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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Which of the following characters dies at the end of Cymbeline?
(a) The wicked Queen.
(b) Lucius.
(c) The King.
(d) Iachomo.

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

4. What do Goneril and Regan immediately deny King Lear after he has given up his crown?
(a) His lodging.
(b) His jewels.
(c) His knights.
(d) His fool.

5. In Merchant of Venice, why can Antonio not pay his bond to Shylock?
(a) His lands are seized by the state.
(b) His father recovers his health.
(c) His crops whither.
(d) His ships sink.

6. Where does Iachomo tell Pisanio to kill Imogen in Cymbeline?
(a) Scotland.
(b) Southhampton.
(c) Wales.
(d) Ireland.

7. What role does Ariel take on the island in The Tempest?
(a) Miranda's ward.
(b) Sycorax's suitor.
(c) Prospero's assistant.
(d) Caliban's accomplice.

8. 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.

9. What is the root of Oberon and Titania's feud in A Midsummer Night's Dream?
(a) Oberon refuses to allow the sun rise.
(b) Titania refuses to let the rain fall.
(c) Titania suspects Oberon of infidelity.
(d) Both want a changeling boy.

10. In The Tempest, what important items does Prospero have that allow him to use magic on the island?
(a) Potions.
(b) Goblets.
(c) Wands.
(d) Books.

11. In what city does A Midsummer Night's Dream begin?
(a) Athens.
(b) London.
(c) Venice.
(d) Paris.

12. What earl helps the mad Lear escape to France?
(a) Burgundy.
(b) Cornwall.
(c) Kent.
(d) Gloucester.

13. What does Prospero do to Antonio when the two meet at the end of The Tempest?
(a) He forgives him.
(b) He marries him to Miranda.
(c) He kills him.
(d) He imprisons him in a tree.

14. How does Julia respond to Valentine's offering of Silvia to Proteus?
(a) She faints.
(b) She reveals herself.
(c) She cries bitterly.
(d) She storms off.

15. What item does Iachomo want to gain from Posthumus when they meet in Cymbeline?
(a) His hat.
(b) His ring.
(c) His prayerbook.
(d) His sack of gold.

Short Answer Questions

1. What request does Beatrice make of Benedick after Hero's honor is questioned?

2. How does Valentine meet Silvia in the wood in Two Gentlemen of Verona?

3. Why does Proteus betray Valentine's love of Silvia to the duke in Two Gentlemen of Verona?

4. At the beginning of Macbeth, the title character is than of what township?

5. In The Winter's Tale, what does Leontes want his counselors to ask the oracle at Delphos?

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