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William Davenant: Quiz


Question 1: He was then appointed Emissary to France in 1645 and treasurer of the colony of ________ in 1649 by Charles II.
VirginiaNew JerseyWest VirginiaNorth Carolina

Question 2: He died in ________ on 7 April 1668, shortly after his final play, The Man's the Master, was first performed.

Question 3: Davenant is believed to have been born in late February, 1606 in ________, the son of Jane Shepherd Davenant and John Davenant, proprietor of the Crown Tavern (or Crown Inn) and mayor of Oxford.
PortsmouthOxfordSouthamptonBrighton and Hove

Question 4: The following year, he was made lieutenant governor of ________, but was captured at sea, imprisoned, and sentenced to death.

Question 5: Sir William Davenant (baptised 3 March 1606 – 7 April 1668), also spelled D'Avenant, was an English ________ and playwright.
Lyric poetryLiteraturePoetryNovel

Question 6: Davenant once again found himself in legal trouble in 1659, when he was imprisoned for his part in Sir George Booth's uprising at ________.
MerseysideGreater ManchesterCheshireLancashire

Question 7: A performance of his The Siege of Rhodes at Rutland House in 1656 is considered to be the first performance of an English opera, and also included England's first known professional ________, Mrs.

Question 8: He was a supporter of King Charles I in the ________.
English Civil WarEnglish ReformationOliver CromwellEnglish people

Question 9: He attended ________, for a while in about 1620, but left before gaining any degree.
Jesus College, OxfordLincoln College, OxfordBrasenose College, OxfordOriel College, Oxford

Question 10: He spent all of 1651 in the Tower of London, where he was imprisoned at the time ________ was written.
William DavenantEnglish literatureWilliam ShakespeareThe Tempest


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