Renaissance Part I Formative

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Renaissance Part I Formative - Quiz

A formative assessment over part of Renaissance literature


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The literature of the English Renaissance was mostly written in what language(s)?

    • A.

      Old English

    • B.

      Middle Engllish

    • C.

      Modern English

    • D.

      Latin

    Correct Answer
    C. Modern English
    Explanation
    During the English Renaissance, which took place from the 15th to the 17th century, the literature was primarily written in modern English. This was a period of significant cultural and intellectual growth in England, and writers such as William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, and Edmund Spenser emerged during this time. Modern English had evolved from Middle English, which was the language spoken in England before the Renaissance, and it became the dominant language for literature and communication. Latin, although still used in some scholarly works, was not the primary language for English Renaissance literature.

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  • 2. 

    The genres that were written during the Renaissance included the following:

    • A.

      Epic poetry

    • B.

      Romances

    • C.

      Pastorals

    • D.

      Limericks

    • E.

      Sonnets

    Correct Answer(s)
    C. Pastorals
    E. Sonnets
    Explanation
    During the Renaissance, various genres of literature emerged. One of these genres was pastorals, which were works that depicted an idealized countryside and often focused on the lives of shepherds. Another genre that emerged during this time was sonnets, which were 14-line poems typically written in iambic pentameter. Both of these genres were popular during the Renaissance and contributed to the rich literary landscape of the time.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following statements about sonnets are true?

    • A.

      The sestet states the question or problem and the octet states the solution.

    • B.

      The English sonnet sometimes varies in the number of lines it has.

    • C.

      The English sonnet usually consists of 2 quatrains and a couplet.

    • D.

      A rhyme scheme of ABBA ABBA CDE CDE would belong in an Italian sonnet.

    • E.

      The words "but," and "yet," could be used as "turns."

    Correct Answer(s)
    D. A rhyme scheme of ABBA ABBA CDE CDE would belong in an Italian sonnet.
    E. The words "but," and "yet," could be used as "turns."
    Explanation
    The explanation for the correct answer is that an Italian sonnet typically follows the rhyme scheme of ABBA ABBA CDE CDE. This means that the first and second quatrain have the same rhyme, and the sestet has a different rhyme. Additionally, the words "but" and "yet" can be used as "turns" in a sonnet, which means they can be used to shift the tone or perspective of the poem.

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  • 4. 

    Bacon's essays would have been easier to understand if there had been

    • A.

      More parallelism

    • B.

      More paragraphs

    • C.

      More punctuation

    Correct Answer
    B. More paragraphs
    Explanation
    Bacon's essays would have been easier to understand if there had been more paragraphs. This is because paragraphs help to organize and structure the content, making it easier for the reader to follow the flow of ideas. With more paragraphs, the essays would have likely had clearer breaks and transitions between different topics or points, allowing the reader to better comprehend and digest the information presented.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following statements are true?

    • A.

      It is possible there was a parody of the Mona Lisa before DaVinci ever painted it.

    • B.

      A parable is a type of allegory.

    • C.

      Blank verse and iambic pentameter have their meters in common.

    • D.

      An essay is a type of poetry that was produced during the Renaissance.

    • E.

      Couplet is another word for quatrain.

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. A parable is a type of allegory.
    C. Blank verse and iambic pentameter have their meters in common.
    Explanation
    A parable is a type of allegory because both involve using symbolic or metaphorical language to convey a moral or lesson. Blank verse and iambic pentameter have their meters in common as they both use a specific pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables to create rhythm in poetry.

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