Why Read Shakespeare
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  • Question 1
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    Which sentence states the main idea developed by the author's comparison of Shakespeare's works to music?

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    "What had been annoying now instead strikes you as appealingly edgy."

    "He gives you a serious headache the first time you try to understand him--and the second."

    "But if you stick with him, you can expect a breakthrough..."

    "Let me try to explain by comparing Shakespeare to music."

  • Question 2
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    In lines 30-46, the author supports his point about the difficulty of reading Shakespeare with evidence in the form of

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    quotations.

    incidents.

    summaries.

    statistics.

  • Question 3
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    According to the author, how are Macbeth and the parable of the prodigal son similar?

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    They have the same setting and theme.

    Both main characters are ambitious.

    Both works teach readers about themselves.

    They both are written to teach a lesson.

  • Question 4
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    The author uses the word integrity in "This integrity, when you understand what you feel and you hear with an understanding heart, is the mark of an educated person" (lines 122-124) to mean

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    honesty.

    development.

    intelligence.

    wholeness.

  • Question 5
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    One effect that the author attributes to reading Shakespeare is

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    increased awareness of the beauty and meaning in life.

    better communication techniques.

    overall improvement in one's grades.

    greater ability avoid life's stresses.

  • Question 6
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    What is the tone of the author in this argument?

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    defensive

    encouraging

    pensive

    formal

  • Question 7
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    If an experience is phantasmagoric, it seems

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    overly complicated

    unreal

    unusual

    very exciting

  • Question 8
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    Which phrase is related to contemporary?

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    same school

    same height

    same interests

    same era

  • Question 9
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    Vicarious excitement is

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    experienced secondhand.

    felt intensely.

    rarely repeated.

    life-threatening.

  • Question 10
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    Q.

    To truncate a speech is to

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    publish it.

    store it on a disk.

    omit parts of it.

    rehearse it often.

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