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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. In what way has Shakespeare outdone Marlowe with Aaron the Moor?
(a) He is more believable than Barabas.
(b) He is more hateful than Barabas.
(c) He is more compassionate than Barabas.
(d) He is more outrageous than Barabas.

2. How does Bloom characterize "Much Ado About Nothing"?
(a) Nietzschean.
(b) A Biblical comedy.
(c) A disorganized jumble.
(d) Shakespeare's most perfect play.

3. What does critic Marc Shell say Shakespeare is criticizing in Angelo's strict enforcement of law in 'Measure for Measure'?
(a) The notion of law and order at all.
(b) The royal family's peccadilloes.
(c) The Puritans' ineffective morality campaigns.
(d) Hypocrisy in the government's morality campaigns.

4. What does Bloom say he suspects Shakespeare of, in "Henry V"?
(a) Patriotism.
(b) Disloyalty.
(c) Irony.
(d) Fear for his own safety.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Bloom's complaint about "Henry VIII"?

2. What does T. S. Eliot say overwhelms "Romeo and Juliet"?

3. Who does Proteus drive into exile?

4. What does Bloom say is the definition of tragedy?

5. What does Bloom say is the purpose of Falstaff's philosophizing?

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