BYU merchant of venice

Antonio lends out money interest-free and hates usurers (money lenders) True
Portia is bored with the appearance of Bassanio as a suitor. false
Antonio is full of apprehension about borrowing money from Shylock. false
Bassanio must borrow money because he has squandered his fortune. true
Bassanio hopes to regain his lost fortune by courting and winning the wealthy and beautiful Nerissa. false
Portia a wealthy and intelligent woman
Gratiano a talkative, sometimes rude fellow
Bassanio a young gentleman who squanders his money
Shylock a man intent upon vengeance
Duke of Venice presiding officer at the trial
Jessica a Jew who turns Christian for love
Lorenzo a dreamy, romantic fellow; loves music
Nerissa waiting woman to a rich heiress
Antonio a wealthy merchant in a sad disposition
Lancelot Gobbo a clownish servant
When Bassanio goes to Venice, Portia tells Lorenzo that she and Nerissa will go to her uncle’s house. false
Bassanio chooses the lead casket because Nerissa gives him strong hints about which is the right one. false
Jessica’s elopement deepens Shylock’s resentment of Christians and stirs his desire for revenge. true
Gratiano announces that he will marry Nerissa. true
The turning point of the money plot comes with the news that all of Antonio’s ships have been lost at sea. true
Antonio demands that Shylock give his wealth to Jessica and Lorenzo
Nerissa poses as a lawyer’s clerk
Shylock is told that in taking the pound of flesh from Antonio, he must not shed one drop of Antonio’s blood
Shylock is also forced to become a Christian
At the trial, Portia takes the place of Bellario
The last words of the play are Shylock’s “I am not well.” false
Portia and Nerissa pretend to believe that their husbands gave their rings to other women. true
Antonio believes he is not to blame for the mock quarrel between the couples. false
Shylock is a significant character in Act V. false
Antonio discovers that his ships are safe. true
In Act III, which of the following does Shylock appear to be most upset about losing? the ring his late wife, Leah, had given him
a merchant Antonio
the fool of the play Gratiano
Bassanio is relying on it to get the money he needs. Antonio’s credit
Antonio gives this reason for his sorrow. he does not know
Bassanio’s reason for needing money to woo a woman
The Duke of Venice expects Shylock to show Antonio mercy. true
Why is Shylock reluctant to have dinner with Bassanio? all of the above
Portia, in disguise, is able to convince Bassanio to give up his ring. false
Portia offers to pay three times the amount that Antonio borrowed

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