Othello And Faustus Quiz 2D

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Othello And Faustus Quiz 2D

Othello and Faust


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Renaissance and the Enlightenment are two different historical time periods. All of the following are true about these time periods except what?
    • A. 

      The Renaissance was a rebirth of culture while the Enlightenment was a development of ideas

    • B. 

      The Renaissance emphasized curiosity and discovery while the Enlightenment emphasized reason over revelation.

    • C. 

      They both impacted European life and society.

    • D. 

      They both originated in Italy

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is not evidence used by Iago to convince Othello of Desdemona's unfaithfulness?
    • A. 

      Emilia tells Othello that she saw Cassio and Desdemona alone together

    • B. 

      A conversation with Cassio about Bianca

    • C. 

      The handkerchief

    • D. 

      Iago's testimony about Cassio talking in his sleep about Desdemona

  • 3. 
    "There was one cross-eyed teach who couldn't control his pupils" is an example of what?
    • A. 

      A pun

    • B. 

      Dramatic irony

    • C. 

      Situational irony

    • D. 

      A tragedy

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is an example of dramatic irony?
    • A. 

      When Iago stabs Roderigo and Emilia

    • B. 

      When Othello cries before he kills Desdemona

    • C. 

      When Desdemona speaks to Othello on Cassio's behalf

    • D. 

      When the audience knows that Desdemona has been faithful while Othello does not.

  • 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. 
    What character exclaims, "Damned Iago! Inhuman dog!"
    • A. 

      Emilia

    • B. 

      Roderigo

    • C. 

      Cassio

    • D. 

      Othello

  • 7. 
    Why was it important for Iago's plan that Cassio lose his status with Othello?
    • A. 

      To give Cassio a reason to approach Desdemona

    • B. 

      Because Iago's goal was to take Cassio's position

    • C. 

      So that Cassio would be out of the way for Roderigo to get close to Desdemona

    • D. 

      It was not important. It was not part of Iago's plan.

  • 8. 
    Jealousy, as a human weakness, is highlighted in which of the works that we have looked at so far?
    • A. 

      Shakespeare's Othello

    • B. 

      Plato's "Crito"

    • C. 

      Goethe's Faust

    • D. 

      Dante's Divine Comedy

  • 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: "Look to her Moor. She has deceived her father, and may thee.”
    • A. 

      Barbantio

    • B. 

      Emilia

    • C. 

      Cassio

    • D. 

      Iago

  • 11. 
    Where was Johann Wolfgang von Goethe from?
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      England

    • C. 

      Italy

    • D. 

      Greece

  • 12. 
    The story of Goethe's Faust is about ______.
    • A. 

      Exploring the nature of evil when one man makes a wager with the devil.

    • B. 

      One man's devotion to his studies and the way knowledge makes people tired.

    • C. 

      Faust's marriage to a young woman named Gretchen and her mental illness.

    • D. 

      Human jealousy and the desire for power and success.

  • 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 personal problem forces Faust turn to magic and consider suicide?
    • A. 

      Depression and a deep sense of dissatisfaction

    • B. 

      Drugs and alcohol

    • C. 

      Sorrow over the loss of his wife

    • 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