A Midsummer Night's Dream Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 send to fetch the magic flower in Act 2, Scene 1?

2. What can now be done with the flower Oberon saw get hit with something unique?

3. Where does Lysander ask Hermia to meet him if she chooses to marry him at the beginning of A Midsummer Night's Dream?

4. How are Hermia and Egeus related?

5. What happens when Helena wakes up Lysander in the woods after lamenting her situation?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Lysander propose he and Hermia do to avoid the punishment laid out for Hermia should she choose to marry him?

2. How do Hippolyta and Theseus feel about their upcoming marriage?

3. Why is Helena so in love with Demetrius?

4. How does the mini-play mirror one of Shakespeare's major works?

5. Where does Lysander decide to live when Hermia is told to make her decision between marrying Demetrius or going to a convent?

6. How is Puck told to harness the power of the magical flower?

7. In her famous line in the first scene, what does Helena say love uses when choosing matches?

8. What does Helena think Lysander is really doing after she wakes him up in the woods?

9. What happens when Helena wakes up Lysander after she has been abandoned by Demetrius in the wood?

10. Why is Demetrius in the magical wood after dark in Act 2, Scene 1?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choosing sides was a theme that was presented in this play. Give examples of characters choosing sides, and tell how it affected the characters involved.

Essay Topic 2

How did Oberon's relationship with Titania change over the course of the plot? What caused these changes, and what significance does this have to the outcome of the play?

Essay Topic 3

Friendship is a strong theme throughout the play. Where are some places that this theme appears, and how do the characters touched by it react? How do certain friendships change over the course of the play, and what causes these changes?

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