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 Claudio vow to do if the shocking news brought to the garden is proven true?

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

3. How does Benedick speak to Beatrice when they meet in the orchard?

4. What does Beatrice call Benedick as they dance together?

5. Where does the surprise visitor say Claudio can find evidence of his shocking news?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do Don John and his two men discuss just after the engagement of Hero and Claudio is announced?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What are some of the key examples of gratitude in this book, and how do these instances affect the characters involved in those scenes?

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