Othello Test Review

Othello the jealous Moor; married to Desdemona; Captain and Governor
Emilia Iago’s wife; gets the scarf to Iago
Desdemona Othello’s wife; friends with Cassio
Roderigo loves Desdemona and will do anything to get her
Cassio Othello thinks he is having an affair with Desdemona due to Iago’s evil plotting
Bianca Cassio’s mistress
Iago He was passed over for a promotion which set this whole story up
Brabantio Desdemona’s father; not happy about the wedding
What did Iago do to Othello? Iago made Othello believe Desdemona was having an affair with Cassio.
Why did Roderigo join Iago? Roderigo was in love with Desdemona; he wanted her for himself
What was Cassio’s role in Iago’s plan? Cassio was an unsuspecting victim. He didn’t have an affair with Desdemona; Othello just thought he did.
Why did Othello take Iago’s word about so many things? Iago had been a loyal friend. It never occurred to him that Iago would do something so evil. There was circumstantial evidence that supported what Iago was saying.
What happened when Cassio and Roderigo fought? Roderigo was wounded by Cassio. Cassio was wounded from behind by Iago.
Who told the truth about Iago? Before her death, Emilia told all she had figured out.
What is the main cause of the tragedy in the play “Othello?” Othello’s jealousy
Who does Iago use to taunt Cassio while drunk and ruin his reputation? Roderigo
Why does Roderigo follow what Iago tells him to do? Iago will help Roderigo win Desdemona from Othello.
What does Desdemona request Emilia to do just before her death? Not blame Othello
How does Iago obtain the handkerchief? Emilia finds it and gives it to Iago.
What is the importance of the handkerchief in the play? It has sentimental value to Othello. It plays a role in Iago’s evil plot. It symbolizes Othello and Desdemona’s love.
What is Iago jealous of? Cassio being promoted over Iago.
For what reason does Desdemona defy her father at the beginning of the play? Her love for Othello is stronger than her love for her father.
Who unexpectedly tells the whole truth to Othello at the end of the play? Emilia
How does Desdemona die? Othello strangles her.
After Desdemona dies, Othello realizes he was wrong about her. What does he do? Commits suicide
What does Othello try to get Desdemona to do before he kills her? pray / confess
Who is the new governor of Cyprus to replace Othello? Cassio
The setting of the play is Venice and Cyprus

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