Othello Act I Quiz/Study Guide

What was Iago’s complaint in Scene I? A. Another officer of the same rank was receiving higher pay B. Rodergio cheated during a card game and won C. Cassio got the promotion that he wanted D. He doesn;t like the new uniforms that Othello has chosen. He thinks they make the soldiers look like weak women C. Cassio got the promotion that he wanted
2. Who was Brabantino? A. He was Othello’s ensign B. He was the previous governor C. He was the squadron commander D. He was a senator and Desdemona’s father D. He was a senator and Desdemona’s father
3. Why did Iago and Roderigo awaken Brabantino in the middle of the night? A. His wife was seriously ill B. A marriage was taking place that involved his family C. Thieves had destroyed his fields and orchards D. There was a plot to murder him that night as he slept
4. True or False: Iago left Roderigo at Brabantino’s house because he didn;t want to be seen as being against Othello. A. True B. False
5. What was Brabantino’s reaction to Othello’s marriage to Desdemona? A. He was joyful and wished them well B. He remained impartial C. He was outraged D.He was not please personally but thought it was good politically C. He was outraged
6.Why did the Duke send for Othello? A. The Duke wanted to know which soldiers to promote B. The Duke wanted to send Othello to Ottoman to fight C. The Duke wanted to give Othello a medal for heroism from his last campaign D. The Duke wanted to congratulate him on his marriage B. The Duke wanted to send Othello to Ottoman to fight
7. Brabantino complains to the Duke about Othello’s marriage to Desdemona. After listening to both sides of the story, what was the Duke’s reply? A. He agrees to annul the marriage B. He remains impartial, saying a man’s personal life is his own business C. He reprimands Barbantino for being a petty gossip and troublemaker D. He says he thinks Othello would win his daughter under the same curcumstances, and tells Brabantio to make the best of the situation D. He says he thinks Othello would win his daughter under the same curcumstances, and tells Brabantio to make the best of the situation
8. What was Roderigo’s complaint? A. He was passed over for a promotion B. He was love sick and depressed over Desdemona’s marriage C. He wanted to go and fight with Othello’s army D. He didn’ t think the Duke was aggressive enough in his stand against the Ottoman Empire B. He was love sick and depressed over Desdemona’s marriage
9. What was Iago’s reply to Roderigo’s complaint? A. He told Roderigo to straighten up and act like a soldier B. He told Roderigo to forgive and forget C. He told Roderigo they would work together for revenge D. He told Roderigo to pray to the gods for guidance, then to do whatever they suggested C. He told Roderigo they would work together for revenge

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