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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 Othello tell Desdemona is so special about the handkerchief he gave her?
(a) It is a symbol of love.
(b) It was his grandmother's.
(c) It is from a far away land.
(d) It has magical powers.

2. 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) A way to get Cassio back into Othello's good graces.
(d) Having an affair.

3. What does Emilia say she would do for the right price?
(a) Commit adultery.
(b) Dishonor her father.
(c) Kill.
(d) Lie.

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

5. What does Desdemona know for certain as she readies herself for bed?
(a) Things will get better now that they have reached the worst.
(b) Othello wants to kill her.
(c) Othello is having an affair.
(d) Her happy marriage is over.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Othello do to get Desdemona to use her handkerchief while she is waiting for Cassio?

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

3. What does Othello do after Iago lies about over hearing Cassio brag about being with Desdemona?

4. What is Iago asked to deliver in Act 3, Scene 2?

5. What does Othello tell Emilia to do after he has questioned her about Desdemona's affair?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who does Emilia say is to blame when women cheat on their husbands?

2. Who hides to ambush Cassio?

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

4. Why does Othello complain to Desdemona about having watery eyes?

5. Who told Iago to kill Cassio?

6. What part did Cassio play in Othello and Desdemona's courtship?

7. What is Emilia's response to the question Othello asks about Desdemona?

8. Where is Iago supposed to deliver the package that Othello gives him?

9. Who are Cassio and Iago talking about while Othello thinks they are discussing Desdemona?

10. What is Bianca surprised to see Cassio with when we first see her in the play?

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