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English 9 Exam
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What does Juliet mean when she says, "O Romeo, Romeo, Wherefore art thou Romeo"
Why does he have to be Montigue
The quotation, "feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health" is an example of..
Name the theater which most of Shakespeare's plays were performed
The Globe Theatre
Name three or four characteristics of Shakespeare's plays
Perform during the daylight hours, only men preformed, little/no scenery
Shakespeare based Romeo and Juliet on the original poem by Arthur Brooke entitled..
Romeus and Juliet
What does Montague vow to do at the end of the play to honor Juliet?
Make a golden statue of her
The quotation, "flower as she was, Deflowered by him" is an example of...
The Latin phrase, en media res means..
In the middle of things
Some critics have interpreted the Odyssey as a symbolic of
Representing an individuals journey through life and search for self-knowledge
The word "Homeric" means
Comes from Homer's name and it means, large-scale, massive and enormous
According to tradition, Homer was believed to had what kind of disability?
To be blind
What are the characteristics of an epic hero?
1. They may be from legend or from real history
2. Must possess character traits most valued by that society
What are the characteristics of an epic?
1. It is a long, narrative poem about the deeds of God and man.
2. The epic is told in "elevated" or formal writing style.
3. Before beginning the poet prays to a "Muse" (which is one of the 9 goddesses of art, literature and science) for inspiration.
4. The epic asked an "epic question" which the epic itself is the answer to.
5. The epic must have an "epic hero".
What are the three prominent character traits of Odysseus?
Wit, guile, daring, and courage
The quotation, "Athena, Hope of Soldiers" or "Odysseus, Son of Laertes" is an example of?
The leader of the suitors and the first to die at the hands Odysseus is?
What are some themes of the Odyssey?
Hospitality, loyalty, faithfulness.
Which character is said to represent Homer in the Odyssey?
Why were oral stories and epics told during ancient times?
There were no books or computers
How many years did Penelope weave the shroud to delay accepting a marriage proposal?
How does Penelope "test" Odysseus?
She shows skepticism by pretending she moved the bed Odysseus made out of Olive Tree
An allegory is defined as..
A literary work with you sets of meaning, symbolic and literal.
When Piggy's "specs" break it represents..
The deterioration of civilized behavior and rational thoughts.
The conch represented..
Law and order
Which character is the prophet symbolizing insight and self-awareness?
What represents the evil in mankind in Lord of flies?
Why is darkness so important to the play, especially when Romeo is in Juliet's orchard before the balcony scene?
It helps describe the blossoming of Romeo and Juliet's love
In Elizabethan times the audiences munched on this snack during performances..
Name three ways that Shakespeare's plays different from those today..
What was the usual length of a Shakespearean play?
Dates Of Shakespeare's birth and death?
April 26, 1564 - April 23, 1616
Setting for Romeo and Juliet?
Verona and Mantua during the renaissance
The beginning of Romeo and Juliet is open with a 14 line sonnet called..
When Samson bites his thumbs' at the Montague's this is a sign of..
Romeo is depressed and crying for a girl at the beginning of the play named..
How is Benvolio related to Romeo what is his role and personality in the play?
He is Romeos cousin.
He is a good friend, and wise counselor.
Who is Mercutio related to?
No one, he is Romeos close friend.
How old is Juliet?
Why does Romeo kiss Juliet a second time?
She has "taken his sin, and must return it to his lips"
What does Juliet say when she discovers Romeo is a Montague?
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