Friday, November 11, 2016

Reading Period 10: November 11-17: Wuthering Heights

Due dates: 
Quiz: Monday, Nov 14, 7pm
Writing assignment: Tuesday, Nov 15, 9:30 am
Creative Assignment: Wednesday, Nov 16, 7pm
History: Friday, Nov 18, 7pm

Long Read: 

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, chapters 1-3.

Creative Assignments:

Looking back on the characters in King Lear, choose three to draw as Pokemon. First draw them in their original state and then in their evolved state, as the play progresses to the end and the take a new form. For example, Lear may start out reasonable and kingly, and then evolve into a Pokemon wearing a flower wreath and rags. Gloucester would evolve into something... blind.


The portrait at the top of this post was created by Branwell Bronte, the brother of Emily, Charlotte, and Anne Bronte. He painted himself out of the portrait after it was finished because he worried it cluttered the picture. Read this description of Emily Bronte, and then write a poem. You can write the poem from her perspective, based on one of the incidents in the short biography, or you can write about the portrait -- the facial expressions, the absence of the brother. If you didn't know the story about the portrait, the spectral form there between the women could be anything.

Writing Assignments:

Your writing assignment this week is the first half of your research paper (1000 words) and it will be due on Tuesday, printed, in 12 pt font and double spaced, in class. If your outline has changed, you may resubmit it for more comments/guidance.

Remember: Cite your sources using parenthetical notation. Here is a page that goes into detail about how to do this. If you make errors, that's fine, because this is a first draft, but if you hand me a paper with no citations, I will give it a zero. Include your Works Cited page. You need three sources or more, and one of them must be an actual book made out of paper.


The quiz for this week covers the readings from last week: Dryden, Pepys, and Defoe, pages 349-371.

1.At the time Dryden was writing, whose plays were most frequently performed on stage?   
A. Ben Jonson
B. Beaumont and Fletcher
C. William Shakespeare
D. Christopher Marlowe

2.According to Dryden, where did Jonson's poetic genius lie?   
A. Humor
B. Love
C. Passions
D. Tragedy

3.Whom does Dryden consider the most learned of Shakespeare's contemporaries?   
A. Asworth Hornsbottom
B. Mr. Hales of Eton
C. Ben Jonson
D. John Suckling

4.Which playwright does Dryden believe to have had the greatest natural gifts?   
A. Toadsworth
B. Beaumont
C. Fletcher
D. Shakespeare

5.Which classical authors did Dryden translate before turning to Chaucer?   
A. Homer
B. Ovid
C. Boccaccio
D. All of the above

6.According to Dryden, which poet does Chaucer resemble?   
A. Ovid
B. Shakespeare
C. Homer
D. Virgil

7.Dryden calls his readers "the jury." What are they to judge?   
A. Whether Chaucer actually wrote The Canterbury Tales.
B. Whether Chaucer should be translated or not.
C. Whether Chaucer is greater then Ovid.
D. Whether Chaucer is greater than Shakespeare.

8.What aspect of The Canterbury Tales most impresses Dryden?   
A. The way he was loyal to the monarchs of England.
B. The way he spread good ideas to the world.
C. The way he accurately represented his many characters.
D. The way he wove a compelling and pulse-pounding plot.

9.For which crime was Major General Harrison hanged?   
A. For his involvement in the death of Charles I.
B. For incorrectly translating Ovid.
C. For supporting Charles I against the Puritans.
D. For stealing a loaf of bread to feed a child.

10.Where did the coronation of Charles II take place?   
A. The Ceremonial Arch of Piccadilly
B. The Tower of London
C. Westminster Abbey
D. Whitehall Palace

11.What chivalric ceremony did Pepys observe at Charles II's coronation?   
A. The king's cook threw down her apron.
B. The king's footman threw down his hat.
C. The king's squire threw down his jacket.
D. The king's champion threw down his gauntlet.

12.According to Pepys, where did the London fire of 1666 begin?   
A. In the king's orator's house in Speeches Street.
B. In the King's baker's house in Pudding Lane.
C. In the King's shoemaker's house in Sole Road.
D. In the King's groom's house in Saddle Boulevard.

13.How did the Londoners try to bring the fire under control?   
A. Pulling down houses to stop them from fueling the fire.
B. Using water from the river to quench the fire.
C. Using chemical fire extinguishers to put out the fire.
D. Praying in the chapels for rain.

14.What precautions were taken by Londoners to avoid contracting the Plague?   
A. Cover their mouths and noses with masks.
B. Take vaccinations to create antibodies.
C. Burn or wash objects that might be infected.
D. Use alcohol to purify their hands and tools.

15.How were sick people restrained by the magistrates?   
A. They were tied up in their beds and chairs.
B. They were thrown in jail.
C. They were collected together and locked into cellars.
D. They were made to sit on the roofs of the city.

16.What was the function of the Examiners?   
A. To determine which medicines were suitable for human consumption
B. To determine which patients were qualified to receive treatment.
C. To determine which houses had been infected by the plague.
D. To determine which families were treating infected members with dignity.

17.Why did public officials stop enforcing regulations?   
A. The plague overwhelmed them, and they despaired.
B. Everyone was dead.
C. Everyone was cured.
D. People developed an immunity to the plague.


Read The Story of Britain by Rebecca Fraser, about the Protectorate and Commonwealth, and the reign of Charles II, and answer these comprehension questions on pages 351-376. Send them to me in an email with the subject header Zombie Hotsauce History Reading Period 10.

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