NES ELA: The Renaissance in English Literature Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. In order to stop Hermia and Lysander's plan to get married in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, which character does Helena send after them?

Question 2 2. In Shakespeare's Hamlet, when does Hamlet see his father's ghost for a second time?

Question 3 3. In Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, which character's role involves him or herself cross-dressing?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is NOT a bad omen in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar?

Question 5 5. What does the term Renaissance refer to?

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Question 6 6. Which of these English Renaissance figures was a well-known precise playwright, whose works include 'The Alchemist'?

Question 7 7. To whom is Shakespeare's Sonnet #18 addressed?

Question 8 8. Why does Macbeth kill Banquo?

Question 9 9. In what English monarch's court did Ben Jonson prosper?

Question 10 10. In Shakespeare's King Lear, how is Gloucester affected by his metaphorical and literal blindness?

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Question 11 11. In Shakespeare's Sonnet #18, how is the subject's beauty described?

Question 12 12. In Shakespeare's Hamlet, what does Hamlet do in order to prove that Claudius killed his father?

Question 13 13. In Shakespeare's Othello, what evidence does Othello have of Desdemona's affair?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is Edmund Spenser's most famous work?

Question 15 15. Shakespearean comedies differ from comedies today in that _____.

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Question 16 16. In Shakespeare's Richard III, why is the eldest prince initially suspicious of Richard?

Question 17 17. In what meter are most of Shakespeare's sonnets written?

Question 18 18. According to 20th century literary critics, how do Ben Jonson and William Shakespeare differ?

Question 19 19. In Shakespeare's 'The Tempest,' what part of the play is considered a metaphor for Shakespeare's writing?

Question 20 20. How did the printing press help propagate literary culture in the English Renaissance?

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Question 21 21. When Lady Macbeth cries out, 'unsex me here', what does she mean?

Question 22 22. _____ 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 23 23. In Shakespeare's Richard III, how does Richard differ from most Shakespearean protagonists?

Question 24 24. Upon whose legends did Spenser base 'The Faerie Queene'?

Question 25 25. In Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, which character says, 'Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears'?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following are considered Shakespeare's history plays?

Question 27 27. In Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, how do Viola and Sebastian end up on Illyria?

Question 28 28. Ben Jonson created a large collection of plays, masques and poems during his career which contained all of the following elements except

Question 29 29. Which of the following witchy lines is from Shakespeare's Macbeth?

Question 30 30. The video lesson of Shakespeare's King Lear, presents which pairing below as an example of a double?

NES ELA: The Renaissance in English Literature Chapter Exam Instructions

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