Othello Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act 4, Scene 2.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What are Desdemona and Cassio talking about right before Othello leaves?
(a) News from Venice.
(b) Finding Cassio a new position now that he has been fired.
(c) Having an affair.
(d) A way to get Cassio back into Othello's good graces.

2. What is Desdemona's reaction to Cassio's quick exit when Othello enters the room?
(a) She tries to get him to stay.
(b) She is worried Othello may have seen Cassio.
(c) She gets angry with Othello for scaring Cassio.
(d) She blushes and gets embarrassed.

3. In her conversation with Cassio right before Othello leaves, what does Desdemona say she will make Othello's every moment about?
(a) Iago and his honesty.
(b) Cassio and his faithfulness.
(c) Herself and her purity.
(d) The Duke and his lusty advances.

4. Why does Iago try so hard to calm Desdemona down after she has been accused by Othello?
(a) He does not want her to run away.
(b) He is afraid that would prove her guilt to Othello.
(c) He knows that he can calm Othello down.
(d) He hates to see her so upset.

5. What does Othello tell Emilia to do after he has questioned her about Desdemona's affair?
(a) Keep this conversation a secret.
(b) Leave his services immediately.
(c) Deliver a letter.
(d) Bring Desdemona to him.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the Duke of Cyprus?

2. What is Desdemona's reaction to Othello's accusation of her unfaithfulness?

3. Who is Cassio most worried about when he comes ashore in Cyprus?

4. What fault in Othello does Iago plan to use to go about destroying Othello's marriage?

5. What does Iago swear to do to Othello and Desdemona's 'fine tuned' love?

(see the answer key)

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