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The Phoenix and the Turtle: Quiz


Question 1: Hildegard Hammerschmidt-Hummel, another proponent of the view that Shakespeare was a secret Catholic, argued that it was intended as a memorial to the Earl of Essex and his friend ________.
William Cecil, 1st Baron BurghleyWilliam ShakespeareHenry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of SouthamptonRobert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury

Question 2: This seeming "error" is commented on elsewhere in the collection by ________.
William ShakespeareBen JonsonJohn MarstonBoy player

Question 3: The theory that both Chester's and Shakespeare's poems were intended to refer to the relationship between ________ and Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex was first proposed by A.B.
Elizabeth I of EnglandHenry VIII of EnglandJames I of EnglandEdward VI of England

Question 4: Clare Asquith has suggested that it commemorates the ________ martyrs Robert Southwell and Henry Walpole.
Society of JesusDominican OrderCongregation of the Most Holy RedeemerConventual Franciscans

Question 5: The Phoenix and the Turtle is an allegorical poem about the death of ideal love by ________.
Shakespeare authorship questionShakespeare's lifeHamletWilliam Shakespeare

Question 6: These include, in addition to Shakespeare, ________, George Chapman, John Marston and the anonymous "Vatum Chorus" and "Ignoto".
Ben JonsonWilliam ShakespeareEnglish Renaissance theatreBen Jonson folios

Question 7: [10] Finnis and Martin argue that the "bird of loudest lay" is the composer William Byrd and that the crow is Father ________.
Christopher WrightHenry GarnetRobert CatesbyGunpowder Plot

Question 8: In Hammerschmidt-Hummel's view, other "birds" mentioned are Anthony Shirley, ________, Robert Cecil, James of Scotland and Queen Elizabeth I.
Isaac NewtonAlfred North WhiteheadImmanuel KantFrancis Bacon

Question 9: Chester's main poem is a long allegory, incorporating the story of ________, in which the relationship between the birds is explored, and its symbolism articulated.
King Arthur's messianic returnHistorical basis for King ArthurKing Arthur's familyKing Arthur

Question 10: In addition to an allegory of an ideal marriage, the poem can be seen as an elucidation of the relationship between truth and beauty, or of fulfilled love, in the context of Renaissance ________.


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