Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human Multiple Choice Test Questions

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Shakespeare's Universalism, Chap. 1-2

1. Which critic is NOT a 'romantic' critic?
(a) A.C. Bradley.
(b) Samuel Johnson.
(c) W. H. Auden.
(d) Hazlitt.

2. Who was NOT a contemporary of Shakespeare's?
(a) William Chaucer.
(b) Ben Jonson.
(c) John Fletcher.
(d) Christopher Marlowe.

3. Who claims that Shakespeare invented the human personality?
(a) Harold Bloom.
(b) Samuel Johnson.
(c) Hamlet.
(d) T. S. Eliot.

4. How does Bloom characterize characters like Hamlet and Falstaff?
(a) Creations of language itself.
(b) Purely literary.
(c) Pure fiction.
(d) Larger than life.

5. To whom does Bloom compare Hamlet and Falstaff?
(a) The Old Testament God.
(b) Adam in 'Paradise Lost'.
(c) Melville's Captain Ahab.
(d) The Knight in Chaucer's 'Knight's Tale'.

6. What does Bloom say writers began to write after Shakespeare?
(a) Characters with inner lives.
(b) Tragicomedies.
(c) Characters who lived a world with modern weaponry.
(d) History plays.

7. What do writers tend toward, after Shakespeare, according to Bloom?
(a) Sadomasochism.
(b) Oedipal urges.
(c) Political visions.
(d) Self-reflection.

8. Who does Bloom say influenced his view of Shakespeare?
(a) Nietzsche.
(b) Eliot.
(c) Emerson.
(d) Frost.

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