A Midsummer Night's Dream Test | Final 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 news is brought to the actors at the end of Act 4?

2. Who brings the actors some news at the end of Act 4?

3. Who enters Act 3, Scene 2 as Puck and the Fairy King are discussing Titania's new love?

4. What does Bottom insist that their mini-play needs at the beginning of Act 3?

5. What did Oberon ask Titania to do with the Indian child while she was in love with Bottom?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why are Oberon and Puck in such a hurry to clear up the amusing confusion they have caused during the night?

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

3. How do the other actors respond to what Puck does to Bottom, and why is Bottom so surprised by this reaction?

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

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

6. How does Puck clear up the confusion among the four lovers of Athens?

7. What does Oberon find that will help him reverse the effects of he love juice?

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

9. What does Theseus do when he finds the two Athenian couples sleeping 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

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?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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