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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What is so surprising to Desdemona about Othello's behavior when he is asking about her handkerchief?
(a) He has never acted like this before.
(b) He did not kiss her goodbye.
(c) He seems worried and distracted.
(d) He usually only acts this way when he is sick.

3. What does Iago tell Desdemona that Othello is upset about after Othello accuses her of having an affair?
(a) He is a passionate moor and needs no reason.
(b) Affairs of the state.
(c) He is having an affair of his own.
(d) A friend of his whose wife has cheated.

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

5. What does Othello see in the street at night that motivates him to rush to see Desdemona?
(a) Cassio with another woman.
(b) Roderigo bleeding in a jail cell.
(c) Cassio wounded in the street.
(d) A note from Iago.

6. Why does Iago have to work so hard to convince Othello that Desdemona is unfaithful?
(a) Othello refuses to admit that his own wife would leave him.
(b) Othello has been with Desdemona almost every instant.
(c) Othello is a much better man than Cassio.
(d) Othello loves her and knows how virtuous she is.

7. Who does Iago try to frame for Cassio's wounds?
(a) Bianca.
(b) Roderigo.
(c) Montano.
(d) Othello.

8. What is Desdemona's reaction to Othello's accusation of her unfaithfulness?
(a) She is angry.
(b) She is relieved to have the truth out.
(c) She is stricken and confused.
(d) She wonders what took him so long to realize it.

9. Who wounds Roderigo towards the end of the play?
(a) Montano.
(b) Cassio.
(c) Othello.
(d) Iago.

10. What are Iago and Othello discussing at the beginning of Act 4?
(a) The lost handkerchief.
(b) Politics of Cyprus and Venice.
(c) The strategies of war.
(d) Desdemona's infidelity.

11. Who stood up for Othello when Desdemona spoke ill of him while Othello was still trying to woo her?
(a) Roderigo.
(b) Brabantio.
(c) Iago.
(d) Cassio.

12. What is Iago preparing to do at the beginning of Act 5?
(a) Tell another lie to Othello.
(b) Arrest Roderigo.
(c) Ambush Cassio.
(d) Frame Othello in Desdemona's murder.

13. What does Othello do to get Desdemona to use her handkerchief while she is waiting for Cassio?
(a) Ask kindly for it.
(b) Sneeze.
(c) Pretend to have watery eyes.
(d) Cough a great deal.

14. What does Desdemona do to try and prove her love to Othello after he has accused her of an affair?
(a) Put their wedding sheets on the bed.
(b) Wear a chastity belt with a single key given to Othello.
(c) Swear an oath to never be unfaithful again.
(d) Write a letter.

15. What is Iago's reasoning behind the statement he makes about what happens to every married man?
(a) Men have short attention spans.
(b) Women need more than one man to be satisfied.
(c) Women are wily.
(d) Humans are not meant to have just one lover.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Othello tell Desdemona to do after the walk after dinner?

2. What drops to the ground as Othello and Desdemona head to dinner with the islanders?

3. What does Desdemona tell Othello she was doing right before he came in the room so suddenly?

4. Who is NOT present during the walk after dinner?

5. Who asks Iago to deliver something?

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