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ICSE 2015: English 2:
Preparatory Test Three

Drama: The Merchant of
Venice & Poetry
Poetry: Time:
One hour  Maximum Marks: 45
All questions carry equal
marks

Question 1

Read the extract given below and answer
the questions that follow:


Stephano:

Stephano is my name; and I bring
word


My mistress will before the break of
day


Be here at Belmont: she doth stray
about


By holy crosses, where she kneels and
prays


For happy wedlock hours.

Lorenzo:

Who come with her?

(a) Where does this scene take place?
What message does he bring?


(b) According to the extract, what was
his mistress doing during her absence from home?


(c) What was she actually doing in her
absence?


(d) What was the role of his
mistress’


(e) The love story of Lorenzo and Jessica
is a subplot in the play. Discuss how this sub-plot relates to the main love
story of Bassanio and Portia.
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