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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. Why does Cassio exit the room so quickly when Othello enters the room right before his departure?
(a) He is supposed to be at the courthouse.
(b) Iago enters with Othello, and Cassio distrusts Iago.
(c) He is nervous to be around Othello who is so angry with him.
(d) He was just discussing an affair with his wife.

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

3. What excuse does Desdemona give Othello for his odd behavior towards her?
(a) He is filled with jealousy.
(b) He is worried over matters of the state.
(c) He is very angry at Cassio's betrayal.
(d) He is afraid of his upcoming battle now that he has a wife.

4. Who asks Iago to deliver something?
(a) Cassio.
(b) Othello.
(c) Montano.
(d) The Duke.

5. Who is the only character who is not being manipulated by Iago?
(a) Emilia.
(b) Desdemona.
(c) Othello.
(d) Cassio.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is Roderigo killed?

2. What does Desdemona do to try and prove her love to Othello after he has accused her of an affair?

3. What are Desdemona and Cassio talking about right before Othello leaves?

4. Why is Roderigo upset with Iago after Desdemona and Emilia are called to dinner?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Othello ask Emilia before he questions Desdemona about her affair?

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

3. What does Othello say he needs before believing something negative about Cassio from Iago?

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

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

6. What does Desdemona do while getting ready for bed after dinner?

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

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

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

10. Why does Iago stab and kill Roderigo?

(see the answer keys)

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