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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does Bloom say is the lesson of "Two Gentlemen of Verona"?
(a) Whatever woman a man ends up with is fine.
(b) Humor is better for survival than love.
(c) Revenge is as destructive to the person who seeks it as to the one who is visited with it.
(d) Love only brings suffering in the end.
2. Who gets hurt in "Comedy of Errors"?
(b) Dr. Pinch.
3. In what way has Shakespeare outdone Marlowe with Aaron the Moor?
(a) He is more outrageous than Barabas.
(b) He is more believable than Barabas.
(c) He is more hateful than Barabas.
(d) He is more compassionate than Barabas.
4. Who does Julia look for, while she is disguised?
(a) Proteus' dog.
5. How does Bloom characterize "Romeo and Juliet"?
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Bloom say is King John's biggest problem?
2. Who is Berowne pitted against in "Love's Labor's Lost"?
3. What does Bloom say writers began to write after Shakespeare?
4. To what later character does Bloom connect Brutus from "Julius Caesar"?
5. How does "Taming of the Shrew" begin?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Bloom say "Henry VI" did for Shakespeare?
2. What is the cause of the comedy in "Love's Labor's Lost", according to Bloom?
3. What does Bloom say is the true subject of "Julius Caesar"?
4. What does Bloom say distinguished Faulconbridge among Shakespeare's characters?
5. How does Bloom characterize Shakespeare's "Titus Andronicus"?
6. How does Bloom characterize Richard III?
7. How does Bloom say the relationship between men and women 'Love's Labor's Lost' is emblematic of the relations between the sexes in other plays?
8. What aspect of Nietzsche's philosophy is present in "Richard II", in Bloom's interpretation?
9. What is Marlowe's influence on "Titus Andronicus"?
10. What similarity does Bloom say there is between "Twelfth Night" and a Ben Jonson play?
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