Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Christopher Marlow Quiz

Quiz on Marlowe

. One of Marlowe's earliest published works was his translation of the epic poem 'Pharsalia', written by which Roman poet?

 Ovid

 Lucan

 Virgil

 Horace


2. Marlowe's poem 'The Passionate Shepherd to His Love' begins with the line "Come live with me and be my love"; which other English author wrote a famous poem beginning with this line?

 John Donne

 John Dryden

 William Shakespeare

 Thomas Kyd


3. In Marlowe's play, what was the name of the Jew of Malta?

 Barabas

 Shylock

 Solomon

 Lazarus


4. How many years of happiness was Dr Faustus promised by the Devil?

 20

 24

 28

 16


5. Which of these Kings was the subject of a play by Marlowe?

 Richard III

 Henry V

 John

 Edward II


6. One of Marlowe's most famous poems was an account of which lovers?

 Apollo and Hyacinth

 Anthony and Cleopatra

 Hero and Leander

 Troilus and Cressida


7. Marlowe's play 'Tamburlaine the Great' was based loosely on the life of which Asian ruler?

 Genghis Khan

 Timur

 Kublai Khan

 Zhu Yuanzhang


8. What was the title of the play by Marlowe that portrayed the events surrounding the Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre in 1572?

 The Massacre at Paris

 The Massacre at Copenhagen

 The Massacre at Berlin

 The Massacre at Rome


9. In the title of Marlowe's play, of where was Dido the Queen?

 Troy

 Carthage

 Sparta

 Persia


10. Christopher Marlowe was England's first official Poet Laureate.

 True

 False

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