Othello content knowledge quiz

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Basic content knowledge quiz on Othello

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Question 1

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What pattern is embroidered on the handkerchief?
Answer
  • Strawberries
  • Dots
  • Leaves
  • Daggers

Question 2

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How is the Turkish fleet thwarted?
Answer
  • Mutiny
  • In battle with Othello's fleet
  • By a storm
  • In battle with ships from Rhodes

Question 3

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What rank does Cassio hold before Othello strips it from him?
Answer
  • Corporal
  • Private
  • Leutenant
  • Colonel

Question 4

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Which of the following animal nicknames is not applied to Othello during the play?
Answer
  • Serpent
  • Horse
  • Ass
  • Ram

Question 5

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How old is Iago?
Answer
  • Nineteen
  • Twenty-eight
  • Thirty-five
  • Fifty

Question 6

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7. What is Brabanzio’s position in Venice?
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  • Duke
  • Senator
  • Constable
  • Stable-hand

Question 7

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Where does Iago tell Roderigo that Othello and Desdemona are sailing to from Cyprus?
Answer
  • Morocco
  • America
  • Crete
  • Mauritania

Question 8

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Who made the handkerchief that Othello inherited from his mother?
Answer
  • Othello's mother
  • A sibyl, or female prophet
  • Barbary
  • Othello's former lover

Question 9

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What first attracted Desdemona to Othello?
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  • His stories he told about the past
  • His handkerchief
  • His beautifully crafted armour
  • His strong hands

Question 10

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What rank does Iago begrudgingly hold?
Answer
  • Colonel
  • Sergeant
  • Captain
  • Ensign

Question 11

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What is "the beast with two backs"?
Answer
  • A mutant horse
  • Two people having sex
  • Othello
  • Conjoined twins

Question 12

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From whom did Desdemona first hear the “song of ‘Willow’”?
Answer
  • Othello
  • The clown
  • Emilia
  • Her mother's maid, Barbary

Question 13

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Whose death does Graziano report in the final scene?
Answer
  • The duke's
  • Lodovico’s
  • Brabanzio’s
  • Bianca’s

Question 14

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Which of the following is most commonly applied to Iago throughout the play?
Answer
  • Honest
  • Stubborn
  • Ugly
  • Fat

Question 15

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Which of Cassio’s weaknesses does Iago exploit?
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  • His inability to ride a horse
  • A short attention span
  • A bad knee
  • A low tolerance for alcohol

Question 16

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Whom does Iago refer to as the true general?
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  • Lodovico
  • Desdemona
  • The duke
  • Brabanzio

Question 17

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How does Othello kill Desdemona?
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  • He smothers her
  • He strangles her
  • He beats her to death
  • He stabs her

Question 18

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What, according to Iago, is the “green-eyed monster”?
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  • Envy
  • Greed
  • Jealousy
  • Sexual desire

Question 19

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Whom does Cassio wound in the drunken brawl of Act II, scene iii?
Answer
  • Roderigo
  • Montano
  • Iago
  • Graziano

Question 20

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With whom does Cassio dine the night he is stabbed?
Answer
  • Othello
  • Lodovico
  • Bianca
  • Desdemona

Question 21

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What is Othello holding as he stands over the sleeping Desdemona?
Answer
  • A light
  • A sword
  • A flower
  • A pillow

Question 22

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Who is the first character to refer to Othello by name?
Answer
  • Iago
  • The duke
  • Brabanzio
  • Desdemona

Question 23

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According to Lodovico’s letter, who is to replace Othello as governor of Cyprus?
Answer
  • Lodovico
  • Iago
  • Montano
  • Cassio

Question 24

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On the night of her death, what does Desdemona ask Emilia to do?
Answer
  • Put ribbons in Desdemona’s hair
  • Sing Desdemona to sleep
  • Embroider Desdemona a new handkerchief
  • Put Desdemona’s wedding sheets on the bed

Question 25

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What does Iago counsel Roderigo to do?
Answer
  • “Put seeds in thy garden”
  • “Put money in thy purse”
  • “Put thy head upon my shoulder”
  • “Put woman out of thy mind”