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Shakespeare & Renaissance Literature: Homeschool Curriculum Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following witchy lines is from Shakespeare's Macbeth?

Question 2 2. In what style are most of Shakespeare's lines written?

Question 3 3. What legendary character did Marlowe bring to the stage?

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

Question 5 5. Why do some people in theater refer to Macbeth as 'the Scottish play'?

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Question 6 6. Why does Macbeth kill Banquo?

Question 7 7. In what meter are most of Shakespeare's sonnets written?

Question 8 8. In Shakespeare's Othello, which of the following is NOT a reason for Iago's villainy?

Question 9 9. The video lesson of Shakespeare's King Lear, presents which pairing below as an example of a double?

Question 10 10. In Shakespeare's Hamlet, when does Hamlet see his father's ghost for a second time?

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Question 11 11. In Shakespeare's Othello, why is Othello's ethnicity somewhat disputed?

Question 12 12. Which of the following works of Ben Jonson's did Samuel Taylor Coleridge refer to as one of the most perfect plots in all of literature?

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

Question 14 14. _____ 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 15 15. In Shakespeare's King Lear, how is Gloucester affected by his metaphorical and literal blindness?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following are considered Shakespeare's history plays?

Question 17 17. In Shakespeare's Othello, what evidence does Othello have of Desdemona's affair?

Question 18 18. Why is Othello unusual among Shakespeare's title characters?

Question 19 19. Among other artists, Christopher Marlowe was an important influence on _____.

Question 20 20. How is a Shakespearean sonnet divided?

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Question 21 21. In Shakespeare's King Lear, which character is ultimately the truest and most loyal to Lear?

Question 22 22. In Shakespeare's Othello, Iago convinces Othello that Desdemona is having an affair with _____.

Question 23 23. In Shakespeare's King Lear, how does King Lear decide to divide his kingdom?

Question 24 24. Which of Marlowe's plays do critics consider a turning point for thematic and plot complexity in Elizabethan theater?

Question 25 25. According to 20th century literary critics, how do Ben Jonson and William Shakespeare differ?

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Question 26 26. In what English monarch's court did Ben Jonson prosper?

Question 27 27. Ben Jonson is a contemporary of which titan of English literature?

Question 28 28. In Shakespeare's King Lear, which character is NOT with Lear during the storm on the heath?

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

Question 30 30. In Shakespeare's Hamlet, in the To be or not to be soliloquy, why does Hamlet worry about dying?

Shakespeare & Renaissance Literature: Homeschool Curriculum Chapter Exam Instructions

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