Masters Previous Year Questions Shakespeare 2018

Masters Previous Year Questions Shakespeare 2018


ENGLISH                                               মাফা-৮/২০১৮

Subject Code: 311103

(William Shakespeare)

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Time-4 hours             Full marks-80

Part A

(Answer any ten questions)



(a) What is the setting of the play Hamlet?

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Ans. The royal castle at Elsinore on the rocky sea-washed Danish coast during winter.

b) What is ‘The Mouse Trap’?

Ans. When Claudius questions Hamlet about the name of the play-within-play, he answers that the name is ‘The Mouse Trap’.

c) Who are the suitors of Cordelia?

Ans. The King of France and The Duke of Burgundy.

d) Who is the bastard son of Gloucester?

And. Edmund.

e) Who is Mistress Overdone?

Ans. Madam.

আরো পড়ুন: What is the Tragic Flaw of Cordelia?

f) Who raises storms in the sea, and how?

Ans. Prospero, With the help of his magical power.

g) Why did Othello go to Cyprus from Venice?

Ans. To protect the island from the Turks.

h) How did Desdemona fall in love with Othello?

Ans. Desdemona fell in love with Othello’s bravery and survived many sorrows and tribulations.

i) Why is Claudio imprisoned?

Ans. For fascination with a girl called Juliet, who has become pregnant.

j) Who is appointed ‘The deputy of the Duke Vincentio?

Ans. Lord Angelo.

k) What type of comedy is ‘Measure for Measure”?

Ans. Dark comedy

l) What is Brutus’s most glaring mistake as the leader of conspirators?

Ans. Brutus agrees to let Marc Antony speak at Caesar’s funeral.


(Answer any five questions)


2. Write few sentences about the character, Polonius? 

3. Discuss Othello as a play of intrigues.

4. Comment on the dramatic significance of the opening scene in King Lear. 

5. What are the common classical elements in ‘The Tempest’? 

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

আরো পড়ুন: What are the Palace Intrigues Hatched by Claudius Against Hamlet?

7. How is Caesar assassinated in the Senate-house? 

8. What is the significance of the storm scene in ‘King Lear’? 

9. Write a short note on lago as a Machiavellian character.


(Answer any five questions) 


10. Critically analyze Hamlet’s procrastination in taking revenge.

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

12. Sketch the character of Lear as a father.

13. Comment on the dramatic irony that occurs in King Lear.

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

14. Discuss the point that Desdemona is partially responsible for the tragedy in Othello.

15. ‘Forgiveness and Reconciliation’ are the key-notes in the play ‘The Tempest -Discuss. 

16. What idea of justice is indicated in Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure?

17. Evaluate Shakespeare’s handling of the historical facts in the play “Julius Caesar”. 

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


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