A Midsummer Night’s Dream Plot/ Quiz Questions

In the beginning of the play, whom does Lysander love? Lysander loves HERMIA at the beginning of the play.
Theseus is the duke of where? Duke of Athens
Why is Oberon upset with Titania at the beginning of the play? Oberon is upset with Titania at the beginning of the play because she stole a child from him.
Describe the actors/ mechanicals The actors are lower-class servants/peasants who are attempting to put on a play. They are NOT professional actors.
Later in the play, Titania falls in love with… Bottom
The cause of the love mix up in the forest is… A love potion
In the beginning of the play, the character that no one is in love with is… Helena
The reason the mechanicals/ actors are in the forest is… To rehearse a play
At the end of the play, which couple is NOT together Oberon and Hippolyta
The Duke invites the other Athenian couples to… take part in a triple wedding ceremony
William Shakespeare lived during which time period? 1500’s – 1600’s
How do most of Shakespeare’s comedies end? With a marriage or celebration
Where did Shakespeare live and die? Stratford, England
What type of language did Shakespeare use in his play? Elizabethan
Shakespeare’s plays are still popular today because he wrote about human __________ and how people ___________. Shakespeare’s plays are still popular today because he wrote about human NATURE and how people BEHAVE.
Shakespeare’s plays can be categorized into which three types? Comedies, tragedies, and histories
Shakespeare’s COMEDIES can be categorized as… romantic, happy, and problem comedies
The narrator often the joker or jester in the comedy, serves the audience by informing them of what has happened through __________________ and _________________. The narrator often the joker or jester in the comedy, serves the audience by informing them of what has happened through CLEVER REMARKS and OBSERVATION.
What are the three sub plots of A Midsummer Night’s Dream? 1). The lovers2) The fairies3) The Bumpkins
“Hernia’s a toad!” Is an example of what type of figurative language? Metaphor. Hernia is compared to a toad without using the words “like” or “as”
“Whereat, with blade, with bloody blameful blade, he bravely broached his boiling bloody beast” is an example of what figurative language? Alliteration. The “b” sound repeats.
Every elf and fairy Sprite/ Hop as light as a bird” is an example of what figurative language? Similar. The hopping of the elves and fairies is compared to the hopping of a bird USING THE WORD “as” TO MAKE THE COMPARISON.
The play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream begins with… Theseus ordering Hermia to marry Demetrius.
During the RISING ACTION of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, what does Puck do? Puck uses the magic flower to enchant multiple characters.
During the FALLING ACTION in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, what happens? The mechanicals/ actors perform their play for the Royal Athenians
FROM YOUR MEMORY, be able to list ONE theme of A Midsummer Night’s Dream Possible themes: Love, Gender Roles, Transformation, Art and Culture, Versions of Reality, Supernatural/ Magic

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