World Literature Unit 3

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What are the dates for the European Renaissance?
1500-1650
What is the meaning of the word Renaissance?
renew
Where did the Renaissance begin?
Italy
What was the primary impact of the Renaissance in England? In Italy?
England: literature
Italy: visual arts
What is the definition of an allusion?
implied references
What language did every “cultivated” or educated person speak and write during the Renaissance?
Latin
What country was Petrarch born in?
Italy
What is the date of Petrarch’s first meeting with his “muse” –or beloved?
April 6, 1327
What is the name of Petrarch’s “muse” for his poetry?
Laura
Was Petrarch ever named poet laureate?
Yes
Which Italian word means “song book”?
Canzoniere
How many lines does a Petrarchan sonnet have?
14
What are the sections called that a poem is divided into?
stanzas
What is the rhyme scheme of a Petrarchan sonnet?
ABBAABBA
Was Machiavelli considered a controversial writer? Why?
he was considered controversial because of “The Prince”
Who was Machiavelli’s wife?
Marietta Corsini
Machiavelli was once commissioned to write the history of ________(which place?)
Florence, Italy
What is parsimony?
extreme unwillingness to spend money or use resources
Machiavelli believes that “it is much more secure to be __________ than to be loved.”
feared
Who is the beast-man referred to in The Prince?
Chiron
Complete the following. “__________ is a woman and if you wish to keep her down, you must beat her and pound her.”
Fortune
Which “house” does Machiavelli believe will provide Italy restoration from the barbarians?
Medici
Which town was Shakespeare born in?
Stratford Upon Avon
What was Shakespeare’s dad’s name?
John
What was Shakespeare’s wife’s name?
Anne Hathaway
Did Shakespeare go to private or public school?
Public Grammar School
How old was Shakespeare when he married?
18
How many children did Shakespeare have? What are their names?
3; Susanna, Hamnet, and Judeth
What was the name of Shakespeare’s first theater group?
Lord Chamberlain’s Men
How did the Elizabethans make purple dye?
crushing seasnails
Where is Shakespeare buried?
Church of Holy Trinity
Who was Elizabeth I?
the Queen
Who kills King Hamlet?
Claudius
What country is the play Hamlet set in?
Denmark
What is the name of the castle in the play?
Elsinor
Where has Hamlet been attending school?
Wittenburg
Who is “a little more than kin….less than kind” to Hamlet?
Claudius
Who is Ophelia? Her dad? Her brother?
Ophelia: Hamlet’s possible significant other
Her dad: Polonius
Her brother: Laertes
To whom does Hamlet direct this line: “Frailty thy name is woman!”
Gertrude
What is the name of the play within the play?
The Mousetrap/The Murder of Gonzago
Where is Hamlet sent to be killed?
England
Whose skull does Hamlet speak to in the graveyard?
Yorick, the jester
Who kills Polonius?
Hamlet
What country does Laertes leave for in the beginning of the play?
France
Who is the new ruler of the country after Hamlet dies? (Read the end of Act V).
Fortinbras
Who is Hamlet’s mother?
Gertrude
Which man introduced the Petrarchan sonnet to England?
Thomas Wyatt
How many chapters does The Prince have?
26
What is a soliloquy?
solo monologue spoken when an actor is alone on stage
On what day was Shakespeare born? Died? Baptized?
Born: April 23, 1564
Died: April 23, 1616
Baptized: April 26, 1564
What are the sections of a play or drama called?
acts
Whose ghost appears at the beginning of the play Hamlet?
Hamlet’s dad
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