Othello Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act 1, Scene 3.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How is Brabantio related to Desdemona?
(a) He is her father.
(b) He is her uncle.
(c) He is her grandfather.
(d) He is her godfather.

2. What is Roderigo's first step toward revenge against Othello when he hears of their marriage?
(a) He plots with Iago to frame Othello for infidelity.
(b) He tells Brabantio.
(c) He tells a policeman to arrest Othello.
(d) He pays a man to kill Othello.

3. Why is Iago so upset with Othello at the beginning of the play?
(a) He is a moor.
(b) He married Desdemona.
(c) He slept with his wife.
(d) He promoted Cassio instead of Iago.

4. What does Brabantio find that convinces him his daughter really has escaped to get married?
(a) A note.
(b) Her empty bed.
(c) A receipt for a carriage.
(d) A marriage license.

5. Why does Brabantio think Othello has the power of bewitchment?
(a) He is a moor.
(b) This is widely rumored about Othello.
(c) He has seen Othello do it to others.
(d) Iago told him this.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the Duke discussing when he is first seen in the play?

2. What does the Duke do after hearing both Brabantio and Othello's sides of the story?

3. Where does Othello go after his discussion with Brabantio at the inn?

4. On what account does Brabantio want to arrest Othello?

5. How does Igao comfort Roderigo after the trial is over and the marriage is declared legitimate?

(see the answer key)

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