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Question 1: In 1588, Fulke Greville appears to have appealed to ________ to prevent an unauthorized publication of parts of the original, as we learn from a letter that also serves as evidence for the circulation of Arcadia in manuscript form:
Christopher MarloweBabington PlotWilliam Cecil, 1st Baron BurghleyFrancis Walsingham

Question 2: The work is a romance that combines pastoral elements with a mood derived from the ________ model of Heliodorus.
Hellenistic periodAlexander the GreatAncient GreeceHellenistic civilization

Question 3: Fulke Greville, in collaboration with Matthew Gwinne and ________, edited and oversaw the publication of the 1590 edition, which ends in mid-scene and mid-sentence.
John FlorioMary SidneySamuel DanielGiordano Bruno

Question 4: In ________, John Milton complains of the dead king's choice of a profane text for his final prayer; at the same time, he praised the book as among the best of its kind.
Eikon BasilikeEikonoklastesJohn GaudenIndemnity and Oblivion Act

Question 5: It is Sidney's most ambitious literary work, by far, and as significant in its own way as his ________.
Lyric poetryPoetryEpic poetrySonnet

Question 6: The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia, also known simply as the Arcadia or the Old Arcadia, is a long prose work by Sir ________ written towards the end of the sixteenth century, and later published in several versions.
Philip SidneyMary SidneyPoetryEngland


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