A Midsummer Night’s Dream Review

Where is the play set? Athens, Greece
Around which event is the play centered? Thesus and Hippolyta’s wedding.
Who is Hippolyta? Queen of Amazons; Thesus’ wife
Who does Hermia love? Lysander
Who does Helena love? Demetrius
What is the past relationship between Helena and Demetrius? They don’t really have one; Helena likes Demetrius, but Demetrius doesn’t like her.
What are Hermia’s choices if she refuses to obey her father? To be killed or to become a nun.
At what event do the tradesmen hope to perform their play? Thesus and Hipplyta’s wedding.
Who plays Pyramus? Bottom
Who directs the play? Quince
Why do Hermia and Lysander run away? To get married.
Why are Oberon and Titania fighting? For romantic adventures with others, and over a little Indian boy.
Why is Titania particularly fond of the little boy? It is her friends, who died during childbirth.
What is Puck’s other name? Robin Goodfellow
How has the flower from which Oberon extracts the love potion gained its power? Cupid’s arrow fell on the flower.
How does Demetrius learn that Hermia and Lysander are running away? Helena tells him.
What mistake does Puck make that that sets off the confusion among the lovers? He put the flower juice on Lysander’s eyes instead of Demetrius’ eyes.
Why does the tradesmen need a character to “the wall”? Because it is said that they talk through a crack in the wall.
Why does Bottom end up with an ass’ head? Puck put it on him
When Hermia wakes up and finds Lysander missing, what is the first thing that she thinks? Demetrius killed him.
How does Helena react when Lysander and Demetrius both suddenly declare their love for her? She is mad because she thinks they’re mocking her.
How does Hermia react to the discovery that Lysander no longer loves her, but not loves Helena? She thinks Helena is trying to take his away from her.
What are Oberon’s final orders to Puck in order to set things right and unite the right lovers? To put juice from another flower on their eyelids to reverse the spell and make them think it was all just a dream.
Why does Oberon decide to release Titania from the spell that he has put on her? Because she said that she would give him the lovely boy.
At the beginning of Act 5, why have Hippolyta and Thesus come to the fields near the forest? To find the four lovers.
Who convinces the plan to have the lovers believe that the night’s events have been only a dream? Oberon
Why does Egeus finally agree to let Hermia marry Lysander? Because Demetrius now loves Helena, and no longer loves Hermia.
Why does Philostrate advise Thesus not to hear the craftmen’s play? It isn’t correctly played.
How many weddings take place in the play? three
What does Oberon do at the end of the play? Blesses the house.
Who gives the epilogue? Puck
Who said this: “The course of love never did run smooth.” Lysander
Who said this: “I do but beg a little changeling boy, to be my henchman” Oberon
Who said this: “Upon faint primrose-beds were wont to lie, emptying our bosoms of their counsel sweet, there my Lysander and myself shall meet.” Hermia
Who said this: “I will go tall him of fair Hermia’s flight. Then to the wood will he tomorrow night pursue her…” Helena
Who said this: “Yet I mark’d I where the both of Cupid fell. It fell upon a little western flower, before milk white, now purple with love’s wound, and maidens call it love-in-idleness.” Oberon
Who said this: “And even for that do I love you the more. I am your spaniel, and, Demetrius, the more you beat me, I will fawn on you.” Helena
Who said this: “Not Hermia but Helena I love: who will not change a raven for a dove?” Lysander
Who said this: “For thou, I fear, hast given me a cause to curse, if thou hast slain Lysander in his sleep.” Hermia
Who said this: “Me thought I was enamor’d of an ass?” Titania
Who said this: “Now, until the break of day, through this house each fairy stray to the best bride-bed will we, which by us shall blessed be; and the issue there create ever shall be fortunate.” Oberon
Who said this: “We cannot fight for love, as men may do: / We should be woo’d, and were not made to woo.” Helena
Who said this: “How low am I thou painted maypole; Speak; / How low am I? I am not yet so low/ But that my nails can reach unto thine eyes.” Hermia
Who said this: “Get you gone, you dwarf; / You minimus, of hindering know-grass made; / You bead. You acorn.” Lysander
Who said this: “I know a bank where the wild thyme blows, / Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows.” Oberon
Who said this: “She was a vixen when she went to school; / And though she be but little, she is fierce.” Helena