British Plays for 12th Grade: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. In Shakespeare's Hamlet, which of the following is NOT an example of Hamlet's indecision?

Question 2 2. Why are Samuel Beckett's plays considered to be 'Theater of the Absurd?

Question 3 3. One of the most popular and vulgar examples of Restoration comedy is William Wycherley's _____.

Question 4 4. What legendary character did Marlowe bring to the stage?

Question 5 5. In Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, which character says, 'Et tu, Brute! Then fall, Caesar'?

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Question 6 6. How is the set in Waiting for Godot different from the kinds of sets one sees in the traditional theater of the time?

Question 7 7. Who is Godot, in Waiting for Godot?

Question 8 8. What is the term for a highly sexualized, womanizing male character found in a Restoration comedy?

Question 9 9. In Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, on which character do Sir Toby and friends play a practical joke?

Question 10 10. Which of Marlowe's plays do critics consider a turning point for thematic and plot complexity in Elizabethan theater?

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Question 11 11. What marked the beginning of the period of Restoration comedies in English theatrical history?

Question 12 12. When Lady Macbeth cries out, 'unsex me here', what does she mean?

Question 13 13. Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot, Endgame, and Happy Days all premiered within which of the following decades?

Question 14 14. Who publicly accused Oscar Wilde of being a homosexual?

Question 15 15. In Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, what happens on the Ides of March?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following was NOT a major trait of Restoration comedy?

Question 17 17. Why does Macbeth kill Banquo?

Question 18 18. In Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, how do Viola and Sebastian end up on Illyria?

Question 19 19. How did Samuel Beckett influence later playwrights?

Question 20 20. In Shakespeare's Othello, what evidence does Othello have of Desdemona's affair?

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Question 21 21. Which Oscar Wilde play is a farcical satire about two friends leading double lives?

Question 22 22. In Shakespeare's Richard III, how does Richard differ from most Shakespearean protagonists?

Question 23 23. In Shakespeare's Richard III, why is the eldest prince initially suspicious of Richard?

Question 24 24. In Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, which character's role involves him or herself cross-dressing?

Question 25 25. Macbeth gives his tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow speech in response to which event?

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Question 26 26. Though born in Ireland and a native speaker of English, Samuel Beckett wrote many of his works in which language?

Question 27 27. Ben Jonson is a contemporary of which titan of English literature?

Question 28 28. In Shakespeare's King Lear, which character is ultimately the truest and most loyal to Lear?

Question 29 29. In Shakespeare's Richard III, who is the first person Richard has killed?

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: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam Instructions

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