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Romeo and Juliet Study Literary & Historical Context Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What does the term Renaissance refer to?

Question 2 2. In what popular Christopher Marlowe play does his subject sell his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge?

Question 3 3. Which of these English Renaissance figures was a well-known precise playwright, whose works include 'The Alchemist'?

Question 4 4. An iamb is:

Question 5 5. Stressed lines in iambic pentameter should _____ be exaggerated for effect when read.

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Question 6 6. In what form did Shakespeare write many of his poems?

Question 7 7. What is dialogue?

Question 8 8. Francis Bacon's ideas became the foundation of the modern study of _____.

Question 9 9. How did the printing press help propagate literary culture in the English Renaissance?

Question 10 10. In Robert Frost's poem, 'Acquainted with the Night,' the use of iambic pentameter almost gives the reader the sound of:

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Question 11 11. What is a fatal flaw?

Question 12 12. What was the first play performed at the original Globe Theatre?

Question 13 13. Why was the Globe Theatre closed?

Question 14 14. Who coined the term 'star-crossed lovers?'

Question 15 15. Which piece of literature is the most popular representation of star-crossed lovers?

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Question 16 16. In what era did asides become popular?

Question 17 17. What is the main difference between an aside and a soliloquy?

Question 18 18. Iambic pentameter is a line of poetry consisting of how many feet of stressed and unstressed syllables?

Question 19 19. Which of Shakespeare's tragedies is about an exiled Roman general?

Question 20 20. A tragic hero is the protagonist of a:

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Question 21 21. What is an archetype?

Question 22 22. Shakespeare often used iambic pentameter in his _____

Question 23 23. Why do some people in theater refer to Macbeth as 'the Scottish play'?

Question 24 24. Which of the following are considered Shakespeare's history plays?

Question 25 25. What Greek term often misinterpreted as 'tragic flaw' actually represents the tragic hero's tendency to 'miss the mark' in regards to his judgment?

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Question 26 26. Who paid for the building of the original Globe Theatre?

Question 27 27. Where is The Globe Theatre located?

Question 28 28. Which of the following identifies an element found in Shakespeare's tragedies?

Question 29 29. _____ 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 30 30. What is the ultimate outcome for the star-crossed lovers in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet?

Romeo and Juliet Study Literary & Historical Context Chapter Exam Instructions

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