Quiz 1: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The play opens with the upcoming marriage of which couple? Theseus and Hippolyta
What does Puck transform Nick Bottom into? An ass
What element in the play do the craftsmen think will frighten the women and perhaps result in the actors being hanged? The lion’s roar
What is Puck also known as? Robin Goodfellow
What is the subject of the play-within-the-play? Pyramus and Thisbe
When the play begins Lysander and Demetrius are both in love with whom? Hermia
Which character does Titania fall in love with because of Oberon’s potion? Bottom
Which character do Lysander and Demetrius both fall in love with after Puck sprinkles their eyes with love juice? Helena
Who says the following: “Your wrongs do set a scandal on my sex. We cannot fight for love, as men may do; we should be woo’d and were not made to woo.” Helena
Who says the following: “These things seem small and undistinguishable, like far-off mountains turned into clouds….Are you sure that we are awake? It seems to me that yet we sleep, we dream.” Demetrius
Why are Oberon and Titania fighting at the beginning of the play? He wants custody of the Indian boy
Who is Egeus? Father to Hermia
Who is Theseus King of Athens Engaged to Hippolyta
Who is Hippolyta Former Queen of the AmazonsDefeated by Theseus
Who is Hermia? Daughter to EgeusLoves Lysander Betrothed to Demetrius Friend to Helena
Who is Lysander? In love with Hermia Hermia’s beloved
Who is Helena? Friend of HermiaScorned former lover of Demetrius – in love with him
Who is Demetrius? Eqeus’ choice in husband for Hermia
Who is Oberan King of Fairyland
Who is Puck Mischievous fairy
Who is Titania Queen of the FairylandWife of Oberan
Peter Quince Writes and directs Pyramus and Thisbe for Theseus’ wedding Carpenter
Who is Nick Bottom? WeaverActor who plays Pyramus
Who is Francis Flute, Tom Snout, Snug, and Robin Starveling? The other actors

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