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Christopher Marlow – Previous Year UGC-NET | GATE Questions

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1. The immediate source of Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus is…
(A) A French narrative
(B) A Dutch narrative
(C) A German narrative
(D) None of the above
Ans: (C)

2. Which of the following plays has a Machiavellean hero ?
(A) Tamburlaine Part I
(B) Dr. Faustus
(C) Jew of Malta
(D) Edward II
Ans: (C)

3. In ‘The Prologue’ to Dr. Faustus, the chorus proposes that the theme should be –
I. “cursed necromancy”
II. “audacious deeds”
III. “dalliance of love”
IV. “self-conceit”
The correct combination according to the code is
(A) I and II are correct
(B) II and III are correct
(C) I and IV are correct
(D) III and IV are correct
Ans: (C)

4. The center of his plays is a proud character on Marlowe’s model, with a bold licence in speech and action, full of elaborate metaphors, phrase tumbling after phrase, as he asserts himself in the French Court. Dryden unjustly described his style as “a dwarfish thought, dressed up in gigantic words”. Who is this Jacobean playwright ?
(A) John Fletcher
(B) John Webster
(C) George Chapman
(D) John Marston
Ans: (C)

5. Which of the following pair best describes the characteristic features of Marlowe’s portrait of Tamburlaine ?
(a) ambition
(b) apathy
(c) cruelty
(d) sympathy
The right combination according to the code is .
(A) (a) and (b)
(B) (a) and (d)
(C) (a) and (c)
(D) (b) and (c)
Ans: (C)

6. ‘Cut is the branch that might have grown full straight’ is a line that occurs in :
(A) Dr Faustus
(B) Hamlet
(C) Macbeth
(D) The Spanish Tragedy
Ans: (A)

7. The hero of Marlowe’s Tamburlaine was born as a
(A) carpenter
(B) goldsmith
(C) shepherd
(D) fisherman
Ans: (C)

8. Which of the following is not a Revenge Tragedy ?
(A) The White Devil
(B) The Duchess of Malfi
(C) Doctor Faustus
(D) The Spanish Tragedy
Ans: (C)

9. Which among the following plays by Christopher Marlowe has epic features?
(A) Doctor Faustus
(B) Edward II
(C) Hero and Leander
(D) Tamburlaine
Ans: (D)

10. Who among the following Marlovian characters is consumed by greed ?
(A) Barabas
(B) Tamburlaine
(C) Doctor Faustus
(D) Mephistopheles
Ans: (A)

11. Which of the following statements about Christopher Marlowe are true?
I. Edward II was written in the last year of Marlowe’s life.
II. Many critics consider Doctor Faustus to be Marlowe’s best play.
III. His Spanish Tragedy comes a close second.
IV. Marlowe was less educated than Shakespeare.
(A) I and II are true.
(B) II and III are true.
(C) II and IV are true.
(D) III and IV are true.
Ans: (A)

12. Here is a list of early English plays imitating Greek and Latin plays. Pick the odd one out:
(A) Gorboduc
(B) Tamburlaine
(C) Ralph Roister Doister
(D) Gammer Gurton’s Needle
Ans: (B)

13. Christopher Marlowe wrote all the following plays except
(A) Tamburlaine the Great
(B) The Jew of Malta
(C) Richard III
(D) Edward II
Ans: (C)

14. Act V of Marlowe’s Edward the Second shows the murder of the king. Where does it take place?
(A) Westminster, a room in the palace
(B) A room in Berkeley Castle
(C) A room in Killingworth Castle
(D) Within the Abbey of Neath
Ans: (B)

15. Christopher Marlowe was one of the first major writers to affirm what can be identified as a clearly homosexual sensibility. Which drama of his deals with it?
(A) Edward II
(B) The Jew of Malta
(C) Doctor Faustus
(D) Dido, Queen of Carthage
Ans: (A)

16. Christopher Marlowe’s heroes are said to be larger than life, exaggerated both in their faults and in their qualities. They have a desire for everything in extreme. In one of his plays the hero wants to conquer the whole world. The name of the play is ……………..
(A) The Jew of Malta
(B) Doctor Faustus
(C) Tamburlaine the Great
(D) Edward II
Ans: (C)

17. In one of Marlowe’s plays the hero is warned not “to practise more than heavenly power permits.” Identify the play.
(A) The Jew of Malta
(B) Edward the Second
(C) Doctor Faustus
(D) Tamburlaine the Great
Ans: (C)

18. There is a play on the name of Machiavelli in the prologue to Christopher Marlowe’s
(A) Doctor Faustus
(B) The Jew of Malta
(C) Tamburlaine, the Great
(D) Edward II
Ans: (B)

19. In Marlow’s Doctor Faustus, what books does Valdes council Faustus to study in preparation for conjuring up spirits?
(a) the works of Bacon and Abanus
(b) the Hebrew Psalter and New Testament
(c) the works of Ovid and Homer
(d) the works of Baxter and Horst

The right combination according to the code is:
A. (a) and (b)
B. (b) and (c)
C. (a) and (d)
D. (a) and (c)
Ans: (A)

20. To which mythological character is Faustus compared in the Prologue of Dr. Faustus?
(A) Perseus
(B) Theseus
(C) Icarus
(D) Achilles
Ans: (C)

21. Traces of the Morality plays are discernible in a play like Dr. Faustus, traces such as
(A) Vernacular songs adapting secular themes
(B) Its Soliloquizing Protagonist, Good and Bad Angels and its final moral.
(C) Its Refrains from the Corpus Christi Carol, the complaint of Christ, the lover of mankind.
(D) Its Rhythmical prose, and the presence of a larger narrative rhythm in the Morality plays.
Ans: (B)

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