William Shakespeare Exam 2015 NU Masters

William Shakespeare Exam 2015 NU Masters


ENGLISH                                               মাফা-৮/২০১৫

Subject Code: 311103

(William Shakespeare)

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Time-4 hours             Full marks-80

Part A

(Answer any ten questions)



a) What is comic relief?

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Ans. A humorous incident, Nelson, or remark that relieves emotional tension.

b) What is the play’s name within the play in Hamlet?

Ans. Murder of Gonzago.

c) What is aside?

Ans. The words spoken by an actor directly in the audience but not heard by the other characters on stage.

d) How does Antonio conspire against Prospero? 

Ans. Taking advantage of his position as the administrator of the dukedom, Antonio conspired with Alonso to dethrone Prospero.

e) What is the prime tragic flaw of Othello?”

And. Jealousy.

f) What is the literal meaning of the title “Measure for Measure”?

Ans. It means ‘justice for justice’ that is, when a person commits a crime, he or she should be made to pay.

g) Why do Othello and Desdemona fall in love with each other?

Ans. Desdemona fell in love with Othello for the danger he passed, and he fell in love with her because he understood her danger.

h) Why was Claudio given the death sentence?

Ans. On the charge of having made a girl, Juliet, pregnant without having married her,

i) How does King Lear curse Goneril?

Ans. By expressing a wish that she should become barren and that even if she does bear a child, the child should live to be a source of perverse and unnatural torment to her.

j) What is the setting of the play “The Tempest’?

Ans. It takes place in the Mediterranean Sea, on the coast of Italy.

k) Why does the King of France accept Cordelia as his bride?

Ans. Because she is virtuous.

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l) What led Brutus to commit suicide?

Ans. Be certain of defeat, Brutus motivates one after another of his men to kill him, but they all refuse. At last, Strato unwillingly gives permission to hold Brutus’s sword with which he fatally wounds himself.


(Answer any five questions)


2. How does Brutus in his soliloquy justify Caesar’s murder? 

3. What is the Ghost’s revelation to Hamiet and how does he react to it? 

4. Write a note on lago’s conspiracies against other characters in the play.

5. Why does Polonius say that there is a method in Hamlet’s madness?

6. What is the Christian message in “Measure for Measure”? 

7. In what way is “The Tempest” romantic in substance but classical in form? 

8. How is Caesar assassinated in the senate house? 

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9. As flies to wanton boys are, we to Gods They kill us for their sport. Explain with reference to the context. 


(Answer any five questions)


10. What is soliloquy? What impression of Hamlet do you form from his soliloquies?

11. Analyze how Shakespeare handles the historical materials in the play “Julius Caesar”.

12. Comment on the view that lago is more interesting than Othello.

13. Evaluate “Measure for Measure” as a problem play.

14. Make a comparative study of the three daughters in ‘King Lear”. 

15. What is Prospero’s chief motive-revenge or forgiveness? Illustrate

16. Consider ‘Othello’ as a domestic tragedy. 

17. Discuss how the play-within-the play contributes to the development of action in Hamlet. 

Shihabur Rahman
Shihabur Rahman
Hey, This is Shihabur Rahaman, B.A (Hons) & M.A in English from National University.


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