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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Othello compare Cassio to when he sees Cassio fighting?
(a) The Moors.
(b) The Heathens.
(c) The Turks.
(d) The Devil.

2. Who does Cassio fight with on his first night in Cyprus?
(a) Montano.
(b) Roderigo.
(c) Iago.
(d) Miltano.

3. What does Iago swear to do to Othello and Desdemona's 'fine tuned' love?
(a) Fill their lives with dischord.
(b) Make them both sing solos.
(c) Put it to rest.
(d) Increase the harmony.

4. Who is awakened by the noise that Roderigo causes during the brawl in the street?
(a) Emilia.
(b) Desdemona.
(c) The Duke's wife.
(d) The Duke.

5. Where does Othello go after his discussion with Brabantio at the inn?
(a) Brabantio's house.
(b) He catches a ship heading to Cyprus.
(c) The Duke's house.
(d) His own house.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Brabantio think Othello has the power of bewitchment?

2. Who does Cassio hear is already pleading his case with Othello the morning after his embarrassing street brawl?

3. How does Othello really feel about Cassio, even after his brawl in the street?

4. What is the shortest scene in the book?

5. What does the Duke order Othello to do before hearing what Brabantio has to say?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Desdemona lose that she is worried about finding?

2. Why is Othello so happy to see Desdemona when he comes ashore in Cyprus?

3. What does Othello do before Desdemona awakes to him standing beside their bed?

4. Why is Othello so torn about firing Cassio?

5. Who told Iago to kill Cassio?

6. What do Othello, Lodovico, Desdemona and Emilia all do together after dinner?

7. What does Iago tell Desdemona he will do when Desdemona talks about Othello's odd and angry behavior towards her?

8. When we first see Iago speaking with Othello, what does Iago claim to not be?

9. What does the Duke decide to do after he has heard Othello and Brabantio's sides of the case against Othello?

10. What does Othello ask Iago to give him after he overhears Iago and Cassio talking?

(see the answer keys)

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