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Much Ado About Nothing

William Shakespeare

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Full-Book Quiz

Full-Book Quiz

Full-Book Quiz

Full-Book Quiz

1. Who refuses to marry in the beginning of the play?

2. Where and when does the play take place?

3. How does Claudio woo Hero?

4. At the beginning of the play, what is Beatrice’s relationship to Benedick?

5. Who is Leonato?

6. What does Don John want?

7. Who carries out Don John’s plan?

8. What reason does Don John give for his sullenness?

9. Who is said to be “an ass”?

10. Why does Claudio reject Hero at the altar?

11. Who discovers Don John’s evil plot?

12. What does Leonato’s household do to punish Claudio for shaming Hero?

13. Which two characters write love sonnets?

14. To whom does Don Pedro propose marriage?

15. Why is Margaret mistaken for Hero?

16. Which character is sad at the end of the play?

17. What makes Claudio realize that he wrongly accused Hero?

18. When was this play probably first performed?

19. How do Don Pedro and Claudio make Benedick fall in love with Beatrice?

20. Have Beatrice and Benedick courted before?

21. Why is it necessary for Hero to seem to die?

22. What term best describes Dogberry’s verbal comedy?

23. What is Balthasar’s song in Act II, scene iii about?

24. What does the “savage bull” symbolize (I.i.213; V.iv.43)?

25. Who is the most socially powerful person in the play?

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