Othello plot questions

What is a tragic hero?10 points A tragic hero is a literary character who makes a judgment error that inevitably leads to his/her own destruction.
What does Cassio do with the handkerchief?10 points He leaves it with Bianca.
Where does the first act of Othello takes place and why Shakespeare may have chosen it as a location?40 points Venice: it is a populous location where many different cultures intersected (think New York).
Who agrees to kill Cassio? 10 points Iago
Who is wrongly accused of being unfaithful?10 points Desdemona
Who steal the handkerchief for her husband10 points Emilia
How does Iago trick Cassio into confirming the fictional affair with Desdemona?30 points he makes statements about Bianca seem like they’re about Desdemona
What is Cassio accused of doing?20 points Sleeping with Desdemona
What became of the Turkish fleet that was sailing to attack Cyprus20 points It sank in the storm.
What is the setting of most of the play “Othello”10 points Cyprus
Roderigo is jealous of Othello because…15 points Othello married Desdemona.
Who is upset with his daughter in the first scenes of the play?15 points Brabantio
What may be the reason Brabantio is fine with Othello telling him his war stories but not marrying his daughter?50 points Racial prejudice: he is fine with Othello serving him in the army (Brabantio is a senator) but not being part of the family through marriage to Desdemona.
Who is upset at how Othello treats his wife, after seeing Othello slap Desdemona?35 points Lodovico
Who is unjustly fired from his job?15 points Cassio
Who sends Othello to Cyprus?20 points Duke Of Venice
Who is in love with Cassio? 15 points Bianca
Iago points out to Othello how quickly Cassio leaves Desdemona’s side in order to suggest what?40 points make Othello suspicious of Cassio
Desdemona loses the handkerchief when …20 points B) Emilia takes it from Desdemona’s dressing table
What Elizabethan stereotype about women does Iago put forward in this line from Act I, scene iii? (Look to her, Moor, if thou hast eyes to see:She has deceived her father, and may thee)50 points “Unruly” daughters will make unruly and promiscuous wives
How does Othello kill Desdemona?15 points He smothers/ chokes her.
How does Cassio get wounded?10 points He is stabbed in the leg.
Emilia gives the handkerchief to Iago because…(15 points) Iago asked her to obtain it.
What health problem/condition does Othello have? How does this contribute to the plot30 points Epilepsy. It allows Othello to remain in the scene unconscious when Cassio appears and talks to Iago.
How did Desdemona fall in love with Othello? 20 points He’s a great storyteller and he told her stories about his travels
Othello tells Desdemona that the handkerchief was originally…20 points Given to his mother by an Egyptian gypsy
The handerchief, as a symbol, changes from a symbol of _____________ to a symbol of _____________50 points From a symbol of love to a symbol of unfaithfulness
How does Othello find out that Desdemona was innocent?20 points Emilia told him that she took the handkerchief.
What did Othello do when he found out the truth?10 points He kills himself.
Why did Othello take Iago’s word about so many things?10 points Various reasons (must be supported from the text).
Cassio is stripped of his military position after he…15 points Gets drunk and stabs Montano.
Why did Iago’s evil plan begin? 10 points Cassio was not promoted to lieutenant.
How does Iago kill Cassio?50 points. He didn’t kill him!

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