is used to answer the question “What is the worth of the writer saying it?”
is used to answer the question “What does the writer say?”
is used to answer the question “How does the writer say it?”
Writing the critical essay
Knowing the text
Selecting the topic
“Golden slumbers kiss your eyes”
“And be you blithe and bonny”
At last he set her both his eyes / She won, and Cupid blind did rise”
Fair-lined slippers for the cold / with buckles of the purest gold.
“We are . . . the sheep of his pasture”
Something _______ is not able to be perceived by the senses.
Something _______ can be perceived by one or more of the five senses.
To _______something or someone is to give it lasting fame.
A(n) _____ is a figure of speech which compares two dissimilar things.
All the Elizabethan songs were decorative and elaborate.
All sonnets have the same rhyme scheme.
The sonnet, as a definite form of poetry, originated in Italy.
A sonnet has a ______ thought where the rhyme scheme changes.
No English version of the Bible existed before the King James Version.
Phoebus Apollo is the sun-god of Greek mythology.
addresses his sonnets to Stella
bases his sonnets on a love for his future wife
bases his sonnets on religious thought
addresses some of his sonnets to a “Dark Lady”
All sonnets contain _____ lines.
The rhythm pattern of all sonnets is called
A short fictitious story that illustrates a moral or spiritual lesson is a
In Greek mythology, _____ is the personification of beauty and charm.
Which of the following is not a sonnet popularly used during the Elizabethan Age?
All were used (Spenserian, Petrarchan, Italian, English)
In the New Testament, the word _____ is used to identify letters the disciples sent to early Christian communities.
Order the chronological development of English drama.
to teach a religious lesson
to amuse or entertain
to dramatize salvation history
to instruct people in the liturgy
Elizabethan scenery and costumes were elaborate.
Elizabethan theater flourished primarily because of the support of local authorities.
Because the Elizabethans had such great respect for drama, the profession of a playwright and actor was an honored one.
Shakespeare was born in 1564 and died in 1616.
Shakespeare spent most of his life in his hometown with only an occasional trip to London.
Shakespeare’s marriage was short-lived because his wife was eight years younger than he and very immature.
The roles of women in Shakespeare’s plays were taken by boys.
Because of pride and patriotism, the Elizabethans refused to admit any new words into their vocabulary.
One of the major contributions toward a uniform English language was William Caxton’s introduction of the printing press into England.
All sonnets have a total of ____ lines.
The rhythm pattern of a sonnet is
The original name of Shakespeare’s acting company was Lord Chamberlain’s Men.
Poets often use ______ to help the reader see, hear, touch, taste, or feel the subject.
The crowds who stood or sat in the open area in front of an Elizabethan stage were called
The literary technique whereby human qualities are given to things not human is called
Something which is out of its proper historical time is said to be _____.
The repetition of initial consonant sounds is called _____.
Using a reference to someone or something that is well known is called _____.
A parable is a _____.
short fictitious story that teaches a lesson
A metaphor _____.
a direct comparison
The exciting force in Hamlet occurs when Polonius forbids Ophelia to see Hamlet again.
The climax of Hamlet is generally considered to occur when Hamlet does not take the opportunity to kill the praying Claudius.
All Elizabethan sonneteers used the same rhyme schemes.
The English language has undergone major changes since Shakespeare’s time.
The King James Version was completed by scholars selected by James I.
An Elizabethan sonneteer, other than Shakespeare, is
A(n) ____ is a dramatic technique whereby a character gives a speech alone on stage.
The name of the theater with which Shakespeare is usually associated is the _____ Theater.
Shakespeare’s hometown is
considers appearances more important than quality of character
weak rather than evil
simple, innocent, obedient
achieved balance between emotion and reason
no-to-be trusted friends
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
a young Dane who jumps to conclusions and makes resolutions rashly
shrewd, practical, and materialistic
intelligent and idealistic
Arrange the events below from Act I of Hamlet in chronological order.
The Ghost appears to Bernardo, Marcellus, and Horatio.
Claudius explains, to the court, his hasty marriage to Gertrude.
Claudius gives Laertes permission to return to Paris.
Laertes gives advice to Ophelia; Polonius gives advice to Laertes before his departure.
The Ghost appears to Hamlet.
Arrange the events below from Act II of Hamlet in chronological order.
Ophelia tells her father about Hamlet’s strange behavior and appearance.
Claudius decides that Hamlet has gone mad because Ophelia has rejected him.
Polonius suggests that he and the King spy on Hamlet and Ophelia during an arranged meeting.
Claudius asks Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to discover the cause of Hamlet’s strange behavior.
Hamlet decides to use the play, “The Murder of Gonzago,” to determine Claudius’s guilt.
Arrange the events below from Act III of Hamlet in chronological order.
Hamlet renounces his love for Ophelia and tells her to go to a nunnery.
Claudius abruptly leaves the performance of the play when the players act out the poison scene.
Hamlet sees Claudius at prayer and passes up his opportunity to kill him.
While speaking to his mother in her room, Hamlet stabs Polonius who is hiding behind the arras.
Arrange the events below from Act IV of Hamlet in chronological order.
Learning of Polonius’s death, Claudius sends Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to find Hamlet.
Claudius reveals in a soliloquy that he has arranged for Hamlet’s death in England.
Returning from Paris, Laertes is distressed by his sister’s madness and angry about his father’s death.
Horatio receives a letter from Hamlet that says he is now back in Denmark.
Arrange the events below from Act V of Hamlet in chronological order.
Hamlet learns, at the grave site, that Ophelia is dead.
Hamlet learns that Claudius has arranged for a fencing match between him and Laertes.
Arrange the parts of the plot of a tragedy in chronological order.
Hamlet’s tragic flaw was his inability to get over his father’s death and his mother’s remarriage.
The main source of support for the thesis of a critical essay should be the publications of well-known scholars and critics.
Although critics may disagree on the nature of Hamlet’s tragic flaw, they all agree that he was a well-intentioned young man.
The Greek root of the word criticism means to discern or to separate.
The three methods of approaching literary criticism may occasionally overlap.
The first step of writing a critical essay is to select the topic.
If something can be experienced with the senses, it is abstract.
All sonnets have fourteen lines.
All sonnets have a definite rhyme scheme.
To scan a poem means to determine its rhythm.
a play on words that sound alike but have different meanings
giving human qualities to something not human
reference to something well-known
a comparison between seemingly very dissimilar things
a comparison using “like” or “as”
repetition of initial consonant sounds
a direct comparison
In a play, what will a critic primarily use to gain insight into characters and their motivations?
soliloquies, dialogues, and asides
After a critic selects his topic, he must search the text for
English drama had its origin in ____ plays.
The introduction to the characters, setting, and tone of a play is provided by the
The young man in Hamlet who best illustrates a balance between emotion and reason is
The first character to die during Hamlet is
Which of these topics are manageable (narrow enough) for an effective, moderately long critical essay?
The sincerity of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
The role of the Ghost in Hamlet
The climax of Hamlet
Hamlet’s relationship with his father
to “cleanse” or relieve the emotion
About what in Hamlet did the character Hamlet procrastinate?
seeing justice done regarding his father’s murder
_____ leads the critic to ask the question: “What is the writer saying?”
______ leads the critic to ask: “What is the worth of what the writer says?”
_____ leads the critic to ask: “How does the writer say it?”
The amount of detailed evidence determines the validity and value of an interpretation.
The major external conflict in Hamlet is the tension between Hamlet and
The major internal conflict in Hamlet is the tension created within Hamlet by his tendency to
think rather than act
The exciting force in Hamlet is _____.
Appearance of the ghost to Hamlet
The climax in Hamlet is _____.
Hamlet missing the opportunity to kill Claudius
The catastrophe in Hamlet occurs in the ____ scene with the death of _____ following that of Gertrude, Claudius, and Laertes.