Othello And Faustus Quiz 2c

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Othello And Faustus Quiz 2c

Othello and Faust


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The rebirth of art and culture, rediscovery of ancient Greek and Roman writing, curiosity, and new emphasis on objectivity and individualism describes what historical time period?
    • A. 

      Medieval Times

    • B. 

      Modernity

    • C. 

      Enlightenment

    • D. 

      Renaissance

  • 2. 
    How does Iago succeed in leading Othello to question Desdemona's faithfulness?
    • A. 

      By putting seeds of doubt in Othello's mind regarding her relationship with Cassio

    • B. 

      By getting Roderigo to start a nasty rumor about Cassio

    • C. 

      By having Desdemona's father call her a liar

    • D. 

      By having Othello overhear a conversation with his wife Emilia about Desdemona's unfaithfulness

  • 3. 
    A pun can be described as:
    • A. 

      A play with words that have multiple meanings.

    • B. 

      A situation in which the audience knows more than the characters in the drama.

    • C. 

      When the opposite of what one expect happens.

    • D. 

      A comparison between two things for purposes of clarification and explanation.

  • 4. 
    The audience knows that Desdemona has been faithful while Othello does not is an example of __________.
    • A. 

      A pun

    • B. 

      A Faustian bargain

    • C. 

      Situational irony

    • D. 

      Dramatic irony

  • 5. 
    Hubris is a common tragic flaw in a hero of a tragic drama. What does hubris mean? 
    • A. 

      Excessive pride

    • B. 

      Betrayal

    • C. 

      Lust

    • D. 

      Jealousy

  • 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 causes Cassio to fight with Montano?
    • A. 

      Iago succeeded in getting Cassio drunk which causes him to lose his better judgment.

    • B. 

      Cassio liked to fight and often got into fights with people to show off his abilities.

    • C. 

      He was angry over Othello making Iago his right hand man.

    • D. 

      He was upset that he lost Desdemona to Othello.

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

      Jealousy

    • B. 

      Adultery

    • C. 

      Anger

    • D. 

      Drunkenness

  • 9. 
    Iago uses all of the following to gain credibility with the other characters except what?
    • A. 

      He is always willing to show his true face.

    • B. 

      He gives good advice.

    • C. 

      He appears to care for others.

    • D. 

      He seems reluctant to hurt others.

  • 10. 
    In Othello, who said: "Oh, I have lost my reputation! I have lost the immortal part of myself, and what remains is bestial.”
    • A. 

      Cassio

    • B. 

      Desdemona

    • C. 

      Othello

    • D. 

      Iago

  • 11. 
    Which of the authors that we have studied so far came from Germany?
    • A. 

      Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    • B. 

      William Shakespeare

    • C. 

      Plato

    • D. 

      Dante Aligheri

  • 12. 
    A move away from revelation to reason as the primary authority in areas of knowledge characterizes which time period?
    • A. 

      The Enlightenment

    • B. 

      The Renaissance

    • C. 

      The Greek Classical Period

    • D. 

      The Medieval Period

  • 13. 
    In the traditional folk story of Faust, in contrast to the version written by Goethe, the protagonist exchanges his soul for ______.
    • A. 

      Temporary personal gain in the areas of knowledge and worldly success

    • B. 

      Wealth, power, and women

    • C. 

      Transcendence, deep satisfaction, and the precious "Moment"

    • D. 

      A new name which is Mephistopheles

  • 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. 
    Goethe's version of Faust critiques the Enlightenment. What message does Goethe's Faust suggest regarding Enlightenment ideals?
    • A. 

      Reason is not enough to satisfy the soul and human freedom should be limited

    • B. 

      The Enlightenment ideals of reason and liberty are deeply satisfying and should be applied everywhere

    • C. 

      The French and English have sold their souls to the devil

    • D. 

      Enlightenment thinkers are evil and should be put into prison