Othello Test, Act 1-5

What is Roderigo’s relationship with Iago? Relationship if financial
Why is Iago angry at Othello? I ago was not promoted when he should have been
How do Iago and Rodreigo announce Desdemona’s marriage to Brabantio? They shouted it
Why would Brabantio be upset about his daughter marrying Othello? It’s not of her nature and would make her father look bad
To whom does Brabantio appeal to hopefully annul the marriage? To the Duke
Why has Othello been summoned before the Duke of Venice? Wanted him to go to Cyprus and fight the turks
What is Othello’s mood as he defends himself against Brabantio’s accusations? He was calm
What caused Desdemona to fall in love with Othello? Because of his stories
What warning does Brabantio give Othello about Desdemona? That she might deceive othello
Why is Roderigo upset at the end of Act I? Roderigo is upset because Othello is with Desdemona instead of him.
What was the main reason the Turks were defeated by the Venetians? The turks were destroyed by a storm.
Why doesn’t Othello arrive with Cassio? Ships were separated at sea
What is Iago’s plan of revenge against Othello? Iago will convince Othello that Cassio and Desdemona are in love.
What does he see that will help him to carry out his plan? Cassio kiss Desdemona’s hand as a curticy
What is Iago’s opinion of women, especially Venetian women? That they are stupid
For what two reasons do the Venetians celebrate on the night of Othello’s arrival in Cyprus? The defeat of the Turkish fleets and the marriage of Othello and Desdemona
What adjective does Othello repeatedly use to describe Iago? Honest
Why is this ironic? Iago is a lier
What is Cassio’s one weakness? Alcohol
How does Iago use this weakness against him? He tells him to drink
Why does Desdemona agree to plead for Cassio’s case? She is kind
How does the handkerchief come to play a major role in Iago’s plot? It was Othello’s gift / token of love
What does Iago call “the green-eyed monster”? Jealousy
List the things that Iago tells Othello to make him jealous? He saw Cassio & Desdemona together
What is Othello’s mood after his conversation on the beach with Iago? Angry
Why doesn’t Desdemona admit to Othello that she lost the handkerchief? It was special and she doesn’t want to upset him
What does Desdemona think is the reason for Othello’s anger? Work stress
Why is Bianca upset with Cassio? Bianca thinks that Cassio has another mistress
How does Iago get Othello to overhear his conversation with Cassio? He tells Othello to hide in a bush
Who are Iago and Cassio actually talking about? Bianca
Who does Othello think they are talking about? Desdemona
What news does Lodovico bring from Venice? For Othello to return to Venice
What is Desdemona’s reaction to this news? Desdemona wants to go with
How does Othello interpret Desdemona’s reaction? She loves Cassio
Why does Lodovico ask Iago of Othello is the Moor he knew in Venice? He seems to have changed
How does Desdemona respond to Othello’s accusations? Desdemona is defensive
What is her plan to heal their relationship? To lay down their wedding sheets
What request does Desdemona make to Emilia about her wedding sheets? To lay them out
Why does Desdemona respond so lovingly toward Othello when he has clearly abused her and does not believe her? Desdemona still loves him and is faithful
What is Iago’s plan for Cassio? Death
Why does Iago want Cassio dead? So that he can be promoted
How de we know Roderigo finally realized how evil Iago is? A Letter
What has Othello decided to do to Desdemona? Kill her
Why does Othello tell Desdemona “I would not want to kill thy soul”? He wants to kill her not her soul
Why does Desdemona lie to Emilia right before she dies? Because she is still faithful to Othello, for some reason
How do we know that Emilia realizes how evil her husband is? When Othello tells her about husband
Why does Iago kill Emilia? Because she wont shut up about Iago’s lies
Why does Othello kill himself? He realized he was wrong
What will be the future for Iago and Cassio? Cassio will now be in charge, and Iago will be tortured by Cassio for the rest of his life.
“I am not what I am” Iago
“Look to her, Moor, if thou hast eyes to see: She has deceived her father and may thee.” Brabantio
“…with as little a web as this will I ensnare as great a fly as Cassio.” Iago
“I am unfortunate in the infirmity and dare not task my weakness with any more.” Othello
“My blood begins my safer guides to rule, And passion, having my best judgment [darkened]” Desdemona
“Be thou assured, good Cassio, I will do all my abilities in thy behalf.” Iago
“O beware my lord of jealousy; It is the green-eyed monster, which doth mock the meat it feeds on.” Iago
“Villain, be sure thou prove my love a *****.” Othello
“My lord is not my lord, nor should I know him were he in favour as in humour alter’d.” Desdemona
“I understand a fury in your words, but not the words” Desdeoma
“O damn’d Iago! O inhuman dog!” Othello
“Speak of me as I am…of one that loved not wisely, but too well.” Othello

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