English 12A Final Exam

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English 12A Final Exam:

English 12A Final Exam Review Session

Beowulf Questions:

Beowulf Questions How does Beowulf die?

Beowulf Questions:

Beowulf Questions What is the most important event in Beowulf’s career as leader of the Geats ?

The Canterbury Tale Questions:

The Canterbury Tale Questions In “The Prologue, Chaucer’s main objective is to – reveal the narrator’s thoughts describe a London inn analyze religious customs introduce his cast of characters

The Canterbury Tale Questions:

The Canterbury Tale Questions Which detail is LEAST directly connected to characterization? dress behavior chronology appearance

Macbeth Questions:

Macbeth Questions The majority of Macbeth is written in blank verse, which is – Rhymed trochaic diameter Unrhymed iambic pentameter Unrhymed dactylic tetrameter Unrhymed anapestic heptameter

Macbeth Questions:

Macbeth Questions What is Macbeth’s tragic flaw?

Macbeth Questions :

Macbeth Questions The “barren scepter” Macbeth refers to is a symbol for what?

Macbeth Questions :

Macbeth Questions Which of the following phrases is the most vivid example of figurative language in Act III? “As upon the, Macbeth, their speeches shine . . .” “O, full of scorpions is my mind, dear wife.” “There’s comfort; yet they are assailable.” “Blood hath been shed ere now . . . “

Macbeth Questions :

Macbeth Questions The dagger that Macbeth sees in his Scene 1 soliloquy . . . was given to him by his wife. has already been used to kill Duncan. is part of a hallucination. is lost in the confusion.

Macbeth Questions :

Macbeth Questions The murder of Lady Macduff and her children is different than that of Duncan because it is prompted by . . . Petty jealousy Unchecked ambition Shameless greed Fear and rage

Macbeth Questions :

Macbeth Questions The play ends with the thanes acknowledging who as Scotland’s new and lawful king?

Macbeth Questions :

Macbeth Questions The final act of Macbeth reveals that Lady Macbeth has become . . . Fearful of her husband Haunted by guilt Jealous of her husband Comfortable with her situation

Macbeth Questions :

Macbeth Questions Unlike her husband’s, Lady Macbeth’s behavior becomes… Defiant Resolute Hysterical Cruel

Macbeth Questions :

Macbeth Questions Until the very end, Macbeth believes . . . The witches’ predictions will save his life. His suffering people will support him. He will somehow flee from his enemies. His heirs will rule Scotland.

Macbeth Questions :

Macbeth Questions All of the following images occur repeatedly in Macbeth, EXCEPT . . . Daggers Children Eggs Woods

Macbeth Questions :

Macbeth Questions Which of the following quotations from Macbeth contains figurative language? “Of this dead butcher and his fiendlike queen . . .” “Look how she rubs her hands.” “Of all men else I have avoided thee.” “Life’s but a walking shadow.”

Macbeth Questions :

Macbeth Questions Define archetype and give an example of one from the readings over the course of the semester.

Vocabulary Questions :

Vocabulary Questions Define Renaissance. Include some of the effects this period had on poetry/literature. Name one Renaissance poet we read in this course. Short Essay

ESSAY Questions:

ESSAY Questions In a well-developed essay, compare and contrast the characters of Beowulf and Macbeth. Think about the similarities and differences. Your answer should consist of several paragraphs (approx. 4-5 paragraphs). Give specific examples from the texts.

ESSAY Questions:

ESSAY Questions In a well-developed essay, describe the character of Lady Macbeth. Think about the components of characterization when building this essay. Include specific support from the play. At the end, give your evaluation of the character. Your essay should be several paragraphs in length. (4-5 paragraphs).

Epic Qualities:

Epic Qualities What makes a poem or story “epic”? You need to know the qualities of an “epic” poem and be able to argue as to whether a given poem is or isn’t one and why or why not. You will be given a poem to analyze.