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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In whose clothes is Margaret dressed as part of the devious plot in Much Ado About Nothing?
(a) Don Pedro's.
(b) Benedick's.
(c) Beatrice's.
(d) Hero's.

2. What is Edmund's brother's name?
(a) George.
(b) Edgar.
(c) Edwin.
(d) Edward.

3. Where does Camillo offer to marry Perdita and Florizel to avoid Leontes' wrath in The Winter's Tale?
(a) Bohemia.
(b) Illyria.
(c) Sicily.
(d) Cyprus.

4. At the end of As You Like It, whom does the duke's brother meet as he enters the forest to kill him?
(a) A beautiful maid.
(b) A hermit.
(c) A bear.
(d) A greek goddess.

5. Who does Demetrius marry at the end of A Midsummer Night's Dream?
(a) Helena.
(b) Hippolyta.
(c) Titania.
(d) Hermia.

6. How does Prospero bring his enemies to the island in The Tempest?
(a) A siren's song.
(b) A storm.
(c) A steady wind.
(d) A transporting spell.

7. How does Lady Macbeth convince her husband to kill Duncan?
(a) She calls him a coward.
(b) She reminds him he will be king.
(c) She threatens to do it herself.
(d) She uses reverse psychology.

8. In A Midsummer Night's Dream, what penalty does Hermia face if she refuses he father's choice of marriage?
(a) Death.
(b) Life imprisonment.
(c) Public mockery.
(d) Forced nunnery.

9. In The Winter's Tale, Polixenes is the king of what kingdom?
(a) Atlantis.
(b) Illyria.
(c) Persia.
(d) Bohemia.

10. What do the robbers in Two Gentlemen of Verona request of Valentine?
(a) That he be their leader.
(b) That he show them the way out of the wood.
(c) That he deliver a message to the duke.
(d) That he give them all his gold.

11. What head of state is with Antonio on the ship in The Tempest?
(a) A duke of Milan.
(b) The prince-regent of England.
(c) The king of Naples.
(d) The Pope.

12. At the beginning of King Lear, Cordelia says she loves her father to what extent?
(a) As much as she loves her husband.
(b) As much as a ll the world combined.
(c) As much as her life.
(d) As much as her duty says.

13. Who is the second human Miranda meets in The Tempest?
(a) Ferdinand.
(b) Alonzo.
(c) Prospero.
(d) Antonio.

14. Which character concocts a devious plot to break up a marriage in Much Ado Ado Nothing?
(a) Don John.
(b) Borachio.
(c) Benedick.
(d) Don Pedro.

15. Who tips off Orlando that his life is in danger in As You Like It?
(a) Adam.
(b) Celia.
(c) The duke.
(d) Oliver.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what city does A Midsummer Night's Dream begin?

2. How does Antonio expect to be able to pay Shylock at the beginning of Merchant of Venice?

3. How do Claudio and Don Pedro indicate to Benedick that Beatrice loves him in Much Ado About Nothing?

4. In King Lear, Edmund is the bastard son of what earl?

5. In A Midsummer Night's Dream, who tips Demetrius off to Lysander's plan to flee the city?

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