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Dibrugarh University (BA - 1st Semester) Question Paper - English Major (Nov' 2012)

Course: 101
(History of English Society and Culture I)
(Anglo-Saxon to the Restoration)
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions
1. Answer the following questions: 1x8=8

  1. Who came to Mughal India as the ambassador of James-I seeking permission for trade and commerce?
  2. Who wrote Piers Plowman?
  3. Who came to England first as the representative of the Pope to preach Christianity?
  4. Who is the author of Le Morte Darthur?
  5. Who is the poet of Amoretti?
  6. Who wrote Utopia?
  7. When did Queen Victoria ascend the throne?
  8. In which battle during the English Civil War, Cromwell defeated Charles-I?
UNIT – 1
2. Answer any one of the following: 12
  1. Discuss the effect of Norman Conquest of England on the development of English prose and poetry.
  2. Give an account of the effect of the Norman Conquest of 1066 on English feudalism.
  3. Discuss the Anglo-Norman literature with special reference to fabliau, fables and allegories.
UNIT – 2
3. Answer any one of the following: 12
  1. Make an assessment of Chaucer as the representative poet of the 14th-century England.
  2. Trace the history of printing in England with special reference to William Caxton.
  3. Give an account of the Middle English Romances with particular reference to the Arthurian Romances.
UNIT – 3
4. Answer any one of the following: 12
  1. Prepare a note on explorations and discoveries during the Renaissance. How did they help in establishing colonies?
  2. Prepare a note on Elizabethan sonnet tradition with special reference to Thomas Wyatt and Earl of Surrey.
  3. Critically assess the contribution of Christopher Marlowe to English drama.
UNIT - 4
5. Answer any one of the following: 10
  1. Prepare an illustrative note on the Commonwealth of England and the role Rump Parliament played in it.
  2. Make an assessment of women’s writing in the 17th-century England.
  3. Who were Cavalier poets? Assess their contribution to English poetry.
UNIT – 5
6. Answer any one of the following: 10
  1. Prepare a note on the development of drama in Restoration period.
  2. Discuss the features of Metaphysical poetry.
  3. Write a note on the historical significance of the Restoration.
7. Write short notes on any four of the following: 4x4=16
  1. Tottel’s Miscellany.
  2. Peasants’ Revolt.
  3. Aphra Behn.
  4. The Black Death.
  5. Wycliffe and the Lollards.
  6. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
  7. The East India Company.
  8. University Wits.
  9. The Role of Reformation.

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