The Merchant of Venice Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Shylock petition for help when he sees that his daughter is gone?
(a) The governor.
(b) The king.
(c) The duke.
(d) The prince.

2. What is the title of the second guest at Belmont while Bassanio is sailing there?
(a) Duke.
(b) Earl.
(c) Prince.
(d) Lord.

3. What does Shylock accuse Solanio and Salarino of?
(a) Helping Jessica escape.
(b) Tipping off Bassanio to sail in haste.
(c) Distracting him on his way home from dinner with Bassanio.
(d) Stealing his money.

4. Who do Jessica and Lorenzo pretend to be while they are left alone at Portia's house?
(a) Animals.
(b) Portia and Bassanio.
(c) Royalty.
(d) Famous lovers.

5. Who does Shylock say has never had sympathy for him?
(a) Lorenzo.
(b) Any of the other merchants.
(c) Antonio.
(d) Bassanio.

6. What occupation does Portia's cousin hold?
(a) Jailer.
(b) Governor.
(c) Lawyer.
(d) Soldier.

7. Who does Portia leave in charge of her house when she leaves?
(a) Lorenzo and Jessica.
(b) Her servants.
(c) A suitor who arrived too late.
(d) Nerissa.

8. Which casket does Bassanio choose?
(a) Bronze.
(b) Silver.
(c) Golden.
(d) Lead.

9. How much money did Jessica spend in one night?
(a) 8 ducats.
(b) 800 ducats.
(c) 8000 ducats.
(d) 80 ducats.

10. Where does Shylock want to search for his missing daughter?
(a) Bassanio's ship.
(b) Lorenzo's house.
(c) The masquerade.
(d) Antonio's house.

11. How does the second suitor to Portia treat her while Bassanio is sailing there?
(a) He is timid and careful.
(b) He is kind and thoughtful.
(c) He is ignorant and slow.
(d) He is insulting and arrogant.

12. How does Shylock plan to use the pound of flesh he will get from Antonio?
(a) Horsefeed.
(b) Garden fertilizer.
(c) A trophy.
(d) Fish bait.

13. Who announces to Lorenzo that Bassanio is expected home soon?
(a) Launcelot.
(b) Gobbo.
(c) Nerissa.
(d) A servant.

14. What does Portia tell Lorenzo she will do to help Bassanio in his quest?
(a) Pray.
(b) Denounce her titles.
(c) Ask favors of high ranking officials.
(d) Give money.

15. What does Nerissa plan to get from her husband before returning home with Portia?
(a) The pendant around his neck.
(b) The deed to Shylock's house.
(c) A lock of hair.
(d) The ring she gave him.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is the second guest at Belmont from while Bassanio is sailing there?

2. Why does Portia want Bassanio to wait to choose his casket?

3. What does Launcelot tell Jessica he is worried about her for?

4. What is Nerissa disguised as while she is in Venice with Portia?

5. What does Shylock say will happen to Jessica due to her betrayal?

(see the answer keys)

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