|What is a tragic hero?10 points
|A tragic hero is a literary character who makes a judgment error that inevitably leads to his/her own destruction.
|What does Cassio do with the handkerchief?10 points
|He leaves it with Bianca.
|Where does the first act of Othello takes place and why Shakespeare may have chosen it as a location?40 points
|Venice: it is a populous location where many different cultures intersected (think New York).
|Who agrees to kill Cassio? 10 points
|Who is wrongly accused of being unfaithful?10 points
|Who steal the handkerchief for her husband10 points
|How does Iago trick Cassio into confirming the fictional affair with Desdemona?30 points
|he makes statements about Bianca seem like they’re about Desdemona
|What is Cassio accused of doing?20 points
|Sleeping with Desdemona
|What became of the Turkish fleet that was sailing to attack Cyprus20 points
|It sank in the storm.
|What is the setting of most of the play “Othello”10 points
|Roderigo is jealous of Othello because…15 points
|Othello married Desdemona.
|Who is upset with his daughter in the first scenes of the play?15 points
|What may be the reason Brabantio is fine with Othello telling him his war stories but not marrying his daughter?50 points
|Racial prejudice: he is fine with Othello serving him in the army (Brabantio is a senator) but not being part of the family through marriage to Desdemona.
|Who is upset at how Othello treats his wife, after seeing Othello slap Desdemona?35 points
|Who is unjustly fired from his job?15 points
|Who sends Othello to Cyprus?20 points
|Duke Of Venice
|Who is in love with Cassio? 15 points
|Iago points out to Othello how quickly Cassio leaves Desdemona’s side in order to suggest what?40 points
|make Othello suspicious of Cassio
|Desdemona loses the handkerchief when …20 points
|B) Emilia takes it from Desdemona’s dressing table
|What Elizabethan stereotype about women does Iago put forward in this line from Act I, scene iii? (Look to her, Moor, if thou hast eyes to see:She has deceived her father, and may thee)50 points
|“Unruly” daughters will make unruly and promiscuous wives
|How does Othello kill Desdemona?15 points
|He smothers/ chokes her.
|How does Cassio get wounded?10 points
|He is stabbed in the leg.
|Emilia gives the handkerchief to Iago because…(15 points)
|Iago asked her to obtain it.
|What health problem/condition does Othello have? How does this contribute to the plot30 points
|Epilepsy. It allows Othello to remain in the scene unconscious when Cassio appears and talks to Iago.
|How did Desdemona fall in love with Othello? 20 points
|He’s a great storyteller and he told her stories about his travels
|Othello tells Desdemona that the handkerchief was originally…20 points
|Given to his mother by an Egyptian gypsy
|The handerchief, as a symbol, changes from a symbol of _____________ to a symbol of _____________50 points
|From a symbol of love to a symbol of unfaithfulness
|How does Othello find out that Desdemona was innocent?20 points
|Emilia told him that she took the handkerchief.
|What did Othello do when he found out the truth?10 points
|He kills himself.
|Why did Othello take Iago’s word about so many things?10 points
|Various reasons (must be supported from the text).
|Cassio is stripped of his military position after he…15 points
|Gets drunk and stabs Montano.
|Why did Iago’s evil plan begin? 10 points
|Cassio was not promoted to lieutenant.
|How does Iago kill Cassio?50 points.
|He didn’t kill him!
Othello plot questions
August 17, 2019