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Languages
English
Grade
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Resource Type
Assessments, Exam, Quiz, Tests, Worksheets
Product
Digital
Pages
16 Pages
Subject
ELA, Literature & Poetry, Shakespeare
Standard
Common Core English Language Arts Standards

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With this printable test covering the entirety of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, English teachers will be able to evaluate students' comprehension of key characters, plot developments, and literary craft. An answer key is provided. Materials are delivered in Word Document and PDF formats. A breakdown of content follows.

Part 1. Knowledge of Plot. Students will demonstrate comprehension of the following:

Christopher Sly's disruptive behavior
An activity in which Christopher Sly participates
Baptista's terms for his daughters' marriages
Lucentio's persona, "Cambio"
The quality in women about which Petruchio cares most
Hortensio's persona, "Litio"
Petruchio's intentions for Katharina
Baptista's preferences to be his son-in-law
Petruchio's tardiness to the wedding
Petruchio's appearance on his wedding day
Bianca's assessment of her sister's relationship
An accident involving a horse
Petruchio's strictness
Hortensio's feelings toward Petruchio
Petruchio's eccentric behavior
Hortensio's marriage
A test of the wives' loyalty
Katharina's closing speech

Part 2. True/False. Students will identify whether a statement is true or false. Questions focus on:

"Cambio's" area of expertise
The nature of the relationship between Bianca and Katharina
The first character to reveal his true identity to Bianca
Hortensio's dwindling affection toward Bianca
Katharina's reaction to her husband's strange behavior
Baptista's negotiating the terms of his daughters' marriages
Baptista and Vincentio's forgiveness of their children
The false Vincentio's reaction to meeting the real Vincentio

Part 3. Quotations in Context. Students will match an excerpt with its appropriate context.

Act 1, scene 1: Hark, Tranio! thou may'st hear Minerva speak.
Act 1, scene 1: No profit grows where is no pleasure ta'en: / In brief, sir, study what you most affect.
Act 2, scene 1: Her silence flouts me, and I'll be revenged.
Act 2, scene 1: O slow-wing'd turtle! shall a buzzard take thee?
Act 3, scene 2: Go, girl; I cannot blame thee now to weep; / For such an injury would vex a very saint, / Much more a shrew of thy impatient humour.
Act 3, scene 2: That, being mad herself, she's madly mated.
Act 4, scene 2: ...here I firmly vow / Never to woo her no more, but do forswear her, / As one unworthy all the former favours / That I have fondly flatter'd her withal.
Act 5, scene 1: Fear not, Baptista; we will content you, go to: but / I will in, to be revenged for this villany
Act 5, scene 2: A woman moved is like a fountain troubled, / Muddy, ill-seeming, thick, bereft of beauty…

Part 4. Application of Literary Devices. Students will be given a detail or excerpt from the drama and must determine which literary device is best reflected. Literary devices addressed include:

Sibilance
Allusion
Hyperbole
Anaphora
Oxymoron
Aposiopesis
Idiom
Metaphor
Consonance
Simile
Onomatopoeia
With this printable test covering the entirety of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, English teachers will be able to evaluate students' comprehension of key characters, plot developments, and literary craft. An answer key is provided. Materials are delivered... more

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