I feel so foolish to think about how giddy we felt imagining what Maria’s life would be like once she was married.”


I feel so foolish to think about how giddy we felt imagining what Maria’s life would be like once she was married.”

What does the quote show about Emilia from “Emilia’s Lament”?

Question 5 options:

It shows Emilia’s fondness for anything having to do with marriage

It shows Emilia’s love for her sister

It shows the sadness Emilia always felt about marriage

It shows how Emilia’s feelings have changed

Question 6(5 points)


Define the bolded word:

The detective novel was hard to follow because of the complexities in the plot.

Question 6 options:

an event causing great sadness or suffering; a work of literature with a sad ending

hurt someone you care about by breaking the person’s trust

the way in which pieces are put together or arranged

parts of something that are hard to understand

Question 7(5 points)


Which element of a sonnet does this excerpt show?

Like to the lark at break of day arising

Question 7 options:



Iambic Pentameter


Question 8(5 points)


What is Prince Hamlet devoted to throughout the play?

Question 8 options:

Prince Hamlet is devoted to avenging his father’s death.

Prince Hamlet is devoted to becoming wealthy.

Prince Hamlet is devoted to becoming king.

Prince Hamlet is devoted to bringing great change to the kingdom.

Question 9(5 points)


Why do we read literature? Choose the best answer as it relates to what you learned in the course.

Question 9 options:

Because it is the only way to learn about ourselves

Because we have to

It’s how we communicate

It tells us about what it’s like to be human.

Question 10(5 points)


What causes the speaker of Sonnet 29 to feel like a “lark at break of day” ?

Question 10 options:

Thinking of his sweet love

Flashbacks of times with his family

His thinking of his good fortune and wealth

Reminiscing of the “good ole days”

Question 11(5 points)


Fill in the blank: Which connecting word or phrase best fits the sentence below?

Emilia had to marry a man she had never met. __________, she was feeling nervous.

Question 11 options:



As a result


Question 12(5 points)


What are Hamlet’s contemplations perhaps a foretelling of?

Question 12 options:

His contemplations are perhaps a foretelling of madness.

His contemplations foretells the death of his uncle

His contemplations foretells his anger toward the king and queen

His contemplations are perhaps a foretelling of his vengeance.

Question 13(5 points)


Finish the sentence:

The tone of a text expresses the author’s…

Question 13 options:

argument and how he/she appeals to the audience

love and human emotions

attitude toward a subject, a character or person, or an audience

reason for writing a work of literature

Question 14(5 points)


When and where was writing developed?

Question 14 options:

100 centuries ago in Egypt

3000 B.C., the Sumerian civilization

3000 A.D., Spain

2000 BC among Arawak Indians

Question 15(5 points)


Shakespeare shortened some words in his sonnets such as “featur’d” and “remember’d” in order to do what?

Question 15 options:

make readers laugh

make things easier to understand

fit the meter

shorten the piece

Question 16(5 points)


“This gentle and unforced accord of Hamlet / Sits smiling to my heart…”

What is the meaning of the bolded word in the quote?

Question 16 options:





Question 17(5 points)


What is a group of words that act like adverbs to show direction, location, or time?

Question 17 options:

Prepositional phrase

Noun Phrase

Adverbial phrase

Adverbial clause

Question 18(5 points)


What is one of the earliest forms of writing?

Question 18 options:





Question 19(5 points)


In an English or Shakespearean sonnet, a speaker presents a solution in what section of the sonnet?

Question 19 options:

In the final couplet

In the first three quatrains

In the final verse

In the last line

Question 20(5 points)


I hung my head in disgrace when I missed the winning shot.

Define the bolded word.

Question 20 options:





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