Assignment – A
Q1. Discuss the development of British Theatre during Elizabethan Period.
Q2. Discuss the influence of Renaissance on Elizabethan Drama
Q3. Discuss the gradual degradation of Faustus’s soul in Doctor Faustus
Q4. How does the Three Witches control the progression of plot in Macbeth?
Q5. Write short note on any three of the following.
a) Globe Theatre
b) Comment on the significance of Porter Scene in Macbeth
c) The Good Angel as Guardian Angel of Doctor Faustus
d) Comment on the Prologue of The Alchemist
e) Give a Character sketch of Lady Wishfort in The Way of the World
Q6. Give suitable reasons to justify the argument that Macbeth is the villain of the play?
Q7. How does Jonson satirize the follies and vices of mankind in The Alchemist?
Q8. Discuss the relationship between marriage and inheritance in The Way of the World.
Read the case study given below and answer the questions given at the end
Lady Macbeth’s Soliloquy
Come, you spirits
That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here,
And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full
Of direst cruelty. Make thick my blood,
Stop up th’access and passage to remorse,
That no compunctious visitings of nature
Shake my fell purpose, nor keep peace between
Th’ effect and it. Come to my woman’s breasts,
And take my milk for gall, you murd’ring ministers,
Wherever in your sightless substances
You wait on nature’s mischief. Come, thick night,
And pall thee in the dunnest smoke of hell,
That my keen knife see not the wound it makes,
Nor heaven peep through the blanket of the dark,
To cry ‘Hold, hold!’
Q1. Comment on the style and technique of the passage.
Q2. How is the language of the passage different from modern English language?
Assignment – C
Q1: The Play Macbeth is set in
Q2: The three witches appear out of the storm in the form of
Q3: The historical source of Shakespeare’s Macbeth is –
The Wheel of Fire
Q4: Who says the following lines in the play Macbeth – “Here would have been a time for such a word.
Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
To the last syllable of recorded time.”
Q5: Which of the following is not a prophecy in Macbeth?
“All Hail Macbeth! Thou shalt be King hereafter”
“Greater than Duncan”
“Not so happy, yet much happier”
“Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none”
Q6: “The power of man, for none of woman born/Shall harm Macbeth” is an example of –
Q7: The main theme of Macbeth is –
Q8: Who said the following lines – “Why should I play the Roman fool,” he asks, “and die / On mine own sword?”
Q9: The Three Witches in Macbeth are referred to as –
Q10: “Macbeth shall never vanquish’d be until great Birnam wood to high Dunsinane hill shall come against him”
Q11: Who said the following lines? “What, will these hands ne’er be clean? … Here’s the smell of the blood still: All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand.”
Q12: What does Faustus decide to study in the play Doctor Faustus?
Q13: Who tells Faustus that it is not too late to turn back? (from Act 2, Scene 1)
The Good Angel
The Bad Angel.
Q14: What is the chief reason behind Faustus’s refusal to pray?
He wants to go to hell.
His pride stops him from asking for forgiveness.
He does not believe in prayer.
Q15: Doctor Faustus is a talented scholar based in-
Q16: Faustus explored the heavens and the earth from a chariot drawn by –
Q17: In the play Doctor Faustus, the feast in Rome is hosted in honor of –
Q18: Whom does Faustus ask Mephostophilis to bring to be his love?
Helen of Troy
Q19: Whom does Faustus blame for his damnation?
The bad Angel
Q20: What is the name of the pageant enacted by Lucifer, Beelzebub, and Mephostophilis to delight Dr. Faustus?
Battle of Troy
Seven Deadly Sins
Fall of Man
Q21: Who says the following lines in the play Doctor Faustus? “Christ cannot save thy soul, for he is just”
The bad Angel
Q22: What is the name of the Clown in Doctor Faustus?
Q23: What is the chief reason of damnation of Faustus?
He does not repent and ask for forgiveness
He is deceived by Lucifer
He is damned by God
He is cheated by Mephostophilis
Who among the following is not entertained by Dr. Faustus?
Q25: Who among the following is a messenger of Lucifer?
The Good Angel
The bad Angel
Q26: Who says the following lines in the play Doctor Faustus? “Why this is hell, nor am I out of it. Think’st thou that I, who saw the face of God, And tasted the
eternal joys of heaven, Am not tormented with ten thousand hells In being deprived of
Q27: Who says the following lines in the play Doctor Faustus? “Was this the face that launch’d a thousand ships, And burnt the topless towers of Ilium – Sweet
Helen, make me immortal with a kiss.”
Q28: The Alchemist is a –
Q29: The Alchemist was first performed in 1610 by
The King’s Men
Q30: In The Alchemist, Jeremy is a –
Q31: In The Alchemist, Lovewit flees temporarily to the country
to escape Plague
Q32: In The Alchemist, Drugger, wants to
Increase his gambling skills
Establish a profitable tobacco business
Acquire the philosopher’s stone
Q33: In The Alchemist, who of the following wants the philosopher’s stone?
Q34: In The Alchemist, the ‘elixir of youth’ is believed to give –
Profits in Business
Q35: The Alchemist is a satire of –
All of the above
Q36: In order to receive full dowry, Mirabell must please –
Q37: Act 1 of The Way of the World is set
St. James’ Park
Lady Wishfort’s home
Lincoln’s Inn Fields
Q38: Mirabell’s comment, “Wit and outward fair Behaviour,” is made on –
Q39: Lady Wishfort’s greatest weakness is
Q40: Mirabell and Millamant hope to inherit
Six thousand Pounds
Eight thousand Pounds
Seven thousand pounds
Five thousand pounds