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. Why does Leonato react the way he does to Antonio's mistaken idea about Don Pedro?

2. Where will the new plan to break up Claudio and Hero take place?

3. Which of the following is NOT one of the compliments that Hero gives Benedick while Beatrice is eavesdropping?

4. How is Margaret related to Hero?

5. How does Beatrice feel about the comment that she may not find a husband?

Short Essay Questions

1. How often does Claudio promise to read his epitaph to Hero after her funeral?

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

3. What does Leonato tell his unexpected visitors to do as he leaves to attend his daughter's wedding?

4. How are Antonio and Leonato related?

5. Why does Beatrice say that she and Benedick cannot use the traditional form of wooing?

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

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

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

9. How does Benedick respond to the news that Don John has been captured and is being brought back to Messina?

10. What does Claudio think Hero has died of?

Essay 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

How does Benedick's relationship with Beatrice change over the course of the plot? What causes these changes, and what significance does this have to the outcome of the play?

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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