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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who does Cassio beg to talk with after his hired group has been sent away the morning after his street brawl?
2. Where does Othello go after his discussion with Brabantio at the inn?
3. Who has declared the big event for Act 2, Scene 2?
4. Who is the main figure in Act 3, Scene 1?
5. Why is Iago so upset with Othello at the beginning of the play?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who does Emilia say is to blame when women cheat on their husbands?
2. Why does Iago stab and kill Roderigo?
3. Why does Othello finally tell Desdemona that he will consider forgiving Cassio?
4. What question does Desdemona ask Emilia that proves her innocence and naivete?
5. Who told Iago to kill Cassio?
6. Where is Othello going when he gives the package to Iago in Act 3, Scene 2?
7. What does Desdemona call Iago when she is talking with Cassio about getting his job back?
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 Desdemona lose that she is worried about finding?
10. Why does Othello compare Montano and Cassio to Turks on their first night in Cyrpus?
Essay Topic 1
The characters in this play all have their own goals and motivations. Select four characters and analyze each one's main motivation(s) throughout the play and how their individual goals affect the characters around them.
Essay Topic 2
What does Desdemona say as she is dying and how does this statement affect Othello? How do these last words change the outcome of the play?
Essay Topic 3
What are Othello's final words, and what do they imply? How do these words sum up the entire theme of the play?
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