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Lit Test 2
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What three beasts does Dante encounter before entering Inferno
a lion, a wold, and a leopard
what do the three beasts symbolize
lust, pride, and avarice
"'Sblood, do you think I am easier to be played upon than a pipe? Call me what instrument you will, though you can fret me, yet you cannot play upon me."
Hamlet by Shakespeare after the play
"You lovers, here's a question I would offer, / Arcite or Palamon, which had most to suffer?"
The Knight in the Canterbury Tales on pilgrimage by Chaucer
. "Have him led into your rooms and take the clothing with him; we'll leave him there for a while." . . . . On the king's own bed he found the knight sleeping. The king ran to embrace him; more than a hundred times he embraces and kisses him.
In the tragic episodes of the Persian epic Shahname, Who slays whom?
Rostam (father) slays Sohrab (son)
For breaking what cultural taboo must he kill that person? he is Rostam
The son was trying to overthrow the Shah and put his father on the throne
Which of the following statements abou the Shahname is not true?
Neither the father nor the son knows the other by name
Gordafarid (whose name means "born a warrior") is a conniving, tough woman
It is an 11th century Persian epic set in Iran concerning Islamic heroes but is not Arabic
In the duels with Sohrab, the father, the son, and Gordafarid all resort to cheating
Netither the ather not the son knows the other by name
In Marie de France's lai Biclaveret, who tames the werewolf and how?
The King, by taking him home to his castle
In the lai Lanval, how is Lancal rewarded at the end
His fairy queen carries him away on a white horse to live in a magic kingdom
In The Inferno, who is the ferryman, and why does he object to carrying Dante across?
Cheron because he was a living soul
What beast guards the entrance to the circle of the Gluttons
Cerberus, the three-headed dog
Who are the two lovers whose story makes Dante swoon in Circle 2
Francesca and Paolo
Who are Farinata & Cavalcante (respectively), and what torment do these Heretics suffer?
Two heretics, imprisoned in burning tombs and caskets
What is the point of Ulysses's punishment (being trapped in a flame with Diomedes)?
That knowledge has limits and must be used appropriately, not to lie and cheat
Where and when does Chaucer write the Canterbury tales
Fourteenth century England
Which pilgrims ride together
The summoner and the pardoner
Which of these characters is described accurately
Emily, the sister-in-law of Theseus, did not want to marry, byt grieved Arcite's death
Which of thes medieval concepts does Duke Theseus use to explain Arcite's downfall
Wheel of Fortune
What is the meaning of "Noh" as in Noh drama?
What is a shite
An angry ghost or spirit of a woman that dances in a typical Noh drama
What is the goal (motive) of the shite in the climax (not the backstory) of Dojoji?
To destroy the new temple bell since the priest had been hidden inside one.
Who is the enemy of Denmark
What trade does Hamlet call Polonious
Who are Hamlet's two friends who come to visit him?
Rosencrantz and Gildenstern
Who has sent for the two friends and why
Kind Claudius, to find out what's troubling Hamlet
What is Hamlet's plan for catching the concience of the kind
stage a play similar to Claudius's murder of Hamlet's father
In Act III, what does Hamlet finally tell Ophelia about his love for her
she should never have believed Him, He never loved her, he doesnt love her any more?
All of the above
Which characters lose their fathers in this play, and how does each react?
Hamlet (with feigned madness), Laertes (with rashness), Fortinbras (with diligence)
What is the serious point of Hamlet's dirty jokes and mokery of Ophelia?
All of the above?
What names are mentioned as admired men, all now dead, in the gravedigger scene?
Adam, Alexander, Caesar, and Yorick
What do the Grave scene jests and Hamlet's sollogquis have in coomon
They both probe the nature of worldly success, death as an equalizer, and suicide as an option
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