Much Ado About Nothing Act I Quiz

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Improve your knowledge of the characters in Much Ado About Nothing


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Daughter of Leonato

    • A.

      Beatrice

    • B.

      Ursula

    • C.

      Hero

    Correct Answer
    C. Hero
    Explanation
    Hero is the correct answer because in the play "Much Ado About Nothing" by William Shakespeare, Hero is indeed the daughter of Leonato. She is a young and beautiful woman who is deeply in love with Claudio. Hero plays a key role in the plot as her supposed infidelity leads to a series of misunderstandings and dramatic events. Her character is portrayed as virtuous and innocent, making her a sympathetic figure in the play.

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  • 2. 

    Agrees to "woo" Hero for a friend

    • A.

      Don John

    • B.

      Don Pedro

    • C.

      Benedick

    Correct Answer
    B. Don Pedro
    Explanation
    Don Pedro is the correct answer because he agrees to "woo" Hero for a friend. In the play "Much Ado About Nothing" by William Shakespeare, Don Pedro is a nobleman who helps his friend Claudio in his pursuit of Hero's love. He agrees to help Claudio by pretending to be him and wooing Hero on his behalf. This demonstrates Don Pedro's loyalty and willingness to assist his friends in matters of love.

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  • 3. 

    Vows never to fall in love

    • A.

      Don Pedro

    • B.

      Don John

    • C.

      Benedick

    Correct Answer
    C. Benedick
    Explanation
    Benedick is the correct answer because in the play "Much Ado About Nothing" by William Shakespeare, Benedick is a character who vows never to fall in love. He is a witty and cynical bachelor who openly declares his aversion to love and marriage. Throughout the play, Benedick's views on love are challenged and he eventually falls in love with Beatrice, one of the main female characters. His transformation from a committed bachelor to a romantic lover is a central theme in the play.

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  • 4. 

    In love with Hero

    • A.

      Benedick

    • B.

      Don Pedro

    • C.

      Claudio

    Correct Answer
    C. Claudio
    Explanation
    Claudio is the correct answer because in the play "Much Ado About Nothing" by William Shakespeare, Claudio falls in love with Hero, the daughter of Leonato. Their love story forms one of the central plotlines of the play. Benedick and Don Pedro are also characters in the play, but they are not in love with Hero.

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  • 5. 

    contstantly in a "war of wits"

    • A.

      Claudio and Ursula

    • B.

      Benedick and Beatrice

    • C.

      Hero and Borachio

    Correct Answer
    B. Benedick and Beatrice
    Explanation
    Benedick and Beatrice are constantly engaged in a "war of wits" because they are both witty and intelligent characters. They engage in playful banter and exchange sharp, sarcastic remarks throughout the play. Their constant verbal sparring and attempts to outwit each other create a dynamic and entertaining relationship. This "war of wits" between Benedick and Beatrice is a central theme in Shakespeare's play "Much Ado About Nothing" and adds humor and depth to their characters.

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  • 6. 

    Overhears or "notes" Don Pedro and Claudio's conversation  incorrectly

    • A.

      Antonio's servant

    • B.

      Borachio

    • C.

      Claudio

    Correct Answer
    A. Antonio's servant
    Explanation
    Antonio's servant is the correct answer because he overhears or "notes" Don Pedro and Claudio's conversation incorrectly. This suggests that Antonio's servant misunderstood or misinterpreted the conversation between Don Pedro and Claudio.

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  • 7. 

    Overhears or "notes" Don Pedro and Claudio's conversation correctly

    • A.

      Borachio

    • B.

      Antonio's servant

    • C.

      Benedick

    Correct Answer
    A. Borachio
    Explanation
    Borachio is the correct answer because he is the one who overhears or "notes" Don Pedro and Claudio's conversation correctly. As Antonio's servant, he has access to information and is able to gather important details about the conversation. Benedick is not involved in this particular scene and does not overhear the conversation.

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  • 8. 

    defeated his brother in war

    • A.

      Don Pedro

    • B.

      Benedick

    • C.

      Claudio

    Correct Answer
    A. Don Pedro
    Explanation
    Don Pedro is the correct answer because he is the one who defeated his brother in war.

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  • 9. 

    a "plain-dealing villian"

    • A.

      Leonato

    • B.

      Antonio

    • C.

      Don John

    Correct Answer
    C. Don John
    Explanation
    Don John is the correct answer because he is portrayed as a "plain-dealing villain" in the play. Throughout the story, Don John consistently engages in deceitful and manipulative behavior, causing trouble and trying to ruin the happiness of others. He is known for his cunning and treacherous nature, making him the perfect example of a "plain-dealing villain." This characterization is evident in his actions and motivations, which ultimately lead to the conflict and tension in the play.

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  • 10. 

    swears he will see Benedick fall in love before he dies

    • A.

      Claudio

    • B.

      Don Pedro

    • C.

      Don John

    Correct Answer
    B. Don Pedro
    Explanation
    Don Pedro is the correct answer because he is the one who swears to see Benedick fall in love before he dies. This statement suggests that Don Pedro is determined to make Benedick, a confirmed bachelor, experience the feeling of love. This declaration highlights Don Pedro's playful and mischievous nature, as well as his desire to meddle in the romantic lives of others.

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  • 11. 

    Who tells Don John to hide his feelings of bitterness towards Don Pedro and Claudio?

    • A.

      Conrade

    • B.

      Borachio

    • C.

      Antonio

    Correct Answer
    A. Conrade
    Explanation
    Conrade tells Don John to hide his feelings of bitterness towards Don Pedro and Claudio.

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  • 12. 

    Hero is the cousin of Beatrice.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement "Hero is the cousin of Beatrice" indicates that there is a familial relationship between Hero and Beatrice. A cousin is a relative who shares a common ancestor but is not a sibling or a direct descendant. Therefore, the correct answer is True, implying that Hero and Beatrice are indeed cousins.

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  • 13. 

    Beatrice is the niece of Leonato.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement is true because it states that Beatrice is the niece of Leonato.

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  • 14. 

    Leonato is the Prince of Aaragon.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
  • 15. 

    Benedick believs that Beatrice is too short, too brown and too ugly.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that Benedick believes Beatrice is too short, too brown, and too ugly. However, without any further context or evidence, it is not possible to determine the truthfulness of this statement. Therefore, the correct answer is False as it cannot be confirmed whether Benedick actually holds these beliefs about Beatrice.

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  • 16. 

    A cuckold is

    • A.

      a mate is cheating and everyone knows it except for him or her because there are horns coming out of his or her forehead

    • B.

      Swears never to marry

    • C.

      Loves to fight

    Correct Answer
    A. a mate is cheating and everyone knows it except for him or her because there are horns coming out of his or her forehead
  • 17. 

    A ______________________________ is being held in honor of Don Pedro's visit.

    • A.

      Meeting

    • B.

      Masked ball

    • C.

      Birthday party

    Correct Answer
    B. Masked ball
    Explanation
    A masked ball is being held in honor of Don Pedro's visit. This type of event typically involves guests wearing masks and costumes, creating an atmosphere of mystery and intrigue. It is a festive occasion where people can socialize, dance, and enjoy entertainment. In this case, the masked ball is organized as a way to honor and celebrate Don Pedro's visit, making it a suitable answer.

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  • 18. 

    Figurative masks are worn and people can physically take off the mask.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Figurative masks are not physical masks that can be worn or taken off. Instead, they refer to metaphorical masks that people wear to hide their true feelings or intentions. These masks are not tangible objects but rather symbolic representations of the facade that individuals put on to conceal their true selves. Therefore, the statement that figurative masks can be physically worn and taken off is false.

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  • 19. 

    A literal mask is the emotion that can be hidden.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is incorrect. A literal mask is a physical object that is worn on the face to cover it. It is not an emotion that can be hidden. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 20. 

    Claudio learns that Hero is the second child of Leonato.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because Claudio does not learn that Hero is the second child of Leonato. In the play "Much Ado About Nothing" by William Shakespeare, Claudio falls in love with Hero and intends to marry her, but he is deceived into believing that she has been unfaithful. Claudio does not have any knowledge or discussion about Hero's birth order or family background. Therefore, the statement is incorrect.

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