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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Nat sleep with under his pillow?
(a) A drawing of the Queen.
(b) A translation of King Lear.
(c) His last tooth that fell out.
(d) Shakespeare's sonnet.

2. Why is Shakespeare nervous as he dresses himself in Chapter 13?
(a) He has an audience with the King.
(b) Nat has to go back to St. Paul's the next day.
(c) It is the day that the Queen is to attend the Globe.
(d) He is not nervous, just dressing more carefully.

3. Upon whose behalf does Burbage plead mercy?
(a) A muderer.
(b) A pickpocket.
(c) A political rival.
(d) A drunk.

4. What does Nat compare when he is able to go back to rehearsals?
(a) Each person and their possible counterpart.
(b) Nothing; there is no comparison.
(c) Shakespeare's lines then versus now.
(d) The Globe of the two time periods.

5. How does Nat feel about Shakespeare when the man is on the stage?
(a) In awe of Shakespeare.
(b) Nat thinks Shakespeare should just act and not write.
(c) Nat thinks Shakespeare is arrogant on the stage.
(d) Nat thinks Shakespeare is not as good an actor as writer.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Nat decide to immerse himself in instead of worrying?

2. What does the audience break out with spontaneously?

3. What does Nurse Jenkins tell Nat?

4. What does Nat worry about as far as St. Paul's school is concerned?

5. What seems to confound the Nat from the 16th century in his isolation room?

Short Essay Questions

1. What interests the company about Nat and Roper and how does Nick Tooley put Nat into an awkward position?

2. What does Nat ask Shakespeare about returning to St. Paul's and what is Shakespeare's response?

3. How is Sam Gilbourne dressed for his role as Hippolyta?

4. How does Nat feel before the performance and how does Shakespeare help Nat with those feelings?

5. What does Nat think is the reason he and the other Nat were not discovered to be impostors?

6. What unexpected thing happens as Nat is acting and what is the outcome?

7. Why does Nat challenge Arby's authority?

8. What is Nat trying to figure out about his experience over the past week and what does he decide about them?

9. What is the audience's response to Sam's entrance onstage?

10. What does Shakespeare tell Nat about soldiers in the theater and what happens with that situation?

(see the answer keys)

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