Othello Test Part II

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Othello Test Part II

Othello is a famous play that has gained recognition worldwide and has been remade in theaters. How much do you remember about the second act and do you believe you know the play bit by bit? Take the quiz and see how much of a Shakespeare fan you are. Have a blast.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The frequent references in this play to "honest Iago" is an example of
    • A. 

      Alliteration

    • B. 

      Irony

    • C. 

      Hyperbole

    • D. 

      Metaphor

  • 2. 
    Which is  a reason that Iago hates Cassio?
    • A. 

      Cassio had mocked Iago's skill as a soldier.

    • B. 

      Cassio, it was rumored, had an affair with Iago's wife.

    • C. 

      Cassio got the job Iago wanted.

    • D. 

      Cassio had a beauty tht made Iago look ugly.

  • 3. 
    The Venetian Senate prized Othello because of his great skills as a
    • A. 

      Speaker and law maker

    • B. 

      Sailor and explorer

    • C. 

      Statesman

    • D. 

      General

  • 4. 
    Othello won Desdemona's love when
    • A. 

      He saved her from the Turkish invaders.

    • B. 

      She would listen to the stories of his adventures.

    • C. 

      She first saw him at the Duke's ball.

    • D. 

      He defied her father on a matter of great principle to the state.

  • 5. 
    At the end, it turns out that Emilia is
    • A. 

      A loyal friend to Iago.

    • B. 

      A conspirator who knew of her husband's plan

    • C. 

      The one who exposes Iago's wickedness

    • D. 

      Othello's secret mistress

  • 6. 
    The hankerchief is important to Othello because
    • A. 

      It was the first gift he had given to Desdemona.

    • B. 

      It had belonged to his mother.

    • C. 

      A gypsy woman had woven her initials into it.

    • D. 

      It proves Desdemona's willingness to obey.

  • 7. 
    Iago would be happy if Roderigo were killed by Cassio because
    • A. 

      Roderigo wanted Iago's job.

    • B. 

      Roderigo had begun to believe that Othello was not a bad person.

    • C. 

      Iago believed Roderigo had had an affair with Emilia.

    • D. 

      Roderigo wanted his jewels and money back or he was going to reveal everything.

  • 8. 
    Desdemona refused to identify her attacker because she
    • A. 

      Could not bring herself to believe it.

    • B. 

      Wanted him to live with the knowledge that he had killed an innocent creature who truly loved him.

    • C. 

      Wanted to protect him.

    • D. 

      Felt guilty for having provoked him.

  • 9. 
    Bianca is
    • A. 

      An opportunist always looking for the best advantage for herself.

    • B. 

      A former friend of Desdemona who now hates her and agrees to help Iago.

    • C. 

      A former lover of Othello's.

    • D. 

      In love with Cassio and wishes to marry him.

  • 10. 
    Cassio's life is saved by
    • A. 

      The warning Bianca shouted to him.

    • B. 

      Roderigo's change of heart.

    • C. 

      Othello's recall of Cassio's death sentence.

    • D. 

      The armor (shirt) he wore the night he was stabbed.

  • 11. 
    Emilia dies
    • A. 

      When she is stabbed by Iago

    • B. 

      When she steps in front of a blow meant for Iago.

    • C. 

      Trying to save Desdemona's life.

    • D. 

      By her own hand because she can no longer live with Iago's wickedness.

  • 12. 
    We learn of Iago's true thought and feelings
    • A. 

      When he speaks with Emilia.

    • B. 

      When he speaks with Roderigo.

    • C. 

      During his soliloquies.

    • D. 

      When he is confronted by Othello.

  • 13. 
    When he heard of the elopement of Othello and Desdemona, Brabantio was
    • A. 

      Relieved when he heard they had gotten married.

    • B. 

      Certain that Othello had used drugs and charms to win her over.

    • C. 

      Determined that Othello would never know any happiness with his daughter.

    • D. 

      At first upset but then proud that the illustrious Moor had chosen his daughter for a wife.

  • 14. 
    As the play ends
    • A. 

      Cassio and Bianca plan to marry.

    • B. 

      Cassio is the new governor of Cyprus.

    • C. 

      Iago expresses regret for the trouble he has caused.

    • D. 

      All the above.

  • 15. 
    Identify the speaker: "...Then must you speak of one that loved not wisely but too well."
    • A. 

      Desdemona

    • B. 

      Othello

    • C. 

      Iago

    • D. 

      Emilia

  • 16. 
    Identify the speaker: "Reputation, reputation, reputation! O, I have lost my reputation!"
    • A. 

      Desdemona

    • B. 

      Othello

    • C. 

      Cassio

    • D. 

      Iago

  • 17. 
    Identify the speaker: "O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-eyed monster, which doth mock the meat it feeds on."
    • A. 

      Desdemona

    • B. 

      Emilia

    • C. 

      Cassio

    • D. 

      Iago

  • 18. 
    Identify the speaker: "Rude am I in my speech, and little bless'd with the soft phrase of peace;"
    • A. 

      Cassio

    • B. 

      Iago

    • C. 

      Othello

    • D. 

      Brabantio

  • 19. 
    Identify the speaker: "I am not what I am."
    • A. 

      Iago

    • B. 

      Othello

    • C. 

      Brabantio

    • D. 

      Desdemona

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is not evidence used by Iago to convince Othello of Desdemona's unfaithfulness?
    • A. 

      Emilia tells Othello that she saw Cassio and Desdemona alone together

    • B. 

      A conversation with Cassio about Bianca

    • C. 

      The handkerchief

    • D. 

      Iago's testimony about Cassio talking in his sleep about Desdemona

  • 21. 
    Who attempts to comfort Cassio in the first scene of Act III and promises to plead his case for him?
    • A. 

      Desdemona

    • B. 

      Iago

    • C. 

      Emilia

    • D. 

      Roderigo

  • 22. 
    Whose arrival on the scene prompts Cassio to leave in haste?
    • A. 

      Othello

    • B. 

      Iago

    • C. 

      Both

    • D. 

      Neither

  • 23. 
    What unexpected discovery does Cassio make in his home?
    • A. 

      Desdemona's handkerchief

    • B. 

      Iago going through his papers

    • C. 

      Bianca waiting for him

    • D. 

      Othello waiting for him

  • 24. 
    Iago leads Othello to question Desdemona's faithfulness by doing all of the following except:
    • A. 

      Putting seeds of doubt in Othello's mind regarding her relationship with Cassio

    • B. 

      Warning Othello to be careful not to be jealous

    • C. 

      Reminding Othello that Desdemona lied to her own father

    • D. 

      Having Othello overhear a conversation with his wife Emilia about Desdemona's unfaithfulness

  • 25. 
    What most upsets Cassio after his fight with Montano?
    • A. 

      He is upset about the loss of his reputation.

    • B. 

      He is upset that he didn't kill Montano while he had the chance.

    • C. 

      He is upset that Othello humiliated him in public.

    • D. 

      He is upset that Desdemona didn't defend him at the time.