Much Ado about Nothing 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 Beatrice specifically ask the messenger about after his news of the war?

2. What does Leonato ask Antonio to do after they have spoken about the mistaken idea of Don Pedro?

3. Who does Don John promise to pay a reward to if the new plan to break up Claudio and Hero works?

4. What does Don Pedro say about Claudio's reason for Benedick being more serious than usual?

5. What does Claudio say is Benedick's reason for seeming more serious than usual?

Short Essay Questions

1. What advice does Beatrice give Hero about accepting Don Pedro's supposed advances?

2. What news does Don John bring to Claudio and Don Pedro in the garden after they play their trick on Benedick?

3. What does Leonato say about Benedick when he meets Benedick in the garden?

4. What does Leonato urge Beatrice to do after she asks about Benedick in the recent battle?

5. Why do Don Pedro and Claudio continue to talk when they know that Benedick is listening to them?

6. What does Beatrice vow to do after Hero and Ursula leave after their conversation in the orchard?

7. What does Conrade fear might be hurt by Don John's miserable nature?

8. What does Don John say his real goal in life is?

9. What joke does Leonato make when Don Pedro asks about Hero being his daughter?

10. What does Claudio say he will do if the news Don John brought him turns out to be true?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The characters in this play all have their own goals and motivations. Select four characters and write their main motivation throughout the book and how this goal affects the characters around them.

Essay Topic 2

Betrayal is a theme introduced at the very beginning of this play. How does this constant stream of betrayal affect the outcome of the plot, and which characters are most affected by it?

Essay Topic 3

Shame and propriety are common themes throughout this book. 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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