A Midsummer Nights Dream Act 1 Quiz

As the play opens, who is planning a wedding in four days? Theseus, Duke of Athens and Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons
What is the plays setting? Athens, four days before a new moon.
What does “I wooed thee with my sword” refer to? It refers to when Theseus defeated Hippolyta in battle and won/got her
What kind of rhythm do the royalty speak in? How many syllables per line? They spoke in poetry and 10 syllables per line
With what problems does the nobleman Egeus come to Theseus, the law of the land? His daughter, Hermia doesn’t want t marry the man he chose for her, Demetrius
What are Hermia’s other choices, if she refuses to wed Demetrius? 1. Die by her fathers orders2. Become a Nun and stay a virgin forever
Explain the quote, “the course of true love never did run smooth.” Relates to Romeo and Juliet and how they also ran into problems, there always seems to be bumps in the road of true love
What plan does Lysander suggest to Hermia? He suggests they run away(elope) together to Lysander’s widowed aunts house, outside of the city of Athens to get married
When they tell the secret to Helena, what does she decide to do? She decides to tell Demetrius of them eloping, so Demetrius could will go after Hermia in the woods. So Demetrius could thank her and she could be the girl that was with him through everything as him trying to get a different girl leaving her in his sights.
What is the relationship between Helena and Demetrius like now? Helena lives Demetrius, but Demetrius doesn’t love her and has moved on to loving Hermia
Helena says, “Love looks not with the _______ but with the _________.” What does this mean? Eyes, Mind ; You can’t just look at someone and choose you love them because of how they look and appeal to you. You have to inside at their heart , mind and personality.
The love triangle that currently exists: Pic
Why are a group of craftsmen rehearsing a play? For the Duke and Dutchess’ wedding