A Midsummer Night’s Dream Test (Questions)

What are Theseus and Hippolyta discussing at the play’s start? Getting married
How does Hippolyta come to be betrothed to Theseus? Hippolyta lost to Theseus in battle and he won her hand in marriage
Why is Egeus disturbed? Hermia won’t marry Demetrius and instead loves Lysander
What will be Hermia’s fate is she refuses to marry Demetrius? She will be put to death or join a convent
To what do Lysander and Hermia agree? To run away and get married in the woods
What hope does Helena have by telling Demetrius of Lysander and Hermia’s flight? That he will no longer love Hermia, but he will love her.
Who are the characters in scene two, what so they plan? Quince, Flute, Snout, Bottom, and Starveling and they are planning to perform Pyrramus and Thisbe for the Duke’s wedding.
Why is Oberon angry with his queen? She has a young boy as her attendant who she refuses to share with Oberon.
On what mission does Oberon send Puck? To find the flower that has been struck by Cupid’s bow and put its love potion on Titania so that she will fall in love with the first thing she sees when she wakes up.
Upon overhearing Demetrius and Helena, what does Oberon command puck to do? To put the potion on Demetrius’ eyes while he is sleeping so he will fall in love with Helena when he wakes up.
Upon whose eyes does Puck apply the potion? Lysander
When he wakes up, who does Lysander see and love? Helena
What is Helena’s reaction to Lysander’s words of love? She thinks he is making fun of her.
To where has Lysander disappeared when Hermia awakes? With Helena
Why does Bottom want a prologue at the end of the play? So his character can say it and all the women will swoon over him.
What has Puck done to Bottom? He gave him the head of an ass.
Identify the speaker: “Tie up my love’s tongue, bring him silently.” Titania telling the fairies to go fetch Bottom because she is in love with him.
What news does Puck bring to Oberon? He tells him that Titania has fallen in love with Bottom and he put the potion on the wrong Athenian’s eyes (Lysander).
Why does Oberon send Puck to fetch Helena? He realizes that Hermia’s true love has fallen out of love with her and he has to put the potion on Demetrius’ eyes to make him love Helena.
What is Helena’s situation at this point in the play? Both Lysander and Demetrius are in love with her.
What does Helena suppose of Hermia? That she is in on the joke with Lysander and Demetrius.
What does Hermia think Helena has done? Make herself look better to Lysander and Demetrius by letting them know she is taller than Hermia.
Why does Oberon send Puck to confuse the two young men? To keep them from fighting.
Why does Titania give Oberon the child? She has Bottom now and no longer needs him.
How does Oberon find Titania and Bottom? Asleep in each other’s arms.
Why does Oberon remove the spell he has cast over his queen? He feels bad for her and he already has the boy.
Finding the two couples asleep in the wood and learning of their more balanced love, what order does Theseus give? For both of the couples to join him and Hippolyta and get married.
What news does Bottom bring his companions? They have been chosen to perform their play to entertain the Duke.
Why do you think Shakespeare included a play within a play?To To involve the audience because most people knew the story of Pyrramus and Thisbe at the time.
What do the fairies do after the palace goes to sleep? They go and bless the newly weds and sing and dance.
Who does Puck address at the play’s end? The audience
What is the purpose of this last speech? To thank the audience and hope that they enjoyed the play.

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