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. What does Don Pedro ask Balthasar to do while Benedick is hiding in the orchard?

2. What will accompany the feast for the evening of the soldier's arrival to Messina?

3. What does Benedick tell Beatrice she has when they first converse together in this play?

4. Who wants to marry Hero?

5. Why does Benedick say he will no longer be cruel to Beatrice as he has in the past after overhearing the conversation between Don Pedro and Claudio?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Leonato warn Beatrice will keep her from ever finding a husband?

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

3. Who proposes marriage to Beatrice during the feast?

4. Where does Antonio get his mistaken news about who will be pursuing Hero as a love interest?

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

6. What does Don John say is the cure for his ill humor?

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

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

9. Why do Hero and Ursula want Beatrice to hear the lies they are going to tell when they know Beatrice is listening?

10. What is Benedick's excuse for his odd behavior when he meets with Leonato in the garden?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Which character do you relate with most in this book? Why is this? How does this character change throughout the book?

Essay Topic 3

Hero endures many different trials before the end of the book. What are some of these trials and what lessons does she learn through these experiences?

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