Othello Final Questions

What does Roderigo want more than anything else? Desdemona
What two reasons does Iago give for being upset with Othello at the beginning of the play? He chose Cassio to be lieutenant and he slept with his wife, Emilia.
Who is Othello’s first Lieutenant at the beginning of the play? (If you get this wrong, I highly recommend dropping out of high school) Cassio
How does Othello describe Iago? “Honest Iago”
What is Iago jealous of? Cassio being lieutenant
For what reason does Desdemona defy her father at the beginning of the play? She fell in love with Othello
Othello goes to the Duke because he has been summoned. Why does Brabantio go to the Duke? He claims his daughter, Desdemona, has been stolen (enchanted by Othello)
How did Desdemona fall in love with Othello? Othello tells her impressive/persuasive life stories
To who (or what) is Iago referring when he says, “Thus do I make my fool my purse?” Roderigo
Who does Iago use to taunt Cassio while he is drunk? Roderigo
What does Cassio fear after his fight with Roderigo? His reputation
What is the result of Cassio’s drunkenness? He is fired
Why does Roderigo do what Iago tells him? He believes Iago and wants to win Desdemona’s heart
When Cassio is fired from his position in Othello’s army, what does Iago tell him to do? Become friends or hang out with Desdemona more
When Cassio brings musicians to play for Othello in 3.1, what does Othello think of them? They are annoying and he tells him to go away
In what two places does this play take place? Venice and Cyprus
What does it mean for a man to be made a “cuckold?” His wife is cheating on him
How does Iago plant the seed of jealousy in Othello’s mind? Iago hints that Cassio and Desdemona are having an affair
Who says, “Jealousy is the green-eyed monster,” and what does that mean? Iago, Jealousy and envy is dangerous
What is so special about the handkerchief Desdemona drops? Its Othello’s that he got from his mom
What happens to Desdemona’s handkerchief after she drops it? Emilia picks it up
Othello promotes Iago to what rank? Lieutenant
How does Othello plan to kill Desdemona? To kiss her, then tell her what she did wrong and then smother her
How does Desdemona react when Othello begins behaving strangely? She gets very worried and defensive
What does Desdemona do when Othello asks her for the handkerchief? She tries to change the subject because she doesn’t know where it is
What does Desdemona request Emilia to do just before her death? Wrap her in her wedding sheets
What finally convinces Othello that Cassio and Desdemona are having an affair? Cassio is seen with Desdemona’s handkerchief
How does Iago obtain the handkerchief? Emilia picks it up after Desdemona drops it on the floor
What is the importance of the handkerchief in the play? It was in Othellos’ family for a long time
When Cassio has the handkerchief, to whom does HE give it? Bianca
When Othello accuses her of being a bitch ass hoe, Desdemona turns to who for help? Emilia
What task did Othello give to Iago that Iago then gives to Roderigo? To kill Cassio
In Desdemona and Emilia’s conversation, what does Emilia say causes women to cheat on their husbands? Men are stupid
Iago tries to blame the fight on who? Bianca
How does Desdemona die? Othello puts the bish in a chokehold and knocks her the fuk out. #worldstar
Who first puts the pieces together and points the finger at Iago? Emilia
What happens to Emilia because of her accusations? She gets stabbed
What happens to Othello? He kills himself because he is in AP Lit as well
Who replaces Othello as a general at the end of the play? Cassio
What happens to Iago? Gets captured and interrogated
Who is dead at the end of the play? Desdemona, Othello, Emilia, Roderigo
What is the main cause of the tragedy in the play Othello? Jealousy
A fellow almost damned in a fair wife (1.1.22) Iago
… I will wear my heart upon my sleeve (1.1.70) Iago
Damned as thou art, thou hast enchanted her! (1.2.62) Brabantio
… one of those that will not serve God if the devil bid you (1.3.122-23) Iago
Se swore… ’twas strange, ’twas passing strange (1.3.184-85) Othello
..as tenderly be led by th’ nose/As asses are (1.3.444-45) Iago
… I am nothing if not critical (2.1.134) Iago
Oh heavy ignorance! Thou praisest the worst best (2.1.143-4) Desdemona
To suckle fools and chronicle small beer (2.1.175) Iago
When devils will the blackest sins put on,/They do suggest at first with heavenly shows (2.3.371-72) Iago
Good name in man and woman, dear my lord,/Is the immediate jewel of their souls (3.182-83) Iago
O, beware, my lord, of jealousy!/It is the green-eyed monster… (3.3. 195-96) Iago
Trifles light as air/Are to the jealous confirmations strong/As proofs of holy writ (3.3.370-72) Iago
Not poppy nor mandragora/Nor all the drowsy syrups of the world/Shall ever medicine thee to that sweet sleep/Which thou owedst yesterday (3.3.379-82) Iago
O, now, forever/Farewell the tranquil mind…/Othello’s occupation’s gone! Othello
Heaven truly knows that thou art false as hell (4.2.48) Othello
It is the cause, it is the cause, my soul (5.2.1) Othello
As ignorant as dirt! Emilia
Here is my journey’s end, here is my butt/And very sea-mark of my utmost sail (5.2.318-19) Othello
…one that loved not wisely, but too well (5.2.404) Othello