Merchant of Venice Test
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Merchant of Venice Test
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What are the 3 "images" that remain of Shakespeare?
Janssen's Statue at Holy Trinity Church
True or False. We don't know exactly how many plays he wrote or in what order he wrote them.
How many words do we have in Shakespeare's hand writing?
fourteen words. His name signed 6 times, and the words "by me" on his will.
Who was Shakespeare's wife?
What did Shakespeare leave Anne Hathaway in his will?
his second best bed
True or False. Shakespeare's sexuality is an unknown mystery
What year was Shakespeare born in?
What day was Shakespeare born?
April 23, Saint George's day
When was Shakespeare baptized?
On what day did shakespeare die?
April 23, 52 years later after his birthday.
What calender was Shakespeare born under? What is his "modern day birthdate"?
Julian, May 3
How long had Elizabeth been queen when Shakespeare was born?
5 years, would reign for 39 more.
What are recusants?
Catholics who did not wish to attend Anglican services and paid a fine.
What are Church Papist or Cold Statue Protestants?
Those who were prepared to support Protestantism so long as it required, but happy or eager to become Catholics again if the circumstances altered
How many deaths must be reached for all public performances (besides church going) to be banned in London?
What were the two biggest cities in Europe besides London?
Paris and Naples
What was the life expectancy in London?
What city was the largest and busiest place in Europe and headquarters for the English monarch and government?
What stylish new item was making its way into England from France?
What are piccadills?
increasingly exotic ruffs
What is the Royal Exchange? Who built it?
One of the world's first shopping malls, Sir Thomas Gresham
When was the main meal taken?
What beverage was drunk copiously?
Who was Shakespeare's first child?
When was his first child baptized?
May of 1583
Who paid a penny or a half penny to see Shakespeare's plays?
How many people did the Globe theater seat?
Where did costume changes take place?
The Tiring House
What is a masque?
Entertainment form for high end, dress up in fancy costume and wear mask
What were the career levels?
Apprentice--> Journeyman--> Master--> Sharer--> Partowner
Shakespeare was sharer and partowner of the Globe
Who is the eponymous character of Merchant of Venice?
What is a Ghetto?
a restricted area in Europe for Jews or other foreigners
What is usury?
The sin of loaning something and expecting more in return (interest in loans)
Sin for Christians and Catholics, but not Jews
in medias res
to begin in the middle
What was the 1290 Edict of Expulsion
King Edward I had all Jews expelled from England
(Shakespeares audience and himself had no concept of what a Jew was, so they used stereotypes)
Where is the first place we see plays broken into acts?
What are the rules set up by Portia's father in order to win her hand in marriage?
1) Whoever picks the right casket gets to marry Portia
2) If they choose wrong they must immediately leave and vow to never marry if they are wrong
How does Act 1 begin?
in medias res
Who does Portia hope chooses the wrong casket, because of the color of his skin?
Prince of Morroco
How much does Bassanio need to borrow in order to impress Portia?
3 thousand ducats
What does Shylock hate Antonio?
1) He is a Christian
2) He doesn't charge interest, messes with the rate of usance
3) Antonio hates Jews, and ridicules shylock
Where does Shylock work?
In the rialto
What deal do Antonio and Shylock make?
Antonio must pay back the three thousand ducats in three months, Shylock gets to take a pound of his flesh
Which casket does the Prince of Morroco choose?
What does Shylock do before he leaves for the masque?
He gives Jessica his keys, and tells her to watch the house and lock the doors. He also tells her to ignore the sounds of the masquerade
What does Jessica plan to do?
Runaway with Lorenzo and convert, and steal her fathers jewels and riches
Which casket does Arragon choose?
What is inside the gold casket?
What is inside the silver casket?
a blinking idiot
What is inside the lead casket?
A picture of Portia
Who picks the correct casket?
Bassanio picks the correct casket (lead)
What does Portia give to Bassanio once they are married?
a ring that he must never take off
Who does Nerissa marry?
Gratiano, also gives him a ring