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 is coming to visit Leonato at the beginning of the play?

2. What does Hero say she noticed about Don John at the beginning of Act 2?

3. What does Conrade tell Don John to avoid showing in his appearance?

4. Where did Antonio get this mistaken view of Don Pedro?

5. What shocking news does the surprise visitor bring to the men conversing in the garden?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. What does Hero say Beatrice uses to destroy every man who is interested in her?

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

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

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

10. What does Benedick think about while his servant is fetching his book?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Sacrifice is a theme that is very prevalent in this book. Who are the characters most affected by this theme, and how do they allow sacrifice to change their lives?

Essay Topic 3

Valor and honor is a theme of this play that is very important to many of the characters involved. Where does this theme of valor and honor present itself and how do these occurrences affect the characters involved in those scenes?

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