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Much Ado About Nothing, ACT I

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William Shakespeare's Much Ado About NothingQuiz: Act IMs. Crow's English 9-Academic Students

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  • 1. 
    Don Pedro, prince of __________, is the half-brother of ________________.  They have come to visit Leonato in ___________ where most of the action of the play occurs.
    • A. 

      Messina, Don John, Aragon

    • B. 

      Messina, Benedick, Aragon

    • C. 

      Aragon, Benedick, Messina

    • D. 

      Aragon, Don John, Messina

  • 2. 
    True (A) or False (B)Benedick and Beatrice have had a past relationship.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The messengers statement "but few of any sort and none of name" indicates that:
    • A. 

      Don Pedro's soldiers have killed many men in battle.

    • B. 

      Don Pedro has lost many men in battle.

    • C. 

      Don Pedro has not lost many men (and no important ones) in battle.

    • D. 

      Don Pedro has killed many men (but no important ones) in battle.

  • 4. 
    Leonato's statement: "a kind overflow of kindness" is an example of:
    • A. 

      Oxymoron

    • B. 

      Onomatopoiea

    • C. 

      Irony

    • D. 

      Pun

    • E. 

      Double entendre

  • 5. 
    Who says the following?"He hath borne himself beyond the promise of his age, doing in the figure of a lamb the feats of a lion."
    • A. 

      Messenger

    • B. 

      Leonato

    • C. 

      Antonio

    • D. 

      Beatrice

    • E. 

      Hero

  • 6. 
    About whom was the previous quotation?
    • A. 

      Benedick

    • B. 

      Claudio

    • C. 

      Don Pedro

    • D. 

      Don John

    • E. 

      Leonato

  • 7. 
    One of the risks (for his time) that Shakespeare takes in writing this play is:
    • A. 

      Setting two brothers against one another

    • B. 

      Creating a sub-plot within a main story line

    • C. 

      Creating a clever and strong woman character

    • D. 

      Including war within a the plot of a comedy

  • 8. 
    Beatrice makes a reference to Cupid setting up his bills in Messina.  This is an example of:
    • A. 

      Personification

    • B. 

      Allusion

    • C. 

      Oxymoron

    • D. 

      Malapropism

    • E. 

      Double entendre

  • 9. 
    "Stomach" has two meanings in the text.  They are:
    • A. 

      Cowardice and bravery

    • B. 

      Appetite and cowardice

    • C. 

      Bravery and nervousness

    • D. 

      Appetite and bravery

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    Leonato says there is a type of "merry war" between Beatrice and Benedick.  This is an example of:
    • A. 

      Oxymoron

    • B. 

      Pun

    • C. 

      Double entendre

    • D. 

      Malapropism

    • E. 

      Irony

  • 11. 
    Who said the following?"He hath every month a new sworn brother."
    • A. 

      Leonato

    • B. 

      Messenger

    • C. 

      Hero

    • D. 

      Benedick

    • E. 

      Beatrice

  • 12. 
    About whom was the previous quotation?
    • A. 

      Leonato

    • B. 

      Borachio

    • C. 

      Don John

    • D. 

      Benedick

    • E. 

      Claudio

  • 13. 
    Beatrice says about Benedick that he "wears his faith but as the fashion of his hat; it ever changes with the next block."  This suggests that Benedick is:
    • A. 

      Fickle

    • B. 

      Loyal

    • C. 

      Faithful

    • D. 

      Weak

    • E. 

      Ill

  • 14. 
    Beatrice says she will not run mad with love "No, not till a hot January."  This is an example of:
    • A. 

      Irony

    • B. 

      Oxymoron

    • C. 

      Foreshadowing

    • D. 

      Personification

    • E. 

      Malapropism

  • 15. 
    Beatrice says:  "Courtesy itself must convert to disdain if you come in her presence."  This is an example of:
    • A. 

      Personification

    • B. 

      Malapropism

    • C. 

      Irony

    • D. 

      Allusion

  • 16. 
    Claudio's flaw is that he:
    • A. 

      Talks too much and can't get "to the point."

    • B. 

      Is easily moved to jealousy

    • C. 

      Is not loyal

    • D. 

      A and B

    • E. 

      B and C

  • 17. 
    Who agrees to woo Hero for Claudio?
    • A. 

      Benedick

    • B. 

      Leonato

    • C. 

      Don John

    • D. 

      Don Pedro

    • E. 

      Conrade

  • 18. 
    Don John is introduced as a(n) __________________ character.
    • A. 

      Angry

    • B. 

      Suspicious

    • C. 

      Disloyal

    • D. 

      Mischievous

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 19. 
    "If I can cross him anyway, I bless myself everyway."  This is spoken by:
    • A. 

      Leonato

    • B. 

      Borachio

    • C. 

      Claudio

    • D. 

      Don John

    • E. 

      Don Pedro

  • 20. 
    The image in the previous quotation is _____________ in nature.
    • A. 

      Biblical

    • B. 

      Artisitic

    • C. 

      Paradoxical

    • D. 

      A and C

    • E. 

      None of the above

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