Test your knowledge of
Act 1!
Twenty Questions

 1     2     3     4    5
 6     7     8     9    10
 11    12   13     14   15
 16    17   18     19   ...
1. Who tells
Roderigo of hatred
towards Othello?
Iago
2. Who does Iago vulgarly
describe Othello making love with
Desdemona to?
Desdemona’s
Father (Senator)
3. What was the Senators reaction
to Desdemona’s love for Othello?
Hewas no longer
mad about what
Iago told him
4. Whose men were ordered to
attack Othello?
Brabantio’s
5. What was “the beast with two
backs” used to describe?
 Othello
        and Desdemona
 making love
6. Why do you think Roderigo
notified Brabantio about
Desdemona escaping from home
and helped him with the situation?
 Roderigowants to get on
 Brabantio’s good side and
 doesn’t want Desdemona with
 Othello because he loves her
 and wants...
7. Why does Roderigo want to
  drown himself? (p.55, l.305) Who
  talks him out of it?
   Roderigo loves Desdemona so much but
    knows he cannot have her due to her
    happy marriage with Othello. He belie...
8. Why is Brabantio so sure that
  Othello has put a spell on
  Desdemona?
   Brabantio feels his daughter is too
    perfect for Othello and that he is
    someone to fear of not to love. Since
 ...
9. What response does Desdemona give
  when her father asks, “Where most you
  owe obedience?” What influences
  Desdemona...
   Desdemona answered saying I have to
    give my obedience to my husband. Her
    mother’s actions influenced her to ma...
10. Why does Desdemona come
along with Othello to Cyprus even
though war will be taking place?
   Desdemona says she’d be miserable if
    she were left home while her husband
    went off to war. She makes it clear ...
11. Why does Iago hate Othello?
   Iago hates Othello because he
    promoted Cassio, rather than the
    much more qualified, Iago.
12. Who is Roderigo in love with?
Desdemona
13. Which character hides his real
identity in order to get back at
Othello.
Iago
14. Which character can be
described as highly educated but
young and inexperienced in
battle and is represented as an
ari...
Cassio
15. How exactly does Iago plan
on getting revenge on Othello?
 Inhis soliloquy, Iago basically
 states that he will spread the
 rumour that Cassio and
 Desdemona are too intimate
 and...
16. How does Iago make himself
look favorable in Othello’s eyes?
   Iago makes himself look favorable in
    Othello’s eyes by telling him how
    Brabantio’s “scurvy and provoking terms...
17. Who does Desdemona pledge
her duty to?
   Desdemona perceives “a divided
    duty” between her father and her
    husband, and as her mother had
    shown alleg...
18. What news does Michael
Cassio bring when he enters?
   Michael Cassio tells Othello that the
    duke requires his service because of
    some military action, “a business o...
19. What accusation does
Brabantio make against Othello to
the duke?
   When Brabantio arrives at the duke’s he
    says that Desdemona has been “abused
    … stolen … and corrupted by spell...
20. What is the military issue that
the Duke of Venice and his
senators discuss?
   The duke and the senators are in the
    process of determining the validity of
    reports that say “a hundred and se...
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Othepardy!

  1. 1. Test your knowledge of Act 1!
  2. 2. Twenty Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
  3. 3. 1. Who tells Roderigo of hatred towards Othello?
  4. 4. Iago
  5. 5. 2. Who does Iago vulgarly describe Othello making love with Desdemona to?
  6. 6. Desdemona’s Father (Senator)
  7. 7. 3. What was the Senators reaction to Desdemona’s love for Othello?
  8. 8. Hewas no longer mad about what Iago told him
  9. 9. 4. Whose men were ordered to attack Othello?
  10. 10. Brabantio’s
  11. 11. 5. What was “the beast with two backs” used to describe?
  12. 12.  Othello and Desdemona making love
  13. 13. 6. Why do you think Roderigo notified Brabantio about Desdemona escaping from home and helped him with the situation?
  14. 14.  Roderigowants to get on Brabantio’s good side and doesn’t want Desdemona with Othello because he loves her and wants to marry her.
  15. 15. 7. Why does Roderigo want to drown himself? (p.55, l.305) Who talks him out of it?
  16. 16.  Roderigo loves Desdemona so much but knows he cannot have her due to her happy marriage with Othello. He believes death is the only cure to living a torturing life however Iago has a long conversation with him about it and changes Roderigo’s mind about killing himself.
  17. 17. 8. Why is Brabantio so sure that Othello has put a spell on Desdemona?
  18. 18.  Brabantio feels his daughter is too perfect for Othello and that he is someone to fear of not to love. Since Desdemona has refused to marry all the handsome men in the city Brabantio is confident that Othello has tricked, drugged or kidnapped her.
  19. 19. 9. What response does Desdemona give when her father asks, “Where most you owe obedience?” What influences Desdemona to answer the way she does?
  20. 20.  Desdemona answered saying I have to give my obedience to my husband. Her mother’s actions influenced her to make this decision. “And so much duty as my mother showed to you, preferring you before her father”
  21. 21. 10. Why does Desdemona come along with Othello to Cyprus even though war will be taking place?
  22. 22.  Desdemona says she’d be miserable if she were left home while her husband went off to war. She makes it clear that she wants to be with him and wants to adapt to his lifestyle while forgetting her old life.
  23. 23. 11. Why does Iago hate Othello?
  24. 24.  Iago hates Othello because he promoted Cassio, rather than the much more qualified, Iago.
  25. 25. 12. Who is Roderigo in love with?
  26. 26. Desdemona
  27. 27. 13. Which character hides his real identity in order to get back at Othello.
  28. 28. Iago
  29. 29. 14. Which character can be described as highly educated but young and inexperienced in battle and is represented as an arithmetician?
  30. 30. Cassio
  31. 31. 15. How exactly does Iago plan on getting revenge on Othello?
  32. 32.  Inhis soliloquy, Iago basically states that he will spread the rumour that Cassio and Desdemona are too intimate and since
  33. 33. 16. How does Iago make himself look favorable in Othello’s eyes?
  34. 34.  Iago makes himself look favorable in Othello’s eyes by telling him how Brabantio’s “scurvy and provoking terms” against Othello made him want to attack Brabantio. He also suggests that Othello watch his marriage because Brabantio might invoke the law against it, thus playing on Othello’s trust in him.
  35. 35. 17. Who does Desdemona pledge her duty to?
  36. 36.  Desdemona perceives “a divided duty” between her father and her husband, and as her mother had shown allegiance to her husband, so Desdemona professes “Due to the Moor.”
  37. 37. 18. What news does Michael Cassio bring when he enters?
  38. 38.  Michael Cassio tells Othello that the duke requires his service because of some military action, “a business of some kind,” in Cyprus.
  39. 39. 19. What accusation does Brabantio make against Othello to the duke?
  40. 40.  When Brabantio arrives at the duke’s he says that Desdemona has been “abused … stolen … and corrupted by spells and medicines bought of mountebanks” in order to accuse Othello of entrapping his daughter.
  41. 41. 20. What is the military issue that the Duke of Venice and his senators discuss?
  42. 42.  The duke and the senators are in the process of determining the validity of reports that say “a hundred and seven,” “a hundred forty,” and “two hundred” Turkish galleys are approaching Cyprus.

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