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Reading Comprehension Question from the play Everyman (lines 22-79). 
GOD:  I perceive here in my majesty,  
How that all the creatures be to me unkind,  
Living without dread in worldly prosperity:  
Of ghostly sight the people be so blind,  
Drowned in sin, they know me not for their God;  
In worldly riches is all their mind.  
They fear not my righteousness, the sharp rod. 
My law that I showed, when I for them died, 
They forget clean, and shedding of my blood red; 
I hanged between two, it cannot be denied; 
To get them life I suffered to be dead; 
I healed their feet, with thorns hurt was my head. 
I could do no more than I did, truly; 
And now I see the people do clean forsake me.   
They use the seven deadly sins damnable, 
As pride, covetise, wrath, and lechery 
Now in the world be made commendable; 
And thus they leave of angels the heavenly company. 
Every man liveth so after his own pleasure, 
And yet of their life they be nothing sure: 
I see the more that I them forbear 
The worse they be from year to year. 
… 
I hoped well that every man 
In my glory should make his mansion, 
And thereto I had them all elect; 
But now I see, like traitors deject, 
They thank me not for the pleasure that I to them meant, 
Nor yet for their being that I them have lent; 
I proffered the people great multitude of mercy, 
And few there be that asketh it heartily; 
They be so cumbered with worldly riches 
That needs on them I must do justice, 
On every man living without fear. 
Where art thou, Death, thou mighty messenger? 
[Enter Death] 
DEATH: Almighty God, I am here at your will, 
   Your commandment to fulfill. 
GOD:  Go thou to Everyman, 
And show him, in my name, 
A pilgrimage he must … take 
… 
And that he bring with him a sure reckoning 
DEATH: Lord, I will in the world go run overall, 
And cruelly outsearch both great and small; 
Everyman will I beset that liveth beastly 
Out of God’s laws, and dreadeth not folly. 
He that loveth riches I will strike with my dart, 
His sight to blind, and from heaven to depart– 
Except that alms be his good friend– 
In hell for to dwell, world without end
Question 1 
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In context, the phrase “Everyman … liveth beastly” means   that
    
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Question 2 
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According to the excerpt, __________.
    
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Question 3 
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In context, the excerpt depicts Everyman as __________.
    
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Choose one word that best explains why the people have   rejected the “multitude of mercy” offered by the speaker?
    
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Question 5 
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Death’s vow to search for “both great and small,” never to   relax at any point, means that
    
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Question 6 
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Aristotle, the Greek critic, said that a tragic hero   should be a nobleman.
    
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Question 7 
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Oedipus asks Kreon to kill him, since suicide would be   blasphemy against the gods.
    
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Question 8 
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“Quem Quoeritis” includes an exchange between   Holy Women and Jesus.
    
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Question 9 
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Kreon and Teiresias (in the play Oedipus Rex) are a good   example of the use of mute actors in ancient Greek drama.
    
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Question 10 
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According to Aristotle, a hero is not responsible for any   criminal act he commits as long as he is not aware of its criminal nature.
    
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Question 11 
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Richard Caxton printed Everyman in English in the early   1600’s.
    
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Question 12 
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One of Sophocles’ contributions was the inclusion of   female actors.
    
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Question 13 
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The Greek stage was limited in the use of props and   scenery.
    
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Question 14 
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Which is not one of the Three Unities?
    
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Question 15 
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Goods states in the play Everyman: “Who calleth me?   Everyman? What hast thou hast! / I lie here in corners, trussed and piled so   high, / And in chest I am locked so fast, / Also sacked in bags, thou mayst   see with thine eye, / I cannot stir; in packs low I lie. / What would ye   have, lightly me say.”  In context, this best satirizes
    
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Question 16 
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The major characters in Shakespeare’s tragedies are influenced   by Aristotle’s concept of tragic hero.
    
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Question 17 
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Sophocles is noted for his clear and logical action that   used political, religious, and personal elements.
    
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Question 18 
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The Greeks were a war-like culture and enjoyed seeing   bloodshed on the stage.
    
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Question 19 
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In 1210, Pope Innocent III moved drama from the wagon   processionals into the church buildings.
    
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Question 20 
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According to Plato, a Greek critic, a tragic hero must   fall from high to low estate.
    
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Question 21 
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Elizabethan drama held to the single day theory of   Classical drama.
    
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Question 22 
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Messenger speaks in Everyman saying: “I pray you all give   your audience, / And here [hear] this matter with reverence, / By figure a   moral play- / The Summoning of Everyman called it is,”  In context, the statement that the play is “By figure a moral play”   means that
    
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Question 23 
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The name “Oedipus” means swollen hand.
    
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Question 24 
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A messenger tells Oedipus that the king’s (Oedipus’s)   father, _____, is dead.
    
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Question 25 
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The Greek play began with the parados.
    
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Question 26 
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Everyman states in the play Everyman: “ O gracious God, in   the high seat celestial, / Have mercy on me in this most need; / Shall I have   no company from this vale terrestrial / Of mine acquaintance that way to me   lead?”  In this excerpt, Everyman pleads to God to allow help from ________.
    
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Question 27 
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In the play Oedipus the Chorus make this remark about   Oedipus: “Your splendor is all fallen / O naked brow of wrath and tears,/ O   change of Oedipus!”  In context, what has happened to Oedipus?
    
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Question 28 
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With the decline and fall of Rome, drama – either as an   institution or a literature – ceased to exist.
    
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Question 29 
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Greek theatre was limited to three actors, although a   dramatist could use as many mute actors as he wished.
    
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Question 30 
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Aeschylus was a student of Sophocles.
    
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Question 31 
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The end of a Greek play is called Exodos.
    
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Question 32 
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Aeschylus introduces a second character to the   performances.
    
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Question 33 
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According to the messenger in Everyman, the actual title   of the play is:
    
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The Summoning of Everyman
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In a carefully crafted Greek play, no god ever actively   impacts the outcome of a hero’s challenges.
    
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Question 35 
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According to Everyman, there are _____ sacraments.
    
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Question 36 
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Greek actors used giant masks to indicate their character   types or emotions.
    
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Question 37 
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The plot of Oedipus Rex has been called one of the most   perfect dramatic plots ever conceived.
    
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Question 38 
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Dionysus was the god of dance.
    
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Question 39 
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According to the “Three Unities,” action was   restricted to one main action with few or no subplots.
    
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Question 40 
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Which character in Everyman says to Everyman: “Fear   not; I will speak for thee.”
    
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Question 41 
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Othello is known to be honest, open, sincere, and overly   trusting.
    
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Question 42 
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The play Everyman opens with a statement by Messenger that   the “intent” of the play is “gracious / And sweet to bear away.”  This   means the purpose of the play is
    
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According to Fellowship in Everyman, what is duty?
    
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Question 44 
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The play Oedipus opens with the following speech by   Oedipus: “My children, generations of living / In the line of Kadmos, nursed   at his ancient hearth: / Why have you strewn yourself before these altars /   In supplication, with your boughs and garlands? / The breath of incense rises   from the city / With a sound of prayer and lamentation.” What is Oedipus’   attitude and tone in his speech?
    
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Question 45 
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Strength speaks in Everyman saying: “You spend your speech   and waste your brain.” In context, this means that
    
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Question 46 
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In the play Oedipus the Chorus say: “Alas the seed of   men./…/ That breathe on void and are void / And exist and do not exist?” In   context, what do lines 2-3 — “That breathe on void and are void / And exist   and do not exist?”—mean?
    
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Question 47 
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The name of the blind seer in Oedipus is Kreon.
    
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Question 48 
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Greek tragedy encouraged the use of comedy and tragedy in   the same play to show the duality of human nature.
    
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Question 49 
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The play Oedipus opens with the following speech by   Oedipus: “… Children,/ I would not have you speak trough messengers, / And   therefore I have come myself to hear you- / I, Oedipus, who bear the famous   name. / (To a Priest.) You, there, since you are the eldest in the company, /   Speak for them all, tell me what preys upon you.”  The “Priest” may be   described as
    
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Arion added an actor to the chorus’ music and dancing.
    
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