Much Ado About Nothing Play By William Shakespeare! Trivia Quiz

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Much Ado About Nothing Play By William Shakespeare! Trivia Quiz

"Much Ado About Nothing' is a comedy play written by William Shakespeare between 1598-1599 and published in 1623. The play, set in Messina, during several days of a visit by Don Pedro, Prince of Aragon, and his followers at the large estate of Leonato. There are numerous film adaptations of "Much Ado About Nothing. " Take this quiz to test your knowledge about events, characters, and scenes of the play. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who refuses to marry at the beginning of the play?
    • A. 

      Don Pedro

    • B. 

      Beatrice

    • C. 

      Hero

    • D. 

      Claudio

  • 2. 
    At the beginning of the play, what is Beatrice’s relationship to Benedick?
    • A. 

      Lover

    • B. 

      Enemy

    • C. 

      Wife

    • D. 

      Sister-in-law

  • 3. 
    Who is Leonato?
    • A. 

      Beatrice’s father

    • B. 

      Don Pedro's uncle

    • C. 

      Claudio's father

    • D. 

      Hero's Father

  • 4. 
    What does Don John want?
    • A. 

      To marry Hero

    • B. 

      To make Beatrice and Benedick fall in love

    • C. 

      To ruin Claudio

    • D. 

      To kill Dogberry

  • 5. 
    Where and when does the play take place?
    • A. 

      England, fourteenth century

    • B. 

      Florence, fifteenth century

    • C. 

      Sicily, sixteenth century

    • D. 

      Paris, seventeenth century

  • 6. 
    Who carries out Don John’s plan?
    • A. 

      Balthasar and Antonio

    • B. 

      Dogberry and Verges

    • C. 

      Claudio and Don Pedro

    • D. 

      Borachio and Margaret

  • 7. 
    Why will Claudio reject Hero at the altar?
    • A. 

      She smells like a rotten orange

    • B. 

      He thinks she lied to him about her wealth

    • C. 

      He thinks she cheated on him and lost her virginity

    • D. 

      He decides he just isn’t ready to get married

  • 8. 
    To whom does Don Pedro propose marriage?
    • A. 

      Hero

    • B. 

      Ursila

    • C. 

      Beatrice

    • D. 

      Margaret

  • 9. 
    Who is the most socially powerful person in the play?
    • A. 

      Leonato

    • B. 

      Beatrice

    • C. 

      Don Pedro

    • D. 

      Claudio

  • 10. 
    One dramatic significance of the opening scene Act I Scene I is that ...................
    • A. 

      It tells us that Don Pedro is a bastard

    • B. 

      It introduces all the major characters

    • C. 

      It tells us about a war in Messina

    • D. 

      Leonato cries for his nephew

  • 11. 
    How does 'gossip' function in the play?
    • A. 

      It makes the play funny

    • B. 

      It causes mixups and characters are decieved by what they hear

    • C. 

      Don John uses it to help his brother

    • D. 

      The Prince uses it to get Hero

  • 12. 
    Why might it be hard to believe that Hero and Claudio really love each other