Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature - 11th Grade: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam

Exam Instructions:

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

Page 1

Question 1 1. _____ 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 2 2. In Shakespeare's Hamlet, which of the following is NOT an example of Hamlet's indecision?

Question 3 3. In what English monarch's court did Ben Jonson prosper?

Question 4 4. In Shakespeare's King Lear, how does King Lear decide to divide his kingdom?

Question 5 5. How is a Shakespearean sonnet divided?

Page 2

Question 6 6. Among other artists, Christopher Marlowe was an important influence on _____.

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

Question 8 8. Which of Marlowe's plays do critics consider a turning point for thematic and plot complexity in Elizabethan theater?

Question 9 9. In Shakespeare's Hamlet, what does Hamlet do in order to prove that Claudius killed his father?

Question 10 10. Shakespeare's Dark Lady sonnets are known for which of the following?

Page 3

Question 11 11. In Shakespeare's Othello, which of the following is NOT a reason for Iago's villainy?

Question 12 12. How does the theme of ambiguous protagonists manifest in Marlowe's The Jew of Malta?

Question 13 13. In Shakespeare's King Lear, which character is ultimately the truest and most loyal to Lear?

Question 14 14. Which of the following are considered Shakespeare's history plays?

Question 15 15. What legendary character did Marlowe bring to the stage?

Page 4

Question 16 16. To whom is Shakespeare's Sonnet #18 addressed?

Question 17 17. In Shakespeare's King Lear, which character is NOT with Lear during the storm on the heath?

Question 18 18. In Shakespeare's King Lear, how is Gloucester affected by his metaphorical and literal blindness?

Question 19 19. Which of the following rumors do NOT persist about Marlowe?

Question 20 20. Why does Macbeth kill Banquo?

Page 5

Question 21 21. In Shakespeare's Othello, what evidence does Othello have of Desdemona's affair?

Question 22 22. Ben Jonson created a large collection of plays, masques and poems during his career which contained all of the following elements except

Question 23 23. In what meter are most of Shakespeare's sonnets written?

Question 24 24. According to 20th century literary critics, how do Ben Jonson and William Shakespeare differ?

Question 25 25. Why do some people in theater refer to Macbeth as 'the Scottish play'?

Page 6

Question 26 26. In Shakespeare's Hamlet, why are the gravediggers digging a grave?

Question 27 27. In Shakespeare's Sonnet #18, how is the subject's beauty described?

Question 28 28. What do the witches NOT tell or show Macbeth the second time he goes to see them?

Question 29 29. In what form did Shakespeare write many of his poems?

Question 30 30. When Lady Macbeth cries out, 'unsex me here', what does she mean?

Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature - 11th Grade: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

11th Grade English: Tutoring Solution  /  English Courses
Support