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 Benedick plan to do as Don Pedro and the other men leave the orchard?

2. Who is sent to get Beatrice at the beginning of Act 3?

3. What does Benedick ask to do after Don Pedro tells him the new change in his appearance makes him look younger?

4. Why does Beatrice decide to love Benedick after she drops eaves on Hero in the garden?

5. What does Don John tell his men that he wants to rob from the world?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Who does Antonio think intends to pursue Hero as a love interest?

6. How does Beatrice say she knows Benedick's tricks in the first scene?

7. Why is Don John so eager to punish Claudio in particular?

8. What do Ursula and Hero plan to talk about when they know Beatrice is listening?

9. How are Antonio and Leonato related?

10. What does Borachio plan to ask Margaret after the party at Leonato's house?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

This play takes place in a few different settings. Describe some of these settings and how they affect the course of the plot. Why might Shakespeare have chosen these particular places for this plot to take place?

Essay Topic 2

What are some of the forms of foreshadowing used in this play, and how do those moments affect the course of the plot?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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