What are the dates for the European Renaissance?
What is the meaning of the word Renaissance?
Where did the Renaissance begin?
What was the primary impact of the Renaissance in England? In Italy?
Italy: visual arts
What is the definition of an allusion?
What language did every “cultivated” or educated person speak and write during the Renaissance?
What country was Petrarch born in?
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?
Was Petrarch ever named poet laureate?
Which Italian word means “song book”?
How many lines does a Petrarchan sonnet have?
What are the sections called that a poem is divided into?
What is the rhyme scheme of a Petrarchan sonnet?
Was Machiavelli considered a controversial writer? Why?
he was considered controversial because of “The Prince”
Who was Machiavelli’s wife?
Machiavelli was once commissioned to write the history of ________(which place?)
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.”
Who is the beast-man referred to in The Prince?
Complete the following. “__________ is a woman and if you wish to keep her down, you must beat her and pound her.”
Which “house” does Machiavelli believe will provide Italy restoration from the barbarians?
Which town was Shakespeare born in?
Stratford Upon Avon
What was Shakespeare’s dad’s name?
What was Shakespeare’s wife’s name?
Did Shakespeare go to private or public school?
Public Grammar School
How old was Shakespeare when he married?
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?
Where is Shakespeare buried?
Church of Holy Trinity
Who was Elizabeth I?
Who kills King Hamlet?
What country is the play Hamlet set in?
What is the name of the castle in the play?
Where has Hamlet been attending school?
Who is “a little more than kin….less than kind” to Hamlet?
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!”
What is the name of the play within the play?
The Mousetrap/The Murder of Gonzago
Where is Hamlet sent to be killed?
Whose skull does Hamlet speak to in the graveyard?
Yorick, the jester
Who kills Polonius?
What country does Laertes leave for in the beginning of the play?
Who is the new ruler of the country after Hamlet dies? (Read the end of Act V).
Who is Hamlet’s mother?
Which man introduced the Petrarchan sonnet to England?
How many chapters does The Prince have?
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?
Whose ghost appears at the beginning of the play Hamlet?