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For each of the following sentences, decide if the use of verb tenses is appropriate or inappropriate

for

an interpretive analysis in the humanities.

1.    Despite the similarity in names, Shakespeare’s Hamlet was likely not inspired by the death of the playwright’s son, Hamnet, in 1596.

a.    Appropriate

b.    Inappropriate

2.    When he learns of Claudius’s plot to have him executed in England, Hamlet quickly turns the tables on his former friends, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.

a.    Appropriate

b.    Inappropriate


Answer the following questions concerning integration of quotations, using MLA style as your guide.

5. Which of the following does not effectively integrate the quotation?


a.    British historian Paul Johnson opens his history of the twentieth century with a powerful assertion:

"The modern world began on 29 May 1919 when photographs of a solar eclipse, taken on the

island of Principe off West Africa and at Sobral in Brazil, confirmed the truth of a new theory

of the universe" (1).

b.    In the opening sentence of Modern Times: From the Twenties to the Nineties, British historian

Paul Johnson states, "The modern world began on 29 May 1919 when photographs of a solar

eclipse, taken on the island of Principe off West Africa and at Sobral in Brazil, confirmed

the truth of a new theory of the universe" (1).

c.    "The modern world began on 29 May 1919 when photographs of a solar eclipse, taken on

the island of Principe off West Africa and at Sobral in Brazil, confirmed the truth of a new theory

of the universe," according to British historian Paul Johnson (1).

d.    "The modern world began on 29 May 1919 when photographs of a solar eclipse, taken on the island

of Principe off West Africa and at Sobral in Brazil, confirmed the truth of a new theory

of the universe" (Johnson 1).

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