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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of Will’s plays does NOT discuss loss of social status?
(a) Twelfth Night
(b) The Merchant of Venice
(c) Romeo and Juliet
(d) The Tempest

2. Choose the word that best describes the family of Will’s mother.
(a) Wealthy
(b) Poor
(c) Imprisoned
(d) Sickly

3. What play did Will likely see upon his arrival in London?
(a) Elizabeth I
(b) Tamburlaine the Great
(c) As You Like It
(d) Macbeth

4. What is another aspect of Will’s early life that impacted his later theatrical career?
(a) Studying with renowned playwrights of his day
(b) Traveling extensively outside of his home town
(c) Being selected as the winner of a national contest
(d) Attending local festivals at which plays were presented

5. Chapter 6 begins with a discussion of…
(a) The life of Will’s children
(b) The political climate of Will’s day
(c) Life in nearby France
(d) Life in the various sections of London

6. 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 use a sword effectively
(c) The ability to speak many other languages
(d) The ability to cook well

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

8. Chapter 3 begins with a discussion of…
(a) The health challenges prevalent during Will’s time
(b) The dangers of traveling by road during Will’s day
(c) The typical rural English household
(d) The type of clothes Will would have worn

9. Who was primarily responsible for the loss of social standing in Will’s family?
(a) Will himself
(b) Will's father
(c) Will's grandfather
(d) Will's mother

10. What activity did Will try to avoid while living in London?
(a) Drinking alcohol
(b) Writing any plays that would call attention to his illegal dealings
(c) Stealing money
(d) Writing incriminating documents signed with his name

11. What phrase best describes life outside the ancient Roman wall surrounding London in Will’s day?
(a) Filled with recreation areas
(b) Filled with people from other countries
(c) Filled with prisons
(d) Filled with animals

12. Involvement with what local group established the groundwork for Will’s later work in London?
(a) A local church
(b) A local acting company
(c) A local government office
(d) A local brewery

13. How did Will feel about a future career in theater?
(a) He felt torn between theater and teaching
(b) He did not care
(c) He liked the idea of it very much
(d) He did not like the idea of it at all

14. What eventually happened to Edmund Campion?
(a) He was made mayor
(b) He was given a large sum of money
(c) He was executed
(d) He died of old age

15. What important thing was developed in Will through his early education?
(a) A love of language
(b) Financial independence
(c) Stellar grammar
(d) A love of mathematics

Short Answer Questions

1. Chapter 5 begins with an examination of…

2. What appears to be a driving force behind Will’s hasty marriage?

3. What characteristic was prevalent among theaters during Will’s day?

4. In which of Will’s plays are there characters of unequal mental or spiritual status?

5. What was the name of Will’s wife?

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