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 does Iago send away just after Othello reacts to Iago's lie about Cassio's bragging?

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

4. Who enters the room and is surprised to see Cassio with a handkerchief?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Who hides to ambush Cassio?

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

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

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

5. What does Othello say he needs before believing something negative about Cassio from Iago?

6. Who told Iago to kill Cassio?

7. Who does Emilia say is to blame when women cheat on their husbands?

8. What is Bianca surprised to see Cassio with when we first see her in the play?

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

Othello is outraged when he overhears a conversation between Iago and Cassio. Explain this scene. How does Othello react to this conversation? Why does he feel this way? How does this one conversation change the outcome of the entire play?

Essay Topic 2

Cassio is a very integral part of this plot. How does Cassio and his actions change the tide of the plot? Do you think he is aware of what he is doing? Why or why not? Make sure to use examples from the text to support your ideas.

Essay Topic 3

Which character did you relate with the most in this book? Why is this? How did this character change throughout the book?

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