Othello And Faustus Quiz 2

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Othello And Faustus Quiz 2

Othello and Faust


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Renaissance was characterized by all of the following except:
    • A. 

      Revival of art and culture

    • B. 

      Rediscovery of ancient Greek and Roman writing

    • C. 

      Objectivity and Individualism

    • D. 

      Use of superstition to explain reality

  • 2. 
    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

  • 3. 
    "Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana" is an example of
    • A. 

      A pun

    • B. 

      Situational irony

    • C. 

      Allegory

    • D. 

      Metaphor

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is not an example of dramatic irony that Shakespeare uses in Othello?
    • A. 

      The reader knows Desdemona is faithful while Othello does not.

    • B. 

      The reader knows that Cassio has been tricked into drinking while Cassio himself does not.

    • C. 

      The reader knows that Iago is working to hurt Othello while Othello does not.

    • D. 

      The reader knows that Desdemona and Othello truly love each other while Cassio does not.

  • 5. 
    What is a common tragic flaw in a hero of a tragic drama?
    • A. 

      Excessive pride

    • B. 

      Betrayal

    • C. 

      Lust

    • D. 

      Greed

  • 6. 
    Which character gives Iago the handkerchief to use in his scheme against Othello?
    • A. 

      Emilia, his wife

    • B. 

      Rodrigo, his friend

    • C. 

      Montano, Cassio's enemy

    • D. 

      Bianca, Cassio's jealous lover

  • 7. 
    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.

  • 8. 
    Othello is a tragedy about what human weakness?
    • A. 

      Jealousy

    • B. 

      Adultery

    • C. 

      Anger

    • D. 

      Drunkenness

  • 9. 
    Who do Iago and Othello pledge to kill together?
    • A. 

      Cassio

    • B. 

      Desdemona

    • C. 

      Emilia

    • D. 

      Roderigo

  • 10. 
    In Othello, who said: "Then you must speak of one that loved not wisely but too well" (Original). "Describe me as one who loved too much, but who was not wise about it" (Modern version) 
    • A. 

      Othello

    • B. 

      Desdemona

    • C. 

      Iago

    • D. 

      Roderigo

  • 11. 
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, one of the greatest authors of his age, came from which country?
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      Greece

    • D. 

      Italy

  • 12. 
    The Enlightenment is characterized by what cultural shift?
    • A. 

      A move away from revelation to reason as the primary authority in areas of knowledge

    • B. 

      A revival of art and culture with the rediscovery of ancient Greek and Roman texts.

    • C. 

      A revival of religious feeling following the Protestant Reformation

    • D. 

      A regard for the Socratic principles of justice and virtue in matters of government

  • 13. 
    A Faustian bargain can be described as:
    • A. 

      Sacrificing ones moral integrity for temporary personal gain, such as power or success

    • B. 

      A deal one makes with a political party in order to pay less taxes

    • C. 

      An agreement that a scholar makes with a student to openly exchange ideas

    • D. 

      Goethe's new style of writing in response to the Enlightenment emphasis on rationalism

  • 14. 
    In his study, what does Faust turn to in order to cope with his dissatisfaction with life before meeting Mephistopheles?
    • A. 

      Magic and suicide

    • B. 

      Drugs and alcohol

    • C. 

      Religion and study

    • D. 

      Friendship with Wagner

  • 15. 
    In Goethe's version of Faust the main character makes a wager with the devil in order to gain _______.
    • A. 

      The "Moment," transcendence, deep personal satisfaction

    • B. 

      Power, wealth, and women

    • C. 

      Wealth, success, and the ability to be handsome and young again

    • D. 

      The heights of knowledge, and to become the wisest man in Europe