Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. For how long will the Company of Boys rehearse in their current location?
2. What class does John Heminges teach?
3. When is the Company of Boys allowed to rehearse at the theater?
4. Who signals Nat and Harry incorrectly?
5. How far is Shakespeare's home from the Globe?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Nat please Sam Gilbourne?
2. What does Nat notice about Eric Sawyer and Gil Warmun as the two other boys are acting?
3. How were the boys chosen for the Company of Boys?
4. Why is Nat worried concerning the political situation and Shakespeare and Burbage?
5. Describe Nat's dream that he has in Chapter 16.
6. What does Nat think is the reason he and the other Nat were not discovered to be impostors?
7. What does Nat recite for his speaking class and who congratulates him after the recitation?
8. How is Sam Gilbourne dressed for his role as Hippolyta?
9. How do Gil and Rachel believe Nat Field of 1999 saved Shakespeare's life?
10. What is Nat trying to figure out about himself and what are the other apprentices trying to figure out about Nat while they are celebrating at a tavern.
Discuss one of the following:
1. Define irony in literary terms. Discuss the irony of the situation when Nat saves the life of Roper who has been spiteful to Nat over and over again. What other situations contain irony in "King of Shadows"?
2. Define symbolism in literary terms. Discuss the use and meaning of five symbols you choose to analyze from "King of Shadows". What do they symbolize? Is the symbolism obvious? Effective? Does the symbolism contribute to the enjoyment of reading?
3. Discuss five literary devices that occur in King of Shadows and how they are used. Are they effective? Do they add or detract from the reading of the book? Why or why not. Some possible techniques: Allusion, connotation, denouement, dialogue, flashback, figurative language, motif, metaphor, narrator, point of view, simile, mood, and puns.
Many readers of a book such as "King of Shadows" place themselves in the position of someone like Nat, wondering about what their response would be in a similar situation. Discuss the following:
1. Do you think one of the values of literature is to serve as a reflection of oneself? Why or why not?
2. Socrates said "Know thyself." How can reading a book such as the King of Shadows help a reader to know him/herself? Do you find yourself reflecting on your own character and abilities when reading King of Shadows? Why or why not.
3. Choose one specific incident in "King of Shadows" to discuss and compare Nat's response to how you think you would respond.
Choose one of the following to discuss:
1. Compare/contrast Arby and Richard Burbage. How are they alike? How are they different? Are they both protagonists? Antagonists? Or? Are they likable characters? How critical are they to the plot of King of Shadows? Who do you like the most of the two? Why? Do you think they each are critical to the success of King of Shadows?
2. Compare/contrast Nat of 1999 at the beginning of the story with the Nat of 1999 at the end of the story. How are they alike? How are they different? Are they both protagonists? Antagonists? Or? Are they likable characters? How critical are they to the plot of "King of Shadows"? Who do you like the most of the two? Why? Do you think they each are critical to the success of King of Shadows?
3. Compare/contrast Shakespeare and Nat's (of 1999) father. How are they alike? How are they different? Are they both protagonists? Antagonists? Or? Are they likable characters? How critical are they to the plot of "King of Shadows"? Who do you like the most of the two? Why? Do you think they each are critical to the success of "King of Shadows"?
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