Benjamin Franklin And William Shakespeare Flashcards

1
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Founding Father of United States
First president of University of Pennsylvania or College of Philadelphia

A

Benjamin Franklin

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2
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When and Where Franklin was born?

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January 17, 1706, Milk Street, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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3
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William Shakespeare was born on

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April 23, 1564

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4
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William Shakespeare was baptized on

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April 26, 1564 in Holy Trinity in Stratford

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5
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Father of William Shakespeare

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John Shakespeare, Mayor (bailiff)

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6
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Mother of Shakespeare

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Mary Arden, daughter of a prosperous farmer, Robert Arden

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7
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John Shakespeare and Mary Arden have _ children

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8 children
- 4 daughters (Joan)
- 4 sons (William was the eldest)

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8
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‘’Bard of Avon”
Have 37 plays
200 operas

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William Shakespeare

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9
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William (18) was married to

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Anne Hathaway (26)

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10
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When did Shakespeare and Hathaway get married?

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November 27, 1582

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Children of Shakespeare and Hathaway

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The eldest, Susanna, was baptised on 26 May 1583. They also had twins, Judith and Hamnet, baptised on 2 February 1585.

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12
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Lost Years of Shakespeare

A

1585 until 1592

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13
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Where is Anne Hathaway’s cottage?

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village of Shottery

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14
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He earned the title of “The First American” for his early and indefatigable campaigning for colonial unity, initially as an author and spokesman in London for several colonies. As the first United States ambassador to France, he exemplified the emerging American nation.

A

Benjamin Franklin

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15
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What was Franklin’s pseudonym?

A

Richard Saunders

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16
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Until what age did Shakespeare attend Stratford’s grammar school? It had a curriculum that consisted of an intense emphasis on the Latin classics, including memorization, writing, and acting classic Latin plays.

A

Until the age of 15

17
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In this year, John Shakespeare was beset by severe financial difficulties and he was forced to mortgage his wife’s inheritance.

A

1576

18
Q

The acting company in London with which Shakespeare was connected for most of his career

A

Lord Chamberlain’s Men/King’s Men

19
Q

Shakespeare’s most famous sonnet

A

Sonnet XVIII

20
Q

How many plays did Shakespeare write?

A

37 plays and 154 sonnets.

21
Q

At what age did Shakespeare write his first play titled Henry VI, Part
One?

A

He wrote it between 1589 and 1590. Shakespeare would have been 25 at the time.

22
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Where was Henry VI, Part One performed?

A

The Rose Theatre in London

23
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When did Shakespeare write Romeo and Juliet?

A

1594

24
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Title of Act 2 Scene 2 of Romeo and Juliet?

A

Capulet’s Orchard