1. What reason does
Antonio give for being sad in the opening scene of the play?
2. From what character
flaw does Bassanio believe Gratiano suffers?
3. The caskets that
Portia’s suitors must pick from are made of what materials?
4. Which of the following
is not a reason Shylock gives for hating Antonio?
5. How does Shylock
initially describe his demand for a pound of flesh to Bassanio and
6. Why does the prince
of Morocco fear that Portia will dislike him?
7. Whom does Bassanio
agree to bring with him to Belmont?
8. What act does
Jessica believe will solve the misery of life with Shylock?
9. According to Lorenzo’s
plan, how will Jessica escape from her father’s house?
10. How does Shylock
react to losing Launcelot as a servant?
11. How does Portia
react to the prince of Morocco’s failure as a suitor?
12. Who loses the
opportunity to marry Portia by choosing the silver casket?
13. According to
Tubal’s report, for what did Jessica trade Shylock’s most precious
14. What course of
action does Portia suggest when she learns that Shylock wishes to
collect his pound of flesh?
15. Where does Portia
instruct her servant Balthasar to hurry?
16. What complaint
does Launcelot make regarding the conversion of the Jews?
17. In court, how
does Antonio react to Shylock’s insistence on collecting his pound
18. Who enters the
court disguised as a young doctor of Law named Balthasar?
19. What loophole
in Shylock’s bond allows Portia to stop him from taking a pound
of Antonio’s flesh?
20. How is Shylock
punished for seeking to take Antonio’s life?
21. What words does
Shylock utter after accepting the court’s sentence?
22. What does Bassanio
offer the young law clerk who saves Antonio?
23. What does Lorenzo
order when he learns that Portia is on her way to Belmont?
24. What does Portia
vow to do when she learns that Bassanio no longer has the ring she
25. What news does
Antonio receive at the play’s end?