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Midsummer Nights Dream Quiz


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(Act 1 and Act 2)
Multiple Choice (each is worth 1 mark)
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1. How does Lysanders comment about Demetriuss
previous love affair with Helena complicate things?
a. Because we learn that Helena is crazy.
b. Because we learn that Demetrius may not be very
faithful and there is another girl in love with him.
c. Because we learn that Demetrius is actually already
married.
d. Because we learn that Demetrius and Helena love each
other and are going to run away together.
2. What do Lysander and Hermia plan to do about their
seemingly impossible situation?
a. Run away to Athens.
b. Spend their last four days together.
c. Try to convince Egeus and Theseus to let them get
married.
d. Run away to Lysanders aunts house and get married
there.
3. Why do they tell Helena what they plan to do?
a. Because they need her help.
b. Because she tricks them.
c. Because she is their friend.
d. Because they want to let her know that Demetrius will
soon be hers.
4. Why does Nick Bottom want to play all the parts?
a. Because he really is the best actor.
b. Because he thinks that he is the best actor.

c. Because he knows all the lines by heart already.


d. Because it is a one man play.

5. Where are the actors supposed to meet the following


night after their first rehearsal?
a. The forest
b. Athens
c. Lysanders aunts house
d. Theseuss palace
6. Why wont Titania give the changeling to Oberon?
a. Because she loves the child.
b. Because she is worried that Oberon is going to hurt the
child.
c. Because she wants to give the child back to his parents.
d. Because the child was her servants baby.
7. How does Helena react to Demetriuss verbal abuse?
a. She keeps following him- she doesnt care that he is
mean to her.
b. She leaves him.
c. She has him arrested.
d. She decides to wait until he is in a better mood before
she talks to him again.
8. What are Oberons plans for Titania?
a. He wants to get a divorce.
b. He is going to make her fall in love with a beast so he
can take the child.
c. He wants her to leave and never come back.
d. He is going to poison her.
9. What does Oberon tell Puck to do about Demetrius
and Helena?
a. Chase Demetrius away- he is being too mean to
Helena!
b. Have a heart to heart with Helena and show her that
Demetrius is not good for her.
c. Make them both leave the forest. They are making too
much noise and they might disrupt his other plans.
d. Make Demetrius fall in love with Helena using the juice
from the magic flower.
10. Why does Puck put the juice on Lysanders eyes?
a. Because he wants to mess with them.
b. Because he thinks that Lysander is actually Demetrius.
c. Because he wants Lysander to love someone else.

d. He trips and spills it on Lysander by accident.

Short Answer (each answer is worth 5 marks)


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1. Why has Egeus brought his daughter and her two
suitors to Theseus? What does Egeus expect him to
do?
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2. In what way is the first scene with the actors (Quince,
Bottom, Flute, Starveling, Snug and Snout)supposed
to be funny? Why do you suppose Shakespeare
included this scene?
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3. How have Oberon and Titania been involved in the


past with Theseus and Hippolyta, and why have they
come to Athens?
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4. How is Hermias dream at the end of Act 2, Scene 2 a
reflection of reality?
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