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"My Last Duchess" shows what formal occasion?

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31961 value=31961 type=radio name=resp9257> a. A nobleman's employee is making dowry arrangements with a widower.
31962 value=31962 type=radio name=resp9257> b. A relative has called to express regret at the Duchess's death.
31963 value=31963 type=radio name=resp9257> c. An elderly duke is negotiating the marriage of his only daughter.
31964 value=31964 type=radio name=resp9257> d. An art connoisseur is inspecting the art collection of a rich man.


Question 2

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Fra Pandolf is the ___

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31973 value=31973 type=radio name=resp9260> a. listener
31974 value=31974 type=radio name=resp9260> b. Count's emissary
31975 value=31975 type=radio name=resp9260> c. painter of the portrait
31976 value=31976 type=radio name=resp9260> d. Duke's brother


Question 3

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The speaker in "My Last Duchess" is ___

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31989 value=31989 type=radio name=resp9264> a. the Duke of Ferrara
31990 value=31990 type=radio name=resp9264> b. the Duke's first wife
31991 value=31991 type=radio name=resp9264> c. Robert Browning
31992 value=31992 type=radio name=resp9264> d. the Count


Question 4

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Which adjective does not describe the Duke's character?

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31985 value=31985 type=radio name=resp9263> a. modest
31986 value=31986 type=radio name=resp9263> b. controlling
31987 value=31987 type=radio name=resp9263> c. jealous
31988 value=31988 type=radio name=resp9263> d. arrogant


Question 5

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When the Duke says of the portrait, "There she stands / As if alive," we can infer that ___

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32009 value=32009 type=radio name=resp9269> a. he is happier with the portrait than with the real person
32010 value=32010 type=radio name=resp9269> b. when he sees the portrait, he remembers their happy marriage
32011 value=32011 type=radio name=resp9269> c. he is experiencing a hallucination in which the portrait seems to breathe
32012 value=32012 type=radio name=resp9269> d. he is upset to the point of delusional fantasy


Question 6

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Because "My Last Duchess" is a dramatic monologue, the reader ___

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32001 value=32001 type=radio name=resp9267> a. can read the speaker's unvoiced thoughts
32002 value=32002 type=radio name=resp9267> b. can read the poet's comments about the speaker
32003 value=32003 type=radio name=resp9267> c. must infer all meanings from what the speaker says
32004 value=32004 type=radio name=resp9267> d. can "overhear" the conversation between the speaker and the listener


Question 7

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The Duke did not discuss his feelings with the Duchess because he ___

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31969 value=31969 type=radio name=resp9259> a. felt that to do so would be beneath him
31970 value=31970 type=radio name=resp9259> b. was shy in the presence of women, even his own wife
31971 value=31971 type=radio name=resp9259> c. was so busy with affairs of state that he had no time for personal discussions
31972 value=31972 type=radio name=resp9259> d. was unaware of his own feelings at the time


Question 8

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From the Duke's statement that no one pulls back the curtain from the portrait except him, the reader can infer that the Duke ___

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32005 value=32005 type=radio name=resp9268> a. can't endure sharing the image of his late wife
32006 value=32006 type=radio name=resp9268> b. is jealous of the listener
32007 value=32007 type=radio name=resp9268> c. is knowledgeable about preservation of art
32008 value=32008 type=radio name=resp9268> d. likes to control his artworks


Question 9

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Which adjective best describes the Duchess's character at the beginning of her marriage?

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31981 value=31981 type=radio name=resp9262> a. scheming
31982 value=31982 type=radio name=resp9262> b. bored
31983 value=31983 type=radio name=resp9262> c. depressed
31984 value=31984 type=radio name=resp9262> d. congenial


Question 10

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The Duke was angered by the fact that the Duchess ___

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31965 value=31965 type=radio name=resp9258> a. had too many parties
31966 value=31966 type=radio name=resp9258> b. smiled freely at others
31967 value=31967 type=radio name=resp9258> c. did not have a dowry
31968 value=31968 type=radio name=resp9258> d. spent his money foolishly


Question 11

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The question "Will 't please you sit and look at her?" (line 5) is addressed to the ___

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31977 value=31977 type=radio name=resp9261> a. Duke
31978 value=31978 type=radio name=resp9261> b. Duke and Duchess's family physician
31979 value=31979 type=radio name=resp9261> c. painter
31980 value=31980 type=radio name=resp9261> d. Count's emissary


Question 12

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A dramatic monologue is a poem in which a speaker other than the poet addresses ___

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31997 value=31997 type=radio name=resp9266> a. an imagined theater audience
31998 value=31998 type=radio name=resp9266> b. the poet
31999 value=31999 type=radio name=resp9266> c. listener who speaks in reply
32000 value=32000 type=radio name=resp9266> d. a listener who does not speak


Question 13

Marks: 1

The listener in the poem is the ___

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31993 value=31993 type=radio name=resp9265> a. Duke
31994 value=31994 type=radio name=resp9265> b. Count
31995 value=31995 type=radio name=resp9265> c. Count's emissary
31996 value=31996 type=radio name=resp9265> d. painter
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