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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 Iago tell Roderigo to do after Roderigo is done yelling at him?
(a) Spread rumors about Othello.
(b) Write a false letter of love to Desdemona.
(c) Kill Cassio.
(d) Sleep with Desdemona.
2. What does Iago plan to do with the item that is dropped as Othello and Desdemona headed to dinner with the islanders?
(a) Return it to Desdemona.
(b) Plant it in Cassio's household.
(c) Steal it.
(d) Sell it.
3. What does Desdemona ask Cassio to do when she tells him of Othello's off behavior?
(a) Buy Othello a gift.
(b) Appeal to Othello himself.
(c) Have patience.
(d) Return the handkerchief she gave him.
4. Why is Roderigo killed?
(a) He cries out against Iago.
(b) He tried to sleep with Desdemona.
(c) He curses Cassio.
(d) He spits upon Montano.
5. What does Iago want to happen at the beginning of Act 5?
(a) He wants Othello to be arrested and killed for Desdemona's murder.
(b) He wants Othello to believe his lie and become enraged.
(c) He wants Roderigo to be arrested for the murder of Cassio.
(d) He wants Roderigo and Cassio to kill each other.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Othello tell Desdemona to do after the walk after dinner?
2. Who does Desdemona ask to retrieve Cassio after dinner with the islanders?
3. Who comes into the room holding Desdemona's handkerchief while Iago and Cassio are talking in Othello's house?
4. What does Desdemona call Iago while she is talking with Cassio right before Othello leaves?
5. What is Desdemona's reaction to Othello's accusation of her unfaithfulness?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Iago tell Cassio to do after Iago is done speaking with Othello at the beginning of Act 4?
2. Who does Iago try to frame for the attack on Cassio?
3. What do Othello, Lodovico, Desdemona and Emilia all do together after dinner?
4. What does Desdemona realize about her marriage while she is getting ready for bed?
5. What does Othello ask Emilia before he questions Desdemona about her affair?
6. What is Bianca surprised to see Cassio with when we first see her in the play?
7. What part did Cassio play in Othello and Desdemona's courtship?
8. What does Iago tell Othello he heard from Cassio while he is talking to Othello at the beginning of Act 4?
9. What does Iago tell Desdemona he will do when Desdemona talks about Othello's odd and angry behavior towards her?
10. What does Othello say he needs before believing something negative about Cassio from Iago?
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