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Showing posts with label ICSE 2014 Drama: As You Like It: William Shakespeare Practice Questions. Show all posts
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Thursday, 19 September 2013

ICSE 2014 Drama: As You Like It: William Shakespeare Practice Questions

Drama: As You Like It: William Shakespeare Practice Questions
Question 1
Read the given extract and answer the questions that follow:                                         
Rosalind:
What shall be our sports then?
Celia:
Let us sit and mock the good housewife Fortune from her wheel that her gifts may hence forth bestowed equally.

a)     Why did Rosalind and Celia decide to devise sports?
b)    What was first suggested as a form of amusement? What was Celia’s advice to Rosalind in this regard?
c)     Why does Celia think that Fortune’s gifts are not equally bestowed?
d)    What difference of opinion do Celia and Rosalind have with respect to Nature and Fortune?
e)     How has Fortune treated Celia and Rosalind in this scene?
Question 2
Read the given extract and answer the questions that follow:                                         
Le Beau:
Good Sir, I do in friendship counsel you
To leave this place. Albeit you have deserv’d
High commendation, true applause and love,
Yet such is now the duke’s condition
That he misconstrues all that you have done.
The duke is humorous:……….

a)     Who is Le Beau? Why does he advise Orlando to leave the place?
b)    What information does Orlando seek from Le Beau? Why does Le Beau consider that neither of the two ladies are duke’s daughter?
c)     Explain: The duke is humorous.
d)    What is Duke Frederick’s attitude towards Rosalind now? Why has he developed such an attitude?
e)     Duke Frederick banishes Rosalind later in the play? What reasons does he give for the banishment? How does Rosalind defend her innocence?
Question 3
Give a character sketch of Celia.                                                                                          [5]
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