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University of damascus, english

Dept…, drama, second year, 28-5-08


50 question. 75 minutes
Who/ what is described as …1-4
1 …"loving his own purpose" a Othello b fortinbras c cloudius d laertes
2 "divided from herself and her true judgement" a Desdemona b Gertrude
c Ophelia d hecuba
3 "the unnerved father" a old fortinbras b barbantio c priam d old
hamlet
4 "wander-wounded hearers" a darlings of our nation" b stars c Venetians
d betrayed fathers
Indicate the referent of the underlined 5-8
5 "it is destiny unshunnable like death." A revenge b war c cuckoldry d
none
6 "this is th'imposthume of much wealth and peace." A the Turkish campaign b
the Norwegian campaign c the Venetian status d none
7 "mere prattle without practice/is all his soldiership." A fortinbras b old
hamlet c cassio d othello
8 "to this point I stand/that both the worlds I give to negligence." A norway and
denmark b england and denmark c venice and Cyprus d life and after life
Identify the speaker 9-18
9 "villainy hath made mocks with love" a Desdemona b Othello c emilia
d ghost
10 "these words ,like daggers enter into mine ears" a Ophelia b Gertrude c
Desdemona d emilia
11 "rightly to be great/is not to stir with out great argument,/butgreatly to find
quarrel in a straw/ when honour's at stake " a hamlet b iago c laertes d
Othello
12 "no place indeed,should murder sanctuarize;/ revenge should have no bounds."
A othello b laertes c claudius d roderigo
13 "when devils do the blackest sins put on,/ they do suggest at first with heavenly
shows." A ghost b polonius c hamlet d iago
14 "our thoughts are ours,their ends none of our own." A desdemona b duke
of Venice c horatio d player king
15 "by heaven, thy madness shall be paid by weight / till our scale turn the beam."
A laertes b lodovico c brabantio d cloudius
16 "keep up your bright swords, for the dew will rust them." A montano b
cassio c othello d roderigo
17 "for if such action may have paddage free/ bondslaves and heathen shall our
statesmen be." A hamlet b fortinbras c brabantio d othello
18 "I will work him/ yo an exploit, now ripe in my device,/ under the which he shall
not choose but fall." A iago b laertes c roderigo d claudios
What is the function of 19-22
19 lucianus a miming the "incestuous" act b suggesting a murderer and an
avenger c reenacting pyrrhus revenge d both a and c
20 desdemona's song a underlining her guiltlessness b revealing her bitterness
c foreshadowing the coming events d showing that she sings well
21 ophelia'sonly soliloquy in hamlet under lining a her psychological complexity
b the discrepancy between past and present c the oppression of women d the
seeds of her madness
22 venice and Cyprus a indicative of order and choos respectively b stages
upon which othello's jealousy is provoked c representative of racist attitudes d
the settings of peace and war respectively
What 23-26
23 is desdemona's last request? A while I say one prayer b commend me to my
kind lord. O farewell I c but half an hour d prithee shroud me/ in one of those
same sheets
24 makes calamity of so long life? A the undiscovered country b the thousand
natural shocks that flesh is heir to c the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune
d in that sleep of death what dreams may come
25 make Othello more fair than black? A virtue b his marriage c his mind
d public services
26 is hire and salary not revenge? A the physic prolonging thy sickly days b
the fact that offence's gilded hand may shove by justice c taking Claudius in the
purging of his soul d none
Why 27-30
27 does fortinbras honour only hamlet with a military funeral? Because a
fortinbras is a delicate and tende prince b such a sight as this becomes the field but
here shows much amiss c he was likely had he been put on./ to have proved most
royally d none
28 was Ophelia buried in the churchyard? Because a she willfully sought her own
salvation b her death was doubtful c the great command o'ersways the order
d she is allowed her virgin crants
29 is cassio such an easy target for iago? Because he is a an ass b a Florentine
c almost damned in a fair wife d a fellow of exceeding honesty
30 does Desdemona insist an accompanying her husband to Cyprus? Because a
she saw othello's visage in his mind b she perceives in herself a divided duty c
she lover her husband for the danger he passed d unless she does the rites for
which I love him are bereft me
Indicate the significance of 31-40
31 O , you are well tunned nowl / but I,ll set down the pegs [loosen the strings] that
make this music / as honest as I am a disrupting the harmony that prevails between
the two lovers b envying the black Othello for his white prize c poisoning
othello's ear d none
32 too much of water hast thou poor ofelia and therefore I forbid my tears. But yet/
it is our trick[habit],nature her custom holds,/let shame say what it will. When these
are gone the woman will be out ."laertes is underlining a the existence of
characteristically female elements in a male b the fact that in elsinore loss has
become a deadly habit c his manly resistance of grief d ophelia's natural death
33 this/ like to a murderous –piece, in many places/gives me superfluous death a
concern about reputation b cocern about the out come of war c fear of death
d hesitation
34 he is loved of the distracted multitude,/ who like not in their judgement, but their
eyes is offered a as an excuse for not putting the strong law on him b a
justification for not expressing racist attitudes c a distinction between judgement
and eyes d none
35 she loved me for the danger I had passed,/ and I loved her that she did pity them
"describes a the weakness of the relationship b human emotions at their poetic
best c the solidity of the relationship d the interdependence of the couple
36 laertes was your father dear to you /or are you like the pointing of asorrow./ aface
with out a heart ? the duality that Claudius is playing upon is one of a
appearance/reality b father/sun c pagan concept of revenge/chrestian concept
of revenge d head/heart
37 are we turned turks and to ourselves do that/ which heaven hath forbid the
ottomites? Othello's question is uttered from the standpoint of a a moor b a
Christian c a general d both b and c
38 and is't not to be damned/ tolet this canker of our nature come/ in further evil? A
the role of minister b the role of scourge c passive surrender to providence d
none
39 god me such uses send/not to pick bad from good but by bad mend" Desdemona
's words can be interpreted as a woe is me b thus bad begins and worse remain
behinds c chaos is come again d oh heavenly powers ,restore him
40 let me not name it to you ,you chaste stars. It is the cause ."it" cannot be named
because a it is indefinable b it is tragic c to name it would be to break a
verbal taboo d it is unjust
Answer 41-45 pertaining to the following extract by hamlet to horatio

Since my dear soul was mistress of her choice


And could of men distinguish, her election
Hath seal’d [chosen]thee for herself; for thou hast been
As one, in suffering all, that suffers nothing,
A man that fortune’s buffets[blow]] and rewards
Hast ta’en with equal thanks: and blest are those
Whose blood and judgment are so well commingled,
That they are not a pipe for fortune’s finger
To sound what stop[hole] she please. Give me that man
That is not passion’s slave, and I will wear him
In my heart’s core, ay, in my heart of heart,
As I do thee
41 hamlet admire horatio for a being a confidant b suffering c experiencing
inner harmony d being in my [hamlet's]heart's core
42 hamlet refers to his soul as a female to a emphasize her being a strumpet b
present a personification of unpredictability c imply his weakness d none
43 fortinbras finger will play upon a slaves b the mentally imbalanced c
the psychologically imbalanced d those who use their mind to control their
emotions
44 fortinbras is personified as awoman to suggest that she is a a reminder of
Gertrude b whimsical c tender d blind
45 in the light of hamlet's above-stated opinion,Othello a would be blessed b
can be seen figuratively as a pipe c is beyond description d suffers nothing
46 tragedy is a collision of forces . the tragic hero must perish but he will perich
sublimely is a truth evidenced by a the tragic loadings at the end of hamlet and
Othello b the attempt at restoring order made by hamlet and Othello before
perishing c the expanding consciousness of the self experienced by hamlet and
oyhello d the triumph of good over evil in both plays
47 hamlet is a radically transitional figure strung out between a traditional social
order to which he is marginal and a future epoch which will surpass it defines hamlet's
dilemma in terms of a cultural development b social alienation c a
psychological conflict d a father-sun conflict
48 it is necessary that the trgic protagonist should have so much greatness that in his
error and fall we may vividly conscious of the possibilities of human nature . the
possibilities within Othello are revealed by a ol ol ol b smoting the Turkish dog
thus c his wounding of iago d whip me ye devils
49 in Othello we are involved in an emotional havoc and suffering out of which ,
despite it all is meant to emerge some hope . the hoperesides in a lodovico b
cassio c Desdemona d emilia
50 "shakespeare's tragic protagonists are over powered by the prevailing cultural
tides which sweep them unaware" is a true of both hamlet and Othello b true of
hamlet only c true of Othello only d true of neither