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

2. Why does Cassio ask Bianca to leave so soon after meeting him at Othello's home?

3. What does Iago tell Othello to do when Cassio comes in after Othello has reacted to Iago's lie about Cassio's bragging?

4. Why is Iago trying to destroy Othello's marriage?

5. What does Othello NOT do while he is confronting Desdemona about her affair?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is the most villainous person in this play?

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

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

4. Why does Iago stab and kill Roderigo?

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

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

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

8. What does Desdemona realize about her marriage while she is getting ready for bed?

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

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

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.

Essay Topic 2

This book is set in two different cities. Compare and contrast these two cities. How do these different locations affect the outcome of the book?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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