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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. To whom does Bloom characterize Rosalind in "As You Like It"?
(a) Iago.
(b) Beatrice.
(c) Othello.
(d) Hamlet.

2. What is Moth's role in "Love's Labor's Lost"?
(a) Hero.
(b) Comic sidekick.
(c) Lover.
(d) Villain.

3. What does Feste do to Malvolio?
(a) Idealize.
(b) Admire.
(c) Torment.
(d) Thwart.

4. Who does Julia look for, while she is disguised?
(a) Silvia.
(b) Proteus' dog.
(c) Valentine.
(d) Proteus.

5. What is Richard III's most famous line?
(a) A rose by any other name would be as sweet.
(b) To be or not to be.
(c) Is this a dagger I see before me?
(d) My kingdom for a horse.

6. How does "Taming of the Shrew" begin?
(a) With a marriage.
(b) With a murder.
(c) With a battle.
(d) With a play within a play.

7. What doe G. K. Chesterton say Rosalind is seeking in the woods?
(a) Her masculine self.
(b) Her lover.
(c) Her father.
(d) Her adult self.

8. Who is Berowne pitted against in "Love's Labor's Lost"?
(a) Rosaline.
(b) The Princess.
(c) Moth.
(d) Armando.

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

10. What play does Bloom say "Henry VI" resembles?
(a) Doctor Faustus.
(b) Tamberlaine the Great.
(c) The Tempest.
(d) 'Tis Pity She's a Whore.

11. Who gets hurt in "Comedy of Errors"?
(a) Dr. Pinch.
(b) Antipholus.
(c) Dromio.
(d) Katherine.

12. Where does Shakespeare use the themes of "Two Gentlemen of Verona", in Bloom's interpretation?
(a) "The Tempest".
(b) "All's Well That Ends Well".
(c) "Hamlet".
(d) "Love's Labour's Lost".

13. What does Bloom say Samuel Johnson dreaded to see in Shakespeare's plays?
(a) Villains.
(b) Injustice.
(c) Deaths.
(d) Marriages.

14. How does C. L. Barber characterize "Twelfth Night"?
(a) A screwball comedy.
(b) A battle of the sexes.
(c) A festive comedy.
(d) A disguised political satire.

15. How does Bloom characterize "Richard III"?
(a) Successful.
(b) Improbable.
(c) A spectacle.
(d) Absurd.

Short Answer Questions

1. What gets better as the king's fate gets worse in "Richard II"?

2. What does Bloom reiterate about Christopher Marlowe?

3. What charge does Bloom defend the faeries in "Midsummer Night's Dream" from?

4. Who dominates the "The Merchant of Venice", according to Bloom?

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

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