Quiz Midsummer Night's Dream - Act 1, Scene 1

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Quiz Midsummer Nights Dream - Act 1, Scene 1 - Quiz

The first act scene 1 of A Midsummer Night’s Dream takes place in Athens where we are introduced to Duke Theseus who is about to get married to the queen of the Amazons, Hippolyta during the new moon. We also learn how the law was unfavorable to Hermia if she didn’t get married to who her father chose. Take this test and see how much you remember from the story.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Where does the scene take place?

    • A.

      Theseus' palace in Rome

    • B.

      Hippolyta's dressing room

    • C.

      The forest

    • D.

      Theseus' palace in Athens

    • E.

      Hippolyta's palace

    Correct Answer
    D. Theseus' palace in Athens
    Explanation
    The scene takes place in Theseus' palace in Athens. This can be inferred from the fact that Theseus is mentioned in the options and it is stated that the scene takes place in his palace.

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  • 2. 

    Who is the former queen of the Amazons?

    • A.

      Hermia

    • B.

      Lysander

    • C.

      Hippolyta

    • D.

      Helena

    • E.

      Demetrius

    Correct Answer
    C. Hippolyta
    Explanation
    Hippolyta is the former queen of the Amazons. The question is asking for the name of the former queen, and out of the given options, Hippolyta is the only one that fits this description. Hermia, Lysander, Helena, and Demetrius are not associated with being the queen of the Amazons. Therefore, the correct answer is Hippolyta.

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  • 3. 

    Why is Egeus angry?

    • A.

      Because his ox wouldn't pull the cart

    • B.

      Because Hippolyta refused to marry Demetrius

    • C.

      Because Demetrius stole money from him

    • D.

      Because Hermia refused to marry Demetrius

    • E.

      Because Egeus was jealous of Lysander

    Correct Answer
    D. Because Hermia refused to marry Demetrius
    Explanation
    Egeus is angry because Hermia, his daughter, refused to marry Demetrius. This is evident from the context of the question where it is mentioned that Egeus is angry.

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  • 4. 

    What does Egeus accuse Lysander of?

    • A.

      Stealing

    • B.

      Picking his nose

    • C.

      Bewitching Hermia

    • D.

      pushing Hermia

    • E.

      Trying to steal the throne

    Correct Answer
    C. Bewitching Hermia
    Explanation
    Egeus accuses Lysander of bewitching Hermia. This suggests that Egeus believes Lysander has used some sort of magical influence or spell on Hermia, possibly to manipulate her or control her actions. This accusation implies that Egeus does not trust Lysander and believes he is attempting to deceive or harm Hermia through supernatural means.

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  • 5. 

    What punishment will Egeus give his daughter?

    • A.

      Imprisonment for 20 years

    • B.

      Her hands chopped off

    • C.

      Death

    • D.

      Spending her life in a nunnery

    • E.

      Abandonment

    Correct Answer(s)
    C. Death
    D. Spending her life in a nunnery
    Explanation
    Egeus, the father, will give his daughter the punishment of death or spending her life in a nunnery. This means that he is willing to either kill her or force her to live a life of seclusion and religious devotion. Both punishments are severe and demonstrate his extreme anger and disapproval towards his daughter's actions or choices.

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  • 6. 

    What are Lysander and Demetrius arguing about?

    • A.

      Who should be king

    • B.

      Who is stronger

    • C.

      Who should marry Hippolyta

    • D.

      Who should marry Hermia

    • E.

      Who should move from Athens

    Correct Answer
    D. Who should marry Hermia
    Explanation
    Lysander and Demetrius are arguing about who should marry Hermia. This is evident from the context of the question, where different options are given and the correct answer specifically mentions the topic of marriage.

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  • 7. 

    What does Helena plan to tell Demetrius?

    • A.

      That Hermia and Lysander are going to run away

    • B.

      That Helena is going to cut all her hair off

    • C.

      That Egeus really wants Hermia to marry Lysander

    • D.

      That he must hide or else he'll be killed

    • E.

      That she still loves Demetrius

    Correct Answer
    A. That Hermia and Lysander are going to run away
    Explanation
    Helena plans to tell Demetrius that Hermia and Lysander are going to run away.

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  • 8. 

    Who did Demetrius love before Hermia?

    • A.

      Hippolyta

    • B.

      Hermia's mother

    • C.

      Elena

    • D.

      Titania

    • E.

      Helena

    Correct Answer
    E. Helena
    Explanation
    Demetrius loved Helena before Hermia because in the play "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare, Demetrius was initially in love with Helena. However, after a love potion was mistakenly applied to his eyes, he fell in love with Hermia instead.

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  • 9. 

    Why does Hippolyta get upset?

    • A.

      Because the prospect of Hermia's death will ruin her wedding plans

    • B.

      Because Theseus is in love with Helena

    • C.

      Because Theseus is in love with Hermia

    • D.

      Because nobody cares about her

    • E.

      Because she is no longer queen of the Amazons

    Correct Answer
    A. Because the prospect of Hermia's death will ruin her wedding plans
    Explanation
    Hippolyta gets upset because she is worried that Hermia's potential death will ruin her wedding plans.

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  • 10. 

    What is the Lysander's plan for eluding Athenian law?

    • A.

      He will wear a disguise

    • B.

      Helena will pretend to be Hermia

    • C.

      Hermia will wear a disguise so no one will know who she is

    • D.

      He and Hermia will chop off Egeus' head

    • E.

      He and Hermia will run away and live with his Aunt outside of Athens

    Correct Answer
    E. He and Hermia will run away and live with his Aunt outside of Athens
    Explanation
    Lysander's plan for eluding Athenian law is to run away with Hermia and live with his Aunt outside of Athens. This plan involves escaping the jurisdiction of Athenian law by seeking refuge in a different location.

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