Masters Previous Year Questions Shakespeare 2021

Masters Previous Year Questions Shakespeare 2021


ENGLISH                                               মাফা-৮/২০২১

Subject Code: 311103

(William Shakespeare)

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Time-4 hours             Full marks-80

Part A

(Answer any ten questions)



(a) ‘Now cracks a noble heart’-Who made this historic remark?

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Ans: Horatio

(b) What prevents Hamlet from committing suicide?

Ans: Hamlet’s moral and religious beliefs prevent him from commiting suicide.

(c) What message does Rodrigo give to Desdemona’s father?

Ans: Roderigo informs Desdemona’s father about Desdemona’s marriage to Othello.

(d) “As flies are to the wantonboys are we to gods”-Who made this statement?

Ans: Gloucester

(e) Who are the suitors of Cordelia?

Ans: Cordelia’s suitors are the King of France and Duke of Burgundy.

আরো পড়ুন: What is the Tragic Flaw of Cordelia?

(f) Why is Kent banished by the king?

Ans: Kent is banished by the King because he opposes King Lear’s decision to disown Cordelia.

(g) Who raises tempest in the sea and how?

Ans: Prospero raises the tempest in the sea by magic.

(h) What is the tragic flaw of Desdemona’s character?

Ans: Naivety and innocene are Desdemona’s tragic flaws.

(i) Whom does Isabella call a ‘Virgin-Violator’?

Ans: Isabella calls Angelo a Virgin-Violator.

(j) Why is Claudio sentenced to death?

Ans: Claudio is sentenced to death for impregnating his would-be-wife Juliet. 

(k) How did Caesar become the ruler of Rome?

Ans: Caesar became the ruler of Rome through military conquest. After defeating his rival Pompey in a civil war, Caesar returned to Rome triumphant.

(l) What led Brutus to commit suicide?

Ans: Brutus committed suicide after realizing that his side is losing the battle against the forces of Mark Antony and Octavius Caesar.


(Answer any five questions)


2. What prompts Prospero’s decision to renounce magic?

3. “I am a man more sinned against than sinning.”-Explain with reference.

4. Examine the themes of justice and mercy in the concluding events of ‘Measure for Measure’.

5. What pivotal hamartia in Othello contributes to his tragic downfall?

আরো পড়ুন: Describe the Encounter Between Hamlet and Laertes.

6. How does Hamlet contemplate his mother’s remarriage to his uncle Claudius?

7. Mention the tragic fall of each of the daughters of King Lear.

8. How does Caliban utilise the languages taught by Prospero? 

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


(Answer any five questions) 


10. Compare and contrast the characters of Brutus and Cassius with reference to your reading of the text.

11. Is Desdemona’s innocence and gullibility convincing? Discuss with textual reference. too exaggerated to be

12. Comment on the portrayal of women and their social standing in ‘Measure for Measure’

13. How does ‘King Lear’ narrate the journey of a ‘King’ evolving into a ‘Man’?

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

14. Is it justifiable categorising Angelo as a villian in ‘Measure for Measure’? Elucidate.

15. Explain the dramatic significance embedded in the subplot of ‘King Lear’.

16. Elucidate the theme of usurpation as presented in Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’.

15. Point out and elucidate the unconventional aspects that characterise ‘Hamlet’ as a revenge play.

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


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