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Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature - 11th Grade: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. To whom is Shakespeare's Sonnet #18 addressed?

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Question 2 2. How does the theme of ambiguous protagonists manifest in Marlowe's The Jew of Malta?

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Question 3 3. In Shakespeare's Othello, which of the following is NOT a reason for Iago's villainy?

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Question 4 4. In what English monarch's court did Ben Jonson prosper?

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Question 5 5. When Lady Macbeth cries out, 'unsex me here', what does she mean?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following are considered Shakespeare's history plays?

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Question 7 7. In what style are most of Shakespeare's lines written?

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Question 8 8. Ben Jonson is a contemporary of which titan of English literature?

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Question 9 9. _____ 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.

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

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Question 12 12. In Shakespeare's Hamlet, why are the gravediggers digging a grave?

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Question 13 13. In what form did Shakespeare write many of his poems?

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Question 14 14. Why do some people in theater refer to Macbeth as 'the Scottish play'?

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Question 15 15. Which of the following rumors do NOT persist about Marlowe?

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Question 16 16. In Shakespeare's Othello, why is Othello's ethnicity somewhat disputed?

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Question 17 17. Why does Macbeth kill Banquo?

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Question 18 18. In Shakespeare's King Lear, how does King Lear decide to divide his kingdom?

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Question 19 19. In Shakespeare's Hamlet, when does Hamlet see his father's ghost for a second time?

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Question 20 20. In Shakespeare's King Lear, which character is ultimately the truest and most loyal to Lear?

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Question 21 21. In Shakespeare's Hamlet, what does Hamlet do in order to prove that Claudius killed his father?

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Question 22 22. How is a Shakespearean sonnet divided?

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Question 23 23. In Shakespeare's Sonnet #18, how is the subject's beauty described?

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Question 24 24. In Shakespeare's Hamlet, in the To be or not to be soliloquy, why does Hamlet worry about dying?

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Question 25 25. Among other artists, Christopher Marlowe was an important influence on _____.

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Question 26 26. What do the witches NOT tell or show Macbeth the second time he goes to see them?

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Question 27 27. What legendary character did Marlowe bring to the stage?

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Question 28 28. In Shakespeare's Othello, what evidence does Othello have of Desdemona's affair?

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Question 29 29. In Shakespeare's King Lear, which character is NOT with Lear during the storm on the heath?

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Question 30 30. According to 20th century literary critics, how do Ben Jonson and William Shakespeare differ?

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Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature - 11th Grade: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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