Much Ado About Nothing - Test Yourself Menu
Where is the play set?
Why are Don Pedro and the other soldiers coming to this place?
Who is the father of Hero?
Who is the brother of Don Pedro?
Who are Hero’s waiting women?
Who is the father of Beatrice?
Start with the knowledge questions and then think about the answer to the linked follow up question.
Leonato tells the messenger that there is ‘a merry war’ between Beatrice and Benedick. Do you know the name of the literary technique that puts two seemingly opposing words together?
What does this term tell us about the relationship between Beatrice and Benedick?
in his monologue, why does Benedick say he appreciates women? What does he say is his problem with women?
What do you think is at the root of his opinions?
Don John says he would rather be 'a canker in a hedge than a rose in his grace' about his brother. How do we feel about Don John at this point? Is this the same or different as an Elizabethan audience might have felt?
Why does Don John feel this way?
Beatrice says she will not be with a man until he is made of 'some other mettle than earth.' What does this mean by this?
Why might Beatrice feel this way about men?
Leonato says at the wedding, ‘do not ope thine eyes!’ ‘Has no man’s sword here a point for me?’ What does he mean here?
How can we explain Leonato's reaction, based on what we have learnt this term?