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The Renaissance in English Literature Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

The lines below are from what Renaissance work?

'Out, damn'd spot! out, I say!--One; two: why, then

'tis time to do't.--Hell is murky.'

Question 2 2. Shakespeare's The Tempest can be read as an allegory for colonialism. What other Renaissance work is a well-known allegory?

Question 3 3. A Shakespearean comedy most likely would end with what?

Question 4 4. _____ 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 5 5. 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 6 6. In Shakespeare's Richard III, why is the eldest prince initially suspicious of Richard?

Question 7 7. How are Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus and William Shakespeare's Hamlet similar?

Question 8 8. When Lady Macbeth cries out, 'unsex me here', what does she mean?

Question 9 9. In a Shakespearean sonnet, what does the final couplet do?

Question 10 10. In Shakespeare's Hamlet, why are the gravediggers digging a grave?

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Question 11 11. The video lesson of Shakespeare's King Lear, presents which pairing below as an example of a double?

Question 12 12. In Shakespeare's Hamlet, which of the following is NOT an example of Hamlet's indecision?

Question 13 13. How does the theme of ambiguous protagonists manifest in Marlowe's The Jew of Malta?

Question 14 14. Why did Spenser write 'The Faerie Queene'?

Question 15 15.

The following lines are from what Renaissance play?

'Now is the winter of our discontent

Made glorious summer by this sun of York;

And all the clouds that lour'd upon our house

In the deep bosom of the ocean buried.'

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Question 16 16. Why do some people in theater refer to Macbeth as 'the Scottish play'?

Question 17 17. At the end of the play, both Romeo and Juliet are dead. Which of the following is a factor that contributed to this ending?

Question 18 18. In what meter are most of Shakespeare's sonnets written?

Question 19 19. In Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, what happens on the Ides of March?

Question 20 20. In Shakespeare's Sonnet #18, how is the subject's beauty described?

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Question 21 21. Who was the most prominent English monarch during the Renaissance?

Question 22 22. Which of the following is a symbol from Shakespeare's Othello?

Question 23 23. During which period did Spenser write?

Question 24 24. Who was NOT a famous Renaissance writer?

Question 25 25. Which of the following are considered Shakespeare's history plays?

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Question 26 26. Ben Jonson is known for what kind of poetry?

Question 27 27. In Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, which character says, 'Et tu, Brute! Then fall, Caesar'?

Question 28 28. In Shakespeare's Othello, why is Othello's ethnicity somewhat disputed?

Question 29 29. Which of these English Renaissance figures was a well-known precise playwright, whose works include 'The Alchemist'?

Question 30 30. What legendary character did Marlowe bring to the stage?

The Renaissance in English Literature Chapter Exam Instructions

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