Non-African (Shakespearean)Drama: "A Midsummer Night's Dream" - SS2 Literature Past Questions & Answers - page 1

1

Which of the following is NOT a theme of A Midsummer Night's Dream?

A

Love 

B

Loss 

C

Appearance vs. reality 

D

The absurdity of love 

E

The importance of forgiveness

CORRECT OPTION: e
2

Which of the following characters is a symbol of the absurd?

A

Puck 

B

Bottom 

C

Titania 

D

Oberon 

E

Theseus

CORRECT OPTION: b
3

Which of the following statements is TRUE about the setting of A Midsummer Night's Dream?

A

The play is set entirely in Athens. 

B

The play is set entirely in the forest. 

C

The play is set in both Athens and the forest.

D

The play is set in a variety of locations, including Athens, the forest, and Theseus's palace. 

E

The play is set in a fictional world with no real-world counterpart.

CORRECT OPTION: c
4

Which of the following characters is a symbol of love?

A

Lysander

B

Hermia 

C

Demetrius 

D

Helena 

E

All of the above

CORRECT OPTION: e
5

Which of the following statements is TRUE about the ending of A Midsummer Night's Dream?

A

The play ends with the four lovers reunited and married. 

B

The play ends with the four lovers separated and unhappy.

C

The play ends with the four lovers trapped in the forest forever. 

D

The play ends with the four lovers waking up from a dream and realizing that nothing that happened was real. 

E

The play ends with a tragedy.

CORRECT OPTION: a
6

What is the genre of "A Midsummer Night's Dream"?

A

Tragedy

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B

 Comedy

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C

Romance

D

History

CORRECT OPTION: b
7

Why is Egeus upset with his daughter, Hermia?

A

She has fallen in love with a man he does not approve of.

 

B

She has disobeyed his orders and refused to marry Demetrius.

C

She has run away to the forest with Lysander.

D

All of the above.

CORRECT OPTION: d
8

What magical flower does Puck use to make Titania fall in love with Bottom?

A

Love-in-idleness

 

B

Heartsease

 

C

Pansy

D

Violet

CORRECT OPTION: a
9

What is the name of the play that the mechanicals are rehearsing?

A

Pyramus and Thisbe

B

The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

C

A Midsummer Night's Dream

D

Hamlet

CORRECT OPTION: a
10

What does Oberon order Puck to do to Titania when she wakes up?

 

A

Make her fall in love with Bottom.

B

Make her forget about Bottom and all of the events of the night.

 

C

Make her jealous of Hippolyta.

D

Make her punish Puck and all of the other fairies.

CORRECT OPTION: b
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