Masters Previous Year Questions Shakespeare 2016

Masters Previous Year Questions Shakespeare 2016


ENGLISH                                               মাফা-৯/২০১৬

Subject Code: 311103

(William Shakespeare)

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Part A

(Answer any ten questions)



a)When and where was Shakespeare born?

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Ans. Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564, in the village of Stratford-on-Avon in the country of Warwickshire in England.

b) What was the original title of the play “Othello”?

Ans. Othello, the Moor of Venice.

c) Why is Kent in the stocks?

Ans. Kent put a letter in the stocks under orders of the Duke of Cornwall because he was engaged in abusing and fighting Osward.

d) How are Caliban and Ariel different?

Ans. Ariel, made of air and fire, is a sylph, on the other hand, Caliban is a misshapen monster.

e) Whose severed head is shown to Angelo?

Ans. The prisoner, Ragozine’s head.

আরো পড়ুন: Comment on the Character and Role of the Fool in King Lear.

f) What holiday were the Roman masses celebrating at the time of Caesar’s return?

Ans. The feast of Lupercal, was celebrated on 15 February.

g) In what sense are Fortinbras and Hamlet contrasted?

And. Fortinbras, Prince of Norway, is a man of decisive action. On the other hand, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, is a man of inaction.

h) Whom does Isabella call a ‘Virgin violator’?

Ans. Angelo

i) How does Lear comfort his daughter Cordelia in the prison?

Ans. By saying that, they will both live together in the prison and sing like birds in a cage.

j) What does Ariel do for Gonzalo?

Ans. He prevents Gonzalo from being killed while asleep by Antonio and Sebastian by singing in his ear and waking him.

k) Who says “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark”?

Ans. Marcellus

I) How did Caesar become the ruler of Rome?

Ans. A crushing defeat upon the two sons of Pompey, became Italy’s undisputed ruler and administrator, with the Roman Senate assisting him in the task.


(Answer any five questions)


2. Describe the encounter between Hamlet and Laertes in the graveyard scene.

3. Write a short note on the setting of “Othello”. 

4. What is the tragic flaw in the character of Cordelia? 

5. What events cause Prospero to reveal his past to Miranda? 

6. What condition does Angelo offer to Isabella to pardon Claudio’s life? 

7. Discuss the significance of the opening scene in ‘King Lear”. 

আরো পড়ুন: Write About Hamlet’s Procrastination in Taking Revenge in Hamlet

8. “Frailty thy name is woman”-Explain.

9. What remarks on Brutus does Antony make at the end of the play? 


(Answer any five questions) 


10. Do you agree that there was a method in Hamlet’s madness? If so, why?

11. “Lear is a foolish fond old man who deserves everything he gets”- Discuss. 

12. What idea of justice is advocated in Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure”?

13. “The opening scene in Julius Caesar strikes the key note of the whole action” Elucidate.

14. Although Hamlet is a tragedy, it is a play with many memorable comic moments Illustrated.

আরো পড়ুন: Describe the Encounter Between Hamlet and Laertes.

15. Examine the relationship between Miranda and Ferdinand in the Tempest. 

16. “Irony is a powerful dramatic device used by Shakespeare to heighten the tragic dimension of his play Othello.”-Discuss. 

17. “The theme of blindness-both physical and emotional-is dramatically presented in the play King Lear”-Illuminate.

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


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