As You Like It Act 1 and 2 Quiz

Where was Shakespeare born? Stratford-upon-Avon
What date was he born? Apil 23, 1564
Did Shakespeare ever get married? If so, to whom? Yes, Anne Hathaway.
Shakespeare established himself as an __________and ________________. actor, playwright
What date did Shakespeare die and what is unusual? April 23, 1616~~ on his birhtday
What did Shakespeare leave his wife in his will? his second best bed
What was the name of the most famous theatre? The Globe
What was the name of the first theater? The Theatre
What were Shakespeare’s histories a tribute to? -Britain and its Monarch-Henry V
“What prodigal portion have I spent that I should come to such penury.” Who says it and what does it mean ? Orlando, he is talking about the Bible reference where the man takes his inheritance and uses it all up and comes home empty-handed. He explains how he never had spent money but has become poor.
” I will not till I please. You shall hear me. My father charged you in his will to give me a good education. You have trained me like a peasant, obscuring and hiding from me all gentleman-like qualities. The spirit of my father grows strong within me, and I will no longer endure it. Therefore allow me such exercises as may become a gentleman, or give me the poor allottery my father left me by testament. With that I will go buy my fortunes.” Orlando- telling Oliver how he either can give him good education and treat him like a gentleman or give him his inheritance.
“Marry I prithee do, to make sport withal, but love no man in good earnest, nor no further in sport neither than with safety of a pure blush thou mayst in honor come off again.? Celia~ foreshadowing
“The more pity that fools may not speak wisely what wise men do foolishly.” Touchstone~~ can’t call out foolishness (can’t do his job”
“And, on my life, his malice ‘gainst the lady will suddenly break forth.” Who says this and what does it show and mean? Le Beau~~ the Duke’s love for Rosalind will do him wrong~~ Foreshadowing
What is Orlando’s complaint against his brother Oliver? How gentle does Orlando show himself? What does Orlando ask for? -Oliver does not treat him like the gentleman he is, does not provide the education he needs, and does not receive inheritance -Orlando is not gentle because he fights Oliver -asks for either respect and a good education or his inheritance
What has happened at court? Where is the old Duke now? Where is his daughter? – Duke Frederick has banished Duke Senior – the Forest – at the court
Why did Charles the wrestler come to see Oliver? What is Oliver’s response? – to tell him that Orlando has chosen to fight him and does not want to hurt him but needs to keep his reputation-Oliver responds by saying how cruel and evil he is so he can kill him
Why is Rosalind sad? How does Celia try to cheer her up? What does Touchstone contribute to the discussion? -her father has been banished -Celia says to her that she will give Rosalind the inheritance of the throne once her father is dead -that you cannot swear by something you don’t have.
What does Le Beau tell Orlando about Rosalind? What does he tell Orlando to do? Why? – he will banish Rosalind – foreshadows her faith – he tells Orlando to leave before the Duke gets mad
Who goes with Rosalind and Celia to the Forest of Arden? Touchstone
How is life different in the Forest of Arden from the Court? – more freedom and honesty according to Duke Senior -less perilous – sweeter
How do the woods change with the arrival of the Duke and his lords? How do they disturb nature? Is this right or wrong? – they disturb nature ex. by killing deer for food – right that’s what God gave animals for
What is Duke Frederick’s plan to find Celia and Rosalind? -find Orlando and if he is not there (believes he is with girls) find Oliver and make him find the girls
How is Adam’s behavior towards Orlando used as a contrast to Oliver’s? Adam acts as a gentleman to Orlando and Oliver says he acts like a dog
“Are not these woods /More free from peril than the envious court?” Duke Senior~ the forest is far better than the court, it is sweeter and honest
“And yet it irks me the poor dappled fools,/ Being native burghers of this desert city,/ Should in their own confines with forked heads/ Have their round haunches gored.” Duke Senior~ the poor deer that have to be gouged with arrows and are innocent
“Thou art not for the fashion of these times, /When none will sweat but for promotion, /And having that, do choke their service up /Even with the having….” Orlando~ speaking to Adam~ saying how great he is because people just work hard for a promotion but once they have it stop working hard
What are the seven stages of life explained by Jacques? 1st Act: infancy2nd Act: schoolboy3rd Act: lover/ teenage boy 4th Act: Soldier/ young man developing who he is5th Act: judge/ middle aged man 6th Act: skinny old man7th Act: 2nd Infancy
How many stages did Aristotle come up with originally? And how many did he add? why? -4-3- 7 because that was the special number according to a lot of things in the olden days/ Middle Ages
Why does the Duke offer food to Orlando? If he is not impressed with Orlando’s show of force, what does move him to be generous to Orlando? -realizes Orlando is in distress like he was and Orlando apologizes -how Adam was hungry and needs food or he will die
“We that are true lovers run into strange capers; but as all is mortal in nature, so is all nature in love mortal in folly.” Touchstone~ we do the strangest things for love
“Tis a greek invocation, to call fools to a circle.” Jacques~~ how foolish people are to follow Duke Senior into the forest
“When I did hear /The motley fool thus moral on the time, /My lungs began to crow like chanticleer /That fools should be so deep contemplative….” Jacques~ explains how he was laughing hard that a fool could be so wise

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