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

2. Who was once a lover of Titania?

3. Why is Helena unable to continue running when she enters Act 2, Scene 2 after Puck exits?

4. Who does Oberon ask to help him in his plot to punish his wife?

5. Who does Puck think Lysander is when he is sleeping in the woods?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Hermia insist of Lysander when they start to fall asleep in the wood?

2. What will happen to Hermia if she does not marry the man who Egeus has chosen for her to marry?

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

4. What do the Fairy King and Queen want to do at Theseus's wedding and why?

5. What does Bottom plan to do after he wakes up alone in the woods?

6. Where do the actors decide to hold their next rehearsal, and why do they choose that spot?

7. Why is Helena so frustrated about having to woo Demetrius?

8. Who does Puck blame for the confusion with the Athenians and why?

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

10. Who was married in Act 4, Scene 2?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The names of the actors and the fairy attendants were very specific. What were some of these names, and what did the names and their meanings add to the content of the play?

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

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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