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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 becomes overwrought when seeing Cassio's wounds?
(a) Emilia.
(b) Bianca.
(c) Desdemona.
(d) The Duke's wife.

2. What does Othello NOT do while he is confronting Desdemona about her affair?
(a) Listen to her response.
(b) Present evidence.
(c) Threaten her.
(d) Yell.

3. What did Cassio do for Othello while Othello and Desdemona were still courting?
(a) Keet their relationship a secret from the public.
(b) Stand guard while they secretly visited.
(c) Drive Desdemona to Othello's house so they could visit.
(d) Deliver messages of love back and forth between the two.

4. Who does Iago talk to Cassio about when Othello thinks they are talking about Desdemona?
(a) A street walker.
(b) Bianca.
(c) Emilia.
(d) The Duke's wife.

5. What is Othello's response to Desdemona's pleas that he forgive Cassio before he is about to depart?
(a) "Never while I am alive."
(b) "This is not the time."
(c) "I must leave now, perhaps on my return."
(d) "Cassio has had his chance and failed."

Short Answer Questions

1. What is so surprising to Desdemona about Othello's behavior when he is asking about her handkerchief?

2. What does Othello ask Iago for when he decides to punish Desdemona for her affair?

3. Why does Cassio ask Bianca to leave so soon after meeting him at Othello's home?

4. What does Iago tell Roderigo to do after Roderigo is done yelling at him?

5. Following the after-dinner walk, what does Emilia tell Desdemona that she wishes?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is the most villainous person in this play?

2. Who told Iago to kill Cassio?

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

4. What does Desdemona call Iago when she is talking with Cassio about getting his job back?

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

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

7. What question does Desdemona ask Emilia that proves her innocence and naivete?

8. What does Desdemona realize about her marriage while she is getting ready for bed?

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

10. What does Emilia say she would do for the right price?

(see the answer keys)

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