Much Ado About Nothing Acts I & II Test

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  • 1. 
    Essay:  Choose one of the following questions and respond in no less than 3 paragraphs. Thesis: In William Shakespeare's play, Much Ado About Nothing, ... or William Shakepeare's play, Much Ado About Nothing... 1. Describe the significance of the title, Much Ado About Nothing, thus far in the play. Be specific and cite examples of when 'much ado' or 'much fuss' was made over what turns out to be nothing. Include the names of characters and specific instances from the play. 2. Define figurative and literal masks. Give examples of each from within Acts I & II. Be specific and include the names and specific actions of the characters.

  • 2. 
    How are Beatrice and Hero related?
    • A. 

      Best friends

    • B. 

      Sisters

    • C. 

      Cousins


  • 3. 
    Who told Leonato that Don Pedro planned to propose to Hero?
    • A. 

      Antonio

    • B. 

      Benedick

    • C. 

      Don John


  • 4. 
    Leonato is the ________________.
    • A. 

      Governor of Messina

    • B. 

      Prince of Aaragon

    • C. 

      Prince of Verona


  • 5. 
    Don Pedro is the ________________.
    • A. 

      Prince of Messina

    • B. 

      Prince of Aaragon

    • C. 

      Prince of Naples


  • 6. 
    Who is Hero's father?
    • A. 

      Don Pedro

    • B. 

      Leonato

    • C. 

      Antonio


  • 7. 
    Who is the "plain-dealing villain" in the play?
    • A. 

      Claudio

    • B. 

      Don Pedro

    • C. 

      Don John


  • 8. 
    Who is the "pleasant-spirited lady" with a very sharp tongue?
    • A. 

      Margaret

    • B. 

      Hero

    • C. 

      Beatrice


  • 9. 
    Who carries on a "merry war of wits"?
    • A. 

      Antonio and Leonato

    • B. 

      Don Pedro and Benedick

    • C. 

      Beatrice and Benedick


  • 10. 
    Who "noted" the information about the intended marriage incorrectly?
    • A. 

      Borachio

    • B. 

      Antonio's servant

    • C. 

      Benedick


  • 11. 
    Who "noted" the information about the intended marriage correctly?
    • A. 

      Borachio

    • B. 

      Antonio's servant

    • C. 

      Benedick


  • 12. 
    "He hath borne himself beyond the promise of his age, doing in the figure of a lamb the feats of a lion" is an example of a ___.
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Irony


  • 13. 
    What offer does Don Pedro make to Claudio?
    • A. 

      DP will buy claudio a new horse.

    • B. 

      DP will woo Hero for Claudio.

    • C. 

      DP will make Claudio a general in his army.


  • 14. 
    Who said it? "O Lord, he will hang upon him like a disease! He is sooner caught than the pestilence, and the taker runs presently mad. God help the noble Claudio! If he have caught the Benedick, it will cost him a thousand pound ere he be cured."
    • A. 

      Claudio

    • B. 

      Hero

    • C. 

      Beatrice


  • 15. 
    Who said it? "What, my dear Lady Disdain! Are you yet living?"
    • A. 

      Don Pedro

    • B. 

      Benedick

    • C. 

      Don John


  • 16. 
    Who said it? "I shall see thee, ere I die, look pale with love."
    • A. 

      Don John

    • B. 

      Don Pedro

    • C. 

      Leonato


  • 17. 
    Who said it? "...I am a plain-dealing villian..."
    • A. 

      Don John

    • B. 

      Don Pedro

    • C. 

      Leonato


  • 18. 
    Don John wants revenge upon Don Pedro for all the following reasons except
    • A. 

      Don Pedro has recently defeated Don John in battle.

    • B. 

      Don Pedro has forgiven Don John.

    • C. 

      Don John is a villain.

    • D. 

      Don John is Don Pedro's half brother.

    • E. 

      Don John has recently defeated Don Pedro in battle.


  • 19. 
    According to Beatrice and Leonato, her ideal man would have _____,
    • A. 

      Half of Benedick's tongue

    • B. 

      Half of Don John's melancholy

    • C. 

      A good leg and a good foot

    • D. 

      Enough money

    • E. 

      All of the above


  • 20. 
    During the masked ball, why is Beatrice able to further tease and insult Benedick while dancing with him?
    • A. 

      Benedick is not wearing a mask.

    • B. 

      Benedick does not recognize Beatrice.

    • C. 

      Beatrice has no idea to whom she is speaking.

    • D. 

      Beatrice wishes to get even with Benedick for his rude comments earlier in the day.


  • 21. 
    During the ball, Don John manages to convince Claudio that ________.
    • A. 

      Don Pedro has no interest in Hero.

    • B. 

      Don Pedro has wooed Hero for Benedick.

    • C. 

      Don Pedro has wooed Hero for himself.

    • D. 

      Don Pedro has wooed Hero for Don John.


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