Will in the World Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Chapter 5 begins with an examination of…
(a) Will’s health
(b) Will’s childhood
(c) Will’s financial state
(d) Will’s reasons for leaving Stratford

2. What object did Will finally obtain that was a status symbol for his family?
(a) A coat of arms
(b) A large carriage
(c) A large flock of sheep
(d) An engraved silver sword

3. What was a popular way of teaching students in Will’s school?
(a) Independent studies at home
(b) Enacting classical plays
(c) Reading many texts
(d) Travel abroad

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

5. What was the result of Will’s threatened punishment for his illegal activity?
(a) Will’s untimely death
(b) Will’s leaving Stratford
(c) Will’s imprisonment
(d) Will’s advancement in society

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was the prominent and hunted Catholic leader that Will met during this time?

2. Who was primarily responsible for the loss of social standing in Will’s family?

3. Which theme in Will’s later works likely stemmed from his family life?

4. What main theme in presented in Chapter 4 as occurring in many of Will’s later theatrical works?

5. What was the name of Will’s mother?

(see the answer key)

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