Othello Test | Final Test - Hard

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

2. What does Desdemona do after receiving her orders from Othello, following the after-dinner walk?

3. Who stood up for Othello when Desdemona spoke ill of him while Othello was still trying to woo her?

4. Who kills Roderigo after he has been wounded during the street brawl?

5. What does Othello say about his wife when she leaves after pleading Cassio's case?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. What does Iago tell Othello he heard from Cassio while he is talking to Othello at the beginning of Act 4?

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

8. Why does Othello finally tell Desdemona that he will consider forgiving Cassio?

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

10. Why does Iago stab and kill Roderigo?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Bianca was a minor character whose presence made a big difference in the plot. How did she accomplish this? What are some ways that her presence, however brief, alters the outcome of the plot? What would have happened differently if Bianca had not been in the book at all?

Essay Topic 2

Who is involved in the attack on Cassio, and what do they have to gain by doing this? How does this night alter the plot?

Essay Topic 3

What role does the handkerchief play in the story and/or what does it symbolize? How is the plot altered by the presence of the handkerchief?

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