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. Who asks Iago to deliver something?

2. Who is with Iago at the beginning of Act 5?

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

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Othello complain to Desdemona about having watery eyes?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. What does Othello ask Iago to give him after he overhears Iago and Cassio talking?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Emilia has her own theory for why some women cheat on their husbands. What is this theory? What are her validations for this? How does Desdemona feel about Emilia's theory? How do the characters' different opinions display themselves by the way the two women live their lives?

Essay Topic 3

The title of this play can be a little misleading to some people. Why is this? What are some other titles that might be more fitting? Why are these titles more suitable to the text than the original? Make sure to support your ideas with examples from the text.

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