Much Ado About Nothing

Who is well respected for his part in the battle that ended just before the play begins? Claudio
Who does Beatrice specifically ask the messenger about after his news of the war? Benedick
What does Leonato arrange for when Antonio leaves after conversing about Don Pedro? a feast
Who will Don Pedro speak to during the second part of his plan to help Claudio? Lenato
What is the first question that Conrade asks Don John when they first appear on the stage together? Why is he in a bad mood
What does Don John say there is no cure for as he speaks to Conrade? His foul humor
Why does Conrade think Don John should build trust with his brother? It will be easier to deceive him later.
One of the most common themes in Shakespeare’s plays is the political strife between a rightful ruler and those who challenge that rule. How do we see political strife and power struggles in Much Ado About Nothing? with Don Jon, who attempts to create distrust between Don Pedro and his most loyal followers and friends. His only goal is start problems
What does Don John tell Conrade he will never be able to build with other people? trust
What does Beatrice tell Leonato would win any woman’s heart? money
What does Antonio admonish Hero to do at the beginning of Act 2? Accept Don Pedro’s advances
What does Beatrice compare styles of love to at the beginning of Act 2? dances
Who comes up with a new plan to destroy Hero and Claudio after they are engaged? Borachio
Where will the new plan to break up Claudio and Hero take place? under Hero’s bedroom window
What will the new plan to break up Hero and Claudio do to Hero? ruin her reptutation
Who does Don John promise to pay a reward to if the new plan to break up Claudio and Hero works? Borachio
Who will be most hurt by the new plan to break up Claudio and Hero? Hero
Who is sent to get Beatrice at the beginning of Act 3? Margaret
What metaphor does Hero use when she says she will ensnare Beatrice in with her trickery about Benedick? A net of love
Why does Hero say Beatrice will never love anyone while Beatrice is eavesdropping? She is too disdainful and vain
What does Ursula say Beatrice would do if she knew that Benedick loved her? torment him
What do Don Pedro and Claudio notice has changed about Benedick’s appearance as they all chat in the garden? -He smells of perfume-He shaved his beard-He has brushed off his hat
What shocking news does the surprise visitor bring to the men conversing in the garden? Hero has been unfaithful
What does Claudio vow to do if the shocking news brought to the garden is proven true? Cancel his wedding
What is the first question that the constable of Messina asks his new assistant constable? If he can read and write
What does the constable of Messina want his night watch to do at the alehouses? Send the drunks homes
What do Beatrice and Margaret tease Hero about on the morning of her wedding? Being sad
Why does Margaret infer that Beatrice may be thinking of getting married herself on the morning of Hero’s wedding? She has loving feelings for Benedick
Where does Leonato go when his visitor on the morning of Hero’s wedding leaves? the church
What is Claudio’s response when asked if he wants to marry Hero during the wedding ceremony? no
What does Leonato say he would prefer to a slandered daughter? that she were dead
What news makes Leonato think that the rumor against his daughter is true? She did not stay with Beatrice the night before
Who does Benedick think is trying to besmirch Hero’s reputation? Don John
What does Conrade call Dogberry after the sexton leaves the interrogation? an ass
What does Dogberry think is a worse crime than the plot to dishonor Hero?Selected: Disrespect towards him
What is Leonato so torn about at the beginning of Act 5? Believing Hero is innocent and believing the evidence against her
What does Don Pedro tell Leonato at the beginning of Act 5? He is wrong to believe Hero’s innocence.
Who offers to help Leonato fight Claudio? Antonio
Why does Claudio tell Benedick he is looking for him after leaving Leonato’s presence? They want to hear his jokes
Whom does Claudio read his written statement to after hearing about Hero’s innocence? the whole town

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