A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Hermia she is the most beautiful girl out of the bunch; she is in love with someone whom her father doesn’t want her to marry. She plans to run away with this man when everything goes wrong in the woods
Nick Bottom an overconfident weaver chosen to play Pyramus in a play. He thinks he is the best actor ever.
Robin “Puck” Goodfellow a mischievous fairy who is always messing around with all of the humans
Hippolyta legendary queen of the Amazons engaged to marry. Strong willed and indifferent towards her impending marrige
Titania queen of the fairies; takes care of a little boy causing her husband to become very jealous of her new company
Lysander young man in love with Hermia; believes that love conquers all
Helena in love with Demetrius; undeterred in his attempts to throw her away; she even follows him after he threatens to hurt her
Peter Quince leader of craftsmen actors; plays prologue in the play
Theseus duke of Athens; hero from Greek mythology; going to marry Amazon queen; projects confidence, authority, and benevolent power
Oberon king of fairies; not necessarily a great man and unfaithful to his wife
Egeus respected nobleman in court; he wants his daughter to marry someone whom she doesn’t love; wishes to control his daughter and is quite severe with her
Snug actor who plays the Lion
Demetrius young man who is assumingly “in love” with Hermia although he is pursued by someone else.
(True or False) The author of this play was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Scotland False; The author of this play was born in Startford-upon-Avon, England
(True or False) The author’s name is Shakespeare, he has no first name. False;The author’s name is William Shakespeare.
(True or False) The author never married anyone. False; The author married Anne Hathaway
(True or False) The author wrote another play called “Romeo and Juliet”. True
(True or False) Titania, the fairy queen, has a special fairy servant named Puck. False; Oberon, the fairy king, has a special fairy servant named Puck.
(True or False) Egeus wants his daughter to marry Theseus. False; Egeus wants his daughter to marry Demetrius
(True or False) Helena is desperately in love with Demetrius True
(True or False) A Midsummer Night’s Dream takes place in London, England. False; A Midsummer Night’s Dream takes place in Athens, Greece.
(True or False) Theseus is going to marry Hippolyta. True
(True or False) They play within a play is called The Tragedy of Pyramus and Thisbe False; The play within a play is called A Very Tragic Comedy About the Horrible Deaths of Pyramus and Thisbe.
(Who says this?) “Little again? Nothing but ‘little’ and ‘short’!- Why are you letting her insult me like this? Let me at her!” Hermia
(Who says this?) “Why does everyone always make fun of me? What have I done to deserve this kind of treatment from you?” Helena
(Who says this?) “You should know that I.. am not a fierce lion or a lioness, because if I were a lion and I showed up here to cause trouble, I’d be taking my life in my hands.” Snug
(Who says this?) “..I wooed you with violence, using my sword, and got you to fall in love with my by injuring you.” Theseus
(Who says this?) “And so I’m dying. Here I go, here I go. Okay, I’m not dead…. now die, die, die, die, die.” Bottom
(Who says this?) “Up and down, up and down, I will lead them up and down. The people fear me in the country and the town. Goblin, lead them up and down.” Robin “Puck” Goodfellow
Why is Egeus angry with his daughter? Hermia wants to marry Lysander.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a _____________. comedy
Why are Oberon and Titania fighting with each other? He wants the little boy she has.
How does Bottom come to have the head of a donkey? Puck puts a magical spell on him
Why does Snug make a big deal about proclaiming his real identity? He thinks the ladies will be scared of the lion
Why is Hippolyta hesitant to watch the play at first? She feels sorry for the actors
At the end of the play, Lysander and ________ are together and Demetrius and _________ are together Hermia, Helena
What emotion does Oberon prove that he has after he finds out about Puck’s mess up? compassion
Snug makes a speech about playing a lion where he talks directly to the audience, which of these techniques of humor does he demonstrate? (ridiculous metaphor, excessive alliteration, breaking the illusion of reality, using the wrong name or word) breaking the illusion of reality
In the play, Pyramus and Thisbe declare their love for one another, but Thisbe said she’d be as faithful as Helen of Troy. Which of these these techniques does this demonstrate? (ridiculous metaphor, excessive alliteration, breaking the illusion of reality, using the wrong name or word) ridiculous metaphor
“I die, die, die, die, die” is an example of what? (ridiculous metaphor, excessive alliteration, repeating a word excessively, using the wrong name or word) repeating a word excessively
“Gracious, golden, glittering, gleams…” is an example of what? (ridiculous metaphor, excessive alliteration, repeating a word excessively, using the wrong name or word) excessive alliteration
Why is Helena envious of Hermia? (at beginning of the play) Helena is envious of Hermia because Demetrius loves her, not Helena.
By the end of Act 2, what is similar about the following pairs: Lysander and Hermia, Demetrius and Helena, Oberon and Titanis? By the end of Act 2, they all hate each other.
Describe Bottom’s acting ability. What do the other actors think of him? Bottom thinks he is the best actor there ever was when he really isn’t. He always uses the wrong words. The other actors think he’s amazing.
How does everyone get messed up with who they love? Puck puts the flower juice on the wrong man’s eyes.
Why does Helena become very angry with Hermia (as well as Lysander and Demetrius)? Helena becomes angry because she thinks they’re playing a trick on her.
How do most of the dreamers respond to the dream experience upon waking? Which character is changed permanently by this “dream”? They all wake up confused and think it’s a crazy dream. Demetrius is changed permanently because he is still under the love potion.
How does Titania respond when Oberon asks for the little Indian boy (when she is in love with Bottom)? She gave the changeling boy to him.
How does Theseus’s decision at the end of the play regarding Hermia and Lysander contradict his earlier statement? He earlier said Hermia could either become a nun, die, or marry Demetrius.
The actors put on a play called “A Very Tragic Comedy About the Horrible Deaths if Pyramus and Thisbe”. Why would this play be inappropriate for a wedding celebration? I think it would be inappropriate because it is a play about two lovers killing themselves because of love at a wedding.

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