Shakespeare And Blank Verse

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William Shakespeare Quizzes & Trivia

Please take this quiz after reading the introduction about Shakespeare's language and the handout on blank verse. You will have five minutes to complete it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Blank verse is made up of ___ iams, a specific kind of metric foot.
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      5

  • 2. 
    Blank verse is end-rhymed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Which of the following words/phrases would be scanned as an iam?
    • A. 

      Thunder

    • B. 

      Bamboo

    • C. 

      Stop it!

    • D. 

      Sincerely

  • 4. 
    Caesura is a term that denotes an audible pause in a line of verse.  Which of the following lines contains an example of caesura?
    • A. 

      Holy Cow! What are you doing?

    • B. 

      These are the times that try men's souls.

    • C. 

      I cannot tell a lie.

    • D. 

      Something there is that doesn't love a wall.

  • 5. 
    How many syllables are usually in a line of blank verse?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      12

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