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Shakespeare for Dummies..."Timon of Athens"
Life of Timon of Athens
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From which country does the lead character, Timon, hail?
When the wealthy Timon hosts a sumptuous feast why does everyone want to be near him?
They are vying for his daughter's hand in marriage.
He is giving away money.
He smells good
He is thought to have the gift of healing
"Timon of Athens" is Shakespeare's longest comedy.
What is the name of Timon's steward, one of his only true friends?
When Timon realizes that he does not have enough money to pay off the promises that he made, he asks his closest friends for help. What is the outcome?
They loan him money at very high interest rates
They insist Timon allow them to sleep with his beautiful wife
They pay off his debts with no repayment expected
They refuse to help in any way
Timon invites his betrayers to another party and serves them which of the following for dinner?
Rocks and lukewarm water
Caribou steak and papaya
Ironically, what does Timon discover in the cave?
A golden treasure
A magic harp
A tunnel to the Oracle at Delphi
At the end of the play what happens to Timon?
He sails for India
No one knows because the play is unfinished
He marries a senator's wife and lives happily ever after
Which of the following statements about the play "Timon of Athens" is NOT true?
This play is considered to be one of Shakespeare's most difficult works
This play was Shakespeare's last work
This play has been performed as a musical
Many scholars believe that this play had more than one author
This play has been performed at the Church of Saint Timon in Athens, Greece on September 31 for the past 300 years.
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Compiled Jun 28 12