Masters Previous Year Questions Shakespeare 2017

Masters Previous Year Questions Shakespeare 2017


ENGLISH                                               মাফা-৯/২০১৭

Subject Code: 311103

(William Shakespeare)

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Time-4 hours             Full marks-80

Part A

(Answer any ten questions)



a) Who is Fortinbras?

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Ans. The young prince of Norway.

b) When and where does Lear meet Cordelia for the second time?

Ans. One of Lear’s men travelled across to France and told Cordelia about her father’s suffering, and then Cordelia rushed to meet King Lear.

c) Who informs Hamlet of the appearance of the ghost?

Ans. Horatio.

d) Who was Cordelia’s husband?

Ans. The King of France.

আরো পড়ুন: Discuss the Element of Fate in Othello.

e) Why does Goneril commit suicide?

Ans. Because her treachery is revealed to Albany.

f) What does Prospero tell Miranda about the shipwreck?

Ans. Prospero tells Miranda that it’s time she learned who she is and where she comes from.

g) What is the name of Calbian’s mother?


h) Which place does Isabella meet the Duke?

Ans. In a garden.

i) Who said, “I am more sinned against than sinning”?

Ans. King Lear.

j) How does Polonius die?

Ans. Hamlet draws his sword and stabs it through the tapestry, killing the unseen Polonius.

k) What is Othello’s tragic flaw?

And. Jealousy.

I) What is preventing Isabella from becoming a nun?

Ans. Her willingness to marry is unlikely, since she wanted to be a nun.


(Answer any five questions)


2. What religious overtones do you notice in the little of Measure for Measure? 

3. “Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more” Explain. 

4. Write about the role of Horatio in Hamlet. 

5. Comment on the blinding of Gloucester in King Lear. 

6. Why does Caesar ask Antony to hit Calphurnia with his goat-skin whip?

7. Write a short notes on Ariel.

8. Who said. “To be or not to be that is the question” and why?

9. How does lago use the handkerchief to prove Othello’s jealousy?

আরো পড়ুন: What is the Tragic Flaw of Cordelia?


(Answer any five questions) 


10. To what extent are Lear and Cordelia responsible for the tragic end of their lives? 

11. Who is the real hero of the play, Julius Caesar? Brutus or Caesar? 

12. Critically comment on the character and role of the Fool in King Lear. 

13. Identify and comment on the melodramatic elements in Hamlet. 

14. How far do Gertrude and Ophelia prove the validity of Hamlet’s observation on the frailty of women?

আরো পড়ুন:  Bring out the Significance of the Storm Scene in King Lear

15. Examine the moral, social and political atmosphere in Measure for Measure. 

16. How does Shakespeare match time, place and action in The Tempest?

17. Othello is a love story the tale of a man who loved excessively but loved not wisely. Elucidate. 

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


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