Literature of the Renaissance Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which famous Renaissance artist painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel?

Question 2 2. What does the term Renaissance refer to?

Question 3 3. In what form did Shakespeare write many of his poems?

Question 4 4. _____ 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 5 5. In Shakespeare's Hamlet, why are the gravediggers digging a grave?

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Question 6 6. In Shakespeare's Hamlet, in the To be or not to be soliloquy, why does Hamlet worry about dying?

Question 7 7. Why do some people in theater refer to Macbeth as 'the Scottish play'?

Question 8 8. Who was an influential Dutch scholar and Catholic priest of the Renaissance?

Question 9 9. Which of the following are considered Shakespeare's history plays?

Question 10 10. After Romeo and Juliet's wedding night, why are the nightingale and the lark referenced?

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Question 11 11. In Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, why is Romeo upset at the start of the play?

Question 12 12. Who formulated the modern heliocentric view of the universe?

Question 13 13. In Shakespeare's Hamlet, which of the following is NOT an example of Hamlet's indecision?

Question 14 14. During the Renaissance, people began to see the world from _____ perspective.

Question 15 15. How did the printing press help propagate literary culture in the English Renaissance?

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Question 16 16. Macbeth gives his tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow speech in response to which event?

Question 17 17. Why was Martin Luther's posting of the 95 Theses an important event?

Question 18 18. Who painted The Birth of Venus?

Question 19 19. In Shakespeare's Hamlet, what does Hamlet do in order to prove that Claudius killed his father?

Question 20 20. _____ kills Tybalt, which leads to him being punished by _____.

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Question 21 21. When did the Renaissance take place?

Question 22 22. Which of the following witchy lines is from Shakespeare's Macbeth?

Question 23 23. Which of the following is one of John Milton's unpopular beliefs?

Question 24 24. In what style are most of Shakespeare's lines written?

Question 25 25. At the end of the play, both Romeo and Juliet are dead. Which of the following is a factor that contributed to this ending?

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Question 26 26. In Shakespeare's Hamlet, when does Hamlet see his father's ghost for a second time?

Question 27 27. Why does Macbeth kill Banquo?

Question 28 28. When Lady Macbeth cries out, 'unsex me here', what does she mean?

Question 29 29. Francis Bacon's ideas became the foundation of the modern study of _____.

Question 30 30. How were science and religion mainly viewed during the Renaissance period?

Literature of the Renaissance Chapter Exam Instructions

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