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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who does Oberon ask to help him in his plot to punish his wife?
2. Why does Lysander think he deserves Hermia as his bride?
3. Who was once Oberon's mistress?
4. Why is Helena unable to continue running when she enters Act 2, Scene 2 after Puck exits?
5. What about Lysander causes Puck to mistake his identity?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is Puck told to harness the power of the magical flower?
2. In Act 2, Scene 1, what does Helena say causes her to fall more in love with Demetrius while she is in the wood with him?
3. What has been happening in the mortal world while the Fairy King and Queen have been fighting?
4. How did Titania come across the Indian changeling that she has?
5. What is so ironic about Bottom's name?
6. Why is Helena so in love with Demetrius?
7. What does Bottom do as Quince assigns all the roles in the mini-play?
8. What does Oberon tell Puck to do with the love juice after seeing the conversation between Helena and Demetrius?
9. What does Hermia insist of Lysander when they start to fall asleep in the wood?
10. How does Quince resolve Flute's worries about his assigned role in the mini-play?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Valor and honor were themes that were very important to many of the characters in this play. Where did this theme of valor and honor present itself and how did these occurrences affect the characters involved in those scenes?
Essay Topic 2
While Oberon and Titania were a magical fairy couple, they exhibited many different human characteristics. What are some examples of this humanity, and why do you think these examples were included in the play?
Essay Topic 3
Love was a very central theme in this book--so much so that it was almost a tangible character. What made this theme so prominent, and how was the course of the plot altered by its presence?
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