1. Egeus wants his daughter to
A. marry Lysander.
B. marry Demetrius.
C. enter a convent.
D. be executed.
2. By the Renaissance theory of correspondences, the heart of the family is the
3. Humanists believe that
A. life on earth is important in its own right.
B. Shakespeare didn't actually write the plays we think he did.
C. love is an illusion.
D. humans and animals existed on the same level.
4. In his comedies, Shakespeare is well known for
A. fatally flawed characters.
B. the device of mistaken identity.
C. an unusual use of Middle English.
D. revealing great heroes as common fools.
5. Who speaks the line "Lord, what fools these mortals be"?
6. In Act II, Scene 1, of A Midsummer Night's Dream, who is speaking to whom in these lines?
I will not stay thy questions; let me go
Or, if thou follow me, do not believe
But I shall do thee mischief in the wood.
A. Hermia to Helen
B. Demetrius to Helen
C. Lysander to Demetrius
D. Demetrius to Lysdander
7. Dramatic irony means that
A. everything works out in the end.
B. the audience knows something the character or characters don't.
C. things are going to end very badly for someone.
D. the cosmos, state, family, and individual follow the same pattern.
8. In act 3, who says the following lines to Bottom?
Out of this wood do not desire to go:
Thou shalt remain here, whether thou wilt or no.
I am a spirit of no common rate.
9. "The best in this kind are but shadows" is
A. Theseus talking about plays.
B. Bottom talking about his fellow craftsmen.
C. Titania talking about men.
D. Demetrius talking about the women he has loved in the past.
10. The ability of writers to completely identify with their characters is
A. negative capability.
11. Read the following passage from act 3, scene 2.
So we grew together,
Like to a double cherry, seeming parted,
But yet an union in partition;
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12. According to Renaissance philosophy, commoners often represent
13. In Act III, Scene 2, who hears these words from Titania?
Thou art as wise as thou art beautiful.
14. To whom is Helena speaking when she says, "If you were civil and knew courtesy,/You would not do me thus much injury" (act 3, scene 2)?
A. Hermia and Lysander
B. Demetrius and Hermia
C. Hermia only
D. Lysander and Demetrius
15. Before the Renaissance, virtually all dramas focused on
A. family relationships.
B. the human condition.
C. religious themes.
D. life-and-death plots.
16. When are the following lines spoken?
If we shadows have offended,
Think but this, and all is mended,
That you have but slumber'd here,
While these visions did appear.
A. Right before Puck casts a spell on Bottom
B. When Hermia and Lysander are talking
C. At the very end of act 5
D. When Theseus and Hippolyta are talking about their wedding
17. In act 4, what do the following lines mean?
Fairy King, attend, and mark:
I do hear the morning lark.
A. The enchantment on Bottom is about to end.
B. Titania is about to fall in love with Bottom.
C. Theseus and Hippolyta are arriving.
D. The sun is coming up and the fairies should leave.
18. Which characters exchange these lines—and in what order—in Act I, Scene 1 of A Midsummer Night's Dream?
I frown up him, yet he loves me still.
O that your frowns would teach my smiles such skill!
A. Titania followed by Oberon
B. Helena followed by Hermia
C. Oberon followed by Titania
D. Hermia followed by Helena
19. In Act IV, Scene 1, of A Midsummer Night's Dream, as the drama nears resolution, to whom does Demetrius address these lines?
My love to Hermia,
Melted as the snow, seems to me now
As the remembrance of an idle gaud
20. Prior to the Renaissance, the human body was seen as
A. a prison for the soul.
B. a beautiful thing.
C. sacred dust.
D. proof that humans are "the paragon of animals."