in love?

Ans: His sword.

c)  How does Raina take pride in the Petkoff family?

Ans: By claiming this family as Bulgaria’s richest and best-known family.

d) Why didn’t Bartley want to miss the boat to Connemara?

Ans: Because no boats will be available for two or more weeks on this route.

e)  What is higher love?

Ans: It is spiritual love free from sexual urgency.

f)   What does Baroka foresee about the village?

Ans: He foresees that the village will be connected with the rest of the world by road, rail and air one day.

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g) What is the moral lesson in the play ‘Oedipus Rex’?

Ans: No man is happy until he dies happily.

h) Why do the villagers demand Lakunle’s blood?

Ans: Because he is charged with the attempt to steal the village girl’s virginity.

i)  What does the forest of Arden signify?

Ans: Romantic setting in the play.

j)  How does Maurya console herself at the end of the play?

Ans: Her belief in Michael’s descent from Christian burial and men’s temporary worldly life consoles her at the end of the play.

k) Why does Sidi choose Baroka for her husband instead of Lakunle?

Ans: She marries Baroka instead of Lakunle because Baroka raped her.

l)  What is Byronism?

Ans: A life-leading way of Lord Byron.

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a) Who knew that the terrible prophecy of Oedipus has already come true?

Ans: Tiresias.

b) What is an anti-romantic comedy?

Ans: A kind of comedy which has no room for romance.

c) What does the oracle of Delphi prophesy about Oedipus?

Ans: His prophecy is that Oedipus would kill his father and marry his mother.

d) Why did Rosalind and Celia go to the Forest of Arden?

Ans: Duke Fredrick banishes Rosalind, and she, along with Celia, goes to the forest of Arden.

e) Who loves Audrey before the arrival of Touchstone in the Forest of Arden?

Ans: William.

f)  Where has the title of the play Arms and the Man been taken from?

Ans: From Dryden’s translation of Virgil’s epic The Aeneid, beginning with “Arms and the man I sing.”

g) What was written at the back of the photograph of Raina?

Ans: “Raina, to her Chocolate Cream Soldier: a Souvenir.”

h) Whom does Captain Bluntschli call Don Quixote?

Ans: Sergius.

i)  How old is Cathleen?

Ans: Maurya’s older daughter

j)  No man at all can live forever, and we must be satisfied.” -Who says this?

Ans: Maurya.

k) Which village is Baroka the village chief of?

Ans: Ilujinle.

l)  What is Ogun?

Ans: Ogun is the god of war.

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a) Who are the foster parents of Oedipus?

Ans: Polybus and Merope.

b) How did Jocasta die?

Ans: Jocasta committed suicide by hanging.

c) Who is the chorus in ‘Oedipus Rex’?

Ans: Elderly citizens of Thebes.

d) Who is Sir ‘Rowland de Boys’?

Ans: Father of Oliver and Orlando.

e) What is Rosalind’s name in disguise?

Ans: Ganymede.

f)  Who says Sweet are the uses of adversity?

Ans: Duke Senior.

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g) What is Slivinitza?

Ans: A Bulgarian town.

h) Who is Chocolate Cream soldier?

Ans: Bluntschli is a Chocolate Cream soldier.

i)  Why did Bartley want to go to the Galway fair?

Ans: Bartley wanted to go to the Galway fair to sell two horses.

j)  Repeat Questions.

k) How old is ‘Sadiku”?

Ans: She is nearly seventy.

l)  Repeat Questions.

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a) Who was Jocasta?

Ans: Jocasta was the biological mother and then wife of Oedipus.

b) Whom did Oedipus send to the Oracle of Apollo?

Ans: Oedipus sent Creon to the Oracle of Apollo.

c) Why did Oedipus blind himself?

Ans: Because he witnessed a forbidden thing.

d) Who was Jaques?

Ans: A lord attendant on Duke Senior in the Forest of Arden.

e) Why did Rosalind and Celia try to dissuade Orlando from wrestling?

Ans: As Duke Frederick ordered them to do so.

f)  What had Touchstone done in a fit of lovesickness?

Ans: Touchstone had broken his sword on a stone, believing it to be his rival in love, kissed a wooden stick and cow’s udder, and made love to a plant, believing it to be his lover.

g) What does ‘arms’ in Arms and the Man suggest?

Ans: Arms’ refers to weapons which suggest war.

h) Why does Raina not want Bluntschli to stay in her room?

Ans: Because he has insulted Sergius’ cavalry charge.

i)  What is Galway Fair famous for?

Ans: For the trading of cattle or horses.

j) What does the ‘Holy water’ signify?

Ans: A way to keep away the evil spirits.

k) Why does Sidi refuse to marry Lakunle without the bride price?

Ans: For the fear of being guilty of losing her virginity before marriage.

l)  Who is an illiterate goat in The Lion and the Jewel?

Ans: Sidi.

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a) Repeat Question.

b) Whose daughter is Celia?

Ans: Duke Fredrick.

c) Why does Duke Frederick banish Rosalind?

Ans: He banishes Rosalind because Rosalind is more popular than his daughter.

d) What is Sphinx?

Ans: The Sphinx was a mythical monster whose head and breasts were like a woman, but the body was of a winged lion.

e) Repeated Question.

f)  What punishment did Oedipus declare on the killer of Laius?

Ans: Exile.

g) Where was the dead body of Michael found?

Ans: Donegal.

h) What is the background of Arms and the Man?

Ans: The historical war between Bulgaria and Serbia fought in 1885.

i)  Repeated Question.

j)  Why does Maurya want Bartley not to sail to Connemara?

Ans: Because Connemara shall be very dangerous as the storm blowing hard from the south and west will make the sea turbulent.

k) Who considers himself to be a Christ figure?

Ans: Lakunle.

l)  Who is Sidi?

Ans: Sidi is the village belle of Ilujinle.

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a) Who was Teiresias?

Ans: A blind prophet.

b) Who is Duke Senior?

Ans: Elder brother of Duke Frederick and father of Rosalind

c) Who is Raina’s mother?

Ans: Catherine Petkoff.

d) Name the sons of Maurya who died in the sea.

Ans. Maurya’s six sons-Stephen, Shawn, Sheamus, Patch, Michael and Bartley-died in the sea.

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e) Who are the characters in ‘The Lion and the Jewel’?

Ans: The characters in the play are Baroka, Lakunle, Sidi, Sadiku etc.

f) What kind of play is ‘Riders to the sea”?

Ans: It is a one-act tragedy.

g) Whom did Oedipus send to the Oracle of Apollo?

Ans. Oedipus sent Creon to the Oracle of Apollo.

h) What is ‘Professional’ to Bluntschli?

Ans. Not to attack the enemies when they are strong.

i) Why did Orlando suffer at the hands of Oliver?

Ans: Oliver was jealous and wicked, and so Orlando suffered at the hands of his Oliver.

j) What gift was Oedipus’ greatness?

Ans: The gift of solving the riddle was Oedipus’ greatness.

k) Who is Louka?

Ans: Louka is the maid-servant of the Petkoffs.

l) Repeated Question.

Introduction to Drama Previous Year Brief 2015

a) Repeated Question.

b) Repeated Question.

c) Repeated Question.

d) How old is Captain Bluntschli?

Ans: 34.

e) Repeated Question.

f)  What is cavalry charge?

Ans: A cavalry charge is an attack made by horse-soldiers.

g) Repeated Question.

h) What is the theme of Amiens’ song “Blow, blow thou winter wind”?

Ans: In his song, Amiens compares the cold harsh wind to the ungrateful people of the world. The cold winter wind was not as cruel as the hypocrisy of those people.

i)  “What an army!”-Who says this?

Ans: Bluntschli.

j)  Where did Michael buy the stick for his mother?

Ans: Connemara.

k) Where was the infant Oedipus left?

Ans: In a wooded hollow of Cithaeron.

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l) Who were the surviving children of Maurya at the beginning of the play?

Ans: Bartley, Nora and Cathleen.

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


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