Othello Act 1 Quiz

Who is the villain who’s deceiving all the characters? Iago
Who gets promoted even though he has never been to war? Cassio
What was Brabantio’s reaction to Othello’s marriage to Desdemona? He was outraged
Brabantio complains to the Duke about Othello’s marriage to Desdemona. After listening to both sides of the story, what is the Duke’s reply? He says he thinks Othello would win his daughter under the same circumstances, and tells Brabantio to make the best of the situation
What was Iago’s complaint in Scene 1? Cassio got the promotion that he wanted
Othello claims that in his own country, he was of what status? King
Why did the Duke send for Othello? The Duke wanted to send Othello to fight the Ottoman
Why did Iago and Roderigo awaken Brabantio in the middle of the night? A marriage was taking place that involved his family
What was Roderigo’s complaint? He was love sick and depressed over Desdemona’s marriage
Which word best describes Iago manipulative
In what literary period was Othello published? Renaissance
Which character recruits Iago to woo Desdemona for himself? Roderigo
How does Brabantio think Othello won his daughter’s heart? He thinks Othello used magic and spells
Who is the leader of the Venetian Army? Othello
Why does Roderigo dislike Othello? Roderigo loves Desdemona and Othello has her
Who is Brabantio? A Venetian senator, Desdemona’s father.
Where are the characters going at the end of Act 1 Cyprus
Who said, “… I say, put money in thy purse. It/cannot be that Desdemona should long continue/her love to the moor…?” Iago
What was Iago’s reply to Roderigo’s complaint? He told Roderigo they would work together for revenge.
Who is in charge of escorting Desdemona to Cyprus? Iago