Othello Act 3 Quiz Review

What is the purpose of the clown? It provides comic relief.
What does Othello’s request for Iago to deliver the letters to the ship’s captain show about his opinion of Iago? Othello trusts him.
What are Iago’s motives during his conversation with Othello when he sees Desdemona and Cassio together? He wants to make Othello think that Desdemona and Cassio are having an affair.
Othello demands proof before he believes that his wife is cheating on him. What does Iago offer? IIago said that he saw Cassio wipe his beard with Desdemona’s handkechief. He roomed with Cassio and couldn’t sleep;he said Cassio was talking in his sleep about Desdemona and how she should leave Othello.
Why does Iago bring up that Desdemona decieved her father? This gets Othello to believe that if Desdemona lied once, she will lie again.
What does Desdemina’s willingness to help Cassio say about her personality? She is kind and is willing to help people in need.
What change do we see in Othello? He begins as a loving husband, but by the end of this act, he is full of anger, hatred, and murderous thoughts about Desdemona.
What is Othello saying about Desdemona’s hand? What is he insinuating? He says that her hand is moist and hot and her hands are like people who are in love.
Why is the handkerchief magical? The Egyptian made it for Othello’s mother, and Othello’s mother gave it to Othello for his future wife.
Why is Othello telling Desdemona the story of the handkerchief? He is trying to make Desdemona feel guilty for losing it.
Iago’s goal may be to make Othello jealous, but who is the REAL jealous soul? Iago is jealous because Othello didn’t give him the promotion.
How did Cassio get Desdemona’s handkerchief? He found it in his room, where Iago had planted it.
Who is Bianca and what does she think about the handkerchief? She is a prostitute; she thinks the handkerchief came from another women that Cassio is having and affair with.
Why does Cassio give Bianca the hankerchief? He loves the design and wants Bianca to have it copied.
How are Bianca and Desdemona considered “dichotomies” (opposites)? Bianca is a prostitute whereas Desdemona is married and loyal.
They are not ever jealous for the cause, But jealous for they are jealous. ‘Tis a monster Begot upon itself, born on itself. Emilia
There’s magic in the web of it. Othello
I think my wife be honest, and think she is not. I think that thou art just, and think thou are not. I’ll have some proof. Othello
Farewell! Othello’s occupation’s gone! Othello
Oh, now forever Farewell the tranquil mind! Farewell content! Othello
Trifles light as air Are to the jealous confirmations strong As proofs of Holy Writ. Iago
Do not chide, I have a thing for you. Emilia
I do not think but Desdemona’s honest. Othello
No, Iago, I’ll see before I doubt, when I doubt, prove, And on the proof, there is no more but this — Away at once with love or jealousy! Othello
Utter my thoughts? Why, say they are vile and false Iago
Men should be what they seem, Or those that be not, would they might seem none! Iago
No, sure, I cannot think it, That he would steal away so guilty-like, Seeing you coming. Iago
“I’ll send her to you presently,And I’ll devise a mean to draw the MoorOut of the way, that your converse and businessMay be more free.” Iago, Cassio
“Good morrow, good lieutenant. I am sorryFor your displeasure, but all will sure be well.The General and his wife are talking of it,And she speaks for you stoutly.” Emilia, Cassio
“The Moor repliesThat he you hurt is of great fame in CyprusAnd great affinity, and that in wholesome wisdomHe might not but refuse you.” Emilia, Cassio
“These letters give, Iago, to the pilotAnd by him do my duties to the Senate.” Othello, Iago
“I am glad of this, for now I shall have reasonTo show the love and duty I bear youWith franker spirit” Iago, Othello
“She did deceive her father, marrying you,And when she seemed to shake and fear your looks,She loved them most” Iago, Othello
“Do not doubt that. Before Emilia here,I give thee warrant of thy place. Assure thee.If I do vow a friendship, I’ll perform itTo the last article.” Desdemona, Cassio
“She’s gone, I am abused, and my reliefMust be to loathe her. O curse of marriage….” Othello, Soliloquy
“Villain, be sure thou prove my love a *****!Be sure of it. Give me the ocular proof” Othello, Iago
“O, beware, my lord, of jealousy!It is the green-eyed monster which doth mockThe meat it feeds on.” Iago, Othello
“Was not that Cassio parted from my wife?” Othello, Iago
“Believe me, I had rather have lost my purseFull of crusadoes. And but my noble MoorIs true of mind and made of no such basenessAs jealous creatures are, it were enoughTo put him to ill thinking.” Desdemona, Emilia
“There’s magic in the web of it.” Othello, Desdemona
“‘Tis not a year or two shows us a man.They are but stomachs, and we all but food;They eat us hungerly, and when they are fullThey belch us.” Emilia, Desdemona
“But jealous souls will not be answered so.They are not ever jealous for the cause,But jealous for they’re jealous. It is a monsterBegot upon itself, born on itself.” Emilia, Desdemona
“O, Cassio, whence came this?This is some token from a newer friend.” Bianca, Cassio
“I know not neither. I found it in my chamber.I like the work well. Ere it be demanded,As like enough it will, I would have it copied.Take it, and do’t, and leave me for this time.” Cassio, Bianca