تاريخ التسجيل: Mar 2008
التخصص: English Literature
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Question No. 1 (Hamlet)
1. Whom does Polonius send to France to spy on Laertes?
2. Where does the ghost appear during the play?
(A) The castle ramparts and the great hall of Elsinore
(B) Fortinbras’s tent and Hamlet’s bedchamber
(C) The castle ramparts and Gertrude’s bedchamber
(D) Gertrude’s bedchamber and the great hall of Elsinore
3. How did Claudius murder King Hamlet?
(A) By stabbing him through an arras
(B) By pouring poison into his ear
(C) By ordering him to be hanged
(D) By poisoning his wineglass
4. Where is the university at which Horatio and Hamlet studied?
5. Whose skull does Hamlet discover in the churchyard?
(A) The former court jester’s
(D) His father’s
6. Which of the following characters cannot see the ghost?
7. Who escorts Hamlet on the voyage to England?
(A) Cornelius and Voltimand
(B) Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
(C) Marcellus and Bernardo
(D) Captain Vicissus and the one-eyed thief
8. Where do Hamlet and Laertes fight during Ophelia’s funeral?
(A) In the nearby woods
(B) Beside Ophelia’s grave
(C) Inside the church
(D) Inside the grave itself
9. Which of the following characters survive the play?
(A) Fortinbras, Horatio, and Osric
(B) Prince Hamlet, Polonius, and Gertrude
(C) Claudius, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
(D) Ophelia, Laertes, and King Hamlet
10. What does Hamlet claim to be able to tell the difference between when the wind is from the south?
(A) A flea and a fire log
(B) A nymph and a nihilist
(C) A hawk and a handsaw
(D) A shark and St. Timothy
11. In whose history of Denmark did Shakespeare find background material for his play?
(A) Oedipus of Thebes
(B) Saxo Grammaticus
(C) Franz Guntherhaasen
(D) Dionysus Finn
12. How does Ophelia die?
(A) Claudius stabs her
(B) Hamlet strangles her
(C) She slits her wrists
(D) She drowns in the river
13. Whose story does Hamlet ask the players to tell upon their arrival to Elsinore?
(A) Priam and Hecuba’s
(B) Antony and Cleopatra’s
(C) Gertrude and Claudius’s
(D) His father’s
14. Why, according to Polonius, has Hamlet gone mad?
(A) He grieves too much for his father
(B) He despises Claudius for marrying Gertrude
(C) He is in love with Ophelia
(D) He is jealous of Laertes and longs to return to Wittenberg
15. Who is the last character to die in the play?
16. How many characters die during the course of the play?
17. Who speaks the famous “To be, or not to be” soliloquy?
(C) The ghost
18. In what country do Rosencrantz and Guildenstern die?
19. Why does Hamlet decide not to kill Claudius after the travelling players’ play?
(A) Claudius is praying
(B) Claudius is asleep
(C) Claudius pleads for mercy
(D) Gertrude is in the next room
20. Who killed Fortinbras’s father?
(A) Prince Hamlet
(D) Hamlet’s father
21. Which character speaks the first line of the play?
22. In which of the following years was Hamlet most likely written?
23. Which of Claudius and Laertes’ traps for Hamlet succeeds in killing him?
(A) The poisoned cup
(B) The sharpened sword
(C) The poisoned dagger
(D) The poisoned sword
24. Which character speaks from beneath the stage toward the end of Act I?
(A) The ghost
25. Who returns Hamlet to Denmark after his exile?
(C) A group of pirates
(D) A group of monks
Question No. 2
A- Give a brief deion of two characters from Hamlet.
B- Give a brief deion of two characters from Twelfth Night.
Question No. 3
Write a summery of two scenes from Hamlet.
Question No. 4
Answer the following questions with no less than 400 words
A- What are the factors that led to Hamlet's madness. Which do you believe the most and why.
B- Write about the theme of the mistaken identity in the Twelfth Night and what do they signify.
C- Write about the relationship between Prospero and Ariel and Prospero and Calian and the difference between them.
1. Who is Orsino in love with at the beginning of the play?
2. Complete the quote: "If music be the food of _____, play on."
3. Where does Twelfth Night take place?
4. Why is Olivia unwilling to receive any visitors?
(A) She is hideously deformed
(B) She is terribly shy
(C) She cannot speak
(D) She is in mourning for her dead brother
5. How does Viola come to be at Orsino’s court?
(A) She is shipwrecked nearby
(B) She is captured and made a slave
(C) She is invited to be a guest of Orsino
(D) She is Orsino’s daughter
6. Why is Sir Andrew Aguecheek staying at Olivia’s home?
(A) He is her uncle
(B) He is trying to court Maria
(C) He is trying to court Olivia
(D) He is Malvolio’s brother
7. How does Viola disguise herself?
(A) She puts on makeup to make herself resemble an old woman
(B) She dresses like a man
(C) She shaves her head and wears a false beard
(D) She does not disguise herself
8. What is Malvolio’s position?
(A) He is Orsino’s fool
(B) He is Viola’s butler
(C) He is Sir Toby’s butler
(D) He is Olivia’s steward
9. What is Sir Toby’s great vice?
(A) He is a drunkard
(B) He is a glutton
(C) He enjoys pornography
(D) He has no vices
10. Who does Orsino send to carry his messages to Olivia?
(C) Viola, disguised as Cesario
11. Who does Viola fall in love with?
(C) Sir Toby
12. Who does Olivia fall in love with?
(D) Viola, in her disguise as Cesario
13. Who is Sebastian?
(A) Viola’s brother
(B) Orsino’s cousin
(C) Olivia’s fool
(D) Malvolio’s son
14. Who forges the letter that Malvolio thinks is from Olivia?
(B) Sir Toby
15. What does the forged letter make Malvolio believe?
(A) That Maria is in love with him
(B) That he is going to inherit a fortune
(C) That Viola is in love with him
(D) That Olivia is in love with him
16. Who takes care of Sebastian after he is shipwrecked?
17. Who challenges Cesario to a duel?
(B) Sir Andrew
18. What does Malvolio wear in the hope of pleasing Olivia?
(A) Green leggings
(B) Women’s clothing
(C) Yellow stockings and crossed garters
(D) A red wig and silver pantaloons
19. Why does Antonio travel to Illyria?
(A) To be close to Sebastian
(B) To get revenge on Orsino
(C) To woo Olivia
(D) He does not travel
20. Why does Sir Andrew try to fight with Sebastian?
(A) He thinks that Sebastian has killed Orsino
(B) He thinks that Sebastian wants to kill Sir Toby
(C) He thinks that Sebastian is in love with Maria
(D) He thinks that Sebastian is Cesario
21. What do Sir Toby and the others do to Malvolio?
(A) They kill him
(B) They lock him in a dark room and tell him he is mad
(C) They tar and feather him
(D) They get him drunk and convince him to sing with them
22. What disguise does Feste wear when he speaks with Malvolio?
(C) Sir Topas, the curate
(D) An angel
23. Who does Olivia marry?
24. When he realizes that Cesario is a woman, what does Orsino do?
(A) He orders her executed
(B) He banishes her
(C) He betroths her to Antonio
(D) He decides to marry her
25. Which character does not get married (or plan to) at the end of the play?
(B) Sir Toby
Key Facts: Twelfth Night.
FULL TITLE: Twelfth Night, or What You Will
AUTHOR: William Shakespeare
TYPE OF WORK: Play
TIME AND PLACE WRITTEN: Between 1600 and 1602, England
DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: 1623, in the First Folio
PUBLISHER: Isaac Jaggard and Edward Blount
TONE: Light, cheerful, comic; occasionally frantic and melodramatic, especially in the speeches of Orsino and Olivia
TENSE: Present (the entire story is told through dialogue)
SETTING (TIME): Unknown
SETTING (PLACE): The mythical land of Illyria (Illyria is a real place, corresponding to the coast of present-day Albania—but Twelfth Night is clearly set in a fictional kingdom rather than a real one)
MAJOR CONFLICT: Viola is in love with Orsino, who is in love with Olivia, who is in love with Viola’s male disguise, Cesario. This love triangle is complicated by the fact that neither Orsino nor Olivia knows that Viola is really a woman.
RISING ACTION: The mounting confusion, mistaken identities, and professions of love leading up to Act V
CLIMAX: Sebastian and Viola are reunited, and everyone realizes that Viola is really a woman
FALLING ACTION: Viola prepares to marry Orsino; Malvolio is freed and vows revenge; everyone else goes off to celebrate
THEMES: Love as a cause of suffering; the uncertainty of gender; the folly of ambition
MOTIFS: Letters, messages, and tokens; madness; disguises; mistaken identity
SYMBOLS: Olivia’s gifts; the darkness of Malvolio’s prison; changes of clothing
FORESHADOWING: Little or none, as the play moves too fast.
Key Facts: Hamlet.
FULL TITLE: The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
AUTHOR: William Shakespeare
TYPE OF WORK: Play
GENRE: Tragedy, revenge tragedy
TIME AND PLACE WRITTEN: London, England, early seventeenth century (probably 1600–1602)
DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: 1603, in a pirated quarto edition titled The Tragicall Historie of Hamlet; 1604 in a superior quarto edition
MAJOR CONFLICT • Hamlet feels a responsibility to avenge his father’s murder by his uncle Claudius, but Claudius is now the king and thus well protected. Moreover, Hamlet struggles with his doubts about whether he can trust the ghost and whether killing Claudius is the appropriate thing to do.
RISING ACTION: The ghost appears to Hamlet and tells Hamlet to revenge his murder; Hamlet feigns madness to his intentions; Hamlet stages the mousetrap play; Hamlet passes up the opportunity to kill Claudius while he is praying.
CLIMAX: When Hamlet stabs Polonius through the arras in Act III, scene iv, he commits himself to overtly violent action and brings himself into unavoidable conflict with the king. Another possible climax comes at the end of Act IV, scene iv, when Hamlet resolves to commit himself fully to violent revenge.
FALLING ACTION: Hamlet is sent to England to be killed; Hamlet returns to Denmark and confronts Laertes at Ophelia’s funeral; the fencing match; the deaths of the royal family
SETTING (TIME): The late medieval period, though the play’s chronological setting is notoriously imprecise
SETTINGS (PLACE): Denmark
FORESHADOWING: The ghost, which is taken to foreshadow an ominous future for Denmark
TONE: Dark, ironic, melancholy, passionate, contemplative, desperate, violent
THEMES: The impossibility of certainty; the complexity of action; the mystery of death; the nation as a diseased body
MOTIFS: Incest and incestuous desire; ears and hearing; death and suicide; darkness and the supernatural; misogyny
SYMBOLS: The ghost (the spiritual consequences of death); Yorick’s skull (the physical consequences of death)