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

2. What does Othello do after reading his letter from the Duke that Lodovico brings?
(a) Sends a policeman to arrest Cassio.
(b) Rips the letter to shreds.
(c) Slaps Desdemona.
(d) Faints.

3. What does Desdemona ask Cassio to do when she tells him of Othello's off behavior?
(a) Have patience.
(b) Buy Othello a gift.
(c) Appeal to Othello himself.
(d) Return the handkerchief she gave him.

4. Why is Iago trying to destroy Othello's marriage?
(a) He is racist against all moors.
(b) He wants Desdemona for himself.
(c) He wants revenge.
(d) He feels Othello is unfit to serve him.

5. What does Iago tell Othello to do when Othello decides to punish his wife for her affair?
(a) Poison her.
(b) Strangle her in their bed.
(c) Publicly disgrace her.
(d) Divorce her and take her dowry.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Desdemona say is not an excuse for her to behave badly?

3. What drops to the ground as Othello and Desdemona head to dinner with the islanders?

4. Who does Desdemona ask to retrieve Cassio after dinner with the islanders?

5. Who does Iago try to frame for Cassio's wounds?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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