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NAME:_____________ Jacobean Shakespeare Midterm Exam 2 A Please use the blue books for all your answer s and be sure to hand in this Exam with the Blue book. (Exams cannot be graded without both parts.)
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I. Short answers (worth 2 points a piece). Please define the following terms, and indicate where in the passages that follow they occur. Please record answers in order in the Blue Book. EXAMPLE: “Allusion is when . ..., and an example of Simile occurs in Part 2, Number ____” 1. Venus Armata Means “Venus Armed,” after the story of Venus and Mars in an amorous encounter where she dressed up with Mars’ armor and sword, and he with her dress – Cleopatra mythologizes herself in this way in # 3 2. Plutarch, Parallel Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans The source for Shakespeare’s Roman History plays, and for Antony and Cleopatra , it is quoted in passage #13 3. Gun Powder Plot In 1605, a bunch of disgruntled Roman Catholics tried to blow up King and Parliament with 36 barrels of gunpowder in the basement. The plot was discovered, but Macbeth and other works were influenced by the sentiments raised. #5, #11. 4. Edward the Confessor An early English (Anglo-Saxon) King that ruled during the time of Macbeth, in the 11 th century. “Confessor” because he was known to be a devout Christian; “holy king” in # 4. 5. PAX ROMANA “Roman Peace” the period of peace in the Roman empire inaugurated by the rule of Emperor Augustus (Octavian) Caesar, who speaks of this forthcoming peace in #1. Also seen in conjunction with birth of Christ. Era of peace in the Mediterranean world (roman empire) that lasted 200 years. #1 6. James I (VI of Scotland), Daemonology (1597) King James’ treatise on witches, in which he described their threat. See # 10. 7. Capitol: Hill in Rome where seat of government is built over temple. Described in #12 8. Genesis 9.6: Covenant with Noah, “Blood with have blood,” #8 Extra Credit: 9. Reginald Scot, The Discovery of Witchcraft (1584): Scot’s book describes witches as an un-Christian belief, and the product of a superstitious mind. It is refuted by James in Demonology . Same passage as before, #10 . IDs: Spend about 4 minutes on each of these. (7 points each.) First, identify author, work, speaker and person spoken to (if applicable), and the context within that work in which the
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passage appears. Significance: After you have identified the passage, analyze it in at least two sentences , quoting words from the passage to make your point. Consider: why did the author choose the words he did to describe the situation? What are the most important themes presented in the passage? If it seems useful, draw connections between passages on the exam. PLEASE CHOOSE 12 out of 13 PLEASE NOTE, for KEY: THESE ANSWERS ARE NECESSARILY INCOMPLETE: They aim to give some sense of how a correct answer would be formulated.
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This note was uploaded on 11/12/2011 for the course ENGLISH 350:323 taught by Professor Fulton during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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