ENGL 322 Quiz 4 / Exam 4

ENGL 322 Quiz: The Taming of the Shrew and The Merchant of Venice

Module 7: Week 7 Module 8

  1. Choose the speaker from Taming: “The mathematics and the metaphysics, / Fall to them as you find your stomach serves you; / No profit grows where is no pleasure ta’en: / In brief, sir, study what you most effect.”
  2. In Taming act 4, who is the Pedant pretending to be?
  3. Choose the speaker from Taming: “Why, gentlemen, you do me double wrong, To strive for that which resteth in my choice: I am no breeching scholar in the schools; I’ll not be tied to hours nor ‘pointed times, But learn my lessons as I please myself.
  4. What art/subject does Hortensio claim to teach Bianca when he pretends to be a tutor?
  5. Choose the correct speaker from The Merchant: “You shall not seal to such a bond for me: I’ll rather dwell in my necessity.”
  6. On their wedding night, on what virtue does Petruchio preach a sermon to Kate?
  7. In the choice of the three caskets, which casket does Morocco choose?
  8. Who is the author of the Italian play from 1509 from which the Lucentio/Bianca subplot of Taming was based?
  9. The translation of Suppositi, the play upon which the sub-plot of Taming is based, was translated into English by . . .
  10. Whom does Portia leave in charge of Belmont while she is in court in Venice?
  11. Choose the speaker from Taming: “Draw forth thy weapon, we are beset with thieves; Rescue thy mistress, if thou be a man.”
  12. When Shylock hears news of Jessica after her elopement, he learns that she has traded a special ring in order to buy a . . .
  13. Choose the correct speaker from The Merchant: “The quality of mercy is not strain’d, It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath…”
  14. Portia prevents Shylock from taking the pound of flesh from Antonio through a certain technicality, namely . . .
  15. Choose the correct speaker from The Merchant: “My deeds upon my head! I crave the law, The penalty and forfeit of my bond.”
  16. Choose the speaker from Taming: “Call you me daughter? now, I promise you You have show’d a tender fatherly regard, To wish me wed to one half lunatic…”
  17. Identify the speaker from Taming: “…I burn, I pine, I perish…If I achieve not this young modest girl.”
  18. Choose the correct speaker for the quotation from The Merchant of Venice: “My ventures are not in one bottom trusted, Nor to one place; nor is my whole estate Upon the fortune of this present year.”
  19. Identify the speaker from Taming: “The more fool you for laying on my duty.”
  20. In act 3 of the Merchant of Venice, when Bassanio hears that Antonio is in jeopardy to Shylock, he praises Antonio to Portia as a man of honor unsurpassed. What adjective does he use to describe Antonio’s honor?
  21. Besides forcing the partial forfeiture of his property and a fine, what else does the court order Shylock to do?
  22. As the defeated Shylock prepares to leave the court without so much as his principal, Portia stops him & quotes a statute from the laws of Venice that places him in jeopardy of death. What is this statute?
  23. Choose the correct speaker from The Merchant: “I will not choose what many men desire, Because I will not jump with common spirits And rank me with the barbarous multitudes.”
  24. Choose the correct speaker from The Merchant: “Mislike me not for my complexion, The shadow’d livery of the burnish’d sun, To whom I am a neighbor and near bred.”
  25. Choose the speaker from Taming: “And do you tell me of a woman’s tongue, That gives not half so great a blow to hear As will a chestnut in a farmer’s fire? Tush, tush! fear boys with bugs.”
  26. How much money does Antonio borrow from Shylock?
  27. Choose the correct speaker from The Merchant: “But love is blind and lovers cannot see The pretty follies that themselves commit; For if they could, Cupid himself would blush To see me thus transformed to a boy.”
  28. In Taming, as Petruchio and Kate travel the road BACK TO Padua, whom does Kate address on the road as “[y]oung budding virgin” (Act IV, sc. v)?
  29. Choose the correct speaker from The Merchant: “My Lord Bassanio, let him have the ring: Let his deservings and my love withal Be valued against your wife’s commandment.”
  30. In Act V, what is Antonio’s response to Portia’s news (by note) that three of his ships have arrived safely in port?
  31. Choose the correct speaker from The Merchant: “Well, while I live I’ll fear no other thing So sore as keeping safe Nerissa’s ring.”
  32. Choose the speaker from Taming: “Why, no; for she hath broke the lute to me. / I did but tell her she mistook her frets…”
  33. Choose the correct speaker from The Merchant: “Thy paleness moves me more than eloquence; And here choose I; joy be the consequence!”
  34. Lucentio falsely claims his name is Litio as he attempts to woo Bianca.
  35. Morocco’s casket (besides a note) contains what he calls “a carrion death.”
  36. In Taming, act V, sc. ii, when she is called, Bianca says she is busy and cannot come to her husband, and then orders him to come to her.
  37. In act 5, when Baptista sees the “new” Kate enter the wedding feast at Petruchio’s bidding, he rewards Petruchio–or offers to do so–for the transformation (“a new daughter”) with a villa in Padua.
  38. In Taming, act V, sc. ii, the Widow, when called, simply says she is busy.
  39. Aragon’s casket (besides a note) contains a mirror.
  40. The word “supposes” (the name of the play upon which the sub-plot of Taming is based) means appearances.

Set 2

  1. Aragon’s casket (besides a note) contains a mirror.
  2. In Taming, act V, sc. ii, the Widow, when called, simply says she is busy.
  3. In act 5, when Baptista sees the “new” Kate enter the wedding feast at Petruchio’s bidding, he rewards Petruchio–or offers to do so–for the transformation (“a new daughter”) with a villa in Padua.
  4. The word “supposes” (the name of the play upon which the sub-plot of Taming is based) means appearances.
  5. Lucentio falsely claims his name is Litio as he attempts to woo Bianca.
  6. In Taming, act V, sc. ii, when she is called, Bianca says she is busy and cannot come to her husband, and then orders him to come to her.
  7. Morocco’s casket (besides a note) contains what he calls “a carrion death.”
  8. Choose the correct speaker from The Merchant: “Thy paleness moves me more than eloquence; And here choose I; joy be the consequence!”
  9. Choose the correct speaker from The Merchant: “You shall not seal to such a bond for me: I’ll rather dwell in my necessity.”
  10. How much money does Antonio borrow from Shylock?
  11. Identify the speaker from Taming: “…I burn, I pine, I perish…If I achieve not this young modest girl.”
  12. Choose the speaker from Taming: “Why, no; for she hath broke the lute to me. / I did but tell her she mistook her frets…”
  13. Choose the speaker from Taming: “Why, gentlemen, you do me double wrong, To strive for that which resteth in my choice: I am no breeching scholar in the schools; I’ll not be tied to hours nor ‘pointed times, But learn my lessons as I please myself.
  14. Choose the correct speaker from The Merchant: “My Lord Bassanio, let him have the ring: Let his deservings and my love withal Be valued against your wife’s commandment.”
  15. Whom does Portia leave in charge of Belmont while she is in court in Venice?
  16. Choose the correct speaker from The Merchant: “My deeds upon my head! I crave the law, The penalty and forfeit of my bond.”
  17. Choose the speaker from Taming: “Draw forth thy weapon, we are beset with thieves; Rescue thy mistress, if thou be a man.”
  18. Choose the speaker from Taming: “And do you tell me of a woman’s tongue, That gives not half so great a blow to hear As will a chestnut in a farmer’s fire? Tush, tush! fear boys with bugs.”
  19. In Taming, as Petruchio and Kate travel the road BACK TO Padua, whom does Kate address on the road as “[y]oung budding virgin” (Act IV, sc. v)?
  20. In act 3 of the Merchant of Venice, when Bassanio hears that Antonio is in jeopardy to Shylock, he praises Antonio to Portia as a man of honor unsurpassed. What adjective does he use to describe Antonio’s honor?
  21. Choose the correct speaker for the quotation from The Merchant of Venice: “My ventures are not in one bottom trusted, Nor to one place; nor is my whole estate Upon the fortune of this present year.”
  22. Choose the correct speaker from The Merchant: “Mislike me not for my complexion, The shadow’d livery of the burnish’d sun, To whom I am a neighbor and near bred.”
  23. As the defeated Shylock prepares to leave the court without so much as his principal, Portia stops him & quotes a statute from the laws of Venice that places him in jeopardy of death. What is this statute?
  24. When Shylock hears news of Jessica after her elopement, he learns that she has traded a special ring in order to buy a . . .
  25. Choose the speaker from Taming: “The mathematics and the metaphysics, / Fall to them as you find your stomach serves you; / No profit grows where is no pleasure ta’en: / In brief, sir, study what you most effect.”
  26. The translation of Suppositi, the play upon which the sub-plot of Taming is based, was translated into English by . . .
  27. Choose the correct speaker from The Merchant: “The quality of mercy is not strain’d, It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath…”
  28. Choose the correct speaker from The Merchant: “I will not choose what many men desire, Because I will not jump with common spirits And rank me with the barbarous multitudes.”
  29. Who is the author of the Italian play from 1509 from which the Lucentio/Bianca subplot of Taming was based?
  30. Choose the correct speaker from The Merchant: “Well, while I live I’ll fear no other thing So sore as keeping safe Nerissa’s ring.”
  31. Identify the speaker from Taming: “The more fool you for laying on my duty.”
  32. Portia prevents Shylock from taking the pound of flesh from Antonio through a certain technicality, namely . . .
  33. Choose the speaker from Taming: “Call you me daughter? now, I promise you You have show’d a tender fatherly regard, To wish me wed to one half lunatic…”
  34. Besides forcing the partial forfeiture of his property and a fine, what else does the court order Shylock to do?
  35. In Act V, what is Antonio’s response to Portia’s news (by note) that three of his ships have arrived safely in port?
  36. Choose the correct speaker from The Merchant: “But love is blind and lovers cannot see The pretty follies that themselves commit; For if they could, Cupid himself would blush To see me thus transformed to a boy.”
  37. On their wedding night, on what virtue does Petruchio preach a sermon to Kate?
  38. In Taming act 4, who is the Pedant pretending to be?
  39. In the choice of the three caskets, which casket does Morocco choose?
  40. What art/subject does Hortensio claim to teach Bianca when he pretends to be a tutor?
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