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

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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. What does Snug's assigned role in the mini-play mostly consist of?

2. In what city does A Midsummer Night's Dream take place?

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

4. Why does Lysander think he deserves Hermia as his bride?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Oberon want Puck to wait until Titania wakes up to change Bottom's head?

3. How does Quince resolve Flute's worries about his assigned role in the mini-play?

4. How did Thisbe's cloak get blood on it in the mini-play?

5. What will happen if the actors are unable to find their missing fellow in Act 4, Scene 2?

6. What does Bottom say the Lion must do before he begins his part in the mini-play?

7. What is so ironic about Bottom's name?

8. What do the actors think have happened to their missing companion?

9. Where do the actors hope to perform their mini-play?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Despair was a theme that was placed in a number of sensitive places in this plot. What are some of these places, and what role did despair play in this play?

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

Shame and propriety are common themes throughout this play. What are some of the instances where these themes are present, and why are they so important to the characters involved?

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