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2005 Key Stage 3 English SATs Shakespeare Paper Much Ado About Nothing (filename "ks3-english-2005-shakespeare-much-ado-about-nothing.pdf") includes:

English test En KEY STAGE 3 LEVELS 4–7 Shakespeare paper: Much Ado About Nothing 2005 Please read this page, but do not open the booklet until your teacher tells you to start. Write your name, the name of your school and the title of the play you have studied on the cover of your answer booklet. This booklet contains one task which assesses your reading and understanding of Much Ado About Nothing and has 18 marks. You have 45 minutes to complete this task. QCA/05/1411 Sourced from SATs-Papers.co.uk http://www.SATs-Papers.co.uk Much Ado About Nothing Act 1 Scene 1, lines 119 to 182 Act 2 Scene 3, lines 181 to 213 What do you learn about Benedick’s attitudes to love and marriage in these extracts? Support your ideas by referring to both of the extracts which are printed on the following pages. 18 marks KS3/05/En/Levels 4–7/Much Ado About Nothing Sourced from SATs-Papers.co.uk 2 http://www.SATs-Papers.co.uk Much Ado About Nothing Act 1 Scene 1, lines 119 to 182 In this extract, Claudio tells Benedick that he loves Hero, and then Benedick tells Don Pedro. CLAUDIO Benedick, didst thou note the daughter of Signor Leonato? BENEDICK I noted her not, but I looked on her. CLAUDIO Is she not a modest young lady? BENEDICK Do you question me as an honest man should do, for my simple true judgement? Or would you have me speak after my custom, as being a professed tyrant to their sex? CLAUDIO No, I pray thee speak in sober judgement. 125 BENEDICK Why i’faith, methinks she’s too low for a high praise, too brown for a fair praise, and too little for a great praise. Only this commendation I can afford her, that were she other than she is, she were unhandsome, and being no other, but as she is – I do not like her. 130 120 CLAUDIO Thou thinkest I am in sport. I pray thee, tell me truly how thou lik’st her? BENEDICK Would you buy her, that you enquire after her? CLAUDIO Can the world buy such a jewel? BENEDICK Yea, and a case to put it into. But speak you this with a sad brow? Or do you play the flouting Jack, to tell us Cupid is a good harefinder, and Vulcan a rare carpenter? Come, in what key shall a man take you, to go in the song? CLAUDIO In mine eye, she is the sweetest lady that ever I looked on. BENEDICK I can see yet without spectacles, and I see no such matter. There’s her cousin, and she were not possessed with a fury, exceeds her as much in beauty as the first of May doth the last of December. But I hope you have no intent to turn husband, have you? CLAUDIO I would scarce trust myself, though I had sworn the contrary, if Hero would be my wife. 135 140 145 Turn over KS3/05/En/Levels 4–7/Much Ado About Nothing Sourced from SATs-Papers.co.uk 3 http://www.SATs-Papers.co.uk BENEDICK Is’t come to this? In faith, hath not the world one man, but he will wear his cap with suspicion? Shall I never see a bachelor of three score again? Go to, i’faith, and thou wilt needs thrust thy neck into a yoke, wear the print of it, and sigh away Sundays. Look, Don Pedro is returned to seek you. 150 Enter DON PEDRO DON PEDRO What secret hath held you here, that you followed not to Leonato’s? BENEDICK I would your grace would constrain me to tell. DON PEDRO I charge thee on thy allegiance. BENEDICK You hear, Count Claudio, I can be secret as a dumb man – I would have you think so. But on my allegiance (mark you this, on my allegiance) he is in love. With who? Now that is your grace’s part: mark how short his answer is. With Hero, Leonato’s short daughter. CLAUDIO If this were so, so were it uttered. BENEDICK Like the old tale, my lord: ‘It is not so, nor ’twas not so, but indeed, God forbid it should be so.’ CLAUDIO If my passion change not shortly, God forbid it should be otherwise. DON PEDRO Amen, if you love her, for the lady is very well worthy. CLAUDIO You speak this to fetch me in, my lord. DON PEDRO By my troth, I speak my thought. CLAUDIO And in faith, my lord, I spoke mine. BENEDICK And by my two faiths and troths, my lord, I spoke mine. CLAUDIO That I love her, I feel. DON PEDRO That she is worthy, I know. BENEDICK That I neither feel how she should be loved, nor know how she should be worthy, is the opinion that fire cannot melt out of me: I will die in it at the stake. DON PEDRO Thou wast ever an obstinate heretic in the despite of beauty. CLAUDIO And never could maintain his part, but in the force of his will. KS3/05/En/Levels 4–7/Much Ado About Nothing Sourced from SATs-Papers.co.uk 155 160 165 170 4 http://www.SATs-Papers.co.uk 175 BENEDICK That a woman conceived me, I thank her: that she brought me up, I likewise give her most humble thanks: but that I will have a recheat winded in my forehead, or hang my bugle in an invisible baldrick, all women shall pardon me. Because I will not do them the wrong to mistrust any, I will do myself the right to trust none: and the fine is (for the which I may go the finer) I will live a bachelor. 180 Act 2 Scene 3, lines 181 to 213 In this extract, Benedick is convinced that Beatrice loves him. BENEDICK This can be no trick, the conference was sadly borne, they have the truth of this from Hero, they seem to pity the lady: it seems her affections have their full bent: love me? Why, it must be requited: I hear how I am censured, they say I will bear myself proudly, if I perceive the love come from her: they say too, that she will rather die than give any sign of affection: I did never think to marry, I must not seem proud, happy are they that hear their detractions, and can put them to mending: they say the lady is fair, ’tis a truth, I can bear them witness: and virtuous, ’tis so, I cannot reprove it: and wise, but for loving me: by my troth it is no addition to her wit, nor no great argument of her folly, for I will be horribly in love with her: I may chance have some odd quirks and remnants of wit broken on me, because I have railed so long against marriage: but doth not the appetite alter? A man loves the meat in his youth, that he cannot endure in his age. Shall quips and sentences, and these paper bullets of the brain awe a man from the career of his humour? No, the world must be peopled. When I said I would die a bachelor, I did not think I should live till I were married – here comes Beatrice: by this day, she’s a fair lady, I do spy some marks of love in her. 185 190 195 200 Enter BEATRICE BEATRICE Against my will I am sent to bid you come in to dinner. BENEDICK Fair Beatrice, I thank you for your pains. BEATRICE I took no more pains for those thanks, than you took pains to thank me, if it had been painful I would not have come. BENEDICK You take pleasure then in the message. 205 Turn over KS3/05/En/Levels 4–7/Much Ado About Nothing Sourced from SATs-Papers.co.uk 5 http://www.SATs-Papers.co.uk BEATRICE BENEDICK Yea, just so much as you may take upon a knife’s point, and choke a daw withal: you have no stomach, signor, fare you well. Exit Ha, against my will I am sent to bid you come in to dinner: there’s a double meaning in that: I took no more pains for those thanks than you take pains to thank me: that’s as much as to say, any 210 pains that I take for you is as easy as thanks: if I do not take pity of her I am a villain, if I do not love her I am a Jew, I will go get her picture. Exit END OF TEST KS3/05/En/Levels 4–7/Much Ado About Nothing Sourced from SATs-Papers.co.uk 6 http://www.SATs-Papers.co.uk Sourced from SATs-Papers.co.uk http://www.SATs-Papers.co.uk Sourced from SATs-Papers.co.uk © Qualifications and Curriculum Authority 2005 QCA, Key Stage 3 Team, 83 Piccadilly, London W1J 8QA 264716 http://www.SATs-Papers.co.uk