Much Ado About Nothing Acts I & II Test

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Test your knowledge of Acts I & II of Much Ado About Nothing. Use the process of elimination to select the best answer.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How are Beatrice and Hero related?

    • A.

      Best friends

    • B.

      Sisters

    • C.

      Cousins

    Correct Answer
    C. Cousins
    Explanation
    Beatrice and Hero are cousins.

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  • 2. 

    Who told Leonato that Don Pedro planned to propose to Hero?

    • A.

      Antonio

    • B.

      Benedick

    • C.

      Don John

    Correct Answer
    A. Antonio
    Explanation
    Antonio told Leonato that Don Pedro planned to propose to Hero.

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  • 3. 

    Leonato is the ________________.

    • A.

      Governor of Messina

    • B.

      Prince of Aaragon

    • C.

      Prince of Verona

    Correct Answer
    A. Governor of Messina
    Explanation
    Leonato is identified as the Governor of Messina. This means that he holds a position of authority and power in the city of Messina. As the governor, he is responsible for governing and making decisions for the people of Messina.

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  • 4. 

    Don Pedro is the ________________.

    • A.

      Prince of Messina

    • B.

      Prince of Aaragon

    • C.

      Prince of Naples

    Correct Answer
    B. Prince of Aaragon
    Explanation
    Don Pedro is referred to as the "Prince of Aragon" because he holds the title and position of royalty in the region of Aragon. Aragon is a historical region in northeastern Spain, and Don Pedro's title signifies his status as a prince in that particular region. This title indicates his noble lineage and his association with the ruling family of Aragon.

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  • 5. 

    Who is Hero's father?

    • A.

      Don Pedro

    • B.

      Leonato

    • C.

      Antonio

    Correct Answer
    B. Leonato
    Explanation
    Leonato is Hero's father.

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  • 6. 

    Who is the "plain-dealing villain" in the play?

    • A.

      Claudio

    • B.

      Don Pedro

    • C.

      Don John

    Correct Answer
    C. Don John
    Explanation
    Don John is the "plain-dealing villain" in the play. This can be inferred from his actions and motivations throughout the story. He is shown to be deceitful, manipulative, and envious of his brother Don Pedro. Don John's main goal is to cause trouble and disrupt the happiness of the other characters, particularly Claudio and Hero. He spreads false rumors about Hero's infidelity and orchestrates a plan to ruin her reputation and break off her engagement with Claudio. Don John's villainous nature and his role in creating conflict make him the clear choice for the "plain-dealing villain" in the play.

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  • 7. 

    Who is the "pleasant-spirited lady" with a very sharp tongue?

    • A.

      Margaret

    • B.

      Hero

    • C.

      Beatrice

    Correct Answer
    C. Beatrice
    Explanation
    Beatrice is the "pleasant-spirited lady" with a very sharp tongue.

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  • 8. 

    Who carries on a "merry war of wits"?

    • A.

      Antonio and Leonato

    • B.

      Don Pedro and Benedick

    • C.

      Beatrice and Benedick

    Correct Answer
    C. Beatrice and Benedick
    Explanation
    Beatrice and Benedick carry on a "merry war of wits". This can be inferred from their constant banter and playful insults towards each other throughout the play "Much Ado About Nothing" by William Shakespeare. Their witty exchanges and verbal sparring demonstrate their sharp intellect and their enjoyment of engaging in clever wordplay.

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  • 9. 

    Who "noted" the information about the intended marriage incorrectly?

    • A.

      Borachio

    • B.

      Antonio's servant

    • C.

      Benedick

    Correct Answer
    B. Antonio's servant
    Explanation
    Antonio's servant noted the information about the intended marriage incorrectly.

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  • 10. 

    Who "noted" the information about the intended marriage correctly?

    • A.

      Borachio

    • B.

      Antonio's servant

    • C.

      Benedick

    Correct Answer
    A. Borachio
    Explanation
    Borachio noted the information about the intended marriage correctly.

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  • 11. 

    "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

    Correct Answer
    A. Metaphor
    Explanation
    The phrase "doing in the figure of a lamb the feats of a lion" is comparing someone's actions to the characteristics of both a lamb and a lion. This is an example of a metaphor because it is directly stating that the person is like a lamb in appearance but performs actions that are typically associated with a lion.

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  • 12. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    B. DP will woo Hero for Claudio.
    Explanation
    Don Pedro offers to woo Hero for Claudio. This means that Don Pedro will use his charm and influence to win Hero's affections on behalf of Claudio. By doing so, Don Pedro is helping Claudio in his romantic pursuit and trying to ensure that Hero will agree to marry him.

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  • 13. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    C. Beatrice
    Explanation
    Beatrice said this quote. She is expressing her concern for Claudio, who she believes has been infected by Benedick's influence. She compares Benedick to a disease, suggesting that once someone is caught by his charm, they become obsessed and irrational. Beatrice fears that if Claudio has indeed been affected by Benedick, it will be difficult for him to recover from it, both emotionally and financially.

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  • 14. 

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

    • A.

      Don Pedro

    • B.

      Benedick

    • C.

      Don John

    Correct Answer
    B. Benedick
    Explanation
    Benedick said the quote, "What, my dear Lady Disdain! Are you yet living?" This suggests that he is teasing or mocking Lady Disdain, possibly in a playful or sarcastic manner. It implies that Benedick knows Lady Disdain well and is familiar with her haughty or disdainful attitude.

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  • 15. 

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

    • A.

      Don John

    • B.

      Don Pedro

    • C.

      Leonato

    Correct Answer
    B. Don Pedro
    Explanation
    Don Pedro said the quote, "I shall see thee, ere I die, look pale with love." This quote suggests that Don Pedro is expressing his confidence that he will witness someone he loves becoming pale with love before he dies. This statement indicates Don Pedro's romantic nature and his belief in the power of love.

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  • 16. 

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

    • A.

      Don John

    • B.

      Don Pedro

    • C.

      Leonato

    Correct Answer
    A. Don John
    Explanation
    Don John said the quote, "I am a plain-dealing villain." This statement suggests that Don John is admitting to being a straightforward and deceitful character. It implies that he is not afraid to show his true nature and engage in malicious actions. This quote reflects Don John's role as the main antagonist in the play "Much Ado About Nothing" by William Shakespeare.

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  • 17. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    E. Don John has recently defeated Don Pedro in battle.
    Explanation
    Don John wants revenge upon Don Pedro for all the mentioned reasons except that Don John has recently defeated Don Pedro in battle. This is because the question asks for the reason that is not a motive for Don John's revenge, and all the other reasons mentioned (Don Pedro forgiving Don John, Don John being a villain, and Don John being Don Pedro's half brother) are all valid motives for seeking revenge.

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  • 18. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    Beatrice and Leonato believe that their ideal man would possess all of the mentioned qualities: half of Benedick's tongue (meaning he would be witty and clever), half of Don John's melancholy (meaning he would have a depth of emotion), a good leg and a good foot (meaning he would be physically attractive), and enough money (meaning he would be financially stable).

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  • 19. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    D. Beatrice wishes to get even with Benedick for his rude comments earlier in the day.
    Explanation
    Beatrice is able to further tease and insult Benedick while dancing with him because she wants to get even with him for his rude comments earlier in the day. This suggests that Beatrice sees the masked ball as an opportunity to retaliate and mock Benedick for his behavior towards her.

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  • 20. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    C. Don Pedro has wooed Hero for himself.
    Explanation
    Don John manages to convince Claudio that Don Pedro has wooed Hero for himself. This means that Don Pedro is not interested in helping Claudio win Hero's heart, but rather intends to pursue a romantic relationship with her himself.

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  • 21. 

    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.

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