Twelfth Night (Study Guide)

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Question 1

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What are all the themes in Twelfth Night?
Answer
  • Self-love will only get you misery
  • Love for another must be selfless
  • Who is the real fool?
  • Miscommunication
  • Deception (of self and others)
  • The giving of tokens
  • images of the sea
  • Mythological allusions
  • Plot points

Question 2

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What are all the motifs in Twelfth Night?
Answer
  • Music
  • Masks (literal and figurative)
  • Letters/Tokens of affections
  • Sickness, disease, decay
  • Images of the sea
  • Plot points
  • Shakespeare stuff
  • Antithesis
  • Personification of love
  • Miscommunication

Question 3

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A motif is a recurring idea or convention in a literary work.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 4

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Prose vs. Poetry: In [blank_start]poetry[blank_end], the beginning word of every line is [blank_start]capitalized[blank_end], unlike prose. [blank_start]Prose[blank_end] is ordinary conversation between characters.
Answer
  • poetry
  • prose
  • allusions
  • Prose
  • Poetry
  • Implied dramatic action
  • capitalized
  • removed
  • a pun

Question 5

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A [blank_start]soliloquy[blank_end] is a character speaking their thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers except for the audience. A [blank_start]simile[blank_end] is when two unlike things are compared using the words, "like," or "as." A [blank_start]metaphor[blank_end] is when two unlike things are compared without using the words, "like" or "as." [blank_start]Personification[blank_end] is where animals, ideas, or non-living objects are given human characteristics. [blank_start]Irony[blank_end] is an expression, either through words or events, that show a reality opposite from appearance or expectation.
Answer
  • soliloquy
  • personification
  • irony
  • simile
  • theme
  • plot point
  • metaphor
  • implied dramatic action
  • folly
  • Personification
  • Self-love
  • Prose
  • Irony
  • Poetry
  • Music

Question 6

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(Act II) What does Sebastian think happened to his sister?
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  • She drowned
  • She works for Orsino
  • She works for Olivia
  • She returned to Messaline

Question 7

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(Act II) Why can't Antonio accompany Sebastian to Orsino's court?
Answer
  • He needs to travel somewhere else
  • He doesn't like Sebastian
  • He has many enemies in Orsino's court
  • He's out of money

Question 8

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(Act II) What does Viola realize about Olivia after her tun-in with Malvolio?
Answer
  • Olivia is in love with Cesario
  • Malvolio is a really nice person
  • Olivia is crazy
  • Malvolio is trying to trick Viola

Question 9

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(Act II) What are Feste, Sir Toby, and Sir Andrew doing when they are confronted by Malvolio?
Answer
  • Laughing/talking loudly
  • Drinking
  • Singing
  • All of the above

Question 10

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(Act II) What is Malvolio's threat to Toby?
Answer
  • Malvolio will challenge Toby to a duel
  • Toby will get kicked out of Olivia's house
  • Malvolio will take away all the wine
  • Toby will be forbidden from hanging out with Maria

Question 11

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(Act II) Why is Maria needed to gull Malvolio?
Answer
  • Malvolio trusts her
  • She sounds just like Olivia
  • She writes just like Olivia
  • She will keep Toby and Andrew quiet

Question 12

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(Act II) How does "Cesario" describe the person with whom "he" is in love to Orsino?
Answer
  • Of Orsino's age
  • Of Orsino's looks
  • Of Orsino's wealth
  • Both A and B
  • All of the above

Question 13

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(Act II) In his conversation with Viola, what does Orsino say about women?
Answer
  • Men usually lose interest in them easily
  • They are irrational and emotional
  • They cannot feel love like men, especially Orsino
  • Both A and B
  • Both A and C

Question 14

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(Act II) When Orsino describes the song that Feste is about to sing to them, he calls it "silly smooth" and says that it plays "with the innocence of love." How is this an ironic statement given what Feste sings?
Answer
  • The song is about death
  • The song is very violent
  • The song is full of jokes
  • The song is about finding love

Question 15

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(Act II) What has Maria left in the garden for Malvolio to find?
Answer
  • A ring
  • A watch
  • Some rich jewel
  • A letter

Question 16

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(Act II) What color does Olivia especially hate, according to Maria?
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  • Black
  • Green
  • Yellow
  • Purple

Question 17

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Name four of the instructions left for Malvolio that he will follow in order to show his love for Olivia.
Answer
  • Wear yellow cross-gartered stockings
  • Smile a lot
  • Go on political rants
  • Be surly with servants
  • Be kingly with servants
  • Laugh and sing a lot
  • Wear green cross-gartered stockings

Question 18

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(Act II) Which of the following is NOT a mythological allusion?
Answer
  • "MOAI doth sway my life."
  • "Good night, Penthesilea."
  • "To the gates of Tartar, thou most excellent devil of wit!"
  • "Jove, I thank thee!"

Question 19

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(Act II) Identify the following puns in Act II. Circle two.
Answer
  • "I am dog at a catch."
  • "I'll cudgel him and make him cry 'O'!"
  • "I left no ring with her. What means this lady?"
  • "I will be point-devise the very man."

Question 20

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Identify the following implied dramatic actions from Act II.
Answer
  • "She shall know of it, by this hand!"
  • "If it be worth stooping for, there it lies, in your eye."
  • "There's for thy pains."
  • "...though I now seem to drown her remembrance with more (salt water)."

Question 21

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Identify all examples of puns.
Answer
  • "Dost thou live by the tabor?" "No, sir, I live by the church." (Act III)
  • "...although the sheet were big enough for the bed of Ware in English, set 'em down." (Act III)
  • "Thou hast an open hand." (Act IV)
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