16th Century

 

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16th Century

Question 1
Short plays called .....staged dialogues on religious, moral, and political themes-were performed by playing companies before the construction of public theaters.
A
interludes
B
spectacles
C
meditations
D
mysteries

Question 2
Which of the following refers to the small area of Ireland, extending north from Dublin, over which the English government could claim effective control?
A
Ulster
B
the Protectorate
C
the Pale
D
West Britain

Question 3
Which of the following statements accurately reflects the status of England, its people, and its language in the early sixteenth century?
A
English travelers were not obliged to learn French, Italian, or Spanish during their explorations of the Continent.
B
English was fast supplanting Latin as the second language of most European intellectuals.
C
English travelers often returned from the Continent with foreign fashions, much to the delight of moralists.
D
Intending his Utopia for an international intellectual community, Thomas More wrote in Latin, since English had no prestige outside of England.

Question 4
Who succeeded Elizabeth I on the throne of England?
A
Elizabeth II
B
Henry IX
C
James I
D
Charles I

Question 5
Which of the following might be addressed/represented by pastoral poetry?
A
shepherd and shepherdesses who fall in love and engage in singing contests
B
heroic stories in epic form
C
a celebration of the humility, contentment, and simplicity of living in the country
D
A and C only

Question 6
Which of the following sixteenth-century poets was not a courtier?
A
George Puttenham
B
Philip Sidney
C
Walter Ralegh
D
Thomas Wyatt

Question 7
To what does the phrase \ the stigma of print\ refer?
A
lead poisoning contracted from handling printer's ink
B
the brutal punishment for printing without a license
C
the pre-Reformation ban on printing the Bible in English
D
the perception among court poets that printed verses were less exclusive

Question 8
Who owned the rights to a theatrical script?
A
the patron of the acting company, eg, the Lord Chamberlain
B
the bishop of London
C
the printer
D
the acting company

Question 9
From which of the following Italian texts might Tudor courtiers have learned the art of intrigue and the keys to gaining and keeping power?
A
Castiglione's \ The Courtier\
B
Dante's \ Divine Comedy\
C
Boccaccio's \ Decameron\
D
Machiavelli's The Prince

Question 10
Which designates the theory that the reigning monarch possesses absolute authority as God's deputy?
A
manifest destiny
B
extreme unction
C
royal absolutism
D
constitutional monarchism
There are 10 questions to complete.

 

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