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1) Upon seeing the full title of the play (The Tragical History of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark) what can we infer about Hamlet? A. He is a real, historical figure. B. His father has been murdered. C. He will die at the end of the play. D. He will be the King of Denmark at the end of the play. 2) What was Shakespeare’s motivation for writing Hamlet? A.The plague had caused the closing of the theaters and he wanted to gain back lost money upon their reopening. B. He thought that Hamlet’s story needed to be told so that his good name could be cleared in history. C. Queen Elizabeth was aging with no heirs and England was questioning who would succeed to the throne, and succession is the main idea in Hamlet. D. Shakespeare’s twins had just been born. Since he named the boy Hamnet, he wanted to pen a play in his son’s honor. 3) Hamlet’s hammartia or tragic flaw could include all of the following EXCEPT A. an inability to make up his mind B. uncertainty from not knowing the truth C. a melancholy love sickness which leads to temporary insanity D. having his reason submerged by excessive and powerful passions 4) What is a soliloquy? A. Comparing things without using “like” or “as” B. A series of related events that make up a story C. The first half of a play D. A speech was given by a character alone on the stage that reveals thoughts 5) Character foils are..? A. characters who have opposite traits. B. characters who are related through the family. C. characters who kill one another. D. characters who fall in love. 6) Which of the following is the BEST example of a thematic statement for the play Hamlet? A. Hamlet may have begun pretending to be mad, but the lines between sanity and madness began to blur as the play developed. B. Playing roles is confusing. C. “Brevity is the soul of wit” D. Unnatural deeds can be the source of all conflict. 7) Who is a character foil for Hamlet? A. Polonius B. Horatio C. Laertes Ophelia 8) How is Claudius related to Hamlet before marrying Gertrude? A. He is Hamlet’s legitimate father. B. He is the brother of Hamlet’s father, and therefore Hamlet’s uncle. C. He is a close family friend, and of no relation, though kindly called “uncle” D. He is the brother of Gertrude, and therefore Hamlet’s uncle. 9) In her encounters with her brother and her father, Ophelia comes across as A. rebellious, headstrong, and stubborn B. flighty, insincere, and silly C. courageous, brave, and noble D. sweet, innocent, and submissive 10) The ghost asks Hamlet to avenge his death by killing Gertrude and Claudius. A. True B. False 11) Hamlet pretends to be insane in order to…? A. enlist Ophelia’s sympathy B. prompt Claudius to send him away C. test his friends Rosencrantz and Guildenstern D. conceal his attempts to get information regarding Claudius’s guilt 12) What reason does Polonius give for Hamlet’s madness? A. He loves Ophelia. B. He is upset about the marriage of Claudius and Gertrude. C. He is distraught over his father’s death. D. He is a moody teenager. 13) Who does Claudius ask to keep an eye on Hamlet? A. Ophelia B. Horatio C. Marcellus D. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern 14) Why is Hamlet so upset with himself in the “O, what a rogue and peasant slave,” soliloquy in Act II, scene ii, lines 559-617? A. He was never given the opportunity to achieve his dreams of becoming an actor. B. He can’t put thoughts and words into action while a group of actors can. C. The love between his father and mother is gone. D. He is tormented by the question of whether or not to kill himself. 15) Claudius killed King Hamlet by pouring poison in his ear. A. True B. False 16) Hamlet does not kill Claudius while Claudius is praying because A. Hamlet is afraid Claudius has a weapon B. Hamlet changes his mind C. Hamlet does not want Claudius to go to heaven D. The ghost tells him not to do so 17) The characteristic of Polonius that most directly led to his death is A. his nosiness and meddling B. his poor judgement C. his insincerity or shallowness D. his cruelty to Ophelia 18) Gertrude is surprised to see the ghost when he appears in her chambers. A. True B. False 19: Laertes and Hamlet are alike in that A. both are quick to act B. both have feigned madness C. both seek revenge for their father’s deaths D. both have escaped captivity to return to Denmark 20) Who tells Claudius and Laertes about the circumstances surrounding Ophelia’s death? A. Horatio B. Queen Gertrude C. Marcellus D. a messenger 21) Hamlet knew Yorick personally. A. True B. False 22) How do Claudius and Laertes plan to kill Hamlet? A. Laertes will stab him in a duel B. Claudius will give him a drink with poison C. Laertes will poison the tip of his sword and stab Hamlet D. All of the above

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First Impressions As the moving truck pulled away from her new house, Cris commenced unpacking her things and breaking in her new accommodations, all the while contemplating her first day of school, which began tomorrow. Before moving, her dad had explained how crucial a good first impression could be and offered a recommendation. She had no idea if his absurd advice would work, but she was willing to give it a chance. The next morning, as Cris gathered her things to make it to the bus stop on time, she took one last glance at her reflection in the mirror. “Here goes nothing,” she murmured before yelling goodbye to her parents as she raced out the front door. Cris arrived first at the bus stop, and while she frantically paced back and forth, she noticed another girl struggling to carry multiple bags. Cris decided on the spot to embrace her dad’s advice and rushed over to the girl. “Let me help you with those!” she squelched in an outlandish cartoon voice, hoping to break the ice. “I’m Cris.” “Huh . . . oh, thanks! I’m Aishah,” she said with a stuttering giggle. “Why do you have so many bags?” “These are decorations for the upcoming school dance. Say, would you mind helping me get them set up?” Aishah asked suddenly. “Uh, sure!” exclaimed Cris at the unexpected offer. Cris was working through a set of problems during her midday Geometry class, when she noticed the boy next to her struggling on a practice problem that she, too, worked hard to solve. She could see his frustration beginning to bubble to the surface, so she took a deep breath, thought of the funniest character she could and asked, “Help with your problem, do you need?” “What? Oh, yes,” the boy chuckled. “I’m usually quick with probability, but I don’t understand geometry equations quite so easily.” “Yeah, it gave me trouble too. Let me show you how I derived the answer.” Cris began as she demonstrated the solution and explained it, this time without the absurd voice. “Thanks for the help. I’m Jackson, by the way.” “Cris, nice to meet you.” When Cris arrived home, she began thinking of all the new voices she could use to win over new friends. She began practicing a new one when her dad walked in and asked, “So, how was your day?” “Great! I’m helping Aishah with the school dance decorations, and I met Jackson by aiding him with a geometry equation. And they seemed to really like my first impressions! I just hope they like my second ones, as well.” Character – WHO? Plot – WHAT? Setting – WHERE? Cris in the classroom What belongs in the empty space? A. What belongs in the empty space? B. helps another student solve a math problem C. helps decorate for the school dance helps unpack boxes

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Read this excerpt from Mohandas Gandhi’s speech “Quit India.” What is the purpose of this speech? Then, there is the question of your attitude towards the British. I have noticed that there is hatred towards the British among the people. The people say they are disgusted with their behaviour. The people make no distinction between British imperialism and the British people. To them, the two are one This hatred would even make them welcome the Japanese. It is most dangerous. It means that they will exchange one slavery for another. We must get rid of this feeling. Our quarrel is not with the British people, we fight their imperialism. The proposal for the withdrawal of British power did not come out of anger. It came to enable India to play its due part at the present critical juncture It is not a happy position for a big country like India to be merely helping with money and material obtained willy-nilly from her while the United Nations are conducting the war. We cannot evoke the true spirit of sacrifice and valour, so long as we are not free. I know the British Government will not be able to withhold freedom from us, when we have made enough self-sacrifice. We must, therefore, purge ourselves of hatred. Speaking for myself, I can say that I have never felt any hatred. As a matter of fact, I feel myself to be a greater friend of the British now than ever before. One reason is that they are today in distress. My very friendship, therefore, demands that I should try to save them from their mistakes. As I view the situation, they are on the brink of an abyss. It, therefore, becomes my duty to warn them of their danger even though it may, for the time being, anger them to the point of cutting off the friendly hand that is stretched out to help them. People may laugh, nevertheless that is my claim. At a time when I may have to launch the biggest struggle of my life, I may not harbour hatred against anybody. a.to inform his countrymen of the impending struggle for freedom b.to urge his countrymen to not ally themselves with the Japanese forces c.to persuade his countrymen to not feel hatred toward the British d.to inform his countrymen about the British attitude toward war

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Read this excerpt from Mohandas Gandhi’s speech “Quit India.” What is the purpose of this speech? Then, there is the question of your attitude towards the British. I have noticed that there is hatred towards the British among the people. The people say they are disgusted with their behaviour. The people make no distinction between British imperialism and the British people. To them, the two are one This hatred would even make them welcome the Japanese. It is most dangerous. It means that they will exchange one slavery for another. We must get rid of this feeling. Our quarrel is not with the British people, we fight their imperialism. The proposal for the withdrawal of British power did not come out of anger. It came to enable India to play its due part at the present critical juncture It is not a happy position for a big country like India to be merely helping with money and material obtained willy-nilly from her while the United Nations are conducting the war. We cannot evoke the true spirit of sacrifice and valour, so long as we are not free. I know the British Government will not be able to withhold freedom from us, when we have made enough self-sacrifice. We must, therefore, purge ourselves of hatred. Speaking for myself, I can say that I have never felt any hatred. As a matter of fact, I feel myself to be a greater friend of the British now than ever before. One reason is that they are today in distress. My very friendship, therefore, demands that I should try to save them from their mistakes. As I view the situation, they are on the brink of an abyss. It, therefore, becomes my duty to warn them of their danger even though it may, for the time being, anger them to the point of cutting off the friendly hand that is stretched out to help them. People may laugh, nevertheless that is my claim. At a time when I may have to launch the biggest struggle of my life, I may not harbour hatred against anybody. a.to inform his countrymen of the impending struggle for freedom b.to urge his countrymen to not ally themselves with the Japanese forces c.to persuade his countrymen to not feel hatred toward the British d.to inform his countrymen about the British attitude toward war

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PLEASE HELP ME!!!!! THIS IS TO CONFUSING!!!! The Many Sides of Volunteering Most people agree that volunteering is a positive experience. Volunteers give back to the community, provide meaningful assistance to people in need, and use their experience and skills to improve the quality of life for others. However, the rewards of volunteering are not only based on giving. In fact, the act of volunteering may be even more beneficial to volunteers themselves than to the people they support. Volunteers are individuals who choose to provide assistance in many areas, from working with senior citizens, to walking dogs at the shelter, to building homes for the homeless. Volunteers are from all walks of life, but many work or go to school full time and arrange their busy schedules to work with others early mornings, evenings, or weekends. Some would argue that volunteering adds significant stress to already hectic lives. Interestingly, studies show that volunteering actually helps reduce stress, because individuals who volunteer report feeling a greater sense of purpose and self-worth. This happens because volunteers build strong social relationships that help carry them through challenging times. The act of helping others and making a difference actually enhances their life experience. As a result, research demonstrates that people who volunteer have lower mortality rates, better physical health, and lower rates of depression later in life than those who do not volunteer. Given this, it would appear that volunteering is an excellent way to combat stress! What is the author’s argument in “The Many Sides of Volunteering”? How does the author support the argument? Use evidence from the text to support your response. Your response should be at least two complete paragraphs. Answer:

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