Wednesday, December 10, 2014

R&J Book Test Study Guide

Shakespeare Life and Times  3pts
1.  What year was Shakespeare born in?
2.  What theater is often associated with Shakespeare?
3.  Name one common belief or superstition during the Elizabethan Era.

Shakespearean Sonnets  2pts
1.  Define a quatrain:
2.  What is the rhyme scheme?

Metaphor and Conceit:Identify and Analyze 5pts

Translate to Elizabethan English 1pt
It is yours.

Literary Terms: Define and provide and Example 6pts
1.  Soliloquy
2.  Oxymoron
3.  Pun

Short Essay Question Choose only 1 10pts
1-3 paragraphs.  Cite specific examples from the play to support your thesis.  Circle which essay you choose.

a. Is Juliet in love with love/hate/death?  Is Romeo? Do their affections reflect their personality, situation, or both?
b.  Do fate, human error, or both drive the play’s outcome?  Explain. (Refer to the play only, NOT the movie).
c.  How does Shakespeare empower Juliet as one who casts aside traditional female roles?