Category : ICSE 2015: English 2: Preparatory Test Two

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ICSE 2015: English 2: Preparatory Test Two
Drama: The Merchant of Venice
Time: One hour                                                                                Maximum Marks: 30
All questions carry equal marks
Question 1
Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow:
Portia:
…..Now he goes,
With no less presence, but with much more
Than young Alcides, when he did redeem
The virgin tribute paid by howling Troy
To the sea-monster. I stand for sacrifice,
The rest aloof are the Dardanian wives,
With blearèd visages, come forth to view
The issue of th’exploit. Go, Hercules!
Live thou, I live. With much, much more dismay
I view the fight than thou that mak’st the fray.
(a)   Who are young Alcides and Hercules here?
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