Othello

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Othello

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Point out instances in the play when racial rejudice, or simply the aspect of Othello's race,, is interjected. How do these incidents affects the plot?
  • 2. 
    Trace the relationship between Othello and Iago; describe its beginnings and its evolution.
  • 3. 
    The frequent references in this play to "honest Iago" is an example of
    • A. 

      Alliteration

    • B. 

      Irony

    • C. 

      Hyperbole

    • D. 

      Metaphor

  • 4. 
    Which is  a reason that Iago hates Cassio?
    • A. 

      Cassio had mocked Iago's skill as a soldier.

    • B. 

      Cassio, it was rumored, had an affair with Iago's wife.

    • C. 

      Cassio got the job Iago wanted.

    • D. 

      Cassio had a beauty tht made Iago look ugly.

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Othello believed Cassio was carrying on with Desdemona.

    • B. 

      False evidence was planted that made Cassio appear to be a thief.

    • C. 

      Cassio got drunk and in a fight while on guard duty.

    • D. 

      He lacked the battle experience for the job.

  • 6. 
    The Venetian Senate prized Othello because of his great skills as a
    • A. 

      Speaker and law maker

    • B. 

      Sailor and explorer

    • C. 

      Statesman

    • D. 

      General

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      He saved her from the Turkish invaders.

    • B. 

      She would listen to the stories of his adventures.

    • C. 

      She first saw him at the Duke's ball.

    • D. 

      He defied her father on a matter of great principle to the state.

  • 8. 
    At the end, it turns out that Emilia is
    • A. 

      A loyal friend to Iago.

    • B. 

      A conspirator who knew of her husband's plan

    • C. 

      The one who exposes Iago's wickedness

    • D. 

      Othello's secret mistress

  • 9. 
    The hankerchief is important to Othello because
    • A. 

      It was the first gift he had given to Desdemona.

    • B. 

      It had belonged to his mother.

    • C. 

      A gypsy woman had woven her initials into it.

    • D. 

      It proves Desdemona's willingness to obey.

  • 10. 
    Iago would be happy if Roderigo were killed by Cassio because
    • A. 

      Roderigo wanted Iago's job.

    • B. 

      Roderigo had begun to believe that Othello was not a bad person.

    • C. 

      Iago believed Roderigo had had an affair with Emilia.

    • D. 

      Roderigo wanted his jewels and money back or he was going to reveal everything.

  • 11. 
    Desdemona refused to identify her attacker because she
    • A. 

      Could not bring herself to believe it.

    • B. 

      Wanted him to live with the knowledge that he had killed an innocent creature who truly loved him.

    • C. 

      Wanted to protect him.

    • D. 

      Felt guilty for having provoked him.

  • 12. 
    Bianca is
    • A. 

      An opportunist always looking for the best advantage for herself.

    • B. 

      A former friend of Desdemona who now hates her and agrees to help Iago.

    • C. 

      A former lover of Othello's.

    • D. 

      In love with Cassio and wishes to marry him.

  • 13. 
    Cassio's life is saved by
    • A. 

      The warning Bianca shouted to him.

    • B. 

      Roderigo's change of heart.

    • C. 

      Othello's recall of Cassio's death sentence.

    • D. 

      The shirt he wore the night he was stabbed.

  • 14. 
    Emilia dies
    • A. 

      When she is stabbed by Iago

    • B. 

      When she steps in front of a blow meant for Iago.

    • C. 

      Trying to save Desdemona's life.

    • D. 

      By her own hand because she can no longer live with Iago's wickedness.

  • 15. 
    We learn of Iago's true thought and feelings
    • A. 

      When he speaks with Emilia.

    • B. 

      When he speaks with Roderigo.

    • C. 

      During his soliloquies.

    • D. 

      When he is confronted by Othello.

  • 16. 
    When he heard of the elopement of Othello and Desdemona, Brabantio was
    • A. 

      Relieved when he heard they had gotten married.

    • B. 

      Certain that Othello had used drugs and charms to win her over.

    • C. 

      Determined that Othello would never know any happiness with his daughter.

    • D. 

      At first upset but then proud that the illustrious Moor had chosen his daughter for a wife.

  • 17. 
    As the play ends
    • A. 

      Cassio and Bianca plan to marry.

    • B. 

      Cassio is the new governor of Cyprus.

    • C. 

      Iago expresses regret for the trouble he has caused.

    • D. 

      All the above.

  • 18. 
    Identify the speaker: "...Then must you speak of one that loved not wisely but too well."
    • A. 

      Desdemona

    • B. 

      Othello

    • C. 

      Iago

    • D. 

      Emilia

  • 19. 
    Identify the speaker: "Reputation, reputation, reputation! O, I have lost my reputation!"
    • A. 

      Desdemona

    • B. 

      Othello

    • C. 

      Cassio

    • D. 

      Iago

  • 20. 
    Identify the speaker: "O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-eyed monster, which doth mock the meat it feeds on."
    • A. 

      Desdemona

    • B. 

      Emilia

    • C. 

      Cassio

    • D. 

      Iago

  • 21. 
    Identify the speaker: "Rude am I in my speech, and little bless'd with the soft phrase of peace;"
    • A. 

      Cassio

    • B. 

      Iago

    • C. 

      Othello

    • D. 

      Brabantio

  • 22. 
    Identify the speaker: "I am not what I am."
    • A. 

      Iago

    • B. 

      Othello

    • C. 

      Brabantio

    • D. 

      Desdemona