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Sycorax: Quiz


Question 1: ________ borrowed from Jarman's portrayals in his 1991 film version, entitled Prospero's Books.
The Draughtsman's ContractDrowning by NumbersPeter GreenawayMichael Nyman

Question 2: Sycorax's silent role plays an important part in postcolonial interpretations of ________.
HamletWilliam ShakespeareThe TempestBBC Television Shakespeare

Question 3: Because she is native to ________ and her story is only heard through others (Prospero, Ariel, and Caliban), she is championed by some scholars as a representation of the silenced African woman.

Question 4: ________ writers and critics see Sycorax as giving voice to peoples, particularly women, recovering from the effects of colonization.
Feminist literary criticismLiterary theoryDeconstructionPostcolonialism

Question 5: In fact, other than her connection to the magical sorceresses Medea and ________ of Greek mythology, nothing conclusive has been proposed.

Question 6: Scholars generally agree that Sycorax, a foil for Prospero, is closely related to the ________ of Ovid's Metamorphoses.
JasonMedeaGreek mythologyArgonauts

Question 7: The Tempest, Prospero describes Sycorax as a foul witch from ________, banished to the island for practicing sorcery "so strong / That [she] could control the Moon".

Question 8: [15] ________ authors such as Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes have alluded to Sycorax in their writing in order to illustrate destructive feminine power.
Late modernismWestern paintingModernismPostmodern art

Question 9: According to the backstory provided by the play, Sycorax, while pregnant with Caliban, was banished from her home in ________ to the island on which the play takes place.

Question 10: Derek Jarman's 1979 version, Sycorax is shown leading Ariel around by a chain, and ________ an adult Caliban.
Infant formulaCoeliac diseaseBreastfeedingAsthma


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