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British Plays for 12th Grade: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following rumors do NOT persist about Marlowe?

Question 2 2. In Shakespeare's Hamlet, which of the following is NOT an example of Hamlet's indecision?

Question 3 3. Ben Jonson is a contemporary of which titan of English literature?

Question 4 4. What is the term for a highly sexualized, womanizing male character found in a Restoration comedy?

Question 5 5. According to 20th century literary critics, how do Ben Jonson and William Shakespeare differ?

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Question 6 6. In Shakespeare's Richard III, who is the first person Richard has killed?

Question 7 7. In Shakespeare's Hamlet, why are the gravediggers digging a grave?

Question 8 8. Though born in Ireland and a native speaker of English, Samuel Beckett wrote many of his works in which language?

Question 9 9. In Shakespeare's Othello, what evidence does Othello have of Desdemona's affair?

Question 10 10. In Shakespeare's Othello, Iago convinces Othello that Desdemona is having an affair with _____.

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Question 11 11. In Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, which character says, 'Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears'?

Question 12 12. In Shakespeare's Richard III, who ultimately kills Richard?

Question 13 13. What type of play is Shakespeare's Richard III?

Question 14 14. In what style are most of Shakespeare's lines written?

Question 15 15. In Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, on which character do Sir Toby and friends play a practical joke?

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Question 16 16. Why is Aphra Behn notable?

Question 17 17. In Shakespeare's King Lear, how is Gloucester affected by his metaphorical and literal blindness?

Question 18 18. Ben Jonson created a large collection of plays, masques and poems during his career which contained all of the following elements except

Question 19 19. In Shakespeare's King Lear, which character is ultimately the truest and most loyal to Lear?

Question 20 20. Why is Othello unusual among Shakespeare's title characters?

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Question 21 21. In what form did Shakespeare write many of his poems?

Question 22 22. Which of the following statements accurately summarizes the point of Waiting for Godot?

Question 23 23. Why does Macbeth kill Banquo?

Question 24 24. In Shakespeare's Hamlet, in the To be or not to be soliloquy, why does Hamlet worry about dying?

Question 25 25. How is the set in Waiting for Godot different from the kinds of sets one sees in the traditional theater of the time?

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Question 26 26. In Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, which character's role involves him or herself cross-dressing?

Question 27 27. Who publicly accused Oscar Wilde of being a homosexual?

Question 28 28. In what English monarch's court did Ben Jonson prosper?

Question 29 29. Why are Samuel Beckett's plays considered to be 'Theater of the Absurd?

Question 30 30. Which of the following works of Ben Jonson's did Samuel Taylor Coleridge refer to as one of the most perfect plots in all of literature?

British Plays for 12th Grade: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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