Masters Modern Drama Question Exam 2021

Masters Modern Drama Question Exam 2021


ENGLISH                                               মাফা-১১/২০২১

Subject Code: 311107

(Modern Drama)

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Time-4 hours             Full marks-80

Part A

(Answer any ten questions)



(a) What is a memory play?

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Ans. A memory play is a kind of play that tells a memory that goes back in time.

(b) What is an American dream?

Ans. The American Dream is a set of ideals that are thought to create equal opportunity for prosperity and success for the citizens. It is a sharp contrast to the reality of Willy’s life in Death of a Salesman. America is not a place for easy opportunity and success.

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(c) Who is Howard Wagner?

Ans. He is Willy’s boss. Howard inherited the company from his father, whom Willy regarded as “a masterful man” and “a prince.”

(d) What is the final product that Willy Loman sells?

Ans. The final product that Willy sells is himself (commits suicide) in order to make his son Biff successful.

(e) Who is the biological father of Abbie’s son?

Ans. Eben is the biological father of Abbie’s son.

(f) Why is Valentine called a five-shilling dentist?

Ans. Valentine is called a five-shilling dentist because he charges five shillings for everything, such as extracting teeth, giving gas, etc.

(g) Who was Midas?

Ans. Midas was a legendary King of Phrygia whose touch turned everything to gold.

(h) What is the original title of ‘The Glass Menagerie’?

Ans. The original title of the play was The Gentleman Caller.

(i) Why is Eben hostile to his step brothers?

Ans. Eben is hostile to his stepbrothers because they do not protest when their father makes Eben’s mother work hard like a slave.

(j) What kind of tragedy is ‘Desire Under the Elms’?

Ans. It is a tragedy of passion.

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(k) What is fancy ball?

Ans. It is a ball (dance) in which persons appear in fanciful dresses in imitation of the costumes of different persons and nations.

(l) What does the ‘stocking’ in ‘Death of a Salesman’ symbolize?

Ans. The stockings are a symbol of Willy’s infidelity to his wife, Linda.

Part B

(Answer any five questions)


2. How does M’comas criticise the Victorian Londoners?

3. What are the causes of tragedy in ‘Desire Under the Elms’?

4. Comment on the symbolic significance of the ‘fire escape’.

5. How does Willy achieve, ‘tragic victory’ in ‘Death of a Salesman’?

6. How does Abbie prove her true love for Eben? Why does the relationship between 7. Mr. Crampton and Mrs. Clandon fail?

8. Write a short note on the role of the waiter in ‘You Never Can Tell’..

9. “Happy is a manipulative womanizer”-Discuss.

Part C

(Answer any five questions) 


10. How does O’Neill deal with the desires in ‘Desire Under the Elms’?

11. Discuss ‘The Glass Menagerie as a memory play.

12 Make comments on G.B. Shaw, as a socially conscious playwright in the light of ‘You Never Can Tell.

13. Explain ‘American dreams’. How does Arthur Miller prove that the dream is illusory?

14. Discuss Miller’s ‘Death of a Salesman’ as a tragedy.

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15. What symbols does Tennessee Williams use in the play ‘The Glass Menagerie’?

16 Are Eben and Abbie the victims or winners of both of love and passion? Discuss.

17. What is life force? Give a short sketch of Shaw’s philosophy of life-force with reference to ‘You Never Can Tell’.

Riya Akter
Riya Akter
Hey, This is Riya Akter Setu, B.A (Hons) & M.A in English from National University.


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