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

2. What does Bottom say when he awakens after his night with Titania?

3. How does Titania feel about Bottom once she awakes and finds him in her bower?

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

5. Where is Theseus when he asks for a specific form of entertainment?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. What does Puck do when he sees the actors rehearsing in the woods?

9. What does Bottom think needs to be explained to the audience at the beginning of their mini-play?

10. What does Theseus do when he finds the two Athenian couples sleeping in the woods?

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

What role does symbolism play in the story and where does it appear? How is the plot altered by the presence of these symbols?

Essay Topic 3

Lysander and Demetrius are almost mirror images of each other, and yet they have some notable differences. Using excerpts from the text, please compare and contrast these two characters and explain the significance they had in the plot.

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