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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. What does Brabantio think will happen once he presents his case against Othello at the Duke's house?
(a) Brabantio knows the Duke was in love with Desdemona, so the Duke will side with him.
(b) Brabantio thinks the Senate will agree with him.
(c) Brabantio fears that the Duke will side with Othello.
(d) Brabantio fears that Othello will bewitch them just as he has Desdemona.

2. Who sent the messengers who summon Othello while he is talking to Iago if his love for Desdemona?
(a) Brabantio.
(b) General Stringham.
(c) The Duke.
(d) Desdemona.

3. Where does Iago tell the search party for Desdemona to meet him after they hear news of her elopement?
(a) Brabantio's house.
(b) Othello's house.
(c) The town square.
(d) The inn.

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

5. Who does Cassio hear is already pleading his case with Othello the morning after his embarrassing street brawl?
(a) The Duke.
(b) Iago.
(c) Emilia.
(d) Desdemona.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Montano want to report to Othello for behavior unbecoming of an officer on the first night in Cyprus?

2. Where is Iago from?

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

4. What does Othello do to punish Cassio for his fighting?

5. What is Cassio's opinion of Iago at the beginning of Act 3?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Roderigo suggest that he and Iago do to try and stop the marriage between Othello and Desdemona?

2. Where is Othello going when he gives the package to Iago in Act 3, Scene 2?

3. Why does Othello finally tell Desdemona that he will consider forgiving Cassio?

4. What does Iago plan to make Othello believe after the trial is over?

5. Why does Othello compare Montano and Cassio to Turks on their first night in Cyrpus?

6. Who does Iago try to frame for the attack on Cassio?

7. How does the Duke of Cyprus feel about Othello?

8. How does Brabantio think Othello got Desdemona to marry him?

9. Why is Brabantio so mad at Othello?

10. How does Othello kill Desdemona?

(see the answer keys)

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