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In Estorino play, to whom is Cain speaking when he says “I’m just like you?”

  1. Abel
  2. Adam
  3. The serpent
  4. God


  1. What does Gregor Samsa see when he looks out the window of his bedroom?


  1. Explain the significance of your answer to question 2.


  1. What book does Adam obsessively consult throughout the play?
  2. The Bible
  3. The Dictionary
  4. Hawke’s New Atlas of All the Known World


In Estorino play, to whom is Cain speaking

  1. Which of the following playwrights is a contemporary of Christopher Marlowe, the author of The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus?
  2. Eugene O’Neill
  3. William Shakespeare
  4. Samuel Beckett


  1. This person is not “freaked out” when he first catches sight of Gregor:
  2. The boarder
  3. The chief clerk
  4. His mother


  1. What does Gregor read in the evenings before his sudden crisis?
  2. English newspapers
  3. Train schedules
  4. A novel, ironically, by someone named “Kafka”
  5. A novel he has been writing himself in his spare time.


  1. Which of the following is NOT true about Cain?
  2. He is angry with God for not explaining why his sacrifice was rejected.
  3. He has a special, semi-erotic relationship with his mother.
  4. He refuses to obey until he can understand the reason for his obedience.
  5. Before his crisis, he states that he loves his brother “more than life itself.”

In Estorino play, to whom is Cain speaking

  1. In his long, initial address to the chorus, what is the metaphor that Creon uses for the State?
  2. Family
  3. Ship
  4. Corporation


  1. What ulterior interest motivates Adam to be obedient to God?
  2. He is afraid of losing the new farm given him by God after his expulsion from Paradise.
  3. He is hoping that God will allow him to return to Paradise after a “short period of probation.”
  4. God has promised to “raise his sons to positions of great importance if he keeps his nose clean.”


  1. Which two characters, besides Antigone, warn Creon that what he is doing is wrong?


In Estorino play, to whom is Cain speaking

  1. Which of the following best describes Faustus’ relations with the devils?
  2. Magic, as he is in charge of them, and commands
  3. Religion, as he pleads with them, for they are in control


  1. What does the name “Oedipus” mean in ancient Greek?
  2. Swollen foot
  3. Man of many wiles
  4. Mother’s husband



  1. According to Adam, who is “responsible for this whole epidemic of disobedience?”
  2. Lucifer
  3. Eve
  4. God Himself


  1. How does Antigone react to Ismene, when, in the presence of Creon, she also admits to the “crime” of burying their brother?



  1. Why does Ismene refuse to join her sister in her protest against Creon’s law?



In Estorino play, to whom is Cain speaking

  1. Which of the following is NOT related to Oedipus by blood?
  2. Antigone
  3. Ismene
  4. Creon
  5. Jocaste
  6. Tiresias
  7. Creon
  8. Polyneices
  9. Eteocles



  1. What important object does Cain carry around with himself through most of the play?
  2. The jawbone of an ass
  3. A pruning sickle he’s invented
  4. A miniature picture of his mother (after Cranach)


  1. Who is the tragic hero of Antigone?
  2. Antigone
  3. Creon
  4. Haimon


  1. How does the chorus sum up the quarrel between Haimon and Creon?
  2. Love is at fault for driving such enmity between father and son.
  3. Neither Haimon deserves Antigone for wife, nor Creon for counsellor.
  4. Despite it all, Creon is king, and his idea of justice is that which must carry the day.


  1. Why does Creon declare that Polyneices’ body is not to be buried?

In Estorino play, to whom is Cain speaking



  1. In the portrait that hangs on his bedroom wall, Gregor is depicted as:
  2. a lieutenant in the army
  3. a traveling salesman
  4. a groom (it is his wedding photo, with his dead wife)
  5. a keeper (it is a group picture of his amateur soccer team)


  1. What were Gregor’s plans for his sister before he fell ill?



  1. What is Abel’s ambition?
  2. To play along at being obedient, until he can take over management of the farm.
  3. To serve God with all his heart, and all his soul.
  4. To “get out from under the shadow” of his older brother Cain, and move away to a new life.



  1. What reason does Cain give for killing Abel, in Estorino’s play?


  1. Why does The Metamorphosisend with the word “body?”

In Estorino play, to whom is Cain speaking

  1. How many years of pleasure does Faustus bargain for, in Marlowe’s play?
  2. 10
  3. 24
  4. 50


  1. What lie that was told by sole person to escape slaughter at Oedipus’ hands at the altercation, when he reported what had happened upon returning to Thebes?
  2. There was more than one “thief” who attacked King Laios.
  3. I was spared because I gave the murderer all the money I had.
  4. I tried to help the king, but couldn’t, because I am lame.


  1. Which of the following characters pleads with Faustus to renounce magic, and turn again to God?
  2. The Emperor
  3. The Old Man
  4. The Duke of Vanholt


  1. What does Faustus behold in the sky during the last, frantic moments of his life?


  1. Explain the significance of your answer to question nr. 30.

In Estorino play, to whom is Cain speaking

  1. To what other form of mediaeval art is the play Everyman related?
  2. the Danse Macabre
  3. the Venetian Motet
  4. the Bowler’s Century


  1. How does Fellowship respond to Everyman’s request that he accompany him on his journey? Be precise in your answer.



  1. What excuse does Cousin give for refusing to accompany Everyman on his journey?
  2. I have a cramp in my toe
  3. I have a previous engagement
  4. I’ve already been where you’re going, and don’t want to visit it again

In Estorino play, to whom is Cain speaking


  1. Why will Goods not help Everyman in his time of need?


  1. Which of the following characters would go with Everyman, but is too week when he asks her?
  2. Goods
  3. Good Deeds
  4. Good Intentions


  1. What does Faustus overlook in his “syllogism” on sin bringing everyone, necessarily, to “everlasting death?”
  2. Christ’s mercy
  3. Not everyone is a sinner
  4. The atheist option


  1. Point out the exact moment in Christopher Marlowe’s Faustus when the title character is definitively damned.


  1. Why is it that Gregor Samsa is transformed into / believes he is transformed into a bug, and not, for example, an ape, or a dog?


  1. What is the one object that Gregor covers with his body in an attempt to forbid his mother and sister from taking it out of his room, during their cleaning session?
  2. His trade school diploma
  3. His officer’s commission
  4. A photograph of a woman


  1. Explain the significance of your answer to question nr. 40.


  1. What is Greta doing, at the moment when Gregor crawls out of his room and sets off the train of events that will finally lead to his death?
  2. Serving dinner to the boarders
  3. Playing the violin
  4. Weeping in a corner


  1. How is Herod characterized by Romanos in “The Beheading of St. John?”
  2. With animal symbolism.
  3. As a man of probity, forced into a decision against his will.
  4. As a father and husband who does something evil out of the real love he has for his wife and daughter.


  1. How does Orson Welles show us the dignity of labour in his silent film Four Men on a Raft?



  1. Four Men on a Raft was filmed in:
  2. Mexico
  3. Costa Rica
  4. Brazil
  5. Hollywood

In Estorino play, to whom is Cain speaking

  1. True or false: one of the actual men upon whose journey Four Men on a Raft was based died tragically during the filming:

TRUE                          FALSE


  1. Explain the significance of children to the story of Four Men on a Raft.



  1. What is the significance of the final scenes when the jangadeiros finally sail into the harbour at Rio de Janeiro?
  2. By showing women and men playing on the beach, and people water-skiing behind motor boats, Welles offers us a contrast between rich people, using the sun and surf for recreation, and the poor, who make their meagre living from them.
  3. By showing modern forms of transportation, Welles is making an ironic comment about the jangadeiros’ difficult journey. They could have got to Rio so much easier, and faster than they did, just by spending a few pesos.
  4. There is a palpable theme of sympathy to Communism contained in the scenes, because of their subtle reference to Battleship Potemkin.


  1. What is the significance of the drowning of the just-married boy in Four Men on a Raft?
    a. It is the catalyst for action. Right after his death, the men decide to go on their journey to appeal to the government for social security.
  2. It has no significance. Welles was filming a documentary, and so he had to include everything that happened to the community, even trivial things like this.
  3. It underscores the atheist message of the film: There is no God.


  1. What do you call the camera angle which presents the subject tilted?
  2. Oblique angle
  3. Low angle
  4. Mid-shot




EXTRA CREDIT (two points each). Divide each of these lines into metrical feet and identify the feet.  If you need help with finding the natural stress of the words, you may make use of internet sources, such as “Emma Saying” on YouTube.


  1. Is this the face that launch’d a thousand ships.


In Estorino play, to whom is Cain speaking

  1. Yet will I call on him: O save me, Lucifer.



  1. When I behold the heav’ns, then I repent.



  1. Every day is like Sunday.



  1. Carry on, my wayward son.