Passage for Exercise-86

Read of the following passage and answer the questions that follow:

   Shylock, the Jew, lived at Venice; he was an usurer, who had amassed an immense fortune by lending money at great interest to Christian merchants. Shylock, being a hard-hearted man, exacted the payment of money he lent with such severity that he was much disliked by all good men, and particularly by Antonio, a young merchant of Venice; and Shylock as much hated Antonio, because he used to lend money to people in distress, and would never take any interest for the money he lent; therefore there was great enmity between the covetous Jew and the generous merchant Antonio. Whenever Antonio met Shylock on the Rialto, he used to reproach him for his usuries and hard dealings, which the Jew would bear with seeming patience, while he secretly meditated revenge.


1. Where did Shylock live?
2. What was his profession?
3. How did he get rich?
4. Why was he disliked by all good men?
5. Who was Antonio?
6. Why did Shylock hate Antonio?
7. Why did Shylock think of revenge? 
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