Will in the World Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

Stephen Greenblatt
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 7.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In which of Will’s plays are there characters of unequal mental or spiritual status?
(a) Hamlet
(b) As You Like It
(c) Romeo and Juliet
(d) Othello

2. What object did John Shakespeare unsuccessfully attempt to purchase to help the family’s social standing?
(a) A large house
(b) A prison pardon
(c) A sword
(d) A coat of arms

3. Which of these is a skill that Will needed to learn in order to be successful as an actor?
(a) The ability to run very fast
(b) The ability to speak many other languages
(c) The ability to use a sword effectively
(d) The ability to cook well

4. What main theme in presented in Chapter 4 as occurring in many of Will’s later theatrical works?
(a) Pregnancy
(b) Marriage
(c) Parenting
(d) Hard work

5. The urgency of Will’s marriage is reflected in two characters from which of his plays?
(a) Henry IV
(b) Macbeth
(c) Romeo and Juliet
(d) King Lear

Short Answer Questions

1. Chapter 3 begins with a discussion of…

2. What suggestion is made in Chapter 4 regarding the representation of parenting in Will’s theatrical works?

3. In which play did Will NOT poke fun at the members of the prominent group of playwrights in London during his day?

4. What was Will licensed for during the time that he lived in Stratford?

5. In which of Will’s plays does Sir John Falstaff appear?

(see the answer key)

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