The Naming Of The Shrew

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The Naming Of The Shrew - Quiz

This quiz will test your knowledge of the play 'The Taming of the Shrew', by William Shakespear. It is to be used as an online resource by teachers and students alike and can aid in learning the characters and their motivations. Prior knowledge of the play is advised.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who is an old Gentleman of Pisa?
    • A. 

      LUCENTIO

    • B. 

      BIONDELLO

    • C. 

      BAPTISTA

    • D. 

      VINCETIO

  • 2. 
    Which one of the following is NOT a servant?
    • A. 

      TRANIO

    • B. 

      GRUMIO

    • C. 

      GREMIO

    • D. 

      CURTIS

  • 3. 
    Who spoke the following passage?"Fie, Fie! Unknit that threatening unkind brow,And dart not scornful glances from those eyes."
    • A. 

      BIANCA

    • B. 

      KATHARINA

    • C. 

      PERTUCHIO

    • D. 

      HORTENSIO

  • 4. 
    The Taming of the Shrew is described as a ........  ......, unlike Hamlet, which is described as a ........
  • 5. 
    Who is the first character to SPEAK from the following choices?
    • A. 

      GREMIO

    • B. 

      BAPTISTA

    • C. 

      TRANIO

    • D. 

      LUCENTIO

    • E. 

      BIONDELLO

  • 6. 
    Which themes do NOT appear in the play?
    • A. 

      Marriage as an economic institution

    • B. 

      The corrupting nature of unchecked ambition

    • C. 

      The effect of social roles on individual happiness

    • D. 

      Domestication

  • 7. 
    During the play, Shakespear examines how the courtships affect the characters. Select who you believe is affected by these courtships. There may be more than one answer.
    • A. 

      BAPTISTA

    • B. 

      TRANIO

    • C. 

      LUCENTIO

    • D. 

      HORTENSIO

    • E. 

      GREMIO

  • 8. 
    Katharina is known as the ..... and is the daughter of ........
  • 9. 
    Katharina is NOT known for which of the following traits?
    • A. 

      Sharp-tongued

    • B. 

      Quick-tempered

    • C. 

      Anger and rudeness

    • D. 

      Prone to violence

    • E. 

      gentle demeanor

  • 10. 
    Who does Katharine eventually submit to?
    • A. 

      LUCENTIO

    • B. 

      BIONDELLO

    • C. 

      HORTENSIO

    • D. 

      PETRUCHIO

  • 11. 
    Why has Petrucio come to Padua?
    • A. 

      "It is to find a wife that I have left."

    • B. 

      "I come to wive it wealthy in Padua."

    • C. 

      "seek a course of learning and philosophy."

    • D. 

      "to see fair Padua, nursery of arts."

  • 12. 
    How would you describe Petruchio?
    • A. 

      SELFISH

    • B. 

      MATERIALISTIC

    • C. 

      VAIN

    • D. 

      SHY

  • 13. 
    Lucentio is a romantic at heart as opposed to Petruchio. Which themes do the coupling of Lucentio and Bianca represent?
    • A. 

      JEALOUSY

    • B. 

      DISGUISES AND SUBTEFUGE

    • C. 

      ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL CONCERNS

    • D. 

      REVENGE

  • 14. 
    "Signor Hortensio, ‘twixt such friends as weFew words suffice; and therefore, if thou knowOne rich enough to be Petruccio’s wife— As wealth is burden of my wooing dance— Be she as foul as was Florentius’ love,As old as Sibyl, and as curst and shrewdAs Socrates’ Xanthippe or a worse,She moves me not—or not removes at leastAffection’s edge in me, were she as roughAs are the swelling Adriatic seas.I come to wive it wealthily in Padua;If wealthily, then happily in Padua."What does this quote mean?
    • A. 

      I want to marry a woman for love.

    • B. 

      I want to marry for money

    • C. 

      I want to study philosopy

    • D. 

      I want a dance and a chocolate bar

  • 15. 
    ......... and ...... are the suitors to Bianca.
  • 16. 
    Which character is late for Katherine and Petruccio’s wedding?
    • A. 

      PETRUCIO

    • B. 

      BIONDELLO

    • C. 

      THE PEDANT

    • D. 

      BAPTISTA

  • 17. 
    Who becomes Bianca's music teacher?
    • A. 

      GREMIO

    • B. 

      LUCENTIO

    • C. 

      HORTENSIO

    • D. 

      GRUMIO

  • 18. 
    How does Lucentio declare his love for Bianca?
    • A. 

      THROUGH A CLEVER MUSIC LESSON

    • B. 

      THROUGH A SONNET HE LEAVES ON HER PILLOW

    • C. 

      BY WHISPERING IN HER EAR

    • D. 

      THROUGH A LATIN TRANSLATION

  • 19. 
    Where is most of the play set?
    • A. 

      PADUA

    • B. 

      VENICE

    • C. 

      VERONA

    • D. 

      WARICKSHIRE

  • 20. 
    Whom does Baptista believe to be Lucentio for most of the play?
    • A. 

      LUCENTIO

    • B. 

      HORTENSIO

    • C. 

      BIONDELLO

    • D. 

      TRANIO

  • 21. 
    How does Petruccio prevent Kate from eating after their marriage?
    • A. 

      HE TELLS HER SHE IS TOO FAT

    • B. 

      HE SAYS THAT THE FOOD IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR HER

    • C. 

      HE SIMPLY FORBIDS IT

    • D. 

      HE TELLS HER THAT THE FOOD IS POISONED

  • 22. 
    What does Petruccio convince Kate to say about the sun?
    • A. 

      THAT IT IS BLACK

    • B. 

      THAT IT IS TOO DIM

    • C. 

      THAT IT IS COLD

    • D. 

      THAT IT IS THE MOON

  • 23. 
    Who pretends to be Lucentio’s father?
    • A. 

      BAPTISTA

    • B. 

      VINCENTIO

    • C. 

      BIONDELLO

    • D. 

      THE PEDANT

  • 24. 
    Whose wife is the first to answer the summons at the end of the play?
    • A. 

      BAPTISTA'S

    • B. 

      HORTENSIO'S

    • C. 

      PETRUCHIO'S

    • D. 

      LUCENTIO'S

  • 25. 
    How does Petruccio set his wedding date?
    • A. 

      HE ASKS KATHARINA WHEN SHE WOULD LIKE TO BE MARRIED

    • B. 

      HE FALSELY CLAIMS THAT KATHARINA HAS AGREED TO MARRY HIM ON SUNDAY

    • C. 

      HE CONSULTS BAPTISTA

    • D. 

      HE CONSULTS BIONDELLO

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