GACE English: Renaissance Literature Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. 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?

Question 2 2. _____ kills Tybalt, which leads to him being punished by _____.

Question 3 3. In Shakespeare's Richard III, how does Richard differ from most Shakespearean protagonists?

Question 4 4. In Shakespeare's Othello, what evidence does Othello have of Desdemona's affair?

Question 5 5. In Shakespeare's Othello, why is Othello's ethnicity somewhat disputed?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is the title of one of Spenser's famous sonnet cycles?

Question 7 7. In Shakespeare's 'The Tempest,' what is Prospero's goal in bringing the shipwreck survivors to the island?

Question 8 8. In Shakespeare's Richard III, who is the first person Richard has killed?

Question 9 9. How does the theme of ambiguous protagonists manifest in Marlowe's The Jew of Malta?

Question 10 10. In what style are most of Shakespeare's lines written?

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Question 11 11. In what popular Christopher Marlowe play does his subject sell his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge?

Question 12 12. In Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, what happens on the Ides of March?

Question 13 13. Ben Jonson is a contemporary of which titan of English literature?

Question 14 14. Upon whose legends did Spenser base 'The Faerie Queene'?

Question 15 15. How is a Shakespearean sonnet divided?

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Question 16 16. Among other artists, Christopher Marlowe was an important influence on _____.

Question 17 17. What does the term Renaissance refer to?

Question 18 18. Why is Othello unusual among Shakespeare's title characters?

Question 19 19. _____ is an example of a Shakespearean _____, typically categorized by a happy ending, in comparison to _____, which is known as a tragedy because of the deaths of most of the characters.

Question 20 20. Why do some people in theater refer to Macbeth as 'the Scottish play'?

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Question 21 21. Why does Juliet ask, 'Wherefore art thou Romeo?'

Question 22 22. In Shakespeare's Othello, which of the following is NOT a reason for Iago's villainy?

Question 23 23. To whom is Shakespeare's Sonnet #18 addressed?

Question 24 24. In what meter are most of Shakespeare's sonnets written?

Question 25 25. Why did Spenser write 'The Faerie Queene'?

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Question 26 26. In Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, which character says, 'Et tu, Brute! Then fall, Caesar'?

Question 27 27. In what English monarch's court did Ben Jonson prosper?

Question 28 28. Which of these English Renaissance figures was a well-known precise playwright, whose works include 'The Alchemist'?

Question 29 29. Ben Jonson created a large collection of plays, masques and poems during his career which contained all of the following elements except

Question 30 30. What type of play is Shakespeare's Richard III?

GACE English: Renaissance Literature Chapter Exam Instructions

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