The Merchant of Venice Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Antonio plead for mercy from?

2. Who is present when Shylock realizes his daughter is gone?

3. What is the name of the young lawyer who has come to Venice to help the Duke make a ruling on the case?

4. Which casket does the second suitor choose?

5. Who does Bassanio introduce Portia to when he returns to Belmont from Venice?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Nerissa is a minor character whose presence makes a big difference in the plot. How does she accomplish this? What are some ways that her presence, however brief, alters the outcome of the plot? What would have happened differently if Nerissa had not been in the play at all?

Essay Topic 2

How were the roles of women different in the time of this play than they are now, and how does the theme of gender roles present itself in the text?

Essay Topic 3

Valor was a theme of this play that is very important to many of the characters involved. Where does this theme of valor present itself and how do these occurrences affect the characters involved in those scenes?

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