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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 1 Section 1 (through page 19).

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Rorik believe about love?
(a) That love must be earned by good deeds.
(b) That love comes naturally between a man and a woman.
(c) That love is not necessary in a marriage.
(d) That love is a silly idea for weak men.

2. Which character reflects on a difficulty in loving Hamlet?
(a) Ona.
(b) Claudius.
(c) Gertrude.
(d) King Hamlet.

3. Where do the names in Part 2 of the story come from?
(a) From John Updike's presumptions about the origin of names.
(b) From Shakespeare.
(c) From an adaptation that was printed in 1576.
(d) From a different publisher's edition in 1890.

4. Who is Ophelia?
(a) Corambus' daughter.
(b) Ona's daughter.
(c) Horwendil's sister.
(d) Feng's daughter.

5. Which of the following is NOT a name in Part 1?
(a) Corambus.
(b) Horwendil.
(c) Polonius.
(d) Feng.

Short Answer Questions

1. The story begins in what country?

2. Who is Sandro?

3. Why does Gerutha use the phrase ". . . no woman wants to be a mere piece of furniture, to be bartered for and then sat upon?"

4. What characteristic about Horwendil is enticing to Gerutha?

5. In what city does the Hamlet story have a history of being printed?

(see the answer key)

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