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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Coda: The Shakespeare Difference, A Word at the End: Foregrounding.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does the porter describe the effects of alcohol?
(a) It makes people equal, but removes the ability to have sex.
(b) It reveals people's true characters.
(c) It blinds people to their own death, and perpetuates their genetic lines.
(d) It confuses family lines in improvident matches.

2. What does Bloom say is the moral of "All's Well That Ends Well"?
(a) That war is the condition for which people seem to have been created.
(b) That love is always ultimately destructive.
(c) That for men, women are all the same in the dark.
(d) That love is the only thing keeping people from savagery.

3. What was John Fletcher's role in "Henry VIII", according to Bloom?
(a) He wrote the source play for Shakespeare's play.
(b) He wrote the first draft for Shakespeare.
(c) He helped with the writing.
(d) He authored the script.

4. What does Bloom say brings Anthony back to Cleopatra?
(a) Sexual lust.
(b) Hostility to Caesar.
(c) Dependency on Cleopatra.
(d) Lust for power.

5. What id Dryden's objection to Caliban's depiction?
(a) That a half-man is not a natural man.
(b) That he is still a European political persona.
(c) That he is only truly savage under the influence of drink, and cannot be bestial otherwise.
(d) That he cannot be savage if he can speak.

Short Answer Questions

1. What doe G. K. Chesterton say Rosalind is seeking in the woods?

2. How does Bloom characterize Caesar?

3. Who does Bloom say is the chief rival for each of the young lovers?

4. Who is Faulconbridge's father?

5. What do writers tend toward, after Shakespeare, according to Bloom?

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