CLEP Humanities : Understanding Terminology That Describes Medieval and Renaissance Drama

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Understanding Terminology That Describes Drama

Who wrote the plays King Lear and Richard III?

Possible Answers:

Thomas Middleton

William Shakespeare

Christopher Marlowe

Samuel Johnson

Ben Jonson

Correct answer:

William Shakespeare


William Shakespeare wrote several historical plays in addition to his comedies and tragedies. The histories focus on English history, especially the Wars of the Roses. The Wars of the Roses were English civil wars that happened in the 1400s.

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