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

2. What is Emilia trying to convey to Desdemona as they talk while getting ready for bed?
(a) The fact that Othello may have been unfaithful.
(b) The true nature of marriage.
(c) The consequences of remaining naive.
(d) The harsh reality of the world.

3. What does Othello do for Iago before he goes to dinner with the Islanders?
(a) Tell him to drop the subject of infidelity.
(b) Promote him to lieutenant.
(c) Order him to leave.
(d) Thank him for his service.

4. 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) Sell it.
(c) Steal it.
(d) Plant it in Cassio's household.

5. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who teaches wives to cheat, according to Emilia?

2. What song does Desdemona sing while Emilia helps her get ready for bed?

3. Who is sent to tell Othello and Desdemona about Cassio's wounds?

4. Who comes into the room holding Desdemona's handkerchief while Iago and Cassio are talking in Othello's house?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What does Othello give to Iago in Act 3, Scene 2?

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

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

7. What does Iago tell Cassio to do after Iago is done speaking with Othello at the beginning of Act 4?

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

9. What do Othello, Lodovico, Desdemona and Emilia all do together after dinner?

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

(see the answer keys)

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