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Dibrugarh University Arts Question Papers: ENGLISH (Major) (History of English Society and Culture I) (Anglo-Saxon to the Restoration) ' (November)-2013


2013
(November)
ENGLISH
(Major)
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 any eight of the following: 1x8=8
  1. In which year did St. Augustine arrive in England to spread Christianity?
  2. Who wrote Morte d’ Arthur?
  3. Name the king who was restored to the throne of England in the year 1660.
  4. Who is the dramatist of the play, The White Devil?
  5. Who invaded England in 1066?
  6. When did Black Death occur in England?
  7. Who wrote The Way of the World?
  8. Who wrote The Pilgrim’s Progress?
  9. What is the kind of comedy Ben Jonson associated with?
  10. Who along with the Earl of Surrey is credited for introducing the sonnet form into English poetry?
UNIT – I
2. Answer any one of the following: 12
  1. Prepare an illustrative note on Wyclif’s reformist Lollards’ Movement and its impact on Christianity of that era.
  2. Discuss the impact of Norman Conquest on English language.
  3. Prepare a note on the origin and development of feudalism in England.
UNIT – II
3. Answer any one of the following: 12
  1. Discuss the impact of Black Death on English social system in 14th century.
  2. Present an evaluation of the Medieval Romances with special reference to ‘the matter of France’.
  3. Discuss Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales as a representative poem of 14th century English society.
UNIT – III
4. Answer any one of the following: 12
  1. Prepare an illustrative note on Renaissance Humanism.
  2. Discuss how the explorations and discoveries of new lands helped in the spread of colonialism.
  3. Evaluate Shakespeare’s contribution to Elizabethan Drama.
UNIT – IV
5. Answer any one of the following: 10
  1. Make an assessment of the Cavalier poets and analyze their treatment of the theme of Carpe Diem.
  2. Trace the history of the rise and fall of the Commonwealth.
  3. Discuss the role of the Long Parliament and the Rump Parliament in the Civil War of England from 1642 to 1649.
UNIT – V
6. Answer any one of the following: 10
  1. Analyze the features of Restoration Comedy with special reference to William Congreve.
  2. Critically assess John Donne as a Metaphysical poet.
  3. Make an assessment of John Milton as a 17th century religious poet.
7. Write short notes on any four of the following: 4x4=16
  1. Beowulf.
  2. Miracle Plays.
  3. Paradise Lost.
  4. Joseph Addison.
  5. William Caxton.
  6. John Dryden.
  7. William Langland.
  8. Elizabethan sonnet.


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