Midsummer Night’s Dream Quiz Notes

Where does the story take place? In the woods of Athens.
At the start of the story, which individuals are being married? Theseus and Hippolyta
What is the problem that Egeus presents to Theseus? Hermia, his daughter, does not want to marry Demetrius, which Egeus approves of.
What is the relationship between Hermia and Helena? Childhood friends
At the beginning of the story, what is the relationship between Helena and Demetrius? (2) 1. Demetrius once had a sexual relationship with Helena, but no longer loves her. 2. Helena still loves Demetrius.>>At the end of the story, how is their relationship?Demetrius loves Helena because of the spell of the flower.
What are the two options Hermia is faced with if she refuses to marry Demetrius? (2) 1. Put to death.2. Live life as a nun.
What is the name of the play that Nick Bottom’s theatrical group intends to perform at the wedding? Pyramus and Thisbe
What happens to Nick Bottom’s head? It is turned to into the head of a donkey (by Puck)
Why does Oberon, the king of the fairies, use the flower’s love power on his wife Titania, the queen of the fairies? Oberon wants to steal a boy from under Titania’s care.
When Titania is affected by the flower’s love power, to whom does she fall in love with? Nick Bottom (while he has the donkey head).*Nick Bottom’s singing wakes her up.
What are the names of Titania’s fairy attendants? (4) 1. Cobweb2. Peaseblossom3. Mustardseed4. Moth
Why does Oberon, the king of the fairies, want to use the flower’s love powers on Demetrius? He saw her rejecting Helena.
How is Lysander and Hermia’s plan, to run off together, discovered? They tell Helena and Helena tells Demetrius.
Who is Puck? Oberon’s jester and assistant in his scheme.
How does Puck undo the flower’s love power on Lysander? As Lysander and Demetrius are about to fight, Puck impersonates both of them until they become tired and fall asleep.*Puck cures Lysander with a herb while he is sleeping.
When Hermia and Helena are arguing, how does Helena insult Hermia? Calls Hermia little.
How does Helena react when she is confronted by Lysander, and later Demetrius’s, affection? She thinks they are mocking her.
When Hermia, Lysander, Helena, and Demetrius are awakened, how do they describe the world around them? Dreamlike
After Bottom awakens, and his head turned to normal, what is the name of the play he wishes to propose to his colleague? Bottom’s Dream
As Bottom and his colleagues perform at the wedding, who are the character’s involved in the play? (5) 1. Pyramus2. Thisbe3. Wall4. Moonshine5. Lion
What are Theseus and Hippolyta’s opinion of Bottom and his colleague’s play? Not that great, but they act as if they are enjoying it.

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